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Taking Women’s Health to Heart

Presented by Cindy Geyer MD, ABIM, ABOIM, ABLM

February 6, 2019
12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

About This Webinar

We now know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 55, and both symptoms and risk factors can be different for women. This webinar will cover risk factors beyond cholesterol, and focus on the power of foods, movement, sleep, and connection in keeping women’s hearts healthy.

This webinar, presented by Cindy Geyer, MD is the fifth in a series of Food As Medicine webinars presented by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and hosted by leading nutrition author, speaker and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN.

Learning Objectives

In this webinar, we will:

  1. Review risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women.
  2. Explain the function of the endothelium and the impact of diet and lifestyle on artery elasticity.
  3. Understand the connection between menstrual/ pregnancy history (such as PCOS, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes) as predictors of elevated cardiovascular risk.
  4. List the key lifestyle strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk and improving outcomes.

Cindy Geyer MD, ABIM, ABOIM, ABLM

Dr. Cindy Geyer received her bachelor of science and her doctor of medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to her role as the medical director at Canyon Ranch, Dr. Geyer has been one of the core faculty members at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s (CMBM) “Food as Medicine” conference for 17 years. She serves on the Pittsfield Board of Health and is also a board member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. A clinician, educator, and mother, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients to community partnerships that together can effect healthy changes in the places people live and work.

Cindy Geyer MD, ABIM, ABOIM, ABLM

Cindy Geyer MD, ABIM, ABOIM, ABLM, Medical Director at Canyon Ranch

About Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ  is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, www.IFNAcademy.com, a comprehensive, online, educational program for dietitians interested in functional medicine.

Notable in her dietetic career, Kathie has served as the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed Food As Medicine professional training program for almost two decades.

Kathie is the co-author of  The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin. Her most recent book,  The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, with co-author Joseph Hooper features the latest science on the microbiome. Connect with Kathie at www.kathieswift.com

Food As Medicine for Women’s Health

Kathie will join James Gordon, MD, and leaders in the worldwide movement for women’s health to present everything you need to know about using food to promote health and prevent and treat illness on May 19-24, 2019 at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

Learn More about Food As Medicine for Women’s Health

Food As Medicine for Women’s Health Webinar Series

This is the fifth webinar in The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine for Women’s Health Webinar Series. Join us for the entire series:

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Thank you to the Scheidel Foundation for support of the Food As Medicine for Women’s Health Webinar Series.