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Food As Medicine for Women’s Health (Physicians)

For Physicians

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

If you are a health professional but not a medical doctor please see details and register here.

In order to address the ubiquitous chronic diseases of our time, cutting-edge health care has broadened its focus beyond allopathic prescriptions. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and other practitioners now incorporate nutrition coaching and self-care practices as integral components of a successful treatment plan.

This week, join The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s founder and executive director James S. Gordon, MD, and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, as they team up with expert faculty to present the most powerful, up-to-date nutrition science. You will enjoy learning the most up-to-date nutrition science, kitchen wisdom, and nourishing spirituality to make healthy eating and vibrant living a reality for women of all ages. You will learn about:

  • Food-based solutions for chronic-disease prevention and management
  • Balancing hormones for health, happiness, and a vital life pre- and post-menopause
  • Energy management and the adrenal-thyroid connection
  • Digestive distress, including microbiome-centric strategies for bloating, IBS, reflux, and more
  • Autoimmune conditions and a science-based immune recovery plan
  • Healthy weight management and blood sugar strategies
  • Anxiety, depression, panic, and stress solutions
  • How nutrition helps chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Integrated cancer care
  • Vitamins, minerals, and herbal guidelines
  • Preconception and prenatal health
  • Mindful eating, meditation, movement, and the art of self-care

Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients with practical life-giving healthy nutrition plans. Dr. Gordon and Kathie will be joined by Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE; Cindy Geyer, MD; Catherine McConkie; Aviva Romm, MD; Mark Hyman MD, and Donald Abrams MD.

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James Gordon, MD | Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN | Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE | Cindy Geyer, MD | Catherine McConkie | Donald I. Abrams, MD

October 15 - 20, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

Download a sample schedule.

$ 995  Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

If you are a health professional but not a medical doctor please see details and register here.

In order to address the ubiquitous chronic diseases of our time, cutting-edge health care has broadened its focus beyond allopathic prescriptions. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and other practitioners now incorporate nutrition coaching and self-care practices as integral components of a successful treatment plan.

This week, join The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s founder and executive director James S. Gordon, MD, and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, as they team up with expert faculty to present the most powerful, up-to-date nutrition science. You will enjoy learning the most up-to-date nutrition science, kitchen wisdom, and nourishing spirituality to make healthy eating and vibrant living a reality for women of all ages. You will learn about:

  • Food-based solutions for chronic-disease prevention and management
  • Balancing hormones for health, happiness, and a vital life pre- and post-menopause
  • Energy management and the adrenal-thyroid connection
  • Digestive distress, including microbiome-centric strategies for bloating, IBS, reflux, and more
  • Autoimmune conditions and a science-based immune recovery plan
  • Healthy weight management and blood sugar strategies
  • Anxiety, depression, panic, and stress solutions
  • How nutrition helps chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Integrated cancer care
  • Vitamins, minerals, and herbal guidelines
  • Preconception and prenatal health
  • Mindful eating, meditation, movement, and the art of self-care

Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients with practical life-giving healthy nutrition plans. Dr. Gordon and Kathie will be joined by Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE; Cindy Geyer, MD; Catherine McConkie; Aviva Romm, MD; Mark Hyman MD, and Donald Abrams MD.

Faculty Bio

James Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. Dr. Gordon served as the first chairman of the Program Advisory Council to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine and chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

Dr. Gordon has created groundbreaking programs for health professionals; people with cancer, depression, and other chronic illnesses; traumatized children and families in Kosovo and post-9/11 New York City; US Military, and more.

Dr. Gordon is author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, Manifesto for a New Medicine, and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. His work has been featured throughout the media, including on 60 Minutes, CNN, and NPR as well as in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Psychology Today.

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN

Kathie Madonna Swift is an inspirational educator, innovator, and practitioner in the field of integrative and functional nutrition. She has served as the education director of Food as Medicine since the program’s founding in 2001. Kathie pioneered leading-edge nutrition programs at Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center, Canyon Ranch health resorts, and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and continues her work at these organizations today. She is also cofounder of the acclaimed Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, www.IFNAcademy.com, an online training program for health-care professionals.

Kathie is the author of two books on digestive health including The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat and coauthor with Gerard Mullin, MD, of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.

 

Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE

Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE, founder of the GutBiome Institute, is author of Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure. Educated at Yale and Columbia, she has been on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital since 1997. In 2004, she founded the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice that incorporates nutritional optimization, biofeedback, and stress reduction as part of a therapeutic approach to digestive disorders.

In the last few years she has focused exclusively on diagnosing and treating microbial discord in the gut, and she created the GutBiome Institute to facilitate better patient access to microbiome education, testing, and analysis. Dr. Chutkan is passionate about helping her patients live not just longer, but better.

 

Cindy Geyer, MD

Cindy Geyer received her bachelor of science and her doctor of medicine degrees, with honors, from Ohio State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New york, 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.

 

 

Catherine McConkie

Catherine McConkie is executive chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s (CMBM) Food as Medicine professional nutrition-training program and chef faculty for CMBM’s comprehensive training program in partnership with Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She is founder of The Caregivers Table, an educational cooking program designed to nourish the well-being of clinical caregivers, and cocreator of Diabetes in Motion, an awareness-based food and movement pilot program at San Francisco General Hospital. Catherine is core faculty for the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, lead chef instructor at San Francisco General Hospital’s Wellness Center, and has worked for more than a decade training students in the culinary arts.

Donald I. Abrams, MD

Donald I. Abrams is chief of the hematology-oncology division at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has an integrative oncology consultation practice at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Abrams graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977. After completing an internal medicine residency at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, he became a fellow in hematology/oncology at the Cancer Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco, in 1980.

He was one the original clinicians to recognize and define many early AIDS-related conditions. He has long been interested in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of medicinal marijuana. Since 1997, he has conducted a number of clinical trials of cannabis.

He is coauthor, with Andrew Weil, of a chapter titled “Cannabinoids and Cancer” in the textbook Integrative Oncology. He is coeditor of the National Cancer Institute Physician Data Query Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCI: PDQ® CAM) Cannabinoids and Cancer website, and is a scientific advisor to a number of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical companies.

Why Attend

  • Study with a group of leading experts who will give you the evidence-based knowledge and tools needed to expand your offerings to clients and patients.

  • Connect with like-minded practitioners to broaden your network of professional contacts and support.

  • Deepen your understanding of food as nutrient-dense medicine packed with highly intelligent information that speaks to your mind and body to optimize your health, resilience, and longevity.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    Yes.

  • Special Interest to

    MDs, DOs, NDs, and DCs

    RDs, nutritionists, and CHHC’s

    Medical, nursing, and nutrition school faculty

    Medical health and public health students

    Clinical faculty in residency programs

    Nurses and nurse practitioners

    Physician assistants

    Social workers

    Community health practitioners

    Psychologists

    Acupuncturists

    Other Health Professionals

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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