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Mind Body Green – Food as Medicine

When Socrates said, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” he was clearly ahead of his time.

There are many common health conditions like reflux (GERD), chronic sinusitis, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome that can be treated by a changing your diet. With health care costs going through the roof, it is amazing to me that the simplest and best medicine is also the cheapest. Eliminate certain foods from your diet and you can be cured.

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Stacy Knows – Top 5 Tips for Strong Bones

What do cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy, parsley, kale, Brussel sprouts and mustard greens have in common?

For starters, ounce for ounce, these super plant foods contain almost twice as much calcium as milk products, proving that you can literally strengthen your bones with the foods you eat. Healthy bones are truly a fundamental part of our vitality. Essential ingredients for strong bones include the proper kind of calcium and Vitamin D3 as well as stress reduction and exercise.

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Spry Living – Considering a Cleanse? Read This First

Cayenne pepper, maple syrup and lemon. Beet-apple juice. Green smoothies. These are just some of the concoctions celebrities have knocked back and publicly endorsed over the years, claiming they not only help you lose weight, but also rid your body of toxins.

But do these so-called “cleanses” deliver? The answer, say medical experts, depends on how well your body’s natural detoxification process works, your daily exposure to toxins and the particular regimen you choose.

Your internal detox system—the liver—already has you on a 24-7 cleanse, says Dr. Susan S. Blum, founder and director of the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, N.Y. Read More…

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The Beauty Bean – Gluten Free Diets: Should You Give It A Try?

If it seems like everyone and their grandmother is suddenly “gluten-free,” well, they kinda are. It’s been touted as the solution for everything from symptoms of IBS to lack of energy and has even been promoted as the latest and greatest for weight-loss. But is this medically necessary diet for people with Celiac disease right for you?

Dr. Susan Blum, the Founder of Blum Center for Health and Chronic Disease Specialist, is here to help us figure it all out. As Dr. Blum explains, “Although most test negative for Celiac, almost all have a some sensitivity to gluten which can present itself in a wide variety of symptoms. It has been reported that as many as 1 in 20 Americans may have some form of gluten sensitivity but there is currently no test or defined set of symptoms.”

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StyleList – The Surprising Strategy That Cleared My Acne

You wouldn’t know it today — but for nearly a decade, I suffered from cystic acne.

Different from the whiteheads and blackheads that afflict many a high school teenager’s morning, cystic acne is made of achingly large and swollen bumps that form nodules deep beneath the skin’s surface. You can usually feel one ‘cooking’ for awhile before it jumps out in all its crimson glory, fated to take up residence on your face for so long, I used to joke that I should start charging rent.Read More…

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Retreat From Cancer

Food Education and self-care techniques to nourish the mind, body, and spirit

Cancer patients need support to nourish their bodies and minds from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Join us for a weekend retreat and experience our holistic approach to cancer wellness by learning mind-body techniques and food education in the kitchen.

Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm

  • Morning – Mind-Body Skills group led by Susan Schueffele followed by an Energizing Breakfast
  • Lunch & Learn – Enjoy a demo cooking class and delicious plant-based lunch with Chef Marti Wolfson while learning about the most powerful cancer fighting foods to stock your pantry.
  • Afternoon – Mind-Body Skills group led by Susan Schueffele, Living beyond Cancer, Closing Circle
Cost is $225 by September 28th,  thereafter $275
Accommodations with special rates available at our partner resort, Doral Arrowwood.

~ Susan Schueffele, EDM, NCC, LPC, comes to us with over 25 years as a nationally certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut. She is a certified facilitator of Mind-Body Skills Groups from The Center For Mind-Body Medicine. Susan Schueffele
~ Marti Wolfson, Culinary Director, is a true educator in the “Food as Medicine” movement.  She brings a decade of experience, practical research, and outstanding results in culinary nutrition to her students and clients. A graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute Chef Training Program, she has been a private chef and facilitated program for patients in cancer treatment. Marti Wolfson
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The Whole Food Guide to Strong Bones

Blum Center for Health Presents: A Special Evening with Guest Author, Annemarie Colbin, PhD “The Whole Food Guide to Strong Bones”

Free Book signing, discussion & gourmet food tasting

  • Enjoy samples from delicious mineral rich, bone building recipes
  • Learn how to make smarter food choices to help prevent and treat osteoporosis
  • Purchase a copy of Annemarie’s book to try all her great recipes!

Prior Registration is required.

Click Here or call 914-652-7800 to sign up.

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Wine Enthusiast & More – An Organic Wine and Food Event

Featured in Wine Enthusiast, Serendipity Greenwich, Westchester Magazine, Suzy Said and More… Blum Center for Health, a Westchester County integrative medicine and lifestyle education center, is hosting an organic wine and food event that’s co-sponsored by Wine Enthusiast and Mike’s Organic Delivery on Friday, May 13 beginning at 7 pm.

The event will feature a four-course tasting menu made with ingredients from local Hudson Valley and New Jersey farms. Marti Wolfson, culinary director at Blum Center for Health, together with Mike Geller of Mike’s Organic Delivery and Ben Walmer of Highlands Dinner Club, will prepare organic dishes focused on cheeses, vegetables, seasonal greens, fish and meat that pair with organic wine from Wiemer Vineyards in the Finger Lakes and Cabernet donated by Wine Enthusiast.

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Blum Center for Health Presents its Premiere All Organic Food and Wine Event

Co-Sponsored by Wine Enthusiast & Mike’s Organic Delivery

Friday, May 13th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Join us for a fun filled, educational evening including:

  • Four-course tasting menu using seasonal ingredients from local farms
  • Food and Wine pairing by an expert team from Wine Enthusiast, Wiemer Vineyard, Highlands Dinner Club and our Culinary Director

Reserve now – space is limited – $40/person
To sign up please call us at 914-652-7800