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Mind, Mood, and Food Optimal Nutrition for Body and Brain

For clinicians and health-conscious individuals.

Mind, Mood, and Food brings together thought leaders in the medical and integrative-nutrition fields to present research and practical tools for using food to improve mental and emotional well-being. Come discover a new science-based approach that uses nutrition to support optimal brain health and learn how to address personal health challenges—for yourself, your clients, and your family. WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
• Long-lasting nutritional transformation
• Cutting-edge research

Join a team of world-renowned clinicians, nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, and chefs as you explore

  • Nutrition and the brain: cutting-edge science for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders
  • How to repair the traumatized, injured, and aging brain
  • Healing foods to balance mind and mood
  • Digestive wellness for the gut-brain heart-microbiome
  • Dietary supplements to support brain health and healing
  • Mind-body techniques such as movement, imagery, and mindful eating
  • Self-care practices to reduce stress and improve quality of life.

This program also includes experiential learning with mind-body medicine skills, live food demonstrations, and whole-food meals that inspire long-lasting nutritional transformation.

“Personally and professionally, this program was fun, thought-provoking, satisfying, and nourishing on so many levels. The presenters were so open and accessible in their delivery of information. I most highly recommend.” —Kelly C., MS, occupational therapy

“Terrific! The instructors were knowledgeable, accessible, and geared their presentations to the group of students who all came from different backgrounds. I recommend it to anyone in the health and wellness field to help them better understand the present and future of healthcare.” —Joan S., certified holistic health coach

Program at a Glance

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James S. Gordon, MD, founder and executive director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, has been featured on 60 Minutes and is the author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma.

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Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ, an author, teacher, and clinical nutritionist, is cofounder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and directs the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine program.

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Cynthia Geyer, MD, is medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Food As Medicine core faculty member since 2001. She serves on the...

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Mark Hyman, MD, has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking, whole-systems approach known as functional medicine.

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Jay Lombard, DO, chief scientific officer and medical director of Genomind LLC, is responsible for Genomind’s scientific research and development,...

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Drew Ramsey, MD, is a leading proponent of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function, and improve mental health. An assistant...

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Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, an integrative psychotherapist, is clinical director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a part-time faculty member at Saybrook University, College of Mind-Body Medicine.

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Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, began his career in classical French cuisine. He is the author of The Kripalu Kitchen: Nourishing Food for Body and Soul.

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Aviva Romm, MD, a Yale-trained physician, uses functional medicine to help women heal their bodies and minds, and transform their lives and their families’ health.

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