The Food as Medicine Institute
at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) will host its second annual Food As Medicine Symposium,
which will offer continuing education lectures for healthcare providers and classes for the public. The symposium will also be a focal point and gathering for local businesses and organizations dedicated to improving access to natural and healthy foods for everyone. The FAMI Symposium will offer two tracks of information. One will provide information designed to appeal to the public, “Healing with Food at Home
,” to be held March 28, and a professional continuing education event for physicians and healthcare providers, “Nourishing Prescriptions/Clinical applications of Therapeutic Diets
,” held at NCNM on March 28–29.
The public event will offer workshops on topics that include:
The professional event will feature such topics as:
The benefits of a low-carb diet
Healing food and dietary strategies for people with cancer
East meets West in the kitchen: using Chinese dietary therapies for weight
Mechanism of food immune reactivity and autoimmunity
The role of the ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s disease
Addressing common clinical challenges in prescribing SIBO diets: a panel discussion
The genetic advantage to weight management: utilizing genetics in therapeutic diet plans
The Food as Medicine Institute was launched in 2014 to meet the demand for community education concerning nutrition and preparing healthy, delicious meals by offering a series of 12-week workshops in NCNM’s state-of-the-art Charlee’s Kitchen. The Institute also offers a variety of lectures, workshops and conferences for healthcare professionals who want to expand their understanding of the relationship between nutrition and health as a means of preventing and reducing chronic disease.
To learn more or to register for either event, please visit foodasmedicineinstitute.com/.