On February 6, 2014, Sudha Raj, PhD, RD completed a two part webinar for the Long Island Dietetic Association entitled Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Dr. Raj’s objectives for the presentation were as follows: to discuss the duality of food as a friend and foe, to discuss the potential of food as medicine and to discuss practical based strategies to normalize core clinical imbalances with food. She very effectively accomplished these goals! She spent a considerable amount of time highlighting the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Healing Foods Pyramid (www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/images/pyramidlg.jpg) and concluded her presentation with describing how foods can be used to heal within the practice of integrative and functional nutrition. Dr. Raj suggests any Registered Dietitian that is interested in this area of nutrition should consider attending the Food As Medicine Workshop (Center For Mind Body Medicine). This is truly a fascinating area of nutrition and dietetics!!
These two hours were filled with a wealth of information presented by Dr. Raj who is an expert in functional and integrative nutrition. Sudha Raj, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor and graduate Program Director in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University in New York.
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Lisa Samuels is a Long Island native who is currently a Dietetic Intern at LIU Post. She has a B.A. in Art History from Ithaca College, a B.S. in Nutrition from LIU Post & was also a practicing baker for two years. Lisa has finally found her calling. Combining her love for food, writing, and nutrition, she strives to bring you the latest news in the field.
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