Internal Medicine physician Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) at the 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga conference, October 17-21, 2023 at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. Accredited for 32 CMEs, (34 for conference alumni), this comprehensive training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine is accredited through the American Medical Association, and designed to help identify, prevent and relieve stress and burnout currently being experienced by physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Presenter Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is also certified in Lifestyle Medicine through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She serves as a member of the AMI Department of Medical Education and has been practicing Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine since 2015. In her “Food as Medicine” presentation, Dr. Kaelber will explain how the interrelated nature of Yoga Psychology and Western medicine can enhance an understanding of how food can be effectively used as medicine to prevent and reverse disease. Her presentation will address whether the standard American diet is “the safest and most powerful form of medicine,” or “the slowest form of poison.” Throughout her professional medical career, Dr. Kaelber has worked with patients around food choices and healthy lifestyle to help them optimize their health and reverse many chronic diseases. She sees patients at University Hospitals of Cleveland Connor Whole Health. According to Dr.Kaelber: “Eating with one-pointed attention, as taught through Yoga Science, can help digestion, enhance nutrient assimilation, and facilitate elimination. These practices become even more powerful when we choose to eat foods which heal the body rather than harm it.”

The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME conference curriculum is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to “Food as Medicine,” topics will include an in-depth review of recent findings from the AMI Meditation clinical study, Epigenetics, a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga Psychology, Physician Burnout, Mind Function Optimization, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, the chakra system as a diagnostic tool, and how to imagine practical ways to integrate Yoga Science into a medical provider’s personal and professional life.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. In addition to Dr. Kaelber, other presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter AMI founder and conference director; Mark Pettus MD, board certified internist and nephrologist and Director of Medical Education and Population Health of Berkshire Health Systems; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine, and Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee.

Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York and a previous AMI conference participant, says, “this teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”