Holistic physician Susan Lord MD will speak on “Food as Medicine” at The American Meditation Institute (AMI) 31-credit hour CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this year’s 11th annual comprehensive training on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine is accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.
At the upcoming conference, Dr. Lord will explain how Yoga Science can help physicians understand what the mind-body needs to reestablish optimal balance and function. According to Dr. Lord: “This non-profit educational organization has been bringing together accomplished, dynamic medical professionals in support of physician wellness for 11 years. Collectively, The American Meditation Institute has taught thousands about how Yoga Science uses “food as medicine” to help heal the physical, mental and emotional imbalances in the human mind-body-sense complex. The practice of AMI Meditation and its allied disciplines optimize physiologic function from the cellular level on up—building health and resilience. As Hippocrates taught long ago, food actually is medicine. For most people, when they choose what to eat, they choose their state of health and balance.”
Dr. Susan Lord graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes. From 1996-2007, she served as Course Director for the “Food as Medicine” program at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum provides quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. In addition to “Food as Medicine,” topics this year will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, epigenetics and neuroplasticity, resilience, mind function optimization, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification and how to use the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.
The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive, networking experience for their students. In addition to Dr. Lord, other presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; Dr. Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; 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; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.
According to AMI founder and program director Leonard Perlmutter, “‘The Heart and Science of Yoga’ conference attendees can learn first-hand how to positively improve or eliminate the challenging symptoms of stress-related burnout and chronic complex diseases.” Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York and a recent AMI conference participant, is in full agreement. “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.”
In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Dean Ornish MD, Mehmet Oz MD, Larry Dossey and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. Following last year’s conference, Claudia Copelin DO from East Hartford, Connecticut said, “This was probably the best CME course I’ve ever attended. It provided useful information and practices that I can share with others, and taught me how to focus on my own health and well-being.”