Posts tagged functional medicine
Conquering Food Addictions With Dr. Neal Barnard

Urban Zen welcomed once again Neal Barnard, MD, to discuss the science behind food addictions and his solution of a plant-based (vegan) diet to control and reverse many chronic health problems. Winning Weight Battles And Conquering Cravings was the theme of the day as excited guests filled the gorgeous zen-like space on a crisp fall day. The six-hour workshop offered just the right balance of nutritional wisdom and delicious samples of the sweet and savory foods that promised to help heal our bodies. How tasty and rewarding can low fat, nutrition-dense food choices be? Very, I can say, and my fellow attendees would happily agree.

The breeze from the garden was invigorating as the indoor space filled with the aroma of culinary delights that included kale and pear smoothies, vegan quesadillas and lentil stew on a bed of quinoa. With such a diverse group of guests, it was inevitable that someone

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

Dr Mark Hyman Speaks At Urban Zen

(by Kim Seelbrede, originally posted on urbanzen.org February 2011)

Urban Zen was delighted to hear that Mark Hyman, MD considers Urban Zen to be his “second home” and we were thrilled to welcome him back. On October 30, 2010, the center was filled with guests eager to learn more about his approach to living a disease free life. The day long workshop was dedicated to the topic of “Diabesity” which is, as Dr. Hyman describes, an epidemic health condition that is metabolic in nature and ranges from mild blood sugar imbalance to full-blown diabetes. It is such a health concern that military leaders have labeled it a “threat to national security.” Workshop guests were surprised to learn that one out of every three volunteers in the military is obese. The statistics are even more sobering in the general population with an alarming obesity rate of nearly three out of four Americans. Dr. Hyman added that “our children may be the first generation that will not outlive their parents.” What would it take to turn things around so that our kids can grow old? Dr. Hyman’s sensible approach to health reminded us what we probably already knew – that lifestyle treatments and a whole systems approach to chronic disease IS the cure. So, if you think you can’t reverse the problem you are wrong. The trouble with conventional treatment

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program Launches at Omega

(by Kim Seelbrede, originally posted on urbanzen.org)

Are you a yoga instructor looking for a deeper connection to your students as well as your personal practice? Perhaps like many healthcare professionals, you feel challenged by the demands, both physical and emotional, of caregiving? This 300-hour advanced training at Omega is a special opportunity for yoga teachers, nurses, doctors, and allied healthcare workers to experience cutting-edge medicine led by some of the nation’s leading instructors. I’m excited to share with you the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, New York Masters Program, which I’ve been honored to participate in as a student, practitioner and mentor. Imagine a health-care system where the patient is treated, not just the disease. A system where complementary healing modalities such as yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care are integrated fluidly into mainstream medicine in a holistic approach

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

From Symptoms To Health

My inbox is full of email from people who would like to work on emotional issues as well as find ways to look and feel better! The simple truth is: It's all connected! Mind and body that is. If you aren't eating or moving your body (and from a place of joy!) then all of that mistreatment and negative energy can't be helpful. If you're feeling symptomatic in your body take care of your emotions and address your need for emotional nourishment through loving, supportive relationships and a healthy diet. The body needs to move! Exercise -- yoga, biking, walking and dancing are all good options. Mostly, find movement that makes you happy.  If you're worried about maintaining a youthful face, a few simple changes can go a long way to improving the look and tone of skin, and, provide the added benefits of increased energy and fewer aches and pains. Eating a diet that is “clean” and free of toxins protects the body from damage and future disease. Eating clean, healthy foods increases longevity, and keeps us looking and

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.