Better Brain Health

A NEW Kushi Institute Weekend Workshop!

better brain function
with
WHOLE FOODS!

Brain

With Bettina Zumdick and Alex Jack
Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, 2014

In this unique workshop, Bettina Zumdick and Alex Jack combine scientific evidence with an energetic understanding of foods and the body to give you the essential tools to help support and improve intellect and brain function. This holistic body-mind experience also includes meditation and exercise classes, providing additional support to enhance nervous functions and development of consciousness.

Discover how to use whole foods that contain abundant brain-health nutrients in delicious dishes and natural home remedies.

You’ll get short-cuts for making healthy foods fit in a busy lifestyle!

Documented to positively impact brain function, using what you learn about food in this workshop can help:

  • Improve memory function and learning ability
  • Prevent Alzheimer’s as well as other brain and nervous system related diseases such as Parkinson’s

When I started macrobiotics I was expecting health benefits, but not that I would also have more mental clarity—but that’s exactly what happened! I noticed that my thinking was less ‘fuzzy’ and slow—more sharp and quick. As a person who values intellect and is a busy business professional, this has been very important in my life and career.”—Meredith Dykstra

Your brain functions better when you provide it with what it needs!

Critically important information and skills that this workshop give you:

  • Gain an understanding of how foods and lifestyle choices contribute to improving —or worsening—brain function. Learn how to select and prepare foods and meals that help support our brain function, and bodies as a whole, bringing them back into balance, as well as releasing stagnation and blockages
  • Discover how to “read” signs of trouble before they begin to manifest through Oriental Diagnosis
  • Question and Answer sessions in each of the classes give you individualized attention

 Bettina

Bettina Zumdick
A native of Germany, Bettina studied Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Muenster. She is a macrobiotic teacher and counselor at Kushi Institute and teaches cooking and diagnosis, as well as related mind-body approaches, in Europe and America. She is the author of
Authentic Foods.

Realizing the complex interconnections among body, mind, and spirit through her own healing journey from Lyme disease, Bettina learned first hand that it is possible to improve your health and to deepen the quality of all your experiences in life. It is her dream to share the knowledge and wisdom of this path for better health, vitality, and ability to pursue your passion in life.

Alex Jack

Alex Jack
Alex is the executive director of the Kushi Institute and a senior macrobiotic teacher and counselor. He has also served as editor-in-chief of East West Journal, director of the One Peaceful World Society, and president of Amberwaves, a network devoted to preserving the natural food supply. He is co-author with Michio Kushi of The Cancer Prevention Diet, Diet for a Strong Heart, One Peaceful World, The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, and The Gospel of Peace, and with Aveline Kushi of The Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking. He helped introduce macrobiotics to China and Russia and lectures and counsels around the world.

Program Schedule

Friday, March 14

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Arrival and On-Campus Registration
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Orientation
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Macrobiotic Gourmet Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Better Brain Function and Whole Foods with Bettina Zumdick

Saturday, March 15

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Mind-Body Awareness Exercise with Bettina Zumdick
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Macrobiotic Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cooking for Brain Health with Bettina Zumdick
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Macrobiotic Lunch
3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Meditation and Tao Yin Exercises for Brain Synergy with Bettina Zumdick
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Macrobiotic Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Healing the Brain Naturally with Alex Jack

Sunday, March 16

8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Mind-Body Awareness Exercises with Bettina Zumdick
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Macrobiotic Brunch
11:30 a.m. Departure

Schedule subject to change

Program Fee
$325
includes full program and gourmet macrobiotic meals

Housing Fees
Includes the full 2 nights, Friday and Saturday

$70 – North Hall Single – shared bathrooms
$50 – North Hall Double – shared bathrooms – per person
$30 – North Hall Triple – shared bathrooms – per person
$150 Main House Room – shared bathrooms – per person (can be used as a single or double)
$200 – North Hall or Main House Room – Private Bath – per person (can be used as a single, double, or triple)

Airport shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport (serves Hartford, CT)
Only on program arrival and departure days at specific times. $75 each way. Contact us for details.

To register or for more information call 1-800-975-8744 or international 1-413-623-6457 or visit www.kushiinstitute.org

Email: programs@kushiinstitute.org

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