Better Brain Health

October 9 – 11, 2015
Attain Healthy Memory and Laser Like Focus
Whole Foods!


With Bettina Zumdick and Alex Jack

Alzheimer’s is ranked as our #1 fear. Discover the secrets to a fully oxygenated brain! Stress, environmental and internal toxins, free radicals, poor nutrition, deficient oxygen levels in the blood, hypoglycemia and other contributing factors result in a vicious cycle in the brain, leaving us in a paradigm of fear, competition and survival of the fittest and chronic stress. On the other end of the spectrum we have the ability to attain enlightenment through brain synergy or pre-frontal cortex activity. Eating whole foods coupled with a moderate exercise program may well be the foundation to allow higher brain function to occur. Which foods are butchering the brain and which foods/preparations/supplements and life style choices can positively impact our brain function? Attend this class if you wish to be able to think faster, have a laser like focus, a crystal clear memory, mental acuity and peace of mind!

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.

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

 BettinaBettina 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

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

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

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

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


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