Certificate Culinary Medicine Workshops

Daily food choices have been a key practice for thousands of years – a most powerful medicine.

When joining these courses you build the foundation for becoming a practicing idealist: A Holistic/Macrobiotic/Planetary Health and Wellness Teacher, Chef and eventually a Macrobiotic Counselor.

The Culinary Medicine program is unique in many ways:

  • It is a full spectrum approach to the art of culinary medicine – it joins the knowledge from the west with the wisdom from the east.
  • It offers a host of practices designed to understand what and how you eat impactsyour health physically, as well as your emotions, thoughts and actions.
  • It joins theory with practice showing you how to implement what you just learned.
  • It integrates dietetics, food science and studies of yin and yang, the five transformations, basic understanding of the meridians, basic oriental diagnosis, lifestyle practices and Chi Energy Exercises to provide a truly comprehensive and integral approach.
  • Class size is limited to 6 students, as personalized and individual attention is the key to success.

Certificate Culinary Medicine Level 1 – 4

In this crucial moment in our life, world and universe, we can change the course of our personal lives, our civilization and organizations. We are individuals, and yet each of us forms a part of our world’s reality.

We are intimately connected with all historic events of our time. The ripple effects of any of our individual actions are felt in the world’s play and even transmitted continuously throughout the whole universe.

Individually we can consciously and actively pursue an approach to our life that is reflecting humanity’s golden dream: Peace, Health and Joy with Enough for All, reflecting our good intent and our ideals to our universe.

Be the mapmaker and assist in the change of consciousness that we all know is coming. It is up to us, whether this change is happening elegantly or kicking and screaming – there is still time to make the transition more elegantly.

This course has four core subjects: Cooking based on the macrobiotic principles, oriental visual diagnosis, oriental approach to healing and philosophy and energy exercises/meditation/chanting.


Level 1

Foundations of Health and Happiness workshop $1000  - [webinar($300): lectures, presentations, Q&A, 3-day-hands-on cooking workshop ($700)]

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions

  • Understanding the concept of yin and yang and extreme foods/Basic understanding of healing foods
  • Lifestyle suggestions for health
  • Understanding and balancing nutritional factors (minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins)
  • Foods for common health conditions (skin conditions, headaches, constipation, back pain, insomnia, acid reflux and others)
  • Cravings and emotional eating
  • Introduction of the 5 transformations according to the seasons, times of the day, organs – supporting and destructive cycles
  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of constitution/condition and face
  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of hands and palms
  • Intro to Oriental diagnosis of feet and legs.

Part B: cooking intensive workshop – 3 –day-hands-on cooking workshop (6 cooking classes – lunch and dinner included all three days)

  • Cooking for daily/personal needs:
  • Cooking with Grains
  • Cooking with Beans,
  • Cooking with Vegetables,
  • Cooking with Sea Vegetables
  • Preparing Healthy and Delicious Desserts
  • Home Remedies
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Level 2

Health and Healing workshop $1100 [webinar($350): lectures, presentations, Q&A, 3-day-hands-on cooking workshop ($750)]

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions

  • Further studies on the 5 transformations regarding cooking
  • Liver and Gallbladder disorders like fatty liver, gallstones, hepatitis (diagnosis and home remedies)
  • Heart and Small Intestine disorders like hardening of the arteries, high or low bloodpressure, etc., Crohn’s disease and home remedies (diagnosis and home remedies)
  • Spleen-Pancreas and Stomach disorders like hypoglycemia, diabetis, ulcers, acid reflux disease, etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)
  • Lung and Large Intestine disorders like constipation, diarrhea, colitis, asthma, lung cancer, etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)
  • Kidney, Bladder, Reproductive organ disorders like kidney stones, UTI’s,  etc. (diagnosis and home remedies)
  • Diagnosis of tongue and posture
  • Diagnosis of dreams and dreams as a doorway to power, love, knowledge, self realization and more

 

Part B: cooking intensive workshop – 3 –day-hands-on cooking workshop (6 cooking classes – lunch and dinner included all three days)

  • Cooking for tree energy/spring
  • Cooking for fire energy/summer
  • Cooking for soil energy/late summer
  • Cooking for metal energy/fall
  • Cooking for water energy/winter
  • Sea-vegetable and Soy Products Cooking cooking
Hijiki Sea Vegetable Salad with Kale and Brown Rice with Lotus Seeds

Level 3

Becoming a Certified Macrobiotic Teacher/ Healer/Mapmaker/Cook for a healthy planet.

Workshop $1200 [webinar($400): lectures, presentations, Q&A, 3-day-hands-on cooking workshop ($800)]

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions

Millet and Vegetable Soup, for strengthening immune function, stomach, spleen, pancreas and reducing sweet cravings.

Millet and Vegetable Soup, for strengthening immune function, stomach, spleen, pancreas and reducing sweet cravings.

  • Fertility for women
  • Women’s health issues, like breast cancer, endometriosis, herpes, menopause, etc.
  • Healthy Memory and Brain Function/Nervous System
  • Bone and Joint disorders
  • General healing approach to cancer
  • Sound healing/Special Home Remedies
  • Adjusting the cooking to climate and weather conditions
  • Cooking for various weather conditions
  • Case Study/practice consultation
  • Miscellaneous topics

Part B: cooking intensive workshop – 3 –day-hands-on cooking workshop (6 cooking classes – lunch and dinner includedall three days)

  • Cooking for women’s health issues
  • Cooking for healthy brain and nervous system
  • Cooking for bone and joint disorders
  • Cooking for clients with cancer
  • Cooking special Home Remedies
  • Cooking for various weather conditions
     

Program Outline (subject to change) for Certificate Culinary Medicine:
Webinar: Three consecutive Tuesdays from 7 pm - 9 pm EST.
Hands-on-cooking workshop: Three consecutive days (usually Fridays thru Sundays)

Morning Cooking Class: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Cooking Class: 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Dinner: 5 pm - 6 pm

Completing all 3 webinars and the cooking workshop of Level 1 Culinary Medicine and makes you eligible for Level 2 of Culinary Medicine. Graduating with a certificate in Level 2, you will be eligible for Level 3 of Culinary Medicine.

Although the teachings offered in this course are priceless, the cost for each complete Level ranges from $1000 to $1200 with meals, handouts and recipes included.

Level 4

Becoming a Certified Macrobiotic Counselor

This level requires the implementation of the information taught in level 1 – 3: homework is required: doing cooking classes, lectures, doing practice consultations live via skype or similar media or taped sessions with the teacher reviewing the information and giving feedback.

Private and group tutoring on various topics and subjects.
Taught by Bettina Zumdick and guest teachers.

Call to make an appointment.

With any certification of Level 1 - 3, you will get 10% off a consultation and other private services.

This is truly the potential to be the education of the future:
In this program you will learn about the many benefits of whole foods, cooking techniques from both the east and the west, all modern tips and tricks and gadgets. You’ll learn about the common mistakes and how to prevent unnecessary hurdles.

You will see how culinary medicine helps with common and serious health issues.
The various workshops will give you a deep understanding that will help you transform your everyday life and the lives of many people around you.

The teaching practices come from proven scientific background and from traditional oriental masters. They also come from my 35 years of personal experience and many years of successfully teaching students worldwide. What you are about to learn has been proven by the east and the west and verified by my own extensive experience.

By the end of this course you’ll have a treasure trove of teachings, skills and techniques to utilize in the world and to do so with confidence and conviction.
Sharing this knowledge, wisdom and understanding about food and health with you has been a lifelong passion of mine.
I can’t wait to share with you all I have learned and to introduce you to a journey into this powerful medicine!

 

Accommodations in Lee: Choose from the many, local bed and breakfasts or inns within
walking distance or combine your stay with a program or stay at Kripalu or Canyon Ranch or the Cranwell Resort (short driving distances).

Apple Gate Inn in Lee – 10 min walk
Chambery Inn in Lee – 15 min walk
Morgan House in Lee – 15 min walk
Crabtree Cottage B&B in Lee– 20 min walk
Devonfield B&B in Lee 25 min walk
Black Swan Inn in Lee – 3 min drive
Cranwell Spa/Resort in Lee – 5 min drive
Pilgrim Inn in Lee– 3 min drive
Kripalu in Lenox– 15 min drive
Canyon Ranch in Lenox – 10 min drive

Tasting in the kitchen

Tasting in the kitchen

Summer Sandwiches

Summer Sandwiches

Looking forward to hearing from you: bettinazumdick@verizon.net - (413) 429-5610

Cancellations

Payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.

Bettina Zumdick reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund.

Sesame Crusted Tofu