Workshops, lectures, presentations, cooking classes, meetings and more:

NEW! Online recordings of the Winter Conference are available for $139 for the entire series of classes or $14.95 per class.
For the list of presenters/topics and to register, please click here! 

"Absolutely fantastic!"—David Steven Rubin, Maryland

Click here to read an article summarizing the Winter Conference.


March 28th, Wednesday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, $25 webinar presentation      Register Here!

Digestive Distress?

    •    Constipation? Diarrhea? Inflamed gut? Irritable Bowl Syndrome? This webinar will be all about healing digestive disorders from acid reflux, to ulcerative colitis and everything in between!

    •    You can heal yourself by using food as medicine!

    •    You may have experienced how an upset digestive system is interfering with a clear mind and a happy outlook on life.

    •    Discover practical ways to assess and improve your digestive system and simultaneously improve your mental and emotional health and wellbeing. In this class we will discuss foundational foods, cooking methods, remedies and life style practices that will assist in eliminating accumulated toxins and waste from our digestive system, strengthening our digestive system and digestive flora, enhancing nutrient absorption and improve the health of our digestive system and body as a whole.

    •    Instead of focusing on society’s limited view of healing and heath, take matters into your own hands by learning about food as medicine, culinary medicine. Food choices and lifestyle habits that cause digestive problems in the first place will be discussed.  

    •    Find out about a working approach to prevention and healing.


March 29th, Thursday, 5 pm - 6 pm, $20 webinar presentation     Register here!

Digestive Distress? Home Remedies Cooking Class

Bettina will show you how to prepare some of the most common remedies for digestive distress - for example acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, inflammation, Crohn's, etc.


Culinary Medicine Level 1 - part A webinar only: Register here!

April 4th, 11th and 18th - 3 Wednesday evening webinar sessions from 7 pm - 9pm EST

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions (Part B hand's on cooking classes available by request)

  • 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.


April 5th, Thursday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, $25 webinar presentation      Register here!

Transforming Emotional Eating and Cravings

  • Does stress, anger, confusion or sadness drive you to eat? Do you turn to food for comfort, or when you're bored? Many people do. Eating for emotional reasons instead of being physically hungry can become a problem both in terms of weight and health.
  • Many of us turn to food for stress relief, comfort, or as a reward. If you’re an emotional eater, you may feel powerless over your food cravings. Emotional eating or stress eating is using food to make yourself feel better—eating to fill emotional needs, rather than to look at what is truly at the root of this.
  • Emotional eating can sabatoge your wellbeing, healing or weight loss efforts. Cravings can be emotional and some cravings are simply a chemical imbalance in the body or brain or hormonal household. We will look at different patterns and key factors to discern what is going on in the body and how to address them.
  • Health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue and overweight can accompany this situation.
  • Learn how to navigate thru emotional eating and cravings without using it as a coping mechanism.
  • Eating until we are over-stuffed is a sure sign something is going on emotionally. Are you ready to make changes?

    April 12th, Thursday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, $25 webinar presentation    Register here!

Healthy Memory and Laser-like Focus thru Whole Foods – Memory Loss or Brain Fog? Attain Healthy Memory and Laser Like Focus thru Whole Foods

  • Grain Brain? Wheat Belly? Vilifying eating grains when it comes to gut and brain health is not the solution. The truth is that whole grains, properly prepared, are exceptionally beneficial to optimizing brain function. Discover the secrets to a fully oxygenated brain and learn how to create new neural pathways with simple diet changes.
  • Scientific studies on the brain are expanding our knowledge almost daily and we now know that changes in diet, behavior and environment are developing and implementing new neural pathways and new synapses.
  • In this class you will learn:
    *How to eliminate brain fog and encourage a stronger memory.
    *How to choose and prepare foods to encourage optimal brain activity.
    *Key foods that help to remove and prevent toxins from being absorbed into your system.
    *How to avoid the damage caused by stress, environmental factors, and poor nutrition.
    *How diet and lifestyle affects the expression of genetic factors
    Enhancing our brain function is within our reach.
  • Attend this class to find out which foods and life style choices will enable you think faster, have sharper focus and crystal-clear memory along with more peace of mind and a greater awareness of the exuberant, cooperative venture of nature, spirit and body.

April 13th, Friday, 4 pm - 5:30 pm, $25 webinar presentation   

Healthy Memory and Laser-like Focus thru Whole Foods Cooking Class – Memory Loss or Brain Fog? Attain Healthy Memory and Laser Like Focus thru Whole Foods

This cooking class accompanies the lecture from the 15th of February. I will show you how to make various dishes, foods and preparations to improve brain function. 


April 19th, Thursday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, $25 Webinar presentation     Register here!

YOUR FACE NEVER LIES - Oriental Diagnosis

    •    Have you ever wondered how Acupuncturists and other Eastern Holistic Practitioners diagnose health or ailments in the body? Based on the same ancient practices as acupuncture and Chinese medicine, oriental diagnosis has been practiced for over 3,000 years. 

    •    If you know how to read the 'signs' a glance in the mirror can tell you much about your health. The shape of your face, your posture, skin tone, facial structures, palms and feet can tell you even more. They all reflect the vitality of your constitution at birth, the quality of your present condition thru diet and lifestyle, and the strengths and weaknesses of your internal organs.

Oriental diagnosis can lead you to an understanding of health and healing beyond the limits of western medicine.


May 1st, Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, webinar

Miso Happy Show  Register Here!

with Alex Jack and Bettina Zumdick and guest speakers and presenters - more info coming soon!


Culinary Medicine Level 2 - part A webinar only:  Register Here!

May 2nd, 9th and 16th - 3 Wednesday evening webinar sessions from 7 pm - 9pm EST

Part A: webinar – Lectures, Presentations and Question & Answer sessions (Part B hand's on cooking classes available by request)

  • 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 mor


July 29th - August 4th - Summer Conference

Macrobiotic Summer Conference 2017 - Eastover Resort • Lenox MA 01240    Register here!

Over 25 Teachers, Counselors, & Cooks • 50 cooking classes, Lectures & Panels

Come for the Week, the Day, or for the Gala

Register Now and Save $200 on Tuition

For pricing & further information or visit Eastover's website!  




Special topics teaching available at request:

  • Macrobiotic Healing and Cooking (miscellaneous subjects, see topics below)
  • Meditation, Chanting
  • Luminous Beauty – Beauty that shines from within
  • Memory Loss or Brain Fog? Attain Healthy Memory and Laser Like Focus thru Whole Foods
  • Healthy Weightloss
  • Digestive Distress
  • Women's Health
  • Depression Adieu! Hello Happiness!
  • Stress: the Silent Stalker
  • Liver Detox - Lively Liver!
  • Breast Cancer
  • Thyroid and Adrenal Gland Balance
  • Prana of Food
  • Healthy Heart
  • Overcoming Lyme Disease
  • Navigating the Holidays with Delicious and Healthy Holiday Meals
  • Emotional eating? Sugar addiction or other food cravings?
  • Tao Yin Yoga, Gentle Exercises combining Yoga and Qi Gong
  • Dreams as a Doorway to Inner Knowledge, Peace, Wisdom, and Power
  • Power of Crystals and Healing with Crystals

Please email ( or call (413)429-5610 for more information.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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