Content Tagged: nutrition

Reflections: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Cycle 3 at UCLA

BY GILLIAN CILIBRASI “Imagine a healthcare system where the patient is treated, not just the disease. Imagine a system where eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care are used in combination with western medicine in a holistic approach to patient care.” In 2009 I was drawn to the UZIT Program… Read more »

Dr. Christiane Northrup on Letting Food Inspire

“Food is the most intimate thing you can buy…Unlike clothes and shoes that dress the outside, food goes into your body and builds who you become.” — Ani Phyo I love this quote. It is the essence of what I mean when I talk about eating to flourish. Think about it and let it sink… Read more »

UZIT Nutrition Weekend: We Are Expressions of What We Eat

Though there is no straight formula to getting and staying healthy, there is one principle that all speakers at this weekend’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program supported in their own way: food is medicine, and what we put into our bodies directly determines our health. There is no way around it: we are expressions of… Read more »

Twitter Party with Dr. Mark Hyman: The Answers to Your Questions

by Dr. Mark Hyman I recently held a Twitter Party in the lead up to the UltraSimple Diet Challenge some of you just completed with me. The party and the challenge were fun opportunities to connect directly with some of you and answer your questions. For those who weren’t able to attend the party, I… Read more »

Detox Solidarity: The Urban Zen Team Tackles the UltraSimple Diet

In the spirit of community and detox solidarity, the team at Urban Zen has joined forces to tackle Dr. Hyman’s UltraSimple Diet. We’ve read our 7-day Step-by-Step Action Plans, we’ve watched Dr. Hyman’s very helpful DVDs and… we’re ready for the challenge! The promise of eliminating toxins, cooling inflammation, revitalizing health and losing weight is… Read more »

Using Food to Navigate Cancer

This morning the Urban Zen Center was home to a wealth of healing wisdom and hands-on, experiential tools all designed to help patients and loved ones navigate cancer in a way that celebrates life and allows patients to “live beyond their diagnosis.” Designed by Stefanie Sacks, M.S., CNS, the last Food Solutions of 2011 proved… Read more »

UZIT Clinical Care Weekend

This weekend marked an important milestone for students enrolled in the 2011 Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) program. It was a four-day intensive, dedicated to clinical training; a time to roll up the sleeves, roll out the yoga mats and start implementing the modalities learned over the past few months to prepare for clinical rotations… Read more »


DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 TIME: 9:00AM-1:00PM LOCATION: Urban Zen Center 711 Greenwich Street, New York City REGISTER Recognizing the role of food in health and healing, Culinary Nutritionist, Stefanie Sacks, M.S. created Food Solutions, a series of integrative culinary nutrition education workshops sponsored by The Palette Fund and taking place at Urban Zen. Stefanie… Read more »


Gathering your friends and family around the table is not only a gorgeous way to create community, it’s also a life saver. Our friend, Dr. Mark Hyman shares his beliefs about food on Dr. Frank Lipman‘s blog, saying “I believe that the most important and the most powerful tool you have to change your health… Read more »


To cool from the inside out, Chef Marc serves Donna this delicious, seasonal chillled lemon cucumber soup. It’s hydrating, refreshing and draws from the bounty found at most local, organic markets. We invite you to give this recipe a try and we’d love to hear your feedback. Please share your thoughts with us on SHARE… Read more »