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All Calories Are NOT Equal

By Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN Istock calories not equal

A common myth is that it's all about calories and all calories are equal.


Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health General Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Obesity Physical Fitness Preventative Health Weight Gain Weight Loss Women's Health

Cancer & Risk-Reducing Nutrition

By Heidi S. Puc M.D., FACP, ABIHM Istock plant diet

What we eat has real effects on our health, especially when it comes to reducing the risk of cancer.


Posted In: Blog Cancer Therapy Cardiovascular Health Cleanse and Detoxification Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health General Heidi S. Puc, MD Integrative Cancer Care Integrative Medicine Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Obesity Preventative Health Weight Loss Women's Health

INSULIN RESISTANCE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

By Korey DiRoma N.D. Istock diabetes word cloud

Diabetes facts and how to reverse early pre-diabetic symptoms.


Posted In: Blog Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health Korey DiRoma Naturopath Naturopathy Nutrition Nutrition, Food as Medicine Physical Fitness Preventative Health Weight Gain Weight Loss Women's Health

​Summer is the Season of Colorful Foods!

By Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN Istock colorful smoothie

Keep meals interesting, try new greens, fruits, and vegetables!


Posted In: Blog Cleanse and Detoxification Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health Integrative Medicine Nutrition, Food as Medicine

Herb of the Month: Bo He

By Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM Istock peppermint

Bo He - AKA peppermint - is used in Chinese Medicine to refresh the mind and move stagnant liver energy.


Posted In: Blog Cleanse and Detoxification Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Physical Fitness Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Stress Management

Food Sensitivities: Why Are We All Reacting to Food?

By Holly J. Niles, MS, CNS, LDN Istock food allergy

How food is affecting our immune system.


Posted In: Blog Allergies Allergies - Food Sensitivities Gastrointestinal Health Nutrition, Food as Medicine Preventative Health

HERB OF THE MONTH: The Nature of Sweetness

By Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM

Excessive sweetness, whether in an herb or foods can have negative effects on health.


Posted In: Blog Aromatherapy Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health General Integrative Medicine Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Physical Fitness Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine Weight Loss Women's Health

Simple Dietary Techniques for IBS Management

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Pumpkinsmoothie9-2

Unfortunately many people around the world suffer from intestinal distress, also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). For many patients at the Stram Center, we are able to use food and supplements to help one manage their IBS. In recognition of IBS Awareness Month, below is some basic information on our dietary approach for IBS Management at the Stram Center. Also be sure to try the tasty IBS Smoothie below.


Posted In: Blog Allergies - Food Sensitivities Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO Gastrointestinal Health Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Recipes

​Wu Wei Zi: The Berry That Settles

By Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM Dried berry

Wu wei zi, also know as schisandra berry, helps nourish many aspects of our being.


Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Gastrointestinal Health General Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Nutrition, Food as Medicine Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine

A Conversation with Dr. Heidi Puc

Holistic breast cancer

We spoke with Dr. Puc about holistic treatments she feels are most beneficial for battling metastatic breast cancer and why.


Posted In: Blog Cancer Therapy Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health Heidi S. Puc, MD Integrative Cancer Care Integrative Medicine Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Cancer Prevention Preventative Health

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This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Yoga for Bone Health
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Beginner Yoga Class with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cancer Support Group
Monday, March 27, 2017
Tuesday Cancer Support Group Changed to Monday March 27
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
NO YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH CLASS TODAY
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Latest News and Announcements

Guided Meditation Cancelled on MARCH 22, 2017 read more

Stram Center to Host Book Signing with Dr. Horowitz read more

Medical Marijuana Comes to the Stram Center read more

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program read more



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