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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

Point of the Month: Transforming Food to Nutrients with Acupressure

By Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA Istock stram acpuressure digestion

Acupressure tips to help promote healthy transformation of food into nutrients.


Posted In: Blog Acupressure Points Acupuncture Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA Diet and Prevention General Integrative Medicine Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Nutrition, Food as Medicine

Herb of the Month: Chen Pi

By Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM Istock stram citrus

Chen Pi or citrus peel is one of the many regarded herbs in Chinese Medicine.


Posted In: Blog Integrative Medicine Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine

Colorectal Cancer: Do You Know The Facts?

By Heidi S. Puc M.D., FACP, ABIHM Istock stram colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States.


Posted In: Blog Cancer Therapy General Heidi S. Puc, MD Integrative Cancer Care Integrative Medicine Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine

Medical Marijuana Comes to the Stram Center for Added Options for Patient Symptom Control

By Heidi Puc, MD

The Stram Center is pleased to be able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients meeting required NYS mandated criteria.We believe that medical marijuana will be a good symptom control option for patients not adequately benefiting from conventional pharmaceutical symptom control options for the qualifying conditions.


Posted In: Blog Cancer Therapy Heidi S. Puc, MD Medical Marijuana Pain Management

Using Natural Flavor Enhancers to Create Delicious and Nutritious Meals!

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Fresh herbs and spices-other

In recognition of National Nutrition Month® 2016, work to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! Many feel that the only way to flavor food is to add oil and/or salt. While oil and/or salt can be an important part of flavoring a dish, there are many other more nutritious and delicious ways to flavor foods using natural flavor enhancers. Natural Flavor Enhancers are food items that can be used to enhance the flavor of your food. It is recommended to experiment with the many possible flavor combinations by using several flavor enhancers in a dish. Below are examples of common flavor enhancers.


Posted In: Blog Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Paleo Diet Preventative Health Recipes

Heart Healthy Success with Meal Planning & Preparation- Easy Roasted Vegetable Batch Cooking Recipe

By Mary C. Johnson, Dietetic Intern Roasted vegetables-2

In our fast-paced lives, we demand meals on-the-go and often reach for the quickest options available. This most often involves purchasing pre-packaged or fast-food meals which are typically higher in sodium and saturated fat which are detrimental to our heart health. These quick options are also lower in fiber and phytochemicals (cancer fighting compounds found in the color of the food) that are found in plant-based foods which are important for our overall health. Optimizing your diet to include plant-based foods is a surefire way to increase the nutrient density of your diet and maximize your disease fighting potential. Spending time planning and preparing your meals each week is one of the best ways to ensure diet success for heart health. Here are a few easy tips to get you started in quick meal planning and preparation that you can start to incorporate into your routine.


Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO General Lyme Disease Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Obesity Paleo Diet Preventative Health Recipes Weight Gain Weight Loss

Happy Mood - Happier Heart!

By Kirsten Carle, ND Heart health

Our heart health and our mood are interconnected.


Posted In: Blog Naturopathy

​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

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This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Beginner Yoga Class with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monthly Chakra Cleanse Yoga Class
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Lyme Support Group
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Latest News and Announcements

Focus On Lyme: Lyme Disease Education Forum and Fundraising Reception- A Special Stram Center Event read more

May Day Project: Lyme Disease Science and Policy Forum on Capital Hill May 19 read more

Medical Marijuana Comes to the Stram Center read more

Dr. Heidi Puc graduates from the integrative medicine fellowship directed by Dr. Andrew Weil! read more

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program read more



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