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Speaker Spotlight – Dr. Gordon

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We are so excited that Dr. Jim Gordon will be joining our all-star line up of speakers. He will share with us his thoughts on “Mind, Mood, and Food”!

Dr. Gordon is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma, and is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and he served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.

Who Says There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

At the conference you’ll not only experience nourishment for your mind, but your body too!  Lunch is on us, and wait til you taste the  offerings, including Chaia’s tacos, Dawson’s Market’s kale salads, Gouter tonic drinks, and many other tempting palate-pleasers.  CHOCOLATE TOO!  Click here to see the list of exhibitors.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW FOR CONFERENCE DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2014

TICKETS: There is not a physical ticket for the conference. Please check in at the registration table which will be set up outside the front of the Intercultural Center on the Campus of Georgetown University. (Off the circle of the University’s main gates on 37th and O Streets)
LOCATION: Event is on The Georgetown University Campus in the Edward B. Bunn Auditorium inside the Intercultural Center.
TIMELINE: Registration opens at 8:30 am. Plan to arrive no later than 9:30am. You should allow time to park and check in! Program begins at 9:30am and ends at 4:00pm. (Guests should be seated by 9:15am)
PARKING: Parking is free and available in Georgetown University’s Southwest Garage, accessible by entering campus from Canal Road/M Street. This is the second garage on the right after turning from Canal Road. It is marked with a “P” near building #38 on the map below.
LUNCH: A casual lunch and free food samples will be available outside with the Exhibitors and Food Vendors.
DRESS: Dress is very casual. Book signings will take place during lunch and in the afternoon.
DISABILITY: If we can, we want to help make the conference possible for you! If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodation, please indicate so in the space provided in the registration form.

If you need any additional information on anything above please do not hesitate to contact Ellie LeBlond at ellie.leblond@gmail.com or 301-785-9796.

A Healthy Halloween! Cook Your Way Into the Fall and Spice Up Your Pumpkin Seeds!

If you’re in the mood for a tasty AND healthy snack, reach for pumpkin seeds! They are nutritional powerhouses containing a wide range of nutrients including magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and protein. And they are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber, all of which can benefit your health!

One of the best things about pumpkin seeds is that they are portable and don’t need to be refrigerated so they are the perfect snack for when you’re on the move!

Scrape the seeds out of your pumpkin, then separate from the stringy pulp.
Rinse in a colander, then shake dry.
Spread out 1 cup of seeds on an oiled baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees.
Let them dry, toss with a little canola oil and a few pinches of salt.

Now add your choice of spice mix:
2 teaspoons smoked paprika plus a pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon curry powder plus a few grinds of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder plus 1/2 teaspoon chopped chipotle in adobo
Return to the oven until crisp, 15 or 20 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy this delicious and nutritious fall snack!

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