Cooking with The Kitchen Alchemist

Cooking with The Kitchen Alchemist

In a moment of spontaneity yesterday morning, my friend good friend Beverly and I decided to make some recipes from Frances Castelli’s international bestseller, The Kitchen Alchemist: How I Became My Own Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Food Allergies.

Once we agreed on a menu, Bev thought it would be fun to invite two other friends to dinner.

“Great, then we can capture their reactions on video!” I enthused.

We made a list of ingredients for the three recipes we selected, then set off to do our errands, not realizing it would take us hours to make all the stops we needed to make for culinary and personal purposes.

By the time we got back to Bev’s kitchen, it was 3:30 PM. We got busy prepping, cooking, and baking.

How did we do?

Watch the videos below.

 

Preview and purchase The Kitchen Alchemist on Amazon.com. For more about the author, visit her at her website: www.francescastelliauthor.com.

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Michael Cohen, Founder of Center For Brain on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

After a few weeks off, I’m delighted to get back on the air with guest Michael Cohen, Founder of Center for Brain, on Your Book Your Brand Your Business to discuss neurofeedback. If you’ve ever dealt with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, migraines or other debilitating conditions, OR if you’re seeking to improve your performance in work, sports, or other endeavors, tune in to discover how neurofeedback can help.

During the interview, Michael will discuss the many benefits of neurofeedback, share success stories, discuss his forthcoming book, and answer your questions from the chat room.

Check out the video below for more information about Center for Brain.

 

Here’s a bit about Michael from the Center For Brain website:

Michael Cohen is Director of Neurotechnology and President of The Center for Brain Training. He has specialized in Applied Psychophysiology and EEG Biofeedback since 1996.

As Director of Education for EEG Spectrum, one of the main training organizations in the field, Mike organized and taught courses around the world to psychologists, therapists, and MD’s on the use of neurofeedback. He has helped organize and teach courses introducing neurofeedback to psychiatrists at the annual American Psychiatric Association. He has also taught neurofeedback at many of the annual industry conferences.

Mike has served on the Board of Directors for two of the largest professional organizations in the field of neurofeedback. He has produced over 36 monthly audio CD interviews with top industry leaders, as well as with professionals from other related fields. These professionals share their experience and expertise in using neurofeedback with PTSD, depression, ADD, autism, etc. Called the Phone Forum, the CDs are distributed around the world to neurofeedback professionals. It continues to be a popular series for new and experienced clinicians.

Over the years, Mike has used neurofeedback to help thousands of individuals. Additionally, he’s assisted more than 1500 health professionals in learning and mastering neurofeedback. As Director of Education for EEG Spectrum International from 2002 through 2005, he helped create and teach an introductory course that has been described as setting the standard for the field. He continues to teach advanced neurofeedback courses to doctors, psychologists, and therapists.

In addition, Mike provides clinical consulting services to healthcare professionals. This involves reviewing clinical cases with them and providing guidance in using neurofeedback with specific patients.

To listen to the live show with Michael Cohen, please visit www.w4cy.com on Monday, August 20 at 5 PM Eastern and click on the LISTEN LIVE button to stream.

UPDATE: Missed the live interview? Click to listen.

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Center For Brain Mental Health Service

In my review of Center For Brain Mental Health Service on Facebook, I posted:

I’m incredibly grateful to have discovered the Center for Brain, thanks to conducting internet research on PTSD in an effort to help someone I love. That led to Ted and I attending an informative seminar, where we met the wonderful Michael Cohen and his amazing staff. At that point, I felt skeptical and hopeless about our chances of restoring my fiance, whose PTSD stemmed from early childhood trauma (abuse) and military service. But after listening to Mike’s presentation, chatting with him afterwards, and seeing the remarkable changes in my guy after a few sessions, I’m a believer.

Everyone at the Center for Brain cares deeply about their patients — as evidenced by the welcoming atmosphere and the pride they take in their work. I cannot thank Michael and his staff enough for all that they have done for both of us. I am thankful to have discovered neurofeedback and the Center for Brain and highly recommend them to anyone suffering from PTSD and their caretakers.

I’m looking forward to experiencing neurofeedback myself for better creativity and productivity in my work and business. In the meantime, a heartfelt thank you to everyone there for helping someone I love dearly to reclaim his life. You are THE BEST!

Michael Cohen, Director.

In my review of The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma, I mentioned someone had recommended the book to me. That person was Michael Cohen of The Center For Brain the evening we attended his free, informational seminar in Jupiter Florida. After his presentation, I told Mike a bit about Ted’s background of horrific child abuse and his combat experiences in the Navy. That’s when Mike recommended Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s book and assured me that neurofeedback would work, along with the caveat that it might be a longer term process, given Ted’s history. Thankfully, Ted remained open to the help and started treatments shortly thereafter. And I went on Amazon.com to order the book at my earliest opportunity. You can read my book review here.

As noted in my Center for Brain review, I cannot recommend them highly enough — especially for people coping with PTSD and those who love and care for them. Without going into detail, it hasn’t been a straight line to transformation since he and I got back together – a la Water Signs – but I can now fully understand the real-life significance of the word “renewal” in the subtitle, because this is has truly been “a story of love and renewal.” I’ve developed more patience and compassion (definitely a good thing!) as I’ve learned what love truly means.

Once I complete some major projects currently in production, I plan to write a nonfiction sequel to Water Signs, which I hope will be helpful for everyone affected by PTSD. Aside from Center For Brain and recovery coach Don Prince (who has been an incredible source of support), the book will also include the spiritual aspect of Ted’s healing journey, thanks to Ima Sumac Watkins and DC Love, whose insights helped me more than I can ever express.

If you live in Florida –  or even outside of the state but are willing to travel to gain relief from a multitude of mental/brain issues, check out Center For Brain.com. And discover for yourself that renewal and healing are truly possible, even for the worst cases of trauma.

 

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