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  • 26 Jun 2023 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Post Conference Thank you Letter

    Dear Community,

    When Food as Medicine Global decided to host its first conference, we wanted to extend an invitation everywhere - to unite agriculture and medicine to support food sovereignty and health justice for all. We wanted to create an event where we could truly join together in advancing an equitable and inclusive food as medicine movement.

    After four days of an incredible program featuring speakers and leaders from various parts of the world and participants joining from different backgrounds, life experiences, and time zones, and message after message of how this impacts participants, we are hopeful that our intent for this event actually occurred.

    Each presentation offered a unique perspective and provided strength to drive the food as medicine movement forward. What we learn from each other through events like this is how to be more mindful in honoring each other's contributions and to respect the wisdom and experiences of all people - especially Indigenous peoples, whom we center in our efforts; and how we continuously improve the way we define and do right by "inclusion," "belonging," "accessibility," "equity," "justice," "diversity," "decolonization," and "sovereignty."

    We were invited to pause, think, be present, be mindful, slow down where it matters, and speed up our efforts fiercely yet compassionately in other ways, too.

    From our conference attendees...

    “This was easily the most valuable conference I've ever attended. The amount of information was incredible, and the speakers were diverse and experts in their fields. It provided an unbelievable lineup of speakers. I couldn't stop taking notes the whole time because there was so much information to learn. It was a truly wonderful experience, and the community represented at the conference was welcoming and interactive. This conference was absolutely worth the price, and I fully intend to attend next year."

    "I was impressed with the incredible diversity of both speakers and presentations, as well as the depth of knowledge that they brought to the table. I was left full and inspired to weave Food as Medicine into the work that I'm doing."

    "This conference is a must as it brings together the many voices and a very diverse community of practitioners, scholars, educators and healers from every corner of the world. I enjoyed learning about the indigenous community food choices and how they use food to heal their wounds and trauma. This is so important in todays environment to bring to light the power of natural foods as mother nature intended them. A very informative conference, very inspiring and healing. Thank you for offering this opportunity."

    "The Food As Medicine Global conference was very well organized and informative. The global connection with speakers from around the world was heartfelt and inspiring. It contained a message of hope and LOVE!"

    "The conference exceeded my expectations in ways unimaginable. I met people with whom I was at home immediately. I felt we created a home-space for this essential work."

    Thank you to the inspiring presenters who shared their time, expertise, and experience with us! Thank you to all the attendees for participating with an open mind and heart! Thank you to our supporters and sponsors whose generosity and encouragement made this event possible! Thank you to our Board Members and Circle of Advisors for guiding us! Thank you to Dr. Patricia StandTal Clarke, Melina Meza, and Dr. Griffin McMath for an abundance of live event support!

    It is an honor to work with all of you, and all those you will invite to unite in this purpose.


    May 18-19, 2024

    Food as Medicine Global 2nd Annual Conference

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  • 25 Oct 2022 6:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Call for Presenters Extended to November 14, 2022

    Our first annual conference offers a variety of interactive experiences with nourishing community food systems as a central theme. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and including diverse perspectives from around the world. Accordingly, the annual conference is an online event to support more equitable access and decrease air travel as a commitment to climate crisis action.

    We welcome proposals from farmers, gardeners, foragers, healthcare providers, healers, hospitals, community health centers, clinics, educators, schools, academic centers, students, cooks, researchers, consumers, policy advocates, nonprofits, community initiative leaders, and more. Share your successes, challenges, research, and stories to inspire.

  • 3 Aug 2022 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, LAc | Energetics of Food for Healing: From a Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic Medicine Perspective

    Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, LAc, is a native of San Jose, CA. She earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Redlands in CA. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Inspired by the idea that there is more to healing than just changing brain chemistry, Dr. Tran-Olive decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine as an avenue to explore whole person healing. Her studies took her across the country to Bridgeport, Connecticut where she earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and two Masters; one in Human Nutrition and one in Acupuncture; all from the University of Bridgeport.

    A firm believer in Hippocrates who said, “Let food be thy medicine,” Dr. Tran-Olive trained with Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Eat Right for Your Type (The Blood Type Diet) at the world renowned D’Adamo Clinic. During this time, she also became a Fellow of the Institute for Human Individuality (FIFHI). Dr. Tran-Olive is happy to currently be back home in San Jose, CA, where she completed her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Five Branches University.

    An avid researcher and clinician, Dr. Tran-Olive enjoys writing articles and keeping patients abreast of new treatment methods. She is the author of the eBook The Best Book on Naturopathy, a guide for starting a career in naturopathic medicine.  And international best-selling author of the book Asian Women Trailblazers Who Boss Up, which profiles women who have broken the mold to achieve, overcome difficulties or inspire change through relentless endeavor. Hailing from across the globe, diverse walks of life and varied disciplines including STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching and non-profits, "Women Who BossUp" is a welcome companion to any boss or boss in the making.

    When not researching or seeing patients she enjoys relaxing, music and spending time with her husband.

  • 2 Aug 2022 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The organization’s founders, Beth Rosenthal and Heather Carrie, plan to host events in the field and in the kitchen along with hosting an online community site for continued cooperative engagement to advance the Food as Medicine movement. Read Article 

    By Elizabeth Shepherd • July 27, 2022

  • 18 Jul 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Vashon Island, WA: Food as Medicine Global (FAMG) today announced its launch as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting agriculture and medicine in health and healing for all. Their vision is to create a collaborative global community of farmers, health care providers, healers, hospitals, clinics, educators, schools, academic centers, students, cooks and consumers united in a vision for a healthy world. FAMG will host events in the field and in the kitchen along with an online community site for continued cooperative engagement to advance the Food as Medicine movement.


Food as Medicine Global is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. 

Federal Tax ID 88-1678026.



PO Box 1153

Vashon Island, WA 98070

Traditional lands of the sx̌ʷəbabs people

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