Dor Mullen is the Founder of The Suppers Programs. The Suppers program design reflects her combining of counseling models learned in a Masters in Counseling program at The College of New Jersey, her background in garden-based education, her passion for preparing delicious food, and her respect for the wisdom and longevity of the 12-step process. Prior to Suppers, Dorothy was the president of the board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine in New York and a holistic health care practitioner in Princeton. Dor facilitates numerous regular meetings.
Introduction to SuppersLab for Stable Blood Sugar
Thu, Nov., 16, 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(held in a private home; meeting fees apply; registration required)
Location: Princeton, NJ
Topics: About The Suppers Programs, Blood sugar
Guiding you to happier mood chemistry, a better brain, and heart health.
Join us for a free one-hour information session and an opportunity to get your questions answered about the SuppersLab pilot and focus group.
SuppersLab is an 8-session focus group/pilot project to better manage blood sugar with delicious food, education and social support. The program will be run by Dr. Adi Benito and Dor Mullen.
We are looking for 6 to 10 participants who:
- have pre-diabetic to diabetic blood glucose numbers (5.6 or above) or a family history of diabetes
- can attend all 8 sessions
- are willing to try the foods we prepare
- will do small homework assignments, mostly journaling
For each session participants will gather at 6 p.m. and prepare one dish together; the rest of the meal will have been prepared ahead. We will eat a range of delicious, home-prepared whole food meals and practice making connections between what we eat and our moods, emotions, addictions and brain function. The menus are not all strict low carb menus (ketogenic is very low carb), but there will be no gluten grains, sugars, or highly processed foods. Lacto-fermented vegetables will be available at all meals. People who test their blood glucose levels are welcome to do so, but testing is not a requirement for the focus group. Dor will direct the activities, give homework assignments, and lead group clean-up, winding up at 8 p.m.
The program will begin with a pre-group survey prepared by Dr. Benito as well as a statement about our intentions and goals for participation.
We will end with a post-group survey and statement of accomplishments.
Cost: $120, payable on registration by November 16
Location: 144 Patton Av, Princeton
Dates: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 20, December 4 and 18, January 8 and 22, February 5 and 19, March 5
Click here to register for SuppersLab 8-session program.
Please contact Dor with questions.
Dr. Benito is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and has a clinical practice in Princeton, NJ. She attended medical school in Spain and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital (University of Pennsylvania Health System) and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Center of Excellence in Integrative Medicine, where she is guest faculty. She has developed the curriculum for an integrative endocrinology module which has been incorporated to the fellowship. She is a certified meditation teacher (Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center) under the mentorship of Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa and she is currently studying herbal medicine at the David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. "Lifestyle modifications including the food we eat can prevent disease more effectively than medications; and community-based support systems, such as what people receive through Suppers, provide solutions beyond what doctors or medications can. We are finding that it is not necessarily our genes that finally tip the balance towards health or disease, but the choices we make every day; what we eat, our social connections. Suppers offers social support in creating long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes. Suppers' mission is superb."
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