Happy Thanksgiving from The Stram Center!

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hillesum
Type 2 Diabetes: Taking a Holistic Approach
According to the latest numbers from the CDC, the overall obesity prevalence in the US is 36% amongst adults and 17% in youth. If you include those who are overweight, for adults the prevalence is 70.7%. These numbers are quite staggering since obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancers and type 2 diabetes.
Golden Milk Can Have Benefits in Diabetes

Did you know that turmeric and curcumin (which is found in turmeric) have significant benefits in diabetes? Turmeric lowers blood sugar, detoxifies the liver, and reverses insulin resistance, all of which are major components in controlling diabetes. 
Point of the Month: Spleen 6

Considering American diabetes month this November, I'd like to share a little about how this disease is addressed within the Chinese medical system and about one of my favorite points. Chinese medicine refers to diabetes as 'Xiao Ke,' which translates as wasting and thirsting disorder. In short, it is seen to affect the upper body as excessive thirst, the middle body as excessive hunger, and the lower body as excessive urination.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Looking for a new spin on butternut squash soup? This recipe includes ground ginger, cinnamon, curry, and more! It feeds 4-6 people and is a delicious addition to any meal! 

New! IV Therapies for Wellness and Prevention
At The Stram Center

Introducing our new program: intravenous therapy for wellness and prevention, increased energy, immunity, detoxification, and more. 

We often associate healthcare with "sick" care - but then where does wellness fit in? At the Stram Center, we believe that it is not only important to heal the body, but to also bring the body into its utmost state of wellbeing.
At The Stram Center

Wellness means something different to every individual and lifestyle. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain more energy, learn how to eat right for your body's needs, or simply feel your very best - this program is for you.
New! Lyme Support Group for Teens and Young Adults
3rd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 PM (The Stram Center: Delmar)

What: A free support group for all teens and young adults who are afflicted with Lyme are welcome! You do not have to be a patient at the Stram Center. Share your story, find support for the unique challenges this age group has while facing Lyme disease. The group is lead by Julia Rinaolo jrinaolo@skidmore.edu and Kelsey O'Brien: kkobrien1023@aol.com. Feel free to contact them.

When: Every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Please check our calendar for any cancellations!

Adult Lyme Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6 PM

Worldwide Lyme
Join us in the lobby of our Delmar location - we welcome you to come share your stories, frustrations, achievements and find support and guidance.  Family and friends are welcome! FREE. 
Yoga For Bone Health
At The Stram Center
PLEASE NOTE: Class is cancelled through November 30th. 

Our Yoga for Bone Health is focused on anatomy and proper alignment to improve your posture and balance, give you greater flexibility and range of motion, decrease stress and help counteract osteoporosis.

Yoga for Bone Health is Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM. Class size will remain small for individual assistance. Click the button below for more details.
Beginner's Yoga
Saturdays: 10 AM to 11 AM

If you are curious or have wanted to try yoga for enhanced health and well being, this beginner yoga class will gently guide you through common poses used in yoga classes. 

3 classes pre-paid: $30, drop in class: $12 
FREE Guided Meditation
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

These FREE meditation sessions are available at The Center to practice and experience the deep state of meditation. These sessions serve as an introduction for beginners as well as a practice for experienced individuals in the cultivation of clarity and mindfulness.
The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine
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