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There is Grace in Times of Uncertainty. 

We are living in a time of tremendous change and "overwhelm" -ONLY if we allow the overwhelm to come over us.   Many feel we're headed toward a brave, new frontier, and are now literally creating the tools for navigating this unknown landscape moment to moment. I see this all around us.



We see people of all ages creating change in ways we have never seen before.  Young children raising money for others in need, physicians creating culture change for health and healing (more to come in future blog), many celebrities establishing their own charities and or foundations, or have joined other.  TV shows - like Celebrity Apprentice, are giving back millions.  And we could go on and on.  At a community level in Saratoga, we see fund raising and awareness weekly.  Tomorrow I will be exhibiting at the Autism Awareness Fair at Skidmore College.  For the first time in our area, people will see information on how to resolve autism symptoms simply by moderate diet changes.

Kudos to Dr. Oz for taking the step to present the practice of Functional Medicine on national TV on January 13th, 2012 !  Four physicians whom are pioneers in Functional Medicine were chosen to be on the show.   This is a very progressive practice that  focuses on looking beyond symptoms to treat the actual cause of your condition. 

One of the physicians on the show, Dr. Hyman, is a local MD from the Berkshires whom I have used as a specialist.  Both he and I had many chronic conditions that appeared to all be created by an over abundance of mercury in the body. I have essentially resolved more than 10 chronic health conditions, all directly related to mercury toxicity.  

It will support people with obesity to receive nutrition counseling from qualified professionals.

In a recent decision memorandum by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (CAG-00423N), CMS determined that potentially lifesaving and risk reducing preventive services for Obesity could only be furnished by primary care providers in the primary care setting (i.e. MDs, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians' Assistants). Interesting that all these practitioners are also part of the care team for surgical /obesity patients or patients treated with pharmaceuticals.  None of them qualify as nutrition experts.   

I recently received an interesting e-mail from my "Aunt Rosemary." It is something I thought you would enjoy reading.  It speaks of friends, and I will add family, as our    "Vitamin F. " It resonated so much with me. 

I am grateful for the variety of friends i have that come from all walks of life in their work,  education,  economical backgrounds, and locations where they live their life around the globe.  I have met and remains friends with people known internationally, nationally to those known and not known locally.  We are all fortunate to have the capacity to be open to these connections that enrich our lives, touch our hearts and help us know more about our souls and where we fit in this world.

On this blog, I especially want to thank you, my blog friends, many of whom i do not know,  for continually following my writing, and contributing to the success of the blog.  This month the numbers were over 1,500 visits, and over 3,000 pages reviewed. ( I always plan to send out a weekly blog.  Sometimes it is a little later than that :)

Here is a copy of the e-mail, with a few minor personal changes:)
Food, Inc.

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 If your having a problem getting motivated to eat healthy now that we are going into the colder months of the year, simply print the below guide and hang it somewhere that will inspire you to take just ONE STEP.  Hang it on your refrigerator or mirror you use in the morning.  

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The Marylebone farmers' market in London, Unit...

              Happy belated National Food Day - which was October 24, 2011.  (more info @ foodday.org) The purpose of this day was to promote the use of "healthy, affordable whole food produced in a sustainable, humane way."  This is also the foundation of my work as a dietitian working in integrative and functional medicine, before I discuss with a client individual diet and potential supplementation advise.  In general, it should be the daily food guide for everyone, everyday.  

     "Eat whole sustainable local foods as much as possible."  This can be an easy mental guide for people to follow when they are trying to make a healthy food decision. 


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Plus  Additional info on deciphering if your "Nutritionist" is credible. 


The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the worlds' largest and oldest organizations for food and nutrition professionals with more than 72,000 members, has made a progressive shift in creating a new name.   

I want to thank my blog viewers for your interest.  The staff at Saratoga.com - this website- has informed me that In August 2011, my blog received 

                                   1310 visits and 2523 page views

In July 2011, I received:  

                                       almost 2500 page views

I also receive comments from viewers, some of which do not get posted.  Thanks for those.  I am off to my next post and will also make a weekly post a priority.  I have created a Integrative Health Initiative for Saratoga Springs which very quickly has developed into one very strong team.  More news on this exciting project in future blogs.  

In Health and Happiness  and thanks again for all your interest !:) 
my best

Mary Beth

  •       Those who notice the real beauty surrounding them.  Look at your animals, your flowers, the trees in the forest, the color in the sky, the great people in your life.  They are all there for a reason.  Do you know why ?


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My last blog included a call to the community to support expanding Sustainable Farming. This was actually an article I put out in the last issue of Ecolocal Living. I asked my readers to connect with a local farmer whom is active in this issue, or myself, if they had ideas to help this process. Within a week of the article, I received a phone call from a farmer with a very large gift.

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Mary Beth McCue Saratoga Nutrition ConsultantMary Beth McCue RD, LDN, CDN - Integrative Nutrition Consultant

Rebalance your mind, body and soul with tools and advice from nutritionist Mary Beth McCue. For more than 20 years, Mary Beth has helped many optimize their health and resolve unique chronic health conditions relating to weight, digestion, food intolerances, energy & metabolism, depression, inflammation, aging and more. She has initiated a variety of first time programming in corporate, community, collegiate, National Spa & Retreat Centers, Rehabilitation Farms and Organic Farms, and more. Mary Beth was appointed by the CEO of a large Health Care Organization to initiate an Integrative Health Model. This programming successfully continues today.

Nominated as "Dietitian of the Year" while working for the largest employer of Dietitians in the world, Mary Beth McCue is a Licensed and Certified Nutritionist who specializes in Integrative and Functional Medicine Concepts. She is amongst a very small percentage of nutritionists in this field whom have dedicated their professional education and training with organizations such as Harvard Medical School, The Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary Beth is an avid hiker, biker, and skier. Strength training, yoga and her black lab help keep a check on the daily balances. Learn more at www.SaratogaNutrition.com.