My name is Carolyne Mas. For many years I worked as a professional musician, but healthcare was always a great interest of mine. My mother had met my father while at Eastern School for Physicians Aides in New York City, so there were plenty of medical books in our library at home as I grew up. Her interest in medicine had a profound influence on me.
In 2015 at the tender age of 60, I felt the need to reinvent myself, as my career in music was no longer lucrative. It was at this point that I decided to go to college. To make a long story short, I graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health on May 6, 2016, and I am currently a graduate student going for my Masters in medical nutrition, also from ASU.
What is integrative health, you may ask? Integrative health seeks to combine the best of Western scientific medicine with a broader understanding of the nature of illness, healing, and wellness. By placing the patient at the center of care, it addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. This process enhances the ability of individuals to not only get well, but most importantly, to stay well through the utilization of multiple modalities which include nutrition, meditation, massage, and yoga, to name only a few.
My page will focus on nutrition, but I would also like to share with you wellness tips that Baby Boomers in particular might find useful. All the content on this page will be derived from science-based research, much of which is cutting-edge. I will include personal recipes that I developed over time during my stints as a cook and cooking instructor, and I will also offer personalized wellness plans that can be purchased online and delivered via email.
I look forward to beginning our journey together!