Sunday, April 17, 2016

Functional Forum at Schwartz Living Market on Monday evening, May 2, 2016! We are Feelin' the Bern too!

Hello and Happy Springtime! Stop down to the market to work for the Bernie Sanders campaign and to express your appreciation for all of the amazing volunteers.  Lena, Chris, Raja and so many others are dedicating their LIVES these days for social change. Paradigm shifting has been at the root of the Schwartz Living Market process for many years.....The market is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM through the Pennsylvania Primary on April 26, 2016.

Words cannot express how honored and privileged we feel to be hosting both the Bernie Sanders Pittsburgh Campaign Headquarters and Pittsburgh's LIVE STREAMING Functional Forum! Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for Bernie volunteers and for Functional Forum attendees!

The next Functional Forum is on Monday evening, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM!

Join us for an amazingly exciting and intellectually stimulating evening! Healthy Food will be donated by a local non profit called 412 Rescue.
Register here:

Details here:

May 2016 Functional Forum

If there is one conference that has charted the rise of the Functional Forum and the Evolution of Medicine it is the Integrative Health Symposium, the biggest integrative and functional medicine conference on the East Coast, held each February in New York.
For our May episode we bring you the best content from the conference, and a theme emerged quickly… and it was music to our ears…
The Power of Groups, Groupers and Community. Not only was this a theme of some of the best content, but we were also able to capture insight from our NYC Functional Forum community members attending the conference.
We are thrilled to bring highlights of Dr. David Perlmutter’s epic keynote where he talked about “Grouping and Splitting” and how the chronic disease epidemic can best be solved by grouping symptoms, rather than “splitting diagnoses”.
We will also feature a segment from Jamie Harvie, Executive Director of Institute for a Sustainable Future, an incredible talk as part of the “Community in Medicine” panel that James was featured on, hosted by John Weeks.
We also feature Dr. Dan Kraft, Dr. David Brady, Dr. Robin Berzin and many more luminaries at the conference.
 This episode will address the following questions:
  • How can we group symptoms to more effectively address multi-factoral chronic diseases
  • Why chronic disease must be seen in a larger ecological and community context
  • Clinical tips from our NYC community of practitioners to get better clinical results with patients

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Perlmutter “Groupers, Splitters and the Future of Chronic Disease Care”
Jamie Harvie “Community, Ecology and the Powerful Role of Integrative Medicine”

Other Speakers Include:

Dr. Daniel Kraft, Dr. Robin Berzin, Dr. David Brady, & many more!   

Many blessings for a Happy and Healthy Springtime!
Smell the amazing flowers blooming everywhere!

Elisa Beck :)
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Functional Forum and Bernie's Headquarters too!!

Hello Schwartz Living Market Fans! This is a REAL BLOG entry! Not just an announcement about an upcoming event, but a behind the scenes Synchronicity STORY too!!! First the announcement:

Join us this coming Monday evening, April 4, 2016 and every first Monday of the Month for James Maskell's LIVE STREAMING Functional Forums.  This month's Forum is Streaming from San Francisco! The event runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The LIVE Streaming is from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Q&A following from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Socializing, Snacking and Networking from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Registration link and more details here:

Where? Schwartz Living Market, 1317 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Free parking behind the Venue across Bingham Street for attendees! This month we'll be meeting in the space behind the GIANT BERNIE Banner!

So here's the BLOG part of this post:

A week ago Saturday, I was planning a few outings. Part of my plan was to stay away from my electronic devices including my desk top computer. But then I realized I needed to figure out the address of where I was going that afternoon. I was planning to attend a Native American Spring Equinox Ceremony and I did not have the address. So you know how it happens...I googled the event, the address, and then decided to quickly check my e-mail before leaving the house....

And there was an e-mail from a friend of mine with a note: Elisa...I think your Schwartz Living Market Venue would be perfect for this: And there it was, a forwarded Bernie Sanders for President Newsletter announcing the need for a space for the Pittsburgh Bernie Sanders Headquarters.
Requirements listed were:
1) 2,000 to 3,000 square feet
2) Open space for meetings/gatherings
3) Preferably a Bernie Supporter

Check, Check, Check...All three requirements met, so I sent an e-mail to the scout. He called me within 10 minutes. I had not yet left my home. He asked if he could see the space. I said, "Sure, ", "How about tomorrow, I asked? He said, "How about this afternoon?" And so it goes, I met him in the space two hours later. We spent an hour and a half going over details.. He videoed the space and said he'd let me know. I walked around the block to the parking lot, got into my car and began to text to my husband when all of a sudden, Alex, the scout knocked on my car window. When I opened the window, he put his thumb up and said, "It's a GO!"

Talk about fast action and synchronicity. So that's the back story of how 1317 East Carson Street become the Official Bernie Sanders for President Official Headquarters...Hey that's my synchronicity story for today! Next time I decide to blog on synchronicity, I'll talk about why and how the energy we've created in the space at 1317 East Carson Street attracted the Bernie campaign, and how our process at Schwartz Living Market has been an example of a Transition Town, Living Building Challenge, Permaculture Based Project from the start, and how that ties in with the Bernie Sanders campaign, and why it is so important to educate the masses about how wise Bernie is and why it is so important to elect him as the next President! Our process at 1317 East Carson Street has been all about transforming culture, our inner and outer ecosystems and morphing ourselves and our built environments into spaces for healthful living! Yee Hah!

Happy April, Many Blessings, and I hope to see you down on the South Side!

Elisa Beck:)
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Feeling the BERN?!

Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side is serving as the Official Pittsburgh Headquarters for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign. With that in mind, be sure to REGISTER to vote by tomorrow evening, that's Monday evening, March 28, 2016.
Register to vote on-line at by midnight on Monday, March 28, 2016, or pick up a registration form at the office at the Bernie for President Headquarters site at SLM and be sure it is postmarked by March 28, 2016!

The phone number of the South Side Bernie office at Schwartz Living Market is 412-525-3429.
Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for volunteers!

We are wondering when Bernie will show up on site? Hey, keep checking this blog and Facebook page for EVENTS and Happenings! This past week we loved the Students for Bernie event planned by Pitt Students for Bernie on Monday evening with so many young faces and the Official opening event this past Wednesday evening with the amazing GIANT BERNIE Puppet. What a kick!

Stop by and take your photo with a life size Bernie who stays on site 24/7! The office hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM seven days a week! Volunteer by phone banking and more....

And for those that choose to vote for Bernie, you must be a registered DEMOCRAT in order to vote for Bernie in the Primary on April 26, 2016. If registered as an Independent, you cannot vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate in the primaries. Just sayin' ! :)

Have a wonderful week!
Schwartz Living Market :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LIVE STREAMING Functional Forum on Monday evening, April 4, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Happy March! We are so excited to be hosting the Functional Forum on Monday evening, April 3, 2016! Free parking behind the venue across Bingham Street for attendees!

Mark your calendar now:  Monday, April 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
We will again be LIVE streaming James Maskell's Functional Forum.  This time it is coming from San Francisco.  Note, the earlier time.
Here is the link for more information and to register.

The program is exciting!
Keynote speakers include:
  • Acupuncturist Chris Kresser on Adrenal Fatigue and 
  • DO Stephanie Daniel on the Thyroid as a signal of Alarm. 
We will gather at 6:00 pm for networking and refreshments provided by 412 Food Rescue and others.  Sample some fermented products and learn about local products and services.
The LIVE stream begins at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a group discussion.  Please share the above link on Facebook and through other social media and emails to friends and colleagues.
Looking forward to another exciting evening!

Patty Lemer and Elisa Beck :)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

You Are Invited! Functional Forum on Monday evening, February 29, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at Schwartz Living Market and Clear Communication!

Join us in our Urban Sanctuary!

You are invited to our amazing event coming up on Monday evening, February 29, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. 

It's the Functional Forum with Jeffrey Bland and others STREAMING LIVE from Schwartz Living Market in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side!

 Five dollars at the door which includes VEGAN snacks by Mya Zeronis of extraVEGANza and VEGAN snacks prepared by Silva Abraham of Basha 21. Here's the registration link:

What's been going on at Schwartz Living Market? Well, the next chapter is upon us. We are preparing the space for the next Grand Opening in May, 2016 with lots of GREENpeneurs and HEALTH and WELLNESSpreneurs. So, a few days ago I walked in to this Urban Oasis for Healthful Living and what did I smell? Was it my imagination, or was I smelling some noxious fumes? There was my amazing contractor painting some sort of stain on a thin strip of wood adjacent to the beautiful, Made in the USA tile that now lines the area below the front window that I had hand picked, arranged by hand as a flowing riverbed, and cranked my shoulder over....

Why? What is it in me that created the situation of possible volatile organic compounds in the air inside our building? I thought I had been so very clear with all of the people putting their precious and wonderful energy into the space. You see, we have been complying with the Materials Petal of the Living Building Challenge for many, many years...I've repeated over and over and over again to everyone working and playing and being in the space that all materials MUST be cleared with me, through me before using them....Why do patterns continue to repeat themselves and why must lessons be learned over and over again?

If you've got any answers to this question, please let us know by posting on the Facebook page Schwartz Living Market or e-mail us at!

Many blessings for vibrant health, wellness and clarity!

Elisa Beck :)
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Phone # 412-491-0303

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day and SAVE the DATE: Monday, February 29, 2016 Functional Medicine Forum at Schwartz Living Market :)

Hello and Happy February!

Enjoy the Valentine's Day weekend with a wonderful Pre-Valentine's Day luncheon today and Valentine's Day Dinner tomorrow evening at Schwartz Living Market, 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side. These weekend events are by Mya Zeronis of extraVEGANza!

Save the Date: Monday evening, February 29, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM to hear a LIVE STREAMING Functional Medicine Forum from the market. For registration and more details go to:

Happy Valentine's Day weekend and many blessings for vibrant health and lots of love,

Elisa Beck :)
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Raw CaCaO Holiday Festivities at Schwartz Living Market in December, 2015 and beyond!

December, 2015 at Schwartz Living Market and beyond:

Saturday, December 12, 2015: Schwartz Living Market will have a table the Pittsburgh Vegan Festival- Holiday Ball, north of the city, vending amazing healthy candles from Pittsburgh's Terra, Body Butters for Babies and Adults from Lavender Moon, and some books on RAW foods too! Join us while we take the show on the road! Details for the Pittsburgh Vegan Festival:

On Thursday, December 17, 2015: Amanda Maloney along with Jenna and Parker will facilitate an amazing RAW CaCao infused Holiday Event at Schwartz Living Market from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Candles, soap, body butters and books will be for sale too. Details here:
Donation is $18.00/person~! 

The South Side Anglican Church meets in the market on Sundays at 11:00 AM. Services are open to the public and all are welcome!

If you are interested in renting space in the market for a business or party event,  please contact us at

Many blessings for a wonderful holiday season,

Elisa Beck :)
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