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If 2019 is the year you've resolved to reclaim your health, we're here to support you in eating low-fat, unprocessed plant foods for optimal health. Check out the Resources page on our website for some programs to get started, and sign up for one of our upcoming events. If you've already been around the block with food and want to go deeper, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine has named five other elements of a healthy lifestyle that we can prioritize beyond food. What will you work on this year?
"...We all have our weakest links governed by genetics; but these weak links need never reveal themselves unless our health deteriorates. Superior health flows naturally as a result of superior nutrition." - Joel Fuhrman, MD, Eat to Live
Special Event with Dr. Neal Barnard: The Power of Diet in Overall Health and Disease Prevention
This is the first in a series of whole food, plant-based wellness programming that we are co-sponsoring with JCC Manhattan in 2019.
We've spent the past year meeting with and listening to the local community, and one thing is clear: Those of you who have been changed by whole food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition want to do something! Join us for an interactive training session that will build your confidence speaking up about the health benefits of WFPB and help you to develop your action plan to get something done. Led by plant-based organizers Lianna Levine Reisner and Rachel Atcheson, you'll gain practical skills, talking points, ideas, and tools to get off the couch and make a difference. This training is open to anyone with a dream and a will to lift our movement off the ground.
At our next monthly gathering, connect with the local whole food, plant-based community and learn with Chef Robert Graham, MD, MPH of FRESH Med who practices lifestyle medicine in Brooklyn. Dr. Graham will share his baker's dozen food tips to help you make small, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle changes, one meal at a time. Registrants will be invited to contribute to a potluck dinner prior to the program.
The Doctor is In: Prevent Heart Disease with Food
Learn practical ways to improve your heart health through diet from two top cardiologists, Robert Ostfeld, MD (Montefiore Medical Center), & Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD (Weill Cornell Medicine), who have prescribed an evidence-based, whole food, plant-based diet to their patients.
New Jumpstart Program at JCC Manhattan & Sponsorship Opportunity!
Pssst... we're planning to launch a 21-day jumpstart program at JCC Manhattan in conjunction with Dr. Neal Barnard's talk on Thursday, January 10th. Stay posted for details on enrollment!
We celebrate the opening of NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue's Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine program. Congratulations to Dr. Michelle McMacken, director of the program and member of Plant Powered Manhattan's Medical Advisory Board, and Krisann Polito-Moller, health coach for the new program and member of PPM's Community Advisory Board.
At our December gathering, "The Gift of Good Health," health coach Laurie Courage introduced us to core concepts in whole food, plant-based nutrition; explained five big ideas for surviving the holidays; and demonstrated preparing four different dishes -- a kale and cannellini bean soup with tomatoes and artichokes, hummus wrap roll-ups, WFPB deviled "eggs" (made with potatoes), and a Southwest-style kale salad. We thank Laurie for carting out her delicious supplies all the way from Long Island!
Thanks to Abril Anchondo Reynaga for translating our materials into Spanish, and to Marjorie Sha for expertly updating our print materials.
Thanks also to the many volunteers who have represented Plant Powered Manhattan at events over the past few weeks: Aifra Ruiz and Abril Anchondo Reynaga at SOMOS Community Care's State of Latino Health Fair; to Nirav Vadecha, Rakhee Kumar, Dr. Allen Hsu, Chenel Trevellini, and Gail Mayer at JCC Manhattan's New Year's Day Health Fair; and to Rachael Metz, Lou Mazzone, Martha Rowen, and Indiana Baltodano at tonight's healthy cooking workshop at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
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Lianna & Lynn
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