Inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Grand Rounds with Michael Klaper, MD

On September 21, 2021, RLMI and IHA launched their joint inaugural meeting of the Lifestyle Medicine Grand Rounds. We had an engaging discussion about a patient with stable angina and coronary artery disease, and the benefits of lifestyle medicine in addressing root causes of disease.

Michael Klaper, MD was the featured guest panelist, along with Dr. Melissa Sundermann, Dr. Ted Barnett (Moderator), Dr. Susan Friedman (Case Coordinator), and Dr. Bob Breakey.

More than 60 registrants attended, with the following countries represented:

US, England, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Argentina, Australia.

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Ted Barnett is featured on (Un)Common Medicine podcast with Dr. Grace

We hear often that a plant-based diet can improve our health and help prevent, and even reverse disease, yet where do you start?

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s Dr. Ted Barnett, MD aka Dr. Veggie has created the 15-day Jumpstart Program, based on decades of science, and producing incredible clinical outcomes that have been consistently improving people’s health for years.  And who better to learn from than a doctor who, along with his wife and 3 children,  has been living an exclusively plant-based life since 1991.

Not every plant-based food is healthy, and knowing how to navigate through the change from current habits and choices to more beneficial ones can be overwhelming, and let’s be real – quite daunting.  That is why Dr. Barnett has designed this program to give people the science behind the choices, and more importantly, easy actionable steps to transition into a body-optimizing plant based lifestyle.

Dr. Barnett, MD was featured on Dr. Grace’s (Un)Common Medicine podcast on September 30, 2021.

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Milton Mills, MD presents on the MicroBiome

As part of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Lecture Series and Rochester Area Vegan Society, on September 26, 2021, Milton Mills, MD presented to a live (and virtual) audience on the Microbiome in Rochester, NY.

Mills is a physician who has worked with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to redress racial inequities in dietary recommendations. Dr. Mills is an intensivist (critical care/ICU) physician, actively practicing in the Washington, DC area. He speaks on a wide variety of topics, including the microbiome, the connection between diet and cancer, human anatomical adaptation to plant-based diet, and what the Bible has to say about diet, as well as connections between the civil rights movement and veganism. Note: This event was Zoom-recorded live in a park pavilion using 3 phone hotspots, without any WiFi available. We apologize for the intermittent outages.

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Dr. Ted Barnett is featured on Chef AJ

Chef AJ introduces Dr. Barnett, an Interventional Radiologist, partner with Borg and Ide Imaging in Rochester, NY, and founder of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute to her live audience. World renowned Chef AJ spends an hour with Dr. Barnett discussing his background, lifestyle medicine, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart, WFPB nutrition and culture change.

Vegan since 1991, Dr. Barnett and his wife Carol are the proud parents of three adult children who are incredibly healthy lifelong veganangelists.

In 2017, he became one of the first 204 physicians board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine after passing the inaugural examination in that specialty.

In March 2020, adapting to the new realities of the current pandemic, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute began delivering its monthly 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart using Zoom. The program has now reached over 1000 people in over 35 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom.

As documented in a recent publication in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, the 15-Day Jumpstart has shown dramatic results in improving most of the chronic conditions afflicting citizens of the industrialized world, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension. This is especially important in the current pandemic, as those conditions are associated with significantly worse outcomes for those infected with COVID-19.

Dr. Barnett is dedicated to transforming the health care system using the principles of Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-Based Nutrition. What is lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle Medicine uses evidence-based lifestyle interventions to prevent, arrest, and reverse disease. The six basic pillars of Lifestyle Medicine are 1) Whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, 2) Regular physical activity, 3) Restorative sleep, 4) Stress management, 5) Avoidance of risky substances, and 6) Positive social connection. We at RLMI have added 3 more pillars, Enjoying Nature, Finding Purpose, and Finding Joy which are represented by added spokes on our wellness wheel.

This interview was held live on August 29, 2021

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Dr. Ted Barnett on Chef AJ Live via YouTube Aug 2021


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