Plant-Based Living for People of Color: Has it Arrived? with Lisa Smith, MBA

Please take a look at this amazing Webinar:

 

Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture

Plant-Based Living for People of Color: Has it Arrived?

with
Lisa Smith, MBA
Executive Director
Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:30 pm

Now, more than at any other time in our history, it has become glaringly apparent that there is a need to focus on sustainable and inclusive lifestyle health practices for people of color. Ms. Smith will explore the disproportionate impact of chronic disease on people of color and ways in which we can begin to turn the tables for these more marginalized and vulnerable communities with a plant-based diet and other lifestyle interventions.

Lisa A. Smith, MBA is a serial entrepreneur, health and wellness subject matter expert, nutritionist and professional speaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a masters in business administration. She is certified in plant based nutrition, the executive director of the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group , the author of The Plant Based Foodie and creator of the signature P.H.A.R.M. TO TABLE plant based course. Lisa is a highly sought after speaker and presenter on plant-based nutrition, wholistic health and entrepreneurship who epitomizes what it means to be a passionate community leader.

Milton Mills, MD: The Impact of Historical Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color

Here are the links to the wonderful presentation given by Milton Mills, MD on  October 1, 2020:

Dr. Mills Part 1:

Dr Mills Part 2:


Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute arranged for Milton Mills, MD to bring to our Rochester audience the ground-breaking lecture he premiered at Vegan Summerfest 2019—a talk which has become even more urgent in the light of current events 
The Impact of Historical Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color
Background:

October 1 was World Vegetarian Day and the first day of World Vegetarian Month, culminating on November 1 with World Vegan Day.

 

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is striving to bring a plant-based diet to the mainstream with its 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart and other programs! Please support us as we try to bring about a culture change, so that a plant-based diet is encouraged and supported by the health care system, and is reflected in official dietary recommendations and medical protocols!
Milton Mills, MD 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. Dr. Mills’s insights into the legacy of racism and its impact on the health of communities of color are not to be missed.

Lifestyle Medicine Week 2020: Summary

Welcome to the last day of Lifestyle Medicine Week 2020!

The mission of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is to establish Lifestyle Medicine, especially the adoption of Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) nutrition, as the foundation for health and the healthcare system.

As you can see from this graphic, Lifestyle Medicine is critical for preventing the most common and costly chronic conditions afflicting our citizens. Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine Week.

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is proud to support the critical work of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). ACLM recognizes six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection. As you can see from our Wellness Wheel, we have added 3 pillars of our own: spending time outdoors, seeking purpose, and finding joy.

Stay well and have fun!

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Partner, Borg and Ide Imaging
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Lifestyle Medicine Week: Get Moving!

Welcome to Day 7 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today we visit another Lifestyle Medicine pillar: Physical Activity.

Your body will do what it asks it to do. For optimal health, ask it to “Eat more fruits and vegetables and go outside and run around!” Exercise, especially outdoors, will add more years to your life and more life to your years.

Some days you may be stuck at work or not be able to formally exercise for another reason, but try to get out of breath everyday!
If you can, find some stairs and try walking or running up and down as fast as you can for 5 minutes. Do that a few times a day—it can really make a difference!

Keep moving!

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Partner, Borg and Ide Imaging
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is proud to support the critical work of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). ACLM recognizes six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection. As you can see from our Wellness Wheel, we have added 3 pillars of our own: spending time outdoors, seeking purpose, and finding joy.