RLMI News and Events

Debunking Keto, Paleo, and other Low-Carb Diets with Brenda Davis, RD

Registered dietitian Brenda Davis is a leader in her field and an acclaimed speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences throughout the world. She is noted for her work as the lead dietitian in a diabetes research project in the Marshall Islands.

Ms. Davis is co-author of nine award-winning, best-selling books including Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (2014), Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013), The Raw Food Revolution Diet (2008), Defeating Diabetes (2003) and Dairy-free and Delicious (2001). Most recently she is the co-author with Reshma Shah, MD, MPH of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families–With Tips and Recipes for Bringing Health, Joy, and Connection to Your Dinner Table (2020). Her books are vegetarian/vegan nutrition classics, with over 750,000 copies in print in 8 languages.

She has authored and co-authored several articles for peer-reviewed medical and nutrition journals and magazines.

Ms. Davis is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Ms. Davis is a distinguished member of RLMI’s Scientific Advisory Board and one of the best speakers you will ever hear. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear her!!!

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RLMI features a panel of Plant Based Physicians on Nutrition and Lifestyle

RLMI’s Dr. Ted Barnett and Dr. Susan Friedman lead a panel of physicians on the role of whole-food plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine in their practices on June 3, 2021.

Panelists include: Susan Friedman, MD, MPH; Melissa Sundermann, DO; Mira Agrawal, MD, FACP; Scott Leibman, MD, MPH; Ted Barnett, MD, FACLM; Robert Breakey, MD

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RLMI features Carla Hightower, MD, MBA on Food Cravings

Dr. Carla Hightower is a certified integrative health coach, workplace wellness consultant, and founder of Living Health Works. She provides wellness workshops and online courses to teach adults how to create healthy lifestyles with plant-based nutrition so that they can heal themselves, have more energy, and lead productive lives.

In her prior career, Hightower practiced anesthesiology for 21 years and observed that unhealthy food was responsible for most of the preventable, chronic diseases affecting her patients. Personally, she was inspired to become a health coach after overcoming her own prediabetes with plant-based nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Hightower joined RLMI’s Dr. Ted Barnett and Dr. Susan Friedman for a webinar presentation on Sunday June 13, 2021.

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RLMI features Ginny Messina, RD, MPH on Plant-Based Diets and Bone Health

Registered dietitian Virginia Messina writes about plant-based diet for both consumers and health professionals, and serves on the advisory boards of One Step for Animals, Vegetarian Resource Group, and True Health Initiative. She has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, co-authored a textbook on vegetarian nutrition, and twice co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper on Vegetarian Diets.

On her website, theveganrd.com, Ms. Messina says: “I devote my career to giving people the tools and knowledge they need to adopt a healthy vegan diet and to ensure that they will stay healthy and happy for the long term.” She also contributes to and helps maintain the website Vegan Health which she calls “the most comprehensive, evidence-based source of vegan information on the internet.”  Ms. Messina has co-authored a number of books on vegan nutrition and vegan ethics, including Vegan for LifeVegan for Her, Never Too Late to Go VeganEven Vegans Die, and Protest Kitchen. Most recently she co-authored, with Jack Norris, RD, the second edition of Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy on a Plant-based Diet (2020).

Ms. Messina was the featured guest speaker on RLMI’s Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture on May 16, 2021.

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Dr. Barnett introduces RLMI’s 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart.

In this short video, Dr. Ted Barnett introduces his Day 1 presentation of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart program.

The 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart is perfect for those with chronic diseases to take part and see positive results in just 2 weeks. With more than 1000 participants all over the world so far, excellent results have been charted in weight loss, lowered cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, reversal of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, improved sleep, increased energy, lowered meds, and much much more.

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AARP/RLMI Video Series Intro Video: Lifestyle Medicine for Immune Function.

If you’re looking for some simple tips to improve your immune system, watch this short introductory video on Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s 9 Lifestyle Medicine pillars to improve your immune system.

This video was produced for an AARP/RLMI video series on 6 Steps (of the 9 pillars) to Support a Healthy Immune System (Tuesdays, July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5-5:45 pm EST).

The 9 Lifestyle Medicine pillars are low tech and inexpensive. They include Plant-Based Nutrition, Purpose, Joy, Activity, Enjoying Nature, Managing Stress, Relationships, Avoiding Toxins and Restful Sleep.

By adopting these pillars, you may be able to lose weight, lower cholesterol, reverse Type 2 diabetes, increase energy, and improve sleep more easily.

Watch the RLMI Healthy Immune Function Introduction below.

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WFPB Cooking Demos: RAVS Chefs in the Kitchen

A whole-food plant-based diet is linked to better health, weight loss, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reversal of Type 2 diabetes, improved sleep and energy.

Expand your plant-based cooking repertoire and learn how to make some simple, delectable and crowd pleasing plant based recipes. Join seasoned and inventive chefs, Sandy Baker, Renee Bell, and Peg Haust-Arliss in their kitchens, while they generously share their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for plant-based cooking!

Watch the plant-based cooking demo presentation below featuring Renee Bell’s Oatmeal Berry Casserole, Sandy Baker’s Strawberry-Banana Breakfast Wrap, Peg Haust-Arliss’s Chick’n Salad (soy curls),  Renee Bell’s Yam and Kale Soup, Sandy Baker’s Chocolate Mousse.

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The June 2021 Jumpstart Info Session is Available for Viewing

Thinking about taking RLMI’s 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart? Want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reverse diabetes, increase your energy, improve your sleep and/or reduce your medications?  Watch the Jumpstart Info Session, recorded June 23, 2021.

Dr. Ted Barnett and a team of RLMI facilitators leads a discussion on what the Jumpstart is, why it works, and how to participate. Several recent Jumpstart participants share their stories, favorite cookbooks, and medical results from their Jumpstart experience.

RLMI’s evidence-based medically supervised small group Jumpstart program is available globally and provides the information and support you need to achieve positive health results and reduce or reverse chronic conditions.

Watch the Jumpstart Info Session below.

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Podcaster Jim Moore features Dr. Ted Barnett on UK’s Bloody Vegans

Dr. Ted Barnett was the featured guest on the UK’s Bloody Vegans podcast. Jim Moore hosts this video podcast for vegans and the vegan-curious, featuring different fellow plant-based speakers in each episode. Guests tell and share interesting, real-life stories. Jim and Ted run all the bases on this fun and enlightening podcast. Recorded Friday, June 25, 2021. Tune in here for the link.

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Main Street Vegan Features Dr. Ted Barnett

Ted Barnett, MD, founder of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute was the featured guest speaker on Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan™ EP436 podcast entitled The Democratization of the Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle on Thursday, June 17, 2021 on Unity Online Radio. Victoria features vegan guests and vegan headlines and espouses going vegan for the planet, animals and your health!

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