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
Want to learn more. Visit our Calendar of Events.