Dr. Darren Morton, LIFT Project Founder Teaches Us How to be Happy

Through Rochester Lifestyle Medicine’s Lecture Series, internationally-known Australian Lifestyle Medicine Expert Dr. Darren Morton teaches how we can lift our lives and those of others—and flourish. Through the award-winning, evidence-based, scientifically-proven global LIFT Project. Morton’s goal is to LIFT 10 million lives.

Charismatic, engaging and passionate, Morton is all about LIFTing lives by teaching people how to bring happiness, meaning and joy to their lives and others’ lives. Morton has presented to hundreds of receptive audiences from Australia to America.

Morton shows us what it takes to Flourish. He identifies and elaborates on the key elements that are scientifically proven to help us flourish and increase happiness, including Positive Emotion, Engagement, Achievement, Relationships, and Meaning.

Morton spoke via Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

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Brooklyn Borough President and NYC Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams on his new book, Healthy at Last

As part of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Lecture Series, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and past NYPD Captain  spoke on his new book, Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing & Reversing Diabetes & Other Chronic Illnesses.

Adams was diagnosed with late stage Type 2 diabetes in 2016. He consulted with five doctors, and was repeatedly told he would lose fingers, toes, and his vision, and would remain on insulin for the rest of his life. With a family history of diabetes and frightened by the dim prospects for his future, Adams conducted an internet search on reversing diabetes, and found a plant-based diet.

In his book, Adams defines a path for communities of color to reverse their chronic diseases through a plant-based diet. In a recent interview, Adams explains, “Diabetes, heart disease, and other preexisting conditions account for most of the hospitalizations, and they happen in poor communities where people have poor access to food. So, it’s almost a continuation, a pipeline, to not only poor health habits but death rates. That’s why it’s imperative that we find an approach to dealing with the pandemic amidst chronic diseases that includes both intervention and prevention. “

Adams offers solutions in his book. “I wanted to show people how to look at what we have available to us in local markets. There’s a lot of healthy food in front of us, but it is being hidden between the rows of bad food…You can eat in a cheap way, but in a healthy way. We need to ensure that people in the inner cities have the access (to healthful foods).”

Adams spoke to an RLMI audience on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

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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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