"Let FOOD Be Thy Medicine"

November 13, 2017
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Of the many challenges facing our current healthcare system, perhaps the most pressing is the need to effectively guide lifestyle interventions in order to stem the rising tide of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, even cancers. Dr. Leibowitz will discuss some of the important ways in which physicians and their colleagues can provide more personalized, comprehensive care to their patients and communities. Chief among these measures should be sound nutritional guidance. What we put in our mouths profoundly impacts our health...for good or for ill. Unrefined, plant foods ~ naturally low in fat, high in fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants and healthy proteins ~ are optimal for physical, emotional and cognitive health. Why? They drive down systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. They keep our gut bacteria strong and resilient. Plant foods make us feel & look our best, inside and out. Cathy will explain how today our lifestyle habits are driving our epidemics of chronic, degenerative diseases, jeopardizing our health at increasing younger ages. She will describe how we can resolve the underlying causes of these illnesses by amending our lifestyle habits ~ primarily what we eat and how we cook. Please join us to learn how to take your first steps towards reclaiming your health by changing what's on the end of your fork. About Larry Leibowitz, MD: Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Leibowitz has been in practice since 1999. With the launch of his concierge practice, Matrix Personalized Medicine, in June 2017, he will offer highly individualized care by addressing the unique needs and preferences of each of his patients. Recently recognized as a 2017 Castle Connolly Top Doc in Fairfield County, Dr. Leibowitz serves as the Director of Health for the town of Redding. Prior to launching Matrix, he was the Medical Site Director of Stamford Health Medical Group in New Canaan. He continues to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, a position he has held since 2009. In 2015, he completed a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona, acknowledged as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Leibowitz earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in PA and completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in PA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University in 1987. About Cathy Katin-Grazzini:  Plant-Based Culinary Medicine Instructor and Chef, Matrix Personalized Medicine LLC, New Canaan, CT  Certified in plant-based nutrition, The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, e-Cornell  Graduate, Rouxbe Cooking School, Professional Plant-Based Program  Licensed Instructor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life Programs

Date: November 13, 2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Lapham Community Center | Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT 06840 | (203) 594-3620

Event website: laphamcenter.org

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