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In November 2018, I was invited in by St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis to present on food, nutrition and how a plant-based diet plays a significant role in reversing Type 2 Diabetes. You can imagine how this sort of thing may not be the norm for a major hospital system and it was quite an honor to bring this information to their audience.

On November 1, 2018 I had the pleasure of being the first guest presenter at the beautiful Allegro Senior Living Community in Richmond Heights, MO. I spoke with the Aging Life Care Association. Many of these distinguished ladies and gentlemen are the decision makers for independent and assisted care aging communities where all too often nutrition can fall off the map. In my Food as Medicine presentation, I shared how it is never too late to introduce whole, plant-based foods into the diet to see reversal of common chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

In November of 2018 I teamed up with Devyani Hunt, MD and presented foods + recipes that aid in lowering inflammation. The event was put on by PEAK Sport and Spine Physical Therapy. This event sold out quickly and we had quite a crowd on a snowy night in St. Louis. This just goes to show the demand there is on inflammation lowering foods and the education around it.

For years my friend, Dr. Jim Loomis, Medical Director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and I wanted to collaborate on a project and during a lunch meeting while he was in town, I told him it was time St. Louis to host a plant-based event. Since 2011 I have been educating our community on the health benefits of a plant-based diet and it was high time we invite the plant-based pioneering researchers and physicians to our great town to share their information with us. And that's just what we did. On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the Plant-based Nutrition Summit unfolded in incredibly eloquent fashion to a sold out crowd at the prestigious Washington University. Thank you to all involved who helped us put St. Louis on the plant-based map!

St. Louis, MO (May 30, 2018): St. Louis’ first Plant-based Nutrition Summit will take place at Washington University on Saturday, July 14. Featuring world renowned experts on plant-based nutrition, the Summit will educate the public on the heath benefits of a plant-centric diet.

Are you: Tired of taking those high blood pressure meds? Struggling with type 2 diabetes? Scared you might have heart disease like others in your family? So is most of the country. When did chronic illnesses become the norm? You'll learn the answer to that question and more importantly, how to quite possibly reverse and even prevent the most common chronic illnesses that plague us today at this year's Plant-based Nutrition Summit held at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday July 14.

Dr. Neal Barnard, St. Louis's own, Dr. Jim Loomis and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine crew is heading to St. Louis April 9-11! As a part of their Kickstart Tour, you can find them, along with Kayli Dice of Lighter, Fred and Ricky's, Dr. Rosa Kincaid and yours truly, at a FREE Plant-based Health fair on Tuesday Evening from 6-9pm at Third Degree Glass Factory!

Super Bowl is not about the game, it's about the food. So eat well, and don't hate yourself in the morning. Here are 4 new delicious recipes you, too, can debut this year - and use all year long!

The staying power of bone broth to both the culinary and nutrition arenas has been mildly impressive to me, so I thought I'd give it a closer look to try and understand why it is so desirable.

My experience with L-Nutra's 5 Day ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)

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