Join Ashtabula County Medical Center physician Victoria Li, MD, for Walk with a Doc, Thursday, July 22 at Lakeshore Park Pavilion. The walk starts at 4 p.m. with a discussion focusing on the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet, which has proven to help control or reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and even autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Li, who completed a plant-based nutrition course from Cornell University, will explain what a whole food, plant-based diet includes and answer other questions, such as:
- When you say whole food, how do I prepare them?
- Can I cook my food in oils or broth?
- What should I use as a natural sweetener?
- Will I get enough vitamins and minerals on a plant-based diet?
- Can I still eat cake and sweets?
Dr. Li said, “We want to consume our food in most natural forms with as little processing as possible to get the most nutritional value from them. The beauty of a whole food, plant-based diet is you can start eating it today. No matter where you are in your journey, follow Michael Pollan's seven words manifesto: ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’”
Premiere Fitness’ monthly Walk with a Doc events are free and are a great way to interact with ACMC physicians, advanced practice providers, and other clinical caregivers. Walkers can take advantage of the time to get exercise and learn important information to improve your help. The entire event lasts just an hour and Dr. Li will answer any questions about a plant-based nutrition during the walk at Lakeshore Park. If bad weather cancels the July 22 Walk with a Doc, the rain date is July 29.