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News & Events for Health Empowerment // May 6, 2021


The Power of Diet & Lifestyle

“Over time, I tapered off every one of the medications on which I had once been dependent. My MS symptoms continued to recede.” In the introduction to this month’s Plant Powered Book Club selection, What’s Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness, Saray Stancic, MD, recounts the not-too-extraordinary story of how whole food, plant-based nutrition and lifestyle change led to her recovery from multiple sclerosis. She’s now a leader in making lifestyle medicine a critical part of the healthcare community’s approach to preventing, treating, and reversing chronic illness. Dr. Stancic writes:


"Regrettably, only about one-fourth of medical schools offer the recommended twenty-five hours of nutrition education over four years of study. This is shocking in light of the numerous studies showing how dietary interventions have served to both prevent and improve outcomes in chronic disease. For example, if you have a heart attack, you can reduce your risk of a second heart attack by 72 percent if you just improve your diet. That's a far better outcome than any drug on the market. Given the effectiveness of dietary changes to reduce heart attacks, one would think that cardiologists should be well-versed in the field of nutrition... [T]o become a full-fledged cardiologist, you must complete one hundred invasive cardiac catheterization procedures, but zero hours of nutrition." (p. 11-12)


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Virtual events

Virtual Potluck + Recipe Swap
Monday, May 10, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
FREE - register here

Connect with community members over a casual virtual dinner to share stories, swap recipes, and show each other what we're eating. If you're looking for meal inspiration or have questions about eating plant-based, you'll find support from like-minded members of the PPMNY community.



Scents to Senses: How to Eat Mindfully (8-week series)
Wednesdays, May 12 - June 30, 7:00 - 7:45 PM
FREE - register here

Take time to slow down, tune into your senses, and learn to eat with awareness. In this 8-week series, you’ll learn simple mindfulness practices, and how these techniques can help break unhealthy eating habits to boost the health benefits of plant-based eating!



Pregúntale a la Doctora
Jueves 13 de mayo, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
GRATIS - regístrate aquí

La médico Julia Barillas, también pediatra endocrinóloga, nos acompaña para una sesión de preguntas y respuestas sobre todo lo relacionado a una alimentación a base de plantas.

Save the Date!

Sunday, May 16, 10:00 - 10:45 AM:
Family Fitness & Food Workshop

Sunday, May 23, 5:00 - 6:15 PM:
Cooking with Chef Carole

Monday, May 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM:
Nutrition Support Circle

Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 - 8:00 PM:
Plant Powered Book Club: What's Missing from Medicine

Thursday, June 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM:
Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition

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Treat yourself, or show mom how much you love her, with a decadently healthy start to the day: Check out PPMNY Culinary Educator Brandy Cochrane’s Carrot Cake Oatmeal with cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins on our recipe app at PPMNY In Your Kitchen

Speaking of the app, you still have time to get the newest version of PPMNY In Your Kitchen and enter our celebratory giveaway! We’ve extended the giveaway entry period to tomorrow -- Friday, May 7.

Enter to win a $100 grocery gift card, an Amazon Fire TV stick, or How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by plant-based nutrition expert Michael Greger, MD.

You'll receive one chance to win for any or all of the following by Friday, May 7:
🌱   Get the app on your phone or computer, as a new user or when you upgrade to the new version!

🌱   Submit a recipe -- each recipe gives you one chance (follow the link in the app menu or submit your recipe here). Be sure to read over the guidelines for recipe submissions.
🌱  Jump over to Facebook or Instagram for more ways to enter to win! 
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Educational Design & Evaluation Manager -- Now Full-Time, Paid 

PPMNY's nutrition education programming is in high demand! We are seeking a skilled program developer with a strong understanding of adult learning theories and experiential learning to serve as our Educational Design & Evaluation Manager. In collaboration with PPMNY leadership, this full-time role will be responsible for program planning and development, as well as assessment and evaluation. Learn more

Community Programs Coordinator -- Part-Time, Volunteer

Working alongside PPMNY’s Network Director to implement our public education programming strategy, this volunteer role will coordinate event planning, including maintaining a master schedule, outreach to presenters, coordination with our communications team, and providing planning support for our grassroots leaders. Learn more. 

Network Empowerment Coordinator -- Part-Time, Volunteer

Guide and support our growing team of volunteers as PPMNY’s Network Empowerment Coordinator. This part-time role is responsible for empowering volunteers to set mission-aligned goals and cultivating a collaborative environment for our team to thrive by providing structure, tools, and resources. Learn more. 

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During our Intro to Mindfulness: Eating with Awareness session last night, Sam Moll, RD, explained meditation and led attendees through two mindfulness practices. Starting next week, we'll tune into our senses to help us connect to our bodies and boost the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Join us for our 8-week series, Scents to Senses: How to Eat Mindfully.
Join the fun for National Salad Month by sharing your plant-packed salad photos -- and your favorite oil-free dressings -- in our Facebook Community group or on Instagram, tagging @PlantPoweredMNY and using the hashtags #plantpoweredsalads and #eattherainbow. Thanks to Kimberly R. for inspiring us with her salad filled with greens, cauliflower, and avocado! 

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Grow Your Own Fruits & Veggies
Presented by PlantPure Communities and the Square Foot Gardening Foundation

FREE - enroll here

Start growing your own fresh produce with the Square Foot Gardening Method! Learn how this versatile gardening method can be applied in your backyard, urban settings, and community gardens.



6 Steps to Reversing Disease with Supermarket Foods
Presented by Brooke Goldner, MD
FREE classes available through this Saturday, May 8
-  enroll here

Discover how inflammatory foods lead to chronic disease and the power of whole plant foods to heal inflammation. Dr. Goldner shares case studies of patients who have recovered from Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Scleroderma, and Multiple Sclerosis through plant-based nutrition.  



The Rise of Plant-Based Living
Presented by Forks Over Knives and moderated by Nina Gheihman, PhD
Wednesday, May 12, 4:00 PM 
FREE -  register here

Listen as leaders of the whole food, plant-based nutrition movement, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Neal Barnard, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Rip Esselstyn, and Brian Wendel discuss the recent growth of plant-based nutrition across the country. They’ll explore what’s next for the movement and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fork Over Knives documentary film that sparked an interest in plant-based nutrition for so many. The film is now streaming for free -- watch here!



Energy Reset Summit
Presented by Better Life Summits
Saturday, May 15 - Sunday, May 23
FREE - register here

Hear from 26 experts in health and nutrition as they share strategies to re-energize your mind and body through a combination of plant-based nutrition, raw food, and mindset techniques. Featured presenters include plant-based nutrition leaders T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, and Michael Klaper, MD.

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Our mailing address: Plant Powered Metro New York, PO Box 20771, New York NY 10025

Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Questions? Email us at info@ppmny.org.


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