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Food as Medicine: Cooking for Gut Health

September 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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September 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Join us for “Food as Medicine: Cooking for Gut Health” on Wednesday, September 14 at 11 AM.

Why is gut health so important? If you have an imbalance in your gut bacteria, you could develop something called dysbiosis, which can, in turn, lead to sleep disturbances, migraine, skin irritation, unexplained weight gain or loss, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, strong cravings for sugar and carbs, moodiness, and autoimmune disease … just to name a few! In this cooking program, Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist Allison Harrell will share ways to improve your gut health by eating delicious plant powered food. She’ll be joined in the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Nutrition Theatre by Daniel Galante, DO, a colorectal Surgeon at AdventHealth Winter Park.

This is a demonstration-style cooking program, so prepare to sit back, relax and let our chef prepare the meal while you enjoy the delicious items. While attending this program, participants will receive a booklet for the following recipes:

  • Chopped Asian Salad with Orange – Sesame Miso Dressing
  • Chicken and Veggie Miso Soup
  • Strawberry Banana Ice Cream


This program is presented by Allison Harrell and Dr. Daniel Galante and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with AdventHealth.

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About Your Program Presenters

Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.

Daniel Galante, DO, MS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and Assistant Program Director for the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship program at AdventHealth. His areas of expertise include the use of minimally invasive technologies in colon and rectal cancer treatment, including TAMIS and laparoscopic surgery, as well as pelvic floor disorders.

About the Food as Medicine Series: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” isn’t just a quote from ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it’s a framework to healthy and healing eating that’s more relevant today than ever. Join CHWB Chefs and AdventHealth physicians for this innovative program from the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You’ll learn more about the intersection of food and medicine, dive deep into the ways your food choices affect your health far beyond the numbers on your scale and learn easy recipes using new and interesting flavors and techniques.

This program is part of the series, Food As Medicine, presented by the Center for Health & Wellbeing and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with AdventHealth.




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