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Food as Medicine: How to Feed Your Gut Microbiome

March 28 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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March 28 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Join Allison Harrell and Dr. Karen Corbin in the newest installment of the Food as Medicine Series.

Did you know that your gut microbes depend on you to feed them and that starving them negatively impacts your health? Join us in-person or watch along live online for a special Food as Medicine program featuring culinary medicine specialist, Allison Harrell, RD and Dr. Karen Corbin, PhD, RD, Principal Investigator at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute. They will teach you how to feed your gut microbiome with a menu that will include whole foods that are high in fiber and resistant starch (like beans, seeds, and whole grains) and is based on new research findings from Dr. Corbin and her collaborators. After attending this class, you will be able to take these discoveries directly to your dinner table.

You have two options for attending this program – save your seat in the Nutrition Theatre or click here to register for our free webinar and watch it from home. Whether you’re watching from inside the Nutrition Theatre or from home, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your questions and comments with Allison and Dr. Karen Corbin during the program.

This program is presented by Allison Harrell and Dr. Karen Corbin and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the 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.

Karen Corbin, PhD, RD, is an Investigator at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute of Metabolism and Diabetes. Her program of research focuses on enterohepatic metabolism and the mechanisms that drive individual susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Corbin came to the TRI-MD after a 3-year term as a Research Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition. Dr. Corbin earned her doctorate degree in molecular medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2008. She became a registered dietitian in 1998 after completing her dietetic internship at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, FL. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 1997 at Florida State University.

Dr. Corbin’s research portfolio includes both investigator-initiated and industry clinical-translational studies focused on novel pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutics. Her work is highly innovative and transdisciplinary and has the potential to lead to important advances in prevention and treatment strategies for common metabolic diseases.

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.

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