Food as Medicine: Elevating Health with Soy: Your Path to Wellness

Posted October 24, 2023 | By Jordyn Flannery

Step into a world of health and vitality with Dr. Amber Orman, Chief Wellness Officer of AdventHealth Medical Group, and Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist Allison Harrell, as they delve into the remarkable health benefits of incorporating soy into your diet. Uncover the nutritional benefits of soy as a potent protein source, explore its role in promoting heart health, and dispel misconceptions about its impact on hormones. This presentation will empower you with practical ways to enhance your wellbeing through soy-rich choices, offering a clear roadmap to a healthier you.

Recipes can be found here.

About the Presenter:  

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.

Amber Orman, MD, DipABLM is a double board-certified radiation oncologist and lifestyle medicine specialist focusing on breast cancer treatment and prevention. She is the first ever Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) of AdventHealth Medical Group, working to improve the wellbeing of her colleagues. She is also the co-founder of the HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle) program at AdventHealth in Orlando, Florida. HEAL is an 8-week lifestyle medicine program designed to educate and inspire cancer patients to make positive changes to decrease cancer recurrence and improve overall healthspan. She collaborates with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as a member of the Health Systems Council and also serves as the Chair of the Cancer Member Interest Group.