Super Bowl LIV. It’s coming. The battle between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. The epic commercials. The parties. Will you be prepared? Cheer on your favorite team while serving stupendous snacks with crudités and claim the trophy for throwing the best Super Bowl party EVER!
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 3, at Natural Grocers at 6 p.m. and we’re eager to hear from Dr. Gina Drobena, one of our new members who was recently certified in lifestyle medicine! Here’s Gina’s bio:
Gina Drobena, MD FCAP
Gina Drobena is an Arkansas native who is board certified in clinical pathology and transfusion medicine as well as lifestyle medicine. Dr. Drobena began her training at UAMS in 2000 and then joined the faculty as an attending physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. After becoming aware of the impact food was having on her own health, Dr. Drobena became passionate about sharing knowledge of plant-based nutrition and pursued board certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
In 2018 the Culinary Medicine program at UAMS began as a working group to teach medical students about nutrition and its role in healthcare. Dr. Drobena co-chairs the medical education subcommittee and teaches a culinary medicine elective as well as instructing interprofessional students in experiential workshops using the culinary medicine curriculum. Whether it is through training future providers or personal consultations with her patients, Dr. Drobena is enthusiastically spreading the message of culinary medicine throughout the state to improve the health of her fellow Arkansans.
We’ll also look forward to hearing from Debbie Burghart who will be sharing her nutrition and lifestyle journey, plus information about the “diabetes UNDONE Interactive Workshop” starting Jan. 30, 2020. Click here for information. And, Kellie will be sharing about her experiences at Stephanie Spencer’s program Plant Based Transformation for Beginners and with Alicia Watson’s delicious meals therein.
Thanks to Marina Ivanovsky, MSN, APRN, FNP- C, for an excellent presentation last month, including the latest information on insomnia and cancer and the effects of lifestyle. Click here for access to an MP3 recording of her presentation, preceded by one heck of a testimony by Dr. Karen Seale!
Lots of other whole food, plant-based lifestyle activities happening, including a presentation and cooking class by Dan Lysk on Feb. 8. Please go to our calendar, click on any events of interest, and find links to details. And, let me know if I’ve missed or mis-reported anything. (Picture of calendar follows – links not active here)
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Last year, I shared as a Star McDougaller after I lost 30 pounds and got rid of all my health problems by following the starch solution. Read my story here.
I’m sharing with you today because I wanted to express how much my life has continued to change since first reading Dr. McDougall’s book and how I am now able to share this life changing information with thousands of others. Since writing to you guys last November, I decided that more people needed to hear about this lifestyle and all its benefits. I decided to start a YouTube channel and Instagram account in order to document my journey and to help people with simple and practical meal ideas. At first just my mom and few cousins subscribed but over these past few months my channel has grown so much and continues to grow daily. In each video I share how Dr. McDougall’s work has so positively changed my life and I continually encourage my viewers to read his book or visit his website for the many free resources he has available. My most recent videos are getting almost 10,000 views in one week! I’m blown away that so many people are hearing how Dr. McDougall’s work can help them change their lives and their family’s lives. Thank you all for all the work you do!
You can find Kiki on YouTube here. And on other social media platforms as @plantifulkiki