Upcoming Events for Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen – Jan. 24 & 25

Hello all my Healthy Nugget Group!

I am so excited to have finally taken the plunge and activated the Healthy Nugget email address – healthynuggetlr@gmail.com. I hope to set up a resource page in the future, but as usual everything takes time. 
Our next events are right around the corner this coming weekend. 
On Friday  we will have a super bowl themed dinner. 
Saturday you guys are in for a treat! My dear friend Tessa Melancon who is a retired sociology professor will be speaking to us about the Sociology of Food and Eating. We have been discussing this topic many times and she and I think you will enjoy the fruits of her research and insight, as well as her and her husband’s journey to health.  

The schedule is as follows: Please RSVP by sending me an email stating your intention(s) no later than Thursday noon, and let me know which event(s) you plan on attending. Again, that new address is healthynuggetlr@gmail.com. You may also email me at that address requesting to be added to the email list. 
Our next Cooking Class is this Friday January 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM Location : second floor Baptist classroom (near the Breast imaging center) located in the Hickingbotham Center, 9500 Kanis Rd. Cost: $15 (or use your prepaid card) 
Saturday lunch: When : Saturday January 25, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: My office  Pediatric Gastro Associates 1515 South Bowman Rd (on the left just past the skating ring)    Cost: $15 at the door  (or use your prepaid card) 
Happy eating !!! Maryelle 

Reminder: Payment options:  You will have 3 options.    1.  Pay at the door 15$ per event (class or lecture)    2.  Pick up a DISCOUNT CARD and purchase 9 events (pay $15 at the door) and get the 10th one free. If you bring guests you can fill your card faster! (10% discount)    3.  Purchase a PREPAID CARD for $120 for 10 events. I will sign the card each time you use it. Couples you can use the same card and if you bring a guest you can use it too so you and your guest will benefit from the discount. (20% discount) 

Alice Walton announces new Whole Health Institute, Chopra Medical Library – Talk Business & Politics

The healthcare system is broken, and more aptly reflects a disease-care system, according to Alice Walton, philanthropist and daughter of Walmart founders Helen and Sam Walton.

She spoke Wednesday (Jan. 15) at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s winter meeting in Bentonville and announced the formation of the Whole Health Institute and Chopra Medical Library.  Walton said the center will be in Bentonville and will work to improve the health in the region and around the state with impacts that will also be felt across the nation.

“We have a system that is piecemeal at best and still not affordable for many, despite its annual costs which are 17% of the nation’s GDP,” Walton said. “We need a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body and spirit. Whole health tools do exist around the country and we want to be part of the solution to change healthcare.”

Details on the new center were not fully revealed on Wednesday, and officials declined to provide cost estimates on the initial launch of the institute and estimates on annual operating costs.

Walton said she has named an executive team to lead the project. Dr. Tracy Gaudet is the executive director for the Whole Health Institute. Walton has also added a small executive team to help her get the project off the ground. That team includes Dr. Amanda Hull, director, Whole Health delivery systems and Dr. James Marzolf, director, health sector finance and policy.

Gaudet is the former executive director of the Veterans Health Administration’s National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. According to the VA, the office was responsible for “a fundamental re-envisioning and redesign in the philosophy and practice of healthcare delivery for our Veterans and our Nation.” Prior to her time at the VA, Gaudet was with the Duke University Health System where she served as executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine from 2001 to 2010. Prior to her time at Duke, Gaudet was the founding executive director of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine.

BOLD IDEAS AND BRILLIANT MINDS
Walton said once the new system is created, the plan is to spread it throughout the state and region.

“One thing the [Northwest Arkansas] Council is known for is working on bold ideas and getting things done,” Walton said “This doesn’t happen through competition, but it happens through collaboration between our hospital systems, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, insurance companies, doctors and other healthcare providers working with brilliant minds in finance and policy to design a system that rewards health and reduces costs.”

She described the Chopra Medical Library as a center where healthcare professionals and laymen can enhance their learning from a global collection of research journals. The library is named for Deepak Chopra, a New York Times bestselling-author who Walton said has helped her throughout many years. Walton said the future will be one of more health and wellbeing, less pain and fewer chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity. It will involve more self-care creating less need for clinical and pharmaceutical treatments. The end result, Walton said, should be to reduce healthcare costs and better health outcomes.

“The U.S. is 37th in the world for life expectancy and we spend way more than other countries who have much better outcomes. We know 75% of healthcare costs are a result of chronic conditions, which more than not from patient behaviors and choices,” Walton said.

A ‘SYSTEM PROBLEM’
Gaudet said despite the U.S. spending in healthcare, the life expectancy rate is next to Cuba, at the low end of the spectrum. She said heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans but what most don’t know is the 1.3 million preventative angioplasty procedures done annually at a cost of $48,000 each don’t prevent future heart attacks. Behavior is a better predictor. The same is true for heart bypasses in the U.S. done as preventative measures at a total cost of $44 billion. She said these are important procedures that can save a life during a heart attack but they alone don’t prevent future cardiac arrests.

“We have a system problem that has to be unwound,” she said.

Gaudet outlined five initial priorities for the new center. At the top of the list will be to focus on healthcare delivery and partnering with healthcare systems in the region and around the state to create and demonstrate a new delivery system for whole healthcare. The center also will partner with self-insured employers to improve the health of their workforce and also reduce costs. Then the focus is to create whole health communities with NWA First being a living laboratory and model for the state and nation at large. Continued planning for the institute will be important amid collaboration between the community and the council.

The institute also will focus on finance and policy around improved healthcare for better outcomes by putting together the business case for the transformation. It will work with payors to transform to a value-based model as well as advocate for national healthcare reform. Healthcare education for practicing clinicians, medical school and existing professions and new health professions, including peers, will be another institute focus.

TAKING OWNERSHIP
Marzolf presented a business case to the group that was done with the Veteran’s Administration Health Care system over the past two years. He said looking at 204,528 veterans who received outpatient and inpatient care between fiscal 2019 and half of fiscal 2019, the total savings were $838 million after using the Whole Health Institute approach.

He said the VA has $720.853 million in cost avoidance from outpatient services, and $117 million saved from inpatient services. The cost avoidance on pharmaceuticals was $4.25 million.

Gaudet said patients in the new system will take control of their own healthcare plans. She said instead of going into the doctor’s office and waiting for their assessment from a problem list the doctor has created, the patient will tell the doctor what their aspirations are from running marathons to losing weight or just living longer to be with family. The doctor will then take that aspiration and work with the patient on overall health objectives that should include diet and stress relievers in addition to labs and drug therapy. She said when this works, patients have greater control of their health outcomes, and by taking ownership with direction from healthcare professions they have a greater shot at success.

Nelson Peacock, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, told Talk Business & Politics the Whole Health Institute will be significant in the region’s mission to become a healthcare destination, a mission the council made a priority last year.

“We believe it will go a long way in helping us with medical specialties and look forward to ongoing developments,” Peacock said. “All of the local healthcare systems have signed on to work together in this initiative.”

Source: Alice Walton announces new Whole Health Institute, Chopra Medical Library – Talk Business & Politics

Chronobiology – How Circadian Rhythms Can Control Your Health and Weight – Michael Greger, M.D.

Given the power of chronotherapy—how the same dose of the same drugs taken at a different time of day can have such different effects—it’s no surprise that chronoprevention approaches, like meal timing, can also make a difference.

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Wasn’t that chemo data wild? Amazing! And if you are on blood pressure medications, please share this video with your physician to ask to see if your timing is optimized.

We kicked off this chronobiology series by looking into the importance of breakfast when it comes to weight loss: Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-br…) and Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-sk…).

I didn’t want it to be all chrono all the time in case there were some people uninterested in the topic, explaining, for example, why the previous video was on an unrelated topic (The Effects of Hormones in Milk on Infertility in Women (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-e…)). I’ll keep doing that interspersing back and forth, but here’s the list of the rest of this punctuated series still to come:

• Eat More Calories in the Morning to Lose Weight (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eat-m…)

• Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/break…)

• Eat More Calories in the Morning Than the Evening (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eat-m…)

• How Circadian Rhythms Affect Blood Sugar Levels (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-c…)

• How to Sync Your Central Circadian Clock to Your Peripheral Clocks (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-t…)

• The Metabolic Harms of Night Shifts and Irregular Meals (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-m…)

• Shedding Light on Shedding Weight (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/shedd…)

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How to Use Food As Medicine by Brooke Goldner, M.D.

From a recent Q&A – how to improve health gradually or rapidly using nutrition.

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Dr. Brooke Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, Goodbye Autoimmune Disease, Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health & Healing. She has been featured in multiple documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, has been featured on TV news and the Home & Family Show, as well as many radio shows and podcasts, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker, who shares the stage regularly with Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Bernard Greger and T. Colin Campbell, to name a few. She has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine 3 times, including the current cover of Fit Over Forty. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency, and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of GoodbyeLupus.com, VeganMedicalDoctor.com, and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.

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All the information provided by Brooke Goldner, M.D. and associated videos are strictly for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health care provider or physician. The information provided by Brooke Goldner, M.D. and associated videos cannot be used to make a diagnosis or treat any health condition. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. The information in this video is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Brooke Goldner, M.D. is not acting as your medical provider. —-

These Toxins Age Us And Make Us Overeat – Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”

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WHOLE Life Action Hour – Dr. Neal Barnard – Jan. 4th 2020 

Dr. Neal Barnard is dedicated to using the power of plants to help his patients prevent the effects of chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s. Hear the findings from his years of research on how to power up your brain with nutrition. You’ll find out what foods are best for brain health and how to put these powerful foods to work for you, plus what foods can protect your brain from damaging heavy metals and bad fats, and what the most nutrient-dense foods are. We’ll also discuss how to strengthen your brain through both mental and physical exercise, and the impact of sleep on memory and brain health.

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