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From Pills to Plants
February 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free event! No MCLE. Presented by the CLA Health and Wellness Committee in celebration of Heart Health Month.
In recent years plant-based diets have gone mainstream. More people are touting the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting back on meat. The advantages have been well researched, and many people are seeing incredible results. We know we should eat more blueberries and broccoli, but why don’t we? Change is hard!
In this seminar, you will learn that going plant-based is not so much a diet as it is a general approach to eating. There’s no need to count calories or stress about meeting certain macronutrient goals each day. Dr. Evelisse Capó, who is an expert in culinary medicine, will share life-saving information and tips that you can incorporate in your routine to help prevent and reverse chronic illnesses and achieve optimum wellness.
Speaker: Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM, President, The Food Pharmacy
Evelisse Capó, received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. While practicing clinical pharmacy, she witnessed the pain and suffering of many chronically ill patients in hospitals and long-term care institutions. Questioning the effectiveness of the conventional approach to treating diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, she trained in Culinary Medicine and founded The Food Pharmacy (thefoodpharmacy.com)/Farmacia en La Cocina (farmaciaenlacocina.com) where she provides guidance and support to those looking to adopt a whole food plant-based lifestyle. She is a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a graduate of the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. Evelisse is the Executive Director of Spanish Programs and Culinary Content for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Capó is a licensed PCRM’s Food for Life Program Instructor and collaborated in the GEICO Workplace Nutrition Study coordinated by the Washington Center for Clinical Research. She has served as a board member and speaker for the Casa Vegana de La Comunidad non-for-profit organization in Puerto Rico. Evelisse lives in Florida and shares her life with her husband, four plant-strong children and three dogs.