Food as Medicine – The Glycemic Index and Health
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Center for Health & Wellbeing
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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. In this program, Chef Collette Haw from Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen and AdventHealth’s Dr. Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie teach more about the intersection of food and medicine, diving deep into the ways your food choices affect your health far beyond the numbers on your scale. Tune into this series to learn easy recipes using new and interesting flavors and techniques.
May 2021 Program Topic
Learn about the Glycemic index, glycemic load and food insulin index, and how the three are linked to your health.
Watch Chef Collette prepare Cauliflower Cashew Soup, Mushroom and Broccoli Stir Fry, and Roasted Chicken with a side salad. During this cooking demonstration, Dr. McKenzie discusses the science and evidence behind carbs, sugar and health.
This program is part of the series, Food As Medicine, presented by the Center for Health & Wellbeing in collaboration with AdventHealth and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Program Presenters
About Chef Collette Haw, Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
Chef Collette Haw is a classically trained Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, New York) graduate. With an exceptional talent for taking a healthy ‘ho-hum’ to a flavor-rich ‘yum!’, Chef Haw approaches the Nourish menu with a unique hybrid of her comfort-food-gone-healthy and ‘food as medicine’ philosophies. Prior to assuming her leadership role at Nourish, Chef Haw spent several years operating her own successful meal delivery service out of Longwood, Collette’s Clean Eats, and as a private chef to a celebrity family in Atlanta.
About Dr. Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie, MD, AdventHealth
Dr. Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie is an award-winning gynecologic oncologist surgeon board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine with tremendous expertise and experience providing advanced surgical treatments including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures for women with all types of gynecologic cancers. A cancer survivor herself, she provides compassionate, holistic, integrative and state of the art medical care. She is especially known for her expertise in radical debulking surgeries to remove advanced tumors and has a passion for cancer research. Dr. McKenzie, who speaks four languages fluently, earned her medical degree with research honors in New York; completed residency and fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital & Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also earned her Master of Science in Public Health and Epidemiology with honors while completing her fellowship training after which she was inducted into the Honor Society of graduate and professional schools. She has received numerous awards and has been voted by medical staff as best physician colleague. Her innovative research initiatives during the early part of her career resulted in research funding awards and recognition. Most recently Dr. Mckenzie was selected as one of 16 oncologists from all over the united states and the world to undergo extensive leadership training with the premier oncology society, ASCO. As a graduate of this leadership development program, she sits on national committees that monitor and provide guidance to oncology practices throughout the country. With a passion for teaching, she serves as the current Program Director of Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship and has affiliate faculty appointments with the FSU and UCF Colleges of Medicine through which she regularly mentors students and residents. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Mckenzie also sits on numerous boards for charity organizations, goes on surgical missions to impoverished areas internationally and frequently lectures nationally and internationally.