Daily Dozen

Week 2 May 15/16 - Lifestyle Medicine

Week 2 is a discussion about lifestyle medicine.  The course follows the revolutionary book "How Not to Die" written by Dr. Michael Greger, where foods are used to prevent and reverse disease. Learn about how a plant-based diet can treat chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. We will also be introduced to what types of food to incorporate into our daily diet. We will debunk myths regarding protein-rich foods and other common sources of confusion.

Helpful Handouts

  1. Chef AJ Calorie Density Chart

  2. Greger's Daily Diet Guide or download the app available on Google Play for Android and iTunes for iOS.

  3. Starter Kit

  4. The Plant Based Diet Booklet by Kaiser Permanente

Below are video links shown in Week 2:

Week 4 May 29/30 - What foods are healthy?

Now that we've reviewed foods that should be avoided, we focus on the many foods that are great for your health. We focus on how to plan your diet using resources like "Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen", as well as recipes inspired by Dr. Greger. We also will learn how to replace dairy and meat with healthier choices. 

Helpful Handouts:


Below are video links shown in Week 4: