Eating for Good Health Presented by Kumara Sidhartha, MD, MPH
WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 PM WHERE: Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St., Sandwich DONATION: $5 online, $10 at the door
As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Kumara Sidhartha will speak about the health and environmental benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Dr. Sidhartha will share his own fascinating studies showing how a plant-based diet can reverse existing heart disease and diabetes in patients. Additionally, he will show how such a diet will help prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Sidhartha’s philosophy includes striving to create an informed, empowered and healthy population through lifestyle changes to prevent and treat these chronic diseases. There will be ample time for audience questions. Dr. Sidhartha will also discuss his progress on and the process of writing his book.
The event is part of ongoing series of lectures presented by the Sandwich Arts Alliance Literary Group.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Sidhartha currently serves as the Medical Director for the Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) of Cape Cod Healthcare. Additionally, he is also the Medical Director of the Cape Cod Healthcare Employee Health Plan. Dr. Sidhartha completed medical school in India and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – affiliated with Cornell University, New York. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Sidhartha is also a graduate of the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition program at the School of Public Health and Department of Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by eCornell University and Colin Campbell Foundation in New York.
He serves in the Massachusetts State Food is Medicine planning council convened by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at the Harvard Law School. He is a contributing author in the textbook titled Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems (1st edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis 2018). He is working on his next book, a fiction called All My Secrets, that tells the story of our relationship with food.
Dr. Sidhartha’s philosophy includes striving to create an informed, empowered and healthy population through evidence-based practice tools, such as nutritional and lifestyle approaches to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis. His leadership role with Cape Cod Healthcare provides him with an opportunity to work at a system level in the areas of population health and coordinated care delivery.