Gala-Goers Treated to a Full Day of Good Health
Professional Athletes Lead Fun Run, Provide Nutrition Tips
Professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, who won the Canadian 50K Ultramarathon in 2003 and 2006, when he also set the course record, led an early-morning four-mile run around the National Mall. The approximately 20 participants got an up-close view of the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Capitol, and the Lincoln Memorial. Afterward, Brazier, who created a health food supplement and has written two books, was joined by professional bodybuilder Kenneth Williams to give the runners nutrition and training tips. Brazier explained how a vegan diet helped him trim his recovery times and dramatically improve his athletic performance and Williams, who is America’s first vegan bodybuilding champion, served as living proof that a plant-based diet provides super strength and exceptional health.
Marilu Henner and Chef Sualua Show How It’s Done
Marilu Henner, who became America’s darling on the hit shows Taxi and Evening Shade, was joined by leading chef Sualua Tupolo to show gala attendees how to create dishes that are both healthful and full of flavor. The first class took attendees on a culinary tour of Washington, including mock crab cakes (in honor of Maryland, our neighbor to the north), Senate Bean Soup, and White House Butternut Squash Salsa. Although Marilu continues a vigorous acting career, her passion is fitness and nutrition through her Total Health Makeover® and her website, Marilu.com.
PCRM and The George Washington University Present Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Medical professionals had a full day of detailed instruction on using nutrition in clinical practice. PCRM partnered with The George Washington University to present the continuing medical education program for health care professionals. The course provided an overview of how to put nutritional interventions to work and focused on the most recent evidence that links nutrition to the management of common medical conditions.
The seminar covered a variety of topics, including cardiovascular health, diabetes management, cholesterol control, women’s health, cancer prevention and survival, and other topics. The speakers were Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D.; Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H.; David J.A. Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D.; Gordon Saxe, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E.
More than 200 primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, subspecialists, and others interested in nutrition and chronic disease management attended the event. PCRM hopes that this is just the first of many continuing education programs jointly sponsored with The George Washington University.