“Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates, the Greek founder of western medicine.  

In this episode, you will learn the art and science of using food as medicine, and how doctors can prescribe home-cooking and lifestyle changes to prevent, treat and manage disease from our guest speak, Dr. Rani Polak. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in lifestyle medicine with a focus on culinary medicine, stay through the end of the episode, to learn about the CHEF Program at Harvard Medical School. It is a great way for doctors to earn continuing medicine education to teach their patients how to better care for their health by cooking and nutrition education. This program is opened to health coach and other health professionals who are interested in using these tips for their clients.

Dr. Rani Polak is the Founding Director of the Culinary Healthcare Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center of Lifestyle Medicine at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; as well as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His current work is concentrated on culinary coaching, an innovative telemedicine approach which utilizes evidence-based medicine to help individuals and professionals to efficiently and cost-effectively improve nutrition through home cooking. His work has been featured in many media outlets including Scientific American, Herald Tribute, and USA Today.

Visit the CHEF program at https://www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org

This is the “What is Public Health Podcast” with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com

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