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Benefits of Plant Based Diets
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

  • Wellness Institute
  • Center for Lifestyle Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic

A poor diet can lead to numerous chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Most people know eating healthy is important, but in this “supersize” world it can be difficult to find a nutritious diet that is sustainable. Join us as our expert discusses the benefits of a plant based diets such as the ones prescribed by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD and Dean Ornish, MD and what you need to do to stick with them.

The good news is there is help available when you want to make a change. Wellness experts within the Center for Lifestyle Medicine of the Wellness Institute of Cleveland Clinic have successfully used a system of group-based, hands-on interventions for more than 4 years to guide people to transition to plant-based nutrition. This type of diet benefits more than those patients with coronary artery disease. It helps patients suffering from a wide spectrum of chronic diseases that are related to poor lifestyle choices, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer, such as prostate, breast, and colon. These interventions include nutrition, culinary techniques, physical activity, and stress management approaches of therapeutic yoga and behavioral health coaching to improve outcomes for patients at risk and those who already have common chronic diseases.

About the Speaker
Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD is the Medical Director for the Center for Lifestyle Medicine and specializes in lifestyle medicine, cardiovascular disease reversal, integrative medicine approaches to lifestyle-related cancer management. Dr. Golubic graduated from University of Zagreb School of Medicine and went to complete his doctorate at Sveuciliste u Zagrebu. He has also worked as a project scientist at Cleveland Clinic in molecular biology, neurosurgery and integrative medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Huron Hospital.

To make an appointment with Dr. Golubic or any of the other specialists in our Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, please call 877.331.WELL (9355). You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/lifestylemedicine

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