Health Outcomes with a Plant-Based Diet
Sarah Goodpastor, MD
What do we know about plant-based diets and their impact on cancer and cardiovascular, cognitive, metabolic (diabetes), and auto-immune disease? A review of the scientific literature will be presented with practical ways to receive the benefits of plants in your diet.
Dr. Sarah Goodpastor graduated with a B.A. in Economics with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and received her Doctor of Medicine magna cum laude from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Goodpastor joined Mercy Internal Medicine in 2017, and created a weight management program at Mercy which includes clinicians specialized in mind and body wellness, diet, exercise instruction, and behavior change.
Building Strong Bones, Wading Through the Nutrition Buzzwords, and Finding Information We Can Trust
Susie Young, RD, CSO
Research in food science is by no means definitive and we are continually furthering our knowledge. How might we cut through the “noise” around much of the nutrition terms and information we see on the internet and in mass media, and gather the essentials which are based on real science? Find practical ways to gain a greater understanding of up-to-date dietary recommendations that can help us heal, feel well, and live a resilient and active life.
Susie Young is the founder of Durango Garden Girl. She is passionate about nutrition, whether it is growing vegetables, creating a new recipe, or learning about the synergistic properties of food. She received her degree in Nutrition from the University of Northern Colorado, she is a Registered Dietician, and has obtained her certification as a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Susie has lived in Durango for 20 years with her husband and her puppy dog. In her spare time, she loves to do anything outside – garden, hike, ski, and raft.
Acknowledging the Balance in Wellness
Missy Rodey, MS, CSA
Discover the subtle differences between health, wellness, and well-being. What does it really mean to secure a balanced lifestyle? Learn how peer-reviewed research and evidence-based medicine can help us achieve this wellness and balance.
Missy Rodey received her undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition, and a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She held the position of Instructor of Nutrition at Northwestern University School of Nursing, and her extensive professional experience includes years of practice as clinical registered dietician, and working with patients who had severe kidney disease. She is past Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Mercy Regional Medical Center. She now practices as a Certified Senior Advisor as the founder of DeNovo Health Advocacy in Durango. Missy is an outdoor enthusiast, and is a lifelong proponent of physical fitness and living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.