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Cincinnati Museum Center Cr(EAT)e Culinary Studio Food as Medicine Series Powered by the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC: Cooking for Gut Health with Lauri Nandyal, MD (FULL)

Join us for a presentation on integrative gut health followed by a teaching kitchen demonstration at the new Cr(EAT)e Culinary Studio at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Program Description: With ¾ of our immune system housed in and around our digestive tract, a healthy gut is crucial for wellness. Digestive disorders are a primary reason many Americans seek health care. There is ample evidence that stress, the environment, and eating patterns play leading roles in many of these conditions. 

  • Learn how digestion and gut health influence the immune system
  • Explore intestinal ecology, the gut microbiome
  • Clarify how food informs gut wellness
  • Gain an understanding of the gut-brain connection

Event Details

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 6-8 p.m.

Location: Cr(EAT)e Culinary Studio at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203

Recipe: Quinoa bowl with tofu, sautéed vegetables and turmeric dressing and kimchi

Cost: This event includes an evidence-based presentation, hands-on kitchen experience, a healthy meal, and parking.

  • $100 Regular Entry
  • $80 Cincinnati Museum Center Member Entry
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Lauri Nandyal, MD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Family & Community Medicine, Affiliated Faculty, Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC

Lauri Nandyal, MD graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Biology, then earned her MD at the UC College of Medicine, as well as completing her Family and Community Medicine Residency through UC/Christ Hospital. She worked at the VA for a decade and in private practice, shifting to Integrative Health in 2014. She currently works at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, training future healthcare professionals by teaching integrative and functional medicine courses to both undergraduate and graduate-level students and providing patient care through UC Health. She continues to teach across the spectrum, passing the “baton” of health creation to undergrads through residency as well as many public forums. With her patients, she looks to apply tools for “root cause analysis,” exploring the unique biology of each individual. 

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