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Wednesday, October 5 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wellness - Blending the Art of Food and Cooking with the Science of Medicine

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Hawai’i is in the midst of a food crisis. Culinary Medicine presents part of the solution. With one 1 in 4 children facing food insecurity, Hawai’i ranks second in the country. At the same time, youth obesity in Hawai’i is over 15%. How can the islands have both skyrocketing rates of obesity and food insecurity. Doctors now see increasing advanced Metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health issues characterized by abdominal obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, with increased risk of multiple chronic health issues like cardiovascular disease, stroke and early death. The bottom line is that a balanced diet, along with a healthy lifestyle, can reverse these risks. It can be arduous to reverse years of unhealthy health habits. In order to ensure sustainable success medical guidance can be of vital support.

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Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i... Read More →

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Jeanette Qablawi

Jeanette Qablawi is a primary care physician specializing in Integrative Medicine and is currently practicing at Manakai O Malama. She completed her residency at New York Presbyterian and Columbia Hospitals, and a fellowship at Mount Sinai. She has a passion for preventative care... Read More →
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Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is Professor in the Department of Economics, UH Mānoa , the Economic Research Organization (UHERO), and Sea Grant at UH Manoa. His research focuses on effects of agricultural policies, impacts of climate change on agriculture, commodity pricing, renewable energy... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST