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Doctor Shares the ‘Slick Facts’ About Fats

February 1, 2016, 3:00 PM HST
* Updated February 1, 11:43 AM
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Dr. Mona Sigal presents “Slick Facts—Truth and Myth about Dietary Fats” at Kaunoa Senior Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Dr. Mona Sigal presents “Slick Facts—Truth and Myth about Dietary Fats” at Kaunoa Senior Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Learn about the role fat plays in what we eat and how we live, with “Slick Facts—Truth and Myth about Dietary Fats,” presented by Dr. Mona Sigal on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Kaunoa Senior Center, located at Hana Hwy at Alakapa Place.

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaiʻi is putting on the free event, which starts at 7 p.m. and includes refreshments courtesy of Down to Earth.

Dr. Sigal will separates the facts from the “un-truths” when it comes to explaining the sources of fats in our diets and how they affect our health and well-being. In this presentation, topics will include:

  • the differences between naturally-occurring and man-made fats
  • the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats (sorry—we’ll do a little bit of high school biochemistry!)
  • the impact of marketing strategies on our eating habits
  • the origins of the “Mediterranean Diet,” what it is and what it is not

Tired of putting out fires instead of truly seeing her patients restore their health, Dr. Sigal decided to switch careers from emergency to lifestyle medicine, which she believes is the future and will bring the necessary paradigm shift in health care.

Dr. Sigal is the founder of Nourish Health with Food for Life, LLC, the medical office for comprehensive lifestyle medicine interventions in Peabody, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in plant-based nutrition for disease prevention and reversal, as well as works with individual patients. She is a certified Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Food For Life™ instructor, and holds certificates in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University and The Wellness Forum Institute.

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For more information, call 808-944-VEGI (8344) or visit here.

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