Guild Food as Medicine Lecture

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6-7:30 p.m.


Join Susan Canmann, Megan Sleight, and the Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden for a conversation with Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark on the topic of "Food as Medicine".

Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark is a board-certified integrative family physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Co-Director of the Culinary Medicine Project, coordinator of Integrative Medical Education, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Dr. Maker-Clark has always held the belief that any meaningful healing must involve the mind, body, and spirit, and that whenever possible, the most natural and least invasive intervention serves the highest good of the patient. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Weil.

Dr. Maker-Clark relies heavily on the use of food as medicine in her approach to healing, as well as herbs, botanicals, breath work, conventional medicines and healing practitioners. Her focus on nutrition as a primary and preventative therapeutic strategy has grown into an innovative medical school course called Culinary Medicine, that teaches med students how to cook with a chef and learn basic nutritional counseling. This work is now expanding into an elementary school in Englewood, being taught by medical students.

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