Dr. Michelle McMacken, FACP, DipABLM, Executive Director of NYC Health + Hospitals Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
Are you living with:
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Health concerns related to obesity
Would you like to learn how to become healthier through lifestyle changes?
Our Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Programs can help!
You will have access to our team of experts, including a plant-based doctor, a registered dietitian, and a health coach, who will work with you to create a personalized plan to “upgrade” your lifestyle.
We focus on six aspects of lifestyle change: a healthy plant-based diet, physical activity, stress reduction, sleep health, social connections, and avoidance of risky substances such as tobacco.
Our programs involve individual appointments and regular group classes. Both components are important for your success. We also offer educational materials; recipes and cooking tips, classes on grocery shopping, meal planning, meal preparation, exercise, sleep, and stress management techniques; and the chance to connect with others who are making lifestyle changes.
Patients who enroll in one of the programs will receive a full medical evaluation by a team physician, with special attention to current lifestyle behaviors and social needs.
We’ll guide and support you in adopting healthy lifestyle habits. You don’t need to be ready to change overnight. Schedule an appointment to see how we can help you get healthier – call the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at (347) 507-3695.
The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program is currently available at:
A plant-based diet is a diet centered around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, peas, nuts, and seeds. It minimizes or avoids animal foods, sweets, and highly processed foods.
A plant-based diet has many health benefits:
Can lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar
Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers
To join this program, you should be interested in moving towards a more plant-based diet. But we welcome you even if you are not ready to go 100% plant-based. Our team will work with you to make changes at whatever pace you are comfortable with.
Our primary goal is to help you optimize your health, lower your risk of disease complications, and improve your overall well-being. Our doctors will review your medications and recommend adjustments as needed. Our emphasis is on helping you adopt the healthiest possible lifestyle.