Doctor/Chef Robert Graham Discusses a Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle

Courtesy of Meatless Monday

Doctor/Chef Robert Graham recently held a session at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show on, “FRESH Food Tips for a Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle, One Meal at a Time.” He is the co-founder of FRESH Medicine, whose mission is to improve health by addressing the five pillars of well-being: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness.

In his talk, he discussed how our food system and food trends have misshapen the way we eat and how to use food as medicine. Said simply, “Eat more plants; eat less meat. Meatless Monday is a simple way to eat more plants.”

Dr. Graham has long been an advocate of Meatless Monday as an easy way to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. As the former Director of Integrative Health & Therapies at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Dr. Graham created the first edible rooftop garden at a hospital – giving patients and hospital workers access to more fresh produce.

As a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Graham has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 10 years. He believes that food holds the key to health and recently became a chef, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Dr. Graham has taught over 500 healthcare workers, mostly doctors, how to cook whole food plant-based meals.

Check out Dr. Graham’s recipe for Five Veggie Raw Pad Thai, a perfect option for Meatless Monday.

Watch the full video here: