Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
Dr. H recently attended a course at the Culinary Institute of America in California that was titled “Healthy kitchens and Healthy Lives,” which was a collaborative course between the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America.
A major part of the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease is learning how to cook. The wave of the future is Medical institutions having teaching kitchens and trained chefs in order to train patients how to live healthy lives by cooking intelligently with simple meals.
Dr. H said “though it was a short three-day course, it was a great opportunity to learn from public health experts and experienced chefs. I hope to be able to share this information with my patients and one day have a teaching kitchen. Unfortunately, insurance companies and the government have truly not embraced this form of prevention. Patients need to take the initiative and pay out-of-pocket for preventive services. Little effort and cost are needed if one wants to cook healthier and prevent disease. We do know that in cooking at home and eating with family is much cheaper, healthier, and rewarding.”