wellness

Press Release: Brookdale Hospital to Host “The Healing Power of Food” Conference to Seek Innovative Solutions to Obesity and Promote Healthy Living in East New York

Brooklyn, NY (May 5, 2016) Brookdale Hospital and Live Light Live Right (LLLR) will host ‘The Healing Power of Food’, a one-day conference on nutrition, health and wellbeing for members of the Brownsville and East New York communities on on June 2, 2016 at Brookdale Hospital. . “The Healing Power of Food” aims to engage, connect, and share resources that will empower the community and help provide a lasting impact on health and obesity.

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Annual Live Light Live Right Holiday Party

Live Light Live Right celebrated our Annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Party at CAMBA. We have a great deal to celebrate this year, many success in our program. Our families and participants shared their moving stories of struggles and accomplishments with all of the individuals that attended the party. The delicious healthy food was provided by our new chef Jimmy with the assistance of our Senior Nutritionist Judy Marshel. The Live Light Live Right staff trainers kept the children busy with dancing, obstacle courses and word games. It was a wonderful party and we were grateful to Robin Hood Foundation for their continued support, CAMBA for providing us with wonderful space, as well as Empire State Realty Trust for their employees generation donation of gifts.

Live Light Live Right Participates in Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn

The Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn successes included over 28 miles of bike lanes painted, improving the number of healthy offerings in over 100  grocery stores and bodegas, supporting the growth and sustainability of 6 community farmers markets, the establishment of local school wellness policy in 32 schools reaching over 20,000 students, and more.

On January 6, 2016 at we will be joining the leadership team to recognize the collective achievements and impact that our efforts have made within our community.

What is Insulin resistance and how does it contribute to obesity?

Sarita Dhuper, MD, FACC, Founder and Executive Director, Live Light Live Right

Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas by a group of cells called Beta cells. When we eat carbohydrates—sugars and starches found in many foods they finally convert into glucose that enters the bloodstream. With the help of insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy. Insulin helps muscle, fat, and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels and when there is excess it stores it in the form of glycogen in the liver.

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