Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to stay healthy and build up their immune system. If you Google health or healthy eating, you will see a bounty of information. Some information may be useful, but much of it is false, has no science behind it, or is twisted in a way to make you buy something. With so many bloggers and nutrition “experts” out there, how can you tell the difference between factual information and a false sales pitch?We can think of no better expert at Integrated Rehab Consultants than our very own Kunwarjit Singh Duggal, MD, or as his friends and colleagues call him, Dr. Kenny Duggal. Not only is he a fantastic rehabilitation doctor, but he’s dedicated his life to studying medicine and how diet and food are impacting health. Myth Busters: Exposing the MythsAbout a Plant-Based Diet is a fun yet informative talk by Dr. Duggal discussing many of the false narratives out there about plant-based diets and what healthy eating really means.
Dr. Duggal regularly speaks at Veggie Fest, a family-fun two-day event that takes place in Lisle IL at Danada South Park, just steps from The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center. Held annually in August, Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian food and wellness festivals in North America. It’s also considered one of the premier festivals focused on delicious yet nutritious food and healthy living.
In addition to Veggie Fest, The Science of Spirituality Meditation Centers have launched Veggie Fest Presents, a series of programs to continue education on health and nutrition. Myth Busters: Exposing the Myths About a Plant-Based Diet was presented as part of the Veggie Fest Presents program. Programs include cooking classes, talks on how to transition to a plant-based diet, and celebrity speaker events where doctors and specialists provide the latest scientific research on the plant-based diet.
Find out more about Veggie Fest and discover great recipes, videos, articles, and resources at www.veggiefestchicago.org.
The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Lisle Illinois provides a forum to learn and practice meditation for physical health, mental and emotional health, and spiritual growth. They advocate for a whole-food, plant-based, lacto-vegetarian, or vegan diet to help sustain the health of the body, the integrity of the environment, and the sanctity of all life.
The center in Lisle is a part of the non-denominational organization Science of Spirituality. With over 3,000 centers worldwide, they offer programs to help people find their true purpose in life and discover inner treasures through meditation. Activities at their centers include weekly presentations on various aspects of meditation, spirituality, and healthy and ethical living, along with meditation retreats, community fellowship, and projects that serve their local communities. Helping people live together in peace and harmony, serve others, and show respect for people of all backgrounds are ideals central to the vision of Science of Spirituality.
Dr. Kenny Duggal is the Director of Physician Development and has been a consulting physician with Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) Since 2015. He practices within the sub-acute rehabilitation environment throughout Greater Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Duggal is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.
Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) is the largest physiatry group in the country specializing in post-acute rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability (bone, brain, neuromuscular experts) and quality of life. Our board-certified doctors work with SNFs and IRFs to optimize therapy treatment plans, focusing on functional rehabilitation and recovery for patients with physical and cognitive impairments. We can help patients discharge quicker and safer – adding a needed layer of clinical oversight and capabilities for post-acute facilities, who specialize in rehabilitation and see a higher acuity patient. For more information or to partner with a physiatrist from IRC, go to http://irehabconsultants.com.