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Living to 100: Beyond Genetics

  • Natural Gourmet Institute 48 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY, 10010 United States (map)
Living to 100: Beyond Genetics Cooking Class

Living to 100: Beyond Genetics
Tuesday January 24th 2017
@ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this workshop you will discuss the topic of Living Healthfully to 100. Can a healthy diet and lifestyle impact the aging process? What lessons can we learn from the Blue Zones? Additionally, students will have an opportunity to have a tasty sampling of several plant based dishes to compliment the topic.


  • Red Bean and Sweet Potato Hash
  • Vegan Berry Protein Smoothie
  • Artichoke, Basil and Olive Tapenade


Robert Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP is a Harvard trained physician, board certified in Internal and Integrative Medicine. He is the creator of Fare Wellness, a culinary medicine program educating mostly doctors about healthy cooking and eating at the Natural Gourmet Institute and created “Victory Greens,” an edible rooftop garden at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hospital. He received a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three fellowships in General Internal Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He is a frequent speaker at conferences including TedxManhattan 2015 (Back to Our Roots). He is the co-founder of FRESH Med NYC, an integrative medical model where he is incorporating internal and traditional medicine into the modern healthcare system with an emphasis on a F.R.E.S.H. approach to wellness (Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness)

Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 30 years. He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he works as a private chef, and is a Chef Instructor at NGI.