UA Arthritis Center Presents ‘The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle: Foods that Heal Inflammation’

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

“Our strength, vigor, health—and even the span of life itself—depend upon what we eat,” proclaims an advertisement in The Atlantic Monthly magazine—in February 1922.

What we know now about how foods influence health will be explored in a free presentation, “The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle: Foods that Heal Inflammation,” by nutritionist and registered dietician Kelly Grant, RD, NC, of Kelly Grant Nutrition and formerly with Canyon Ranch and Miraval Health Resorts, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6-7:15 p.m., at the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium (Room 2600), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. (If seating in DuVal Auditorium reaches capacity, the talk also will be videostreamed live to UAMC Room 5403).

What we eat affects everything we do. Our diet directly influences levels of inflammation, ease of digestion, hormone balance and regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. Sleep quality, bone density, muscle tone, skin elasticity and tone, brain function, genetic expression and disease also are directly affected by what we consume.

Kelly Grant will delve into the causes of inflammation and provide strategies that you can perform every day to reverse chronic inflammation, boost immunity and improve the overall quality of your health. Grant will discuss the hidden sources of inflammation in our environment and specific foods that cause chronic inflammation and unwanted weight gain. She also will present practical and manageable tips and information about must-have foods to keep your immune system strong and inflammation levels low.

Open to the public, the free 75-minute presentation includes time for questions and answers. Light refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the UAMC – University Campus visitor/patient parking garages just south of the hospital’s main entrance and north of the UAMC-Diamond Children’s lobby.Please note: the UA Arthritis Center now is able to validate parking; please bring your parking ticket to the lecture to be validated. After 5 p.m., free parking also is available in nearby UA Zone 1 parking lots; the Zone 1 lot closest to UAMC is at the corner of Helen Street and Martin Avenue, south of the UA College of Nursing.

Seating is limited and prior registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit the University of Arizona Arthritis Center website www.arthritis.arizona.edu or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

About Kelly Grant

Kelly Grant, RD, NC, is a well-regarded natural food chef, registered dietitian and nutrition coach who has helped thousands to transform their body and health. She is the founder of the integrative and functional nutrition practice, Kelly Grant Nutrition.

Grant is a specialist in autoimmune disease, digestive health, weight and inflammation. She excels in helping people prevent and reverse disease and achieve optimal health. She is a unique registered dietitian who incorporates the practices of functional and integrative medicine to look for the root cause of disease and provide each patient with a unique, individualized treatment plan.

Grant knows personally what it is like going from doctor to doctor searching for answers. After years of medications, doctors and a laundry list of symptoms, she was able to completely reverse her own chronic autoimmune disease through an anti-inflammatory way of eating.

Her unique work experience includes having worked at top destination health resorts Canyon Ranch and at Miraval Health Resort in Tucson. She also has created health programs and lectured for major corporations, including General Electric, Four Seasons Resorts, the San Francisco Giants and the National Hockey League.

 

Grant has contributed to Fitness Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine, Discovery Health Networks, CBS News, NBC News, The Huffington Post, Food as Medicine Conference and Body for Life for Women.

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. No lectures will be held in December or January or February 2015. The spring series of Living Healthy with Arthritis talks begins in March 2015.

Save the date: the annual Living Healthy with Arthritis Conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

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The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu