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Food as Medicine Kicks Off the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

New York, NY, April 29, 2016 --( Celebrity physicians will gather for a vegetable-forward conversation as part of the Food As Medicine series at Deepak Homebase on the mezzanine of ABC Home, Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Robert Ostfeld will moderate the panel, which is co-presented by ABC Home, Thrive Market, and U.S. Veg Corp. Ostfeld is a Yale-trained cardiologist who directs the Cardiac Wellness program at Montefiore Medical Center.

Others on the panel include: Dr. Thomas Campbell, co-author of The China Study, a ground-breaking exploration of the health benefits of a plant-based diet; Dr. Garth Davis, a co-star of the docu-reality television series Big Medicine; Dr. Michelle McMacken, a Columbia-trained internist who directs a medical weight-loss program; and Rip Esselstyn, former firefighter and triathlete, who authored The Engine 2 Diet.

The Food as Medicine series aims to bring chefs, farmers, doctors, journalists, activists, and wellness experts together to advance the sustainable food movement. Each conversation is recorded live and released as a podcast.

The May edition of the series will serve as the kick-off for the sixth annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, May 7-8. The Festival will feature more than 100 vegan food and lifestyle vendors, cooking demonstrations, lectures, entertainment, children's activities, and a raffle benefiting Mercy For Animals.

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