Just BE Kitchen

2364 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Denver, CO, US, 80202

The Standard American Diet & Medication-Induced Nutrient Deficiencies

It may not be surprising to you that the majority of Americans do not follow a healthy eating pattern, and in addition, the recommended US dietary guidelines do not address the inflammation component of our food system. Physical inactivity, eating mostly empty calories and a generally nutrient-poor/inflammation-rich diet predisposes Americans to many chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, mental health disease, to name a few. Approximately one-half of American adults have at least one preventable chronic disease and more than one-third of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are classified as obese. Decades of public health awareness promoting eating a “balanced diet” have not resulted in behavior change — energy-rich, nutrient-poor foods comprise an estimated 27% of daily caloric intake in the American diet, and alcohol constitutes an additional 4% of daily caloric intake. Many Americans are exceeding energy (caloric) needs but not meeting micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) requirements that are necessary to FUEL our cells. In addition, our sick culture is over-medicated, often with drugs that can further deplete the micronutrients necessary for our body engines to run appropriately.

At this event you will learn:

  • What is the SAD diet?
  • Most common nutrient deficiencies
  • Symptoms associated with nutrient deficiencies
  • Common medications that contribute to nutrient deficiencies
  • Nutrient dense food options
  • Pharmacist’s Fab Five

Your host, Dr. Jamela Urban, is a Colorado native and University of Colorado graduate. She completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology at CU Boulder and went on to receive her doctorate of pharmacy at CU-Anschutz medical campus where she graduated valedictorian of her class. Dr. Urban completed a PGY1 residency at The Nebraska Medical Center and currently practices in a hospital setting, focusing on internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Urban has completed her functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine and is currently in the process of certification. She is working alongside Mike Woodley, RPh at his functional medicine practice Vitopia Health.

Guests at this event will receive $5 off their meal from Just BE Kitchen!