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Food is Medicine: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Nutrition

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1.0 AOA Category 1-A

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In this lecture Dr. Bansal And Ms. Gorman will discuss Evidence-Based Nutrition

Food is Medicine: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Nutrition
Shipra Bansal, MD; Michelle Gorman, RD


  • Classify health promoting foods and general approaches to nutrition that are most beneficial to patient’s health.
  • Outline the evidence-based research on nutrition and reversal of chronic disease
  • Describe the research outcome from a local, chronic disease prevention study.

Dr. Bansel and Ms. Gorman have no disclosures.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: The AOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to AOMA Executive Director Josephine Zammuto, by calling the AOMA Office at 602-266-6699 or by mail to AOMA, 1951 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85015, or by email to



Shipra Bansal, MD's Profile

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A T Still University

Shipra Bansal, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Osteopathic and Lifestyle Medicine at A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). In this capacity she is leading the implementation of a fully integrated lifestyle medicine curriculum at the university. Prior to this, she was the Regional Director of Medical Education (RDME) for North Country Healthcare where she was responsible for running the 2nd year program at the Flagstaff satellite campus. She is also a family physician at North Country HealthCare, a federally qualified health center in Flagstaff, AZ. Dr. Bansal has been working with patients on whole-food plant-based eating patterns since 2014 and now conducts group visits in nutrition designed to help patients stabilize or reverse disease. Dr.Bansal focuses on making healthy lifestyles, particularly nutrition, accessible to underserved populations.
Dr. Bansal completed her training at Harbor-UCLA in 2008.

Dr. Bansal has no disclosures. 

Michelle Gorman, RD's Profile

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Ms. Gorman currently works as a program manager, lifepath and Wellness for Northern Arizona Healthcare.

Ms. Gorman has more than two decades of food science and nutrition experience.  Prior to her current position, she worked as a Senior Coordinator on the Performance Innovation Team at Exos, designing innovative wellness solutions in Human Performance for Elite Athletes, Military, Tactical and Corporate clients.  She also served as a Health Promotion Executive for Arizona’s largest Independent Health Insurance Company, providing 1.1 million members access to personal wellness programs.  In addition, she directed the nutrition communication program as the Corporate Dietitian for Albertsons and Fry’s Food Stores; she traveled extensively as their nutrition spokesperson appearing regularly on affiliate television stations in Phoenix, AZ.  Her career experience managing a food and nutrition department for a large school district and serving in therapeutic nutrition services with local medical centers and nursing homes has given her nutrition expertise that spans a lifetime. 

Ms. Gorman earned a bachelor’s degree in food science nutrition from Northern Arizona University. She received her Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell and is passionate about sharing the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Ms. Gorman has no disclosures

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