This program was presented in partnership with NewYork–Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.
The first part of the program included a presentation by Senior Physical Therapist Jennifer Looby, PT, DPT, CLT, about how to manage and soothe symptoms of lymphedema and other inflammatory issues.
After Dr. Looby’s presentation, Chef Emilie Berner conducted a live cooking demonstration and shared information about 13 foods which help fight inflammation as well as how to use them in a few recipes.
Dr. Jen Looby is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist is the Senior Physical Therapist for Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation. Dr. Looby received her Master of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Dominican College. She became a certified Lymphedema Therapist after training at the Norton School of Lymphatics. Dr. Looby has completed advanced training in head and neck cancer and axillary web syndrome from the Klose Institute.
Emilie Berner, MA: Emilie Berner, MA received her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Barnard College in New York City. Her passion for food led her to train at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health Supportive & Culinary Arts. She later earned a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University. In 2016 Berner joined the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, which is part of the Harvest for Health initiative at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. The larger program includes an organic garden, a farmer’s market and food service for patients and employees. The program’s goal is to teach people how to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes.