New RA Physician Teams Up with Chef for Special Lecture
Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen is coming to Fairfield Tuesday, Nov. 12, as part of a program to educate RA patients on living and cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis. “Rethinking RA,” is sponsored by the NorthBay Center for Women’s Health, Spirit of Women and Pfizer.
Joining Chef Seamus is NorthBay Rheumatologist Melissa Schoenwetter, D.O., who will discuss the challenges of living with RA, and explain current clinical tests and disease management. Attendees will learn how to talk to their doctors and how to rethink the possibilities for living life with RA.
Chef Mullen will do a cooking demonstration to inspire those living with RA to command life by starting in the kitchen. Known for his inventive, approachable, and modern Spanish cuisine, Seamus has gained critical acclaim as one of the leading chefs in the country. He was diagnosed with RA in 2007 and began looking for a diet that reduced inflammation.
“Getting by with RA pain isn’t good enough for me. There are many things that people living with RA can do if they learn to communicate with their doctors to help manage their RA. Cooking is one example of how you can stay active and healthy and even have fun while living with RA,” he says.
His search for a holistic, healing diet led to his debut cookbook, “Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better,” which pairs traditional Spanish cuisine with rustic farm-to-table fare, and highlights 18 ingredients (“Hero Foods”) that help him manage his symptoms.
“Rethinking RA” is 6 to 8 p.m. at the NorthBay Healthcare Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive, in Fairfield. There is no charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, click here to RSVP today or call (707) 646-3280.