Rynda speaking at NYC VEG FEST on Mental Health Nutrition for Vegans. 5/19/19

“Mental Health Nutrition for Vegans”

12:40-1:20 – Rynda Laurel, Dr. Robert Graham, Kara Landau & Nicole Blonder

This panel focuses on the keys a vegan lifestyle needs to maintain good mental health.

Rynda Laurel is the founder of VRY everyday, a wellness brand with a mission to help support emotional wellbeing, mental health and biochemical recovery using nutrition, supplements and various wellness modalities. She is a certified Recovery Nutrition Coach and Wellness Entrepreneur. Rynda also has an extensive background in the music, entertainment, brand, and online space where she still works with a select number of clients. She has helped expand and monetize numerous careers, companies, and ventures by focusing on the core strengths of a project then generating new opportunities for discovery and growth. Her network is vast, and she has a knack for combining creative concepts with the right partners to get executable results. Rynda is a sought-after multi-subject speaker, moderator, and event curator. She also works with a number of charitable organizations. For more information www.atrynda.com

Chef Robert Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP is the co–founder of FRESH Medicine. Dr. Graham is the only Harvard trained physician, board certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, and Chef. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He earned a Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three fellowships in General Internal Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. In 2018, Dr. Graham became a chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, one of twenty trained chef/doctors globally. As an international speaker, health innovator and educator in the wellness space, Dr Graham has also appeared in numerous high profile media outlets. Dr. Graham’s most recent venture is FRESH Medicine, an integrative medical practice where he and his wife, Julie incorporate their roots in holistic and conventional medicine into our modern healthcare system with an emphasis on having greater respect for the five ingredients for health: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness, now that spells F.R.E.S.H! For more information: www.freshmednyc.com

Kara Landau “Travelling Dietitian” is a highly respected Australian Registered Dietitian, Author and Founder of Uplift Food- Good Mood Food, the world’s first dietitian created functional food brand to focus exclusively on the mood supportive benefits of gut healthy prebiotics. As a previous spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia, and now the nutrition advisor and media representative for the Global Prebiotic Association, and as a well respected expert on gut health and psychobiotics, Kara can be found quoted throughout titles such as Shape, Elle, Elite Daily, Bustle, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, MSN, Yahoo, and more. Kara’s mission it to continue to educate, inspire, and make eating a prebiotic rich diet easy and enjoyable to all those that she can encounter. For more information www.upliftfood.com

Nicole Blonder is a certified IIN Holistic Health Coach and co-founder of equilibrium., an initiative which explores issues of wellness in the music industry, where she worked for over 20 years. Her personal journey thriving with Ulcerative Colitis has shaped her passion to support clients in discovering their unique path to healing by utilizing nutrition, sustainable lifestyle choices, stress management techniques and self-awareness. For more info www.linkedin.com/in/nblonder

VRY everyday will also have a vending table.