Join Chef David Bouley and best-selling author and leading health expert, Dr. Frank Lipman, as they share his formula for lifelong vitality—the Good Medicine Mandala, illustrated by a circular system of six rings. Allow Dr. Lipman guide you and equip you with everyday habits and practices you can deploy to live your best, healthiest, and happiest life.
EAT: master the very building blocks of life—food
SLEEP: reprioritize and restore one of your most fundamental needs
MOVE: ensure the body moves in all the ways that nature intended it to
PROTECT: mitigate and prevent the invisible assaults of everyday toxins
UNWIND: consciously switch off to allow for complete mental and physiological reprieve
CONNECT: awaken and enhance a sense of belonging and meaning
The presentation will be followed by a multi-course dinner with ingredients for vitality and resilience created and prepared by Chef David Bouley and a corresponding wine program by Beverage Director Adrien Falcon.
About Dr. Frank Lipman M.D.:
For Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine, and he is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young and Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal.
After his initial medical training in his native South Africa, Dr. Lipman spent 18 months working at clinics in the bush. He became familiar with the local traditional healers, called sangomas, which kindled his interest in non-Western healing modalities
In 1984, Dr. Lipman immigrated to the United States, where he became the chief medical resident at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, NY. While there, he became fascinated by the hospital’s addiction clinic, which used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat people suffering from heroin and crack addiction. Seeing the way these patients responded so positively to acupuncture made him even more aware of the potential of implementing non-Western medicine to promote holistic wellbeing. As a medical student, he was taught to focus on the disease rather than the patient, and now as a doctor he found himself treating symptoms rather than the root causes of illness. Frustrated by the constraints of his training, and the limitations in helping his patients regain true health, he began a journey of discovery to search for the path to meaningful long-term health and wellness.
He began studying nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, functional medicine, biofeedback, meditation, and yoga. Dr. Lipman founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, where he combines the best of Western medicine and cutting edge nutritional science with age-old healing techniques from the East. As his patient chef Seamus Mullen told The New York Times, “If antibiotics are right, he’ll try it. If it’s an anti-inflammatory diet, he’ll do that. He’s looking at the body as a system rather than looking at isolated things.”