September 2018 Programs at The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute

Southampton, NY—Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute offers the only hospital-based integrative medicine on Long Island’s East End and is dedicated to preventing illness and empowering individuals to live healthier lives. Every month The Wellness Institute offers a variety of programs for the community on nutrition, diabetes, and overall health and wellbeing. Unless otherwise noted, they are offered at no charge and take place in the Wellness Classroom on the third floor of the Hospital, which is located at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Pre-registration is recommended by calling the Wellness Institute at (631) 726-8800.

Plant-Based Eating — Friday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a down-to-earth program focusing on the benefits of plant-based eating. This program will help you increase your intake of plant foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This program is led by Peggy Kraus, RCEP, CDE.

Better Breathers Club — Monday, September 10, 11 a.m.
Living with a chronic lung condition can be difficult. Please join us for a monthly educational gathering where you can learn to manage your condition and achieve optimal wellness. This program is led by Bethany Immerman, RRT.

Nourishing A Healthy Heart — Monday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.
A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Join us every month for our cardiac nutritional workshop to learn how to develop and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. This program is led by Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN.

Food As Medicine — Tuesday, September 18, 1:30 p.m.
Food sustains us, nourishes us, and can help heal us. Join us each month for tips on how to eat better to increase your energy, improve your mood, and feel fabulous. This nutrition class will include a healthy and delicious food demonstration to help reduce inflammation and heal the body and the mind. This program is led by Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss — Tuesday, September 18, 6 p.m.
Attain and maintain your optimal weight for good. The fee for this class is $75. Pre-registration is required. This program is led by Albert O’Connell, R-LCW, CASAC.

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation – Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Quit smoking spontaneously and permanently. The free for this class is $75. Pre-registration is required. This program is led by Albert O’Connell, R-LCW, CASAC.

Living With Diabetes — Wednesday, September 26, 12 p.m.
Join us for this monthly group session to learn how to manage Type I or II diabetes. A new topic or guest speaker is featured each month. This American Diabetes Association-certified program is led by Janet O’Grady, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN.

Better Breathers Club (Peer Support) – Thursday, September 27, 11 a.m.
This monthly peer support group allows patients to talk about their personal concerns with managing chronic lung conditions. This month’s group will take place at Peconic River Salt, located at 125 East Main Street in Riverhead. The fee for the workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required before September 20.

About Integrative Medicine
Integrative medicine combines modern science, psychology, nutrition, and exercise physiology to enhance the natural healing capacities of the body and mind. A full range of complementary therapies supports traditional medicine and teaches patients to harness their own healing power to improve their quality of life. Preventative integrative medicine is also a highly effective way to maintain health and strengthen the mind/body connection. Studies have proven that worry and stress can cause both physical and emotional problems that exacerbate health issues in patients who are facing life-threatening or chronic illness. For more information about The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, visit