Evelisse Capó, PharmD
Evelisse Capó is a Doctor in Pharmacy, health and nutrition educator, and cooking instructor. Dr. Capó is originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico where she developed a love for cooking by her grandmother’s side. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Science at Purdue University and her Pharm D. training at the Philadelphia College of Science.
While practicing clinical pharmacy, she witnessed the pain and suffering of many cancer patients in hospitals and long-term care institutions. After losing friends and relatives to this devastating disease, she started to question the effectiveness of the conventional approach to treating diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Dr. Capó observed the link between health and nutrition in her own family and decided to expand her career by informing the community about the benefits of a plant based diet to prevent and aid in the treatment of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other life threatening conditions. Dr. Capó completed continuing education in vegetarian nutrition and health coaching and is now helping people use food as medicine in her consulting practice, The Food Pharmacy.
Dr. Capó also teaches PCRM’s Food for Life Program, and facilitates CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) in Sarasota and the Southwest Florida region where she has resided for the past ten years. These courses cover many topics relevant to cancer, diabetes, weight loss and nutrition. She is also an instructor for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She has been able to accomplish these endeavors with the love and support of her husband and four plant-strong children.
Evelisse Capó, PharmD.
Chief Executive Officer/Founder The Food Pharmacy
Instructor & Spanish Outreach Coordinator T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Food for Life Certified Cooking Instructor
Certified CHIP Facilitator, Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Graduate T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate
Graduate Rouxbe Cooking School
Professional Plant-Based Certification
Certified Health Educator, The Wellness Forum
Educational Training in Vegetarian Nutrition, VEGEDINE
Elisa has been teaching plant-based cooking classes for the past fifteen years. Her passion for the vegan lifestyle began in childhood, and her cooking and teaching skills have been refined over the years to keep up with the latest research on the benefits of whole, unrefined plant foods.
She has cooked and consulted for vegetarian restaurants, taught both culinary professionals and amateurs, and lectured extensively on the health, environmental, peaceful and ethical benefits of a whole foods vegan lifestyle. In her work as the editor in chief of Tu Salud: Lo Mas Importante, a natural health publication in Puerto Rico, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to educate the public about the whole foods vegan lifestyle through print, online, radio, television, and live events. She also collaborated with a variety of talented plant-based cooking instructors to showcase their own unique skills and talents at a larger scale.
As a Whole Foods Plant-Based Cooking Instructor and Lifestyle Coach with The Food Pharmacy, Elisa's mission is to help people integrate whole foods plant-based eating into their lives in an easy, stress-free fashion with simple recipes made with affordable ingredients and little time.
Yes, you can do this! And it can be delicious. :)
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