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April 27, 2013
Media Contact:  Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.5632 /


The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee present "Health Benefits of Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate", a lecture and tasting presented by Stephen Brabeck, MD and Brian Ellinoy, PharmD on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Brabeck will explain how chemical elements of olive oil are essential to preventing heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Brian Ellinoy, PharmD will talk about the latest on dark chocolate, reviewing literature recommendations on type, dosage, and additives and commenting on samples offered for tasting.  A tasting of a variety of olive oils and dark chocolates will be offered at the lecture.

This lecture is part of the Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series.This program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. The program is not sponsored or endorsed by Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey. Adults are invited to attend and admission is free. Reservations are required. Call 831.646.5632 or email The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. 

A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Brabeck opened a Carmel Valley boutique, the Quail and Olive, that offers California-sourced olive oils, vinegars and specialty oils for tasting and purchase (

In addition to government service, academia, and community practice as a pharmacist, Dr. Brian Ellinoy was a staff clinical pharmacist at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for more than twenty years. He is currently in private practice as an integrative pharmacist consultant (

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