Nutrition and Health Talks

A Race for Life: From Cancer to a Vegan World-Class Triathlete
Thursday, April 25   7 – 9 pm

We are hosting Dr. Ruth Heidrich, the iron-woman who made her dreams a reality and recovered from cancer to become a world-class athlete by adopting a plant-based diet! With a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, she has great information to share on beating cancer without chemo/radiation, maintaining a healthy weight without dieting, reversing arthritis, diabetes type 2, osteoporosis, and why what you eat and how you exercise is so important, especially as you age (like her at 78!). We request $5 – $10 sliding scale, which includes yummy raw organic vegan snacks from the cafe!

“Veg Simplicity, Veg Diplomacy” by Vesanto Melina
Sunday, Dec 2        7:30pm-9:30pm
Join us for an informative and tasty evening with Vesanto Melina. With the holidays approaching it’s especially important to learn easy, tasty ways to fit health-supportive foods into busy lives. Come up with new, simple ideas for nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks on vegan and raw food diets and celebration meals that everyone will enjoy. Consider how to navigate through the holiday season and celebrate with families and friends whose dietary patterns differ from your own.
Entry: $10 ($5 off for RawBC members) includes organic raw samples!
Vesanto Melina is a Registered Dietitian and co-author of Becoming Raw, and of the Raw Food Revolution Diet. She also is co-author of the bestselling nutrition classics Becoming Vegan,Becoming Vegetarian, and Raising Vegetarian Children. Vesanto taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. She co-authored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada. Her website is
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