A WFPB lifestyle aims to maximize consumption of nutrient dense plant foods while minimizing process foods, oils, and animal foods (including dairy products and eggs). It encourages lots of vegetables (cooked or raw), fruits, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, seeds and nuts (in small amounts) and is generally low in fat.
Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low risk intervention that may lower blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels as well as increase Weight loss and reverse many chronic diseases (diabetes II, high blood pressure, heart disease, certain cancers and autoimmune diseases) as well as reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower heart disease mortality rates.
It's the food! Change your food. Change your health destiny. It's that simple.
Two Classes - April 11, 2020 Scheduled on-line We will still do the lecture (which will be recorded and you will receive a copy), including cooking demo (previously recorded - different recipes than listed) and you will get recipes and of course many handouts to help you!
It is NOW more important than EVER... to learn this information. In order to survive the flu or virus...your body needs a good defense system. You need to put in the right fuel into your body to drive your defense system.
The focus of these classes is dementia, and what you can do to prevent it.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Living WFPB: Physical Exercise That Protects the Brain - Lecture and Cooking Demo. Exercise is good for so many things, and brain health is one of them. As your heart starts pumping, you rejuvenate your brain cells. In this presentation, learn how the hippocampus (the brain structure that is key for memory), is enhanced by any sort of exercise that gets your heart going.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Living WFPB: Build Memory Power as you Sleep - Lecture and Cooking Demo. Sleep is important. If your sleep is disturbed, your memory "files" remain in a jumble, and you have a hard time coming up with the names and words you need. Once you are asleep, your brain no longer has to pay attention to conscious life, it can file away the experiences of the day, reset your emotional balance, shore up your pain control and generally tidy up. Certain medications and health conditions can wreak havoc with your brain cells and interfere with sleep. Bottom line, your brain needs rest!
Two Classes - May 16, 2020 scheduled at Plant City, Providence, RI
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Living WFPB: Medicines & Health Conditions that Affect Memory - Lecture and Cooking Demo. When anyone experiences any sort of memory problem, medication should be high on the list of suspects. Specific medications that can affect your memory include: cholesterol lowering drugs, sleep medications, antidepressant, antihistamines, anxiety medications, painkillers, blood pressure medications, and acid blockers. Some hidden medical problems that can affect your memory include: gluten intolerance, depression, menopause, thyroid hormone, lack of oxygen to the brain, infections, cancer treatments, and diabetes. If you notice any change in your mental function, a check of the medicine cabinet and a good medical evaluation hopefully will identify the cause so you can address it promptly.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WFPB Foods that Protect You from Harmful Fats and Cholesterol - Lecture and Cooking Demo. Blue zones are places where people enjoy good health as well as healthy brain functions well into old age. In all these places, people's food choices have one thing in common: they emphasize food from plant sources. The biggest source of saturated fat in the American diet is from dairy and meat products. Combining the saturated fat with metals aggravates the production of beta-amyloid in your brain cells. Zinc causes the beta-amyloid to come together and copper and iron make free radicals that destroy your brain cells.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Plant City, Providence, RI Foods That Shield You from Toxic Metals - Lecture Cooking Demo/Recipes. In the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, you typically find this beta amyloid plaque. If you were to break apart this plaque, what would find? Metals! Perhaps copper, iron, zinc, aluminum, or mercury! But wait! Don’t I need these in my body? Learn the latest research and the impact this has on our brain!
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Plant City, Providence, RI Build Your Cognitive Reserve Physical Exercise That Protects the Brain Exercise is good for so many things, and brain health is one of them. As your heart starts pumping, you rejuvenate your brain cells. In this presentation, learn how the hippocampus (the brain structure that is key for memory), is enhanced by any sort of exercise that gets your heart going. Cooking demo videos and recipes: Simply Couscous Salad, Simply Sweet Potato Chile, Simply Blueberry Cobbler Tickets: Eventbrite
Two Classes - June 27, 2020 @PlantCityPVD
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - @Plant City, Providence, RI What is Whole Food Plant Based Living? Learn about a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle and how you can take control of your health destiny AND lose weight. Most diseases are food borne illnesses and many can be reversed. These lectures expand on the research presented in the film "Forks Over Knives" (should be viewed prior to class). Learn what is and how to begin a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. Visit www.SimplyPlantBased.net for more information. 2 hrs Overview WFPB. Myth of healthy oils. How do I get Calcium and Protein? Supplements? Cooking demo: Cheese. We gotcha covered! Just gotta love Plant-Based cheese. Several cheese demos/sampling. Tickets: Eventbrite
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - @Plant City, Providence, RI Lecture: How Do You Begin Living Plant-Based? Learn to understand the myth of willpower. Learn what are the correct foods to fuel your body and help lose weight and reverse many illnesses. What should you stock in your fridge, pantry and freezer. Cooking demo: Simply Ratatouille, IP potatoes, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - @Plant City, Providence, RI Tips, Tricks of a WFPB Lifestyle - Great Kitchen Hacks Best types of pans and utensils. How to read and interpret a nutritional label. Resources and support for this lifestyle. Hands on activity of what we should be eating daily, weekly, monthly as a treat and never! Cooking demo: Ginger-Orange Glazed Carrots, Fall Harvest Butternut Squash Soup
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - @Plant City, Providence, RI Simply Plant Based: Living Plant Based - Cook and Learn Activity: Reading Labels. Learning how to understand and use the Nutrition Facts label. It can help you make healthier eating choices and identify nutrient-dense foods for a healthy diet. Resources and support for this lifestyle. Cooking demo: Orange Cranberry Zest Sauce, Pumpkin Cornbread Tickets: Eventbrite
Two Classes - October 10, 2020 @PlantCityPVD
1:00 - 3:00 pm @Plant City, Providence, RI Why is it SO HARD to Lose Weight? Most people know it's much easier to gain weight than to lose it. But, have you ever stopped and wondered why it's so hard to shed the pounds? We are designed to seek food – our drive to do so is essential to our survival and we have a complex system to control this. So we diet. Most diets work for a while, but most people gain the weight back. Learn more about what you need to do to permanently lose weight, change your health, WITHOUT DIETING! Cooking demo: Mushroom Chili, short grain brown rice in IP, beg worthy banana muffins. Tickets: Eventbrite
4:00 - 6:00 pm @Plant City, Providence, RI Effectively Balancing Your Body’s pH The pH level (the acid-alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. Extended acid imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated within our body. All metabolic process depends on a balanced internal alkaline environment. When the body is in healthy alkaline balance, germs are unable to get a foothold. Over-acidification of the body is one of the underlying causes of all disease. Learn how you can successfully begin and maintain an alkaline lifestyle. Cooking demo: Simply Lentil Stew, Amazing Banana Oat Balls, Spring Pea Risotto