Last night I had the privilege of attending a lecture at John Carroll University. Sponsored by Whole Foods Markets, the speaker was Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (http://www.pcrm.org/). In case you don’t know him, he is one of the leaders in the fight against the obesity epidemic and guess what? His views are right in line with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. McDougall, ie he recommends a low fat vegan diet as a healthy long term solution to our national weight and disease problem.
If you live in Cleveland and are interested in participating in a 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart, which is based off of Dr. Barnard’s new book by the same name, there is one starting on Monday at Whole Foods!
Monday, April 25th – Monday, May 16th
Dr. Neal Barnard’s 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Immersion
7:00 p.m. (optional walk at 6:30) Free
Fresh off Dr. Barnard’s Cleveland visit, Whole Foods Market Cedar Center is offering a 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart Immersion program, based on Dr. Barnard’s recent book, conducted by our healthy eating specialist Ellen Darby. Immersions are conducted as a group with support, tips, and advice from Ellen. Four scheduled meet-ups will include educational and inspirational topics. This can be a great way to start a life-changing journey to improve your health! Sign up at the Health Starts Here Hub area (behind the bananas) on a form provided, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get registered!
I’m ashamed to say that I own a copy of Dr. Barnard’s low fat vegan cookbook and I haven’t had the time to explore anything in it yet! With the explosion of publishing of healthy vegan cookbooks of late, I’ve got my hands full! But seeing him live and in person last night will surely be the thing to get me to start testing his recipes and telling you about them.