Friday, March 30, 2012

Eating a Plant Based Whole Foods Diet

Recently I spent three weeks at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and participated in the Life Transformation Program. What an amazing experience! I am convinced that this place is a valid potential model of the hospital of the future where people really heal, and medications are not used to mask symptoms that are speaking to us to tell us what is out of balance in our inner ecosystems. Through their educational programming, serving delicious raw vegan food, and exercise and therapeutic opportunities, they teach each individual how to take charge of their own health and move forward in their lives as joyful, fulfilled spirits. It is a wonderful journey to be on, this life!

Come join us this coming Monday, April 2, 2012, in the downstairs program room of the Monroeville Public Library to see the film Forks Over Knives and learn about the advantages of eating a plant based whole foods diet. Elisa Beck for Sustainable Monroeville-- Join us on Facebook!

"Join the conversation that's changing the way America Eats." "The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years."
                                                                                                                          from the film jacket

"A film that can save your life," Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times; "Great Movie." Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist; "Convincing, Radical and Politically Volatile," John Anderson, Variety

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Forks Over Knives

The Sustainable Monroeville meeting on April 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Monroeville Public Library will feature the movie Forks Over Knives, a 96 minute film by Monica Beach Media. Discussion will follow the film.

 "The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. The storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowed Cleveland Clinic. Their seperate research led them to the same conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented- and in many cases reversed-by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet."