Sustainable Monroeville is proud that the Monroeville Food Garden, that sprouted from Sustainable Monroeville, produced 500 pounds of fresh vegetables for five local food banks for the past two summers. Lois Drumheller, Third Ward Councilwoman in Monroeville is the one leading the way with many local helpers from Sustainable Monroeville and beyond.
Things are changing! We are honored and excited to screen the newly released film Bethany's Story at our Fourth Anniversary Meeting of Sustainable Monroeville in the downstairs program room of the Monroeville Public Library on Monday evening, February 4, 2013. The Executive Producer of the film and local Pittsburgh region Holistic Health Counselor and Food Educator, Janet McKee, will join us to discuss the film. How exciting!
At 6 PM on Monday evening, February 4, 2013, we will have a mostly Raw Vegan, locally sourced, if possible, pot luck dinner. Please bring your place setting as this will be a zero waste event. We will screen the film from 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Following the film, Janet will do Q&A! Go to http://www.sanaview.com/Bethanys-Story.aspx for the film trailer. The film is about the power of food to heal. Bravo to our local celebrity Janet McKee, her dedication and her great work!
This meeting will be in partnership with the Monroeville Public Library to support the film and facilitate Sustainable Monroeville bringing the film to Monroeville and the library. Thanks so much Monroeville Public Library! Payment is not required, but donations of $5.00/person are suggested. Nobody will be turned away.
Paraphrased quotes from the movie trailer:
“Diet and Lifestyle induced dis-ease has never been reversed by surgery.” “Doctors are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States!” “You can actually reverse the aging process. It is the foundation for all healing. “
“Doctors are never taught this information. What the doctor is telling them, is killing them. Food plays a large role, and not just a small role…What is more basic than eating food?"
We are in the worse shape we’ve ever been in. Now, a number of people that are saying, ‘Wait a Minute.’
The body wants to heal itself. Is this diet for everybody? No! Why? Because you have to want to heal yourself. And does everybody want to do this? To love themselves enough to heal themselves? The answer is no.”
|Bethany's Story: The Power from Within|
The StoryWhen Janet McKee met a girl who had been suffering from a mystery ailment that baffled doctors get out of her wheelchair after drastically changing her diet, she knew that the story had to be documented for others to learn from.
The resulting documentary chronicles Bethany's moving journey from illness to recovery. While the story is unique unto itself, it’s not the first time McKee has seen people recover in ways that can only be termed “miraculous,” and she’s convinced that diet was the one variable that measurably resulted in those recoveries.
*A portion of all proceeds collected will be used to support Bethany and her family.
Featuring interviews from 6 internationally recognized health experts
Neal Barnard, M.D.- “The number of people saying wait a minute, I want a better way, I want to feed myself better, I want to feed my kids better, that group is bigger than ever.”
Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N.- “She took responsibility because of her youthful, enthusiastic, instinctual understanding.”
Hippocrates Health Institute
Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. M.D.(H), D.D.- “These are not accidents, these are not miracles, we have the science that makes it very clear.”
The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Brenda Davis, R.D.- “The story itself is just beautiful, inspiring, and it gives us hope for even greater potential with diet changes than we even thought before.”
Vegetarian Hall of Fame
Michael Greger, M.D.- “Our body has this amazing ability to rejuvenate and repair and regenerate.”
Lewis Mel-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.- “I suspect, especially in this country, that we need more dialogue, we need to listen better and dialogue more and not to assume that we’re right and everyone else is wrong.”
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Hawaii
We look forward to seeing y'all on Monday evening, February 4, 2013, at the Monroeville Public Library. All meetings are free and open to the public. For this movie screening, the suggested donation is $5.00, but nobody will be turned away! A portion of the proceeds will go to Bethany's family and a portion will be used to offset the cost of the film production. ~Elisa Beck, Sustainable Monroeville~
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