Eastside potluck

The Basics of Health and Diet: Presentation by Richard Heitsch, MD, MPH, FACS January 16, 6:30 pm

For those excited about Forks Over Knives, here is a chance to hear from a experienced doctor and ask questions about foods and your health. On January 16, following the Portland Eastside potluck, Dr Richard Heitsch will talk about changing diets to prevent or reverse chronic diseases. He will talk in particular about protein - how much do we need, are there differences between animal and plant protein, and can we get too much protein. Dr, Heitsch is a vegan doctor, certified surgeon, holds a masters degree in public health, and serves as medical director for the Integrated Medicine Group here in Portland. Recently Dr. Heitsch worked with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn to take the practices developed at the Cleveland Clinic (highlighted in Forks Over Knives) and bring them to Portland.

For the potluck, please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4–6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information, call[masked] or email [masked]. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

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  • Cecelia A.

    This was my first potluck. I was impressed with all the imaginative home cooked delights that filled the table. Lots of effort obviously went into the cooking... and non-cooking since there were lots of raw dishes too. I went to the potluck by myself (since my boyfriend is not vegan) and was also impressed with how outgoing and friendly everyone was. That was a wonderful aspect of the event. I thought the speaker was excellent. The audience asked some really good questions and he answered them all with equal doses of solid information a good sense of humor. Can't wait for the next potluck !

    January 17, 2011

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