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Meet at front gate at 4 p.m. If late, find us on lawn. Bring a whole food, plant-based vegan dish (low salt, oil & sugar preferred) to share, and your own water / beverage, & dinnerware, plus mats, tarps or blankets to spread out on grass. Foster Botanical Garden (free event admission), 50 N. Vineyard Blvd. Nearby event parking available.
Join us for sun, beach and delicious fruits! We love meeting at this central location with plenty of shade with beautiful trees and benches as well as the beach right there for us all to enjoy ourselves. Tropical & local fruit is suggested :) Also, the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe hosts a weekly Sunday gathering with acro, hooping, slacklines and a lovely community starting around 4pm, right here in the same park! So keep that in mind if you want to stick around after our fruitluck. Parking: Park on the street anywhere up and down Kalakaua Avenue between Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, anywhere you can find a spot open. It's packed with people using the park and the beach so parking is tight. If you go around a couple of times, you might be able to get a street parking spot opening up as somebody is leaving. You gotta feed the parking meter! Don't forget, you could get a meter ticket. -- Next, there are (3) THREE huge parking lots on Monsarrat Avenue. These are near the Bandstand & Duck Pond, and the Waikiki Shell. All of these 3 lots have free parking, all day free of charge. --- You could also park by the zoo on Kapahulu Avenue. Parking meters cost more though, so not as desirable. Or, you could park halfway across the park on Paki Avenue and have yourself a nice walk across the park with a view of Diamond Head in the background. It's all about exercise right? But once again, it's best if you get there early and you snag a spot in 1 of the 3 free open lots on Monsarrat next to the Duck Pond, Bandstand, or Waikiki Shell Amphitheatre. After you park, just go towards the ocean, get to the grass by the beach, and start looking for a picnic table with some fruit on it ... which means you'll have to get there before we eat it all up! :)) So set out early so you can get there all good!
Patients with kidney disease have historically been told to avoid plant-based diets for fear of raising serum potassium or phosphate levels, developing kidney stones, or becoming nutrient deficient. However, many patients with kidney disease who eat plant-based diets do not experience these issues and actually experience several health benefits, including improved blood pressure; reduced acid and phosphate levels; reductions in mortality and proteinuria; and a slower progression - if not reversal (in select cases) - of their underlying renal disease. As a result, an optimal diet for patients with renal disease is one that emphasizes the consumption of plant-based foods. Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internist, nephrologist, and plant-based physician practicing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He is a faculty member of NYU's School of Medicine with research interests in plant-based diets, evolutionary diets, fad diets, and nephrology. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. You can follow him on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter (@sjoshiMD) or on his website (www.afternoonrounds.com). Free vegan refreshments after the lecture courtesy of Down to Earth.