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Do You REALLY Have the Guts to be Healthy?

  • Aug 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Nancy Lee Bentley is a dynamic, internationally-celebrated, Wholistic Health Expert and author of Truly Cultured (naturally fermented foods) and Dr. Mercola’s Total Health Program. This healthy foods celebrity chef and pioneer has done just about everything you can do with food during her 35+ year career, including baking Prince’s purple-topped birthday cake and developing wheat-free recipes for Cher.

Nancy says that these days, it literally takes GUTS—a healthy GI tract and good lifestyle choices—to be healthy. With her trademark unique wit, wisdom and tell-it-like-it-is approach Nancy reminds us that:

• Digestion and gut health is 70-80% of immunity

• ALL chronic diseases stem from poor digestion

• Friendly bacteria are essential keys to good digestion, health and more

• In the face of busy lives, GMOs and politically-motivated food laws, it takes courage to be healthy!



When:Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Where: Windsor Heights Community and Events Center

Colby Park, 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights, IA

Cost: $10 in advance

$15 at the door


As always, if you RSVP yes, but your plans subsequently change, we ask you to change your RSVP on this site so we can have an accurate count. (Although we cannot offer refunds, you can certainly send someone else in your place!)


Anyone who attends a Des Moines Raw Food Week event will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate to Campbell's Nutrition. (The more events you attend, the better your chances of winning this valuable prize!)

THIS EVENT IS PART OF the 2013 DES MOINES RAW FOOD WEEK. For complete details about other area raw food activities August 19-25, visit

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  • Jackie M.

    I went more Q & A would have beneficial.

    August 25, 2013

  • Sheila

    I was disappointed in the presentation. Like others I expected some more nuts and bolts about fermentation. I did not expect to learn everything there was to know, but rather to hear more about the good things it could do for us. Ideas on what could be fermented and different methods that could be used. By far the part that saved the entire evening was the samples by Agri-Cultured. I have tried some of their products before, but certainly was nice to see the wider variety and a chance to taste test before a purchase.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't sure what the point of the presentation was, besides a sales pitch for her book. The presenter seemed like she was seeing the information on her slides for the first time.. on every slide. From 5 minutes in until the end of the presentation I considered getting up and asking for a refund. I don't doubt there was good information to be shared but last night was a waste of my time.

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In addition there were no statistics or proof about anything she discussed, and slides were a gross mix of irrelevant personal stories, outdated graphics, and her bias, one-sided, and unsupported point of view.

      August 22, 2013

    • Muriel P.

      Sadly, I must agree with you, Zach. I was VERY disappointed in Ms. Bentley's presentation--kept waiting for her to get to some solid how-to's, and it never happened. In addition, how she personally came to her points of view and her own story was totally missing--making me question her credibility. I, too, couldn't wait for it to be over--don't like feeling that way--but I did wish I was somewhere else pretty much the whole time.

      August 22, 2013

  • Laura R.

    Perhaps we can have a future Meetup with some more nuts-and-bolts information on fermenting? I personally have made sauerkraut and kimchi. It is quite easy to do. Message me for a recipe. I did buy her book. There's alot of info in there on more than just sauerkraut.

    I must say that the food samples from Agri-Cultured had a very pleasant and positive effect on my 'inner ecology'. I will definitely be seeking them out at the local farmers markets. :)

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Kathy N.

    I thought that I would learn about what cultured/ fermented foods were. I still don't know. It was interesting to learn of the new food vendor for these types of foods.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Eileen V.

    How too's would have been great. This is such a foreign idea for me so I need some training wheels!

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Laura R.

    I was hoping for a little bit more practical information on fermenting. I did appreciate the holistic approach in that we need to cultivate health in our whole self - mind, body, spirit and soul - and not just focus on physical health.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Sable J.

    Plans changed and I will not be able to attend after all. Bummer! :(

    August 20, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      We're sorry you'll miss it, Sable. Please feel free to send someone in your's going to be a great talk.

      August 21, 2013

  • Tami T.

    Shoot, I have a training that evening.

    August 19, 2013

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