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"The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods." http://www.forksoverknives.com

Watching Forks over Knives was an eye opening, and life changing experience for us. We have shared this book and movie with friends and family, and want to start a meetup group for all who are interested in becoming healthier and eating a plant based, whole foods diet.

Even if you haven't seen the book or movie, that's ok. That's what this group is for. I would like for the group to get together and discuss the book and movie and how to transition to a healthier way of eating.

This group is a great opportunity to meet like minded people who find that transitioning to a whole-foods, plant based diet is sometimes not all that easy! Where do we start? What CAN we eat? How can we be sure that what we are eating is the best choose? How can I live without cheese, or chocolate?! :-) Can this plant based, whole food diet help with medical issues (diabetes, cancer, etc.?

This is not necessarily a 'health group' per say. It's a support group, a social group, and a cooking group. We all just want to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. Let's share thoughts, struggles, and recipes to get healthy.

Most of all let's stay positive!!

(***I am not a health professional, or a Forks Over Knives representative, just a regular person who read the book and wanted to make some healthy changes- and thought others might want to, as well.)

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Lose Weight! Feel Great!

El Papagayo Restaurant

"In this seminar, I learned what I've been doing wrong for all these years and how to do it right. I'm psyched!" - TK Watch this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItkSIn0tHzc Most who try to lose weight, regain it within a short time. There's nothing wrong with them - they just have the wrong information. In this seminar, you will learn: > Why we gain fat. > How to lose fat. > How to keep it off and feel great! FREE if you pre-register with your rsvp that you are going on this page. Guests welcome. Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP is the author of Evolving Health and living proof of what it takes to lose weight, eat healthy and stay fit. Ruben possesses over 30 years of experience in the health field: attended 3 years at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA specializing in behavioral sciences/health promotion, and is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Having gone through his own health challenge and then losing 50+ pounds in 1995, Coach Ruben provides a living demonstration of what it takes to enjoy a lifestyle filled with energy, vitality and productivity. He has kept the weight off for more than 23 years and has taught hundreds to do the same. For more information, visit CoachRuben.com

Understanding Cholesterol

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine

Watch this short video: https://youtu.be/cZXZj6-5HNs Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. And, one of the leading risk factors is elevated cholesterol. In fact, one of the most prescribed group of medications are for managing elevated cholesterol. But, exactly what IS cholesterol? Research shows that lifestyle changes can drasticlly improve cholesterol levels and decrease cardiovascular disease risk better than medications. You will learn: > How elevated cholesterol contributes to increased cardiovascular disease risk. > What cholesterol really is. (Most people don't know) > Six important lifestyle steps to reduce cholesterol. > Cutting edge research on the best reduction of cardiovascular disease risk. Guests welcome. FREE if you pre-register by RSVP GOING on this page. Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP, is the author of Evolving Health and living proof of what it takes to lose weight, eat healthy and stay fit. Ruben possesses over 30 years of experience in the health field: attended 3 years at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA specializing in behavioral sciences/health promotion, and is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Having gone through his own health challenge and then losing 50+ pounds in 1995, Coach Ruben provides a living demonstration of what it takes to enjoy a lifestyle filled with energy, vitality and productivity. He has kept the weight off for more than 20 years and has taught hundreds to do the same. He lowered his cholesterol from 270 to 136. For more information, visit CoachRuben.com

Stress Management 101

Auburn Total Health

Watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRrTuX4MuNc We might not be able to eliminate all the sources of stress, but we can learn to reduce the negative consequences. Learn to distinguish the 3 levels of stress. Develop your tools to help you experience more calm and peace in your life. Guests welcome. Due to limited seating, please pre-register with your rsvp that you are going on this page. FREE with your rsvp. Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP is the author of Evolving Health and living proof of what it takes to lose weight, eat healthy and stay fit. Ruben possesses over 30 years of experience in the health field: attended 3 years at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA specializing in behavioral sciences/health promotion, and is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Having gone through his own health challenge and then losing 50+ pounds in 1995, Coach Ruben provides a living demonstration of what it takes to enjoy a lifestyle filled with energy, vitality and productivity. For more information, visit CoachRuben.com

Truth About Protein

MPL Group's GetWellness Center

Watch this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdPAUgmOLg Most people, when asked what they think is the single most important thing they need in their diet, will respond "protein." However, when asked to explain what they understand about protein, usually have difficulty with any details. There is so much misinformation about what protein is, how much protein we need and what are the best sources? In this seminar, we'll examine the myths vs the scientific facts around protein. In this seminar, you will learn: > The history of protein research and propaganda. > What the true human protein requirements are for optimal health. > The best sources of protein that have no adverse effects. FREE to attend if you pre-register with your rsvp that you are going on this page. Guests welcome. Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP is the author of Evolving Health and living proof of what it takes to lose weight, eat healthy and stay fit. Ruben possesses over 30 years of experience in the health field: attended 3 years at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA specializing in behavioral sciences/health promotion, and is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has also coached many champion-level athletes in swimming, water polo and basketball over the course of over 40 years with an emphasis on nutrition to enhance performance. Having gone through his own health challenge and then losing 50+ pounds in 1995, Coach Ruben provides a living demonstration of what it takes to enjoy a lifestyle filled with energy, vitality and productivity. For more information, visit CoachRuben.com

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Understanding Cholesterol

MPL Group's GetWellness Center

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