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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. We 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, such as 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 a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. The Forks Over Knives movie features some of the pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine, including Drs. Esselstyn, Ornish, Barnard, Campbell and others. Lifestyle Medicine is the newest branch of the American Medical Association, dedicated to empowering people to prevent, reverse and treat chronic disease conditions using lifestyle approaches in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, emotional well-being, healthy relationships and abusive substance reduction. Lifestyle Medicine supports a whole food, plant-based, oil-free diet as the most effective nutritional approach to health and longevity.

Let's create a healthier planet!

Ruben J Guzman, MPH, LMP

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Evolving Health 12-week Lifestyle Medicine Immersion Program

Larkspur Landing Roseville

Would you like the rest of your life to be the best of your life? Yes? Imagine, how would your life look if you were at your best? Filled with vitality. Free of pain. Freedom of mobility... Yes? But, where are you now? Chances you're not there yet... What will it take for you to go from where you are now to where you want to be? You need a plan. Right? But do you have a plan? More importantly, a proven plan? Chances are you do not. But I do! I have a proven plan for you. And, I'm living proof. Because 26 years ago I was 55 pounds heavier, with high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Using what I learned from all my years of being a collegiate athlete and coaching athletes, I started to apply a four-point plan that works in sports, in business and in health. It took me about a year. I lost all the weight, and I've been healthy and fit ever since. But, more importantly, I have trained hundreds to do the same thing for themselves. I suggest that there are FOUR STEPS to creating a permanent lifestyle change: > Begin from within – rewire the subconscious and change mindset, thinking and consciousness. > Learn a proven strategy – cannot continue to do the same things expecting different results. > A new structure for support and accountability to sustain mindset and behaviors. > Consistent, disciplined, committed actions and behaviors. The Evolving Health, 12-Week Lifestyle Medicine Immersion Program is comprehensively designed to radically increase your energy and vitality! You will transform your health and fitness for a lifetime! First, you will be empowered to radically alter your thinking around health and fitness, and then you will be provided the most powerful secrets to enhancing your nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, strength, flexibility, weight loss and stress management and more. Then, you will be guided to create a new structure to sustain your new lifestyle. For any questions, or to register, call Coach Ruben at (916)[masked] Email at [masked] Outline for the 2-Day Program Day 1 - Saturday —5 Secrets to thrive —Creating breakthroughs —Changing mindset —Eliminating Self-Sabotage —Restructuring Beliefs —Integrity Day 2 - Sunday —Cellular-based science —Nutrition —Hydration —Cardiovascular Exercise & Strength —Sleep —Effective weight loss —Goals and a plan —Habits that stick For both Saturday and Sunday. Program starts at 9 am. Ends at approximately 6 pm. Plus optional group dinner after (which is included in the tuition). Group is limited in size. To register, call[masked] or email [masked] Valued at well over $3500, the full tuition for the program is $895 and you may invite up to two guests at $295 each. Early-Bird special is available for a limited time at $595 ($300 savings). Includes book, workbook and healthy food, lunches and dinners, plus 12 weeks of follow-up coaching and support. “Evolving Health presents a comprehensive guide to what you need to know about improving your health. In our research studies, we have found that it does not matter how old you are or how long you may have followed a less-than-perfect diet or lifestyle. Simple steps will get you on the path to the best of health. This book (program) provides a clear and precise map to those steps.” – Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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