Documentary on CBC GEM
July 13, 2019 4pm PDT
From Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi “We are honoured that CBC has produced a documentary based on the work of Drs. Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi’s Gift of Health program. This plant-based food program is changing lives and health outcomes in an area of Newfoundland and Labrador where diabetes and heart disease rates are some of the highest in the country.
This Absolutely Canadian documentary Plantify focuses on our work to educate people in rural Newfoundland and Labrador about using a Plant-Based lifestyle as Medicine.
We would love for you to tune in to CBC or watch online at CBC GEM!”
Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 4pm PDT 8:30 PM (NLT)
Saturday, July 20, 2019
EVENT runs 11am-6pm
VOLUNTEER shifts from 9am-6:30pm
Join us as a volunteer to help educate the community about health including preventing and reversing heart disease, reversing type II Diabetes, smoking cessation, at Centennial Square downtown Victoria.
Volunteer Sign-Up REQUIRED (so we know when you’re coming!)
Sunday, July 21
We’re partners with Doctors of BC to bring you this Walk with your Doc. A family physician with a Masters in Public Health will be joining us. Coming soon…a Cardiac Surgeon too!
Join us for a medium paced walk from Oak Bay Marina to Willows Beach round trip. Meet new friends and learn more about health while we walk. Your opportunity to be interactive with your doc!
Sign-up so we know you’re coming! (Directions where to meet with ticket)
Movie Screening: CODE BLUE
October 6, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
COMING in FALL 2019!
Seating is LIMITED! Get your ticket TODAY!
“Code Blue” official movie trailer: https://vimeo.com/229976092
Would you change your habits to live a longer, healthier life?
code blue provides the prescription to do just that.
code blue is a feature length documentary that reveals insufficiencies in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage, and reverse disease. It presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: why is this not an integral component of the curriculum taught in medical schools? Why does this not resonate with the majority of current day practicing physicians? What is causing the lapse in communication to the general public? The unwillingness of some to believe that the American public—addicted to the quick fix—will embrace lifestyle changes is also addressed, as well as the undercurrent influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries that help shape public policy.
code blue follows the story of a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic; medical student, Saul Bautista; and expert physicians/scientists who have the foresight to envision the potential of incorporating lifestyle medicine into clinical practice. Interwoven between these stories are successful individuals and organizations, as well as the personal narratives of chronically ill patients who learn to embrace this revolutionary method of medical treatment.
Ticket required, seating capacity controlled. More information coming soon–movie release delayed.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s Story: Prevent & Reverse Cardiovascular Disease–From Steak to Plant-based Diet
Dr. Michael Greger: Why He Became a Doctor and Practices Lifestyle Medicine
Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) Cooking Workshop
Dates: October 28, November 4
- Monday, October 28–Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease (and other chronic illnesses–a class nobody should miss! )
- Monday, November 4–Surviving and thriving through the holidays. How to eat healthy and maintain good lifestyle habits.
Volunteer opportunities from 4:30pm-8:30pm
Register for Workshop (or Volunteering) below
October 28: Simple and delicious WFPB food demos to help you incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Full meal and structured PowerPoint health presentation on Prevention and Reversal of Heart Disease. Meal & Presentation 6:30pm-8pm.
November 4: Taste, see, learn about WFPB nutrition advantages and how to manage the holidays. Simple food to prepare, share and eat. How to cook on a budget and manage meals that are nutrient dense with lower calories than typical holiday fare. Specific heart healthy nutrition and menu items will be demonstrated, sampled along with a structured health presentation on good nutrition and lifestyle habits through the holiday season will be presented.
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP October 28: Workshop Info & Registration REQUIRED here
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP November 4: Workshop Info & Registration REQUIRED here
VOLUNTEER FOR WORKSHOP October 28: Volunteer Sign-up here–scroll to bottom of options
VOLUNTEER FOR WORKSHOP November 4: Volunteer Sign-up here–scroll to bottom of options
Presentations will be given by Heidi Domke, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, a certificate holder of the Plant Based Nutrition course from Cornell University and Family Physician Dr. Herb Domke, BA, MD, MPH, health educator for 40+ years in greater Victoria. Learn about nutrition and lifestyle choices that can help prevent and even reverse heart disease and other chronic diseases.
Thrive Dinner exclusively for
College, University & Foreign Students
FREE FOR STUDENTS–COMING AGAIN THIS FALL 2019
Our delicious, free student dinner is a great place to meet new people or bring a friend while learning about health. Taste, see, learn from health educators (registered nurse and physician) and receive handouts of recipes, health information presented and ask questions. Enjoy a plant-based meal for the first time or as part of your daily routine. We know you’ll love the food and fellowship. Have an opportunity to ask your diet, health and lifestyle questions while interacting with healthcare professionals and expand your knowledge about health. FREE ticket required. Seating is limited!
(Whole Foods Market @ Uptown)
More information and FREE tickets: TBA
Coming in 2019…
- Optimize Your Brain–6 week course (2 hours per week 6:30pm-8:30pm Optimize Your Brain Introduction Video
- Diabetes Undone–4 week condensed course (2.5 hours per week 3pm-5:30pm, Sunday’s Diabetes Undone Intro Video *Note some statistics are given in US measure. We will provide Canadian numbers as well. Course has been taught in Canada, USA, and Guam. The dietitian in the series is Brenda Davis, RD–a world renowned author, speaker, and former head of the American Registered Dietitian Vegetarian Society. She is a well respected authority on nutrition and is from Kelowna, BC, Canada.
- Depression & Anxiety Recovery--8 week course (2 hours per week 6:30pm-8:30pm on Sunday’s) NDRP Introduction from Director and The Effects of Depression and/or Anxiety
Dinner with the Doctor–Think Green Supper Club
Space is limited! Register early to avoid disappointment. (Wait listed guests may get a spot 24 hours before event if there is a cancellation.) We SELL OUT every month.
We will feature whole food, plant-based Fall inspired food. This event will be amazing!
Reserve your spot today!
Join us for an amazing evening and explore a whole food, plant-based diet.
$13.50 plus transaction fee, registration online.
Wait list enabled when event is full. Please include your phone number, as we will call you when a spot is available and email registration link. Thank you for your consideration!
Taste, Learn, Share @ our educational dinner with the doctor
TICKET REQUIRED: TBA