October 27 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Cancer and the Cancer Fighting Diet: Eating our way to the cure.
A number of lifestyle factors affect cancer risk and survival in individuals diagnosed with cancer. Key among these is nutrition. This talk will discuss nutrition and diet related factors that influence cancer to include, obesity, energy balance, and intake of both macronutrients such as protein, and micronutrients such as anti cancer compounds found in plants. General nutritional guidelines to prevent and treat cancer will be discussed.
Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Dr. Ellis' presentation at 7:30pm, or both!
Note the new location. This months potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Come to the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation at 7:30pm, or both!
For the potluck, please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email email@example.com.
October 6 - 30 (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Northwest VEG member Beth Redwood's photography is on display in La Vida Veggie (4925 SW Angel Ave, Beaverton, OR) on October 6 through the end of October. In Beth's words: "Through the images, I try to capture the personality, soul and sacred beauty of each individual with the hope of awakening compassion and respect for all animals in the viewer. A portion of proceeds from any sales goes to the sanctuary where the individuals in the art reside, plus to La Vida Veggie for their community outreach."
November 6 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
At the second quarterly vegan potluck in Sandy, Oregon, join Dr. Craig McDougall for an informational discussion on Reinventing primary care: integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice.
The potluck will be held at the Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, or both! Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events.
November 12 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
This is an annual free wellness event that Kaiser Permanente sponsors for patients, their families and the community, to allow for education, engagement and networking around healthy lifestyle practices that can prevent and heal cancer. This year’s event has been expanded and will feature content tailored to three “tracks” – Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship. Speakers include Ken Rubin and Chad Sarno from the Rouxbe School, Andrea Leonard from the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and Dr. Ellis who will be giving a presentation on mindfulness. The daylong event also features a delicious plant-based lunch by Wicked Healthy, a catering company run by Chad Sarno and his brother Derrick. Location: Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA To register: Email name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: FREE
November 17 (6:00 - 8:30 PM)
Learn to make a variety of delicious holiday dishes that are meat free, dairy free, and egg free. They're healthy and no animals were harmed in their creation! Join registered dietitian Sara O'Leary for this beginner-level class which includes demos (and tasting!) for hearty lentil loaf, kale waldorf salad, cranberry relish, twice-baked stuffed sweet potatoes, and pumpkin chia pudding. These dishes will delight all of the vegetarians and vegans at your dinner table (and even the omnivores). $69. Held in room 153, these classes sell out quickly, so register now, for class number F232 here.
November 24 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
It's that time of year again! The Tofurky Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday. The money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. This year, we encourage you to also join our team and set up a fundraising profile: https://www.crowdrise.com/tofurky-trot-portland/fundraiser/northwest-vegetarian-education-and-empowerment-group. The Trot has tasty prizes for the top fundraisers and the top Trotters, and all registered Trotters get a free bag! Friendly dogs are welcome. Where to meet: The Historic Dance Pavilion at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202 Photo of turkeys Pete and Big Boy taken by Beth Redwood at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary (c) bethlilyredwood.com.