August 4, 2013
Two dietitians will be among the speakers featured at Enhancing Heath with Plant-Based Nutrition, the annual professional health conference jointly sponsored by Northwest VEG and Adventist Medical Center. Brenda Davis RD, co-author of 8 books including Becoming Vegan and Becoming Raw, will speak on Recent Evidence of Plant-Based Diets and Disease. Brenda will talk about the evidence of the impact different diet and lifestyle factors have on health and longevity, and also speak on her work combating diabetes on the Marshall Islands.
Susan Levin MS RD, is the Director of Nutrition Education for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She will speak on Different Dietary Choices: Trend Vs. Science. She will examine different diets currently being popularly promoted, and compare these different diets in terms of nutritional sufficiency, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.
The health conference will take place Friday, September 20, the day before VegFest. Both Brenda and Susan will also be speaking at VegFest, on different subjects. Medical schools in the United States provide very little training on nutrition, so many doctors know little about the impact of diet on chronic disease and quality of life. This conference is a good place for medical professionals to learn more about these important subjects, and also to obtain affordable continuing education credits. Visit the health conference website at nwveg.org/health_conference for registration and other information.