Though nothing is certain but "death and taxes," local experts will offer ways to perhaps delay the former with an October discussion series at the Rock Island Public Library.
"How Not to Die," a four-week discussion series about finding your best health, will be presented on Mondays, October 8 to 29. at 6:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The free presentations by local medical, fitness, and cooking experts offer lifestyle choices that may improve health and vitality.
Topics and presenters include:
Monday, Oct. 8: Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Cheryl True, MD. Learn how this approach can be used to treat or prevent lifestyle-related diseases. Dr. True leads a complete health improvement program (CHIP)class with physical therapist Beth Bryant that teaches the tenets of lifestyle medicine, and how certain lifestyle choices affect chronic diseases. She is a board-certified family practice physician with True Lifestyle Medical Clinic, LLC, in Davenport, Iowa.
Bio: Dr. True is a board-certified family physician. Her passion is to utilize lifestyle medicine as a treatment and/or preventive measure for lifestyle related diseases A fitness enthusiast, she also leads "Walk with a Doc" events. In addition to her medical training she is a certified Wellcoaches Health and Wellness coach, she has completed the T Colin Campbell Plant-based Nutrition certificate course, and is a CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) facilitator. She is also a group leader for the PlantPure Nation Pod "Heartland Rooted."
Monday, Oct. 15: How Not to Diet, the Relationship Between Food & Chronic Disease, with Beth Bryant, DPT. A Quad City physical therapist for almost 35 years, Beth Bryant leads a complete health improvement program (CHIP) class with Dr. Cheryl True that teaches the tenets of lifestyle medicine, and how certain lifestyle choices affect chronic disease.
Bio: Beth Bryant is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine and holds certificates on disease prevention through lifestyle medicine, including one from eCornell on Plant Based Nutrition from the T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She holds bachelor's degrees from Augustana College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Masters of Business Administration and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University.
Monday, Oct. 22: How to Be a Whole Food Plant Based Athlete, and Eating Healthy on the Road, with Teri and Del Preston. The Prestons, avid long-distance runners and cyclists, relate their journey toward whole food, plant based eating, and how they maintain their lifestyle while away from home.
Bio: Del and Teri Preston started this journey about 5 years ago after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives and reading The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, and Thomas M. Campbell II. The long-distance runners and cyclists stay fit with marathons, ultra running, Ragnar relays (team, overnight running races) and the RAGBRAI bike ride across Iowa. Through fitness and their whole food, plant based diet, Del Preston reports going from eight medications daily to none over several months. In addition to Teri Preston's work travel of 12 to 14 weeks a year, the couple enjoys visiting any destination with an a running event or cycling on the trails. They've discovered delicious ways to keep this healthy eating lifestyle even when they are away from home.
Monday, Oct. 29: Whole Foods Plant Based Cooking 101, with Anne Haring. Talk and demonstration by Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) cooking instructor Anne Haring.
The presenter is the owner of Recipe for Life.
Bio: In January 2011, after 15 years as a demo chef, Anne Haring discovered the power of eating a WFPB diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease. As she made lifestyle changes, she regained health and began sharing tips and tricks on eating a WFPB diet. She personally understands the challenge of transitioning to this way of eating, and is passionate about helping others learn how to make simple and delicious whole, plant-based foods so that their journey to better health is filled with support, excitement, and success.
All of the above presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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