Hi Fork Smarter,
We know how busy you are each and every day. With so many demands for your time and attention, it is not easy to make time for your self, let alone make time for self-care. So our hope is that this free gift, which represents hours of effort on the behalf of many, will be something you will enjoy viewing and will also serve to encourage you to increase your self-care efforts.
What a difference a year makes – here are some successes we would like to share with you:
Mike – Overweight and diabetic with a family doctor wanting to prescribe diabetes medication – one year later – 50 pounds lighter, no diabetes and drug-free!!! Family doctor amazed and delighted!! Mike is thrilled!!
Karen and Brian – Trying their best to eat whole plant-based and then learned about the value of eating oil-free. One year later – adopted oil-free cooking to make their whole plant-based meals. What happened? They lost an addition 15 pounds and feel better than ever with the added bonus of even more energy!
Thomas – Found himself struggling at times with occasionally eating processed “vegan” products on his whole plant-based plate. One year later, strongly committed to eating “whole” unprocessed as much as possible and continues to add to his weight loss of over 75 pounds. He is so committed, he has set his sights on becoming a master baker – producing whole grain bread without oil! He loves his new hobby and so do others!!
Kate and Andrew (that’s us!) – Regular attendees at local vegan/vegetarian monthly potlucks, bringing their oil-free whole plant-based dishes and yet finding few others doing the same. Then decided to form a meet-up for monthly Fork Smart Oil-free Whole Plant-based Living Potlucks and Vegucation and one year later, there are over 400 members signed up for the group! (We meet the second Thursday of the Month – Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm in Calgary at Bridgeland SDA Church in the main floor gym space on the main floor)https://www.meetup.com/FORK-SMART-Oil-free-Whole-P…
So please enjoy and benefit from this recording of 2017 Summit with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr MD of the Cleveland Clinic (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program) and cookbook author wife Ann Crile Esselstyn. Special thanks to Mike Hart (filming and editing) and Thomas McGoey-Smith (editing and posting) for all their efforts!
Let this light your enthusiasm and keep it burning . . .https://landing.forksmart.org/we-made-history-toge…
If you have already purchased your tickets for the 2918 Summit – many thanks for doing so and giving your self such a precious gift of the hope for better health. Hope is a powerful fuel to spur us on to take action and continue enhancing the action we are taking to improve our health!
When we started this project last year – it was out of gratitude. Our gratitude continues to grow as we hear from folks who have made changes, perhaps need tune-ups or just simply curious about how better health could be possible for them. We have listened and think this year’s 2018 Summit will be very helpful – Dr. Anthony Lim, an outstanding doctor who was named the Medical Director of the McDougall Health and Medical Centre (Dr. John McDougall is a 40 year leader in the Whole Plant-based World with big shoes to fill! ) will share his personal and professional lessons.
Then on Day 2 will be all about the “how” with cooking demonstrations, talks from two authors, Jeannine Elder of Potato Reset and Daniel Bissonnette, a 12 -year- old who knows the challenges of eating healthy around others that don’t. Hear from a local doctor and pharmacist on how to put food first and a mindfulness therapist on how to eat more mindfully and so much more!
There will also be a marketplace with various items to enjoy and you won’t go hungry because your 2 day ticket includes a box lunch!
Please mark April 27 and 28 th on your calendar for a day of self-care – you so deserve this and your health could use it too! Tickets here: https://summit.forksmart.org/ (check the video for Summit Discount Code).
All the best,
Kate and Andrew