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This class will teach participants the key principles for successfully transitioning from eating the standard American diet to a whole food, plant-based diet (WFPB). Many major medical organizations now advocate that eating a WFPB diet is an optimal strategy for preventing and reversing many chronic diseases facing Americans today. Contemporary evidence-based research now finds that about 80% of chronic disease is caused by lifestyle choices and not from one's genetic legacy. Rather than succumb to diseases of cancer, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, auto-immune conditions and more, a WFPB diet combined with other appropriate lifestyle choices can greatly reduce the risk of suffering and early mortality from these conditions.
Instructor(s): Denise Rose, Georgie Campas
The Happy Vegan Couple comprises Dr. Denise Rose and Georgie Campas. As a couple they have been teaching local Tucson residents about whole food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition for several years. They have presented classes and cooking demos at a variety of venues including Oro Valley Town Hall Employees, Pima College Employees, Barefoot Yoga Studio, Via de Dios Christian Center and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Arizona. And they host and cook for private parties held in their home for guests who want to eat a healthy WFPB celebratory meal.
Denise and Georgie have a social media presence on both Facebook and YouTube under the name Happy Vegan Couple. On YouTube, they post their whole food, plant-based cooking videos to help newcomers to the WFPB lifestyle learn how to cook delicious, healthy foods in their own kitchens. And on Facebook, the Happy Vegan Couple page is an educational resource for up-to-date knowledge on plant-based nutrition and its powerful impacts on health, planet sustainability, and sentient beings. They have also published an inspiring guidebook titled, “The Happy Vegan Couple Guide to Whole Food, Plant-Based Eating.”
The Happy Vegan Couple were featured speakers at the 2018 VegOut festivals in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona and on the radio program, “Doing Life with Dr. Deb” on KGMS Tucson. As a Ph.D. sociologist, Dr. Rose brings a sociological perspective to issues of food policy, public health, planet sustainability and animal welfare.
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