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Food for Life

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Port Washington
Location provided via email to registered attendees prior to class
Port Washington, NY 11050
United States

Class Dates

Keeping a Healthy Heart
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00am to 01:00pm

Healthy Blood Pressure
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00am to 1:00pm

How Foods Fight Heart Disease
Monday, December 5, 2022 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Healthy Blood Pressure
Monday, December 5, 2022 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people who have diabetes. Fortunately, the same change in diet that has been shown to be so effective in turning diabetes around also helps to protect the heart, quite dramatically. Dean Ornish, M.D., was among the first to show that a change in lifestyle could be as effective as and much safer than bypass surgery for those with significant heart disease. There is no time like the present to eat to live. Fortunately, food that is good for you does not have to taste like medicine. In this class, you’ll sample cholesterol-free foods that are full of flavor and health-promoting benefits. The World Health Organization says hypertension (high blood pressure) is “the most important preventable cause of premature death in developed countries.” The good news is that blood pressure changes happen quickly, and plant-based diets will help lower high blood pressure within a short time frame. This is a combined program, offering all the nutrition info and most of the recipes from 2 classes - Keeping a Healthy Heart and Healthy Blood Pressure - in a shortened 3-hour class format. In addition to valuable nutrition education, you will get to sample different dishes, take-home recipes, and handouts, all in a supportive group setting.


Laurie Courage is a Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Educator, Health Coach, Chef, and founder of Encouraging Greens. If you have questions, please email

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