The Vegetarian Society of Utah’s St. George chapter will be hosting two events this month. The first event is a potluck on May 9 at 6 p.m. in the St. George Community Building. This event is free to the public, and no vegan cooking experience (or eating, for that matter) is required. The other event is the VSU monthly education program on May 26, also at 6 p.m. in the St. George Community Building. Taking place on the fourth Tuesday of every month, May’s education program will be a viewing of the DVD “Your Heart on Plants” by Robert Ostfeld, MD MSC. This event is also free to the public.
In “Your Heart on Plants,” Dr. Ostfeld provides detailed scientific and medical information on the No. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease. He discusses in depth the fact that plants are the healing factor in reversing, preventing, and eliminating the majority of cardiovascular diseases.
“When we are born, our bodies are turbo engines. A bunch of animal products and processed foods later, we turn our bodies into clunkers,” Ostfeld says. “The good news, however, is that it is never too early to live more healthfully, and it is never too late. I have multiple patients in their 70s and beyond who have switched to a whole-food, plant-based diet and have seen profound improvements in their health. You can too!”
Dr. Robert Ostfeld is a member of the Board of Directors for Plant-based Prevention of Disease, Inc. He is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also serves as the associate director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein.
For more information on the Vegetarian Society of Utah, including requirements for participation in the potluck held every second Saturday of the month, visit www.vsutah.org, or call Barbara J. Mathison at (435) 632-3249.