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Healthy Diet, Healthy Life Workshop

  • Oak Park Main Library (Community Room) 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

Learn how to take your health into your own hands

Our health diet workshop series will present our favorite resources that you can use to discover what will bring health and happiness to YOUR life. This is not one-diet-fits-all approach. Each person and family are on a unique journey to discover which foods, diets, nutrients, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle changes allow them heal, thrive and live a long healthy life.

Risk factors for chronic illness

Do you know the #1 risk factor for developing a chronic illness? I’ll give you a hint — it’s NOT your genes. It’s the food you eat. And this may be why many of you are already growing your own vegetables and herbs.

What's the most up to date science?

Decades of scientific research has shown that with your food choices, you have immense power over your health. For example, simple changes in diet and lifestyle may help prevent more than 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80% of coronary heart disease, and 70% of colon cancer. These are impressive odds.

So what steps can you take right now to DECREASE your risk for the chronic illness? The scientific studies are appearing at an impressive pace from researchers and universities all over the world. We hope we can help guide you to the knowledge that will be allow you to pick the right choices for YOUR body and brain.

A whole-foods, plant-based diet

Plant-based diets have been linked to a number of health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, obesity, diabetes and cognitive decline. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is a way of eating that celebrates plant foods and cuts out unhealthy items like added sugars, processed foods and refined grains.

These diets are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help lower blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes, and help maintain a healthy weight, all of which can lower your risk of heart disease. Yet, the types of plant foods and their sources are also important.

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