Saturday January 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
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Joyce Beers Community Center 
1230 Cleveland Ave. (Hillcrest)
(Trader Joe's shopping center)
San Diego, CA 92103

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SOLD OUT: Vegan Dinner Buffet Catered by Loving Hut, Mira Mesa  

Everyone is welcome to join us for  an informative and entertaining presentation from Michael Greger, M.D., "Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet". And enjoy free vegan cookies and iced tea! Plus, Dr. Greger will be selling and signing copies of his new book, "How Not to Die". 

Admission to the presentation at 7:30 pm is free to all and you do not need to register. Doors open to everyone at 7:00 pm. 

Dr. Greger has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this new presentation based on the latest in cutting-edge research exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our leading causes of death and disability.

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The 15 leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by peer-reviewed scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug—and without the side effects. What about liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (our #1 killer)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to help prevent the disease, but arrest and even reverse it.

In addition to showing what to eat to help prevent the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen—a checklist of the foods we should try to consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.