Hey bunnies! My friend, registered dietician Matt Ruscigno, is hosting a Heart-Healthy Plant-Based Nutrition series in March and April right here in San Diego. These lectures were a big success at the Engine 2 weeklong immersion.
About Matt Ruscigno
Matt, of True Love Health, has been vegan for over 18 years. He consults for athletes, has been interviewed on the Rich Roll podcast, and has worked on books like Appetite for Reduction and No-Meat Athelete. He’s the read deal! An endurance athlete himself, Matt knows first-hand how to be and stay vegan while training, competing, and traveling.
If you haven’t seen it, his Strongest Hearts project is very cool. Strongest Hearts is a web series in which Matt interviews vegan athletes about why they’re vegan, what they eat, and their passion for their sport.
Heart-Health Plant Based Nutrition Lecture Series
Despite his strong roots in the athletic sphere, Matt assured me that this series will benefit everyone, so you certainly don’t need to be an endurance athlete to attend! The agenda with class descriptions is listed below.
If you buy the whole series, you get a 15% discount, a free book (either No-Meat Athlete or Superfoods for Life: Cacao) AND…rumor has it…a bonus seminar!
The series is 4 seminars of 75 minutes each, all based on solid research and Matt’s experience as a nutritionist. My friend The Vegenista and I will be in attendance for at least one lecture, we haven’t decided which yet because they all look so good!
Heart-Health Plant Based Nutrition Agenda
Seminar 1 – Nutrition 101 (March 4 at 6pm)
Seminar 1- Nutrition 101: What you need to know about the food you eat.
From carbohydrates to gluten to antioxidants, we hear a lot of nutrition terms, but what do they all mean? Which components of foods are most important to consider for a healthy diet? Matt will discuss the basics of nutritional science and give you the vocabulary to understand dietary claims.
Seminar 2 – Diet and Disease (March 11 at 6pm)
What the research says about risk and prevention.
Does sugar cause diabetes? Will eating only fruit prevent cancer? There are many claims relating food to disease, but what does the research say? Matt will cover some of the bigger long-term research studies that look at diet, disease and death.
Seminar 3 – Hard Fight (March 25 at 6pm)
The challenge of eating well in today’s world.
Ever feel like the world is working against your diet goals? It is! The food environment in America in 2015 is ripe with unhealthy choices at every turn. It’s no coincidence that the proliferation of empty calories has lead to an increase in obesity and disease. In this lecture you’ll learn how we got to this point.
Seminar 4 – Take Action (April 1 at 6pm)
How to make healthy changes that last.
Having knowledge and applying it are two different things. In this lecture Matt will discuss the behavior change ideas that will help you apply what you’ve learned so you can make lasting, sustainable health changes. Plenty of time for Q&A in this lecture too!
If you are interested, you can purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!
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