INDEX - HEALTH
SUBJECT: VEGETARIAN SOCIETY
SOURCE: DIANA LABEDZ DianaLaBedz@aol.com
POSTED: 27 MARCH 2007 5:00pm HST
Vegan Potluck Luncheon
masthead of the Vegetarian Society Of Hawaii (www.vsh.org)
Vegan Potluck Luncheon with a presentation by Gordon LaBedz, M.D.
Sunday, April 1st at Noon
Kapaa Neighborhood Center
4491 Kou Street, Kapaa
Admission is free to anyone bringing a vegan dish. Those who prefer not to bring a dish are welcome for a nominal fee of $5.
The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It's among the largest vegetarian societies in the nation with more than 2000 members.
The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii announces the first in a series of vegan potluck luncheons and lectures to be held on the first Sunday of each month at noon at the Kapaa Neighborhood Center. Guests are asked to bring a vegan dish and to include an ingredient list. Prizes for the best recipes will be awarded and ooriginal recipes are encouraged.
The lecture for the first event will feature Dr. Gordon LaBedz who will discuss the health reasons for becoming a vegetarian with emphasis on reversing heart disease and diabetes and preventing cancer.
Gordon LaBedz,M.D. is a family physician for Hawaii Kaiser Permanente. For thirty three years he was a Kaiser physician in the Los Angeles area where he was also a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He has been promoting the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle since the mid 1970s.
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