VEGAN ENCHILADA PIE, this Wed. the 26th at 6 pm
- Here is the menu for the Opera Plaza vegan dinner on Wed. the 26th at 6 pm:
Avocado Chickpea Dip
Spinach & Mushroom Enchilada Pie
Red Bean & Sweet Potato Chilaquiles
Herbal Tea and Concord Grape Beverages
This is a full course dinner. The dinner is totally vegan and totally health supporting. It is designed and prepared by a certified Nutrition Consultant, Patricia Allen Koot, NC. That means it does not only taste delicious, but the dinner also features important cancer-busting components which will demonstrate what Dr. Greger is presenting.
The dinner is all you can eat, as long as the food lasts. RSVP so the chef knows how much food to prepare. And bring a container to take some home for the rest of the week.
After the dinner, take in a vitally important presentation via video by Dr. Michael Greger, MD, entitled, "Stopping Cancer Before it Starts: Cancer Proofing Your Body with Plant Superfoods." This is a potentially life-changing and life-saving presentation. Head off cancer before it starts. Dr. Greger is one of the premier authorities on vegan foods and prevention. His engaging style and fact-filled content make this an entertaining as well as informative study, and one you won't forget.
It all happens this Wed. evening, Oct. 26 at 6:00 pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco. Take the elevator to the first floor, then security will key you down to the mezzanine for the event.
A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat vegan dinner plus Dr. Greger's presentation. The chef volunteers her time. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and related costs.
RSVP to 707-774-1904 or email to: archierieus@.... Also, remember to plan ahead for the annual Thanksgiving Vegan Banquet, Wed. Nov. 16 at 6 pm.
VEGAN NUTRITION UPDATE:
Last week we talked about Vitamin D sources for vegans, and found the following published information:
1) Since 2006, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has taken the position that D2 should no longer be considered as a nutrient "suitable for fortification or supplementation," given the strong hormonal advantages of D3.
2) Exposure to the sun as a way to get vitamin D can be problematic, depending on factors such as time of day, amount of cloud cover, and latitude, among other things.
3) Vegan sources of Vitamin D3 are extremely limited, for example a certain type of mushroom and some algaes. Therefore, the following general observations appear in the literature:
"From our perspective, very few individuals will benefit from supplementation with vitamin D2 versus vitamin D3. Although we might not go as far as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition-which argued in 2006 that D2 should no longer be considered as a nutrient "suitable for fortification or supplementation" given the strong hormonal advantages of D3-we believe that the vast majority of unwanted consequences from vitamin D deficiency stem from deficiency of the hormonally active, dihydroxyvitamin D form of this nutrient. For this reason, we believe that D3 is the delivery form of choice when supplementing with vitamin D.
"Within the category of D3 supplements, the most common form for vitamin D3 delivery is gel caps containing D3 in liquid form (and often dispersed in flax oil or olive oil). D3 is also available in powdered form in D3 capsules, in powdered form involving pressed tablets, and in unencapsulated liquid form (D3 drops). We have not seen non-proprietary, peer-reviewed studies comparing these various delivery forms of vitamin D3. In general, we have seen more problems with absorption of powdered vitamins from tablets versus capsules due to problems in digestive track breakdown of pressed tablets. For this reason, we favor use of vitamin D3 capsules over vitamin D3 tablets when selecting from dry powder versions of vitamin D3. However, with respect to encapsulated powders versus encapsulated liquids (or liquid drops in unencapsulated form), we believe that your most important consideration is reliability of the manufacturer and quality control/ assurance provided by that manufacturer."
Once again, RSVP to 707-774-1904 or email to: archierieus@....