Category Archives: Complementary Health

A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

Some pundits blamed algorithmic trading for the stock market’s recent wild ride. “Algo-trading” relies on computers programmed to follow defined instructions for placing trades. For example, the computer buys 50 shares of stock when its 50-day moving average goes above the 200-day moving average. Period. Algo-trading was popularized as a systematic approach that removes human emotion, intuition, or instinct from the transaction.

Advanced medical algorithms are becoming the next best thing. Their intended purpose is to improve and standardize decisions made in the delivery of medical care, enabling multiple levels of health care practitioners to use the same “thought” process.

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Experts Present Diet as Means to Reverse and Prevent Killer Diseases at Remedy Live Beach Retreat

The Remedy Food Project is bringing together experts in the field of health and wellness to educate the public on how a plant-based diet can reverse and prevent many chronic diseases and illnesses. The Remedy Live Beach Retreat conference will be held November 9-12, 2017 at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in Hilton Head, SC.

Over the course of four days, seventeen leading researchers, physicians, dietitians, athletes, authors, and celebrity chefs will present their scientific findings, lifestyle tips, and recipes. Speakers include Dr. T Colin Campbell and Dr. Thomas J Campbell, plant-based nutrition research pioneers and authors of The China Study; Matt Frazier, host and author of the No Meat Athlete podcast, blog and cookbook; and Dr. Doug Lisle, psychologist and author of The Pleasure Trap. The program also includes Lindsay Nixon of Meal Mentor and The Happy Herbivore, as well as Chef AJ, Chef Jason Wrobel, Dr. Joel Kahn, and Dr. Milton Mills among others.

“One in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. By 2035, heart disease is estimated to cost our economy $1.1 trillion in lost productivity and healthcare expenditures. This devastating disease is only one of many that can be reversed and prevented by simple lifestyle choices. The remedy is literally at the end of our forks,” says Benji Kurtz, Executive Director of Atlanta-based Remedy Food Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit. “Our mission is to give attendees the best, and most credible resources to find a path to better health.”

Registration is open to the public and includes three plant-based meals per day. Day passes are available, starting at $89. The event will also feature a bookstore, book signing by the authors, and fitness classes taught by celebrity trainer, John Pierre.

Remedy Live is in its third year. In 2016, events in Toronto and Atlanta sold out. For more information, visit




Lowcountry VegFest on Hilton Head Island 21

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club will be hosting their second vegan festival (aka VegFest) on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am to 5pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The festival is expected to attract over 800 people from all around the Lowcountry including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, SC, and Savannah, GA. There will be ample vegan food from area restaurants, vegan beer and wine, music by two bands, speaker, vegan education and advocacy, merchandise, raffle, and entertainment for children. Nearly 60 vendors are registered to participate.
The event’s headline speaker is Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary and the music will be provided by The Nice Guys and then Cranford Hollow. Signature Ruby Roth artwork t-shirts will be for sale. The goal of Lowcountry VegFest 2017 is to teach and show how fun and easy it is to eat and live vegan in the Lowcountry and why it is beneficial to personal health, the animals, environmental conservation, and humanitarian concerns such as global hunger. This event is free, open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.
To learn more about Lowcountry VegFest 2017 including schedule, sponsors, and vendors, please visit: