Category Archives: Complementary Health

Vegan Paleo Cheese Making Class in Bluffton April 7th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is thrilled to announce a Vegan Paleo Cheese Making Class with Avai on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 1-4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. The class fee is $45 per person and class size limited to 15 participants. Registration is online here:
Avai will demonstrate how to make delicious vegan and paleo non-dairy cheeses and yogurts. Cashew cream cheese, smoked almond gouda, walnut-date cashew cream cheese, sharp cheddar almond cheese, sun-dried tomato & basil cashew cheese, lemon-pepper cashew cheese, almond cheese, and cashew yogurt are just some of the non-dairy delectables Avai will showcase.
Participants will leave with a working knowledge of how to make nut based cheeses and yogurts at home, printed recipes, an understanding of the benefits of nut-based cheeses over traditional dairy cheeses, and the experience of tasting from a platter of prepared vegan and paleo cheeses.
This is a Cultures in Your Kitchen class, from the Save the World from Your Kitchen series. The instructor of this health-promoting class is Avai, MSW – Founder of Choosing Eden and its Vibrant Health programs since 1999. Avai has been vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for 28 years, and has more than 40 years experience in nutrition and its role in our health – and even more experience in food preparation! She will be visiting Bluffton, SC, from Lake Monticello, VA.
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole food plant-based eating. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club at

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