VegFest 2013 Speakers – Sunday Edition

So I already announced the VegFest speakers for Saturday, June 22nd. If you didn’t catch the announcement, just click here.

Now on to Sunday!

Deb Gleason and Friend

At 10:30 we’ve got Wellness Warrior Deb Gleason.The title of her talk is “Cheeseburgers are more Deadly than Guns: How we ate our way into this problem and how we can eat our way out.”

Deb’s is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Ottawa’s leading vegan lifestyle expert and the Founder of Wellness Warrior Coaching. So suffice it to say she knows her shizz.

Plus, she used to be a homicide detective, so she won’t be accepting any excuses about how cooking healthy is too hard, or how your buddies at the gym will call you a wuss if you go vegan.

Deb's Famous Salted Caramel Pecan Bliss Bites

You’ll roll into her talk a doughy mass of bad habits and leave a vital burst of plant-powered fury. Even if it kills her, you, and everyone else in the amphitheatre.

Nah, I’m just kidding. She’s actually a sweetheart. And after her talk she’s gong to show us all how to make her famous caramel-y nutballs!

At 12:00, Laurie Sadowski (a.k.a “The Allergy-Free Cook“) will do a presentation on Gluten-Free Baking.

Laurie Sadowski, The Allergy-Free Cook

After years of suffering with undiagnosed celiac disease, Laurie adopted a vegan, gluten-free diet and began to learn about how food intolerances and allergies can wreak havoc in people’s lives. Seriously – read her bio for a glimpse into the life of a celiac sufferer. I promise that afterwards you’ll want to give your own intestinal tract a big hug for being so well-behaved. Unless of course it isn’t well-behaved. In which case you might want to buy one of Laurie’s cookbooks.

And finally, at 1:15, we’ll be showing the critically-acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Through an examination of the careers of American physician Caldwell Esselstyn and professor of nutritional biochemistry T. Colin Campbell, Forks Over Knives suggests that “most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.”  The film provides a nice compact summary of the international bestseller The China Study. It basically explains why, if you eat animal products, you are going to drop dead very soon. Fortunately, it also explains why, if you go vegan now, you will live forever and finance your immortal life by working as a swimsuit model.

You probably think I’m exaggerating right? Well, check out “The Vegan MD” Michael Greger’s site, where he shows that vegan blood makes cancer cells burst into flame (go to 12:28 in the video). So you’ve got a choice before you. Ninety minutes of the life-altering edu-tainment that is Forks Over Knives, or the eternal dirt nap. Choose wisely, folks.

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