Learning More about Healthy Eating from “2 Forks”

Today I am at an event called “2 Forks” which is based on the documentaries called “Forks Over Knives” and “Engine 2.”  I watched those documentaries a few years ago, and they were very enlightening. Now that I have diabetes, I’m re-focusing on the healthy way of eating that they promote.

The event started this morning at 6:30am with some yoga.  What a great way to get the day started.

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Then it was breakfast time! I enjoyed steel cut oatmeal with berries, flax seeds, chia seeds, a touch of granola, and cinnamon. I also had a plate of kale with vinegar, and a small glass of sugar-free almond milk.

The event is in one large room at the Hilton Pasadena.

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I’m excited about learning more and hearing my favorite doctors in person. Rip Esselstyn (creator of the Red Engine 2 diet and documentary) started the morning.  His father, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn (co-creator of Forks Over Knives).  I’m soaking in the science behind eating a whole food, plant-based diet.

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Dr. Esselstyn’s daughter, Jane Esselstyn, RN, is now speaking. She’s quite entertaining and explains things well.

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The next 3 talks scheduled for this morning are:

  • “100 and Healthy” by Roseanne Oliviera

  • “Spice Up Your Kitchen! Dare to be Daring by Chef A.J.

  • “How I Reversed Diabetes & Stopped All Medication with a Plant-Based Diet

The last one regarding diabetes reversal is of the most interest to me. After that we’ll be enjoying a “plant-strong lunch.”  Then there are 4 more presentations, and a Q&A session at the end.  Guess who has a bunch of questions?  Me! I’ll share more later after the event.

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