Eat vegetarian, hear healthy talk

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii announces the first in a series of vegan potluck luncheons and lectures to be held on the first Sunday of each month at noon at the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center. Today’s event will feature Dr. Gordon LaBedz who will discuss the health reasons for becoming a vegetarian with emphasis on reversing heart disease and diabetes and preventing cancer.

Guests are asked to bring a vegan dish and to include an ingredient list. Prizes for the best recipes will be awarded and original recipes are encouraged.

Gordon LaBedz, M.D. is a family physician for Hawaii Kaiser Permanente. For 33 years he was a Kaiser physician in the Los Angeles area where he was also a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He has been promoting the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle since the mid 1970s.

Admission is free to anyone bringing a vegan dish. Those who prefer not to bring a dish are welcome for a fee of $5.

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