Free seminar focuses on benefits of vegan lifestyle

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Those who are interested in knowing more about foods that heal and simple home remedies are invited to a free Healthy Living Seminar Thursday at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy.

The seminar, presented by Vegan Chef and Troy Seventh Day Adventist Church, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Melody Prettyman, a Texas-based vegan chef and author will conduct the seminar.

Kathy Griffin, church health and temperance leader, said the seminar will focus on Prettyman’s transition to a plant-based life style.

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“Melody Prettyman has lost 100 pounds and counting,” Griffin said. “She will share the solutions that transformed her life and the steps others can take to prevent illnesses, reduce stress and transition to a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. Food samples will be available.

Griffin said Prettyman will inform participants about ways to avoid chronic disease, increase energy, delay aging and empower them with information that will help avoid hospitals, doctors and pills.

“What we can do regarding our own health is more powerful than what hospitals, doctors and pills can do for our overall well being through exercise, plenty of sunshine and a vegetarian, plant-based, whole foods diet.

Prettyman is a regularly featured cooking expert on Three Angel Broadcasting Network and co-hosts a weekly radio program, “Focus on Healthy Foods.” She is the author of “Simply Yummy,” a plant-based cookbook.

Prettyman has been providing simple home remedies and health seminars nationally since 2010.

Everyone is invited to participate in the “Healthy Living Seminar” at the Colley Senior Complex at 715 Elm Street in Troy.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

The seminar is free but donations to the chef are welcome. To pre-register, call 372-3222 or email