Progressive Nutritionist and Best-Selling Author Comes to Chicago
Dr. Joel Fuhrman to Give Keynote Presentation at Celebrate Yourself Healthy Gala
(Chicago, IL)–Feb. 08, 2013–You are what you eat. Almost everyone has been told this at some point in their lifetime. For progressive nutritionist and health expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman, that statement addresses the core of his beliefs. Known as the Father of Nutritarianism, Fuhrman is a board-certified physician, New York Times best-selling author and a nutritional researcher who specializes in nutrition-based treatments for preventable chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart attacks. As the author of various books, including best-seller “Eat to Live,” the response from Fuhrman’s message on how to live a life free from illness has been dramatic and continues to grow. The internationally recognized expert will be sharing his knowledge with Chicagoans for the first time as the keynote speaker for Healthy Initiative Foundation’s Celebrate Yourself Healthy event taking place from 7 p.m. (VIP 6 p.m.) – 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Germania Place, located at 108 W Germania Pl. in Chicago.
“I am honored to be selected as the guest speaker for this event,” said Fuhrman. “My nutritional and natural healing beliefs align perfectly with Healthy Initiative’s goal of promoting health and wellness in every aspect of a person’s life. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help the organization make an impact and difference in others’ lives.”
Celebrate Yourself Healthy is a red carpet fundraising event that aims to build awareness and promote education about our nation’s obesity crisis. The upscale event will also celebrate the success and personal transformations of 40 local participants of Healthy Initiative’s 90-Day Breakthrough program–the organization’s signature effort to raise awareness and provide solutions to participants by helping them gain the tools and techniques needed to embrace a healthier lifestyle and inspire others to do the same. Fuhrman will help honor these individuals with his presentation on reversing disease through nutritional excellence.
Breakthrough participants will grace the red carpet in custom clothing by noted Chicago designers while guests enjoy creative and deliciously healthy food and drinks, live entertainment, music, and a silent auction. VIPs will enjoy a special gift bag and a private area with personal attention from a dedicated staff. Program sponsorship and proceeds will continue to create groups of influential wellness ambassadors and to fund health and wellness initiatives for our city and nation’s children and schools.
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to organize an event of this magnitude,” said Healthy Initiative founder Shea Vaughn. “I’m so proud of each participant and words can’t describe the transformations they’ve undergone over the past three months. I’m honored and humbled to be a part of something that creates such an impact in their lives and the lives of their families. I’m looking forward to implementing my 90-Day Breakthrough program one state at a time.”
General admission tickets are available for $100 and VIP tickets are $250 (tickets limited). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.healthyinitiative.org/celebrate/
About Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health! and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! bring nutritional science to homes all across America. Known as the father of nutritarian eating, his health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market) has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.
About Healthy Initiative
Healthy Initiative Foundation is championing disease prevention with awareness, education and solutions for building healthy and joyful lives. Beginning in Chicago, it is a nationwide strategic partnership effort with the help of supporting corporations, civic leaders and medical and wellness professionals. The goal is to defeat obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and other lifestyle diseases in children and adults with transformational ideas and sustainable programs. Healthy Initiative (an Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and information about wellness, diet, nutrition, fitness and mental and emotional strength.