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Eating REAL in a Processed World
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Chase away your winter blues and spring into action for the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA)
Join DC Healthy Bites for a fun and informative, health and wellness event to spread awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and support those affected by autoimmune disease.
- Local women tell their inspirational life stories.
- Learn how simple food choices can be transformative.
- Enjoy free and delicious, healthy bites *.
- Win amazing door prizes supporting healthy lifestyles.
- Meet like-minded individuals in our area.
- Spread awareness during National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month.
Space is limited so all tickets must be purchased in advance!
We expect this event to sell out, so don't wait and miss out on this incredible evening!
All net proceeds will be donated AARDA to in support of their dedication to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomical impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
Vision: A world without autoimmune diseases
Did you know that 50 million Americans have at least one autoimmune disease? That is 1 in 5 individuals in the United States alone, with 75% occurring in women. Autoimmunity is the #2 cause of chronic illness, and autoimmunity diseases are among the top 10 leading causes of all deaths among U.S. women age 65 and younger!!
To learn more, please visit AARDA today!
Meet Gina of Simplistic Wholistic
Meet Gina Rieg, a local Certified Health Coach of Simplistic Wholistic. After managing her Ulcerative Colitis dis-ease for over 10 years, Gina transitioned her diet to a REAL and traditional food lifestyle. This life-changing transition supported her healing and health recovery. She is now a passionate Health Coach, guiding her clients through dietary improvements that support their healing and recovery journeys.
Meet Stacy of Paleo Parents
Bestselling authors of Eat Like a Dinosaur & Beyond Bacon, working mom Stacy and her stay at home husband Matthew, are a local suburban family that improved their lives, health and wellness of their three active boys through diet and lifestyle changes.
Since 2010, Stacy and Matt have openly shared their remarkable health journey as Paleo Parents, raising a family in a processed food world. Since transitioning to REAL and nutrient-dense foods, Stacy and her husband lost over 200lbs, observed improvements in their depression, seasonal and pet allergies, sleeping disorders, IBS, heartburn and joint pain, and improvements in the behavior disorders, asthma, eczema, and seasonal and pet allergies of their boys.
Come meet Gina and Stacy and hear their inspiring life stories, commitment to health and well-being, and experiences living and raising a family eating REAL in a processed world.
Thank you Gina and Stacy for sharing your stories and demonstrating what is possible
Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to provide any medical advice orendorse any treatment. Any change in a patient's treatment plan should be discussed with their physician.
* Enjoy free passed appetizers made with locally produced, organic ingredients, and are grain, dairy, & legume-free, with no added preservatives, refined sugar or cooked with processed oils. All grass-fed meat is provided by the Organic Butcher of McLean, seafood wild caught, and sauces, marinades and dressings homemade. Dinner specials will also be offered for purchase.
Thank You to the following businesses for graciously contributing raffle and silent auction items, and a special thank you to Mad Rose Tavern for contributing their restaurant and DJ to the event.
- Arlington Nutrition Corner
- Azure Dream Day Spa
- Ballston Crossfit
- Bike and Roll Washington DC
- Drink Choffy
- Lovebean Fudge
- National Integrated Health Associates
- Out of the Box Bakery
- Pacers Arlington
- Precious Wisdom Photography
- Primal Pacs
- Pure Indian Foods
- Simplistic Wholistic
- The Barre Code
- The Osprey's at Belmont Bay Golf Club
- Tropical Traditions
- US Wellness Meats
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DC Healthy Bites
Spreading awareness of the impact of diet on health and disease prevention, and identifying DC metro area establishments that provide locally produced, real and natural food.