Author Archives: WAPF Rockland County

About WAPF Rockland County

I am passionate about helping people eat in a way that is most nourishing and satisfying to them.

Food As Medicine

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Thursday April 3, 2014

7-8:30 PM

Hudson Valley Functional Medicine, 707A Executive Blvd, Valley Cottage, NY

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The food we eat has an amazing ability to steer our health in the right direction, or the wrong one. 

If you are struggling with a chronic illness then it is even more important to get it right.

Based on the work of Dr. Patricia KaneDr. David Perlmutter, and others I will introduce a healing diet that is very powerful, but also enjoyable and simple.

In this lecture learn about foods that can have an anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and healing effect on the body.  And also learn the ones that are pro-inflammatory and that hinder healing.

We will also go over how to implement this way of eating in a practical way. Recipes and meal plans will be provided.

Take Back Your Kitchen!

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Healthy Meals For Picky Eaters!

Do you struggle with a picky eater? Do you wish your children ate better but feel helpless about how to get them to do so? Are you unsure about which foods are the best?

We are surrounded by quick food that is not the healthiest so it is easy to resort to less than ideal choices. And with a picky eater it can be very challenging, even when you are doing your best.

In this discussion we will explore ways to get your children to eat better and we will go over healthy, convenient food options.

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Join nutritionist Jill Cruz, MS, for this informative talk on how to maximize your children’s health

Saturday, March 9th

10 AM 

The Christian Community Church

15 Margetts Rd

Chestnut Ridge, NY

$10 Suggested Donation

RSVP: jill@bodywisefoodsmart.com

IMG_0378Jill Cruz, MS, is a Nutrition and Health counselor for Body Wise, Food Smart. She melds together scientific knowledge with learnings from multiple modalities such as Metabolic Typing, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Weston A. Price principles, and her life experiences.  Jill is passionate about helping people incorporate healthy food and lifestyle choices into their lives. Learn more about Jill:

www.bodywisefoodsmart.com

Outrageous October Events!

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The Harmony Diet

Thursday, October 11th 7 PM

Tappan Library 93 Main St. Tappan, NY

Have you ever wondered why some people do great on a more vegetarian-type diet while others feel they wouldn’t survive more than one day without meat? Why are some diets such as the Atkin’s Diet wildly successful for some and a dismal failure for others? Or are you just confused about what to eat?

The answer is simple: We are all unique and there is no “one” diet that is right for everyone!

Although almost every shred of information about eating healthy would lead you to believe the contrary, this is a simple truth that can transform the way you view eating.

It is easy to find the way of eating that is right for you, but it requires an open mind and accepting that there are no inherently “good” or “bad” whole foods. At this workshop I will guide you through the process to find out the most nourishing foods for YOU (ie: not someone else). And we will learn about the single most important skill in reaching your ultimate health potential.

Join nutritionist Jill Cruz for this informative talk on how to reduce cravings, gain energy, and improve mood.

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Jill Cruz is a Nutrition and Health counselor for Body Wise, Food Smart and a Masters Of Science candidate for Human Nutrition at The University of Bridgeport. She melds together scientific knowledge with learnings from multiple modalities such as Metabolic Typing, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Weston A. Price principles, and her life experiences. Jill is passionate about helping people incorporate healthy food and lifestyle choices into their lives. Learn more about Jill

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The Natural Diet

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Cats & Dogs

Saturday, October 13

1-3 PM

The Christian Community Church

15 Margetts Rd

Chestnut Ridge, NY

$5 Suggested Donation for use of space

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Learn how to feed your pet the way it was meant to eat!

Your dog or cat can achieve vibrant health and longevity and avoid many degenerative diseases with a few simple dietary changes. 

Presented by Dr. Eric Goldman

Introducing The Eat Well Club®

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After about 4 years of personal and spiritual growth related to my health and eating well I have come to the conclusion that this endeavor requires regular inspiration and support.

I began this quest motivated by fear and regret and have now come to a place of simple inspiration. Over the years I have vacillated between extremism, unconventional self-experimentation, an occasional “screw it, I’m eating ice cream”, and a calm, confident attitude of “I’m just doing it”. What I have found is that the times when I’m feeling inspired and supported is when I remain in the “I’m just doing it” attitude.

The “I’m just doing it” attitude is so easy and peaceful. There is no angst, no guilt, no unrequited desires, no rationalizations, and no judgement. This is when I eat well and faithfully follow my most nourishing practices. This is when I feel my best.

So, it is with great excitement that I announce my launching of The Eat Well Club®! My intent is to provide a supportive, loving, and light-hearted space that inspires others to be at their best.

Meetings will be held in Chestnut Ridge the first Monday of every month at 7 PM and the third Saturday on 10 AM. There is a 5$ suggested donation for each meeting.

In my studies I come across multiple valid reasons to scare the junk food right out of your hands. The sheer complexity and potential for disaster to occur in our biological systems is overwhelming to ponder. However, I do not look to motivate through fear. My goal as a practitioner and partner in health-building is to inspire, inspire, and inspire. How can I do that? I believe that we ALL have it in us to do our best. I believe that we all have the power to transform and direct our realities. But since we are modern humans often disconnected from our inner world, we also all need support to draw upon this inner personal power and ability.

So my goal is to help people recognize that they posses this power. Once the awareness is there then regular reminders, acceptance, and support can help maximize the harnessing of this power. The Eat Well Club® is a gathering of people who are inspired by this power and desire mutual support to harness it to transform their realities. 

For more details go The Eat Well Club® page or visit Events on our Facebook page to RSVP to attend a local meeting.

Fermented Foods Workshop

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This summer you can preserve nature’s bounty by fermenting many different typs of foods. From vegetables and fruits to dairy and meat; pretty much anything can be fermented into a tasty, nutritious, long-lasting food.

Join us for this informative and fun workshop and learn how to make some popular fermented foods.

Saturday, June 16

1-3 PM

The Christian Community Church

15 Margetts Rd.

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10952

Suggested donation 10$

Thank you to Kittikun Atsawintarangkul  and Free Digital Photos for the image.

What Do Healthy People Eat?

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have you ever wondered?

In this talk we will explore the work of Weston A. Price to find out what extremely healthy people across the globe were eating in the 1930s. These people had superb physical and mental health, near-perfect teeth, and they were happy! With a few modern adaptations we can eat like these people did and reach our maximum health potential!

-find out about super nutrient-dense foods

-find out what are the most nutritious foods for YOU (it varies)

-find local sources for high-quality food

Rockland County Weston A. Price Foundation Meeting

Saturday, April 14th, 1-3 PM

Christian Community Church

15 Margetts Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY

RSVP to jill@bodywisefoodsmart.com

6$ suggested donation

What’s growing in YOUR yard?

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Are you interested in gardening?

Are you considering backyard chickens, bees, or other animals?

Do you want to convert yard space to useful space?

Then this is the workshop for you!

Learn about this, and more, from a self-taught, local homesteader!

And see what is growing in her “yard”!

Saturday, March 17th

10 AM-12 Noon

RSVP for location:  jill@bodywisefoodsmart.com

10$ suggested donation