Webinar Series with Jill Edwards

Director of Education for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & Plant-Based Movement Advocate

Jill Edwards is a passionate advocate for a whole foods, plant-based diet. Jill received her BA in Education from the University of Michigan and MS in Exercise Science from Oakland University. She is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through ACSM (American College for Sports Medicine) and has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the Center for Nutrition Studies. Jill attended Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's Heart Disease Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic and has over 8 years of experience helping patients recover from Cardiac and Lung Events in Cardiopulmonary Rehab. She is currently the Director of Education for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a Public Speaker/Educator.

Longevity & Positive Aging

Learn about the power of your plate and how to live like the healthiest people on the planet. Watch for surprising insights on how nutrition affects the aging process.

    • The Layman's science behind aging
    • Blue Zones – pockets of the world with the longest life expectancy
    • Which foods promote/slow the aging process
    • Aging and the immune function

How to Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Ready to move to a plant-based diet, but not sure where to start? Jill shares tools, insight, and expertise to make the change easy and enjoyable.

Eating a plant-based diet is a powerful method to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent chronic diseases. Science shows changing your nutrition is an effective way to live longer, help the environment, and reduce your risk of getting sick.

Food for Thought from Jill: Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has long been a common practice in many cultures, used to promote mental health and longevity. More recently, it’s gained popularity as a weight loss tool. But significantly restricting your calories for a long period of time can be dangerous. Not to mention incredibly difficult, scary, and simply not fun. That’s where intermittent fasting comes in. Intermittent fasting refers to dietary patterns that cycle between fasting and non-fasting, to help you experience the health benefits of fasting without many of the downsides. Studies have shown that it can help you lose weight, boost your metabolism, reduce the risk of certain diseases, and even improve your mood.

According to a 2014 article authored in part by Valter Longo, director of University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute, intermittent fasting may act as a low-grade stress, which triggers the body’s cellular defense mechanisms, repairing damage and fighting disease. More high quality studies including randomized controlled trials with follow-up of greater than one year are needed to show a direct effect and the possible benefits of intermittent fasting.

According to health practitioners, there are certain people who shouldn’t consider fasting in any form. These include children, type 1 diabetics and diabetics using insulin, anyone who is pregnant or thinking about trying to conceive or is breastfeeding, and anyone with a history of eating disorders.

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