COVID-19 has canceled an array of events in the plant-based realm, but during a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself on health, nutrition, and the power of the food.
Most plant-based events have now gone virtual, meaning you can access them safely from the comfort of your own home. The events listed below are also accessible all-year-round – so you don’t have to worry about booking the day off work to attend.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 virtual plant-based events you don’t want to (and can’t really) miss.
1. Food Revolution Summit
Founded by father-son duo Ocean and John Robbins, The Food Revolution Summit aims to share ‘the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and credible information on food and health’.
It features 25 renowned experts, including Dr. Greger and Dr. Barnard, who cover topics such as brain health, immunity, cancer, heart health, the climate, and much more.
“Among the major risk factors for infections of all kinds, including coronaviruses, are obesity, heart disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic illnesses,” event organizers state.
“We don’t want you or the people you love to be victims of a toxic food culture. Especially not now. During the Food Revolution Summit, you’ll get the most up-to-date research and information about food, nutrition, disease prevention, immune health, and environmental stewardship.”
2. Culinary Rx
Created by The Plantrician Project, Culinary Rx is an online instructional cooking and nutrition course, taught by leading chef educators and medical professionals.
It aims to ‘provide individuals with the tools, resources, and culinary confidence to take control of their lives through food and cooking’.
The 12-hour course features more than 75 recipes, 95 instructional technique videos, and personalized instructor support. You’ll also receive a certificate of completion upon graduating.
You can sign up to Culinary Rx here
3. The Ultimate Guide To A Vegan Pregnancy
Plant Based News has partnered with Dr. Gemma Newman, aka the Plant Power Doctor, to teach you everything you need to know if you’re expecting.
The affordable course, which retails at just $19, answers common pregnancy questions such as ‘is it safe to follow a vegan diet during pregnancy?’ and ‘what should I avoid during pregnancy?’.
It also covers topics such as supplementation, managing morning sickness, weight gain, exercise, and also features three case studies from different mothers.
Speaking about the course, PBN Founder Klaus Mitchell said: “We’re so excited to have partnered with Dr. Newman for this unprecedented launch from Plant Based News.
“We want vegan parents-to-be to have access to the best plant-based nutrition advice, right at their fingertips – from real medical professionals.”
4. The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Child Vegan
Another PBN Dr. Gemma Newman collaboration – The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Child Vegan is the perfect follow on from our pregnancy guide.
The course covers the basics such as supplementation, the safety of vegan diets in children, and reveals the ‘one food that is optimal for all children’.
It also provides advice on breastfeeding, weaning your child off breast milk, how to say no to vegan junk food, and managing a fussy eater.
“Our hope is that we can fill a hole, and alleviate some concerns for people who want to raise a vegan family and don’t know where to start. But the guides are also great for more experienced vegans,” Mitchell added.
“They cover such a wide variety of topics, so exhaustively, that it’s an easy and reliable way to brush up on your plant-based nutrition knowledge. As we all know, this information can be massively helpful, not just for explaining our choices to others, but for peace of mind – especially for parents.”
5. eCornell Certificate Program
This revolutionary online certificate program will ‘help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life’.
Created by eCornell and the Center for Nutrition Studies, with over 20 renowned experts, the courses provide ‘research and perspectives to emphasize why following a plant-based diet is optimal for health’.
The program, which is based on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s lectures, experience, and decades of research, also includes the ‘prevention and reversal of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes’.
The course focuses on three main modules: nutrition and society, diseases of affluence, and plant-based in practice.
6. Anti-Aging Beauty Nutrition
The world’s first, and only, accredited school for anti-aging beauty nutrition is brought to you by the Academy of Beauty Nutrition.
The course features eight comprehensive modules giving you ‘a wealth of knowledge in the field of anti-aging nutrition’.
You’ll also have practical assignments and research opportunities to try a ‘beauty diet’ on yourself – as well as get access to exclusive hand-outs and recipes.
“Turn your passion for skin-nutrition, epigenetics, and anti-aging functional foods into an exciting career and thriving business with our international, accredited practitioner training programs and courses in beauty food formulation,” the brand’s website states.
7. Healing Cancer Coaching Program
Square One’s Healing Cancer Coaching Program combines Chris Wark’s own experience with cancer with 15 years of research learning from doctors, experts, and survivors.
The step-by-step action plan, which is said to ‘transform your life and start your healing adventure’, covers topics such as ‘the anti-cancer diet’, supplementation, eliminating stress, and ‘spiritual healing’.
It includes 10 hours’ worth of video modules, which can be accessed online or in DVD form, as well as a transcript book, guide book, and an MP3 audio version of all the modules.
“If you’re trying to heal, prevent a recurrence, or you want to be proactive and reduce your risk of ever developing cancer, SQUARE ONE is for you,” Wark states on his website.
8. The NFI Protocol
Praised for its high remission rates for type 2 diabetics, The NFI protocol has propelled itself into the mainstream over the last few years.
The NFI protocol is a personalized whole-food plant-based meal plan with an 84 percent success rate upon completion for T2 diabetics.
If you’re looking to lose weight, improve digestion, minimize your reliance on medication, reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and much more – the NFI protocol is for you.
“The NFI Protocol works for anyone, but it is always up to the patient how exactly they will stick to their personal protocol,” says Dr. Janka Lejavova, MD – who successfully took 147 of her type 2 diabetes patients off medication using the NFI protocol.
9. Mastering Diabetes
Created by top-selling authors Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, the Mastering Diabetes ‘Do-It-Yourself Program’ can help reverse insulin resistance by using ‘food as medicine’.
The custom-built course, which has helped more than 3,000 people around the world achieve optimal health, focuses on a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet.
You’ll get access to 25 recipes and ‘step instructions on what to eat, when to eat, and why to eat certain foods that maximize your insulin sensitivity’.
“If you’re looking for the best health you’ve had in years and are excited about reducing your risk for other chronic diseases in the future to maximize your longevity, this is the solution for you,” the duo state on their website.
You can sign up to the program here
10. Coming Soon
The pandemic hasn’t stopped more plant-based summits and virtual courses being created – so keep your eyes out for upcoming launches such as vegan YouTubers Nina and Randa – who tackled their acne with a whole-food plant-based diet.
If we haven’t mentioned your favorite e-learning course, please comment below and give us your suggestions!
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