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Well Fed Well Said Series: Eating Healthy to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

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Well Fed Community Garden

1321 Athens Dr

Raleigh, NC 27606

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Come hear Mary Collins speak about her journey eating healthy in her pursuit of healing from an MS diagnosis.

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Join us LIVE for this interactive discussion with Mary Collins, author of her new memoir, Epiphany: My Story of Healing MS from A to Z.

Mary Collins has lived symptom-free post a diagnosis with MS at age 36 in 1995, for over 25 years. The gift of MS changed her focus and put her on her true path to research and then live a life that is centered on nurturing a well self and a vibrant community and planet. For years leading up to the diagnosis she was working long hours, not sleeping well, and disconnected from the healing of great local food and community. In talking with many people with chronic conditions of many kinds she has learned that there are common threads that can be rewoven in healing ways.

Mary is the author and voice of the soon to be released print and audio versions of her memoir, Epiphany: My Story of Healing MS from A to Z. She'll be reading from the book, and talking about gut health, and how anti-inflammatory and pro-healing foods can help with so many chronic conditions from minor annoyances to more significant conditions.

This will be a fast-paced hour with anti-inflammatory food samples from the garden, including interactive explorations to discover personal epiphanies about your own daily eating and lifestyle habits. You will leave feeling more empowered about how to make easy and delicious changes to enhance your own quality of life.

At age 62 she remains well, never having taken medications, no disability, and has focused on being well through foods grown locally on healthy soils, she supports regenerative and local food direct to consumers, the Homegrown National Park concept of 70% native plants and 30% non-natives at their Cary home, and is proud to be the founder of C-FUGE, Cary, NC-Frugal Urban Gardeners for The Environment which focuses on sharing resources and best practices to stewards of our urban environments. She is a grateful customer of Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, TUG box, and Double T Farm CSA all collaborations at Well Fed Garden.

What to expect:

  • This discussion will be based around how pivoting to eating healthy can reduce chronic inflammation and support a balanced gut.
  • It will be an interactive discussion with the audience members to discuss health issues and how food is our ultimate medicine. The lecture will introduce the relationship between clean, local produce and meat to a healthy gut microbiome and the implications for health for all of us.
  • There will also be food prepared from freshly harvested Garden produce and eggs.

There will be more lectures on Reducing Chronic Inflammation through Healthy Eating with Mary each month, focusing on new topics. Keep an eye out on our Eventbrite page or Facebook page.

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Well Fed Community Garden

1321 Athens Dr

Raleigh, NC 27606

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organizer Sweet Peas Urban Gardens in collaboration with The Well Fed Garden

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Sweet Peas Urban Gardens is an urban farm at the forefront of innovative climate resilient modes of vertical indoor agriculture. We produce organic microgreens, baby leafy greens, edible flowers and mushrooms in compact urban and peri-urban indoor spaces. Owned and operated by women and minorities, the Business recognizes that accelerating forces of climate change and environmental costs of industrial farming have diminished the extent and productivity of arable land, and pose unprecedented environmental, economic and health risks. Globalization and delocalization of existing food supply chains are unable to adequately respond to concerns about the net carbon footprint, diminishing nutrition, and health safety concerns of industrially produced food. The social, environmental and economic costs of industrial farming are borne by taxpayers and consumers, making existing food systems unsustainable. Increasing public awareness of these problems has dramatically increased demand for foods produced and distributed by alternative food systems. Sweet Peas is proud to partner with the Well Fed Community Garden in 2020 in an effort to continue the mission of growing organic fruites and vegetables for our neighbors and the Raleigh community at large.



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