Curanderismo Series Presents: Forks Over Knives: Film And Discussion

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The film FORKS OVER KNIVES helps define what a plant-based diet truly is and it helps attest to the medical benefits (and overall wellbeing) that can result after incorporating this type of lifestyle change. Some topics discussed include reversing the effects of diabetes and heart disease, as well as even preventing certain types of cancer. The film includes accounts and research from medical experts, real people, and fitness enthusiasts.

The United States, including Sacramento, is plagued with sky-rocketing diagnoses of degenerative (chronic) illnesses, and our families and communities are being treated with pharmaceutical interventions and many preventable major operations. This film is particularly inspiring in offering another way to essentially treat these illnesses with food rather than radical interventions. The hope is to stimulate motivation to make small realistic behavioral changes (drastic measures have been proven to be ineffective) to bring about positive health changes and creating overall improvements in wellbeing. There will be a discussion to follow the film in which I encourage both supportive and critical analysis.

Sofia Robles Castillo was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She graduated from Sacramento State University with her B.S. in Health Sciences, with a concentration in Community Health Education. She hopes to become a Family Nurse Practitioner with a goal of incorporating holistic approaches with integrative medicine. Her primary professional experience comes from the private practice of Dr. Kate Bisharat, Internal Medicine and Wellness Therapies, and the non-profit community health center WellSpace Health. She currently works with the Medi-Cal population of Kaiser Permanente. Her primary interests include working with the underserved marginalized populations, and especially topics of diabetes, nutrition, and sports medicine. Sofia has traveled Mexico and learned from a handful of curanderas(os), as well as a lifetime of experience learning from her mother and curandera, Trudy Robles. She is also a team member of the Curanderismo Series at Sol Collective. She has grown up in the tradition of Danza Azteca which also contributes to her outlook in integrative medicine. Sofia considers herself a student of life and a firm believer in being open minded. She has personal story of weight gain and unhealthy behaviors to share, and how she changed her life and happiness.
Free Admission, all ages welcome, donations accepted.
For more information, contact Trudy Robles 916-821-1252
or Anna Joyce 707-888-7666.
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