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Ankur Jain, MD

Ankur Jain, M.D.


What a Body Wants,
What a Body Needs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse
404 Kapahulu Ave.
(0.2 mi. behind the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library -
across from the Chevron station)

Our bodies, and especially our digestive tracts, are best suited for a plant-based diet, both anatomically and physiologically. It has been proven that people who do not consume animal products have a better quality of life due to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and decreased incidence of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and liver disease, as well as various cancers. Besides being healthy, a vegan diet is also economical and safe for the environment.  Ethically and morally, every being has a right to live, and vegetarians treat all animals with compassion and respect. 
          These concepts will be discussed during Dr. Jain’s presentation.

A life-long vegetarian, Ankur Jain, MD, FACG, is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.  
         Dr. Jain grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Punahou School.  He attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois for both college and medical school.  He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, where he was later selected as Chief Resident, and a Gastroenterology fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
       After practicing in Southern California for 4 years, Dr. Jain returned to Hawaii in August 2013, and started a practice with his wife Dr. Shilpa Jain, who is also a Gastroenterologist and recently completed her fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.  He has a special interest in colon cancer prevention and has published several papers on colorectal screening.  

Thursday, August 14, 5-6:30 p.m

Vegan Dine-Out with Dr. Jain at
Loving Hut
1614 S. King St., Honolulu

Sampling Menu:  Summer Roll, Heavenly Salad,
Brown Rice, Healthy Stir Fry, Guru Curry

$17 incl. tax; gratuity extra. 
To RSVP & Prepay: Email
 your name, phone number, and number of people coming with Subject “VSH August 2014 Reservation” to
lovinghut.honolulu@gmail.com.  You’ll get back a PayPal invoice to pay online. Please bring your payment receipt with you to the dine-out. 

*all dishes will be gluten-free


FREE Admission & Refreshments

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Steve Blake, ScD

Steve Blake, ScD


Defeating Diabetes

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7 p.m.
Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St., Wailuku 


Learn how to defeat diabetes with diet and lifestyle changes. See how a successful program resulted in weight loss, freedom from insulin, and a reversal of diabetes. Results included weight loss, pain reduction, blood sugar reduction, cholesterol reduction, and results started in two weeks!
           Understand how to rate food for blood sugar control. Learn more about how food affects diabetes. What about sat fats, trans fats, and omega-3s? How are antioxidants and phytochemicals helpful? Examples of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus included. Shopping tips help you choose healthful food to reverse diabetes.

Steve Blake offers classes at the University of Hawaii. He has taught classes at Stanford University, McLean Hospital, and at the Boston University Medical Campus. Dr. Blake’s books include the 2008 McGraw-Hill Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, Understanding Dietary Fats and Oils, Healing Medicine, and Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses, 4th edition (co-author).  His latest book is Arthritis Relief.  He is the creator of The Herb Doctors database with worldwide medical plant information, as well as The Diet Doctor, software for assessing dietary nutrients. He is on the faculty at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience and has written a pilot study for them to reduce prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease using nutrition. Steve Blake earned a doctor of science degree in holistic health specializing in nutritional biochemistry. He and his wife Catherine live on an organic farm on Maui that is solar powered.  


FREE Admission & Refreshments

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Past Events Calendar

July 2014 Chef Catherine Blake - Cooking for Brain Power (PDF file)
June 2014 Michael Greger, M.D. - Combating Common Diseases with Plants (PDF file)
May 2014 Steve Blake, ScD - No More Heart Attacks (PDF file)
April 2014 Chef Sylvia Thompson - Sustainable Meat? Nope! (PDF file)
March 2014 Home Le'amohala - Environmental Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet (PDF file)
March 2014 Zoe Weil - Doing the Most Good and the Least Harm when You Eat (PDF file)
February 2014 Brenda Davis, RD - Plant-based Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease: Recent Findings (PDF file)
January 2014 John Houk, MD - Plant-based Whole Foods: A Doctor's Journey (PDF file)
January 2014 Steve Blake, ScD - Vegan Potluck Dinner and Q&A (PDF file)
December 2013 Ruth Heidrich, PhD - Why Raw? Lessons from a Vegan Triathlete and Cancer Survivor (PDF file)
November 2013 Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner
November 2013 H. Lorrin Lau, MD - The Search for Truth about Plants, Animals, and Better Human Health (PDF file)
October 2013 Leslie Ashburn - Compassionate Activism (PDF file)
September 2013
William Harris, MD - Dr. Bill's Never-Fail, Guaranteed Weight Loss Plan (PDF file)
August 2013
Melanie Joy, PhD - Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism (PDF file)
July 2013 Janice Stanger, PhD - The Dangerous Truth about Protein (PDF file)
June 2013 Mary Clifton, MD - Waist Away: How To Lose Weight Joyfully & Supercharge Your Life (PDF file)
May 2013 Steve Blake, ScD - Arthritis: A Natural Approach (PDF file)
April 2013 Michael Greger, MD - The Role of Diet in Preventing, Treating, and Reversing the 15 Leading Causes of Death (PDF file)
March 2013 Chef Ori Ann Li - Ori Ann Li's Vegan Paradise (PDF file)
February 2013 Gene Baur - Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food (PDF file)
January 2013 Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH - The 7 Step Health Makeover: Lose Weight & Reduce Your Need for Medication (PDF file)
December 2012 John Cadman - There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (PDF file)
November 2012 Thanksgiving Eve Dinner
November 2012 Laurelee Blanchard - Saving the World, One Animal at a Time (PDF file)
November 2012 John McDougall, M.D. - The Diet Wars: The Time for Unification is Now (PDF file)
October 2012 Karl Seff, Ph.D. - Confessions of a Low Class Vegan (PDF file)
September 2012 William Harris, M.D. - Getting Started (PDF file)
August 2012 Mark Fergusson - Building a Business Based on a Vegetarian Mission (PDF file)
July 2012
Erik Marcus - The End of Factory Farming (PDF file)
June 2012 Robert Cohen - The "NotMilk" Path to Good Health (PDF file)
May 2012 Jo-Anne McArthur - Widening Our Circle of Compassion (PDF file)
April 2012 Michael Greger, M.D. - The Latest in Human Nutrition (PDF file)
March 2012
Green Smoothie Girl (Robin Openshaw): Ten Minutes a Day to Spectacular Health (PDF file)
February 2012
Chef Catherine Blake, BA, BD - The Maui Light Cooking Demo: 7 Ways to Perfect Health (PDF file)
January 2012 Sarah Taylor, MBA - Vegetarian to Vegan (PDF file)
December 2011 Chef Ori Ann Li - Vegan Holiday Treats (PDF file)
November 2011 Dr. S.K. Kamlesh - Ayurveda Vegetarian Cooking (PDF file)
November 2011 Thanksgiving Eve Dinner
October 2011 Steve Blake, ScD - A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer's Disease (PDF file)
September 2011 Joseph Keon, PhD - Dairy: Essential Nutrition or Health Saboteur? (PDF file)
August 2011 Scott Owen Snarr - You Are What You Eat: Food and Identity in the 21st Century (PDF file)
July 2011 William Harris, MD - Be Your Own Nutritionist (PDF file)
June 2011 Janice Stanger, PhD - Ten Dangerous Nutritional Myths (PDF file)
May 2011 Mike Teehan - Winning a Lifetime Battle Against Obesity (PDF file)
April 2011 Jonathan Balcombe, PhD - Why Vegan? Lessons from an Animal Scientist (PDF file)
March 2011 Chef Douglas McNish - A Professional Chef's Journey to Raw Success (PDF file)
February 2011 Elaine French - Weight Loss Without Hunger -- Is It Possible? (PDF file)
January 2011 Aaron Scheibner - Back to Basics: A Whole Foods Approach (PDF file)
December 2010 Vesanto Melina - Raw Food Diets: What's True, What's Not? (PDF file)
November 2010 Madhava Das - Forever the Rainbow: How the Colors of the Garden Can Save Your Life (PDF file)
October 2010 Chef Susan Teton Campbell - Sugar Free Desserts (PDF file)
September 2010 Michael Greger, M.D. - The Latest in Human Nutrition 2010 (PDF file)
August 2010 Hesh Goldstein - Why Vegan? How a Vegan Diet Can Save Your Health and Money (PDF file)
July 2010 William Harris, M.D. - Health Care Reform: Emptying a Flooded Basement without Turning Off the Tap (PDF file)
June 2010 Rory Freedman - Get Real with Skinny Bitch Rory Freedman (PDF file)
May 2010 Ann Tanaka - Urban Gardening (PDF file)
April 2010 Dan Piraro - Comedy, Karma, and Kale (PDF file)
March 2010

Paul Onishi - Buyer Beware (PDF file)

Laurelee Blanchard & Barry Sultanoff, M.D. - Want To Be Happy? Food Choices Matter (PDF file)

February 2010 Dana Lyons - Cows with Guns: Vegetarian Music & Comedy (PDF file)
January 2010 Terry Shintani, M.D. - The Health Crisis Cure: How to Get Off Your Medication with Your Doctor's Help (PDF file)
December 2009 Jack Norris, R.D. - Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say? (PDF file)
November 2009 Thanksgiving Eve Dinner
November 2009 John McDougall, M.D. - The Starch Solution & Why Salt Is a Scapegoat (PDF file)
October 2009 Home & Brook Le'amohala - Add a Little Health to Your Holidays (PDF file)
September 2009 Will Tuttle, Ph.D. - The World Peace Diet (PDF file)
August 2009 Paulette Chandler, M.D. - Strong Bones for Life (PDF file)
July 2009 William Harris, M.D. - In Search of the Optimal Diet (PDF file)
June 2009 John Westerdahl, Ph.D. - The Power of Plant Foods in Anti-Aging & Lifestyle Medicine (PDF file)
May 2009 John Kristofich, M.D. - Heart Disease: The #1 Killer (PDF file)
April 2009 Michael Greger, M.D. - The Latest in Clinical Nutrition (PDF file)
March 2009 Gene Baur - Changing Hearts & Minds about Animals & Food (PDF file)
February 2009 Karl Seff, Ph.D. - What Are Vegetarians Consuming & Avoiding and What Sense Does It Make? (PDF file)
January 2009 Bizarro's Dan Piraro - The Humorous Side of Vegetarianism (PDF file)

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