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Health + Food Bootcamp

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 Madison Street Oak Park, IL, 60302 United States (map)

Time to make you Get Healthy New Year Resolution!
Don't miss the Health & Food BootCamp 101 lecture with Lori Diversey of Cave Chick Cookies. She will help you set goals and get your healthy eating year going in the right direction!

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Speaker Bio:
Lori Diversey, a licensed scuba diver (1975) and Private Pilot (1981), graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Her goal of becoming a commodity trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was realized in early 1985. Marrying a few years later, the joy of children soon followed. As the family grew so did the health issues, visits to the doctor and constant antibiotic use. Chronic 104 degree fevers, bronchitis, ear infections, acne, psoriasis, sinus infections, anxiety, lack of concentration, fatigue, sinus polyps and behavioral concerns plagued her family. Her husband's health was failing, written off as a byproduct of a stressful job.. Years of unsatisfactory answers from doctors as to the causes of the family's constant ill health and wondering how the human race could have survived given it's current reliance on pharmaceuticals left her searching for answers. Lori was introduced to the idea of environmental allergies and intolerance becoming a vivacious reader of anything that had to do with nutrition, additives, foods and environmental toxins. 

Lori went on to earn a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL in 2004. She has taught nutrition classes to grade school children and has spoken out for individual health through food choice. She even competed in two Mrs. Illinois Pageants to promote food choice as a key to great health. In late 2008 she decided to started a cookie company in her quest to help others transition to better food choices. CaveChick, Inc. cookie are the recipes she developed in the mid '90's for her children. Dairy free, egg free cookies with whole grain spelt flour, ground flax seed and maple sweetened. A wholesome cookie to snack on! 

Lori believes it is easy to take control of your health if you just take control of what you choose to eat and that no amount of dollars dedicated to the health care system will help improve health if personal eating habits don't come into consciousness. "Think about it," she says, “living organisms have evolved to consume food for the nutrients it will provide to sustain life. Humans are the only organism to consciously choose food void of any nutrients. It is logical to conclude that disease and weakening of the species will occur due to lack of necessary vital food delivering nutrients.” 

Lori's mission: To allow everyone the opportunity to learn the connection of their food choices and health. 
Read more about Lori and her delicious Cave Chick Cookies!



Later Event: January 24
Eating Organic on a Budget!