Vegan Mayor Takes the Town’s Health Into His Own Hands
Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine - 11/02/2014
In a town where barbecued meats and chicken fried steaks have long been the norm, it is not surprising to find high rates of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. In his five terms as mayor, Ed Smith has been challenging his community to overcome these statistics to live longer, more healthy lives.
When Ed Smith was in his late forties, he began to notice that many of the people in his hometown of Marshall, Texas, were dying from America’s number one killer, heart disease. In 2008, Smith had a cancer scare.
Registration continues for Get Healthy Marshall; experts scheduled to speak
Marshall News Messenger - 08/20/2011
Visits by nationally renowned experts in the field of nutrition and health are less than a week away as Get Healthy Marshall continues its registration.
Among the world-class experts is Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, director of the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.”
‘Get Healthy Marshall’ program coming soon
Marshall News Messenger - 08/19/2011
Nationally-recognized speakers on the role of nutrition in health, disease and wellness will be here in less than two weeks as part of a program to “Get Healthy Marshall.”
Among them is nutritionist and dietitian Jeff Novick, whose “insightful and humorous approach to nutrition and health has helped thousands worldwide make the transition to healthy living,” according to a short biography.
Texas Town Gets Healthy
VegNews - 06/30/2011
The weekend event will include lectures from Esselstyn, doctors, and nutrition experts, as well as buffet meals serving items such as red lentil burgers, kale superfood salads, breakfast tacos, and fruit pie with a date-and-nut crust.