Classes & Seminars


The Heart of the Matter

Whole food nutrition for cardiovascular health

Sep. 26, Oct. 3 & 10 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | $90 + $15 Materials Fee

A strong heart is the engine that drives daily energy, clear thinking, and vigorous circulation.  With heart disease the #1 killer, it is important to understand how to support your hard-working heart.  Join this three-class series to deepen your understanding about how this body system works, evaluate conventional dietary advice and myths, and learn about new lab tests that can help you understand and address risk. We will focus on foods, herbs, supplements and lifestyle habits to support your best cardio health. Topics will include common problems, risk factors and typical medical treatments. We will cover the role of inflammation, liver health, blood sugar, dental health, obesity, thyroid function and genetics in our search to understand and tackle root causes of symptoms such as high cholesterol, hypertension, angina, etc. Each class will include heart-healthy snacks, therapeutic herbal teas, recommended reading, recipes and informative handouts. Consider registering for this series and its companion cooking class below!

Register via the Castro Valley Adult School:
Online registration
 will be available August 8th
By phone at 510-866-1000
In person at 4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Hands-On Cooking for Cardiovascular Health

October 28, 2017| 12:00pm-3:30pm | $85 + $15 Materials Fee

Build better heart health every day by learning about, cooking and loving the whole foods that provide fuel for your heart and circulatory system. We will start with a short presentation on key foods, herbs and habits to sustain cardio health, then dive into the benefits of the featured foods on the menu. Next we will cook (and eat!) these powerful healing foods, learning more about the healthy fats, antioxidants, herbs & spices, and vitamin and mineral-rich vegetables that come together in a delicious and heart-sustaining meal.  Good news: Chocolate is on the menu!

Register via the Castro Valley Adult School:
Online registration will be available August 8th, 2017
By phone at 510-866-1000
In person at 4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley, CA


Other Class Topics Offered Periodically:

  • Whole Food Nutrition for Reducing Inflammation
  • Whole Food Nutrition for Improving Immune Health
  • Whole Food Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
  • Whole Food Nutrition for Healthy Aging
  • Whole Food Nutrition for Balanced Blood Sugar
  • Whole Food Nutrition for Improving Digestion
  • Hands-on Cooking Classes
  • “Dump the Junk” Detox Program (spring and fall)