Eat to Thrive Syllabus


Tentative Schedule

FREE Introduction Potluck– Thursday February 28, 2019  6:30 – 8:30 pm

featuring Clinton Norton, “How to open coconuts and make a smoothie”

Thursdays beginning classes Thursday, March  14 – May 30, 6 – 9 pm

Location: Optimum Health Solution 126 Myrtle Street, Waltham, MA -02453


Do Before Week One: Watch DVDs – Principles of Health, Eating & pH Miracle

            Read: Chapter 1, Ann Wigmore’s – Why Suffer? And Water Wisdom

Week One:  Thursday, March 14 – Overview

  • Preparation: Eggless Egg Salad Rollups
  • HW: Read Chapter 2 & Water Watch DVDs – Food Combining & Water & Sugar CD

Week Two:  Thursday, March 21– Rebounding –Importance of Exercise, Food Combining and Water

Co-hosted by Joanne Schmalenberger, owner & fitness instructor at Gravoxy in Natick where she will instruct us in rebounding

  • Guest Speakers: Leslie Barnett – Food Combining & Margie Aleo – Water
  • Preparation: Almond/Gold Milk; Kale Avocado Salad; Linguini Zucchini with Marinara Sauce
  • HW:  Read Chapter 3, Wheatgrass and Notes on Growing Your Own Food; Watch DVDs – Growing Your Own Food; Overcoming the Food Imprint; Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (could not be converted)

Week Three:  Thursday, March  28– Indoor Sprouting for Fun and Nutrition

  • Guest Speaker: Randy Jacobs, Founder and Director of Life Force Growers
  • Preparation: Wheatgrass and the Hippocrates Green Drink (with juicer comparison); dinner tba
  • HW: Read Chapter 4, Juice recipes and 2 Cleanse manuals; watch  DVDs Fasting & Internal Awareness

Week Four:  Thursday, April 4 – Fasting and Internal Awareness

  • Guest speaker:  Diane Sugrue & Julia Morin
  • Preparations: Fermenting presentations of Veggiekraut for your natural probiotics
  • Five Course Meal
  • HW: Read Chapter 5; DVDs Detox and Making a Killing (could not be converted)

Week Five:  Thursday, April 11–  Mind-Body Connection to Life Force Energy & the Life Within Cleansing 

  • Guest Speaker: TBA
  • Five Course Meal
  • HW Read Chapter 6; Watch DVDs Living Matrix & Ancient and Current Self-Help Techniques


Week Six:  Thursday, April 18– Cleansing

  • Guest speaker: Tom Lindsley
  • Five course meal
  • HW: Read Chapter 7; Watch 2 different DVDs on Supplements and Genetic Roulette; Cowspiracy

Passover and Easter  April 20 - 27

Week Seven:  Thursday, May 2 –  Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy & Supplements and Enzymes 

  • Guest Speaker: Jonathan Fang: Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy
  • Preparation  Making Nori Rolls
  • HW: Read Chapter 8: Watch Healing Cancer, Cancer the Forbidden Cure and Simply Raw (and Crazy Sexy Cancer

Week Eight:  Thursday, May 9 – Getting Support from the Healing Community

  • Guest Speaker:  Kim Ecevido
  • Five course meal
  • HW: Read Chapter 9; Watch DVDs Practical Living & Bringing It All Home

Week Nine: –– Thursday, May 16 -Bringing It All Home

  • Guest Speaker: Manifest Your Destiny/ Bringing It All Home - Linda Handrahan
  • Preparation: Dehydration presentations of flax crackers, kale and green string beans Preparation:
  • HW:  Read Chapters 10 – 15; Watch DVDs Beyond Raw & Processed People

Week Ten:  - Thursday, May 23 - – Graduation, Awards, Banquet & What’s Next?