Eat to Thrive



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

Classes meet Thursdays June 6  –  August 15 excluding July 4, 6: 00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  20 Harrington Avenue, Pointe of Pines in Revere, MA 02151

            You are invited to come in the afternoon to swim with us.

To Enroll contact  Betsy Bragg at 617-835-2913

Read testimonials from our graduates. Click here.

Eat to Thrive is a comprehensive and inspirational 10-week program developed by Betsy Bragg to educate people in a holistic, sensible approach to a living-foods diet and lifestyle. The program will teach you to recognize your mind-body connection and how to cleanse and nourish your body and soul. Be inspired to develop daily routines that nurture your path to personal empowerment. Explore various holistic approaches to healing while learning to set up your living food kitchen. Expand your nutritional knowledge, including the A-B-C’s of sprouting and the optimal benefits of an alkaline and enzyme-rich diet.

Each evening will include a lesson about a key topic for health and nutrition, a featured guest speaker with experience in the field, a five-course vegetarian dinner, and hands-on experience preparing plant-sourced foods. Throughout the program you will gain access to a variety of healthy, delicious vegan recipes and learn how simple, enjoyable and affordable it can be to change your lifestyle.

During the 10 weeks of this program, you will not only be able to change your life, but you will learn the skills required to ensure a long, healthy life for your family as well. Those interested in sharing their knowledge of health and nutrition with others have the option of receiving a health educator certification through this program. Others who only seek exposure to the material can audit the program for a lower fee. Every person who enrolls will enjoy the benefits of finding a community of people passionate about creating healthy behaviors and supporting others in pursuit of the same goals.

How it Works

  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Duration: March 14 – May 30
  • Average Class Size: 12 students
  • You Will Get: Free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home, and FREE introduction February 28!


What to Expect Each Class

  • Mindfulness
  • Hands-on preparation of a delectable 5-course meal
  • Sharing of success and challenges with group support
  • Power-point review of DVDs seen at home
  • A Guest lecturer

You Will Learn

The health benefits of plant-based foods

  • How to prepare quick, simple, and delicious vegan recipes on a budget
  • To identify where to purchase fresh, organic, and equitable produce
  • How to create a weekly menu and shopping list that is both healthy and tasty
  • The nutritional benefits of eating organically and locally
  • Why and how to sprout and pickle
  • About our digestive and immune systems and their vital role in wellbeing
  • The importance of detoxing and supplementation and how to do it
  • How to be mindful and its transformative effects
  • How to follow your food plan when eating out and traveling

Enroll Now if You’re

  • seeking to improve your wellbeing
  • looking for a supportive, local vegan community
  • interested in earning a health educator certificate to teach this curriculum to adults or children


  • Free Introduction Potluck: Thursday May 30, 2019  6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Meets up: Thursdays June 6    – August 15 excluding July 4, 6 :00 – 9:00 pm
  • Program Length: 10 weeks
  • Average Size: 12 
  • You Will Get: A free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home,  FREE Biowell scan with its 35 page report before and after the course (each valued at $175), a Yerba Skin Brush, Sprouting Kits, Pickling Kits and 10 Permacharts (valued at $90).



This is for students whose goal it is to gain exposure to the subject matter. Whether they have an illness or simply a thirst for knowledge of the subject matter, they will be permitted to attend, borrow DVDs and participate. They will be required to prepare and contribute to the five-course meal. However, there are no attendance or written/oral requirements.

FEE: $750


REPEATING AUDIT STUDENTS (returning graduates or one family member )


FEE: $375



This track is for students whose goal it is to apply the knowledge from this program to a career path. Successful completion of this program will lead to an Optimum Health Solution (OHS) Certificate of Completion. Requirements for this programs are attendance at 8 out of 10 meetings; a passing grade on two take-home essay tests; and a presentation with hands-on learning for a group of at least 5 people (to be described more in detail on the website).

FEE: $1250

To register, call Betsy 617-835-2913 

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Betsy Bragg

Executive Director
Certified Hippocrates Health Educator
Designer/Teacher Eat to Thrive

Learn more about Betsy Bragg here.

This syllabus is a sample. This page will be updated soon.

Class Schedule 

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:  Overview

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

Week Two: 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:   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); vegetarian dinner tba
HW: Read Chapter 4, Juice recipes and 2 Cleanse manuals; watch  DVDs Fasting & Internal Awareness

Week Four:  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:  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:   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:  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: 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: Graduation, Awards, Banquet & What’s Next?

Live a Healthy Life

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Contact Optimum Health

More than just delicious veggie recipes or easy vegetarian dinners. Eat to Thrive is a lifestyle change. Not a fad diet – Eat to Thrive can change your life. Send us this form, we’ll contact you and answer all your questions.

You can also try our free introduction on February 28 or if you’re ready to sign up just click the sign up button below.

Santos Family

Rose Santos

My 16-year-old daughter, Raquel, was always the most high energy, happiest, and self-confident among all of her friends. But, then, all of a sudden, things started changing. Her school nurse sent me a letter saying that my daughter needs special one on one attention….

Thanks to healthy food, Raquel is now off all medications and has a beautiful future ahead!



Even with all my books and online resources, I’m a kinesthetic learner and really did need hands-on experience to learn. Betsy provided this through live demos, her teachings in the class, and in her internship (which I did). She is very generous and shares so many resources and much information. She also made it all seem easy and approachable.

Tracey Sterns

Tracey Stearns

The kids were eating healthy food… they were excited about Kale which I didn’t even know existed.

Diane Moody


The three primary reasons I chose to come to this class was 1) to learn how to shop, prepare, and sustain healthier eating habits; 2) to share with family, friends, and others the knowledge I’ve gained with confidence; and 3) to learn how the body can heal itself naturally with a healthy diet.

This 10-Week Course Is Life-Changing

Eat to Thrive is more than just vegetarian cooking or easy vegan meals.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your health through better eating and lifestyle habits, contact us today!  Our contact information is below or use any of the contact forms, email address or phone numbers you see in this website. Don’t delay, class sizes are limited.