Cancer nutritionist to speak at Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON -- A cancer nutrition speaker will give a lecture Nov. 28 at Minnesota West and Technical College about healthy eating and its impact on cancer.


WORTHINGTON -- A cancer nutrition speaker will give a lecture Nov. 28 at Minnesota West and Technical College about healthy eating and its impact on cancer.

  The doors will open 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

  Kim Dalzell, an internationally acclaimed speaker, will share “The Power of One Simple Habit Can Transform Your Life” with Minnesota West students and other attendees. She will discuss conventional and natural nutrition therapies to treat cancer as well as strategies to improve overall health.

  Dalzell has advanced degrees as a clinical/oncology dietitian and in holistic nutrition, and has addressed multiple audiences around the country.

  “In my opinion she is a breath of fresh air because she has great respect and knows a lot of about medicine, but also talks about our role with lifestyle and changes,” said Amanda DeYounge, event organizer and health coach at Juice Plus. “The last time I heard her lecture, I think I laughed and cried in the same hour.”


  In addition, local health professionals from organizations such as the Worthington Area YMCA, Sanford Worthington Medical Center and The Giving Tree Yoga Studio, among others, will have informational booths on ways they can help residents to further their journey toward a healthy lifestyle.

  “People who are coming will not only be inspired by Kim, but also after the lecture will get to talk with the professionals about other steps they can take toward a healthier life,” DeYounge said.

  DeYounge said Dalzell will encourage participants to implement the “core four” in their nutrition and routines. Those include the consumption of whole foods, exercise, hydration and stress reduction.

  “We really want to take people back to the basics of what our bodies were intended to do and to eat,” DeYounge said. “We believe that if someone picks one change for the next 30 days, that simple change can be a catalyst for other changes in their lives.”

  Although adopting healthier eating habits and sounds like an easy task, DeYounge said she knows that changing old habits can be challenging for many people.

  “As easy as those four things sound, it’s not always easy, so Kim and I and the other health experts want to empower people,”  DeYounge said.

  According to DeYounge, 75 percent of chronic diseases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The Nov. 28 event represents an opportunity for the members of the community to educate themselves on how they can take care of their bodies to prevent future illnesses.

  “One of our missions is to teach people that diseases and some of these very serious statistics can be changed by our lifestyle changes such as prevention through diet,” she said. “Kim will be talking about very simple things that you can start today, and those changes could shift you into a lifestyle that will allow you to experience freedom in your physical and emotional life.”


  DeYounge is very grateful to the Minnesota West nursing department and Juice Plus for sponsorship of the event. She hopes residents will take advantage of this opportunity.

  “I would encourage everybody to come and hear the hope she gives to people, but also because we are going to need to care about our bodies at some point.” DeYounge said. “We can either invest in our wellness or subsidize our illness.”

  The event is free to the public.

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