A Message From Dor:
At an event a few years ago, I introduced Audelle by saying, "If I could have 10,000 of any thing, I would have 10,000 of Audelle". I feel the same way today. Audelle thoroughly embraced Suppers as the support community she needed to manage diabetes more with food and less with drugs. She gave back to the program in every imaginable way, from whipping up smoothies at any event to serving on the Board of Trustees. And now, she's started a vegan meeting in her new home in the Bronx. She is in the fray with me, trying to figure out how to attract more African Americans into a process that we know to our toes would reduce suffering.
For years I was quoting a CDC prediction that 1/3 of Americans would become diabetic by age 50, worse for Blacks and Hispanics. I have it from a food researcher that we've moved closer to half. And our new friends at the Institute for Responsible Nutrition added, "No country has figured out how to reverse the epidemics of metabolic disease." But there does need to be a massive cultural shift in our assumptions; the assumption needs to be, "Suffering is optional; you can fix a lot with food". In this month's Suppers Facilitator Newsletter, Audelle will be the voice of improving blood sugar on a vegan diet. She will co-host the February 28th Suppers facilitator training, which will be exclusively for people who want to run meetings to help people normalize blood sugar and mood chemistry (Karen and I represent a more Paleo approach -- read "meat"; biological individuality rules!).
The story of Suppers is the crossing pathways of now-hundreds of people (way more if you count website visitors) who work our program to reduce suffering and lead vibrant lives. Please share your photo, bio and story with Maggie; she's making the 2016 calendar of features now. Every time we tell our stories, we give hope and fresh ideas to people who don't understand that much of their suffering is optional.