Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

VSH Free Lecture: How to Feed Your Cancer: Dietary Strategies to Keep Cancer at Bay

Photo: Irminne Van Dyken, MD

At any given time a few of the 37 trillion cells in our human body have mutated into cancer cells. Our bodies, when given the right conditions, regularly perform targeted attacks on these mutants. What happens when conditions worsen to the point that our body can’t keep up, or can’t adequately attack these cells? 

Join for a riveting discussion on how the simple decisions you make every day can have the most profound impact on your life. We will talk about lifestyle and dietary strategies to keep cancer at bay. We will talk about the controversial stuff like soy, fasting, and the keto diet.

Irminne Van Dyken MD, is a general and trauma surgeon who lives on Maui and works for the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. She thoroughly enjoys her busy practice. It is especially rewarding for her to see her patients do a 180 and completely restructure their lives around plant based living - the changes are unprecedented. 

Dr. Van Dyken is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also the first physician on Maui (and first surgeon in Hawaii) to be board certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, which she obtained in October 2018. She is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society for Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons, and the Southwestern Surgical Society.

In her spare time Dr. Van Dyken loves yoga, photography, sailing, cycling and playing various musical instruments including the guitar, ukulele and violin. She shares her life with her husband Russell, 15-year-old dog Chaucer, 1-year-old puppy Watson, and two cats. She has been vegetarian since she was 9 years old and strictly plant-based since 2010. She is a board member of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and has a passion for educating others and sharing the benefits of healthy plant-based living. She and her husband Russell created "Out of the Doldrums" - a YouTube Channel and online presence promoting healthy, active, plant based living (on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube).

When

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Where

Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse 
404 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu