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Plant-Based Diet Series with Guest Speaker Irminne Van Dyken, MD

  • Cameron Center Auditorium 95 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI, 96793 United States (map)

Plant-Based Diet
Nutrition Series

Have you been considering adopting a more plant-based diet? 
What is holding you back?


The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) highly encourages
that 2/3 (or more) of what we eat should be from plant foods.

High in antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber & water, a plant-based diet can help to stave off cancer (or recurrence), diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and strengthen your immunity… as well as helping you to feel more energetic, get better sleep, improve your mood…the list is long. 


This special workshop series will give you the information, tools and support for modifying your current pattern of eating to include more plant foods.


Class Dates:
Tuesday, March 12th
Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday, April 2nd
Wednesday, April 10th


Cameron Center Auditorium

Attending all classes in the series is not required (though it is recommended!)



Sally Pechstein
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

 Sally offers nutritional support to Maui’s cancer community. 
She advocates a blend of conventional medical nutrition therapy 
and a complementary/alternative approach to wellness.


Irminne Van Dyken, MD


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 board certified by 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).

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Earlier Event: April 10
Later Event: April 11
High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic