The Tribe at Robson Ranch – New group focuses on diet

Shirley Waterhouse

There’s a new group in town named “The Tribe.” We meet the third Sunday evening of every month in the Blue Bonnet Room at the CATC building at 6 p.m.

What is The Tribe you might ask? We are a group of people seeking good health through a whole food plant-based diet, exercise, adequate sleep, stress reduction and social interactions. Our group addresses several of these subgroups at each meeting through talks, discussions or videos. If you are familiar with The China Study, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. McDougall, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Ornish, Dr Barnard, Dr. Gregor or Dr. Montgomery, this group is for you! Speakers include physicians, nurses, educators, life coaches, exercise motivators, chefs, yoga instructors, meditation mediators, essential oils experts and others. Videos are diverse and chosen based on the quality of the information they share based on fact-based scientific evidence rather than opinion.

Why are we called The Tribe you might ask? From the time of early man the social support groups we were part of in many instances were called tribes. Ironically with social media and technology, we have the “illusion” of a tribe by the very technologies that are actually the opposite of true social interaction. Texting is not the same and does not take the place of social interaction in our lives. A strong social network is an important common denominator when examining the healthiest and longest living people in the world. The Tribe is a social network system to share the whole food plant-based diet journey and support us in our endeavors so that we do not make this health journey alone. The Tribe has the common goal of providing tools to improve our quality of life with dietary, physical, spiritual, social and mental nutrition information and education.

One of the first things we have tackled is a meeting with Rhett and Jeremy at the Wildhorse Grill. For banquets and phone-ahead meals, the chef will be able to prepare a whole food plant-based menu. They will now carry unsweetened almond milk for coffee and also prepare a simple oil free 3-2-1 salad dressing upon request. Be sure to watch for special healthy offerings from the grill!

If you are interested in checking out The Tribe, show up on Sunday, May 21 at 6 p.m. in the Blue Bonnet Room of the CATC building. Meetings will be every third Sunday of the month. If you have a book or two you would like to loan to members on whole food plant based diet or health issues, please bring it. If you have an expertise to share with The Tribe, please contact Shirley or Mike Waterhouse. It’s time to get healthy, Robson!