An important fact to remember is that all natural diets, including purely vegetarian diets without a hint of dairy products, contain amounts of calcium that are above the threshold for meeting your nutritional needs....In fact, calcium deficiency caused by an insufficient amount of calcium in the diet is not known to occur in humans. - Dr. John McDougall
I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives. - Dean Ornish, MD
Karen Booth has been vegetarian since 1987 and vegan since 1990. She has been hosting vegan potlucks since 1992 wherever she has been living.
She sits on the Lane County Steering Committee for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and has spent a significant amount of time working on habitat restoration on Amazon creek.
She likes to plant edible food in her front yard, loves shopping this time of year at the market for pumpkin pie, cranberries and wild mushrooms, and would be willing to tag along if anyone is planning to go mushrooming.
She has a kitten she's trying to find a home for, so if you're interested in adopting, see her afterwards.
Karen relishes hiking in the wilderness and rides her bike to work at least half the time.
Karen has a Masters of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from Washington State University and she is currently working as a clinical dietitian for McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.