Sandy Pukel, well-known Grovite who you all
may known is host and founder of Holistic Holiday at Sea, many of you know
Sandy from his old Oak Feed days. Now he has extended all that holistic
goodness to a yearly cruise.
Holistic Holiday at Sea just announced the guest speakers and presenters to be featured on
their February 27 - March 5, 2016 cruise. Renowned doctors, athletes, chefs and
fitness experts have been invited to join guests onboard to offer expertise and
unique insight on healthy living. The 2016 lineup includes the following
featured guest speakers and presenters:
● Dr. T.
Colin Campbell - A Jacob Gould Schurman Professor
Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, is an author of The China Study. Startling Implications for
Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health (Campbell TC and Campbell, TM II,
● Neal D.
Barnard, MD - A leader in
nutrition and research. As an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the
George Washington University and a researcher funded by the National Institutes
of Health, he has led key research studies to improve the health of people with
diabetes, obesity, lipid disorders, and other serious health problems. He is
the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of
more than 15 books on nutrition and health for lay readers including Power Foods for the Brain. His research
has been cited by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic
Association in official policy statements on healthful diets. In 1985, he
founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Michael Greger - A founding
member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Michael Greger is a
physician, author, and internationally-recognized speaker on nutrition, food
safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World
Affairs, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The
Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of
Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of
Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of
Medicine. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal
Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States.
● Chef AJ - Devoted to a plant-based diet for over 36
years, Chef AJ is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker and author.
With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The
Late Show with David Letterman and more. Based in L.A., Chef AJ teaches a
popular class featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies
all delivered with comedic panache. Never content to leave her audience with
mere “just do it” advice, she teaches how to create meals to transform your
health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the
emotional side of eating.
Cruise prices start at $1499.00 and go up according to the type of room.
“We are excited to welcome these prestigious
healthy living experts aboard,” said Sandy. “Our guests will be able to choose from over 140 classes,
lectures and workshops, all designed to support a healthy lifestyle.”
Additionally, to complement the guest speakers,
vegan meals will be expertly prepared with care and attention to detail under
the strict supervision of Mark Hanna, an internationally known natural food
chef who has cooked at yoga retreats, meditation centers and macrobiotic and
vegan conferences around the world. The cruise menu will also include
gluten-free and oil-free options.
The seven day cruise,which departs from Miami,
Florida will stop at several ports in the Caribbean, including Charlotte
Amalie/St. Thomas, USVI; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas.
“Enriching, educating, and entertaining our
guests is our primary focus on the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise. The goal is
for our guest to come away inspired and motivated to share their new knowledge
with their family and friends. With 50% or more of our guests signing up for
the following cruise before they disembark, we work hard to continuously
improve the experience for our growing number of repeat guests.” added Sandy.
Holistic Holiday at Sea
Holistic Holiday at Sea offers vacations that
are relaxing, educational, and inspirational. Founded by Sandy Pukel, Holistic
Holiday at Sea’s mission is to help create public awareness about the important
role diet, nutrition, and lifestyle play in the maintenance of health and onset
Many of the Holistic programs
offer continuing education credits (CEU) and continuing medical education (CME)
for participating health and education professionals. Also, many of the
teachers and speakers offer personalized one-on-one counseling on request.