January 5, 2021 3:40 a.m.

A lifestyle and nutrition course will begin on Thursday.

A release from Umpqua Community Veg Education Group said since 2015, the course has served over 2,800 participants. It is now a 13-week evidence-based, disease prevention and reversal series. The release said the UCVEG course shares simple, safe, affordable and practical methods that will result in health restoration. Topics address the leading causes of death, in the United States and in Douglas County, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic illnesses. Also covered are subjects like how to view and manage stress, avoiding toxins and chemicals, “moving naturally”, incorporating more exercise into daily life, and more.

The course is supported by groups like the Umpqua Health Alliance, CHI Mercy Medical Center, Aviva Health, Blue Zones Project Umpqua and others.

To get registered or find out more information, go to:

Sessions will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.