Eat to Thrive


Virtual Online Classes


Thursdays, June 25 – August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Eat to Thrive is a comprehensive and inspirational 10-week program developed by Betsy Bragg to educate people in a holistic, sensible approach to a living-foods diet and lifestyle. The program will teach you to recognize your mind-body connection and how to cleanse and nourish your body and soul. Be inspired to develop daily routines that nurture your path to personal empowerment. Explore various holistic approaches to healing while learning to set up your living food kitchen. Expand your nutritional knowledge, including the A-B-C’s of sprouting and the optimal benefits of an alkaline and enzyme-rich diet.

Each evening will include a lesson about a key topic for health and nutrition, a featured guest speaker with experience in the field, a vegetarian dinner, and virtual hands-on experience preparing plant-sourced foods. Throughout the program you will gain access to a variety of healthy, delicious vegan recipes and learn how simple, enjoyable and affordable it can be to change your lifestyle.

During the 10 weeks of this program, you will not only be able to change your life, but you will learn the skills required to ensure a long, healthy life for your family as well. Those interested in sharing their knowledge of health and nutrition with others have the option of receiving a health educator certification through this program. Others who only seek exposure to the material can audit the program for a lower fee. Every person who enrolls will enjoy the benefits of finding a community of people passionate about creating healthy behaviors and supporting others in pursuit of the same goals.

How it Works

  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Duration: Classes meet ONLINE
  • Average Class Size: unlimited
  • You Will Receive: Free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home, and FREE introduction June 11th

What to Expect Each Class

  • Mindfulness
  • Hands-on preparation of a delectable meal that you’ll prepare at home, lead by the zoom meeting
  • Sharing of success and challenges with group support
  • Power-point review of DVDs seen at home
  • A Guest lecturer

You Will Learn

The health benefits of plant-based foods

  • How to prepare quick, simple, and delicious vegan recipes on a budget
  • To identify where to purchase fresh, organic, and equitable produce
  • How to create a weekly menu and shopping list that is both healthy and tasty
  • The nutritional benefits of eating organically and locally
  • Why and how to sprout and pickle
  • About our digestive and immune systems and their vital role in wellbeing
  • The importance of detoxing and supplementation and how to do it
  • How to be mindful and its transformative effects
  • How to follow your food plan when eating out and traveling

Enroll Now if You’re

  • seeking to improve your wellbeing
  • looking for a supportive, local vegan community
  • interested in earning a health educator certificate to teach this curriculum to adults or children


Thursdays, June 25 – August 27, 2020, 7:00 pm –10:00 pm

FREE Introduction Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Program Length: 10 weeks
  • Average Size: Unlimited
  • You Will Get: Free 365-page textbook, 25+ DVDs to watch at home, and FREE introduction June 11th

First-Time Students

This is for students whose goal it is to gain exposure to the subject matter. Whether they have an illness or simply a thirst for knowledge of the subject matter, they will be permitted to attend, borrow DVDs and participate. They will be required to prepare and contribute to the five-course meal. However, there are no attendance or written/oral requirements.

FEE: $500 or installments of $55 weekly

REPEATING  STUDENTS (returning graduates or one family member )

FEE: $250 or installments of $30 weekly



This track is for students whose goal it is to apply the knowledge from this program to a career path. Successful completion of this program will lead to an Eat to Thrive Certificate of Completion. Requirements for this program is attendance at 8 out of 10 meetings; a passing grade on two take-home essay tests; and a presentation with hands-on learning for a group on-line of at least 5 people.

FEE: $700 or $75 weekly


If you refer a friend who registers you’ll receive a $50 discount or $50 refund if you’ve already paid.

If you register before June 18th you will receive a $50 discount.


Eat to Thrive Summer 2020 Syllabus
On Zoom
Thursdays, June 18 – August 27, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2020
(Speakers subject to change)
FREE Introduction Thursday, June 11 7:00 -9:00 pm, 2020

■   Smoothie

■   Taco Lettuce Wrap

■   Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Do Before Week One: Watch DVDs – Principles of Health, Eating & pH Miracle

Read: Chapter 1 of Eat to Thrive and Ann Wigmore’s biography – Why Suf er?

Week One: Thursday, June 25 – Overview

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Hippocrates juice (P. 285 text)

■ Chia pudding & fruit (P. 290 text)

■ Almond milk (P. 286 text)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Veggie Burger (P. 307 text)

■ Caesar Salad (P. 306 text)

■ Ketchup (P. 307 text)

● Introductions

● Overview of Course

● HW: Read Chapter 2 & Watch DVDs – 2 Food Combining DVDs & Sugar CD

Week Two: Thursday, July 2– Rebounding –Importance of Exercise, Food Combining, and Water Co-hosted by Joanne Schmalenberger, Gravoxy owner & fitness instructor

● Rebounding at Gravoxy, 17 South Street, Natick, MA

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Kale Avocado Salad (P. 20 RB)

○ Linguini Zucchini with Marinara Sauce (P. 304 text)

○ Banana/ Sunflower Seed Icecream (to be emailed)

● Speakers: Leslie Barnett on Food Combining and Margie Aleo on Water

● HW: Read Chapter 3, Wheatgrass and Notes on Growing Your Own Food; Watch DVDs – Growing Your Own Food; Overcoming the Food Imprint; optional Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Netflex)

Week Three: Thursday, July 9 – Indoor Sprouting for Fun and Nutrition

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Avocado toast (Brown rice wrap)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Raw Mac and Cheese (P. 28 RB)

■ Betsy’s salad with Hippocrates house dressing (P. 300 text)

■ Cheesy kale chips (P. 316 text)

● Guest Speaker: Randy Jacobs, Founder and Director of Life Force Growers

● HW: Read Chapter 4, Juice recipes and watch DVDs Fasting & Internal Awareness

Week Four: Thursday, July 16– Fasting and Internal Awareness

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Pear-kale-mint smoothie (P. 288 text)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Nori Rolls (P. 295 text)

■ Spring Rolls (P. 2 RB)

■ Asian Coleslaw (P. 301 text)

■ Raw Miso soup (P. 11 RB)

● Guest speakers:

○ Dr. Sailaja Reddy, Functional Medicine Internist, on how the food you eat can heal or help your gut identifying the role of GI Tract and recognizing how impairment may lead to systemic dysfunction.

○ Dory Croft, colonic therapist speaks on fasting, enemas and colonics

· HW Read Chapter 6; Watch DVDs Living Matrix & Ancient and Current Self-Help Techniques

Week Five: Thursday, July 23 – Cleansing

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Banana nut bread & cream cheese (P. 291 text)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Lettuce roll-ups (P. 27 RB)

■ Sauerkraut (P. 16 RB)

■ Hummus 2 (P.3 RB)

● Guest Speaker: Tom Lindsley

● Preparations: Fermenting presentations of Veggiekraut for your natural probiotics

· HW: Read Chapter 5; DVDs Detox and Making a Killing

Week Six: Thursday, July 30, – Getting Support from the Healing Community

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Superfood breakfast bites (to be emailed)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Flax crackers (P. 38 RB)

■ Mock egg salad sandwich (P. 303 text)

■ Raw red pepper soup (P. 12 RB)

● Guest Speaker: Leslie Barnett: Reclaiming Your Radiance, The Physics of Feeling Your Best

● HW: Read Chapter 7; Watch 2 different DVDs on Supplements and Genetic Roulette; Cowspiracy

Week Seven: Thursday, August 6, – Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy & Supplements and Enzymes

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Breakfast:

■ Peach-spinach smoothie (P. 288 text)

○ Lunch/Dinner:

■ Fennel salad (P. 18 RB)

■ Sprouted quinoa bowl (P. 35 RB)

■ Carob truffles with vanilla dream topping (P. 43 RB)

● Guest Speaker: Jonathan Fang: Revealing the Ancient Wisdom of Keeping Healthy

● HW: Read Chapter 8: Watch Healing Cancer, Cancer the Forbidden Cure and Simply Raw

Week Eight: Thursday, August 13, – Mind-Body Connection to Life Force Energy & the Life Within

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Raw Pad Thai (P. 31 RB)

○ Garden Vegetable Soup (P. 10 RB)

○ Squash appetizer with soft cheese and herbs (P. 6 RB)

○ Apple sauce (P. 28 RKRF)

● Guest Speaker: Joe Lucier –Mind-Body Connection, Bio-Electricity, Life Force Energy & the Life Within

· HW: Read Chapter 9; Watch DVDs Practical Living & Bringing It All Home

Week Nine: –– Thursday, August 20, – Bringing It All Home

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Quinoa Salad (P. 24 RB)

○ Zucchini with spinach basil pesto (P. 26 RB)

○ Almond Butter banana ice cream (P. 62 RKRF)

● Guest Speaker: Karen Regnante, How to stick to Hippocrates lifestyle with life changing

● HW: Read Chapters 10 – 15; Watch DVDs Beyond Raw & Processed People

Week Ten: – Thursday, August 27 – Graduation, Awards, Banquet & What’s Next

● Recipe presentations and dinner

○ Gazpacho (P. 10 RB)

○ Portobello with guac (P. 311 text)

○ Cauliflower mint rice salad with peas (to be emailed)

○ Lemon Cheesecake (P. 320 text)

● Guest Speaker: Dr. Sailaja Reddy, Functional Medicine Internist, Manifest Your Destiny

● Graduation Ceremony

Live a Healthy Life

Start By Contacting Us!

More than just delicious veggie recipes or easy vegetarian dinners. Eat to Thrive is a lifestyle change. Not a fad diet – Eat to Thrive can change your life. Send us this form, we’ll contact you and answer all your questions.

You can also try our free introduction on June 11th or if you’re ready to sign up just click the signup button below.

To Enroll by check or if you have questions email or call Betsy Bragg at 617-835-2913


Linda Brunini-Formica

ETT is a jewel, a gift that I gave myself and one for which I am richer today! Lots of great take always- guest speakers are amazing, as is Betsy. The Zoom class was wonderful, perfect for me, living in Florida and too far away to otherwise participate.

Sarah Brett

Eat to Thrive Gold nugget Betsy’s class most importantly taught me that being organized, creating grocery lists, and having a meal plan SAVES time in the long run. I don’t need to reach for a protein bar of poor taste and quality. I know that I can use very few...

Sheryl Stone

The Eat to Thrive 10-week program provides support and motivation, as well as inspiring a passion for living a plant-based lifestyle. This program is lifechanging. It has changed my life and that of my husband. It is so empowering to know that there is a program that...
Clinton Norton Sepeaks about EAT TO THRIVE

Clinton Norton

Watch Clint Norton’s video testimonial and learn how he achieved optimum health at Eat to Thrive after 11 Cardiac Heart Procedures.

This 10-Week Course Is Life-Changing

Eat to Thrive is more than just vegetarian cooking or easy vegan meals.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your health through better eating and lifestyle habits, contact us today!  Our contact information is below or use any of the contact forms, email address or phone numbers you see in this website. Don’t delay, class sizes are limited.