Welcome to The UC-VEG


Take the next step to a happier, healthier life!

The next round of the Lifestyle & Nutrition Course starts

Thursday, August 29th, 2024  



The Lifestyle & Nutrition Course is a 13-week, evidence-based, disease prevention and reversal series that uses lifestyle medicine to address the leading causes of death in the U.S. and Douglas County. New topics are covered each week, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and other chronic illnesses as well as how to manage stress, engage mindfulness, avoid toxins and chemicals, and incorporate more exercise into each day. We teach practical strategies for lasting happiness and facilitate a socially supportive atmosphere. The theoretical portion of the program is complemented with practical cooking demos and recipe sampling, along with take-home packets of helpful handouts and easy and affordable recipes.

Around 2,500 people have gone through the Course since 2014 and have seen profound results such as significant weight loss, decreases in medications, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improved mood, and greater energy and vibrancy. Health improvements are verifiable through pre and post blood draws generously provided at the beginning and end of class by CHI Mercy (one set per qualified person). Over 45 (and counting) doctors and other medical providers around Douglas County refer their patients to the course as a preventative measure and means to address the roots causes of illness that many are afflicted by right here in our community.

UC-VEG (Umpqua Community Veg Education Group) presents the weekly Lifestyle & Nutrition Course.  A team of facilitators, representing a diverse array of medical and professional backgrounds, serve as your guides on your journey through the Lifestyle & Nutrition Course.

WHEN: Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm, for 13 consecutive Thursdays.


Main Location: Aviva Health Conference Room, 150 Kenneth Ford Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470. 

Satellite Locations: Elkton Community Education Center, Powers, Yoncalla (Please inquire for more details)

Virtual: Zoom link is sent after registering.

Need help with transportation and are an OHP Member? Click here for the Umpqua Health BCB Medical Transport Flyer


It is of utmost importance to UC-VEG that the information contained in the 13-week Course is disseminated to those that need it. Therefore, there is no fee for the Course! A suggested donation of $145/person is appreciated. Course facilitators are contributing their time and expertise as a service to the community of Douglas County.

The book “How Not To Die” by Michael Greger, M.D. is used as a text book. Participants are encouraged to obtain their own copy, available for purchase in class for $20 or your favorite book seller. There are audible versions as well. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Umpqua Health Alliance, participants on Oregon Health Plan who complete the course may receive a free copy of the book. 

Participants are encouraged to obtain a pedometer. Fitbits, smartphones, or other types of fitness trackers may also serve the purpose of tracking your steps.

Interested in volunteering? Start HERE. 

Would you like a Lifestyle & Nutrition Course Poster to place in your office or around town? Here it is: COURSE POSTER

We look forward to meeting you at the start of the next round.

Best of Health!
The UC-VEG Team