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Bethel's Byrd's Books celebrates The Good Vices and Good Health on July 14

Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. And all that worry costs us dearly--financially, emotionally, and physically. In answer, on Sunday, July 14th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Bethel's Byrd's Books brings Erik Ofgang and his father, Dr.Harry Ofgang, authors of The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth about What's Actually Good for You, to Bethel's award-winning restaurant, Taproot, for an evening of delicious, healthy eating, a double author talk, and encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle "from beer to sex".
 
Each ticket for the event, at $36 per person, will include a copy of the book and a selection of tasty appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required and seating is limited. To save your spot at the table, go to https://conta.cc/2X2s0EF  Taproot is located at 269 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel.
 
Dr. Harry Ofgang is the founder of Hahnemann Health Associates in New York City and Hahnemann Natural Health and Education Associates in Connecticut. He began his study of medicine at the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery before graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In more than thirty-five years practicing natural medicine, he has studied and lectured with some of natural medicine's most renowned figures. Erik Ofgang is a journalist who writes on health, science, food, and travel. He has taught journalism at Quinnipiac University, Mercy College, and Western Connecticut State University's MFA program. In The Good Vices, Eric and dad promise to tear down decades of myth and prejudice to reveal how some of our guilty pleasures are not only okay but actually good for our health.
 
Listed among the Best Restaurants of 2018 by Connecticut Magazine, Taproot serves a simple and seasonal menu by Best Chef, Jeff Taibe, and Steph Sweeney. Taibe previously served as the Executive Chef of Kawa Ni in Westport, a Japanese izakaya serving globally inspired small plates and ramen, and Norwalk's Oak and Almond, a New American restaurant featuring farm-to-table, wood-fired fare. To learn more, visit http://www.taprootct.com/
 
For more information about this and other Byrd's Books' events, go to byrdsbooks.com or call (203) 730-2973.

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