International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo 35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
Hosted by

The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom

Gerry Coffey
Tuesday - 11.30am - 12.30pm : Awsome/Rawsome Desserts
Wednesday - 7:00 am : "Bodyworks" stretching and toning activity
Thursday - 7:00 am : "Bodyworks" stretching and toning activity
Thursday 3.00pm - 4.00pm : Health Matters
Thursday, plenary session - 4.30pm - 6.15pm : Environment

Gerry Coffey, Public Relations Officer and Councilor with the IVU (International Vegetarian Union) and VUNA (Vegetarian Union of North America) uses her degrees in Radio/Television and Journalism to help broadcast the guidelines for achieving optimal health that should be everyone's birthright. Unfortunately, Coffey didn't understand herself until after her 5 children (one adopted) were raised, but now does all in her power to let people know that simple diet and lifestyle changes can eliminate most health problems for humans, animals and the environment.

As a Health Educator at a major metropolitan hospital, Gerry has worked in the Maternal and Infant Care High-Risk Program. Following diagnosis of an Ovarian Cyst Gerry rebuilt her health through fasting and nutrition and her body resolved the cyst without drugs or surgery. Gerry's spouse, Ray, a well-educated, conservative skeptic, has had his own health crisis, and discovered the wisdom of Natural Hygiene. He is no longer hindered by diverticulitis, arthritis, sinus, prostate and high cholesterol problems.


  • Profile - from the World Vegetarian Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand 1999.
  • From the Cybercafe - with other nutritionists at the World Vegetarian Congress, Johnstown, USA, 1996
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