Eve Plews
1947 - 2018
Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory
5750 Swift Road
Sarasota, FL
Plews, Eve
Mar 15, 1947 - Sept 1, 2018
Eve Prang Plews passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018 with her adoring and devoted husband Dennis at her side. Her life spanned a dynamic, creative, compassionate 71 years in which she never stopped seeking knowledge, expertise, and new ways to serve others. Her mission lay in helping individuals improve their health and well being, and in that process, realize our common need to protect the health of the planet.
Eve was born in San Francisco on the Ides of March 1947. Soon after birth, she was adopted by WW II veteran Arthur Van Valkenberg and his wife Susan. The couple provided her with a flourishing Florida childhood and youth in Pinellas Park. Ever a "Florida gal," Eve loved the sunshine, the Gulf waters, as well as the birds, wildlife, and landscape of our state.
After graduating from high school, Eve entered the world of cosmetology and soon became a sought-after master hair stylist. Her expertise offered her the opportunity to teach others in the field as an international stage artist for Redken. During this part of her career, she honed public speaking skills that would serve her the rest of her working life as a subject matter expert, esteemed motivational speaker and, later, as a radio show host.
Eve became a student of health as a young woman in response to her own health problems. As she researched remedies for her own suffering, she realized the need for alternative approaches, and sought out the best information available on food, supplements, and exercise. Finding Linus Pauling's book on Vitamin C helped her improve her own health dramatically. Soon others sought her advice on ways to improve their own well being. She trained in medical botany at the University of Northern Arizona and mastered the medicinal values of plants. During the years she lived in the Southwest, she also studied herbalism with Navajo, Hopi and Havasuppi medicine women and men. In addition, she studied Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as well as homeopathy. Her mentor in homeopathy was Dr. Luc Chaltin, the first homeopath to be admitted as a member of the advisory council on Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
A central focus of Eve's life was her continual quest for spiritual meaning. She described herself as someone who wanted to marry her understanding of metaphysics with an understanding of physics. Her incessant search took her to transforming mentors: Paige Bryant, Native American teacher Sun Bear, Barry Long, the works of Alice Bailey, encounters with many religious traditions, as well as the most compelling science she could find. Her husband Dennis was well suited to help her in this quest being a well-read amateur cosmologist himself.
All of her study, both formal and informal, led her to Sarasota to create Full Spectrum Health, a holistic clinic, whose aim is to help clients create optimal health of body, mind, and spirit. She practiced as a Nutrition Counselor licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. For thirty years at Full Spectrum Health, Eve offered individual counseling in nutrition and life strategies. As the clinic evolved, Eve attempted to magnify her message of better health to a larger audience through radio. She was one of the founding programmers at WSLR, the local community radio station, airing her weekly program 'No Nonsense Nutrition" for ten years. Since November 2012, Eve has answered callers' questions live on the bi-weekly program "The Health and Nutrition Show" with Rob Lorei on WMNF, the regional community radio station in Tampa. The show was picked up by NPR Podcast last year.
Nationally and internationally, Eve radiated her message through seminars for physicians who want to incorporate holistic approaches in their practices. In 2013, she was one of the first clinicians to obtain her certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner, taking her place with like-minded physicians, ARNP's, Chiropractors and nutritionists.
In addition to her work at Full Spectrum, Eve served HIV-infected individuals through an educational effort called "Healthy People With Aids," continually offering them strategies for longevity and quality of life. Teaching in the community was Eve's passion, and she eagerly accepted speaking engagements to educate fellow citizens with the message of personal well being as well as planetary health. She supported a variety of environmental groups, her most recent focusing on the United Nations "Clean Seas Project" to eliminate plastics in the oceans. She was also proud to earn her credential as "Master Gardener."
Truly a global citizen, Eve traveled widely her entire life, circling the globe at least once. She also ranged freely through the known universe as an accomplished amateur astronomer, inviting all takers to join her in exploring the night sky. Interested in every facet and form of this "juicy" experience we call life. Eve Prang Plews seized it all - the beauty, personal troubles, and political challenges of every given day. She then transformed the experiences into alchemist's gold, delivering the gifts of humor, pithy insight and graceful compassion to the rest of us.
A public Celebration of Eve's Life is scheduled for Friday, November 9th at 5pm at Selby Gardens in Sarasota.
Published by Herald Tribune from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2018.
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Her being and words conveyed the belief that she held in alternative medicine with the underpinning of the science involved. I will miss her.
Renne Proulx
May 2, 2020
She taught me so much about health and nutrition which I could apply in my practice. She gave unstintingly of her time as well. I miss you Eve Plew and I wish your family wonderful memories of your indomitable spirit, kindness, generosity and genuine care for others.
Denise Bjorkman
October 7, 2019
So saddened by the loss of Eve Prang Plews.. Eve worked for Dad's hair salon Phillips Couiffures doing cosmetology..She was well loved by many.. I have known Eve since I was a very youngster..Always full of life with those around her...She will surely be missed by many..
July 30, 2019
Dear Dennis & all family. We have only just learned of Eve's untimely passing. Please accept our belated condolences and we hope you are coping well and staying strong as she would want you to.
D & D Willis
February 19, 2019
Eve was truly a unique and exceptional care giver and educator. She helped me understand how to optimize my health after a lifetime of undiagnosed conditions. I, along with everyone who was lucky enough to know her, will be left with a huge void. My condolences to her family and staff at Full Spectrum.
December 29, 2018
In so many ways Eve enhanced each life she touched.
Helaine Hart
November 10, 2018
So grateful to have known Eve and to have shared a common vision. I also loved laughing with her! She was so much fun! Annie Addington
Annie Addington
November 8, 2018
I just heard the sad news today. Eve will be forever remembered as one who gave freely of her knowledge, her kindness and understanding for People Living With AIDS for nearly 30 years. I was fortunate to work in a venue for her talents while I lived in Florida. She is with the eternal energy she so loved and i will miss her, her smile and her compassion
Bruce Fournier
October 26, 2018
I worked for Eve for a short time and learned a great deal during my time with her. She was a fireball with a big heart. She will be sorely missed.
October 17, 2018
I really enjoyed Eve's nutrition show and was very sad to know her passing away. May her rest in heaven!
October 15, 2018
I learned so much listening to her show and admired her spirit. RIP
Eric Carnall
October 15, 2018
Love and Light sent to family and friends.
May your spirit soar forever and a day
Deborah Mrozinski
October 1, 2018
Dear Dennis:
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Eve was a bright light for many to see.
An Avatar helping many change and heal through their association with her.
Jim and I have known Eve for many years.
She always had a special hug to share.
We had shared ideas. The last were about her passion and project...Saving The Seas!
The spark continues to shine.
Hugs & Blessings
Dr James & Nuris Lemire
Nuris Lemire
September 24, 2018
Eve brought joy, passion, brilliance, knowledge, and humor to everything she touched. Her wonderful legacy will live on! Eve is on to the next level, where I'm sure she's continuing to impart her wisdom! All of us who knew her will be forever touched by her bright spirit. Rest In Peace, sweet sister. ❤
Deborah Ahonen
September 21, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 21, 2018
I happened upon Eve's radio program as my husband and I were driving to the airport in Tampa, preparing to return to Pittsburgh. Eve offered so much good information during that one broadcast, I had to take out a pen and paper to take notes.

Upon returning to Pittsburgh, I found Eve's podcast and listened often. Her podcast was my favorite of all the ones I listen to. Eve helped me with excellent recommendations for my health. I passed on her observations to others.

I was so saddened to tune into a recent podcast and learn that she had passed away. Though we never met in person, I will miss her!
Linda Ludwig
September 20, 2018
Eve has been an inspiration to me, regarding both health and an approach to spiritual awareness of how I choose to live.
Bon Voyage!
Rebecca Kmiec
September 17, 2018
From her brilliant mind, intense curiosity, quick wit, great ZEST FOR LIFE, I admire , appreciate , and will surely miss this very special soul. I met Eve in the 1980s when she was not afraid to embrace and educate individuals with HIV/ AIDS. Her sharing of knowledge and providing of Free supplements to my community has helped keep many alive. Thank you our SPECIAL ANGEL!!!!
Joy Williams
September 17, 2018
I truly will miss this beautiful woman. She was a gift in my healing process and I will never forget her.
Rosemary Valentino
September 12, 2018
Sorry for your loss Dennis. Thinking of you.
Lynne & Tony
September 12, 2018
I light a soft glowing flame for our shining new star in the night sky. There Eve can continue her brilliant wisdom and guidance from above.
Donna Marie Thorsen, AP, DOM
September 12, 2018
For the past 25 years, Eve has been a bright guiding star of light and wisdom in my forever quest for knowledge. She is GREATLY missed. Donna Marie Thorsen, AP, DOM
September 12, 2018
I am so saddened by this news. Eve had a special way of making everyone feel like a true friend. I remember the last hug she gave me in her office after hearing my health news. It lifted my spirits. Eve your sharing of and passion for knowledge of all aspects of life are your gift to the world.
Rene Reno
September 11, 2018
In 1980 I met and joined Eve on a path of spiritual study with Page Bryant. Eve was always the most diligent and enthusiastic student. She absorbed information, processed it and enhanced it with further research, then transformed it through compassion into wisdom to be shared with others. Through a life of ceaseless dedication to her dream, Eve became the healer she was meant to be.
Helaine Hart
Helainhe Hart
September 11, 2018
Thanks so much Eve for all the kindest and wisdom you shared with me. I'll miss you very much. Enjoy the rest of your journey.
Jim Bonnell
September 11, 2018
William Plews
September 11, 2018

You were a very lucky man to be married to such an outstanding woman who carried so much about our planet and Holistic medicine. Your friend, Jerry
September 11, 2018
I never had the pleasure of meeting you in person but you I really looked forward to your shows and your wonderful advice changed my life by opening all our eyes to how important it is to know the truth.Thank you so much for everthing Eve.You will truly be missed!
Patricia Pierce
September 10, 2018
I will always be humbled by her beautiful spirit and love in helping others. You will be greatly missed. Her smile was so comforting!
Sharon Dolan
September 10, 2018
Eve is an amazing woman . She will remain in my heart for eternity
Sherry Monday
September 10, 2018
Eve is a bright light and blessed many while here with us. Keep shining Sister.
Condolences to all who love her.
September 10, 2018
Remembering my cousin Eve. Gail Van Valkenburg George
September 10, 2018
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