August 12th: Paul Chatlin, Founder of Plant-based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG), presents in-person, H.O.P.E, “What You Eat Matters” Gain Knowledge and Inspiration as Paul Shares his Health Journey.
Paul was born in Detroit and has lived in West Bloomfield since 1971. In May of 2013, he was diagnosed with Heart Disease. His cardiologist gave him two options: bypass surgery or try “Plant Based Nutrition” (PBN). After meeting with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, he decided to try “Plant Based Nutrition”. After just 3 weeks his angina disappeared. His cholesterol levels dropped from 350 to 100 and he lost 65 pounds in one year. And, he felt great! Paul promised himself that when he felt better he would put together a support group to help others in our community, so he contacted Dr. Joel Kahn, co-medical director who agreed to assist him on the journey. In February of 2014, he held his first Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) meeting and 123 people attended! Today PBNSG has 6300 members and over 100 volunteers. They have started many outreach programs and has relationships with the owners of 30 local restaurants. PBNSG has completed working on curriculum change with Medical Students at Wayne State, Eastern Michigan, Oakland University, Michigan State Universities and the University of Michigan medical school. Held classes for local doctors to learn about the benefits of nutrition before pills or procedures called Doctors Teaching Doctors. Received a sponsorship from Henry Ford Health Systems. PBNSG has over 36 small groups around the state. In 2018 PBNSG will be holding over 46 health and culinary education classes and just finished an 80+ page manual called “Healthier Together” which helps people around the world start their own Plant Based Nutrition Support Group.
Matt Myers, Co-Founder of M22, presents in-person, “Cows Don’t Poop Steak Dad?”: The Question that Launched a Families Plant-Based Journey.
Matt Myers was born and raised in Traverse City, MI and now resides between Michigan and Maui with his wife, Stephanie, and two sons, Julien and Aston, where he is cofounder of M22, a local outdoors and athletic branded company. Matt’s passion for the outdoors and athletics begin early. He and his brother started a kiteboarding school, “Broneah”, after graduating from Michigan State University and being in- spired by their world travels. At the same time, Matt achieved his kiteboarding and motocross pro-status competing at national levels. Matt’s current sport passions are surfing, running, and biking. He is espe- cially thankful for these opportunities after being given a diagnosis in 2012 with Clival Chordoma (which he has since treated and remains reoccurrence-free). He is now training for the Marji Gesick 100 mile mountain bike race in Marquette, and the inaugural TC half Ironman which he will compete in this year
April 30th: Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, FACC presents via Skype, “Understanding the Role of Fasting, in Overall Health and Wellness within a Whole Foods, Plant-based Nutrition Lifestyle”.
Over 20 years of research, basic science models and now human volunteer studies have revealed that fasting, particularly if extended for 5 days or so, can activate pathways that heal, regenerate and rejuvenate the body. However, a 5 day water fast is not safe for all and is not easily practical. Therefore, other approaches have been developed. Fasting restricted diets (12-18 hours a day), every other day fasting, and the fasting mimicking diets (FMD) are popular. The FMD is backed by solid science, is plant based, and can support healthy metabolism.
March 21st: Dr. Pamela Popper, MD , PhD presents via Skype, ‘Choosing Food over Medicine for Improved Health’, Author of Food Over Medicine; The Conversation That Could Save Your Life and Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C Steering Committee.
February 4th: Dr. Robert Breakey, MD & Board of Directors for the national organization: Plant Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) presents in person, ‘Health is a Gift You Give Yourself’
Event: 6:30-8 pm. tasting foods 6:30-7pm. Presentation 7-8 at 6105 Center Rd., First Congregational Church.
Many common diseases you may have seen in your family or friends are largely preventable, and in many cases even reversible with some simple lifestyle changes.
Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney stones, eczema, heartburn or arthritis? In this seminar Dr. Breakey will explore how you can prevent, and in many cases even reverse the often devastating consequences of these and many other ailments that are common in America, but quite rare in parts of the world where “health is the norm” well into their 90s. They say: “A person with their Health has a thousand dreams, and a person without their Health has only one…”. Experience vitality, improved work and athletic performance, better sleep and greater resistance to acute illness by choosing a health supporting lifestyle that brings freedom, expands your opportunities and “adds years to your life and life to your years.
Our health care system in America is in a state of crisis. It is increasingly clear that we must pursue a major shift in how we approach the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. In this session, Dr. Breakey will explore how supporting patients and communities in adopting a Plant Based Lifestyle leads to dramatically better outcomes, including an enhanced experience of care, fewer side effects from treatment protocols and a lower cost of care.
Dr. Dave Johnson, MD, FACC, presents in person, ‘Healthy New Year 2019: Eating for Health, Happiness and Vitality”.
Learn how plant-based nutrition can help you achieve your health goals and significantly improve your overall health and wellness!
David Johnson, MD, FACC is a board certified cardiologist with specialized training in integrative medicine from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil & over 20 years clinical experience treating patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease .He applies his scientific knowledge and clinical experience with a holistic approach that aims to restore body, mind and spiritual balance in the healing process. A healthy diet is a foundation to health, happiness and longevity. Dr. Johnson has special interests in helping individuals discover the benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition along with other self-care practices including weight management, physical activity and stress management.
PBLTC welcomes Jamie Qualls, DO/MPH presenting Ten Ways Plant-Based Foods Can Improve Your Health and How to Eat A Healthy Vegan Diet.
Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD best-selling author & national presenter, presents ‘Advanced Issues in Plant-based Nutrition’. Cutting-edge research-based recom- mendations to fine-tune your food intake. Essential fatty acids; Vitamin B12; iron; calcium; magnesium; the research be- hind whole food, plant-based eating; Be the best example you can be, by knowing your nutrients and their optimal sources!
Her work has been featured in numerous books, newspapers, magazines, e-zines, and on radio, including Ultimate Weight Loss, Vegetarians & Vegans in America Today, VegFamily, PlantPure Nation, PlantYourself, MainStreet Vegan, Vegetarian Baby & Child, Famous Vegetarian Celebrities, VegNews, and Food & Nutrition Controversies Today, and DrFood's Nutrition Intermission - just to name a few. She has presented to audiences throughout the US and Canada, delighting participants from the experienced to the vegan-curious.
Visit her at DrFood.org
Join us for a Fun Evening with our First Annual PBLTC "Picnic in the Park" a summer Plant-Based celebration that will feature a Plant-Based potluck, Live Music by Levi Britton, Games, a Plant-Based cook-off with awards, and Paul Chatlin, Founder of PBNSG will be joining us.
We have a beautiful setting lined up for the event at the Greilickville Harbor Park Pavilion on West Grand Traverse Bay.
The Event is Free, please register in advance at www.eventbrite.com
Join Dr. Caroline Trapp as she discusses "Patient-Centered Plant-Based Diabetes Care" & her quest to change the current treatment paradigm and help end the epidemic of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and plant-based nutrition.
Dr. Caroline Trapp is an expert in “deprescribing,” which is the process of weaning patients with diabetes off of their medications while their condition is improving on a whole-food plant-based diet. Come hear about her experiences with her many patients who are thriving with a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to pills and injections.
Dr. Trapp is the Director of Diabetes Education and Care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C. and has given hundreds of continuing medical education presentations around the U.S. and the world. She is also a nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator with 20 years of experience in the primary care setting.
Today’s food choices offer convenience but at the expense of increased inflammation. Explore how the American diet has changed, the role that inflammation plays in our health, and how to focus on foods that nourish health rather than feed disease.
- Describe the standard American diet and why it is unhealthy; how we got here.
- Discuss the role of inflammation and altered immune function as it relates to chronic disease
- What foods feed the fire (inflammation)
- What foods are anti-inflammatory; the new American diet
How Cancer Develops, How the Right Food Choices Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk, & Overcoming Cancer Once Diagnosed’
Sherry Davis, Certified Colin Campbell’s Plant- based Nutrition Program & a PCRM Food for Life Instructor, presents ‘How Cancer Develops, How the Right Food Choices Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk, & Overcoming Cancer Once Diagnosed’.
Certified Food for Life Instructor PCRM.org
Certified Dr. T Colin Campbell's Plant-Based Nutrition Program, eCornell
Columnist, Pragmatically Plant-Based with Traverse City Record Eagle
Nutrition & Cooking classes: Cancer Prevention & Survival, Kickstart Your Health, Diabetes Reversal
Katherine Palms, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition by Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s eCornell Program & a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with The Nutritional Therapy Association, presents ‘The Dangers of Dairy: Why Eating Plant-based & Exercising is the Real Way to Ensure Strong Bones‘. Faux cheese & dairy-free tasting theme.
Katherine Palms received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a focus in Public Health, from Denison University. She is certified in Plant Based Nutrition, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Currently, she teaches yoga and offers plant based nutrition coaching. Katherine is also serving as a Social Media Consultant for PBLTC, Green Goodness in Leland, and other local businesses. Katherine is also a Founder of Rohati, a monthly networking group aimed to create community amongst other natural health and wellness professionals in Leelanau County.
February 20th: PBLTC's 'monthly collaborative learning, tasting, & networking event'.
Registration for all events at www.eventbrite.com
Key Note Presenter via Skype: Dr. Joel Kahn, Nationally recognized preventative & interventional cardiologist. www.drjoelkahn.com.
Dr. Kahn is also PBNSG's (PBLTC's regional affiliate in Detorit) founding Medical Director.
Deepen your understanding of the 'Role of Diet in Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease'
Attend free of charge & receive recipes, and educational resources.
Dr. Kahn is founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and has published over 150 articles and book chapters on the treatment of heart attacks. He has published 5 books, all #1 best sellers. His latest, The Plant Based Solution, includes a 21 day recipe section. He has hosted a national public TV special and is a regular guest on Fox 2 Detroit and WJR Radio. He founded with his family the GreenSpace Cafe in Ferndale and Royal Oak, Michigan. He was voted the sexiest male vegan over 50 by PETA. He can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting edge science to their lifestyle.
Tim Kaufman was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in his early twenties. He was in chronic pain most of his life. By the time he had reached the age of 37 he was addicted to Fentynal, alcohol, and fast food. At over 400 pounds he was unable to perform simple daily tasks. He had many chronic health issues and was almost immobile. He had lost his interest in life and had almostgiven up. Tim started a journey to regain his health. He started to change one small thing at a time.He is now an athlete that thrives on a plant-based whole food lifestyle and leads a healthy, happy,productive, and very active life that is free of all medications he was once on. His passion is tospread the message that anyone can transition to a healthy, active lifestyle and dramatically changetheir life regardless of their current situation or size. Tim is now racing Marathons, and competing in Triathlons!
Tim has appeared on Podcasts from around the world and has been filmed for an upcoming movie.
He has been featured in Runners World Magazine, Good Morning America, People, The Buffalo Newspaper, NBC's Today with Megan Kelly, and many other media outlets.
Tim uses his platform as an international speaker to educate, inform and motivate people about plant-based nutrition, addiction recovery, overcoming physical challenges, and emotional and spiritual wellness gourmet food, meet great people, & learn about plant-based nutrition!
Inaugural PBLTC group event that will include an overview of what Plant-Based eating entails, a delicious assortment of some of our favorite plant-based dishes, and guest speaker Paul Chatlin (founder of Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group PBNSG, an over 4,000 member organization in metro Detroit)
Free to attend, please pre-register at www.Eventbrite.com