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H.O.P.E, “What You Eat Matters”

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.