July Fun and Success!

Following every meeting, I feel so energized and inspired by our group members!  July’s meeting was FULL of delicious food, ideas and sharing of personal health success!

When sharing success stories, we started with Paul Rathbun, our special guest from West Bloomfield MI, who has been following Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live.  In just a few months, he has lost 40 lbs! He’s also seeing many health improvements that were unexpected, such as clearing of his sinus congestion, and is completely relieved of painful shin splints which had prevented him from running for years! Way to go Paul!

Paul (left) and Stephanie (far right) are both members of PBNSG, sharing their success!

We also hosted a bonus guest from PBNSG, Stephanie Vail!  Her Dad lives in the Grand Rapids area and was able to combine our meeting into her family visit, and we hope she’ll visit again soon!

The sharing continued with stories of cholesterol and triglycerides numbers dropping, increasing energy, decreased allergies, easier time moving, and a couple that has lost a combination of 270 lbs!  Incredible!  We are building such a tremendous community! ❤

On a note of personal success, I was very pleased to announce that I have been selected to become a certified Food for Life instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine!  20 people were selected internationally for 2016 training in Washington DC.  I am impressed by PCRM, and very proud to have this opportunity to provide this educational opportunity to the Grand Rapids Community!ffl2

Up Next!!

Wednesday 7/20:  Sue and Roger’s Supper Club 6:30pm http://www.stirthepotgr.com/supperclub/

Saturday/Sunday 7/23 and 7/24: Chicago area Veggie Fest:  http://veggiefestchicago.com/

Wednesday 8/3: Plant Powered for Health meeting, @6 pm.  Don’t miss it!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1091622237594720/

Wednesday 9/7:  Plant Powered for Health meeting:  Special Guest Paul Chatlin, founder of PBNSG!

Sunday 9/18:  Grand Rapids VegFest!




Fun June, Meeting July 6th!

June was packed with great events, and we’ll reflect on them, share news/questions with each other and focus forward on our goals!  Short blog post, but much to share!

I’m very excited to announce some personal news with you that will benefit our group!  Also, we’ll have a special guest from West Bloomfield, MI visiting us and telling us about his plant based journey, Paul Rathbun! (He’s also my cousin, and I’m so very proud of him!)

Also, we’ll highlight a few of the topics from the presentation at PBNSG, Howard Jacobson PhD!  This time he talked about the psychology of why we do the things we do, and successful ways to change.  Howard is also co-author to several successful books including “Whole” with T. Colin Campbell PhD, and “Proteinaholic” with Garth Davis MD.


For a flavor of Howard’s work, here is a link to a talk he did on “Proteinaholic”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Zp-yq3S3U


Join us for this and more!

Facebook invitation to meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/622647117908688/

 Wednesday July 6th 6pm-8pm
DeVos Campus
Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room
415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503


See you then!