Plant Based Discussion Panel, Potluck, Group Hike and More!

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Plant Based Diet Panel Discussion

Tuesday, January 23rd
5:30pm to 7pm
Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus

 

Have you been wanting to learn more about a plant-based diet and its health benefits? Do you want to take control of your health, gain energy, lose weight, and feel better? If yes, we hope you can join us for a Plant Based Diet Panel discussion on January 23!

We have four incredible speakers who will discuss the health benefits of a plant-based diet and touch on some of the frequently asked questions about following a plant-based diet!
*Kristi Artz, MD, Board certified Emergency Medicine physician and Physician Lead for the Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine Program, Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist through Tulane University, Certified Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University and Volunteer Physician Moderator for NutritionFacts.org, Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

*Greg Stacey, MA, RD, Heart and Lung Transplant Dietitian

*Sheri Orlekoski, BS HCSA, RN, Registered Nurse in Stroke Rehabilitation, Founder of Plant Powered for Health Support Group, Certified Food For Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine PCRM.org, Certified in Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University

*Paul Chatlin, Founder & Chairman PBNSG.org

*Moderator – Kaylee Swanson, MSB, Senior Foundation Specialist at Spectrum Health Foundation, Volunteer at Plant Based Roots

Whether you are already plant-based or want to learn more about how to eat more plants, we hope you can join us!

January 23 from 5:30pm to 7pm at Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus in the East Auditorium located at 100 Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

The event and parking are free. Please park in Ramp 7 located at the northeast corner of Michigan and Coit Ave.

Contact Kaylee Swanson: kaylee.swanson@spectrumhealth.org for more information

SHARE-SHARE-SHARE!! Facebook Invitation HERE!

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The award-winning film Forks Over Knives examined how a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

For the first time ever, we will be streaming Forks Over Knives free, all weekend long January 26–28, 2018. Click the link below to gain access: 

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Plant Powered for Health Potluck and Meeting

Wednesday February 7th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!

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Our friend and group member Nikki Rankin went on adventure to the True North Health Clinic in Santa Rose California! At our next meeting, she’ll tell us about her experience with the experts!

 

 

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EcoTrek Fitness expert Cari Draft will join us to lead us in some simple stretches and warmups! We are going to learn about upcoming Plant Powered EcoTrek adventures to get us moving!

 

 

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Food For Life Instructor and Registered Nurse Sheri Orlekoski will lead a hot topic discussion about different types of fasting, and explore what the benefits and risks associated with ketogenic diets!

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

If you aren’t sure what to bring, see the Facebook invitation for ideas or just bring yourself!

Facebook Invitation HERE!
Questions: PlantPoweredforHealth@gmail.com


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Let’s get moving friends!

We’re going to have Plant Powered EcoTrek adventures in West Michigan!

We’re teaming up with Cari Draft for some outdoor walks/hikes/adventures. Get your body moving, breathe the fresh air and continue our support of each other toward vibrant health!

Thurs Feb 8th 6pm @ Richmond Park EcoTrek workout, $10 per person.

**SPACES ARE LIMITED, and a portion of the proceeds BENEFIT the PLANT POWERED FOR HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP!**

RSVP and reserve your space by Paypal today! paypal.me/PlantPower

Richmond Park Facebook invitation: CLICK HERE 

PS-Sheri’s Birthday is Feb 10th, and for her birthday, she is requesting your presence as a great birthday present!

Other upcoming events:

Sun Feb 11th 1pm @ Coast Guard Park (Ferrysberg) EcoTrek workout, $10 per person  Facebook invitation: CLICK HERE

Sat March 24th 9am @ Johnson Park EcoTrek workout, $10 per person (date tentative)

Let’s DO IT!

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In the Grand Rapids Area
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Save the Dates!

Snip20160904_12*Tuesday, January 23rd 5:30-7:00pm: Plant Based Diet Panel Discussion at Spectrum Health!  Facebook Invitation HERE, and please contact Kaylee Swanson for more information! kalyee.swanson@spectrumhealth.org
 

FOK*Friday-Sunday January 26th-28th (Online):  Forks Over Knives free streaming watch & win event!  https://wn.nr/4GpgKF

 

Snip20160904_12*Wednesday, February 7th, 6-8pm:    Plant Powered for Health potluck and meeting Facebook invitation HERE!

 

Snip20160904_12*Thurs, Feb 8th, 6-7:15pm:  Plant Powered EcoTrek Adventure at Richmond Park! Facebook invitation HERE!
 

Snip20160904_12*Sun, Feb 11th, 1:00-2:15pm (Ferrysberg):  Plant Powered EcoTrek Adventure -Coast Guard Park! Facebook invitation HERE!
 

Snip20160904_12*Monday, Feb 12th, 4:00-8:00pm (TENTATIVE):  Pieology-Meet Up and Eat Up Fundraiser!  Eat delicious pizza and salad while helping to support our group! Mix and mingle with friends too!  What a great deal!  Facebook invitation HERE!

f35c43e5-ce10-4788-a35f-87602e203fdb*Monday, Feb 19th, 5:45pm (Holland):  Meatless Monday Vegan/vegetarian, but a few WFPB no oil people attend.  Info HERE!

 

e09099ca-86f9-4325-87a5-fb68dc86f9af*Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm:  PBNSG presents Dr. Robert Ostfeld and Tim Kaufman (Fat Man Rants)!  Details coming to PBNSG.org

 

Snip20160904_12*Wednesday, March 7th, 6-8pm:    Plant Powered for Health potluck and meeting!
 
More to come!!! More food meet ups, and fun coming up!  Join us for our February meeting to plan!!
Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.   Questions?  Email:  Plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

Would you like to be a financial supporter in any amount?  We appreciate all help big or small!
Paypal:  paypal.me/PlantPower!

Can’t wait to see you!

Food, Friends, Science and Support!

 

Jumpstart Your New Year-Together!

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Potluck and Meeting Wednesday January 3rd, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!

Jumpstart your New Year’s goals, and support each other to be our best!!

 The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

Facebook Invitation HERE!
Questions: PlantPoweredforHealth@gmail.com
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PBNSG Presents:

Kicking Off Your Best Year Yet with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD

Wednesday January 10th, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
(Beverly Hills Michigan)

PBNSG is so excited to have Dr. Joel Fuhrman return to speak at their biggest meeting of the year on January 10th, 2018. What a great way to start the New Year right!

He is a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher, specializing in preventing and reversing disease with nutrition. Dr. Fuhrman will draw on his incredible wealth of nutrition information and medical knowledge to help us understand the health risks associated with processed and fast food consumption. Always a favorite, we look forward to hearing about his latest research and his new book, Fast Food Genocide. Fast food is more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos; it is also the engineered products found in every grocery store.

To reserve your spot, click here or visit PBNSG.org!

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Plant Based Diet Panel Discussion

Tuesday, January 23rd
5:30pm to 7pm
Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus

Have you been wanting to learn more about a plant-based diet and its health benefits? Do you want to take control of your health, gain energy, lose weight, and feel better? If yes, we hope you can join us for a Plant Based Diet Panel discussion on January 23!

We have four incredible speakers who will discuss the health benefits of a plant-based diet and touch on some of the frequently asked questions about following a plant-based diet!

*Kristi Artz, MD, Board certified Emergency Medicine physician and Physician Lead for the Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine Program, Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist through Tulane University, Certified Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University and Volunteer Physician Moderator for NutritionFacts.org, Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

*Greg Stacey, MA, RD, Heart and Lung Transplant Dietitian

*Sheri Orlekoski, BS HCSA, RN, Registered Nurse in Stroke Rehabilitation, Founder of Plant Powered for Health Support Group, Certified Food For Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine PCRM.org, Certified in Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University

*Paul Chatlin, Founder & Chairman PBNSG.org

*Moderator – Kaylee Swanson, MSB, Senior Foundation Specialist at Spectrum Health Foundation, Volunteer at Plant Based Roots

Whether you are already plant-based or want to learn more about how to eat more plants, we hope you can join us!

January 23 from 5:30pm to 7pm at Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus in the East Auditorium located at 100 Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

The event and parking are free. Please park in Ramp 7 located at the northeast corner of Michigan and Coit Ave.

Contact Kaylee Swanson: kaylee.swanson@spectrumhealth.org for more information
 SHARE-SHARE-SHARE!! Facebook Invitation HERE!

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Are you interesting in trying a plant based diet, but need a challenge and guidance to get you started?

Join more than 550,000 people who have participated in PCRM’s free online program to kickstart your health!

The free 21-Day Vegan Kickstart begins every Monday and runs for 21 days.

You’ll receive:

  • The 21-Day Meal Plan: Delicious and easy recipes with step-by-step photos to guide you through the process.
  • Daily Messages: Advice from nutrition experts delivered to your inbox.
  • Coach Tips: Celebrities, healthcare professionals, and athletes provide diet and lifestyle tips.

Sign up for the Kickstart and see how easy it is to improve your diet in 21 days! Click here: PCRM.org/kickstart

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Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

Splash of water
1 3/4 cups diced onion
1 cup diced celery
2 to 2 1/2 cups peeled and cubed (1-inch) orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 1/4 cups dry red lentils
2 1/2 cups water
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (14-ounce) can black or kidney beans, rinsed
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Lime wedges (for serving)

Directions

In large pot on medium heat, add water, onions, celery, sweet potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and spices, and stir through.

Cover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally; reduce heat if onions are sticking to bottom of pot. Rinse lentils. Add to pot with water, tomatoes, beans, and bay leaf, and stir to combine. Increase heat to bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in lime juice and serve portions with lime wedges.

 (Recipe via PCRM.org)