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Jan
6
Mon
“Get Healthy in 2020 With a Plant-Based Diet” Free Presentation and Vegan Food Tasting @ Caroline Kennedy Library
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Get Healthy in 2020 With a Plant-Based Diet” Presented by Dr. Joel Kahn 
 
Dr. Joel Kahn will present the science of why a healthy plant-based diet provides all of the nutrition needed to live a healthy and active lifestyle during all stages of life. He will also discuss the growing medical research showing the ability of a plant-based diet to halt and reverse some of the major reasons why we age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some cancers. Dr. Kahn will also show you how to get started on living your best life. 
 
Dr. Kahn serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has authored 5 books, the latest of which is the Plant-Based Solution. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He writes health articles, is a commentator on Fox 2 News, has a national public TV show, The Whole Heart Solution, and has been seen on The Doctors and Dr. Phil show. Dr. Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career but he’d like to prevent them from happening in the first place. Dr. Kahn and his family are the owners of the very successful GreenSpace Cafe, a plant-based restaurant in downtown Ferndale, where they prove that healthy food can also taste great! He has been plant-based for over 40 years and lectures across the country on optimal health and diet. He can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.
Jan
7
Tue
“Get Healthy in 2020 With a Plant-Based Diet” Free Presentation and Vegan Food Tasting @ Capital Area District Library - Downtown Branch
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Get Healthy in 2020 With a Plant-Based Diet” presented by Dr. Robert Breakey, M.D.

Join VegMichigan and Dr. Robert Breakey for a free presentation on the health benefits of eating vegan and a delicious vegan food tasting. Our “Standard American Diet” is largely responsible for the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are experiencing in America including obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, and several cancers. The good news is that we have made great progress in identifying the root causes for these chronic diseases, and we are recognizing that all of them are largely preventable, and many are even reversible through some straightforward lifestyle changes. By choosing whole plant-based foods that are truly health supporting, engaging in at least moderate exercise and ensuring that we sleep well, we have the opportunity to greatly enhance our health and vitality well into our elder years. 

This event is free, but please RSVP by clicking here

 

Dr. Robert Breakey, MD is a 5th generation graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and has practiced Lifestyle Family Medicine in Ann Arbor since 1985. He has special interests in health promotion, whole food plant-based nutrition, positive wellness and supporting the natural healing process that we all have within us. He is Chairman of the Board and Head of the Family Medicine Division for IHA – a multi-specialty medical group centered in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jan
29
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Northville District Library
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Improving Our Health and the Health of the Planet
Presented by Humane Educator and VegMichigan volunteer, Kim Korona and Marc Ramirez, Former University of Michigan Football player
 
Are you concerned about the preservation of our natural world? Come to our upcoming free program, The Environment and Our Diet: Making the Connections. In our presentation you’ll learn why so many people are joining the plant-based food movement. We will focus on the environmental implications of our food choices and offer solutions for how we can reduce our eco-footprint one meal at a time, while also helping animals and improving our health. As part of the program you will also enjoy a delicious free plant-based food tasting. 
 
 This event is free but you must RSVP. Contact the Northville Public Library to reserve your spot at 248-349-3020 or visit https://northvillelibrary.org.
 
Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter who lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obestity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. In just two months Marc no longer needed his 5 medications, including insulin shots. He and Kim felt thrilled with the results, but they also felt frustrated because not enough people know that this way of eating might help them too. In order to raise awareness about the power of plants, they decided to create the non-profit Chickpea and Bean Inc. (Kim is Chickpea because she’s a chick and Marc is bean because, well, he loves beans!) Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. 
 
 
Kim Korona received a B.A. from Goddard College in VT, and a M.Ed. from Cambridge College in MA in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education. She previously worked for the Michigan Humane Society in both advocacy and education. She also worked as a workshop facilitator for the Institute for Humane Education where she provided training on living a MOGO life, or a life that does the Most Good, Least Harm, to people, other species, and the planet and how to teach humane education. While at HEART, a non-profit education organization, for the past decade, she has developed curricula and other educational resources that promote compassion, critical thinking, and empowerment through topics related to animal protection, environmental ethics, and social justice. She has taught humane education programs to youth of all ages and conducted professional development training’s for educators and advocates, and she currently serves as their Senior Program Director. Kim is a member of the Association for Professional Humane Educators, serves on the executive board of the Humane Education Coalition, is on the advisory board of the Raven Corps., a youth-focused activist organization focused on promoting the benefits of plant-based eating, and she is an active volunteer for VegMichigan. She has been vegetarian for 20 years, vegan for 17 years, and believes that together we can create a healthier, more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world for all through our personal choices and on a systemic level. 
Feb
12
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“How I Tackled Chronic Illness” presented by Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez

Join VegMichigan at the Trenton  Public Library for a delicious free vegan food tasting and presentation. Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez, will discuss how he reversed Type 2 diabetes and other illnesses with the power of plants. Enjoy free vegan taste samples and learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Marc has a wonderful story to share and will inspire you to make positive changes in your own life.

Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter who lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obestity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. In just two months Marc no longer needed his 5 medications, including insulin shots. He and Kim felt thrilled with the results, but they also felt frustrated because not enough people know that this way of eating might help them too. In order to raise awareness about the power of plants, they decided to create the non-profit Chickpea and Bean Inc. (Kim is Chickpea because she’s a chick and Marc is bean because, well, he loves beans!) Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. 

Feb
25
Tue
The Game Changers Film + Discussion @ Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join VegMichigan in partnership with the Green Screen Film Series from the Green Ministry –  Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC for a screening of The Game Changers and a discussion following the film led by Paul Krause, VegMichigan’s Vice President. 

The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks – elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes, what James Wilks discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.

 

 Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC

1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48304

(corner of Woodward and Cranbrook)

The event is free and registration is not necessary. Simply show up! For questions, contact 248-514-8746.