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How I Tackled ChronIc Illness

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, obesity, 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 nonprofit Chickpea and Bean Inc. Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

plant-based nutrItIon

Are you ready to begin your journey to a healthier life? Eating more plant-based foods can help! Chantal Singer will discuss the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet. She will share with you all of the best plant-based foods you should be eating that are not only super nutritious but incredibly delicious as well!

Chantal Singer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute teaching plant-based eating and lifestyle medicine. Chantal is very passionate about plant-based eating for human health, planetary health and animal welfare. She can be found on Instagram @plant_based_nutritionist.

cookIng for health

Chantal Singer, RDN, will demo a few easy, nutritious, and delicious dishes that even the most amateur chef can put together. She will share nutrition tips for all the foods she cooks as well!

Chantal Singer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute teaching plant-based eating and lifestyle medicine. Chantal is very passionate about plant-based eating for human health, planetary health and animal welfare. She can be found on Instagram @plant_based_nutritionist.

Currently available for virtual presentations only.

cookIng up vegan wIth professIonal chefs

Luna and Nate are professional chefs who run the vegan food blog Cooking Up Vegan. Combined, Luna and Nate have spent over 15 years as professional chefs and they are excited to demo a few of their recipes for us! Whether you are interested in plant-based eating for the animals, the planet, your health, or for everything, Cookingupvegan.com has tons of easy, unique, and delicious recipes that are great for everyone.

Luna and Nate are available to present virtual cooking demos of their own recipes from cookingupvegan.com. 

The MIracle of a plant-based dIet

Dr. Joel Kahn presents 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 at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn and his family are also the owners of the very successful GreenSpace & Go, a plant-based restaurant in Royal Oak, 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.

Health Is a GIft You gIve Yourself

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. Dr. Robert Breakey 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 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.

watch some of our past presentatIons on Youtube!

“great food samples and InspIrIng messages.”

Sandy Baranski

“very InformatIve, everyone was very courteous and helpful.”

Pamela Hutchens

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