From the McDougall Kitchen: Super Bowl Snacks

From the McDougall Kitchen:
Super Bowl Snacks
Super Bowl LIV. It’s coming. The battle between the San Francisco
49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. The epic commercials. The parties.
Will you be prepared? Cheer on your favorite team while serving
stupendous snacks with crudités and claim the trophy for
throwing the best Super Bowl party EVER!

5 Layer Bean Dip
Artichoke Spread
Cannellini Bean Spread
Cucumber Salsa
Lemon Scented Spinach Spread
Olive-Garlic Tapenade
Pico de Gallo
Tofu Dips
Tortilla Chips
Click Here for More Recipes

The Plant Strong Club Feb. 3, 2020 Meeting


Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 3, at Natural Grocers at 6 p.m. and we’re eager to hear from Dr. Gina Drobena, one of our new members who was recently certified in lifestyle medicine! Here’s Gina’s bio:

Gina Drobena, MD FCAP

Gina A. Drobena, M.D.

Gina Drobena is an Arkansas native who is board certified in clinical pathology and transfusion medicine as well as lifestyle medicine. Dr. Drobena began her training at UAMS in 2000 and then joined the faculty as an attending physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. After becoming aware of the impact food was having on her own health, Dr. Drobena became passionate about sharing knowledge of plant-based nutrition and pursued board certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. 

In 2018 the Culinary Medicine program at UAMS began as a working group to teach medical students about nutrition and its role in healthcare. Dr. Drobena co-chairs the medical education subcommittee and teaches a culinary medicine elective as well as instructing interprofessional students in experiential workshops using the culinary medicine curriculum.  Whether it is through training future providers or personal consultations with her patients, Dr. Drobena is enthusiastically spreading the message of culinary medicine throughout the state to improve the health of her fellow Arkansans.


We’ll also look forward to hearing from Debbie Burghart who will be sharing her nutrition and lifestyle journey, plus information about the “diabetes UNDONE Interactive Workshop” starting Jan. 30, 2020. Click here for information. And, Kellie will be sharing about her experiences at Stephanie Spencer’s program Plant Based Transformation for Beginners and with Alicia Watson’s delicious meals therein.


Thanks to Marina Ivanovsky, MSN, APRN, FNP- C, for an excellent presentation last month, including the latest information on insomnia and cancer and the effects of lifestyle. Click here for access to an MP3 recording of her presentation, preceded by one heck of a testimony by Dr. Karen Seale!


Lots of other whole food, plant-based lifestyle activities happening, including a presentation and cooking class by Dan Lysk on Feb. 8. Please go to our calendar, click on any events of interest, and find links to details. And, let me know if I’ve missed or mis-reported anything. (Picture of calendar follows – links not active here)

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To your health and well-being!

Kellie & Cathy

Update on Star McDougaller Kiki—“I share so people can continue to hear this message and realize they have the power to change their lives.”

Update – Star McDougller Kiki

Last year, I shared as a Star McDougaller after I lost 30 pounds and got rid of all my health problems by following the starch solution. Read my story here.

I’m sharing with you today because I wanted to express how much my life has continued to change since first reading Dr. McDougall’s book and how I am now able to share this life changing information with thousands of others. Since writing to you guys last November, I decided that more people needed to hear about this lifestyle and all its benefits. I decided to start a YouTube channel and Instagram account in order to document my journey and to help people with simple and practical meal ideas. At first just my mom and few cousins subscribed but over these past few months my channel has grown so much and continues to grow daily. In each video I share how Dr. McDougall’s work has so positively changed my life and I continually encourage my viewers to read his book or visit his website for the many free resources he has available. My most recent videos are getting almost 10,000 views in one week!  I’m blown away that so many people are hearing how Dr. McDougall’s work can help them change their lives and their family’s lives. Thank you all for all the work you do!

You can find Kiki on YouTube here.
And on other social media platforms as @plantifulkiki

Comments from The McDougall Team: The McDougall Program is not affiliated with Kiki’s channel or content but we do find her videos very helpful and compliant. We support Kiki’s efforts in sharing our work and diet. Well done Kiki! Click Here to Read More Success Stories Starter Kit 10-Day Immersions Cookbook App Intensive Weekends Copyright © 2020 Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center. All rights reserved.
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Upcoming Events for Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen – Jan. 24 & 25

Hello all my Healthy Nugget Group!

I am so excited to have finally taken the plunge and activated the Healthy Nugget email address – I hope to set up a resource page in the future, but as usual everything takes time. 
Our next events are right around the corner this coming weekend. 
On Friday  we will have a super bowl themed dinner. 
Saturday you guys are in for a treat! My dear friend Tessa Melancon who is a retired sociology professor will be speaking to us about the Sociology of Food and Eating. We have been discussing this topic many times and she and I think you will enjoy the fruits of her research and insight, as well as her and her husband’s journey to health.  

The schedule is as follows: Please RSVP by sending me an email stating your intention(s) no later than Thursday noon, and let me know which event(s) you plan on attending. Again, that new address is You may also email me at that address requesting to be added to the email list. 
Our next Cooking Class is this Friday January 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM Location : second floor Baptist classroom (near the Breast imaging center) located in the Hickingbotham Center, 9500 Kanis Rd. Cost: $15 (or use your prepaid card) 
Saturday lunch: When : Saturday January 25, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: My office  Pediatric Gastro Associates 1515 South Bowman Rd (on the left just past the skating ring)    Cost: $15 at the door  (or use your prepaid card) 
Happy eating !!! Maryelle 

Reminder: Payment options:  You will have 3 options.    1.  Pay at the door 15$ per event (class or lecture)    2.  Pick up a DISCOUNT CARD and purchase 9 events (pay $15 at the door) and get the 10th one free. If you bring guests you can fill your card faster! (10% discount)    3.  Purchase a PREPAID CARD for $120 for 10 events. I will sign the card each time you use it. Couples you can use the same card and if you bring a guest you can use it too so you and your guest will benefit from the discount. (20% discount)