Plant-Based Transformation for Beginners Classes Now Available Online from Stephanie Spencer


Learn about online classes!

Use Coupon Code PLANTSTRONG
for 15% off of 5 live webinar classes
 
 
Necessity is the Mother of Invention 
 
These are unpredictable times in which we live, sometimes forcing us to try new things we never would have considered under normal circumstances.   
 
Some of us may be eating a bit differently and with greater concern for our health now that our dining patterns have changed
due to social distancing requirements.
 
And others (meaning me) are finding that technology may be the best
way for us to communicate when we can’t predictably
meet together in groups anymore. 
 
When you combine those two things together,  this may be the perfect opportunity for you to emerge from this difficult time stronger and healthier than you’ve ever been before!  
 
I’ve been a cardiac RN for over 25 years and we reversed my husband’s pre-diabetes with a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD).  We also both lost 20 pounds without even trying.  After seeing Paul’s amazing health transformation, I went on to get my certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Cornell University. 
After spending almost two decades directing programs that manage chronic disease, now I want to empower people to drastically improve and frequently reverse their chronic illnesses with this life-changing knowledge! 
 
In addition to Type 2 Diabetes, a WFPBD has been shown to greatly improve and frequently reverse many other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, gastric reflux, arthritis, enlarged prostate, and many more.
 
 Arkansas is a “chronic illness hot-spot” and in 2017 was first in the nation for death rates from chronic respiratory diseases.  We know those that suffer from chronic disease have weakened immune systems and suffer more persistent inflammation. Arkansas’s State Chronic Disease Director, Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan has cautioned those with chronic disease to “be vigilant” about their conditions during this unprecedented global pandemic danger.
 
A WFPBD is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which strengthen the immune system and fight inflammation, two processes important in boosting defenses against infection.   And if there was ever a time to quickly improve an underlying chronic illness so that you can stay out of the hospital,
that time is now.   
 
We know that we can plummet diabetic’s average blood sugars and insulin requirements in as little as 16 days on a Plant-Based Diet.
Anderson JW, Ward K., Am J Clin Nutr. 1979 Nov;32(11):2312-21.
 
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn demonstrated that patients with a baseline cholesterol averaging 261 could drop to an average of 126 within 10-14 days of starting a strict WFPB diet. Within 6 weeks, these patients’ perfusion scan (non-invasive way to assess blood flow to the heart) was normal as well.
Esselstyn CB Jr., Gendy G, Doyle J, Golubic M, Roizen MF. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014 July; 63(7): 356-364
 
So if you’re ready to learn more about transforming your health, losing weight permanently, boosting your immune system, and making new friends at the same time with live webinars and chat groups, click below!
(also get my immune-boosting Morning Energy Smoothie recipe
at the bottom of the page) 
 
Be well, 
 
Stephanie Spencer RN, BSN, CHFN
Certified, Plant-Based Nutrition
 
Use Coupon Code PLANTSTRONG
for 15% off of 5 live webinar classes

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Staying Healthy with Tai Chi & Healing Sounds – FREE daily exercise

TaiChiHealthProducts.org shares a FREE daily exercise for Staying Healthy, especially for those stuck at home. The easy flowing individual Tai Chi movements can help calm the mind while circulating Chi (the vital Life Force) throughout the body. Please share this video. You can also find over 30 free practice videos with instructions on our YouTube Channel – youtube.com/taichihealthproducts.

And for those who have Amazon or YouTube on their television, search “Don Fiore Tai Chi.”

Sending prayers for the health of all people. Stay positive because that is helpful for the immune system.

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Foods that Help Headache & Migraine Relief Michael Greger M.D.

Plant-based diets are put to the test for treating migraine headaches.

DOCTOR’S NOTE

I’ve previously covered ginger and topical lavender for migraines. Saffron may help relieve PMS symptoms, including headaches. A more exotic way a plant-based diet can prevent headaches is by helping to keep tapeworms out of your brain.

Though hot peppers can indeed trigger headaches, they can also be used to treat them. Check out my wild video on relieving cluster headaches with hot sauce.

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

Effectiveness Of Cholesterol Lowering Methods Including Statins by Joel Fuhrman

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”

Should Fruit Be Avoided If You Have A Health Challenge? What About If You Are Healthy? with Brenda Davis, R.D., Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Kim Williams M.D.

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Dr. Fuhrman – Brian Clement Says Too Much Fruit Is A Problem? Can Beans And Grains Raise Blood Sugar? Are Grass Fed Organic Animals Okay To Eat?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. – The End of Diabetes & The End of Heart Disease – Offstage Interview – 2019

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.””

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at UAMS Starting this Month!

Be ready to be TRANSFORMED!

MBSR Classes will be offered beginning Spring of 2020!  Open to the Public and the Community.

Learn how to develop the practical skills and techniques that can help you cultivate positivity, inner strength and peace, which can be useful in times of difficulty, stress, illness and pain.

We offer the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program that was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the 1979. MBSR is the gold-standard  and one of the most research-validated mindfulness intervention in the scientific literature. The UAMS MBSR Program is an intensive eight-week, nine-session training in mindfulness awareness. Classes meet weekly for about two hours and for an all-day session towards the end of the course. The all-day session allows participants to immerse themselves more deeply in the practices of mindfulness meditation and mindful movement. The MBSR program will enable participants to systematically deploy these tools as well as to mindfully explore healthier relationships with the day-to-day challenges and demands of life. We offer a peaceful, safe and supportive learning environment for all program participants. Our classes are designed to be experiential and the didactic instructions are achieved through the following:

  • Guided mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movement exercises
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Mentored instructions on MBSR meditation practices
  • Printed and digital materials and resources, such as workbooks, MP3 files, among others.

UAMS MBSR Course Overview Drop-in/Web Sessions

If you are interested in learning more about the UAMS MBSR Course and would like to talk to someone about this opportunity, please attend any of the MBSR Overview Drop-in Sessions, or you can call into the Sessions using the conference details below.

The MBSR Overview Sessions will be held at the UAMS College of Public Health (Rahn Building room G230), 220 Campus Drive Little Rock, AR 72205. Parking is available at Parking Deck #2 across the Rahn Building. For directions, please go to this link.

  • Date/Times/Location in UAMS Campus:
    – March 10, 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm (Room RAHN G230)
    – March 17, 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm (Room RAHN G230)
  • Web/Conference Call: (TBD)

SPRING 2020 Schedule

  • Orientation: Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 5:30 to 7:00 pm (Room IDW 115A)
  • Classes 1 through 8: Every Wednesday, April 8 to May 27, 2020;  5:30 to 8:00 pm (Room IDW 115A)
  • All-day Class and Retreat: Saturday, May 23, 2020; 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Room IDW 115A)

FALL 2020 Schedule

  • Orientation: Tuesday, September 29, 2020; 5:30 to 7:00 pm (Room IDW 115A)
  • Classes 1 through 8: Every Tuesday, October 6 to November 24, 2020;  5:30 to 8:00 pm (Room IDW 115A)
  • All-day Class and Retreat: Saturday, November 21, 2020; 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Room IDW 115A)

VENUE: All classes will be held at the UAMS I. Dodd Wilson Education Building (IDW) in UAMS, 116 Hooper Drive Little Rock, AR 72205. Get Parking and Directions Information

To REGISTER for the MBSR Course, or if you have questions, please email Dr. Pele Yu at FBYu@uams.edu.

Course Registration Fees and Scholarship Information

Orientation Class Overview

Attending the Orientation Class is necessary part of the MBSR Program (up to 1.5 hours). During Orientation, you will be able to meet the course instructor and the other program participants. You will also learn about what Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is and you will have the opportunity to clarify aspects of the program and to explore further whether this program is a good fit for you. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the mindfulness tools that can be learned during the class. This is also the time for you to confirm your enrollment, registration and reserve your spot in the program.

All-Day Class/Retreat Overview

The UAMS MBSR Program includes an All-Day Class, or a Retreat (up to 7.5 hours), usually on a weekend towards the end of the course. During the All Day Class, the participants will be able to apply the tools learned during the regular classes in a Retreat-style and format. The activities during the Retreat is designed to assist the participants in firmly and effectively establishing the use of mindfulness across multiple situations in their lives as well as preparing them to leverage mindful practices beyond the MBSR program. Lunch will be offered during the All Day Class.

Example Course Outline

  • ORIENTATION
    • This session gives an overview of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences MBSR Program.
    • Meet your classmates, instructor, and review logistics and expectations for the course.
  • WEEK 1
    • Learn the theoretical underpinnings of mind-body medicine and its utility in daily  living
    • Introduction to Present Moment awareness through guided mindful eating, mindful breathing, and the body-scan exercises.
  • WEEK 2
    • Understanding how we respond to stressful scenarios and learn how apply the body-scan technique to cultivate self-awareness of how we react to stressful situations.
    • Bringing awareness to how perceive the present-moment and how we view/perceive the world around us; learning the possibility of changing the way we perceive and respond to difficulties and challenges will impact the short- and long-term effects of stress on our mind and body.
  • WEEK 3
    • Learn about other mindfulness practices such as mindful hatha yoga, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.
    • Time to share your experiences with formal practice and integrating mindfulness into your day-to-day living. Learn to connect with pleasant moments found in daily life.
  • WEEK 4
    • Learn to cultivate curiosity and open awareness to the full range of experience, and allow for the ability to develop attention regulation and flexibility.
    • Development the ability to concentrate and systematically expand your field of awareness.
  • WEEK 5
    • Being familiar with the foundations of mindfulness, students will learn about techniques that can be applied to specific challenges to cultivating mindful practices.
    • Learn about Loving Kindness Meditation
  • WEEK 6
    • Focusing on mindfulness strategies to enhance inner resources that can lead to Resilience or “stress hardiness”, which is the ability to return to equilibrium after stressful situations.
    • Learn about the fundamentals of interpersonal mindfulness, cultivating the awareness and presence during situations where communication is often laced with strong emotions.
  • ALL-DAY RETREAT
    • This is an all-day silent retreat allowing experience of a longer-form and deeper meditation practice.
    • Allow the participants the opportunity to put into practice all the skills learned in a supportive community environment.
  • WEEK 7
    • Learn how to integrate Mindfulness in daily life through ones own experience
    • Learn how to maintain the discipline and flexibility of daily practice as circumstances change over the course of your life.
  • WEEK 8
    • Learn how to carry the momentum forward, acknowledging ones progress and be able to develop sustainable mindfulness practices after the program.
    • Learn about the resources that are available to support your evolving practice

Source: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program in Arkansas