Gathering Alert!!! Dr. Greger’s Live Streaming Event Jan. 8, 2020, 6-8 PM CST – and Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM – video below

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We have been advised that the Little Rock Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 8700 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205-1601 has graciously made their church auditorium available to us to watch the Dr. Michael Greger Presents: Evidence-Based Weight Loss live streaming presentation tonight. It is scheduled to begin at 6 PM. Due to the lack of time to organize for a potluck, let’s just each bring enough to take care of ourselves for food and drink. The facility should be open by 5:30. Please allow time to find your seats, serve yourselves, and get situated to begin viewing at 6 PM.

Hope you can join us, but you may also live stream it to your own devices for $10. There will be no charge to watch it at LRSDAC. It would be helpful if you let me know if you are planning to attend.

[Following is a copy of the email sent by Debbie to the CHIP participants]

Hey CHIPpers,

Did you pick up a few pounds over the holidays?  Come to the live-stream presentation by Dr. Michael Greger tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 8) at 6:00 pm in the SDA church auditorium at 8700 Rodney Parham Rd.  Dr. Greger will give you the edge on how to get rid of those pounds based on safe, scientifically proven strategies.  Just slight changes can make a big difference.

Come and have a good time watching together.  Bring your own snacks and invite your friends!

Happy New Year!

Debbie Burghart

Please note that Dr. Greger’s presentation location is in Eastern time so that will be 6:00 pm here.

Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss?

The Plant Strong Club Dec. 2, 2019, 6PM @ Natural Grocers Meeting Information – UPDATED

We are delighted to present Quinyatta Mumford of Mumford & Associates. Check out her creds here! Thanks, Larry, for the heads up about Quinyatta. We’re so pleased to add her to our ranks! She will be followed by Stephanie Spencer and Chef Alicia Watson with more good news regarding a new development:  Click here for details

Great presentations from all our guests. Here is the excellent handout from Quinyatta: She also shared the link to the Ark. Dept. of Health website where you can search for a restaurant and read its latest inspection reports! . WARNING! You may never want to eat out again! Or, you could breathe a sigh of relief!

Be sure to bookmark Stephanie’s website: and sign up for the Plant Based Transformation for Beginners classes starting January 7! These could be life changing for you and/or your friends and loved ones. Something I’m also very personally very excited about, and I quote:

And I am incredibly excited to announce that I will be partnering with Chef Alicia Watson of Vito and Vera, a culinary wellness company, to offer delicious plant-based meal options! Chef Alicia will be offering:

  • WFPB dinners available for purchase at each class.  Cost: $15.  We will send out an email with the menu prior to each class.
  • WFPB cooking demos at each class.  These will be easy WFPB cooking techniques that you can use at home to give you the concrete steps you need to transition to a WFPB way of life. 
  • WFPB  chef-prepared take-home meal options and “short cuts” available for purchase at each class that you can use when creating your meals at home each week. 

Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen update! Upcoming Class and Lunch

We are pleased to pass on to you Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen’s invitations to her events as described below this coming Friday night and Saturday midday. Please be sure to RSVP as requested if you plan to attend. Maryelle has been providing these whole food, plant-based teaching and dining opportunities for almost five years now and is quite well-versed in the latest research and materials for your edification on both accounts!

The Plant Strong Club was graced by her presence and excellent presentation last night at Natural Grocers as she relayed information gleaned from her frequent opportunities to listen to experts’ podcasts while traveling on road trips. I made my third attempt to record such an event and, while acknowledging that I still have a lot to learn, I am pleased to present this video for your edification. It is our desire that you will find more health and well-being from this information. Presenting Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen, Pediatric Gastroenterologist! I will be moving this to my new YouTube channel soon, as well as uploading an MP3 file and photos of the slides of this same presentation.

Hope to see you this weekend!

And, don’t forget to follow for email notifications of new posts or at least check our website frequently for same: The Plant Strong Club


From: The Healthy Nugget – Dr. Maryelle Vonlanthen
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:47 AM
Subject: Upcoming class and lunch

Hello all my Healthy Nugget Participants 

Once again life has been getting away and time is slipping by faster than I can think.  

Our next events are right around the corner this coming week end. 

We are thinking of featuring squashes since fall is here but no definite menu yet so we may alter that plan depending on the recipes we find. 

Saturday you guys are in for a big treat.  My fried Eileen Kopsaftis from Brunswick NY will be coming to us via Zoom to discuss pain management without drugs.  Eileen is an incredibly gifted physical therapist with a wide range of techniques to improve our lives. She works with people in person and is also just as effective doing remote sessions via Zoom (its like Skype or Facetime) with people all over the world.  She is an amazing speaker, her talks are incredibly well researched and supported by evidence. 

I have not changed my Email so do not worry that you have not gotten anything yet from the healthy Nugget email. . 

The schedule is as follows: 

Please RSVP by responding to this email no later than Thursday noon  and let me know which event(s) you plan on attending.  

Our next Cooking Class is this Friday October 18 2019 from 6:00-8 :00PM 

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 October  19 , 2019 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 !!! 



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) 

About the Plant Strong Club

A Plant Strong Club member will probably be someone who is interested in learning more about the plant-based, whole food, nutrient dense lifestyle. Whether you’re just gathering information or looking for encouragement and support in leaning more toward this lifestyle, you’ll find those among us who will gladly share our experiences and resources with you.

Kellie and I both radically changed our beliefs, choices, and health based on science-based research, anecdotal stories, and our own personal experiences. And, I’m happy to report, neither one of us feels like we’re missing out or being deprived. This is a get-to, not a have-to! But I do have to say I believe you have to – if you want to experience optimal health and a greater sense of well-being. It truly raises your energy level to eat and drink food that’s more alive and closer to its natural state – and that doesn’t have a mother.

Kellie & Cathy