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Plant-Based Nutrition: West Michigan Resources
Plant Powered for Health is a plant-based nutrition support group that meets the 1st Wed of each month at 6 pm. See the web page, https://plantpoweredforhealth.com, for upcoming meetings and events. This group is also active on Facebook.
Veg Lakeshore is based in Holland serving the areas of the lakeshore including South Haven to Grand Haven and beyond, that welcomes everyone. Their mission is to form gatherings that inspire and educate by sharing experiences, film documentaries and vegan food/recipes to encourage a plant-based diet for health and humanity.
Plant-Based Nutrition: Northwestern Michigan Resources
Plant-Based Lifestyle Traverse City (PBLTC) is committed to supporting the Northern Michigan community by improving overall health and wellness by providing plant-based lifestyle learning opportunities, subject matter expert speaking events, group exercise, networking with like minded individuals, and food tasting.
Plant-Based Living Resources: Online
- Informative blog about plant-based living and other healthy lifestyle choices that promote a healthier and happier life.
- Recipes are provided for you enjoyment and success.
- The Ultimate Resource Guide for Plant-Base Living provides links to several resources to support you on your journey towards a successful transition into plant-based living.
Nutrition Facts, is hosted by Dr Michael Greger and provides scientific evidence and common sense suggestions for adopting a plant based diet. He now has also published a book How Not to Die along with a cookbook.
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG), provides general ideas that promote a vegetarian lifestyle.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, promotes health through nutrition while also being an advocate for human and ethical treatment on animals in research. Multiple resources including books and other media are available.
- Consider the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program to help your transition to a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
PlantPure Nation. With a goal of helping more people in the mainstream to experience the benefits of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle, PlantPure launched several products including recipes, food, DVDs and cookbooks as well as services promoting the whole food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle in 2016.
Periods of intermittent fasting, or voluntary abstinence from food and drink, have long been practiced by peoples around the globe. Today, science is just unraveling the mystery of this practice and the beneficial effects on health and well-being. To learn more about the newest version of fasting explore the Fasting Mimicking Diet™. Always check with a knowledgable healthcare provider before fasting to make sure it is right for you.
Fasting Mimicking Diet™
Are you interested in weight loss? Perhaps, you are interested in restorative health. A new fasting mimicking diet (FMD) can help you meet these goals.
Benefits of the fasting mimicking diet:
- Look and feel healthier
- Weight loss while preserving lean body mass
- Improves inflammatory markers
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Improves blood sugar regulation
- Stimulates regenerative processes in the body
Stress Management Tools
Transform your response to stress through heart coherence. You can create more flow and less stress in your life while improving health and wellbeing.
Scientifically validated tools to help you reclaim health and wellbeing
- Reduce stress and overwhelm
- Build performance and resilience
- Improve health and wellbeing
To learn more, visit the HeartMath store.
Create a coherent state in about a minute with the simple, but powerful steps of the Quick Coherence® Technique.
Add Heart Facilitator Program from HeartMath:
Learn how to connect more deeply with your own heart and with the hearts of others.
Now you can learn and be approved to share the same technique and technology that professionals use with patients and clients to improve health, productivity and quality of life.
The Add Heart Facilitator program is a great first step in formally engaging with HeartMath’s ecosystem of training programs joining with others around the world to co-create a more heart-connected humanity.
Smart Brain, Wise Heart
Smart Brain, Wise Heart is an innovative e-learning platform for children ages 9-16. Social and emotional learning skills are vitally important for youth, especially today as they grow up in our increasingly fast pased and complex world. This is why we are so inspired to offer this program. It combines the latest heart-brain-body neuroscience with self-regulation tools that help children build a strong emotional foundation during their formative years. Based on HeartMath Institute’s research, it is receiving great reviews from clinicians, parents and teachers.
Navigating Rapid Change with Emotional Composure
In answer to requests for an easy way to learn some HeartMath tools to stay balanced and hopeful, we’ve made available our affordable three-part audio course “Navigating Rapid Change with Emotional Composure: How to Rise Above the Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm by Connecting with Your Heart’s Intuition“.
For every one of us, change is an inescapable part of life. It can be exciting and it can be challenging to our comfort zones, creating disruption, anxiety and overwhelm. This audio course provides you with proven tools for rising above the stress and navigating rhough the unexpected with emotional composure. A key tool you will learn is how to connect with your heart’s intelligent guidance – your own internal GPS.
Below are resources for individuals looking to learn more about dietary supplements. In my practice, I view dietary supplements similar to prescription drugs. Dietary supplements are used to restore balance while pharmaceuticals are used to treat active symptoms. A targeted approach to dietary supplement use is essential to avoid potential toxicity from over usage.
My clients have access to a wide variety of high potency pharmaceutical grade dietary supplements and botanicals not available in the retail market. This can sometimes avoid excessive cost related to products sold through direct marketing.
Additional dietary supplement resources:
Mytavin: This site is from an independent company that identifies potential nutritional deficiencies correlated with common medications or symptoms.
Labdoor: This is an independent company that tests supplements to find out whether products have what they claim and if they have any harmful ingredients or contaminants. Products are graded and ranked accordingly. Information is published for free, so consumers can confidently buy the best supplements for their health.
Skin Deep: This is a resource and app that provides ratings of ingredients in common personal care products.
Consumers Lab: This is company that independently assesses the quality of health and nutritional products. This site requires an annual subscription fee.
For those who do not have a health care provider knowledgeable or supportive of the use of dietary supplements then I would recommend checking out Weil Lifestyle brand vitamins. Andrew Weil, MD has devoted much of his career studying the impacts of vitamins on health and wellbeing. His science-based formulas were created as a result of inadequacies in the marketplace. Visit the Weil Vitamin Advisor and get your own personalized vitamin recommendations.
The human biofield is the scientific representation of the human aura. At our core, we are energetic beings yet modern lifestyle largely dictated by anthropocentric ideals has displaced humans from the natural world. Yet, technology is seeking ways to compensate for this disconnection. Throughout human ancestry we were largely migratory beings walking an average of 20 to 25 miles daily and now lucky if we get achieve 0.5 miles daily. Movement is an essential component to health and well-being. BEMER is new technology that uses electromagnetic stimulation to enhance microcirculatory blood flow similar to what was accomplished by the physical activity of our ancestors.
Learn more about BEMER technology.
*Dave Johnson, MD is an independent business distributor for BEMER.
Silent Spring Institute is staffed and led by researchers dedicated to science that serves the public interest unfolding the link between environmental chemicals and human health.
Check out their Detox Me app. The most reliable clean lifestyle guide that empowers you to eliminate toxic chemicals from your daily life.
Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental NeuroDevelopmental Risks
Project TENDR is a unique collaboration of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates. We came together in 2015 out of concern over the now substantial scientific evidence linking toxic environmental chemicals to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, hyperactivity, intellectual disability and learning disorders.
Environmental Health News is an independent, foundation-funded news organization that reports, publishes and contextualizes news stories on environmental topics.
The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. Check out there useful consumer guides to learn healthier choices.
The institute offers training as well as professional certification in healthy building inspection, which includes mold diagnosis and mitigation, electromagnetic field evaluation, VOCs and gas leak detection, instruction in air and water filtration systems, and healthy building materials and design and building practices. Visit the Find an Expert section of the Institute’s website for the names of certified Building Biologists near you.
This organization can provide the name of the nearest environmental specialist in your area.
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