Seaholm High School
Main Auditorium Lobby
2436 W Lincoln St, Birmingham 

November 18th
4:30pm to 9:30pm

Doctors Talk Advances in Heart Disease & Diabetes Nov. 18

Plant Based Lifestyle Expo complements lecture at Birmingham Seaholm HS


WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Oct. 29, 2015 – On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) presents “Recent Advances in Preventive Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine” with Barry Franklin, Ph.D., William Beaumont Hospital director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehab; along with “Hope for Diabetes – From the Middle of Nowhere!” with Caroline Trapp, D.N.P., director of diabetes education and care for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The talks take place from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Seaholm High School Auditorium, 2436 W. Lincoln St. in Birmingham.

Also that evening is the first-ever Plant Based Lifestyle Expo, from 4:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the lobby outside the Seaholm Auditorium. Designed to explore optimal health for the holidays and beyond, the free Expo will feature local businesses and organizations committed to sharing healthy, whole-food fitness and lifestyle resources, samples and holiday gift ideas. Expo and exhibitor details are available at

The talks are part of a series on plant-based nutrition and health featuring nationally renowned experts, presented by PBNSG and sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Future lecture dates are Dec. 15 with author and renowned public health expert Michael Greger, M.D.; Jan. 28, 2016 with internationally acclaimed author, TV host and medical director John McDougall M.D. live via Skype; Feb. 25 with groundbreaking author, scientific researcher and professor T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; and March 31 with “The Plant-Based Dietitian” Julieanna Hever, all in the Groves High School Main Theater Auditorium.

Tickets for each PBNSG lecture are $15 in advance at, or $20 at the door. The Nov. 18 Plant Based Lifestyle Expo is free.

Founded in 2014 by former heart patient Paul Chatlin and local cardiologist, Reader’s Digest columnist and best-selling author Joel Kahn, M.D., Plant Based Nutrition Support Group is an active group of individuals dedicated to improving their health by following a whole foods, plant-based diet. PBNSG offers programs and resources for those interested in making lifestyle changes to help prevent or reverse chronic disease and achieve optimal health.

To learn more about PBNSG’s lecture series as well as walking groups, grocery store tours, recipes, dinner outings and special events, visit

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