A Healthier Today... Can Be Yours!

I promised myself that when I felt better I would put together a support group to help others. I contacted all of the current Chiefs of Cardiology in our area. They suggested I contact Dr. Joel Kahn, who agreed to assist me on this journey.
— Paul Chatlin - Founder

The “Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group” (PBNSG) was initially established to support those who had been diagnosed or were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Now, PBNSG empowers all who want to optimize their health by following a plant-based, low-fat diet.

PBNSG's founder, Paul Chatlin, was 56 years old when told he had three blocked coronary arteries: one 100% and two 65% blocked. Minutes before being wheeled into the operating room, his cardiologist suggested Paul try a unique nutrition plan.

Paul Chatlin, PBNSG Founder with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

Paul Chatlin, PBNSG Founder with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD


Championed by Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, this diet reduces, and sometimes reverses, the effects of cardiovascular disease. Paul started the nutrition plan, and within weeks his chest pains had ceased. Soon his cholesterol levels dropped dramatically. Today, Paul is as healthy and active as ever.  If you, too, are willing to make changes to live a longer and healthier life, the “Plant Based Nutrition Support Group” is here to offer you kindness and support!

Dr. Joel K. Kahn, MD, FAAC

Dr. Joel K. Kahn, MD, FAAC

Dr. Joel Kahn, a preventative and interventional cardiologist at Beaumont Hospital, became PBNSG Founding Medical Director! 


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Dr. Kahn described PBNSG's start in an article on the Forks Over Knives website.  

In February of 2014, we held our first Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group meeting. We thought that 20-40 people would be a great showing. 123 people attended! 23 people signed up as volunteers, immediately. On March 24th, 2014, we held our second meeting. We thought there would be a significant drop off of participants, but we were wrong! We again had over 110 people attending, 44 of whom were new. In both April and May we continued to grow and as of 2019, we have over 6,600+ members!

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us on this journey!

We offer education, events, recipes, exercise, fun, and much more!

Please help us help others. Join our group, make a positive life change and contribute to the well-being of others.  

Though no one can go backwards to make a brand-new start, anyone can change today to make a brand new ending.