A Healthier Today... Can Be Yours!

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! 




From an interview in the January 29, 2014 Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle:

The science behind plant-based nutrition comes from Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., advocates behind preventing and reversing heart disease through nutrition,” Kahn said.

“Can you sustain all bodily functions with a well-balanced, plant-based diet? Absolutely,” Kahn said. “With a couple of selective vitamin supplements, there’s no reason not to go that way.

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


Paul Chatlin promised himself that when he felt better he would put together a support group to help others in our community. He contacted all of the current Chiefs of Cardiology in our area and they suggested he talk to Dr. Joel Kahn. They met and Dr. Kahn agreed to assist him on this journey.

In February 2014, Plant Based Nutrition Support Group held their first meeting. Since then, PBNSG has grown far beyond anything we could have imagined and it is all because of the wonderful support of our community. We offer education, events, recipes, exercise, fun, and much more. 

Though no one can go backward and start over, anyone can start now and have a brand new beginning!