Naples Green Scene

The Naples Green Scene (NGS) had humble beginnings as a Meet Up group that has quickly grown into a plant-powered community!

Founder and author of The Green Scene Diet, Linda Berson, began adapting her husband’s and her own lifestyle to whole foods, plant-based and oil-free in order to combat heart disease. She quickly observed the lack of social events and community that catered to this niche lifestyle and was determined to change that! With the intention of creating community and social events that would cater to those who had begun to eat plant-based and oil-free for health, Linda began the Meet-Up group. Since then, Linda has passed the baton to Michelle Joy Kramer and a small committed team. They have expanded the group past 800 members and begun a wide variety of education based events, spreading the NGS mission throughout the health community in Naples.


Team Sherzai

A unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through online writing, videos, and books.”


Dr T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D


T. Colin Campbell, PhD, arguably the most respected nutritional biochemist in the world, founded the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Learn about Dr. Campbell's 6-week online course through eCornell to become certified in Plant Based Nutrition.


Dr. Esselstyn, M.D.


Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, an internationally known surgeon, author and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, has created an evidence-based strategy and wellness program, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, designed to combat heart disease through a nutritious, whole food plant-based, and oil-free diet.

Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D.


Dean Ornish is the founder and president of the non-profit, Preventative Medicine Research Institute. He has directed clinical research through PMRI, for over 35 years, demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without any drugs or surgery.


Dr. McDougall, M.D.

Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D.


Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a physician, clinical researcher, and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in 1985, to promote preventative medicine. Dr. Barnard works with patients with diabetes, obesity, and other chronic conditions in clinical research studies aiming to improve the prevention and treatment of these health problems.  


Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.


Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health.  He is a Founding Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition.


Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D


Dr. Fuhrman is an excellent ambassador for the message of healthy whole food plant-based nutrition as medicine, taking it successfully to HUNDREDS of radio and television shows. In literally hundreds of radio and television appearances, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, Live with Kelly, and Good Morning America, Dr. Fuhrman has educated millions of people on the long-range benefits of healthy eating.


Garth Davis, M.D. - "Proteinaholic"


Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director at the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He lectures frequently on the importance of adopting a plant-based diet and is dedicated to helping people discover plant-based foods and adopt the behaviors that can lead to a healthy and happy life.


Dr. Joel Kahn, M.D.


Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols.

Howard Jacobson & Josh LaJaunie - The Big Change Program


Is this your year to get healthy, fit, & lean? Support and Guidance for YOUR BIG CHANGE, can be found with The Big Change Program.


Rich Roll


Rich Roll is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School. At 50 years old, he is a former entertainment attorney turned full-time accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, popular public speaker, husband, father of 4 and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living.

Forks Over Knives


Forks Over Knives is here to empower people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. One change can be made that requires no prescription and is accessible to everyone: leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.


Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen - Vicki Brett-Gach

Vicki Brett-Gach is a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy and a Certified Personal Chef through Wellness Forum Health. She has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She is also a Chef and Culinary Instructor with us at PBNSG!