Our Mission

PBNSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to evidence-based education and advocacy of plant-based whole food nutrition and an active lifestyle, to help prevent or reverse chronic disease and achieve optimal health.


My name is Paul Chatlin. I was born in Detroit and have lived in West Bloomfield since 1971. In May of 2013, I was diagnosed with heart disease. One artery was 100% blocked and two others were 65% blocked. Add to that leaky valves and enlarged heart, the thickening of the right side of my heart, a left bundled branch block and heart murmur, and I was in seriously bad shape. My cardiologist gave me two options: bypass surgery or try plant based nutrition. I met with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn who wrote the book How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and after our meeting I decided to try plant based nutrition. After just 3 weeks my angina disappeared and my cholesterol levels dropped from 309 to 122 in just one year. 

I promised myself that when I felt better I would put together a support group to help others in our community. I contacted all of the current Chiefs of Cardiology in our area and they suggested I talk to Dr. Joel Kahn. We met and Dr. Kahn agreed to assist me on this journey.

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

Though no one can go backward and start over, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.


Dr. Kahn is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He is a cardiologist, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, and is Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bloomfield and Grosse Pointe Farms. 

At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that vegan 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 veganism that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of veganism inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.

"You can't learn about health in a doctor's office and you certainly can't learn about it at the hospital."

One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting edge science to their lifestyle.

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