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PASADENA Weekender

PASADENA Weekender

MARCH 24-26, 2017

Event Schedule

Celebration of You

Friday, March 24th

  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Plant-Strong Stories: Share Your Journey

    Come celebrate your victories with us!
    Let us recognize YOU in this Weekender kick-off. Be inspired by others who have applied a plant-based eating plan to their lifestyle and yielded powerful results. Share your own story!
    No matter where you are on your journey, you'll be plant-inspired.
    Join a community of people who have beat the odds.

    All participants will be given the opportunity to briefly share his or her story and be recognized by the Esselstyn family.

Foundations

Saturday, March 25th

  • 6:30-7:30 AM

    All Levels Yoga

    Prepare for an invigorating day with some meditative yoga poses. These mindful movements are the perfect start for a weekend of wellness. Yoga mats are optional.

  • 7:30-8:30 AM

    Full Plant-Strong Breakfast Buffet/Registration

    Enjoy an abundant display of delicious, hot & cold breakfast items. Your plant-strong journey begins here!

  • 8:30-9:00 AM

    Welcome & Engine 2 Story

    Rip Esselstyn

    Hear how Fire Station 2 in Austin, Texas, the barbecue capital of the south, became a kale-loving, plant-based fire house. The heart of Rip’s amazing story—and the inspiration for the Engine 2 Diet—includes a radical overhaul of the foods these men considered “normal” to live on … and the many lives they saved (both in public and within their ranks) by sharing their plant-strong message far and wide.

  • 9:10-10:10 AM

    Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease

    Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

    Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. He'll discuss the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study—the longest study of its kind ever conducted, and explain with irrefutable scientific evidence how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat.

  • 10:30-11:20 am

    What to Eat, What to Buy & How to Cook It

    Jane Esselstyn, RN & Ann Esselstyn

    Ann and Jane Esselstyn are a mother-daughter team with decades of experience developing delicious, healthful dishes both for their family and for Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Learn the guidelines for following plant-perfect or plant-strong eating - and learn the important differences between the two.

  • 11:30-12:30

    The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness

    Dr. Doug Lisle

    Why is it that every time you eat something wrong it feels right, and every time you eat something right it feels wrong? This paradox is at the crux of why our nation has become fat, sick, and nearly dead. Stanford University professor Doug Lisle will blow your mind with these critical insights into the deepest recesses of our genetic code--and tell you the secret for sidestepping your DNA’s inherent weakness.

  • 12:30-1:30 pm

    Full Plant-Strong Luncheon Buffet

    We've partnered with your venue's executive chef to provide an exciting assortment of plant-strong foods to let you experiment and sample new things. Try everything--we know you'll love it!

  • 1:30-2:20 PM

    7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

    Dr. Michelle McMacken

    People go plant-based for lots of reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the number of pills they take … there are dozens of great reasons! This informative session will have you feeling inspired to sustain your Plant-Strong future.

  • 2:40-3:30 PM

    Chef's Favorite and Best Loved Recipes

    Chef AJ

    With so many cookbooks and creative dishes, it can be overwhelming when deciding where to begin. Learn from one of our favorite chefs which recipes are consistently a home run and most likely to guarantee your success in the kitchen!

  • 3:30-4:00 PM

    How I Lost 225 Pounds, Ditched My Meds and Reclaimed My Life

    Milan Ross

    Hear the powerful, engaging story of Milan Ross, who picked up the Engine 2 Lifestyle after a moment of truth compelled him to move forward into a Plant-Strong future.

  • 4:15-5:00 PM

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Simple Steps to Success

    Jane Esselstyn, RN & Ann Esselstyn

    The Esselstyns have devoted their lives to sharing these practical methods with patients battling chronic disease and with audiences eager to learn. Be ready to take notes! You'll hear firsthand, in their funny and endearing way, all you need to know to begin your plant-based journey.

  • 5:10-7:30 PM

    Whole Foods Market Field Trip: Real-World Practice & Dinner

    Implement your newfound label reading skills at a nearby Whole Foods and enjoy a casual dinner among friends (included).

  • 7:00-9:00 PM

    Forks Over Knives Documentary Viewing

The Deep Dive

Sunday, March 26th

  • 6:30-7:30 AM

    All Levels Yoga

    Prepare for an invigorating day with some meditative yoga poses. These mindful movements are the perfect start for a weekend of wellness. Yoga mats are optional.

  • 7:30-8:30 AM

    Full Plant-Strong Breakfast Buffet/Registration

    Enjoy an abundant display of delicious, hot & cold breakfast items. Your plant-strong journey begins here!

  • 8:30-9:30 AM

    Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease II

    Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

  • 9:30-10:15 AM

    Above and Below the Belt: The Effects of Plant-Strong Living

    Jane Esselstyn, RN

    Join Jane for a closer look behind the research of the plant-based approach to disease prevention and optimal health.

  • 10:30-11:20 AM

    100 & Healthy

    Rosane Oliveira

    Learn how a whole food, plant-based diet changes the way genes are turned on and off to promote longevity. Take a closer look into the Blue Zones and put an end to the myth that fish, olive oil, and wine are the reasons the Mediterranean diet works.

  • 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Spice Up Your Kitchen--Dare to be Daring!

    Chef AJ

    Health-conscious chefs and nutritionists have long recommended including spices and herbs in dishes to add flavor without the fat, salt or sugar. But studies on the antioxidant richness of spices and herbs suggest using these flavor powerhouses as a way to add more health to your meals, too. Dare to be daring! Your new lifestyle has an exciting new flavor profile!

  • 12:00-12:20 PM

    How I Reversed Diabetes & Stopped All Medication with a Plant-Based Diet

    Marc Ramirez

    Hear the compelling narrative of Marc Ramirez, former collegiate football player. His turn around from athlete to worse and then how he discovered the benefits of lifestyle change will leave you nothing short of inspired.

  • 12:20-1:00 PM

    Full Plant-Strong Luncheon Buffet

    We've partnered with your venue's executive chef to provide an exciting assortment of plant-strong foods to let you experiment and sample new things. Try everything - we know you'll love it!

  • 1:00-1:50 PM

    Calorie Density

    Chef AJ

    What is calorie density and why is it so important for weight loss (or gain)? How can we eat more but weigh less? Enjoy Chef AJ’s fiery, funny, former-standup-comic personality as she shares what it means to eat “left of the red line,” why eliminating oil isn’t the extreme step most people think it is, and the powerful concept of calorie density.

  • 2:00-2:50 PM

    The Plantpower Way

    Rich Roll

    Host of the wickedly popular Rich Roll Podcast and author of Finding Ultra, hear from this entertaining and thought-provoking health ambassador how his path of transformation has led him to a deeply fulfilling and gratifying life.

  • 2:30-3:00 PM

    Build-A-Bowl

    Rip Esselstyn

    "If you fail to prepare, you are prepared to fail." Learn how you can streamline your prep and make one amazing and versatile recipe set in the kitchen serve you for a lifetime of simple and satisfying meals.

  • 3:30-4:20 PM

    Getting Along Without Going Along

    Dr. Doug Lisle

    Is your social circle less than supportive of your newfound lifestyle? Can't understand why no one is interested in how much they'll benefit from joining you? Learn how to shift your mindset, make the situation positive, and get along with everyone, without going along.

  • 4:20-5:30 PM

    Q & A Session

    Throughout the weekend, we collect everyone's questions and present them to our speakers' panel for a lightning round of expert information. Not to be missed!

Accommodations

Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena
California
91101
United States

Phone: (626) 577-1000

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