August 9, 2019
Meet in Eureka Hall to check-in, collect your badge, pick up your room key and camp itinerary. Be sure to stand on the steps of this 100+ year old landmark and take a photo of the mountains. The view is breathtaking!
Workouts - Yoga, Swim, Hike, Relax
Engine 2 Staff
Since Blue Ridge is on the side of a mountain, just navigating the retreat can be a workout. But if you want more-take a dip in the pool (Rip will surely be there!), go for a hike (trail maps available) or take a guided yoga class.
Welcome to Camp Plant-Stock 2019!
Join the tribe at Heaton Hall for an energetic kick-off to the weekend.
It's the Food!
Dr. Michael Klapper
Dr. Klapper pulls no punches in delivering this mantra. The phrase was famously framed and positioned on his desk while serving as staff physician at the True North Medical Center. This talk is the perfect spring board to our weekend - setting the stage upon which all others will build. Because at the root of it all, "it's the food!"
Head to Blue Ridge Center for a boisterous buffet dinner. Past participants share that Camp Plant-Stock meals are their favorite part of the weekend because no matter who you sit with, it's great company. Everyone is on a different part of the same journey.
Campfire or Optional Movie Night
Live Music by the Campfire or Movie (TBD)
August 10, 2019
Registration & Plant-Strong Breakfast
Healthy Minds Initiative: Protect Your Brain with These Simple Steps
Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai
This powerhouse duo is trailblazing a path to optimal brain health and an end to Alzheimer's with research and practical application. This entertaining and enlightening lecture gives clear directives on how to prioritize your lifestyle to preserve and protect your brain.
Walk Break & Book Signings
Track 1: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.
Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease
Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.
The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn's patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.
Track 2: Absofruitley Mel (Melissa Pampanin)
This is Just Plants?
"A plant-based diet is so boring!" said no one. Okay, some people do believe that a whole foods plant-based lifestyle lacks creativity. Enter Melissa— otherwise known as Absofruitley Mel. Look her up on Instagram!
Melissa takes the plating and presentation of plants to a whole new level AND she shows us how we can do the same without going away to fancy-cruise-ship-fruit-and-vegetable-carving school!
Track 2: Rip Esselstyn & Special Guests
Lively panel discussion with athletes to dish about fuel, training plans, and performance.
Track 3: Adam Sud
Hosted by Martin Tull of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, hear the latest developments in lifestyle medicine, connect with like-minded professionals, and learn about research and resources to enrich your practice.
Plant-Strong Lunch & Book Signings
Calorie Density: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss
Dr. Anthony Lim
Calorie density is an important concept to understand, not just for weight loss, but also for optimal health. Dr. Anthony Lim will review the principals of calorie density for the purpose of achieving vitality and discuss some of the most common pitfalls that patients make.
CAMP PLANT-STOCK TRIBAL BREAKOUTS
Engine 2 Crew
Each guest will be assigned a Tribe at check-in. During these breakouts, each Tribe will have a facilitated discussion led by a member of the E2 Crew. Why are you here? What hurdles are you working on? What resources are you seeking? Connect with guests from around the globe and start to build your network of support.
Yoga, Hike, Ropes Course, Swim, Hike
Camp Plant-Stock Kickball
Come cheer for your favorite guest speaker as they take to the field for a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE kickball game. The field is at the bottom of the mountain, so spectators will get a workout just coming to the field.
August 11, 2019
Camp Plant-Stock Meditate-Yoga-Dance Party
Microbiome: A Radical Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out
Dr. Robynne Chutkan
Microbes are the worker bees that perform most of the important functions in your body. They help to digest your food, train your immune system to distinguish between friend & foe, turn your genes on and off, synthesize important vitamins that your body can’t make on its own, aid in detoxification, neutralize cancer-causing compounds, and a host of other things. So your overall health is closely tied to the health of your microbes.
Mastering Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet
Dr. Cyrus Khambatta
Dr. Khambatta heads up an outstanding team that consistently helps individuals to reverse diabetes and come off all their diabetic medications by teaching them how to eat a whole-food plant-based diet.
Interview with John Mackey
John Mackey & Rip Esselstyn
Track 1: Ann Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, RN
The Ann & Jane Cooking Show - LIVE!
These two have become a YouTube sensation cooking up their plant-based favorites amidst their mother-daughter banter. You never know WHAT is going to happen when Ann and Jane are in the kitchen. Learn some new foods to try and be inspired to make your own mistakes in the kitchen - sometimes these lead to the best discoveries!
Track 2: Dr. Anthony Lim
Becoming a Plant-Based Doc
Dr. Lim shares valuable life lessons from his own experience in transitioning from ketogenic to a plant-based lifestyle, some of the habits he has adopted and how you can do the same.
Track 3: Adam Sud
From Pills to Plants: Overcoming Addiction
Adam Sud shares his story, banishing chronic disease and rewriting his personal narrative. Adam shares a very raw and vulnerable look into his downward spiral then gives hope as you hear how he turned it all around.
Rip Esselstyn, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Ayesha Sherzai & Sophie