Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Group Formed

Monthly Meet-ups at Healthy Life Center – Coconut Point and the Wellness Center – Cape Coral

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Oct. 24, 2017) --- For those individuals interested in or already living a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle, Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center launched a monthly meet-up group to share recipes and provide support. The group meets at both the Healthy Life Center – Coconut Point (23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero) and the Wellness Center – Cape Coral (609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral).

“We created this group because we know that changing eating habits and staying on track with those habits isn’t easy,” says Molly Grubbs, director, Healthy Life Center. “The group, which is led by lifestyle coach and certified nutrition and wellness expert Lora Ulrich, provides an opportunity to share stories, tips and recipes, and ask questions and get answers about a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.”

A whole-food, plant-based lifestyle can help:

  • Support gut health
  • Reduce sugar cravings
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce inflammation

Ulrich says she struggled with weight loss, lack of energy, asthma, allergies, headaches and thyroid issues before changing her diet. “Through nutrition I have been able to achieve and maintain my ideal weight, and I’ve gotten off all medications except for thyroid medications,” she says. “I’m not only trained in nutrition and wellness, I live it every day of my life.”

The Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Group is free to join, and meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Healthy Life Center – Coconut Point and at 5:30 p. m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Wellness Center – Cape Coral. For more information or to register to participate, call 239-424-3210 or email HealthyLifeCenter@LeeHealth.org.

For more information or to register, please call 239-343-9264.

About Lee Health

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