What we’re about
Plant Powered Metro New York is catalyzing the local movement for vibrant health through whole-food, plant based (WFPB) nutrition. We empower and support people who have chosen this diet and lifestyle, raise awareness locally about the tremendous health benefits, and seek to bring about communal change.
Everyone is welcome to participate in our network at any place along the journey to health. Whether you are coming to this way of life via The China Study or Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Forks Over Knives or Dr. Greger, Engine2 or Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, you will find a community of like-minded friends who are learning from each other and eager to bring the benefits of WFPB nutrition to the wider community.
Our meetings are held online and at various locations throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
To learn more, visit us at www.ppmny.org and join our mailing list.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- What’s the Root Cause? Autoimmune DiseaseLink visible for attendees
Autoimmune disorders impact more than 23 million people in the US, and of that, 80% are women. The inflammation created by what we eat is a driver of autoimmune disease — but how? And why are women more acutely affected? Join Plant Powered Metro New York for this virtual exploration of the root causes of autoimmune conditions, featuring Brooke Goldner, MD.
In honor of International Women's Day, Dr. Goldner will share her story of healing from lupus and stage 4 kidney failure as well as the building blocks of a hyper-nourishing plant-based diet for a healthy immune system. You’ll learn how to reverse various autoimmune conditions and optimize your immune system with supermarket foods. Discover the keys to vibrant health and resilience, as Dr. Goldner inspires and guides us on a journey towards immune wellness.
Dr. Goldner is a board-certified physician known worldwide for developing a nutrition-based treatment for her own autoimmune disease, lupus. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was chief resident at UCLA-Harbor residency in psychiatry, and holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She is the creator of the Hyper-Nourishing Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery and the bestselling author of Goodbye Lupus.
- Ethiopian Dinner Social in Montclair, NJMesob, Montclair, NJ
Experience the rich and exciting flavors that Ethiopian food has to offer with Plant Powered Metro New York! Join us in Montclair, NJ, at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, voted the Best of Montclair for 2023. Our pre-fixe plant-based menu includes:
- Teemateem Fitfit: Cold salad of diced tomato, injera pieces, lemon, garlic and spices
- Azeefa: Cold green salad with onion, lemon, garlic, jalapeno and spices.
Individual Entree: Your choice of a Vegetarian Sampler plate or a smaller single item vegetarian entree (gluten-free injera available)
Drinks: Spiced iced tea and/or water
$50 registration includes meal, tax, and gratuity
All reservations are requested by 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 9th. After this time, limited space may be available, and we are not able to honor refund requests.
Please note that Mesob will provide dishes free of animal products, but not all will be oil-free. If you have specific dietary needs or questions, please contact Karina Pearse, Network Events Manager, at email@example.com.
- Club de lectura de PPMNY: EvidenteLink visible for attendees
¡Llamando a todos los lectores! Únase a nuestro club de lectura virtual mientras cubrimos los últimos libros sobre nutrición basada en plantas escritos por autores de habla hispana. Discutiremos las conclusiones más importantes con los propios autores y cómo podemos empezar a implementarlas en nuestra vida diaria. Este invierno leeremos “Evidente” de Marcela Sandoval, MD, DipIBLM. Médico mexicano, certificado internacionalmente en medicina del estilo de vida con más de 15 años de experiencia, la Dra. Sandoval ha trabajado con cientos de pacientes para prevenir y revertir enfermedades crónicas mediante cambios positivos en el estilo de vida. “Evidente” es una excelente guía para tomar el control de nuestra salud a través de una nutrición basada en plantas y alimentos integrales. Únase a nosotros para conectar con el autor, quien hablará sobre su libro y participará de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con nosotros a través de Zoom.
- Nourish Your Mind: Nutrition & Parkinson’s DiseaseLink visible for attendees
While cognitive decline can be a feature of aging, emerging science is revealing the role of nutrition in preserving cognitive health and preventing some of the top neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In this virtual series, Plant Powered Metro New York will feature leading physicians, researchers, and health coaches to explore the remarkable connection between what we eat and the vitality and resilience of our brains. Offering practical learning and lifestyle tips in the kitchen and the grocery store, Nourish Your Mind will empower you to optimize your well-being and quality of life.
In our first session, John Duda, MD, in conversation with Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM, from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, shares evidence suggesting that we may be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease with diet and other lifestyle practices. Followed by a Q&A and a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming sessions.
Dr. John Duda is the national director of the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also an associate professor of neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Presented in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Riverdale Senior Services, JASA and the Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center.