Plantstock 2019

My journey as a WFPB advocate began at Plantstock 2016.  This year’s event was my fourth in a row! During those three full years, I have lost over 50 pounds, become as fit as I’ve ever been and completely shifted my lifestyle.

Every year I say the same thing and I’m always right:  this was the best event I’ve ever attended!  It continues to improve.  What made it even better this year?

The Black Mountain facility was ours alone.  We did not have to share space, parking or food service with another group. This contributed to a more peaceful atmosphere and  eased parking and shuttling items to/from cars.

The schedule was designed to provide three choices of programming for each of five time slots.  This broke up the crowd, got us moving between sessions (with 15 minute breaks) and we were able to choose among many worthwhile options.

As a result I missed two thirds of the choices, so I  purchased the just released video streaming coverage at To access click here  It is well worth the additional investment covering all but two of the presentations.

There was a sense of impending breakthrough this year:  “The Game Changers” film ( is scheduled for release on September 16, which will create more buzz about the WFPB connection to optimal health and athletic performance.

During his remarks, John Mackey (CEO Whole Foods) was quite optimistic about the implications of current national interventions like The Blue Zones, and Team Sherzai’s work on Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Finally, Burger King introduced a plant based burger to all of its 6700 U.S. locations the week of August 1st.

I can’t seem to get enough of the Engine2 magic.  I signed up for my 5th Plantstock to be held in Black Mountain, N.C., August 14-16, 2020.

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