Small Group Program
A Class For You.
Accountability, education, and support. This class will offer you intensive support in your effort to adopt a strict whole-foods, plant-based diet.
This online group class on Zoom is limited to only 12 participants. Dr. Campbell will be the class coach and educator. Each weekly class will be roughly 2 hours long and will include:
Individual "Check-In" to discuss your week with Dr. Campbell and the rest of the group. (1/2 of class)
Discussion/lecture (1/2 of class) including a weekly presentation and a discussion related to the topic of the week.
Join whenever a spot is available and stay in the group for as long as you want, paying at the start of each 4 week block.
1 hour diet & lifestyle consultation
Signed copy of The Campbell Plan and binder full of resources
An extra 1 hour Basics introduction class.
4 weeks of group classes
Communication with your primary care doctor
As published in the journal Nutrients, participants in a separate but similar community-based, in-person, plant-based group program we've previously created showed the following benefits:
Approximately 6% of body weight lost in less than 9 weeks for those starting out with overweight or obesity (BMI greater than 25).
Decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure of about 7mmHg.
Decrease in total cholesterol of 25 mg/dL.
Decrease in LDL cholesterol (the unhealthy kind) of 15 mg/dL.
27% of participants were able to stop or decrease at least one chronic medication.
Results are the average results among 78 program participants, including those who changed their diet and lifestyle dramatically as well as those who didn't change their diet very much (were already plant-based, or struggled, etc...). No results are guaranteed, because your results are dependent on the work you do, your biology, and your environment.
Campbell EK, Fidahusain M, Campbell II TM. Evaluation of an Eight-Week Whole-Food Plant-Based Lifestyle Modification Program. Nutrients. 2019 Sep 3;11(9):2068. doi: 10.3390/nu11092068. PMID: 31484341; PMCID: PMC6770132.
Frequently asked questions
How much does the program cost?
Payment is due at the start of every 4 week committment. There are no refunds. This is a resource-rich, intensive program, as you can see below.
8 hours of small group class time with coaching and education with Dr. Campbell.
1 additional hour "Getting Started" class to review your tracking plan, the food guide, and other basics prior to joining the group class.
A 45 minute initial individual visit with Dr. Campbell (NOT a medical visit unless you are in NY or Florida).
Correspondence and tips as necessary with Dr. Campbell throughout your engagement
Signed hardcover book of The Campbell Plan.
Class binder for resources and handouts provided during classes.
Letter faxed to your primary care doctor to explaining exactly what you are planning to do, including suggested labs they may want to order.
8 hours of small group class time with coaching and education.
New resources and handouts related to class topics sent every week.
Communication with your primary care doctor as needed.
Correspondence and tips as necessary with Dr. Campbell throughout your engagement.
Are there refunds?
There are no refunds, with the rare exception of cases of major personal medical status changes (hospitalization, for example) prohibiting participation. In these cases, documentation from a physician will be required.
Is this program right for me?
The program is intended for those who are interested in changing or reinforcing their personal diet and lifestyle choices. You could have one of any number of goals. One of the most common goals people have is weight loss, but there are also participants who may be a healthy weight but who want to optimize their diet and lifestyle due to a diagnosis of heart disease or cancer or some other ailment. The majority of participants will have weight to lose and because weight is easily trackable and reportable, we will maintain some degree of focus on getting to a healthier weight.
Is the consultation prior to starting group a medical visit?
No, it is not, unless you are located in New York State. Because of medical licensing laws, Dr. Campbell can only perform medical diagnosis/treatment services (ordering and interpreting lab tests or imaging tests, or prescribing or adjusting medication, for example) for those individuals located in New York State, where he holds his medical license.
Is the program medically supervised?
No it is not. Dr. Campbell is careful to practice within medical licensing laws and will provide you with a letter to share with your primary care physician so that they may provide medical supervision.
What will be required of me?
We will ask that you adhere to a strict whole-food, plant-based diet, which means that you avoid all animal foods and added pure fats, including ALL oils and solid fats like margarine, coconut oil, etc... The good news is you can eat as much as you want to be comfortably full, whenever you want. The diet composition is based, in part, on heart disease research showing a strict plant-based diet without added pure fats may cause regression of athersclerosis (blockages in the blood vessels) in the heart.
Are supplements recommended or required for this program?
Dr. Campbell recommends that everyone following a strict plant-based diet take a daily multivitamin that contains vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that must be supplemented regularly on a strict plant-only diet and will be in a multivitamin at a reasonable dose. Otherwise there are no supplements required, unless warranted by specific medical conditions (history of gastric bypass surgery, etc...).
When are the classes?
Currently a class is offered on Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm. Individual visits and the "Getting Started" class will be offered at different times, depending on the schedules of the people attending.