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Looking for a Registered Dietitian for a Plant-Forward Reboot Study

Big News! Josh LaJaunie and I are partnering with WellStart Health and Louisiana State University to deliver a digital chronic disease reversal program to people with type 2 diabetes in and around Shreveport, Louisiana.

And we're doing it as a randomized, controlled clinical trial, hopefully to demonstrate the power of a plant-centric diet to halt and reverse the disease and help people get off their meds and feel great.

Like, to show the world that this lifestyle works, and it's inexpensive, and people will actually comply and not blow it off. Revolutionary stuff that has the power to change the world.

And we need help.

We are looking for a qualified dietitian who can help our participants transition to a healthy, plant-centric diet. The ideal candidate will have experience working with patients with type 2 diabetes. The main responsibility will be to lead small group online videos sessions for approximately 100 patients with type 2 diabetes.

The sessions will occur during three weeks over the course of a 12-week program: one at the start, one in the middle, and one near the end. At this point, we expect the study to commence in late winter or early spring 2018.

The anticipated commitment for the position is approximately 10 hours for each week worked (7-10 sessions at each of the 3 points in the program that the sessions are offered; each session is 60-80 minutes long). The specific days and times are somewhat flexible, but the sessions should be in the late afternoon/evening hours (CT) on several different days of the week, to accommodate typical working schedules.

You will need access to a computer with a high quality microphone, headphone or earbuds, and video camera, and an internet connection fast enough and reliable enough to handle video streaming.

The sessions will include

  • showing how to transition to a plant-based diet for type 2 diabetes
  • sharing the scientific evidence behind plant-based diet,
  • educating on portion size, food preparation, and
  • providing cooking demo(s) and shopping list samples

Dietitian will also answer participant questions and guide them in their diet plans, while being sensitive to meeting participants where they are at in their journey to incorporate more plants. This is NOT a vegan intervention, so you will not be discussing the environmental or ethical aspects of the diet.

Dietitian responsibilities also include charting based on group discussions, as well as regularly communicating with other team members (this may include study physicians, health coaches and study coordinator) and contributing to/providing feedback on the program content.

Based on performance and need, there is an opportunity for this position to evolve to an ongoing role with WellStart Health. If you would like to learn more about this, please let us know.

We are looking for a team member who is dedicated to helping people make true health transformations, is a team player and enthusiastic to contribute to this growing field! If this sounds like a good fit, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please email bo****@we*************.com and/or ol****@we*************.com if you are interested in this position.

Looking for Transformational Change?

You know how when you discovered plant-based eating, you basically went, “Holy shit, how come the entire healthcare system isn't totally embracing this as one of the most powerful keys to disease prevention and reversal!”?

That's how I feel now about a psychological approach to transformational change called “Memory Reconsolidation.” Few psychologists have heard about it, and when they do hear the radical transformations it can bring about in a very short time, they're often skeptical to the point of disbelief.

But I've added Memory Reconsolidation work to my own coaching, and can attest to its amazing efficacy. So much so, my team and I are studying with the best clinicians and teachers in the world, with the goal of introducing it into our health coaching training.

If you're interested in experiencing the magic of memory reconsolidation coaching with me or a member of my team trained in the process, click the link below to open the form in a new browser tab. Someone will get back to you within 3 business days.

Yes, I'm interested in Memory Reconsolidation Coaching.

You CAN Change Other People!

Well, that's what Peter Bregman and I claim in our provocative book of that title.

What we really mean is, you can help the people around you make behavioral changes in their own best interests. If you think you're powerless to help people change, it's because you've been going about it the wrong way.

Discover our straightforward, replicable process here: You Can Change Other People.

Audiobook: Use the Weight to Lose the Weight

Listen to Josh LaJaunie and me narrate our latest audiobook, about how to start moving when you're obese.

It's $10, and Josh and I split it evenly 🙂

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It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website,


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