PlantYourself.com currently offers the following menu of products and services:
Plant Yourself / Wellness Forum Membership
Wellness 101 – this program teaches the science of diet and health, and the skills needed to adopt a program of dietary excellence and optimal habits. A curriculum book and DVD set is included; in some areas, live instruction is provided.
Introduction to Informed Healthcare Decision Making – includes understanding the informed decision making process; how to fine and interview health professionals including family practice doctors, pediatricians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, personal trainers; how to read basic blood tests and other commonly administered tests; and other related topics
“How to Get Started” Sessions once per month
Members-Only Website – in addition to recipes and other helpful information, you'll have access to a growing library of workshops on a variety of topics. New workshops are posted on a regular basis.
Preferred Pricing on select educational programs and national conferences conducted by Wellness Forum Health of Columbus, Ohio
Free shipping on orders over $250 (continental US only)
“Wellness Bucks” for referring people to Wellness Forum Health
Individual Membership $149 for first year, $15 per month thereafter
Family Membership (everyone in same household) $179 for first year, $20 per month thereafter
The Permanent Weight Loss Program: a Plan for the Rest of Your Life
How to change your thinking about food and health to result in permanent changes and stop the yo-yo dieting battle. Learn new strategies through specific activities designed to change your way of thinking about food and ultimately to change your eating behaviors so that you can enjoy eating without guilt or fear. This program will also teach you how to get others to help you, how to stay motivated for the long term and also learn some delicious recipes that will keep you excited about eating well.
Includes 5 instructional CD’s in which you will learn 24 key concepts and how to apply them easily to your daily life, a detailed 24-module workbook for note taking, journaling, and to keep you on track, and two 2-hour live conference calls per month for one full year for discussion and problem solving.
Fee: $297 for members (you must become a member to participate in this program)
Cooking Classes / Cooking Intensives
Live, interactive and fun cooking classes will be scheduled regularly. These will range from $10 to $125, depending on the topic and length. Members receive preferential pricing.
Wellness Forum Foods
A large selection of easy-to-make mixes that are versatile, inexpensive and incredibly delicious. All products easy to make, and recipes are posted at wellnessforum.com. Gift packages are available for holidays, and products can be shipped anywhere in the world. Members get free shipping on orders of $250 or more.
Includes programs on women’s health, sports nutrition, children’s health, and other topics; guest speakers; spa days/nights, restaurant outings, potlucks and other fun events! Members receive preferred prices.
$250/hour a la carte
$450/two hours per month
$800/four hours per month
The InforMED Medical Consumer Series
Classes are offered via our “virtual classroom” format – live and interactive teleconference calls. Slides and materials are provided. Classes are recorded and made available for two weeks to accommodate students who miss a class or who want to re-listen to a class. There are no homework assignments.
Part I Introduction to Informed Healthcare Decision Making – includes understanding the informed decision making process; how to fine and interview health professionals including family practice doctors, pediatricians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, personal trainers; how to read basic blood tests and other commonly administered tests; and other related topics
Tuition: included in Wellness Forum Health Membership
Part II Empower yourself – understanding the evidence puts you in control
We promise that everyone can understand the information in this crucial course!
• Basic statistics for the layperson
• Understanding Wellness Forum Health’s criteria for evaluating evidence
• Applying Wellness Forum Health criteria to articles on diet, health and medicine
• Practice! We help you do it and make sure you know how!
Two 2-hour sessions
Part III Diagnostic tests – the good, the bad and the ugly
Mammograms and Thermograms
DEXA scans and bone health
Imaging tests – when are they a good idea? What do they tell you?
Blood pressure – What do the numbers mean? When is medication warranted?
Other cancer screening tests – PAP, lung, thyroid, colon, skin
Allergy testing, urinalysis, “alternative” testing methods
Eight 2-hour sessions
Tuition: $49 each class
All eight classes $392; purchase the series for one low payment of $329 (save $63 or 16%)
Part IV Understanding Common Conditions
These classes provide an overview of causes of disease, and an overview of treatment. They are not a substitute for medical care, but are designed to provide guidance for prevention and sound decision making for afflicted family members.
Gastrointestinal conditions – 3 sessions
Women’s health – 3 sessions
Psychological issues – 3 sessions
Cancer – 3 sessions
Nineteen 2-hour sessions
Single session classes $69 each
3-part series (GI, women’s health, psychological issues, cancer) $149 each
Entire series costs $1079
Package price $699 (save $380)
The Clean Sweep
Pantry cleanout (2 hours)
Food carted away to food pantry
Trip to health food store
Trip to regular store
1 nutritional counseling session
Concierge Health Consulting
This package is designed for the person who wants to commit to intentional/proactive healthcare and informed medical decision making. You will work closely with Howard as you improve your health, and you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about important health-related topics that affect you and the people close to you. Subscribers to this service must be members.
2 Private Coaching sessions (by phone/in person) (value $500)
Unlimited access via email (value $25 per email response)
The InforMED Medical Consumer Series – see description above (value $1591)
Annual Fee: $599 per person (you save over $1500!)