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In this episode of the NHA podcast, our host, Dr. Frank Sabatino is joined by the NHA Executive Director, Wanda Huberman and the NHA Virtual Team, Kathleen Gage and VLynn Hawkins talking about the National Health Association (NHA), the world’s oldest plant-based organization and the upcoming 75th-anniversary celebration and conference, set to take place in Cleveland from June 22nd – 25th.
This event will offer a mixture of science-based education, enjoyable activities, and delectable whole food, plant-based meals. Esteemed speakers, including Dr. Sabatino, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Alan Goldhammer and other plant-based lifestylists and influencers, will provide valuable insights and interact directly with participants.
The conference is a hybrid with the sold-out in-person and for the third consecutive year, a virtual opportunity, widening its reach to a global audience.
Kathleen and VLynn are working hard to create an immersive virtual experience complete with live streaming, Q&A sessions, and even a virtual meal experience. To top it off, those who invest a nominal fee for the virtual event can replay the sessions for up to a year.
Wanda shares that the NHA has also announced its exciting new venture into organizing plant-based adventure trips. This initiative was born from a partnership with an NHA life member, Lisa McCarl, who is also a travel agent. As part of this initiative, the NHA is collaborating with Windstar Cruises, who are committed to offering plant-based meals and implementing environmentally friendly practices.
The conversation also touches on the importance of maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle.
This episode provides a comprehensive overview of the upcoming NHA conference and the organization’s mission to promote a plant-based lifestyle.
Listen in https://healthscience.org/030-NHA-75
[02:30] How it all began from Wanda’s perspective
[08:30] From a production perspective – VLynn Hawkins
[12:30] The NHA Conference from Kathleen’s perspective
[17:30] The NHA moves into global destination travel
[22:00] Plant-Based Exclusive Travel with Windstar Cruises
[27:00] Taking the reins of responsibility with health
[30:00] What you’ll experience with the virtual conference
[38:00] Farm to table authentic local experience with Windstar
About Wanda Huberman
Wanda Huberman retired as a regional claims manager after 30 years in the casualty insurance industry to become the full time Executive Director the National Health Association.
Her leadership role is one of fluidity, creativity, compassion, and flexibility.
Adapting to the changing times due to conference restrictions in 2020, Wanda grew the annual conference from a small, in-person annual event to a highbred virtual and in-person, sold-out event that attracts global attendance.
Wanda oversees operations for the longest-running nonprofit vegan organization in the United States. Founded in 1948, the NHA promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.
The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.
About VLynn Hawkins
VLynn Hawkins is Co-Founder of Vegan Visibility Productions and CEO at the P3Academy Visibility & Impact Business Design, Development and Digital Marketing for Healthpreneurs. VLynn spent more than three decades in the corporate world of commercial real estate lending.
In her early adult years, VLynn had a dual career as a certified fitness professional, amateur body builder, runner, cycler, and personal trainer. Today, as a certified accelerated business development and flow coach, an author, certified hypnotherapist, certified joint venture broker, and expert promotional digital marketing strategist, VLynn helps Healthpreneurs get more visibility to get seen, get heard and get paid by those who are hungry to work with them, allowing them to make a bigger positive impact in the world.
VLynn runs a Healthpreneur Accelerator and creates collaborative events that grow exposure and impact opportunities for plant-based and vegan health and wellness practitioners of all types. VLynn is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Vegan who advocates for this diet and lifestyle, sharing the message of Using Lifestyle and Food as Medicine.
She is the Host of the “Health Wisdom & Wealth Show: Powerful Conversations for Living Your Best Life”. VLynn lives in the Atlanta, GA area and enjoys working out and walks with her Cairn Terrier, Hiro.
About Kathleen Gage
Kathleen Gage is a highly seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, author, marketing strategist and visibility mentor. She is the founder of Vegan Visibility, a marketing and visibility consulting company dedicated to healthy living, compassion for the animals and kindness to the planet.
As the host of two popular podcast shows, Vegan Visibility and Plant Based Eating for Health, Kathleen uses the power of her voice to amplify the vegan movement and message.
For nearly three decades, Kathleen has worked in a wide array of industries including high-tech, digital marketing, art, music, publishing, government, healthcare, pet services, environmental, health and fitness, spiritual, and manufacturing to name a few.
Kathleen is also the founder of the Vegan Visibility Virtual Summit. The Summit is a vegan and plant-based niched event featuring top marketers, PR experts and promotions consultants who joined together to bring top quality training to vegan entrepreneurs.
Having coached and consulted thousands of men and women around the globe, Kathleen has incorporated her passion for business, healthy living, and her love of animals into her product & service offerings.
About Dr. Frank Sabatino
As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.
Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil, or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress
The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.
The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.
The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.
More information: https://www.healthscience.org/
Conference (75th Annual)
A one-of-a-kind experience, the annual NHA Conference features top leaders in the plant-based movement. Attendees of the in-person event enjoy 100% no SOS plant-exclusive meals.
To learn more and reserve your spot, visit https://www.healthscience.org/2023-nha-conference/
A unique benefit of the NHA Conference is the selection of two medical students who receive a full scholarship to the conference.
Contact Wanda Huberman for more information on how to apply for the scholarship. [email protected]
For a very nominal investment, you can enjoy incredible benefits of the NHA membership.
Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine), the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.
Only $35 a year for basic membership within the United States. https://www.healthscience.org/join-renew/