Prior to going Whole Food Plant Based, Stephanie Williams suffered from extreme anxiety and at times depression. Learn how Stephanie decreased her medications by half and is working to eliminate them. Stephanie’s Bio Below.
Hi I’m Amy. My husband Rick & I adopted a Whole Plant lifestyle in 2012. We have had fantastic health results. Together, we’ve lost over 130 pounds! We offer private, lifestyle coaching and Zoom cooking lessons. We love to share our knowledge of this lifestyle and hope to spread the word and help others to Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!🌱 !
Sharme Ridley is a Rouxbe certified plant-based cooking enthusiast who specializes in creating Louisiana Creole inspired dishes. Overcoming a host of health issues after adopting a plant-based diet, she now inspires others to follow a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle through her efforts with Plant Based Atlanta, a PlantPure Communities pod and her Atlanta Creole YouTube channel, where she offers WFPB cooking demonstrations. Sharme is also one of the hosts for CNS Kitchen, a T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) plant-based support group. She earned the CNS eCornell Plant Based Nutrition Certificate and is a Licensed Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). A retired public school teacher in her early 60s, she takes no medicines and is a living testament to the power of plants. Sharme has a B.S. in Secondary Education, a MEd in Educational Administration, and an EdS in Curriculum and Instruction.
CNS Kitchen: cnskitchen.nutritionstudies.org
Since going WFPB SOS-free in January 2020, Stephanie lost 40 pounds and now runs 4 miles on a daily basis. Her cholesterol, is now in a normal range and her blood pressure is perfect. The greatest change Stephanie has been in relation to her mental health. Prior to going WFPB, she suffered from extreme anxiety and at times depression. She was taking two different medications to help her get through the day. Stephanie have decreased both medications. “Best of all, I feel like I’m the “me” I’m supposed to be. I’ve been searching for a healthy lifestyle that fit me for so long, and I’ve finally found it.”. Stephanie is a graduate of the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate Program through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. She is also a Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor. She volunteers with a local animal sanctuary and Girl Scout troop to help design, build and plant gardens to feed the animals and guests of the sanctuary. She also leads the Plant Based Capital Region Pod in Schenectady, NY, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital Region Vegan Network. In addition, Stephanie working on developing a collaboration with local food pantries and Food as Medicine initiatives in NY state to make healthy, affordable food accessible to all.