Earned her doctorate in science and education and has taught chemistry, biology and environmental science for over 30 years. She is a firm believer in “walking the walk" and is committed to inspiring people to change their health destiny through a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle as well as reducing the toxins in their life. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others by teaching them practical ways to improve their health. She believes that food is our best medicine as well as reducing the level of toxins that we are being exposed to. This helps get our bodies back to a state of health when faced with “dis”-ease. She has been sharing her knowledge through motivational and educational lectures.
Schumacher has followed a plant-based diet since 2009 and has become a motivational speaker and educator on whole-foods, plant-based living. She is also an advocate for living toxic free. Her transformation to a healthier lifestyle began with a trip to the emergency room with a 105 degree fever, deadly high blood pressure and an unknown infection. Luckily, the physician who attended her was not only trained in medicine but also in nutrition. This doctor started Schumacher on a journey that would not only change her life, but her health destiny as well. Schumacher has successfully earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell - Center for Nutritional Studies, completed the coursework from Dr. John McDougall on the Starch Solution and has completed many courses through The Wellness Forum from Dr. Pam Popper.
Nancy Norby Mathews
After living the Standard American Diet for 49 years, Nancy found herself 120 pounds overweight. She developed fatty liver syndrome, high cholesterol and thyroid disease. Add to that skin disorders like Eczema, Rosacea as well as acne. Her entire life she suffered from both indoor and outdoor allergies and asthma. She developed Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in her mid 30’s, which led to a myriad of female issues. In February 2012, she watched the ground-breaking documentary "Forks Over Knives", which became a pivotal moment in her life. On March 1st, 2012, she adopted a whole food plant based lifestyle and hasn't looked back.
Since becoming plant based, she has shed 100 pounds, reversed her fatty liver syndrome and lowered her total cholesterol to below 150. She no longer has severe allergies or asthma, no longer takes medication for allergies, rosacea or for thyroid disease. Shedding the weight, regaining her health has literally changed her life. In her mid 50s, she has ran 2 half marathons, and countless 5 and 10K’s. Both she and her husband enjoy hiking and overnight back packing trips. Her parents both suffered from heart disease, RA, cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. In the end, they both passed from cancer. All of these issues were preventable and reversible diseases. By simply changing the food, she has changed the course of her life and her health destiny. It can change yours too.
Mathews has earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell - Center for Nutritional Studies, and is in the process of completing the coursework from Dr. John McDougall on the Starch Solution! She also has become a motivational speaker and educator on whole-foods, plant-based living.
Both Nancy and Jeanne believe in the Trifecta approach. To support this, they have started to do 10 day challenges, based on the book Maximum Weight Loss Program by Dr. John McDougall. This has led to the creation of the Plant Based (your town) on Facebook!
As of 8-8-17 there are currently these plant based communities!
Plant Based Communities
AL - Plant Based - Birmingham, AL - admin Randy Hughes
AZ - Plant Based - Mesa, Arizona - admin Kathy Hunnell Williams
CA - Plant Based - Chico, CA - admin Nancy Norby Mathews
CA - Plant Based - Placerville, CA
admins Debbie Wirth & Karen Louise Baily
FL - Plant Based - Tampa Bay, FL - admin Stina York
GA - Plant Based - Atlanta, GA - admin Atlanta Creole
IL - Plant Based - Chicago, IL - admin Emma Rodriguez
IL - Plant Based - Chicago Espanol - admin Emma Rodriguez
IN - Plant Based - Fort Wayne, In admin Cathy J Cross
MA - Plant Based - Boston, MA - admin Lisa Ferraro
MA - Plant Based - Cape Cod, MA - admin Jeanne Schumacher
MO - Plant Based - Branson, MO - admin Veronica Fenton
NJ - Plant Based - Ridgewood, NJ Admin Marissa Francesca
NY - Plant Based - NY,NY - admin Gabrielle E Kahn
NY - Plant Based - Westchester, NY - admin Jeanne Schumacher
OK - Plant Based - Chester, OK - admin Cathy Ann Johnston
OR - Plant Based - Medford, OR - admin Fran Batzer
PA - Plant Based - Philadelphia,PA admin Gregg Burger
RI - Plant Based - Providence, RI - admin Judy Harff
TX - Plant Based - Georgetown, TX - admin Colleen Forrester
VA - Plant Based - Stafford, VA - admin Maxine Daniels
WV - Plant Based - Wheeling, WV admin Delia Wach
CANADA - Plant Based - New Brunswick, Canada - Admin Jasna Šero Jackson
CANADA - Plant Based - Ontario, Canada - admin Catharina Breedyk Law
Coming soon! England!