The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Karen J. Holland DrPH, MPH, BCC as its guest speaker on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. This presentation has been rescheduled from the October 5th monthly meeting that was cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at http://www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com
Dr. Karen J. Holland is a whole-person lifestyle health strategist and founder of Positively Healthy—Concierge Lifestyle Medicine. She provides consultation for whole-life change to corporations who want to reduce their insurance costs by improving employee wellness, as well as working with communities to facilitate a default healthy lifestyle. She also accepts individuals and families as clients and comes alongside to help them facilitate lifestyle change and attain optimal whole-person health.
Dr. Holland has more than 35 years experience as a medical professional and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has a masters and doctoral degree in public health. She is currently completing a second PhD researching leadership and health behavior. She is a board-certified life coach specializing in health and wellness, nutrition, and relationships. Dr. Holland’s research was presented in Geneva, Switzerland at the 2nd International Health and Wellness Conference in July 2014. She is a published author in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an editorial reviewer for various scientific journals.
She has done extensive international medical and humanitarian work starting back as a 19 year-old college student spending a summer working with the Pakistan Director of Health to facilitate improved plant-based dietary guidelines for the Pakistani people. She is also an internationally sought after speaker and consultant currently working with clients in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan to facilitate whole-person health and wellness.
Dr. Holland is a marathon runner and a tri-athlete who also enjoys bicycling and snow skiing. She believes her most important job and biggest accomplishment is that of being a mother and feels privileged to have nurtured and raised three wonderful now-adult daughters. She loves being a first-time grandmother to a sweet baby girl! Learn more about Dr. Holland by visiting her website here: http://www.KarenJHolland.com