Added Support!

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group - Plant-Based Saginaw


3rd Wednesday monthly from 6-8 pm 

CMU College of Medicine

1632 Stone Street

Saginaw, Michigan

Plant based? Plant curious? All are welcome!

2020 Schedule for meetings


Join us for group support and fellowship. We are a group of like-minded individuals on a journey toward better health. Stop in and see what we are all about. We have a monthly meeting that includes education, socializing, and a "Plant-luck" where we share our favorite whole-foods, plant-based, no oil dish. Great way to taste new recipes!



Health & Wellness Coaching

I work with people who are in fear of their health. I help them transition to a Whole  Food Plant Based lifestyle with less struggle so they can feel like they are 25 again!

My career as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner allowed me to help patients in many ways. Transitioning to health coaching has allowed me to have the greatest impact with my patients and clients! Providing the right system, the right support and the right stretch is key. I can partner with you to have the health you desire. I love to work with women and men to reverse health issues that may have developed and improve how you feel mentally and physically! It's all connected and a holistic view is essential.


Partnership to Achieve What You Have Not Achieved Alone!

My own journey to finding a healthy lifestyle was made so much easier when I found coaching! I needed the accountability and this, along with my strong sense of persistence, has helped me achieve more than I could without the help. Partnering with me as your coach may be that missing piece that will allow you to have what you really want.


Ready to move toward a healthier you?

My education and training completes my coaching arsenal – allowing me  to provide you, the client, with the tools and methods you need to  achieve your goals. I am one of the first 1200 Nationally Certified Health Coaches in the United States! If you are willing to open your mind to possibilities, I can support you in your journey to your best health!

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants


Plant-Based Nutrition

 The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with  renowned online educator eCornell is a revolutionary online program that  teaches the importance of diet and nutrition for your  life. Through video presentations with over 20 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs,  RNs, etc.), research and perspectives are taught to emphasize why  following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health —  including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as diabetes,  heart disease and cancer. 

Where do I start? Do I have to be 100%?

 Many people believe that they must give up all their favorite foods when they begin a plant based diet. That is absolutely NOT true. Start where you are and add in the good stuff is my best advice. As your health coach, I will guide you to making the changes that you are willing to make at the time you are ready to make them. Do not have an all or nothing mindset...every little bit of improvement in your eating will benefit your health!

Client Experiences

Real Impact


 Working with Teri as a coach has been really helpful over the past 10  weeks!  She's helped me set goals and action steps, and then she follows  up with me each week.  It’s like having someone who has your best  interests at heart to listen to you about how the week went, really hear  you, and then set a plan for the upcoming week.  Since working with  Teri, I’ve stayed committed for the long haul because I knew I invested  in myself, so giving up hasn’t been an option.  What’s great though, is  that by sticking with it, this is almost second nature to me now, and I  can’t see moving backwards!  I’ve lost 29 pounds in 15 weeks  and sticking with it!  I’m at my lowest weight in 2-3 years, and  excited to move forward!  I feel better, my mind is more clear, and I am  feeling better about staying healthy, which is my number one goal!   -- Dawn, Chicago Area 

I was skeptical....


Through my sessions with Teri Yunus as my  health coach, I learned the difference between ‘losing’ and ‘releasing.’  Yes, I lost weight, but I also released old habits, negative thinking,   dependence on prescription medications, and lack of hope about my  future. My advice to prospective clients: sign up with Teri and follow  the path she illuminates for you. However you define ‘health’ today, you  will come away from your coaching sessions with a surprisingly new  perspective on how to feel good in what you eat, how you love, and who  you are. Buckle up: you’re in for an amazing journey! 

Update - 


“Nine months ago, I engaged Teri Yunus as my health  coach. I was significantly overweight, unhappy, and not very motivated  to change my life. To be honest, at 63 years old, I didn’t have much  faith that I would be able to make lasting changes, even with Teri’s  help.

“Today I am 50  pounds lighter than when Teri and I started working together, and I am  off medications I took for decades. My progress has been a series of  advancements and slight setbacks, but I keep moving forward. For me,  Teri’s focus on a compassionate vegan diet rings true to my values. That  has been the key to my success. Because of Teri’s help, I can express  compassion not only for animals and the environment in the way that I  eat, but also compassion for myself.”

K-Naples, Florida 

Forever Connected....


 I frequently tell people I know that Teri is one of the most  inspirational people I have ever met, and I truly mean this. I met Teri  part of the way in my journey of a plant-based/vegan lifestyle choice.  At the point I met Teri I was struggling and thirsting for knowledge and  low and behold a plant based angel dropped into my life and at the best  time possible. Just to back track a few steps, the reason I was  struggling was I found it hard to sift through all the bad and negative  information about plant based eating, like how will I get enough protein  and other misnomers on how a plant based diet wont work. On a personal  note I struggled to fit in with my decision to become plant based as a  male frankly because it wasn't very manly according to my friends and  colleagues. Teri gave me the support, courage and guidance to overcome  the negativity by showing me ways to turn negative situations around and  also giving me trusted sources and information debunking all the things  we think we need from animal proteins. During my time with Teri I had  ups and downs and she was with me every step of the way. Her approach to  me was comparable to the bond of brotherhood you feel when in battle  and you never leave a fallen man or women behind. Teri has a contagious  and unique way of making you laugh and smile while completing goals and  tasks that are not impossible. I cannot think of any person that has  been a more profound positive influence in my life! I'm very thankful to  call her my coach, she is truly the best.  --Nick/U.S. Army Veteran 






More to know...


Program Options

Current Promotion!

Lifestyle Consultation - 90 minute "visit". Review your lab results, your current health status and determine what steps to take and why to improve your overall health and well-being. $150.

Private, 1:1 Coaching from the privacy of your home!

What is holding you back from having the health and the life you want? Discover how much easier habit change can be with the right system, the right support and the right accountability!

Complimentary Discovery session available. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how health coaching works and how coaching can help you get to the place you have not been able to achieve alone.


Mastery Certification

My Mastery certification was completed in November, 2018. So proud of my coaching education. Such an amazing accomplishment after 3+ years of coaching training. 

I am also proud to say that I am one of the first Lifestyle Medicine Coaches certified through  the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellcoaches.

How does this all work?

The beauty of health coaching is that it can be delivered in many ways! This makes it so convenient - even for the busiest people! Sessions can be done via telephone, in person or on a video call. This allows YOU to choose the method that works best for you!

Where are you on a readiness scale? Ready to change your life and your health? Coaching is not for everyone. True commitment on your part is absolutely essential to long term results.

Let's have a conversation! Determining what you want, what's stopping you from having it and whether coaching can take you to places you have not been is the first step to creating the life you desire! You have the power! Ready to unleash it?

What else do I need to know?


More about my transformation...

When I graduated from Nurse Practitioner school, I weighed 212 lbs. I turned to food for comfort to relieve the stress of the challenging program. I munched on snacks every time I studied (which was all the time!). I did well in the program but it cost me my health. I felt terrible. I was obese and not feeling self confident. I went to Weight Watchers and lost about 40 lbs. I lost another 10 lbs by exercising like a maniac every day. I am a pro at weight loss. I have struggled with my weight since I was about 16 years old when I started gaining...yo-yo my entire life. I felt better at the lower weight but was stuck and no amount of exercise would allow my weight to come down further. 

About 5 years ago, my knee was really bothering me and I sought the care of an Orthopedic Surgeon...he recommended a knee replacement in the next 3 years. I did not want surgery so I did some research on Anti-Inflammatory eating. I came across Dr. Joel Fuhrman on PBS and what he said made sense to me! I bought his book, Eat to Live, and my husband and I began a Plant based eating style. I lost 19 lbs in the first 6 weeks and my energy level exploded! I knew I was on to something. I felt so good! I had migraine headaches since I was 18 years old and they vanished! My knee pain was remarkably reduced and I ran my first 5K running on that knee in 2016! I now weigh almost 70 lbs less than I did when I graduated from NP school.

My success with this lifestyle change empowered me to share my story and my passion. This brought me to health coaching. I love sharing my passion with others because I know the struggle and I know what is possible. WE HAVE THE POWER to alter our health destiny!

Change isn't always easy

The road to better health rarely is a straight shot...there are many curves in the road for most of us,

What would it look like to have someone to support you to move toward the health that you have been dreaming about?

How might coach serve you to empower you to step into your best self?

What are the possibilities for your life? The health coach can help you determine what you want and how to have it!

Here's the thing...

Health coaching is an evidenced based method that is proven to have better outcomes than those trying to make changes happen on their own. Are you tired of trying new things and getting the same result? It may be YOUR TIME to move yourself up the priority list so you can have what you want in your life!

Get started today by adding your email address below and signing up for a Strategy/Discovery Session. This is a full one hour telephone appointment focused on YOU! This session will uncover what it is you want and what has been getting in the way of you having it...and a clear plan will be developed to get you what you want NOW!


Become Your Own Health Detective!

Why would I order my own blood work?

When you see your health care provider (if you do), often only  basic lab testing is ordered. Ordering your own testing is an opportunity to take a closer look. An example is that a standard lipid panel (cholesterol testing) is done routinely through your provider/doctor. An advanced lipid panel gives you additional information on what your true risk is.

Other advanced biomarker testing offered includes hormones, metabolism, inflammatory markers, toxin exposure, genetic and food intolerances.

The pricing on this testing is often discounted by 50-80%. No insurance accepted. You may be able to seek reimbursement through your insurance company. Check with them before ordering if this is a concern for you.  If you have a Health Savings Account or a Flexible Spending Account, we can provide an itemized receipt after your blood draw. 

When you understand your advanced biomarkers and can access them on your  terms; you become a motivated participant in your health. Active  participation drives better health outcomes. 


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Health Up With Teri! Health, Wellness & Life Coach

Saginaw, Michigan 48603, United States

(989) 295-0540