Josh/Howie Retreat in New Orleans

Ready for a fun, challenging, educational, life-changing immersive experience led by Josh LaJaunie and Howard Jacobson, co-founders of WellStart Health and co-authors of Sick to Fit?

And would you like to strut your healthy-living, plant-based stuff in one of the most beautiful, soulful, musical, and culinary cities in the world?

We're thrilled to announce our second in-person event: a weekend retreat in exciting New Orleans, Louisiana, the weekend of March 5-8, 2020.

We're still working out the details, but if you're available on those days and you want to get the ball rolling, your next step is to schedule an enrollment interview.

We'll be…

Cooking our own food.

Walking all over the city.

Eating out healthy in some challenging locations!

Getting coached.

Busting old paradigms and belief systems.

And having a grand old time.

Josh and I aren't “planners,” per se. We aren't going to come up with a line-by-line, minute-by-minute agenda.

Instead, we've drawn up a general, dynamic, and possibility-laden vision of what the experience will be.

Watch us talk about it here:


The cost, which includes some meals and lodging, will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1150 per person, or $1650 for a couple (which we define as two people willing to share a queen-sized bed – no questions asked). Don't hold us to the exact numbers – we're still working out the details.

Here's the house we'll be staying at. It's a beautiful “party house” in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans.

Introductions will begin the evening of Thursday, March 5, and we'll get started for real on Friday morning. The retreat ends with lunch at noon ET on Sunday, March 8.

The nearest airport is MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport). It's a hub for Southwest, and accommodates all the major airlines, including the el-cheapo carriers Spirit and Frontier.

Next Steps If You're Interested

As you can see, we're not trying to convince anyone to join us with a strong-arm marketing pitch. Don't even think about signing up for this retreat unless you already know, like, and trust at least one of us. (If you don't know us yet, because somebody sent you this link or you accidentally arrived here after searching Google for “Sick ToFurkey,”), then please download our book, Sick to Fit, for free on Amazon, or watch some of Josh's appearances on TV and other videos (see below).

If it's me you're looking for (“Hello”), check out my Plant Yourself Podcast or the books I've written with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Garth Davis, MD.

Is the retreat right for you?

Let's get on the horn and find out. Go here to book an enrollment interview, during which we'll get on the phone and talk about whether it's a good fit.

The enrollment interview is $25, and is totally refundable if either of us decides it's not a good fit. And if you do end up coming, it will be deducted from the full fee.

Got questions you need answered before booking an interview? Hit me up:

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Josh Media Appearances

Josh on the Today Show

Josh on Good Morning America

Josh wins the Runner's World Cover Search

Josh on Good Day Houston

Josh on the Hallmark Home and Family Channel

Josh Keynote at the Triangle Vegfest August 2019

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