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Date created
2019/04/04
Last published
2022/06/23
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74 min.
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The mission of PLANTSTRONG is to further the advancement of all things within the plant-based movement; We advocate for the scientifically proven benefits of plant-based living and envision a world that universally understands, promotes, and prescribes plants as the solution to empowering your health, enhancing your performance, and restoring the environment. We welcome and support you wherever you are on your PLANTSTRONG journey and we hope you enjoy the show.

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Dr. Melissa Sundermann - This Doctor Googled Her Way to a Dream Job
2022/06/23
After practicing medicine for several years and raising two children who were officially off to college, Dr. Melissa Sundermann decided it was time to pursue her own passions and expand her knowledge and scope of practice.  While she loved being an internal medicine physician in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she wasn’t fulfilled by the revolving door aspect of the system - quick appointments, multiple patients, and prescription-based treatment.  So, Melissa did what we all do when we’re searching for an answer - she went to Google. Lo and behold, she discovered Lifestyle Medicine and knew instantly that she had found her calling - helping people treat and prevent diseases through the six pillars of lifestyle medicine: movement, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky behaviors, positive social connections, and of course a whole-foods plant predominant diet.  In this episode, she shares some of the advice and resources she gives to her patients who come in for lifestyle consultations and the great impact she is able to make in her patients’ lives. She also talks in-depth about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and the pillars of lifestyle medicine for women in perimenopause and menopause, and how she puts these pillars into practice in her own life.  Dr. Sundermann helps patients reach their health and longevity potential at any age and I know you’ll love her enthusiasm and zest for life. She is living her dream so that you can live yours. Episode Timestamps 3:20 Dr. Sundermann’s Introduction and a House Transitioning!  5:10 Dr. Sundermann’s inspiration for becoming a Doctor 8:30 What exactly does an Internal Medicine do? 13:45 Google to the Rescue! 22:20 The Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine - #1 Nutrition 23:05 #2 Movement  24:05 #3 Restorative Sleep 28:14 #4 Avoidance of Risky Behaviors - Smoking, Alcohol 29:10 #5 Stress Management - Managing Cortisol with Breathing Exercises 31:25 #6 Social Connection 32:40 Bonus #7 FRESH AIR 33:15 Promising research and advice for treating symptoms related to the perimenopause and menopause transition Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium . PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - How to Build an Endothelial Fortress and More
2022/06/16
In honor of Father’s Day, we're thrilled to welcome Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. back on the podcast to answer YOUR questions. He answers questions related to cholesterol, exercise, sodium, fat, atrial fibrillation, the best diagnostic tests, and – of course – how to build an ENDOTHELIUM FORTRESS. The best Father's Day gift is sharing the wisdom and knowledge of this pioneer so let’s get right to it. Episode Timestamps 4:50 It’s Showtime! 5:55 I’m 100% plant-based, but have high cholesterol. Do I still need statins? 8:30 What is the best diagnostic test to see if my arteries are clogged? 9:52 Question about sodium consumption. The data is so confusing! 12:50 What are the best heart health tests I should take at 50? 14:15 LPa - What is it, and how can I improve it? 16:00 How do I build an endothelial fortress and lower my triglycerides? 18:15 Atrial fibrillation - Can it be reversed via diet? 21:45 Could I potentially have familial hypercholesterolemia? 26:39 Talk about the role of fats in a plant-based diet. Aren't some fats healthy? 31:30 What is your opinion on meds for clotting and atrial fibrillation? 33:30 Could I impact familial hypercholesterolemia with a whole foods plant-based diet? 34:14 Opinions on cardio exercise? Can too much be bad? 37:00 Can my HDL be too high? 44:05 How can I best treat mild atherosclerosis? Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Order Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program Website PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods, and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Shane Martin - A Mississippi Dude Turned Plant-Based Blogger
2022/06/09
I’m excited to introduce you to a PLANTSTRONG brother, Shane Martin. A southern boy through and through, Shane was a football-loving kid, who was born and raised in Mississippi with stints along the way in Nashville, Georgia, Alabama, and other areas as a musician. Life’s demands and raising five children superseded his health and, over a span of several years, he found himself overweight, desperately out of shape, and miserable. He knew he needed to make changes but just wasn’t ready. Doctors even gave him plenty of warnings, but most went ignored. All of that changed when he watched “Forks over Knives” and read The Engine 2 Diet book. He went “cold kale,” picked up the plants, and transformed his life and career. Today, he is the founder and creator of recipes at his site shaneandsimple.com.  As he says, “I’m just your average, ordinary guy who makes plant-based cooking casual, easy, and delicious. I don’t use fancy equipment and I don’t use fancy ‘chef speak.’ I’m a normal dude who loves to cook and eat good food that happens to be completely plant-based. Well, this “ordinary dude” has done some extraordinary things for the whole-foods, plant-based revolution. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Shane and Simple Website PLANTSTRONG Foods  PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Julieanna Hever - Lose Weight for the Last Time
2022/06/02
We are living in chaotic and challenging times and so much feels out of our control. This week’s interview also comes at a perfect time because, in the midst of stress and uncertainty, Julieanna Hever invites you to choose yourself again and again, especially if you’re stuck in the cycle of stress eating, yo-yo dieting, and dizzying life schedules. As the O.G. plant-based dietitian, Julieanna has worked with thousands of clients to lose weight for the last time, and many of these lessons are found in her most recent book, The Choose You Now Diet. Rip and Julieanna discuss: Her ten tenets to sustainable weight loss Exactly how to calculate your goal weight and set a realistic timeframe for weight loss How to stop counting macros and calories, and start counting "days of deliciousness" Her "six daily threes" of must-have daily nutrition Why it's important to keep a journal and express gratitude Julieanna encourages you to be free of shame and guilt and, instead, replace it with joy and gratitude all while enjoying copious amounts of beautiful plant-based nutrition. We could all use a little more joy. Episode Timestamps 00:00 Welcome to Julieannaa, the OG plant-based dietitian 6:10 Her lifelong motivation for writing Choose You Now 12:07 The Modern Trifecta of Temptation - There’s nothing sexy about losing weight 15:20 Ten Tenets to Sustainable Weight Loss 15:57 Identifying Your Why 17:00 "Be a lighthouse instead of a tugboat" 19:00 Find your goal weight - Hamwi Calculator 20:54 Set a timeline 24:45 Eat a whole plant-based foods diet, avoid fatphobia, and stop counting macros 29:00 How to recognize true hunger and satiety 38:35 Don’t break the seal - know your triggers and learn how to avoid those tempting foods 42:15 Stop counting! 44:30 Set a schedule and embrace repetition 49:45 Monitor meal volume 51:50 Why Julieanna wants you to get on the scale daily 57:30 Rip digs into some of the mouth-watering recipes 1:03:25 Why Julieanna recommends a break from exercise when you’re trying to lose rapid-fire weight 1:06:09 The benefits of keeping a food journal 1:07:70 Maintenance Phase - getting off the roller coaster for good 1:11:05 Julieanna’s "Six Daily 3s" 1:18:00 How to enjoy a "day of deliciousness" - and stop having “cheat days” 1:20:10 Focus on the things you’re grateful for and write them down. Gratitude makes good things expand Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Julieanna Hever's Website Order Choose You Now Hamwi Weightloss Calculator PLANTSTRONG Foods - Check out our growing assortment of insanely delicious, 100% whole food plant-based products at plantstrongfoods.com. Save 10% off your first order with the code RIP10 PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Desiree Nielsen - Good for Your Gut
2022/05/26
Raise your hand if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, acid reflux, or other GI issues. Sadly, it seems like it’s just become part of our daily eating routine. Eat crappy (no pun intended) food, feel terrible, take a pill, get some relief, and do it all over again. You can start to break that painful cycle when you begin consuming more nourishing plant foods with, you guessed it – FIBER.  In her latest book, Good for Your Gut, registered dietitian, Desiree Nielsen, shares how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies— from movement to managing stress—for a truly PLANTSTRONG approach to health and wellness. From a nutrition perspective, Desiree explains the gut health and mind/body connection and shares some of her favorite (and creative) recipes to help protect, soothe, and heal your gut health. Desiree even shares her “Big Three” vital foods to include every day for a healthy gut.  It’s becoming obvious just how important overall gut health is for everyone, even if you don’t suffer from GI issues. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body, a healthy mind, and an iron-clad immune system.  About Desiree Nielsen Desiree is a registered dietitian with a focus on plant-based nutrition and gut health, host of The Allsorts Podcast, and author of Good For Your Gut, a cookbook on digestive health. Her practice focus is complex, chronic digestive and inflammatory disease and plant-based approaches to optimal health.   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Desiree’s Website Desiree’s Instagram Order Good for Your Gut PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. Save 10% off your first order with the code RIP10. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Building a Golden Gut with Dr. B
2022/05/19
Dr. B is back! That’s right. Everyone’s favorite fiber-loving broc-star, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, is back to celebrate the release of his latest book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook: Inspiring Plant-Based Recipes to Turbocharge Your Health. Dr. B burst onto the scene just a few years ago when his book, Fiber Fueled, hit the New York Times Best Sellers List. This groundbreaking book was a guide to optimizing the gut microbiome and improving your health through a diet rich in diverse fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes.  His new book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook, goes the extra mile and tells you HOW to train your gut to take on more fabulous fiber with delicious recipes and meal ideas. He even lays out a personalized GROWTH strategy for understanding common gut issues and how to treat them effectively.  Don’t be one of the 19 out of 20 people who are fiber deficient. Train your gut the right way and stop fearing the foods that could help you the most. About Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI, (a.k.a. Dr. B) is a board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. Every day, he helps patients and members of his #plantfed community bounce back from restrictive and over-hyped diets, and into a whole new way of living and eating that produces the results they really want…permanently. At the core of his philosophy is what he calls “lifestyle medicine,” that uses food, exercise, and other lifestyle factors to optimize your gut, get you back in control of your health. Through Fiber Fueled and his free tools, Dr. B breaks it down for you, piece by digestible piece, so you can take the simple steps that will help you create incredible shifts in your digestion, symptoms, and life. Episode Timestamps 14:40 Dr. B explains the Fiber Paradox 18:00 Difficulties when you try to introduce fiber into your diet - empowering you with an understanding of what’s actually happening 20:00 Understanding that your gut is adaptable - stop fearing the foods that could help you 23:30 Dr. B’s insightful thoughts on a meat-only diet  24:45 The many benefits of fiber for health and disease prevention 29:25 Why you need a diversity of plants in your diet  31:10 Addressing common food intolerances like celiac and constipation with a GROWTH strategy - G = Genesis - getting to the root cause of the issue 37:10 Dr. B’s definition and symptoms of constipation  46:00 Symptoms of gall bladder issues 48:00 If you have mild constipation, crank up fiber, drink water, and take your poop for a walk - fiber, hydration, and movement 50:00 Getting things moving with magnesium 53:00 GROWTH Strategy - R-O-W = Restrict, Observe, Work it Back In 54:38 T = Train Your Gut - Like an athlete, you can train your gut to take on more fiber. When your gut is hurt, you can either restrict it completely, or you can build up to it 1:00:00 Prebiotics - Fiber, polyphenols, resistant starches — legumes and whole grains have all three of these 1:03:00 How many pounds of beans does the average American consume per year? 1:04:00 How much cheese does the average American consume per year? 1:05:00 GROWTH strategy - H = Holistic Healing 1:07:45 Does exercise impact gut health? 1:09:50 Dr. B wants you to become Mic Jagger - Eat at least 30 different types of plant-based foods per week 1:15:45 Gut health game-changers:  fermented foods and sprouts - the many paths to a healthy gut and diet 1:21:45 Rip previews some of Dr. B’s recipes   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Dr. B’s Website - The PlantFed Gut Dr. B’s Instagram Order The Fiber-Fueled Cookbook PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium . PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursin
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Chef AJ Shares the REAL Secrets of Weight Loss
2022/05/12
Rip sings, dances, and raps with the legendary Chef AJ as they celebrate the 10th anniversary and re-release of her book, “Unprocessed - Revitalize Your Health with Whole Foods.” Chef AJ shares: Memories of meeting the Esselstyns for the first time Her early TV appearances on Johnny Carson and the Gong Show as a comedian How she accidentally created a daily YouTube talk show at the start of the pandemic that is now nearing 1000 daily live episodes! Her own difficult health journey that is both gut-wrenching and inspiring for anyone seeking lasting change Creating sustainable weight loss and why every day should be a "treat day" Why calorie density unlocks the key to a healthy weight Her favorite kitchen utensils and meals Through humor, stories, and her gorgeous recipes, she knows how to educate about sustainable weight loss in a way that is both simple and yet so profound.  Episode Timestamps 10:45 Chef AJ’s Pandemic Pivot into a YouTube Star 13:40 Want to hear AJ's phone message? 15:10 What was it like to appear on Johnny Carson and the Gong Show? 18:50 Why Chef AJ prefers “plant-exclusive” over “plant-based” 20:38 The 10th Anniversary of Unprocessed is now available! What's new?  25:30 Chef AJ’s emotional backstory 31:20 Does she *really *love to cook? 34:14 Her Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss and Calorie Density Explanation 44:35 Rip and Chef AJ talk about The C’s of Ultimate Weight Loss Success  46:20 Finding the Why that Makes You Cry 50:22 Consistency - “You don’t need a cheat day because every day is a treat day.” 53:05 Compliance or adherence 54:45 Community - finding a buddy or a coach 1:01:10 What are Chef AJ’s must-haves for the kitchen? 1:04:00 What Chef AJ eats in a day 1:20:00 Her personal favorite recipes Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Chef AJ's Website Chef AJ's YouTube Channel Order the new edition of "Unprocessed" PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Alan Goldhamer, D.C. - Is Water Fasting for You?
2022/05/05
We’ve created a society that makes everything so simple. With the push of a button, we can have highly-processed food, entertainment, and all of the excess we can handle (and even some we can’t). This has led to unprecedented levels of disease, despair, and death. We are caught in the pleasure trap. But there is good news. We DO have the power to override these temptations and allow our bodies to heal. In November 1984, Dr. Alan Goldhamer opened the True North Health Center. They create a health-promoting environment through an SOS-Free Diet (that’s salt, oil, and sugar) and water-only fasting. As you can imagine, this monitored approach to healing was once seen as complete quackery. Today? Because of the data, peer-reviewed studies, and astonishing results, fasting, and fasting-mimicking diets are now considered mainstream. Today, Dr. Goldhamer explains how and why it really is healthy to give your body a chance to rest, reboot, and break some of those physiological addictive behaviors that are keeping us sick. Episode Timestamps 00:00-06:45 Introduction to Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of True North Health Center 09:00 What exactly is intermittent fasting? 12:15 Origins of True North and Dr. Goldhamer's friendship with Dr. Doug Lisle 19:15 Emerging data showing benefits of fasting in healthy people as disease prevention 19:56 What is an SOS-Free diet? 23:10 93% of our food is WHAT??? 24:00 What is the pleasure trap, and why were we born to seek pleasure? 29:24 What is The Law of Satiation and how does it affect our eating habits? 36:15 Promising research of fasting implications on tumor growth 37:10 Is there a special type of water consumed when fasting? 37:56 Unique physiological effects of water-only fasting 40:48 The Motivational Triad and how The Pleasure Trap still holds up today 44:30 Why it's vital to rest when fasting 48:00 Dr. Goldhamer's opinion on keto and paleo diets 50:35 What really motivates people to make a change? 53:00 How do you keep people on plan and remain compliant? 58:00 Recommended supplements from Dr. Goldhamer 1:00:48 Organic vs. Conventional foods? 1:03:04 Does Dr. Goldhamer fast? 1:05:18 Fasting impacts on Autoimmune disease Episode Resources Episode Webpage Watch the Episode on YouTube True North Health Center Website True North Health Foundation - Advancing knowledge and awareness of therapeutic water-only fasting PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official plantstrong foods including pizza crusts, granolas, cereals, popcorn, soups, chilis, and broths! Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
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Ep. 141: Chef Stephanie Michalak White - School is in Session with this Rockstar Plant-Based Chef
2022/04/28
One of our favorite quotes on the PLANTSTRONG team is, “It’s the Food, It’s the Food. It’s the Food!”  Well, today, it really is all about the food with guest, Chef Stephanie Michalak White - Lead Chef Instructor of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Plant-Based Degree Program.  From an early age, Stephanie was inspired and motivated to make a difference in the food industry. She's worked in a variety of establishments, including small businesses, pop-ups, catering, and farm-to-table restaurants. Not only is she passionate about cooking plantstrong food, but she’s also equally passionate about sustainability, ending food insecurities, and optimizing self-care - which are things we at PLANTSTRONG care deeply about. Today, she shares with us some of her favorite grains, green leafies, veggies, must-have tools, and appliances for any kitchen, and she even shares a special recipe for her sweet potato brownies! It’s a fun foodie chat with one of the most sought-after chefs and culinary instructors in the plant-based space. Episode Timestamps 04:15 Welcome to Stephanie and the origins of her unique maiden name 06:05 How her love of plants started with her grandparents 09:45 When and why Stephanie was motivated to become vegan 19:08 Chef Stephanie’s area of focus on food insecurities in higher education 24:50 How she landed at Escoffier and the genesis of their plant-based culinary program? 26:55 How are the online courses being received and the many benefits of online education 29:08 Diversity of demographics at Escoffier and the plant-based program 30:11 Who was Auguste Escoffier? Father of Modern Cooking - History of the School of Culinary Arts 32:22 Why do people become chefs? 36:20 Chef Stephanie’s recommendations on basic cooking utensils for every kitchen 39:40 Stephanie gives Rip eggplant-inspired ideas (his least-favorite veg!) 42:41 Favorite squashes, rice, grains, and leafy greens 51:50 How would Chef Stephanie cook for firefighters? 54:00 Stephanie’s Sweet-Potato brownie recipe 56:10 Mango love and how best to cut and peel those tough fruits 59:45 Making Stephanie choose between chicken, cheese, or eggs! 1:01:57 How to keep plant-based food economical 1:05:00 Reducing excessive amounts of sodium in cooking 1:10:10 Favorite sweeteners and sugars for baking and cooking   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Email for Chef Stephanie: smichalak@staff.escoffier.edu Chef Stephanie's Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - A lifetime and transformative vacation awaits PLANTSTRONG Coaching - Our PLANTSTRONG Coaching Program is designed to help you to apply the principles of whole food, plant-based nutrition: removing all animal products, oil, refined sugar, and excess sodium from your eating plan. In addition, we will provide dozens of tools to elevate and accelerate your success while surrounding you with one fiercely supportive and nurturing community.  PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official plantstrong foods including pizza crusts, granolas, cereals, popcorn, soups, chilis and broths! Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
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John Robbins - Ditching Gold for the Truth
2022/04/21
John Robbins is an absolute trailblazer whose story and mission really go beyond the kale. Imagine being born into incredible wealth - private schools, country clubs, a 14,000 square foot home with multiple three-car garages, and family yachts at your fingertips. Now, imagine walking away from that extravagant life on purpose and with a purpose. John Robbins followed the call of his conscience and walked away from the family business, the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream empire, and moved to a remote island seeking greater purpose and meaning in life. He knew he wanted to be in service to mother earth and the planet. His first book, the 1987 Diet for a New America was truly groundbreaking and decades ahead of its time. It was and is one of the quintessential books that tie together the impact of foods on your health, your happiness, and the planet. John has gone on to write nine books and, today, he shares stories about a few of those, including, The New Good Life- Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. His life stories run the gamut of emotions from heartbreaking and joyful, to educational and inspirational. John Robbins has chosen compassion over consumption at every turn and, after today’s episode, you’ll be more than inspired to do the same. Episode Highlights 7:50 John had polio as a child - how he adapted and 'muscled up' for vitality and strength 12:05 John’s Baskin Robbins origin story - how he followed the call of his conscience 15:45 John questions the link between the poor health of his family and the ice cream empire 20:00 How a chance book recommendation from his father's cardiologist changed everything for John’s father’s health and their broken relationship 33:50 Why he headed to a remote island with his wife to start fresh 44:30 How Diet for a New America Launched the modern health food movement 49:59 What happened when “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” wanted to interview John 1:00:00 John’s Book - The New Good Life backstory and how John lost his own money in an investment nightmare 1:08:15 Genesis of the Food Revolution Summit with Ocean and John Robbins - The Largest Gathering of Food Conscious People on the Planet 1:36:10 Why and how John remains hopeful in these tumultuous times Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page Join the FREE Food Revolution Summit - Starting Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official plantstrong foods including pizza crusts, granolas, cereals, popcorn, soups, chilis and broths! Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, retreats, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs
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Chris Wark - Beat Cancer in the Kitchen
2022/04/14
We welcome author, cancer survivor, and healthy-eating coach, Chris Wark, back for his second appearance on the PLANTSTRONG Podcast.  In 2003 at the age of 26, Chris was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. After surgery, he opted OUT of chemotherapy for treatment and, instead, turned to nutrition to promote his healing. Instead of pumping chemo drugs into his body, he pumped in as many anti-cancer foods as he could and turned his body into a nutritional powerhouse. It’s been almost 20 years, Chris and his family are doing great, and he's written three books about his journey and life's work. Today, Chris discusses the science, background, and some of those life-saving recipes from his latest book, Beat Cancer Kitchen, co-written with his wife, Micah. This gorgeous book features whole-food, plant-based recipes that appeal to the whole family, whether you are healing from cancer, are actively trying to prevent it, or just simply seeking a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones. You’ll learn: The dangers and carcinogenic effects of meat and animal products The lack of evidence and results for experimental diets, like the carnivore, paleo, and keto diets Why weight loss is conflated with health Any foods in the plant-based space to avoid? Highlights of some of his cancer-fighting recipes As you'll hear, Chris’s life work is to: Inspire you to believe you can get well Provide the evidence and science to support it Give you the confidence to take action on sustainable change.  You have so much personal power over your health and it starts in the kitchen. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page Chris Beat Cancer Website and Resources Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members   PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official plantstrong foods including our new multigrain flakes, cereal that is going to knock your socks off. You know I love Rip’s Big Bowl for breakfast, but this new cereal is so crunchy and so satisfying, it just might steal the show! Go check it out - we’re offering two packs for a limited time Our PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat from October 10th-15th, has just been approved and accredited for 21.25 Continuing Medical Education hours for Physicians and Physician Assistants, AND 21.25 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses! Jointly provided by PLANTSTRONG and the Mountain Area Health Education Center - we are thrilled to offer these CMEs and CEUs as part of our October registration fees. If you are a healthcare provider, please join us in Sedona this fall and learn how you can level up with your nutrition both personally and professionally. Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, retreats, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs  
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Dr. Heather Shenkman - Treating Cardiac Disease from the Heart
2022/04/07
Dr. Heather Shenkman has known she wanted to be a doctor since she was a young girl and today, she’s one of the top Interventional Cardiologists in the country. You see, while Heather does perform complex angioplasties and other surgeries to open up clogged coronary arteries, she prefers to help her patients reduce their risk of heart disease through not only medication, but also a healthy lifestyle, including a whole-foods, plant-based diet and regular exercise. Heather herself has been plantstrong since 2005 and her book, “The Vegan Heart Doctor’s Guide to Reversing Heart Disease, Losing Weight, and Reclaiming Your Life” outlines her simple path to reclaiming and living a full and active lifestyle. Not only do we discuss facts about blood pressure, heart disease, and statins, but we also discuss specific lifestyle changes to help you become PLANTSTRONG with your whole heart. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page Dr. Heather Shenkman Website Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Perhaps our most powerful tool - the PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner is packed with hundreds of our favorite whole foods plant-based recipes and your membership allows you to curate a personal collection of menus so your family favorites are always at your fingertips. The integrated grocery list makes shopping a snap and our meal planning experts are on hand seven days a week to answer questions to chat about food. Save $10 off the annual membership with the code PLANTSTRONG PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official plantstrong foods including pizza crusts, granolas, cereals, popcorn, soups, chilis and broths! Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs
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Tricia Grey 2022/06/18
Wonderful podcast!
I had the pleasure of meeting Rip at an immersion event this year. I love this podcast because it keeps me inspired and I always learn so much. The e...
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audliz 2022/06/12
Informative and Helpful
This podcast keeps me on track to stay healthy. I met Rip in 2011, did the 28 day challenge, dropped my cholesterol by 50 and haven’t looked back! I ...
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Michele from Gyre Bodyworks 2022/05/26
Awesome Podcast
Over the past few months, I have listened to every episode of your podcast, a few I listened to twice. The guests were all great and Rip is a wonderfu...
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VFDirector 2022/04/26
LOVE THIS PODCAST!
I’ve listened to EVERY episode and absolutely love everything I’ve learned here! My plant based journey began in January 2020, just before the pandem...
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montanatrucker 2022/05/12
I’m not a pineapple
By far one of my most favorite podcasts! But would you please stop calling me a pineapple or a papaya? And have you noticed that your sign off at the ...
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DHCooks 2022/04/20
The best plant-based podcast I’ve found so far
The only thing that would make this podcast better is if you put the newest episodes on top so I don’t have to scroll around to find the newest episod...
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Deeeev 2022/04/18
Great Podcast
I’ve been binging this podcast the last couple weeks. I like it a lot. I like Rip and his family. I don’t think any of his episodes are bad, but ...
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California vegan 2022/04/08
Keeps me on track
Rip always has interesting guests who give good information on the whys and how’s to live the plant based lifestyle. Highly recommended.
Sappyrunner 2022/04/01
Not Pretentious- Solid and Personable
Unlike some in the vegan or plant-based space, Rip is down-to-earth and so approachable, especially in his desire to make Plantstrong a simple choice....
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It failed. 2022/03/17
Myth
I love information about healthy eating. But this podcast tends to perpetuate the myth that any condition can be cured by diet. We all know that heart...
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