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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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We hear the phrase, “metabolic health” a lot, but do we really know what that means? And, more importantly, how much do we understand the massive impact that metabolic health has on literally every system of our body?Today, we explore that line of thinking with Dr. Casey Means.Casey was trained as an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, but in recent years, she has become a self-proclaimed “Food as Medicine” evangelist. Why would she make such a drastic change in a successful budding career? Well, as you’ll hear today, Dr. Means (like most doctors) pursued medicine in order to help people, but started realizing that most illnesses - even those she was treating as an ENT surgeon– came back to a person’s level of inflammation and poor metabolic health.  So, as a surgeon, she was playing the proverbial “whack-a-mole” with the problems but never identifying the root causation. Now, she’s on a mission to create a healthier world through her company, LEVELS Health - a continuous glucose monitor company - along with her upcoming book, Good Energy.Today, we focus our conversation on exactly what metabolic health really means, as well as the Nine Elements of Metabolic Health. Casey also discusses the importance of metabolic health as it relates to exercise and sexual health.About Casey Means, MD Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician and Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’s perspective has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker, Men's Health, Women's Health, and more.Episode ResourcesWatch the Episode on YouTubeEpisode WebpageUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/...
Our stress levels are high and food is in abundance during the holidays! How can you possibly stay on track with the many temptations? Join Rip and health coach Cyd Notter as they discuss four ways to stay on track during the holiday season. The key to staying motivated just might be right between your ears!Watch the Original Broadcast on YouTubeEpisode WebpageUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
Grief is an interesting thing, isn’t it? Sometimes a loss is overwhelming and debilitating. Other times, grief spurs us into action and advocacy.That’s the story of Maxime Sigouin.After Maxime's fiancée passed away from breast cancer seven years ago, he made it his mission to help others "disease-proof" their bodies with a whole foods, plant-based diet and consistent training. The transformations of his Fit Vegan clients are nothing short of inspirational. "Taking imperfect action," he says, "is better than no action at all." Today, he shares his tips for daily success in business and life.Episode WebpageWatch on YouTubeFit Vegan Coaching WebsiteUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
Currently there are 37 million people in the United States with diabetes and another 96 million Americans who are currently pre-diabetic - and the vast majority of those people aren’t even aware of it. About 70% of those cases of pre-diabetes will turn into diabetes unless the progression of the disease has stopped.Unfortunately, the U.S. healthcare system isn’t designed to prevent and reverse until it’s too late, and THIS is the impetus for today’s discussion.We’re in need of a Type 2 Diabetes Revolution and leading that charge are the authors who wrote the book with the same title- Jose Tejero and Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDES. As you’ll hear today, Diana, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, along with Exercise Physiologist, Jose Tejero, want to help you achieve non-diabetic blood sugar levels while enjoying carbohydrates (yes, carbs), along with copious amounts of other delicious, plant foods.Their book and philosophy focus on the reversal of insulin resistance - which is the root cause of high blood sugar and their approach and meal plans have successfully helped individuals reduce their A1c and fasting blood sugar, lower their need for medications, and gain a deep understanding of health and nutrition.Even if you don’t have high blood sugar, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes, perhaps you have a loved one who does and may find it useful for the deep information dive and decadent recipes. We owe it to ourselves and our society to join this revolution together. About the AuthorsDiana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDCES, is a nationally-recognized Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist and holds her Master's in Nutrition Science & Policy. In 2019, Diana co-founded Reversing T2D, a digital health platform that helps individuals reverse, manage, and prevent pre- and type 2 diabetes. Reversing T2D uses an integrative approach to tackle diabetes focusing on plant-based nutrition, exercise, and mindset. Diana's previous books include Drinking for Two and Mocktail Party.Jose Tejero is an exercise physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science and is the co-founder of Reversing T2D. He has worked alongside nutrition experts and plant-based physicians who treat chronic illnesses, including type 2 diabetes. He observed the positive impact that plant-based diets had on the health of their patients and decided that he would dedicate his career to promoting the benefits of this diet. Jose is passionate about guiding people on the path of developing a healthy lifestyle.Episode ResourcesWatch the Episode on YouTubeEpisode WebpageVisit the Type 2 Diabetes Revolution websiteOrder The Type 2 Diabetes Revolution BookBerry Almond Rip's Big Bowl is Back! Cornbread is Back! Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow...
Darin Olien is the New York Times best-selling author of SuperLife and host with Zac Efron of the hit Netflix series “Down to Earth,” but it’s his most recent work that may leave the biggest impact.In his latest book, Fatal Conveniences, Olien explores some of the toxic products and harmful habits that are making us sick―and provides alternatives that are simple, non-toxic, and life-enhancing.He calls them “fatal conveniences” because so many of these things are so ingrained in our daily lives - our toothpaste and deodorant, sunscreen, laundry detergent, cosmetics, and so much more. Darin sheds light on the fact that so many of these products are smothered in toxic chemicals, causing our planet and our bodies harm with conditions like chemical sensitivities, allergies, and autoimmune disorders.Listen with an open mind and come away with ideas and alternatives to make your own lives healthier and less toxic. As Darin says today, “The more we awaken to making better choices, the more we can have agency to make change. Now that you know, you can do something about it.” About Darin OlienDarin Olien is co-host with Zac Efron on the widely popular Netflix docu-series called “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” and host of the top 20 ranked podcast The Darin Olien Show.Darin is also a highly recognized exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and author of the book, “SuperLife: The Five Fixes that Will Keep You Healthy, fit, and Eternally Awesome.” Darin worked with fitness-company Beachbody to formulate one of the top superfoods shakes in the USA a whole-food supplement called, “Shakeology”, as well as the plant based, “Ultimate Reset 21-day” detoxification program. Darin is one of the founders of Barukas™, a new super nut from the Savannah “Cerrado” of Brazil. Through sustainable business practices, the company is committed to supporting this important biome by planting 20 million Baruzeita trees. Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition and a Masters in Psychology. Learn more about Darin HERE.Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/...
If you've followed the PLANTSTRONG Podcast, no doubt you're familiar with Robby Barbaro, one of the founders of Mastering Diabetes and now, an official IRONMAN triathlon finisher!If you don’t know, an IRONMAN is a one-day triathlon where you swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run a marathon! Crazy, right?! It's even more awesome since Robby did it as a plant-based, Type 1 diabetic.In this episode, Rip and Robby talk about how he trained, fueled, and monitored his glucose during training and racing. They also talk about his mindset and training process, as he essentially started from ground zero as a triathlete. As Robby says, you can always become a happier and better version of yourself and that’s exactly what he did. He found an area in his life he wasn’t happy with, and sought to make big changes. We invite all of you to do it too, no matter what your goals happen to be. (and believe me, it doesn’t have to be an IRONMAN!) About Robby BarbaroRobby Barbaro, MPH graduated from the University of Florida and is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full-time.Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and has been living this lifestyle since 2006. In that time, while eating pounds of fruit every day, his HbA1c value has never exceeded 6.4%, and his blood glucose has been stable and easy to manage.He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at Whole Foods Global Headquarters, VegFest LA, Plant-Stock, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, Healthline, Medical Medium, Vice, Thrive Magazine, Diet Fiction, Thrive Global, BestLife and the wildly popular podcasts Plant Proof and Nutrition Rounds, and is the author of the book Mastering Diabetes with Cyrus...
Kate Galli is an Australian-based health coach, personal trainer, podcaster, and author. Today, she shares her journey to a plant-based lifestyle and discusses her book, The Plant Positive Journal, which focuses on self-care and creating lasting positive habit change. In her early days as a vegetarian coach and trainer in the “bro gym culture,” Kate admits that she was focused heavily on macros and protein, sometimes eating up to 20 egg whites a day. After switching completely to a whole-foods, plant-based diet, she is now happier, healthier, and more well-rounded in her nutrition and training, focusing instead on micronutrients, fiber, and plenty of fruits, vegetables, and legumes.Today, she and Rip emphasize the importance of leading with love instead of anger and she shares her “ABC” process for transitioning to a more positive mindset:AwarenessBrainstorm Commitment They also talk through her “Seven-Step Guide to Cultivating Self-Care in a Vegan, Plant-based Lifestyle,” which includes prioritizing positive self-talk, aligning choices with values, committing to healthy habits, setting boundaries and prioritizing time with loved ones, as well as the benefits of a digital detox and having realistic expectations of ourselves and others. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into self-care, mindset, and nutrition in a plant-based lifestyle, and encourages listeners to embrace compassion and positivity in their journey.About Kate GalliKate is qualified as a Master Personal Trainer, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and has also completed the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program. Kate first got into fitness as a way to transform her body and confidence. She has spent 17 years helping thousands of individuals sculpt a body and life they love and over the past seven years has focused on Vegan Health Coaching as one of the most powerful ways to advocate for animals is to be fit, strong, and healthy.Her vision: To create a fit, strong, happy, healthy, compassionate vegan world.On an actionable level, Kate's intention is: to help you create the Mindset that makes your best eating and exercising choices simple and sustainable.Episode ResourcesUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple Podcastsa...
Nisha Vora was raised in a traditional vegetarian Indian household, went to undergrad at Berkeley, Harvard Law School, and then worked as a corporate lawyer for a few years in New York City.It didn’t take long for her to realize that this was NOT what she wanted to do because, even as a young girl, Nisha loved food and cooking. She was the girl who would watch cooking shows on TV and take cooking classes for fun. And, as a corporate lawyer, she definitely didn’t have time for cooking and she wasn’t having any fun.So, in 2016, after binge-watching food documentaries all weekend long, Nisha became fully plant-based and started a food blog side hustle – rainbowplantlfe.com. That “side” hustle has now become a full-time career as she teaches her one million YouTube subscribers how to be better cooks and consume fewer animals. In 2019, she released her first book,  The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Wholesome Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes and that’s what we dive into today. People are so intimidated by this wildly popular kitchen tool and she breaks it down, teaches us how to start simple, and then shows us the magic you can create with the Instant Pot. Rip and Nisha discuss:Her parent’s reaction when she told them she was leaving her law career to become a food bloggerTransitioning from Instagram to her own food blogHer personal journey from vegetarianism to veganismExploring the versatility of the Instant Pot and why she wanted to write this bookHow to start with the basics of Instant Pot cookingHer unique approach to cookingA sample of delicious recipes from the book including breakfasts, veggies, soups/curries, and comfort foodsUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
In 2006, young entrepreneur, Daniel Staackmann, took out a home equity line of credit and started Upton’s Naturals in his hometown of Chicago. He placed his money on seitan and in his 17 years of business, that gamble has clearly paid off. Upton’s Naturals is the #1 selling brand of seitan in the United States and their products are sold in thousands of stores throughout the United States and beyond. Dan, a 30-year ethical vegan, prides himself on being the sole proprietor of his company and his slow growth model has allowed him to avoid so many of the landmines and pitfalls of the food industry as a whole. Today, he and Rip share the many intricacies of running a food line from labeling, brand name, sourcing ingredients, getting placement on shelves, growth strategies, and so much more. It’s an insightful peek behind the curtain on the food industry and the amount of work and passion it takes to bring delicious food from concept to shelves everywhere! Rip and Dan discuss:The humble (and personal) beginnings of Upton’s Naturals in 2006 and Dan’s “Do It Yourself” approach to entrepreneurshipHow he came up with the unique company nameWhy he chose seitan as his main product?His biggest wins as a young entrepreneurHow his “slow growth” model has benefitted his business and his personalityThe nutritional value of meat alternatives and why Upton’s branched out into soups, jackfruit, and fava as brand extensionsHow remaining sole proprietor has allowed him to maintain control and avoid the "minefields" of the food industry.His vision for the future of Uptons and other expansionsUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845 Watch the Episode on YouTubeFollow Upton’s Naturals on Instagram
Twelve years ago, on the tail of the success of his book The Engine 2 Diet, Rip visited small-town America - Mercersburg, Pennsylvania - with the good news about plants. Dr. Elizabeth George, a local doctor in Mercersburg, was also on a mission to help the residents of her small dairyland town make healthier food and lifestyle choices. She heard about Engine 2 and invited Rip to come to town and speak at restaurants, churches, and even the local high school - challenging them to the Engine 2 28-Day Challenge.Not surprisingly, he was met with mixed reactions and a healthy dose of farm-raised skepticism.For the people who took part, the results were explosive. Luckily, Rip brought along a film crew to capture it all. And…last year, this same crew followed up with Dr. Liz and some of those residents to see how they were doing 12 years later. The result is this new film, PLANTSTRONG Legacy: 12 Years of Wellness.So, today, we bring you a wonderful interview with Dr. Liz George and the filmmaker, Jeff Nelson, as we celebrate the release of this movie and catch up on those days when we were driving around Mercersburg spreading the good news about plants!Watch the episode on YouTubeWatch the FilmEpisode WebpageUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. ...
The news is out and the headlines are clear - drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy DO help people lose weight and they have become "the next big thing" for weight loss.But, questions remain: How do they work? What long-term impacts will these have on health? Are they really helping the underlying cause of obesity and disease? Is it enough just to lose the weight? Will these drugs actually improve our health in the same way that a whole food plant-based diet can?Rip welcomes evolutionary psychologist, Dr. Doug Lisle, back to the podcast to discuss his thoughts on these new weight loss drugs and why they may or may not be a panacea for improved health. They discuss:The correlation between obesity and disease processesThe underlying cause of obesityPros and Cons of weight loss drugsWhy people struggle to change their behavior even when they know betterThe importance of making your environment look like your goalsListener Question: recovering from medical cannabis withdrawalListener Question: Can a whole food plant-based diet cure schizophrenia?Dr. Doug's thoughts on screen time and social media influenceUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845 Watch the original episode on YouTubeArticle in NY Times by Gina Kolata referenced in episode
Rip welcomes Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, “The Joyful Vegan,” to the PLANTSTRONG Podcast for a long overdue celebration of the massive growth and interest in all things plant-based - especially in the 15-20 years. An empath and advocate her whole life, Patrick-Goudreau, first began her life’s purpose and awakening at age 19 after reading John Robbins’ Diet for a New America and then later, Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by investigative journalist Gail Eisnitz. This awakening led to her life’s work, which now includes multiple books, podcasts, radio/TV appearances, cooking classes, and group vegan trips around the world. She and Rip discuss:Her Awareness, Sensitivity, and Compassion toward animal suffering as a young girlFinding a Balance in Activism and Emotional Well-beingBeing a Joyful Vegan: Finding Wonder and Gratitude in VeganismStruggles and Difficulties of Coming Out as Vegan to FamilyDeveloping Empathic Communication SkillsManaging Emotions and Compassion in Difficult InteractionsThe Power of Openness, Vulnerability, and Compassion in ConversationsFinding a Balance between Belonging vs. Staying True to ValuesOvercoming Challenges in Relationships with Different DietsEffective Advocacy and Communication in Relationships“Eating the Rainbow” and Exploring Different Phytochemicals and Their ColorsExploring Culinary Delights in France and Italy with her Joyful Vegan TripsHer Passion for History and What it Can Teach Us About the Present If you’re a fan of Colleen’s, then, of course, you’ll love this episode. If you’re not familiar with Colleen and her work, prepare to be impacted by her deep, deep compassion and empathy for all of life, and especially how to help others in their own transitions. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, affectionately known as the joyful vegan, is a recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully. A long-time animal advocate and vegan, Patrick-Goudreau is a bestselling author of seven books, an acclaimed speaker, producer of one of the longest-running podcasts, a regular contributor to National Public Radio, and the host of luxury vegan trips around the world. She can be found at JoyfulVegan.com.Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple Podcastsa...
In the ever-changing world of “celebrity culture," it's hard to find someone so resolute about their activism as Moby. He's had undeniable staying power on the music scene, but it’s his vegan activism that has left the most lasting impression.Moby went vegan in 1987 and remains an ardent supporter of animal rights, climate change advocacy, and humanitarian aid. He is also the author of several books, including memoirs and vegan cookbooks. Moby, without question, is one of the most prolific and thoughtful thinkers on the planet and he and his co-host Lindsay Hicks recently started The Moby Pod to provide even more insight into their advocacy work.Lindsay Hicks, like her pal Moby, is also an environmentalist and sustainability expert. On the Moby Pod, they discuss a wide range of topics with humor and humility, providing their unique perspectives on the entertainment industry, animal activism, and beyond. In fact, recent episodes have featured everything from guest, Dan Buettner, to writing songs…and even a little paranormal chat! Episode WebpageView the Episode on YouTubeUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
If you believe in a divine purpose, then get ready for an important show. The Daniel Fast is a scripture-based program that chronicles the story of Daniel from the Old Testament who “refused to eat the King’s Diet” of rich and indulgent food. Instead, in order to stay strong in body and mind, he subsisted and thrived on vegetables and water - or what we may refer to these days as a whole food, plant-based diet.  Today, modern-day Daniel Fasts are conducted all over the world and that’s what brought my two guests together.Gigi Carter and Sersie Blue know the best way to live out their divine purpose with excellence is to be healthy and also help others who are on their own journeys.Their first book, Daniel Fast - Why You Should Only Do It Once hits bookshelves everywhere on September 8th, and we're lucky enough to hear how they were called to eat the foods that serve their divine purpose - plants, of course!Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845 Healthy for My Purpose - Learn More About Gigi and SersieView the Episode on YouTube
In 2021, Dr. Sandra Musial gave up a private practice and teaching career to go ALL-IN with what she loves most - helping people transition to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.She and other plant-based physicians started Plant Docs Providence to provide classes, education, and consultations to the public and medical professionals about how whole food, plant-based nutrition can prevent, improve, and reverse chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and certain cancers.Today, she and Rip discuss:Her Ukrainian roots and why she wanted to pursue medicineWhy she become a pediatrician to work with childrenWhat or who inspired Sandy to pursue plant-based nutritionThe rewards and challenges of working with children and their fammiliesThe dedication and outcomes of starting an obesity clinic and a food garden at Hasbro Children’s HospitalWhen she knew it was time to go all-in on plant-based nutrition educationHow Plant Docs found a home at Plant City in Providence, Rhode IslandUpcoming programs at Plant CityThis career transition hasn’t come without risk, but when you pursue what you believe, the risk also comes with high-reward when you KNOW you’re making a difference in the lives of motivated people. Sandra Musial, MD is a physician specializing in food as medicine who is dedicated to preserving health and reversing lifestyle-related chronic disease through whole, plant-based nutrition. Sandy earned a BS degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire, and an MD degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has worked in a private pediatric practice and at Hasbro Children's Hospital teaching the pediatric residents and medical students from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a Culinary Coach from Harvard’s CHEF Coaching program, has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell, and a Health Coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. Sandy is board certified in Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine and started an obesity clinic and the first vegetable garden at Hasbro. Though she has witnessed the healing power of conventional medicine, she has also seen its limitations, especially with regard to disease prevention through healthy nutrition. Sandy started the nonprofit Plant Docs as an avenue for people to learn about the power of plant-based nutrition to improve health.Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an Episodea...
After this interview, I promise you’ll want to load up the family and head east to Providence, Rhode Island! Over eight years ago now, Kim Anderson and her family watched “Forks Over Knives” and “Cowspiracy” and felt an IMMEDIATE responsibility to educate others and inspire change. They hosted movie nights and dinners where hundreds would come to enjoy a delicious plant-based meal, but the refrain they kept hearing was, “It’s a shame I can’t eat my values and my health when I go out to eat.”  There just weren’t many plant-based options.That changed when Kim and her family opened Plant City, the world’s first plant-based food hall and marketplace in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Packed with multiple restaurants (including Mexican, sushi, Italian, and burgers), Plant City also features a bakery, coffee shop, and a vast community space packed with monthly educational programs and cooking classes.Today, she and Rip discuss:The genesis and inspiration behind Plant CityHer personal journey to plants, inspired by her son How this experienced entrepreneur with no restaurant experience brought her vision to life with internationally acclaimed chef, Matthew KenneyThe unique environment and worldly flavors they bring in each of the restaurantsTransformations of guests who visit since most are not plant-basedHow Plant-City, which opened in the fall of 2019, adapted the business to survive the pandemicHow Kim continues to educate students at area universities about the impact of climate change, animal agriculture, and sustainabilityKim and her family’s mission is to invest in companies for a more sustainable and humane future and you’ll hear that unrelenting passion in today’s conversation. She was inspired by "The Game Changers," but she, too, is a true game changer. Article on Kim in Rhode Island Monthly MagazineUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share...
Rip welcomes author and health coach, Janet Verney, to the PLANTSTRONG Podcast. For 40 years, Janet suffered from an undiagnosed illness that affected her lungs and gut, leading to years of medical treatments, antibiotics, and even a cumbersome breathing machine. In 2013, she started focusing on optimizing her health through lifestyle changes and a whole foods, plant-based diet and it was only then that her real healing began. As she says in the episode, she now has control over her illness. It no longer controls her. Today, she is affectionately referred to as the "plant-based princess of positivity" by friends and clients.As a coach, she helps others "unearth" their dis-ease to get to the root cause of their issues. How?* She helps you "weed" out the excuses and roadblocks * She teaches you to "nourish" your body with nutrition, self-care, and doing the things you love * If you weed and nourish, you will "bloom" into the person you were always meant to beHer books Roots2Wellness and her new cookbook Health'd Up are available at https://janetverney.com/ Watch the Episode on YouTubeUpcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
Not long ago, we received an email that stopped us in our tracks. It was a letter of thanks written to Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., but the email also told a harrowing surgery story that was so compelling, we just had to share it with you.  And, it’s actually the first time Rip and his Father have interviewed a patient together on the PLANTSTRONG Podcast. Rip's guest, Mike Melloh, was seemingly doing everything right. He exercised regularly, ate a “healthy” diet, and even booked appointments for preventative tests to ensure he was a picture of health, as he always believed. He was in for the surprise of his life when test results came back showing significant blockage. What happened next in the operating room is something no one could predict; however, it's given Mike a whole new appreciation for life and the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition.His story and the commentary and education that Dr. Esselstyn provide are so powerful. We hope you'll listen and share because it just may save a life. Upcoming Events:Register for our November 15th "Home for Holidays" Masterclass with Rip and the Plantstrong Teamhttps://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/plantstrong-holidays Black Mountain Retreat - April 14th-19th, 2024https://plantstrongfoods.com/pages/2024-black-mountain-retreat Follow PLANTSTRONG and Rip EsselstynVisit PLANTSTRONG Foods and stock up on all of our latest products:https://plantstrongfoods.com/ PLANTSTRONG Facebook - tips, recipes, and the chance to see Rip live each weekhttps://www.facebook.com/GoPlantstrong PLANTSTRONG Instagram - tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪https://www.instagram.com/goplantstrong/Rip Esselstyn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/ripesselstyn/ Let Us Help Your PLANTSTRONG JourneyPLANTSTRONG Meal Plannerhttps://home.mealplanner.plantstrong.com/ PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programhttps://myplantstrong.com/b/trailblazer Follow the PLANTSTRONG Podcast and Never Miss an EpisodeApple PodcastsSpotifyShare the ShowPlease click the + button to follow and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Share with friends and loved ones who may benefit from the good news about plants. Theme Music for Episodehttps://app.soundstripe.com/songs/10845
Rip welcomes Anthony Masiello, co-founder and CEO of Love Life Telehealth, who shares his personal transformation and innovative approach to healthcare access to whole food plant-based physicians. Anthony recalls his own struggle with weight issues from a young age, trying various methods to lose weight. Despite his active lifestyle, his weight continued to fluctuate, leading him to question how weight gain occurs and the role of genetics and environment in this process. After sharing his own personal journey, Anthony delves into the creation of Love Life Telehealth, a platform that aims to revolutionize healthcare by providing comprehensive support through coaching, education, and community. He explains the concept of telemedicine and how Love Life Telehealth connects patients with doctors across different states, offering lifestyle medicine consultations. The ultimate goal of Love Life Telehealth is to change the way healthcare is practiced, prioritizing a lifestyle-first approach and using medicine only when necessary. The team of ten doctors work collaboratively with patients to understand their complete profile and help them achieve their goals. Anthony describes the development of other programs and offerings, such as a monthly payment model and a year-long program, all designed to help people not just live life, but love life and be passionate about enjoying it. About Anthony Masiello Anthony has been working in healthcare for more than 25 years. His professional career started in the 90s at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) doing bioinformatics for the Human Genome Project. He later shifted into Research and Development at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he was interested in contributing more directly to the development of new disease therapies. After transforming his own health, and learning there is a better way, he shifted once again and is now 100% focused on providing access to medical services centered on the prevention and reversal of disease utilizing lifestyle medicine rooted in whole food plant-based nutrition. Anthony came to a plant-based lifestyle himself after being denied a 20-year term life insurance policy at age 33. He was morbidly obese, weighing more than 360 pounds, medicated for high blood pressure, and suffering from psoriasis, eczema, migraine headaches, and sleep apnea. Through the transition to a whole food plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle, Anthony lost 160 lbs. and reversed all of these conditions. He has maintained that weight loss, optimal health, and a greatly improved quality of life for more than 15 years and counting. Anthony’s personal health transformation has been featured on the Megyn Kelly Today show, on PBS, in The Huffington Post, in the bestselling book Eat to Live, and by Forks Over Knives, Runners World, and numerous magazines, websites, radio shows, podcasts, and articles. Anthony was Co-founder and CEO of Plant Based TeleHealth, a national lifestyle telemedicine service focused on the prevention and reversal of disease with lifestyle medicine and whole food plant-based nutrition. In 2022, Plant-Based TeleHealth was acquired by Love.Life, a national network of wellness hubs that is leading the convergence of food, medicine, and...
In April 2023, we first aired this special Facebook Live Friday episode with Trucker Steve.   Steve lives on the road as a semi-truck driver. As you can imagine, this is NOT an easy life, especially when you’re trying to keep yourself healthy. Long days in the truck, gas stations, truck stop food, lonely stretches for days on end…you get the point. Well, after hitting over 500 pounds, Steve committed to a whole food, plant-based diet and, at the time of this recording, had lost almost 200 lbs! How does he do it? What are his favorite on-the-go meals? What does he always have stocked in his truck cooler? Steve shares some of his tips from the road that, no doubt, will help anyone who does a fair amount of traveling.     Episode Resources Watch the Original Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Join our PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 9-14, 2023 To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, including our teas, stews, pancakes cereals, granolas, pizza kits, broths and soups, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Theme Music for Episode
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Kim Hoff

loved this podcast! enjoyable to listen to. I learned a lot. thank you!

Aug 29th
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Vlad Bezden

Very interesting podcast. The only issue with background sound. There is too much noise, talk behind.

Dec 17th
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Hunter McClellan

bought the book today!!!!

Aug 31st
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Scott Mcneill

Amazing story and person. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 15th
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Simon Salinas

Met Dr Goldhamer in true north in 2018 and he is the real deal! 👍

Jul 25th
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Peggy Brogdon Morgan

What does Harvey mean by nourishing your mind, the books you read?

Jan 27th
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Brigitte Dalmolin

Getting enough sleep is easy when you're young - just go to bed early and get enough sleep. I'm 65 and having sleeping problems for many years and it's getting worse. Almost all people I know in my age group have these problems. I don't know what to do, since all advice is always in how to fall asleep, not how to stay asleep and have a deep restful sleep. I have no problem to fall asleep, I go to bed at 9pm but wake up 2 to 3 hours later, then I can't go back to sleep for hours until the early morning when I get a few more hours until my alarm goes off at 5:30am to go to work. I get an average of 5 hours not very restful sleep. Am I doomed 🙃?

Mar 18th
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Cameron MacDonald

This guy sucks. Jesse eats fish once a week, eats raw most of the time, doesn't have any grains and he's being promoted as healthy. We all know grains are good for you, fish isn't in any way, it's also cruel and catastrophically damaging to the earth, and eating raw is horrible for your health and detrimental to most people by promoting eating raw. it's not in any way healthy and this should not be an episode of plant strong. This makes me embarrassed to have promoted plant strong to my friends and family.

Nov 21st
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Jessica Sinclair

I would so LOVE to have access to Engine 2 products in Canada! Anywhere would be great as I am used to going to stores in the area that carry what I need. Loblaws would be a great starting point as they own an array of opportunities and carry lines that are in the Natural Health caregory.

Apr 21st
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Simon Salinas

👍 Jon Stewart! Omg!

Apr 3rd
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Natalie Hendon Wilmoth

Awesome!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas and recipes!

Mar 1st
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Susan McCulley

I just came across this and I love it! I went WFPBNSOS about 6 months ago and I've never felt better... and I weigh what I did in high school (more than 40 years ago!). I loved the conversation with John Stewart. especially part 2 about talking to and convincing others. He is wise and funny and kind. thank you Rip.

Jan 28th
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PBK2630

Could not love the Plant Strong podcast more! Finally a real guide to transitioning to a whole food plant based lifestyle that takes on the challenges of real life...like not being able to find a restaurant (because you had to race out with a sick child) or not getting enough sleep. We are all dealing with these kinds of roadblocks, it is good to hear that we are not alone! The guests are awesome, Joe Inga is amazing, RIP is fabulous and I just love Ann! I can't wait to listen to the next episode!

Jan 11th
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Joseph Evans

I have Multiple Sclerosis and live practically symptom free (like 98% of the time) on a plant strong diet. I wish more people with MS knew about it, and it might be a good idea to interview a plant strong MS'er in a future episode.

Jan 10th
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Kristin Benishek

Been waiting for your podcast!! My boyfriend turned me to plant based eating. I am a runner, lost 15 lbs in 4 mths and my boyfriend has lost 50 lbs in 4 mths!! WPBS STONG💪❤

Jun 24th
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Annie Laurin

I've been wanting to listen to this podcast and I finally started! 😊 good job Rip!

Jun 11th
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Joshua Rice

The information in this podcast will quite literally save your life. Give it a listen. You won't regret it.

May 1st
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spicesdebbie@hotmail.com

Great start! Hope to hear more

Apr 25th
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