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The Plant Yourself Podcast features interviews with guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition, to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense - basically, all the folks I want to be friends with. Listen to a few episodes, subscribe if you like, and meet my friends.

The Plant Yourself Podcast features interviews with guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition, to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense - basically, all the folks I want to be friends with. Listen to a few episodes, subscribe if you like, and meet my friends.
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The Plant Yourself Podcast features interviews with guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition, to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense - basically, all the folks I want to be friends with. Listen to a few episodes, subscribe if you like, and meet my friends.

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Episodes

Documenting the Possibilities of Health with Carly Asse: PYP 343

10/8/2019
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Carly Asse is a fitness trainer and documentarian. His first film, Unsupersize Me, has been seen over 3 million times, and has inspired and guided countless people to embark on their own journeys of healthy weight loss. The post Documenting the Possibilities of Health with Carly Asse: PYP 343 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Duration:01:09:07

We are Our Own Healers with Benjamin Alter, ND: PYP 342

10/1/2019
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Benjamin Alter, ND, treats his patients as if they actually have the power to heal themselves. This power introduces a wonderful and frustrating messiness into the scientific pursuit of truth. It's hard to control for. It's hard to randomize for. And it's hard to replicate. In fact, science has dealt with this messiness by, at best, pretending it doesn't exist, and at worst, actively denigrating people's subjective experiences of illness and healing. In our conversation, Ben and I talk...

Duration:01:18:13

Normalizing Plant-Based Eating with Gwyn Whittaker: PYP 341

9/24/2019
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Gwyn Whittaker is a change-maker, and for the past several years she's deployed her considerable "get-it-done" skills to the plant-based movement. Whittaker is CEO of Greenfare Cafe in Herndon, Virginia, which is the only 100% whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), organic restaurant either of us has ever heard of. (If you know of one, please let me know in the comments section so I can give it a shout-out!) The post Normalizing Plant-Based Eating with Gwyn Whittaker: PYP 341 appeared first on...

Duration:01:12:38

Stephen Porges, PhD, on Safety as the Most Important Thing: PYP 340

9/17/2019
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For my money, Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory has done more to improve our ability to heal and grow and thrive as a civilization than any other scientific breakthrough of the past 50 years. Its advances over prior understandings of the human nervous system, psychology, and experiences of states like well-being, happiness, and love - are profound. Paradigm-shifting. And, unlike a lot of theory, incredible practical and applicable to our everyday lives. The post Stephen Porges, PhD, on...

Duration:01:28:30

Bouncing Back from Heart Disease with Ray Martin: PYP 339

9/10/2019
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Ray Martin, aka "Old Man Skin and Bones," is on a mission to save others from what he went through: heart disease, expensive and unnecessary and potentially harmful medical care, and a bad case of the "If only I'd knowns." The post Bouncing Back from Heart Disease with Ray Martin: PYP 339 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Duration:01:15:42

Learning from Sacred Plants with Amber Antonelli and Anthony Esposito: PYP 338

9/4/2019
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Amber Antonelli and Anthony Esposito run the Awaken Your Soul iboga retreat center in Costa Rica. Iboga is the name of a plant native to Gabon and neighboring West African countries that acts as a psychedelic, or as Amber and Anthony put it, a "teacher plant." The post Learning from Sacred Plants with Amber Antonelli and Anthony Esposito: PYP 338 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Duration:01:23:34

“It Turns Out Willpower Doesn’t Exist” with Jud Brewer, MD PhD: PYP 337

8/27/2019
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Jud Brewer is Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and a second-time guest on Plant Yourself. I wanted to catch up with Jud to find out how his academic research and public writing had migrated into the world. What is the state of mindfulness-based health improvement? Does he have data on how his approach compares to current best practices, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for smoking and other addictions. The post “It Turns Out Willpower...

Duration:01:05:28

Battling Bullshit with Garth Davis, MD: PYP 336

8/20/2019
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Yeah, them's fighting words in the title of today's episode. And Garth David, MD, my lead author of Proteinaholic and co-conspirator in a mission to tell the world that chronic disease and obesity are preventable and reversible, is a fighter. The post Battling Bullshit with Garth Davis, MD: PYP 336 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Duration:01:07:09

The heART of Medicine with Jody Esselstyn, RN: PYP 335

8/13/2019
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Jody Esselstyn is a registered nurse, and docent at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. An unusual combo, perhaps, but Jody combines her two interests - medicine and art - in some innovative and lifesaving ways. She leads programs that help medicine students make better diagnoses, display more empathy at the bedside, and collaborate more generously with their medical peers through visits to art museums. The post The heART of Medicine with Jody Esselstyn, RN: PYP 335...

Duration:01:03:48

Reconnecting with the Healing Power of Plants with Joe Cross: PYP 334

8/6/2019
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Joe Cross was, in the words of his first film, "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" when he embarked on a 60-day experiment to escape the pain and discomfort of a lifestyle-induced auto-immune disease. His transformation story, chronicled in that 2010 documentary, has inspired millions of people to start juicing, and to add more plants to their diets. In our conversation, we catch up on the decade since he became a famous wellness advocate. How has he weathered that kind of public scrutiny? The...

Duration:01:08:07

Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown: PYP 333

8/1/2019
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adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. brown has been facilitating professionally for over fifteen years, and has worked with hundreds of organizations at all levels of scale including informal collectives,...

Duration:01:07:44

Eat Your Way Healthy with Lauren Plunkett: PYP 332

7/23/2019
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Lauren Plunkett is a registered dietitian living with type 1 diabetes. She's also the newest addition to the WellStart care team - and we couldn't be more pleased or delighted! Lauren is a dynamo of positive energy, and a shining example of the power of lifestyle to enhance quality of life. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11, Lauren struggled for years to feel good and have the energy to do what she wanted to do. She went on a mission to learn everything she could about...

Duration:01:10:37

Mastering the Air Fryer with Kathy Hester: PYP 331

7/16/2019
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Kathy Hester is a cookbook author, gear and gadget junkie, and vegan wizard. She's also a neighbor of mine, and a hilarious and warm and wonderful human being. This is her third appearance on the podcast - and frankly, I got tired of talking about food and not getting to eat it! So for this episode, I invited Kathy into my kitchen, to teach us all how to use the air fryer to get low-fat plant-based deliciousness into our lives. The post Mastering the Air Fryer with Kathy Hester: PYP 331...

Duration:01:11:29

Tackling Food and Economic Insecurity Through Urban Agriculture with Jesse Herrera: PYP 330

7/9/2019
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Jesse Herrera is founder and chief visionary of Urban Theory, which I'd categorize as a "think tank" and an "act tank" for social and economic and environmental justice. Jesse is a former gang member, as well as a recovering architect. An urban planner. A visionary realist. We met at the World Healthcare Congress this past May, and immediately bonded by nerding out over sustainable small-plot agricultural tools and strategies, such as 2-wheel Italian tractors and compost tea. And...

Duration:01:23:30

Overcoming Depression with Linda Carney, MD: PYP 329

7/2/2019
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Linda Carney, MD, returns to the podcast to talk about a wholistic approach to treating depression. It turns out that while adverse childhood events, genetics, and traumatic life circumstances all contribute to the onset and severity of depression, we do have choices and tools and strategies to prevent and recover from this debilitating mental condition. We can change our thoughts patterns, for example. And - and this is even easier and more straightforward - we can improve our...

Duration:01:18:05

We are Nature with Josh LaJaunie: PYP 328

6/25/2019
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Josh LaJaunie returns to the podcast for a fifth (?) time, for a conversation about our relationship with nature. We talk about the beauty and grandeur of nature, and the ways human beings benefit and grow from being exposed to that loveliness. And also about nature’s dangerous and scary and yucky and itchy and hot and humid and freezing and soaking and uncomfortable aspects - and how we need those experiences in equal measure with the pleasurable ones. Our sport, ultrarunning, is an...

Duration:01:04:50

Fixing Health Insurance with Emma Passé: PYP 327

6/18/2019
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Emma Passé is Chief Operating Officer at E-Powered Benefits, one of the renegade benefits brokers challenging a bloated and broken healthcare system. I first met Emma a year ago at a healthcare conference, where she brought down the house with a spirited, entertaining, and incisive look at how health plans negotiate prices with providers. You might not think that the topic of "reference-based pricing" would be all that interesting to the non-wonks in the room, but Emma has a way of making...

Duration:01:47:30

Rediscovering Radical Wholeness with Philip Shepherd: PYP 326

6/12/2019
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Philip Shepherd is the author of Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Presence and the Ordinary Grace of Being. I was introduced to Philip's work by my friend and teacher Mark Leuchten. About 12 pages into Radical Wholeness, I felt my entire worldview shift. Some of the cultural blinders that had blocked my understanding of wholeness were revealed, and I began to understand where I was in conflict with myself, and why, and what I could start to do to harmonize myself. I needed to know...

Duration:01:39:09

Honoring Tradition While Charting a New Course with Ramona and Dustin Lajaunie: PYP 325

6/4/2019
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Ramona and Dustin LaJaunie are part of a family that has lost over a thousand pounds through plants and running. The mother and brother, respectively, of Josh LaJaunie, Mona and Dustin are now the cooks in the family. And one of their biggest challenges was abandoning all the classic southern recipes that they loved and took pride in making and sharing - gumbos, jambalayas, turnip stew, cabbage rolls, and all the delicious desserts - in favor of low-fat, plant-based fare. They decided that...

Duration:01:16:02

A Systems Approach to Fighting Chronic Disease with Olivia Kelly: PYP 324

5/28/2019
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Olivia Kelly is CEO and co-founder of WellStart Health, the fabulously amazing startup that I also co-founded. So everything I'm going to say about her is totally unbiased. Olivia and I have been jetsetting this spring, attending healthcare-related conferences in exotic locations like Washington, DC, and Raleigh, NC. And because we're trying to take a "systems approach" to solving our chronic-disease fueled healthcare crisis, the conferences we attend are quite diverse in goal, scope, and...

Duration:01:14:27