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Subscribe now to The Plant Prescription Podcast with medical students, Muzammil Ahmad and Cass Warbeck. This podcast is all about helping you live a longer, happier and healthier life with the use of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. Facebook: @theplantprescription

Subscribe now to The Plant Prescription Podcast with medical students, Muzammil Ahmad and Cass Warbeck. This podcast is all about helping you live a longer, happier and healthier life with the use of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. Facebook: @theplantprescription




Subscribe now to The Plant Prescription Podcast with medical students, Muzammil Ahmad and Cass Warbeck. This podcast is all about helping you live a longer, happier and healthier life with the use of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. Facebook: @theplantprescription




Diet and healthy skin, acne, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer (and more!) with dermatologist Dr. Niyati Sharma

Our guest this episode is Dr. Niyati Sharma, a plant-based dermatologist who recently co-founded the first plant-based dermatology practice in Australia! She is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and consult dermatologist at several hospitals and medical centers. She has completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University, and a Masters in Public Health at John Hopkins University, is a published author in international dermatology literature and has...


Torre Washington, a professional plant-based bodybuilder, discusses his journey, protein intake, training routine, foods he eats and more!

Joining us today is professional bodybuilder and National Academy of Sports Medicine certified coach, Torre Washington! What makes Torre’s story particularly fascinating is that he was raised as a vegetarian and only ate meat for a short period of time. At the age of 23 he turned to a completely plant-based, vegan lifestyle. When he started training in the gym and getting serious about sculpting his body, he refused to listen when others told him he needed meat to grow bigger and get...


Optimal nutrition for children, behavioural change and healthy habit formation with certified pediatrician Dr. Yami

Today we welcome Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster to the podcast. She is a board-certified pediatrician and certified lifestyle medicine physician, a diplomat for the American College of Cardiology, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. She is so passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic diseases. Dr. Yami strives to educate families on the importance of healthy food...


Menstrual health, period loss and the role of diet with Crystal Kennings

We are joined by Crystal Kennings, a menstrual wellness educator who is passionate about women's health and plant-based nutrition. She is a certified hormone specialist through ITN and currently training to become a menstruality cycle coach. Crystal’s goal is to break the stigma around menstruation by creating a safe space online where anyone can learn about menstrual health and how to support their cycle with a plant-based diet. In this episode we cover: You can connect with Crystal on...


Does “eating in moderation” work, food addiction, and going from 420lbs to 140lbs with Chuck Carroll

Chuck Carroll, the Weight Loss Champion, joins us today! Chuck truly has an incredible story to share with you all. He once weighed 420 pounds and ultimately went on to lose 280 pounds! He attributes much of his success to the adoption of a whole food, plant-based diet. Chuck then went on to pursue his dreams. You may know him now as the host of the iconic Exam Room Podcast! This conversation is downright inspirational. We hope Chuck’s story will offer hope and light to those who need it and...


Role of diet in rheumatoid arthritis, gout and reducing systemic inflammation with Dr. Micah Yu

Joining us today is Dr. Micah Yu, an integrative rheumatologist who incorporates complementary medicine with traditional rheumatology. Dr. Yu is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine and holds a Masters in healthcare administration and biomedical sciences. He just completed his rheumatology fellowship at Loma Linda University and is currently taking further courses in functional medicine. He strives to blend traditional with alternative medicine to give the best...


Lifestyle medicine & the role of diet on our health with Dr. Melissa Mondala

We are joined in this episode by Dr. Melissa Mondala, a physician board certified in both family medicine and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Mondala is the Director of Primary Care of the newly established Institute of Plant-Based Medicine, in Newport Beach, California and alongside this, serves as family and preventive medicine faculty at Loma Linda University, serves in a lifestyle medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service. She is an engaging speaker that brings evidence...


From drug addict to vegan Muay Thai fighter: Tyler Gaudon

Tyler Gaudon is a Canadian Muay Thai fighter who had his own personal challenges to overcome before he ever stepped foot in the fight ring. He has fought with drug addiction his entire life - yet today he is over 2 and a half years clean and he believes finding martial arts saved his life. He sits down with us to share his experiences and offer advice and support for those actively struggling with addiction. On top of all this, Tyler adopted a vegan diet over a year ago now and he shares...


Balancing your hormones with Dr. Neal Barnard

Our guest today is truly a force for the plant-based community: Dr. Neal Barnard. He is the founder of Barnard Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM is a nonprofit organization that advocates for preventative medicine and higher ethical standards in research and medical training. Dr. Barnard has...


Spice up your life with "Food as Medicine" Practitioner Kanchan Koya, PhD

Our guest today is Kanchan Koya and we’re taking a deep dive with her into the power of spices. Kanchan combines her PhD in Molecular Biology from Harvard University and training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to bring the power of spices to kids and families. She is the author of Spice Spice Baby, a cookbook designed to educate families on the science-backed health benefits of spices and show how easily they can be incorporated into nutritious and delicious meals. Kanchan is...


Nutrition and Heart Disease with a cardiologist and former president of American College of Cardiology, Dr. Kim Williams

We are joined by the former president of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Kim Williams. Vegan since 2003, he has been a prominent figure in advocating for the role of a plant-based diet in the cardiology field. Dr. Williams is quite well known for his famous quote: “There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.” We cover: You can connect with Dr. Williams on Twitter: @cardio10s and through his RUSH Website Episode Resources: healthy PDDLDL...


Self-compassion and navigating chronic diseases (like celiac disease) with Dr. Justine Dowd, PhD

We are joined by a guest from Calgary, Alberta today: Dr. Justine Dowd, a researcher passionate about empowering others to heal themselves holistically. Justine's fascination with the psychology of behaviour change led her to complete a PhD in Health Psychology. However, she met an unexpected challenge when she discovered she had celiac disease immediately before beginning her doctoral studies. This diagnosis would not only influence Justine’s lifestyle but also shape her future. This...


The truth behind dairy: Hormones, pus, whey, casein, addictive nature, bioaccumulation of toxins, and more with Dr. Vivian Chen

We’re joined today by Dr. Vivian Chen, an integrative health practitioner and a medical doctor, who truly believes that food is medicine. Dr. Chen trained as a doctor in the UK practicing as a family physician. Her own struggles with health and well-being led her to discover the power of food and the role of lifestyle medicine in disease prevention and treatment. These days, Dr. Chen runs her own company, Plateful Health, where she helps her clients take back their health and live the life...


Lab grown meat, global effects of shifting towards eating plant-based, and the story behind Plant Based News with Robbie Lockie

Our guest today is Robbie Lockie, an inspiring changemaker and one of the co-founders behind Plant Based News, a global news platform for all the up to date plant-based and vegan news. He has worked with a variety of ethical brands, gives public talks, helped co-produce a short documentary, and been involved with the production of vegan ads and online campaigns. Robbie is such a force for the plant-based and vegan movement. He even initiated World Plant Milk Day, a day dedicated to promoting...


The health effects of chicken and eggs put to the test with Dr. Michael Greger

This episode features the incredible Dr. Michael Greger, physician, internationally recognized public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including the popular How Not to Die and most recently How to Survive a Pandemic. He is the creator of the nonprofit charity, and a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. We were honoured to share this time with Dr. Greger and took a deep dive into all things chicken and...


Optimize brain health and prevent Alzheimer's & dementia with neurologists Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

This episode features the incredible powerhouse husband and wife couple of Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, two neurologists who are passionate about cutting-edge brain science and educating people on how to prevent cognitive diseases and achieve long term health and wellness. They are both co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In this episode we cover: preventative neurology You can Dean & Ayesha on Instagram: @teamsherzaimd,Twitter:...


Cholesterol and saturated fat, keeping healthy eating inexpensive, and practicing Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michelle McMacken

Dr. Michelle McMacken is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. After attending a lifestyle medicine conference in 2013, she was inspired to integrate lifestyle changes and a whole food, plant-based diet into her clinical practice. She works tirelessly to educate patients and health care professionals alike, is the author of multiple research articles, and speaks regularly at medical conferences. Dr. McMacken is also the director of the...


Seb Alex discusses human rights, animal rights and speciesism in the animal agriculture industry

Seb Alex, an animal rights activist, joins us today. Seb was born and raised in Lebanon and later moved to Europe to pursue a career in sustainable architecture. However, after a year in the corporate world, he made the bold decision to step away from that life and follow the path of his heart: to spend all his time advocating for the animals. Now he advocates through social media, helps organize grassroots events and gives presentations across the globe on veganism, animal exploitation,...


The nutrition we wish we learned in medical school with Dr. Klaper

Today we are honoured to bring you Dr. Michael Klaper. Dr. Klaper is a strong proponent of utilizing a whole food, plant-based diet and balanced lifestyle to help patients achieve optimal health and truly heal disease instead of just treating the symptoms. He is passionate about educating health care professionals, physicians, and especially medical students. Dr. Klaper helped form the Moving Medicine Forward initiative and in what he considers the most important work of his career, he now...


Being fiber fueled and optimizing your gut microbiome with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (aka Dr. B) joins us today for an information packed conversation all about gut health, the gut microbiome, and why fibre is so important! After following the research and using plant-based nutrition to turn his own health around, he started sharing this knowledge with his patients and with the world. Dr. B truly practices medicine based on cutting edge, evidence-based research to help his patients not just treat the symptoms of their conditions, but get to the root...