“If You Want Real Change, Make Real Change” with Joseph Alexander: PYP 305

Joseph Alexander is a nurse and park ranger in Minnesota. He's always been interested in health, and has always loved the outdoors.

Knowing just those facts about Joseph, if you were to close your eyes and picture him in your imagination, you probably wouldn't see him as a 438-pound diabetic who had started – and given up on – just about every diet and weight loss strategy known to man.

I met Joseph online through the super-secret Missing Chins Run Club (oops ;)), and in person at the 2018 Plantstock event, where he wowed the crowd with a moving presentation of his struggle and transformation.

Joseph now runs marathons, coaches people to reverse disease and drop weight through a whole food, plant-based diet, and generally loves life.

We go deep in this conversation, as Joseph shares his darkest moments, his most profound realizations, and his hands-on tactical, strategic, and philosophical approach to lifestyle change.

The audio quality is dodgy for the first 10 minutes, but improves considerably once I figure out gain levels and Joseph tames his rustling microphone 🙂

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box or audio recording box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

Links

BecomeGreater.net – Joseph's website

Joseph on Facebook and Twitter

The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual, by Julie Simon

Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman, MD

The 7-Day Rescue Diet, by Rip Esselstyn

WellStart Health Type 2 Diabetes Study in Texas

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Announcements

Da WellStart Program

Thanks to the amazing response to Josh's appearance this week on the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family show, we're starting a new WellStart cohort on January 21, 2019. Click here to find out more and sign up now.

Da Study

WellStart Health is recruiting participants for a clinical trial in Texas. We're looking for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are between 18 and 65, have a smartphone, daily internet access, and an email address. Please spread the word!

Details here: WellSt.art/study.

Da Book

Sick to Fit is still free on Amazon as a digital download! Grab yours here. Or, splurge on the paperback: Sick to Fit paperback.

Ready to embark on your Big Change journey?

Are you tired of knowing what to do, and still not doing it consistently? The WellStart Health Big Change Program, led by Josh LaJaunie and myself, will help you take the steps to finally live according to your knowledge and values.

Go to WellStartHealth.com/program to learn more, and to get notified about the next program.

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The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website, WillRidenour.com.

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