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

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… Read More

Unleashing Nurses to Revolutionize Patient Care with Caroline Trapp, DNP: PYP 300

Caroline Trapp, DNP (that’s Doctor of Nursing Practice to you and me), is the director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), as well as a nurse practitioner with Premier Internists in Southfield, Michigan. Read More

A Community Effort: PCRM Comes to the North Carolina Triangle: PYP 293

This weekend, the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is bringing its big guns to my neck of the woods, the Triangle region of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). Neal Barnard, Suzie Amis Cameron, Eric O’Grey, and others will be bringing their messages of hope and inspiration and information to my community. But PCRM… Read More

Joel Kahn, MD, on Keto, Sex, and the Next Generation of Doctors: PYP 282

Welcome back to Joel Kahn, MD, one of the great gentle pugilists of the plant-based, evidence-based, lifestyle medicine movement. Joel has gotten a lot of air time since our last talk three years ago – he’s a regular on The Doctors, weighing in with actual science against some of the crazier nutritional theories of our time… Read More

The Ultimate in Gut Health with Will Bulsiewicz, MD: PYP 277

Will Bulciewicz, MD, trained to become a gastroenterologist as some of the top GI programs in the world: Georgetown, the University of North Carolina (go ‘heels!), and Northwestern. He’s board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. Why am I trotting out Will’s credentials to introduce this podcast? Because even with all that education, Will found… Read More

Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit for a Plant-Based World with Matt Tullman: PYP 273

Matt Tullman wants 30% of the US population to go plant-based by the year 2030. And that’s not an idle wish – Matt is doing something (a lot of things, actually) about it.  Matt is a long-time policy wonk, entrepreneur, bio-hacker, and venture capital guy. And he brings all these talents and outlooks to bear… Read More

The Counterintuitive Science of Wise Interventions with Gregory Walton, PhD: PYP 267

Gregory Walton has done some of the most groundbreaking social science research of the past decade. His “Wise Interventions” model utilizes brief, targeted experiences to permanently alter a mindset and create a cascading series of life events. Read More

Transforming the System of Medical Care with David Donohue, MD: PYP 255

David Donohue is a primary care physician in Wilmington, Delaware, and one of only 280 board-certified lifestyle medicine specialists in the United States. As David points out in our conversation, that’s fewer than one for every million Americans.  I wanted to talk with David about the successful and innovative Cure Diabetes program that he’s run… Read More

Scott Stoll on Disrupting Healthcare with Plants: PYP 244

Scott Stoll, MD, understands the power of Believing You Can. Which is a good thing, because he’s made his life mission a task that would seem daunting to most: to transform the healthcare industry into one that actually practices health care rather than disease management and mitigation. Read More

Code Blue: Challenging Conventional Medical Education and Practice with Saray Stancic, MD: PYP 238

Dr Saray Stancic became an infectious disease specialist in response to the HIV and hepatitis C crisis of the 1980s and 90s. On October 11, 1995, the then-3rd year medical resident found a short nap window at 2am, and collapsed in fatigue in the on-call room of the hospital where she worked. When she was… Read More