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Creating a Platform for Black Plant-Based Health Experts: Judy Brangman, MD, on PYP 426

Judy Brangman, MD, aka The Plant-Based MD, visits the podcast to talk about her labor of love, the Reclaim Your Health Summit. The summit is the first one featuring exclusively people of color in the plant-based healthcare space. Eighteen doctors, a dietitian, and a fitness expert all share their wisdom and action plans with Dr… Read More

Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy with Jeanne Schumacher and Debra Shapiro, MD: PYP 420

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a great time to be pregnant, according to my guests, Jeanne Schumacher and Debra Shapiro of The Pregnancy Advantage. It is, on the other hand, a terrific time to prepare to get pregnant. How does a woman do that, other than paint the nursery, give up booze, and buy a copy… Read More

Empowering Black Health with Lisa A Smith: PYP 417

Lisa A Smith is a serial entrepreneur who’s made it her life’s work to empower the Black community with information, skills, and philosophies that support health, peace of mind, and mutual support.  Ms Smith is the founder of the Black Health Academy, creator of the Pharm to Table course, and executive director of the 7000+… Read More

Going from Racist to Anti-racist with Dustin and Josh LaJaunie: PYP 415

Dustin and Josh LaJaunie have amazing transformation stories. They went from obese to fit. From junk food addicts to plant-based eaters. From hunters to vegans. From sedentary to active.  And, as you’ll see and hear, from racist to antiracist. Read More

The Magic of Fiber with Will Bulsiewicz: PYP 405

What’s the most important dietary rule? Is raw better than cooked food? Why shouldn’t I always avoid foods that give me an upset stomach? This conversation with Dr Will Bulsiewicz, author of the just-published Fiber Fueled, will make you rethink everything you know about the link between diet and health. Read More
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Sifting Through Conspiracies: PYP 389

In a world full of conspiracy theories, how can we know what to believe? We can’t. But we can choose to adopt worldviews based on whether they empower us to help ourselves, others, and the world. Read More
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Plant-Based Cardiology in Practice with Shane Williams, MD: PYP 378

Shane Williams, MD, has been practicing plant-based (or as I would say, evidence-based) cardiology in Canada for nine years now.  With hundreds of patients and lots of experience with what works and what doesn’t in terms of advocacy, education, and support, Dr Williams is a valuable resource for plant-based physicians everywhere. He began his cardiology… Read More

Healthy Penis, Healthy Life with Aaron Spitz, MD: PYP 372

Aaron Spitz, MD, is the director of male reproductive and sexual medicine at Orange County Urology Associates. He’s served as president of the California Urological Association, was the lead urology delegate to the American Medical Association, and has been an assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine’s Department of Urology for the past decade and a… Read More

How Not to Diet with Michael Greger, MD: PYP 362

Michael Greger’s latest book, How Not to Diet, is just stunning.  It’s a love song to science: its potential, its process, even its limitations.  There has never been a more comprehensive, accessible, and evidence-based look at our current knowledge of how to get to and achieve a healthy weight. Read More
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This is What Getting Older is Like with Matt Buckner: PYP 361

Matt Buckner’s low point came one day about 9 years ago, when he was 41. He was getting ready for an international business trip, and realized that one of his key medications, tramadol, was going to run out during the trip. The drug, which Matt took for the back pain caused by his morbid obesity,… Read More