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Discover YOUR Optimal Diet and Lifestyle Through Data:
Dr Casey Means on PYP 443

Tired of the nutrition debates? Confused about what YOU should be eating? Dr Casey Means of Levels Health shares the power of closed-loop data to change our lives – and health destinies – for the better. Read More

Owning Our Health
with Glen Merzer and Chef AJ: PYP 437

Glen Merzer has possibly created a new genre, the comedic plant-based memoir. Join me, Glen, and recipe contributor Chef AJ to talk about their new book, Own Your Health. Read More

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

Reversing the “Diseasification of America” with Jim Loomis, MD: PYP 358

Jim Loomis, MD is Medical Director of the Barnard Medical Center, and one of the stars of the blockbuster documentary The Game Changers. Dr Loomis’ journey to plant-based practice for himself and his patients began with a viewing of Forks Over Knives, at a time when his own health was starting to fail. Once he discovered… Read More

Thriving on Plants, Kindness, and Connection with Karen Smith, RD: PYP 349

Karen Smith is a plant-based registered dietitian, runner (sub-3 hours in the Boston Marathon, baby!), and all around good person. Read More

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

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… Read More

Bouncing Back from Heart Disease with Ray Martin: PYP 339

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.” Read More

Fixing Health Insurance with Emma Passé: PYP 327

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… Read More

What if Peanut Butter Cups Had Never Been Invented?

When I was a kid, there was this incredibly annoying TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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

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… Read More