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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

Exploring the Pathless Land of Truth with Jeff Stanford: PYP 239

Jeff Stanford combines a scientist’s mind with a vegan’s heart and a mystic’s soul. He’s co-founder of the Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California, an eco-resort complete with a fully vegan restaurant, The Ravens. Sid Garza-Hillman, who’s the nutritionist at the Stanford Inn, suggested that Jeff would provide fascinating content for the podcast, and… Read More

Radically Self-Reliant Veganic Gardening with Will Bonsall: PYP 224

Will Bonsall is my new hero, and I say that without exaggeration. Check out the short video clip at the top of the Links section below to see half of the reason why. The other half of the reason take a bit longer to explain – hence this full-length podcast episode. Will is the visionary… Read More

The Nature Fix with Florence Williams: PYP 212

Florence Williams is the author of a must-read book, The Nature Fix. Why must-read? Because contact with nature, it turns out, is one of the foundational elements of human health and well-being. Read More

Scott Carney on Extreme Cold and Facing the World as It Is: PYP 197

In the winter of 2013, Scott Carney traveled to Poland to debunk the prophet/madman Wim Hof, a charismatic Dutchman who claimed that his method of breathwork, cold exposure, and meditation could confer superpowers on its practitioners. Read More

Bob Cafaro on the Psychology of Beating an Incurable Illness

Plant Yourself Podcast guest Bob Cafaro (PYP 153) has just come out with his TEDx talk, “The Psychology of Beating an Incurable Illness.” Enjoy and be inspired:

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In Praise of Extremism and Collective Evolution

The longer I think about it, the more I’m convinced that health and fulfillment are found in the extremes, not in moderation.

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Nature’s Brilliant Protocol and a Popcorn Fart in the Wind with Josh LaJaunie: PYP 174

Josh LaJaunie is, by his own admission, a simple Bayou coonass who discovered plants and running, and transformed his life. His backstory is well documented in a couple of Rich Roll Podcasts, which you should drop everything and listen to if you don’t know Josh yet (links below). Read More

Dr Milton Mills on Our Marvelous Microbiome: PYP 168

Dr Milton Mills combines an encyclopedic knowledge of human biology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology with a passion for health and justice for all creatures. Plus, he’s a top-notch debater with a flair for analogy. Read More

PYP 151: Steven Sashen on Running Barefoot and Feeling the World

Steven Sashen is co-founder of Xeroshoes.com, and a fierce critic of the athletic footwear industry. Steven and I met when we were in the digital marketing world, and stayed in touch as we both migrated into health and wellness. Steven has been my “almost barefoot shoe” supplier since 2011, when I read Born to Run… Read More