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Exercise Doesn’t Burn More Calories and You Should Do It Anyway: Herman Pontzer on PYP 471

The formula to lose weight is obvious: eat less, move more. Unfortunately, it’s wrong. And it’s not because “calories don’t matter.” Discover the new science of metabolism with Herman Pontzer, PhD.

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How Our Communities Can Get Healthy at Last:
Eric Adams on PYP 432

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, Healthy at Last. Part family memoir, part political mission statement, part science review, part self-help book, and part cookbook, this is a celebration of the possibilities of health for the American people in general, and the Black community in particular.… Read More

What We Know About COVID-19: The Science
Michael Rothberg, MD on PYP 423

Michael Rothberg, MD, returns to Plant Yourself to share the latest actual scientific understanding of COVID-19. We spoke first in mid-March, when we didn’t know much. Fast forward five months, and we now know a lot, but in the US at least, we’re ignoring most of the science and suffering for it. I’ve been as… 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

The Role of Science in Public Discourse and Racial Justice: Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, MDs: PYP 414

Team Sherzai, aka Dean and Ayesha, join me on the podcast to talk about the role of science and scientists in dealing with all the false statements propagated on social media (as well as, occasionally, traditional media). What the Sherzais value highly about science is the holy grail of falsifiability; the challenge that every theory… Read More

Straight Talk on Covid-19 with Michael Rothberg, MD: PYP 379

Michael B. Rothberg, M.D., M.P.H. is the Vice Chair for Research in the Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Director of the Center for Value-Based Care Research. He joined me on Skype to talk about the current state of knowledge about Covid-19, and what we can and should do as individuals and a society… Read More