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Plant Yourself

Resources for a Healthy Plant-based Life
with Howard Jacobson, PhD

The Plant Yourself Podcast: weekly interviews with fascinating practitioners, researchers, and DOers every Tuesday. Plus “Healthy Habit Fertilizers” on Fridays.

Thought-provoking, irreverent, funny, and empowering essays and rants on how to get – and stay – healthy. Read 'em online, or get 'em in your inbox each Friday.

My “day job” – helping people align their actions with their values, goals, and priorities to get fit, lean, and healthy. And joyful!

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Latest Podcast Episodes

How Pollution Affects Chronic Disease with Richard Kwok: PYP 412

Richard Kwok is an environmental researcher who studies the effects of environmental pollution on human health. He's also my neighbor, and we met while cleaning up litter and quickly discovered a lot of interests in common. While the environment doesn't often change our genetics, it can have huge impact on our epigenetics, or how those…
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The Practice of Compassionate Self-Care During Times of Crisis with Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, MD: PYP 411

Dr Bojana Jankovic Weatherly is one of my favorite physicians, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. She has also trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Dr Jankovic Weatherly is a real stickler for evidence of efficacy, whatever modality she's exploring or recommending. Which makes her a very reliable podcast guest, especially when…
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Tidings of Comfort or Joy: PYP 410

One day my grandfather punched someone in the face over some disagreement. The recipient of the blow, wounded more in pride than body, wobbled to a seat on the curb and began yelling, “Iodine! Police! Iodine! Police!”
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Latest Articles

The Power of Diversity: PYP 397

One of the factors that weakens any system – a garden, a community, a nation – is lack of diversity. Monocultures provide economies of scale, but also opportunities for scaled disaster. A messy, diverse ecosystem is far healthier and more resilient. Today I talk about how we support diversity in our garden, and why the…
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Gardening with Nature: PYP 396

Today I talk about one element of my gardening practice and philosophy: working with, rather than against nature. This includes growing perennials, mulching with wood chips, and refraining from unnecessary tilling.
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Investing for an Uncertain Future: PYP 395

Those of us in one kind or another of “limbo” – life, career, relationship – are all facing the same question: what do we do with our time and energy right now to support our future? When the future is so uncertain, our old “default” answers can feel insufficient. Today I talk about my own…
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“Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.” – DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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