265 episodes

The mission of PLANTSTRONG is to further the advancement of all things within the plant-based movement.

We advocate for the scientifically proven benefits of plant-based living and envision a world that universally understands, promotes, and prescribes plants as the solution to empowering your health, enhancing your performance, and restoring the environment.

We welcome and support you wherever you are on your PLANTSTRONG journey and we hope you enjoy the show.

PLANTSTRONG Podcast Rip Esselstyn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

The mission of PLANTSTRONG is to further the advancement of all things within the plant-based movement.

We advocate for the scientifically proven benefits of plant-based living and envision a world that universally understands, promotes, and prescribes plants as the solution to empowering your health, enhancing your performance, and restoring the environment.

We welcome and support you wherever you are on your PLANTSTRONG journey and we hope you enjoy the show.

    Michelle Jacoby - Secrets to Successful Relationships from a Matchmaking Expert

    Michelle Jacoby - Secrets to Successful Relationships from a Matchmaking Expert

    Whether you are looking for a romantic partner or an authentic friendship, you’ll love this chat with relationship coach and matchmaking expert, Michelle Jacoby.
    Today, she’s here to teach us how to go ALL IN on finding and navigating new relationships. And, don’t worry if you’ve been married for a long time. This also can apply to new friendships (and, trust me, you’ll get some good tips on how to rekindle a marriage or partnered relationship).
    Michelle is a leader in the matchmaking industry and shares her advice and wisdom on “finding the one,” what not to do when you’re looking for a new partner, how to navigate your differences, how to know when you’ve found a great match, and how to make deep connections with others. Yes, we even talk about dating people who are not plant-based. Should you only look for a plantstrong partner?
    Michelle has been helping others since 2009 and we’re lucky enough to have her with us today to give her advice on finding healthy, happy, and sustainable relationships.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tim Kaufman - From Booze, Food, and Fentanyl to a Life of Lasting Freedom - How to Escape Self-Made Prisons of Pain

    Tim Kaufman - From Booze, Food, and Fentanyl to a Life of Lasting Freedom - How to Escape Self-Made Prisons of Pain

    Imagine a life where you are trapped…imprisoned…in a cycle of addiction to alcohol, fentanyl, and food. Now imagine escaping that prison for a life that is far better than you can ever imagine. This is the story of today’s guest, Tim Kaufman.
    At just 38 years old, Kaufman’s doctor essentially left him for dead. His weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides were through the roof, and his self-esteem and self-worth were…well…practically six feet under.
    He was ready to give up on himself, his family, and his life. That is, until one day, he started making the smallest of changes. For him, it was getting out of his chair two times. That was it. One small change at a time.
    This eventually led to a little research and he found Forks Over Knives, The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead… documentaries he credits with changing his life and his diet to a whole foods plant-based diet. Today, he is an accomplished athlete training for an IRONMAN triathlon and he just released his memoir, Escape-Breaking Free From A Self-Made Prison. 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Say "Yes" to Your Healthiest Healthy with Samantha Harris

    Say "Yes" to Your Healthiest Healthy with Samantha Harris

    You may know Samantha Harris from her eight seasons co-hosting Dancing with the Stars, or her years of reporting for Entertainment Tonight and other media outlets.
    You may also know her as an author and breast cancer survivor and advocate. In fact, this year she honors her 10-year breast “cancer-versary” by launching her new podcast, “Your Healthiest Healthy.” (Her book title of the same name)
    Today, you’ll also get to know Samantha Harris as a PLANTSTRONG woman warrior who champions lifestyle change, self-care, and becoming your own health advocate in the face of adversity.
    As a person who was constantly on stage and in front of the camera, Samantha thought she was doing all of the “healthy” things for herself. She ate well, she exercised, she went to the gym. After her cancer diagnosis, however, she realized that there was so much about the whole food, plant-based nutrition lifestyle she didn’t know - from the foods she eats to the makeup she puts on her face.
    Today, she continues to make adaptations and tweaks to improve her health and well-being, and she teaches others to live their “healthiest healthy” by empowering them to make better choices in, on, and around their bodies.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai - Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

    Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai - Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

    Our brain plays a role in everything that we do from our moods, behaviors, and personalities, to how we process and respond to the world around us. Naturally we want to know as much about it as possible.
    Thank goodness for the Team Sherzai - Drs. Dean and Ayesha - Neurologists, researchers, and public health advocates. Together, they are a forcefield in the study of the brain with the unique ability to share their knowledge at a level that is both educational and approachable.  
    Today, we dive into the latest Alzheimer's research, discuss their role in the Netflix documentary "You Are What You Eat," explore menopause and hormone replacement therapy for women, highlight key vascular factors for brain health, and stress the importance of evidence-based recommendations.
    It’s entertaining. It’s informative. It’s Team Sherzai - The Brain Docs. 
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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Dr. Peter Johnston - The Single Biggest Way to Reduce Your Impact on Mother Earth

    Dr. Peter Johnston - The Single Biggest Way to Reduce Your Impact on Mother Earth

    Dr. Peter Johnston, a lifestyle medicine practitioner advocating for plant-based diets and environmental activism, shares his journey from his New Zealand roots as a sheep shearer to his personal and professional mission of shedding light on the impact of food systems on climate, health, and animal welfare.
    Here’s the sobering truth: We can't feed the whole world today on a Western style diet. There just isn't enough land or resources. It will be even more impossible with the forecast of 10 billion people by mid century.
    Dr. Johnston discusses the consequences of biodiversity loss, deforestation, overfishing, loss of insects, and antibiotic resistance, and the urgent need for sustainable practices to combat these issues.
    He also proposes simple solutions for each of us to embrace plant-based alternatives and practices for a healthier planet and sustainable future.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Desiree Nielsen - Plant Magic in Every Bite: A Celebration of Plant-Based Cooking

    Desiree Nielsen - Plant Magic in Every Bite: A Celebration of Plant-Based Cooking

    Do you believe in Magic?
    Well, you most certainly will after today’s episode with Desiree Nielsen, celebrating the upcoming release of her new book, Plant Magic, coming out April 23, 2024.
     This book busts the myth that a whole food plant-based diet is expensive, time consuming, restrictive, or boring. 
    In fact, Desiree shares over 100 deeply flavourful and wildly delicious recipes for everyone who wants to eat more plants and feel good.
    In Plant Magic, Desiree shares approachable ways to incorporate plants into your meals, along with how to dial up your pantry and tricks for coaxing the best out of simple foods like beans, grains, and vegetables.
    Plant-based cooking doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming, or restrictive. Whether you’re craving morning things, stuff on bread, one pot (or pan) dishes, salads, tasty noodles, really good sweets, or everyday tonics and potions, Plant Magic makes cooking and eating joyful. Full of tips and tricks, stories and easy ingredient swap-outs, Desiree shares delicious recipes for some of your favorite dishes that just happen to be plant-based.
    And, because Desiree is an accomplished Registered Dietitian, we also talk lasting behavior change, anxiety, self-doubt, and overcoming self-imposed food restrictions. 
    Celebrate the joy of plant-based cooking and put a little magic in your life with Desiree Nielsen.
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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

SJEDANCING ,

Wellness (at last) with plants

I was 102Kgs. Taking 6 medications. Not really exercising. Eating (I thought) healthily, and my daughter said she wanted to be vegan! 😮
My husband and I had to think about this, and we discovered PCRM first, then John McDougall, and finally Caldwell Esselstyn, and we were on our way. Not a “all in” start, but a start nevertheless, and……I started to lose weight. Over 1 year I lost 32kgs, all my prescription drugs, felt better, and now walk in our own “Blue Zone” in the hills and Dandenongs, and we’re loving life again. Hang on every word Rip and thank you for you and your family. We love Jane and Ann, your Plantstrong Podcast, and wish your REAL food was in Australia.

Tonimaemac ,

Answers ALL your questions AND more!!

New to the Plant Strong lifestyle and exercising for the first time in years, I was still confused about protein and also unsure why I wasn’t shedding weight. After listening to the Athletic Special and then starting at episode 1 and binging to my happy little heart’s content; All my fears, concerns about protein and questions were quashed, and I now feel reinvigorated and pumped for my plant strong future! Now I’m looking forward to more episodes about cooking tips from Chef Chad & Co! 😉💪🥦💗

Grace in Singapore ,

My favourite Podcast

I’ve learnt so much listening to this podcast. Thank you Rip and all your knowledgeable guest speakers

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