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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 Rip Esselstyn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 66 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.

    Dr. Dean Ornish - UnDo Chronic Disease with These Four Simple Steps

    Dr. Dean Ornish - UnDo Chronic Disease with These Four Simple Steps

    “What you will gain is so much more than what you will give up.” - Dr. Dean Ornish
    Dean Ornish, M.D. is highly regarded as “The Father of Lifestyle Medicine,” which is the fastest-growing trend in medicine today, and today's discussion with Rip dives deep into the vast body of work and groundbreaking research that Dr. Ornish has conducted for decades.
    As the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI) for over 40-years, he and his team of researchers have demonstrated time and again how lifestyle medicine can reverse, treat, and prevent chronic disease. 
    How is this possible? Eat Well, Love More, Stress Less, and Move More – all of which are outlined in Dr. Ornish’s latest book, “UnDo It - How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases,” which has just been released in paperback. 
    From the beginning, Dr. Ornish was met with criticism and skepticism, which would cause even the strongest of physicians to reverse course. But, because of his conviction and the overwhelming data he has produced, the only thing reversing is YOUR chronic disease including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, early-stage prostate cancer, and now – the evidence is showing - even the progression of Alzheimer’s.
    Medicare and many insurance companies are now covering Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic diseases because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on 40 years of clinical research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. Recently, Medicare even agreed to cover Dr. Ornish’s program for reversing heart disease when offered virtually via Zoom.
    Our bodies often have a remarkable capacity to begin healing if we treat the underlying lifestyle factors that cause them—and more quickly than we had once believed. All of this is great news because, as Dr. Ornish stresses, "We don't want take hope away. In fact, we want to give people a sense of hope."
    He's been giving us hope for over 40 years and, thankfully, he's just getting started. 
    About Dr. Dean Ornish
    Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the UCSF, and the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. He received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s 7 most powerful teachers.”
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    Watch the Episode on YouTube
    Ornish.com Resources
    Preventive Medicine Research Institute
    Join us for our 2022 PLANTSTRONG Retreat in Black Mountain, NC - March 1st-6th - Healthcare Providers can earn up to 20 hours of CME credits and 2 CEU credits as part of the registration fee! Jointly provided by UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC - we are thrilled to reward professionals for all they learn at our immersive events.
    Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Book
    Rip’s Rescue with Dr. Brian Asbill - "Make Yourself Heart-Attack Proof"
    Join the free PLANTSTRONG Community
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dr. Kim Williams - Have Heart Disease? Four Questions to Empower Your Reversal

    Dr. Kim Williams - Have Heart Disease? Four Questions to Empower Your Reversal

     
    “There are two kinds of Cardiologists - those who are vegan and those who haven’t read the data.” - Dr. Kim Williams
    Such a bold statement from someone, who, since 2013 has been the Head of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, as well as the former president of the American College of Cardiology.
    Dr. Kim Williams does not mince words.
    He shares:
    His personal background and story of what (and who) inspired him to become a doctor at the young age of 11.
    Why, as a poor kid from the Southside of Chicago, he adopted a plant-based diet many years ago.
    How to calculate your 10-year risk of heart disease or stroke using the ASCVD
    Resources and cookbooks from the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
    New research proving that vegan junk food is actually worse for your health than eating animals
    The four biggest questions he asks all of his patients who have recently had stents or other surgical interventions.
    These four simple magic questions often change the course and long-term outcomes of his patients when they hear the questions and provide their own answers.
    Thank you, Dr. Kim Williams, for being an outspoken advocate and example of the future of Medicine. Prevention and education start with people like you and we are grateful that you heeded the call to become a doctor. You were made for Medicine.
    About Dr. Kim Williams is an American cardiologist. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and served as its president from 2015 to 2016. He is currently a trustee of the organization.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page
    YouTube Version
    Association of Black Cardiologists
    Cardiovascular Risk Calculator
    Join us for our 2022 PLANTSTRONG Retreat in Black Mountain, NC
    Join the free PLANTSTRONG Community
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    • 1 hr
    J.D. and Chrissy Roth - Turn Your PLANTSTRONG Dream into a Reality

    J.D. and Chrissy Roth - Turn Your PLANTSTRONG Dream into a Reality

    As we round the corner on a new year and a fresh start, we can think of no better way to lift you up than with this inspiring talk from J.D. and Chrissy Roth recorded from this year’s Plant-Stock event.
    J.D. is an iconic television producer and creator of shows like “The Biggest Loser,” and “The Big Fat Truth,” which helped participants lose weight, fight diabetes, and attain a healthy lifestyle through whole foods, plant-based nutrition. 
    Chrissy Roth is a physical therapist, fitness instructor, Mom of two boys, and, of course, wife of J.D. She was the driving force for her family’s habit change and, today, she reads a couple of her personal blog posts that span years as she guided her household of stubborn boys to a new life of vibrant, colorful, whole-food, plant-based living. 
    We love the universal takeaways from their presentation - be patient, stay the course, remain resilient, and relentless.
    This conviction transformed her household and, together, J.D. and Chrissy are now relentless in their own pursuit of changing the landscape of TV and spreading this message to a broader audience. We know it will take time, but the Roths are unstoppable.   
    Watch the Episode on YouTube
    Visit the Episode Page at plantstrongpodcast.com Join the FREE 2022 PLANTSTRONG Seven-Day Challenge - January 5th-11th
    Now Available! PLANTSTRONG Broths and Soups Delivered Directly to You!  PLANTSTRONGFOODS.com 
    Click here for all PLANTSTRONG Resources
    Join the PLANTSTRONG Community

    • 32 min
    PLANTSTRONG Snackables with Rip, Jane, and Ann - Don't Burn the Brussels Sprouts!

    PLANTSTRONG Snackables with Rip, Jane, and Ann - Don't Burn the Brussels Sprouts!

    What are the Esselstyns serving up this holiday season?
    Well, as always, it includes a hefty dose of laughter and mayhem, along with delicious, mouth-watering plantstrong goodness.
    Today, Rip is joined by his mother, Ann, and sister, Jane, to talk about their favorite holiday meals and how they cook together for their entire family.
    Even though they discuss their Thanksgiving meal in this episode, the dishes and recipes are great for ANY holiday.
    In fact, we’ve created a complimentary holiday guide with eleven mouth-watering recipes to help you prepare an incredibly delicious whole-food, plant-based meal holiday. Hop into our free community at community.plantstrong.com to download the guide today.
    You’ll meet thousands of people just like you willing to lend a hand of support and encouragement, especially during the holiday season! 
    Episode Resources
    Watch the Episode on YouTube
    Visit the Webpage for Full Transcript Get our FREE Holiday Meal Planner
    Use code: Siblings15 to save $15 when you spend $100 or more on plantsonlyshop.com!
    Now Available! PLANTSTRONG Broths and Soups Delivered Directly to You!  PLANTSTRONGFOODS.com 
    Click here for all PLANTSTRONG Resources
    Join the PLANTSTRONG Community

    • 29 min
    Dan Buettner and the Blue Zones Challenge- Shape Your Surroundings and They Will Shape You

    Dan Buettner and the Blue Zones Challenge- Shape Your Surroundings and They Will Shape You

    Rip welcomes researcher, friend, and author, Dan Buettner, back to the PLANTSTRONG Podcast to talk about his new book, The Blue Zones Challenge - A Four-Week Plan for a Longer, Better Life.This is the latest in his series of books about the five blue zones, which are locations around the world where people consistently live to 100 and beyond.
    The Blue Zones Challenge is all about helping YOU to get set-up for long-term success so that the healthier choice becomes your natural, automatic choice. It's a four-week guidebook and year-long sustainability program for anyone looking to jumpstart their journey to better health, happiness, less stress, and a longer life.
    In The Blue Zones Challenge, readers will learn tips, tricks, and nudges from these five blue zones. We’re talking about simple changes and advice for setting up your kitchen, pantry, work environment, and even resources for improving your social network.
    It also includes nudges to help you:
    Change Your Diet the Whole-Food Plant-Based Way
    Naturally Increase Your Movement and Activity
    Discover and Live Your Purpose
    Build Your Social Life
    No crazy extreme exercise programs and no deprivation diets are necessary! In fact, we know those don't work. What does work? Making small sustainable changes in your everyday environment so that the right choice becomes the automatic choice.
    You can bet your life on it!
    About Dan Buettner
    Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.
    Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.
    His new book “The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer Better Life” is a four-week guide and year-long sustainability program to jump-start your journey to better health, happiness, less stress, and longer life.
    Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    The holidays are here and it’s the perfect time to gift wrap the good news about following a whole-foods, PLANTSTRONG lifestyle. Here are some great gift ideas to help you introduce the science, and inspire a friend or family member to eat more plants!
    First, books are often the easiest entry point for people interested in learning more. If you don’t already know, I’ve written four books - the original Engine 2 Diet, then PLANTSTRONG, The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, and finally - with my sister Jane, The Engine 2 Cookbook. Each title is packed with digestible science and bundled with delicious recipes and powerful success stories. Visit Amazon or plantstrong.com to learn more or to send a book to someone you love. 
    Second, a gift membership to the PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner is incredibly thoughtful. It includes twelve months of access to curated recipes, live support from our meal planning experts, personalized meal recommendations, adaptive grocery lists, and optional grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh, Instacart, and Peapod. And great news! gift cards are on sale for the month of December for $20 off. Visit mealplanner.plantstrong.com
    PLANTSTRONG Podcast Episode Page
    Watch the Episode on YouTube
    Dan Buettner Website and Resources
    Join the free PLANTSTRONG Community
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    • 37 min
    Simon Hill - Simon Hill - The Proof, the Whole Proof, and Nothing But the Proof (Plant Proof, That Is!)

    Simon Hill - Simon Hill - The Proof, the Whole Proof, and Nothing But the Proof (Plant Proof, That Is!)

    Rip welcomes nutritionist, author, and podcaster, Simon Hill, to the podcast for an in-depth discussion of his new book, The Proof is in the Plants.
    It's hard to imagine the life-long impact of seeing your own father have a heart attack, but Hill has taken that harrowing experience as a teenager and turned it into his mission-driven work to help save the lives of countless others. 
    Today, Simon is passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their families.
    Inspired by the work of his father, he is also a walking encyclopedia on the research and science that proves beyond the kale that a plant-based diet can save your life –and the planet.
    They discuss:
    The Diet of Confusion - Why the food industry is set up against us
    The progress we are making in governments around the world and the work that still needs to be done
    Is chronic lifestyle disease simply "in our genes?" How much control do we really have with the cards we were dealt?
    Simon's largest recommendation for better health - FIBER
    Why is fiber so important to our health and gut microbiome?
    Simon's top foods we should avoid
    Recommendations for helping people make the shift in their own lives
    The vast plant-proof research around - cancer, heart disease, and brain health 
    Research and studies on minerals and supplements like iodine and zinc
    This conversation is jam-packed with all the proof you need because, as you’ll hear loud and clear, the proof is in the plants. 
    About Simon Hill
    Simon Hill is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog of the same name, and a nutritionist and qualified physiotherapist. On top of his formal education, Simon spends hours and hours deciphering scientific studies so he can break down how to fuel your body to promote longevity and reduce the chance of developing disease while simultaneously achieving whatever health and fitness goals you may have. He is the plant-based food contributor to Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr, and in 2019 Simon opened a plant-based restaurant, Eden, in his Sydney neighbourhood of Bondi.
     
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    PLANTSTRONG just announced our 2022 retreats and you’re invited to relax, refresh and recharge with us. Join us March 1st to the 6th in majestic Black Mountain or October 10th to the 15th in stunning Sedona. For details on both, go to plantstrong.com and select the locations from the menu.


    Also - great news! Our PLANTSTRONG unsalted organic broths and ready-to-eat chilis and stews are now available nationwide thru plantstrongfoods.com. We’ve just unveiled our sampler packs so you can try one of each flavor - and you can enjoy free shipping when you spend $60 or more!
    Simon Hill Website and Resources
    Join the free PLANTSTRONG Community
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    • 2 hrs 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Party in the Kitchen ,

Positive, expert, support

This is my favourite vegan podcast. The emphasis is on health. Rip has unlimited positivity, and has massive empathy for his guests and listeners. Rip is an expert, hugely knowledgeable but still modest with his guests, who are also the world leaders in vegan/plant based/ plant strong lifestyles.
Rip is fun and engaging - the perfect balance between light and entertaining while serious about the impact of this lifestyle.

willingdonkey ,

Time to sprout

Talk about inspiration this podcast is overtaking the need for my motivation podcasts loving all your guests this one was brilliant loved it

Shortstufftoo ,

Season 3 episode 7

Just love this episode with Dr Irminne Van Dyken. So much information. I’m going to get out my sprouting jars and try a humming meditation today. Thank you Rip.
Cath x

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