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You are here for a reason. But navigating this human life can be challenging. How do you care for your body, mind and spirit to make the most of your time here on earth? This podcast explores these questions through rich conversations on plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality. We help bring to light valuable insights to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. I AM HUMAN is hosted by Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, a board-certified pediatrician, board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, and national board-certified health and wellness coach. Dr. Yami is a curious human interested in living a long, healthy, and joyful life. New episodes drop every Sunday.

I AM HUMAN Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS, FAAP

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 339 Ratings

You are here for a reason. But navigating this human life can be challenging. How do you care for your body, mind and spirit to make the most of your time here on earth? This podcast explores these questions through rich conversations on plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality. We help bring to light valuable insights to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. I AM HUMAN is hosted by Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, a board-certified pediatrician, board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, and national board-certified health and wellness coach. Dr. Yami is a curious human interested in living a long, healthy, and joyful life. New episodes drop every Sunday.

    300: How to Live a JoyFULL life with Radhi Devlukia

    300: How to Live a JoyFULL life with Radhi Devlukia

    When Radhi Devlukia agreed to sit down with me, I knew we were in for an illuminating conversation about the intersection of veganism, Ayurveda, and holistic health. As an Ayervedic Health Counselor, Radhi brings a wealth of knowledge that inspires us to examine our relationship with food, and how it extends far beyond mere sustenance. Our exchange, peppered with personal anecdotes and transformative insights, offers a refreshing perspective on how dietary choices can resonate with our highest values and contribute to a more compassionate world. 
    Radhi Devlukia earned her Ayurvedic Health Counsellor 1 Degree at the California College of Ayurveda. A clinical dietician, nutritionist, and always-learning cook, she brings a modern approach to the ancient principles of holistic wellbeing. Radhi grew up in the UK and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jay. 
    Listen in as we celebrate the resilience, creativity, and empathy that define our species. I challenge you to consider how we might tip the scales towards optimizing our potential, encouraging a delicate dance between the comforts of the known and the exhilarating unknown of our full capabilities. Reflecting on my own experiences and those shared by adventurers and professionals alike, we discuss the unique ways individuals assess risk and pursue their life's calling, urging you to ponder your own definitions and the trajectory you wish to carve out for yourself. 
    Discussion points: 
    Radhi Devlukia's vegan journey and Ayurvedic insights High and low vibrational foods Satvik and kitchari Importance of spices and herbs in diets Playful and mindful living Connection between culinary practices and mindful living Tips for joyful health and gratitude in meals Exploring the kichari reset for gut health Impact of food on physical and energetic states Radhi's personal growth and continuous learning Radhi's encounter with spiritual guide Radhanath Swami Spiritual and integrity-driven life approaches Embracing veganism for holistic health and joy Please subscribe, and reach out to us with your comments, questions, and feedback 
    Disclaimer: The information on this podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your health or well-being, please consult a healthcare professional. 
    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com 
    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com. 
    Resources: 
    Radhi Devlukia IG 
    Radhi Devlukia website 
    Book: JoyFULL 
    Book: Eating Animals 
     
    More From Dr. Yami: 
    Listen: http://bit.ly/vdrpodcast 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 
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    • 51 min
    299: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

    299: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

    Have you ever pondered the sheer scale of your untapped potential or the true meaning of your quest for significance in this world? Join me, Dr. Yami, as we journey through the intricacies of human nature, uncovering the delicate balance between our inherent imperfections and our profound capabilities for transformation.

    Listen in as we celebrate the resilience, creativity, and empathy that define our species. I challenge you to consider how we might tip the scales towards optimizing our potential, encouraging a delicate dance between the comforts of the known and the exhilarating unknown of our full capabilities. Reflecting on my own experiences and those shared by adventurers and professionals alike, we discuss the unique ways individuals assess risk and pursue their life's calling, urging you to ponder your own definitions and the trajectory you wish to carve out for yourself. 

    Discussion points: 
    ● The Oxford Dictionary’s definition of human 
    ● “I’m only human…” - what exactly does that mean? 
    ● Quoting Smokey Robinson and Eminem 
    ● Being human – a super power vs. an excuse 
    ● Four main points about being human 
    ● The motivational triad - avoid pain, seek pleasure, conserve energy 
    ● Moving beyond the triad 
    ● The human soul in the spirit world 
    ● What do you want your human experience to be? There’s no wrong answer! 
    ● Thriving, exploration, risk, discomfort 
    ● Are you using ‘being human’ as an excuse not to do more? 
    ● Please subscribe, and reach out to us with your comments, questions, and feedback 
     
    Disclaimer: The information on this podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your health or well-being, please consult a healthcare professional. 

    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com 

    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com. 

    Resources: 
    Book: The Pleasure Trap 
     
    More From Dr. Yami: 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 
     
    More Listening Options:  
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thedoctoryami 
     
    Credits: 
    Show Poducers: Dr. Yami, Alejandra Parra 
    Graphic Designer: Alejandra Parra 
    Music: GlowBox Productions, https://glowboxproductions.com 
    Editing: The Castos Productions team, https://castos.com/productions 
     


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    • 27 min
    298: Create Your Vision For Life

    298: Create Your Vision For Life

    “Your dreams are yours for a reason…” Ever find yourself at a crossroads, armed with dreams but unsure how to bring them to fruition? 
    In this episode of I AM HUMAN, Dr. Yami will take you through a 4 step process to get clear on your desires and design SMART goals that will help make your dreams a reality. This is a workshop-type episode so have writing materials handy and come ready to take action! This is a great episode if you need a reset as we begin 2024, or if you’re simply ready to take ownership and forge your life path. 
    Discussion points: 
    ● Quotes that inspire creating a vision 
    ● Four steps to achieving your dreams 
    ● Get your journal and pen ready…. 
    ● If failure was impossible, what would you desire? 
    ● Think about friends and family, possessions, career, financial life, spirituality, travel, etc.  
    ● What do you want to do and experience? 
    ● What do you want to be and embody? 
    ● What do you want to have and enjoy? 
    ● Don’t use “should” 
    ● Expressing gratitude- 5 min exercise - write down ten things  
    ● Creating your bucket list 
    ● Setting achievable SMART goals 
    ● Put your steps into your schedule 
    ● Write your goals down, look at your goals daily, keep them front of mind 
    ● Creating vision boards 
    ● Please subscribe, and reach out to us with your comments, questions, and feedback 

    Disclaimer: The information on this podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your health or well-being, please consult a healthcare professional. 
    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com 
    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com. 

    Resources: 
    Check out Green Chef and use my code 60iamhuman for a great deal: https://www.greenchef.com/ 
    Notes From The Universe 
     
    More From Dr. Yami: 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 

    More Listening Options: 
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thedoctoryami 

    Credits: 
    Show Poducers: Dr. Yami, Alejandra Parra 
    Graphic Designer: Alejandra Parra 
    Music: GlowBox Productions, https://glowboxproductions.com   
    Editing: The Castos Productions team, https://castos.com/productions 
      


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    • 29 min
    297: Longevity, Radical Life Extension and Living to 500 with Marek Piotrowski

    297: Longevity, Radical Life Extension and Living to 500 with Marek Piotrowski

    Imagine the breadth of wisdom we could accumulate and the societal enrichment that might be possible if our lifespans were dramatically extended.  

    Join me, Dr. Yami, as I unlock the secrets of a life that could span centuries, not just decades, with longevity enthusiast Marek Piotrowski. Our enlightening conversation on ‘radical life extension’ with Marek ventures beyond the norm, as he distinguishes between daily health span routines and the audacious goals of life extension, drawing on his 'longevity tree' analogy. We discuss the intriguing phenomena of blue zones, Marek's personal pivot from marketing into the depths of longevity, and take a look into a future where careers could range as broadly as rock star to astronaut. 

    We consider the societal implications and the personal growth that could accompany centuries of life. Imagine the wisdom accrued over hundreds of years and the cumulative impact on society. It's not just about scientific breakthroughs; we also took a soulful turn, contemplating my own transition from skeptic to open-minded explorer, delving into concepts like energy and reincarnation. Yet, through it all, the emphasis remains firmly on savoring our current journey, and maximizing and relishing every breath we take today. 

    Discussion points: 
    ● Introduction: Marek Piotrowski and life-extension 
    ● Healthspan versus life extension 
    ● The journey from marketing to longevity 
    ● Concept of ‘longevity escape velocity’ 
    ● The importance of biohacking 
    ● Biohacking supplements & health practices like cold plunges 
    ● Scientific ways to live for 500 years 
    ● Marek’s wellness journey 
    ● Tips on sleep, nutrition, exercise 
    ● Maintaining your health span  
    ● The future of life extension technologies 
    ● Scientific longevity advancements 
    ● Please subscribe, and reach out to us with your comments, questions, and feedback 

    Disclaimer: The information on this podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your health or well-being, please consult a healthcare professional. 

    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com 

    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com. 
     
    Resources: 
    Check out Green Chef and use my code 60iamhuman for a great deal: https://www.greenchef.com/ 
    Marek Piotrowski LinkedIn
    Marek Piotrowski Tiktok
    Marek Piotrowski IG
    Longevity Advocate YouTube
    Longevity Advocate Website
     
    More From Dr. Yami: 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 

    More Listening Options: 
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thedoctoryami 

    Credits: 
    Show Poducers: Dr. Yami, Alejan

    • 1 hr
    296: Ultrarunning as a Path to Inner Growth with Sid Garza-Hillman

    296: Ultrarunning as a Path to Inner Growth with Sid Garza-Hillman

    Join me, Dr. Yami, as I welcome the multifaceted Sid Garza Hillman, an ultra-runner and wellness coach, who enlightens us on the transformative power of ultra-running and the pursuit of discomfort for personal growth. Sid shares the fascinating concept of the motivational triad—our innate drive to avoid pain, seek pleasure, and conserve energy—and how this primal instinct can both sustain us and confine our potential. Listen in as we examine the counterintuitive joys found in pushing beyond our comfort zones and how embracing the raw elements of stress, fear, and discomfort in endurance sports can foster resilience and confidence to tackle broader life ambitions. 

    Learn about Sid's innovative 'light box and heavy box' concept, illustrating the importance of nutrient-dense foods for athletes and non-athletes alike. Whether you're an aspiring runner or simply seeking a fresh perspective on life's challenges, this episode offers an inspiring blend of life lessons, nutritional insights, and the encouragement to chase dreams with contentment and courage. 

    Discussion points: 
    ● The essence of trail ultra-running 
    ● Running ultra marathons and embracing freedom 
    ● Pushing limits and resetting perspectives+ 
    ● Embracing discomfort, overcoming distractions 
    ● Using fear for personal growth 
    ● The many benefits of endurance training 
    ● Reading on electronic devices 
    ● Light box, heavy box concept 
    ● Exploring goals and dreams 
    ● The meaning of being human 
    ● Please subscribe, and reach out to us with your comments, questions, and feedback 

    Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor. 

    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com
     
    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com. 

    Veggie Doctor Radio was nominated again this year for the VegNews Veggie Awards, and we would love your help! Please vote through January 31st at midnight for Veggie Doctor Radio in category 32, Best Vegan Podcast: https://vegnews.com/veggie-awards-2024 
      
    Resources: 
    Sid Garza Hillman Website 
    Small Step Intensive 
    Sid Garza Hillman YT 
    Ultrarunning for Normal People: Life Lessons Learned On and Off the Trail by Sid Garza-Hillman 
    Stanford Inn   
    Sid’s Race 

    More From Dr. Yami: 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 

    More Listening Options: 
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thedoctoryami 

    Credits: 
    Show Poducers: Dr. Yami, Alejandra Parra 
    Graphic Designer: Alejandra Parra 
    Music: GlowBox Productions, ht

    • 1 hr 3 min
    295: The incredible Chef Babette on being human and living in the present moment

    295: The incredible Chef Babette on being human and living in the present moment

    Join us as we embark on a transformative journey with the vibrant Chef Babette Davis, whose zest for life and culinary expertise has redefined the plant-based dining experience. In our latest podcast, we unravel Babette's story, from her initial steps as a hairstylist to her emergence as a celebrated chef and owner of Stuff I Eat, her trailblazing restaurant in Inglewood, California. At the remarkable age of 73, Babette's daily regimen reflects her profound philosophy on aging and longevity, vastly differing from the conventional lifestyle of her peers. Through her active living and constant self-challenge, Babette's definition of success goes beyond the ordinary, offering listeners an inspiring outlook on achieving joy and health at any age.

    We converse about the art of enticing both vegans and meat-lovers with delectable, plant-based dishes that don't compromise on taste. Moreover, Babette shares the broader impact of diet on community health and the significance of serving as a beacon of change.

    Discussion points:
    ●     Meeting husband Rondall, sparking a vegan lifestyle change
    ●     Journey from hairstyling to chef
    ●     Secrets to her youthfulness and plant-based vigor
    ●     Stuff I Eat's rise from food cart to fame
    ●     Spirituality's role in Babette's personal and culinary growth
    ●     Emotional intelligence and overcoming past shackles
    ●     Making vegan food appealing through flavor and presentation
    ●     Prioritizing self-care and quality in aging explored
    ●     Babette's definition of success as happiness and appreciation
    ●     Still dreaming big at 73, with future aspirations
    ●     Importance of self-love and helping others effectively

    Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor.

    The I AM HUMAN podcast explores topics such as plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, personal development, and spirituality to promote health, well-being, longevity, and joy and help you craft your best life yet. Subscribe today, and send your feedback to podcast@doctoryami.com

    Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and international speaker. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. She hosts the popular podcast I AM HUMAN (formerly Veggie Doctor Radio) which boasts listeners from 98 countries and more than a million downloads to date. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice in Yakima, Washington where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can learn more about Dr. Yami at DoctorYami.com.

    Veggie Doctor Radio was nominated again this year for the VegNews Veggie Awards, and we would love your help! Please vote through January 31st at midnight for Veggie Doctor Radio in category 32, Best Vegan Podcast: https://vegnews.com/veggie-awards-2024

    Resources:
    Chef Babette IG
    Chef Babette TikTok
    Chef Babette’s restaurant, Stuff I Eat
    Book: Fit for Life
    Book: The Mucusless Diet
    Cash In On Cashews: 50 plus Desserts using One Nut by Chef Babette
    Sea Moss by Chef Babette

    More From Dr. Yami: 
    TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX 
    A Parent's Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami - https://amzn.to/40ZEQpT 
    Questions? Email me: podcast@doctoryami.com 

    More Listening Options: 
    YouTube: https

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

StefinGuad ,

I Am Human podcast

I love this new podcast that evolved from Dr. Yami’s Veggie Doctor podcast! The guests are super interesting and I like the part at the end when each guest says their name followed by “I am human.”

TinaN83 ,

My favorite podcast!

This podcast is extremely informative and I love all the topics that are discussed. Dr Yami is real and funny and very relatable, you can tell she is very passionate about what she does and I’m So grateful for her podcast because it has taught me so much about healthy plant-based eating!

dulcielynn ,

Congratulations!

I have loved Veggie Doctor! I’m really looking forward to listening to I Am Human.

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