24 episodes

The Peace ♥ Plants Podcast, with Marco Knox aka: The Phytogenic Chef™ as host, focuses on all things plant-based and a bit more. Marco covers health, spiritual journeys, cooking plant-based, athletic performance, and inspiring stories from doctors, athletes, musicians, business owners, and chefs.

The Peace Love Plants Podcast Marco Knox

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The Peace ♥ Plants Podcast, with Marco Knox aka: The Phytogenic Chef™ as host, focuses on all things plant-based and a bit more. Marco covers health, spiritual journeys, cooking plant-based, athletic performance, and inspiring stories from doctors, athletes, musicians, business owners, and chefs.

    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    My guest this week is a long distance cyclist. His second longest journey to date – San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida.


    That very ride was being mapped long before Mr. Mike Cohen took his first pedal stroke…you see, before he started laying down big mileage, Mike had to beat an aggressive form of leukemia to become a cancer survivor, then he had to overcome two heart failures to become a heart attack survivor, then…he had to live with an LVAD to become an LVAD survivor and THEN…he had to undergo a heart transplant to become a heart transplant recipient! All before he became a long distance cyclist.


    His story is gripping and one that will have you living your own life out loud all while being unapologetically yourself!


    I sincerely hope that you enjoy my conversation with Mr. Mike Cohen in this episode titled Never Give Up.


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Mike Cohen.
    Sponsored By:
    The Phytogenic Chef™: Enter discount code PLP15 to receive 15% off of The Phytogenic Chef™ plant-based meal planner. Promo Code: PLP15Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast
    Links:
    Mike Cohen WebsiteMike Cohen Instagram

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Compassion Over Medals

    Compassion Over Medals

    My guest this week is Dotsie Bausch, a person I have a tremendous amount of respect for.


    She had a prolific professional cycling career that produced a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals, and a world record! She’s a plant-based athlete and the oldest ever to medal in her sport. Highly accomplished and an absolute machine on two wheels!


    And while most of us think of Olympians as these bigger than life characters…they are human, they feel pain, they suffer loss and deal with real-life issues just like you and me. Olympians are made from the effort and struggle that they’ve endured. Dotsie is no exception! Before the cycling career, she had to face, and conquer, a serious psychological eating disorder that almost took her life!


    Now retired from competition, she pours her passion into missions to change, and save lives.


    In this episode, we discuss the aforementioned struggles, her plant-based transition, the Olympic journey, and several other critical topics, including her most recent work through her non-profit, Switch4Good.


    I hope that you enjoy our conversation in this episode titled “Compassion Over Medals” with Dotsie Bausch.


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Dotsie Bausch.
    Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast
    Links:
    Switch4Good - Instagram Switch4Good | FacebookSwitch4Good | YouTubeSwitch4Good | TwitterSwitch4Good | LinkedIn

    • 40 min
    How to Survive A Pandemic

    How to Survive A Pandemic

    My long awaited interview with Dr. Michael Greger is finally here! We were scheduled to discuss his book How Not to Diet but then Covid19 hit putting the brakes on that interview thus bringing a very relevant topic to the forefront, pandemics.


    For those of you that know of Dr. Greger I need not explain to you just how amazing his work is. However, there are some that may not know of Dr. Greger, I’ll do my best to paint a picture for this segment of the audience.


    Dr. Greger is a devoted physician with a highly energetic and vibrant personality! He’s also an author and an internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. He’s an altruistic human as well. For example - all of the proceeds from his speaking engagements and the sale of his books, are donated to charity. He also has a 501(c) nonprofit called Nutritionfacts.org and it’s the first science-based, non-commercial website to provide free daily videos and articles on the latest discoveries in nutrition.


    Dr. Greger truly embodies the saying – people over profit!


    His book How Not to Die has positively impacted millions of lives worldwide, mine included. If not for the fact that I immersed myself into that book, I might not have been able to make the changes in my lifestyle that ultimately saved my life, yeah, that impactful! In fact, whenever a new client asks me where to start, one of the first things that I recommend is either reading or listening to, How Not to Die.


    But in this episode, we discuss his latest work – How to Survive a Pandemic. Being an expert on infectious disease, Dr. Greger is highly versed on this subject and he shares with us some valuable insight and evidence based science, that could change the way you look at things.


    So, grab a pen and a notepad and be prepared to hit rewind a few times because the knowledge is impactful and will leave you with a new perspective on a very important subject.


    My sincere hope is that you enjoy this discussion on How to Survive a Pandemic, with Dr. Michael Greger.


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Dr. Michael Greger.
    Sponsored By:
    The Phytogenic Chef™: Enter discount code PLP15 to receive 15% off of The Phytogenic Chef™ plant-based meal planner. Promo Code: PLP15Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast

    • 19 min
    Evidence Based

    Evidence Based

    Misinformation is everywhere and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to navigate through the sticky web to find the truth that we seek. Moreover, it can be downright frustrating!


    This leads me to my guest, Dr. Garth Davis, a man that helps all of us circumvent the bad information being shared through numerous outlets with evidence-based science.


    You may recognize Dr. Davis from the groundbreaking documentary “What the Health”. Or his book “Proteinaholic – How Our Obsession with Meat is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It”


    He’s on a mission to help save lives by educating people on the health benefits of living a comprehensive whole food plant-based lifestyle.


    In this episode, Dr. Davis shares with us how he transitioned to a whole food plant-based lifestyle and how that impacted his medical practice and untimely the betterment of his patients.


    He’s unwavering in his message and as you’ll soon hear – he’s the genuine article!


    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Garth Davis in this episode titled “Evidence-Based”


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Dr. Garth Davis.
    Sponsored By:
    The Phytogenic Chef™: Enter discount code PLP15 to receive 15% off of The Phytogenic Chef™ plant-based meal planner. Promo Code: PLP15Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast

    • 42 min
    Life at 15 MPH

    Life at 15 MPH

    Before we get started, I have a question – can you imagine living your life without a car? Think about that for a moment, how would your life change? Would you still be able to do the things that you enjoy and need to get done?


    Seems pretty daunting doesn’t it?


    Allow me to introduce you to Ryan Van Duzer – a man that's NEVER owned a car. By the way, he lives in Boulder Colorado…try living there without a car!


    You see, Ryan doesn't need a car, he's traveled more miles without one than most of us do with one! For example, he’s ridden a bike from Honduras to Boulder Colorado, across the United States twice, and down both the East and West coasts.


    Besides cycling - he’s known for his altruistic lifestyle, his amazing YouTube channel, and motivating people to get off the couch and experience life by way of the great outdoors.


    So, now that you have a feeling for who Ryan is, let’s dive into this episode titled “Life at 15 MPH” with Ryan Van Duzer.


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Ryan Van Duzer.
    Sponsored By:
    Balanced's Virtual Family 5k: Your race. Your pace. Your place. One collective mission.The Phytogenic Chef™: Enter discount code PLP15 to receive 15% off of The Phytogenic Chef™ plant-based meal planner. Promo Code: PLP15Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast
    Links:
    DuzerTV.comYouTubeInstagram Facebook

    • 48 min
    Gurney Promises

    Gurney Promises

    Today we meet Paul Chatlin, a man that seemingly had it all – a great job and a beautiful family. One could say he was living the American dream!


    But not all that glitters is gold…


    Denial is a devious character, and it creeps up on us when we’re faced with certain aspects of ourselves. Unknowingly, I lived in a world of denial for many years. You see, denial doesn’t present itself in a way that makes you want to change, it’s just the opposite – it makes you feel good by offering another version of what is happening, it makes you look outward, versus within. Sadly, it takes a toll on so many people as they fall into its luring trap.


    That very trap, almost cost Paul Chatlin his life.


    Gifted with a second chance, Paul made some game time decisions and promises that would forever alter his path. His story is one of a complete transformation that will leave you feeling motivated, and perhaps even like you should take an internal selfie.


    Enjoy this episode titled “Gurney Promises” with Paul Chatlin.


    Peace Love Plants
    ~Marco
    Special Guest: Paul Chatlin.
    Sponsored By:
    The Phytogenic Chef™: Enter discount code PLP15 to receive 15% off of The Phytogenic Chef™ plant-based meal planner. Promo Code: PLP15Support The Peace Love Plants Podcast
    Links:
    PBNSG | Plant-Based Nutrition Support GroupFacebookInstagram


    TwitterYouTube

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To