49 episodes

Welcome to Plant-Based DFW!

We are Dr. Rizwan Bukhari and Maya Acosta. Dr. Riz has been a vascular surgeon for over 20 years. Maya is a plant-based nutrition advocate and graduate of eCornell. Together they teach the Dallas community about lifestyle medicine and eating plant-based foods.

In this podcast, they will interview people about their personal journeys in the plant-based world. The goal is to inspire you and to support those who are interested in becoming a healthier version of themselves.

Are you plant-based or transitioning? Would like to share your story? Send us a message: plantbasedmaya@gmail.com

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3, 3 Ratings

Welcome to Plant-Based DFW!

We are Dr. Rizwan Bukhari and Maya Acosta. Dr. Riz has been a vascular surgeon for over 20 years. Maya is a plant-based nutrition advocate and graduate of eCornell. Together they teach the Dallas community about lifestyle medicine and eating plant-based foods.

In this podcast, they will interview people about their personal journeys in the plant-based world. The goal is to inspire you and to support those who are interested in becoming a healthier version of themselves.

Are you plant-based or transitioning? Would like to share your story? Send us a message: plantbasedmaya@gmail.com

    S2 Ep. 18 - Transform Your Life During This Pandemic with Dr. Neelofer Basaria

    S2 Ep. 18 - Transform Your Life During This Pandemic with Dr. Neelofer Basaria

    Dr. Neelofer Basaria is a transformational health coach in the Dallas, Texas area. She works closely with her clients to achieve their desired goals. She uses various modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and nutrition to restore gut health.

    In this episode, Dr. Basaria goes into details about her training in this field. She reviews how she works with her clients. She also gives us some tips on how we can stay healthy during this coronavirus crisis.

    If you are interested in transforming your life, this is a great time to do so. To contact Dr. Basaria:
    https://www.facebook.com/truelivingforlife/
    info@drbasaria.com

    • 45 min
    S2 Ep. 17 - DFW CARE

    S2 Ep. 17 - DFW CARE

    Dr. Riz and I interviewed Keren Wang about ten days ago as we picked up PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) from the DFW Care organization.

    This is a local Chinese American organization which self-organized within 24 hours as they feared the devastation that could take place in Dallas.

    Keren Wang is part of the DFW Care organization and works in the hospital assessment group. She has worked closely with Dr. Riz to assess his hospital needs. The organization has worked tirelessly since early March to support Dallas healthcare workers. The group will dismantle on Saturday, April 25 since Dallas was fortunate enough to not see such a huge spike in the covid-19 patients compared to other places in the country.

    We would like for you to hear their story and visit their website to show support and to thank them for their hard work.
    www.dfwcare.org

    • 39 min
    S2 Ep. 16 - Eat Your Greens Organic Farm

    S2 Ep. 16 - Eat Your Greens Organic Farm

    Meet Christa Zuniga. She and her wife April are the founders of Eat Your Greens Organic Farm

    Did you know that microgreens contain 4 to 40 times more nutrients than the mature vegetables?

    We are encouraged to eat healthier than ever before to maintain a strong immune system especially now that we are facing a pandemic crisis.

    The Zuniga Family’s mission is to supply the most organic atmosphere and product for their own family and to anyone they feed. They truly believe that everyone deserves to have a sufficient amount of nutrients in their daily intake. They believe health and longevity is a gift we can all enjoy just by simply eating what nature provides.

    The Eat Your Greens Organic farm continues to operate as an essential business. I highly encourage you to listen to the entire episode to learn about the benefits of consuming microgreens. Let’s support our local businesses. You will receive an offer if you mention this podcast.

    https://eatyourgreensorganicfarm.com

    • 23 min
    S2 Ep. 15 - COVID-19: Facing A New Reality

    S2 Ep. 15 - COVID-19: Facing A New Reality

    In this episode, Maya gives you an update of what life is now like for herself and Dr. Riz. What is next for Plant-Based DFW? What sort of content can you expect on future episodes?

    What About Our Podcast?
    I have continued to interview people for the show. Our topics will continue to be about health and wellness. Our next episode is on a local business who has managed to stay open as they offer an essential product - microgreens!!

    We will continue to share tips on how to strengthen your immune system.

    Webinars:
    Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter where we can share information about future webinars.

    If you did not receive a copy of Dr. Riz’s ebook on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease make sure to go to our website: www.plantbaseddfw.com and you will see it as an option on the home page.

    News:
    *We have rescheduled Dr. Michael Greger’s Dallas visit for June 8th. Fingers-crossed that this will happen. We are making this lecture FREE to all people in healthcare. So doctors, nurses, etc can attend free of charge. Again, that info is on our homepage.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-not-to-diet-by-dr-michael-greger-tickets-82825253563


    *Dr. Michael Greger will be holding a webinar titled How Not To Die in a Pandemic on April 8th. You must register by April 3rd. If you purchased a ticket to see him in Dallas you will receive FREE access from us. Info on our website.
    https://nutritionfacts.org/webinar/how-not-to-die-in-a-pandemic/

    *We have created a page on our website titled COVID-19 with recommended videos.

    Stay safe friends and know that you are in our thoughts. Our podcast can be heard on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube and Spotify.

    • 8 min
    S2 Ep. 14 - Chef 2 The Rescue

    S2 Ep. 14 - Chef 2 The Rescue

    In this episode, we meet Chef Joe Ladine. He is new to the Dallas area and eager to work with you. We learn about his life growing up in Southern California and how his grandparents inspired him to try new things. He began his career at age 15 and then went to culinary school.

    In 2006, he participated in a wellness program where he saw the participants' health improve through plant-based nutrition.

    In the fall of 2019 Chef Ladine was inspired to go plant-based after watching The Game Changers. After years of suffering with acid-reflux and Gerd, he finally noticed an improvement in his health.

    Today he is eager to work with people in teaching them how to improve their own health by incorporating more plant foods into their diets. Chef Ladine will be cooking for our guests at the Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Retreat in May!

    Make sure to visit his website and follow him on social media to learn about his cooking classes. Interested in having Chef Ladine cook for your event? Make sure to contact him.

    https://www.chefjoeladine.com/

    • 33 min
    S2 Ep. 13 - Keeping Up With The Bukharis

    S2 Ep. 13 - Keeping Up With The Bukharis

    In this episode, we take a break from our regular podcast interviews to tell you about upcoming events in March and April.

    The best way to know what we are up to is by going to our website: www.plantbaseddfw.com. There we have listed all of our events under "calendar". You will find speakers that we are hosting and events that we are organizing.

    Go to the tab "retreat" to learn more about our retreat in May. We are now taking applications!

    Dr. Riz and I will be spending much needed time on our sailboat. We hope to share photos and videos so that you can see what life is like in a small space while still cooking our plant-based meals.

    • 12 min

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Keep yourself healthy!

Western Culture is filled with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and a number of other common health issues do to our diets. This show aims to shine light on how simple it is to avoid most of these issues by simply eating right. Changing how your diet functions and making better life choices.
This is a highly valuable resource that is tragically lacking in the world and is a show that needs to be heard by everyone in order to get that additional insight that could ultimately save your life in the long run. 10/10 highly recommended. Must listen show for all! Eat Clean. Eat Healthy.

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