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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 Podcast Rip Esselstyn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 2.1K 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.

    Niki Davis, MD - The Doctor That Loves to "De-Prescribe" Meds

    Niki Davis, MD - The Doctor That Loves to "De-Prescribe" Meds

    Rip welcomes Dr. Niki Davis, a former rocket scientist-turned-lifestyle medicine physician.
    Dr. Davis discusses her transition from engineering to promoting a plant-based lifestyle at Love Life Telehealth. She reflects on the influence of a plant-based diet on her career shift, and the impact of whole-food, plant-based nutrition on patient care.
    The conversation explores "de-prescribing medications," empowering patients through lifestyle changes, and the transformative effects of a plant-based diet on health outcomes.
    She also shares some of the lessons and wisdom she gleaned working under the late, great Dr. John McDougall. 
    Her second career has really "taken off" and we're thrilled to share it.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Richard Hubbard - From Morbidly Obese, to Plant-Based Athlete and Advocate

    Richard Hubbard - From Morbidly Obese, to Plant-Based Athlete and Advocate

    After college, Richard Hubbard felt hopeless. It was a stressful time looking for a steady job, he wasn’t moving as much as he did in college, and he loved candy and junk food - not a great combination for a web and graphic designer who would spend hours sitting at his desk during the day. 
    Rich also avoided doctors because he didn’t need a doctor to tell him what he already knew. He was nearing 350 pounds and destined to a life of medications if he didn’t make changes. 
    Ironically, it was a doctor and a mandatory physical that changed everything. Well, it wasn’t the doctor as much as it was Rich’s desire to research the best way to reverse his hypertension. That solution? You guessed it…a plant-forward diet.
    In one year, Richard lost over 120 pounds. Since then he has gone on to lose at least 30 more and he’s become a lean, mean, muscle machine with a whole foods, plant-based approach.
    Today, he shares his formula for lasting weight loss with nutrient-dense meals, batch cooking, and reducing sodium intake for optimal health and blood pressure. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has even become a nutrition coach and an author. His book A Plant Based Journey To Health: From Morbidly Obese To Plant-Based Athlete is available now.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dr. John McDougall - Health and Healing on a Starch-Based Diet

    Dr. John McDougall - Health and Healing on a Starch-Based Diet

    This episode originally aired July 7, 2022. We reshare it today as a tribute to his work and legacy.
    Dr. John McDougall was drawn to medicine because of his own health “fate.” At 18, he suffered a massive stroke and was an anomaly to the doctors in Michigan who wanted to explore “why” and “how” this could happen to someone so young.
    This health scare inspired his own journey to become a doctor, which eventually led McDougall and his wife, Mary, to Hawaii to practice medicine on a sugar plantation in Hawaii and service over 5,000 residents. What he saw there changed the course of his medical practice forever.
    The healthiest people on the island, the first-generation elders who had come from China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, were the healthiest and most vibrant people…still active, with no medications, and still in bodies fit for movement. It was their children and grandchildren, however, those second and third generations, that were struggling.
    Why? They had adopted a western diet of meat, dairy, and processed foods. 
    The secret, Dr. McDougall discovered, was STARCH. Those healthy islanders subsisted on a diet comprised mostly of rice, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits and THAT inspired the work he does today through his McDougall programs and education.
    Beyond diet, the McDougalls are also dedicated to informing citizens about the positive effects of dietary therapy on chronic disease and our Planet. Animal agriculture, as we’re learning, is also one of the main culprits contributing to climate change and we discuss all of his “four deadly dietary deceptions” outlined at mcdougallfoundation.org.
    It’s an inspiring conversation from one of the legends and it was an honor to sit down with Dr. John McDougall.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Alan Goldhamer, DC - Can Fasting Save Your Life?

    Alan Goldhamer, DC - Can Fasting Save Your Life?

    In 1984, True North Health Center opened their doors in Santa Rosa, California offering an alternative way to heal from disease and lose weight. Since that time, Dr. Alan Goldhamer and his team have supervised over 25,000 water-only fasts – with results that are astounding - disease reversal, weight loss, and a return to metabolic health. 
    The term “fasting” is all over the place, with intermittent fasting and fasting mimicking diets in the mainstream media. Dr. Goldhamer gives us a quick primer on all of the differences and talks candidly about the importance of diet and lifestyle changes to lifelong health.
    As he stresses, a water-only fast – or any fast for that matter - will do no good if you go right back to eating the salty, oily, and sugary foods that destroyed your health in the first place.  
    Dr. Goldhamer and his colleague, Dr. Tashia Myers, just released the new book Can Fasting Save Your Life? – and this is what we discuss today. 
    So, is fasting a good choice for you? Let’s find out with Dr. Alan Goldhamer. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Robert Cheeke - Become an Impactful Vegan

    Robert Cheeke - Become an Impactful Vegan

    For over 30 years, Robert Cheeke has made a profound impact on the vegan and plant-based lifestyle, both as a champion bodybuilder and a NY Times bestselling author of the book, The Plant-Based Athlete.
    His latest book, The Impactful Vegan: How You Can Save More Lives and Make the Biggest Difference for Animals and the Planet is a blueprint for how we can use our time, energy, skills, talents, and resources to make the greatest impact in our daily lives. 
    Cheeke discusses his definition of effective vegan altruism using your "STRONG-V" to affect change. The episode explores entrepreneurship challenges in the vegan industry, the impact of women and minorities in veganism, capitalizing on your personal strengths, and the importance of progress over perfection.
    Yes, this book is about becoming a more impactful vegan, but the pages and the examples translate into anything that holds our hearts. 
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Men's Health Matters - Broccoli Rob's Victory Over Testicular Cancer and Mission to Raise Awareness

    Men's Health Matters - Broccoli Rob's Victory Over Testicular Cancer and Mission to Raise Awareness

    June is National Men’s Health Month and we’re honored to feature today's guest, Robert Klein, aka "Broccoli Rob." 
    In June of 2017, he was unexpectedly diagnosed with testicular cancer, throwing his young family and career into a tailspin.
    Research led him to the The China Study and the undeniable benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet, which he adopted virtually overnight.
    Today, he is an avid athlete, health coach, and vocal advocate for men's health. He is a licensed Food for Life Instructor teaching and you can learn more about his upcoming classes HERE.
    We hear a lot about the importance of self-exams for women’s breast cancer, but we just don’t hear enough about men’s health and prevention.
    Thank you, Robert, for being so open and honest with your journey. It will save lives! 
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SuzKoala ,

Great interviews

Rip asks all the questions I would love to ask!

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Love this

Best podcast ever! I learn something new each time I listen. So many resources and research! Love it!!!

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Always learning something new!

This is my favorite podcast. I appreciate Rip’s message, his positivity and the way he interviews his guests. The episodes are so informative and I love all of the guests!
He exposes us to great new information all the time! I trust his messages on health and appreciate these whole plant foods.

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