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Season three of the PLANTSTRONG Podcast explores those Galileo moments - when you seek the real truth about your health - and dare to see the world through a different lens. This season, we honor those courageous seekers who have paved the way for all of us. So, grab your telescope, point it towards your future, and let’s get PLANTSTRONG…together.

PLANTSTRON‪G‬ Rip Esselstyn

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

Season three of the PLANTSTRONG Podcast explores those Galileo moments - when you seek the real truth about your health - and dare to see the world through a different lens. This season, we honor those courageous seekers who have paved the way for all of us. So, grab your telescope, point it towards your future, and let’s get PLANTSTRONG…together.

    Dr. Reshma Shah - Food and Family

    Dr. Reshma Shah - Food and Family

    Last week, we spoke with registered dietitian and author, Brenda Davis, about her latest work called, Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families--With Tips & Recipes for Bringing Health, Joy, & Connection to Your Dinner Table.
    This week, we continue with part two of this important topic with co-author, Dr. Reshma Shah. Dr. Shah is a board-certified pediatrician, mother, plant-based home-cook, teacher, and student. She has nearly two decades of experience caring for children and families, and currently sees patients at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and serves as an affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
    We know it’s hard to bring an entire family on board the plant-based journey with you because there is a real fear around community, judgment, and nutrition requirements. We also know that you want what’s best for your families and it’s time we have positive conversations around food — with your doctors, friends, and especially your family.
    Dr. Shah reveals some of the tools, resources, and recipes from the book that will bring joy, abundance, and nutrition back to the family table. It will also instill confidence in knowing that you’re making powerful and positive decisions for the benefit of your entire family for years to come. It's never too late to make changes and bring the family along the adventure with you.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    Dr. Reshma Shah Website
    Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families
    PLANTSTRONG Rescue 10x - Hop on the waitlist for our next session.
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - use code: STARTFRESH for a 14-Day Free Trial. Yes, you have to enter a credit card - but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial ends and that’s a click of a button. Enjoy the test drive and get cooking!
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Pizza Crust is Back in Stock. Bookmark this page for upcoming food announcements!
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    • 49 min
    Brenda Davis, RD - Nourish: Finding Balance at the Table

    Brenda Davis, RD - Nourish: Finding Balance at the Table

    She has been called the "Godmother of Vegan Dietitians" and the "High Priestess of Vegan Nutrition" and today, we're proud to welcome friend, author, and plantstrong pioneer, Brenda Davis, to the podcast.
    Brenda is the author of 12 books and she’s been a speaker at our Plant-Stock events for years. Not only does she captivate with the energy of a teenager, but her evidence-based research leaves folks inspired regardless of where they are on their own journey to health.
    That’s why we're excited to discuss topics in her latest book, “Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families” that she co-wrote with Pediatrician, Dr. Reshma Shah.
    We're often asked about how we do it in the Esselstyn house. People want to know how to feed their children healthy foods in a fast-paced, junk food society without sacrificing the nutrients needed in order to grow and thrive.
    Today, Brenda addresses some of these common concerns that parents may have...Things like - of course- protein...iodine, calcium, iron, zinc, B-12...you know...all the same things we worry about as adults!
    The goal of this book is not to just provide confidence in plant-based nutrition for health at any age, but also build a life-affirming connection within your family. “Nourish” offers the solution parents have been waiting for when it comes to deciding what and how to feed their families.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    Brenda Davis Website and Resources PLANTSTRONG Rescue 10x - Hop on the waitlist for our next session.
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - use code: STARTFRESH for a 14-Day Free Trial. Yes, you have to enter a credit card - but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial ends and that’s a click of a button. Enjoy the test drive and get cooking!
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Pizza Crust is Back in Stock. Bookmark this page for upcoming food announcements!
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    • 58 min
    Dr. Irminne Van Dyken - What do Nitric Oxide, Sulforaphane and Humming All Have in Common?

    Dr. Irminne Van Dyken - What do Nitric Oxide, Sulforaphane and Humming All Have in Common?

    What do nitric oxide, turmeric, sulforaphane, and humming all have in common? Your health and longevity, of course!
    You’re going to be humming with joy after you listen to this episode today with Dr. Irminne Van Dyken. Dr. Van Dyken is a general surgeon based in Hawaii, and she is also a cutting-edge researcher and plant-based advocate who teaches others how to optimize their own health and microbiome through diet and lifestyle.
    Get ready to have fun and think a little outside the box because this interview is packed with quick hits on topics that she is most excited about these days.
    If you enjoyed Episode 5 with Doug Evans on sprouting a couple of weeks ago, you’ll definitely love our continued talk around this new word - Sulforaphane. It seems to be everywhere these days! What is it, what are the benefits, and where can I get it?
    Dr. Van Dyken also shares her expertise on the importance of nitric oxide and why it’s a good thing that our tongues are textured like a shag carpet! And speaking of tongues, she also discusses the health benefits of humming...yes...humming for health! So simple, right?
    Finally, she touches on her favorite spices: Curcumin and Turmeric - and the vast health benefits of each.
    This is a jam-packed episode of helpful advice from one of our favorite doctors. Dr. Iminne Van Dyken may have gotten into surgery to fix things, but as you’ll hear, she’s more interested in helping you achieve optimal health long before you ever need to go under the knife!
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - use code: STARTFRESH for a 14-Day Free Trial. Yes, you have to enter a credit card - but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial ends and that’s a click of a button. Enjoy the test drive and get cooking!
    Order Your Chef's Garden "Repair and Rescue Leafy Green Box"
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Pizza Crust is Back in Stock. Bookmark this page for upcoming food announcements!
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    • 39 min
    Jennifer and Rodney Barrett - Farmers of a Different Feather

    Jennifer and Rodney Barrett - Farmers of a Different Feather

    Meet Rodney and Jennifer Barrett of Barrett Family Farm.
    Jennifer and Rodney have been poultry and cattle farmers in rural Arkansas for almost 20 years. But, after a series of major health setbacks, financial hardships, and moral crises, they finally decided to give it up. No longer could they reconcile their work with a greater purpose and as Rodney says, “You wouldn’t think we’d be doing something for so long that was detrimental to our own health.”
    But, like most of us, they just didn’t know...until they sought the real truth.
    Today - those chicken houses that would breed over 100,000 chickens every 52 days? They’re now giving birth to thousands of nourishing mushrooms. And the cattle? They’re like children.
    This is their courageous, ethical, and compassionate journey from poultry to plants.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    Join our Mystery Valentines Day Dinner with Chef's Garden - All the Ingredients Delivered Directly to Your Door
    Barrett Family Farm Facebook
    Barrett Family Farm Instagram
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Pizza Crust is Back in Stock
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Discover the easy way to eat PLANTSTRONG
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    • 46 min
    Doug Evans - The Sprout Wizard

    Doug Evans - The Sprout Wizard

    Doug Evans is the Sprout Wizard.
    After decades of living, eating, and working to excess and burn-out, Doug Evans had his "come to plants" moment. In 1999, he literally went from eating a greasy, fatty duck in New York's Chinatown, to eating a raw vegan diet overnight.
    This personal galileo moment came as he considered his devastating family history of western disease that included heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes. Was he destined to this same fate, or could he break the cycle? He chose to break the cycle "cold cucumber," and has since set his sights on exploring and sharing the world's most nutritious superfoods.
    In April 2020, Doug Evans released The Sprout Book: Tap into the Power of the World's Most Nutritious Food. Almost instantly, everyone started talking about the simplicity and fun of sprouting your own foods.
    I’m sure many of you had the same questions I had. Aren't sprouts the hippy-dippy garnish you throw on a salad or in a wrap? Is it complicated, time-consuming, and expensive? And, really, how nutritious can sprouts be? 
    Well, as you’ll hear today, this conversation opened my eyes to the possibilities of sprouts. They aren’t just an afterthought to add flavor or crunch. They are powerhouses of nutrition and the best part is that you can begin sprouting right away on your kitchen countertop with just a few seeds, water, and a mason jar. 
    Get the whole family involved in this beautiful nature experiment and learn how to sprout a new hobby with life-long benefits for everyone
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    The Sprout Book: Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Food
    Join our Mystery Valentines Day Dinner with Chef's Garden - All the Ingredients Delivered Directly to Your Door. 
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Pizza Crust is Back in Stock
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Discover the easy way to eat PLANTSTRONG
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    Sprouting Companies Mentioned By Doug:
    Sproutman
    True Leaf Market

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr. Monica Aggarwal - A Doctor's Prescription for Happiness is Plants

    Dr. Monica Aggarwal - A Doctor's Prescription for Happiness is Plants

    What happens when the confident doctor becomes the desperate patient who, like the rest of us, feels powerless when we get sick?
    This is the moment that board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Monica Aggarwal, describes as her moment of truth when she was diagnosed with a devastating form of rheumatoid arthritis shortly after the birth of her third child.
    In an instant, she went from being an avid runner, busy doctor, and engaging parent to someone who could barely move.
    Anger, blame, denial...you name it...she had it.
    She also had the answer -- a radical change to her diet and lifestyle.
    Our bodies have miraculous ways to heal and Dr. Aggarwal shares her prescriptions for joy, vitality and health from her book, “Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It.”
    We know this is one prescription you’ll love to take.
    Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources:
    Dr. Monica Aggarwal Website and Book Information
    Join our Mystery Valentines Day Dinner with Chef's Garden - All the Ingredients Delivered Directly to Your Door.
    PLANTSTRONG Foods - Order your favorites!
    PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Discover the easy way to eat PLANTSTRONG
    Rescue 10X Program
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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