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Welcome! If you're looking for plant-based inspiration, you've come to the right place! This podcast is here so you don’t have to feel alone on your plant-based journey. You'll hear from individuals who have taken the leap to go plant-based, why they did it, the struggles they faced, their words of wisdom for you, and how they're thriving now.

The Plant Centered and Thriving Podcast Ashley Kitchens: Plant-Based Registered Dietitian

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 101 Ratings

Welcome! If you're looking for plant-based inspiration, you've come to the right place! This podcast is here so you don’t have to feel alone on your plant-based journey. You'll hear from individuals who have taken the leap to go plant-based, why they did it, the struggles they faced, their words of wisdom for you, and how they're thriving now.

    Podcast Finale: Navigating the US Food System with Mel Weinstein: How to Make Healthy Choices Amidst Ultra-Processed Temptations

    Podcast Finale: Navigating the US Food System with Mel Weinstein: How to Make Healthy Choices Amidst Ultra-Processed Temptations

    "We have the freedom to choose what we eat." Mel Weinstein, joins me today to dissect the truth behind ultra-processed foods. His expertise, captured in his written work and podcast, aims to demystify the additives that shape America's fast-food empire and our grocery store shelves.Have you ever wondered what goes into your favorite packaged snacks that make them so irresistible? We examine why these concoctions captivate our taste buds and how they're engineered to do so, often at the cost o...

    • 48 min
    Reversing his heart disease, pre-diabetes and a 65 pound weight loss were just some of the changes Kelley Gilberry saw after going plant-based. But inspiring others to do what he's done may be the best outcome yet.

    Reversing his heart disease, pre-diabetes and a 65 pound weight loss were just some of the changes Kelley Gilberry saw after going plant-based. But inspiring others to do what he's done may be the best outcome yet.

    "The food is the medicine and the medicine is the food."Kelley Gilberry, CHN, is a fervent advocate for holistic wellness, an accomplished Health Coach, plant-based nutritionist, a published author, and an inspiring keynote speaker that is dedicated to guiding people towards a better life. The death of his mother and his own diagnosis soon after caused a seismic shift in how he was approaching life. Determined, Kelley set out on a path of research, self discovery and transformation. And it al...

    • 28 min
    Unveiling the Fertility-Boosting Power of a Plant-Based Plate with Judy Simon and Dr. Angela Thayer

    Unveiling the Fertility-Boosting Power of a Plant-Based Plate with Judy Simon and Dr. Angela Thayer

    Struggling with infertility? What's on your plate may be impacting you more than you know. Today I welcome Judy Simon, RDN and Dr. Angela Thayer, two leading experts in reproductive health. They join us to unravel the link between nutrition and fertility, potentially trimming the wait to welcome a new life. This is the basis for their upcoming book "Getting to Baby: A Food First Fertility Plan" that hits bookshelves, April 9th, 2024. Resources from this Episode:Getting to Baby: A ...

    • 28 min
    Why does it take something extreme like a parent being diagnosed with a horrible disease to finally shake us up enough to change our lifestyle? My guest, Mandy, went vegan 20 years ago for this very reason.

    Why does it take something extreme like a parent being diagnosed with a horrible disease to finally shake us up enough to change our lifestyle? My guest, Mandy, went vegan 20 years ago for this very reason.

    "I never have to worry about what I’m eating"The guests that join me every week come from all walks of life. They all get to this common place of plant-based eating, but each one arrives for very different reasons. Some are inspired by documentaries, some by the animals, some have no choice and need to change their own health. My guest today, Mandy, started her vegan journey 20 years ago with the revelation of her father's Parkinson's diagnosis, a moment that reshaped her world. Resourc...

    • 23 min
    Genny Mack is battling chronic illness. Her weapons of choice? Plant-based nutrition and holistic healing

    Genny Mack is battling chronic illness. Her weapons of choice? Plant-based nutrition and holistic healing

    "I have figured out how to listen to my body and I don’t have to feel lost in this health care society."My guest today is Genny Mack who bravely recounts her battle with lupus. When the only guidance western medicine provided was prescriptions, she knew there was so much more out there. Genny illustrates the remarkable turnaround she experienced by embracing whole foods and mindfulness, a shift that not only soothed her lupus symptoms but also reinvigorated her life. Equipped with this new kn...

    • 28 min
    Registered Dietitian and 20 year vegetarian, Sarah Heitzman, reminds us there is room in everyone's diet to enjoy their food

    Registered Dietitian and 20 year vegetarian, Sarah Heitzman, reminds us there is room in everyone's diet to enjoy their food

    I love it when my two favorite things, dietetics and plant-based living intersect. Join me in this conversation with regional account manager from Dietitians On Demand, Sarah Heitzman, who has been a vegetarian for over 20 years! We swapped stories from our plant-based journeys that led us both down our career paths. Sarah, offers us a peek into her world where she reminds us that food is joy, not judgment. Resources from this Episode:Vegan Strong Team Columbus Vegan Restaurants:&n...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

jrs2755 ,

Starting my Journey

This is such a helpful, motivating and educational podcast. I am just starting my journey toward vegan living and found this podcast last week. I have been binge listening every chance I get. I have never eaten a lot of meat. I don’t like eggs or seafood so I feel I am mostly there. It’s the cheese, yogurt and milk that I did not think I could give up, but after listening, I feel confident that a vegan lifestyle is my future. This is a must listen podcast for anyone who might be on the fence about going vegan.

herongray ,

Helpful and life-changing

I am so thankful to have found this podcast. It has quickly become my favourite health and wellness podcast. Highly recommend for those wanting to incorporate more plants into their lives

selibrate ,

Integral Listening

As a vegan-in-training, I truly appreciate the positive encouragement I receive from this podcast. There is no shame-based advice nor guidance. It's just information being shared; you can do what you want with it. What I also deeply value from this podcast is the gentle push to find your own path and walk your individual journey. I feel inspired every time I listen. Thank you!

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