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  • We are joined by Crystal Kennings, a menstrual wellness educator who is passionate about women's health and plant-based nutrition. She is a certified hormone specialist through ITN and currently training to become a menstruality cycle coach. Crystal’s goal is to break the stigma around menstruation by creating a safe space online where anyone can learn about menstrual health and how to support their cycle with a plant-based diet. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    How she became a menstrual wellness educator Menstrual health as a sign of overall health Why you shouldn’t blame a vegan diet for period loss (and what to evaluate if you lose it) How the menstrual cycle can affect workouts Whether food cravings are normal If it’s beneficial to sync nutrition with the menstrual cycle The effect of animal products on hormones Why fibre is so great for hormonal health What to do if you have painful and/or heavy periods Dangers of the “female athlete triad” Her thoughts on birth control 

    You can connect with Crystal on Instagram: @crystalkennings and her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/crystaalk/featured 

    Episode resources: 

    Book: Skinny Bitch  Video: The best non hormonal birth control options 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription and @dr.plantbased.

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • Chuck Carroll, the Weight Loss Champion, joins us today! Chuck truly has an incredible story to share with you all. He once weighed 420 pounds and ultimately went on to lose 280 pounds! He attributes much of his success to the adoption of a whole food, plant-based diet. Chuck then went on to pursue his dreams. You may know him now as the host of the iconic Exam Room Podcast! This conversation is downright inspirational. We hope Chuck’s story will offer hope and light to those who need it and prove to anyone who doubts it, that change is possible! 

    In this episode we cover: 

    How Chuck ended up weighing 420 lbs The influence of his weight on his body image and mental health The events that motivated him to make a change Eating 10,000 calories a day What food addiction feels like Bariatric surgery kickstarting his health journey How he discovered plant-based nutrition His experiences trying different restrictive diets How a plant-based diet helps with weight loss Why eating in “moderation” isn’t the answer and Chuck’s “One Nacho Theory” His advice for anyone who is struggling How his depression has improved since adopting a plant-based diet 

    You can connect with Chuck on Instagram: @chuckcarrollwlc,Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC and FaceBook: @weightlosschampion 

    His website is here: https://www.theweightlosschampion.com 

    Episode Resources: 

    Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) The Exam Room Podcast 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider.*

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  • Joining us today is Dr. Micah Yu, an integrative rheumatologist who incorporates complementary medicine with traditional rheumatology. Dr. Yu is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine and holds a Masters in healthcare administration and biomedical sciences. He just completed his rheumatology fellowship at Loma Linda University and is currently taking further courses in functional medicine. He strives to blend traditional with alternative medicine to give the best treatment plans for his patients. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    His experience being diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases and how he discovered plant-based nutrition What exactly rheumatology entails Common symptoms associated with rheumatic diseases and how they’re treated The role of genetics and environmental factors Nutritional effects on rheumatic disease The mechanisms behind why fibre is so health promoting His thoughts on lectins and inflammation The problem with high animal protein diets His thoughts on fish and omega 3s Important lifestyle factors that influence flair-ups The most essential nutritional changes patients with rheumatoid arthritis should make Whether people with gout should avoid plant sources of purines Specific foods that help lower inflammation 

    You can connect with Dr. Yu on Instagram: @myautoimmunemd, Twitter: @myautoimmunemd and Facebook: @MYAutoimmuneMD 

    Dr. Yu and her partner, Dr. Melissa Mondalla have a joint website here: https://www.drlifestyle.org and his personal website is here: https://micahyumd.com 

    Episode resources: 

    Book an appointment with Micah through IOPBM: https://iopbm.com/pages/dr-micah-yu-personal-page Film: Forks over Knives Nutrients. 2019: Uric acid and plant-based nutrition Front Nutr. 2019: Nutrition interventions in rheumatoid arthritis: the potential use of plant-based diets. A review Open Rheumatol J. 2018: Role of diet in influencing rheumatoid arthritis disease activity Arthritis. 2015: Whole foods, plant-based diet alleviates the symptoms of osteoarthritis 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • We are joined in this episode by Dr. Melissa Mondala, a physician board certified in both family medicine and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Mondala is the Director of Primary Care of the newly established Institute of Plant-Based Medicine, in Newport Beach, California and alongside this, serves as family and preventive medicine faculty at Loma Linda University, serves in a lifestyle medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service. She is an engaging speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion. Her mantras are “love yourself through your lifestyle”, “I’m Plantbased without judgment”, and “personalized care is the best healthcare.” 

    In this episode we cover: 

    What inspired her to pursue medicine  How she was introduced to plant-based nutrition The health improvements she experienced personally after changing her diet The five pillars of lifestyle medicine How lifestyle medicine is used in clinical practice Tackling the “low hanging fruits” of lifestyle medicine Which types of patients she helps How she prescribes exercise How much sleep people need and why quality matters Managing stress through mindfulness and perception Strategies to reduce toxin exposure 

    You can connect with Dr. Mandala on Instagram: @melissamondala.md and Facebook: @melissamondala.md 

    Dr. Mondala and her partner, Dr. Micah Yu have a joint website here: https://www.drlifestyle.org and her personal website is here: https://melissamondalamd.com 

    Episode resources: 

    Book an appointment with Melissa through IOPBM: https://iopbm.com/pages/dr-melissa-mondala-personal-page 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • Tyler Gaudon is a Canadian Muay Thai fighter who had his own personal challenges to overcome before he ever stepped foot in the fight ring. He has fought with drug addiction his entire life - yet today he is over 2 and a half years clean and he believes finding martial arts saved his life. He sits down with us to share his experiences and offer advice and support for those actively struggling with addiction. On top of all this, Tyler adopted a vegan diet over a year ago now and he shares with us how going plant-based has influenced his recovery and affected his life as an athlete. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    His first experience with drugs. When he first realized he was an addict. Why he went to rehab for the first time. What drug induced psychosis is like. Why it’s so hard for people to understand why people choose drugs. His passion for being an athlete and how he found Muay Thai. Relapsing before his first fight and going through with it. His thoughts on Alcoholics Anonymous. How Cass (co-host) and Tyler met. Why he went vegan and how it has changed his life. 

    You can connect with Tyler on Instagram: @tylergaudon 

    Episode resources: 

    Film: The Game Changers  Silverback Martial Arts: https://www.goperformancefitnesslab.ca/martial-arts 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram.  

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • Our guest today is truly a force for the plant-based community: Dr. Neal Barnard. He is the founder of Barnard Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM is a nonprofit organization that advocates for preventative medicine and higher ethical standards in research and medical training. Dr. Barnard has revolutionized the nutritional treatment approach to type 2 diabetes with his federally funded diabetes research and he has authored more than 90 scientific publications and 19 books. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    How he discovered diet plays a role in hormonal health Why medications should not always be first line therapy How diet can be used to treat insulin resistance The role of diet in type 1 diabetes Why erectile dysfunction is known as the “canary in the coal mine” and how diet can help Food, mood, and depression How doctors can support a patient’s ability to make nutrition changes Thyroid disease and diet Soy’s effect on breast cancer Which types of cancer are influenced by diet How hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms can be improved What you can do to avoid developing a hormone related condition 

    Connect with Dr. Barnard on Instagram: @drnealbarnard, Twitter: @DrNealBarnard and Facebook: @NealBarnardMD 

    Be sure to check out the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at: pcrm.org and on Instagram: @physicianscommittee 

    PCRM’s Nutrition Guide for Clinicians is available online, here: https://nutritionguide.pcrm.org/nutritionguide 

    Episode Resources: 

    Dr. Barnard’s latest book: Your Body in Balance Am J Clin Nutr. 2009: A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled 74-week clinical trial Am J Health Promot. 2015: A multicenter randomized controlled trial of a nutrition intervention program in a multiethnic adult population in the corporate setting reduces depression and anxiety and improves quality of life: the GEICO study 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • Our guest today is Kanchan Koya and we’re taking a deep dive with her into the power of spices. Kanchan combines her PhD in Molecular Biology from Harvard University and training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to bring the power of spices to kids and families. She is the author of Spice Spice Baby, a cookbook designed to educate families on the science-backed health benefits of spices and show how easily they can be incorporated into nutritious and delicious meals. Kanchan is also a “Food as Medicine” Practitioner and coaches clients to improve their health using food and lifestyle changes. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    How she became passionate so about spices Why spices are so powerful The mechanisms behind spices and disease prevention How turmeric fights inflammation Why spice blends may be more powerful than single spices The top spices Kanchan thinks should be in your life Ways to incorporate spices into meals Fresh vs dried and cooked vs raw Which spices should be consumed together Why she wrote Spice, Spice Baby  

    You can connect with Kanchan on Instagram: @chiefspicemama and Twitter: @KKoya  

    Her website is here: https://www.spicespicebaby.com 

    Episode Resources: 

    Book: Spice, Spice Baby: 100 Recipes with Healing Spice for your Family Table  Kanchan’s Podcast: Momlight 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • We are joined by the former president of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Kim Williams. Vegan since 2003, he has been a prominent figure in advocating for the role of a plant-based diet in the cardiology field. Dr. Williams is quite well known for his famous quote: “There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.” 

    We cover: 

    His prowess as a tennis player & why he became vegan Modifiable risk factors for COVID-19 Protecting children early The role of sugar, sat fat & cholesterol How heme iron (found in meat) oxidizes cholesterol His thoughts on coconut oil, fish oil, & dairy Reversal of heart disease The role of statins High HDL & mortality 

    You can connect with Dr. Williams on Twitter: @cardio10s and through his RUSH Website 

    Episode Resources: 

    J Am Coll Cardiol 70(4) (healthy PDD) J Am Coll Cardiol 60(25):2631-9 (LDL Mendelian) Am J Epidemiology 173(3):319-329 (NHS mortality risk) JAMA Intern Med 174(4):516-24 (sugar and CVD) NEJM 378:e34 (Med diet w oil/nuts) J Am Coll Cardiol 70(4):411-422 (healthy vs unhealthy PBD) Am J Lifestyle Med 2019 (industry & cholesterol) IJDRP 2(1) (egg on your face) Am J Clin Nutr 100(1):320S-328S (PREDIMED) Am J Clin Nutr 110(1):24-33 (red vs white meat) JAMA 317(9):912-924 (diet & mortality) Circulation 141:803-814 (coconut oil) JAMA 176(10):1453-1463 (animal vs plant protein) Lancet 336(8708):129-33 (Ornish 1) JAMA 280(23):2001-7 (Ornish 2) J Family Prac 63(7):356-364 (Esselstyn) JAMA 316(22):2373-2384 (GLAGOV) Eur Heart J 38(32):2478-2486 (HDL & mortality) IJDRP 2(1) (amino acid def) Dr. Belardo: Green/yellow/red light nutrition 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fuel

  • We are joined by a guest from Calgary, Alberta today: Dr. Justine Dowd, a researcher passionate about empowering others to heal themselves holistically. Justine's fascination with the psychology of behaviour change led her to complete a PhD in Health Psychology. However, she met an unexpected challenge when she discovered she had celiac disease immediately before beginning her doctoral studies. This diagnosis would not only influence Justine’s lifestyle but also shape her future. This experience has fueled her passion for her research on dietary behaviours of people living with celiac disease. In addition, Justine believes strongly in, and has also researched, the power of self compassion to help achieve optimal wellness and manage chronic disease. Combining her personal experiences and scientific knowledge Justine frequently leads holistic health seminars and coaches people one on one to find natural solutions for their health challenges. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Her own experience being diagnosed with celiac disease The difficulty in navigating a gluten-free diet and struggling with IBS Aspects of life that are impacted by a celiac disease diagnosis How much gluten people with celiac disease can actually tolerate Why a gluten free diet sometimes isn’t enough to alleviate symptoms The importance of sleep Her favourite strategies for stress management The key components of self compassion How to incorporate self compassion into your life How exercise can positively affect the gut microbiota of people with celiac disease 

    You can connect with Justine on Instagram: @justinedowd.phd and Facebook: @JustineDowdPhd 

    Her website is here: https://www.justinedowd.ca 

    If you have celiac disease, consider downloading the MyHealthyGut app that Justine co-created! 

    Episode Resources: 

    J Clin Psychol. 2013: A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the mindful self-compassion program Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020: Feasibility and effects on the gut microbiota of a 12-week high intensity interval training plus lifestyle education intervention on inactive adults with celiac disease Restaurant (Bragg Creek, AB): The Heart of Bragg Creek Justine’s Books: You’ve Got This, Healthy Mama and You’ve Got This, Mama, Too 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • We’re joined today by Dr. Vivian Chen, an integrative health practitioner and a medical doctor, who truly believes that food is medicine. Dr. Chen trained as a doctor in the UK practicing as a family physician. Her own struggles with health and well-being led her to discover the power of food and the role of lifestyle medicine in disease prevention and treatment. These days, Dr. Chen runs her own company, Plateful Health, where she helps her clients take back their health and live the life they deserve. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    The experience with her newborn daughter that led her to question the health effects of dairy Lactose intolerance vs dairy allergies Effects of hormones naturally found in dairy The contribution of cheese and milk to saturated fat intake Bioaccumulation of environmental toxins The fact there is actual pus in milk Why dairy is physically addicting The myth that dairy is essential for strong bones (and how it may even increase fracture risk) The best plant-based sources of calcium (and the role of plant-based milks) The health effects of whey and casein Whether lactose-free and A2 milk are better alternatives mTOR, dairy, and the cancer connection The role of dairy in constipation, type 1 diabetes, acne, and heart disease 

    You can connect with Dr. Chen on Instagram: @plateful.health and her website is here: https://www.platefulhealth.com 

    Episode Resources: 

    BMJ 2014: Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies Osteoporos Int. 2009: Veganism, bone mineral density, and body composition: a study in Buddhist nuns NEJM 2020: Milk and Health 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

    *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

  • Our guest today is Robbie Lockie, an inspiring changemaker and one of the co-founders behind Plant Based News, a global news platform for all the up to date plant-based and vegan news. He has worked with a variety of ethical brands, gives public talks, helped co-produce a short documentary, and been involved with the production of vegan ads and online campaigns. Robbie is such a force for the plant-based and vegan movement. He even initiated World Plant Milk Day, a day dedicated to promoting dairy alternatives on August 22! We hope you enjoy this conversation! 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Robbie’s childhood and his move to London The experiences that led him to try a plant-based diet and become vegan Why he was inspired to become an advocate for the vegan movement How Plant-Based News came into existence and what growth has looked like The problem with meat eating being an expression of masculinity His thoughts on plant-based meats and fast food restaurants offering vegan alternatives His thoughts on “lab meat” or cellular agriculture Why shifting to a more plant-based economy will benefit global society The future for Plant Based News 

    You can connect with Robbie on Instagram: @robbie_lockie, Facebook: @veganchangemaker and Twitter: @robbielockie 

    Follow Plant-Based News on Instagram: @plantbasednews and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasednews/ 

    The main Plant-Based News website is here: https://www.plantbasednews.org and YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJRjK20fHylJyf-HiBtqI2w 

    Episode Resources: 

    Film: Forks over Knives Film: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Film: Food Inc. Film: Earthlings 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • This episode features the incredible Dr. Michael Greger, physician, internationally recognized public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including the popular How Not to Die and most recently How to Survive a Pandemic. He is the creator of the nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org and a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. We were honoured to share this time with Dr. Greger and took a deep dive into all things chicken and eggs! 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Why there is so much confusion surrounding the health effects of eggs How the egg industry designs misleading studies What to keep in mind when interpreting studies The effects of choline and cholesterol on health Whether egg whites have a place in a healthy diet Which diseases eggs are associated with If chicken is really a healthy choice when it comes to animal protein The true saturated fat and sodium content of chicken How chickens are linked with antibiotic resistance The connection between chicken and urinary tract infections and lymphoma Why the chicken industry may be the cause of the next global pandemic 

    You can find Dr. Greger on Instagram: @michaelgregermd and @nutrition_facts_org, Facebook: @NutritionFacts.org and Twitter: @nutrition_facts 

    And be sure to check out nutritionfacts.org for the latest in clinical nutrition! 

    Episode resources: 

    Book: How Not to Die Book: How to Survive a Pandemic Video: How the Egg Board Designs Misleading Studies Video: Egg Industry Response to Choline & TMAO Video: Eggs, Choline, & Cancer JAMA Intern Med. 2020: Association between plant and animal protein intake and overall and cause-specific mortality JAMA. 2019: Associations of dietary cholesterol or egg consumption with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality Int J Cancer. 2016: Associations between unprocessed red and processed meat, poultry, seafood and egg intake and the risk of prostate cancer: A pooled analysis of 15 prospective cohort studies 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

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  • This episode features the incredible powerhouse husband and wife couple of Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, two neurologists who are passionate about cutting-edge brain science and educating people on how to prevent cognitive diseases and achieve long term health and wellness. They are both co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    How Dean and Ayesha met Why they coined the term preventative neurology The role of genes vs lifestyle Underlying mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease development How to prevent Alzheimer’s The dietary pattern best for brain health The type of fats the brain needs Eggs, coconut oil, avocado, olive oil and brain health Why Paleo and ketogenic diets may not be optimal How we should be evaluating nutritional research Carbohydrates as brain fuel Their thoughts on recent studies showing vegan diets are “bad for brain health” Diet and migraines The importance of exercise, stress management, and sleep 

    You can Dean & Ayesha on Instagram: @teamsherzaimd,Twitter: @TeamSherzai, FaceBook: @TeamSherzaiMD 

    Their website is here: https://teamsherzai.com and YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/teamsherzai 

    And be sure to pick up a copy of their book, The Alzheimer’s Solution 

    Episode Resources: 

    J Neurol Sci. 2018: Insulin resistance and cognitive test performance in elderly adults: National health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) Epidemiol. 2013: Mediterranean diet and cognitive function in older age: results from the Women’s Health Study Arch Neurol. 2003: Dietary fats and the risk of incident Alzheimer disease (Chicago Health and Aging Project) Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009: Midlife serum cholesterol and increased risk of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia three decades later (Kaiser Permanente database) @thesciencekids on Instagram 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • Dr. Michelle McMacken is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. After attending a lifestyle medicine conference in 2013, she was inspired to integrate lifestyle changes and a whole food, plant-based diet into her clinical practice. She works tirelessly to educate patients and health care professionals alike, is the author of multiple research articles, and speaks regularly at medical conferences. Dr. McMacken is also the director of the NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program.  

    In this episode we cover: 

    How she transitioned into medicine from being an English major Discovering lifestyle medicine and integrating it into her practice Why physicians should not assume patients are not willing to change How she discusses food and diet with her patients All about The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Common nutrition myths Optimal protein sources and why protein combining isn't necessary How a plant-based diet can be cost effective Talking nutrition with patients below the poverty line The relationship between dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and LDL cholesterol Why it's ok if your HDL drops when you go plant-based Remission of type 2 diabetes in patients who adopt a whole food, plant-based diet 

    You can connect with Dr. McMacken on Instagram: @veg_md and Twitter: @Veg_MD 

    Information about the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program is here: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue/health-care-services/plant-based-lifestyle-medicine-program/ 

    Episode resources: 

    Front Nutr. 2019: An economic gap between recommended healthy food patterns and existing diets of minority groups in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-14 ACC Expert Analysis: Quality Over Quantity: The Role of HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Drugs Context. 2018: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) functionality and its relevance to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006: Consumption of Saturated Fat Impairs the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of High-Density Lipoproteins and Endothelial Function EAT Lancet Summary Report Canada’s Food Guide 

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    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • Seb Alex, an animal rights activist, joins us today. Seb was born and raised in Lebanon and later moved to Europe to pursue a career in sustainable architecture. However, after a year in the corporate world, he made the bold decision to step away from that life and follow the path of his heart: to spend all his time advocating for the animals. Now he advocates through social media, helps organize grassroots events and gives presentations across the globe on veganism, animal exploitation, speciesism, and sustainability. Seb truly has the most beautiful, kind soul, and we were grateful to share this conversation with him. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Seb’s childhood and growing up in Lebanon Why he initially became vegan and eventually a vegan activist What is veganism? Common logical fallacies people use to justify eating animals Why milk is also called “white blood” and how dairy is unethical What the egg industry does to male chicks Industry practices that are considered “humane” The truth behind “grass fed beef” and “free range eggs” Why it is harmful and unnatural for chickens to produce eggs daily What is a sentient being and what is speciesism? Why cultural differences do not justify immoral practices How supporting the honey industry doesn’t help the environment How farmers are not the problem, public demand is The subsidies given to animal agriculture Human rights violations in slaughterhouses The impact of slaughterhouses on the surrounding communities Seb’s love of ice baths 

    If you would like to connect with Seb, you can find him on Instagram: @seb.alex and FaceBook: @sebalexactivism 

    His website is here: https://www.sebalex.org and his YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/sebalex 

    And be sure to download a copy of Seb’s FREE ebook, When Animals and Logic Meet. It is available here: https://www.sebalex.org/ebook 

    Episode Resources: 

    Film: Dominion (YouTube) Film: Okja (Netflix) Film: What the Health Video: Meet your Meat Article: Slaughterhouse Workers (Food Empowerment Project) 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

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    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • Today we are honoured to bring you Dr. Michael Klaper. Dr. Klaper is a strong proponent of utilizing a whole food, plant-based diet and balanced lifestyle to help patients achieve optimal health and truly heal disease instead of just treating the symptoms. He is passionate about educating health care professionals, physicians, and especially medical students. Dr. Klaper helped form the Moving Medicine Forward initiative and in what he considers the most important work of his career, he now lectures at medical schools teaching students how to use plant-predominant nutrition and lifestyle to heal their patients. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    His experience in medical school that inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet Becoming plant-based and removing all violence from his life Telling a patient for the first time to stop their medication What runs through your bloodstream following a meat-based meal His Moving Medicine Forward initiative to educate future physicians How most diseases can be healed instead of simply treated His thoughts on consuming fish The difference between fats coming from plant vs animal sources Why there is such a thing as too much protein If organic produce is necessary for health benefits The effect soy phytoestrogens have on the body The effect real estrogens (found in dairy) have on the body How to start changing your eating habits (and those of your patients) 

    If you would like to connect with Dr. Klaper, you can find him on FaceBook: @michaelklapermd and Instagram: @doctorklaper  

    His website is here: https://www.doctorklaper.com and YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJRelOFC3i5aJBobazfaonA 

    Episode Resources: 

    Find a plant-based physician: plantbaseddoctors.org or https://plantbaseddocs.com Plant-Based Telehealth Moving Medicine Forward initiative The True Health Initiative TrueNorth Health Center Video: What I Wish I Learned About Nutrition in Medical School Dr. Michael Klaper TEDx Talk: The Most Powerful Strategy for Healing People and the Planet Register for Dr. Klaper’s Master Class in Plant-based Clinical Nutrition 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram.

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (aka Dr. B) joins us today for an information packed conversation all about gut health, the gut microbiome, and why fibre is so important! After following the research and using plant-based nutrition to turn his own health around, he started sharing this knowledge with his patients and with the world. Dr. B truly practices medicine based on cutting edge, evidence-based research to help his patients not just treat the symptoms of their conditions, but get to the root underlying cause and fix it for good. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Where his passion for nutrition came from and falling in love with fibre What gastroenterology entails How he incorporates plant-based nutrition into his practice What the gut microbiome is How our microbes contribute to gut health and overall health How diet changes the gut microbiome  The importance of fiber and why we need to eat a wide variety of plant foods Why short chain fatty acids are so great How animal products negatively impact gut health Prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics The microbiome’s role in body weight and metabolism Gut dysbiosis and autoimmune diseases The gut-brain connection “Superfoods” for gut health What a healthy bowel movement routine should look like The story behind the cover of his new book, Fiber Fueled Why you need a bidet 

    If you would like to connect with Dr. B, you can find him on Instagram: @theguthealthmd and his website is here: https://theplantfedgut.com 

    You can register for his upcoming course here: https://the-plant-fed-life.teachable.com/p/sales-page 

    Finally, be sure to pick up a copy of his new book, Fiber Fueled, available wherever books sold! 

    Episode Resources: 

    Nature 2014: Diet Rapidly and Reproducibly Alters the Human Gut Microbiome mSystems 2018: American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen Science Microbiome Research Science 2013: Cultured gut microbiota from twins discordant for obesity modulate adiposity and metabolic phenotypes in mice 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • Dr. Leo Venus is passionate about inspiring people to take charge of their own health and happiness through nutrition and other lifestyle factors. He believes strongly in following unbiased science and builds his recommendations on the hierarchy of evidence, something he explains during this episode. Throughout his medical training he realized that patient lifestyle is mostly ignored despite it being the root cause of the vast majority of chronic diseases that burden society today. For him, it’s not about the quick fix, but more about finding a long-term solution that will lead to a life of health and vitality. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    His childhood and experience growing up in several different countries Becoming plant-based Why he chose medicine and his experience in medical school  The hierarchy of evidence His experience with social media Thoughts on ex-vegans His message for the vegan community Tips for reaching your fitness goals as a vegan 

    If you want to connect with Leo, you can find him on Instagram: @drleovenus and email him through his website: https://drleovenus.com 

    His YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAsatVhnrL8j7NXVWvK23A 

    Episode Resources: 

    Film: Earthlings Film: Forks over Knives Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie The Barnard Medical Center: https://www.pcrm.org/barnard-medical-center 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • In this episode we have the amazing Dr. Brooke Goldner joining us and her personal story is incredible. After reversing her own lupus with a nutrient rich plant-based diet, she has gone on to write three bestselling books and created a hyper-nourishing nutrition protocol through which she helps patients all over the world manage, treat, and reverse their own autoimmune diseases. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Being diagnosed with lupus at the age of 16 Reversing her lupus with a nutrient-rich plant-based diet How nutrition effects gene expression The autoimmune disease process Handling stress and having purpose despite illness How she works with patients to reverse their autoimmune diseases Optimizing your diet for disease reversal The foods that are making you more sick The foods that reverse and eliminate inflammation Dr. Goldner’s green smoothies 

    Episode Resources: 

    Goodbye Lupus book Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start your Health and Healing book Goodbye Autoimmune Disease book IJDRP 2019: Six Week Raw Vegan Nutrition Protocol Rapidly Reverses Lupus Nephritis: A Case Series Article: Healing Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods 

    You can connect with Dr. Goldner on Instagram: @goodbyelupus, FaceBook: Goodbye Lupus by Brooke Goldner, MD, and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDaFOPpM-lnVk8uMR2y1kLA 

    To work with Dr. Goldner, visit her website: https://goodbyelupus.com 

    And join her SmoothieShred program here: https://smoothieshred.com 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening on Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.

  • In this episode, we have a beautiful, fun conversation with Tabitha Brown, also known as “America’s Mom.” Tabitha is an actress, a wife and mother, and a vegan food influencer. Since healing herself with a plant-based diet, she has never looked back. Tabitha is famous for her cooking videos that have gone viral on social media. Her loving personality and honest demeanor are expressed in every single one of her posts and her message of self-love and acceptance mixes beautifully with her easy, delicious, southern-style vegan recipes. 

    In this episode we cover: 

    Her journey going viral on social media Her message of spreading light and love Sickness, depression and healing with a plant-based diet Being vegan when her family wasn’t quite there yet Setting an example as a vegan woman of colour The importance of being true to yourself and finding freedom The black lives matter movement Her acting journey Her upcoming TV show, “All Love”  How she comes up with delicious vegan recipes 

    You can connect with Tabitha on...
    Instagram @iamtabithabrown
    Twitter @IAmTabithaBrown
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Every1hasastory
    And her website here: https://www.iamtabithabrown.com 

    Resources mentioned in this conversation: 

    “What the Health” documentary 

    Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening on Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

    IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled. 

    Facebook: @theplantprescription. 

    Music credit: Scott Holmes.