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Plant Yourself - Embracing a Plant-based Lifestyle

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Rank #25 in Nutrition category

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Nutrition
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Plant-based inspiration, guidance, and support for a joyful and vibrant life

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Plant-based inspiration, guidance, and support for a joyful and vibrant life

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Plant Rule

By WWFB - Nov 07 2019
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Great interviewer. Variety of guests. This is plant-based eating at its kindest.

Leading the plant based crusade!

By NourishByInsight - Aug 21 2019
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Keep spreading the message Howard’s God knows America needs it!

iTunes Ratings

247 Ratings
Average Ratings
231
7
4
3
2

Plant Rule

By WWFB - Nov 07 2019
Read more
Great interviewer. Variety of guests. This is plant-based eating at its kindest.

Leading the plant based crusade!

By NourishByInsight - Aug 21 2019
Read more
Keep spreading the message Howard’s God knows America needs it!

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Plant Yourself - Embracing a Plant-based Lifestyle

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Plant-based inspiration, guidance, and support for a joyful and vibrant life

Rank #1: “If You Want Real Change, Make Real Change” with Joseph Alexander: PYP 305

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Joseph Alexander is a nurse and park ranger in Minnesota. He's always been interested in health, and has always loved the outdoors.

Knowing just those facts about Joseph, if you were to close your eyes and picture him in your imagination, you probably wouldn't see him as a 438-pound diabetic who had started - and given up on - just about every diet and weight loss strategy known to man.

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Jan 15 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #2: How to Really Change Habits with Kevin Davis: PYP 320

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Kevin Davis is a WellStart Health “Supercoach,” and co-leader of the WellStart Health Coach Training Academy.Today we talk about his story, from being the “fat kid” in high school, to getting into bodybuilding and embracing extreme keto, to a traumatic car crash that led to years of agoraphobia, to his plant-based journey and healing of anxiety.With that as background, we cover the WellStart Health Attainment Model, the pyramid infographic that serves as a roadmap of change.If you’re a coach, or are trying to change your own habits, this will be a valuable model to help you diagnose and overcome obstacles.

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May 01 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #3: Battling Bullshit with Garth Davis, MD: PYP 336

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Yeah, them's fighting words in the title of today's episode. And Garth David, MD, my lead author of Proteinaholic and co-conspirator in a mission to tell the world that chronic disease and obesity are preventable and reversible, is a fighter.

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Mindful and Pain-free Walking and Running with Danny and Katherine Dreyer: PYP 346

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Danny and Katherine Dreyer are the co-authors of three of the most valuable books ever on human bipedal locomotion: Chi Running, Chi Walking, and Chi Marathon.

The promise of their methodology is that you can walk or run a lot farther and faster, without pain or injury.

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: Covering the Ground with Josh LaJaunie: PYP 319

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My buddy Josh LaJaunie returns the to podcast for his fourth? fifth? appearance. We've been busy building WellStart Health, dealing with logistics and curriculum and business development and whatnot, so we were both hungry for a slow, meandering, purposeless, deep conversation. The kind friends have, with no agenda, except with thousands of people listening in.

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Apr 23 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: Andrew Taylor on Taking Radical Steps to Breaking a Food Addiction: PYP 307

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Andrew “Spudfit” Taylor was tired of being out of shape, obese, and sick. An olympic hopeful in his teens, he had let his fitness and health slip away as his commitment to kayaking waned but his addictions to food persisted.

His depression, largely fueled by the thought that he was far away from the person he wanted to be, always kept him returning to the trough for another supersized hit of vegan junk food.

His relevation - and the spark of his transformational year of eating nothing but potatoes - was that he was treating food like an alcoholic treats booze.

And so he would have to quit food.

The post Andrew Taylor on Taking Radical Steps to Breaking a Food Addiction: PYP 307 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Jan 28 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #7: Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard with Marco Borges: PYP 318

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Marco Borges, founder of 22 Days Nutrition, is a visionary social entrepreneur.From humble beginnings, Marco has partnered with Beyoncé and Jay-Z to bring plant-based health to as many people as possible, as affordably as possible.And he's one of those folks whose very presence and easy self-confidence compels others to take him seriously - in short, a powerful spokesperson and ally.

The post Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard with Marco Borges: PYP 318 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Apr 16 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Normalizing Plant-Based Eating with Gwyn Whittaker: PYP 341

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Gwyn Whittaker is a change-maker, and for the past several years she's deployed her considerable "get-it-done" skills to the plant-based movement.

Whittaker is CEO of Greenfare Cafe in Herndon, Virginia, which is the only 100% whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), organic restaurant either of us has ever heard of. (If you know of one, please let me know in the comments section so I can give it a shout-out!)

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: The Health Benefits of the “Poor Mans’ Meat” with Jeff Chilton: PYP 313

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Today's a huge departure for this podcast. For the first time, we explore the virtues of eating something other than plants.No, don't worry. I haven't gone paleo or keto or carnivore (although one of my prior guests has (SMH)). I'm not into fish oil or organic beef liver or hummingbird tongue.Today we explore an entire kingdom that can boost our immune function, mood, and possibly bring us sanity: fungi.

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Mar 12 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: Veggies, Opportunities, and the Gold Rule of Improv with Tess Masters: PYP 304

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Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl, is a powerful spokesperson for a healthy plant-based lifestyle, and a force of nature.

Growing up in Australia on a "meat and three veg" diet, she was plagued at age 14 with extreme lethargy. A naturopath suggested that she eliminate gluten, meat, and dairy, and within 48 hours she felt dramatically better.

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Jan 07 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #11: Eat Your Way Healthy with Lauren Plunkett: PYP 332

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Lauren Plunkett is a registered dietitian living with type 1 diabetes. She's also the newest addition to the WellStart care team - and we couldn't be more pleased or delighted!

Lauren is a dynamo of positive energy, and a shining example of the power of lifestyle to enhance quality of life.

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11, Lauren struggled for years to feel good and have the energy to do what she wanted to do. She went on a mission to learn everything she could about nutrition and health.

Once she discovered plant-based nutrition, she knew she had found the key to thriving with diabetes: reducing insulin resistance. 

The post Eat Your Way Healthy with Lauren Plunkett: PYP 332 appeared first on Plant Yourself.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #12: We are Our Own Healers with Benjamin Alter, ND: PYP 342

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Benjamin Alter, ND, treats his patients as if they actually have the power to heal themselves.

This power introduces a wonderful and frustrating messiness into the scientific pursuit of truth. It's hard to control for. It's hard to randomize for. And it's hard to replicate.

In fact, science has dealt with this messiness by, at best, pretending it doesn't exist, and at worst, actively denigrating people's subjective experiences of illness and healing.

In our conversation, Ben and I talk about his definition of health, and how it connects to freedom.

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Oct 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #13: Changing Habits and Lifestyle Through the Entrepreneurial Process with Danny Warshay: PYP 315

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Danny Warshay is the executive director of the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University, and a long-time friend. He dropped by to talk about how to apply his Entrepreneurial Process to lifestyle and habit change. Neither of us knew exactly what we would discover when we began speaking, although we both had hunches that there was direct applicability somehow, some way

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Mar 26 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: Reconnecting with the Healing Power of Plants with Joe Cross: PYP 334

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Joe Cross was, in the words of his first film, "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" when he embarked on a 60-day experiment to escape the pain and discomfort of a lifestyle-induced auto-immune disease.

His transformation story, chronicled in that 2010 documentary, has inspired millions of people to start juicing, and to add more plants to their diets.

In our conversation, we catch up on the decade since he became a famous wellness advocate. How has he weathered that kind of public scrutiny?

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Aug 06 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: Rediscovering Radical Wholeness with Philip Shepherd: PYP 326

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Philip Shepherd is the author of Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Presence and the Ordinary Grace of Being. 

I was introduced to Philip's work by my friend and teacher Mark Leuchten.

About 12 pages into Radical Wholeness, I felt my entire worldview shift. Some of the cultural blinders that had blocked my understanding of wholeness were revealed, and I began to understand where I was in conflict with myself, and why, and what I could start to do to harmonize myself. I needed to know more.

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Jun 12 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #16: How to Have a Good (and Healthy) Day with Caroline Webb: PYP 344

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Caroline Webb is the author of the wonderfully entertaining and useful How to Have a Good Day, which is basically a cookbook of how to be an effective human in the world.

She is an executive coach, economist, and speaker, and the book comes out of her extensive knowledge of behavioral science and its application in the real world.

How to Have a Good Day has influenced my own health coaching so much, I wanted to talk with Caroline specifically about applying her tools and "recipes" to the challenges around improving diet and lifestyle.

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: Relishing the Struggle with Sarah Bofinger: PYP 312

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Sarah Bofinger is an unlikely Olympic hopeful, a WellStart Health Coach, and a fountain of positivity. Today she returns to the podcast to update us on her Olympic dreams, and to share how becoming a WellStart Health coach has taken her training and life to a new level of awesome.

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Mar 05 2019

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Rank #18: Mastering the Air Fryer with Kathy Hester: PYP 331

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Kathy Hester is a cookbook author, gear and gadget junkie, and vegan wizard. She's also a neighbor of mine, and a hilarious and warm and wonderful human being. 

This is her third appearance on the podcast - and frankly, I got tired of talking about food and not getting to eat it! So for this episode, I invited Kathy into my kitchen, to teach us all how to use the air fryer to get low-fat plant-based deliciousness into our lives.

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Jul 16 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: Overcoming Depression with Linda Carney, MD: PYP 329

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Linda Carney, MD, returns to the podcast to talk about a wholistic approach to treating depression.

It turns out that while adverse childhood events, genetics, and traumatic life circumstances all contribute to the onset and severity of depression, we do have choices and tools and strategies to prevent and recover from this debilitating mental condition.

We can change our thoughts patterns, for example.

And - and this is even easier and more straightforward - we can improve our diets.

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Jul 02 2019

1hr 18mins

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