Episodes
My guest this week is a long distance cyclist. His second longest journey to date – San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida. That very ride was being mapped long before Mr. Mike Cohen took his first pedal stroke…you see, before he started laying down big mileage, Mike had to beat an aggressive form of leukemia to become a cancer survivor, then he had to overcome two heart failures to become a heart attack survivor, then…he had to live with an LVAD to become an LVAD survivor and...
Published 09/21/20
My guest this week is Dotsie Bausch, a person I have a tremendous amount of respect for. She had a prolific professional cycling career that produced a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals, and a world record! She’s a plant-based athlete and the oldest ever to medal in her sport. Highly accomplished and an absolute machine on two wheels! And while most of us think of Olympians as these bigger than life...
Published 07/20/20
My long awaited interview with Dr. Michael Greger is finally here! We were scheduled to discuss his book How Not to Diet but then Covid19 hit putting the brakes on that interview thus bringing a very relevant topic to the forefront, pandemics. For those of you that know of Dr. Greger I need not explain to you just how amazing his work is. However, there are some that may not know of Dr. Greger, I’ll do my best to paint a picture for this segment of the audience. Dr. Greger is a devoted...
Published 07/06/20
Misinformation is everywhere and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to navigate through the sticky web to find the truth that we seek. Moreover, it can be downright frustrating! This leads me to my guest, Dr. Garth Davis, a man that helps all of us circumvent the bad information being shared through numerous outlets with evidence-based science. You may recognize Dr. Davis from the groundbreaking documentary “What the Health”. Or his book “Proteinaholic – How Our Obsession with Meat...
Published 06/22/20
Before we get started, I have a question – can you imagine living your life without a car? Think about that for a moment, how would your life change? Would you still be able to do the things that you enjoy and need to get done? Seems pretty daunting doesn’t it? Allow me to introduce you to Ryan Van Duzer – a man that's NEVER owned a car. By the way, he lives in Boulder Colorado…try living there without a car! You see, Ryan doesn't need a car, he's traveled more miles without one than...
Published 06/08/20
Today we meet Paul Chatlin, a man that seemingly had it all – a great job and a beautiful family. One could say he was living the American dream! But not all that glitters is gold… Denial is a devious character, and it creeps up on us when we’re faced with certain aspects of ourselves. Unknowingly, I lived in a world of denial for many years. You see, denial doesn’t present itself in a way that makes you want to change, it’s just the opposite – it makes you feel good by offering another...
Published 05/25/20
Americas Healthy Heart Doc – Joel Kahn MD FACC, is back on the show and he is bringing new science regarding heart health to the conversation. Dr. Kahn was the very first, and second guest on this podcast, and for good reason. Not only is Dr. Kahn an expert on heart health, he is in the trenches spreading the powerful message of preventing and reversing disease with plant based nutrition. This week we dive into his latest book that highlights lipoprotein(a) and what you should know...
Published 05/11/20
Published 04/27/20
Every week I am humbled by the amazing stories that my guests share, this week is no exception. You are about to meet Richie Crowley – a thought-provoking altruistic human that refuses to let normal define him. As you’ll soon hear, Richie is the epitome of paying it forward and living a life that can’t be reflected upon with regret. In this episode, we discuss losing a loved one to Covid-19, his life growing up in Canton Massachusetts, playing professional hockey, and overcoming alcohol...
Published 04/27/20
David Leon is the executive director of Farmers Footprint, a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming while offering a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices. They do this by way of short films that feature farmers throughout the nation.  In this episode, we discuss how he teamed up with Dr. Zach Bush to expose the plight of farmers, while raising the bar and providing...
Published 04/13/20
Today my guest is Naomi Hallum the managing director for Million Dollar Vegan - a global non-profit organization that encourages world leaders and individuals to take a vegan pledge to protect their health as well as benefit the planet and animals. Naomi is a leader in the vegan movement and her organization has helped to inspire and support thousands of people by way of transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. She’s a woman on a purpose filled mission and as you’ll soon hear – she knew from a...
Published 04/05/20
My guest today is a 22 year veteran of the NYPD, he served 4 terms as a United States Senator, and he’s currently serving as the President of the Brooklyn Borough in New York – Mr. Eric Adams.  If you’ve not heard Eric speak, prepare to be inspired, motivated, and ready to change the way you look at life. I mean that – this man has overcome many tragedies and not one has rattled his cage. Eric had lost vision in his left eye and he was beginning to lose the sight in his right eye, he had...
Published 03/30/20
This week, the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard, joins the show and we talk about his latest book, ‘Your Body in Balance’.  The information and evidence that Dr. Barnard presents is this book is not only eye opening, it’s important for everyone to understand. As you’ll soon hear, food is more than just fuel for your body, it literally affects our hormones and our health. We dive into the science behind how conditions like infertility, weight...
Published 03/23/20
This is a very exciting week for The Peace Love Plants Podcast and, in all honesty, me personally. As most of you know, outside of this podcast, I am a Whole Food Plant Based Chef. So, I kind of geek out on plant-based food, recipe development and really anything relating to plant-based cooking. This week I am humbled to say that one of the greatest plant-based chefs in the world joins the podcast, Chef Mark Reinfeld! Chef Mark is an award winning chef and 2017 vegetarian hall of fame...
Published 03/16/20
This week joining the show is Dr. Steven Smith, founder of Vegan Fine Foods based in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  Dr. Smith switched to a whole food plant based lifestyle over 20 years ago after a health scare and he hasn't looked back.  During those 20 plus years he realized that a lot of stores don’t carry vegan products, or if they do – you had to search high and low for them, and when you found one that you liked, it was no longer there the next time. He grew tired of this scenario, so he...
Published 03/09/20
This week Geoff Palmer is back, and this time we discuss his business Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition, and some of the amazing scientific breakthroughs that he’s discovered. Geoff also shares how he followed his Dharma, or in other words, his purpose in this life, by starting a business with a focus on serving others. It’s an amazing story of redemption and one that will leave you feeling optimistic and inspired. I hope that you enjoy part two of ‘Reconnecting to My Source’ with...
Published 03/02/20
This week my guest is Geoff Palmer, CEO of Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition.  On this episode, Geoff shares his story that involves a number of emotional topics including; losing his parents, overcoming addiction, and not succumbing to suicidal thoughts. We also discuss forgiveness, persevering, love and redemption.  As you’ll soon hear, Geoff is transparent and just about as authentic as anybody you’ll listen to. His story is gripping and one that will touch just about all of...
Published 02/24/20
Today we are headed to sunny San Diego California to talk with three doctors all in one. Dr. Marvin Singh joins me today and he is one of the only physicians in the country with training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Integrative Medicine! He’s also an expert and thought leader in the field of personalized medicine. On this episode, we discuss the gut and how to maximize your overall health, probiotics and we even touch on the topic of gluten. So, get ready to expand your...
Published 02/17/20
She’s a yogi, a healer, an altruistic human being and a peaceful warrior. Her light shines bright and far! She’s the woman that walks beside me in this life, Karyn Knox aka: Beachy Buddha. In this episode Karyn shares with us how she evolved from being a top 10 figure competitor to a reiki healer, a whole food plant based over 40 athlete and a psychology student. Smashing stereotypes and chasing dreams is just what she does for fun! In her professional life, she serves as a director of...
Published 02/10/20
My guest this week is embarking on a journey only few have ever completed…alive. But Terrence Steinberg is up for the challenge!  He’s an ultra-endurance athlete that has completed two Ironman’s with top 5% finishes in both. He runs ultra marathons up to 145 miles, and he scales mountains like Longs Peak in Colorado, which by the way - is just north of 14 thousand feet in elevation. Pretty impressive to say the least! His next epic challenge, let me just say…I couldn’t believe it when I...
Published 02/03/20
This week my guest is Ryne O’Donnell, founder of two amazing companies: SolTi’ and Permaculture Planet. His lifestyle has helped shape his everyday reality which most people would categorize as “Living the Dream”.  He and his family reside in Costa Rica on permaculture property that he developed 4 years ago. Today, this property feeds his entire family fresh naturally organic food year round. Living The dream indeed! In this episode, I speak with Ryne about this very reality and how he...
Published 01/27/20
This week Robbie Balenger is back on the show for the second half of his two part interview!  If you missed last week’s episode, allow me to provide some context for you.  Robbie is a plant-based ultra-endurance athlete that ran from Los Angeles to New York, 3,175 miles in 75 days! His mission, to inspire positive change and show the validity of a plant-based diet.  Running from LA to New York fueled entirely by plants, safe to say that he accomplished said mission!  In this episode we...
Published 01/20/20
On this episode of Peace Love Plants, I sit down with Robbie Balenger, an Ultra-Endurance Athlete that recently accomplished a feat of herculean proportions. Fueled by plants and a mission to inspire positive change, Robbie ran across the United States, Los Angeles to New York - 3,175 miles in 75 days. In this first episode of a two part interview, Robbie and I talk about his upbringing in the Appalachian Mountains, losing a parent at a young age, and his time living in both the US Virgin...
Published 01/13/20
In episode 3, I speak with Audrey Sanchez, founder of Balanced.org. Audrey started Balanced with a mission to hold the food industry accountable and make healthy eating easier for families. Her steadfast mission is to, "Change Menus and Save Lives". Now in their third year, Balanced has helped to change more than 750 thousand meals per week and they are on pace to change 10 million meals per week in 2020!  Links of interest:Website: Balanced.org Email: info@balanced.org |...
Published 01/06/20
On the second episode with Dr. Kahn we learn about Lipoprotein A, and why you should know your levels. He also provides insight on some early indicators that will help you identify your risk factors and what you can do to help. We discuss his Whole Food Plant-Based restaurants and he clears up the confusion about ‘healthy fat’. He even provides insight on some early indicators to look for to help prevent heart disease. So, without any further delay, lets dive into this heart health discussion...
Published 12/30/19