Episodes
Dan Buettner is an award-winning journalist and producer at National Geographic who has spent most of his life identifying and studying “blue zones” - the 5 areas of the world where people live the longest, with the lowest disease rates. Today he’s telling us all about how a plant-based diet ties into their health and longevity.   Show Notes: Dan’s unique stories from his many quests and expeditions with National Geographic Dan’s experience with archeological expeditions What is a blue...
Published 12/01/22
Robby Barbaro is a diabetes coach, educator, author, and international speaker who has been living with type 1 diabetes for more than twenty years. He now helps countless people improve their insulin sensitivity and gain more control over their metabolic health through Mastering Diabetes, and we’re excited to chat with him today!   Show Notes: Robby’s journey with type 1 diabetes Robby’s experience with acne, plantar fasciitis, and more How Robby decided to turn to nutrition and lifestyle...
Published 11/15/22
Published 11/15/22
Get a sneak peek at what’s to come this season on the Plant Powered People Podcast, plus get to know Michelle and Toni beyond podcast interviews!   Show Notes: Learn the new direction Toni and Michelle are taking with the podcast A sneak peek of who to expect on the next episodes! Exciting and in depth updates from Toni and Michelle How Toni and Michelle have been growing their businesses Proud friend moment- what Toni is proud of Michelle for Knowing when to get support in your business...
Published 11/04/22
How do you reduce food waste, motivate yourself to cook healthy food at home, and keep your kitchen clean? Kristen Hong, author of Fridge Love and expert at organizing fridges and pantries is on the show to share her best tips for making food storage easy and fun!   Show Notes: How Kristen got into organizing fridges and food saving What is a nutritarian? The amazing benefits that you can expect once you start organizing your kitchen How setting aside 15 minutes per week to organize your...
Published 08/22/22
How can you convince your family to go plant-based with you? Harley Quinn Smith is an actress and outspoken vegan lifestyle advocate who did just that through leading with kindness and compassion, and she’s here to share her story with us!   Show Notes: Harley Quinn’s journey from being a musician to becoming an actress How Harley Quinn gradually went vegan and started to bring her father on board What it was like adopting a bunny from the shelter & helping her heal from trauma How...
Published 08/15/22
How do you find the best vegan snacks at a theme park? Russell Heiman, aka @rollercoastervegan travels the world adding to his 590+ list of roller coasters ridden, and they find the best vegan snacks in the process. They’re on the show to talk about their best theme park tips! Podcast website: http://plantpoweredpodcast.com Show notes: https://plantbasedmealplan.com/ep-80 Show Notes: How Russell conquered their fear of heights through roller coasters and unlocked a new passion Russell’s...
Published 08/08/22
How can you improve the health of an entire fire station? Rip Esselstyn joined the fire department after 10 years as a professional plant-based triathlete, and that’s exactly what he did! Now, Rip empowers the masses to take control of their health through his books, podcast, food brand, and more.   Show Notes: The Esselstyn family’s journey from consuming the Standard American Diet to becoming leaders in the healthy plant-based living space Learning to cook tasty plant-based meals The...
Published 08/01/22
Imagine eating dozens of vegetables worth of nutrients, but only within a few bites? That’s what you can do when you eat sprouts! Doug Evans, serial entrepreneur and author of “The Sprout Book” is here to tell us everything there is to know about sprouting.   Everything you need to know about sprouts Growing your own food at home with sprouts How Doug’s family history of illness influenced his journey How meeting a vegan lady sparked his “cold cucumber” moment Doug’s philosophy around...
Published 07/22/22
How can you make sure you always have delicious, healthy, plant-based food ready for you to eat when you need it, without spending hours meal prepping every week? Danielle Brown, AKA the creator of Healthy Girl Kitchen, is on the show today to tell us, and share all her healthy eating tips!   Show Notes: How Danielle became a full-time vegan food blogger Danielle’s journey to becoming plant-based The amazing benefits Danielle experienced from going plant-based & focusing on healthy...
Published 07/15/22
How can fiber, fermented foods, and sprouts improve your gut health? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is back for another gut health episode to get into all the details that we didn’t cover last week! Get ready for some practical and actionable gut health tips from one of the USA's top gastroenterologists.   Show Notes: The microbiome & why it matters so much for our health, energy, & wellbeing A practical application of HOW to empower your microbiome to be its best How fiber can reduce the...
Published 07/08/22
What does fiber have to do with disease prevention? Turns out, a lot! Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is an award-winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert, and the New York Times bestselling author of Fiber Fueled. He joins us on the podcast to help you optimize your gut health with simple, practical, and potentially life-saving tips. SHOW NOTES How Will got started on the path of practicing & sharing healthy plant-based eating From being an proud fast-food eater in...
Published 07/04/22
What do you do when you need help from a dietician but you’re on a tight budget? Anna Rios is a registered dietician at the FQHC, and she helps low-income Americans to make accessible healthy diet changes that help reverse hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and more! She’s on the show today to discuss the challenges associated with accessing a healthy plant-based lifestyle, and how to make affordable changes.   Show Notes: How Anna provides professional nutrition counseling to farm workers,...
Published 06/22/22
How much does veganism have to do with Jewish values? Turns out, a lot! Rabbi Shmuly is one of the most influential Rabbis in the USA, and he is here to talk about his plant-based journey, the intersection between vegan and Jewish values, and how to stay plant-based at traditional Jewish meals.   Show Notes: How Rabbi Shmuly went from no interest in veganism at all to living the plant-based lifestyle Raising plant-based children How Rabbi Shmuly embraces transformation and compassion Why...
Published 06/15/22
How can you veganize your culture’s dishes that traditionally contain many animal products? It can sometimes be a challenge to maintain the flavors, but there is a way! Alexa Soto specializes in bringing her Mexican culture to the world through plant-based food, and she’s here to give us her best tips on cooking plant-based versions of our culture’s favorite dishes!   Show Notes: Mexican culture & mexican food How to enjoy & love your culture without sacrificing your plant-based...
Published 06/08/22
How do you discuss the uncomfortable reality of why it’s bad to eat animals without shaming anyone or causing hard feelings? Gene Baur, author of two books, founder of Farm Sanctuary, and expert on the reality of the animal product industry is on the podcast today to help us navigate the conversation!   Show Notes: About Gene’s books & the Farm Sanctuary How to effectively answer the question “What’s wrong with eating animals?” The harm that factory farming causes to animals & the...
Published 06/01/22
How do we shift the outlook on the plant-based lifestyle from extreme to mainstream? Kristie Middleton, vice president of business development at Rebellyous Foods is here on the show to tell us how she’s been doing exactly that for the last 20 years! She's the author of MeatLess--Transform the Way You Eat and Live--One Meal at a Time. During her time at Rebellyous, she has launched the successful rebrand of Seattle Food Tech to Rebellyous Foods and commercialized three SKUs for retail and...
Published 05/22/22
A pacifist vegan with ties to the mob who fight-fixes, but also would never hurt a fly? Sounds like one big oxymoron, but in fact all of this (and more) is embodied in jazz musician and longtime animal advocate Charles Farrell. Charles shares how he would often take boxing and musician friends and clients to Buddha’s Delight, a vegan restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown, to share animal-free cooking with unlikely customers who were always won over by the delicious food. He mentions how he moved...
Published 05/15/22
How did heart disease become the leading cause of death in the west, and how can we prevent and reverse it? Dr. Esselstyn is here to share how we all have the power to prevent and reverse decades of abuse to our endothelial cells from eating the Standard American Diet by eating plant-based foods. Visit the Plant-Powered People Podcast website and show notes at: plantpoweredpodcast.com Find vegan recipes, guides, and resources at Plant-Based on a Budget and World of Vegan.   Show Notes: ...
Published 05/08/22
Vegan athletes are competing at the highest level in virtually every sport — and winning! Robert Cheeke, longtime vegan bodybuilder and NYT bestselling co-author of The Plant-Based Athlete, shares why plant-based athletes have a competitive advantage. He also shares his experiences thriving as an athlete long-term on a plant-based diet. Visit the Plant-Powered People Podcast website and show notes at: plantpoweredpodcast.com Find vegan recipes, guides, and resources at Plant-Based on a...
Published 05/01/22
Meat-loving Italian New Yorker, Danny Costanzo, saves his own life by going plant-based. And then... guess what he did? He went on to open a 100% Vegan Italian Restaurant — Plant-Based Mafia.  Growing up in an Italian family in New York, Danny Costanzo grew up enjoying delicious comforting food and the way it brought his loved ones together. His dietary habits have shifted many times throughout his life — from eating everything, to becoming a raw foodist, to a diet which led him to 3 clogged...
Published 04/22/22
Do you live with diabetes, or know someone who does? This episode is a must-listen. NYT bestselling author Dr. Cyrus Khambatta shares his research on how a whole foods, plant-based diet can help prevent and reverse Type 1 diabetes, Type 1.5 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.  Reversing or controlling diabetes through a plant-based diet Why restricting carbs isn’t enough to effectively manage blood glucose How eating lots of fruits & veggies can decrease...
Published 04/15/22
Do you have kids? Are you thinking of raising vegan kids in the future? If so, this episode is for you! From school lunches to kids’ birthday parties and every meal and snack in between, having plant-based kids can be a challenge. That’s why we had the Vegucated documentary  creator, The Vegucated Family Table co-author, and plant-based mom, Marisa Miller Wolfson on the show! We talk all about how to navigate the challenges and wins of having kids with a vegan lifestyle. You’ll get lots of...
Published 04/08/22
Jami Gerke is a midwesterner who is used to buying a whole cow and splitting it with her whole family. When she decided to transition to vegan living (which is still a work in progress), her family had to make a huge adjustment to support her decision. Our Sponsors: Better Than Bouillon, a Life-changer for Soup Lovers Veestro, an Exciting Vegan Meal Delivery Service Living plant based in a community without many vegan options The challenge of being vegan somewhere where it’s politicized...
Published 04/01/22
Ollie and Liam are two friends who love meat and never imagined they would one day try dropping meat, dairy, and eggs from their diet.   But here they are. After trying vegan for one month during Veganuary, we brought them on the show to check in about how things are going during this period of big sudden change.  What did their friends think? How have they handled learning to cook? What's been the hardest part? And the question we're ALL asking... are they going to stick with it? ...
Published 03/22/22