Plant Yourself Podcast #237: Rip Esselstyn on Growing the Movement and Being Open to Opportunity – Howard Jacobson Podcasts

Be sure to check out this and other Howard Jacobson podcasts. Thanks for the heads up on these, Megan!

Hi, I’m Howard Jacobson, host of the Plant Yourself Podcast, and co-founder of WellStart Health. My mission is to inspire and empower you to make Big Changes for yourself, your family, your community, and our planet.

Check out his website also: . We were pleased to have a live webinar with Howard and co-author of Sick to Fit, Josh LaJaunie last May.

The Number One Cause Of Death Globally Is Preventable by Kim Williams, M.D., MACC, FAHA

The Number One Cause Of Death Globally Is Preventable by Kim Williams, M.D., MACC, FAHA

The convergence of evidence suggests that an affordable plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world, and can be even more effective than medication and surgery. This could save Medicare billions of dollars, but medical training continues to underemphasize nutrition education , in part, perhaps, because lifestyle interventions go against the prevailing conventional wisdom. The USDA, in formulating its dietary guidelines, has been accused of both acting with bias and ignoring relevant research. However, the most recent guidelines take a step in the right direction by recommending a shift to a plant-based diet, which Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed care organization, has moved in the direction of supporting. Lifestyle medicine attempts to find, prevent, and treat the causes of disease. Patients should receive fully informed consent for treatment, meaning they should be informed about all of their options including dietary changes. Doctors report they don’t practice preventative cardiology because they fear their patients won’t change their diet. Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC was born in Chicago, and attended the College of The University of Chicago (1971 to 1975), followed by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine (1975 to 1979), internal medicine residency at Emory University (1979 to 1982), and overlapping fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Chicago (1982 to 1985), Clinical Pharmacology (1984 to 1985), and Nuclear Medicine (1984 to 1986). He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine, and nuclear cardiology. He served as Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010. Among numerous awards and honors for his teaching in the medical school, residencies and fellowships, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008. In 2010, he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. At Wayne State, he has started the Urban Cardiology Initiative – a program of education of physicians on disparities in healthcare, primary school education on cardiovascular health and community health screening in inner-city Detroit. In November 2013 he returned to Chicago as the James B. Herrick Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Williams has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, monographs, book chapters, editorials, and review articles in the field of nuclear cardiology and minority health issues, with emphasis on education and innovations in perfusion imaging and quantitation of ventricular function. His research interests include selective adenosine receptor agonists, fluorinated perfusion PET imaging, cardiac computed tomography for plaque characterization, health care disparities and payment policy, and appropriate use of cardiac imaging. Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He served as President of ASNC from 2004 to 2005. He served as Chairman of the Board of ABC from 2008 to 2010. He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM-CV) until 2012. He served as the president of the ACC from 2015 to 2016. Connect with The Real Truth About Health…… Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO’s. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.

Interview With Luke Tan 8/29/2019 – VegHealth Institute

Last night I had a great discussion with Luke Tan, a plant-based fitness expert and I am excited to share the highlight reel with you.

He shared what it was like going from eating 1kg of meat a day as a bodybuilder to adopting a vegan diet overnight.

The experience taught him an entirely new (and much healthier!) way to fuel his body, which he now teaches as a highly sought-after coach — from the average Joe to the fitness model.

He sheds light on the following:

  1. The common confusions around protein needs for building strength
  2. Unique tips for people trying to lose those last few pounds
  3. Suggestions for people wanting to put on weight and muscle
  4. How to optimize your energy levels

You can watch the highlight reel of the Q&A right here!

My favorite quote from the interview – “Once you combine a plant based diet and fitness you become a superhero!”

Luke is helping us all become superheros with the Plant Fit Summit that is airing for free this Friday (be sure to register here for The Plant Fit Summit).

Luke interviews leading experts in nutrition, training, mindset, and fitness and takes a holistic approach that you won’t see in other summits.

You’ll meet Olympic, record-setting athletes who are thriving on a plant-based diet and learn how to apply their most effective strategies to your own goals.

Plus, you’ll hear from world-class coaches and chefs to help you implement all the advice.

This event is tailored to everyone wanting to experience optimal “superhero” health and is not just for the athletes. It is all about helping you thrive, whether you’re an athlete or you simply want to wake up energized every day!

Check out the full expert line-up here and save your spot!

To your vibrant health,


P.S. I can’t wait for the interview with Dr. Doug Lisle on the psychology of change, how to get yourself to do what you know you should! Register here so you can catch it too!

Q&A with Kayli Dice 7-31-2019

Source: Interview With Luke Tan 8/29/2019 – VegHealth Institute