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A discussion on evidence based nutrition with Kevin Klatt, PhD, RD Before todays episode starts, we want to acknowledge the 122,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID19.  We acknowledge the great challenge that those in healthcare and others on the front lines are facing, as well as the many individuals who have lost a loved one to COVID19.  Our hearts also go out to the many lives affected by the sequelae of the pandemic, including the many individuals who have lost their jobs, and have been under financial and psychological stress. We DENOUNCE incidents of racism and violence that continue to ravage the black community. We want to acknowledge the heart breaking murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who have lost their lives to longstanding systemic racism.  We stand behind the black community who have our endless support.  Black lives matter. Please support black owned businesses and charities if you are financially able to at this time. Scroll down our show notes for an extensive list of black vegan influencers and black owned vegan businesses.   Eminence versus Evidence Based Nutrition. This interview is an important one. Nutrition science can be so confusing. With so many dietary groups advocating for various different dietary patterns, how do we know what to believe? Nutrition science is a complex living organism, and we are working on projects to help get the accurate scientific information out there. About Kevin Klatt, PhD, RD – Co Director of Research and Education at IOPBM He is the recipient of the inaugural Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition! This one of the most prestigious accomplishments in Academic Nutrition in the world. Kevin is a Cornell and NIH trained PhD, RD, and current scientist at Baylor College of Medicine, and is one of the worlds most respected nutrition scientists. We are honored to have him on our team at IOPBM. About Learn with IOPBM Courses (everyone) Courses | CME/CE   Full Time Students, dietetic interns, & residents and fellows in training get 30% off   Black Lives Matter. Support & Amplify Black Vegans.  Follow on Instagram: @doctor.tarr @Veganstreetfair @domzthompson @badassvegan @berryvegandelights @whereitallvegan @joveganista @powerplantkitchen @too_good_eats @juice.ave @cbivegan @nilevegan @willowbeezsoulveg @plantbasedlifestylecafe @thevegandoughnutco Black-Owned Vegan Food CompaniesAtlas Monroe (Nationwide) Aya Raw (San Diego, CA)Better Chew (Bay Area, CA) BGab’s Goodies (Chicago, IL) Coco Luv Vegan Cookies (nationwide) Eat Project Pop (Nationwide) Good Girl Chocolate (Nationwide) Golde (Nationwide) Green Soma (Atlanta, GA) Hella Nuts (Nationwide) Houston Sauce Co. (Nationwide) kubé Nice Cream (Nationwide) Mac & Yease (Nationwide)  Maya’s Cookies (Nationwide) Misha’s Kind Foods (Los Angeles, CA) More Life Liquid (Bonita, CA) Mylk Dog (Nationwide) Rooted Delights (Nationwide)  Southern Roots (Nationwide) The No Cookie (Nationwide) Way to Life Foods (California + nationwide shipping) Black-Owned Vegan Grocery StoresGreen Taste Vegan Goods (San Francisco, CA) Larayia’s Bodega (Los Angeles, CA) No Carne Bodega (The Bronx, NY) Sunshine’s Health Food Store and Deli (Houston, TX) SÜPRMARKT (Los Angeles, CA) The SV Market (Nationwide) Vegan Fine Foods (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Vegan’s Delight (The Bronx, NY) VegSide Mkt (Houston, TX) V Marks the Shop (Philadelphia, PA) Black-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands  Base Butter  Beauty Bakerie Bombd Aesthetics Candy x Paints Dimension Nails Doubledown Cosmetics Ecoslay Emaje Naturals  Foxie Cosmetics Hello Aloe Naturals Loving CultureJacq’s Janet and Jo  JD Glow Cosmetics  Joséphine Kaike Kinky-Curly Klarity Kosmetics  Lovinah Skincare Mented Cosmetics Mudd Beauty Nola Skinsentials Obia Naturals OrganiGrowHairCo Oshun Organics Range Beauty Ressentir Cosmetics Refinne Silktáge Suite Eleven The Vegan Esthetician Spa The Wellness Apothecary True Moringa Black-Owned Vegan RestaurantsA Live Kitchen (Laurelton, NY) A Piece of Soul (Columbia, SC)Azla Ethiopian Eatery (Los Angeles, CA) Belmont Vegetarian (Worcester, MA) Blueberry Cafe (Newark, NJ) Bunna Cafe (Brooklyn, NY) Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat (Chicago, IL) Compton Vegan (Compton & Los Angeles, CA) DaJen Eats (Eatonville, FL) Dirty Lettuce (Portland, OR) Detroit Vegan Soul (Detroit, MI) Drop Squad Kitchen (Wilmington, DE) ELife Restaurant (Washington, DC & Capitol Heights, MD) Gigi’s Vegan Cafe (Kansas City, MO) Go Vegan Grill (Atlanta, GA) Greedi Kitchen (Brooklyn, NY) Greedi To Go (Brooklyn, NY) Green Gene Vegan Cafe (Albuquerque, NM) Green Seed Vegan (Houston, TX) Grenville Kitchen (Jacksonville, FL) Happy Apple Cafe (Kansas City, MO) Happy Ice (Los Angeles, CA) Humaitree House (Augusta, GA) ITSO Vegan (Grand Prairie, TX) Jackfruit Cafe (Los Angeles, CA) Jikoni Cafe (Norfolk, VA) Judahlicious (San Francisco, CA) Juju’s Vegan (Lincoln, NE) Juices for Life (New York City, NY) Kale Cafe (Daytona, FL) Life Bistro (Atlanta, GA) Lindiana’s Souther Vegan Kitchen (Houston, TX)  Lov’n It Live (East Point, GA) Majani (Chicago, IL) Meme’s Twisted Potato (Little Rock, AK) Munchies Diner (Santa Ana, CA) Natural Blend Vegan Cafe (Brooklyn, NY) Natural Oasis (Rochester, NY) Nola Vegan (New Orleans, LA) NuVegan Cafe (Washington, DC) Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor (Boston, MA) One World Beat Cafe (San Diego, CA) Original Soul Vegetarian (Chicago, IL) Plant-Based Pizzeria (Atlanta, GA) Plum Bistro (Seattle, WA) Quickie Too (Tacoma, WA) Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine (Los Angeles, CA) Ras Plant Based (Brooklyn, NY) Rawtopian Bliss (Columbia, SC) Refocused (Baltimore, MD) Seasoned Vegan (New York City, NY) Senbeb Cafe (Washington, DC) Senses Vegan (Norfolk, VA) Simply Pure (Las Vegas, NV) Slutty Vegan (Atlanta, GA) Sol Sips (Brooklyn, NY) Soul Food Vegan (Houston, TX) Soul Good Vegan Cafe (Durham, NC) Souley Vegan (Oakland, CA) Soul Vegetarian (Atlanta, GA) Spoiled Vegans (San Diego, CA) Sprout Natural Choice (Catonsville, MD) Stuff I Eat (Inglewood, CA) Sunshine Vegan Eats (Buffalo, NY) Sunset Kava (San Diego, CA) Super Juiced (Oakland, CA) Sweet & Natural (Mount Rainier, MD) Sweet Soulfood Nola Vegan Cuisine (New Orleans, LA) T&T Lifestyle (Los Angeles, CA) Tassili’s Raw Reality (Atlanta, GA) The Greener Kitchen (Baltimore, MD) The GruB Factory (Baltimore, MD) The Land of Kush (Baltimore, MD) The New Vegan (Delray Beach, FL) The Nile Cafe (Philadelphia, PA) The Queen’s Table (El Paso, TX)  The Reizod Vegan Experience (Columbia, SC) The Southern V (Nashville, TN) The Veg Hub (Oakland, CA) The Vtree (Los Angeles, CA) Tri Lounge Cafe (New York, NY) Trio Plant-Based (Minneapolis, MN) Twisted Plants (Cudahy, WI) Two Mamma’s Vegan Kitchen (Oakland, CA) Uptown Veg (New York City, NY) Urban Vegan Kitchen (New York City, NY) V-Eats Modern Vegan (Dallas, TX) Vegan Mob (Oakland, CA) Vegans Are Us (Vineland, NJ) Vege-Licious Cafe (Nashville, TN) Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin (Miami Beach, FL) Veggie Castle (South Richmond Hill, NY) Veg On the Edge (Santa Cruz, CA) Veltree (Charlotte, NC) Verdure Inc (Brooklyn, NY) Viva La Vegan (Atlanta, GA) Wasota Vegan Paradise (Austin, TX) Where It All Vegan (Columbus, OH) Whipped - Urban Dessert Lab (New York, NY) Black-Owned Vegan Bakeries Blackstreet Bakery (Portland, OR) Brewer Bakes (Indianapolis, IN + nationwide shipping) Brown Sugar Baking Company (Seattle, WA) Devi’s Donuts and Sweets (Long Beach, CA) Guilt Free Pastries (Memphis, TN + nationwide shopping) Heavenly Vegan (The Bronx, NY + nationwide shipping)How Delish HD (West Orange, NJ)Jalen’s Bakery (Fresno + nationwide shipping) Lush Life Vegan Bakery (Madison, WI + nationwide shipping) Mo’Pweeze Vegan Bakery (Denville, NJ + nationwide shipping) Shyah’s Vegan Bakery (nationwide shipping) The Uptown Vegan (New York, NY) The Vegan Doughnut Co. (Lakewood, OH) Vegan Dream Doughnuts (Atlanta, GA) Black-Owned Vegan Food TrucksBurger Hive (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Malibu’s Burgers (Oakland, CA) Mattie’s Vegan Eats (Kansas City, MO) Planet Vegan (Fresno, CA) Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food (Austin, TX) Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles, CA) Black-Owned Vegan Pop-Ups & CateringAmeen’s Foods (Los Angeles, CA) B.A.D. Gyal Vegan (Brooklyn, NY) Bams Vegan (Dallas, TX) Black Rican Vegan (The Bronx, NY) Blufox Co (Los Angeles, CA) Charlie’s Brownies (Los Angeles, CA)     CLR Trust (New York, NY) Deelish by Deedi (Baltimore, MD) Good Green Grubbery (Washington DC) Krafted Culture Catering (Los Angeles, CA) Lettuce Feast LA (Los Angeles, CA) Louisville Vegan Kitchen (Atlanta, GA) Maya’s Cajun Kitchen (Mesa, AZ) Merkaba Meals (Kansas City, MO) Naomi Vegan Meets (Hampton, VA)  Nanas A Vegan (The Bronx, NY) One Cup (San Diego, CA) Pescky Kitchen (Denver, CO + nationwide shipping) Plant-Based Papi (Portland, OR) Sabrosa Vegana (New York, NY) Sneak Eats (Mount Vernon, NY) Straight Up Fast Food (Los Angeles, CA) The Hood Bruja (Los Angeles, CA) The Remix (San Diego, CA) The Source (San Diego, CA)The Vegan Hood Chefs (San Francisco, CA) The Vegan Lion (San Diego, CA) The Vegan Spot (Kansas City, MO) Topknotch Vegan Vittles (Kansas City, MO) Two Vegan Sistas (Memphis, TN) Urban Soul Grill (Michigan & Ohio) Vegan Crave (Kansas City, MO) Vegan or Nah (Los Angeles, CA) Veg Nation (St. Louis, MI) Voodoo Vegan (Los Angeles, CA) We Be Grubbin’ (Bakersfield & Los Angeles, CA) Zizi’s Vegan Catering (Charlotte, NC) (list cred: VegNews)
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo  Instagram: @daniellebelardomd Twitter: @dbelardomd Facebook: Dr. Danielle Belardo, MD   Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Also be sure to follow today's guest, Dr. Martha Gulati! Instagram: @drmarthagulati Twitter: @drmarthagulati   In this brilliant episode with expert Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati, in less than 90 minutes you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about preventing, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular disease. We discuss the epidemic of cardiovascular disease in women, and learn how pregnancy can elucidate certain risk factors for heart disease down the road. We discuss what’s hot in prevention, from coronary artery calcium scores to PCSK9 inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors, Vascepa and more!    Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC is a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of Cardiology at theUniversity of Arizona (Phoenix). She held the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and was the Section Director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at The Ohio State Universityuntil 2015. She is the author of the best-seller, “Saving Women’s Hearts”. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Cardiology “CardioSmart”, the patient education and empowerment initiative. She serves as the chair of the national chest pain guidelines. Her exceptional commitment to the study of women and cardiac diseases has won her numerous awards and distinctions, including being named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s “Top 40 under 40,” a list that honors 40 outstanding individuals who have made a major impact in their respective industries before the age of 40. In 2011, she received the first CREDO (Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes) Award from the American College of Cardiology that was given to honor her contributions to improve cardiovascular healthcare of women patients. In 2012, she was awarded the National Red Dress Awardfor her efforts in raising awareness of heart disease in women and advancing research in this field. In 2019, she was chosen as the most influential woman in Arizona and received the 2019 American College of Cardiology’s Bernadine Healy Award for her leadership and accomplishment in the field of cardiovascular disease in women. Dr. Gulati is passionate about the study of women and heart disease and prevention of heart disease.  She is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a study examining cardiac risk factors in women, which set new standards for women’s fitness levels and heart rate response to exercise in women. She also is a co-investigator on the Women Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) and previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).   She is a member of numerous advisory boards and societies, including the American Heart Association(AHA), the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). She serves on the board of the ASPC, the Phoenix chapter of the American Heart Association and the board of WomenHeart.  She has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of theAmerican Medical Association (JAMA).  Her research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the world, including The New York Times and USA Today. She has also been featured on Oprah and been feature on CBS National News, The Today Show, Canada AM, in addition to many others. She recently was listed on the Marquis 2019 Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in American Women. Dr. Gulati completed medical school at the University of Toronto, Canada.  She went on to complete her internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago.  She received a Master in Science at the University of Chicago and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.  She is board certified in cardiovascular disease.
Todays episode is with our incredible friend, the brilliant Dr. Neal Barnard, and we discuss ALL things hormones and nutrition!!  We discuss how a whole food plant based diet can decrease your chance of developing hormone mediated cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.  How a high fiber whole food plant based diet can reduce menstrual cramps, acne, and may even potentially improve PCOS, and autoimmune mediated thyroid disease.   This episode is not to be missed!     Don't forget to tag us in your instagram stories!! @daniellebelardomd @drkaseyjohnson @physicianscommittee   Pre-Order Dr. Barnards New Book!   Visit PCRM   About Dr. Barnard Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 90 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. His research contributed to the acceptance of plant-based diets in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care.   Working with the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the American Medical Association, Dr. Barnard has authored key resolutions, now part of AMA policy, calling for a new focus on prevention and nutrition in federal policies and in medical practice. In 2018, he received the Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s Distinguished Service Award. He has hosted four PBS television programs on nutrition and health. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his MD degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee. Follow Dr Danielle Belardo on social media! Instagram: @daniellebelardomd Twitter: @dbelardomd Facebook: Dr. Danielle Belardo, MD   Follow Producer Dr. Kasey Johnson on social media! Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson  
Happy New Year Everyone! Danielle and Kasey are back for Season 3! Or is it Season 2.5? Whatever... we are back! And we have missed you guys SO much! We spend this episode recapping the last year of nutrition rounds, some of the biggest nutrition controversies, and we give you guys the updates on the doctors who went vegan this summer for #docsgovegan!  Hear how they did going plant based for 10 weeks, and what they have been up to since. And we have BIG news. Nutrition Rounds has exploded because of YOU. Yes you, reading this right now! So in 2020 we want to give you guys even more of what YOU want. Take a listen to this episode to hear what big plans we have in store for all of you! And email us at and let us know what you think!   Connect with us on Instagram! When you’re listening to the episode - tag @daniellebelardomd and @drkaseyjohnson and we will share in our IG stories!   If you have enjoyed Nutrition Rounds, you can support us easily! Just rate, review and subscribe! We love you all! Sending you all lots of love! 2020 is your year! Xox Danielle and Kasey   Want to go plant based in 2020 but don’t know where to start? Check out Dr. Belardo’s free plant based starter guide!   Also, be sure to check out Dr. Belardo's brief nutrition handouts for patients!   Follow Dr Danielle Belardo on social media! Instagram: @daniellebelardomd Twitter: @dbelardomd Facebook: Dr. Danielle Belardo, MD   Follow Producer Dr. Kasey Johnson on social media! Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson This is the episode everyone has been waiting for... it’s all about plant based keto! Featuring cardiologist Dr. Ethan Weiss and orthopedic surgeon/thriving Type 1 Diabetic Dr. Carrie Diulus. Did you know you can follow a keto diet that’s actually heart healthy? Low in saturated fat, and high in fiber and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, a plant based keto diet is a promising tool for individuals struggling with appetite and obesity. In this episode we discuss: What is a plant based keto diet? How can it be beneficial for obesity, appetite suppression and weight loss ? How can a plant based keto diet potentially help individuals with diabetes and high cholesterol? What’s the difference between plant based keto and animal based keto (hint—- there ARE MANY!) And many more... Interested in trying it? Check out this plant based keto meal plan from Keyto: (FYI this is NOT a paid partnership, I have ZERO financial affiliation with this company, I just believe in their program!) As with ANY dietary change***please consult with your physician/healthcare provider before making any changes.   About Dr. Ethan Weiss: Instagram @ethanjweiss Twitter @ethanjweiss Dr. Weiss is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Principle Investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI). He received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He came to UCSF in 1998 to complete his cardiology fellowship and research training.  Dr. Weiss’ clinical interests include prevention, lipids, and the emerging intersection of endocrinology and cardiology with a specific focus on pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes as risk factors for coronary disease. His research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms of metabolic disorders such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and diabetes including the role of growth hormone signaling and lipid metabolism. He also has an active program in clinical nutrition. He has served as Principle Investigator on grants funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). He serves on the scientific advisory boards of multiple companies focused on using technology to favorably impact human health. Lastly, he is a recent co-founder of Keyto Inc., a San Francisco-based company aiming to enable the use of a heart healthy ketogenic diet for weight loss.   About Dr. Carrie Diulus Instagram @carriediulusmd Twitter: @cadiulus Dr. Carrie Diulus is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, previously trained as a pathologist. She is also a thriving Type 1 diabetic and distance runner. She was morbidly obese when she started medical school and has done extensive personal dietary experimentation, most of her life being plant based, to lose and maintain that weight loss. She previously worked at the Cleveland Clinic but now is in private practice at the Crystal Clinic in Akron Ohio. She is leading the charge to bring dietary strategies to the forefront in prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and spinal conditions related to metabolic syndrome. 
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This weeks episode features the return of incredible lifestyle medicine team Dr. Dean Ornish, and his wife Anne Ornish.  -- Part THREE! About Dean Ornish MD Dean Ornish, M.D., is the Founder and President of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and also at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ornish was trained in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.   For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse many chronic diseases, including even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery.  Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program.   He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer.  His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology).   His research and writings have been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine. His work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report. He has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley, a U.S. Surgeon General Citation, the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition, the Plantrician Project Luminary Award, and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Ornish’s TED talks have been viewed by more than 5 million people.  He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, was the medical editor for the Huffington Post,(2009-2016), and cochaired Google Health with Marissa Mayer (2007-2009).   He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.   The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011-2017.  The author of six books, all national bestsellers, he was honored as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” About Anne Ornish Anne Ornish is the Digital Director of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine and Vice President of Program Development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute.  She received a B.A. in Art History and Digital Art in 1997 with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the creator of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine's digital platform—including—and Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains health care professionals throughout the country.  Empower also guides participants through foundational courses that support people to transform suffering into health and well-being.  Empower provides best in class tools for sustainable behavior change and ongoing healthy living via enlivening educational and practice videos, workshops and community support. Her multimedia series of guided meditation practices are featured on a DVD inside Dr. Ornish’s book, The Spectrum, and at She also produced the Ornish Program's online channel at WebMD from 1998-2006.   Anne has over twenty-five years of advanced training in yoga and meditation. She is a certified Integrative Health & Spirituality practitioner through the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and also received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.  She was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal. 
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson The episode title says it all! Dr. Newman is a brilliant advocate for plant based nutrition and women’s health. This is a must hear episode! About Dr. Gemma Newman Dr. Gemma Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 11 years. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice. She gained additional qualifications in gynaecology and family planning. She is a graduate of the AFMCP course, and is a member of BSLM. She has a specialist interest in plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine, and is an advisory board member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK. She has contributed content on the topic of Diabetes for the Winchester University Plant Based Nutrition Course and on the topic of Mental Health and Nutrition for The Diploma of Culinary Medicine by The Medicinal Chef. She gives nutrition and lifestyle advice to her patients, who have gained tremendous results using the power of their plate. As a broadcaster and writer she has been featured on ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky News Sunrise. She has contributed to articles for magazines including Glamour, Zest and Health magazine. Her family lead a fully plant based lifestyle, following the extensive research she had done of the scientific literature on the health benefits associated with whole-food plant based nutrition. She is regularly invited to teach other doctors and the general public via training programmes, podcasts and conferences about the benefits of plant-based nutrition.
In this episode of Nutrition Rounds – we do our second deep dive into the gut microbiome. On this episode - we discuss how certain metabolites produced in the gut are associated with cardiovascular disease.  Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria with more than 3 MILLION genes! (150 x more than humans!)  Could what we eat change the diversity and species of bacteria that reside in our gut?  Could this change our risk for cardiovascular disease?  And what IS TMAO?  It is one piece of a massive, complicated puzzle. We have barely scratched the surface as to what is yet to come in gut microbiome research, but the work from Dr. Tang, and Dr. Hazen, and their colleagues at Cleveland Clinic is a fascinating beginning. About Dr. Tang W. H. Wilson Tang, MD, is Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Clinical Genomics; Research Director, and staff cardiologist in the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Tang is Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This episode is ALL about lipids with obesity medicine and board certified lipodologist Dr. Spencer Nadolsky . How does your body make cholesterol? What is the difference between eating saturated versus non saturated fat?  We deep dive into the biochemistry of lipids and it’s just amazing!   Stay tuned for after Spencer’s interview, Kasey and I discuss the results of my 2 week n=1 vegan keto experiment, including my advanced lipid profile pre and post!   More about Dr. Nadolsky Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is board-certified in family medicine with specialty boards in obesity medicine and lipidology. He has helped 1000’s of patients over the past 8 years lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Spencer saw the inefficiency of working only in the clinic so his dream was to help people lose weight via the internet using a combination of personal in-depth coaching and telemedicine. Dr. Spencer has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Sports Science from UNC-Chapel Hill where he also wrestled heavyweight and was ranked in the top 3 at one point in the nation. He speaks all around the world about weight loss and health and is also the author of The Fat Loss Prescription and The Natural Way to Beat Diabetes. Currently he working on a Masters in Public Health along with another board certification in Preventive Medicine.   Follow along while Spencer explains lipid biochemistry using these great diagrams, here
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This episode features my favorite interview ever.  We discuss the science of happiness with world renowned positive psychology researcher and happiness expert Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. Learn all about how you can increase your happiness, through gratitude, and cultivate a life filled with purpose, meaning, and happiness. Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.   Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships.  Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga.  He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Episode show notes: Title: Episode 3: HOW TO GO PLANT BASED & meet the #docsgovegan challengers! This episode is ALL about how to go PLANT BASED, from step 1! If you’re already plant based, you will still LOVE this episode!! Share it with your friends and family that you want to share plant based info with!  And if you aren’t already plant based  — you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this episode!! This is the most informative and inspiring episode that dives DEEP into the “HOW do we go plant based” About the episode: First, Nutrition Rounds Producer Kasey Johnson jumps in to start the episode and we talk about our favorite tips for transitioning to a plant based diet, and how to trouble shoot issues like weight gain/too much weight loss or being too hungry! Next up, we talk to health coach and registered nurse Karen from Karen’s Healing Kitchen — she’s helping me to Coach our 5 omnivore doctors who have accepted the challenge to go fully plant based ALL summer! She walks you through important kitchen staples and kitchen tools that will help you go plant based easily! Recipe ideas, and more! And finally, you’ll get to meet our 5 doctors who joined #docsgovegan.  This summer, I offered omnivore physicians on social media the opportunity to get 1:1 coaching this summer to transition to a plant based diet. I received over 500 emails from physicians across the globe who wanted to join the challenge! We selected 5 motivated and inspirational physicians who are dropping all animal products and going plant based with us ALL summer - and hopefully for life!  Follow their journey to living a plant based life ALL summer on Nutrition Rounds! And support them on social media here: Karen Burzichelli RN: Instagram: @karenshealingkitchen Dr. Samantha Jones Instagram: @samantita23 Twitter: @DrSammyBJones Dr. David Fermin Instagram: @davidfermin76 Twitter: DavidFerminMD Dr. Heidi Goodarzi Instagram: @heidigoodarzimd Twitter: @Heidigoodarzimd Dr. Fahad Samarkandy Instagram: @supern0va3000 Twitter: @changingtehgame Dr. Mo Naidu Instagram: @teebie38 Twitter: DoctorMoNaidu
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Gut Microbiome Part 1: Angie Sadeghi MD   This weeks episode features the amazing plant based Gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi.    As a board certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Angie is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.     We discuss what the gut microbiome is.   How we feed our gut microbiome to optimize our health.   Why you should ditch buying probiotic supplements.   What is SIBO?  Does going vegan cause/exacerbate it? Dr Sadeghi clears up all the confusion around this disease, and explains why meat/fish/eggs do NOT help SIBO, and they only make Gut Microbiome health worse.   We cover why you should NOT do the FODMAP diet.   How animal products create TMAO, and more...   About Dr Angie Sadeghi   Dr. Angies Biography: When it comes to the human wellness experience, Dr. Angie says, “My passion is to provide healing through an integrative approach to keep patients healthy and youthful. Most people spend the latter years of life dealing with chronic disease. My mission is to bring healing and improve the quality of life for those individuals looking to stay fit and healthy, through use of nutrition, fitness, and bio-identical hormone therapy.” Dr. Angie’s own personal journey fueled her desire to help patients. Five years ago she switched to a plant-based lifestyle and adopted regular fitness into her life. She had previously suffered from health problems such as severe eczema, elevated cholesterol, fatigue, and was overweight. She started eating a whole food, plant-based diet, and transformed her health and body amazingly. This allowed her to completely restore her health and even compete and place in a fitness competition. “It was crazy to look at myself in the mirror and look like a fitness model, rather than a typical overweight physician. For this reason, I decided to share my success method with my patients.” Dr. Angie understands that no single approach is right for every individual, so she offers a complete range of services to help individuals with gut problems, obesity, anti-aging, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and overall disease prevention. Combining evidence based medicine, her expertise in the digestive system, and her passion for physical fitness and plant-based nutrition, Dr. Angie has developed a comprehensive approach to helping patients recover from illness and live a healthy life. Additionally, she is part of a new movement called “The Plantrician Project,” empowering individuals with the knowledge and benefits of a whole food plant-based nutrition. Dr. Angie Sadeghi is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology. She has extensive training from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC), and demonstrates exceptional commitment to excellence in treating diseases of digestive tract. Dr. Angie is featured in three documentaries as a leader in the field of plant-based fitness for health and weight loss. Other upcoming projects include a book, Trifecta of Rejuvenation and Health. She was recently published on the cover of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, where she shared a health related article on making nutrition and fitness fun! In closing Dr. Angie would say, “I want to leave a legacy of a doctor who prevented disease in her patients using the mastery of combing integrative medicine, western and eastern medicine, rather than simply using pharmaceuticals.”  
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Nutrition Rounds is BACK! And Season 2 is off to an excellent start, with the brilliant Dr. David Katz.  We discuss research methodology in nutrition science, why the world needs to follow a plant predominant diet for both our health and the climate, the pseudo confusion created in the nutrition space, keto debunked and much, much more.   Don't forget to Rate, Review, and Subscribe to Nutrition Rounds on iTunes!    Read about Dr. Katz: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative .  Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorates. He holds 5 US patents, with others pending. He invented the research method known as “evidence mapping;” is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI™) algorithm; and invented the first fundamentally new dietary intake assessment method in decades, called Diet Quality Photo Navigation. He has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns both on-line and in print, and 16 books to date including leading textbooks in both nutrition and preventive medicine. His most recent book is The Truth about Food , with all proceeds going to support the True Health Initiative . He has served as one of the expert judges for the annual rankings of diets by US News & World Report for much of the past decade. In 2018, Katz was selected as Chair for the annual Art & Science of Health Promotion conference, and he was a 2019 nominee for a James Beard Foundation Award in the category of health journalism. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He reaches a social media following of nearly one million.
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Todays episode with James Aspey is special.  Today we change direction and take a break from the science, and we talk about the journey to veganism.   James is one of my good friends and he's a well known world wide public speaker and activist for animals.   How did James go from eating meat and dairy with every single meal to going fully vegan?  What made this brilliant individual take a 365 day vow of science?  What is cognitive dissonance?  From a place of compassion, empathy, and understanding, James Aspey and I walk you through the journey to going vegan.  If there is any episode I have shared that I wish you would listen to, it's this one.   More about James Aspey:   James Aspey is a public speaker, activist for both human and animal rights, and world leader in compassion.  He has gone on to cycle 5000kms across Australia to prove that vegans can be fit & healthy.  In 2014 this passionate, young, Australian animal rights activist took a 365-day vow of silence and he ended it on Australian national television with an interview that inspired millions to make more conscious and compassionate lifestyle choices. On YouTube, his speeches have reached tens of millions of people. And his most popular speech has been viewed over 12 million views. Find James Aspey on Instagram at: @jamesaspey Facebook: James Aspey Youtube: James & Carly
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Hello Hello you guys!  Today’s episode is ALL ABOUT DAIRY.  The first half of the episode we answer some of your most asked questions about dairy with nutrition and lifestyle medicine expert Dr. Michael Greger, the creator of and author of "How Not to Die".  We discuss bone health and fractures, cancer risk, and why dairy is truly dangerous for our health.  The second half of the episode, I discuss various research studies, both epidemiology and molecular based studies, and I explain the mechanism of just why and how dairy contributes to cancer, obesity, autoimmune disease, diabetes, and heart disease.  I also discuss just how addicting dairy can be, and why that is.  And... I challenge you guys to break your dairy addiction at the end of the episode!  If you are a cheese lover and give up dairy for GOOD (and prove it for at least a month!!) --> - I'll give you shoutouts all over my social media and have you as a guest on the podcast! I believe in you all so very much!  You can do it!  And don't forget, check out Dr. Greger, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Michelle McMacken, Saray Stancic, Joel Kahn, Michelle McMacken. Garth Davis, and Scott Stoll (and more!) at the Plant Based World Conference & Expo taking place June 7-8th at the Javits Center in New York City! As a listener you can save 10% on a new pass purchase with VIP Code VeggieMD at   About Michael Greger MD  Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. In 2017, he was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. Dr. Greger's most recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family and Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture. Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at, which is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. He is the author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze. Both of his latest books, How Not to Die and the How Not to Die Cookbook, became instant New York Times Best Sellers. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Greger is proud to be a Council of Directors member of the global voice for lifestyle as medicine, the True Health Initiative (THI). This is a growing coalition of more than 360 world experts representing 35 countries. It is an unprecedented assembly that includes physicians, university Deans, former Surgeon Generals, Olympic athletes, chefs, environmental professionals and a diverse group of nutritionists. Together they offer clarity over confusion and support the foundational principles of healthy eating and healthy living. Dr. Greger can be contacted at: P.O. Box 11400 Takoma Park, MD 20913 He can be found on Facebook, instagram, and Twitter @nutritionfacts_facts_org
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This episode of Nutrition Rounds is ALL about the kidneys with Dr Shivam Joshi!  We discuss how plant based nutrition can help prevent the most common causes of chronic kidney disease, in addition to kidney stones. We discuss the question always asked: how much protein do we actually need. A nephrologists specialty!   About Dr Joshi   Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internal medicine physician and nephrologist practicing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He is a faculty member of NYU's School of Medicine with research interests in popular diets and nephrology. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. You can follow him on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram (@sjoshiMD) or on his website (  
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This episode is ALL about nutrition and children, with board certified Pediatrician Dr. Jackie Busse.   Dr. Jackie Busse is a board certified pediatrician and a national expert in plant-based nutrition for kids and families. Dr. Busse grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She went on to do a pediatric residency and chief residency at Rush University in Chicago. Shortly after moving to California in 2011, she was introduced to The China Study and it changed her life and practice.  She has been living and teaching a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle ever since. As a founding member of the pediatric working group of the Plantrician Project, she was the lead author and editor of the Pediatric Quick Start Guide, published last year, and will be speaking at the upcoming International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference.  As an expert lecturer for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, she recently rebuilt the pediatric and family lecture modules for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program offered through eCornell. In addition to her full-time general pediatrics practice in Santa Cruz, CA, Dr. Busse teaches an ongoing whole-food, plant-based nutrition series for patients, has organized and spoken at several physician education events and regularly speaks to local interest groups and schools.  She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Most importantly, Dr. Busse is Mom to two feisty plant-eaters, now 2 and 4 years old. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, insights and personal experience with the plant-based lifestyle.
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   This weeks episode, is ALL about Cardiology (and plant based nutrition of course)!  Research, research, research! Last weekend was the Annual American College of Cardiology National Meeting, where cardiologists from around the world present new research, guidelines, data and evidence in all areas of cardiovascular disease.  I interviewed two esteemed cardiologists during and after ACC 2019.    If you didn't get to attend ACC this year, get ready for your front row seat in this episode! Dr. Robert Ostfeld will take you through his ACC 2019 nutrition presentation, where he will take us through the evidence, research studies, and peer reviewed literature which support a whole food plant based diet as being the most healthful for cardiovascular disease prevention.  Additionally, he tackles the Mediterranean diet AND keto diet, and explains just why plant based diet takes first place.    The second half of the episode, I had the honor to interview Dr. Kim Eagle, who is the editor of the ACC’s website,, and the creator of my favorite cardiology podcast, ACC's Eagles Eye View.  We discuss the exciting trials being released at ACC 2019, how to adequately evaluate research studies, and more.     About Kim Eagle MD:  Dr. Kim Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan. He attended Oregon State University, graduating in 1976 followed by Tufts University Medical School, graduating in 1979. He completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1979 to 1983 followed by research and clinical fellowships in cardiology and health services research at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) from 1983 through 1986. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Eagle served MGH where he was promoted to Associate Director of Clinical Cardiology and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard before moving to the University of Michigan.  At the University of Michigan, beginning in 1994, Dr. Eagle developed an outcomes research program focusing on quality, cost-effectiveness, practice guidelines, acute coronary syndromes, treatment of aortic diseases, the fight against childhood obesity (Founder -“Project Healthy Schools”), heart disease in special populations and reuse of pacemakers in third world nations (Founder – “Project My Heart Your Heart”). His outcomes research team has led quality improvement initiatives across the state of Michigan in acute MI, heart failure, and coronary intervention. Dr. Eagle has contributed extramural presentations to more than 110,000 learners in 33 U.S. states and 11 countries. He has published 591 peer-reviewed articles, 69 chapters, and edited 8 books including his latest, The Heart of a Champion, co-written with legendary Michigan football coach, Bo Schembechler.  Dr. Eagle has served the American College of Cardiology on numerous committees and task forces. He is the editor of the ACC’s website, He served its Board of Trustees from 2001-2005. He received ACC’s “Master” designation in 2009, and its national Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012.  He served on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s External Advisory Committee from 2002-2006, and has been Study Chair of its Genetic Causes of Thoracic Aortic Conditions (GenTAC) since 2006. He has served the local and national American Heart Association and he received the national AHA’s Laennec Society’s Clinician Educator Award in 2013. He is past President of the Association of University Cardiologists and a Board Member of the World Medical Relief. In 2014, the University of Michigan and many of Dr. Eagle’s grateful patients created the Kim A. Eagle Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine and an endowed research fund bearing his name. About Rob Ostfeld MD Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, a cardiologist, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology, the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Health System, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ostfeld earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa; his MD from Yale University School of Medicine; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld completed his medical internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship and research fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital - both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.   His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education and clinical research. He speaks widely regarding nutrition and prevention. He earned the Outstanding Full Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents; the Program Directors Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology Fellowship; and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Todays episode is with the one and only Rich Roll.  Vegan ultra endurance athlete, Stanford and Cornell educated, humanitarian and inspiration for thousands world wide, we discuss living a life of meaning and purpose. How to change your habits and stick with it.  How to live your best life and why you deserve health, and happiness.   About Rich Roll A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 50-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, popular public speaker, husband, father of 4 and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living. In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. Taking up where the book leaves off, in 2013 Rich launched the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast,which persistently sits atop the iTunes top-10 lists. In 2014, Rich & his wife Julie Piatt published the bestselling cookbook and lifestyle primer, The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes And Guidance For The Whole Family. In May 2010, Rich and his ultra-colleague Jason Lester accomplished an unprecedented feat of staggering endurance many said was not possible. Something they call the EPIC5 CHALLENGE- a odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. Commencing on Kauai, they travelled to Oahu, Molokai and Maui before finishing on the Big Island, following the course of the Ironman World Championships on the Kona coasIn addition, Rich has been a top finisher at the 2008 and 2009 Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. Considered by many to be one of world’s most daunting and grueling endurance races on the planet, Ultraman is a 3-day / 320 mile double-ironman distance triathlon that circumnavigates the entire Big Island.  Limited to only 35 carefully selected invitation-only participants from all over the world, Day 1 involves a 6.2 mile ocean swim immediately followed by a 90 mile cross-country cycling race.  Day 2 is a 170 mile cycling race.  And the event culminates on Day 3 with a 52 mile double marathon run on the searing hot lava fields of the Kona coast. But what makes Rich truly remarkable is that less than two years prior to his first Ultraman, he didn’t even own a bike, let alone race one. Although he competed as a butterfly swimmer at Stanford University in the late 80’s, Rich’s career was cut short by struggles with drugs and alcohol — an addiction that led him astray for the next decade, alienating friends, colleagues and family, landing him in jails, institutions and ultimately rehab at age 31. Although sober, Rich soon found himself 50 pounds overweight; the furthest thing from fit.  Everything came to head on the eve of his 40th birthday.  Defeated by a mere flight of stairs that left him buckled over in pain, he foresaw the almost certain heart attack looming in his near future. It was time for a major life change. The day immediately following his staircase epiphany, Rich overhauled his diet, became a dedicated vegan, put on his running shoes and jumped back into the pool.  It wasn’t long before ambition took hold and his quest to participate in Ultraman slowly began.  Two years later, 50 pounds lighter, and fueled by nothing but plants, he surprised the triathlon & ultra communities by not only becoming the first vegan to complete the 320-mile über-endurance event, but by finishing in the top 10 males (3rd fastest American) with the 2nd fastest swim split — all despite having never previously completed even a half-ironman distance triathlon. In 2009, Rich returned to Ultraman twice the athlete he was the year prior. Despite a stacked field, he took home first day honors with a blistering 2:21 swim victory (6th fastest of all time) and a third fastest bike leg to win the day with a 10 minute lead on the field. On Day 2 Richard suffered a serious bike crash but managed to salvage the day in 6th place overall. With an injured knee and shoulder Richard nonetheless went on to a 7:51 Day 3 double-marathon to hold onto 6th place overall. Rich’s plant-fueled feats of boundary-pushing athleticism have been featured on CNN and major publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The Huffington Post, Stanford Magazine, Men’s Health Living, VegNews, Triathlete, Outside, 3/GO Magazine and Men’s Fitness Magazine, which named Rich as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World.” Along with his wife and four children, Rich resides in Malibu Canyon outside of Los Angeles. When he isn’t writing, podcasting or spending time with his family, you can find him lost on the remote trails of the Santa Monica Mountains. Twitter: @RichRoll Instagram: @RichRoll Meal planner:
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Episode 10: Mastering Diabetes with Dr. Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro  This episode is INCREDIBLE. If you have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this episode may change your life.  We all known someone with diabetes, whether a friend, relative, or coworker, and this episode is a powerful gift for you to share with them.   Learn how to reverse insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes with low fat whole food plant based nutrition.   Learn how plant based nutrition can improve insulin sensitivity in type 1 diabetes.   Learn the biochemistry behind type 2 diabetes, the actual molecular process that occurs, and how we can correct it with nutrition.   About the Mastering Diabetes Team: Cyrus and Robby are the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes and co-authors of the of the upcoming book “Mastering Diabetes” from Penguin Random House.   Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002.   Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using diet and exercise.   Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.   Robby Barbaro is diabetes coach and educator who has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 19 years and following a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet for over 12 years.   Using the same evidence-based approach as Cyrus, Robby saw his insulin sensitivity improve by 700%. Robby graduated from the University of Florida in 2011. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in public health (MPH) from American Public University.   Robby worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years before turning his attention to Mastering Diabetes full time. Robby has an inspiring Instagram account, called "MindfulDiabeticRobby" where he shares his lifestyle through pictures, recipe and documents his daily diet on Instagram Stories.
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson This weeks episode is all about FERTILITY and PREGNANCY! Can you have a healthy vegan pregnancy? Can being plant based help with fertility? How about PCOS? We discuss this and MORE on this Episode!   About Dr. Crawford:   Dr. Natalie Crawford is an accomplished reproductive endocrinologist board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility practicing at Aspire Fertility in Austin, Texas. Dr. Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University obtaining a degree in nutrition science, medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch, residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern, and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of North Carolina while concurrently obtaining a masters degree in clinical research.  Dr. Crawford values developing close connections with her patients throughout their infertility journeys and incorporates evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve their dreams of family building. She is passionate about educating and empowering women and promotes fertility awareness through social media and community outreach.   Follow Dr. Crawford on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd and visit her blog at She also hosts the “As a Woman” podcast - Make sure to check out Dr. Belardo and Dr. Crawfords sister episode!!
This week’s episode features the one and only Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn. Dr. Esselstyn has revolutionized the way we look at nutrition and heart disease.  He is truly a pioneer in the field of plant based nutrition and preventative medicine. Our episode starts out with a Q & A with myself and my producer Dr. Kasey Johnson (@drkaseyjohnson).  I answer some of your most frequently asked questions about plant based nutrition, such as: where do you get your protein, is soy safe to eat, what is the difference between plant based and vegan, and more.  Then we move onto this inspiring and brilliant interview with Dr. Esselstyn, as he describes his career and how he went from surgeon to preventative medicine. And how he has utilized plant based nutrition to improve the cardiovascular health of thousands of patients.   About Dr. Esselstyn Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His scientific publications number over 150, “The Best Doctors in America” 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn’s surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. In July of 2014 he reported the experience of 198 participants seriously ill with cardiovascular disease. During 3.7 years of follow up of the 89% adherent to the program, 99.4% avoided further major cardiac events.   Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Produced by:Dr Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson   Who is ready to start our 7 day #plantbasedheartmonth challenge? ⠀⠀ Get ready to feel amazing in mind, body and spirit. ⠀⠀ How to join the challenge for tomorrow in 5 easy steps! 1. Sign up for your FREE @forksoverknives plant based meal planner here:   2. Get your FREE workouts from @biancataylorm and @nimai_delgado here:   3. Make sure you’re following everyone from the challenge on IG! ⠀⠀ Fitness: @biancataylorm @nimai_delgado @veganbodybuilding ⠀⠀ Doctors: @theveggiemd @veg_md @drostfeld @dr.mauriciogonzalez @drjkahn @angie.sadeghi ⠀⠀ For your daily Meditation and Mindfulness inspiration make sure you’re following Tara’s Instagram stories: @tarakemp_   4️. Follow the hashtag #plantbasedheartmonth and share your meals, your workouts, your meditation and experience in your posts and your stories! and make sure to support one another! Whether you’re new to this challenge or whether you’re a long time plant-eater, this challenge is for everyone and anyone!   5.HAVE FUN! Every day we are going to be sharing support for one another as you take this journey to try plant-based nutrition! ⠀⠀ You can do it! We are in this with you!
Today’s episode of Nutrition Rounds is all about how nutrition effects your brain! We discuss with Dr. Ayesha Sherzai and Dr. Dean Sherzai, how you can PREVENT almost all dementia with whole food plant based nutrition. Yes, a significant amount of Alzheimer’s is preventable with lifestyle modification.  We discuss how plant based nutrition and lifestyle modification lowers your risk of other neurological disease ranging from stroke to multiple sclerosis. This episode is NOT TO BE MISSED!    About Team Sherzai A unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through online writing, videos, and books. There is a tsunami of diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s disease permeating our culture. In our own communities and families, we all have known at least one person suffering from these illnesses and in many cases seen the fallout first-hand. There is no treatment for these diseases, and the emotional, financial and social burden is immense. These diseases are thieves, stealing time, money and ravaging the minds of our loved ones. The Sherzais see scientists and physicians working furiously to find a cure or these diseases, and in this frantic race against time somehow, the big picture is usually lost among the molecules and chemicals related to the diseases. As Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Sherzais, through research and their extensive collective medical backgrounds, work to demystify the steps to achieving long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, is co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego. He also holds a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University. Ayesha Sherzai, MD is a neurologist and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases. She completed a dual training in Preventative Medicine and Neurology at Loma Linda University, and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University. She is also a trained plant-based culinary artist.   Remember - this is not individualized medical advice. This is a generalized discussion on health and nutrition. Discuss potential changes in your lifestyle and nutrition with your healthcare provider.   Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Today’s guest: Team Sherzai Instagram: @teamsherzai Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson
The episode you have all been waiting for...   This weeks episode is ALL about FAD DIETS!  Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn discusses Keto, high fat low carb diets, the infamous ALL meat Carnivore diet, Paleo, and Plant Paradox.  You don’t want to miss this episode...   About Dr. Kahn: Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as America’s Holistic Heart Doctor, Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine.  Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes articles for MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and Reader’s Digest and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas.    Dr. Kahn can be found at   Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Today’s guest: Dr. Joel Kahn Instagram:@drjkahn Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson
Today’s episode of Nutrition Rounds is all about FASTING! And whole food plant based nutrition of course. We discuss with Dr. Michael Klaper the benefits of intermittent fasting, short term and extended water only fasting, and the importance of whole food plant based nutrition outside of fasting. We answered all of your questions about intermittent fasting, water fasting and their health benefits. Remember - this is not individualized medical advice. This is a generalized discussion on health and nutrition. Discuss potential changes in your lifestyle and nutrition with your healthcare provider. About Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at University of British Columbia teaching hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Fran- cisco. He has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand and for the past 35 years us been focusing upon health-promot- ing food and lifestyle choices to help prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery. A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars. He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.- com, where visitors can find the latest nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos, subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule” and sup- port his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to get applied nutrition taught in medical schools.   Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo Instagram: @theveggiemd Twitter: @theveggiemd Facebook: The Veggie MD Today’s guest: Michael Klaper MD Twitter: @michaelklapermd Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson
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Dr. Danielle Belardo
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Dec 19th, 2018
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Jun 29th, 2020
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