This is a multi live-series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world. You need to download the app on Podbean and get a headset to listen and call in!

Dr. Graham a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 10 years, has taught over 500 healthcare workers, mostly doctors, how to cook whole food plant-based meals, created the first edible rooftop garden on a hospital in NYC and is the founder of FRESH Med, an integrative health and wellness center. FRESH is an acronym for their five ingredients for health: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep, and Happiness.

Social Media Links:

Instagram @FRESHMedNYC

Website: www.freshmednyc.com

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this brilliant episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Dr. David Sabgir as we talked about the essentials and health benefits of walking and why it is so paramount to start moving today. 

Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort, with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee, and blood pressure checks are an optional part of a Walk with a Doc event. The Walk added an Executive Director in 2009 and focused on building a program that could easily be implemented by interested doctors in other cities around the country. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends all around the globe with over 500 chapters worldwide, including Walk with a Future Doc chapters led by medical students! Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all?

Social Media Links:

https://walkwithadoc.org/

contact@walkwithadoc.org

WWAD on CNN Heroes: https://youtu.be/3bPZDaNT3b4

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Dr. Lianov and we talk about how to prevent disease by getting back into the human spirit with positive psychology!

Dr. Lianov is the current president of the positive health and wellness division of the international positive psychology association. 

Dr. Liana Lianov is also the Immediate Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Her company, HealthTypeTM, offers consulting services and develops innovative interventions, including mobile technologies, for helping patients make sustainable health behavior changes. The latest program myhappyavatar.com leverages positive psychology science into practical tools to boost healthy behaviors.

Dr. Lianov served as the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Regent on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and chaired the ACPM Lifestyle Medicine Task Force and the Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Working Group. Other leadership positions included Vice President of Clinical Operations at Berkeley HeartLab– where she directed a national cardiovascular disease and lifestyle management program, Director of the Healthy Lifestyles Division at the American Medical Association, and chief of the California Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and women’s cancer screening programs at the California Department of Health Services. She is board certified in both preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine and has completed a psychiatry fellowship.

Social Media Links:

Website: http://www.myhappyavatar.com/

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Roots-Positive-Change-Optimizing-Psychology/dp/0988863111/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=liana+lianov&qid=1578505277&sr=8-2

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting episode of Thrive Bites, I chat with Dr. Jen with what roads and risks you take in carving out your own unique path in the medical field and in life. 

Dr. Jen Caudle, DO is a Family Physician, Associate Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is one of the most visible physicians in America and she appears on The TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News, Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, HLN, the Rachael Ray Show + many others.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.drjencaudle.com

Youtube: www.youtube.com/drjencaudle

Twitter: www.twitter.com/drjencaudle

Instagram: www.instagram.com/drjencaudle

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrJenCaudle

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/drjencaudle

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this great episode of Thrive Bites, I speak with the Plant-Based Cyclist on his journey into the plant-based world and his contribution to the community and the negative effects on our planet.

Ian Cramer is passionate about spreading the message that diet and lifestyle dramatically affect individual health as well as the health of the planet. He motivates others and is motivated, by the simple yet challenging concept that maintaining good health and peak performance involves making good choices. Likewise, chronic disease may be reversed or prevented when these good choices, that are easily and economically available, become the norm every day.

Ian is an allied health care professional with degrees in Kinesiology and athletic training. Beyond his day job, he's a public lecturer and produces an interview-based podcast. Driven by knowledge, evidence and civil discourse, he created The Ian Cramer Podcast. With a mission to interview doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition, Ian's unwavering focus in his podcast is to learn more, disseminate this information to a larger audience, educate lay-people and the medical community and change the world by leading in positive and responsible ways.

In June 2015, he and a group of three friends from Ohio rode their bikes across the country in what's known as The Race Across America. Supported by a full crew, Team Oxford Autoimmune completed the 3200-mile journey in 7 days 16 hours and 27 minutes. For Ian, the estimated 6000 miles of training and racing for the event were all done on a plant-based diet. He continues to race and ride recreationally in Rochester, New York.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.plant-basedcyclist.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanMichaelCramer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IanCramer

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode of Thrive Bites, I talk with Dr. Yami about what happens when kids transition to a plant-based lifestyle and when parents can forgive themselves for the challenges of parenting. 

From her website: "Hi! I’m Dr. Yami, a board-certified pediatrician and a mother of two active and healthy boys. I discovered a love for medicine at age 3 and my passion for pediatrics in medical school.

After graduation, my husband and I left our home in Texas and moved to Yakima, where my interest in healthy living has blossomed. Through research, I've seen the overwhelming evidence of the power that nutrition and lifestyle have to both prevent and potentially reverse chronic disease.

Wanting the best for my own family, I made the decision to start feeding them a plant-based diet. In the beginning, I had many questions and concerns too, but I’ve learned how to help my own kids make healthy food choices and want to help you do the same.

I’m passionate about nutrition, wellness, chronic disease prevention, and personal development. I want to support you and your decision to choose a diet that will nourish your children and keep them healthy for a lifetime."

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.nourishyakima.com/

https://www.veggiefitkids.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedoctoryami/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedoctoryami/?hl=en

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting episode, I sit down with Dr. Cecily about the ins and outs, pros and cons of intermittent fasting and how it can be used as a tool for our general health. 

Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD, FACOG is a maternal-fetal and obesity medicine physician and speaker, located in the Kansas City Area.  She became interested in obesity medicine after her struggles with weight loss.  Like many of you, Dr. Cecily Anne would experience temporary weight loss, only to regain much of what she lost.

Through combining intermittent fasting and real foods, Dr. Cecily Anne has lost over 55 pounds.  She now incorporates her personal experience, knowledge of intermittent fasting, and knowledge of obesity medicine to assist patients in achieving health beyond the scale.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://thefastingdoctor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFastingDoctor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fastingworkgirl

IG: https://www.instagram.com/thefastingdoctor/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtM4YeunggcxMYW4zmb1w7A 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecily-anne-clark-ganheart-md-42a496198/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Dr. Bukhari about his journey into lifestyle medicine and building a community that thrives.
 
Rizwan H. Bukhari, M.D., F.A.C.S., grew up in Dallas, Texas, before attending Johns Hopkins University, followed by medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School. He also did his five-year general residency in Dallas, and then did a two-year fellowship in Vascular Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, he received specialized training in advanced minimally invasive procedures. He has been practicing vascular surgery in Dallas for more than 20 years. He mainly serves the east side of Dallas and Mesquite. His primary hospital is Baylor Sunnyvale, where he formerly was the Chief of Surgery. Currently, he serves on their Board of Directors and Board of Managers, and next year he will be the Chief of Staff of the hospital.
 
Dr. Bukhari lectures and teaches about plant-based nutrition and how it relates to our overall health. He has a specific interest in nutrition as it relates to cardiovascular disease. He has 4 main missions. He wants to educate individuals to empower them to take control of their own health through better nutrition and better lifestyle choices. He wants to unite, elevate, and grow the Dallas plant-based community. Thirdly, he hopes to educate other healthcare professionals and physicians on the importance of plant-based nutrition so they, too, can incorporate this into their patient education and treatment. Lastly, he wants to reach out to medical students and residents in training to teach them about plant-based nutrition, understanding that they will be the future leaders to teach our patients.
 
Social Media Links:
 
*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this fantastic episode of Thrive Bites, I speak with Tal Kapoor about her health journey and how she went from a troubling health condition to triumphing it and being co-owner of Crossfit Aviator!

Tal says, "Born and raised in Jamaica. I was an athlete from Tween to teen years doing Track, Tennis, Netball, and Swimming. I moved to Los Angeles at age 21 in 1995 to study Interior Design at UCLA. Graduated 1999 as Valedictorian and went on to practice design for high-end hotels such as Ritz Carlton and Westin in Korea and China. Married in 2001 and have 2 kids, son 16 and daughter 14.

By Jan 2018 my health was in bad shape with massive weight gain from self-care neglect over the years, along with High BP, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and still suffering from PCOS since afar 13. I was given a devastating diagnosis from my doctor. I was on the verge of diabetics and would likely be on dialysis in 10 years. Confessing this to my dear friend, she shook me into action to change my lifestyle and nutrition. I’ve lost a total of 82lbs since April 2018 thanks to the products she introduced me to. My BP, Cholesterol, and Blood Sugars are all normal and I no longer suffer from PCOS! The best part is I’m off all Rx meds!

Early this year I closed my private design business after 22 years and became part owner of CrossFit Aviator. I feel amazingly healthy and happy doing what I do and sticking with healthy nutrition because I know better now and my life and longevity with my kids and husband depend on it."

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/tal.kapoor

https://www.facebook.com/crossfitaviatorla/

https://www.instagram.com/talhasagoal/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/crossfitaviator/?hl=en

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this exciting double episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Chef Dr. Michelle on a personal and intimate look into her origins on becoming a prominent voice in culinary medicine.

Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, the Zuckerman Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Service, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she has also served on the Board of Directors and published the Culinary Medicine Curriculum—the first comprehensive, open-source culinary medicine curriculum for health professional training programs.

Her research, clinical, and community projects blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://chefinmedicine.com/

https://chefinmedicine.com/culinary-medicine-curriculum/

https://lifestylemedicine.org/culinary-medicine

Twitter @ChefInMedicine

Instagram @ChefInMedicine

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chefinmedicine/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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