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