On the cusp of my 40th birthday, I was your average couch potato. 50 pounds overweight. Dazing out in front of the television with a bag of cheeseburgers and fries, coasting into middle age on a crash course to chronic illness.
After suffering from a health scare, I woke up.
I ditched the junk food. I attempted to eat healthier. And I came to a profound and surprising discovery: The more whole plant foods predominated my plate, the better I felt. This epiphany led to me adopting a 100% plant-based diet, which has served me well for 16 years, powered me through some of the world’s most grueling endurance challenges, and motivates me to evangelize its many benefits. All of which brings us to today.
For the past year and a half, we’ve been creating quarterly episodes centered on a singular theme offered as an RRP Masterclass. These compilation episodes are derived from multiple past guests, and today, we focus our attention on plant-based nutrition.
“My entire life transformed when I changed my relationship with food.”
– RICH ROLL
To gain the greatest insight into this topic, my team and I mined wisdom from the most esteemed doctors and the foremost experts in nutrition science that have graced the show—individuals who have direct experience with the impacts of a standard American diet, treatment protocols that include lifestyle changes toward plant fuel, the impact, and reversal of serious cardiovascular issues. The full guest list with links to their full episodes is below:
- #678 – Dr. Gemma Newman
- #664 – Simon Hill
- #410 – Dr. Dean Ornish
- #79 – T. Colin Campbell
- #522 – Dr. Michael Greger
- #150 – Dr. Garth Davis
- #507 – Dr. Michael Klaper
- #492 – Dr. Neal Barnard
- #140 – Dr. Robert Ostfeld
- #589 – Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai
- #349 – Dr. Joel Kahn
- #325 – Dr. Kim Williams
- #541 – Dr. Alan Goldhamer
The visually inclined can watch it all unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Big thanks to Dan Drake for his instrumental help in crafting this very special episode.
Masterclass Series: Click on the links below to enjoy the other episodes in our Masterclass series:
I sincerely hope you find this experiment helpful and instructive—and/or that you share the episode with those who could benefit from it.
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- RRP 678: Optimizing Hormone Health Through Diet & Lifestyle With Gemma Newman, Md
- RRP 664: Simon Hill On Optimizing a Plant-Based Diet
- RRP 411: Dr. Dean Ornish: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine To Undo Disease & Live Better
- RRP 079: China Study Critics & How Plant-Based Nutrition Can Prevent & Reverse Disease
- RRP 522: Dr. Michael Greger On How Not To Diet
- RRP 150: Garth Davis, Md On High Fat, Low Carb Diets, Bad Science & How To Separate Nutritional Fact From Popular Fiction
- RRP 507: Dr. Michael Klapper, Md Is Educating The Next Generation Of Doctors
- RRP 296: Dr. Neal Barnard, Md On Breaking The Dairy Addiction
- RRP 140: Eradicating Lifestyle Disease With Cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld
- RRP 330: Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai On Optimizing Brain Health
- RRP 589: Team Sherzai On Fighting Cognitive Decline With Nutrition & Lifestyle
- RRP 325: Cardiologist Kim Williams, M.D. Wants To Eradicate Heart Disease
- RRP 541: The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer
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