Plant-Based DFW

Plant-Based DFW

Welcome to Plant-Based DFW! We are Dr. Rizwan Bukhari and Maya Acosta. Dr. Riz has been a vascular surgeon for over 20 years. Maya is a plant-based nutrition advocate and graduate of eCornell. Together they teach the Dallas community about lifestyle medicine and eating plant-based foods. In this podcast, they will interview people about their personal journeys in the plant-based world. The goal is to inspire you and to support those who are interested in becoming a healthier version of themselves. Are you plant-based or transitioning? Would like to share your story? Send us a message: plantbasedmaya@gmail.com... Show More

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September 15, 2020 35 min
Today we speak with Andrea Pender who had previously been on our show. She returns with some good news about the changes her husband has made as a result of this pandemic. The current situation has also given them the opportunity to take their workout routine to the next level and they are now training for their first triathlon! Andrea will share her story of how she became vegan, she will talk to us about her passion project cal...
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September 9, 2020 45 min
Karoline Mueller is a Food For Life Instructor, a PhD in Chemistry and Plant Pure Pod Leader based in Houston, TX. In this episode, she shares with us her story of overcoming a lifetime struggle with food, experiencing a 70-pound weight loss and is now helping others create change in their own lives. Karoline was recently featured in the Food As Medicine Summit where she offered a food demo to making delicious and simple sauces ...
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Today’s bonus episode will include four of my favorite doctors in Texas. 00:56 - Drs. Munish and Bandana Chawla 13:09 - Dr. Rizwan Bukhari 22:27 - Dr. Nancy Eriksen This is a recap episode of my previous conversations with each of them. You will hear commonalities that they share as physicians. When they learned about the power of plant-based foods, they not only adopted the diet for themselves, but they also began to teach the...
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Stephanie Dreyer is the creator of the Batch Cooking Club. She is on a mission to get more families to eat healthier and to get them back into the kitchen. She wants every child in the world to have access to an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables daily and to enjoy eating them! Oh and yes…she is a vegan! Stephanie is a plant-based lifestyle expert, a mom of three, the author of two children’s books, an influencer and has bee...
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Welcome to episode #56! Today I will basically review Plant-Stock 2020 and talk about how much I loved it. Also, make sure to listen about the 8 week program the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine is offering and it is FREE. This starts on August 25. Dr Rizwan Bukhari will be one of the guest speakers. Please sign up and invite people to take advantage. pcrm.org/nutritionclass ___________________________________...
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In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Once weighing nearly 350 lbs and struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, and mental health disorders. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. He too was greatly impacted by Rip Esselstyn and will be a speaker for the virtual Plant-Stock. He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he...
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In 2013, Rip Esselstyn was on a book tour promoting his latest book titled "My Beef With Meat". When Dr. Riz's wife heard that Rip would be at the Whole Foods Market in Dallas, she quickly registered to attend. According to Dr. Riz he was dragged to hear Rip Esselstyn speak about heart disease. This was the day that changed Dr. Riz's approach to preventing and treating heart disease. In today's podcast, you wi...
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We talk all things mushrooms with my special guest Jeff Chilton. Learn why he feels mushrooms are the missing link to health. We talk about the research that supports the idea that mushrooms can help prevent breast cancer, help boost the immune system. Learn about beta-glucans which are the medicinal component found in real mushrooms. Did you know that not all mushroom supplements are made from real mushrooms? Jeff Chilton has bee...
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Michael Greger, MD is a New York Times bestselling author of How Not To Die, How Not To Diet, and now How To Survive A Pandemic. An internationally-recognized expert on public health issues, he joins us for a discussion about what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic. He addresses the roots of the problem and tackles the fundamental question: How can we stop the emergence of pandemic viruses in the fi...
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Dawn Renee is the founder of Traveling Caregivers which bridges the gap between balance of life while navigating a multitude of caregiving concerns. Realizing caregiving for others can easily take you away from yourself, it ignited a new passion and desire ti help other caregivers with their journey. She is also a writer and author working on her first book titled “I Care” Waking the Caregiver inside. We talk about the suppor...
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In this video, we meet Chef Julia Dunaway. During this pandemic, Chef Julia has gone out of her way to teach people how to cook healthy meals while they've been in quarantine, lockdown or simply staying at home. Every single day you will find Chef Julia doing a live food demonstration on Facebook. She is an official Blue Zones Project Chef in Fort Worth, Texas. Make sure to visit her website to purchase her latest e-book with...
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Dr. Neelofer Basaria is a transformational health coach in the Dallas, Texas area. She works closely with her clients to achieve their desired goals. She uses various modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and nutrition to restore gut health. In this episode, Dr. Basaria goes into details about her training in this field. She reviews how she works with her clients. She also gives us some tips on how we can stay healthy d...
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April 20, 2020 39 min
Dr. Riz and I interviewed Keren Wang about ten days ago as we picked up PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) from the DFW Care organization. This is a local Chinese American organization which self-organized within 24 hours as they feared the devastation that could take place in Dallas. Keren Wang is part of the DFW Care organization and works in the hospital assessment group. She has worked closely with Dr. Riz to assess his ...
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April 1, 2020 23 min
Meet Christa Zuniga. She and her wife April are the founders of Eat Your Greens Organic Farm Did you know that microgreens contain 4 to 40 times more nutrients than the mature vegetables? We are encouraged to eat healthier than ever before to maintain a strong immune system especially now that we are facing a pandemic crisis. The Zuniga Family’s mission is to supply the most organic atmosphere and product for their own family...
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April 1, 2020 8 min
In this episode, Maya gives you an update of what life is now like for herself and Dr. Riz. What is next for Plant-Based DFW? What sort of content can you expect on future episodes? What About Our Podcast? I have continued to interview people for the show. Our topics will continue to be about health and wellness. Our next episode is on a local business who has managed to stay open as they offer an essential product - microgreens!!...
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February 26, 2020 33 min
In this episode, we meet Chef Joe Ladine. He is new to the Dallas area and eager to work with you. We learn about his life growing up in Southern California and how his grandparents inspired him to try new things. He began his career at age 15 and then went to culinary school. In 2006, he participated in a wellness program where he saw the participants' health improve through plant-based nutrition. In the fall of 2019 Chef ...
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February 25, 2020 12 min
In this episode, we take a break from our regular podcast interviews to tell you about upcoming events in March and April. The best way to know what we are up to is by going to our website: www.plantbaseddfw.com. There we have listed all of our events under "calendar". You will find speakers that we are hosting and events that we are organizing. Go to the tab "retreat" to learn more about our retreat in May. We ...
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Welcome to the Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Retreat where our team of specialists have designed an intensive three day program to teach you the skills and knowledge to empower you to take control your health. We will offer cooking demos, lectures on common diseases, the benefits of a plant-based diet, the importance of exercise, stress management, and sleep hygiene. We will offer group walks, meditation, and yoga to help you relax ...
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February 17, 2020 31 min
Mita Shah Bhagat is a plant-based health coach who focuses on managing stress and emotions. This helps her clients avoid over-eating, being inactive, using tobacco and alcohol. Mita is also certified in lifestyle medicine which means she works in the areas of plant-based nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene and offering support.
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Every month, Dr. Rizwan Bukhari walks with community members as part of the Walk With A Doc organization. This month, Dr. Riz addressed heart disease. This is the number one killer of Americans. Please watch the video, share and like to help raise awareness about we all can do to reduce our risks for heart disease. www.plantbaseddfw.com
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