The Peace Love Plants Podcast

The Peace Love Plants Podcast

The Peace ♥ Plants Podcast, with Marco Knox aka: The Phytogenic Chef™ as host, focuses on all things plant-based and a bit more. Marco covers health, spiritual journeys, cooking plant-based, athletic performance, and inspiring stories from doctors, athletes, musicians, business owners, and chefs.


September 21, 2020 71 mins
My guest this week is a long distance cyclist. His second longest journey to date – San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida. That very ride was being mapped long before Mr. Mike Cohen took his first pedal stroke…you see, before he started laying down big mileage, Mike had to beat an aggressive form of leukemia to become a cancer survivor, then he had to overcome two heart failures to become a heart attack survivor, then…he ...
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My guest this week is Dotsie Bausch, a person I have a tremendous amount of respect for. She had a prolific professional cycling career that produced a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals, and a world record! She’s a plant-based athlete and the oldest ever to medal in her sport. Highly accomplished and an absolute machine on two wheels! And while most of us t...
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July 6, 2020 19 mins
My long awaited interview with Dr. Michael Greger is finally here! We were scheduled to discuss his book How Not to Diet ( but then Covid19 hit putting the brakes on that interview thus bringing a very relevant topic to the forefront, pandemics. For those of you that know of Dr. Greger I need not explain to you just how amazing his work is. However, there are some that may not know of Dr....
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June 22, 2020 42 mins
Misinformation is everywhere and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to navigate through the sticky web to find the truth that we seek. Moreover, it can be downright frustrating! This leads me to my guest, Dr. Garth Davis, a man that helps all of us circumvent the bad information being shared through numerous outlets with evidence-based science. You may recognize Dr. Davis from the groundbreaking documentary “What the Health”...
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June 8, 2020 48 mins
Before we get started, I have a question – can you imagine living your life without a car? Think about that for a moment, how would your life change? Would you still be able to do the things that you enjoy and need to get done? Seems pretty daunting doesn’t it? Allow me to introduce you to Ryan Van Duzer ( – a man that's NEVER owned a car. By the way, he lives in Boulder Colorado…try living there without ...
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May 25, 2020 52 mins
Today we meet Paul Chatlin, a man that seemingly had it all – a great job and a beautiful family. One could say he was living the American dream! But not all that glitters is gold… Denial is a devious character, and it creeps up on us when we’re faced with certain aspects of ourselves. Unknowingly, I lived in a world of denial for many years. You see, denial doesn’t present itself in a way that makes you want to change, it’s just ...
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Americas Healthy Heart Doc – Joel Kahn MD FACC, is back on the show and he is bringing new science regarding heart health to the conversation. Dr. Kahn was the very first, and second guest on this podcast, and for good reason. Not only is Dr. Kahn an expert on heart health, he is in the trenches spreading the powerful message of preventing and reversing disease with plant based nutrition. This week we dive into his latest book th...
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April 27, 2020 57 mins
Every week I am humbled by the amazing stories that my guests share, this week is no exception. You are about to meet Richie Crowley – a thought-provoking altruistic human that refuses to let normal define him. As you’ll soon hear, Richie is the epitome of paying it forward and living a life that can’t be reflected upon with regret. In this episode, we discuss losing a loved one to Covid-19, his life growing up in Canton Massachus...
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David Leon is the executive director of Farmers Footprint, a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming while offering a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices. They do this by way of short films that feature farmers throughout the nation. In this episode, we discuss how he teamed up with Dr. Zach Bush to expo...
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April 5, 2020 22 mins
Today my guest is Naomi Hallum the managing director for Million Dollar Vegan – a global non-profit organization that encourages world leaders and individuals to take a vegan pledge to protect their health as well as benefit the planet and animals. Naomi is a leader in the vegan movement and her organization has helped to inspire and support thousands of people by way of transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. She’s a woman on a purp...
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March 30, 2020 23 mins
My guest today is a 22 year veteran of the NYPD, he served 4 terms as a United States Senator, and he’s currently serving as the President of the Brooklyn Borough in New York – Mr. Eric Adams. If you’ve not heard Eric speak, prepare to be inspired, motivated, and ready to change the way you look at life. I mean that – this man has overcome many tragedies and not one has rattled his cage. Eric had lost vision in his left eye and he...
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March 23, 2020 30 mins
This week, the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard, joins the show and we talk about his latest book, ‘Your Body in Balance’. The information and evidence that Dr. Barnard presents is this book is not only eye opening, it’s important for everyone to understand. As you’ll soon hear, food is more than just fuel for your body, it literally affects our hormones and our health. We dive into ...
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March 16, 2020 28 mins
This is a very exciting week for The Peace Love Plants Podcast and, in all honesty, me personally. As most of you know, outside of this podcast, I am a Whole Food Plant Based Chef. So, I kind of geek out on plant-based food, recipe development and really anything relating to plant-based cooking. This week I am humbled to say that one of the greatest plant-based chefs in the world joins the podcast, Chef Mark Reinfeld! Chef Mark is ...
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March 9, 2020 23 mins
This week joining the show is Dr. Steven Smith, founder of Vegan Fine Foods ( based in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Dr. Smith switched to a whole food plant based lifestyle over 20 years ago after a health scare and he hasn’t looked back. During those 20 plus years he realized that a lot of stores don’t carry vegan products, or if they do – you had to search high and low for them, and when you found one...
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March 2, 2020 30 mins
Geoff Palmer is back! This time we discuss his business Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition (, and some of the amazing scientific breakthroughs that he’s discovered. Geoff also shares how he followed his dharma, or in other words - his purpose in this life, by starting a business with a focus on serving others. It’s an amazing story of redemption and one that will leave you feeling optimistic...
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February 24, 2020 30 mins
This week my guest is Geoff Palmer, CEO of Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition ( On this episode, Geoff shares his story that involves a number of emotional topics including; losing his parents, overcoming addiction, and not succumbing to suicidal thoughts. We also discuss forgiveness, persevering, love and redemption. As you’ll soon hear, Geoff is transparent and just about as authentic a...
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February 17, 2020 25 mins
Today we are headed to sunny San Diego California to talk with three doctors all in one. Dr. Marvin Singh joins me today and he is one of the only physicians in the country with training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Integrative Medicine! He’s also an expert and thought leader in the field of personalized medicine. On this episode, we discuss the gut and how to maximize your overall health, probiotics and we even touc...
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February 10, 2020 27 mins
She’s a yogi, a healer, an altruistic human being, and a peaceful warrior. Her light shines bright and far! She’s the woman that walks beside me in this life, Karyn Knox aka: Beachy Buddha ( In this episode Karyn shares with us how she evolved from being a top 10 figure competitor, to a reiki healer, a whole food plant based over 40 athlete, and a psychology student. Smashing stereotypes and chasing d...
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February 3, 2020 23 mins
My guest this week is embarking on a journey only few have ever completed…alive...Terrence Steinberg is up for the challenge! He’s an ultra-endurance athlete that has completed two Ironman’s with top 5% finishes in both. He runs ultra marathons - up to 145 miles, and he scales mountains like Longs Peak in Colorado, which by the way – is just north of 14 thousand feet in elevation. Pretty impressive to say the least! His next epic ...
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January 27, 2020 36 mins
This week my guest is Ryne O’Donnell, founder of two amazing companies: SolTi’ and Permaculture Planet. His lifestyle has helped shape his everyday reality which most people would categorize as “Living the Dream”. He and his family reside in Costa Rica on permaculture property that he developed 4 years ago. Today, this property feeds his entire family fresh naturally organic food year round. Living The dream indeed! In this episod...
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