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Dr. Riz & Maya interview people with topics related to lifestyle medicine such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and building healthy relationships.
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 checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he began a journey that led to a remarkable recovery. Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes and an international speaker for the plant-based movement and addiction recovery movement.
In 2013, Rip Esselstyn was on a book tour when Dr. Riz was dragged to hear him speak at a local Whole Foods. This was the day that changed Dr. Riz's approach to preventing and treating heart disease.
Jeff Chilton has been growing, cultivating and researching mushrooms since the late sixties. In this episode, we talk about the reason he feels that mushrooms are the "missing link" to health.
Chef Julia Dunaway has gone "live" on facebook since the beginning of the pandemic. Her goal has been to offer support for those people who are trying to eat healthier plant-based meals. In this episode, we learn a little about her life and we talk about the Blue Zones.
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 first place?
Meet Keren Wang who is part of the DFW Care non-profit organization and works in the hospital assessment group.
This local Chinese American organization self-organized within 24 hours in March with the sole purpose of fundraising to provide PPEs for people on the frontline. In this episode, we talk about what it was like for her to be part of the team and help people in the community.