Plant-Based DFW Podcast

Our podcast is now on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud & Spotify. 

Dr. Riz & Maya interview people about their stories and contributions to the plant-based community.

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In this episode, Kelly and Glenn take us on a virtual tour of their sanctuary and explain to us how the animals end up on their farm. You will hear and see animals throughout the video. You will also hear the story of personal transformation Kelly and Glenn underwent as they went from homesteaders to caregivers of rescued animals. 

Shango lost his father at a very young age. As an adult he became concerned that he too would at risk for heart disease. Today he uses his music to share the message about nutrition and its impact on health.   Let’s first listen to a sample of Shango’s song and then learn more about his journey.

Trina Jones is a female fitness trainer, life coach, podcaster, and founder of Pretty Motivated. She created Pretty Motivated in 2014 to empower women by helping them to achieve more balance in their lives from the inside out. She currently coaches women on and offline to find the right balance for their physical and mental health. Let’s meet Trina Jones!

Now board certified in lifestyle medicine, Dr. Bukhari lectures and teaches about lifestyle changes to improve overall health and quality of life. He has a specific interest in nutrition as it relates to cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Nancy Louise Eriksen is currently an Associate Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In the last few years she has developed an interest in Lifestyle Medicine and just passed her board exam in lifestyle medicine. 

Dr. John McDougall is a board-certified internist, the author of 13 national best-selling books, the international on-line “McDougall Newsletter,” and co-founder of the 10-day, live-in McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Genevieve Saliuk is a first year medical student at UTMB in Galveston. She has managed to create a group called Students of Lifestyle & Integrative Medicine on her campus. 

Kwang Chong is a leader in animal advocacy here in Dallas. 

Drs. Munish & Bandana Chawla created their Lifestyle Docs practice which focuses on eating the right types of food, being fit, reducing stress, and connecting more to achieve holistic wellness. 

Dr. Rizwan Bukhari is the co-founder of Plant-Based DFW and the co-host of the Plant-Based DFW Podcast show. He is also a vascular surgeon.

Marla Ablon is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist who graduated with honors from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas.

Pat & Dianne Doyle are enthusiastic advocates of living a Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) lifestyle, who focus on raising awareness of the benefits and teaching new followers how to easily prepare delicious meals.  

Dr. Will Tuttle stopped by Dallas during his Texas Tour. We had the opportunity to interview him about his World Peace Diet book.

Annette Baker and Marianne Lacko are owners of Nature’s Plate. This is a meal-prep service which provides healthy plant-based meals to hundreds of Dallas customers on a weekly basis.

Lee Stroy is one of 4 stroke patients featured in the recently released documentary called A Teachable Moment. You can view the film on Amazon Prime.

Fitz is a vegan, a dj, an animal rights activist and plant-based! He is certified in eCornell's Plant-Based Nutrition Program.

Gabrielle Reyes is also known as "One Great Vegan". She tell her story towards become a healthy vegan and about her catering company. 

Welcome to Plant-Based DFW a podcast about all things "plant-based". We are Dr. Riz & Maya, a husband and wife team who are passionate about sharing the benefits of eating a whole food plant-based diet.