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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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Podcast Episodes

In this episode, Lucy Liu and I discuss confidence and how she guides her clients towards changing their mindset so that they can move forward in life. We talk about her journey towards becoming plant-based and the gift she gave her daughter as a result. We also talk about having fun and experiencing joy in our everyday lives. 

Esther Ardagh-Ptolomey is the creator and founder of Kindred Traveller. She is both a vegan tour operator and a travel agent. She focuses exclusively on vegan travel and ethical experiences. Whether you want to come along on one of their hosted group breaks, or just want to experience a vegan-friendly holiday, they've got you covered.  

A local environmentalist who lectures on behalf of the Sierra Club speaks to us about the environment. He became an environmentalist at 12 years old. He has lived his life as a minimalist making conscious choices as a consumer to reduce his own carbon and water footprint.  In this episode, we  learn what we can do to reduce our environmental impact through food choices.

In this episode, Dolly tells her personal story as well as her great efforts to educate India, and the rest of the world on the idea that dairy is not Ahimsa (an act of non-violence). She is a film maker and her filmed is called Land of Ahimsa

Meet Marina Yanay-Triner who founded Soul in the Raw in April 2013. She is a whole food plant-based wellness coach.   In this episode, Marina shared with us her personal story on healing with food. Then she moved on to give us tips on staying healthy in 2020. She talks about her work with her personal clients and how she sets them up on a road to success. 

Palmer Mackie is in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He founded and is the Director of Eskenazi Health’s Integrative Pain Program. This multi-disciplinary program includes a 5-week Pain School where patients are exposed to and practice such modalities as relaxation response, WFPBD, graduated exercise, Tai Chi, chair yoga, guided imagery, mindfulness and knowledge critical to making healthier choices. 

In this episode, Hilary Cosby will give us a quick look into her grocery tours held in Midland, Texas. Learn where you should spend most of your time, how to read labels and what foods to avoid as you transition to eating more plant-based foods.

Welcome to Plant-Based DFW will Dr. Riz and Maya. In our show, we cover topics about lifestyle medicine such as eating plant-based foods, exercise, stress management, sleep and relationships. We will bring you experts such as physicians, dietitians, and health coaches. We also enjoy hearing testimonies on the benefits of eating plant-based. 

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. 

The year 2019 was amazing for us. It was extremely productive and meaningful. We worked hard at spreading the message that what we eat affects our health. I was fortunate enough to speak at various universities including medical schools. Thank you to Plant Pure Communities and Walk With A Doc for their support and for including us in their missions. Check out out video as we review 2019. Watch till the end for fun videos and photos. 

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.

As the new year approaches, we wanted to share photos and videos from our previous walks. 

We were on KAKU 88.5 FM “The voice of Maui” early during the day before Dr. Riz’s Maui lecture.  Our hosts Bill and Bobbie Best have a show called "Off The Record". 

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.