Stacy and Brenda talk with Plant Based Physician, co-creator of Plant Docs in Providence, Rhode Island and Leader in the food as medicine movement. We discuss the journey to health, prevention of diseases of affluence and raise your vibration and the vibration of the planet through a food as medicine lifestyle.
We discuss her decision to leave traditional medicine to start Plant Docs.
Her path to veganism and plant based lifestyle
The dangers of dairy and how it impacts our health
How hormones and pesticides impact your health
What diseases has whole plant based nutrition shown to improve?
How does plant foods help reverse heart disease? Which foods are best?
The gut brain connection and how this plays into whole health, including mental health.
Moving out of the sick care health care system
Why obesity may be a gut health issue and how genetics play a role. What are your cells holding onto?
Veganism seems to be the best diet for the animals and the planet. WFPB nutrition is the best for human health. What do you think about this?
The importance of breast feeding and nutrition
Nutrition and its impact on mental health?
Sandra is a physician specializing in food as medicine who believes that the foundation of a healthy life starts with whole plant based food. She has a degree in Nutritional Sciences and an MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a certified Culinary and Health Coach in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine and Pediatrics and started a pediatric obesity clinic and the first vegetable garden at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Though she has witnessed the healing power of conventional medicine, she has also seen its limitations, especially with regard to disease prevention through healthy nutrition. Sandy started Plant Docs as an avenue for people to learn about the power of plant based nutrition to preserve health and even reverse many chronic diseases. Sandy enjoys gardening, yoga, weaving, and sweater alchemy.
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This episode was edited by Chelsea Weaver