Category: Author

E32 – Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. – Plant Based Dietitian

Hi Path Menders,

This week on the Mended Paths Podcast, I’m honored to be speaking with The Plant Based Dietitian, Ms. Julieanna Hever. Julieanna is the author of the best-selling book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, The Vegiterranean Diet and co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking. She was the host of Z Living Network’s What Would Julieanna Do? Honestly, she has done too much to mention it all, but to give you a taste, she has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, the Steve Harvey Show, she’s done a Ted Talk, and been published in medical journals, such as with her 2016 article A Physician’s Guide to Plant-Based Diets – an awesome read. She was also a special consultant on that little ol’ documentary Forks over Knives and contributed recipes to both FOK books.

Julieanna received her Bachelors degree from UCLA and Masters of Science in Nutrition at California State University, Northridge, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship.

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Julieanna’s interest in nutrition started at an early age (4:08),
  • Her journey to plant based (4:49),
  • The paradigm of Dietetic education (6:42),
  • Humans diets are adaptable / an inversion of chronic vs infectious disease mortality (7:36),
  • Striking the balance: Add more good? Cut bad? (8:54),
  • Toxins and dangers of animal vs. plant foods (10:26),
  • Diet is the #1 cause of Death and Disability in the US [and Canada] (12:38),
  • On Protein (12:48),
  • On Carbohydrates (17:07),
  • On Fats (18:33),
  • Are there plants to avoid? (20:32),
  • The smoothie debate (22:21),
  • On supplementation (24:59),
  • It’s complicated but also simple – eat whole plant foods (32:39),
  • Cooked versus raw (36:12), and,
  • Julieanna’s advice for Path Menders (38:06).

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Please check out Julieanna’s website, The Plant Based Dietitian. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast

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E22 – Christopher Carnrick – Plants at Pirate Palms

Hi Path Menders,

Thanks for stopping by. This week I’m happy to be joined by certified starch solution counselor & trainer, author, and chef Christopher Carnrick.

Prior to embracing a plant strong lifestyle, Christopher ran two successful restaurants in Seattle and later a culinary school which also provided culinary holidays and private themed dinner parties in Spain. He also authored the book Kitchen Disasters, Solutions and Substitution and co-authored Dinner for Six at 8:00. He was also a regular TV personality for a variety of cooking shows airing on CBS, NBC and FOX networks.

However, in his 50’s, with his health deteriorating, Christopher had to reevaluate his food choices.  Luckily he was able to mend his path and reclaim his health with a plant strong diet. He shares his story with us today, as well as in his newest book Confessions of a Starchivore. We also talk about his newest venture, Pirate Palms, which offers a private cottage on 3 acres in Naples Florida and contains an amazing “Edible Forrest!”

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Before plant based (1:33),
  • A most awful blood pressure medication side effect (5:11),
  • A search for a solution lead to Dr. McDougall and a 10 day trial (6:57),
  • A lasting change; real food, good food, clean kitchens (10:19),
  • Dr. McDougall’s 10 day immersion (12:19),
  • On being a certified starch solution counselor & trainer (14:43),
  • “Blame the food industry” (16:33),
  • Some Breakfast foods (18:14),
  • Some Lunch foods (20:50),
  • Some Dinner foods (and grow your own) (22:10),
  • On “Vegan” versus “whole food plant based” (25:14),
  • You don’t have to give up flavor (26:53),
  • Pirate Palms (28:13),
  • And you can pick bananas! (30:51),
  • All year growing (33:26),
  • Being plant centered has been liberating for Christopher (35:31),
  • Unleashing himself from the scale (39:51),
  • You think that is extreme? (42:02),
  • Taking the Starch Solution Course at Pirate Palms (43:32),
  • Dr. Neal Barnard’s “The Cheese Trap” (44:52),
  • Holistic at Sea / debunking coffee enemas (45:29), and,
  • Christopher’s advice for Path Menders (48:16).

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E21 – Howard Jacobson, PhD – Plant Yourself

Hi Path Menders,

The week I’m honored to speak with Dr. Howard Jacobson, PhD. Howard has a Masters of Public Health and a Doctorate of Health Studies from Temple University as well as a BA in History from Princeton. He is a contributing author on Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition and The Low-Carb Fraud by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. He also co-authored Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It with Dr. Garth Davis, MD. He’s also written 3 editions of AdWords For Dummies.

In addition to being a researcher and author, Howard is a speaker, educator and coach. He currently runs The Big Change Program along with fellow Path Mender and previous guest Josh Lajaunie! He also hosts the most excellent Plant Yourself Podcast. If you want to take advantage of his personal coaching you can email him directly at [email protected].

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Playing catch-up; Knowing but not doing (1:20),
  • The China Study found fertile ground with Howard (3:44),
  • Immediate changes in his life and some negative consequences on his family relationships (5:15),
  • If he could do it over – There was no (urgent) emergency (8:48),
  • On non-conformity – understanding the biological urge for social cohesion (11:29),
  • His quiet approach to public interaction: Modeling good behavior (15:12),
  • It’s not just a question of health for him; remaining curious and keeping an open mind (18:33),
  • On what is knowable (23:21),
  • Low Carb as a misrepresentation of how we evolved (26:27),
  • What the “Paleo” diet means; A matter of perspective (34:06),
  • Howard’s version of “Paleo” (38:18),
  • On average protein requirements (40:01),
  • Howard’s advice to Path Menders (45:25), and,
  • His coaching business (47:20).

Here is this week’s episode:


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Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast