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SOSH 24: Joyce Hale

SOSH 24: Joyce Hale

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Joyce: In the episode of Stories of Self-Healing, you are going to hear Joyce Hale share her story about overcoming Lupus. Just a few years ago, Joyce’s Lupus had advanced to the point […]

SOSH 23: Jeannine Elder

SOSH 23: Jeannine Elder

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Jeannine: One thing about a vegan diet that I find really interesting is how many subcultures there are within it. There are plant based vegans, vegans who follow a fruit only diet, there’s […]

SOSH 21: Dr. Steven Lawenda

SOSH 21: Dr. Steven Lawenda

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Dr. Steven Lawenda:

Dr. Lawenda, a Family Practice Provider for Kaiser Permanente, struggled with obesity and had a family history of diabetes and heart disease. Both his father and grandfather suffered heart attacks at a young age and Dr. Lawenda worried that if he didn’t make some serious improvements to his own health, that he was destined for a life of similar health struggles.

Not learning much about nutrition in medical school, Dr. Lawenda tackled his weight with the only two strategies he knew, exercise and portion control. After years of yo-yo dieting, he felt like a failure and like he was simply genetically destined to be overweight and sick.

After haphazardly stumbling into the science of plant based nutrition, Dr. Lawenda was curious. He found the concept of eating whole plant foods without portion control very logical and appealing. He tried it out and was really blown away by his results. He began dropping weight at a steady pace and after 8 months, had lost 75 pounds.

After having his own health transformation, he wanted to share this plant based approach with his own patients.

In this episode, you will hear Dr. Lawenda discuss:

– The types of transformations that he has seen in his own patients
– How he went from Yo-Yo Dieting to losing 75 pounds and keeping it off
– Practical tips to make plants the center of your dinner plate

And much more….

This is an interesting episode with a lot of takeaways so, if you are sitting down, be sure to grab a pen and take notes.

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SOSH 20: Dr. Monica Aggarwal

SOSH 20: Dr. Monica Aggarwal

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Dr. Monica Aggarwal: On this episode you are going to hear a conversation between myself and Dr. Monica Aggarwal. Dr. Aggarwal is a Board Certified Cardiologist.  She has expertise in heart failure, pulmonary […]

SOSH 14: Jill Brunkhardt

SOSH 14: Jill Brunkhardt

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Jill: Jill had a hard time losing weight no matter how much she exercised, and she was eventually diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. One day, Jill stumbled across an opportunity to be featured […]

SOSH 13: Steven Mattis

SOSH 13: Steven Mattis

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“I lost a total of 55 pounds. My BMI dropped from 30 to 23. My total cholesterol dropped 90 points without statins. I reached my ideal weight within three months. I have been on the whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet since 2014. I have never looked back nor do I miss the Standard American Diet.”In this interview, you can listen to Heather share the specific changes she’s made that have enabled her to lose all this weight.”

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SOSH 9: Adam Sud

SOSH 9: Adam Sud

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Adam: Growing up Adam always had an unhealthy relationship with food and a poor self image.  By the age of 30, he was a drug addict, suffered from severe depression, and weighed over […]

SOSH 8: Melissa Dodd-Ruesing

SOSH 8: Melissa Dodd-Ruesing

Click the play button below to listen to Nurse Kristin’s interview with Melissa: In 2010, Melissa had a number of health problems she was dealing with. She was taking 5 different medications for acid reflux, allergies, depression, her thyroid, and an estrogen pill. She was […]