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This podcast brings you interviews and conversations with doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine. 

Jun 2, 2018

Hey everyone, I am Ian Cramer and thank you for listening to my podcast…the podcast that’s dedicated to making you healthier by interviewing doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition.

I hope that you come away from each of these episodes learning something about how diet and lifestyle can affect different areas of health.

I had this conversation with Jane Esselstyn before she was about to speak to a large group of college students at SUNY Brockport, a local college here in the Rochester Area.

We talk about projects she’s working on, including a new YouTube channel that she’s spearheading with her Mom, Ann. We also touch on her personal positions on ketogenic dieting, genetics and its role on disease as well as trends within the plant-based movement. If anyone has a sense of the ‘pulse’ of the plant-based movement, it’s Jane. She is part Energizer Bunny and part rockstar, her personality is infectious which makes the message she conveys that much more impactful.

Jane is known for her talks on health above and below the belt, which if you knew how Jane started, isn’t surprising. One of Her first gigs was teaching sex education, so it’s not surprising that she melded plant-based nutrition with topics having to do with sexual health. Her talk provides an interesting angle and further reinforces the beneficial impacts of eating a whole foods plant-based diet.

This Episode of the Ian Cramer Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get lower rates on their life insurance. you exercise and/or eat healthy food as a lifestyle, and take precautions to do as much as you can to prevent chronic diseases, Health IQ wants to help save you money on your Life Insurance.

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I’d like to than our newest Patron Dorinda Shank. Thanks Dorinda, I’m glad you’re enjoying these episodes.

Also thank you to Denis and Julian Watkins for your generous donation. They reached out from Whales and Denis, who is 82 years old, plant-based and feeling fit wrote to me “I write to thank you and your colleagues.  Please be sure that the information is reaching people far beyond the USA. Even here on the remote West Coast of the UK.”

I just became a donor of a radio program that I listen to all the time, and it felt really good. Why did I do it? Because I value the content it puts out. I listen to it all the time and I can say that day to day, it helps me, I know that the content that they produce makes me a better person, helps me understand more of the world around me. And I wanted to make sure they continue to create valuable content.

We’re now up to 28 patrons of The Ian Cramer Podcast, 28 people who I’m very grateful for, who think the same way, who value these conversations, who want to continue to hear thoughtful dialogue about lifestyle medicine and plant-based medicine. If that’s what you want as well, become a Patron of my work on a per-creation basis.