Episode 33. Dr Yami of Veggie Doctor Radio

Your weekly infusion of plant-based nutrition, lifestyle habits and mindset to live your best life possible!

How many of your lifestyle habits are optimised for good health and wellness? Your sleep? Your physical activity? What you eat? All of the above? One? None?

Dr Yami Carzorla-Lancaster is a podcasting paediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician and health and wellness coach based in the state of Washington in the USA. As you’ll hear, she’s very passionate about plant-based nutrition and lifestyle habits for optimum health. Dr Yami emphasizes that even small changes in diet can slow or arrest disease, physical movement can contribute to longevity and that there are more than 50,000 plants that humans can benefit from.

“Not enough people realise that nutrition is as powerful as it is,” says Dr Yami. “Most people have no clue that some people are able to reverse their (type 2) diabetes in 10 days with a change of diet.”

Dr Yami shares her passion for edible plants on the Veggie Doctor Radio podcast. The show has more than 180 episodes and features conversations with health and wellness experts. She also discusses plant foods and their nutritional profiles and benefits.

In this episode of MetaPod, we talk to Dr Yami about her journey towards a plant-based lifestyle. You’ll learn that part of that is her family’s minimalist lifestyle. Dr Yami also shares recipes to help you add more veggies to your routine or just try something new.

Additionally, Dr Yami offers her professional thoughts on the future of nutritional guidance and industry influence on that guidance. She also tells us about the research that is likely to radically shift our thinking about the human body. Kev and Wendy start things off with some corny veggie puns and wrap up with Dr Yami’s F bombs: FIBER and FLATULENCE.

MetaPod recommendations for Veggie Doctor Radio

  • Making Beans Cool Again with Tyler Mayoras (ep. 155)
  • Mushrooms: Magical and Nutrient Dense (ep. 174)
  • Gut Health and the Importance of Play for a Joyful Life with Dr Sunana Sohi (ep. 175)

Show notes

About Dr Yami

Dr Yami is a board-certified paediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author, podcast host and professional speaker. A passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease, she founded VeggieFitKids.com where she provides information on plant-based diets for children. She also hosts the podcast Veggie Doctor Radio.

Dr Yami obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition, is a certified Food for Life Instructor, and a Jack Canfield Success Principles Certified Trainer. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric micro-practice in Yakima, WA where she lives with her husband and two active sons. 

Her book is entitled A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy.