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Part I: Talia Pollock, Party in Your Plants
Talia Pollock is a writer, speaker, plant-based chef (Natural Gourmet Institute), TV personality, and health and empowerment coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition). She’s the host of the top-rated Party in My Plants podcast and the proud founder of Party in My Plants, an internationally-celebrated wellness platform that breathes fresh, funny air into the way-too-serious space of healthy living. Talia’s simple recipes and spunky lifestyle advice have been featured in outlets such as the Dr. Oz Show, HuffPost, Mindbodygreen, Thrillist, Buzzfeed, Bustle and Success. She was voted “most likely to brighten your day” in her high school yearbook; which is a title she very much still clings to for validation. Talia lives in New York City with her husband and her goldendoodle, both of whom love kale and one of whom eats it off the floor.
Part II: Robby Barbaro, Mastering Diabetes
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the team behind masteringdiabetes.org, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Khambatta has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Barbaro has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and spent six years helping build the revolutionary Forks Over Knives empire. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. Khambatta and Barbaro have been featured in media outlets such as NPR, CNBC, Healthline, VICE, Fast Company, WIRED, KQED and Plant Based News. They have spoken at major medical conferences including the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant-Stock, and VegFest LA.