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The Health Science Podcast | Episode 009. | January 05, 2023
009: Art and Plant-Based Food…An Unbeatable Combination with Brittany Jaroudi
009: Art and Plant-Based Food…An Unbeatable Combination with Brittany Jaroudi

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It’s one thing to go plant-based, and something very different to completely transform your life with one life-changing decision.

It’s one thing to go plant-based, and something very different to completely transform your life with one life-changing decision.

Such is the case with Brittany Jaroudi. Growing up, Brittany lived with the constant fear that her parents would die. She saw her mom go through cancer on three separate occasions as well as her father having a massive heart attack at a young age.

During all this, Brittany had her own health struggles. Dealing with weight issues from childhood, at five feet tall, she hit 185 lbs. Her BMI was in the obese range.

Diagnosed with high blood pressure, Brittany was given the standard American solution… drugs.

​Determined to take control of her well-being, Brittany researched ways to reduce her health risks.

A turning point for Brittany was when she watched the documentary Forks Over Knives. ​Getting a glimpse of her future, she made a vow to do what she could to turn her health around.

After watching the documentary, she immediately went plant-based, getting rid of all dairy, meat and processed foods.

Since that day, she has lost 60 pounds; she no longer has high cholesterol, nor does she take the medications she was told she would likely need for life.

​Brittany believes it’s never too late, or too early, to become healthy with plant foods.

During this episode of the NHA Health Science Podcast, Dr. Frank Sabatino digs deep with Brittany about what it took for her to turn her life around.

Episode Highlights

[01:30]             Where it started for Brittany

[05:00]             Forks Over Knives changed the trajectory of her life

[09:25]             Brittany’s passion for recipes expands with plants

[16:40]             Brittany figured out how to get in people’s homes

[21:00]             Mark and Wanda Huberman add another element to the mix

[26:00]             From the Jaroudi family to your family

[30:00]             Understanding the time factor for recovery… get this and you get healthy

About Brittany Jaroudi

Brittany Jaroudi is an experienced art teacher with a background working in primary and secondary education. Skilled in digital art, photography, public speaking, professional video editing software, and art history.

Brittany Jaroudi runs a plant-based cooking YouTube channel named The Jaroudi Family. What started as a few videos of cooking meals turned into a movement.

With hundreds of delicious, easy, and family-friendly recipes focused on a whole food plant-based lifestyle videos on YouTube, Brittany Jaroudi loves talking about how her life was transformed through a plant-based protocol.

Brittany has an M.Ed. in education and a certificate in plant-based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Currently, she is the Pittsburgh Plant-Based Support Group co-leader and is on the National Health Association board of directors.

About Dr. Frank Sabatino

As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.

Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress

About NHA

The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.

The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.

The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.

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A one-of-a-kind experience, the annual NHA Conference features top leaders in the plant-based movement. Attendees of the in-person event enjoy 100% no SOS plant-exclusive meals.

To learn more and reserve your spot, visit


A unique benefit of the NHA Conference is the selection of two medical students who receive a full scholarship to the conference.

Contact Wanda Huberman for more information on how to apply for the scholarship. [email protected]

NHA membership

For a very nominal investment, you can enjoy incredible benefits of the NHA membership.

Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine),  the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.

Only $35 a year for basic membership within the United States.

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