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The Health Science Podcast | Episode 081. | May 23, 2024
081: Divine Nourishment: God’s Guidance in Plant-Based Nutrition with Wendie Pett
081: Divine Nourishment: God’s Guidance in Plant-Based Nutrition with Wendie Pett

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In today’s world, many individuals are seeking ways to align their spiritual beliefs with their lifestyle choices, including diet. For those rooted in faith, incorporating plant-based eating according to scriptural guidance offers a path to both physical and spiritual wellness. During this episode of the NHA Health Science Podcast, Wendie Pett, founder of Visibly Fit™ and host, Dr. Frank Sabatino explore the intersection of plant-based nutrition and faith-based living, highlighting the principles and benefits of this holistic approach.

Nourishing Body and Soul

Incorporating plant-based eating into one’s faith-based lifestyle begins with recognizing the interconnectedness of physical and spiritual health. Just as tending to the soul requires nourishment through prayer and reflection, nurturing the body with wholesome, plant-derived foods is essential for optimal well-being.

Biblical Foundations of Plant-Based Eating

The concept of plant-based nutrition finds support within various religious texts, including the Bible. Scriptural teachings emphasize the importance of stewardship, compassion, and mindfulness, all of which align with the principles of plant-based living. From Genesis to Revelation, passages speak to the goodness of plant foods and their role in sustaining life.

Wendie Pett has a strong foundation of faith in the work she does with her clients. She fills a need that has often left people with a void. 

Background and Journey

Wendie’s journey towards holistic health and wellness began with her own transformation. After struggling with health issues and feeling disconnected from her faith, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Through prayer, reflection, and a deep dive into scripture, Wendie found inspiration to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. This decision not only improved her physical health but also revitalized her spiritual connection.

Visibly Fit Program

As the founder of the Visibly Fit program, Wendie empowers individuals to transform their health through a holistic approach. The Visibly Fit program encompasses nutrition, fitness, and faith-based principles to help participants achieve optimal well-being. Through online coaching, podcasts, and community support, Wendie guides individuals on their journey towards vibrant health and spiritual growth.


Wendie hosts a podcast where she shares inspiring stories, practical tips, and insightful interviews with experts in the fields of health, fitness, and spirituality. Through her podcast, Wendie offers a platform for individuals to explore the intersection of faith and wellness, fostering a supportive community of like-minded individuals.

Community Outreach

Committed to making a positive impact beyond her online platform, Wendie is actively involved in community outreach initiatives. She collaborates with organizations such as Gospel for Asia to support neglected women and children in India. By providing education, resources, and empowerment opportunities, Wendie strives to uplift communities and promote holistic well-being.


Wendie is a passionate advocate for the plant-based lifestyle within faith communities. She believes that embracing a plant-based diet aligns with core principles of compassion, stewardship, and respect for the body as a temple. Through her advocacy efforts, Wendie seeks to raise awareness about the health benefits of plant-based living and inspire others to make mindful choices for themselves and their families.

Personal Wellness Practices

In her personal life, Wendie prioritizes self-care and holistic wellness practices. Together with her husband, she incorporates daily devotions, prayer, and intentional movement into their routine. By nurturing her own well-being, Wendie leads by example and demonstrates the transformative power of living in alignment with one’s faith and values.

Final Words of Encouragement

Wendie Pett encourages anyone who has not yet embraced a plant-based lifestyle to give it a try. She emphasizes the profound impact it can have on overall health, mental clarity, and spiritual well-being. Despite the excuses that may arise, Wendie urges others to prioritize their health and make conscious choices that honor their bodies and align with their faith values.

In a world filled with dietary fads and conflicting health advice, the plant-based approach to faith-based living offers a timeless path to wholeness. By embracing the wisdom of scripture and the bounty of the earth, those who are called to this way of incorporating faith and diet can nurture their bodies, uplift their spirits, and cultivate a life of health, harmony, and holiness.

Episode Highlights

[00:00] Introduction. 

[01:30] The backstory started with The China Study. 

[04:30] Faith was always part of Wendie’s protocol for life.

[07:00] All is rooted in a life of service.

[10:00] What seemed to be a NDE takes Wendie deeper into faith. 

[13:30] The start of Visibly Fit.

[18:00] Prayers for all faiths… as well as atheists.

[22:30] Christian Women in Media.

[27:00] Gospel for Asia bears witness to women in need.

[32:00] Family devotion time is the foundation of all Wendie does. 

[34:00] Wendie shares what’s on the horizon for her and her ministry/coaching. 

About Wendie Pett 

For over two decades, Wendie Pett has been motivating people to make fitness and good nutrition part of their daily routine. She teaches the balance of mind, body and spirit through her Visibly Fit™ wellness program.

Wendie is a full-time business owner, a naturopathic doctor, wife, mother, author, speaker, international TV host of her own show reaching 75 million households, podcaster of the Visibly Fit and Your Biggest Breakthrough shows, advisory board member for Christian Women in Media and part-time volunteer. Her business and passion consist of whole-food/plant-based wellness coaching, emotional healing, personal online training, fitness planning, educational and motivational speaking, and creating new products/tools to assist clients along their wellness journey.

It was after a major injury to her shoulder, she resorted to body weight resistance exercises for strength and healing and hasn’t turned back to any other form of training since. She has helped countless others reach their fitness and health goals without ever compromising their joints, tendons, or ligaments – teaching that Your Body Is Your Gym™ and instilling new diet habits that have shown to reverse multiple diseases and allow people to get off medications. 

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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 and stress management.

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

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NHA membership

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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.

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