Plantbased TourGuide

The Podcast dedicated to bringing you all the information you need on the Plant Based Diet and Lifestyle. If you are currently already on a Plant Based - Vegan Diet or just gathering information or easing your way into it, this show is for you. Plant Based - Athletes, Chefs, Students, Parents, Business Owners, Doctors and everyone in between will be brought on this show to share information, tips, and encouragement. Life is an adventure, so it's always great to have a solid TourGuide to help you on your journey. Pura Vida.
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Mar 10, 2020

Vince Rountree is a Chemical Engineer by trade and so when he's faced with a puzzle, he dives in DEEP to study and learn and SOLVE the problem. Vince joins the Plant-Based TourGuide podcast today and brings LOTS of practical information and knowledge.

Get his FREE Book Now: HERE

Follow him on Facebook: HERE

Check out his Coaching: HERE

We know you'll get a LOT out of Vince's story and the findings from his research and coursework.

Feb 24, 2020

The Plant-based Tourguide is excited to bring Helene Ann to the show! She is the driving force behind multiple (and growing) VegFests, using these as her platform to get knowledge and information out to everyone and providing the environment for this to happen. She details her personal journey to plant-based and her goals for the festivals. She also reminds us that no matter how crazy and hectic your days are, always take time to "Roll on the floor with the dogs", I love that, something I'm sure all of us need a little reminding of time to time.

So, go check out her different festivals, find the one nearest you, schedule a trip to check one or more out and find her and say hello.

Wilmington Vegfest: Click Here

Triangle Vegfest: Click Here

Greenville Vegfest: Click Here

Vegfest Expos: Click Here

Asheville VeganFest: Click Here

Knoxville, Scruffy city Vegan Fest: Click Here

You can also always find her on Facebook: Click Here

Thanks again Helene, you are a ROCKSTAR!!!!

Jan 12, 2020

On today's episode of the Plant-Based Tourguide, you'll get to meet Dawn Hilton-Williams. Dawn saw a need for change for someone very special in her life, she then saw that she needed to make a change in her life and more specifically her business, even though the changes could be very tough economically. Dawn followed her passion and made the changes. She now impacts MANY MANY people far beyond just those close to her in life. 

You'll hear how Dawn is on a mission to change lives and change opportunities for people in both education and availability. She is passionate about availability of good foods in Food Deserts (which we talk about and explain in the show)

She has started her conferences: Eat Drink and Disrupt More Info Here and she has a very informative website: packed full of information. We ofcourse talk about her path and her "knowledge gaining path" which included taking the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Course Check Out the Course

And if you're ready to become the favorite cook everyone knows and do it with PHENOMENAL plant-based meals, then you MUST get her cookbook (spoiler alert it's on Martha Stewart's list!) entitled: Flava My Plate which you can easily pick up on Amazon: Get Your Flava On Here

Dec 2, 2019

In today's episode of the Plant-Based TourGuide, we dig into something that faces all of us in different areas and times of our life: Overcoming those pesky internal beliefs we have about something. People have reached out to me to assist them in starting on a plant-based path in life and ask for ideas and/or help in also overcoming these internal beliefs that so often stop or slow us. So, I've dedicated this show to just that. I hope you enjoy and I thank you for taking a listen and hope you have a phenomenal day!

Nov 23, 2019

In this episode of the Plant-Based TourGuide, we interview David Carter, former NFL Defensive End and listen to his story of switching to a Plant-Based Diet WHILE he was still in the NFL. If you're going to be in the NFL, you MUST be at the top of your physical abilities and David knew that. His INCREDIBLE success when he went Plant-Based absolutely DESTROYS all of the "where do you get your protein, you can't gain, let alone maintain muscle mass, you'll get weak....." myths! Enjoy!

Nov 19, 2019

This show is the first "new" look show as the Vegan TourGuide has now re-branded as the Plant-Based TourGuide. It's the same fun show from Mike Knight designed to bring information and inspiration to everyone about all aspects of the "plant-based life". This show details Mike's personal journey and his "Why" for starting the Plant-Based TourGuide. Check out other episodes at

Apr 29, 2018

The dynamic trailblazer Giacomo Marchese joins us on this edition of the Plant-Based TourGuide. Giacomo tells his story of why he transitioned over to Plantbased - Vegan years ago and what it was life for a devoted Fitness Machine, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, you name it to make this change.  Giacomo was the co-founder of which is built on the mission: "...As a collective (Plantbuilt) we live, train, compete and educate in our communities, showing the success of compassionate veganism."  Giacomo also has the hit Vegan Fitness Podcast: Muscles by Brussels Radio and he is available FOR YOU to be your Coach!!! So check out his Coaching and Podcast at: Click Here

Feb 12, 2018

Luke and Emilie Tan stop by the Plant-Based TourGuide podcast to share the story of their journeys to Plantbased and their mission to impact lives and make a difference.  They have a great story of their journey from being two successful athletes performing at high levels, transitioning to Plantbased and actually watching as their performance GREW! Check them out at 

Jan 16, 2018

Nelson Campbell from PlantPure Nation and the incredible documentary film of the same name joins this edition of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast to discuss his next project that will create MASSIVE Positive Change!  Check out the podcast and then visit Plant-BasedTourGuide Website to read the accompanying blog post.  Nelson discusses the different phases for the new launch of Healing America Movement and how we can all get involved and what they are focusing on this time.  This will be one of the BIGGEST developments of the year, so you must tune into this episode to learn more.

Dec 29, 2017

Wow, what a PHENOMENAL year 2017 has been in the Plantbased - Vegan World!  We have seen such tremendous changes with a massive increase in awareness on all levels: Social, Ethical, Environmental, Economical, you name it. Always when you see massive change, if you look close enough, you will see drivers/supporters/facilitators of change and the Good Foods Institute is one of these.  Alison Rabschnuk is an absolute rockstar with G.F.I. and she stops by to tell her great story of transformation and she really digs in and gives a lot of great insight into what Good Foods Institute does and how they are such a big catalyst on so many levels and initiatives they are working on now and what they see coming up in the near future. You can find out more about Good Foods Institute here: Click Here and you can check out our blogposts and more podcasts on our home page:

Dec 1, 2017

Jon Camp first felt his calling to protect animals at an early age when he wondered why the family dog, "Mandy" was treated so well and yet other animals weren't.  He set out on a path to make a difference at a young age and he hasn't stopped.  He holds the world record for the most pamphlets handed out at over ONE MILLION! Talk about touching a lot of people and spreading the message!  Jon is the VP Of Grassroots with the US Humane League and heavily involved in many campaigns to help animals and is always willing to help people find ways they can be involved.  We discuss his "tips" for handing out pamphlets, talking with people, getting involved at Colleges and a number of other topics including his Super Morning Smoothie Recipe!  You can email Jon for more info at and you can also find out more at Humane League Site and to find out more about the initiative he spoke about during our show: PreventCrueltyCA.

Nov 15, 2017

Marcus Watts stops by this episode of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast to discuss how he was the epitome of health and "in-shape".  He played professional basketball, sported an eight (8%) percent bodyfat and was chiseled in his appearance.  All this looked perfect on the outside, then two (2) blood clots were discovered and Marcus suddenly found himself going through a near death experience.  Marcus set out to find how he could regain his health, ensure continued health and leave behind the prescriptions that Doctors now wanted him to take the rest of his life, including blood thinners that left him subject to potentially bleeding to death should an accident occur.  Marcus researched and discovered the healing effects of Plantbased - Vegan, instituted this way into his life, dropped all the medicines and continuous doctor visits and now he feels the best he's ever felt and has opened his own gym and trains everyone from youth athletes to professional athletes.  You can find out more about him and his incredible wealth of knowledge at Click Here for his website:

Nov 7, 2017

John Oberg takes MASSIVE action to helping animals.  John is the Social Media Director and Rockstar for the Humane League and through the tireless efforts of himself and his growing group of dedicated interns, the knowledge is being spread to more and more people about the Health, Environmental and Animal Benefits of a Plantbased - Vegan lifestyle.  John breaks down his journey, the impact of special people like his mother and how we can all help in a variety of ways.  Check out all his information at: Click Here

Oct 30, 2017

Brenden Fitzgerald of Planet Protein and great friend of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast stops back by the show to catch us up with all the great things going on with his company. He has a lot going on with the release of his AWESOME Protein Bars, he dishes on something secret he has in the works and tells us about the additions of great pro athletes Devin Fuller from the NFL and Wilson Chandler of the NBA.  Brenden's passion is obvious and you will hear great insights to increase your knowledge as well as about the growth and goals of this company that is growing and giving in great strides!  Check them out at Planet Protein Site and Find out more about the great charity organization he's involved with: 1% For the Planet.

Oct 24, 2017

Chef Wanda with the Humane Society of the US joined the Plant-Based TourGuide podcast to discuss her amazing journey of two (2) transformations: Transforming a dining hall at the University of North Texas they named Mean Greens to a 100% Plantbased - Vegan Dining Hall and the INCREDIBLE success that resulted AND her transformation to Plantbased herself while going through this.  (She was NOT plantbased when tasked with changing the dining hall over which adds an incredible aspect to this remarkable changeover at the dining hall).

Oct 15, 2017

"Our Health Is Our Greatest Wealth" is the mantra for Sandra.  Sandra is the creative force behind her website and pathway to helping others: The Goodness Glow.  She stops by the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast to share information about her journey and give great insight as to why we need to remember to focus on all areas of our life, remembering to put goodness IN and ON our body and in doing so our lives will be so much richer and healthier.

Oct 15, 2017

Renee Demarsh is a ROCKSTAR school teacher from Cape Cod that emphasizes to her students the importance of setting goals.  Renee also wants to lead by example and so set a goal...a BIG Goal: Running the World Marathon Challenge which is: Seven (7) Marathons in Seven (7) Days on Seven (7) Continents, YES, you read that correctly!  Renee discusses how her switch to a Plantbased - Vegan eating regimen aides her in her running and her recovery and how it even helped her beat race times in her fifties compared to race times on the same course twenty (20) years ago!  You can find out more about Renee in our blogpost about her at:

Oct 14, 2017

Gabriella Luisa aka "Busy Vegan Life" (On Instagram) joins us on this edition of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast to tell the awesome story of her journey.  Gabriella was someone (like many people) that was very conscious of her appearance and weight.  She then had two (2) life events: she lost her father due to health reasons and while on holiday/vacation in Australia, ran into some "Vegans" who shared knowledge with her about the plantbased - vegan life and so she made a change.  She adopted the plantbased - vegan life and she joined a gym.  Flash forward: she gets talked into entering a bikini competition and takes Second (2nd)!!!  She now is preparing for the British Bikini FINALS that she qualified to participate in!  You MUST see the pictures of her journey in her blogpost at Click Here to see exactly "where she started and where she is now".  It is inspiring and more inspiring is to hear how humble she is about all these changes and now all the effort she puts into helping others because as she says: "If I can do this, ANYONE can do this."

Oct 3, 2017

Will Tucker, Four (4) Time Bodybuilding Champion, Fitness Trainer, National Speaker, Virtual Trainer and all around machine stops by the Plan t-Based TourGuide Podcast to tell his journey about how he became plantbased - vegan and how he was able to become the bodybuilding champion that he is.  He shares his regimen advice, insights into eating (he discusses fasting too) and he also shares what he's working on (spoiler alert, he's got a way to make sure there is NOWHERE you can hide from a Power Packed Will Tucker live personal training session!)

Check Will out on Facebook at: Click Here

Visit Will's website: Click Here

Sep 21, 2017

Eddie Garza is the Senior Manager of Food and Nutrition for the Humane Society of the United States and he joins us today on the Plant-Based TourGuide podcast and you will INSTANTLY hear and feel his strong passion for what he does.

Eddie's journey to Plantbased - Vegan includes dropping 150 pounds when he changed his life and that number serves as a symbol in his new book with 150 recipes in his book to recognize those pounds dropped.

Eddie has implemented plantbased - vegan cooking programs all over the place and when I asked him how he was so successful in different types of areas at implementing, he told me that he always learned the demographic makeup in the areas and then create vegan dishes out of popular "traditional meat dishes" in those areas, essentially "meeting people where they are at" and this instantly prompted me to remark that he truly is the "Vegan Food Chameleon" for his unique ability to enter into these different areas, "morph" his meals to fit the area he's in and be successful.

You'll hear all about it in this episode and can read the full blog also at: Click Here for More of Eddie Garza

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Visit the Humane Society "Meat Free" at: Click Here

Check Out More Info and Shows from the Vegan TourGuide: Click Here 



Sep 18, 2017

Chef James "Jimmy" Corwell, Visionary Master Chef and Founder of Ocean Hugger Foods joins us on this edition of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast.  He discusses his "Aha" Moment that occurred during a visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo led him to starting Ocean Hugger Foods and the first product launched: Ahimi which is a Tuna Sushi replacement using:  Tomatoes....YES, Tomatoes!  Listen to his incredible story and the passion he has for being instrumental in change.  As he states during our podcast: "Chefs need to be leaders in the industry of creating plantbased products to save the environment".

Chef Corwell is one of only a handful of Certified Master Chefs and a former instructor at the Culinary School of America and is leading the way for plantbased products replacing animal products.

Visit Ocean Hugger Foods at Click Here

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Order the Ahimi Poke Bowl from at Click Here

Sep 4, 2017

Ken Botts, the Food and Nutrition Director for the Humane Society of the United States stops by the Plant-Based TourGuide to discuss his journey and his journey through the food industry and the INCREDIBLE changes he and his team are making in Cafeteria's across the nation and now internationally!  He shares the incredible story of the University of North Texas Dining Hall and how they transformed an underperforming Dining Hall into a 100% Vegan - Plantbased Dining Hall and the results will blow you away.

We want to give a big shoutout to all you listeners that help us spread the message by spreading our podcast on to others and getting others to check out other podcasts and blogposts at and we want to thank our good friend John Cantrell and his team at H.B. Cantrell Insurance that have been so supportive behind the scenes of what we do and now are helping sponsor the show which allows us to deliver more to YOU.  If you're in the SouthEastern US, visit: and get ALL of your insurance needs in good health just like you focus on the rest of your health.

Jun 3, 2017

Ella Magers joins me on this edition of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast.  Listen to see how her journey includes Daniel Boone, Yes, THAT Daniel Boone, becoming one of the Top Fifty Hottest Trainers by SHAPE Magazine and winning the Bikini Division in her Fitness Competition and taking her drive to attain these accomplishments (and many others you'll hear about) and use this platform to instill drive in others and show them anything IS possible with a Plantbased - Vegan Lifestyle.  Check out her Post I've put up on the website: Click Here to find all her information and links to what we discussed.

May 28, 2017

Erin Fergus is busting onto the bodybuilding scene having won BOTH of her last Shows, each in a different category WNBF Fit Body and OCB Women's Physique AND she secured a Pro Card with EACH win!  As far as she knows, she is the ONLY Plantbased - Vegan  Bodybuilder to do this in these categories!  Erin has a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion that she shares in this episode of the Plant-Based TourGuide Podcast.  She comments on her journey, training advice, eating advice, her "WHY", also you'll find out she and I discovered that her being Vegan saved the lives of others.  LOL.  You can find all the show note information at: Click Here for Notes and Summary

May 21, 2017

Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN, author of the blog: stops by the Plant-Based TourGuide podcast today to talk about her journey and also give her advice on why "Keeping Compassion Your Core" will give you the "why" that will keep you going.  Taylor discusses her approach to our pursuit of health and how she approaches "diets" and stopping the body shaming that still exists today.

Taylor gave us recommendations for a great book: Vegan for Life by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina and she also suggests a a very informative website: with tons of great stuff about Vegetarian and Vegan - Plantbased.

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