As a fact-based person, Rich Taylor, host of the popular podcast show, Stress Free You, did a 180 on his eating when he discovered plant-based eating. Having successfully dropped weight on the keto diet, Rick “saw the light” when he listened to, and read, the works of Dr. Michael Greger.



Dr. Greger’s common sense approach to a whole-food, plant-based diet, was just the beginning of Rick’s journey. Plant-based for over two years, Rick is on a mission to teach people how to live stress free.

Whether it be with his podcast show, or soon-to-be released book by the same name, Rick’s message is simple: live a stress-free life with Stress Free You.

At the age of 65, Rick is healthy, vibrant and full of energy. He attributes this to a whole-food, plant-based diet.

An accomplished graphic designer, Rick has worked with a great many corporations, the New York Times and the Get Motivated Seminars for twenty-five years. Still passionate about his own business as a graphic designer, Rick is equally as passionate about raising awareness about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

During our time together, we talked about how food impacts stress levels. As well, it’s not our habits that matter, it’s our lifestyle choices that determine the food choices we make. People are seeking a dopamine hit when they eat comfort foods.

Rick shares simple ways people can break the cycle of poor eating.

During our lively conversation, you will discover the food cycles people are caught in and how the brain communicates based on microbiome.


Areas of discussion


  • Domino effect of our foods and our health
  • Eating to get into balance
  • Our current health crisis
  • Solutions to improving one’s health
  • The parasympathetic nervous system
  • The importance of morning routines


Domino Effect


COVID-19 is the straw that broke the camel’s back. When you consider the underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity, eating healthy is a first line of defense that people do have control over.

By eating healthy you bring your body back into balance. When you’re in balance, everything works better.

The news is set up to keep us a state of stress. What used to be 30 minutes of news a day is now 24/7 updates that are keeping us on edge.


Morning Routines


One way to minimize stress is having a morning routine that supports reducing stress. Whether it be prayer, meditation, journaling, yoga or anything that slows you down and gets you in a positive mindset.


Recommended Resources

Forks Over Knives documentary

How Not To Die by Dr. Greger

How Not To Diet by Dr. Greger

Contact Rich Taylor