In the ever evolving realm of health and wellness, the Veganpreneur REVOLUTION™ Podcast stands as a trailblazer, igniting conversations and insights that shape our understanding of holistic living. Recently, hosts Kathleen Gage and VLynn Hawkins welcomed one of the pioneers of the plant-based movement, Dr. Frank Sabatino, whose appearance conveyed the power of embracing a vegan lifestyle and holistic health principles.

Embarking on a Path of Wellness

Dr. Sabatino’s narrative is one of personal triumph and professional dedication. Originating in the bustling streets of the Bronx, New York, his health struggles propelled him into an exploration of alternative dietary approaches. Influenced by the writings of luminaries like Dr. Herbert Shelton, Dr. Sabatino underwent a profound transformation that redirected the course of his life towards holistic health advocacy.

Initially drawn to conventional medicine, Dr. Sabatino later embraced chiropractic care to align with his belief in natural, drug-free healing modalities. His educational trajectory intertwined with significant mentorship, including an apprenticeship with Dr. David Scott, where he delved deep into fasting and blood parameters, solidifying his commitment to holistic well-being.

Pioneering Health Initiatives:  A Professional Odyssey

Dr. Sabatino’s professional odyssey is marked by pioneering initiatives aimed at propagating holistic health practices. From his tenure as health director at the Shangri La Natural Hygiene Institute to his transformative role at the Regency Health Spa, spanning 24 years, Dr. Sabatino honed his expertise in plant-based nutrition, fasting, and lifestyle interventions. Even beyond these milestones, his advocacy continued through platforms like the National Health Association (NHA), where he served as director of health education, disseminating knowledge and empowerment.

Insights from the Podcast Episode

Key insights from decades of experience that Dr. Sabatino shared on the episode include:

Holistic Health Paradigm: Dr. Sabatino elucidated the interconnectedness of various lifestyle factors in shaping overall well-being, emphasizing the pivotal role of plant-based nutrition in fostering optimal health.

Systemic Challenges in Healthcare: Addressing systemic issues in the healthcare landscape, Dr. Sabatino underscored the need for educational reforms and policy changes to prioritize preventive and natural health measures over pharmaceutical interventions.

Advocacy for Change: Dr. Sabatino’s advocacy extends beyond individual health to encompass broader societal transformations, advocating for legislative changes and cultural shifts to support a healthier, more sustainable future.

Embracing the Journey to Wellness

Dr. Sabatino’s insights serve as an inspiration for individuals embarking on their wellness journey. Through education, advocacy, and empowered choices, we pave the path towards a healthier, more vibrant future.

For those seeking personalized guidance and transformative experiences, Dr. Sabatino’s retreats and consultations offer tailored support on plant-based nutrition and holistic health. By connecting with experts and embracing lifestyle adjustments, individuals can unlock their full potential and thrive in harmony with nature.

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Episode Highlights

[00:00] Introduction 

[02:00] Health issues were part of Dr. Sabatino’s youth.

[04:00] Everything shifted when learning of natural hygiene.

[09:30] A wider focus, including spirituality,  than just the diet. 

[11:00] Gender, race and socioeconomic discrepancy with disease.  

[14:45] We have to stop normalizing sickness. 

[21:00] Today’s influences on children’s health… or lack thereof.

[29:00] Soon to be released: Weightless: Compassionate Weight Loss for Life. 

[32:45] The world is getting fatter by the day… why? 

[39:00] Separation is rooted in fear.

[45:00] Identifying if you have IBS and the root causes.

[49:30] The benefits of fasting and Dr. Sabatino’s plant based (SOS free) retreats.

[57:00] Recommendations for those who want to go the “food as medicine” route.

About Dr. Frank Sabatino 

Dr. Frank Sabatino is a distinguished figure renowned for his expertise in advocating the merits of a plant-based lifestyle. With a career spanning over four decades, he has impacted and inspired countless individuals on their journey towards wellness. Dr. Sabatino holds a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology, a testament to his deep understanding of the intricate mechanisms governing human health.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Sabatino has been instrumental in conducting groundbreaking research on pivotal topics such as calorie restriction, stress, and aging. His contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of how lifestyle factors intersect with health outcomes, shaping the landscape of preventive medicine.

Currently affiliated with the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Sabatino serves as a wealth of knowledge and guidance in his role as Director of Health Education at the NHA. He is also the host of the popular show, NHA Health Science Podcast. 

Through this platform, he channels his passion for holistic wellness, advocating for whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition devoid of added salt, oil, or sugar. Dr. Sabatino’s holistic approach extends beyond dietary recommendations, encompassing health rejuvenation and stress management strategies that empower individuals to reclaim their vitality and well-being.

Driven by a profound commitment to raising awareness and effecting positive change, Dr. Frank Sabatino continues to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of health and wellness. His unwavering dedication to promoting holistic living serves as an inspiration to all those who seek to embrace a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle.

About Kathleen Gage 

Kathleen Gage is a multifaceted professional, renowned as the founder of Vegan Visibility and co-founder of Vegan Visibility Productions. With certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, she’s a seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, and marketing strategist.

Kathleen’s impact extends to hosting the Vegan Visibility Virtual Summit, a niche event supporting vegan and plant-based entrepreneurs with top-tier training from industry experts. Since establishing her business in 1994, she’s navigated economic challenges across various sectors, including high-tech, healthcare, and publishing.

Her influential voice resonates through popular podcasts like “Vegan Visibility” and “Plant Based Eating for Health,” where she advocates for a sustainable, compassionate world and provides guidance to thousands globally. Moreover, as an award-winning speaker and past president of Utah’s National Speakers Association chapter, Kathleen excels in crafting effective marketing strategies.

Kathleen is a founding member of SAGE Circle Alliance, an organization dedicated to a plant-based lifestyle, animal compassion, and environmental regeneration. Founded by a group of passionate change-makers and thought leaders, Sage Circle Alliance aims to inspire individuals to make positive lifestyle changes for the benefit of future generations.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kathleen resides in Central Oregon, where she champions animal rescue and enjoys outdoor activities. Her commitment to creating a more compassionate and sustainable world shines through in both her personal and professional pursuits.

About Vlynn Hawkins 

VLynn Hawkins is a formidable figure at the intersection of vegan entrepreneurship, extreme athleticism, and business leadership. As the Co-Founder of Vegan Visibility Productions and the Chief Executive/Engagement Officer at P3Academy, she channels her expertise to elevate health and wellness businesses. With over three decades in commercial real estate lending, VLynn boasts a track record of leading high-performing teams to exceptional success, consistently generating substantial revenue for multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Transitioning from her corporate career, VLynn’s journey towards holistic wellness began after a knee injury redirected her focus. Exploring healing modalities like tapping, NLP, and hypnotherapy, she discovered a passion for holistic health practices. Today, armed with certifications in business development, hypnotherapy, joint venture brokering, and digital marketing, VLynn empowers Healthpreneurs to thrive in their endeavors.

As a Certified Plant-Based Ambassador, VLynn passionately advocates for the transformative power of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Vegan lifestyle. She hosts the insightful “Health Wisdom & Wealth Show,” sharing invaluable insights into holistic living. Additionally, VLynn serves as the CEO of, assisting small businesses and nonprofits in fundraising for impactful projects.

VLynn is a founding member of SAGE Circle Alliance, an organization dedicated to a plant-based lifestyle, animal compassion, and environmental regeneration. Founded by a group of passionate change-makers and thought leaders, Sage Circle Alliance aims to inspire individuals to make positive lifestyle changes for the benefit of future generations.

Based in Atlanta, GA, VLynn enjoys an active lifestyle, often engaging in workouts and leisurely walks with her Cairn Terrier, Hiro. Her multifaceted skill set and unwavering dedication make her an influential advocate for veganism, health entrepreneurship, and impactful business strategies.