Inspiration for plant-based eating and healing

Chicago Native Finds Freedom In Minimalist Vegan Lifestyle

Today we’re talking to Naomi Israel, a woman who is living out her dreams living abroad and inspiring others as a wellness coach.  Previously a banker, she was once tired and miserable, but all that changed when she decided to listen to the call of her heart.  Now she’s passionate about helping others get on the path to wellness.  Through her online platform, Diverse Vegan, she is building community around healthy eating and veganism– with an unbiased approach.


  • Find out what made her finally switch to a whole food plant-based lifestyle despite previous failed attempts to make it happen.
  • See how embracing a minimalist approach has given her freedom to live abroad and pursue other life goals.
  • Learn how you can successfully travel while maintaining a vegan lifestyle.
  • Find out how a plant-based vegan diet positively impacted her athletic performance.
  • Hear how she navigated living as a vegan within meat-centric cultures.
  • Listen to her insight on making healthy choices with a plant-based lifestyle and why you should choose organic produce over conventionally grown.
  • Get her tips for making a successful transition to a plant-based diet.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher Radio or  TuneIn.


Keep up with Naomi and learn more about everything she’s doing on  You can follow her adventures and become a part of her community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Learn more about the documentary What the Health.

Get more information about Tabitha brown, Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis and Jonny the Juicer.

Some of Naomi’s recommended books:

  1. The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet, by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD
  2. By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat, by Tracye Mcquirter
  3. Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing with Karyn, by Karyn Calabrese


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