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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sid Garza-Hillman about raising healthy parents. This is Sid’s fourth appearance on the show, but his second formal interview. As an extension to last week’s podcast, PTP213: A New School Year & New Beginnings, we thought it would be a good idea to visit Sid’s approach to parenting. The best way to raise happy and healthy children with good values is to better ourselves as men and women first. Parenting is not about control, it’s about being and having a keen sense of values and sticking to them.

For those of you who don’t know Sid Garza-Hillman, he is a podcaster, YouTuber, and the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and his latest book, Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy, and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps coach, teaching people around the world his unique Small Steps approach to healthy living. He is the director for the Mendocino Center for Living Well at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and race director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, horse, dog, and two cats.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Bullying in school around food
  • Teachers teaching outside their nutritional training
  • “I have the same struggles, fears and worries as most parents”
  • Not neglecting yourself as a parent
  • “Parenting is an imperfect art”
  • Measuring success as parents
  • Food isn’t the real problem
  • Raising Healthy Parents
  • Actionable tips to start with today


Links to things we mentioned:

Sid Garza-Hillman: Website, Podcast, YouTube – Sid’s 12-week program

New Book: Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family by Sid Garza-Hillman

Approaching The Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman

The Small Step Advocate Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP125

Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189

Paleo, Protein & Purpose with Sid Garza-Hillman & Dr. Garth Davis – PTP201

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