Woman with folded arms outiside with the tex: The World Vegan Travel podcast Season 4 episode 9 Dr Yami Travel advice from a medical doctor

S4 Ep9 | Travel Advice from a Medical Doctor | Dr. Yami

Introducing Dr. Yami

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Dr. Yami and Dr. Yami is going to be sharing her advice for safe and healthy travel.

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author, podcast host, and professional speaker. A passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease, she founded  VeggieFitKids.com where she provides information on plant-based diets for children. She also hosts the podcast  Veggie Doctor Radio

She obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition, is a certified Food for Life Instructor, and a Jack Canfield Success Principles Certified Trainer. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric micro-practice in Yakima, WA where she lives with her husband and two active sons.  

Her book is entitled “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”.  So, some astute listeners will know that we had an episode on this topic over a year ago with the amazing Tess Challis which I will link to in the shownotes, but this episode will be from a slightly different perspective which is of course from an MD’s perspective. Dr. Yami is going to be sharing her tips to prevent medical issues from popping up and of course, ways to look after our health when we travel so that we can assure we can enjoy our holiday to the max.


  • 5:50 Introducing Dr. Yami
  • 9:52 Principles of staying healthy when traveling
  • 24:29 Using the CDC to inform our health and safety
  • 34:54 What’s in Dr. Yami’s medical kit for travel

Learn more about what we talk about

Travelers’ Health – cdc.gov

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