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At Plant Your Seed, we believe saving the planet starts with having compassion for yourself.  We seek raw and authentic stories from ordinary people who audaciously transformed their lives by transitioning to a plant-based diet.

Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Melanie Worley is an Emergency Medicine physician and soon-to-be Sports Medicine fellow, 3-time Boston marathoner with a 2:56 personal best in the marathon, and Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier. She is passionate about plant-based diets for both athletic performance and disease prevention.

She attended undergraduate at Wake Forest University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Health and Exercise Science major with honors and was a member of Phi Betta Kappa. She then went on to Ohio University for medical school, where she was president of the Lifestyle Medicine Club and published two lifestyle medicine-related publications. In residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for the Florida State Emergency Medicine program, she served as the Chief Resident of Wellness.

To learn more, go to and follow @trainedonplants on Instagram and check out her podcast, which is all about lifestyle and sports medicine, plant-based fueling, and running/triathlon training.