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Ordinary Vegan Podcast

Ordinary Vegan Podcast - Are you sick of being sick? Do you want more energy? Do you want to treat yourself with more compassion? Ordinary Vegan addresses all aspects of eating and living healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including food, cooking, recipes and nutrition. This unique podcast empowers and inspires the listeners to live a long, healthy life that is also kind to the planet and animals.
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Jun 20, 2017

"The truth be known coronary artery disease is a toothless paper tiger that need never exist and if it does exist it need never progress.

The medical profession has at its fingertips, the seismic revolution in health. The seismic revolution is never going to come about from pills or drugs - it is never going to come through a procedure or an operation 

The seismic revolution will come about when we in the medical profession have the will, the guts, and the determination to share with the public the nutritional literacy that will empower them as a locus of control to destroy their chronic illness.”

                                  ~~Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. 

Heart disease is still America's #1 killer. What if heart disease could be eradicated?

Today I delve deep with the one and only Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. about the truth behind heart disease.

Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and featured expert in the acclaimed documentary "Forks Over Knives."

Dr. Esselstyn has single-handedly helped thousands of people recover from heart disease with his New York Times bestselling book called "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure" which teaches people how nutrition can treat heart disease.

Individuals who followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of people who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less that they had less than a year to live because of their heart disease.

Within months of starting Dr. Esselstyn's program these patients began to improve dramatically, and many years later, they remain free of heart symptoms.

Not only that, Dr. Esselstyn won a gold medal in the Olympics for rowing, and in 1968 he was awarded the bronze star for serving as an army surgeon in Vietnam.

For all his accolades, he is one of the most approachable, caring, compassionate human beings I have ever encountered, and his number one goal in life is to save lives. 

Please share this podcast with anyone who has heart disease or has a family history of heart disease so you can save lives too.

You can learn more about Dr. Esselstyn and his program here.

If you need help getting started on a plant-based diet - join my plant-based course Healthy Eating and Living With Plants . It will empower you with all the knowledge you need to start and maintain a plant-based diet. 

Thanks for joining us today. If you have any questions - email me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net

For delicious plant-based recipes and to learn more, head over to Ordinary Vegan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 8, 2017

It’s not always popular to speak negatively about commonly consumed and highly touted foods like cow’s milk and cheese from cows. 

But I felt personally bamboozled when I read all the research and discovered the negative effects of drinking dairy on my health, not to mention the planet and the exploitation of the animals who provide the milk.

How could I have been so misled?

Well, it wasn't my fault.  The United States Department of Agriculture and the milk industry has spent a lot of money over the years touting the importance of milk, and marketing that message to all of us.

Learn the frightening facts about cow's milk and join us in Ordinary Vegan's kitchen and create your own healthy cheese alternative.

Sign up for all of Ordinary Vegan's healthy recipes here.  Join our health and wellness community on Facebook where we are over 310,000 strong. 

Thanks for listening to the Ordinary Vegan's health and wellness podcasts. Please subscribe so you don't miss a podcast.

 

 

May 7, 2017

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer among women? And women who have heart attacks are twice as likely to die as men because they don't recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. According to the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, heart disease in not even on the radar of young women even though heart disease is on the rise for women between the ages of 29 and 45. 

Women and men's heart attacks are much different. Nearly 50% of women admitted to the hospital for heart attacks don't have chest pain. 

Learn how to recognize subtle heart attack symptoms and how to prevent heart disease with some simple strategies that could save your life.

This week's plant-based recipe are heart-healthy artichokes loaded with fiber and antioxidants. 

Good nutrition is the basis for living a long and healthy life, and education is power. Learn how to apply plant-based nutrition to your life by visiting 
Healthy Eating and Living With Plants

Read the show notes and get all Ordinary Vegan's recipes at ordinaryvegan.net

Apr 7, 2017

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. 

31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time and low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. 

Back pain also has wider financial implications to patients and society. In the United States alone $50 billion a year is spent on low back pain treatment. 

Most low back pain is short term and lasts few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain is defined as pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer and can be more than just physical. It can have a profound effect on every aspect of your life. 

Erectile Dysfunction can also have a profound effect on someone's life. Many people think ED is just an old person's problem or psychological problem, and roughly 40% of men in their 40s suffer from ED. 

Today we discuss underlying conditions that can predispose people to low back pain and erectile dysfunction.

The good news is a common underlying condition can be treated with food and nutrition.

Learn more on today's podcast.

We also share a delicious plant-based recipe - Brown Rice and Beans With Ginger Lime Chile Salsa - recipe here.

Thanks for joining us today.

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Join our health and wellness community on Facebook. We are over 311,000 strong.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net 

 

Feb 7, 2017

Do you want to begin a plant-based diet full or part-time but don't know where to start? Are you tired of all the confusion around what to eat on a plant-based diet? Do you worry about all the planning, hunting and gathering needed to create a vegan grocery list?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. 

Since becoming vegan in 2011, I have learned a lot about plant-based shopping and cooking. Many hits and many misses. In today's podcast I am providing a vegan grocery list to help you avoid the mistakes I made.

My best advice would be to keep it simple, and always have some cooked whole-grains, veggies and beans on hand for easy and delicious meals. I try to stay away from all processed foods, but when I can’t avoid it, I read the ingredients carefully. 

While this food list offers substitutes for everything you eat on a standard American diet, I don’t recommend eating a lot of processed food. But often people need substitutes to help them transition, and there is nothing wrong with putting a little vegan butter on whole-grain toast or using foods that mimic the taste or texture of animal protein. It is about compassion. Compassion for your body, compassion for the environment and compassion for animals. 

Thanks for joining us today!

**I have not been compensated from any brands that I mention in this podcast. It is just my personal opinion and I am sure I haven't tried everything available, but I certainly have come pretty close**

 

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