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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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Sep 29, 2019

In Podcast #63 "How Not To Diet", Dr. Greger discussed fat burning foods to help lose weight. Today's podcast is a follow-up to a few of the foods he mentioned.

First, we discuss which foods contribute to weight loss and why it works.

For example, there are certain foods that increase energy expenditure. Meaning, they have metabolic boosting properties.

Metabolism is the process by which our body converts what we eat and drink into energy. Often when we diet, our metabolism slows down because we need less energy to maintain our body.

Having a high metabolic rate not only burns calories but also gives us more energy.

There are also ingredients in foods that increase fat oxidation, which can increase fat burning by as much as 10-15%.

Furthermore, many scientific studies now show when a person adds these fat burning foods to their diet, they can lose weight permanently. You can learn more information in Dr. Michael Greger's new book "How Not To Diet."

Thanks for listening.

Please support today's sponsor Osea Malibu. Check out all their plant-based beauty products and use coupon code ordinaryvegan for $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more.

Hope you can join Dr. Michael Greger, Ocean Robbins and myself for a 5-day, all-inclusive retreat at Balance For Life in Deerfield, Florida.

The program, the speakers, the all plant-based food menu, and the beautiful beachfront location will make this a life-changing wellness retreat you will not want to miss. The event takes place February 28 through March 3, 2020.

Use the code ORDINARYVEGAN when you make your reservation, and you will save an additional $100 per guest.

You can find the Red Chili Sauce recipe here.

Last but not least, you can find all my recipes and vegan CBD products on the Ordinary Vegan website.

Sep 24, 2019

The primary cause of weight gain and disease is what we eat. Dr. Greger's new book "How Not To Diet" empowers us with the knowledge on how to live a healthy, obesity-free life without dieting.

If you are not familiar with Dr. Michael Greger, you should be. He is a physician, best selling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important health issues.

He is the founder of the non-profit NutritionFacts.org and the author of the New York Times bestseller "How Not To Die."

In a nutshell, Dr. Greger relies on the gold standard of medical research and devotes his life to the science of nutrition so we can live a long and healthy life.

It is a great honor to have him on my podcast. Today, Dr. Greger discusses his new book "How Not To Diet," being released on December 10, 2019.

"How Not To Diet; The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss" explores all the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success.

In addition, Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss while considering how these foods affect our health. And he lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet.

He also reveals the twenty-one weight loss accelerators available to our bodies. All included in "How Not To Diet."

Above all, topics covered in today's podcast include fasting, time restrictive eating, metabolic boosters, and exercising.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Greger.

Please pre-order "How Not To Diet" here.

All pre-sales help Dr. Greger spread the plant-based message on the New York Times bestselling list.

If you would like to join Dr. Greger and I on a 5-day, all-inclusive retreat called Balance For Life in Deerfield, Florida, click on this link. And use coupon code OrdinaryVeganfor $100.00 off for each guest.

The program,the speakers, the all-plant based food menu, and the beautiful beachfront location will make this a life-changing wellness retreat. So, please join us February 28 through March 3, 2020.

You can find all my recipes, my vegan CBD products, and all the resources you need to live a long and healthy life at OrdinaryVegan.net.

Join our healthy community on Facebook, which is over 310,000 strong. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for exclusive content.

Sep 14, 2019

Today's podcast explores the root of all disease, chronic inflammation. Also, the anti-inflammatory foods that can help reduce and fight inflammation. 

Inflammation is part of the body's response to infection and tissue damage, and it is crucial to the healing process.

But over the last 15 years, studies show that when chronic inflammation lingers, it leaves your body in a constant state of alert.

This can lead to chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer's disease.

Preventing chronic inflammation and knowing the signs is crucial.

Inflammation may be associated with general flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, headaches, loss of energy, and muscle stiffness.

Inflammation can also cause redness, joint pain, joint stiffness, or a swollen joint.

It can also affect organs like the heart and cause shortness of breath or fluid retention.

Chronic inflammation can also lead to weight gain.

Protect yourself by learning the causes, symptoms, and treatment of inflammation.

Discover all the anti-inflammatory foods you can consume and how to include them in your diet.

Today's recipes include 5-Ingredient Broccoli Soup and Walnut Pate

Thank you to Osea Malibu for sponsoring this week's podcast. Please go to www.oseamalibu.com to check out all their plant-based beauty products and use coupon code ordinaryvegan for $10.00 of your purchase of $50.00 or more.

You can find Ordinary Vegan's all-natural, vegan, organic, American grown hemp products here.

Please follow Ordinary Vegan on Instagram and join our large health and wellness community on Facebook, 310,000 strong.

References:
https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/lignans
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2685155
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1091581815584918

 

Aug 17, 2019

Is your tap water safe to drink? 

Contaminated water has become an alarming issue not only in the United States but all over the world. 

Uncontaminated water is essential for human survival, healthy ecosystems, and sustainable development. 

The tap water we drink isn’t just coming from your local stream. It comes from lakes, rivers, reservoirs, or underground sources like aquifers. And any kind of water can become polluted with chemicals, regardless of its size or location. 

According to a new report by the non-profit Environmental Working Group, as many as 43 states expose millions of people to dangerous chemicals in their tap water. 

Residents of Newark, New Jersey recently faced a lead water crisis which put 30,000 residents at risk of lead poisoning. 

And in 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source to the Flint River which led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other chemicals. 

Children are particularly vulnerable to unsafe tap water. Lead exposure in children can impact brain development and the nervous system. 

Water is such an important topic, and today, we explore how to make sure your tap water is safe to consume. 

Sources cited for:  Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink:

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/health-effects.html

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/search-results.php?zip5=90041&searchtype=zip

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11978586

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10228189

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072821/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19590124

https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/drinking-water-quality-2

https://www.ewg.org/research/report-110-million-americans-could-have-pfas-contaminated-drinking-water#.WwgkkC-ZPBJ

Here is the link to the Environmental Working Group Tap Water Database.

Thanks so much for listening and thank you for making the Ordinary Vegan Podcast a top 100 podcast for Alternative Health in iTunes.

Please keep those reviews coming. It definitely helps spread the plant-based message. 

You can find all my vegan, organically grown CBD products from hemp here. CBD is helping so many, and I hope it can help you. If you have any questions about CBD or any topic, you can send me an email at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

Til next time.

 

Jul 30, 2019

In today's podcast we focus on the healthiest beans you can eat from my legumes list.

Legumes provide a magnitude of essential nutrients that can help you live a longer and healthier life. And science proves that beans contribute to longevity because they cool down systemic inflammation.

Inflammation contributes to many long-term diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Chances are legumes, such as beans and lentils are not part of your regular diet.

This legumes list provides you with my favorite legumes, and some easy ways to make them part of your regular diet.

Legumes List includes:

Chickpeas- Also known as garbanzo beans are low in calories, rich in protein, and contain 71% of the RDI for folate. Folate is one of the B-vitamins that is needed to make red and white blood cells. Folate also converts carbohydrates into energy (metabolism) and maintains the genetic building blocks of the body.

Chickpeas are an excellent base for sandwiches like this Vegan Chickpea Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Lentils- Lentils are low calorie, high fiber, high protein and contain 90% of the RDI for folate.

They can be used to create almost anything from veggie burgers to soups, stews, and salads. My favorite is my east meets west Black Lentil Salad with Apples & Toasted Coconut.

Black Beans- Are three times less expensive than beef and chicken and are much more nutritionally dense. They can be the base for any veggie burger or as the perfect taco filler.

Cannellini Beans-Make a great salad. Drain some cooked beans, add some chopped sun-dried tomatoes arugula. Top with some fresh lemon juice.

Or you can make one of my all-time favorite recipes, Hemp Seeds, Cannellini Beans and Spinach.

You can find today's Three-Bean Longevity Soup recipe in this week's show notes

Hope this legumes list inspires you to add more beans to your diet! Thanks for stopping by.

Please join our health community on Facebook. We are over 310,000 strong. You can also find me on Instagram.

I am committed to helping you live a long, healthy, pain-free, anxiety-free life. You can find all my CBD products from hemp here. CBD oil from hemp is helping many.

I have made it my mission to provide the safest, highest quality CBD available.

Jun 20, 2019

Today, I want to encourage the pursuit of imperfection. 

It's called wabi-sabi, and accepting imperfection is the fundamental principal. 

That does not mean to embrace failure. It means to embrace learning and to be willing not to get it entirely right. 

“Wabi means simplicity, humility, and living in tune with nature." It describes someone content with little and makes the most of whatever they have.

 “Sabi” refers to transience, beauty, and authenticity of age." The term has its roots in Buddhism but eventually evolved into a distinctly Japanese ideal.

The Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi offers an inspiring new way to look at your entire life. It celebrates cracks, crevices and rot and all other marks that time and weather leave behind.

So what does this have to do with a vegan diet?

Because eating vegan is not about being perfect. And I never want to perpetuate that. 

There is no such thing as a perfect human or a perfect vegan.

It is time to celebrate and accept the beauty of imperfection of a vegan diet through wabi-sabi. 

Always remember; when nothing is certain, everything is possible.Hope you enjoy today’s podcast.

A big thanks goes to Nuzest Clean Lean Protein for sponsoring today’s podcast. Here is the link to their special offer for the Ordinary Vegan community.

Here are today’s recipes : Lettuce Leaves with Healthy Peanut Dipping Sauce and Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing.

Organically grown, non-GMO, vegan, pure CBD Oil made from hemp is available from Ordinary Vegan.

The Endocannabiniod System (ECS) is a self-regulating system of receptors that are located throughout the entire body. These receptors work in a lock & key relationship.

This vital system is primarily focused on supporting balance (homeostasis) in the body. If the ECS is not functioning correctly, additional nutrition may be necessary for proper support.

That is where CBD oil comes in. It balances and enhances the endocannabiniod system.

Ordinary Vegan's pure CBD oil is tested for the highest purity and potency. Hope it can help you. 

References Cited:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

Jun 9, 2019

Anyone who spends time in the outdoors, in backyards, in the woods, fields and even urban cities should be concerned about Lyme disease.

Why?

Because according to many reports, Lyme disease caused by ticks, increasingly threaten the health of people all over the world.

Most noteworthy, is over the past two decades, seven new tick-borne germs that can cause illness have been identified.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States, has tripled.

The states with highest incidence of this disease is #1 Maine, followed by Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, and Virginia.

Tick-borne and mosquito diseases are also on the rise in other states like Florida. They have seen a 77% increase in tick-borne disease infections.

But, it’s not just in the United States.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, say ticks are abundant in woodlands all across Europe from early spring to late autumn.

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe along with Lyme borreliosis.

Canada has also seen a higher risk of acquiring Lyme disease. Some patients are reporting that doctors in Canada are not aware of how prevalent it is, making it difficult to diagnose early.

Lyme disease has spread to Asia and around the world.

According to Popular Science, Lyme disease is thriving because warmer temperatures are making cold places suitable habitats for ticks.

One study predicts the incidence of this tick-borne disease will rise around 21% by mid-century because of climate change. And higher temperatures spur ticks to venture farther in search of hosts like deer, squirrels, and mice.

Today’s podcast is devoted to teaching you the symptoms and treatment of Lyme disease, and how to protect yourself.

Thank you so much for being here!

Thanks to Clean Lean Protein by Nuzest for sponsoring today’s podcast. Here is a link to their special offer for the Ordinary Vegan community.

Last but not least, my number one goal is to help you live a long, healthy, pain-free and anxiety-free life. And I believe CBD Oil from hemp is the next natural step in accomplishing that.

You can find all of Ordinary Vegan’s all natural, organic, vegan CBD products on ordinaryvegan.net- I will be launching two new products so keep your eyes peeled.

Please join our large health and wellness community on Facebook - over 310,000 strong - just go to facebook.com/ordinaryvegan, and please follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan.

Til next time

References cited:
https://www.popsci.com/lyme-disease-climate-change
https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html
https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/infected-ticks-and-lyme-disease-expand-because-of-climate-change/
Nantucket Extra Strength Tick Repellent

May 28, 2019

Most people don't think about liver health to increase metabolism, but the liver is responsible for helping metabolize fat, produce bile and clean toxins. All of these functions contribute to converting food into energy.

In fat metabolism the liver cells break down fats and produces energy. It also helps insure that the level of sugar in your blood (aka blood glucose) stays constant. 

Bile is primarily well-known as a digestive secretion that helps to digest fats. Bile also breaks down nutrients from food to produce energy and converts inactive Thyroid Hormone (T4) to active T3 that the cells can use. 

And when harmful toxins and substances enter your bloodstream, your liver acts fast to detoxify and destroy them. 

So keeping your liver healthy is crucial for overall health.

Cleansing your liver can also affect your pancreas and help produce normal levels of insulin. You could also see improved blood pressure and better cholesterol numbers. 

In today’s podcast, we discuss 10 ways to cleanse your liver naturally to increase metabolism. 

I am going to begin this 2-3 week liver cleanse to increase metabolism on June 3. Hope you can join me. Please join our health and wellness community on Facebook to track our progress. 

Here is what you will need.

Shopping List:

Lemons
Ginger Tea
High resistant starch foods like green bananas, chickpea liquid (aquafaba), oats & barley
High niacin fruits or vegetables each day like mushrooms, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, or brown rice
Healthy fats - ground flaxseeds, chia seeds or hemp seeds (2 tbsp a day)
Organic vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes

Say No To:

All oils including plant oils
Alcohol
Sleeping pills like Ambien
Avoid all processed foods and trans fats.
Exclude all gluten and GMO foods

Resistant Starch smoothie ideas:

Increase Metabolism Oatmeal Smoothie:

Add to a blender
1/2 cup of oats ground into a fine powder (before adding other ingredients)
1 fresh or frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 cup sugar-free almond milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp vanilla
Ice

Blend until smooth. You could also add different fruits.

Liver Cleanse Blueberry Smoothie:

Add to a blender
1/3 cup of oats ground into a fine powder (before adding other ingredients)
1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup on non-dairy sugar free milk or non-dairy yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Ice
Blend until smooth. Experiment with different fruits.

Thanks for being here. Please follow me on Instagram and use the hashtag #ordinaryvegan and #increasemetabolism if you are joining us for the liver cleanse. 

I would also like to thank Nuzest for sponsoring this week’s podcast. You can find the special offer from Nuzest here.

I am dedicated to supplying you with the highest quality CBD oil from hemp.

CBD is setting the world on fire because of its ability to help people with so many ailments by enhancing receptors responsible for pain, inflammation and anxiety. 

Just go to Ordinary Vegan to find my CBD capsules, drops and pain cream.

If you have an questions, don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach me at questions@ordianaryvegan.net .

Hope you enjoy today’s podcast.

Til next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2019

Eating the rainbow is a simple way of reminding yourself to consume different colors of fruits and vegetables. By consuming an array of colorful plants, you provide your body with a powerhouse of nutrients that helps ward off disease. 

Today’s podcast will explore why eating a variety of fruits and vegetables helps you and how each color of fruits and vegetables bring their own individual vitamins and nutrients. 

Subjects Covered In Eating The Rainbow
For Optimal Health & Wellness Include:

Blue & Purple Fruits & Vegetables
Red Fruits & Vegetables
Orange & Yellow Fruits & Vegetables
Green Fruits & Vegetables
White Fruits & Vegetables
Why Colors Matter
The Healthiest Fruits & Vegetables
Ways To Eat A Rainbow
Eating The Rainbow Recipes

Hope you enjoy today's podcast on eating the rainbow.

Here are today’s recipes:  Red Bell Pepper Soup with Crunchy Garbanzo Beans and Oil-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing.

I have a sincere passion for keeping you well, and if you have any questions, please don't ever hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

Please follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan. If you create any of Ordinary Vegan's recipes, please use the hashtag #ordinaryvegan so I can see your masterpiece.

Please join our community on Facebook, over 310,000 strong vocal, active community members. Just go to facebook.com/ordinaryvegan.

Also, please subscribe and share my podcast because together we can spread the compassion.

Thanks to our sponsor, Clean Lean Protein from Nuzest.  Nuzest has arranged a special offer for the Ordinary Vegan community. To get 15% off your order of any regularly priced products, just click here.

Ordinary Vegan is committed to providing the highest grade of pure CBD oil with no added unnatural ingredients. 

Most people don’t understand precisely how and why pure CBD oil from hemp works so here is a link to a chart explains the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how it affects virtually every system of our body. 

Here is a chart that may help.

No matter what your particular ailment may be, pure vegan CBD oil may help. 

References Cited:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650503/

https://ordinaryvegan.net/starch-based-diet-john-mcdougall/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21109085

https://www.nuzest-usa.com/product-category/shop-nuzest?aud=ov15

https://ordinaryvegan.net/pure-cbd-oil/

Apr 10, 2019

Whether you're giving up animal products for your health, animal rights or climate change, you may need assistance. Today we discuss some tried and tested vegan tips to help this process go more smoothly.

Here are a few problems we explore.

Eating out or not knowing what to feed your non-vegan family can be challenging. These vegan tips should help you survive as a vegan in a multi-vore household.

Leading a busy lifestyle, eating out and trying to find quick plant-based options are also addressed. As more and more fast food restaurants offer vegan selections, the simpler it becomes. Learn your options in today's podcast.

Additionally, it is not always going to be easy, but remember that “straying maps the path.” From the inspiring wisdom of Rumi's poem “The Sight Of A Soul.”

My interpretation of that poem is until we stray from the path we will never know what is waiting for us.

Furthermore, change is scary. But Rumi also says “when you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you.” And big changes, like eating plant-based, bring big positive consequences!

I hope today's vegan tips help you begin or continue on your path towards veganism.

Other topics discussed today include the April 2019 supplement study from researchers from Tuft's University. You can learn more here.

Vegan Tips Recipe of The Day

Ordinary Vegan's recipe of the day is Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw. We also discussed Ordinary Vegan's Beef Stew and Vegan Gravy.

Don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's recipes and vegan tips! Sign up ,so you don't miss a thing.

Thanks to our sponsor, Clean Lean Protein from Nuzest. To order your special clean lean protein starter pack with FREE SHIPPING, go to Nuzest.us/ov  today.

Additionally, I am devoted to keeping you healthy, so I began creating my own line of CBD oil made from hemp to assist you.

CBD oil is a natural compound found in the hemp plant.

Despite its close relation (cousin) to psychoactive cannabis, hemp and hemp-derived products don’t make you high.

In December 2018, The Farm Bill was passed making hemp and CBD oil from hemp federally legal.

I choose to provide CBD oil to our community because all CBD is not created equal and many companies import their CBD from China. Those oils can contain contaminants, pesticides and heavy metals.  I wanted to make sure you received the safest and most reliable Vegan CBD oil on the market.

Just go to OrdinaryVegan.net to order.

Helping people naturally is what CBD is all about, and I hope it can help you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net or visit our FAQ page.

Thanks for being here. For more vegan tips, please listen to all my podcasts on iTunes, Spotify or here on this website.

Til next time!

References cited for “Vegan Tips For Embracing a Healthy Plant-Based Diet”

https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/issues/8_1/current-articles/Studies-Warn-of-Possible-Dangers-from-Taking-Supplements_815-1.html
https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/issues/8_1/current-articles/Studies-Warn-of-Possible-Dangers-from-Taking-Supplements_815-1.html
The Cheese Trap – Dr. Neal Barnard
Forks Over Knives DVD
The Essential Rumi

 

Apr 9, 2019

Learning how to read a food label can help you make smart food choices. But decoding the nutrition facts can be baffling.

Today's podcast will teach you how to build food labeling skills to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices.

Subjects covered in today's podcasts include:

Navigating nutrition facts
Calories
Fat Calories
Saturated Fat
Carbohydrates
Protein
Sodium
Cholesterol
Added Sugars
Dietary Fiber
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

References cited:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537813/
https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/38/3/791/684827
https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/sprsum10/articles/sprsum10pg12-13.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/children-sodium/index.html
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/23/558761819/the-fda-will-decide-if-these-26-ingredients-count-as-fiber
US Federal Jury Ruled that Bayer (Monsanto) must pay more than 80 million dollars in damages to Edwin Hardeman, who developed cancer after using RoundUp.

Hope you enjoy today's podcast on how to read a food label.  I have a sincere passion for keeping you well, and if you have any questions, please don't ever hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

Please follow me on Instagram@ordinaryvegan and please join our community on Facebook, over 310,000 strong. Just go to facebook.com/ordinaryvegan

Also, please subscribe and share my podcast because together we can spread the compassion.

Thanks to our sponsor, Clean Lean Protein from Nuzest. To order your special clean lean protein starter pack with FREE SHIPPING, go to Nuzest.us/ov today.

You can find all of Ordinary Vegan's CBD products here.

Til next time!

 

Mar 19, 2019

Fifty-years-ago, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat. Forty-years-ago, high fructose corn syrup  (HFCS) started trickling into our food supply. Most people didn't know what HFCS was. So began the confusion about what is sugar and what sugars are healthy.

When I decided to tackle the subject of sugar, one of the most surprising statistics I found out is that 99% of  toddlers ages 12 to 18 months are downing 5-7 teaspoons of added sugar a day.  Not only that, the average sugar consumption for adults is 25 teaspoons a day. Well over the recommended amounts. 

Since the discovery of high fructose corn syrup, the American consumption of fructose jumped from 37 grams per day in the 1970s to a record high of 62 grams per day in 2000.

So where is all this added sugar coming from? Here is an example. A 20 oz soft drink contains about 16 teaspoons of high fructose corn syrup, and an energy drink can hold over 50 grams of high fructose corn syrup. Salad dressings, ketchup, fruit drinks and even bread can have a large amounts of sugar. And most people have no idea they are consuming this much-added sugar.

In today’s podcast, we break down the truth about sugar, and how it impacts our health. We also examine natural sugars and their role in a healthy diet.

We also discuss why sugar may not be vegan due to its questionable infiltration.

Resources:

A List of Bone Char Free Sugar Companies

Thanks for listening. Please follow me on Instagram@ordinaryvegan and please join our health and wellness community on Facebook, over 310,000 strong.

I am devoted to keeping you healthy, and as many of you know, I began creating my own line ofCBD oilmade from hemp to assist you.

CBD Oil(cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flowers of the hemp plant. A plant with a rich history as medicine going back thousands of years.

I choose to provide CBD oilto our community because I wanted to make sure you received the safest and most reliable CBD oil on the market. Because I believe that the phytochemicals in CBD can help optimize human health no matter what your particular ailment may be. Hope my CBD oil can help you.

To learn more about the power of CBD oil, listen toPodcast #30 – Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil. Or visit our FAQ page.

Thanks to this week’s sponsor - Blinkist. Go to Blinkist for your free seven-day trial.

Til next time

Research Resources:

https://ordinaryvegan.net/vegansugar/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171013103623.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4783224/

https://genome.duke.edu/news/mon-04302018-1349/cancer-cells-adapt-gorge-sugar-liver

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar

Feb 19, 2019

It's no secret that human activity is changing the climate.  For many, how to protect the environment can seem like a daunting task.

In October 2018, the United Nations top climate science panel gathered in South Korea to prepare a new report on climate change. Their report stated the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change.

They predicted if significant steps were not taken, global warming could create extreme heat, drought, floods, poverty, and trillions of dollars in debt.

Not long after, in December 2018, The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet and Health was released. This commission brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy, sustainable diet.

Their findings were equally as dire. The report revealed that if we don't make a radical change in diet and food production, we could be facing catastrophic damage to our planet.

The good news is you don't have to feel helpless about the future of the planet. Because how to protect the environment begins with you. And there are positive steps we can do to tackle climate change right now.

Today's podcast focuses on unexpected ways you can help.

Thanks for listening and always remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle because how to protect the environment begins with you.

How To Protect The Environment Resources:

https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_pollution
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/plastic-planet-waste-pollution-trash-crisis/

I would like to thank today's podcast sponsor Blinkist.

Blinkist is the only app that takes the best key takeaways, the need-to-know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just 15 minutesGo to Blinkist.com/ordinaryvegan to begin your free 7 day trial.

Last but not least, since 2011, Ordinary Vegan has dedicated her life to health and wellness and educating others on the power of plant-based nutrition.

Ordinary Vegan now has a line of plant-based, all natural CBD oil products made from organic American hemp.

All my products are tested for the highest purity and potency.

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To learn more about the power of CBD oil, listen to Podcast #30 - Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil. Or visit our FAQ page.

Feb 2, 2019

In an effort to lose weight, it's easy to be tempted by various fad diets. The difference between good fats and bad fats can get confusing.

In today's podcast, we explore the myths and truths about fat and low carb diets.

TOPICS INCLUDED:
Fat and cholesterol
Saturated Fat
Unsaturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
The Ketogenic Diet
The Atkins Diet

REFERENCES:
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/saturated-fat-is-bad-for-the-heart-despite-the-headlines/
https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/polyunsaturated-fats#.V7jCgGUyf8s
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2360254/
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/7/1717
https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/saturated-fats#.V7itv2Uyf8s
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1616815
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3024594/
https://ordinaryvegan.net/gut-health/
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/11/nyregion/just-what-killed-the-diet-doctor-and-what-keeps-the-issue-alive.html

Thanks to today’s podcast sponsor Blinkist. Blinkist is the only app that takes the best key takeaways, the need to know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just 15 minutes. For a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer for the Ordinary Vegan community. Go to Blinkist.com/Ordinaryvegan for a FREE 7-day trial.

Please follow me on Instagram and join our health and wellness community on Facebook – over 314,000 strong.  We also have a private Facebook group.

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You can purchase and learn about the health benefits of my Vegan CBD Oil made from hemp here. If you get a chance read the testimonials – it is incredible how much it is helping people. I hope it can help you because my goal is to provide you with all the tools you need to live a long, healthy, pain-free life and anxiety free life!

If you have any questions – reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

Thanks for listening  – Til next time

Jan 12, 2019

Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life,  and a greater sense of well being. 

If you are reading this, then you already are seeking to live a healthier lifestyle,  And a healthy lifestyle brings longevity.  We talk so much about living longer but do we ask ourselves enough “why do we want to live longer?”

What is our sense of purpose that gets us up every day and brings us pure joy? 

Today, we live in a world we can never escape. Our phones are continually pinging us with bad news. Social media is dividing us more than connecting us. 

A growing body of evidence shows that this constant barrage of news and sharing on social media can lead to depression and increased feelings of inadequacy. 

Many studies have shown that people who are unhappy are three to ten times more likely to get sick and die prematurely compared to those who have a stronger sense of connection, joy, and community.

Today we explore the idea of giving up everything that doesn’t bring us joy. We also discuss what is joy and how we can bring more joy into our lives. 

STUDIES DISCUSSED: 

Alzheimers & Irisin
The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust Survivors

REFERENCES:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on The Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Meetup.com
Volunteer Match

TODAY’S JOYFUL RECIPE

Chickpeas & Spinach with Spicy Breadcrumbs

Thanks to today’s podcast sponsor Blinkist. Blinkist is the only app that takes the best key takeaways, the need to know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just 15 minutes. For a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer for the Ordinary Vegan community. Go to Blinkist.com/Ordinaryvegan for a seven-day free trial.

You can find today’s show notes and RECIPE on my website.

Please follow me on Instagram and join our health and wellness community on Facebook - over 314,000 strong - just go to facebook.com/ordinaryvegan

You can purchase and learn about the health benefits of my Vegan CBD made from hemp here. If you get a chance read the testimonials .It is incredible how much my CBD is helping people. I hope it can help you because my goal is to provide you with all the tools you need to live a long, healthy, pain-free and anxiety free life!

If you have any questions - reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net

Thanks for listening everyone - Til next time

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