Even in the best of times, many people struggle to get high-quality sleep. So today's podcast is devoted to foods to help you sleep.
Since my last podcast, our life, as we know it, has changed drastically. Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. The coronavirus has changed how we conduct our daily lives, and change is hard.
The first thing I would like to say is stimulate don't isolate. Meaning, take this downtime as an opportunity to do something different. So many of us rush through our moments in life because we are so busy. And now we have literally been forced to stop what we are currently doing.
If you are sick, I am sending you compassion. Here's to you getting steadier, stronger, and healthier every day. I know you can do it.
With big change, comes stress. When we are stressed, it is hard to sleep soundly. And sleep deprivation, weakens your immunity. Virus outbreaks are not the time for a weak immune system.
The good news is, there are foods to help you sleep.
Not only that, these foods can help you build a stronger immunity to disease. Because, according to Mayo Clinic, the strength of your immune system is dependent on a good night sleep. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
Many people in the wellness world are turning to cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD Oil from hemp, for its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects. Ordinary Vegan's pure CBD Oil from hemp is organically grown in the USA and carefully tested for any impurities. You can learn more about CBD oil from hemp here. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have at Questions@ordinaryvegan.net
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Given the heightened risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, today’s podcast is dedicated to the single best thing you can do to avoid it.
Unquestionably, I am not an alarmist, but sometimes we need to prepare for a possible disruption in our lives like the novel coronavirus.
Also, as of today, March 5, the chances of contracting the novel coronavirus is very low, so please don’t panic. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take precautions.
First off, we are being inundated with new, unfamiliar words and phrases.
For example, SARS-CoV-2 is the official name of the novel coronavirus that is spreading. COVID-19 is the disease it causes.
Most media outlets use the term coronavirus to describe SARS-CoV2.
Coronaviruses CoV is a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe disease.
There are hundreds of coronaviruses, most of which circulate among animals including pigs, camels, bats and cats
As a result, the term novel coronavirus (nCoV), means this virus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
It should be noted, that odds are you won’t contract novel coronavirus. Especially if you know how to protect your body from the infection.
Learn today your best defense against the novel coronavirus and the best protection against any flu.
Today’s podcast includes a recipe from “The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” available now on Amazon.
My sponsor for today’s podcast is Ordinary Vegan’s pure organic vegan CBD Oil made from Hemp.
In short, as more research comes in, we are learning that CBD is especially helpful for seniors with aches, pains, and overall wellness. You can find all of Ordinary Vegan’s CBD products made from Hemp here.
You can find me, show notes and all my recipes at OrdinaryVegan.net.
Vitamin C Salad - Kale, Blood Orange and Walnut - available in this week's show notes.
If you need more incentive to eat your leafy green vegetables, this podcast is especially for you.
Did you know leafy green vegetables are superfoods? They are rich in vitamins and minerals. Low in calories and high in fiber and calcium. Greens can lower your risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Dark leafy green vegetables can even help manage your weight. Not only that, evidence keeps piling up that leafy greens such as spinach and kale can keep your brain sharp and save your memory.
Today’s podcast explores all the new and extraordinary breakthrough studies that could change the way you look at dark leafy green vegetables.
Furthermore, we discuss tasty ways to eat and include more greens in your diet.
Over the years, my philosophy on cooking plant-based grows, and how I execute recipes keeps evolving. When I was presented with the challenge of developing 100 plant-based recipes with only five ingredients, at first, I was hesitant.
But then I realized that one of the most common barriers to eating plant-based foods was the learning curve and the time it took to cook. And I wanted to share my knowledge and everything I have learned to help make things easy and delicious for you.
Are you looking to increase serotonin and dopamine naturally?
Maybe to fight the winter blues or perhaps to help with more serious mental health issues.
Let”s face it. People are feeling more and more anxious these days. Between the threat of global warming, the coronavirus, and every day news events being stressed and sad it at an all time high.
Feeling sad is part of being human and temporary. Depression is more than ordinary sadness. It can cause anxiety, fatigue, trouble with concentration, and a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
Researchers have been studying the link between serotonin and depression for more than five decades. Their conclusion is that having too little of this neurotransmitter can cause or contribute to depression or mental health problems.
In addition, multiple studies now show a major correlation between decreased serotonin and the food we eat.
Today we learn how the two neurotransmitters, serotonin, and dopamine, stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness.
We also learn how these neurotransmitters work in our body and how we can increase serotonin and dopamine by the food we consume.
Not only that, there is an exact serotonin formula that you can use whenever you are feeling sad or depressed.
HOW TO INCREASE SEROTONIN & DOPAMINE NATURALLY WITH FOOD
I am constantly tapping into the vast pool of studies that connect food and disease, and I hope today’s podcast can help you.
Thank you to Zulka Sugar for being today’s sponsor. It is sweet tooth February and a little sweet now and then won’t hurt anyone. You can find Zulka’s Bone-Char Free, Certified Vegan, Organic Sugar here. Follow them on Facebook to learn more.
Last but not least, my new cookbook, “The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” is now available on Amazon. I was motivated to write this book because I wanted to make your transition to a plant-based diet easy as possible. Please pre-order because pre-sales on Amazon matter and will help me get my book into bookstores. Thanks for your support!
Until next time!
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We all have bad habits that we struggle with, from unhealthy eating to smoking. Today’s podcast examines how to break a bad habit with psychiatrist and addiction expert, Dr. Judson Brewer.
Judson Alyn Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. had devoted his career to the mechanisms of habit, and his discoveries have been life changing for many people. His Youtube video “A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit” has over 8 million views.
He has published numerous articles, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, and in multiple magazines. As director of research at the Center of Mindfulness, Dr. Brewer has developed mindfulness programs for the treatment of addictions.
He is also an author and wrote a book called “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits.”
What we learn today is that the key to breaking bad habits is not white-knuckled willpower, but with mindfulness. And Dr. Brewer shares the steps you can take to implement mindfulness into your daily life.
I hope this podcast can help you break a bad habit.
When I was presented with the challenge of developing 100 plant-based recipes with only five ingredients, at first, I was hesitant. But then I realized that one of the most common barriers to eating plant-based foods was the learning curve and the time it took to cook. And I wanted to share my knowledge and everything I have learned to help make things easy and delicious for you.
Please preorder on Amazon today because pre-sales matter. When you preorder a book, it's a clear message to Amazon that there is a demand for my book, and it will show up more readily in Amazon search.
As always, thank you for your support, kindness and for listening.
Many companies are entering the plant-based meat business, and sales are booming. But is vegan meat healthy? And what about all the other plant-based products targeting meat-eaters? What does "plant-based" actually mean?
Simply put, plant-based is now the buzz-word for health, and marketers have seized the moment. But plant-based doesn't always equal healthy.
In today’s episode, we break down the nutrition and ingredients from the two best-selling plant-based meat companies, Beyond Meat & Impossible Foods.
Their vegan meats have become so popular they are now available in dozens of chain restaurants ranging from Burger King to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
While plant-based meat has taken the world by storm, most consumers fueling this market don’t know what they are eating. All they know is that it is an animal meat alternative and better for the environment.
Now let's get back to the question. Is vegan meat healthy?
What about the ingredients?
Every plant-based meat has different components, some healthier than others.
In an ideal world, we would only eat whole foods. But, that often doesn’t fit our lifestyle. But, before you eat another plant-based burger, know what you are eating. I strongly encourage you to look at a label or research online to get a full picture of the food you are consuming.
In addition, we also discuss which food chains are offering complete vegan versions of those fast-food plant-based burgers now available everywhere.
Thanks for listening to Podcast #68: Is Vegan Meat Healthy and for being part of our healthy community.
If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please let me know by leaving a review on iTunes.
You can find show notes at Ordinary Vegan.
Today’s podcast is sponsored by Ordinary Vegan Organic CBD Oil made from Hemp. Unfortunately, we live in stressful times, and stress often depletes our endocannabinoid receptors that produce serotonin or protects us from pain.
Experts are still trying to fully understand the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). But so far, we know it plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including sleep, pain, inflammation, mood, appetite, and memory.
Experts aren’t entirely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS, but many believe it works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. CBD also enhances those receptors.
I chose to create my Ordinary Vegan CBD so that you could always purchase a safe and reliable vegan brand. I hope it can help you.
Til next time.
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Unlike diets that tell you what to eat, time-restricted eating focuses on when to eat.
Today’s podcast is devoted to the latest studies on time-restricted eating and the recently revealed health benefits.
Time-Restricted eating is becoming an increasingly popular way to lose weight. Furthermore, this fasting technique is showing a lot of promise.
In the past, many of the studies on time-restricted eating have involved animals rather than people.
For example, one study in 2014 found that mice that only ate food during an 8 to 9 hour period each day lost weight and had improved metabolic fitness.
Also, another highly touted peer-reviewed 2015 study in PLOS One, examined a possible interplay between the frequency of eating and metabolic health like low-grade inflammation. They found that more extended fasting periods and less food consumption in the evening may lower inflammation.
This study is essential because low-grade inflammations are an underlying contributor to numerous cancers and insulin resistance.
Both of these studies involved mice, not human beings.
Finally, in November 2019, a new comprehensive study was done on humans, and the results were very favorable.
Learn more about how you might benefit from time-restricted eating by listening to today’s podcast.
Lastly, today’s podcast was sponsored by Ordinary Vegan’s CBD from hemp.
Ordinary Vegan provides all-natural vegan, organically grown, non-gmo, gluten-free, and tested to ensure the best quality CBD Oil available.
I am proud to say, Ordinary Vegan’s CBD was featured in Retirement Magazine.
Getting older is a fact of of life, but aches, pains and anxiety don’t have to be. CBD would make a great present for your mom or dad.
If you are not familiar with CBD, CBD oil from hemp is a plant-based natural additive containing cannabidiol, or CBD. While CBD is not intended to treat or cure any specific conditions, it is becoming more recognized amongst the medical community as a key component to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Thanks for being here everyone!
Til next time.
Every November, we commemorate World Vegan Month.
What better way to celebrate than welcoming long-time animal advocate, author, and all-around inspiring vegan, Colleen Patrick Goudreau. In addition, she is an acclaimed speaker, and her award-winning Food for Thought podcast has been changing hearts and minds for over 14 years.
Colleen is also a recognized expert and leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately. She is the author of seven books, including her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: Everything You Need to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Keep Eating Meat, Dairy, and Eggs.
I was first introduced to Colleen back in 2011 when she was a speaker at Vida Vegan Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon. At the time, I was only plant-based for three months, and I was pretty clueless about what embracing a vegan diet really meant.
After hearing Colleen speak about the bigger picture, the true meaning, and spiritual journey of not eating animals, I knew there was no going back.
In today’s podcast, we discuss Colleen’s practical advice and wisdom on how to live a compassionate lifestyle.
She will inspire you to find your vegan voice and how to share that voice with others. In addition, her boundless devotion to protecting animals will motivate others to do the same.
Please welcome Collen Patrick Goudreau!
Today’s podcast is sponsored by Ordinary Vegan’s organic, vegan CBD Oil From Hemp. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments without the side effects of commonly prescribed drugs. If you have any questions about CBD, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I appreciate all of you so much. Thank you for listening. Always remember, every plant-based plate of food you eat impacts humanity on a global level.
Combined drug intoxication (CDI), also known as multiple drug intake, is an unnatural cause of human death. This shouldn’t be confused with drug overdose because CDI is due to the simultaneous use of multiple drugs.
CDI is becoming more common in recent years because mental health problems are on the rise, and many people are taking some kind of anti-anxiety or depression medication. What many of these people don’t know is that these prescribed medications can interact badly with common over-the-counter medications or other prescribed drugs.
Not only that, cough syrups, antihistamines, cold, and flu medications can be utterly confusing. Often people are using the same ingredients just in different packaging, thinking they’re different when in reality they have the same ingredients.
Today’s podcast is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of mixing medications and thinking twice about what you put in your body.
We are also heading into flu season so before you reach for your go-to medication, make sure you listen to this podcast.
Above all, to be safe, read the active ingredients list before you buy any over-the-counter medication, and if you are on prescribed medication, talk to the pharmacist before combining any medications.
Thanks for listening. I hope today’s podcast information helps you live a long and healthy life.
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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."
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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.
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.
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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.
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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Til next time.
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.
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.
I have made it my mission to provide the safest, highest quality CBD available.
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.
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.
Anyone who spends time in the outdoors, in backyards, in the woods, fields and even urban cities should be concerned about Lyme disease.
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!
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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Hope you enjoy today’s podcast.
Til next time!
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.
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Here is a chart that may help.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 email@example.com or visit our FAQ page.
Til next time!
The Cheese Trap – Dr. Neal Barnard
Forks Over Knives DVD
The Essential Rumi
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
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 minutes. Go 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.
My organic hemp provides CBD, CBC, CBG, and other beneficial phytochemicals only found in plants to optimize human health.
No matter what your particular ailment may be, start the day with help from Ordinary Vegan's CBD Oil from Hemp.
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.
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.
Fat and cholesterol
The Ketogenic Diet
The Atkins Diet
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.
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!
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Thanks for listening – Til next time
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.
TODAY’S JOYFUL RECIPE
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 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!
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Thanks for listening everyone - Til next time
Each year, over 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies.
Many of these allergic conditions are on the rise.
In medicine, the hygiene hypothesis states a lack of early childhood exposure to germs suppresses the natural development of the immune system.
In other words, living conditions in much of the world might be too clean and being exposed to germs as a child may protect us from allergies.
An additional theory is that the increased antibiotic use parallels the rise in allergies and asthma.
But other research suggests that the rising prevalence of allergies are the result of many factors.
Bottom line, no one really knows the why, but there are ways we can protect ourselves.
Today we will explore the most common allergy causes, symptoms, and prevention.
Discover what allergen triggers could be lurking in your home. Learn the difference between cold and allergy symptoms. Find out some plant-based substitutions for common food allergies.
Last but not least, I will reveal three foods that can help relieve your allergies.
Hope you enjoy today’s podcast.
Here is a link to today's recipe; Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw.
If you are just getting started on a vegan diet, make sure you listen to Podcast #1: Getting Started On A Vegan Diet and Podcast #2: Everything You Need To Know About Vegan Protein.
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I just launched my Organic American Grown CBD Pain Cream from hemp in addition to my tinctures and capsules. My goal is to provide you with the safest and most reliable CBD on the market. You can read the testimonials here.