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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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May 5, 2021

If there's one person who put the vegan lifestyle on the map, it would have to be Kathy Freston. For over 10 years, Kathy has been part of the plant-based movement. She has written nine books including Veganist, The Lean, Clean Protein, and Quantum Wellness. Her newest offering, co-authored with Gene Stone, is entitled "72 Reasons To Be Vegan - Why Plant-Based. Why Now" which was released on March 30 of this year.

Kathy's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey show inspired Oprah and her entire staff to go entirely vegan for 21 days. In addition, Kathy appears frequently on national TV, including Ellen, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Talk, Extra, and Oprah, and her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, W, Fitness, and The Huffington Post.

In this episode, Kathy Freston and Nancy touch on numerous subjects including:

  • Kathy's personal journey to veganism
  • Faux meats and processed food
  • How to reduce our environmental impact
  • Soy and breast cancer
  • Dairy intolerance
  • Better sex and glowing skin
  • Keto diet
  • Foodborne illness

You can find Kathy's new book "72 Reasons To Be Vegan" here. Follow her on Instagram  and learn more about Kathy Freston on her website.

Thanks to Bragg for sponsoring today's podcast. Go to www.Bragg.com and use coupon code VEGAN15 for 15% off your first order.

Additionally, you can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook Group and community.

Sign up so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes.

Are you looking for a simple, no-fuss recipe book?  You can purchase my book “The Easy Five-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” here.

Also, if you get a chance, please write a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so our community can grow.

Thanks for listening and a big thank you to Kathy Freston for sharing her knowledge with the Ordinary Vegan community!

 

Apr 17, 2021

Mushrooms are one of the hottest wellness trends of 2021. From weight management to cognitive health, the mushrooms' health benefits are abundant. Today's podcast is dedicated to exploring the magic and the mystery of mushrooms with mushroom guru, Jeff Chilton.

Jeff Chilton has been deeply steeped in mushrooms since 1973.

In the late seventies, he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation.

During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator.

In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry.

Since 1989, Nammex has pioneered the development and manufacture of mushroom extracts for the health and wellness industry. Nammex specializes in mushroom products and is the premier supplier of organically certified mushroom extracts

Podcast #97 will explore all the mushrooms' health benefits along with:

  • How mushrooms played a role in our ancestor's brain size
  • Scientific studies on how eating mushrooms could help preserve cognitive health
  • Mushrooms and weight loss
  • Funghi and mushrooms
  • Mushrooms and glycemic index
  • Varieties and harvesting of mushrooms
  • Beta-glucans and immunity
  • Lions Mane and neuron production
  • Whole mushrooms vs extracts and supplements
  • Mushrooms and UV light to produce vitamin D

I hope today's podcast on mushrooms' health benefits inspires you to add more mushrooms to your diet.

For recipes and inspiration, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products from hemp on my website.

The National Institutes of Health released a study that "revealed very high rates of clinically significant insomnia along with more stress, anxiety, and depression since the Covid-19 pandemic." All-natural CBD from hemp can enhance the serotonin receptors. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with people who have depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a key factor behind insomnia. I hope my CBD can help you get a good night's sleep.

Additionally, you can find my cookbook "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE.

Thanks to Bragg for sponsoring today's podcast. Go to www.Bragg.com and use coupon code VEGAN15 for 15% off your first order.

Feb 23, 2021

Are you thinking of adding more plants to your diet in 2021?  Today's podcast shares some easy vegan swaps to ease the transition. 

Finding substitutions for animal products is perhaps the most difficult part of vegan cooking. But it can also be the healthiest thing you can do. For example, when you switch one tablespoon of aquafaba for one egg, you cut out 5 grams of fat and 75 calories.  So if you are looking for equally delicious and healthy vegan swaps, look no further.

Podcast #96 will introduce you to many vegan swaps and recipes along with:

  • Healthy Eating Checklist
  • Oil Substitutes
  • Best Vegan Banana Bread: Oil-Free & Super Moist
  • Whipped Cream and Meringue 
  • Egg Replacements
  • Quick Black Bean Veggie Burgers (recipe below)
  • The Best Vegan Binding Agents
  • Cream and Sauce Substitutes
  • Sunflower Pasta Alfredo Sauce (recipe below)
  • Gelatin Precautions

I hope today's simple vegan swaps helps your transition to a plant-based diet.

For recipes and inspiration, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products from hemp on my website.

The National Institutes of Health released a study that "revealed very high rates of clinically significant insomnia along with more stress, anxiety, and depression since the Covid-19 pandemic." All-natural CBD from hemp can enhance the serotonin receptors. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with people who have depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a key factor behind insomnia. I hope my CBD can help you get a good night's sleep.

Additionally, you can find my cookbook "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE.

I would also like to thank Forager for sponsoring this podcast. Don't forget to go to Foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth  for your FREE cup of yogurt.

Please stay safe and stay well.

Feb 9, 2021

In today's podcast, Dr. Noelle LoConte discusses the relationship between alcohol and cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, alcohol use is one of the most preventable risk factors for cancer. They further state that alcohol use accounts for about 6% of all cancers and 4% of all cancer deaths.  For many cancers, the more alcohol you drink, the higher your cancer risk. But for some types of cancers, in particular breast cancer, consuming even small amounts of alcohol can increase the risk.

Furthermore, BreastCancer.org warns women that as little as three alcoholic drinks per week give you a 15% higher risk of breast cancer compared to non-drinkers.

Most people don't realize that tipping back a beer, wine, or a cocktail could increase their cancer risk.

Noelle LoConte, M.D., specializes in the relationship between alcohol and cancer. She is the first author on the American Society of Clinical Oncology policy statement on alcohol and cancer and has served on the ASCO prevention Committee.

Dr. LoConte is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, did her internal medicine  internship at UW, and completed her internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.  Her clinical interests are in medical oncology, and she maintains a practice in gastrointestinal cancers.  Her research and outreach interests are in cancer control across the cancer continuum, and she is the principal investigator (PI) for the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.  Through this work, she chairs the action plan on alcohol for Wisconsin.

Today's podcast will encourage us to take an honest look at the connection between alcohol and cancer along with:

  • Pema Chödrön quote from - "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times"
  • How much alcohol increases the risk of cancer
  • What kinds of cancer are connected to alcohol
  • How alcohol causes cancer
  • The relationship of alcohol and breast cancer
  • How alcohol increases levels of estrogen
  • Head, neck, and esophageal cancer
  • Alcohol and cancer treatment
  • Alcohol and mortality
  • "The Undying" A book by poet Anne Boyer about her battle with breast cancer
  • Cancer and Covid 19
  • The four main rules of practicing oncology

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.

The National Institutes of Health released a study that "revealed very high rates of clinically significant insomnia along with more stress, anxiety, and depression since the COVID-19 pandemic." 
 
All-natural CBD from hemp can enhance the serotonin receptors. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with people who have depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a key factor behind insomnia. I hope my CBD can help you get a good night's sleep.

Additionally, you can find my cookbook "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE

I would also like to thank Forager for sponsoring this podcast. Don't forget to go to Foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth  for your FREE cup of yogurt.

Please stay safe and stay well.

 

Jan 20, 2021

The questions about arsenic in rice have been floating around for many years. Mainly because studies have detected high levels of arsenic in rice. So should you eat rice?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, but today I present all the evidence so you can make an informed decision.

Podcast #94 will answer all the critical questions about the amounts of arsenic in rice and how to avoid it along with:

  • Maximum levels of arsenic allowed in drinking water
  • Forms of arsenic
  • Why rice absorbs arsenic
  • Determining arsenic content of rice
  • Arsenic and disease
  • Food safety and rice products
  • Which brands and sources of rice have the least arsenic
  • Rice milk and rice syrup
  • Tips for reducing arsenic content of the rice you eat

I hope today's podcast helps you decide how much rice and rice products you want to consume.

Thanks to Wholier for sponsoring today's podcast. You can receive 25% off your first order by using the coupon code ordinaryvegan. Just go to Liveholier.com.

Additionally, you can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook Group and community. 

Sign up so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes.

Are you looking for a simple, no fuss recipe book?  You can purchase my book “The Easy Five-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” here. 

Also, if you get a chance, please write a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so our community can grow.

Thanks for listening!

Dec 28, 2020

It is more and more common for parents to discuss raising vegan children.  But, is a plant-based diet nutritionally adequate for kids? Today we ask an expert.

Reshma Shah, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor at Stanford University of Medicine. Along with her colleague, Brenda Davis, RD, they are the authors of a new book called "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families." The book answers many of the common questions that often worry parents about raising vegan children.

Podcast #93 will answer all the critical questions and misconceptions about plant-based food and children along with:

  • Nutrition specifics for every stage of childhood
  • The best plant-based milk for babies and toddlers
  • Is soy safe for children
  • Protein requirements for kids of all ages
  • How parents can get their children excited about eating healthy foods
  • Most reliable sources of vitamin B12 and Vitamin D
  • Avoiding food anxiety
  • Strategies to follow to help a child meet their calcium needs
  • Tips and strategies for transitioning to plant-based eating

Thanks to Dr. Shah for sharing her expertise on raising vegan children with the Ordinary Vegan community. You can find Dr. Reshma Shah on Instagram and buy her book "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families" on Amazon.

Thanks to Ordinary Vegan Organic CBD oil from hemp for sponsoring today’s podcast.

You can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook group and community.

Sign up here so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes.

Are you looking for a no fuss simple plant-based recipe book?  You can purchase my book “The Easy Five-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” here.

If you find these conversations valuable, there are many ways you can support this podcast. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and share the podcast with your friends via social media.

Please stay safe, healthy, and always follow your bliss.

Dec 4, 2020

In this episode of the Ordinary Vegan Podcast, I talk with a man who needs no introduction. His name is Dr. T. Colin Campbell and he is one of the most famous people in the plant-based movement.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD has dedicated his life to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study--one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Timesas the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”--Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research. He also wrote the bestselling book Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud.

Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation. Furthermore, he has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world and  is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell has dedicated his career to proving that a chronic diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence and that prevention, even reversal, is possible.

Today, Dr. Campbell shares the evidence he’s accumulated over a lifetime of research to show that making the switch to a whole foods plant-based diet is the most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19 and prevent chronic conditions along with:

  • Why some people are skeptical about science
  • How much plant protein do we need
  • Dr. T. Colin Campbell's extensive research on viruses including hepatitis B and liver cancer
  • How nutrients control cancer
  • Turning cancer on with animal protein
  • COVID-19 and nutrition in a pandemic
  • The China Study
  • Forks over Knives Documentary

You can pre-order Dr. Campbell's new book "The Future of Nutrition on Amazon. Dr. Campbell’s Nutrition Paradigm Lecture Series is available now.  

If you find these podcast conversations valuable, there are many ways you can support this podcast. You can leave a review on iTunes or Spotify and share the podcast to your friends via social media.  You can also sponsor me on Patreon. Patreon is basically a website that helps you support creators like me.

Thanks to Ordinary Vegan organic CBD oil made from hemp for sponsoring this week's podcast. You can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook group and community.

Looking for healthy gifts for the upcoming holidays? You can purchase my book “The Easy Five-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” here.

Please stay safe, healthy and always follow your bliss. Til next time.

 

Nov 24, 2020

Is it time to turn your passion for a vegan lifestyle into a plant-based business?

What was recently a radical lifestyle choice, eating plants, is now rapidly moving into the mainstream. And if there was ever a time to open a plant-based business, now is the time.

According to Meticulous Research, the plant-based food market worth will be 74.2 billion by 2027. Clearly, the growth in this market is due to the nutritional benefits offered by plants and for the sake of the environment.  These statistics open a significant opportunity for vegan entrepreneurs.

Our podcast guest, Björn Öste, is a seasoned plant-based business owner and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Good Idea Drinks. Good Idea is a flavored sparkling water with a blend of five amino acids and chromium that cuts the blood sugar spike after a meal. It's all-natural, un-sweetened, and contains zero calories.

Prior to Good Idea, Björn co-founded Oatly.  Oatly is one of the most popular non-dairy milks in the world and is sold in over 25 countries.

He and his brother Rickard specialize in plant-based food products with preventative properties.

In Podcast #91, we speak with plant-based business owner Björn Öste about his entrepreneur journey along with :

  • Why consumer research is a waste of time
  • Food as medicine
  • Working with products that make a real and meaningful difference in people's lives
  • The science and innovations in food
  • Raising capital

Thanks to Osea Malibu for being today's sponsor. You can receive $10.00 off your order of $50.00 0r more here until December 21, 2020.

Additionally, you can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website.  If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook Group and community.

Sign up here, so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes.

Also, if you get a chance, please write a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so our community can grow.

I hope today's podcast inspires you to follow your bliss.

Nov 10, 2020

Starting a vegan business is not for the faint of heart. Building a new business can be scary and risky, but every successful entrepreneur will tell you that it’s worth it.

Today’s podcast is part 1 of a vegan business series focused on plant-based entrepreneurs.  You might be saying why now? Because the coronavirus is sparking a plant-based sales explosion, and this could be a good time to turn your passion into a vegan business.

Additionally, many big successful businesses started in a downturn like Netflix.  Legend has it that Netflix founder, Reed Hastings, was motivated to start an online DVD rental by mail after incurring a $40.00 late fee from Blockbuster.

So, in my opinion, anything is possible.

In Podcast #90, we speak with a first-time vegan business owner Emily Edwards about her entrepreneur journey along with:

  • How to start a vegan business focused on food
  • Testing the viability of a new product
  • Business plan
  • Costs to create a new business
  • Sourcing ingredients
  • Pricing
  • Social responsibility

You can visit Emily’s Kitchen and all her healthy Paradise Snax here.

Thanks to Osea Malibu for being today’s sponsor. You can receive $10.00 off your order of $50.00 0r more here until December 21, 2020.

Additionally, you can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net. 

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook Group and community.

Sign up here, so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes. 

Also, if you get a chance, please write a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so our community can grow.

I hope today’s podcast inspires you to “follow your bliss.”

Oct 27, 2020

Today, Ordinary Vegan tackles some of the most common vegan questions asked by our community members. And more than likely, all vegans have been asked these common vegan questions at some point.

Furthermore, if you’re thinking about becoming vegan, you may find the answer to something that’s troubling you right here.

Podcast #89 is dedicated to common vegan questions asked by the Ordinary Vegan community along with:

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Sign up, so you don't miss any of my vegan recipes. 

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.  CBD Oil from hemp  has shown substantial promise in helping people build an immune system that is fortress strong. Hope it can help you.

Thank you to Osea Malibu for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Oseamalibu.com/ordinaryvegan10 to receive 10% off your purchase of $50.00 or more. Good until December 21, 2020.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

 

Oct 14, 2020

Several studies that have tested the effects of consuming soup on a regular basis found that routinely eating soup can reduce energy intake, enhance satiety, and promote weight loss. Vegan soups are especially satiating because high fiber vegetables are high volume foods. This is called energy density. Energy density is the number of calories in a particular weight of food. It means you can have satisfying portions of low-energy-dense foods with a relatively low-calorie content.

Such high fiber foods like broccoli, squash, peas, cabbage, spinach and sweet potatoes are high volume foods. They add bulk to your meals and fill up your stomach without a lot of calories. They also keep you full longer.

And vegan soups don't have to be boring. There are a lot of ways to liven them up, so today's podcast is dedicated to vegan soup enhancing tips along with:

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.  CBD Oil from hemp  has shown substantial promise in helping people build an immune system that is fortress strong. Hope it can help you.

Thank you to Osea Malibu for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Oseamalibu.com/ordinaryvegan10 to receive 10% off your purchase of $50.00 or more. Good until December 21, 2020. 

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Sep 26, 2020

In the 2016 US Presidential election, over 10 million people who listed the environment their top priority didn't vote.You might be asking, how can you be an environmentalist and not vote?

Today, Nathaniel Stinnett provides the answers.

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses big data and behavioral science to identify non-voting environmentalists and then get them to vote.

Dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist magazine, Stinnett was named one of America’s 50 environmental visionaries, and he is a frequent expert speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques at top universities and campaign management training. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative.

Nathaniel Stinnett will provide fascinating, insightful, and jaw-dropping reasons on why environmentalists don't vote in elections along with:

  • Why politicians don't prioritize climate change
  • The importance of a single vote
  • Why people vote
  • Turn out problems among environmentalists
  • Introduction to the Environmental Voter Project

Thank you for joining me today. Hope today’s podcast inspires you to vote for the environment.

You can find Nathaniel Stinnett on the Environmental Voter Project website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" and all my vegan CBD productsfrom hemp on my website. CBD Oil from hemp  has shown strong promise in helping people build an immune systemthat is fortress strong. Hope it can help you.

Thanks to today’s sponsor Barnard Medical Center.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

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Sep 15, 2020

Today I sit down with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams.

Eric is in the running to be the next mayor of New York City and he is using his platform to spark real change and spread the plant-based message.

Here is some background. At 15 years old, Eric Adams was beaten by police. The traumatizing incident inspired him to become a police officer to help reform New York City policing from the inside. He co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, and after 22 years on the force, retired as a captain.

Eric served in the New York Senate for seven years and was elected Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. He is now serving his second term.

In 2016 when Eric was out of the country, he experienced stomach pains and feared it was colon cancer.

When he returned to America, he went to the doctor and found out that his colon was fine, but that he had an ulcer and was in the late stages of type-2 diabetes. This caused him to lose sight in his left eye and was slowly losing it in his right eye, making him legally blind. He even experienced nerve damage in his hands and feet from diabetes.

Eric went and spoke to multiple doctors like Dr. Esselstyn, who told him to stop eating processed foods, dairy, and meat. After three weeks of following their recommendations, Eric’s vision cleared up from diabetes. After three months, his diabetes went into remission, and his ulcer went away. He dropped 35 pounds and realized the power of food and how fast your body responds to you giving it the proper nutrients it needs to function.

But this conversation isn't just about Eric's transformation, it is also about how he is using his position to encourage New York to explore plant-based eating and creating new food policies.

Be prepared to be inspired by Eric Adams.

You can pre-order Eric Adams new book "Healthy At Last: A Plant-based Approach to Preventing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses" on Amazon.

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Join our list, so you never miss a podcast or recipe.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE.

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.  CBD Oil from hemp  has shown substantial promise in helping people build an immune system that is fortress strong. I hope it can help you.

Thank you to The Barnard Medical Center for sponsoring this week's podcast. For more information and to set up your first appointment, call 202 527 7500 or visit their website. You can download their 21-day vegan kickstart app here.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Sep 1, 2020

News flash: 2020 has been a rough year on everybody. And according to a recent happiness study, people in the US are more unhappy today than they've been in nearly 50 years. The study found that just 14% of American adults say they're very happy. This statistic is down from 31% who said the same in 2018.

Furthermore, in other parts of the world, the health and economic impact of Covid-19 has been significant. So stress and unhappiness isn't just an American problem.

Obviously, it's easy to cultivate happiness when life is going our way. But what about the darker times? How can some people remain happy in troubling times?

As it turns out, scientific data suggests there are particular reasons why some people weather the storm better than others.

Today's podcast is devoted to evidence-based studies on how to be happy along with:

  • Happiness Study 2019
  • World Happiness Report
  • Harvard College Study on why some people live longer and happier
  • The secrets of people who remain happy in stressful times
  • The importance of community service
  • Community service ideas
  • How contact with nature strengthens our social bonds
  • A new study on dairy and breast cancer
  • Toxic chemicals in dental floss

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.  CBD Oil from hemp  has shown substantial promise in helping people build an immune system that is fortress strong. Hope it can help you.

Thank you to The Barnard Medical Center for sponsoring this week's podcast. For more information and to set up your first appointment, call 202 527 7500 or visit their website. You can download their 21-day vegan kickstart app here.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Aug 18, 2020

T cells are the most important cells in adaptive immune response because these immune hunters can seek and destroy an infected cell. Unquestionably, building an army of these cells is the single most important defense we have against Covid 19.

And although a robust immune system will not totally prevent us from getting the virus, it will offer additional protection. Furthermore, a strong immunity can lessen symptoms if you contract the disease.

As we all know, this pandemic has been distressing, frightening, and disruptive. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus, so the best way to prevent illness is to wear a mask, social distance, and maintain a healthy body. My number one goal is to keep you safe and well, and I hope today's conversation adds to your health and longevity.

This podcast is dedicated to building, boosting and increasing T cells along with:

  • Why T cells are the most critical defense against Covid-19
  • How to improve, boost and increase immunity cells
  • How immune cells can protect against cancer
  • Zinc's special relationship with immunity
  • The best plant-based sources of zinc
  • Zinc boosting recipes
  • Superfoods to build T cells

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE

You can purchase my vegan, organic line of CBD products on my website.  CBD Oil from hemp  has shown strong promise in helping people build an immune system that is fortress strong. Hope it can help you.

Thank you to The Barnard Medical Center for sponsoring this week's podcast. For more information and to set up your first appointment, call 202 527 7500 or visit their website. You can download their 21-day vegan kickstart app here.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Additional Resources:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51077401_Carica_papaya_increases_regulatory_T_cells_and_reduces_IFN-gCD4_T_cells_in_healthy_human_subjects
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100309182449.htm
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27416522/
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/t-cells-found-covid-19-patients-bode-well-long-term-immunity
https://teachmephysiology.com/immune-system/cells-immune-system/t-cells/
https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11300
https://www.lifespan.io/news/building-an-unlimited-army-of-t-cells-to-fight-cancer/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21520494/

Aug 4, 2020

Socially responsible investing is a strategy where people choose to invest in companies that are environmentally and socially responsible. As well as align with their core values.

Today we welcome Stephan Kerby, author of the book "You Are The Change: A Beginner's Guide To Socially Responsible Investing." Stephan, a vegan himself,  is an expert on the topic of the effects of animal agriculture on the environment and ethical spending.

Furthermore, his book "You Are The Change" is dedicated to making complex information about investing more accessible.

Stephan shares his story of transitioning to a vegan diet and how his diet led him down a path of wanting to create change in the world. He spent 18 years as an Independent Advisor/RIA before partnering with long-time friend and founder of KMF Advisors, Brad Davis, to run the Socially Responsible Investment division. Stephan became the first financial advisor in the United States to earn the new Chartered SRI Counselor (CSRIC™) designation through the College for Financial Planning.

How we manage our money is one of the most direct ways we can contribute to positive change in the world. And it doesn't matter if you aren't sure where to start investing or if you already have a portfolio, Stephan inspires and empowers us to invest in companies who are socially responsible.

Links for Stephan Kerby:
Stephan Kerby
You Are The Change: A Beginner's Guide To Socially Responsible Investing

Thank you for joining me today. I hope today's podcast inspires you to invest responsibly.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Smoovii Portable Blender for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Smoovii and use coupon code Ordinaryvegan20 for 20% off.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Jul 21, 2020

Hormonal imbalance may be to blame for a range of unwanted symptoms and diseases. Addressing the causes directly is the first step in balancing your hormones.

Today we welcome back Dr. Neal Barnard.

Dr. Barnard is one of the world's most respected authority on vegan diets. He is a best-selling author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes.

As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventative medicine, proper nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.

In 2020, Dr. Barnard released his 18th book called "Your Body in Balance: the New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. In "Your Body in Balance," Dr. Barnard describes how food and hormonal imbalance play a powerful role in common hormone-related conditions. These include infertility, weight gain, thyroid problems,  breast and prostate cancers.

This podcast is dedicated to how hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc on your health along with:

  • Infertility and ways to improve the chances of becoming pregnant
  • Menstrual cramps and hot flashes
  • Hormonal imbalance related cancers
  • Dairy products and cancer
  • Prostate and testicular cancer
  • How soy products cut cancer risk
  • The common cause of thyroid problems
  • Foods that change your hormones

You can find Dr. Neal Barnard's new book "Your Body in Balance" on Amazon, and there are links to his best-selling books and contact information below.

The Barnard Medical Center now offers online telehealth appointments. Call 202-527-7500 for more information.

Thank you for joining me today.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Additional Resources:
The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy"
Dr. Neal Barnard 
Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs
Office on Women's Health
Barnard Medical Center
Thyroid.org

Jul 7, 2020

On this special episode, I speak to leading health expert, Dr. Michael Greger, on how to survive a pandemic.

It's hard to make sense of the scary reality we now live in. And fears about catching Covid-19 can take an emotional and physical toll. Furthermore, there is so much confusion about protecting ourselves from this pandemic.

This is why I am so happy that we have Dr. Greger here today to help clear up some of the confusion.

Today's podcast is dedicated to how to survive a pandemic along with:

You can find Dr. Greger's new book "How To Survive a Pandemic" here. Please pre-order.

The more pre-orders Dr. Greger receives, the better chance of his book landing on the New York Times bestseller list. The audio and digital versions are now available.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope today's podcast can help you survive a pandemic now or in the future.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Additional Resources:

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol#products
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.0c03252
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7185834/

Jun 23, 2020

There are plenty of good reasons to include lots of physical activity into your life. Big ones include reducing your risk for heart disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes, or stroke.

Exercise can also cause changes in antibodies and white blood cells. White blood cells are the body's immune system cells that can help reduce your chance of becoming sick.

In addition, physical activity can help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways, which adds another layer of protection against Covid-19.

Today's podcast is dedicated to how and why physical activity can enhance your immune health along with:

  • Why excessive sitting or reclining can affect blood sugar
  • Recommendations for physical activity amount for adults
  • How physical inactivity can impact your brain
  • Science-backed ways exercise affects the body

I hope today's podcast motivates you to start or continue an exercise routine that you'll enjoy and stick with.

For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Resources:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005#!
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/45/12/987.long
nd_Immunity/links/00b49517060247b5c2000000/Psychological-Stress-Exercise-and-Immunity.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5911985/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005

Patreon

Jun 9, 2020

Did you know the Food and Drug Administration does not require dietary supplements to be proven safe before they are marketed?

Furthermore, supplement use has reached an all-time high. So clearly, it is important to know how to purchase and wisely use dietary supplements safely.

Supplements are available without a prescription and usually come in pill, powder, or liquid form. Popular supplements include vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. People take these products to make sure they get enough essential nutrients to improve their health.

In 2019, the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements revealed the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date. Among all the age groups, adults between the ages 35 - 54 have the highest usage.

Unfortunately, supplements can also cause problems, especially if you don't need them.

Today's podcast is dedicated to clearing up the confusion about dietary supplements along with:

  • Unlabeled ingredients in dietary supplements
  • Sourcing ingredients from China
  • How heavy metals affect your mitochondria
  • Taking higher-than-recommended doses of supplements
  • The un-natural fiber in high fiber supplements
  • Too much vitamin C side effects
  • Recommended doses of vitamin B12
  • Recommended doses of vitamin D

I hope today's podcast helps you make wise choices about your supplements. For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Additionally, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" HERE and all my vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion one plant-based meal at a time.

Please stay strong and stay well!

 

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2020

Experts have long been concerned about loneliness, and now social isolation has made the epidemic worse.

According to a 2018 national survey by Cigna, loneliness levels have reached an all-time high, with nearly half of 20,000 US adults reporting they sometimes or always feel alone. Sadly, one of our youngest generations, Generation Z, is feeling the most significant impacts of loneliness.

In an analysis conducted by The Pew Research Center, one-in-ten Americans say they feel lonely or isolated from those around them. Unsurprisingly, frequent loneliness is linked to dissatisfaction with one's family and social life.

And lonely people often crave human contact, but their state of mind makes it more difficult to form connections with people.

So America had a chronic loneliness problem before COVID-19. Consequently, now with social isolation, we all find ourselves experiencing the risk of feeling lonely.

Indeed loneliness is a normal human experience, but feeling lonely and isolated for too long can harm our physical and mental health.

A Newcastle University study linked loneliness to a 30% increase for the risk of heart disease.

Another study done by the Florida State University College of Medicine says loneliness is associated with a 40% increase in the risk of dementia. Other studies have indicated that loneliness is a precursor of cognitive decline in general.

As a social species, humans need a safe, secure social circle to survive and thrive.

Overcoming Loneliness In Social Isolation

So today's podcast is dedicated to overcoming loneliness while you are practicing social isolation along with:

  • Identifying the effects of social isolation and loneliness on physical, mental, and cognitive health
  • How social isolation can disrupt Circadian rhythms and cause insomnia
  • Evidence-based interventions for combating loneliness and social isolation

I hope today’s podcast can help you.

You can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook" HERE and all my natural vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.

Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion.

Please stay strong and stay well!

Til next time.

Apr 27, 2020

"The single most powerful determinate of healthy gut microbiome is the diversity of plants."
~Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Did you know that over 70% of the immune system lives in the gut?  And the Covid-19 virus can hit people with a weakened immune system harder. That is why I am delighted to have Dr. Will Bulsiewicz as our guest on today's podcast.

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist in clinical practice in Charleston, SC. He is one of the leading gut health experts in the country and creator of the popular TheGutHealthMD Instagram account. In his new book, "Fiber Fueled", Dr. Bulsiewicz lays out a path to improving gut health that's accessible, inspiring, and, more importantly, achievable.

In this episode, Dr. Bulsiewicz breaks down why the bacteria in our gut influences all aspects of our health. From immunity to anxiety to disease. Along with

  • What is gut microbiome
  • How to improve gut microbiome
  • Dietary preferences of microbes
  • Fiber and microbes
  • Fad diets and restrictive eating
  • Good bacteria and bad bacteria
  • Bacteria vs. human cells
  • High fiber diet
  • Dysbiosis and disease
  • The connection between Covid 19 and gut health
  • and much, much more

I hope you enjoy today's podcast with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. You can find Dr. Bulsiewicz's new book "Fiber Fueled" on Amazon. Also, follow him on Instagram or visit his website.

Furthermore, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook" HERE and all my natural vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.

Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domaine purchase. 

Please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion. 

Stay strong and stay well!

Til next time

Apr 27, 2020

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”.
Patrick McKeown

Most people take their breathing for granted. Why shouldn't they? They have been doing it since birth without any effort.  But my guest, Patrick McKeown, takes breathing very seriously, and he is convinced that breathing correctly can change your life.

Patrick McKeown has written seven books on improving your body's oxygen use. His latest book, "The Oxygen Advantage," is a simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use.

Furthermore, his book explains why chronic over-breathing can contribute to problems such as anxiety, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, obesity, and heart problems.

Today Patrick shares why one of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is how we breathe. Also,  he shares breathing exercises to help increase endurance, weight loss, and improve cardio-fitness.

I am very happy that Patrick was willing to share his expertise in lung health, breathing, and oxygen use.

Because,  as we all know, Covid-19 is a respiratory disease. The virus affects cells in the airways, from the nose and throat down to the lungs. Therefore,  learning techniques to help us breathe better during this outbreak is more crucial than ever.

Please welcome Patrick McKeown to today's podcast.

Free Buteyko Children's Breathing Program
Free Guided Breathing Exercises with Relaxation - 20 Minutes
Nasal Breathing During Exercise
Coronavirus Free Breathing Exercises by Patrick McKeown
Buteyko Clinic
Myotape 
Book - The Oxygen Advantage
YouTube - Buteyko Clinic International
Measure BOLT Score (The Body Oxygen Level Test)
Patrick McKeown's Ted Talk - "Shut Your Mouth and Change Your Life"
Book: Asthma-Free Naturally
Follow Patrick on Twitter
Follow Patrick on Instagram
Follow Patrick on Facebook
The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook
Ordinary Vegan all natural CBD from Hemp

Apr 14, 2020

People often significantly underestimate the quantity and value of the foods that they have stored in cupboards and pantries.  Today’s podcast will teach you how to make the most out of your pantry food.

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus is the most challenging thing to handle. Unquestionably, food, and having enough of it is of the utmost importance. And seeing bare shelves at grocery stores is fueling that fear.

People are trying to minimize the risks associated with frequent shopping so they are buying in more significant quantities.

But experts do agree that there is enough food in the supply chain, grocery stores just weren’t prepared for this.

So my recommendation is to begin by doing a pantry, cupboard inventory. A thorough list will help make good use of what you have and perhaps calm your nerves about not having enough food.

Also, pantry food is often thought to be less nutritious than fresh foods, but research shows that is not always true. Actually, some canning can preserve most of the food’s nutrients.

Especially when it comes to canned beans and canned tomatoes. Today, we will learn lots of new ways and recipes to make the most out of our pantry food.

Thanks to today’s podcast sponsor, Osea Malibu. You can go to Osea Malibu to receive $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more.

You can find me all my pure vegan CBD from hemp products at Ordinary Vegan. My new book “The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook’ is available on Amazon.

References:
Vegan Tomato Soup with Fire Roasted Tomatoes & Crunch Roasted Chickpeas

Mar 31, 2020

Did you know what you eat can benefit your lung function and improve your respiratory system health?

Today we explore food and exercises to improve conditions in the air passageways to make your lungs stronger. We often don't consider the important role our lungs play in keeping us well. It is not until we experience problems breathing that we take notice.

Recently there has been a lot of attention about lung function and the respiratory system. The new Covid-19 virus attacks the lungs and researchers are trying to understand why.  But until they figure it out, we need to protect ourselves as best we can.

Most people don't know this, but lung function starts to decline at age 30. After the age of 35, breathing becomes gradually more difficult.

The respiratory system does two critical things. It brings oxygen into our bodies, which we need for our cells to function properly. It also helps us get rid of carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide must be removed from the bloodstream before it reaches harmful levels.

When the air sacs become inflamed, we are unable to get enough oxygen to the bloodstream and it reduces the body's ability to get rid of carbon dioxide. This can cause severe pneumonia.

Lung and respiratory disease are some of the most common medical conditions in the world.

The goal of today’s podcast is to get your respiratory system and lungs in tip-top shape to reduce your risk of severe infection.

Ways To Improve Your Respiratory System Health

Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to my sponsor, Osea Malibu. Go to www.OseaMalibu.com/ordinaryvegan for $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more.

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

Ordinary Vegan's new book, "The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" is available on Amazon. Maximum flavor. Minimum effort. Totally vegan!

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Thanks for listening.

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