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Ordinary Vegan Podcast

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

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