53: Giving

53: Giving

In this episode, Victoria shares the importance of giving when it comes into play in many different aspects of our life, why we may not be receiving certain things at certain times in our lives, and how to shift our mindset around in such a way that is abundant and fearless.

Episode 77 – Food Buzz: History of Potatoes

Episode 77 - Food Buzz: History of Potatoes

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

118: Let’s Talk About Sex (Hormones)!

118: Let's Talk About Sex (Hormones)!

Returning guest, Jim Chialtas (from Episodes 75 and 86) is back, and today we're talking all about Sex Hormones! What is a hormone? What is it's function? What kinds of foods can impact hormone production and utilization? What can happen if hormones are imbalanced? These and many other questions, answered!

Laurel Acupuncture:
Jim Chialtas:

117: Eco-Veganism

117: Eco-Veganism

Paige Parsons-Roache aka "Vegan Rama Mama" shows up as a surprise-visit guest after her and I filmed Jane-Velez Mitchell's Lunch Break Live at Mission Square Market. This episode was also recorded on FaceBook LIVE (10/31) and contains some interaction with the audience.

Paige is one of the few people I've talked to that went vegan for the environment, which leads to our topic of "eco-veganism"; the concept of not only appreciating and respecting animal life, but also the plant kingdom and the environment. We talk composting, recycling, minimalism and so much more!

Find Paige on Wednesday's Lunch Break LIVE show as she pops up all over town on Jane-Velez Mitchell's FaceBook and Instagram!

Cowspiracy (mentioned in podcast):
Jane Velez-Mitchell:

Brands and friends mentioned in this podcast:
Turnip Vegan | Trevy James | Mingalicious | Bootstrap Kombucha | Coco Straws | Joy Cafe | Specialty Produce | Beau Broughton | James Aspey | Art by Melanie | Brianna Baer | Rachel Derose-Hosler | Botko | Marina Qutab

63: The Insurance Talk

63: The Insurance Talk

In this episode, special guest Libby discusses insurance in the addiction treatment industry. She also shares her personal experience with recovery along with her future expectations of the relationship between substance abuse and medical insurance.

Episode 76 – Food Fable: Bananas

Episode 76 - Food Fable: Bananas

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is a retelling of a myth from the Philippines that explains how the banana tree came to be. It also highlights several other folk tales and superstitions associated with the fruit from around the world.

116: The Vida Method

116: The Vida Method

Vida Weinstein has been working as a clinical psychotherapist for over 30 years. She has experience with individuals with both eating disorders and drug abuse in inpatient, hospitals, psychiatric wards and rehab facilities. In this episode, Vida talks about her work in her private practice as well as the expansion of her patient population, which includes people from all walks of life.


Episode 75 – Food Buzz: History of Bananas

Episode 75 - Food Buzz: History of Bananas

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

115: Married to Health

115: Married to Health

"Our tax dollars are both funding and fighting obesity!" GMO's, Microbes, Infertility, Environmental Toxins... What do all of these have in common? Tune in to find out as Registered Dietitians and Plant-Based Nutritionists, James and Dahlia Marin explain that sometimes just going vegan isn't enough for some of us to live our most optimum lives.

Also, learn how this power couple has not only had an all vegan pregnancy, but has been raising their child vegan as well!

Website (Information and Consultations):

114: Mental Health – Borderline Personality Disorder

114: Mental Health - Borderline Personality Disorder

** This episodes contains sensitive material that may be bothersome for some listeners **

Chef Logan Kendall is probably best known for his career with Chefs Roll or his consulting projects, placing his name on menus all around San Diego, but what you may not know, is his past that led him here. He spent most of his teenage years in Juvenile Hall and has had an ongoing relationship with Borderline Personality Disorder.
When he was just fourteen, he was housed in a residential treatment center for well over a year and his almost successful attempted suicide was what actually gave him the opportunity to show his parents that type of treatment wasn't right for him.

Now, at 24 years old, Logan talks about what it's like for him to thrive in today's world while also managing BPD.

Chef's Roll:
Crisis Hotline: Call: 1 (800) 273-8255 | Text: “ANSWER” to 839863


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