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209: Talks ‘n’ Tacos

209: Talks 'n' Tacos

Jen is a teacher, mom and advocate who helps people build a family culture around veganism. She revolutionized her home three years ago; going from a typical meat-eating family to one with a vision; conscious living through compassion and acts of service.

In this episode, Jen brings on her 8 year old son Anderson, to give his personal reasons for going vegan, along with some of the struggles he's had with friends and family.

Jen and Anderson:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talksntacos/
Coaching for a Cause: https://coachingforcause.com/jen/

References:
Dr. Garth Davis - Proteinaholic (Episode 203): http://proteinaholic.com/
The Gentle Barn: https://www.gentlebarn.org/
by CHLOE: https://www.instagram.com/eatbychloe/

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

Ellen Ericksen has been fighting for the animals for as long as she can remember. Although she participates in many anti-cruelty events, one of her biggest passions is protesting Del Mar's Racetrack.

Ellen:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.ericksen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passionatevegan/

References:
Horse Racing Wrongs: https://horseracingwrongs.org/
SB-469: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB469
CA-Prop-2: http://cagefreeca.com/
Nat Geo - Why Horseracing is so Dangerous: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/05/horse-racing-risks-deaths-sport/
Forbes - Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/#4da6d5791bd6

Previous Episodes with Ellen: 88, 94, 156, 174

207: Behind the Lens

207: Behind the Lens

Bobby Sud is the organizer for the LA Save Movement. He's also the official Vigil Photographer at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon, CA. He's worked with Shaun Monson as a cinematographer and produced and directed "The Road Less Eaten" in Israel and Ireland. He's also the director and cinematographer for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign.

In this episode, Bobby shares his personal experience along with some helpful information for those going to a vigil for their first time. If you're interested in attending a vigil, please visit the Save Movement for full information on scheduling and locations.

Note: This was recorded before I attended a vigil at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon. I have sense gone, and actually made a committment to LA Animal Save to continue going on a regular basis to document the event.

References:
Adam Sud (Episode 197): https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedaddict/
Ally Iseman, The Road Less Eaten (Episode 39): https://www.instagram.com/allyiseman/
Robby and Cyrus, Mastering Diabetes (Episodes 111 & 112): https://www.instagram.com/masteringdiabetes/
Amy Jean Davis, LA Animal Save (Episode 151): https://www.instagram.com/laanimalsave/
The Save Movement: https://www.instagram.com/thesavemovement/
Million Dollar Vegan Campaign: https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarvegan/
LA Fur Animal Save: https://www.instagram.com/lafuranimalsave/
LA Health Save: https://www.instagram.com/lahealthsave/
Animal Hope and Wellness: https://www.instagram.com/animalhopeandwellness/
Forks Over Knives: https://www.instagram.com/forksoverknives/
Whole Foods Medical & Wellness Center: https://www.wfmmedical.com/about-us

199: Non-Toxic Lifestyle

199: Non-Toxic Lifestyle

Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a Naturopathic Doctor, an Oncology Expert and an Environmental Professional. He is also a proponent of a Whole Food Plant Based diet, and believes in reducing toxicity in our bodies, not only with healthy food choices, but with consciousness and meditation.

Dr. Christian's Links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctor.g_/
Heal Thy Self Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-thy-self/id1455361893

References:
Dominion: https://www.dominionmovement.com/
Earthlings: http://www.nationearth.com/
Switch 4 Good: https://switch4good.org/

198: Vegan Strong

198: Vegan Strong

Bill Muir, AKA Sgt. Vegan has been vegan since 1992, after he was already in the punk scene and identified as straight-edge. As a defiant act, he figured since he wasn't drinking or doing drugs, it wouldn't be that much harder to give up animal products.

Twenty-seven years later, Bill Muir now has a Certificate in Vegan Culinary Arts from Atlantic Union College and a BS in Nursing from Drexel University and has authored the book, Vegan Strong. He has also been Honorably Discharged from the Armed Services and serves our Nations's Heroes as an RN at the West LA Medical Center.

In this episode, Bill shares his story of compassion and non-violence through all areas of his life.

Website: https://sgtvegan.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sgt_vegan/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/sgtvegan
Amazon Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1719406901/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

197: Plant-Based Addict

197: Plant-Based Addict

In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Once weighing nearly 350lbs and struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, and mental health disorders. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose.

He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he began a journey that led to a remarkable recovery. Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes; a program that focuses on reversing insulin resistance to master type 1, Type 1.5, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes using low fat, whole food, plant-based nutrition.

He also works with Engine 2 and Whole Foods Market’s Total Health Immersion Team. He is an international speaker for the plant-based movement and addiction recovery movement. Adam has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and relapse prevention.

He is also the founder of the non-profit, Plant-Based for Positive Change that is dedicated to advancing the research of diet and mental health / addiction and is running the very first research study to investigate the effects of a plant based diet intervention on early addiction recovery outcomes. He firmly believes that the simplest change on your fork make the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/plantbasedaddict
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasedaddict
GoFundMe: http://www.gofundme.com/infinite-study
Website: http://www.plantbasedforpositivechange.org
Mastering Diabetes: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/

196: Vegan Dogs?

196: Vegan Dogs?

Lindsay Rubin is the Vice President of v-dog; the vegan and family-owned, dog food brand based out of San Francisco.

In this episode, Lindsay not only shares her personal story of veganism, but also squashes some common misconceptions about the ideal doggie diet!

Website: https://v-dog.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Vdogfood
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vdogfood
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vdogfood/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user56587092

Shout out to Chia the Vegan Pit! https://www.instagram.com/chiatheveganpit/

192: Anonymous for the Voiceless

192: Anonymous for the Voiceless

 

Asal Alamdari is the Co-Founder and Director of Anonymous for the Voiceless; an international group of people sharing standard practice factory farm footage while wearing masks and standing in square-like formations, better known as Cubes of Truth.

As a child, Asal witnessed the ceremonial practice of lamb slaughter on the streets of Iran, which provoked the idea that she would never again consume lamb.

Years later, Asal came across a video of a fur farm, which prompted her to do something about animal cruelty. With her partner Paul, Asal co-founded Anonymous for the Voiceless, and today, the organization has over 1000 chapters and has hosted over 15,000 events worldwide!

Find or create a chapter: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/join
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anonymousforthevoiceless/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anonymousforthevoiceless
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVyFsShPxE86Wp1l9hJjBqg

181: The Greenbaum Foundation

181: The Greenbaum Foundation

 

Jim Greenbaum has been interested in resolving injustices that exist in our society since he was a child in Louisiana. When he was a young adult, he had the idea of combating some of these issues legally, by attending law school. At the last minute, Jim decided to switch to a business major, with the idea that he could make a larger impact that way.

Thankfully, Jim was far from wrong. After a few "practice" attempts at business, Jim was able to reach a goal to help support organizations dealing with human rights, and later added a focus on animal rights.

Today, Jim has successfully supported numerous organizations, including Animal Equality, Earthling Ed, The Humane League, The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, as well as documentaries such as Game Changers, What the Health and Cowspiracy (to name a few)!

For more information about Jim or the organizations he supports, please visit http://www.greenbaumfoundation.org
For documentaries mentioned in this podcast, visit: https://www.vegandanielle.com/learnmore
For tickets to The Game Changers screening: https://gamechangersmovie.com/

* Correction: At around 33:10 I mentioned that 80% of Americans are obese or overweight. According to healthdata.org, it's 75% of men and 60% of women that are classified as either overweight or obese.

178: José for Congress

178: José for Congress

 

José Caballero grew up in a small town in Texas to parents of Panamanian, Puerto Rican, and Mexican descent. Until the age of five, José grew up with both parents, however, after José's father was imprisoned for drug dealing and money laundering, his mother was forced to raise him and his younger sister on a less than average income, working multiple jobs to support them.

Today, José is running for US Congress CA53 to end all animal agriculture subsidies and inform the public of the health dangers associated with animal products, but his story had a bit of an interesting start to it.

Disclosure: Although I've allowed a politician on the show, I do not discuss my personal association (or lack of association) with political parties.

Website: http://JoseForCongress.us
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jose.caballero.sd/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jose4sd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoseCaballeroSD
To Donate: https://www.joseforcongress.us/contribute/

 


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