204: Eco-Friendly Hair

204: Eco-Friendly Hair


Kim and Leeanne are the owners of the all vegan, cruelty-free, low-waste, eco-friendly salon in San Diego. They focus on minimizing as much as possible, without sacrificing quality or hiking up the price!

In this episode, we talk all about how Eco Chic Salon far exceeds what it means to be "eco-friendly" and "sustainable" in the cosmetology world. Kim and Leeanne also talk about some of the amazing brands they love to work with, as well as some of the sneaky ingredients to watch out for on your labels at home! Plus! They talk about one of their newest, and most favored treatments: CBD!

Whether you're in San Diego and are interested in receiving services at Eco Chic Salon, or you're a hair or nail professional, you'll hear some fun tips, tricks and facts all about how to waste less and re-use more in the world of hair care!

Eco Chic Salon:
Website: https://www.ecochicsalonsd.com/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoChicSalonSD/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecochicsalonsd/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/eco-chic-salon-san-diego

Oway: https://www.oway.it/en/
Innersense: https://innersensebeauty.com/
O&M: https://www.originalmineral.com/
Biolage Raw: https://www.biolage.com/best-natural-ingredients-for-hair

203: Proteinaholic

203: Proteinaholic


Dr. Garth Davis, MD, starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He's certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He's the author of the book, "Proteinaholic", which talks about the problems associated with America's obsession with protein.

In this episode, Dr. Garth talks about his personal journey into a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle as well as it's integration into his programs at the surgery center. Dr. Garth also shares information brought forth by reputable studies showing the dangers of a Keto or Low-Carb diet, and explains how and why they're ineffective over extended periods of time.

Dr. Garth Davis:
Website: http://proteinaholic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drgarthdavis
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drgarth/

PCRM: https://www.pcrm.org/
Dr. Angie Sadeghi (Episodes 13 & 56): https://drangiehealth.com/
Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/contributors/garth-davis-md/#gs.exi615

201: From Hunter to Vegan

201: From Hunter to Vegan


Chris Peed grew up hunting and fishing in Ohio and, by the time he was 12, he was able to use his own firearm after completing a hunter's safety course.

In this episode, Chris shares some of the common "past-times" and "sports" that he grew up participating in as a young boy. Like many children, he had been taught that certain animals were put on Earth for him to kill, and others for him to love. But, years later, after a life-changing phone call from his wife, Chris' world had completely changed.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdjPMahZmtCmzQKK1SEzqg
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/thevegansheepdog/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevegansheepdog/

200: Eat Meat or Don’t.. A Debate on Veganism

200: Eat Meat or Don't.. A Debate on Veganism


Dr. Bo Bennett has a PhD in social psychology, and a special interest in logic, reason and critical thinking. He is also the author of "Eat Meat... or Don't: Considering the Moral Arguments For and Against Eating Meat". And, while sharing common ground in many areas with vegans and vegetarians, he can be best described as “flexitarian” who strongly believes that encouraging people to eat less meat is will have the greatest impact on overall meat consumption.

To celebrate this 200th episode milestone, I figured a debate-style podcast would be fun. In this episode, Dr. Bo and I discuss some of those common beliefs and have mild banter over those we have differing opinions on.

For more Dr. Bo:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/thedrboshow/
Book Website: https://www.sentiocentrism.com
Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Meat-Dont-Considering-Arguments-ebook/dp/B07VJ6BWF3

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

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/

195: Organic WFPB

195: Organic WFPB

Ben Honeycutt is a sixteen year old speaker on the topic of the importance of the organic WFPB diet and extending quality of life. He's in the Future Farmers of America program and is a cross country runner. Ben is also studying nutrition, with the goal to be a Naturopathic Doctor.

Ben's mother, Zen Honeycutt founded Moms Across America after Ben started experiencing health issues as a child. Today, Ben and his mother work together, advocating for better health for all!
Attend Ben's talk in Irvine, Ca on 11/24: https://www.iucc.org

194: Myths of Choice

194: Myths of Choice


Clare Mann is an organisational psychologist, existential psychotherapist and author of numerous books and training programs. She is an expert in communication, human behavior and Vystopia (the existential crisis experienced by vegans, arising out of an awareness of the trance-like collusion with a dystopian world).

In this episode, Clare introduces her new book, "Myths of Choice" (why people won't change and what you can do about it), which goes into the psychology of why it's hard to convince people to change their ways. Clare also offers tips on how to be a more effective communicator when speaking to others about veganism or other belief systems that challenge some of the most normalized thought patterns.

Bonus: The holidays are coming, and Clare gives us some tips on how (or not) to enjoy the holidays with our non-vegan family members.

Myths of Choice: https://lifemyths.com/
Plugged In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzwMLx-rKc
Dominion: https://www.dominionmovement.com/
Vystopia: https://vystopia.com/
Anonymous for the Voiceless: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org
Free Course: https://www.veganpsychologist.com/myths-mini-course/


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