119: Jule’s Vegan Foods

119: Jule's Vegan Foods

Founders Julie Van Dam and Stephen Janke are passionate about Vegan Cheese. After years working in upscale fine dining restaurants such as LA's Patina, San Francisco's Aqua and The Waterfront, and later, running a successful catering company, Julie and Stephen underwent a life-changing event; in 2014, Julie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colo-rectal Cancer! After two surgeries and eight months of chemotherapy, Julie knew they needed to make a change, which is when the their transition to veganism began!

In this episode, we talk all about the couples' experience, strength and hope and how veganism ties into their story!

Also, shout out to their super cool "Kid", Carson! (Sorry, Carson, I know you're not a kid anymore!)

Facebook: http://www.FaceBook.com/JulesVeganFoods
Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/JulesVeganFoods
Stephen’s Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/PlantPunkKitchen
Website: http://www.JulesFoods.net

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): https://www.marriedtohealth.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriedtohealth/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/MarriedtoHealth/

110: Lola Loves the Sky

110: Lola Loves the Sky

Lola Loves the Sky is a fun, educating (and appropriate) vegan card game for kids and adults. Creator, Hila joins us on the phone from Bali to share her experience going from meat-eater to animal-advocate, which includes her non-graphic description of her visit to a slaughterhouse.

She also shares her collaboration with her now business partners, Francisca and Antoine as well as the inspiration behind Lola and how she was actually born in the sky!

Website: http://www.lolalovesthesky.com
Instagram: http://www.lolalovesthesky.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lolalovesthesky
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LolaLovestheSky

Video referenced in podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQIMJ648qgg

108: Plant Based World

108: Plant Based World

Ben Davis was once the guy that felt he needed meat in every meal in order to perform athletically. But, after he really thought about his morals and where they aligned, he realized that his food choices didn't reflect. It didn't take him long to understand that the meat he once thought of as fuel, was actually hindering him from growth. Today, Ben is the Council Chair for the Plant Based World Conference & Expo and invites you to check out the next event!

PBW Expo Website: https://www.plantbasedworldexpo.com/
PBW Expo FB: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasedworld/
PBW Expo IG: https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedworldexpo/
Ben's IG: https://www.instagram.com/awalkdownvibestreet/
Vibe Street Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/56wQ7KtIyMDpBLHSbh7BjN

107: This is Going to Hurt

107: This is Going to Hurt

Tattoo Artist, graphic novelist, vegan and owner of Monocle Tattoo in Los Angeles, James Spooner talks about his journey from growing up in the High Desert, Ca in the Punk Rock scene, to owning and operating Monocle Tattoo in Los Angeles. He also straightens out my own misconception of the reason why some tattoos are not considered vegan!
Plus, stay tuned because Spooner gives us tips and tricks on how to keep a tattoo that you got in your twenties still looking good in your fifties!


106: Doctor’s Daughters

106: Doctor's Daughters

Jenna and Cara Fuhrman are the daughters of Board-Certified Physician and author, Dr. Joel Fuhrman. In this episode, the Fuhrman sisters talk all about what it was like growing up fully vegan and give some experiences on how their dad tried to make their life seem as normal as possible in the process! Also, at the end of the podcast the girls propose an oil-free, salt-free challenge for you listeners; can you do it?

Jenna and Cara: http://www.instagram.com/DoctorsDaughters
Dr. Joel: https://www.instagram.com/joelfuhrmanmd

103: The Butcher’s Son

103: The Butcher's Son

Forrest Folen went from Butcher's son to VEGAN! Aside from the major mental shift that was necessary for this transformation, Forrest is very well connected with the health and fitness community. However, we wasn't always the fitness guy either. When he was younger, he made some poor health choices, which led him to homelessness. Now, he's been in the fitness industry for over 17 years and has opened multiple boot camp locations along the coast of California. He's also done consulting for over 200 fitness centers around the world and spends a lot of his time working closely with an organization called "Solutions for Change", which is dedicated towards helping those in need.

Way of Life Bootcamp: https://wayoflifetransformations.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forrestfolen/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/forrestfolen
Solutions for Change: http://solutionsforchange.org/
Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/forrestfolen

101: Farm Animal Refuge

101: Farm Animal Refuge

Matt Lieurance, along with his partner, Jordan Russo developed a farm animal sanctuary in the hills of San Diego. In addition to saving farm animals, Jordan and Matt open their doors to help inform people of what goes on at seemingly-harmless events like the San Diego Fair. Matt joins me in studio today and discusses some of the hardships and joys of running the farm! Also, stay tuned because Farm Animal Refuge is having a FREE event (10/6/2018) where you can come meet all of the animals! Stay tuned for more details!

Farm Animal Refuge:
Website: www.FarmAnimalRefuge.org
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/FarmAnimalRefuge
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/FarmAnimalRefuge
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/farm-animal-refuge

100: You Called, I Answered

100: You Called, I Answered

Your calls came in, and I've got your answers! Thank you so much to everyone who called in, and of course all of you who are tuning in as well! I appologize if I've spelled anyone's name wrong; I only had audio to go off of.

02:01 - Kylee: How do you encorporate healthy fats into shakes?
02:54 - Response
06:41 - Chantelle: New vegan; super sweet compliment!
07:26 - Response
09:33 - Dr. Kasey Johnson: Congrats on Episode 100
09:58 - Response
10:47 - Shawnie: What type of vegan foods keep you full for the longest amount of time?
11:15 - Response
15:39 - Lindsay: Calling from NC; Vegan and vegetarian options ARE available in the south! (This comment was completely warranted; listen to my response!)
15:58 - Response
16:59 - Barbara (Rawsome Delights): What have been some of the things I've learned over these 100 episodes?
17:39 - Response
21:41 - Rachel DeRose-Hosler (AV & Pollinated Palette): What color panties are you wearing today?
23:47 - Response
27:28 - Phil: Health benefits of organic vs. non-organic?
27:38 - Response
34:45 - Vanessa: Vegetarian trying to cut out cheese
34:56 - Response
41:51 - Karl: What do you say to someone who says that they have to have meat in their diet?
43:07 - Response
51:26 - Alicia: Currently vegetarian; vegans eat a lot of fruit, is there a higher chance of becomming diabetic?
51:48 - Response
57:43 - Derek: When you went vegan, was it easier having a spouse that also went vegan? Would it be a deal-breaker to date someone who wasn't vegan? What is your favorite part about the podcast? Have you found it easier to be in social situations since you've had the podcast?
58:29 - Response

96: Change Your Mindset

96: Change Your Mindset

Dr. Kasey Johnson is a vegan, a mother, a chiropractor, and a badass babe! While she was training for her current career, she started adopting the principles of the Paleo and Ketogenic diets; compared to her dorm-style junkfood college days, this was a huge improvement! However, it was also just a stepping stone in her towards an even more positive goal of being vegan! After giving birth, she ended up with the extremely painful condition known as mastitis (inflammation of the breast tissue). After researching how meat and dairy cause inflamation, she cut out the animal products and saw immediate results!

To call in for Episode 100 (instructions on voicemail): 619-537-9516

Dr. Kasey's Links:
Website: https://drkaseyjohnson.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkaseyjohnson/
Unlock Wellness Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unlock-wellness-podcast/id1215420028?mt=2
Children's Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1546886826
(For each sale of the book, Kasey is donating a "Wellness Bag" to kids who don't have access to daily essentials!)


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