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218: Going Electric

218: Going Electric

Rob Rast is an adrenaline junkie and new vegan! With the intention of creating environmentally-friendly products, he founded both Miles Board and FLX Bike. Through his eco-friendly research, Rob discovered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, which inspired him to go vegan.

In this episode, Rob talks all about bikes, boards and his accomplishments (and struggles) as a new vegan.

Rob: https://www.instagram.com/rob.rast/

To enter giveaway, visit: http://robrast.com/win/

References:
Automobile Emissions: https://sites.psu.edu/perspectivesontheenvironment/2015/03/27/the-effects-of-automobiles-on-the-environment/
Pete Leaviss: https://www.instagram.com/peteleaviss/
FLX Bike: https://www.instagram.com/flx.bike/
Miles Board: https://www.instagram.com/milesboard/
Gamechangers: https://www.instagram.com/gamechangersmovie/

217: Powerhaus Pizza

217: Powerhaus Pizza

 

Anisha Blodgett is vegetarian and has an avid passion for fitness and overall wellness. She was ultimately inspired to further develop her own personal recipes for some of her favorite foods (like pizza), while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Thus, Powerhaus was born; the Pacific Beach superfood pizza and smoothie joint with a twist on traditional menus. Powerhaus also offers nourishing wraps, salads and kombucha on tap. Plus, check out their special Veganuary menu for the month of January!

Also, go into Powerhaus, ask for Anisha and mention you heard the podcast 🙂

References:
Veganuary: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/veganuary/
Vegan in San Diego: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/
Vegans Baby: https://vegansbaby.com/
Core Power Yoga: https://www.corepoweryoga.com/
Live Blissed: https://blissed.live/
Rach: https://www.instagram.com/tankgirlca/

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

Roy Elam and Tony Howe are two of the badass creative geniuses behind San Diego's rustic comfort-food restaurant, Donna Jean. From sauces to doughs and everything in between, Roy, Tony and the rest of the staff make everything in house.

On Episode 42, Roy talked all about where the concept of Donna Jean came from, and his inspiration behind it.

In this episode, Roy and Tony talk about the concept behind Donna Jean and how they've managed to get more people eating more vegetables. They also explain a bit about fermentation; what it is, why they do it, and how they're combating food waste with it!

Website: https://donnajeanrestaurant.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnajeanofficial/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/donnajeanofficial/

Pizza Class (Jan 14th, 2020), to reserve a spot, email: donnajeansd@gmail.com

References:
The Noma Guide to Fermentation: https://www.amazon.com/Noma-Guide-Fermentation-lacto-ferments-Foundations/dp/1579657184
JR Organics: https://www.jrorganicsfarm.com/
San Diego Tempeh: https://www.sandiegotempeh.com/
Santa Monica Farmer's Market: https://www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/
Central Milling Company: https://centralmilling.com/
Veg'n Out: https://vegnoutsd.threadless.com/

215: Million Dollar Vegan & Veganuary

215: Million Dollar Vegan & Veganuary

9 year old Vegan Evan has been making waves in the community for a few years now, but most recently his publicity has come from a collaboration with Million Dollar Vegan, where he asked President Trump to go vegan for the month of January in exchange for One Million Dollars to be donated to US Veterans. The campaign now offers $1 to charity for every person who pledges to go vegan for the month of January.

In addition to Evan's campaign with MDV, Evan is the president of Animal Hero Kids, and has participated in multiple animal rescues with DxE, and has spoken in front of thousands of people.

In this podcast, Evan and his mom Shannon tell their story on how they went from just hearing about veganism, to what they've accomplished today.

Evan:
Website: https://veganevan.com/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/VeganEvan/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/VeganEvan/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/VeganEvan

Shannon:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/VeganShan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganevansmom/

References:
Million Dollar Vegan: https://www.milliondollarvegan.com/
Animal Hero Kids: https://animalherokids.org/
Veganuary: https://uk.veganuary.com/
Sage Mountain Sanctuary: https://sagemtn.org/
Animal Liberation Conference: https://www.animalliberationconference.com/
What the Health: https://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/
Cowspiracy: https://www.cowspiracy.com/
DxE: https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/

214: Mindful Meditation

214: Mindful Meditation

 

Dawn Ressel has been vegan since January of 2001. She leads an amazing series of meditations out of San Diego, in styles of which have been clinically proven to improve one's quality of life.

In this episode, Dawn and I both share some of our personal experiences with hard-to-deal-with moments, and how meditation can help healing in most situations. Dawn also gives suggestions on how to remain positive in times of despair, as well as how to look at things in a different light. Dawn also dives into how untreated trauma can prevent us from reaching our full potential, and how we can overcome these situations.

*Mature(ish) audiences please; mildly offensive language and content is present in this episode.*

Dawn:
Website: http://auroralove.life/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/auroralove.life/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnressel/

References:
Dawn Ressel (Episode 104): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/104-are-clean-meats-the-future
Bobby Sud (Episode 207): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/207-behind-the-lens
LA Animal Save (Episode 151): http://laanimalsave.org/
The Hoffman Institute: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/
The Modern Mystery School: https://www.modernmysteryschoolint.com/
Farm Animal Refuge: https://farmanimalrefuge.org/
Anonymous for the Voiceless: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/

213: The Vegan Warehouse

213: The Vegan Warehouse

 

Carl and Ewelina founded The Vegan Warehouse in 2017 after Ewelina struggled to find vegan alternatives to her household staples. After years of frustration, then later partnering with Carl, the powerful duo created the marketplace themselves!

In this episode, both Carl and Ewelina share their completely different paths to veganism, as well as how their paths have changed over the years. They also talk about how they choose which brands they work with and how they minimize environmental pollution with better shipping methods. Plus, TVW supports Catskill Animal Sanctuary by donating a portion of their sales from the website!

Website: https://www.theveganwarehouse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theveganwarehouse/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVeganWarehouse/

References:
Catskill Animal Sanctuary: https://casanctuary.org/

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/

186: Reversing Vascular Disease

186: Reversing Vascular Disease

 

Dr. Rizwan Bukhari is a Dallas-based vascular surgeon and has been treating patients for over 20 years. A proponent for a Whole Food Plant Based Diet, his goal is to prescribe his patients with plants, not prescriptions.

Dr. Riz is also an animal activist and not only speaks about his views on animal testing in the medical industry, but will be participating in a protest against the Cattle Feeder's Annual Conference. Dr. Riz is also a member of PCRM, ACLM, Plant Pure Communities and Walk with a Doc.

For more information about Dr. Rizwan Bukhari:
Website: http://ntxvascular.com/ OR https://plantbaseddfw.com/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/DrRizBukhari
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_riz_bukhari/

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): https://www.pcrm.org/
PlantPure Nation: https://www.plantpurenation.com/
American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM): https://www.lifestylemedicine.org/
Walk with a Doc: https://walkwithadoc.org/
Food as Medicine Summit, Dallas: https://www.foodasmedicinesummittx.com/

 


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