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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/

184: San Diego Vegan Democrats

184: San Diego Vegan Democrats


Chyann Cox is the President of San Diego Vegan Democrats and Delegate of the California Democratic Party. In this episode, Chyann discusses some of the ways people can get legally involved with San Diego's vegan community to help combat animal cruelty on a judicial level.
*Disclosure*: Although this podcast discusses political parties, I do not wish to discuss personal association (or lack of association) with political parties. This episode is about two people discussing similar views on broad vegan topics.</>

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chyanncox
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/chyannmarie.cox.5

SD Vegan Democrats:
Instagram: sandiegovegandemocrats
FaceBook: SanDiegoVeganDems
Website: https://www.sdvegandems.com/

The 39th Annual Roosevelt Dinner: https://sdcdp.ngpvanhost.com/form/4867829346745712640

1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm @ Gourmet Island Bistro
Volunteer days at https://www.sahh4life.org/

183: Sale Ranch Sanctuary

183: Sale Ranch Sanctuary


Jen Sale fell in love with horses as a young girl, and her animal-loving journey began with her first horse, Patches. In 2011, with the intention of solely running a horse rescue, Jen and her husband moved to Temecula. Little did they know, they'd switch to a plant-based diet and start rescuing all animals; especially those in dire need of medical care and emotional connection.

Website: https://www.saleranchsanctuary.org
To Donate: https://donorbox.org/srs-monthly-sponsorship
2019 GraceGiving : https://www.saleranchsanctuary.org/gracegiving-event-2019
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saleranchsanctuary/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/SaleRanchSanctuary/

182: Horseracing Wrongs

182: Horseracing Wrongs

Patrick Battuello is the Founder, Director and President of Horseracing Wrongs -- a 501(c)(3) committed to eradicating horseracing in the United States. In this episode, Patrick discloses the horrific details behind horseracing that is covered up by the "glitz and glamour" of this multi-billion dollar industry.

** This episode contains graphic detail about horse slaughter at about twenty-five minutes into the episode. Listener discretion is advised.

Website: https://horseracingwrongs.org
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/HorseracingWrongs
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/horseracingwrongs/
Current (2019) Stats on Killed Racehorses: https://horseracingwrongs.org/killed-2019/
Protests and Events: https://horseracingwrongs.org/protests-and-events/
To Donate: https://donorbox.org/give-2-1

Episode 105 – Food Buzz: History of Snake Fruit

Episode 105 - Food Buzz: History of Snake Fruit


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

179: The Land of Ahimsa

179: The Land of Ahimsa


Dolly Vyas-Ahuja is an Ahimsa animal activist and a voice for the voiceless. Her mission is to spread awareness and education about the cruelty of the Dairy Industry. She comes from a Gandhian family and is the granddaughter of a Freedom Fighter for social justice in India. One of her main objectives is to have Indian temples pledge to be cruelty-free and ban the use of dairy products.

In this episode, Dolly tells her personal story as well as her great efforts to educate India, and the rest of the world on the idea that dairy is not Ahimsa (an act of non-violence).

For Dolly's Film, "The Land of Ahimsa":
Website: https://www.thelandofahimsa.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/thelandofahimsa/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelandofahimsa/

To donate to the film:

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/

Episode 104 – Food Fable: Mangosteen

Episode 104 - Food Fable: Mangosteen


Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells a legend of Queen Victoria and the fabled extent of her desire for fresh mangosteen.

Episode 103 – Food Buzz: History of Mangosteen

Episode 103 - Food Buzz: History of Mangosteen


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

176: America’s Algae Gal

176: America's Algae Gal


Attention all Science Nerds and Gym Rats: This episode is PACKED with mind-blowing stats and information!

Catharine Arnston is the founder and CEO of Energy Bits; the raw, vegan, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, alkalizing algae tabs. Algae is the single-handed most documented food in the world with the highest health and beauty benefits. It also contains the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals and is considered the most sustainable crop in the world. If that's not enough, Energy Bits algae also contains 3x the amount of Protein of steak, 48x the Iron of spinach and even contains the Fatty Acids, Omega-3, DHA and GLA.

Catharine shares her discovery of alkaline foods after searching for answers for her sister who was diagnosed with cancer. Through her research, she stumbled upon algae and eventually created the brand, Energy Bits. Today, Energy Bits are used by top professional athletes, practitioners and families.

As a gift to you for listening to this podcast, Catharine is offering a 20% discount on all products, using the code, "VeganDanielle" at checkout.
Website: https://www.energybits.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/energybits/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ENERGYbits/


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