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87: Dz Vegan Kid Athletes

87: Dz Vegan Kid Athletes

Dz Vegan Kid Athletes are three sisters, Danaé, 14 years old, Danya 8 years old & Danielle 4 years old. They lead very active lifestyles; Danaé dances six days a week, Danya does gymnastics six days a week, Danielle does rhythmic gymnastics three days a week and dances once a week.

Danya was born vegan but at the age of four and a half, had tasted meat for the first time. She ate meat on and off but 1 year later, she stopped eating chicken and fish completely after learning how the animals were treated and killed.

Danaé was diagnosed with fibromyalgia eighteen months ago and was on four different medications to control her pain. She missed a lot of dance practices because of this. She was inspired by her Mom (who also has auto immune disease, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease and asthma) to go 100% vegan, after seeing her get off her medications and become much healthier! Danaé is now off her daily medication, drinks lots of raw green juices with turmeric to help reduce inflammation.

Danielle was born ten weeks premature and weighed just over 3 pounds. The doctors told her Mom that if she made it, she'd have life-long lung problems since she previously needed a ventilator to breathe. Doctors also said that she would have problems with her gut and not be able to digest foods properly which would require her to be on medication the rest of her life.

These girls are on a mission to share with others simple, fun ways to stay fit, eat healthy and be kind to the animals! They want to let the world know that growing up vegan rocks!

Dz Vegan Kid Athletes: https://www.instagram.com/dzvegankidathletes
Mom's (Angel) Charity: https://www.whataboutuscharity.org/about-us

85: Spoiled Vegans

85: Spoiled Vegans

Todd Anderson, Brandy Espi and Cody Blake make up a group of influencers called "Spoiled Vegans". They created the group to show others that not all vegans are the same! Don't get them wrong, the name "spoiled" isn't coming from a pretentious, "better than others" attitude, it comes from the humility they've achieved realizing how spoiled they are to be in San Diego and have so many great vegan resources!

Todd
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/TurnipVegan
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/TurnipVegan
YouTube: TurnipVegan

Brandy
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/BrandyEspi
YouTube: BrandyEspi

Cody: http://www.instagram.com/codyblake.omnia

Spoiled Vegans: http://www.instagram.com/spoiledvegans

84: Balanced

84: Balanced

Founder, Audrey Sanchez, along with her Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Lorna Ciccone make up part of the team at Balanced; a non-profit public health and nutrition advocacy organization focused on improving the healthfulness of institutional menus. Audrey and Lorna run and support meat-reduction and healthy menu campaigns in communities across the country, with a common goal to hold the food industry accountable for designing menus with health in mind - rather than corporate profits. In this episode, the ladies talk about how they can help those of you out there (vegan, or not), that are looking to reduce the amount of animal products being served in schools, hospitals and the like.

Balanced:
Website: https://www.balanced.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getbalancednow/
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/getbalancednow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetBalanced_Now
To Donate: https://www.balanced.org/donate

83: Aztec Supplements

83: Aztec Supplements

You've caught me saying this on other podcasts, "You can't cleanse your way out of a bad diet"! However, if you're transitioning into a healthier, plant-based lifestyle, it may be worth a try!

Meet Jered Landreth and Chris Singleton of Aztec Supplements! Jered has been in the fitness industry successfully for over 10 years and has been operating Full Force Fitness/Aztec Supplements since 2012. Chris has been working alongside Jered at FFF since the spring of 2014 and has overseen the company's manufacturing of goods, services and distribution.

Neither Chris or Jered are vegan... yet... but both are transitioning to a diet that is more plant-rich and towards the end of the podcast I give them a little challenge of my own!

Website: http://www.FullForceFitness.biz
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/BreakingGenetics
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AztecSupplements
Chris' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charismatic_survivor/

82: It’s All About The Booch!

82: It's All About The Booch!

Bootstrap co-founder, and SCOBY-wrangler, Susan McMillion is a chef. Along with her business partner James Farnworth, both have enjoyed kombucha for many years, and after making it for themselves at home, they knew they had to find a way to brew more and share the enthusiasm with others! Their common passion for kombucha, as well as overall health, nutrition, and the environment, led to their vision of what is now Bootstrap Kombucha. They have been brewing organic kombucha in small batches ever since! (When we say organic, we mean every step of the process is organic!)

San Diego Tasting Room:
Bootstrap Kombucha
4085 Pacific Hwy #105b
San Diego, CA 92110

Website: http://www.BootstrapKombucha.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bootstrapkombucha
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/bootstrap.authentic.kombucha

81: San Diego Coffee Training Institute

81: San Diego Coffee Training Institute

Meet Savannah Phillips, the woman behind San Diego Coffee Training Institute. The original idea for SDCTI was to be a training space inside Cafe Virtuoso where they could teach classes to wholesale clients on coffee prep. Savannah came up with the idea to make it a nonprofit, which was inspired by a desire to work directly with marginalized individuals in the surrounding community, including homeless, youth aging out of foster care, and individuals recently released from incarceration. #givingback Plus, have you ever heard of the World Barista Championship? I seriously had no idea this kind of thing existed, but Savannah tells us all about it!

San Diego Coffee Training Institute:
Website: http://sdcti.org
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SDCoffeeTraining
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/sdcti

 


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