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!)
118: Let's Talk About Sex (Hormones)!
Returning guest, Jim Chialtas (from Episodes 75 and 86) is back, and today we're talking all about Sex Hormones! What is a hormone? What is it's function? What kinds of foods can impact hormone production and utilization? What can happen if hormones are imbalanced? These and many other questions, answered!
Paige Parsons-Roache aka "Vegan Rama Mama" shows up as a surprise-visit guest after her and I filmed Jane-Velez Mitchell's Lunch Break Live at Mission Square Market. This episode was also recorded on FaceBook LIVE (10/31) and contains some interaction with the audience.
Paige is one of the few people I've talked to that went vegan for the environment, which leads to our topic of "eco-veganism"; the concept of not only appreciating and respecting animal life, but also the plant kingdom and the environment. We talk composting, recycling, minimalism and so much more!
Find Paige on Wednesday's Lunch Break LIVE show as she pops up all over town on Jane-Velez Mitchell's FaceBook and Instagram!
Cowspiracy (mentioned in podcast): http://www.cowspiracy.com/
Brands and friends mentioned in this podcast:
Turnip Vegan | Trevy James | Mingalicious | Bootstrap Kombucha | Coco Straws | Joy Cafe | Specialty Produce | Beau Broughton | James Aspey | Art by Melanie | Brianna Baer | Rachel Derose-Hosler | Botko | Marina Qutab
116: The Vida Method
Vida Weinstein has been working as a clinical psychotherapist for over 30 years. She has experience with individuals with both eating disorders and drug abuse in inpatient, hospitals, psychiatric wards and rehab facilities. In this episode, Vida talks about her work in her private practice as well as the expansion of her patient population, which includes people from all walks of life.
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!
114: Mental Health - Borderline Personality Disorder
** This episodes contains sensitive material that may be bothersome for some listeners **
Chef Logan Kendall is probably best known for his career with Chefs Roll or his consulting projects, placing his name on menus all around San Diego, but what you may not know, is his past that led him here. He spent most of his teenage years in Juvenile Hall and has had an ongoing relationship with Borderline Personality Disorder.
When he was just fourteen, he was housed in a residential treatment center for well over a year and his almost successful attempted suicide was what actually gave him the opportunity to show his parents that type of treatment wasn't right for him.
Now, at 24 years old, Logan talks about what it's like for him to thrive in today's world while also managing BPD.
Chef's Roll: https://chefsroll.com/LoganKendall
NIMH - BPD: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml
Crisis Hotline: Call: 1 (800) 273-8255 | Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Ana Levley is a novelist, a vegan and a creative artist who expresses her strengths through creating videos and writing stories. Her first published (and recently released) novel, "Beasts" features a new idea of "telecide"; a murder of one's telegraphic (an advanced biotechnology).
Book Signing @ Warwicks: 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 (11/11/2018 at 12:00pm)
112: Mastering Diabetes, Part 2
Robby Barbaro was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 12 years old. Currently, along with his business partner Cyrus Khambatta (from Episode 111), Robby runs "Mastering Diabetes"; an online coaching program that has changed thousands of lives of people living with Type 1, 1.5 or Type 2 Diabetes, along with Prediabetes and even Gestational Diabetes.
In this episode, Robby goes through the major difference between natural sugars (such as fructose) and processed white sugar. He also explains why whole foods, in their natural form, are the best foods for everyone, including diabetics.
111: Mastering Diabetes, Part 1
Dr. Cyrus Khambatta (aka Mango Man) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2002, when he was a presumably-healthy 22-year-old college athlete. Did you know, there are an estimated 75 million people, in the United States, that are currently UNDIAGNOSED and UNKNOWINGLY living with Diabetes or Prediabetes?!?
In this episode Cyrus not only explains the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, but also explains some of the warning signs and even introduces a new (to me, anyway) diagnosis of Type 1.5 Diabetes.
Also, Stay Tuned for Episode 112 (Part 2 of "Mastering Diabetes"), where we talk to Cyrus' Diabetic friend and business partner, Robby Barbaro!
Insulin Resistance Diet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KWAgKR9JBE
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!
Video referenced in podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQIMJ648qgg