211: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse
Liz Murphy is the chef and founder at Santosha Nutrition. After 10 years in the hotel & restaurant industry, Liz decided to stop being part of the problem and choose to fight food waste & become a warrior for change. Struggling with auto-immune diseases & food intolerances, Liz took control of her own health and came to the confirmation that the vegan lifestyle is the best for our bodies, the animals and our planet.
Santosha is a Sanskrit word that means contentment, and it's the company's mission to provide education & resources to those seeking to create a better world through plant-based food and environmentally sustainable practices. Through cooking classes, farm to table experiences, private dinners & education about changing the food system, Liz aims to spread Santosha.
In this episode, we not only talk about Liz' mission, but some of the ways we, as consumers, can minimize our own waste!
Sponsor Liz' Cookbook: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cookbook-santosha-kitchen-contentment#/
Food Waste: https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs
Upcoming Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/santoshanutrition/events
Imperfect Produce: https://www.imperfectfoods.com/
The Plot: https://theplotrestaurant.com/
Sonora Refillery: https://diyrefill.com/
Food 2 Soil: https://www.inikasmallearth.org/food2soil.html
Solana Center: https://www.solanacenter.org/
Sand And Straw: https://www.sandnstraw.com/
210: Holistic Vibrations
Jon grew up in the vegan/punk/straight edge scene in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up with an abusive dad, then later seeing the documentary Earthlings, Jon made the correlation between the pain he had experienced and the pain the animals were experiencing in standard practice animal agriculture.
Aside from remaining an ethical vegan, Jon is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and performs sound healing meditation, which he describes it's importance in detail, especially for activists or those facing repetitive trauma.
For more of Jon's journey, or to book musical lessons, check these out:
Outdoor Arts https://www.instagram.com/jonburrier/
School of Holistic Vibrations https://www.instagram.com/jonburrierdrums/
Bad Grrrls Club Organics https://www.instagram.com/badgrrrlscluborganics/
209: Talks 'n' Tacos
Jen is a teacher, mom and advocate who helps people build a family culture around veganism. She revolutionized her home three years ago; going from a typical meat-eating family to one with a vision; conscious living through compassion and acts of service.
In this episode, Jen brings on her 8 year old son Anderson, to give his personal reasons for going vegan, along with some of the struggles he's had with friends and family.
208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!
Ellen Ericksen has been fighting for the animals for as long as she can remember. Although she participates in many anti-cruelty events, one of her biggest passions is protesting Del Mar's Racetrack.
Horse Racing Wrongs: https://horseracingwrongs.org/
Nat Geo - Why Horseracing is so Dangerous: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/05/horse-racing-risks-deaths-sport/
Forbes - Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/#4da6d5791bd6
Previous Episodes with Ellen: 88, 94, 156, 174
207: Behind the Lens
Bobby Sud is the organizer for the LA Save Movement. He's also the official Vigil Photographer at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon, CA. He's worked with Shaun Monson as a cinematographer and produced and directed "The Road Less Eaten" in Israel and Ireland. He's also the director and cinematographer for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign.
In this episode, Bobby shares his personal experience along with some helpful information for those going to a vigil for their first time. If you're interested in attending a vigil, please visit the Save Movement for full information on scheduling and locations.
Note: This was recorded before I attended a vigil at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon. I have sense gone, and actually made a committment to LA Animal Save to continue going on a regular basis to document the event.
Adam Sud (Episode 197): https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedaddict/
Ally Iseman, The Road Less Eaten (Episode 39): https://www.instagram.com/allyiseman/
Robby and Cyrus, Mastering Diabetes (Episodes 111 & 112): https://www.instagram.com/masteringdiabetes/
Amy Jean Davis, LA Animal Save (Episode 151): https://www.instagram.com/laanimalsave/
The Save Movement: https://www.instagram.com/thesavemovement/
Million Dollar Vegan Campaign: https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarvegan/
LA Fur Animal Save: https://www.instagram.com/lafuranimalsave/
LA Health Save: https://www.instagram.com/lahealthsave/
Animal Hope and Wellness: https://www.instagram.com/animalhopeandwellness/
Forks Over Knives: https://www.instagram.com/forksoverknives/
Whole Foods Medical & Wellness Center: https://www.wfmmedical.com/about-us
206: Peepal Farm
Peepal Farm is a stray animal rescue, vegan organic farm, low-impact farmstay and a small scale social enterprise. The farm is located in a small village near Charamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India and has provided a home for injured, stray animals to recover.
In this episode, founder Robin Singh tells how the dairy industry in India has unintentionally caused major distress to the sacred cow. Robin shares what him and his team at Peepal have done to try and minimize animal cruelty, educate the public, and contribute towards a better world for all.
Watch this: https://youtu.be/2CBjH8WCCZg
Story of Milk: https://peepalfarm.org/storyofmilk
205: Straight Edge Vegan
*MILDLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*
Alex Edge has been vegan and straight-edge for about 21 years, and made the decision after being exposed to it through the Punk Music scene. Today, Alex uses his knowledge, combined with personal experience, love, and compassion to help others align their morals with their actions.
In this episode, Alex shares some effective communication methods as well as ways we can all get active, regardless of where we live!
204: Eco-Friendly Hair
Kim and Leeanne are the owners of the all vegan, cruelty-free, low-waste, eco-friendly salon in San Diego. They focus on minimizing as much as possible, without sacrificing quality or hiking up the price!
In this episode, we talk all about how Eco Chic Salon far exceeds what it means to be "eco-friendly" and "sustainable" in the cosmetology world. Kim and Leeanne also talk about some of the amazing brands they love to work with, as well as some of the sneaky ingredients to watch out for on your labels at home! Plus! They talk about one of their newest, and most favored treatments: CBD!
Whether you're in San Diego and are interested in receiving services at Eco Chic Salon, or you're a hair or nail professional, you'll hear some fun tips, tricks and facts all about how to waste less and re-use more in the world of hair care!
Eco Chic Salon:
Biolage Raw: https://www.biolage.com/best-natural-ingredients-for-hair
Dr. Garth Davis, MD, starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He's certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He's the author of the book, "Proteinaholic", which talks about the problems associated with America's obsession with protein.
In this episode, Dr. Garth talks about his personal journey into a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle as well as it's integration into his programs at the surgery center. Dr. Garth also shares information brought forth by reputable studies showing the dangers of a Keto or Low-Carb diet, and explains how and why they're ineffective over extended periods of time.
Dr. Angie Sadeghi (Episodes 13 & 56): https://drangiehealth.com/
Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/contributors/garth-davis-md/#gs.exi615
202: World Vegan Travel
Brighde Reed is one half of the duo that created World Vegan Travel; the all vegan travelling program that takes the stress out of big trips! Don't worry about checking ingredients, or verifying if an animal sanctuary is legit, because Brighde and her team has done all the work for you!
In this episode, Brighde tells her personal vegan story and also gives a few tips and trips on how to not only go vegan while away from home, but how to travel in a more eco-friendly, low-waste way!
World Vegan Travel:
Colleen Patrick Goudreau (Episode 166): Website: https://www.colleenpatrickgoudreau.com/
Anonymous for the Voiceless (Episode 192): https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/
Challenge 22: https://challenge22.com/
Life Straw: https://www.lifestraw.com/
Larq Bottle: https://www.livelarq.com/