163: Don't be a Shithead!
*Mildly Explicit* - Language
Krimsey Ramsey is originally from Louisiana, but over time has relocated to North Hollywood where she runs THE FIRST all vegan Cajun Restaurant!
In this episode, we talk about how Krimsey made the switch while in the midst of a Cajun, meat-heavy environment, and how she uses her experiences as inspiration for her restaurant.
162: A Voice for the Voiceless
Luiz Silva was born and raised in Brazil on a meat-heavy diet. After a few life experiences, he made a connection with the animals and what he was eating and decided to go vegetarian. Now, Luiz has been vegan for 6 years and is a strong member in the animal activist community!
In this episode, Luiz shares his story transitioning into veganism, as well as his recent heart-warming experience at the Pig Vigil in Los Angeles.
For more Chia the Vegan Pit:
Valerie Taylor Befriends an Eel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IQ2I-P8Ucw
Okja (Animated; Animals): https://www.netflix.com/title/80091936
Earthlings (Animals): http://www.nationearth.com/
Cowspiracy (Evironmental): http://www.cowspiracy.com/
LA Animal Save Weekly Pig Vigil (Farmer John's):
The Save Movement:
161: Veg'n Out SD
Grant Plummer is the founder of Veg'n Out, one of San Diego's best burger joints! After years of his family talking about veganism, the concept finally clicked for him when he learned about the environmental impact that animal agriculture has on the planet.
With menu items such as the Pepper Crusted Bacon Cheeseburger and Spicy Jalapeno Kraut Burger, Grant continues to make food that break the stereotype of what most people think of when they hear the word "vegan"!
Every Thursday, 3-7:30pm - NorthPark Farmer's Market
Every Friday, 4-8pm - Modern Times, LomaLand
Every Sunday, 9am-2pm - Hillcrest Farmer's Market
Saturday, 5/25: 1-5pm - Festival of Funk
160: Vegan Living for Earth
Beata grew up in Communist Poland where meat was rationed and people were looking for alternative ways to get it. She tells the story of childhood experiences where her family would slaughter pigs in their own backyard to get around the mandatory rations. When she was a young adult, she came to the US as an exchange student and experienced even more difficulties (I'll allow her to explain).
Today, Beata is a mother, a vegan, and an advocate for plant-based cooking and eating! In this podcast, she also shares how she cured her daughter of what seemed like an incurable respiratory disease, by switching her to a plant-based diet.
Beata is also offering a free online training for those interested in switching to a vegan lifestyle, but there's only 10 spots available!
Sign up now at: https://officialbeata.com/vegandanielle
For more Beata:
159: The Undercover Investigator
Rich Hardy has been a professional environmental and animal activist for over 25 years, including his over two-decade-long uncover work, which documents animal suffering from a multitude of businesses.
In this episode, Rich talks about some of his findings (non-graphic), along with his accomplishments today and goals for "tomorrow".
* By the way, it's "Surfers Against Sewage"; I stumbled upon my words in the first few minutes 😀
For more Rich:
The Disclosure Podcast, Episode 6 (Earthling Ed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WtfU8Jw6io&t=912s
158: Clean Machine
Geoff Palmer is a Natural Bodybuilding and Natural Physique Champion, the CEO and founder of Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition and an author among some of his other titles. He has been vegan for 34 years and made it on the Top 100 Most Influential Vegans by Plant Based News.
In this episode, Geoff shares some staggering stats about the pharmaceutical industry, drug dependency and common preventable diseases. He also shares some of his personal scientific research that led him to the ingredients he uses in his products.
For more Clean Machine:
Product Education Videos:
Cell Block 80: https://youtu.be/XZrkJPAXd-Q
Clean BCAA: https://www.facebook.com/CleanMachineonline/videos/849137568567546/
Ahiflower Oil: https://youtu.be/07yxgH2kc28
Clean Green Protein with Lentein: https://youtu.be/7tizBtOMN8Q
To register for World Vegan Bodybuilding Championships:
157: Love is My Religion
Monk is a vegan 3-time Pro Physique Body Builder, Personal Trainer, Inspirational Speaker, Meditation Instructor and father.
He grew up with some of his own personal challenges, some of which he was born into, and some of which were of his own making, but he's used these experiences to help create who he is today!
156: Dying to Race
Ellen Ericksen is a known animal rights activist here in San Diego. She's also been on the podcast a few times already to discuss Sea World as well as Del Mar racetrack (Episodes 88 and 94).
With horse racing season coming up (7/17/2019), Ellen returns to the podcast to expose some of the details behind the $100 BILLION dollar industry, including the underground horse slaughter and horse-meat trade that's happening right in our own backyards!
For more about horse racing deaths & slaughter:
Horse Death Watch (USA): https://www.horsedeathwatch.com/
Horse Racing Kills (AUS): https://horseracingkills.com/issues/deathwatch/
The Horse Fund; Slaughter (USA): https://horsefund.org/horse-slaughter-resources.php
The Guardian (USA): https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/08/santa-anita-closes-horse-deaths-racing
Animal Aid (UK): https://www.animalaid.org.uk/the-issues/our-campaigns/horse-racing/
155: Plastic Pants
Did you know that an estimated 5.25 TRILLION pieces of plastic are in the ocean right now? An estimated 100,000 marine animals plus about 1,000,000 seabirds that are killed every year due to plastic in our oceans!
Meet Nora, the founder if KIIN athletic; the boutique athletic wear brand featuring clothing made from recycled bottles!
In this episode, we talk all about Nora's journey into veganism along with her love for the environment, and how these two came together to create KIIN!
PS: The pants are so thick, Nora challenges us to do the "Bend Over in the Sun, and Take a Photo" to prove their high quality won't go see-through on you! Trust me, I tried it and it works!
154: Jai Fusion
Randy DeLue became a vegetarian at the age of 19. He is also a graduate of SDSU and has over 25 years of experience in health and wellness. Ingrid Meza was born in Mexico City, but spent most of her early years in El Salvador. She attended the UABC University in Ensenada, where she studied Marine Biology.
Together, the couple have taken their talents and experience and combined them together to form the San Diego vegan restaurant, Jai Fusion!