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
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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/
201: From Hunter to Vegan
Chris Peed grew up hunting and fishing in Ohio and, by the time he was 12, he was able to use his own firearm after completing a hunter's safety course.
In this episode, Chris shares some of the common "past-times" and "sports" that he grew up participating in as a young boy. Like many children, he had been taught that certain animals were put on Earth for him to kill, and others for him to love. But, years later, after a life-changing phone call from his wife, Chris' world had completely changed.
200: Eat Meat or Don't.. A Debate on Veganism
Dr. Bo Bennett has a PhD in social psychology, and a special interest in logic, reason and critical thinking. He is also the author of "Eat Meat... or Don't: Considering the Moral Arguments For and Against Eating Meat". And, while sharing common ground in many areas with vegans and vegetarians, he can be best described as “flexitarian” who strongly believes that encouraging people to eat less meat is will have the greatest impact on overall meat consumption.
To celebrate this 200th episode milestone, I figured a debate-style podcast would be fun. In this episode, Dr. Bo and I discuss some of those common beliefs and have mild banter over those we have differing opinions on.
For more Dr. Bo:
Book Website: https://www.sentiocentrism.com
Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Meat-Dont-Considering-Arguments-ebook/dp/B07VJ6BWF3
199: Non-Toxic Lifestyle
Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a Naturopathic Doctor, an Oncology Expert and an Environmental Professional. He is also a proponent of a Whole Food Plant Based diet, and believes in reducing toxicity in our bodies, not only with healthy food choices, but with consciousness and meditation.
Dr. Christian's Links:
Heal Thy Self Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-thy-self/id1455361893
198: Vegan Strong
Bill Muir, AKA Sgt. Vegan has been vegan since 1992, after he was already in the punk scene and identified as straight-edge. As a defiant act, he figured since he wasn't drinking or doing drugs, it wouldn't be that much harder to give up animal products.
Twenty-seven years later, Bill Muir now has a Certificate in Vegan Culinary Arts from Atlantic Union College and a BS in Nursing from Drexel University and has authored the book, Vegan Strong. He has also been Honorably Discharged from the Armed Services and serves our Nations's Heroes as an RN at the West LA Medical Center.
In this episode, Bill shares his story of compassion and non-violence through all areas of his life.
Amazon Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1719406901/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
197: Plant-Based Addict
In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Once weighing nearly 350lbs and struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, and mental health disorders. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose.
He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he began a journey that led to a remarkable recovery. Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes; a program that focuses on reversing insulin resistance to master type 1, Type 1.5, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes using low fat, whole food, plant-based nutrition.
He also works with Engine 2 and Whole Foods Market’s Total Health Immersion Team. He is an international speaker for the plant-based movement and addiction recovery movement. Adam has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and relapse prevention.
He is also the founder of the non-profit, Plant-Based for Positive Change that is dedicated to advancing the research of diet and mental health / addiction and is running the very first research study to investigate the effects of a plant based diet intervention on early addiction recovery outcomes. He firmly believes that the simplest change on your fork make the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.
Mastering Diabetes: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/