103: The Butcher's Son
Forrest Folen went from Butcher's son to VEGAN! Aside from the major mental shift that was necessary for this transformation, Forrest is very well connected with the health and fitness community. However, we wasn't always the fitness guy either. When he was younger, he made some poor health choices, which led him to homelessness. Now, he's been in the fitness industry for over 17 years and has opened multiple boot camp locations along the coast of California. He's also done consulting for over 200 fitness centers around the world and spends a lot of his time working closely with an organization called "Solutions for Change", which is dedicated towards helping those in need.
Way of Life Bootcamp: https://wayoflifetransformations.com/
Solutions for Change: http://solutionsforchange.org/
102: Vivo Tribe
Mary and Ana make up part of the team at Bean Vivo; a sustainable and all vegan, gluten free, organic and local San Diego company. Aside from having amazing products, the team has created a "tribe" of bean lovers, known as "Vivo Tribe", which is made up of a network of explorers that think globally, act locally and love great food!
101: Farm Animal Refuge
Matt Lieurance, along with his partner, Jordan Russo developed a farm animal sanctuary in the hills of San Diego. In addition to saving farm animals, Jordan and Matt open their doors to help inform people of what goes on at seemingly-harmless events like the San Diego Fair. Matt joins me in studio today and discusses some of the hardships and joys of running the farm! Also, stay tuned because Farm Animal Refuge is having a FREE event (10/6/2018) where you can come meet all of the animals! Stay tuned for more details!
Farm Animal Refuge:
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/farm-animal-refuge
100: You Called, I Answered
Your calls came in, and I've got your answers! Thank you so much to everyone who called in, and of course all of you who are tuning in as well! I appologize if I've spelled anyone's name wrong; I only had audio to go off of.
02:01 - Kylee: How do you encorporate healthy fats into shakes?
02:54 - Response
06:41 - Chantelle: New vegan; super sweet compliment!
07:26 - Response
09:33 - Dr. Kasey Johnson: Congrats on Episode 100
09:58 - Response
10:47 - Shawnie: What type of vegan foods keep you full for the longest amount of time?
11:15 - Response
15:39 - Lindsay: Calling from NC; Vegan and vegetarian options ARE available in the south! (This comment was completely warranted; listen to my response!)
15:58 - Response
16:59 - Barbara (Rawsome Delights): What have been some of the things I've learned over these 100 episodes?
17:39 - Response
21:41 - Rachel DeRose-Hosler (AV & Pollinated Palette): What color panties are you wearing today?
23:47 - Response
27:28 - Phil: Health benefits of organic vs. non-organic?
27:38 - Response
34:45 - Vanessa: Vegetarian trying to cut out cheese
34:56 - Response
41:51 - Karl: What do you say to someone who says that they have to have meat in their diet?
43:07 - Response
51:26 - Alicia: Currently vegetarian; vegans eat a lot of fruit, is there a higher chance of becomming diabetic?
51:48 - Response
57:43 - Derek: When you went vegan, was it easier having a spouse that also went vegan? Would it be a deal-breaker to date someone who wasn't vegan? What is your favorite part about the podcast? Have you found it easier to be in social situations since you've had the podcast?
58:29 - Response
99: The Levels of Veganism
Raw Living Food Specialist, Nick Ferguson was a guest on Episode 9 over a year ago, and today he's back to talk about some of the "levels" of veganism. In short, here's the breakdown:
Vegan: All-encompassing; anyone who doesn't consume or use animal products
Plant-Based: This one has been skewed a bit over time, but usually means that the person is eating all, or mostly all vegan, but doesn't necessarily adopt the principles of veganism off the plate.
Whole-Food Plant-Based: A lifestyle where one only eats plants in their whole form; nothing processed, no junkfood. Sorry guys, no Oreos or Beyond Patties here!
Raw Vegan: A vegan who doesn't eat foods (usually) above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The reasoning behind this is that essential enzymes in foods are killed during the cooking process of foods.
Raw Living Culture Vegan: Wait, what? Yup, there's another level to veganism, and probably the healthiest any human can live!
Check out this episode to hear all about Raw Living Foods; Plus, how (and why) Nick chooses to eat this way!
Also, LAST CHANCE to call in for Episode 100! Call 619-537-9516 to be featured on the episode!
The Good Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-life-podcast/id1367250751
The Good Life Podcast (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/show/3ZKpYnOhnoNoh8DdOOALaT
98: Eco Caters
Nick Brune is a personal chef and the founder of Eco Caters. He was born and raised in the heart of "Flavor Country" in Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles to work as head chef for multiple catering companies. One of Nick's top focusses is "local" produce, but why is local so important? In this episode we talk all about sustainability and the local economics that come into play in the food industry.
Eco Caters is a catering company with locations in California and DC that features EXTENSIVE vegan menus! They offer services to cater weddings, work parties, birthdays and so much more! For more information, visit their website at http://www.ecocaters.com or their Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ecocaters/
97: Young at Heart
Vegan of 41 yrs, Dr. Joel Kahn is one of the world's top cardiologists and best selling authors. According to the CDC, about 610,000 Americans die from a heart attack EVERY YEAR. That’s one in every four deaths! Heart disease has also been rated as the leading cause of death for both men and women. In addition, every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack, and of these, 525,000 are first heart attacks, and 210,000 are repeated. What’s even more alarming? A lot of this can be prevented! In fact, did you know that some nations don't even have a word for "heart attack"? This is because heart disease is RARELY genetic, but rather a product of our lifestyles! Dr. Kahn mentions a study that was done in Sweden and the Netherlands with a sample size of 25,000 participants. Various questions were asked regarding the participants' lifestyle choices. Then another 20 years later, the analysts researched who was alive, who died, who had a heart attack, what kind of medical procedures were performed...
After the study they found that if you follow a few simple steps, you can absolutely avoid a heart attack about 85-90% of the time (only 3-4% of Americans meet this criteria!):
- 1st: Don't smoke
- 2nd: Men, your waistline is less than 40 inches, women, less than 35
- 3rd: Walk at least 30 minutes per day
- 4th: Drink 1-4 alcoholic drinks per week (Helps the blood flow. More than 7 is counter-productive)
- 5th: Sleep more than 7 hours per night
- 6th: Eat 5 or more servings of fruits or vegetables every day
To call in for Episode 100: 619-537-9516
Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity: https://kahnlongevitycenter.com/
Greenspace Cafe: https://greenspacecafe.com/
96: Change Your Mindset
Dr. Kasey Johnson is a vegan, a mother, a chiropractor, and a badass babe! While she was training for her current career, she started adopting the principles of the Paleo and Ketogenic diets; compared to her dorm-style junkfood college days, this was a huge improvement! However, it was also just a stepping stone in her towards an even more positive goal of being vegan! After giving birth, she ended up with the extremely painful condition known as mastitis (inflammation of the breast tissue). After researching how meat and dairy cause inflamation, she cut out the animal products and saw immediate results!
To call in for Episode 100 (instructions on voicemail): 619-537-9516
Dr. Kasey's Links:
Unlock Wellness Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unlock-wellness-podcast/id1215420028?mt=2
Children's Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1546886826
(For each sale of the book, Kasey is donating a "Wellness Bag" to kids who don't have access to daily essentials!)
95: Bro Science
Multi-sport enthusiast, Ryan Nelson talks all about his journey with sports and fitness. Ryan has always been active, but at one point, started realizing that he just wasn't losing that extra fat in his mid-section; then, almost immediately after removing dairy from his diet, he lost about 10 lbs in his midsection alone!
Being raised in Wyoming, Ryan had the typical "Bro" type attitude towards meat and hunting, and therefore had some aprehension towards the idea of a plant-based diet. However, after he started seeing almost immediate results, his old ideas were smashed.
Also, guys, did you know that on average, vegan men have higher levels of testosterone than non-vegan men? 😉
94: A Storyteller For The Animals
Ellen Ericksen, returning guest from Episode 88, dives a little deeper into the Del Mar Racetrack and exposes more of the hideous truths behind the business. With money being a key motivator, a lot of work is done to cover up what really happens on the track! Recently, there was some minor coverage for the death of horse, Bobby Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately rider Victor Espinoza has received much greater attention for his non-fatal injury. The last part of the podcast dives into the more widely known topic of Sea World.