Colorful Vegan Kitchen: Plant-Based Recipes for Everyone

19Feb

One of the most powerful transformations in the world of diets has occurred for the term Vegan. In its early days in the 1980’s when I learned about it, Vegan often meant overcooked carrots with a cold tofu salad. Today we know that a plant-based diet, which is exactly what a Vegan diet comprises of – plants, is the healthiest way to eat. Newest biome research – biome being the bacteria in our bodies and particularly in our gut, shows that a fiber-rich diet of fruits and vegetables – ideally organic – is the most important piece for optimal microbial health in our bodies, and with it, the foundation for our own health. And today, the plant-based dishes some chefs are coming up with are simply out of this world - and actually easy to create, even for us, at home.

Guest: 

Ilene Godofsky Moreno, Author, The Colorful Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY

Children’s Health: The Consequences of Industrial Food Production

12Feb

We know that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked. So, when we talk about sustainable agriculture and organic food as the foundation for social and environmental justice – we also mean human health. This episode is about human health, for the most vulnerable of us, our children.

Two doctors have made an assessment of the environmental impacts of pesticides and other chemicals in our food part of their practice in their work of healing children. And with it, they have become experts in just how much the food we eat – or rather the food we feed our children - can make them sick.

Guests: 

Dr. Michelle Perro, Co-Author

Dr. Vincanne Adams, Co-Author

What's Making Our Children Sick? How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It

Bay Area, California

The Art of Flourishing: Finding Inner Balance in a Chaotic World

5Feb

It is the blending of knowledge that makes us better, stronger, and hopefully wiser, as people, and as a species. In this episode, we are speaking with an expert about how to work with the mind and body in the most holistic way possible. For decades, he has been marrying the best practices from around the world for astonishing results, particularly Western Psychotherapy and Eastern philosophies and practices such as meditation. He has written numerous books and is one of the most renowned scholars on the topic of how to live well and cultivate happiness as a state of being. Let's take a look at what he has to say...

Guest: 

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Author, The Art of Flourishing: A Guide to Mindfulness, Love and Self-Care in a Chaotic World, Westchester, NY

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