Ordinary Vegan Podcast #17: The Ultimate Vegan Grocery List

Do you want to begin a plant-based diet full or part-time but don't know where to start? Are you tired of all the confusion around what to eat on a plant-based diet? Do you worry about all the planning, hunting and gathering needed to create a vegan grocery list?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. Since becoming vegan in 2011, I have learned a lot about … [Read more...]

Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity

A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach a point where they are no longer able to protect the chromosomes, … [Read more...]

Vegan Podcast 14: Ordinary Foods with Extraordinary Health Benefits

What if you could add five healthy foods to your plate and make an improvement in your health and longevity? Today's podcast explores what ingredients can play a role in;  controlling blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, regulating blood sugar and boosting energy. We also provide easy tips and recipes on including these extraordinary ingredients into your diet. Simple and fun ways to spice up your health. This week's podcast recipe is a delicious, easy to prepare authentic … [Read more...]

#13: Longevity – The Food Secrets of Cultures With The Longest Lifespan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/ordinaryvegan/Ordinary_Vegan_Podcast_13.mp3 We can consume foods that can heal us or we can consume foods that can kill us. Once we know the difference, we are on the road to a healthy, happy, long life. Today's podcast is devoted to longevity and the foods that have played a role in the cultures of people around the world who enjoy healthy lives into their 80s, 90s, and some well into their hundreds. Listen to today's podcast to unlock the secrets of longevity … [Read more...]

#12: How A GFCF Diet Can Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Today's podcast discusses the benefits of a gluten-free, casein-free,  GFCF diet,  for children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Gut disorders are one of the most common medical conditions associated with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that children with autism are three to five times more likely to suffer from chronic gastrointestinal … [Read more...]

#11: Compassion & Healthy Living With Gene Baur

I'm extremely excited to welcome Gene Baur to the Ordinary Vegan Podcast! Gene is the co-founder and President of Farm Sanctuary, America's leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as "the conscience of the food movement" by TIME magazine. For 25 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farms. What I love most about Gene Baur is his non-judgmental approach. He gently pries our eyes open with his … [Read more...]

Podcast #10: Vegan Nutrition & The Role Of Vitamin Supplements

Vegan Nutrition & The Role Of Vitamin Supplements Vegan nutrition isn't difficult to maneuver, but there are a couple of worrisome vitamins we must pay attention to. Today's podcast explores those bothersome vitamins and the role of vitamin and mineral supplements in a plant-based diet. You will learn: How easy it is to obtain healthy vegan nutrition How your body is designed to get nutrients How supplements do not improve health, unless one has a proven deficiency What … [Read more...]

#9 – How Sandy Gooch Started A Natural Foods Revolution

How Sandy Gooch Started A Natural Foods Revolution

"Sandy Gooch single handedly pioneered a natural foods revolution for everyday people" ~~~Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey Sandy Gooch was experiencing seizures and chest pains at too young of an age. Upon investigation, Sandy Gooch found that what she was eating was making her ill. She made an immediate change in her eating choices.  Little did she know, in … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of The Life We Planned – Podcast #8

Letting Go Of The Life We Planned To Have The Life That Is Waiting For Us

Show Notes: Podcast #8 How To Make Room For The Rewards of Life

“Letting go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us” ~~Joseph Campbell I love [Read more...]

7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?

Podcast 7 - Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment Show Notes

Today's podcast is about the impact of food production and the environment.  Most people don't understand the connection between what we eat and climate change. But how we feel about climate change and the environment in the future is important right now. Because it plays a large part in what's going to happen to our planet next. Here are some … [Read more...]

6 – Incredible Health Benefits of Chia, Hemp and Flax Seeds

Incredible Health Benefits of Chia, Hemp and Flax Seeds

When I began my plant-based journey, it was tough for me to wrap my head around all the new, exotic and unfamiliar seeds available.  But when I realized the health benefits of chia, hemp and flax seeds, I knew I had to learn how to work them into my everyday life. After four years of research and experimenting, I discovered which seeds were the most beneficial to my health and which seeds I should … [Read more...]

5 – How To Lose Weight and Eat More Calories

How To Lose Weight and Eat More Calories

Why A Vegan Can Eat 33% More Food But Consume 33% Fewer Calories How to lose weight and eat more calories is easier than you think. Today's podcast subject is calorie density. Calorie Density has been called the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. It is also the reason you can lose weight and eat more calories. The first time I heard about calorie density was at a Farms 2 Forks … [Read more...]

4 – How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent Cancer

How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent & Treat Cancer


In this week's podcast episode we explore ways to help prevent cancer and treat cancer. We also learn which foods we should eat and which foods we should avoid. All told, there are expected to be 1.7 million new cancer cases in the United States in 2016, and 600,000 cancer … [Read more...]

3 – The Connection Between Gut Health And Mental Health


Gut Health and Mental Health Podcast

GUT HEALTH  & MENTAL HEALTH SHOW NOTES FOR PODCAST #3 The body of scientific studies linking gut health and mental health is growing at a rapid pace. There are now over 450 million people globally suffering from some form of mental illness. Most are treated with pharmaceutical drugs and therapy. But drugs and therapy aren't the only answer. Gut health can be your first … [Read more...]

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #2: Vegan Protein

Welcome to  first Ordinary Vegan Podcast #2! My new labor of love. To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below: Click Here to Subscribe and listen via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via Ordinary Vegan. If you are already subscribed to Ordinary Vegan's recipes, you will receive a link weekly to the most … [Read more...]

1 – Getting Started on a Vegan Diet

Getting Started on a Vegan Diet: Podcast #1

Welcome to the the very first Ordinary Vegan Podcast! My new labor of love. To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below: Click Here to Subscribe and listen via … [Read more...]