Curiously Veg Radio

Curiously Veg Radio sprouted up through an effort to reach plant-based and plant-curious minds alike. Our topics range from discussing scientific studies, tasty plant-based recipes, hot news topics, geeky humor, and informative interviews. The podcast encompasses serious information, personal experience, and creative dialog. Hope and Dave have known each other for over a decade and bring to the mixing board their unique journeys into a plant-based lifestyle. Hope’s extensive research and credentials from eCornell, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and ACE give her a vast library of knowledge and expertise in the fields of health, nutrition, and fitness. Dave adds a flare of personal experience, research, and a devil-may-care attitude. This unique combination will, no doubt, leave you wanting more!
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Your hosts at Curiously Veg Radio got a chance to talk with Dr. Garth Davis about his ground-breaking new book, Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession With Meat Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It. We spoke about the role nutrition plays in a healthy lifestyle, evaluating research, and his own experience with changing his perspective on health and weight loss.

Why in the heck do we focus so much on protein? Won’t I get a protein deficiency if I don’t eat meat? What about gains tho?  Shouldn’t we buy foods that contains lots of protein? It’s carbs that make us fat, right? Butter is healthy because Time Magazine said so, and aren’t they experts?

We have all asked these questions when deciding how to eat to be healthy and build muscle. It’s confusing and there seems to be a new study or article out everyday that tells us what is the best way to eat, so how in the world can someone tell what is correct and what is profit-driven sensationalism? You can start with Dr. Davis, because he will open your eyes to what’s really going on and gives key advice on what is a healthy lifestyle.

In his book, Dr. Davis takes you on his personal journey of the physician becoming the patient - physician heal thyself if you will. He compiles all he learned, research, and findings in a guide that illustrates why we are sick and becoming fatter every year.  It is an easy to understand synopsis of what is really going on with our health and how we can take control back. The bonus material offered on is a valuable resource for starting a healthy lifestyle. Both your hosts wishes that the guides and recipes had been around when they started their plant-based journey!

Dr. Davis said it best with “For doctors to fail to inform patients of the gentlest, safest, most beneficial action they can take to protect their own health is nothing more than criminal negligence.”

So, hunker down and get ready for an awesome interview!

Dr. Garth Davis is a fully recovered proteinaholic, Ironman, currently the medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine.

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Hope wanted to clarify ketosis because she felt that she didn’t explain it well enough. Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy when there isn’t adequate carbohydrates available to equip the body with glucose for energy or if your body can't use glucose (or blood sugar) properly. The body becomes acidic (acidosis) which promotes inflammation. Yes, you will lose weight initially, but it is not sustainable and can cause serious health issues.

Integrative practitioners are physicians that have receive additional education in nutrition, fitness, and natural medicine. You can search the Academy of Health and Medicine to find a provider in your area. 

You can find out more about Dr. Garth Davis's book and connect with him below:


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Want to win a free copy signed of Proteinaholic by Dr. Garth Davis?

We have an awesome contest for those looking to start or already following Arnold’s words. It’s simple:

  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Share our facebook page with your facebook friends. Either by sharing a post from our page or by tagging us in a post using @CuriouslyVeg.
  3. Finally, share a picture of your meatless breakfast, lunch, and dinner on our contest post!

Can't get easier than that: like, share, and post tasty food. We'll select a winner in at the end of January 2016! Get started!


Interested in getting some awesome CV swag? Visit for awesome CV swag and make sure to stop by for a limited edition, signed print made exclusively for Curiously Veg!

You can even pick up a t-shirt, hoodie, or a mug with some great artwork printed on it.



Frog Leap Studios - Stayin' Alive

Frog Leap Studios has some amazing metal covers and is amazingly talented. You can check out more of his work at his youtube page and at the following links:

Jan 12, 2016

What does Mother’s Finest, truck driving, MMA training, and veganism have in common? Find out on episode 8!

Your plant lovin’ hosts caught up with vegan MMA fighter Brandon Longano and chatted about life on the road, training, and fueling with plants!!! Brandon chews the tofu with us about becoming vegan and how a plant-based diet has impacted his training, recovery time, and prep for fights. He talks about what influenced him to become plant-based and how he influences others, including his dad, to be open to the idea of a plant-based lifestyle.

Every vegan MMA fighter needs gear, and companies like Vehement ( has the answer with a line of vegan fight gear. Other companies are producing vegan products, so this is positive change we are witnessing in the sport of MMA and boxing.

There are more and more protein and recovery products that are offering plant-based options. We love Vega and the new supplement line Vegan Smart by John Lewis, the Bad Ass Vegan.

Got questions? Contact us and send em our way!


Start the year out right by helping out an amazing group of people at A New Hope: Animal Sanctuary & Education Center. Adopt an animal for a year and get monthly photos and updates. We adopted Vixie, she's adorable and we love the photos and videos of her playing.

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