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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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Oct 12, 2016

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Recently the BBC televised the autopsy of an obese woman called Obesity - The Post Mortem. Hope became aware of the obesity autopsy after reading an article claiming it to be fat shaming. Of course we had to take an opportunity to locate and view the autopsy to see how the show presented the data and how the issue of obesity was addressed. We were pleased to see that rather than shaming the person they provided evidence regarding excessive weight gain and internal organs. It was appalling to see how her weight affected nearly all of her organs including her liver and lungs.

Dr. Howard Jacobson, who we've had on the show before, and Josh LaJaunie, formerly obese man turned ultra marathon runner, were gracious enough to chat with us about the obesity autopsy. They also discussed taking the steps and overcoming obstacles to get over our own physical hold ups and start hitting the pavement again. It's inspired Hope and I both to jump back on the wagon and we know it will push you to review your physical state and make a change today.

ABOUT HOWARD JACOBSON, PHD

Howard Jacobson, PhD is a health educator, author, and broadcaster from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is host of the Plant Yourself Podcast and founder of TribeWell.us. He is contributing author to Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, MD, and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, by T. Colin Campbell. Howard coaches, consults, and speaks on health and fitness for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

ABOUT JOSH LAJAUNIE

Joshua LaJaunie was born and raised in south Louisiana. He grew hunting, fishing, drinking, eating, playing football, and getting fat. Ultimately he found myself tipping the scales at over 400lbs. in early 2011. He has since lost 200lbs. developed a love for running, and is now exclusively a plant-based, plantpowered, aspiring athlete at 36 years old. And desires to share the why’s and how’s.

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