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Jun 7, 2016

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We have a double-delight for our listeners in this episode!

We are super excited to announce that Curiously Veg has partnered up with the Asheville VeganFest to bring you live coverage and interviews with the speakers! Your favorite hosts will be livin la vida veggie in Asheville this Friday and Saturday for the pre-party and a day of speakers and vendors!

Come out and enjoy Asheville VeganFest in person or watch the panels live on our Facebook page! Make sure you like our page and turn on the notifications so you don’t miss one minute of the fun! We'll also be streaming behind the scenes as well as getting personal on Snapchat and Twitter. If you can't make it to the event, like and follow us for the live stream.

For the second half, we had the absolute pleasure of interviewing one of Hope’s health heros, Dr. Howard Jacobson, or Dr. J!

We chatted about what put him on the plant-based path, being an evidence-based consultant, motivating people to take charge of themselves, and the journey to becoming an ultramarathoner. We delve in how our comfort has become our biggest enemy to our health, how to overcome that safe zone by getting your daily dose of vitamin P(ain). Dr. J fills us in with why we, as a society, needs to become comfortable with being uncomfortable if we are going to thrive.


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 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.