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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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Feb 14, 2017

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When it comes to animal rights organizations, helping others take notice, and making real change in farmed animal welfare the most vital piece are the investigators. The men and women who take on this job are rarely seen or known by the public but they make some of the greatest impact. Any undercover video you've seen was the act of someone putting a lot on the line to expose animal cruelty as it really happens.

INVESTIGATING SLAUGHTERHOUSES

While in L.A., Lindsay Wolf, Vice President of Investigations for MFA, sat down with me to talk about her path as an investigator. Further into the show we discuss how she hires / trains new investigators and what life is like taking up a camera and exposing the harsh realities of slaughterhouses. It's rare to get a peek behind the curtain. I know this will be as eye opening for you as it was for me.

If you want more information on how you can become an investigator get more information or reach out to us at our contact page.

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Feb 1, 2017

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After a long week in Los Angeles ten a week to recover and regroup we're back in action! I drug the recording gear with me all the way across the country (by plan, don't be crazy) and managed to get Liz back on the mic with me in person to discuss what activism is and how we can do it.

BEING AN ACTIVIST

Anything you do to promote the movement to being plant based for the planet, your health, or the animals is an act of activism. For some it's sharing recipes and for others it's leafleting a college campus or being an investigator for an animal rights organization. The important that is to find what's fits you, your temperament, and makes the impact on others you want to me.

Liz and I dig into how each of us (and you) do a lot by doing a little. We also expand on how you can do more if you feel what you've done so far isn't quite enough. If you want more information on how you can be more active and help promote the cause reach out to us at our contact page.

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Jan 11, 2017

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I spent the new year's at my parents house this year. As I grazed on some buffalo cauliflower, red pepper hummus, and the guacamole I brought I glanced that the television from time to time. My parents always have the "rockin' new year's eve" on so the night was full mostly of pop singers. Near midnight I caught a glimpse of Mariah Carey performing. I noticed she was lip syncing but that's not what caught me off guard. It was obvious she was having technical issue. Even more obvious, she wasn't taking the malfunctions very well. She was visually shaken, frustrated, and action out toward the staff.

The next day the internet was abuzz about this performance I saw another video, this one of Adele. In this video, all the audio caught out on her mid song. For a split second she was taken off guard, as we all would be, but she quickly snapped back into her song (with some audience participation) and let the professionals running the show do their jobs. The sound quickly came back before the song was complete. Aside from the lack of audio, you would never know things were awry. 

I found it interesting how to professionals in their field not only reacting to an unexpected moment but how the openly treated the staff there to assist with problem and ensure a smooth performance. This lead me to ask how I handle these moments.

UNEXPECTED MOMENTS

Liz Quick my friend and coworker at Mercy For Animals joined me as a guest host. We have very different jobs and responsibilities but both are ripe with unexpected moments. She was gracious enough to sit with me and chat about how she handles life distractions and what we can learn from Mariah's and Adele's attitudes.

Remember guys: Feelings are just temporary visitors. (You'll understand this more throughout the show)

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Dec 20, 2016

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The time of year approaches where we sit down and write out what our hopes for the new year will be. For some of us that's weightloss, or learning an instrument, or maybe just spending more time with the family. New year's resolutions always start with good intentions but few of us manage to reach our goals and abandon soon after pledging to keep them.

Maybe the problem is how you set up your resolutions from the beginning or possibly not doing the leg work to make sure you stay on track. I take a moment to express some solid ideas on creating a resolution, as well as tips to maintain momentum to stay on track. Setting up solid goals and making sure you're constantly on a path to success will ensure you see results by the year's end.

Make the new year a bit more about you. Focus on improving who you are so you can help others improve around you.

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TIPS

Here are my quick tips to get the details, check out the show.

  • Define your why
  • Make your resolutions small and achievable
  • Break your resolution into steps
  • Keep your number of resolutions down
  • Be specific where possible
  • Expect setbacks
  • Keep a log or a journal
  • Fine tune your resolutions
  • Make it part of your routine

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Dec 6, 2016

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  • don’t buy
    • slik
    • wool
    • down (feathers)
    • suede
    • leather
    • aba: A fabric woven from goat and camel hair
    • cashmere: goat hair
    • fleece (sheep or goat)
    • felt (sometimes synthetic)
  • do buy
    • cotton
    • “synthetic”
    • acrylic
    • linen
    • hemp
    • microfiber
    • moleskin
    • nylon

 

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  • ($20) Glasstic water bottle: http://curiouslyvegradio.com/glasstic
  • Books
    • ($20) Shred it! Book & 13 week training journal: https://vegan-bodybuilding-fitness.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/bundle-shred-it-book-and-13-week-training-journal
      • book
        • Completely whole-food, plant-based menu with detailed training programs, Shred It! Endorsed by 28 names in the health and fitness industry, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Rich Roll, and Rip Esselstyn.
        • With Shred it!, you will understand how to:
          • Set achievable goals
          • Discover the most effective ways to burn fat
          • Build muscle efficiently
          • Identify what could be holding you back
          • Exercise nearly anywhere, anytime, managing time effectively
        • You will also get:
          • 75 delicious plant-based athlete recipes and meal plans
          • Master dozens of workouts with step-by-step instructions and photos
      • Journal
        • log your workouts and stay inspired. Track sets, reps, weight, cardio, and more.
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    • ($12) Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson: http://amzn.to/2gqnzz9
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    • connects to iPhone, iPod, Android, and mp3 players
    • built in volume control 
    • storage area from phone or mp3 player
    • not wireless
    • Straps to bike handle bars
  • (<$30) TriggerPoint CORE Multi-density solid foam roller: http://amzn.to/2gVtBLz
    • Free online training videos
    • 18” perfect for most muscle groups
    • Benefits of foam rolling: increased blood flow, increased flexibility, aid in recovery from hard workouts
  • Boxes
    • ($22 - 18/mo) vegan cuts snack box: http://vegancuts.com/snackbox
      • Free shipping to the U.S.
      • 10 or more goodies per box
      • Healthy snacks
      • Tasty treats to indulge in
      • Mostly gluten-free
      • Mix of full and sample size snacks
      • flavored drinks, candy, snacks, seitan, chocolate, and more
    • ($1-9 / mo) dollar shave club: http://shaved.by/cOHX2
      • from single blade razors to 6 bland razors
      • initial sign up includes the handle but you can add another handle if needed
      • Nearly all products are vegan friendly except for their lib balms, hair paste, hair fiber, and hair clay.
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    • yoga mat (with caring strap)
    • 2 foam yoga blocks
    • 1 yoga towel
    • 8’ yoga strap
  • ($25) Oster blender bottle: http://amzn.to/2gVKdR2
    • make smoothies right in the bottom
    • easily make a health snack or breakfast on the go with no mess
    • dishwasher safe
    • bpa free
  • ($30) Art Naturals Oil Diffuser: http://amzn.to/2gQqHVC
    • in home aromatherapy
    • silent
    • no heat
    • sleek design helps it fit into personal decor
    • aid in the relief of stress, and fight the effects of eczema, nausea, nosebleeds, dandruff, joint pain anxiety, nasal and chest congestion.
  • ($145 [on sale normally $220]) Sun light therapy lamp: http://amzn.to/2gDrzz1
    • reduce the effects of SAD (seasonal effectiveness disorder)
    • improve overall mood
    • increase vitamin D
    • improves skin complexion 
  • DVD
  • Makeup
    • ($11 [on sale normally $30]) Start Makers Bamboo Brushes Natural Brushes: http://amzn.to/2gQyTVP
      • Handmade brushes made of premium synthetic fiber materials
      • 11 pieces bamboo brushes & 1 pieces make up sponge & 1 pieces high quality cotton travel bag
    • ($70) Gaya makeup remover: http://amzn.to/2g02r1H
      • Waterproof Powerful
      • Enriched with Vitamins, Oils & Antioxidants Herbal Extracts
      • Suitable for sensitive eyes
    • ($60) Gaya eye shadow: http://amzn.to/2g3X3PX
      • 100% Natural Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow
      • Pure Mica Pigment
      • 26 Shades Palette
      • Suitable for The Most Sensitive Eyes

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Nov 15, 2016

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The holidays are upon us which means cooking, eating more then we should, and spending time around family. Some of you may be cooking for the first time and many of us are spending time with family that may not be dedicated to a plant based lifestyle. Both of these factors can be stressful but you're not alone, we've all been there.

Becky Stripe of Glue and Glitter joined the show to discuss her book Bowls and her new book 40 Days of Green Smoothies which is release this November but is up for preorder right now. She shared some regular holiday recipes that pleases her vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore friends and family. Be able to bring dishes to gatherings everyone enjoys is a great way to break the ice and show skeptics a plant based diet is just as flavorful as theirs (even more so at times). In addition to great recipes we shared stories and tips about talking to family of all ages about food, health, and going plant based.

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About Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is the owner and operator of Glue and Glitter. She is a vegan food writer and cookbook author who wants to make vegan food accessible to everyone. She lives in atlanta ga with her husband, son, and an old lady cat. Author of Bowls and 40 Days of Green Smoothies, she is also a contributor to Crafting a Green World, Eat Drink Better, Care2, and How Stuff Works.

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Nov 1, 2016

How many times have you been called out by the "vegan police" for something outside of your control, rather it be unknowingly eating something with dairy or taking a medication after surgery?

A recent post on Facebook stirred up some conversation about a young lady who needed dental work. She was avoiding necessary health care out of the fear of having animal products injected into her body. Though I can understand her concerns it's important to be sure you put the oxygen mask on yourself first. It's hard to be a voice for the voiceless when a tooth infection kills you.

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No one has Perfection

We all contribute in some way such as a bug hitting our windshield, unknowingly stepping on an ant, or a field mouse that dies while a farm harvests carrots. None of us are immune to some level of harm. However, making the decisions we can that align with the ethics of a plant based life style is all we can really ask for and expect.

It's important to be kind to yourself and others when transitioning and making through choices such as getting health care.

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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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Sep 6, 2016

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We hope you've set some time aside for an unexpected therapy session as that's what this episode turned into. Jen Peer-Rich is a unique spirit that, in our opinion, could fill countless episodes. We certainly could learn something new from her and about ourselves with each show. It's safe to say this episode will give you the ability (and permission) to have some inner reflection. After this episode you'll have the tools to be comfortable in who you are and begin to rebuild.

Through all of our laughs, and nearly blowing out Matt's ears, Jen made amazing points. She really forced us to think about how we view ourselves, how those views are part of who we are, and how our thoughts are not really us. We covered quite a bit on the show, to say the least. So much that you'll need to listen more than once to really take each part to heart. Personally, I recommend finding a comfortable couch, laying down and using her words as a guide for inner reflection and finding your strength.

ABOUT JEN PEER-RICH

Jen Peer-Rich is the founder of Friends in Presence. She is an alchemist, artist, speaker, and author, focusing on themes of conscious living, ecological sanity, and cultural evolution. Her message attracts brave humans, who dare to investigate themselves in an honest psychological inquiry that challenges the lie of separation from nature. Jen established Friends in Presence as a celebration of individual and collective healing.

ABOUT FRIENDS IN PRESENCE

Friends in Presence is a movement upholding the inherent sanity of psyche and spirit as vital expressions of nature. This 501c(3) nonprofit organization operates under the umbrella of the Alliance of Divine Love, an international interfaith ministry.

Friends in Presence is a resource to connect, inform,investigate and integrate conscious living through autognosis and direct experience. It is based on the idea that restoration of natural intelligence is not only possible, it is our human birthright. We don't have to be caged by confusion. We do have to be brave- we must go deeper and begin an inner investigation.

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Aug 23, 2016

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We tend to provide episodes that push a boundary or two or maybe even tug at your heartstrings. However, sometimes it's nice have a good life with a guest that loves what they do and has the energy to show it. Lee Day is certainly the embodiment of that sentiment.

We met Lee through Renee King-Sonnen who we recently had on the show. Lee has had an interesting life and career being a celebrity pet entertainer. From being close friends with Doris Day to performing a Bark Mitzvah for Joan Rivers' dog and even taking lobsters on a date. Lee is filled with stories and songs to comprise multiple books and albums. She was a riot to have on and had us rolling. If you're driving while listening you may need to pull over until you stop laughing.

Lee is marrying two of Renee King-Sonnen's pigs on September 17 at an event to benefit the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. Tickets are available for the event in New York. If you are unable to attend you can donate directly to Rowdy Girl Sanctuary to assist in their efforts.

ABOUT LEE DAY: CELEBRITY PET ENTERTAINER

Lee Day provides a service not performed by any other entertainer world-wide. She has combined two of her most intense passions, show business and pets, into a business that has endured for fifteen years. How about doing something different and unique that has never been done on a sitcom before, a pet wedding, Bark Mitzvah, romantic date, or baptism party? This is not limited to just dogs and cats, she's performed weddings for horses and penguins, taken two lobsters out on a romantic date, and the list goes on. Lee Day is a singer, actress, comedian and dancer.

Her business has been spotlighted on Eye on L.A., the Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Nickelodeon, Eyewitness News, the Regis Philbin Show, The Gayle King Show, A Current Affair and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Globe, Star-Ledger, L.A. Times, The Enquirer, Woman's World, National Examiner, Londons' Daily Mirror, People Magazine and Instyle Magazine. She has been seen on productions in London, Rome, Japan, and Australia. Lee has worked with the biggies. Her clients include a Bark Mitzvah for Joan Rivers' dog, Spike, a wedding for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakers' Yorkshire, Corky, (to a white poodle named Peaches) which were televised. She's also styled Mary Tyler Moore's golden retriever, Dash, and has sung for Princess Diana and her sons.

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Aug 16, 2016

Hey guys! It’s Dave “the geek”. We had a really interesting interview lined up for this episode but they had an unexpected emergency and a vital part of the team wasn’t feeling well. So, in the spirit of the olympics we’re going to replay one of our most popular episodes, our interview with Robert Cheeke, successful vegan bodybuilder, author, and entrepreneur. We had some great feedback about his episode so we know new and season listeners will enjoy. See you next week guys!

Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the best-selling author of the book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness: The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet, and his latest book, Shred It!.

As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures around the world, and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for 20 years.

Robert was generous to sit down with us after a long trip (and before another) and talk about his book, training, diet, and keeping your eye on the goal. We’re certain anyone from the novice to the seasoned lifter can get a lot from what Robert brings to the table.

 

 

Aug 2, 2016

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Recently we had the opportunity to work with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at Asheville Veganfest. While there we managed to steal away some speakers for a quick two on one chat. One of the speakers, Renee King-Sonnen, stole the show with her amazing story and amazing energy. After spending sometime talking with her during and after recording we couldn't pass up a chance to have her on the show for a long form interview.

Renee's story is not like any other. After marrying her now husband and cattle rancher, Renee settled in to be a typical rancher's wife. Though she always had animal rights and welfare buzzing around in her mind she suppressed the urge to succumb, something many of us have felt and done. In an attempt to follow tradition she purchased a calf with intention to raise to market weight and to be sold for food. While going through the process something began to wake within her and she wasn't able to keep what she knew to be true and decided she'd had enough. Renee was able to recognize what she and the other ranchers were doing wasn't right and decided to make a change. The calf that she raised leant her name to her new home, "Rowdy Girl Sanctuary".

We talked with Renee King-Sonnen about her waking up, working with other ranchers and rancher wives to further the cause, and a very moving story about a strong calf that thought her, and I'm sure you, a lot about the future of animal welfare and the future of sanctuaries.

If you can, please take some time and support the efforts of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. You can also become a member or adopt an animal and get some great perks while supporting the sanctuary and help some amazing animals.

ABOUT RENEE KING-SONNEN

Renee, a native Houstonian, is the Executive Director and Founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Angleton, Texas. She remarried her husband Tommy Sonnen, a multi-generational cattle rancher in 2009 and moved to the ranch. She fell in love with farm animals, having no idea her life was about to transform. After witnessing time and again the baby calves going to the sale barn she became extremely depressed. In October 2014, she went vegan as a result and began researching factory farming and the compassionate alternative, farm sanctuaries. She desperately consulted with leaders in the vegan movement, determined to do whatever she could to create sanctuary out of what was once a beef cattle operation in the heart of cattle country.

VEGAN: EVERYDAY STORIES

The documentary Vegan: Everyday Stories features Renee King-Sonnen along with other prominent figures in the plant based movement. The movie focuses on a set of very different vegans, their journey, and their everyday lives. A great movie free of graphic imagery to inspire others that they too can make an amazing life change and be happier and healthier than ever before.

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Jul 19, 2016

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There’s nothing like have a good friends on the show to talk about their deep knowledge and expertise. Our guest, Scott Shetler, definitely has both. We met Scott through the local vegan channels and Hope and Dave both follow his facebook page as well as enjoy his work in the vegan power and strength community. His work and dedication to an ethical lifestyle while showing what exceptional functional strength training can do for athletes and the average joe alike, is astonishing.

We had a great time talking with Scott about overall benefits of functional strength and power training from swimmers, to mma fighters, to those of us that want to shed extra weight and enjoy a healthy life. In true Curiously Veg fashion we managed to detour into discussions about infighting with the plant-based community and Scott’s love to pull some great pranks on his lifting buddies. Of all the interviews we’ve done this is absolutely like being the fly on the wall, while good friends laugh and talk about eating plants, lifting iron, and meditating (as Scott so perfectly puts it).

ABOUT THE SCOTT SHETLER

Scott is the owner of Extreme Performance Training Systems, a professional training center located in Atlanta, Georgia, and Plant-Based Performance, a book series that donates 100% of all sales to animal welfare. He has a degree in Health and Physical Education and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In addition, Scott is the host of Strength and Health TV, a video blog series where he talks about, and interviews others, on topics related to strength, health and fitness.

He has authored numerous books including his most recent “Abundant Health: Fitness for the Mind, Body, and Spirit”, co-authored “Eat Plants, Lift Iron” with Stic of hip hop duo Dead Prez and holistic nutritionist Afya Ibomu.

Scott has served as a strength & conditioning contributor to the leading Mixed Martial Arts magazine, Fight! Magazine; Physique MMA Magazine; and is the Kettlebell Training Specialist for Tapout’s Virtual Training Center (VTC) program.

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Jul 5, 2016

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It's rare we have a repeat guest but when you enjoy talking to someone so much and the bring a lot to the table for us and the community you can't turn them away. Few exemplify that more than Dustin Harder, The Vegan Roadie YouTube sensation. Dustin jumped on a call with us a couple months ago to talk about his travels, starting out on the road as The Vegan Roadie and allowed us to get personal with his past and his journey. Now that the feel good stuff is under our belts he dropped by again to talk about the good stuff: season 2 and tasty food.

Season 2 of The Vegan Roadie starts July 7th, subscribe so you don't miss it. Don't worry about having to sit through long episodes, Dustin knows you have cat videos to watch. To give you a time to watch all the Charlie Bit Me's and talking dog videos, he broke his episodes into 5 minute blocks and drops a fourth of an episode every Thursday. You can watch The Vegan Roadie in pieces or wait till the end of the month and watch the whole episode.

We managed to get Dustin to admit to some of his favorite restaurants around the country, some dishes that really surprised him, and a few touching stories about people he's met. I think me managed to make us laugh and cry throughout this episode. Which makes us even more excited for season 2.

We dug into some tips to get local places to either add to their menu or start placing vegan options. Many of the places Dustin visits have starting putting options on their menus through the work of the local community applying some of our suggested techniques and showing we're here and we're a powerful market. Listen to what we had to say and start employing our suggestions on your local dining places, you'll find it actually works.

ABOUT THE VEGAN ROADIE

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the web series The Vegan Roadie. A plant based personal chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he believes plants not only make the world a beautiful place but a tastier one as well!

Living la vida vegan since 2009, Dustin has served as a recipe developer in the test kitchen of Food Networks Cupcake Wars winner, cookbook author and restaurateur Chef Chloe Coscarelli. A road warrior by trade, Dustin has traveled the country since 2003 as an actor in song and dance and also as a theatrical dog handler under the tutelage of renowned animal trainer, Tony award recipient and rescue advocate, William Berloni.

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Jun 21, 2016

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Hope, Dave, and Matt had an amazing weekend at the Asheville VeganFest presented by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Though we were only able to spend one of the two days at the event we saw some amazing speakers, heard some inspiring stories, and our very own vegan renegade was called into action to speak on the vegan athlete panel.

We had some minor technical difficulties but streamed the event over Facebook, it was a great success with a lot viewers. If you somehow missed our streaming you can view them on our Facebook video page. A few of the speakers were able to make to the pre-party as well and we snagged them for a quick chat.

We were also honored to have a few of these speakers sit down with us for a quick "one on two" after their talks.

RENEE KING-SONNEN

Renne from Rowdy Girl Sanctuary has an amazing story. She married into the Texas rancher way of life and in an attempt to find solidarity with her rancher husband she raised a calf. While doing so she became aware of it's sentience and began educating herself. Though she struggled to find balance with her internal battles and her marriage she hit a breaking point. Instead of he choice for compassion breaking down her relationship she turned her husband around and converted their cattle ranch into an animal sanctuary.

MATT FRAZIER

Matt Frazier is well known as the No Meat Athlete and has a popular podcast (just like us). Matt's transition was slow as he worked his way into a plant-based life. Our short chat with Matt ended up focusing on making small changes and working toward gradual improvement. He also shared how he raises his young children on a vegan diet but at the same time, not sweating the small stuff.

PATRIK BABOUMIAN

Patrik Baboumian is just as powerful as his name sounds. Considered the strongest man in German, one of the strongest in the world, and holding multiple world records you would assume he would be a meat eating powerhouse. Instead he's a plant eating vegan badass. After Dave fangirled we were still able to get a glimpse into Patriks view on diet, training, how his journey from a meat eater, vegetarian (eating 6lbs of cottage cheese), and finally a vegan was the best decision he's ever made.

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We can't state how much we enjoyed our time at VeganFest and we look forward to working with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue more next year. From the speakers, to the vendors, to the companionship of other compassionate minded people we know you'll have a great time as well. We'll see everyone there next year!

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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.

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.

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May 30, 2016

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May 24, 2016

We wanted to announce that we have been nominated for the Podcast Awards in the health category. We are very excited and with your help we have a chance to win. Starting Sunday May 29 you can vote everyday at podcastawards.com. Scroll down to the health category and submit your vote for Curiously Veg Radio. Follow us at facebook.com/curiouslyveg for reminders while voting is open. Thanks for your help and enjoy the show.


Regardless if you're a "seasoned" veteran in the plant-based world or you're just starting out on your journey one of the most difficult issues finding great food outside of your kitchen. Where we live there are only a few options and we've used multiple websites and apps to find them. That's just local, what about when you travel? There's only so much trail mix and protein bars you can eat till you need to find something, even a tree on the side of the highway starts to look good.

Welcome, Dustin Harder, The Vegan Roadie. We've followed his work on YouTube and Instagram for some time now and have wanted him to share his story on the show. When he made a trip to our neck of the woods Hope couldn't miss her chance to set a date and time. Dustin has a seemingly endless amount of energy which pairs well with his constant traveling for his show The Vegan Roadie.

Season 2 of The Vegan Roadie launches in July on YouTube and it can't be missed. Watch season 1 now and get ready for what Dustin has in store for season 2. If you want to get some inside info, make sure you listen to the full interview.

ABOUT THE VEGAN ROADIE

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the web series The Vegan Roadie. A plant based personal chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he believes plants not only make the world a beautiful place but a tastier one as well!

Living la vida vegan since 2009, Dustin has served as a recipe developer in the test kitchen of Food Networks Cupcake Wars winner, cookbook author and restaurateur Chef Chloe Coscarelli. A road warrior by trade, Dustin has traveled the country since 2003 as an actor in song and dance and also as a theatrical dog handler under the tutelage of renowned animal trainer, Tony award recipient and rescue advocate, William Berloni.

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May 10, 2016

If you're anything like us you spend quite a bit of time on YouTube looking for great channels that you can connect with and provides information that is both useful and entertaining (hey! Just like us!). There are plenty of channels dedicated to a vegan lifestyle but few compare to the dedication of Emily Barwick, also known as Bite Size Vegan.

What really attracts us to Emily's work is her wide range of video topics and styles. Her ability to produce a video that can appeal to those who need a "wake up call" and/or cold hard facts sets her apart from the other YouTubers. However, she can usually find a way to let her genuine heart and personality shine which really makes her subscribers loyal viewers. Personally, we've seen and used her videos to answer questions in social media posts and groups because she addresses topics so clear.

Along with her traditional, and sometimes silly, videos she also provides a rare service: videos for kids. We know quite a few parent's raising vegan children or working to guide their families toward a more plant based lifestyle. Many of the parents I've talked to tend to have the hardest time explaining these changes to their children. Emily is able to speak honestly to children without over stimulating or talking down to them. She believes children are smart and should be treated as such.

ABOUT BITE SIZE VEGAN

Emily Moran Barwick is an animal liberation activist, artist, educator and the creator of Bite Size Vegan, an ever-expanding free educational resource consisting of a YouTube channel and accompanying website. Her videos range from the very serious and highly researched, to down to earth talks, to using humor to present a very real topic.

She’s one of the very few vegan YouTubers who strives to not only educate the plant based community on how to address other but attempts to help the non-plant based to understand the plant based viewpoint. Regardless of the topic Emily presents the information that is passionate, sincere, and with plenty of her own personality.

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Apr 5, 2016

Whether you're new to a plant based diet or you've been eating a whole foods diet for years we've all fell prey to some common myths. Many of these myths are what keep people from making the change or are the source of the many questions we get an a nearly daily basis. We had the chance to speak with Paola Aldana-Reyes, a registered and licensed dietitian, about these myths. She gave some hard facts to dispel these misconceptions to help you and others break through to a greater understanding of health.

  1. The protein myth
    1. Animal vs plant protein
    2. Higher protein doesn’t mean “bigger muscles”
    3. Health halo of added protein
  2. Getting inadequate calcium
    1. Milk is not a good source
    2. Dairy uses calcium and minerals to level the system
    3. Plant sources
  3. Excess carbohydrates
    1. Types of carbohydrates
    2. Fruit is a good energy source
    3. Low carb vs high carb (better for energy)
  4. Not getting enough calories
    1. Veggies are low cal high nutrient
    2. Quality calories
    3. Higher calorie foods
  5. Higher food expense
    1. Low cost ideas (frozen and bulk)
    2. Lower medical cost
    3. Pound for pound veggies are cheaper than animal products
  6. Restrictive food choices
    1. Can have vs can’t have
    2. Simply replacing animal products not the whole meal
    3. Assuming we only eat tofu and salads
  7. Constant bloating & gas
    1. Higher fiber content
    2. Typical when starting
    3. Remedies / “low gas” foods (stepping into diet)
  8. Constant nutrient tracking
    1. Torre Washington
    2. Balanced diet
    3. Quality vs quantity (not eating the same things)
  9. Long term sustainability (fad diet)
    1. Greatly reduces risk of preventable illnesses
    2. Much easier now and getting better
    3. Biology
  10. Supplement requirements
    1. B12 and D3
    2. Omega Fatty acids
    3. Getting levels checked (take lowest levels for imbalance)

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Mar 22, 2016

For those that don’t know Robert Cheeke, he looks like an above average bodybuilder pumping iron and throwing down on meal preps looking for that next gain. However, any vegan who has touched a weight has heard of him and seen his iconic flexing thumbs up. Robert Cheeke takes well deserved pride in being a natural vegan bodybuilder and entrepreneur who inspires others to achieve their body goals and to keep on pushing to a healthier compassionate lifestyle.

Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the best-selling author of the book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness: The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet, and his latest book, Shred It!.

As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder.

Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures around the world, and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for 20 years.

Robert was generous to sit down with us after a long trip (and before another) and talk about his book, training, diet, and keeping your eye on the goal. We’re certain anyone from the novice to the seasoned lifter can get a lot from what Robert brings to the table.

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Mar 8, 2016

It's rare to have the opportunity to have a candid conversation with someone so open and kind as verified metalhead Sonny Mayo. Between his life on the road, recovery, spirituality, and choosing compassion it's hard not to be awestruck and inspired.

As a phenomenal guitarist you undoubtedly have heard him play with Snot, Sevendust, or his current band Ugly Kid Joe. After his bout with drugs and alcohol he joined up with fellow musicians to form Rock to Recovery that uses music to aid in the healing for others turning to a life of sobriety. In addition to his music and outreach Sonny spends as much time as he can with other loves, his doGs. I know what you're saying, "You've got a typo there guys!" Nope, Sonny goes into detail about how his doG saved his life, aided in his turn to a plant-based diet, and how he sees doG is goD.

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Feb 23, 2016

We had the immense pleasure of speaking with Gene Baur, President and CEO of Farm Sanctuary. Gene took nearly an hour out of his busy schedule to talk with us over Skype (yes we have video!) about the 30th anniversary of Farm Sanctuary, his new book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day, his journey going vegan, and so much more. We know you’ll get as much out of hearing from Gene as we did. Stay tuned to the end of the show as we dig into what Gene said and how it affect us.

WHO IS GENE BAUR?

Gene Baur is 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 farming and our cheap food system.  Gene’s latest book, published by Rodale, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day
, is available for sale April 2015. His previous bestseller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
, was published by Touchstone in March 2008.

“If you can live well and be happy without causing unnecessary harm, why wouldn't you?” ― Gene Baur, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day

INTERVIEW WITH GENE BAUR

Gene Baur co-founded the Farm Sanctuary 30 years ago in 1986 and now has three locations in New York and California.  He started out investigating and exposing the mistreatment of farm animals. During his investigations Gene would come upon live animals in trash cans and piles of bodies. It was then that he and his team started rescuing farm animals. Not only did these rescues help the animals but helped Gene heal from witnessing the cruelty during his activism. Farm Sanctuary is and continues to be a place of hope, and healing, and transformation.

Part of what Gene works on is talking with people to get them to live within an alignment with their own values. As the thought of harming another animal is abhorrent, making them aware of that value is beneficial in his message.

Gene makes a great point that, “most people are humane but most people are unwittingly supporting this horrendous system.” This is a point that we make quite often that if a person had to perform the act taken in slaughterhouses there would be a lot less meat eaters. Since the typical diet is something we are introduced to we assume that the action is the norm and acceptable but as the message spreads we’ll see a wider turn towards a more compassionate diet and lifestyle.

Recently we’ve had companies purchasing vegan companies to gain in the vegan market as well as companies such as Ben & Jerry’s releasing vegan products. The question we always get is how do we feel about buying those items. Gene views this as generally a good thing as it brings vegan options to a wider audience but understands we should use caution as it bring the non-vegan influence to the vegan brand.

When asked about advice for those new to being vegan or plant-based, Gene offers a great piece of wisdom, “stay the course.” We all know how tough it can be at first especially going out, but keeping true to your lifestyle and remembering why you’ve chosen compassion is a great help. Also, if you make mistakes or stray don’t let that deter you. No one is perfect, recognize that and do better next time.

“Becoming a vegan is not about self-denial; it’s more a matter of self-awareness. It is about trying new foods and broadening your palate, expressing the joy of being alive, and knowing that you’re making a daily effort to live less violently and more sustainably.” ― Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

We asked Gene what he would say in a letter to himself to when he started. His advice hit home for us and is something that can only be heard from Gene. That being said, pay attention during the interview and take heed to his words about what he would say to himself then, and now.

His book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day
, brings a fantastic perspective from the animal’s point of view showing how we are all connected in many ways.

Of everything Farm Sanctuary does, Gene loves seeing the transformations of people and the animals who come to them only knowing cruelty and pain from humans eventually learning to trust them again and enjoy life. Seeing people healing and doing better after recognizing the impact they have has also been extremely rewarding. One amazing example is the story of the “fur farmer” across from Farm Sanctuary and how Gene managed to change the farmer’s heart and mind.

When speaking with neighbors and others he finds breaking through the idea that we need animal foods for nutrients one of the hardest to speak to. This is likely because food is not only personal but something we’ve been taught for all of our lives. However, demonstrating the idea is a myth is a great way to get through the barrier. It’s always best to find common ground and build from there. We spoke further with Gene about stories and interactions that benefit people and animals while finding a compassionate lifestyle.

Gene also points out and digs into how animal based diets aren’t sustainable for the long term. Something that Bill Nye and Richard Dawkins have both expressed. NASA is even making steps to have astronauts on Mars to live on a plant-based diet.

Though we see companies making changes and producing more options we agree with Gene that the growth of compassion will start with small groups such as Curiously Veg and our listeners. It’s important to remember that you are an ambassador for the animals and the planet.

You can get more information about Farm Sanctuary by visiting their website, liking them on Facebook, and following them on Twitter.

Of course there is so much more that Gene touched on throughout our talk, more than we could possible write about. We invite you to listen to the show on our site or on your podcast app of choice.

If you have a question or comment about the show please contact us and we’ll address you directly or on the show.

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Feb 9, 2016

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We took some time off from the interviews this episode to banter about a few things that got under our skin the past couple of weeks. We discussed an article that lists cheese, eggs, and dairy yogurt as healthy fats, “lab grown”/cultured meat, people spreading bad science online, and more. Things get a bit silly from the start, you’ve been warned.

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Mark Twain

WATCH OUT FOR LIES

The “what grinds our gears” episode started out look at the study posted by a fellow Facebook user. The study, Mortality in vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom, was the focus of a post that started as

“Got meat? Or do you avoid it because you think being a vegetarian will increase your life span? A large study found no difference in all cause mortality between them. Rut ro!...”

We found this alarming as the study didn’t really say what this person was claiming, the region and sample size was low regarding the claim, and even the conclusion was ignored by the poster. Given that the person hails themselves as a health professional, many would follow his lead without taking time to understand the lack in value of the study and/or his interpretation of the abstract.

Once you managed to separate our face from our palms the next article, 10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy, wasn’t quite as bad since it atleast had some nuggets of truth. What struck us was claiming cheese, eggs, fish, and dairy as “super healthy”. Given what we know about the links in heart disease, cancer, etc. these food are far from “super healthy”.

We covered a few alternatives to the healthy claims the article made. However, we point out it’s important to be aware of who writes an article as well as how it’s written. For example, “Cheese, like other high-fat dairy products, also contains powerful fatty acids that have been linked to all sorts of benefits, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.” is read as one statement that is really a collection of partial truths. However, if you remove the first part you end up with the full truth, “powerful fatty acids that have been linked to all sorts of benefits, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.”

Now, we know none of you eat fast food… right? Ok, good. As we dove into a level of absurdity, you may have heard about Chick-fil-a stating, in regards to a healthy diet:

 

“...Eat smaller meals (like our 8-count pack of grilled nuggets) every three to four hours”

Not to mention this would cost a person $700 a month, it would also give you (per serving):

  • 3g of fat (1g saturated)
  • 70mg of cholesterol
  • 0g of fiber
  • 23g of protein (listen to our interview with Dr. Davis to hear about protein)
  • 530mg of sodium

They claim health benefits because of the low calories. However, as we’ve said before, on a whole foods plant based diet calories aren’t an issue. Sounds like a better and healthier plan that 8 chicken nuggets every 3 to 4 hours.

Digging out of a grease filled bag we talked about a recent hot topic, being cultured or “lab grown” meat. If a few of the social media groups this has come up as either a “would you” or “is this vegan”. Given that the product is still meat we know the negative baggage that comes along with animal products. One argument is this would be less damaging to the environment since it wouldn’t require livestock. This topic did spark some debate between Hope and David about if the effort is well spent. Hope feels like is a valuable stepping stone to reduce/end a large portion of animal cruelty and possible turning more to a plant based diet. However, David feels the time and money spent could go toward a vegetable replacement and ending the cruelty altogether. We’d like to know your thoughts on this one. You can contact us or post to our Facebook or Twitter.

We covered a lot in this episode. Give it a listen, subscribe, and feel free to contact us with your questions or comments.

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Jan 26, 2016

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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 Proteinaholic.com 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.

Tid Bits:
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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  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!

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OPENING MUSIC

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:

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