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Do you want to live a healthier and more robust life? The key to living a full, healthy, and joyous life lies within the foods we eat—and our relationship to them. Because health isn’t accurately measured by the circumference of your waist or how much you can bench press- true vitality is measured by how you feel, not just physically but deep within. Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch alongside Baywatch actress and certified health coach, Alexandra Paul, take listeners of all ages on a journey t ...
 
Gianna Simone is an actress, producer, vegan, activist, and your host. In this show, Gianna explores the benefits of a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle. If you are looking for the latest and greatest advice from the world's sharpest minds in plant-based nutrition and advocacy then this show is definitely for you! You will learn where vegans actually get their protein, If carbs are the true culprit making us fat and sick, the connection between animal protein, heart disease and cancer, an ...
 
Welcome to This Is Bananas, hosted by Tino aka Bananiac. This podcast is all about plant based nutrition, fitness, living a vegan life, and other inspirational topics regarding health and wellness. Tino has a Master's Degree in Nutrition and has been a content creator since 2013, interviewing some of the brightest and most inspiring minds of our time. More at: http://www.youtube.com/bananiac Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisbananas/support
 
Dr. Shivani Amin, MD is an experienced medical doctor specializing in functional medicine and spiritual thinking. Dr. Amin introduces you to the world of wellness through this medical prism & spiritual approach, with a focus on bridging the gap between the two. Critical questions around topics such as mental, physical, and sexual health, as well as healing and immunity, are all up for conversation. This is a safe space created for intimate conversations for us to optimize our health - mental ...
 
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It doesn’t take a mighty act of willpower to change your life for the better, and David Wegener is proof of that. Dave is a visual arts teacher at a high school in Washington. He grew up overweight and packed on the pounds into adulthood. He identified as a volume eater and loved McDonalds, eventually tipping the scale at over 300 pounds. When his …
 
What really happens every time you put food into your body? What is the microbiome? How does it affect us? How important is fiber? What about pre and probiotics? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz answers these questions and more in this riveting episode all about the gut. Think of it as Microbiome 101. Understand the science behind this multifaceted system then …
 
For Simon Hill, the proof is in the plants. This physiotherapist-turned-celebrity-nutritionist roots everything in science, and he’s established a brand that helps to educate and empower people to live their best lives through an active and plant-based lifestyle. Simon has coached stars such as Chris Hemsworth and worked with professional Australia…
 
Our guest today is living proof that anyone can change their life. Alishea Basson was a mom of four and creeping into dangerous territory in regards to her health by the time she was 30 years old. Severely overweight and plagued with seizures and high blood pressure, Alishea decided she couldn’t live with her emotional eating self any longer. She e…
 
This is a powerful interview of Scott Jurek, Appalachian Trail Champion and his powerful mental mindset of pushing through Ultramarathons. You'll hear how he pushed through in 46 days 84 Marathons! Scott Jurek is an advocate of plant-based eating. Scott does this for health and environmental reasons. You'll hear him discuss how his diet is the key …
 
Are you stressed? Not taking care of yourself as well as you should? Feeling a bit unfulfilled? It’s time for a detox. You don’t have to jump into a juice cleanse or book a 10-day meditation retreat. Our guests today are here to guide you through the first steps and help you be more receptive to living consciously. Hosts of the longstanding PBS and…
 
Hop on your bike, because this episode is a wild ride. Leah Goldstein is an incredible human who knows no limits. Most recently, she gained fame as the first woman to outright win Race Across America (RAAM). She also happens to be 52 and a plant-based athlete. Before Leah’s decorated pro cycling career, she was an elite commando instructor for the …
 
Today on the show we have the legendary athlete, podcast host, author, and all-around wonderful human being, Rich Roll. Rich is a father and husband, but most of you will recognize his grounding voice from his weekly masterclass in personal and professional development—the Rich Roll Podcast. From a promising Stanford swimmer to a desperate entertai…
 
Charlie Engle has run across the Sahara. He’s served time in prison. He’s remained sober from a debilitating alcohol and drug addiction for 26 years. Most of us can’t relate to the feats Charlie has accomplished, but we can all learn from his experiences and his wisdom. In the time of COVID-19, we could all benefit from a bit of self-evaluation. Ch…
 
From raising vegan kids to concerns about GMOs, James Marin is back to provide answers to all of your nutrition questions. James is a Registered Dietitian and an Environmental Nutritionist as well as a dad to a six-year-old. This conversation dives into both kid and adult nutrition as well as the environmental factors we often don’t think about whe…
 
According to Glen Merzer, Al Gore needs to step it up. The comedian-turned-screenwriter has authored several books that center around the plant-based diet and its many benefits. Merzer’s first works focused on health after collaborating with Howard Lyman to write “Mad Cowboy.” In more recent years, Merzer has turned his attention toward animal agri…
 
Austin Aries is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his time with Impact Wrestling, where he is a three-time Impact World Champion and a six-time Impact X Division Champion, and first multi-time ROH World Champion. He is also known for his time with WWE, where he competed in the cruiserweight division as well as doing color comm…
 
Dr. Carolyn Ross, MD, is an eating disorder and addiction specialist. Her approach is unique—trauma, she claims, is the root cause of adult behavioral disorders such as addiction and eating disorders. Two-thirds of Americans experience at least one childhood trauma, and that can manifest itself later in life as binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, and/…
 
Got gut issues? We’ve got a doctor on call. Dr. Alan Desmond is a general practitioner and gastroenterologist based in the UK. He incorporates whole, plant-based nutrition to treat the problem, not the symptoms, and he’s seen remarkable results with hundreds of patients. He’s also the author of “Plant-Based Diet Revolution: 28 Days to a Happier Gut…
 
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Your therapist is probably counseling you wrong. According to Dr. Jennifer Howk, Ph.D., your past experiences have little to do with the way you are. Dr. Howk practices evolutionary psychology which emphasizes the role of nature in the development of one’s personality. As a former staff member of the prestigious True North Health Center, Dr. Howk i…
 
In this episode, we get political—in a good way. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins us to discuss his journey to the plant-based lifestyle, his meaningful work as a public official, and the responsibility he feels toward improving the wellbeing of his constituents. As a Black leader and former type 2 diabetic, Adams serves as an example th…
 
“We knew the Taliban was going to regain power … we just didn’t know when,” Pen Farthing told us in this episode. A British-soldier-turned animal welfare hero, Farthing founded and managed Nowzad—an animal shelter and clinic in Kabul. He and his staff (many of whom were Afghani women) spent years rescuing dogs and cats, running animal education pro…
 
We are back for round two with Dr. Monica Aggarwal. If you haven’t listened to the first episode (#148), go back and listen to her origin story. Dr. Aggarwal takes a different approach to heart health than most cardiologists. Instead of stents and blood-thinners, she uses lifestyle and nutrition as a patient’s first line of defense. Named a New Gen…
 
Overview: As important as allopathic medicine is to alleviating sicknesses, we cannot deny that our own mental state and environment aren't important factors in the healing process. Integrative medicine has been put on the back burner, oftentimes as a last resort when really it deserves so much more attention earlier on in the healing process. In t…
 
Dr. Monica Aggarwal is the perfect example of what can happen when you don’t take care of your body … she’s also the perfect example of what can happen when you do take care of your body. Living under the constant pressure of defined gender norms in a subspecialty medical profession, Dr. Aggarwal strived to be perfect. After finishing school and ex…
 
When dieting doesn’t work, it’s time to stop dabbling in healthy eating. Dr. Joel Fuhruman is a highly respected physician who has made his mark by focusing on nutrition. He is the founder of the Nutritarian Diet which is based on whole, plant-based foods that have been scientifically shown to reduce cancer risk and extend longevity. In his seven b…
 
For someone who had no idea what to do with their life after graduating high school, 25-year-old Calen Otto has more purpose and passion than most people twice their age. What started out as a year in Chile as a foreign exchange student led to a ravenous travel bug. At 19, Calen crossed the US on a bike and supported themself by working as they wen…
 
How do you know if a product is cruelty-free if you can’t trust the label? According to Kim Paschen—Program Manager for Leaping Bunny—there is no regulated definition for cruelty-free. That means companies who use this label are not held accountable and may very well include ingredients that have been tested on animals. When it comes to compassiona…
 
How does a 12-year-old start a non-profit? Haile Thomas will tell you. Now 20, Haile is accomplished beyond her years. Extraordinarily articulate and composed, Haile has been featured on The Food Network, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, the Drew Barrymore Show, and a dozen other talk shows. She’s the founder of The Happy Organization—a non-p…
 
Caitlin Dechelle was born in Miami, FL and is based in Atlanta, GA. She began her martial arts training at 6 years old and was competing by age 8. She enjoyed the exhilaration of competition and went on to win 94 NASKA & World Titles, making her the most decorated female martial artist in the world. Competing provided her the opportunity to travel …
 
Glen Merzer is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. He adopted a plant-based diet at a young age and is a passionate speaker when it comes to topics such as health, environment, and animal rights. He has co-authored numerous books such as Mad Cowboy and No More Bull with Howard Lyman and Unprocessed, The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss, and Own…
 
There are doctors who like to point out your problems and use medication as a bandaid, and there are doctors like Melissa Sundermann. A double board-certified DO in internal and lifestyle medicine, Dr. Sundermann combines Western medicine with a holistic approach to help her patients heal. She’s friendly, empathetic, and empowering. Join in on our …
 
Camille Martin, RD, was caught in the vicious cycle of binging, restricting, and dieting for years. Her weight would fluctuate, but she was never happy, until she decided to quit dieting and let herself eat. To her surprise, she didn’t gain weight—she lost it. Now a registered dietitian and very new vegan, Camille shares her story and helpful tips …
 
Dr. Goldner was resigned to live out her life in the clutches of lupus—she expected to become disabled by her forties, deal with chronic pain, and never have children. Her perspective changed after meeting her husband and attempting to get trim for a Maui honeymoon. She shocked herself by healing her disease simply by eating a high-raw, whole-food,…
 
If you move your body, this episode is for you. TJ Waterfall is a UK-based sports nutritionist who takes a practical approach to fueling with a plant-based diet. In this episode, we cover highlights from his book, “The Plant-Based Power Plan,” and dive into so much more in relation to diet and fitness. Questions about salt, protein, or antioxidants…
 
If you don’t already know about the Very Good Butchers, you will soon. While not the most dominant plant-based meat company, it’s certainly the cleanest. We were shocked (pleasantly so) that we could find every single ingredient listed for the Smokin’ Burgers and Very Good Pepperoni in our local grocery store. Co-founder and CEO Mitchell Scott sits…
 
Bryant Jennings is an American professional boxer. He has challenged once for the unified world heavyweight titles in 2015, and the WBA interim heavyweight title in the same year. Jennings holds notable wins over former world champion Siarhei Liakhovich, as well as former world title contenders Mike Perez and Artur Szpilka. He reached the finals of…
 
Dr. Arti Thangudu is a triple board-certified MD specializing in endocrinology, thyroid, and diabetes. She’s also a mom to two adorable young kids and runs her own private practice in San Antonio—Complete Medicine. But she didn’t stop there. Arti is determined to prevail over the rampant diabetes epidemic in her city. With a diabetes rate 6 percent…
 
Overview: According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body holds certain energies and these energies manifest in certain ways. Some of these are stresses and traumas from our lives and our environment which later on impact our physical and mental well-being. My guest emphasizes that how we interact with our internal environment is just as crucia…
 
Agriculture subsidies have robbed Americans of their right to vote with their dollars. Millions of consumers make conscious choices to not purchase animal products, believing their purchasing decisions are making a small but definitive statement about demand. Unfortunately, the colossal government subsidies that are pumped into the animal agricultu…
 
Most people have a favorite hairdresser or perhaps even a favorite barista … we have a favorite gastroenterologist. This is Dr. Angie Sadeghi’s second time on the podcast—she just has so much knowledge to share! Circle back and listen to Episode 3 for her full backstory, then give this show a listen to learn all about the gut microbiome, how to fee…
 
The wave of conscious consumerism is growing stronger day by day, but sometimes, it’s a challenge to discern how the products we buy affect our health, the environment, and those used to make it (both laborers and animals included). Adriane Marie has devised a solution to help us all shop smarter and more efficiently. The HEALabel app is the ultima…
 
Overview: Trauma can be defined in various ways. For my guest, they describe trauma as our nervous system’s response to overwhelming life experiences that make us feel disconnected from our bodies and the world. Somatic Experiencing was developed as a response to the effects of trauma and aims to help people move past it by better regulating their …
 
Why are good people not vegan? Many people show tremendous empathy and compassion; they love animals; they deeply care about the planet; they perform selfless acts for others; and yet, they continue to support a system of routine abuse and cruelty. Animal law attorney and former Director of the iconic Vegan Action certification—David Blatte—wrote a…
 
To create a vegan world, we need to give the people chicken. Sounds like an oxymoron, but the VP of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States is paving the way for people to ditch the cruelty and still enjoy the foods they love. His career spans undercover investigation work, negotiating with corporations to include plant-ba…
 
Overview: Sleep deprivation is a state we’ve all experienced. Whether it be from trying to cram that 5-page essay at 3 AM or staying up all night due to insomnia. It’s a struggle that’s been aggravated by the modern age, where work hours are getting increasingly longer and busier and we’re constantly surrounded by attention-grabbing stimuli. Sleep …
 
There’s a little bit of everything in this show. We’ve got TWO soccer stars and we chat about vegan food, breast cancer, athletic performance, gender equality in sport, and so much more. Both play for the Orlando Pride professional women’s soccer team, but when they’re not on the field, Ali Riley and Toni Pressley star in their own vegan cooking sh…
 
Overview: When it comes to health and nutrition, the topics people would usually think of are foods, exercise, and medicines. We put so much focus on what we put into our body, we end up overlooking what comes out of it. Today’s guest is passionate about educating others on gut health and helping her patients in what she considers an understudied f…
 
No matter what your relationship to food is, we all live in a world manipulated by an addiction business model. We’re constantly confronted with ads for foods that have been designed to make us want more, and it began when the tobacco industry started buying up brands like Nabisco and Kraft Foods. Dr. Joan Ifland is an expert in processed food addi…
 
Overview: In the present world of medicine and healthcare, Western medicine has taken over the forefront while different practices and traditions have unwillingly taken a backseat. In this episode, I’m joined by Mason Taylor, founder of SuperFeast, a leading brand for herbal tonics and medicinal mushrooms. Additionally, he is a health educator, spe…
 
Rip Esselstyn is a world record holder, former pro triathlete, best-selling author, firefighter, and founder of Plant-Strong—an organization helping people lead healthier lives through plant-based nutrition. After a career as a pro athlete, Rip transitioned to firefighting at the Engine 2 firehouse in Austin, Texas. It was there that after a friend…
 
Overview: If you’ve been suffering from trauma, then fear not because you are not alone. Trauma hurts our ability to not only form authentic connections with not just others but with ourselves as well. That is why I’ve invited Miriam Elyse, a certified yoga instructor, and an advocate of spiritual yoga. In this episode, Miriam Elyse goes in-depth a…
 
Tricia Nelson is here to heal your hunger. She developed an unhealthy relationship with food and alcohol early on, and by college, she was 50 pounds overweight. Dieting, exercise, 12-step, and even eating disorder therapy failed to offer long-term solutions. Finally, she realized she didn’t have a food problem—she had an emotional problem. Now reco…
 
3.5 percent. That’s the tipping point for change. Wayne Hsiung is an expert in social movement, and he’s a massive proponent of getting the animal rights movement to that crucial number. Wayne started out as a corporate attorney and swiftly realized that more was needed to move the needle. The world needs a political shift. He co-founded Direct Act…
 
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