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Meet the Only Woman in History to Kayak the Amazon River from Source to Sea with Athlete Activist Darcy Gaechter
Today’s incredible guest, Darcy Gaechter, has been whitewater kayaking for over two decades and is considered one of the best kayakers on the planet. She’s won whitewater kayaking races throughout the world, led kayaking expeditions in over a dozen countries, and in the year 2013, she became the very first and only woman to kayak the entire Amazon River, from its origin in the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. In her book, Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and My Quest to Kayak the Largest River from Source to Sea, Darcy chronicles the arduous 148-day, 4,300-mile journey descending the Amazon—braving everything from sub-zero waters to pirates, piranhas, poachers, and sand flies, all while maintaining fidelity to her vegan diet, no less.
All About Ghee and Why to Avoid It
Although ghee has been a cooking staple for many cultures around the world for centuries, it has recently gained popularity among new audiences. We’ve received countless questions on this shelf-stable dairy product, so we’re clearing up any confusion. What is Ghee?...
From On the Ice to Behind the Mic with Georges Laraque
In this episode, Alexandra and Dotsie speak with Georges about his journey to becoming one of the few men of color to play in the NHL and how shifting to a plant-based diet affected his life and understanding of justice.
How to Deal with Chronic Pain with Dr. Andrea Furlan
Our guest today is an award-winning pain specialist with decades of experience helping patients with chronic pain achieve a better quality of life. Dr. Andrea Furlan is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Physician and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. In her new book, 8 Steps to Conquer Chronic Pain: A Doctor’s Guide to Lifelong Relief, Dr. Furlan shares science-backed solutions to beat pain that she has seen work in her own practice.
The #1 Reason Why You’re Addicted To Cheese
Do you experience constant and inexplicable cravings for cheese? If so, you’re certainly not alone. If you were to ask the majority of vegetarians—there are an estimated 1.5 billion on the planet—what’s preventing them from transitioning to a strictly plant-based...
Improve Performance in Sports & Business through Exercise & Diet with Sharon McDowell-Larsen PhD
The story of our guest today, Dr. Sharon McDowell-Larsen, is one of perpetual movement. A plant-based athlete and former Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership, she’s lived on multiple continents and competed in IronMan triathlons, mountain bike races, Ultra Trail races, and Nordic ski races, just to name a few. Dr. McDowell-Larsen has a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she has guided some of the world’s top leaders to peak performance in health and fitness.