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Addiction, Recovery and Plants with Dr. Tara Kemp & Adam Sud
A plant-based diet has so many health benefits: reduced inflammation, a stronger immune system, and improved gut health, just to name a few. But can plant-based eating also have an impact on addiction and recovery? Could it prevent relapses and increase your resilience to cope with life? These are the questions that today’s guests, Dr. Tara Kemp and Adam Sud, set out to answer in The INFINITE Study, which researches if there are any benefits to plant-based eating in addiction recovery.
Why Drinking Milk While You Have A Cold Can Worsen Symptoms
We’ve all been there: the aching sinuses, the congestion, the coughing, and the sleepless nights. Having the common cold can be pure misery, to be sure. While the list of purported remedies is long enough to make your head spin, there is no actual known cure....
Your Last Bad Day with Meditation Teacher Michael O’Brien
On a summer morning in 2001, today’s guest, Michael O’Brien, had what he refers to as his last bad day. While out on a morning bike ride, an SUV traveling at 40 mph crossed into his lane and struck him head-on, forever altering his life as he knew it. Doctors were shocked that he survived and told him that he’d likely never ride again or even walk with comfort. Yet, in 2022, Michael completed a 41-day, 3,600-mile bike ride across the United States, proving all of them wrong.
What Is Raw Milk? Claims, Risks, and Alternatives to Raw Milk
The work we have done at Switch4Good, along with a plant-based market that’s constantly innovating, has led nearly half of US consumers to regularly purchase plant-based milks. Yet, raw milk is still touted as a superfood (incorrectly) by a niche subset of the...
How to Beat Long-haul COVID with Dr. Melissa Mondala & Dr. Micah Yu
Today’s guests are on a mission to empower patients and accelerate change in the way medicine is practiced. They are husband and wife practitioners of functional and integrative medicine and experienced huge improvements in their own health by switching to a whole-food, plant-based diet. Dr. Micah Yu is an integrative rheumatologist and he has a unique perspective as both a physician and a patient because he was diagnosed with gout—a form of inflammatory arthritis that’s extremely painful—at the age of 17. Dr. Melissa Mondala is a triple specialist in family medicine, lifestyle medicine, and primary care psychiatry. She’s one of the first and youngest nationally recognized lifestyle medicine fellows and has devoted decades of volunteer work in underserved communities throughout the world.
The Language of Veganism with Author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The work of fighting to make the world a better place for all sentient beings can be fraught with adversity, leaving even the most resolute of us disheartened at times. And that’s why we’re so thankful for today’s guest, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau because she’s a breath of fresh air and an exemplar of how thought leaders can inspire change through the power of positivity. Known as the Joyful Vegan, Colleen is a long-time animal activist, producer, and host of the podcasts Animalogy and Food For Thought, host of vegan trips all over the world, and bestselling author of seven books. She’s also been a regular contributor to NPR. She’s appeared on the Food Network, and her recipes have been featured on Oprah.com.