JaneUnChained

JaneUnChained

JaneUnChained offers you a new way of living. It’s like being born again, but it’s not religious. Our host, New York Times bestselling author as well as TV and social media journalist who heads JaneUnChained.com, Jane Velez-Mitchell, helps you turn on the lightbulb and jump to the next phase of human evolution. There is a peaceful, joyous way of living out there. The secret is simple: don’t look for peace, practice it in your daily choices. You might say, peace begins right on your plate. Tune in to JaneUnchained, live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.... Show More

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October 26, 2020 55 min
We all seek the fountain of youth. But, is there really such a thing? Well, yes, and you don't have to take a ship around the world to find it. It's right there staring you in the face 3 times a day.... on your plate. Yes, it's your food. Now, meet a vibrant woman who defies age. Karyn Calabrese is one of the most innovative leaders in the health and holistic world. A vegan, she is an expert in how to cleanse your body ...
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On October 13th, 2020, the New York Times held a virtual talk entitled: Feeding the World! The world’s most influential newspaper has huge power to shape cultural norms. So, four vegans attended. What we heard shocked and dismayed us. There was little discussion of global hunger. According to the NYT’s own reporting, “an estimated 265 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by year’s end.” There was scant discussi...
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Sales of vegan food products are skyrocketing. The Good Food Institute reports that the plant-based food category has grown five times faster than overall U.S. food sales, which also saw an increase of 2.2 percent in 2019, So, what are the products propelling us to a plant-based culture, for human health, climate change reversal, the eradication of world hunger, the prevention of future pandemics and compassion to animals? Cool Bea...
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In a shocking development, and while people are focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the gas industry has been caught doing an end-run around the will of the public, which is rising up against the horrific plan to bulldoze the Ballona Wetlands, LA’s last coastal wetlands in Playa del Rey whose 640 acres is teeming with 1,700 species of animals and plants, some endangered. During public meetings, community leaders have denounced the pl...
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Could compassionate companies save the world by donating some or all of their profits to vegan charities? We discuss with Margaux Khoury. She is the co-founder of IMPACT: a company founded by vegan activists that donates 100% of after-tax profits to animal liberation. CreateAnImpact.org Safe for the earth, safe for the animals, safe for all humans, is a tag line. But, this high-quality, low-footprint deodorant is more than just ...
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Two vegan powerhouses have teamed up to create a perfect book for these challenging times when being healthy can literally mean the difference between life and death. The book is called The Friendly Vegan Cookbook! 100 mouthwatering recipes, packed with superfoods! Get it here: http://friendlyvegancookbook.com - by Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn. Plant-Based on a Budget is Toni Okamoto's popular website and meal plan that sho...
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Dr Melanie Joy is one of the most insightful thinkers, authors and activists of our time. Dr Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She is the award-winning author of five books, including the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows and Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work. Joy is also an interna...
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The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve is under assault... from people and organizations that claim to be pro-environment. They plan to completely bulldoze over the 640 acres that form Ballona Wetlands, the last coastal wetlands in Los Angeles, in the Playa del Rey region. And, with some nerve, the proponents claim this obliteration is actually a restoration. 1,700 species call this pristine sliver of wildlife home. They would all...
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In a huge animal rights victory, Paragon Sports has announced it will no longer sell goods that feature real fur, which includes Canada Goose fur collared parkas, after this winter, when it apparently plans to clear out its last remaining fur items. This victory is thanks to a relentless, 3-year campaign by some of New York City's leading animal rights activists, whom you'll meet on this broadcast, and People for the Ethi...
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Risk not Race! That’s the threat when it comes to getting very sick or dying of COVID-19. While news media reports that minorities are particularly at risk for suffering the most serious consequences of the virus, world famous cardiologist Kim Williams, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and its former President, says that stat is really a distortion. Poor diet contributes to the underlying conditions of obesity, heart ...
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August 10, 2020 56 min
Two very funny female, African-American, vegan powerhouses, who are multi-talented singers, writers, humorists and entrepreneurs literally sing their goals and accomplishments and talk all things intersectionality!
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The Vegan Justice League fights for planetary justice on many fronts and in many cities! VJL is a non-profit. A sister organization, Agriculture Fairness Alliance, lobbies for ethical food policies. Now, VJL is teaming up with New York City’s P.S. Kitchen to offer a groundbreaking new Rewards Program. At a critical time in our history, the pandemic has hit vegan restaurants hard. Restaurants that were once busy with in-person pat...
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When the coronavirus showed up and shattered all of our lives, many people learned - for the first time - about live slaughter markets. Yes, China was the focus, at first, because the first reported cases of coronavirus stemmed from a slaughter market in China. But, did you know that there are thousands of wet slaughter markets, retail slaughterhouses, in the US? Big cities, like New York, have lots of them. Today, we discuss the d...
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The Black Lives Matter movement has exploded across American. Largely, it's a movement about power and who has it. Protests are powerful. But, in today's society, money is the real power. Today, we talk to two members of Vegan Outreach about the intersection between Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements and veganism.
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July 13, 2020 56 min
Twenty years ago there were only a handful of VegFests around the world. One of the earliest one was WorldFest in Los Angeles, which then became VegFestLA, attracting upwards of 20,000 people every May. Central Coast VegFest is one of the newer entrants but took off with a bang, drawing huge crowds in February to beautiful San Luis Obispo. But, this year, the coronavirus has forced VegFests around the world to shut down, go virtual...
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Gina Bonanno-Lemos describes herself as a former hot mess. Gina grappled with health issues that literally left her gasping for air. She suffered from allergies, asthma, sinus conditions, seasonal depression and lack of energy. Then, she woke up and realized she didn't have to live that way. What changed? She discovered plant-based eating and found that her ailments had vanished and she was left with non-stop energy. Today, Gi...
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Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. For more than 25 years he has traveled extensively around the country, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming. Recently, Gene made waves with his thought provoking Op-Ed piece in The Guardian entitled: It's time to dismantle factory farms and get used to eating less meat. He tells it like it is and sp...
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Regan Russell was a beloved, relentless and skilled activist who – for more than forty years – devoted her life to advocating for voiceless animals. But, in an instant, she was silenced, run over and killed, on Friday, June 19th, by a truck packed with pigs as it headed to a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario in Canada. Protests and blockades have now erupted at the spot where Regan was run down, as a scrum of media assembled t...
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The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community and the health transformation that occurs with a switch to a vegan diet. It also explores African-American history as it pertains to food. The documentary begins with the personal story of Jasmine Leyva, a 30-year-old black actress and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. Over the...
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As we experience a national uprising in solidarity against racism, Dr Milton Mills helps us look at the issue from the angles of human health and environment. Environmental racism and dietary racism are terms unfamiliar to many. However, millions of African-American citizens are experiencing the ill-effects of both. Dr Mills has spoken truth to power at the USDA about its dietary guidelines pushing unhealthy dairy on minority schoo...
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