Let's Veg About It Podcast

Let's Veg About It Podcast

Are you looking to transition to a more plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, or cleaner way of eating? Do you want to eat more organically, locally and environmentally, but are intimidated by your local health markets? Have you been recently diagnosed with a lifestyle or autoimmune disease that requires a restrictive diet? Would you like to make room for nutritious foods that will become your pantry staples and mealtime favorites? Do you want to make a fresh start to restocking your kitchen, but don't know where to begin? Would you like to gain a better understanding of how to stock a healthy, healing and holistic kitchen from the grocery cart to the fridge and pantry? Let’s get veggie together to transform your kitchen and your health. As the self-appointed marketing director for the veggies of the world and former veggie hater, Chef Annette aka That Veggie Gurl is committed to inspiring you to make Veggies Ya Bae. Drawing from her experience as a master certified clinical health coach, holistic chef, and retired educator, get answers to your questions on how to use food as medicine. After successfully being able to reverse Stage 4 Cancer, solely by making the transition to a plant-based diet, Annette recognized how important it is for everyone to start cooking more and nourishing their bodies with holistic healing foods. Class is in session and it’s time for you to get in the kitchen and cook up some wellness.... Show More

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Are you ready to learn a simple technique to feel better quickly? Well today’s extra credit session is just for you! If you’re feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, or anxious, try tapping.




Tapping easily and effectively allows participants to get relief from pain and negative emotions. Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psycholo...

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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral, and calming properties, they are recently gaining popularity as a natural, safe, and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns. 

One of their best uses and a great option to have on hand during these stress-inducing times is the b...

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I pushed the release date of this episode back, because I know many have been overwhelmed by the things currently transpiring in the world. ⁣

⁣There’s a good chance though you know at least one person with autism, which is now the most well-publicized pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) there is. There’s been an alarming rise in autism rates over the past 20–30 years, leading to a growing body of research and improvements in trea...

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March 31, 2020 31 min

Sometimes we avoid changing habits because doing so is too difficult and potential results are too far in the future. The trick is to take baby steps, gradually changing your habits one at a time until they begin to accelerate. As you make better choices and act on various aspects of your life, it is easier to reach your goals. Your good habits will begin to complement and support each other, creating a multiplier effect that gives...

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From the age of 15 to her college years, Lisa Marie relied on package food products, frozen dinners and quick fry lunches and sandwiches at the diner. During that phase of her life she crashed in between an after classes and didn’t have enough energy to walk to the gym let alone work out.


What a difference a veggie makes?


Chef & Founder of hungry hippie eats LISAMARIE FALCONE: Spent years searching for answers for her a...

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February 13, 2020 37 min

Ready to start your lifestyle medicine heart-healthy wellness journey? Here are 10 tips to get you started.



DOWNLOAD YOUR HOLISTIC HEALTH EXAM

References 


SUGAR 

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/01.cir.0000019552.77778.04


MAGNESIUM 

Kolte, D., Vijayaraghavan, K., Khera, S., Sica, D. A., & Frishman, W. H. (2014). Role of magnesium in cardiovascular diseases. Cardiology in Review. PMID: 24896250


EWG SHOPPING GUIDE FOR PRODUC...

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February 12, 2020 66 min
People say you should move more in order to fight heart disease, but food also is an extremely important component. 

Cooking more meals at home gives everyone in the family an opportunity to build better eating habits, one plate at a time. Many people are now switching to a ketogenic lifestyle, eating overloads of heart disease activating foods like animal-based products (it’s so horrifying to see when I look on social media the pou...

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February 9, 2020 63 min

The idea of food as a tool for health is not necessarily new. What we eat affects our health and wellbeing. Some of that is also influenced by the source and type of food consumed. Numerous studies point out that preparing food at home is associated with a healthier diet and greater fruit and vegetable intake. Yet, recent findings suggest that more Americans are eating away from home (a 42% increase) and preparing food at home less...

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Have you resisted jumping on the Essential Oil bandwagon? Well, you might want to reconsider because this is one trend that’s actually been around for centuries!

Essential oils are incredibly powerful and can serve many purposes in our homes, kitchen as well as in our daily health routines. Having just a few high-quality oils on hand, you can make dozens of homemade holistic recipes and enjoy their many therapeutic benefits.


ESSENTIA...

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The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it is also a place that harbors some of the most toxic household items. Today we will discuss a few of the things you need to avoid to keep your family in vibrant health. It’s time to break up and hopefully never makeup again!

HEALTHY DINNERS UNDER $4 BUCKS

References 


TEFLON  


https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/whatwestudy/assessments/noncancer/completed/pfoa/index.html



https://www.organicconsumers....

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At the start of the year as life is getting busier, you may find it’s beneficial to take some time out and make sure you have a clear understanding of how you want the year to progress on all levels. Without health, and wellness goals your health could unravel without direction and soon enough another year has passed and you may not achieve all you desire or maybe even have to confront a difficult health challenge. Every year is an...

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December 25, 2019 35 min

There are so many reasons to cook at home, it’s surprising that we aren’t all doing it daily. 


Research finds that people who eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis tend to be happier and healthier and consume less sugar and processed foods, which can result in higher energy levels and better mental health.

Given all the benefits of home cooking, why aren’t we all cooking more for ourselves?


Some say time others say money. Whatever ...

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December 10, 2019 22 min

Can you achieve better mental health through food?

Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourish the brain and protect it from stress. 

When we deprive our brains of good nutrition, we thus tip the scales against us and increase the frequency of mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. The food ch...

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December 3, 2019 58 min

When your body feels healthier, you feel happier—inside and out. Studies have shown that when you regularly prepare home-cooked meals, you're also more likely to make healthier choices. Looking to stay focused on incorporating healing, nourishing food habits? You are in the right place. It’s time for a culinary Q & A mixer, y’all!


Today’s classroom session we will veg about:


What everyday resources are on my must-have list ...

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October 13, 2019 39 min


Millions of us are living with anxiety as if it’s no big deal. We treat it like another aspect of our personality and push it aside. Racing heartbeat? That’s normal. Sleepless nights? I’ll survive with a little caffeine. 


It’s time to change how we approach our emotional health. WE MAY BE DONE WITH THE PAST, BUT THE PAST IS NOT DONE WITH US, and we can’t just rely on one wellness modality when we are working on healing. Your food ch...

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September 22, 2019 15 min

Many people want strong and healthy hair, you can’t change factors like age and genetics, food is one thing you have control over. In fact, consuming food lacking in the right nutrients can lead to hair loss. 


Find out how to eat your way to better hair health. Get ya wellness with another extra credit classroom session. 

References

https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inf...

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September 18, 2019 49 min

We back! 


What’s been veggin' on with That Veggie Gurl? 


What’s on the agenda for this wellness school year? 


New podcast feature details.....


Plus Q & A from the veggie slayer crew on:


--Lead content in crockpots?


--DIY natural household and kitchen cleaners? 


--How to pick the right bell peppers and onions for cooking?


--This week’s PPS and my new wellness obsession? 


Recipe upgrade for breaking free from caffeine and still having...

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As a Registered Nurse for over 37 years, Karen Burzichelli of Karen’s Healing Kitchen had always been interested in health and well-being. As a Labor-and-Delivery nurse, she works with women through their childbearing years, teaching them about childbirth, and helping them through the most difficult and exhilarating time in their life. Unfortunately, she begin to developed many health problems, which only increased after giving bir...

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Maya Chambers decided to become a Certified Holistic Integrative Nutrition Coach and Juice Expert to spread awareness about the amazing benefits of healthy eating, juicing daily and healthy living. As a teen, she suffered from pain due to fibroids, and in her 20's she made the conscious decision to change her eating habits. 

Since adopting to a Rawfoodist Plant-Based diet for 14 years she has experienced lowered blood pressure, ...

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How can you reduce stress, sharpen your focus, and improve your immune system—without sacrificing taste, and still have delicious meat-free food. Well, it’s all about getting in those mushrooms.

Class is in session, y’all! 



People have used mushrooms medicinally and as food for thousands of years. Tune in as Professional Veggie Slayer, Jeff Chilton, a mushroom expert, and owner of NAMMEX – North American Medicinal Mushroom Extracts –...

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