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Ordinary Vegan Podcast - Are you sick of being sick? Do you want more energy? Do you want to treat yourself with more compassion? Ordinary Vegan addresses all aspects of eating and living healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including food, cooking, recipes and nutrition. This unique podcast empowers and inspires the listeners to live a long, healthy life that is also kind to the planet and animals.

Ordinary Vegan Podcast Nancy Montuori

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Ordinary Vegan Podcast - Are you sick of being sick? Do you want more energy? Do you want to treat yourself with more compassion? Ordinary Vegan addresses all aspects of eating and living healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including food, cooking, recipes and nutrition. This unique podcast empowers and inspires the listeners to live a long, healthy life that is also kind to the planet and animals.

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #74-Best Foods For Respiratory System Health

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #74-Best Foods For Respiratory System Health

    Did you know what you eat can benefit your lung function and improve your respiratory system health?
    Today we explore food and exercises to improve conditions in the air passageways to make your lungs stronger. We often don't consider the important role our lungs play in keeping us well. It is not until we experience problems breathing that we take notice.
    Recently there has been a lot of attention about lung function and the respiratory system. The new Covid-19 virus attacks the lungs and researchers are trying to understand why.  But until they figure it out, we need to protect ourselves as best we can.
    Most people don't know this, but lung function starts to decline at age 30. After the age of 35, breathing becomes gradually more difficult.
    The respiratory system does two critical things. It brings oxygen into our bodies, which we need for our cells to function properly. It also helps us get rid of carbon dioxide.
    Carbon dioxide must be removed from the bloodstream before it reaches harmful levels.
    When the air sacs become inflamed, we are unable to get enough oxygen to the bloodstream and it reduces the body's ability to get rid of carbon dioxide. This can cause severe pneumonia.
    Lung and respiratory disease are some of the most common medical conditions in the world.
    The goal of today’s podcast is to get your respiratory system and lungs in tip-top shape to reduce your risk of severe infection.
    Ways To Improve Your Respiratory System Health Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to my sponsor, Osea Malibu. Go to www.OseaMalibu.com/ordinaryvegan for $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more.
    Many people in the wellness world are turning to cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD Oil from hemp, for its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects.
    Ordinary Vegan's pure CBD Oil from hemp is organically grown in the USA and carefully tested for any impurities. You can learn more about CBD oil from hemp here. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have at Questions@ordinaryvegan.net
    Ordinary Vegan's new book, "The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" is available on Amazon. Maximum flavor. Minimum effort. Totally vegan!
    Please follow Ordinary Vegan on Instagram and join our large, compassionate community on Facebook for inspiration.
    Thanks for listening.

    • 24 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #73-Foods To Help You Sleep & Boost Immunity

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #73-Foods To Help You Sleep & Boost Immunity

    Even in the best of times, many people struggle to get high-quality sleep.  So today's podcast is devoted to foods to help you sleep.
    Since my last podcast, our life, as we know it, has changed drastically. Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. The coronavirus has changed how we conduct our daily lives, and change is hard.
    The first thing I would like to say is stimulate don't isolate. Meaning, take this downtime as an opportunity to do something different. So many of us rush through our moments in life because we are so busy. And now we have literally been forced to stop what we are currently doing.
    If you are sick, I am sending you compassion. Here's to you getting steadier, stronger, and healthier every day. I know you can do it.
    With big change, comes stress. When we are stressed, it is hard to sleep soundly. And sleep deprivation, weakens your immunity. Virus outbreaks are not the time for a weak immune system.
    The good news is, there are foods to help you sleep.
    Foods To Help Your Sleep and Strengthen Your Immune System Not only that, these foods can help you build a stronger immunity to disease. Because, according to Mayo Clinic, the strength of your immune system is dependent on a good night sleep. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
    Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to my sponsor, Osea Malibu. Go to www.OseaMalibu.com/ordinaryvegan for $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more.
    Many people in the wellness world are turning to cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD Oil from hemp, for its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects. Ordinary Vegan's pure CBD Oil from hemp is organically grown in the USA and carefully tested for any impurities. You can learn more about CBD oil from hemp here. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have at Questions@ordinaryvegan.net
    Ordinary Vegan's new book, "The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook" is available on Amazon. Maximum flavor. Minimum effort. Totally vegan!
    Please follow Ordinary Vegan on Instagram and join our large, compassionate community on Facebook.
    Thanks for listening.

    • 20 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #72-The Single Best Way to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #72-The Single Best Way to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection

    Given the heightened risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, today’s podcast is dedicated to the single best thing you can do to avoid it.
    Unquestionably, I am not an alarmist, but sometimes we need to prepare for a possible disruption in our lives like the novel coronavirus. 
    Also, as of today, March 5, the chances of contracting the novel coronavirus is very low, so please don’t panic. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take precautions. 
    First off, we are being inundated with new, unfamiliar words and phrases.
    For example, SARS-CoV-2 is the official name of the novel coronavirus that is spreading. COVID-19 is the disease it causes. 
    Most media outlets use the term coronavirus to describe SARS-CoV2. 
    Coronaviruses CoV is a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe disease.
    There are hundreds of coronaviruses, most of which circulate among animals including pigs, camels, bats and cats
    As a result, the term novel coronavirus (nCoV), means this virus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. 
    It should be noted, that odds are you won’t contract novel coronavirus. Especially if you know how to protect your body from the infection.
    Learn today your best defense against the novel coronavirus and the best protection against any flu. 
    Today’s podcast includes a recipe from “The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” available now on Amazon.
    My sponsor for today’s podcast is Ordinary Vegan’s pure organic vegan CBD Oil made from Hemp.
    In short, as more research comes in, we are learning that CBD is especially helpful for seniors with aches, pains, and overall wellness. You can find all of Ordinary Vegan’s CBD products made from Hemp here. 
    Please follow me on Instagram and join our incredible community of like-minded, compassionate people on Facebook, over 310,000 strong. 
    You can find me, show notes and all my recipes at OrdinaryVegan.net.
    Vitamin C Salad - Kale, Blood Orange and Walnut - available in this week's show notes.

    • 24 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #71-Leafy Green Vegetables for Weight Loss & Cognitive Health

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #71-Leafy Green Vegetables for Weight Loss & Cognitive Health

    If you need more incentive to eat your leafy green vegetables, this podcast is especially for you.
    Did you know leafy green vegetables are superfoods? They are rich in vitamins and minerals. Low in calories and high in fiber and calcium. Greens can lower your risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
    Dark leafy green vegetables can even help manage your weight.  Not only that, evidence keeps piling up that leafy greens such as spinach and kale can keep your brain sharp and save your memory.
    Today’s podcast explores all the new and extraordinary breakthrough studies that could change the way you look at dark leafy green vegetables.
    Furthermore, we discuss tasty ways to eat and include more greens in your diet.
    I hope you enjoy today’s podcast. You can find all of Ordinary Vegan’s recipes and CBD Oil products at OrdinaryVegan.net.
    My new book, “The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook”, is now available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle edition.
    Over the years, my philosophy on cooking plant-based grows, and how I execute recipes keeps evolving. When I was presented with the challenge of developing 100 plant-based recipes with only five ingredients, at first, I was hesitant.
    But then I realized that one of the most common barriers to eating plant-based foods was the learning curve and the time it took to cook. And I wanted to share my knowledge and everything I have learned to help make things easy and delicious for you.
    Thanks for listening. Please follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan, and please join our Facebook community over 310,000 strong. Don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's recipes by signing up here.
    Additional thanks to Bone Char Free, Vegan Certified Non-GMO Zulka Sugar for being February's sponsor. Sugar as, mother nature intended it to be. Find out more here.
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    https://www.facebook.com/zulkasugars/

    • 17 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #70-How To Increase Serotonin Naturally with Food

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #70-How To Increase Serotonin Naturally with Food

    Are you looking to increase serotonin and dopamine naturally?
    Maybe to fight the winter blues or perhaps to help with more serious mental health issues.
    Let”s face it. People are feeling more and more anxious these days. Between the threat of global warming, the coronavirus, and every day news events being stressed and sad it at an all time high.
    Feeling sad is part of being human and temporary. Depression is more than ordinary sadness. It can cause anxiety, fatigue, trouble with concentration, and a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. 
    Researchers have been studying the link between serotonin and depression for more than five decades. Their conclusion is that having too little of this neurotransmitter can cause or contribute to depression or mental health problems.
    In addition, multiple studies now show a major correlation between decreased serotonin and the  food we eat.
    Today we learn how the two neurotransmitters,  serotonin, and dopamine, stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. 
    We also learn how these neurotransmitters work in our body and how we can increase serotonin and dopamine by the food we consume. 
    Not only that, there is an exact serotonin formula that you can use whenever you are feeling sad or depressed. 
    HOW TO INCREASE SEROTONIN & DOPAMINE NATURALLY WITH FOOD
    I am constantly tapping into the vast pool of studies that connect food and disease, and I hope today’s podcast can help you. 
    Thank you to Zulka Sugar for being today’s sponsor. It is sweet tooth February and a little sweet now and then won’t hurt anyone. You can find Zulka’s Bone-Char Free, Certified Vegan, Organic Sugar here. Follow them on Facebook to learn more.
    Last but not least, my new cookbook, “The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” is now available on Amazon. I was motivated to write this book because I wanted to make your transition to a plant-based diet easy as possible. Please pre-order because pre-sales on Amazon matter and will help me get my book into bookstores. Thanks for your support!
    You can find me, my book and all my pure CBD products made from hemp on my website.  Follow me on Instagram and join our health community on Facebook, over 310,000 strong!
    Until next time!
    Resources for "How To Increase Serotonin Naturally with Food”
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    • 23 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #69 -How To Break A Bad Habit with Dr. Judson Brewer

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #69 -How To Break A Bad Habit with Dr. Judson Brewer

    We all have bad habits that we struggle with, from unhealthy eating to smoking.  Today’s podcast examines how to break a bad habit with psychiatrist and addiction expert, Dr. Judson Brewer.
    Judson Alyn Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. had devoted his career to the mechanisms of habit, and his discoveries have been life changing for many people. His Youtube video “A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit” has over 8 million views.
    He has published numerous articles, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, and in multiple magazines. As director of research at the Center of Mindfulness, Dr. Brewer has developed mindfulness programs for the treatment of addictions.
    He is also an author and wrote a book called “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits.”
    What we learn today is that the key to breaking bad habits is not white-knuckled willpower, but with mindfulness. And Dr. Brewer shares the steps you can take to implement mindfulness into your daily life.
    I hope this podcast can help you break a bad habit.
    In addition, I made a big announcement in today’s podcast. My new book, “The Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook” is now available for preorder on Amazon.
    When I was presented with the challenge of developing 100 plant-based recipes with only five ingredients, at first, I was hesitant. But then I realized that one of the most common barriers to eating plant-based foods was the learning curve and the time it took to cook. And I wanted to share my knowledge and everything I have learned to help make things easy and delicious for you.
    Please preorder on Amazon today because pre-sales matter. When you preorder a book, it's a clear message to Amazon that there is a demand for my book, and it will show up more readily in Amazon search.
    As always, thank you for your support, kindness and for listening.
    How to Break A Bad Habit Resources: Dr. Judson Brewer’s Youtube Video
    The Craving Mind
    mindsciences.com
    Dr. Judson Brewer’s Website
    The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook

    • 43 min

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