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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 #68-Is Vegan Meat Healthy

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #68-Is Vegan Meat Healthy

    “I try to encourage people to shift to plant protein. I think that’s the No. 1 thing that people can do in their lifetime to positively impact climate change.”
    Ethan Brown, Founder Beyond Meat Many companies are entering the plant-based meat business, and sales are booming. But is vegan meat healthy? And what about all the other plant-based products targeting meat-eaters? What does "plant-based" actually mean?
    Simply put, plant-based is now the buzz-word for health, and marketers have seized the moment. But plant-based doesn't always equal healthy.
    In today’s episode, we break down the nutrition and ingredients from the two best-selling plant-based meat companies, Beyond Meat & Impossible Foods.
    “Every living plant or animal cell contains heme. From a food standpoint, what matters is that heme catalyzes very specific types of chemical reactions that transform abundant, simple nutrients into this explosion of hundreds of diverse volatile odorant molecules. When you experience them together, they add up unmistakably to the smell and taste of meat.”
    Pat Brown, Impossible Foods Founder Their vegan meats have become so popular they are now available in dozens of chain restaurants ranging from Burger King to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
    While plant-based meat has taken the world by storm, most consumers fueling this market don’t know what they are eating. All they know is that it is an animal meat alternative and better for the environment.
    Now let's get back to the question. Is vegan meat healthy?
    What about the ingredients?
    Every plant-based meat has different components, some healthier than others.
    The brands who are capturing the imagination of people -- and I’m not going to name these brands because I’m afraid I will be associated with the critique of it,” Mackey told CNBC Make It, “but some of these that are extremely popular now that are taking the world by storm, if you look at the ingredients, they are super, highly processed foods.”
    John Mackey, Co-Founder Whole Foods In an ideal world, we would only eat whole foods. But, that often doesn’t fit our lifestyle. But, before you eat another plant-based burger, know what you are eating. I strongly encourage you to look at a label or research online to get a full picture of the food you are consuming.
    In addition, we also discuss which food chains are offering complete vegan versions of those fast-food plant-based burgers now available everywhere.
    Thanks for listening to Podcast #68: Is Vegan Meat Healthy and for being part of our healthy community.
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please let me know by leaving a review on iTunes.
    You can find show notes at Ordinary Vegan.
    Today’s podcast is sponsored by Ordinary Vegan Organic CBD Oil made from Hemp. Unfortunately, we live in stressful times, and stress often depletes our endocannabinoid receptors that produce serotonin or protects us from pain.
    Experts are still trying to fully understand the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). But so far, we know it plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including sleep, pain, inflammation, mood, appetite, and memory.
    Experts aren’t entirely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS, but many believe it works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. CBD also enhances those receptors.
    I chose to create my Ordinary Vegan CBD so that you could always purchase a safe and reliable vegan brand. I hope it can help you.
    Til next time.
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    • 23 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #67-Time Restricted Eating - New Studies Update

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #67-Time Restricted Eating - New Studies Update

    Unlike diets that tell you what to eat, time-restricted eating focuses on when to eat.
    Today’s podcast is devoted to the latest studies on time-restricted eating and the recently revealed health benefits. 
    Time-Restricted eating is becoming an increasingly popular way to lose weight. Furthermore, this fasting technique is showing a lot of promise. 
    In the past, many of the studies on time-restricted eating have involved animals rather than people. 
    For example, one study in 2014 found that mice that only ate food during an 8 to 9 hour period each day lost weight and had improved metabolic fitness.
    Also, another highly touted peer-reviewed 2015 study in PLOS One, examined a possible interplay between the frequency of eating and metabolic health like low-grade inflammation. They found that more extended fasting periods and less food consumption in the evening may lower inflammation.
    This study is essential because low-grade inflammations are an underlying contributor to numerous cancers and insulin resistance.
    Both of these studies involved mice, not human beings. 
    Finally, in November 2019, a new comprehensive study was done on humans, and the results were very favorable.
    Learn more about how you might benefit from time-restricted eating by listening to today’s podcast.
    Lastly,  today’s podcast was sponsored by Ordinary Vegan’s CBD from hemp. 
    Ordinary Vegan provides all-natural vegan, organically grown, non-gmo, gluten-free, and tested to ensure the best quality CBD Oil available. 
    I am proud to say, Ordinary Vegan’s CBD was featured in Retirement Magazine.
    Getting older is a fact of of life, but aches, pains and anxiety don’t have to be. CBD would make a great present for your mom or dad. 
    If you are not familiar with CBD, CBD oil from hemp is a plant-based natural additive containing cannabidiol, or CBD. While CBD is not intended to treat or cure any specific conditions, it is becoming more recognized amongst the medical community as a key component to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    Just go to ordinaryvegan.net to learn more. Hope CBD oil from hemp can help you. 
    Thanks for being here everyone!
    Til next time.


    • 20 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #66- with Colleen Patrick Goudreau

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #66- with Colleen Patrick Goudreau

    Every November, we commemorate World Vegan Month.
    What better way to celebrate than welcoming long-time animal advocate, author, and all-around inspiring vegan, Colleen Patrick Goudreau. In addition, she is an acclaimed speaker, and her award-winning Food for Thought podcast has been changing hearts and minds for over 14 years. 
    Colleen is also a recognized expert and leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately. She is the author of seven books, including her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: Everything You Need to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Keep Eating Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. 
    I was first introduced to Colleen back in 2011 when she was a speaker at Vida Vegan Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon. At the time, I was only plant-based for three months, and I was pretty clueless about what embracing a vegan diet really meant.
    After hearing Colleen speak about the bigger picture, the true meaning, and spiritual journey of not eating animals, I knew there was no going back.
    In today’s podcast, we discuss Colleen’s practical advice and wisdom on how to live a compassionate lifestyle. 
    She will inspire you to find your vegan voice and how to share that voice with others. In addition, her boundless devotion to protecting animals will motivate others to do the same.
    You can find all her books, including The Joyful Vegan on Amazon and on her website. 
    Please welcome Collen Patrick Goudreau!
    Today’s podcast is sponsored by Ordinary Vegan’s organic, vegan CBD Oil From Hemp. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments  without the side effects of commonly prescribed drugs. If you have any questions about CBD, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net .
    Please follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan. And join our health and wellness community on Facebook, over 310,000 strong. 
    Don’t forget to subscribe, so you never miss any of Ordinary Vegan’s podcasts. If you get a minute, please leave a review on iTunes, Spotify or your favorite pod-catcher. 
    I appreciate all of you so much. Thank you for listening. Always remember, every plant-based plate of food you eat impacts humanity on a global level. 

    • 47 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #65 - The Dangers of Mixing Medications

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #65 - The Dangers of Mixing Medications

    Combined drug intoxication (CDI), also known as multiple drug intake, is an unnatural cause of human death. This shouldn’t be confused with drug overdose because CDI is due to the simultaneous use of multiple drugs. 
    CDI is becoming more common in recent years because mental health problems are on the rise, and many people are taking some kind of anti-anxiety or depression medication. What many of these people don’t know is that these prescribed medications can interact badly with common over-the-counter medications or other prescribed drugs. 
    Not only that, cough syrups, antihistamines, cold, and flu medications can be utterly confusing. Often people are using the same ingredients just in different packaging, thinking they’re different when in reality they have the same ingredients.
    Today’s podcast is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of mixing medications and thinking twice about what you put in your body. 
    We are also heading into flu season so before you reach for your go-to medication, make sure you listen to this podcast. 
    Above all, to be safe, read the active ingredients list before you buy any over-the-counter medication, and if you are on prescribed medication, talk to the pharmacist before combining any medications.
    Thanks for listening. I hope today’s podcast information helps you live a long and healthy life.
    Please visit my sponsor, Osea Malibu, for their incredible plant-based skin care. And use coupon code Ordinaryvegan for $10.00 of your purchase of $50.00 or more.
    You can find all of Ordinary Vegan’s organically grown CBD products made from hemp here. CBD is helping people with an array of health problems, and they could possibly help you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask at questions@ordinaryvegan.net.

    • 22 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #64: Fat Burning Foods To Help Lose Weight

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #64: Fat Burning Foods To Help Lose Weight

    In Podcast #63 "How Not To Diet", Dr. Greger discussed fat burning foods to help lose weight. Today's podcast is a follow-up to a few of the foods he mentioned.
    First, we discuss which foods contribute to weight loss and why it works.
    For example, there are certain foods that increase energy expenditure. Meaning, they have metabolic boosting properties.
    Metabolism is the process by which our body converts what we eat and drink into energy. Often when we diet, our metabolism slows down because we need less energy to maintain our body.
    Having a high metabolic rate not only burns calories but also gives us more energy.
    There are also ingredients in foods that increase fat oxidation, which can increase fat burning by as much as 10-15%.
    Furthermore, many scientific studies now show when a person adds these fat burning foods to their diet, they can lose weight permanently. You can learn more information in Dr. Michael Greger's new book "How Not To Diet."
    Thanks for listening.
    Please support today's sponsor Osea Malibu. Check out all their plant-based beauty products and use coupon code ordinaryvegan for $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more.
    Hope you can join Dr. Michael Greger, Ocean Robbins and myself for a 5-day, all-inclusive retreat at Balance For Life in Deerfield, Florida.
    The program, the speakers, the all plant-based food menu, and the beautiful beachfront location will make this a life-changing wellness retreat you will not want to miss. The event takes place February 28 through March 3, 2020.
    Use the code ORDINARYVEGAN when you make your reservation, and you will save an additional $100 per guest.
    You can find the Red Chili Sauce recipe here.
    Last but not least, you can find all my recipes and vegan CBD products on the Ordinary Vegan website.

    • 20 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #63-How Not To Diet with Dr. Michael Greger

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #63-How Not To Diet with Dr. Michael Greger

    The primary cause of weight gain and disease is what we eat. Dr. Greger's new book "How Not To Diet" empowers us with the knowledge on how to live a healthy, obesity-free life without dieting.
    If you are not familiar with Dr. Michael Greger, you should be. He is a physician, best selling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important health issues.
    He is the founder of the non-profit NutritionFacts.org and the author of the New York Times bestseller "How Not To Die."
    In a nutshell, Dr. Greger relies on the gold standard of medical research and devotes his life to the science of nutrition so we can live a long and healthy life.
    It is a great honor to have him on my podcast. Today, Dr. Greger discusses his new book "How Not To Diet," being released on December 10, 2019.
    "How Not To Diet; The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss" explores all the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success.
    In addition, Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss while considering how these foods affect our health. And he lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet.
    He also reveals the twenty-one weight loss accelerators available to our bodies. All included in "How Not To Diet."
    Above all, topics covered in today's podcast include fasting, time restrictive eating, metabolic boosters, and exercising.
    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Greger.
    Please pre-order "How Not To Diet" here. All pre-sales help Dr. Greger spread the plant-based message on the New York Times bestselling list.
    If you would like to join Dr. Greger and I on a 5-day, all-inclusive retreat called Balance For Life in Deerfield, Florida, click on this link. And use coupon code OrdinaryVeganfor $100.00 off for each guest.
    The program,the speakers, the all-plant based food menu, and the beautiful beachfront location will make this a life-changing wellness retreat. So, please join us February 28 through March 3, 2020.
    You can find all my recipes, my vegan CBD products, and all the resources you need to live a long and healthy life at OrdinaryVegan.net.
    Join our healthy community on Facebook, which is over 310,000 strong. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for exclusive content.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

ReneeBVegan ,

Love this podcast - so glad to have found it!

I have been vegan for the last 6 months and was looking for some guidance and happened to find this podcast. I am so glad I found Nancy, as she has a great way of educating in a simple and easy way and all her information is well reseache. Her recipes are easy and truly delicious, it really makes me wonder why I didn't go vegan earlier!

Lainey9876 ,

Interesting topics

I'm just starting out on a plant based diet, this pod cast is very interesting and confirming.

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