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Myth-busting and evidence-based advice to help you kick butt with your health and fitness - on a vegan diet. Join our movement of No-Bullsh!t Vegans who value critical thinking and want to further our cause using scientific truths, not made-up facts. Meet our expert guests who use science to acquire knowledge about the world and how it works. Learn why some of the biggest trends in vegan health and fitness are completely false and based on misinformation.

Your host, vegan fitness coach and author Karina Inkster, sifts through the bullsh!t, so you can focus on levelling-up your health and fitness in ways that actually work.

No-Bullsh!t Vegan Karina Inkster

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Myth-busting and evidence-based advice to help you kick butt with your health and fitness - on a vegan diet. Join our movement of No-Bullsh!t Vegans who value critical thinking and want to further our cause using scientific truths, not made-up facts. Meet our expert guests who use science to acquire knowledge about the world and how it works. Learn why some of the biggest trends in vegan health and fitness are completely false and based on misinformation.

Your host, vegan fitness coach and author Karina Inkster, sifts through the bullsh!t, so you can focus on levelling-up your health and fitness in ways that actually work.

    Why multi-level marketing is unethical, and why it's problematic for the fitness industry

    Why multi-level marketing is unethical, and why it's problematic for the fitness industry

    "I've got a great opportunity for you to start your own business and earn extra income on the side!" -- most of us have received an MLM (multi-level marketing) pitch like this from a distant acquaintance after some small talk.
    Although they're declining in popularity, MLM is a business structure rampant in the fitness, nutrition, and health space. Beachbody, Arbonne, Herbalife, Younique, Amway...the list goes on. In this episode I share 6 reasons why MLM is unethical, and why it's problematic within the fitness -- and vegan -- realms.
    I also discuss why MLM decreases the brand equity of existing businesses, as well as the future of, and alternatives to, MLM.

    • 32 min
    Food, vegan nutrition, the BS of diet culture, and more with Desiree Nielsen + Zoe Peled

    Food, vegan nutrition, the BS of diet culture, and more with Desiree Nielsen + Zoe Peled

    It’s no secret that our podcast episodes often contain at least a few mic drops. This one may set the bar. 
    Earlier this year, Registered Dietician Desiree Nielsen joined me to discuss all things food and nutrition. Our conversation was so expansive, we needed to bridge it into a separate discussion, and invite Coach Zoe [my fellow BS-buster] to join the talk.
    We discuss dismantling certain structures within the ‘fitness industrial complex’ [term coined by Fitness for All Bodies], the problematic components of the diet industry, nutrition, when veganism is used as weight loss incentive, and so much more.

    • 49 min
    Why meal plans don’t work [and what does] with plant-based CSN Philip Bryden

    Why meal plans don’t work [and what does] with plant-based CSN Philip Bryden

    We’re all relatively familiar with the term and concept of meal plans. For years, they’ve been offered to us as the fail-proof, non-negotiable element that will help you nail all of your nutritional goals. What if there was a completely different approach that didn’t involve meal plans? Furthermore, what if they actually have a detrimental impact?
    Certified plant-based sports nutritionist Philip Bryden joins me to talk about this- and much more! He also holds certifications in Integrative Nutrition, Nutrition Science, Nutrition Coaching, Anatomy and Physiology, Plant-Based Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, and he’s a certified Yoga Instructor and Ultra Running Coach. Philip works with international professional athletes across a variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, and ultra running; and he’s Club Nutritionist for the world’s first vegan rugby club.

    • 49 min
    NBSV 122: The unexpected relationship between climate action and fitness with PT Emily Kennedy

    NBSV 122: The unexpected relationship between climate action and fitness with PT Emily Kennedy

    Climate action has been a longstanding subject, as we become more and more aware of the current, irrefutable climate crisis. However, while we discuss its connection to many parts of our lives, this may be one of the first times we’ve explored its connection to….fitness! 
    Emily Kennedy is a systems thinker from Nova Scotia, a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and founder of resiliFIT Coaching. She uses her love of food and fitness to demonstrate the impact we have on climate change through daily choices, while connecting folks with nature.

    • 37 min
    Gut health, “anti-nutrients”, and nutrition BS-busting with RD Desiree Nielsen

    Gut health, “anti-nutrients”, and nutrition BS-busting with RD Desiree Nielsen

    Maybe you’ve heard the terms; maybe you haven’t: gut health. Anti-nutrients. There are many terms, often elusive, that circulate within the nutrition realm. What do they mean, and which ones should we be paying attention to?
    Registered Dietician Desiree Nielsen joins me to discuss these terms, chat about anti-nutrients, where we find them, and answer the big question: are they bad for us? Alongside this subject and others, we dive into nutrition myth-busting, drop some mics, and discuss re-thinking the approach to nutrition as a whole.

    • 43 min
    Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons on using veganism to manage M.S. and fuel training

    Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons on using veganism to manage M.S. and fuel training

    When you hear the term marathon swim, it’s generally referring to a 10km distance [6.2 miles]. Our guest for NBSV #120, Susan Simmons, is an ultra-marathon swimmer. You do the math.
    Susan Simmons discusses how she uses veganism to manage multiple sclerosis, and fuel her training. 
    In her own words: “My number one form of exercise is swimming and my diet is vegan. Both minimize the stress on my body, making it possible for me to live an active life.” 
    Listen now via link in bio! 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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So Excited to Find this Podcast!!

Awesome podcast! Great guests, no advertising, and the host lives “just down the road” from me on the Sunshine Coast!

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New to the world of veganism

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