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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 #78-The Health Risks Of Social Isolation & Loneliness

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #78-The Health Risks Of Social Isolation & Loneliness

    Experts have long been concerned about loneliness, and now social isolation has made the epidemic worse.
    According to a 2018 national survey by Cigna, loneliness levels have reached an all-time high, with nearly half of 20,000 US adults reporting they sometimes or always feel alone. Sadly, one of our youngest generations, Generation Z, is feeling the most significant impacts of loneliness.
    In an analysis conducted by The Pew Research Center, one-in-ten Americans say they feel lonely or isolated from those around them. Unsurprisingly, frequent loneliness is linked to dissatisfaction with one's family and social life.
    And lonely people often crave human contact, but their state of mind makes it more difficult to form connections with people.
    So America had a chronic loneliness problem before COVID-19. Consequently, now with social isolation, we all find ourselves experiencing the risk of feeling lonely.
    Indeed loneliness is a normal human experience, but feeling lonely and isolated for too long can harm our physical and mental health.
    A Newcastle University study linked loneliness to a 30% increase for the risk of heart disease.
    Another study done by the Florida State University College of Medicine says loneliness is associated with a 40% increase in the risk of dementia. Other studies have indicated that loneliness is a precursor of cognitive decline in general.
    As a social species, humans need a safe, secure social circle to survive and thrive.
    Overcoming Loneliness In Social Isolation So today's podcast is dedicated to overcoming loneliness while you are practicing social isolation along with:
    Identifying the effects of social isolation and loneliness on physical, mental, and cognitive health How social isolation can disrupt Circadian rhythms and cause insomnia Evidence-based interventions for combating loneliness and social isolation I hope today’s podcast can help you.
    You can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook" HERE and all my natural vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.
    Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domain purchase.
    Also, please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion.
    Please stay strong and stay well!
    Til next time.

    • 22 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #77-How To Improve Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #77-How To Improve Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    "The single most powerful determinate of healthy gut microbiome is the diversity of plants."
    ~Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
    Did you know that over 70% of the immune system lives in the gut?  And the Covid-19 virus can hit people with a weakened immune system harder. That is why I am delighted to have Dr. Will Bulsiewicz as our guest on today's podcast.
    Will Bulsiewicz, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist in clinical practice in Charleston, SC. He is one of the leading gut health experts in the country and creator of the popular TheGutHealthMD Instagram account. In his new book, "Fiber Fueled", Dr. Bulsiewicz lays out a path to improving gut health that's accessible, inspiring, and, more importantly, achievable.
    In this episode, Dr. Bulsiewicz breaks down why the bacteria in our gut influences all aspects of our health. From immunity to anxiety to disease. Along with
    What is gut microbiome How to improve gut microbiome Dietary preferences of microbes Fiber and microbes Fad diets and restrictive eating Good bacteria and bad bacteria Bacteria vs. human cells High fiber diet Dysbiosis and disease The connection between Covid 19 and gut health and much, much more I hope you enjoy today's podcast with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. You can find Dr. Bulsiewicz's new book "Fiber Fueled" on Amazon. Also, follow him on Instagram or visit his website.
    Furthermore, you can find my new book "The Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook" HERE and all my natural vegan CBD products from hemp on my website.
    Thank you to Hover for sponsoring this podcast. Head over to Hover.com/ordinaryvegan to receive 10% off your domaine purchase. 
    Please share this podcast so our community can grow. And if you have time, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The more reviews we receive, the better chance of spreading the compassion. 
    Stay strong and stay well!
    Til next time

    • 53 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #76-Breathing Exercises with Patrick McKeown

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #76-Breathing Exercises with Patrick McKeown

    “My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”.
    Patrick McKeown
    Most people take their breathing for granted. Why shouldn't they? They have been doing it since birth without any effort.  But my guest, Patrick McKeown, takes breathing very seriously, and he is convinced that breathing correctly can change your life.
    Patrick McKeown has written seven books on improving your body's oxygen use. His latest book, "The Oxygen Advantage," is a simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use.
    Furthermore, his book explains why chronic over-breathing can contribute to problems such as anxiety, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, obesity, and heart problems.
    Today Patrick shares why one of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is how we breathe. Also,  he shares breathing exercises to help increase endurance, weight loss, and improve cardio-fitness.
    I am very happy that Patrick was willing to share his expertise in lung health, breathing, and oxygen use.
    Because,  as we all know, Covid-19 is a respiratory disease. The virus affects cells in the airways, from the nose and throat down to the lungs. Therefore,  learning techniques to help us breathe better during this outbreak is more crucial than ever.
    Please welcome Patrick McKeown to today's podcast.
    Free Buteyko Children's Breathing Program
    Free Guided Breathing Exercises with Relaxation - 20 Minutes
    Nasal Breathing During Exercise
    Coronavirus Free Breathing Exercises by Patrick McKeown
    Buteyko Clinic
    Myotape 
    Book - The Oxygen Advantage
    YouTube - Buteyko Clinic International
    Measure BOLT Score (The Body Oxygen Level Test)
    Patrick McKeown's Ted Talk - "Shut Your Mouth and Change Your Life"
    Book: Asthma-Free Naturally
    Follow Patrick on Twitter
    Follow Patrick on Instagram
    Follow Patrick on Facebook
    The Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookbook
    Ordinary Vegan all natural CBD from Hemp

    • 46 min
    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #75: Healthy Pantry Food & Canned Food Recipes For Isolation

    Ordinary Vegan Podcast #75: Healthy Pantry Food & Canned Food Recipes For Isolation

    People often significantly underestimate the quantity and value of the foods that they have stored in cupboards and pantries.  Today’s podcast will teach you how to make the most out of your pantry food.
    The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus is the most challenging thing to handle. Unquestionably, food, and having enough of it is of the utmost importance. And seeing bare shelves at grocery stores is fueling that fear.
    People are trying to minimize the risks associated with frequent shopping so they are buying in more significant quantities.
    But experts do agree that there is enough food in the supply chain, grocery stores just weren’t prepared for this.
    So my recommendation is to begin by doing a pantry, cupboard inventory. A thorough list will help make good use of what you have and perhaps calm your nerves about not having enough food.
    Also, pantry food is often thought to be less nutritious than fresh foods, but research shows that is not always true. Actually, some canning can preserve most of the food’s nutrients.
    Especially when it comes to canned beans and canned tomatoes. Today, we will learn lots of new ways and recipes to make the most out of our pantry food.
    Thanks to today’s podcast sponsor, Osea Malibu. You can go to Osea Malibu to receive $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more.
    You can find me all my pure vegan CBD from hemp products at Ordinary Vegan. My new book “The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook’ is available on Amazon.
    References:
    Vegan Tomato Soup with Fire Roasted Tomatoes & Crunch Roasted Chickpeas

    • 23 min
    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

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