50 episodes

This podcast explores an everyday Plant-Based Lifestyle with your hosts Julia and Shane. We talk about new and creative Plant-Based Recipes, Health & Wellness, Fitness, and Traveling while on a Plant-Based Diet. If you ever wanted to get started or have been on a Plant-Based Diet for years, you won't want to miss an episode! Got a Question, Comment or Just Want To Say Hi? Email Us: contact@thinkplantbased.com

Think Plant-Based! Julia and Shane

    • Nutrition

This podcast explores an everyday Plant-Based Lifestyle with your hosts Julia and Shane. We talk about new and creative Plant-Based Recipes, Health & Wellness, Fitness, and Traveling while on a Plant-Based Diet. If you ever wanted to get started or have been on a Plant-Based Diet for years, you won't want to miss an episode! Got a Question, Comment or Just Want To Say Hi? Email Us: contact@thinkplantbased.com

    Ep 80 – Alan Twigg | Author

    Ep 80 – Alan Twigg | Author

    In this episode, we talk to Alan Twigg about his plant-based journey, his book and online courses. We talk about how to stay healthy during COVID19.

    About Alan Twigg

    In 2016 and I had just turned 50. I was a married father of four children, slightly overweight, unfit and balding. Three years previously, my wife Susanne and I had decided to move from Germany where we lived to Tenerife in the Canary Islands with our two youngest children. Because we are self-employed, we were able to work from home, which, luckily for us meant that we had the freedom to uproot and move to Tenerife. We’d settled into our new life and that was good. But I had reached another turning point in my life. During the previous ten years I’d been working hard on growing my business and apart from the odd game of squash I’d been neglecting my health. I didn’t know why, but I felt bloated most of the time, as though air was trapped inside of my body that couldn’t escape. I also lacked energy and my digestion was causing me problems.

    Now four years later, I’ve never been happier, healthier or more at peace. I’ve lost a bit of weight without going hungry, my energy levels have never been higher and I always sleep like a baby. I now know how to cook delicious dishes and the variety of food that I now eat is much more varied, tasty, fresh, healthy and nutritious than ever before. I’ve become far more aware of what is going on the world. I’m far more open, compassionate, caring and tolerant than I was before. Also, I’m now setting an example for myself and for everyone around me. I’m making a small but significant difference to the world every day.

    I wish that I had made the change earlier in my life.

    I will be eternally grateful to my daughter for showing me the light and helping me make the best change anyone could ever make.

    (Source: https://alantwigg.org/about/)

    Website: https://alantwigg.org/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Of_b05hMgUrzzinLcz49w

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 79 – DR. MELANIE JOY | PHD

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    Ep 79 – Dr. Melanie Joy | PhD

    Ep 79 – Dr. Melanie Joy | PhD

    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Melanie Joy, PhD about her plant-based journey and the world of carnism . Also, we also talk about how to better communicate and improve relationships with one another with opposing views.

    About Dr. Melanie Joy

    Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She is the award-winning author of five books. These include the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows and Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work. Also, she is known as a internationally recognized speaker and trainer. She has presented her work in fifty countries across six continents. 

    Similarly, she is best known for her groundbreaking theories on the psychology of violence and nonviolence and building healthy relationships. Her analyses have helped explain why people engage in “nonrelational” behaviors—behaviors that harm other people, animals, the planet, and themselves—as well as how to change this pattern. Her work has been featured by media outlets around the world, including the New York Times, BBC, NPR, and ABC Australia. She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence; and she also received both the Peter Singer Prize and the Empty Cages Prize for her work developing strategies to reduce the suffering of animals. 

    Likewise, her mission is to raise awareness of the obstacles preventing people from interacting. She does that in ways that create a sense of mutual connection. These obstacles are both internal (psychological) and external (social). They are a key reason why we act against our own interests and the interests of others—often without realizing that we’re doing so. With awareness, we are better able to think freely and act compassionately. In addition, we create healthier and more fulfilling relationships and a more equitable and sustainable world. 

    Lastly, she is the founding president of the international organization, Beyond Carnism, and a cofounder of ProVeg International. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Joy now resides in Berlin, Germany, with her husband and colleague, Sebastian Joy.

    (Source: https://www.melaniejoy.org/about)

    Website: https://www.melaniejoy.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmelaniejoy/Beyond Carnism: https://carnism.org/

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 78 – DR. JOEL KAHN | MD, FACC

    • 56 min
    Ep 78 – Dr. Joel Kahn | MD, FACC

    Ep 78 – Dr. Joel Kahn | MD, FACC

    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Joel Kahn, a practicing cardiologist, about his plant-based journey. Also, we talk about overall heart health, TMAO, saturated fat & dietary cholesterol and how to prevent heart disease.

    About Dr. Joel Kahn

    Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in InternalMedicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs.

    Similarly, Joel Kahn has written health articles and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. His 6th book, Lipoprotein(a): The Heart’s Silent Killer, is about to be published. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Yousef. Dr. Joel Kahn has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business.

    Likewise, he owns GreenSpace & Go, a health restaurant in suburban Detroit and serves as medical director of the largest plant support group in the USA, www.pbnsg.org.

    Website: https://www.drjoelkahn.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjkahn/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjoelkahn/

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 77 – INDIAN ROCK VEGANS | DAN & SHEANNE

    • 43 min
    Ep 77 – Indian Rock Vegans | Dan & Sheanne

    Ep 77 – Indian Rock Vegans | Dan & Sheanne

    In this episode, we talk to the Indian Rock Vegans from Naramata, British Columbia about their amazing plant-based journeys. From Stage IV Kidney Cancer to losing over 130lbs on a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet, you wont want to miss this episode!

    About Indian Rock Vegans

    Based out of Indian Rock, Naramata, BC Canada they serve as a hub of information, resources, recipes, and support for all in the Whole Foods Plant-Based Vegan Community and those interested in adopting the lifestyle. Their story is featured in the documentary film “Eating You Alive”.

    Full Plant-Based Story: https://www.eatingyoualive.com/blog-eya/sheannes-storyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/indianrockvegans/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1744328319150622/

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 76 – RE-EVALUATING YOUR HABITS DURING COVID

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    Ep 76 – Re-Evaluating Your Habits During COVID

    Ep 76 – Re-Evaluating Your Habits During COVID

    In this episode, we talk about re-evaluating your habits during COVID. We talk about small changes you can do to make you more productive and in a better mind frame during these changing times. It all starts with small self improvements and goal setting.

    * Re-Evaluating your habits during COVID and Decide on goals that you would like to achieve for your health.* Choose a simple action that will get you towards your goal which you can do on a daily basis.* Plan when and where you will do your chosen action. Be consistent: choose a time and place that you encounter every day of the week.* Every time you encounter that time and place, do the action.* It will get easier with time, and within 10 weeks you should find you are doing it automatically without even having to think about it.* Congratulations, you’ve made a healthy habit!

    (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505409/)

    The Social Dilemma (Trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 75 – DR. ERNIE WARD | VEGAN VETERINARIAN

    • 19 min
    Ep 75 – Dr. Ernie Ward | Vegan Veterinarian

    Ep 75 – Dr. Ernie Ward | Vegan Veterinarian

    In this episode, we talk Dr. Ernie Ward, a Vegan Veterinarian, about his plant-based journey and how to raise healthy plant-based animals. We also talk about his book, “The Clean Pet Food Revolution” and some plant-based tips for caring for older animals.

    About Dr. Ernie Ward

    Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT

    Dr. Ernie Ward is an internationally recognized award-winning veterinarian known for his work in the areas of general small animal practice, pet obesity and nutrition, life extension and longevity, practice management and leadership, and the special needs of senior dogs and cats.

    Also, he has authored three books, including “The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World,” “Better You, Better Dog, Better Life: 30 Days to Happiness with Your Best Friend,” “Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter.” Dr. Ward has been a frequent guest on television programs and served as the resident veterinarian for the “Rachael Ray Show” from 2007 until 2014.

    Similarly, Dr. Ward has authored and been featured in more than 100 practice management and peer-reviewed medical journal articles in 11 countries, co-authored the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Weight Management Guidelines, co-authored the peer-reviewed Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Obesity textbook, and is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a certified veterinary food therapist (CVFT), dedicated to preserving health, extending longevity, and improving quality of life through better nutrition. 

    (Source: https://www.drernieward.com/press-kit)

    Websites: https://www.DrErnieWard.comInstagram: http://instagram.com/DrErnieWardFacebook: http://facebook.com/DrErnieWard

    Also, don’t forget to check out: EP 74 – JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL | JANE UNCHAINED

    • 55 min

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