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.
Plant-based meal planning expert Stephanie Dreyer debunks meal prep myths
Stephanie Dreyer of Batch Cooking Club joins me to discuss three myths about vegan meal prep: Preparing homemade vegan meals is time consuming and difficult, following a meal plan takes too much work and effort, and being vegan in a non-vegan family is impossible. Stephanie shares her method for making weekly plant-based meal prep simple and stress-free.
Raydel Hernandez on "veganizing" Cuban foods and sharing traditional recipes in vegan form
Raydel's new book passes down traditional Cuban family recipes -- in vegan form. He shares his story of coming to veganism from the typical meat-heavy Cuban diet, and the resulting transformation in his health. We also discuss how he's passing down his grandmother's family recipes to the next generation, and keeping the traditions and memories of "old Cuba" alive via its food -- but veganized. Raydel Hernandez is a first generation Cuban American, home cook, and culinary author.
Dr. Chana Davis on processed foods, and limitations of "whole foods only" veganism
How is "processed food" defined? Why does the term have such a bad reputation? Where do vegan processed foods fit in? Why is the black-and-white view of “all processed foods are bad” problematic, and what message might this send? How do we assess the healthiness of a food? We take a look at a few food package examples from Chana's fridge. We also discuss bioengineering; it’s much more common than you might think. And, at the end of the episode, I have a very special holiday surprise for you!
Val the Vegan Therapist on navigating the emotional and social challenges of veganism and coping with anxiety
Valerie Martin, a.k.a. Val the Vegan Therapist, offers valuable insights for anyone who's vegan (or veg-curious). We discuss the importance of navigating the emotional and social challenges of veganism, whether having a vegan therapist is important if you’re vegan yourself, and her favourite techniques for coping with anxiety (given the world situation at the moment, who the heck *isn't* anxious right now?!) Valerie is a psychotherapist, coach, and yoga teacher based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Devon Hoholuk on eating disorders and veganism--intersections, harmful messaging, recovery, and more
Nutritional counsellor and disordered eating coach Devon Hoholuk discusses why vegan diets are often discouraged in recovery, and how she approaches things differently. She shares her story of recovery from anorexia and bulimia, and how flexible veganism relates to recovery. You don't need to have a diagnosed eating disorder to get something out of this episode. Our relationships with food can be quite complex, and it’s important to address what may be problematic aspects of that relationship.
Mountaineer Jason Addy on being vegan since 1992, and his self-propelled mountain treks
Vegan since 1992 and a life-long cyclist, mountaineer Jason Addy enjoys doing fully self-propelled mountaineering trips from home to home. I.e. from home to a mountain (usually on a bike), scaling said mountain, and then cycling back home. We discuss how he came to veganism almost 3 decades ago, fuelling himself and others on treks with plant-based food, the self propelled outdoor group he founded, and the guidebook he's currently writing to the mountains north of Powell River.
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Probably the best vegan pod
It’s good, informative and generally fun. She’s not trying to sell you anything, Helps me in my day to day living, and the host plays accordion!
A go to resource
Karina offers a science based practical way to go Vegan. I went vegan a decade ago the wrong way (and I became unhealthier as a result) and wish I had access to info like this back then!
Review of 066 on Lectins
Finally someone’s putting perspective on Dr. Gundry’s tirades against this lectin phantom menace. When you’re pushing pet theories (along with expensive merchandise) that’s a mixture of fact, pseudo-facts, conjecture, and myth, it’s nice to have someone put this package in perspective...and it’s done without ad hominem attacks!... How refreshing given 45’s repugnant behavior that some would emulate. Highly recommended.