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Does sustainable meat exist? Are plants sentient? And do vegans really eat enough protein? The MeatBusters podcast is on a mission to debunk meat-eater myths and misconceptions about veganism. Join vegan recipe developer and blogger Alisha V (TheLishLife.com) as she collaborates with experts to educate listeners on the ethical, environmental, social, and personal benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alisha-vavilakolanu/support

MeatBusters Alisha Vavilakolanu

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Does sustainable meat exist? Are plants sentient? And do vegans really eat enough protein? The MeatBusters podcast is on a mission to debunk meat-eater myths and misconceptions about veganism. Join vegan recipe developer and blogger Alisha V (TheLishLife.com) as she collaborates with experts to educate listeners on the ethical, environmental, social, and personal benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alisha-vavilakolanu/support

    Can Veganism Coexist with Intuitive Eating?

    Can Veganism Coexist with Intuitive Eating?

    If you (still) think veganism is a diet, this one is for you. And who better to dissect this misconception than a vegan and anti-diet registered dietitian?! Taylor Wolfram, RD (@taylorwolframrd), describes her journey as a vegan dietitian who is committed to intuitive eating, self-care, and vegan nutrition. Taylor and Alisha discuss what it means to eat intuitively, how the philosophy intersects with veganism, and ways to transform the mainstream vegan movement into one that acknowledges body diversity and denounces diet culture. 

    To do list:


    Visit taylorwolfram.com to read blog posts and sign up for the Anti-Diet Vegan Nutrition Course.
    Follow Chelsea Lincoln (@fatveganvoice) and read her blog on fatveganvoice.com.
    Subscribe to The Bearded Vegans podcast and follow @thebeardedvegans on Instagram.
    Read:


    The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor: https://www.sonyareneetaylor.com/books
    Radical Belonging by Lindo Bacon: https://lindobacon.com/radical-belonging-book/
    books from Sanctuary Publishers' collection on veganism: https://sanctuarypublishers.wordpress.com/




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    • 36 min
    Is Veganism Casteist?

    Is Veganism Casteist?

    What is casteism? And how does it manifest in veganism? Anti-caste vegan advocate Rama (@ramavgan) joins Alisha to clarify the history and origins of the Hindu caste system, the problem with misattributing ethical veganism to Hinduism, and how to divest from casteism in the vegan sphere. A follow-up episode on the intersections of veganism and anti-caste activism will be the next in this series.

    Rama's Recommendations

    Books:


    Caste Matters by Suraj Yengde
    Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

    Articles and Essays:


    Feeling Like an Outcast by Yashica Dutt
    Roundtable India: https://roundtableindia.co.in/

    Instagram Accounts:


    @nrithyapillai
    @knowrealindia

    Documentary:


    India Untouched: Stories of a People Apart

    Other Resources:


    Equality Labs: https://www.equalitylabs.org/




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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Is Veganism Anti-Indigenous?

    Is Veganism Anti-Indigenous?

    Is veganism anti-Indigenous? And if not, why do so many people believe it is? Let's discuss! Indigenous vegan and anti-oppression advocate Jen Bell Rivera joins Alisha to dispel this myth and clarify its origins in white veganism - the whitewashing of mainstream veganism that leads to BIPOC erasure within the movement. Jen discusses how the movements for animal liberation and Indigenous sovereignty share many common values and recommends actions vegans can take to make the movement more inclusive of and accessible to Native peoples. // Find Jen on Instagram at @jenriverabell and on her blog, jenriverabell.com. // Subscribe to Jen's YouTube channel. // Become a patron of Jen on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JenRiveraBell. // View the MeatBusters episode webpage for a list of resources recommended by Jen: thelishlife.com/blog/2021/1/29/is-veganism-anti-indigenous

    EXPLORE THE LISH LIFE - Get to know Alisha outside of MeatBusters! Follow @lish_life on Instagram, @thelishlife.com on TikTok, and @thelishlife on Twitter. Subscribe to Alisha's blog, TheLishLife.com, for free vegan recipes, lifestyle advice, and more.


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    • 27 min
    Does Animal Agriculture Perpetuate Food Apartheid?

    Does Animal Agriculture Perpetuate Food Apartheid?

    Here's some food for thought: Our food system isn't broken... but it does require some fixing. Food insecurity and food apartheid are only symptoms of the systemic oppressions that define society as we know it, and we cannot address them without addressing both racism and speciesism. Founder of Might Be Vegan, Kimberly Renee, joins Alisha to explain food apartheid, its roots in redlining, and how animal agriculture factors into it all. She also discusses Food Love by Might Be Vegan and why providing plant-based foods to residents of low income communities is a crucial first step towards a just and sustainable food system.

    Find Kimberly on Instagram at @kimberlyrenee and support Food Love by Might Be Vegan by donating at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/food-love-by-might-be-vegan

    EXPLORE THE LISH LIFE - Get to know Alisha outside of MeatBusters! Follow @lish_life on Instagram, @thelishlife.com on TikTok, and @thelishlife on Twitter. Subscribe to Alisha's blog, TheLishLife.com, for free vegan recipes, lifestyle advice, and more.


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    • 43 min
    Can You Go Vegan with Food Allergies?

    Can You Go Vegan with Food Allergies?

    "I have food allergies or sensitivities... can I still be vegan?" Of course you can! In fact, Alisha herself suffers from severe food allergies, which she addresses during her conversation with vegan allergy mom and food blogger Nicole Dawson. Alisha asks Nicole about how her son's food allergies led their family down the road to veganism and how to make the most of a nut-free and 100% plant-based diet. // Follow Nicole on Instagram at @allergylicious and visit her blog, allergylicious.com, for tons of tasty and allergen-friendly vegan recipes. // Browse Nicole's vegan and allergen-friendly cookbook recommendations: https://allergylicious.com/free-from-cookbook-list/

    EXPLORE THE LISH LIFE - Get to know Alisha outside of MeatBusters! Follow @lish_life on Instagram, @thelishlife.com on TikTok, and @thelishlife on Twitter. Subscribe to Alisha's blog, TheLishLife.com, for free vegan recipes, lifestyle advice, and more.


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    • 23 min
    Do Doctors Recommend Eating Meat/Dairy/Eggs?

    Do Doctors Recommend Eating Meat/Dairy/Eggs?

    Do doctors encourage the consumption of animal-based products? Not if they practice lifestyle medicine! Alisha interviews Dr. Silvia, MD, an ophthalmologist-turned-lifestyle medicine doc who is passionate about helping people improve their overall health through positive lifestyle changes. Silvia addresses the existing divide between medicine and nutrition and offers ways for doctors to overcome this gap when treating patients with chronic health conditions. She also discusses the physiological and psychological benefits of transitioning from a meat-heavy diet to a plant-based one. // Follow Dr. Silvia on Instagram at @dr.silvia.md.

    For more content from Alisha, including vegan recipes and lifestyle advice, visit TheLishLife.com.


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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JeffHunt90 ,

Meatbusters is a timely and engaging discussion for everyone

Alisha brings in a variety of expert speakers from around the internet who are always well-prepared for the topic of the episode. Her interviews prove that veganism is for everyone, regardless of their background. I also appreciate that Alisha stays on-topic in each episode, getting right into the “meat” (lol) of the discussion immediately.

Shriya 🌱🌱 ,

Super easy and fun listen!

The guests and the content discussed in this podcast is not beyond the scope of every day peeps! I look forward to new episodes every week!! Thanks Alisha ☺️

vegtherapist ,

Good content

I’ve listened to the first two so far, and I’m impressed at how there is such good content in such short episodes. I’m interested to see what gets covered next.

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