Holistic nutrition, health, plant-based living for mind, body, spirit, and the planet!
Algae: The Ultimate Superfood with Catharine Arnston
Ep 50: Superfoods are a hot new topic. There are many foods that classified as such, but none hold a candle to algae! This chlorophyll rich plant is the most nutrient dense on the planet, containing all essential amino acids, the highest concentration of protein, iron, beta carotene, and antioxidants, as well as B-vitamins, electrolytes, and omega 3's.
Today's guest knows everything there is about algae! After her sister got sick with cancer she went on quest, learning all about nutrition, wellness, plant-based foods, and an alkaline diet. Through her research she discovered algae and found her passion. After deep diving into the research and science behind this amazing plant she wanted to help spread the word of its immense benefits, founding the company Energybits, which sources the highest quality algae, selling it in easy to take tablets.
We chat all about algae, its history, the different types (spirulina and chlorella), nutrient content, sustainability, gut health, and why it can help change the world. We also discuss the immune system, how it works, and how we can protect ourselves!
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Becoming a Friendly Vegan with Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto
On this episode of the podcast I chat with Michelle Cehn, creator of World of Vegan, and Toni Okamoto, from Plant-based on a Budget, all about veganism. These two are trailblazers in the plant-based vegan community who've been creating content for over a decade, including videos, books, cookbooks, e-books, and other resources for those wanting to take a more compassionate and veggie-focused approach to their life. We talk all about their story, why, how, and when they became vegan along with their new cookbook, The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, which they created together. We get into cooking on a budget, for family, during the holidays, and more!
The History of Modern Medicine
Ep 48: For thousands of years humans have used different modalities to heal the body. Herbalists, nutritionists, homeopaths, naturopaths, were all common place in society up until the early 1900's until things started to shift towards our current paradigm which focuses on pharmaceutical drugs. On this episode we explore modern (Western) medicine, who, why, and when this all began.
The Evolution of the Standard American Diet
Ep 47: America is one of the most unhealthy countries on the planet. We spend more per capita on healthcare than any other nation, yet we're still one of the sickest. What gives? Three words…Standard American Diet (aka SAD diet). Our nations way of eating and living is making us sicker and sicker, but how did we get to this place? On this episode we explore the various causes that helped create our current dietary pattern. We chat about factory farming or CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), agricultural changes, convenience and processed foods, politics, and racism and their impacts on the Western way of eating.
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Tiny Living, Stress Management, and Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Katie Mickolwin
Ep 46: After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 13, Katie Mickolwin spent years dealing with her ailment and taking different pharmaceuticals. Eventually she discovered others who had healed their autoimmune diseases and decided to give it a try. She enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and began studying holistic health. Not only was she able to heal her body, but she found a new passion! On today's episode we chat with Katie about her experience having rheumatoid arthritis and how taking a holistic approach helped her body, mind, and spirit. We also chat about living tiny on Vancouver Island, yoga, meditation, and the power of connecting ones breath to movement. We get into the current waste problem, plastic, how to reduce our impact on the planet, and much more!
Katie's IG: @holisticallyhumble
The Plastic Problem
Ep 45: Literally every aspect of our lives involves plastic. It's everywhere! Over 80,000 tons of plastic is thrown out every DAY just in the USA and of that only 5% ever gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills and oceans. What type of impact is that having not only on our planet, but our bodies as well?! On this episode we explore the rise of plastic, what it is, and how we became so dependent on this synthetic moldable compound. We also chat about what it does to the ocean, animals, human bodies as well as microplastics and what we can do to help combat this environmental catastrophe.
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I am a mother and wife. Recently, have felt the growing responsibility of feeding my household.sometimes I just want to give up and throw whatever is easy in the oven. This podcast reminds me why it is so important to not give up on using plants in your diet. Through people’s stories to solely informative episodes I have found “The Refined Hippie” podcast so inspiring and encouraging!!! A must if you’re also plant curious and want to learn more about the power of plants!!!! ✌️🌱
Passionate and professional
This podcast is extremely interesting and informative! You can really hear how passionate and excited Rebecca is about natural health and veganism. Her insight on various topics is very professional and knowledgeable. She has so much to offer and I cannot wait to listen to more podcasts in the future!
Excellent and Inspirational!
This podcast has so much valuable information on how to live a whole food plant based lifestyle. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable, and her guests share personal and inspirational stories. I highly recommend this podcast for everyone, even if you are already plant-based, as there is something new to be learned within every episode!