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WELCOME TO THE VEGAN MICHELE PODCAST
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It is my passion to explore all aspects of holistic health and ways to thrive in our modern world. That's why I am so pleased to be able to bring this podcast to you! 

 

Here you will find a mix of interview style episodes with experts and sit down chats with inspiring guests covering a wide variety of topics. From plant based nutrition and mental health, to how to overcome emotional eating, the effects of environmental toxins in our homes, exercise, fasting, mindset, weight loss, reducing stress, and so much more. We get into the physical and emotional aspects of well being, the social, the spiritual, intellectual, financial, environmental and beyond. All matter, and all truly help us grasp a well rounded healthy life. 

 

My aim is to bring you open and honest conversation surrounding all aspects of well being. I’m excited to chat. 

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RECENT EPISODES
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There is still a lot of misinformation around vegan diets, particularly when it comes to children. There are many outdated views that children need calcium from cow’s milk, and animal protein, to grow properly. Because of this, the decision to raise children on a vegan diet still remains controversial to some.

But in fact, many experts and medical associations agree that a vegan diet can be healthy and suitable for people at all stages of the life cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence. This is a topic near and dear to my heart as I have had two healthy vegan pregnancies, and raise my children vegan. It was great to discuss this with Eric Lindstrom a vegan author and animal rights activist.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • If a well planned vegan and vegetarian diet can be appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes

  • How our life choices, often starting with diet, impacts not only human health, but the environment, and ultimately saving animal lives

  • Helping your children understand where different kinds of food comes from in an age appropriate conversation

  • Eric’s experience raising children on both a Standard American Diet and Vegan Diets

  • Some major health benefits we have noticed since raising our children vegan

  • How to actually start making easy changes if you aspire to make a switch for your family

  • Different staple meal ideas for kids to eat a vegan diet, and how to easily sub out the meat and dairy

  • Tips for schools and birthday parties, which can feel daunting initially 

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Former athlete turned doctor, Dr. Stephanie Peacock is truly passionate about what a whole food plant based diet can do for our bodies and health. Her mission is to guide her clients back to their body’s innate healing capabilities through plant based nutrition, reduction in environmental toxin exposure, and other lifestyle factors.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • How athletic performance can benefit by eating a plant based diet

  • How environmental toxics in our home and daily life can have an effect on our health

  • How to easily make the transition to eating a WFPB diet

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The quickest way to become the best version of yourself is by consistently changing the little things in your day to day life. Taking small actions is the pathway to the direction you want to go. Whether it be nutrition, self care, family life, or career. Get up, take action, and win.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • How and what it means to truly thrive in life

  • The importance of whole food plant based nutrition and how it has made a difference in Dr. Colin’s medical practice

  • Easy and doable ways to enhance your self care, and emotional and physical well being

  • How to create a mindset to thrive in your life so that you can reclaim your freedom and do the things you love

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Sometimes tragedy can change the trajectory of life. That is exactly what occurred in Caryn’s inspiring story. I’m blown away at all she is doing to bring the message of health via a whole food plant based diet to so many people.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • How the trajectory of life can be completely altered by unexpected tragedy and how, if we allow it to, it can lead to one’s life’s work and purpose

  • Easy, doable, yet profound ways to make healthy changes in your life even if you are super busy

  • The benefit of using very little ingredients and quick recipes to help you succeed on your journey towards health

  • How taking charge of your health helps you realize the amount of control you actually have in ALL areas of your life

  • A truly effective way for beginners to start transitioning to eating more plant foods

  • How she founded the Center for Plant Based Living, our nations first plant-based nutrition and culinary education center and the amazing life changing work they are doing

Emotional eating is something that many of us struggle with, or have struggled with at some point in our lives. Often times we may not even identify with the label of emotional eating, but can get into patterns of doing it in times of stress, anger, boredom, loneliness, anxiety, or depression. Being able to locate ourselves is the first step to managing our emotions.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • What emotional eating is

  • The signs of emotional eating

  • Ways to identify why you may be eating emotionally

  • Common emotions tied to eating emotionally

  • Practical tips for managing anxiety

  • The importance of practicing self care in relation to emotional eating

  • Alternatives to emotional eating

  • Our personal struggles with emotional eating in the past