How To effectively reduce stress and anxiety with diet

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In today’s hectic world, almost none of us can escape the effects of stress. Whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual, stress is very much responsible for creating or worsening many health-related issues like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer‘s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma. Stress can enter our lives from many angles. Most of us are aware…

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Difference between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables?

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Sound familiar? I am sure you have uttered this out loud, possibly rounded your shoulders forward, hung your head and surrendered. With all the contradicting information overloading the web –  It’s no wonder we have these moments of defeat. It’s no wonder we fall off track or get persuaded into something new and shiny. We…

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AV 072- How To Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice with Glenn Livingston Ph.D.

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Glenn Livingston from NeverBingeAgain.com is on the show today, and he will share with us secrets for gaining the power to permanently overcome unhealthy food behaviours. Both his professional and personal journey is quite interesting and also inspiring. As a trained psychologist Dr Livingston was disillusioned by the way traditional psychology deals with overweight and/or food obsessed individuals.…

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Workout Nutrition: Plant-Based Vegan Guide

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Have you ever wondered what to eat to fuel your workouts, to become strong, lean, full of energy all while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle?  I know I have. I am fascinated by how food effects our health and performance. Sport, exercise and other physical activities have been a major part of my life…

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12 Vegan Snacks to Eat Before and After Your Workout

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Let’s talk workout nutrition. As plant-based diets are becoming mainstream, understanding exercise nutrition, including what and when to eat before and after a workout is important to help maximize your performance and get the most of any workout – for vegans and non-vegans alike. While exercise alone does make us feel amazing, combining exercise with the…

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AV 070 – Easy Plant Based Meal Planning 

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Let’s face it. Life gets busy and cooking at home can be tough. Meal planning takes work. But those who’ve mastered it know it’s the key to saving money, eating healthier and feeling their best. To help you get started, we will break down steps to create a customizable healthy plant based meal plan you…

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How to select a juicer and make juicing a daily habit? 

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How do you pick the right juicer for you? With some many different types available how do you chose?   For the past 4 years Nikki and I have been testing numerous brands and types of juicers, noting the pros and cons for each as well as comparing the quality (of the machine and the taste…

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AV 063 – Meal Prep 101: A Beginner’s Guide

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Before we dive into today’s topic (Meal prep) let’s first talk a little bit about meal plans… Most of our new AV Coaching clients get really excited about the weekly meal plans that are a part of the program. And we get it. A well put together meal plan can be a wonderful tool. It…

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VWM Meal Plans

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Get week 1 to week 8 of the FREE Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto Meal Plans below: VWM Meal Plan – week #1 VWM Meal Plan – week #2 VWM Meal Plan – week #3 VWM Meal Plan – week #4 VWM Meal Plan – week #5 VWM Meal Plan – week #6 VWM Meal Plan –…

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AV 060 – Plant Based Kitchen Makeover

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This time of the year many of you will be looking to make a fresh start. After the holidays we often realize that it’s time to clean up the diet and the key to successful healthy nutrition starts in the kitchen. Taking the time to properly set yourself up is step one for transitioning to…

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The Power of Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!

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Water is by far the #1 nutrient in our diet and absolutely essential for our survival. After all it makes total sense – our body consists of 65% to 70% water. About one gallon (3.78 L) of water is eliminated from our body every 24 hours through the pores of the skin, through the kidneys and…

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AV 051 – Strengthen Your Immunity

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*If you would rather listen than read – download our PODCAST HERE. Dealing with a cold or suffering through a full blown flu is not exactly my idea of a good time. Feeling all stuffed up, run down, not able to function or fully perform at work is kind of a bummer. Wouldn’t you agree? Today we…

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The Health Benefits of Herbs + How To Keep Them Fresh

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To enjoy the health benefits of herbs, it is best to either grow them at home, or buy them organic and fresh from a natural grocery store or farmers market. They are among the most nutritious greens you can find and super versatile. You can toss them into your salad, garnish your soup with them…

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How To Build The Perfect Buddha Bowl

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Okay, we are officially 2 months into the new year! Crazy right?!  I hope that your 2017  “New Years Resolutions” or what I like to call them – “Intentions” are still going strong. And if you happened to fall off track don’t give up!  Remember, everyday is a new beginning and an opportunity to get…

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