AV 050 – Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins

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We’ve all starred at a label wondering what all those words like riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamine really mean. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred to as the B-complex vitamins. In this podcast, we will take a look at how the B vitamins work so you can begin to understand…

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AV 049- Nutritional Deficiencies: Vitamin D & K

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We are back with part 2 of our Nutritional Deficiency Series, if you missed our last one on Calcium and Magnesium check it out HERE.  Better idea – if you are not subscribed already –  head over to iTunes and subscribe to our podcasts, so you never miss an episode 😉 Okay so enough about us…

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AV 048 – Nutritional Deficiencies: Calcium & Magnesium

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As Plant Based eaters we are often asked, “where do you get _____ from?”, “Are you getting enough _____?” Sadly, healthy plant based diets are often questioned whether to truly be good for you or not. Yet diets based mostly on processed foods don’t seem to get any attention. Something seems wrong here, doesn’t it? With…

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AV 047 – Adrenal Burnout: My Road To Recovery

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Before we get into today’s topic please read this important disclaimer: Just like any post or podcast on this blog, Nikki and I share only our personal experiences. None of the material here is meant to give you diagnosis or treatment. This is purely our way of sharing what has helped us and perhaps some of…

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What foods give you the most energy?

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Read most any article about increasing energy levels to adequately support your workout sessions and it will likely tell you that the number-one thing you should do is eat more protein—usually in the form of lean meat. As a vegetarian, this type of advice can be rather discouraging, potentially leaving you to wonder how you…

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AV 045 – Shift to Vegan Lifestyle Part 2

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The word ‘vegan’ doesn’t simply mean meatless, milk-free, or egg-free. Unfortunately, various animal parts and bodily fluids have found their way into numerous food items that are often mistaken as being plant-based. No need to panic.  In this post and a podcast we want to help you recognize these items and give you an idea what…

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AV 044 – Shift to A Vegan Lifestyle Part 1

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A couple of weeks ago we’ve received a FB question from one of our podcast listeners Lee-Ann: How to go from vegetarian to vegan? “I was wondering if you could do a podcast on “Vegan 101”. The basics for anyone looking to start. I’m a vegetarian looking to go vegan but it’s a whole lifestyle…

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AV 038 – How To Handle Your Beans

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Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Here is just a short list why to include beans into your diet: high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with weight management.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Beans

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If you have been on your plant based journey for some time, you have come to understand that beans and legumes play an important role in this diet. And for many good reasons. Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium,…

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Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

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This is a very common questions we get from our readers and clients. Before I get into this post let me mention that both Nikki and myself are firm believers in striving to get most of our nutrients from real, wholesale sources and keep supplements to a minimum. However let’s face it.  Most of us live a…

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AV 036 – Your Guide To Plant Based Protein Powders

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  PLAY HERE:  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Walk up and down the aisles of any major health store, and you’re bound to feel overwhelmed by the variety of protein powder available. If you’re unsure about what which nutritional supplement is for you, this is your guide. In this episode we discuss few key points…

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AV 034 – 10 Ways to Eat Plant Based and Save Money

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Today we sharing our top tips for saving money on nourishing, plant-based foods. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   “Do your best to invest in yourself today; your future depends on it.” Even on a limited budget, we can each make small upgrades that have a massive impact on our health. And get this,…

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Dirty Dozen VS. Clean 15

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“Pesticides are toxins and they can’t be good for you, so the only question is – how bad are they?” – Dr. Andrew Weils Don’t want to eat bug- and weed-killers? Did you know two-thirds of produce samples in recent government tests had pesticide residues? These different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health…

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