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VZ 278: Holistic Healing – Delicious Healing with Dr. Tumi Johnson

10/14/2018
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What is Holistic Healing? “Holistic healing” is still somewhat of a mystery to many people. Essentially it is an approach to health and wellness that considers humans as a “whole,” and seek to restore balance by taking into consideration all of the internal and external factors that affect us. Dr. Tumi Johnson – Holistic Medical […] The post VZ 278: Holistic Healing – Delicious Healing with Dr. Tumi Johnson appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:51:20

VZ 277: CBD Oil – What is It? Is it Legal? What are the Benefits and the Risks?

10/7/2018
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CBD Oil I’d heard about CBD oil but hadn’t really done much research into it until our dog, Cosmo, developed issues with his leg which may require surgery. As we do with any major decision (and some minor ones!), Larissa and I are doing a lot of research about his condition, including treatment options, before […] The post VZ 277: CBD Oil – What is It? Is it Legal? What are the Benefits and the Risks? appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:24:05

VZ 276: Fake Meats Are Making Some People Very Angry! Here’s Why

9/30/2018
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Yes, Fake Meats are Making Some People Very Angry! Fake meats, yes they are actually making some people very angry! Why? I was really curious about this after having read some angry comments on a Tweet where someone shared a picture of a vegan brisket. While most of those comments were simply irrational people just […] The post VZ 276: Fake Meats Are Making Some People Very Angry! Here’s Why appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:23:39

VZ 275: Vegan Athletes on The Rise! Crushing the Competition on a Plant Based Diet

9/23/2018
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The Number of Plant-Based Vegan Athletes is Growing! Recently there seems to be an explosion of the number of vegan athletes who are grabbing headlines by crushing the competition in their respective sports and who cite their vegan plant-based diets as significant competitive edge. In this episode of our podcast, we’re going to discuss this […] The post VZ 275: Vegan Athletes on The Rise! Crushing the Competition on a Plant Based Diet appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:33:57

VZ 274: 5 Big Take-Aways from the Forks Over Knives Cooking Course

9/16/2018
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I Graduated from The Forks Over Knives Cooking Course! About 90 days ago, I started a new adventure by taking the Forks Over Knives Cooking course. I will admit I was a little nervous since I was not the primary cook in the house, but I knew we needed to improve our overall cooking skills. […] The post VZ 274: 5 Big Take-Aways from the Forks Over Knives Cooking Course appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:26:43

VZ 273: Vegan Clothing – The Latest and Greatest!

9/9/2018
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When we first became vegetarians 5 years ago, vegan clothing was VERY different than it is today. The offerings were very slim and, quite honestly, not that attractive. Back in episode 180 of our podcast (Nov 2016) we published an episode titled, “All about Vegan Fashion”. However, over the years, much like the trends we’ve […] The post VZ 273: Vegan Clothing – The Latest and Greatest! appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:18

VZ 272: 10 Simple Meal Planning Tips

9/2/2018
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School has started already and for families with school-aged kids life just got a LOT busier. Trying to find a balance between work, school, and home lives can leave little time for meal planning, which can lead to fast food stops or expensive restaurant trips. Way back in 2014, we did an episode called “Meal […] The post VZ 272: 10 Simple Meal Planning Tips appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:21

VZ 271: IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet for Vegans and Vegetarians

8/26/2018
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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can but challenging enough to manage in itself but as a vegan or vegetarian it can be even more challenging. In this episode, we discuss IBS, why IBS can be particularly challenging for vegans and vegetarians, and how an approach called the low FODMAP plan can help you manage IBS. Please […] The post VZ 271: IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet for Vegans and Vegetarians appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:26:23

VZ 270: Vegan Trader Joe’s

8/19/2018
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Trader Joe’s is a popular store for many folks within our Vegetarian Zen community. Why? Maybe it’s because of the great Vegan Trader Joe’s offerings! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share our very first legit visit to Trader Joe’s. We say “legit” because we were on a mission to do our […] The post VZ 270: Vegan Trader Joe’s appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:36:10

VZ 269: 8 Things You Can Do To Help Animals in Need in Your Community

8/12/2018
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This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about how you can help animals in need in your community. If it’s just not feasible to adopt or foster a pet, there are still many ways you can help animals in need. Today, we share 8 ways you can help! Please note that some of […] The post VZ 269: 8 Things You Can Do To Help Animals in Need in Your Community appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:28:12

VZ 268: The Peas and Carrots Society Presents – 5 Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

8/5/2018
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Recently, one of our Peas and Carrots Members, Michelle Wilkinson, asked, “If you could only recommend one vegan cookbook for families that want easy fast recipes, what would you choose?” Meal planning can be challenging in general but learning to cook healthy vegan meals for you and your family can take time and money. Because […] The post VZ 268: The Peas and Carrots Society Presents – 5 Favorite Vegan Cookbooks appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:30:09

VZ 267: 9 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety Naturally

7/29/2018
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If you are like most people, you can experience a fair amount of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it be from your job, your kids, your spouse, or just what’s going on in the world today. We all deal with a certain amount of stress and can use some help to manage […] The post VZ 267: 9 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety Naturally appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:07

VZ 266: Rise of the Non Dairy Milk Industry and What You Can Do to Keep it Going!

7/22/2018
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Back in episode 078 we did our first episode on plant milks titled “The Delicious World of Plant Milks” and in a recent episode 253, we talked specifically about peanut milk. In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are going to discuss the Non Dairy Milk industry overall and where it seems to […] The post VZ 266: Rise of the Non Dairy Milk Industry and What You Can Do to Keep it Going! appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:29:04

VZ 265: Forks Over Knives Cooking Course – Vickie’s Review and Update

7/15/2018
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In early June, Vickie started a Forks Over Knives Cooking Course in an effort to get more creative and knowledgeable in the kitchen. Not having enough variety in our meals has caused us to drift back into some old bad habits like relying on a lot of processed foods and even fast food. We […] The post VZ 265: Forks Over Knives Cooking Course – Vickie’s Review and Update appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:28:18

VZ 264: Eating Vegan at the Ballpark

7/8/2018
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Many Americans enjoy this time of year because it means BASEBALL. While we don’t follow a team, we do love getting outside and enjoying the activity of being at a ballpark with people, watching sports, and eating some good food. Before we became vegetarians, we ate burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and things of […] The post VZ 264: Eating Vegan at the Ballpark appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:33:18

VZ 263: Tips for Affordable Plant Based Eating

7/1/2018
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When we hit a financial rough patch it’s easy to cut back on non-essential expenses like extra cable channels or dining out. But sometimes that’s not enough and budgeting enough for basic food expenses can become a challenge. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll share some tips for affordable plant based […] The post VZ 263: Tips for Affordable Plant Based Eating appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:28:34

VZ 262: Essential Oils 101

6/24/2018
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We have recently started including aromatherapy using essential oils as part of our monthly massages and we both love it. In this episode of the Vegetarian Podcast, we discuss the basics of essential oils–what they as well as some benefits and risks associated with their use. Thanks for tuning in to this episode […] The post VZ 262: Essential Oils 101 appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:31:34

VZ 261: Are You Really Hungry…Or Just Bored?

6/17/2018
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we springboard off of a post in our closed Facebook group, The Peas and Carrots Society, about how to know if you’re eating because you’re hungry, or if you’re just bored. We share some information about how to distinguish actual physical hunger from the desire to […] The post VZ 261: Are You Really Hungry…Or Just Bored? appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:33:41

VZ 260: Cruelty-Free Pet Products

6/10/2018
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be shedding (get it, shedding??!) some light on cruelty-free pet products, including food, treats, grooming products, and flea medicines. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider […] The post VZ 260: Cruelty-Free Pet Products appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:33:14

VZ 259: Air Frying – Is It Awesome or Just a Bunch of Hot Air?

6/3/2018
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we investigate air frying. Wait…what? How can you fry something without a ton of oil? And even if you can, how many vegetarian things can you actually fry? You’re about to find out! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If […] The post VZ 259: Air Frying – Is It Awesome or Just a Bunch of Hot Air? appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:23:58