Welcome to Vkind Connects!

Vkind Connects is a space for the community to come together and learn about compassionate leaders working to build the VegEconomy, a network of plant-based businesses and professionals co-creating an ecosystem of conscious commerce that leaves animals out of the supply chain.

Vkind Connects - a Vegan Business podcast!

Vkind Connects aims to be the bridge between vegan CEO and consumer, taking an inside look at the lives of vegan entrepreneurs in the VegEconomy and their enterprises. Learn about up and coming brands, products and businesses in the plant-based space in our exclusively vegan interviews.

Learn the ins and outs of VegEconomy businesses and get a closer look at the people pioneering the plant-based space. People who are proving that veganism is more than eating tofu and caring about animals…

Stakeholders in the VegEconomy are creating commodities that appeals to vegans, veg-curious and non-vegans alike to create a wave of change across industries.

Tune in to Vkind Connects to get inspired, get connected, and expand your understanding of what it really means to be vegan.

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Get “Married to Health” with Plant-Based Dieticians James and Dahlia Marin 

Did you know that many plant-based dieticians feel disillusioned about what they learned in school? According to RDs James and Dahlia Marin, their dietician training perpetuated industry-funded advice. It offered misguided information about simply needing to count carbs and fats without regard for their source. 

Yet this experience inspired them to create a thriving integrative dietetics practice called Married to Health, which is founded on evidence-based principles of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition. As college sweethearts who attended the same nutrition and dietetics program, they fell in love with health and with each other simultaneously. 

[00:00-30] Intro 

[00:30-5:44] - Personal health issues sparked an interest in plant-based nutrition

Both were brought into nutrition through their own personal health journeys. For Dahlia, her turning point was the day that she was diagnosed with multiple syndromes and conditions at once. Despite no nutritional advice from medical professionals, she started learning on her own.

After watching documentaries and reading books, they both became motivated to help others prevent and reverse avoidable lifestyle diseases. They went on to found their own practice, Married to Health, which is the first 100% plant-based IBS/SIBO nutrition program.

[5:45 -10:44] - Becoming aware of industry funding and misguided nutrition advice in school

The Marins felt they were the only ones who noticed in graduate school that research, guest speakers, conferences and textbooks were funded by industry interests. They became concerned with lack of transparency in the food industry.

Another flaw in their training was the exclusive focus on quantitative over qualitative measures. Professors taught them that diabetics needed to simply count the number of carbs they consumed, equating carbs from a sweet potato to carbs from refined flour. The Marins were one of the few to question this concept, among others.

[10:45-16:11] - Both people seeking treatment and prevention can benefit from Married to Health’s services

Their team is made up of dieticians with different specialties. While some dieticians work with those who have already been diagnosed with a condition, others specialize in prevention. Their practice accepts insurance in an effort to make services more accessible to more people. 

[16:12-21:39] - Plant-based diets have the power to prevent and treat disease. Claims to the contrary are unfounded and likely trying to sell you something.

Much high-quality evidence exists indicating the power of plant nutrients to treat and prevent autoimmune disease, and geographic rates of disease support this as well. However, the Marins have heard many a “doctor-dietician” make outlandish claims to the contrary. Yet clear research and geographical evidence indicate that those who eat the most plants have lower incidence of chronic and auto-immune disease. 


[21:40] - Why hospitals are still feeding patients disease-promoting animal products

According to Dahlia, the hospital cafeteria is typically the number one revenue generator for the hospital. So, cafeterias buy in bulk from large manufacturers to keep costs down. 

[23:00] - Change our choices to change the food system

James commented that the first step to changing our food system is to start with our “inner ecosystem.” If we feed our gut microbiomes with ethical, sustainable foods, we’re simultaneously voting with our dollar for food system transformation.

The Marins pointed out that the public school food system is one of the first places that government-subsidized foods like cheese are sent when there is a surplus. Parents who are concerned with school lunch quality can combat the system by avoiding supporting it, as schools are paid for each child they feed.

[27:20-31:17]-  4 Actionable Tips to Go Plant-Based

So, what do these integrative dieticians advise for people interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle? Here are their four tips:

ADD. Instead of subtracting, focus on trying to add healthy foods like greens, veggies, nuts, seeds and beans.

UPGRADE. Dahlia advises slowly but surely making nutritional swaps, such as a whole grain bread over a white bread.

SUPPORT. Consider who you can support with your food dollars, such as your local farmer’s market. 

GO AT YOUR OWN PACE. Sometimes when people make changes very quickly, they feel bloated, don’t eat a balanced plant-based diet, or forget to supplement. “Go slow until you can go full speed,” Dahlia advises.

#plantbaseddieticians #plantbaseddiet

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Get “Married to Health” with Plant-Based Dieticians James and Dahlia Marin

Did you know that many plant-based dieticians feel disillusioned about what they learned in school? According to RDs James and Dahlia Marin, their dietician training perpetuated industry-funded advice. It offered misguided information about simply needing to count carbs and fats without regard for their source.

Yet this experience inspired them to create a thriving integrative dietetics practice called Married to Health, which is founded on evidence-based principles of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition. As college sweethearts who attended the same nutrition and dietetics program, they fell in love with health and with each other simultaneously.

[00:00-30] Intro

[00:30-5:44] - Personal health issues sparked an interest in plant-based nutrition

Both were brought into nutrition through their own personal health journeys. For Dahlia, her turning point was the day that she was diagnosed with multiple syndromes and conditions at once. Despite no nutritional advice from medical professionals, she started learning on her own.

After watching documentaries and reading books, they both became motivated to help others prevent and reverse avoidable lifestyle diseases. They went on to found their own practice, Married to Health, which is the first 100% plant-based IBS/SIBO nutrition program.

[5:45 -10:44] - Becoming aware of industry funding and misguided nutrition advice in school

The Marins felt they were the only ones who noticed in graduate school that research, guest speakers, conferences and textbooks were funded by industry interests. They became concerned with lack of transparency in the food industry.

Another flaw in their training was the exclusive focus on quantitative over qualitative measures. Professors taught them that diabetics needed to simply count the number of carbs they consumed, equating carbs from a sweet potato to carbs from refined flour. The Marins were one of the few to question this concept, among others.

[10:45-16:11] - Both people seeking treatment and prevention can benefit from Married to Health’s services

Their team is made up of dieticians with different specialties. While some dieticians work with those who have already been diagnosed with a condition, others specialize in prevention. Their practice accepts insurance in an effort to make services more accessible to more people.

[16:12-21:39] - Plant-based diets have the power to prevent and treat disease. Claims to the contrary are unfounded and likely trying to sell you something.

Much high-quality evidence exists indicating the power of plant nutrients to treat and prevent autoimmune disease, and geographic rates of disease support this as well. However, the Marins have heard many a “doctor-dietician” make outlandish claims to the contrary. Yet clear research and geographical evidence indicate that those who eat the most plants have lower incidence of chronic and auto-immune disease.


[21:40] - Why hospitals are still feeding patients disease-promoting animal products

According to Dahlia, the hospital cafeteria is typically the number one revenue generator for the hospital. So, cafeterias buy in bulk from large manufacturers to keep costs down.

[23:00] - Change our choices to change the food system

James commented that the first step to changing our food system is to start with our “inner ecosystem.” If we feed our gut microbiomes with ethical, sustainable foods, we’re simultaneously voting with our dollar for food system transformation.

The Marins pointed out that the public school food system is one of the first places that government-subsidized foods like cheese are sent when there is a surplus. Parents who are concerned with school lunch quality can combat the system by avoiding supporting it, as schools are paid for each child they feed.

[27:20-31:17]- 4 Actionable Tips to Go Plant-Based

So, what do these integrative dieticians advise for people interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle? Here are their four tips:

ADD. Instead of subtracting, focus on trying to add healthy foods like greens, veggies, nuts, seeds and beans.

UPGRADE. Dahlia advises slowly but surely making nutritional swaps, such as a whole grain bread over a white bread.

SUPPORT. Consider who you can support with your food dollars, such as your local farmer’s market.

GO AT YOUR OWN PACE. Sometimes when people make changes very quickly, they feel bloated, don’t eat a balanced plant-based diet, or forget to supplement. “Go slow until you can go full speed,” Dahlia advises.

#plantbaseddieticians #plantbaseddiet

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Plant-Based Dieticians Reveal Secret to Lasting Marriage... Marriage to Health!

VkindApp May 24, 2023 7:48 pm

Why Did This Famous Doctor Rebel Against The Medical Establishment?

Uncover the Secrets Behind the Mind-Blowing Research of Dr Neal Barnard

Hospitals are defying the American Medical Associations’ nutrition advice, thanks to Dr. Neal Barnhard, the founding president of the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

Which nutrient treats menstrual cramps and infertility?

Are carbs and oils actually unhealthy?

Do Dr. Barnard’s patients see him roll up to the office on a motorcycle wearing aviator sunglasses? (The jury may still be out on that one but we wouldn’t be surprised!)

Learn more about Dr. Neal Barnard in this Vkind featured article: https://www.vkind.com/why-did-this-famous-doctor-rebel-against-the-medical-establishment/


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Why Did This Famous Doctor Rebel Against The Medical Establishment?

Uncover the Secrets Behind the Mind-Blowing Research of Dr Neal Barnard

Hospitals are defying the American Medical Associations’ nutrition advice, thanks to Dr. Neal Barnhard, the founding president of the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

Which nutrient treats menstrual cramps and infertility?

Are carbs and oils actually unhealthy?

Do Dr. Barnard’s patients see him roll up to the office on a motorcycle wearing aviator sunglasses? (The jury may still be out on that one but we wouldn’t be surprised!)

Learn more about Dr. Neal Barnard in this Vkind featured article: https://www.vkind.com/why-did-this-famous-doctor-rebel-against-the-medical-establishment/


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Uncovering Life-Changing Secrets with Dr Neal Barnard!

VkindApp May 15, 2023 7:44 pm

Most people don’t know this: veganism is an intersectional social justice movement. But animal and human rights activist Gwenna Hunter is on a mission to let people know!

Gwenna is both a Black woman used to challenging systems of oppression and someone with personal experience with food insecurity. Combined with spiritual experiences connecting to animals, she was inspired to create the first plant-based food bank in Los Angeles, Vegans of LA.

VKind spokesperson Shabnam Islam interviewed her to learn more. Let’s dive in!

1:00 - Gwenna’s background 

Although she didn’t realize it until she moved away at twenty years old, Hunter grew up in a food desert in Cleveland, Ohio. She most often ate from the convenience store and Pop Eye’s Chicken. 

3:28 - Vegetarian to feel better

In 2008, a friend invited her to try a vegan fast together. To her surprise, Gwenna found that the extremely painful menstrual cycles and concurrent breakouts she suffered from disappeared. Motivated to keep feeling better, she remained a vegetarian for eight years. 

4:45 - Connecting with Compassion

In a dream eight years later, she felt connected with a cow as though she was her. She knew that cows experience love and felt incredulous about what we do to these creatures.


7:00 - “Everybody is a crazy vegan when they start”

While many new vegans want to share slaughterhouse footage on social media, this isn’t always the best way to share the message. As Gwenna has learned, the most reliable route to inspire transformation is advocacy with love, compassion and kindness.

9:10 - Personal experience with food insecurity

When Gwenna first moved to LA, she had difficulty getting a job and found herself living in poverty. One week, she only had five dollars to feed herself. 

11:35 - Gaining professional experience with vegan food justice

Eventually, she acquired a job with Vegan Outreach and got involved with a vegan mobile food bank that collaborated with social justice organizations. 

She realized how important food banks are to remove stress and obstacles for people who face food insecurity. And, she noticed how ironic it was that LA - one of the biggest vegan cities in the U.S. - lacked a vegan food bank. 

16:00 - When the pieces came together

One day, a friend told her that a black pastor from BLM was doing a program with students about vegan food. When she met up with him for lunch, she shared her idea. As luck would have it, he already had a food bank. “Instead of starting from scratch,” he said, “Why don’t you take over mine?”

21:20 - How she defines “success” today

Gwenna now judges success by how she feels about herself and whether she is working towards peace and against the roles of power and hierarchy that keep both human and animal injustices alive. 

23:30 - How intersectionality of social justice causes is at the forefront of her work

At the heart of her work with the food bank is the core conviction that food is a human right. Like other basic needs, she says, people shouldn’t have to work to have food, shelter and clothing. By sharing the vegan message as part of a broader social justice message, she is able to invite people into the movement. 

25:40 - Communication strategies for advocacy: Connect animal rights to human rights

In her work, she has honed the ability to tailor her message to her audience. In particular, she has learned to explain animal rights by relating it to human rights. This is especially important to connect with people who feel like they are fighting for their own rights. 

She asks people if they have ever experienced suffering and invites them to consider what humans do to animals with fresh eyes. 

She points out that we use words like “bacon” to distance ourselves. But, really what we’re eating are babies, mothers, fathers, and siblings. 

Given that Black and brown communities are already questioning the status quo with regard to human rights, she tells them, “Don’t stop there! Think about the whole system of food and animals.”

30:00 - Human rights and animal rights 

In her own journey to veganism, she recognized that what cows experience is rape, slavery, depression, and their bodies being sold and used. She realized that the blueprint of human slavery and animal slavery is one and the same. 

30:24 - Ask yourself, “What’s really in meat?”

Gwenna points out to people that there’s no list of ingredients on meat. It doesn’t reveal all the antibiotics and drugs that are in there. And, she’ll say, if you watch a video of how hot dogs are made, you might question that as well.

32:38 - Gwenna’s Recommendations

For those who aren’t sure about trying a plant-based diet, Gwenna recommends trying just one meal without animals.

With Gwenna’s personal and professional experience, insights and history of successful work, it’s no wonder people see her as a true changemaker. 

#veganentrepreneurs #vegeconomy #veganforsocialjustice #intersectional

Most people don’t know this: veganism is an intersectional social justice movement. But animal and human rights activist Gwenna Hunter is on a mission to let people know!

Gwenna is both a Black woman used to challenging systems of oppression and someone with personal experience with food insecurity. Combined with spiritual experiences connecting to animals, she was inspired to create the first plant-based food bank in Los Angeles, Vegans of LA.

VKind spokesperson Shabnam Islam interviewed her to learn more. Let’s dive in!

1:00 - Gwenna’s background

Although she didn’t realize it until she moved away at twenty years old, Hunter grew up in a food desert in Cleveland, Ohio. She most often ate from the convenience store and Pop Eye’s Chicken.

3:28 - Vegetarian to feel better

In 2008, a friend invited her to try a vegan fast together. To her surprise, Gwenna found that the extremely painful menstrual cycles and concurrent breakouts she suffered from disappeared. Motivated to keep feeling better, she remained a vegetarian for eight years.

4:45 - Connecting with Compassion

In a dream eight years later, she felt connected with a cow as though she was her. She knew that cows experience love and felt incredulous about what we do to these creatures.


7:00 - “Everybody is a crazy vegan when they start”

While many new vegans want to share slaughterhouse footage on social media, this isn’t always the best way to share the message. As Gwenna has learned, the most reliable route to inspire transformation is advocacy with love, compassion and kindness.

9:10 - Personal experience with food insecurity

When Gwenna first moved to LA, she had difficulty getting a job and found herself living in poverty. One week, she only had five dollars to feed herself.

11:35 - Gaining professional experience with vegan food justice

Eventually, she acquired a job with Vegan Outreach and got involved with a vegan mobile food bank that collaborated with social justice organizations.

She realized how important food banks are to remove stress and obstacles for people who face food insecurity. And, she noticed how ironic it was that LA - one of the biggest vegan cities in the U.S. - lacked a vegan food bank.

16:00 - When the pieces came together

One day, a friend told her that a black pastor from BLM was doing a program with students about vegan food. When she met up with him for lunch, she shared her idea. As luck would have it, he already had a food bank. “Instead of starting from scratch,” he said, “Why don’t you take over mine?”

21:20 - How she defines “success” today

Gwenna now judges success by how she feels about herself and whether she is working towards peace and against the roles of power and hierarchy that keep both human and animal injustices alive.

23:30 - How intersectionality of social justice causes is at the forefront of her work

At the heart of her work with the food bank is the core conviction that food is a human right. Like other basic needs, she says, people shouldn’t have to work to have food, shelter and clothing. By sharing the vegan message as part of a broader social justice message, she is able to invite people into the movement.

25:40 - Communication strategies for advocacy: Connect animal rights to human rights

In her work, she has honed the ability to tailor her message to her audience. In particular, she has learned to explain animal rights by relating it to human rights. This is especially important to connect with people who feel like they are fighting for their own rights.

She asks people if they have ever experienced suffering and invites them to consider what humans do to animals with fresh eyes.

She points out that we use words like “bacon” to distance ourselves. But, really what we’re eating are babies, mothers, fathers, and siblings.

Given that Black and brown communities are already questioning the status quo with regard to human rights, she tells them, “Don’t stop there! Think about the whole system of food and animals.”

30:00 - Human rights and animal rights

In her own journey to veganism, she recognized that what cows experience is rape, slavery, depression, and their bodies being sold and used. She realized that the blueprint of human slavery and animal slavery is one and the same.

30:24 - Ask yourself, “What’s really in meat?”

Gwenna points out to people that there’s no list of ingredients on meat. It doesn’t reveal all the antibiotics and drugs that are in there. And, she’ll say, if you watch a video of how hot dogs are made, you might question that as well.

32:38 - Gwenna’s Recommendations

For those who aren’t sure about trying a plant-based diet, Gwenna recommends trying just one meal without animals.

With Gwenna’s personal and professional experience, insights and history of successful work, it’s no wonder people see her as a true changemaker.

#veganentrepreneurs #vegeconomy #veganforsocialjustice #intersectional

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Unbelievable! She Started a Vegan Revolution - Get the Full Story Now!

VkindApp April 3, 2023 8:27 pm

Plant-Based Eating Just Got a Whole Lot Better! Meet Carlos Maldonado of Better Balance.

Carlos Maldonado of Better Balance sat down for an interview with Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam Islam at the Plant-Based World Expo to discuss their mission to help vegans and non-vegans alike transition to a healthier and more nutritious lifestyle. 

Carlos shared that Better Balance is all about inviting people to the table. Carlos shared the expansion of Better Balance and when the US should expect to see the organization and its services and some of the delicious and nutritious products that they had on display at the expo. 

#plantbased #vegan #veganprotein 

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Plant-Based Eating Just Got a Whole Lot Better! Meet Carlos Maldonado of Better Balance.

Carlos Maldonado of Better Balance sat down for an interview with Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam Islam at the Plant-Based World Expo to discuss their mission to help vegans and non-vegans alike transition to a healthier and more nutritious lifestyle.

Carlos shared that Better Balance is all about inviting people to the table. Carlos shared the expansion of Better Balance and when the US should expect to see the organization and its services and some of the delicious and nutritious products that they had on display at the expo.

#plantbased #vegan #veganprotein

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Introducing Better Balance: The Game-Changing Plant-Based Brand

VkindApp March 30, 2023 6:46 pm

Sally Malanga, Creator of Boon Broth, has created an exceptional product that rivals the benefits touted by “bone broth” without using animal-derived ingredients. 

Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam got a chance to interview Sally Malanga of Boone Broth at the Plant-Based World Expo. 

Sally spoke about the animal-free alternative to bone broth and how the product is a better option than its mineral and vitamin-free counterpart. Sally shared that the delicious US-made vegetable-based broth gives the same taste without the need for animal body parts, its sustainability, and how it can help the skin and bones of those who use it. 

Sally also shared how Boone Broth was used during Vkind’s show, Peeled, and about some of the upcoming partnerships and collaborations coming in the future. 

#vegan #sallymalanga #plantbased 

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Sally Malanga, Creator of Boon Broth, has created an exceptional product that rivals the benefits touted by “bone broth” without using animal-derived ingredients.

Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam got a chance to interview Sally Malanga of Boone Broth at the Plant-Based World Expo.

Sally spoke about the animal-free alternative to bone broth and how the product is a better option than its mineral and vitamin-free counterpart. Sally shared that the delicious US-made vegetable-based broth gives the same taste without the need for animal body parts, its sustainability, and how it can help the skin and bones of those who use it.

Sally also shared how Boone Broth was used during Vkind’s show, Peeled, and about some of the upcoming partnerships and collaborations coming in the future.

#vegan #sallymalanga #plantbased

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Can Vegans Have Bone Broth? Surprisingly, YES!

VkindApp March 27, 2023 1:21 pm

Heather Heath of Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery Speaks with Vkind!

Heather Heath met with Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam at Plant-Based World Expo to discuss the Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery and how the school was included in the making of Vkind’s show, Peeled. 

https://www.peeledshow.com/

Heather shared that the culinary school is not accredited and is all about helping the community cook and create tasty vegan meals. 

During the interview, Heather also spoke about the restaurant, cafe, catering, team building, private events, and fun and inspiring children’s courses, among other opportunities the culinary school offers. 

The Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery owner and founder also shared some of the organization’s upcoming collaborations and partnerships with Vkind.

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Heather Heath of Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery Speaks with Vkind!

Heather Heath met with Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam at Plant-Based World Expo to discuss the Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery and how the school was included in the making of Vkind’s show, Peeled.

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Heather shared that the culinary school is not accredited and is all about helping the community cook and create tasty vegan meals.

During the interview, Heather also spoke about the restaurant, cafe, catering, team building, private events, and fun and inspiring children’s courses, among other opportunities the culinary school offers.

The Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery owner and founder also shared some of the organization’s upcoming collaborations and partnerships with Vkind.

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Viva Las Vegan from Las Vegas Vegan Culinary School!

VkindApp March 21, 2023 12:07 am

When something out of our control happens to us - like a cancer diagnosis - it’s reassuring to take what we can into our own hands. Holistic nutritionist and wellness coach Dr. Ruby Lathon did just that by successfully treating her thyroid cancer with a plant-based diet. Now, she teaches others to do the same through her holistic coaching business, Roadmap to Holistic Health. 

0:00 - Introduction

1:30 - What brought her to veganism

A diagnosis of thyroid cancer in 2007 first inspired Dr. Lathon to adopt a plant-based diet. Faced with the unappealing options to remove her thyroid - which would require being on medications forever - or use hormones derived from pigs, she opted for neither. 

Having heard stories of others healing from cancer on their own, Dr. Lathon decided to investigate what she could do to take her health into her own hands. In her research, the most evidence-based solution that kept surfacing over and over was adopting a plant-based lifestyle. 

3:00 - Learning the truth about dairy and eggs

Having grown up as an ethical vegetarian, she was accustomed to eating large amounts of cheese and eggs, as these are common substitutions for meat. To her horror, she learned in her research that these products were not, in fact, cruelty-free. 

6:40 - You can and do stop craving cheese on a plant-based diet

Like many people, Dr. Lathod loved the taste of cheese. But after quitting cheese for a month, she lost her appetite for it. She even tried it again after thirty days and felt it did not taste the same.

She determined that what ultimately cured her cheese craving was the knowledge of what cheese really is: cow’s breast milk, mixed with pus, which causes inflammation and cancers and is the product of a cruel system. When she looks at cheese and goes through that mental list, she has no desire to eat it. 

9:00 - How she uses her engineering PhD in her business, Roadmap to Holistic Health

Before beginning her work in holistic nutrition, Dr. Lathon had a background in engineering and computer science. But when she was diagnosed with cancer, she used that as an impetus to step back and reevaluate what she wanted in life. 

So, she “re-engineered her life” to align with what she truly desired. Mustering the courage to leave her career in engineering, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the nonprofit Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). There, she teaches people how to use medicine to heal and prevent disease.

12:10 - What is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach?

As a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, Dr. Lathon looks at all factors that affect people’s wellbeing - beyond nutrition - such as sleep, relationships, and exercise. 

As part of her business, Dr. Lathon both makes recipe videos and even delivers meals to clients who are in cancer recovery, aim to lose weight or just stay healthy. 

19:10 Featured in the 2017 documentary, What the Health 

Her prominence in the field of holistic nutrition and wellness coaching even led her to be featured in the well-known 2017 documentary What the Health. In the documentary, she was featured explaining how her plant-based diet helped reduce pain and inflammation after major surgery. This hard-hitting, poignant and controversial documentary went on to inspire many more people to adopt healthy plant-based diets. 

21:40 - How federal dietary guidelines are formed by big money interests

Although she works for healthier eating at the individual level now, Dr. Lathon is no stranger to the policy-level fight. Previously, she worked in government, lobbying for healthier lunches in the National School Lunch Program. There, she was frustrated to find that the scientific integrity of the Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans is corrupted by massive conflicts of interest. 

As a result of this corrupted food system, the US spends hundreds of billions of dollars treating preventable conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

As Dr. Lathon asserted, “Our food system is the way it is because of capitalism and greed. We don't live in a true democratic government.” 


26:30 - What strategies have been successful in helping people commit to a plant-based lifestyle?

Dr. Lathon’s tips for helping people transition to a plant-based lifestyle include:

1. Plan what you're going to eat to avoid relying on willpower.

2. Educate yourself on nutrition. Be sure to “eat the rainbow” and expand your diet by trying new foods.

3. Focus on green foods!

#vegan #plantbased #crueltyfree #holistichealth #healcancer #cancerprevention #wholefoodplantbased

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When something out of our control happens to us - like a cancer diagnosis - it’s reassuring to take what we can into our own hands. Holistic nutritionist and wellness coach Dr. Ruby Lathon did just that by successfully treating her thyroid cancer with a plant-based diet. Now, she teaches others to do the same through her holistic coaching business, Roadmap to Holistic Health.

0:00 - Introduction

1:30 - What brought her to veganism

A diagnosis of thyroid cancer in 2007 first inspired Dr. Lathon to adopt a plant-based diet. Faced with the unappealing options to remove her thyroid - which would require being on medications forever - or use hormones derived from pigs, she opted for neither.

Having heard stories of others healing from cancer on their own, Dr. Lathon decided to investigate what she could do to take her health into her own hands. In her research, the most evidence-based solution that kept surfacing over and over was adopting a plant-based lifestyle.

3:00 - Learning the truth about dairy and eggs

Having grown up as an ethical vegetarian, she was accustomed to eating large amounts of cheese and eggs, as these are common substitutions for meat. To her horror, she learned in her research that these products were not, in fact, cruelty-free.

6:40 - You can and do stop craving cheese on a plant-based diet

Like many people, Dr. Lathod loved the taste of cheese. But after quitting cheese for a month, she lost her appetite for it. She even tried it again after thirty days and felt it did not taste the same.

She determined that what ultimately cured her cheese craving was the knowledge of what cheese really is: cow’s breast milk, mixed with pus, which causes inflammation and cancers and is the product of a cruel system. When she looks at cheese and goes through that mental list, she has no desire to eat it.

9:00 - How she uses her engineering PhD in her business, Roadmap to Holistic Health

Before beginning her work in holistic nutrition, Dr. Lathon had a background in engineering and computer science. But when she was diagnosed with cancer, she used that as an impetus to step back and reevaluate what she wanted in life.

So, she “re-engineered her life” to align with what she truly desired. Mustering the courage to leave her career in engineering, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the nonprofit Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). There, she teaches people how to use medicine to heal and prevent disease.

12:10 - What is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach?

As a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, Dr. Lathon looks at all factors that affect people’s wellbeing - beyond nutrition - such as sleep, relationships, and exercise.

As part of her business, Dr. Lathon both makes recipe videos and even delivers meals to clients who are in cancer recovery, aim to lose weight or just stay healthy.

19:10 Featured in the 2017 documentary, What the Health

Her prominence in the field of holistic nutrition and wellness coaching even led her to be featured in the well-known 2017 documentary What the Health. In the documentary, she was featured explaining how her plant-based diet helped reduce pain and inflammation after major surgery. This hard-hitting, poignant and controversial documentary went on to inspire many more people to adopt healthy plant-based diets.

21:40 - How federal dietary guidelines are formed by big money interests

Although she works for healthier eating at the individual level now, Dr. Lathon is no stranger to the policy-level fight. Previously, she worked in government, lobbying for healthier lunches in the National School Lunch Program. There, she was frustrated to find that the scientific integrity of the Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans is corrupted by massive conflicts of interest.

As a result of this corrupted food system, the US spends hundreds of billions of dollars treating preventable conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

As Dr. Lathon asserted, “Our food system is the way it is because of capitalism and greed. We don't live in a true democratic government.”


26:30 - What strategies have been successful in helping people commit to a plant-based lifestyle?

Dr. Lathon’s tips for helping people transition to a plant-based lifestyle include:

1. Plan what you're going to eat to avoid relying on willpower.

2. Educate yourself on nutrition. Be sure to “eat the rainbow” and expand your diet by trying new foods.

3. Focus on green foods!

#vegan #plantbased #crueltyfree #holistichealth #healcancer #cancerprevention #wholefoodplantbased

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Engineer Healed of Cancer with Vegan Diet - You Won't Believe What She Did Next...

VkindApp March 20, 2023 7:49 pm

Meet producer, Paige Parsons Roache from Unchained TV!

Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam Islam sat down for a conversation with Paige Parsons Roache, the communications director of Unchained TV and co-producer and cohost with Sherri Johnson of Plant-Based In the Burbs! 

Paige spoke about fitness, and the shows on Unchained TV, and told the story of how her daughter inspired her to become vegan.

The vegan activist also spoke about her work with Vegans of LA Food Bank, about how the documentary, Cowspiracy, shed a light to the environmental effects of eating meat, and what lead her to live a life of love and health for her friends and family. 


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Meet producer, Paige Parsons Roache from Unchained TV!

Vkind’s Dr. Shabnam Islam sat down for a conversation with Paige Parsons Roache, the communications director of Unchained TV and co-producer and cohost with Sherri Johnson of Plant-Based In the Burbs!

Paige spoke about fitness, and the shows on Unchained TV, and told the story of how her daughter inspired her to become vegan.

The vegan activist also spoke about her work with Vegans of LA Food Bank, about how the documentary, Cowspiracy, shed a light to the environmental effects of eating meat, and what lead her to live a life of love and health for her friends and family.


#veganlifestyle #unchainedtv #vegan

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Reclaim Your Health - Discover the Secrets to Taking Back Your Power From Paige Parsons Roache!

VkindApp March 16, 2023 9:57 am

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