VZ 257: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge

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In early May, Larissa and I challenged the members of our closed Facebook Group, The Peas and Carrots Society to Dr. Michael Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge. You might remember that Dr. Michael Greger is the founder of Nutritionfacts.org, which is a website we dedicated an entire episode of our podcast to because we thought it was […]

VZ 256: Deodorant – The Good, the Bad, and the Homemade

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some helpful information about commercial versus homemade deodorants (and how to make your own). 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 leaving us a rating and […]

VZ 254: Some Facts About Foodborne Illness

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  Widespread outbreaks of illness resulting from contaminated produce have been in the news a lot recently. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll present some facts about foodborne illness, including how it happens and how you can lower your risk of getting sick.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of […]

VZ 248: Tips for Oil-Free Cooking

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we provide some tips for oil-free cooking. What this episode is NOT: because we are not trained in nutrition or in the medical industry, our goal is not to convince you to either use oil in your cooking or not use it. This is something you […]

VZ 247: Is a Ketogenic Diet Possible for Vegetarians and Vegans?

  In some recent episodes, we’ve talked about how a couple of the popular diet plans, namely Paleo and Whole30, fit with a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based lifestyle. (To hear those episodes, check out VZ 245: Can I Do the Whole30 Program as a Vegetarian or Vegan?  and VZ 241: Is a Pegan Lifestyle Right […]

VZ 246: The Facts About Nutritionfacts.org

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about the health website nutritionfacts.org, including information about its founder, Dr. Michael Greger, and his mission in creating the site.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, […]

VZ 245: Can I do the Whole30 Program as a Vegetarian or Vegan?

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  In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we consider whether the Whole30 Program is doable as a vegetarian or vegan. We explain the basics of Whole30 including some things you can take away from the program even if you decide it’s not for you. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian […]

VZ 244: What Happens to Your Body When You Adopt a Plant Based Lifestyle?

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss some of the changes that can occur in the body as a result of ditching animal products in favor of healthy whole plant foods.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast […]

VZ 243: Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Hangover Remedies

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  While moderation in most things is always a good idea, every now and then we overindulge. One of the areas in which we can overdo it at times is the consumption of adult beverages. Many cures for hangovers call for greasy meat-based foods such as burgers or here, in South Texas, menudo or barbacoa […]

VZ 242: Fresh Ideas for Vegetarian and Vegan Lunches

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  Having a healthy lunch at work or school can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have access to a microwave. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some ideas for vegetarian and vegan lunches that don’t require a microwave. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]