VZ 226: To Cook or Not to Cook? Hint: Some Vegetables Are More Nutritious Cooked!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss why some vegetables are more nutritious cooked. We share some tips for retaining nutrients when cooking, and some factors to consider when deciding whether to cook veggies or eat them raw.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]

VZ 220: Exercise Isn’t an All-or-Nothing Proposition

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  We’ve always maintained that living a plant-based lifestyle shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing thing. It’s better to have a meatless Monday every week and make small changes at other times than to do nothing, right? Well, the same holds true for exercise. Too often, a fixed all-or-nothing mindset prevents us from getting the exercise our […]

VZ 217: Spotlight on the Peas and Carrots Society — Talking Yoga with Chris Bishop

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  Over the past couple of years our Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society, has grown into a vibrant, engaged community of amazing people. We’ve had so many interesting and inspiring discussions with members within the group, and we thought it would be fun to have some of those discussions on the podcast! In […]

VZ 216: Stay Super-Charged with These Energy-Boosting Foods

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we sharing some foods that will help to keep you energized throughout your busy day.   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 214: Switching to Natural Beauty Products

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be sharing some tips for making the switch to natural beauty products.   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 review. Please […]

VZ 207: Dietary Supplements 101

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the basics of dietary supplements. We don’t delve into which supplements vegans need, or how to know if you should take a supplement; we do talk about what supplements are, what information is contained on supplement bottle labels, what those “certified by” stickers mean, […]

VZ 205: Be Your Own Health Advocate

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  A visit to the doctor’s office, even for a routine exam or procedure, can be intimidating. It’s easy to forget that, although doctors have the benefit of years of medical training, they may not always take the time to listen, or may not understand the things that are important to their patience. There is […]

VZ 204: Transitioning from Vegan to Vegetarian

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  In the plant-based lifestyle community, there is a lot of discussion about transitioning from vegetarian to vegan. But what about going the other way? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about reasons for transitioning from vegan to vegetarian.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen […]

VZ 186: Simple Meals to Make When You Don’t Want to Cook

  This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast was inspired by a question posed by one of the members of the Peas & Carrots Society regarding what to eat when you’re not up to cooking. We share some simple meals to make to get you in and out of the kitchen with minimal fuss and […]

VZ 185: The Power of Meditation

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some insights into the power of meditation with regard to both physical and mental health. We also give some tips for establishing a regular meditation practice–it’s not as difficult as you may think! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen […]