Posts that aren’t food-related, but still relate to a healthy/happy lifestyle.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Keeping Plant-Based Nutrition Whole for Optimal Health

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #45

What if we could break the cycle of disease and premature death just by changing what we eat? Dr. T. Colin Campbell believes it really is that simple.

After decades of studying nutrition’s effects on health and disease, Dr. Campbell is convinced that eating plants in as close to their whole, unrefined forms as possible is the best thing we can do to support optimal health.

In fact, he’s the one who coined the term “whole ...

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Changing the Foodscape: 5 Perspectives from Industry Insiders

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You probably don’t think about the foodscape when you’re grocery shopping, snacking at home, dining out or ordering in.

But, in every place you interact with food, the foodscape is influencing your decisions—and steering you away from healthy options.

These influences are baked into the very environment of society. Restaurant signs, billboards and banners advertising new specials scream from the sides of the road as you drive through your town or city, offering cheap, fast food and drink in sizes ranging from ...

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Mike Fata: Creating Big Impact with Small Changes

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #41

Can simple changes make a big difference in diet and health—not just on an individual level, but across the food industry? Mike Fata is living proof that it’s possible.

Mike has dedicated over 25 years studying and practicing natural health, starting in 1995 when he made the life changing decision to lose over 100lbs. In 1998, he founded Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and spend the next 18 years growing the company, finally selling it to ...

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ProdHealth: Empowering Better Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #37

What if it were possible for everyone to start leveraging the power of plant-based eating in an accessible and practical way? Through his work on the ProdHealth app, John Dieser is making it possible.

There’s a lot to unpack on this topic, and we only just scratch the surface as we explore:

  • The mind-blowing research on plant-based nutrition that changed the course of John’s career
  • Whether plant-based alternative proteins and oils ...
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12 Things I’ve Learned from Being Plant Based for 12 Years

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August 2021 is my 12-year “veg-versary.”

It’s been an interesting journey.

I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right?

(We won’t go into what a silly reason that was, since I wasn’t overweight…)

That lasted about two weeks before I decided it was too hard and defaulted to a rather clueless form of vegetarianism. I had no idea what vegetarians really ...

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Patrick Suarez: Moving Better to Prevent Injury

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #19

What’s the missing piece in a healthy lifestyle where diet, exercise and sleep are on point? Patrick Suarez would say it’s knowledge of and commitment to better mobility.

Patrick is changing the way people view and approach physical therapy. By building relationships through one-on-one sessions and teaching people not only how to recover but also how to move better in everything they do, he’s enabling athletes of all disciplines and fitness levels to keep doing ...

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