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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Citizen Kind: Helping Eco-Conscious Companies Walk Their Talk

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #40

What can today’s eco-conscious companies, including plant-based businesses, do to increase their impact on the world? Emma Osborne of Citizen Kind would suggest hiring a team of people committed to living out a set of shared values.

Whether you’re looking for fulfilling work or building a company dedicated to changing the world for the better, this episode has some fantastic gems. Here’s a peek into what we dig into:

  • Emma’s ...
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Plant Power Fast Food: Changing the World, One Burger at a Time

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #38

Can switching fast food to a cruelty-free, plant-based model change the world? Jeffrey Harris believes it can.

As one of the creative minds behind Plant Power Fast Food, Jeffrey believes building a network of “vegan McDonald’s” can open more people’s eyes to the health and environmental benefits of eating plant-based. He sees Plant Power as a bridge between the current state of the food system and—ultimately—a whole food, plant-based, organic future.

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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Collin Tate: Making Plant-Based Brands More Visible and Accessible

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #36

Why should anybody have to scour Google in a never-ending quest for good plant-based options? Thanks to Collin Tate’s work with Kind Co, you don’t have to.

After becoming frustrated with the amount of trial and error he needed to go through to find the best plant-based and vegan products, Collin launched the Kind Find newsletter—part of the Kind Co suite of projects—to help others skip the searching and get right to the good stuff. ...

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Pleese Cheese: Bringing Plant-Based Pizza Cheese to NYC (and Beyond!)

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #35

Does vegan cheese have a place on authentic New York pizza? Kobi Regev and his wife, Abev, proved it does with their unique plant-based pizza cheese, Pleese.

In this episode, Kobi and I do our best to avoid being cheesy as we dive into:

  • The journey that led Kobi and Abev from making their first vegan pizza to creating their own plant-based cheese.
  • Why Pleese is based on beans and potatoes instead of nuts
  • The many possibilities for ...
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