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Healthy New Year with PlantYou + Hashimoto’s Hero Mastery

Episode 462, original air date January 12th, 2022, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.I’m a new fan — along with a not-exaggerated million other people — of PlantYou’s delightful Carleigh Bodrug who graces our first segment with infectious enthusiasm for r…

21 Tips to Look Forever 21, by Laura Leal, VLCE

Posted January 11, 2022Photo credit: Unsplash, Mohamed Nohassi Forever young, everyone’s dream. We’ve all heard so many tips promoting anti-aging and preserving physical appearance, including the importance of keeping a balanced diet, exercising, and drinking water. And beauty tips like massage…

Veganuary & VFC (watch out, Colonel!) + Immaculate Vegan

Episode 460, original air date January 5th, 2022, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.Matthew Glover made starting the year vegan a popular resolution; now he’s in the faux chicken biz and seeding many a vegan biz through Veg Capital. And just so you’ll love hi…

7 Ways to Set the World on Fire (and Not Burn Out Doing It), by Victoria Moran

I love the phrase from St. Ignatius: “Go forth and set the world on fire.” It floods me with enthusiasm in the morning when everything is before me to accomplish. And by about 2:30, I’m often so bogged down by email…and PayPal wants me to send them documents that will have to be scanned…by…

10 Foods to Fight the Winter Blues, by Kimberly Harper-Colucci, VLCE

Posted December 28, 2021Photo by: Jen Kruskamp Winter is coming—actually, as of December 21st, it is already here. Besides tasting great and nourishing our body, fruits and vegetables influence appetite and mood. Research shows certain foods affect powerful mood-modifying brain chemicals called ne…

11 Vegan Comfort Food Favorites, by Chris Day, VLCE

Posted December 21, 2021Many people think they have to give up comfort food after they go vegan. Sometimes it’s even used as an excuse: “I could never go vegan! I would miss !” Well, I have good news. There are vegan versions of just about every comfort food you’ve ever enjoyed. Let’s take…

Unity Worldwide Ministries Executive Director

Episode 459, original air date December 15, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.Shad Groverland, a vegan, heads up UWM, the contemporary legacy of the spiritual tradition founded in the 1890s by ethical vegetarians, and which is the network that presents this…

The Milk Mustache is Back and Helping the Pandemic Stay in Business! by Nivi Jaswal, MVLCE

Posted November 14, 2021Infuriated, I sat at my desk, reading yet another poll by the dairy industry investigating nutrition trends. This one specifically surveyed a thousand parents on their views and “confidence” around what they should be feeding their children. As someone who loves research…

You can change other People and Vegan Women Summit

Episode 459, original air date December 8, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.This week I am joined by two amazing guests: Howard Jacobson and Jennifer Stojkovic.  Howard defies convention and says we can indeed influence others, and Jennifer follows with m…

Growing Older Isn’t Easy. Especially in a Pandemic. But It’s Better If You’re Vegan, by Victoria Moran, CHHC/AADP, RYT-200

The novel corona virus was still novel in March of 2020 when I had a major birthday: seventy. Yikes! How did that happen? Like everyone whose work wasn’t “essential,” I was in quarantine. My birthday celebration consisted of dancing salsa in the garage under my building. When I cut through to…

Growing Old [in a Pandemic] Is Not for Sissies, by Victoria Moran, CHHC/AADP, RYT-200

The novel corona virus was still novel in March of 2020 when I had a major birthday: seventy. Yikes! How did that happen? Like everyone whose work wasn’t “essential,” I was in quarantine. My birthday celebration consisted of dancing salsa in the garage under my building. When I cut through to…

They’re trying to kill us

They’re Trying to Kill Us is the most powerful documentary I’ve seen this year, and its creators, Badass Vegan John Lewis and noted filmmaker Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What the Health?, Running for Good) riff in this episode on what they’re learned in their deep dive into food choices in inner…

PBS’s Conscious Living Couple

Episode 456, original air date November 25, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.We have joining us today, hosts of Conscious Living, Michael and Bianca Alexander. Conscious Living is a fun lifestyle series now streaming on Amazon Prime, and premiering on PBS…

From Hollywood to the Himalayas

Episode 456, original air date November 18, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app.On Today’s episode, Hollywood-raised, Stanford University graduate, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati – moved to India after her life here just became too much – she was sexually a…

moby with the Little Pine Cookbook and Simone Reyes Crooning Country

Episode 455, original air date November 11, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast app. I wanted to do an episode with vegan musical luminaries, thinking we’d all feel revved up and start humming. Well, we got ourselves more than that. This is one of the most ins…

Don’t Hate Your Own Guts! 12 Ways to Increase Your Daily Fiber, by Vince Tucker, MVLCE

Posted November 16, 2021The Standard American Diet (SAD) wrecks our digestive system. Digestive disorders are becoming increasingly common. Sixty to seventy million people are affected by diagnosable digestive problems in the United States alone. These include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Crohn…

Recipe for a Peaceful “Thanksliving”, by Cris Comer, VLCE

Posted November 9, 2021Can you believe it’s November already? It seems that with every year that passes, time spins faster and faster.  As the holiday season approaches, many of us are lucky enough to share time with friends and family.  Catching up with our loved ones often involves long-establ…

It’s Never Too Late to Have a New Normal, by Victoria Moran, HHC, AADP, RYT-200

Posted November 2, 2021by Victoria Moran 12-year-old me. That year I was really enthusiastic about minced ham sandwiches in the school cafeteria. “But I didn’t grow up eating this way.” I figured you didn’t, especially if you’re in the over-50 demographic as I am. I didn’t grow up as a v…

Evanna Lynch on Her New Memoir, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting

Episode 454, original air date October 27, 2021, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now at UOR, on your favorite podcast, or watch on YouTube. This enchanting hour with the woman who, in her teens, created the Luna Lovegood character in the Harry Potter films, is not to be missed. When someone says…

MSV Podcast – Going Cold Tofu: Two People Who Changed on a Dime

Episode 454, originally aired October 20, 2021, on UnityOnlineRadio.org. Listen now at www.unityonlineradio.org/mainstreetvegan, or on your favorite podcast app.Please pardon the last of illustration for this one. I got behind on everything and figured that to keep from getting behind-er, I’d get…

California Balsamic

Posted October 26, 2021by Cherie Hans, VLCE Photo credit: California Balsamic I first learned about California Balsamic’s vinegars when I started the Chef AJ Feel Fabulous Over Forty group, a whole foods plant-based program without SOFAS (salt, oil, flour, alcohol, or added sugar). While I was onl…

A Puzzle for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Posted October 19, 2021by Kendyra Corttni, VLCE Photo credit: Fred Lehmann from Pixabay My husband does those SUDOKU number games that look like a crossword puzzle without letters. While I personally don’t enjoy them at all, my husband seems to find these puzzles quite relaxing, and at the same ti…

Gene Baur, Joanne Kong, Martin Rowe: Vegan Voices

Main Street Vegan Podcast Episode 452, aired live on Unity Online Radio October 13th. Listen online through the UOR archives or on your favorite podcast app. Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers is a fabulous and fascinating anthology that you’ll love to pieces because it’s stories —…

Mind(FULL)ness at Mealtime

Posted October 12, 2021by Kimberly Harper-Colucci, VLCE Photo by: Jen Kruskamp Food is my love language—the way I shower those around me with love, compassion, and warmth. It is how I show someone I value them, doing something special just for them. One of my favorite things is hosting dinner part…

Anti-Racism in Animal Rights + A Multispecies Photo Memoir

In this episode I speak with Aryenish Birdie, the founder and executive director of Encompass, a nonprofit working to make the animal protection movement more racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive.She is part of the anthology, edited by Jasmin Singer, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cu…

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Karen Ranzi, MS, on Autism

Episode Number 451, aired live on Oct. 6, 2021I love it when the podcast turns into a party — terrific people, helpful info, and an upbeat attitude that just inspires the heck out of me (and I hope you, too). This week’s episode is like that. With us for the full hour is Karen Ranzi, MS, an awar…

Equity, Inclusion, and Travel in the Animal Protection Movement

Food Is Climateposted September 28, 2021 Guest post by Glen Merzer My first opportunity to write about nutrition came in 1996, when Simon & Schuster engaged Howard Lyman and me to turn his story into the book that became Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat. I had nev…

Food Is Climate

Posted September 28, 2021Guest post by Glen Merzer Image credit: Glen Merzer My first opportunity to write about nutrition came in 1996, when Simon & Schuster engaged Howard Lyman and me to turn his story into the book that became Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat…

A Review of MamaSezz

Posted September 21, 2021by Cindy Thompson, MVLCE “I’m so busy! How can I even cook this way?” “My elderly parents want to eat whole food, plant-based, but need easy options, like a meal delivery!” “How can I help my kid in college be less of a junk-food vegan and eat more healthy?”…

MSV Podcast Show Notes, September 15: Human Design & Recycle Your Clothes

If you’re looking for a light-hearted and practical hour to learn something new and have a good time, this episode is for you. In our first half, Cortney Ostrosky, a Main Street Vegan-certified coach and a 1000-hour yoga instructor, shares with us the fascinating ideas of “Human Design.” It’…

Casting Away My Carnist Corporate Ego at Eleven Madison Park

Posted September 14, 2021by Nivi Jaswal, MVLCE Image credit: The Virsa Foundation Inc If my self-worth was a jacket, it would be made of lambskin lined with merino wool, trimmed with mink, a carnist pincushion with rebellious flairs, patches and badges screaming Airline Lounge Nomad, Serial Passport…

Jainism and the Luvin Arms Sanctuary, MSV Podcast Episode #447

OMG, you’ll feel happier after you listen to today’s episode! Shaleen Shah of Luvin Arms Sanctuary, blissfully convenient to both Denver and Boulder, has such a positive take on our vegan future. (He’s pictured here with his wife, Shilpi and two Luvin Arms residents.) In this episode, he share…

Car-less and Carefree

Reposted September 8, 2021by Cherie Hans, VLCE Photo credit: Gabriel Meinert on Unsplash.com My friend Charlie gave up his car when the lease expired about five years ago, shocking the salesman at the dealership and pretty much everybody else. ‘Want to decrease stress, help the environment, get in…

Vegan Buddhists on Outer Action & Inner Peace, MSV Podcast Episode 446

Attorney David Blatte, author of The Vegan Imperative: Why We Must Give Up Meat and Why We Don’t, and Lani Muelrath, whose latest title is Mindfulness, share about The Great Compassion, on this episode, which first aired lived on Unity Online Radio September 1, 2021. You can listen to the Main Str…

Long-term Weight Loss, by Victoria Moran

If I set out to find the sixty pounds and pre-diabetic condition I let go of, I’d have to look in the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, of Flashdance, The Big Chill, and Terms of Endearment, a time when it seemed normal to wear leg warmers and shoulder pads and have a perm. Given that th…

Microsanctuary Life

Posted August 24, 2021by Allison Hess, VLCE Sanctuaries are the backbone of our movement for justice. They are a crucial part of providing refuge, education, and connection. Image credit: Kristen Hess As soon as I could walk, my love for cats was profound. I carried a sample of cat food in my backpa…

Understanding Inflammation with Jyothi Rao, MD, MSV Podcast Episode #445

Oh my gosh, she’s a cool doctor! And you can believe that if I lived anywhere near Mt. Airy, MD, she would be my personal physician. Well, for those who are in Maryland and those who are attempting to live merrily in other places, this is a terrific interview. Dr. Rao is the coauthor with Dr. Moni…

Worldwide Vegan

Posted August 17, 2021by Chris Day, VLCE Photo Credit: Bertrand Borie on Unsplash “But, where can I find raw cashews?” I asked my new friend. “I have no idea. I thought raw cashews were toxic,” she replied with a shrug. It was 2018 and I had just moved from central New York to Nuevo Arenal…

Show Notes: Episode 444 ~ Video Speed Dating + Dr. Neal Barnard’s Hot Flash Diet

We’re going to be doing things a bit differently going forward. The podcast itself will no longer be on this website for listening. Just about everyone listens on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc., or online via Unity Online Radio. There is no need to reinvent the proverbial wheel. So…

A Different Kind of Advocacy

Posted August 10, 2021by Alissa Kircher, VLCE All I want to do is speak out, but it’s killing me in the meantime. Photo credit: Alissa Kircher Being vegan for nearly a decade, and as an Animal Rights activist first and foremost, the aforementioned comment eventually became my mantra. I thought tha…

EP443 : Animals, Vegetables, and Unity

You can also listen and download the Main Street Vegan Podcast on Unity Online Radio or listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, IROAR,  Spotify or Stitcher.   My guest this week is Reverend Carol Saunders, a Unity and interfaith minister. Her online ministry is thespiritualforum.org and she is a…

A Dozen Healthy Breakfasts That Aren’t Oatmeal, by Victoria Moran

Once when my daughter was small, she looked lovingly at my mom and said, “Grandma: your oatmeal is so good, you should open a restaurant.” That is a rare degree of porridge appreciation. Most of us eat this particular food because it’s vegan, whole, fiber-rich, cholesterol-lowering, and we’r…

EP442 : Athletes on Plants

You can also listen and download the Main Street Vegan Podcast on Unity Online Radio or listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, IROAR,  Spotify or Stitcher.   Robert Cheeke is a champion vegan bodybuilder and the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He is the author of Shred It! and Plant-Bas…

Water, The Lifeblood of Cooking

Posted July 27, 2021by Laura Leal, VLCE Photo credit: Pascal Meier from Unsplash A long time ago, I started collecting water bottles from all over the world. The bottles just seemed attractive to me, but I didn’t know much about water. I had a table where I put all my bottles and I thought it look…

EP441 : Vegan Hindu Monk

You can also listen and download the Main Street Vegan Podcast on Unity Online Radio or listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, IROAR,  Spotify or Stitcher.   Rishi Chidananda has spent the latter part of his life as a monk, studying the philosophical traditions of India and gaining deep insights…

Who’s Your Rosie?

Posted July 20, 2021by Allison Hess, VLCE Living in a human body—with a human mind—comes with baggage. We are a species that does not always make the smartest or simplest choices. In the words of one of my favorite fictional humans, Michael Scott from The Office: “I’m going to make this way…