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 real food and genuine compassion. Her new book will be out Feb. 15 and we’ll all be much better fed for it.
And in segment 2, I speak with a pair of dedicated wellness warriors, Patricia Thomson, PhD, and Brooke Ali of wellness-20.com. They guide others to greater health on all fronts, but these plant-based nutritionists’ real passion is thyroid health. Patricia (Dr. T.) is a survivor — and thriver — of thyroid cancer, and Brooke of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. They’re starting a new weeklong, online intensive call Hashimoto’s Hero Mastery this week, but don’t worry if think you’re seeing this too late: it’s a prelude to a 6-week online course that anyone with a thyroid issue won’t want to miss, so do be in touch with them.
Finally, in my intro to that second segment, I do a shoutout to Silent Unity. It is the telephone-and-online prayer ministry of Unity Worldwide Ministries, the same organization that has broadcast the Main Street Vegan Podcast lo these (almost) 10 years. Silent Unity was started back in the 1890s, and someone there has been praying round the clock ever since. You can access prayer support online at https://unity.org, but I strongly recommend phoning. Then you get to speak with a kind, calm person who reminds you to see the Truth of your situations — Divine Order — instead of the fact of illness, fear, or whatever is going on. I’ve counted on Silent Unity since I was a small child and they’ve never let me down. The number is 1-816-969-2000.
More about our guests:
Since going plant-based in 2015, blogger and video creator Carleigh Bodrug’s passion for creating recipes that are both good for our health and the planet has only grown stronger. Starting as a personal blog, PlantYou has grown into a popular website, digital meal planner, weekly podcast, and vibrant vegan brand. Carleigh has created a community of well over a million followers across her PlantYou social channels and has a forthcoming debut cookbook called PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Recipes, coming out in February 2022.
Where to find Carleigh:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PlantYouBlog/
Brooke Ali and Patricia Thomson (aka Dr. T) – founders of Wellness20, and the Food as Medicine Summit just recently published two books, Vegan20 and Whole Food Plant-Based 20. They have just launched an exciting new project called Hashimoto’s Hero Mastery and they will share all about it. They have dedicated their lives to helping to heal others who are suffering from disease through a whole body, spirit, mind lifestyle that includes a whole foods plant-based focus.
Brooke Ali is a certified WFPB nutritionist, culinary expert, vegan educator, former vegan restaurant owner, and published author, mother of 3 adult children, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a couple of guinea pigs. Hashimoto’s survivor and thriver!
Patricia Thomson, Ph.D. is also a certified WFPB nutritionist, certified in WFPB cooking, former CEO of nonprofits for 25 years, a former geeky scientist (environmental toxicology), published author, mother of 3 adult children, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 goldfish. Thyroid cancer survivor and thriver!
Where to find Brooke and Patricia:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WellnessTwenty
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