Hartglass & De Mattei, Bananaversary, Celebrating 14 years of Talking
Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei cover a variety of topics include banana tea, new plant-based products made from banana skins, grapes and pineapple, new vegan chocolates, the demise of the dairy industry, banning glyphosate. They also share their celebration of 14 years together which they call their Bananaversary.

Hartglass & De Mattei 14th Bananaversary Dinner

Recipe discussed in program:
1. Our Pancake House Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes
2. Cooked Whole Grain Mix

Links discussed in the program:
1. Startup Creates Plant-Based Deli Meats Using Bananas And Discarded Grapes From Winemaking
2. Banana leaf packaging and pineapple powder: How Dole plans to eliminate food waste by 2025
3. Chocolate Company Lindt Announces New Vegan Range in Germany
4. Dairy Farmers Worldwide Are On the Brink of Crisis
5. Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express

Listen: Tuesday, June 30 2020, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.
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Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express
Chef Ramses Bravo is the executive Chef for True North Health in Santa Rosa California.  He is the creator of Bravopb.com where you can find his online plant based cooking courses.  He is the author of Bravo and Bravo Express cookbooks. Although he trained as a regular chef, with a little intervention from the universe, he found himself working as a plant based chef, and has been doing it for 12+ years now.

Joel K. Kahn, MD, Lipoprotein(a), The Heart’s Quiet Killer: A Diet & Lifestyle Guide
Joel K. Kahn, MD, is a clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Known as America’s Healthy Heart Doc, he is a contributor to many online sites, has written for Huffington Post, and has appeared several times on The Doctors and Dr. Phil television shows. At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant-based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting edge science to their lifestyle.
Dr. Kahn founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, and owns GreenSpace & Go Cafe in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is also the author of Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses, The Plant-Based Solution, and Vegan Sex (coauthored with Ellen Jaffe Jones).


LINKS mentioned in the program:
The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman

The Widowmaker Documentary

Lipoprotein(a) test kit
Here is what the Life Extension company says about this test kit (please see the restrictions noted below regarding New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland):
Life Extension is partnered with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) for the majority of our lab testing services. LabCorp performs all of our blood draws at no extra charge to you. The lab tests can be purchased via our website or by calling our customer service helpline. Generally, once you buy a laboratory test from Life Extension, you will receive a requisition form via the method of your choosing (e-mail, mail, or fax) that you must take to a local LabCorp facility to have your blood drawn. You can expect to get the requisition paperwork via e-mail or fax in 24 hours and up to 48 hours on the weekend after ordering. You can expect to get the requisition paperwork via mail in 3-5 business days after ordering. The requisition form is documentation containing all of the relevant information the phlebotomist at LabCorp will need to draw and process your blood. Along with the requisition form is a list of the addresses and phone numbers of three separate LabCorp’s located near the address you provide when you place your order.

Once LabCorp processes the blood, the results can be sent to you as you prefer via fax, e-mail, or mail. Furthermore, you can discuss the results of your test with Life Extension’s specially trained lab review wellness specialists and receive nutritional suggestions based on these results. Please keep in mind, LabCorp requisitions cannot be used in the states of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland due to state laws. If you live in one of these restricted states, please let us know, and we will provide you with more information. In the meantime, here are links that provide additional information about our blood testing procedures and assist with locating a LabCorp near you:




Additionally, LabCorp requisitions cannot be used in the states of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland due to state laws. In these restricted states, you can only receive a blood test kit, which is delivered to your house. The blood test kit includes blood draw tubes, specimen processing instructions, a signed script for the blood draw (requisition for phlebotomy), and a prepaid shipping label. However, you cannot have the blood drawn and processed directly through LabCorp.

Customers in these regions must find a location to have their blood drawn by a professional. For instance, a local hospital, laboratory facility (except LabCorp), or personal doctor’s office. You may be responsible for paying a blood draw fee, which can range from $15-$50. Bear in mind that some locations may cost less, while others are more expensive. We would advise calling the location ahead of your scheduled appointment for verification.

You would take the kit to the facility that is able to perform the outpatient blood draw for you. The facility must centrifuge the samples. You will then package the kit to be sent to the lab for analysis per the instructions you will receive with the kit. Use the prepaid packaging information provided to send the kit to the lab for analysis. We will then send you your results via the method you selected at the time of purchase.

Some customers will opt to go to a nearby state without the restrictions of the states listed above. If visiting one of these states, one can purchase a requisition and have the lab work done in a LabCorp in the non-restricted state.

Once the lab receives the sample, they will process it, and we will provide the results to you in the method(s) selected when you purchased the test.

You can use the kit option when not in a restricted state, but the procedures above must be followed.

It can take up to 5-7 business days for all the lab blood lab results to be received via e-mail, fax, and viewable online. If requesting your results via mail, it can take up to 12 business days to receive them.

We also offer a free lab review service over the phone where our agents can assist with interpretation of the results and provide suggestions to support your health.

If there is anything else that we can help you with, please e-mail us or call the wellness specialist helpline at (800) 226-2370; international customers dial 001-954-202-7660. We will be glad to assist you.

Vesanto Melina, The Kick Diabetes Cookbook
Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian is and co-author of books that have won awards in the U.S. and Canada and received star rating by the American Library Association as “the go-to books” on plant-based nutrition. Most recent is The Kick Diabetes Cookbook, (with dietitian Brenda Davis); see https://kickdiabetescookbook.com/  Vesanto has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and at Seattle’s Bastyr University, is a government consultant, and is lead author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets. She is an internationally known speaker. Website:  https://nutrispeak.ca

Hartglass & De Mattei, Focus On Love
Hartglass & De Mattei talk about the importance being in the moment. They touch on a wide variety of Responsible Eating And Living-related topics such as flour alternatives made from seeds like Teff, environmentally-friendly tooth brushes, air conditioners and the importance of refrigerant management, Zoom gatherings, and more.

Links referenced on the program:

Kittie Berns, Teff Love

Cherie Soria
Wild Sun Rescue Center
Encar Garcia Vila, Jaguar Rescue Center

Project Drawdown

Late Night Corn Pancakes

Cheese Sauce

Zero Waste Cartel


Eco-Dent Dental Floss/ Tooth powder

Hartglass & De Mattei, Party Time!
It’s Party Time this week, we are celebrating Gary’s birthday. How do you party in the shadow of this pandemic? How do you stay upbeat and healthy? How do you not get down in the dumps, doused with despair, droopy, drowsy, dopey, depressed?.
Hartglass and De Mattei tackle these tough questions and so much more. They also talk about homemade tortillas, homemade tofu, asthma, light therapy, craving vegan takeout and the new documentary, Code Blue. And they sing a jingle or two. Tune in!

Hartglass & De Mattei, Vegan Bookends
On this episode of IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD, Vegan Bookends, Hartglass & De Mattei sing the praises of parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil… all of the classics! They also talk about herb gardening, meditating and gratitude.


Hartglass & De Mattei: The ABCs of food starting with Apples, Beans, and Cassava
Caryn and Gary re-script the ABCs (and DEFs) of food you definitely need to know about while in quarantine: making vegan, whole-food-plant-based Apple Cake and Apple Sauce; Bean Burgers; using Cassava Flour and Corn Masa Harina for tortillas.

Links discussed this podcast:
Nutritional Yeast Is for Hippies. ‘Nooch’ Is for Everyone.
Meat is not essential. Why are we killing for it? by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Listen to Caryn’s interview with Jonathan Safran Foer.
Sweet Potato Cassava Tortilla recipe

Hartglass & De Mattei, The Ice Cream Man Cometh
In this episode, Caryn will give a brief wrap up of the Food Revolution 2020 Summit including debunking the myths about soy. They talk about social distancing with the importance of getting sun and fresh air; The rogue Mr. Softee Trucks in the neighborhood; baking bread with Einkorn Flour and the impact of Human Domestication.

Part I: Talia Pollock, Party in Your Plants
Talia Pollock is a writer, speaker, plant-based chef (Natural Gourmet Institute), TV personality, and health and empowerment coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition). She’s the host of the top-rated Party in My Plants podcast and the proud founder of Party in My Plants, an internationally-celebrated wellness platform that breathes fresh, funny air into the way-too-serious space of healthy living. Talia’s simple recipes and spunky lifestyle advice have been featured in outlets such as the Dr. Oz ShowHuffPostMindbodygreenThrillistBuzzfeedBustle and Success. She was voted “most likely to brighten your day” in her high school yearbook; which is a title she very much still clings to for validation. Talia lives in New York City with her husband and her goldendoodle, both of whom love kale and one of whom eats it off the floor.
Part II: Robby Barbaro, Mastering Diabetes
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the team behind masteringdiabetes.org, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Khambatta has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Barbaro has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and spent six years helping build the revolutionary Forks Over Knives empire. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. Khambatta and Barbaro have been featured in media outlets such as NPRCNBCHealthlineVICEFast CompanyWIREDKQED and Plant Based News. They have spoken at major medical conferences including the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant-Stock, and VegFest LA.

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