It’s All About Food

Since 2009, It’s All About Food, a vegan podcast, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food, our food system and the vegan lifestyle. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, cook book authors, artists, poets, athletes, environmentalists, animal rights activists, farmers, food manufacturers, lawyers, food scientists and more. Learn how we can solve many of the world’s problems today and do it deliciously, here on It’s All About Food.

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Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Mark Rifkin, Implications of Chronic Disease and Climate-Related DisastersMark Rifkin is the Senior Food and Agriculture Policy Specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity, where he advances sustainable diets via policy. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, he holds Master’s Degrees in health education and environmental science and policy. He specializes in practical applications of plant-based diets and implications for sustainability, policy and health. He is the author of a 2023 article published in a scientific journal on implications of chronic disease and climate-related disasters on health care capacity and nutrition policy. Mark previously worked in policy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, provided nutrition counseling, and worked in environmental health. He’s been vegan since 1986.
Link mentioned in the program:Nutrition policy critical to optimize response to climate, public health crises

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Sersie Blue and Gigi Carter, Healthy for My PurposeSersie Blue is a health coach, and Gigi Carter is a certified nutritionist. Together, they created Healthy for My Purpose, a program birthed during the pandemic to address the impact of comorbidities and the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in the Black community. Healthy for My Purpose is made up of several programs and resources designed to help Christians take charge of their health. It includes Healthy Christian Woman Bootcamp, Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living 4-Week Program, Daniel’s Plate Recipe Website, and the Healthy for My Purpose Podcast. Sersie and Gigi are launching their new book, Daniel Fast: Why You Should Only Do It Once September 2023. This book empowers the reader to take charge of their health by using the Daniel Fast as a jumping-off point to a long-term sustainable lifestyle.
Links mentioned in the program:Biblical Daniel Fast Put To The Test

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

Kate Galli, Strong Body Green Planet
Kate is qualified as a Master Personal Trainer, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and has also completed the eCornell Plant Based Nutrition Certificate program.
Kate first got into fitness as a way to transform her body and confidence. She has spent 17 years helping 1,000’s of individuals sculpt a body and life they love and over the past 7 years has focused on Vegan Health Coaching as one of the most powerful ways to advocate for the animals is to be fit, strong and healthy.
Her vision: To create a fit, strong, happy, healthy, compassionate vegan world.
On an actionable level Kate’s intention is: to help you create the Mindset that makes your best eating and exercising choices simple and sustainable.

Wednesday Aug 09, 2023

Remembering Hans Diehl, PhD
Chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement” (Vegetarian Times), Dr. Hans Diehl was the founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Offering more than 30 years of leadership in the fast-growing field of Lifestyle Medicine, his pioneering efforts as an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) and its more than 85,000 graduates have consistently shown how simple lifestyle changes can prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many of our largely lifestyle related chronic diseases. The clinical results of his research (including two Randomized Clinical CHIP Trials) have been published in more than 45 peer-reviewed medical journals.
His books Health Power, Dynamic Living, Take Charge of Your Health, and You-Turn (co-authored with Aileen Ludington) and the Optimal Diet Cookbook (co-authored with Darlene Blaney) have been translated into 36 languages with more than two million copies in circulation.
He earned his doctorate in Health Science and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. Prior to founding the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in 1988, Dr. Diehl was the Director of Education and Research at the Pritikin Longevity Center. He contributed to the development of the UCLA Cheer Center and was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular (CV) epidemiology (National Institutes of Health).  CHIP, original the Coronary Health Improvement Project, then the Complete Health Improvement Project is now PIVIO. More at

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

PART 1: Chef Mark Reinfeld, Virtual Vegan Culinary Training Programs
An award-winning chef, educator and authority on plant-based cuisine, Chef Mark Reinfeld is the founding chef of the Vegan Fusion Institute, with over 25 years experience preparing innovative vegan and raw food cuisine. He has written eight acclaimed books and conducts virtual and in-person culinary trainings around the world. Chef Mark was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. He was the founding chef of The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, voted “Best Restaurant on Kaua’i”. Mark’s first cookbook, Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, was named “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA” and has a foreword written by Dr. Jane Goodall. Since then, Mark has authored seven more books including the bestselling 30-Minute Vegan series, as well as his latest books detailing the links between health and plant-based diets.
He serves as the Executive Chef for the North American Vegetarian Society’s Summerfest and offers vegan consulting services, including chef trainings, teacher trainings, and recipe development, for clients such as Google, Whole Foods, Kroger, Adventist Health, Danone, The Humane Society, Bon Appetit Management, Sabra, Aramark, Sodexo and more. Chef Mark is the recipient of a Platinum Carrot Award – a national award given by the Aspen Center for Integral Health to America’s ‘top innovative and trailblazing healthy gourmet chefs’.
Mark’s mission is to help create a sustainable future for humanity by training others in the art of plant-based cuisine – for our health, the planet, and for a more peaceful world.
DISCOUNT!!Use REAL20 as a code for 20% off Mark Reinfeld’s trainings.
Part 2: Richard H. Schwartz, PhD, Judaism and Global SurvivalRichard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the author of Vegan Revolution: Saving Our World, Revitalizing Judaism; Judaism and Vegetarianism; Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet; and Mathematics and Global Survival and has over 250 articles at He is President Emeritus of Jewish Veg, associate producer of the documentary “A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World,” and professor emeritus at the College of Staten Island, New York. A father, grandfather, and now great-grandfather, he has lived with his wife in Israel since 2016.
Richard Schwartz will be happy to email a PDF of his book, Vegan Revolution: Saving Our World, Revitalizing Judaism, to each person who emails him at and requests it.

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Hartglass & De Mattei, Stop Eating Animals!In this episode, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei get REAL about the climate crisis and cut through all the BS. Animal agriculture needs to end. They review a few restaurants in Cape Cod and Manhattan that they visited recently. Links mentioned in the program:
Your Questions About Food and Climate Change, Answered
Vegans, vegetarians, fish-eaters and meat-eaters in the UK show discrepant environmental impacts
Save the Planet, Put Down that Hamburger
Vegan diet massively cuts environmental damage, study shows
Ed Winters
Apricot Butter
Bread + Roses
Grab & Go Health Bar
Morgenstern’s BANANAS

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA: Toxic Exposure, The True Story Behind the Monsanto Trials and the Search for JusticeChadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, is a board-certified hematologist and a medical oncologist who practiced oncology and treated lymphoma patients for years. He has over 300 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He has worked in diverse health care settings and is the creator and host of the “Healthcare Unfiltered” podcast.
Links mentioned in the program:
Bayer Provides Update on Path to Closure of Roundup™ Litigation

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

Coyote Jacobs, SALT, a confessional animal liberation narrativeCoyote Jacobs was born as a large insect under a rock but through a series of increasingly unfortunate events now has to live life as a human man. He forgets when he became an artist but it’s the main thing he does. His work draws primarily from his experiences with non-human animals, specifically those rescued from slaughterhouses and other places of exploitation. Within his work, he hopes to create uneasiness with the assumed entitlement over animal lives. He fosters bunny rabbits and is friends with many chickens.

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Sandra Nomoto, Vegan Marketing Success Stories
While earning her degree in English Literature, Sandra Nomoto published poetry in literary journals and film reviews online. At twenty-five, she founded Conscious Public Relations Inc., an award-winning virtual agency that certified as a B Corporation. After a decade in business, she authored and self-published The Only Public Relations Guide You’ll Ever Need in 2019. Living vegan since 2018, Nomoto is now a content writer and editor for vegan businesses who also helps vegan and spiritual non-fiction authors. She aspires to eat vegan food around the world and blog about it, and lives in East Vancouver, Canada with her husband.

Wednesday May 24, 2023

Christen is an artist and author with a BFA from the Tufts School of The Museum of Fine Arts. She lives with her husband and two daughters on Boston’s North Shore.
Ms. Christen Mailler and Dr. Casey Taft are the founders of Vegan Publishers which was launched in 2013 in order to raise awareness of the vital importance of veganism in creating a more compassionate and just society. They had been recently married and were expecting the first of their two daughters. They started the small publishing company because they were struck by how limited the literature was on veganism. Vegan Publishers came into being in order to elevate the voices of vegan advocates and the animals themselves.

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