Archive Page 2

Gary De Mattei, What Stuff is Made Out of
Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) co-founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei talk about the ingredients in some of the latest vegan food products on the market. And while these food products will help reduce the number of animals tortured and slaughtered for food, are they healthy?

Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn 20th Anniversary
Ellie is the Founder of The Gentle Barn. She is responsible for the daily care of the animals and programs at The Gentle Barn and has been since The Gentle Barn’s inception in 1999. Ellie is the face of The Gentle Barn and manages daily posts on Facebook, twitter and the Blog. Ellie is also the Educational Outreach Director working with hundreds of inner-city, at-risk and special needs children each year and has directly rescued, cared for and supported thousands of animals that would otherwise have been killed. Ellie has dedicated her life to being the voice of the voiceless.

Ellie began her career working with special needs children and spaying and neutering and releasing feral cats in the alleys of Los Angeles. She started a dog training, walking, boarding and grooming business, that she used as a means to rescue animals from being put down at the animal shelters in Los Angeles. Ellie rescued and worked with about 500 dogs and cats before founding The Gentle Barn. Ellie is also a professional animal trainer and specializes in working with severely abused and mistrusting dogs.

The Gentle Barn is now home to over 170 animals in Santa Clarita, California, who Ellie has healed, along with twelve staff members, about a thousand volunteers and her husband Jay Weiner who runs The Gentle Barn with her. Once healed and happy, the animals help Ellie and Jay heal at-risk, inner-city and special needs children, who have the same stories as the animals. Ellie and Jay live on the property together, with their 3 children. Together they get to rescue and rehabilitate hundreds of animals each year and get to see miracles connecting animals and children every day. Ellie attended California State University, Northridge, specializing in childhood development.

“There is nothing more fulfilling to me than looking into the eyes of animals and children, who have no chance, telling them with certainty that they will be ok and then watching them go through the healing and growing process and coming out the other side and watching them become ambassadors helping others who are in their old shoes. It is what I live for each and every day.”

Chef AJ, The REAL Truth About Weightloss
Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.

Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches how to create meals to transform health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of The Ultimate Weight Loss Program, was the Executive Pastry Chef at Sante La Brea Restaurant in Los Angeles, creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

 Listen: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.

* Leave comments and questions on the PRN voicemail line, 862-800-6805, with your name, the name of this show, It’s All About Food, and your question to be answered on the next program.
* Listen by phone to hear the live broadcast at 1-712-775-6850.
* Call Caryn’s personal archive number to hear the most recent five episodes of It’s All About Food: 1-701-719-0885.

Gary De Mattei, Do it Yourself and Make Your Own
Gary De Mattei, Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) co-founder returns to talk with Caryn about getting organized in the kitchen; repairing and renovating instead of throwing away and buying new; making your own foods like tofu and soy milk to minimize plastic packaging.

Dr. Michael Klaper, Moving Medicine Forward

Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition — through a whole food, plant-based diet — and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms. He is a gifted clinician, internationally-recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. In addition to his clinical practice and private consultations with patients, he is a passionate and devoted educator of physicians and other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice and integrative medicine.

Dr. Klaper is the author of Vegan Nutrition; Pure & Simple and has produced numerous health videos, webinars and dozens of articles for both scientific journals and the popular press. As a source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs, Food for Thought and the award-winning movie, Diet for a New America (based on the book of the same name). Dr. Klaper teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” and he is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and our planet.

Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972. He served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and received training in surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospital in Vancouver. Additionally, he was trained in obstetrics at the University of California Hospital, San Francisco.

As his medical career progressed, Dr. Klaper began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult-onset diabetes and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed, animal product-based, Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).

Dr. Klaper served as Director of the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research from 1992 through 2015, where he conducted a study that focused on people who ate a completely plant-based or vegan diet. Dr. Klaper practiced acute care medicine in New Zealand for three years and from 2009 through 2018, served on staff at the TrueNorth Health Center, North America’s premier nutritionally-based medical clinic that specializes in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole food, plant-based diet. A member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Klaper was a member of the American Medical Student Association’s Nutrition Task Force and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Plantrician Project and the “International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention.” For over 10 years, Dr. Klaper hosted a popular medical information radio program “Sounds of Healing” on WPFW in Washington, DC and KAOI on Maui, Hawaii. Dr. Michael Klaper is licensed to practice medicine in California and Hawaii.

Ocean Robbins, 31-Day Food Revolution
Ocean Robbins is co-founder and CEO of the Food Revolution Network, which is a global community of 500,000+ members standing up for healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food for all. Working with his dad and colleague, 2-million copy bestselling author John Robbins, Ocean has hosted and organized online summits and classes which have reached more than a million participants from 190+ nations. Ocean also serves as an adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, and as founder of Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!), a global non-profit organization which he launched at age 16, and directed for 20 years. Ocean has led live in-person events and public presentations for more than 200,000 people from 65+ nations. He is a recipient of many awards, including the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award for distinguished contribution to the humanities and social sciences, and the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service.

Janet Kalish, Freeganism and Food Waste
Janet Kalish is an animal lover, retired Spanish high school teacher, vegan and freegan. She is an active member of the NYC group in which she gives trash tours, helps organize film nights and discussions, Really Really Free Markets and DIY events, all with the purpose of educating and encouraging people to be less wasteful and to realize how our current system is abusing our planet and its inhabitants. By sharing, repurposing, salvaging and reusing, by living with a heightened sensitivity to the barrage of advertising and a will to resist it, we may stave off the horrifying trends that are dramatically altering our world.

Part I: Nadja Pinnavaia, EUPHEBE HEALTHCARE

Nadja has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from King’s College, London, and a Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Prior to founding Euphebe, Nadja was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in London, and subsequently founded WhiteCap, working with a number of large consumer goods companies, reviving under-performing brands. She is a board member of the Institute of Responsible Nutrition and holds the Certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.


Part II: Dean Ornish, MD and Anne Ornish, Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

Dean Ornish, MD
Dr. Dean Ornish is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of six books, all national bestsellers. He has received numerous honors, including the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

Anne Ornish
Anne Ornish is vice president of program development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. She is the creator of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine digital platform, including and Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains healthcare professionals and participants throughout the country. Anne Ornish has more than twenty-five years of advanced training in yoga and meditation and was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal.

Part I: Jovita Oruwari, MD

Jovita Oruwari, MD, joined Mercy Clinic as a surgical oncologist. She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. She attended New Jersey Medical School, had residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey and a fellowship at Hasbro Hospital. Mercy Clinic is a multi-specialty, physician-led group affiliated with Mercy hospitals in St. Louis, Washington, Mo., and Crystal City, Mo.

Part II: Robert Ostfeld, MD

Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., a cardiologist, is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein. Dr. Ostfeld earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa; his MD from Yale University School of Medicine; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld completed his medical internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship and research fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education and clinical research. He earned the Outstanding Full Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents; the Program Director’s Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology Fellowship; and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.

Hope Bohanec and Justin Van Kleeck, Humane Hoax Online Summit
As we successfully expose the animal agriculture industry for its cruelty and environmental impact, the clever industry marketers keep reacting with more “humane” labels, more small-scale tall tales, and more feel-good falsehoods. It has never been more important to educate on the truth behind the industry lies. Bringing together a knowledgeable panel of experts on this issue, we hope to expose animal agriculture’s humane-washing with fresh insight into the humane hoax. Please join us in January for this exciting free event!

Free Registration

Hope Bohanec
Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 25 years and published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement, and serves as Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns. Hope is also the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, California based vegan advocacy organization. Before this, Hope offered her organizational talents as the Campaigns Director at In Defense of Animals. Hope is the primary organizer for UPC’s annual Conscious Eating Conference at UC Berkeley as well as the Sonoma County VegFest and the Berkeley Earth Day.

Justin Van Kleeck
Justin Van Kleeck has a Ph.D. in English and is a freelance writer, educator, and community organizer. Justin spends most of his time working at the Triangle Chicken Advocates microsanctuary, which he and his wife founded in 2014, and which inspired them to start The Microsanctuary Movement later that year. He also founded and contributes to the radical vegan blog Striving with Systems. Justin currently serves as the Sanctuary & Microsanctuary Advisor for A Well-Fed World.

It’s All About Food
Loading Downloads