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Here's what you can expect from listening to “Jennifer Zee - Plant-based & Happy”
My true passion is all about helping educate YOU the listener on Food + Fitness + Wellness.
I educate through my own story and experiences on a multitude of topics including: Inflammatory conditions, women's health, plant-based nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, to teach you how you can be your most powerful self every day. From interviews with today’s top health, fitness, wellness and spirituality experts, Jennifer Zee - Plant-based & Happy is a motivational and informative platform for all things plant-based.
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Here's what you can expect from listening to “Jennifer Zee - Plant-based & Happy”
My true passion is all about helping educate YOU the listener on Food + Fitness + Wellness.
I educate through my own story and experiences on a multitude of topics including: Inflammatory conditions, women's health, plant-based nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, to teach you how you can be your most powerful self every day. From interviews with today’s top health, fitness, wellness and spirituality experts, Jennifer Zee - Plant-based & Happy is a motivational and informative platform for all things plant-based.
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Plant-based Foods that Heal with Marina Yanay-Triner from Soul in the Raw
In this Season 2 episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast, I had the wonderful Marina Yanay-Triner from Soul in the Raw on. Marina is a plant-based health coach and recipe developer. Marina creates quick, easy, and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet rich in fresh foods, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She helps clients go and stick to plant-based eating through her one on one and group coaching programs. Marina went vegan over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease (Interstitial cystitis). She has been able to reverse her own PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. She is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as holistic and co-dependent. In this episode Marina and I chat about: ➤ Reversing Interstitial Cystitis with plant-based nutrition. ➤ The link between PMS, PTSD and poor dietary choices.    ➤ Creating quick, easy and delicious meals for busy people. ➤ Convenient meal planning ideas. ➤ Navigating a restaurant menu. ➤ Why I’m sick of talking about protein. ➤ Decoding nutrients and micronutrients. ➤ Replacing traditional meat and cheese with simple ingredients. RESOURCES: Marina’s Website: www.soulintheraw.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulintheraw/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarinaatSoulintheRaw/ Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/SoulintheRaw/ For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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November 6, 2019
Alkalizing Your Body for Optimal Health - with Dana the founder of "My Alkaline Recipes"
In this Season 2 episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast, I had the amazing Dana, founder of My Alkaline Recipes on. Dana has been a great inspiration for me so naturally I wanted to have her on to share her plant-based journey of how she began to benefit from an alkaline diet. She also shares her top tips on making delicious meals that everyone will love and more! Dana is the founder of My Alkaline Recipes, an Instagram based platform with Alkaline Vegan Recipes that are based on Dr. Sebi's Nutritional guide. Dana is passionate about healthy living and love creating recipes that help change the way people perceive food. In this episode Dana and I chat about: ➤ The benefits of eating alkaline food. ➤ Overcoming excuses.   ➤ Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide. ➤ Simplifying plant-based nutrition. ➤ Raw VS cooked.  ➤ Making exciting plant-based meals. ➤ 6 fundamental food groups according to Dr. Sebi. ➤ Choosing the right cleanse for your body. ➤ The best way to optimize health with food RESOURCES: Dana’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myalkalinerecipes/ For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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October 16, 2019
Demystifying Muscle Activation Techniques with Jenny Kong
In this Season 2 episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Jenny Kong, my very own Muscle Activation Specialist! If you haven’t heard of MAT yet, you could be missing out on the key element needed to rebalance your body, increase muscle function and range of motion, experience faster recovery time, better workouts and finally, to achieve your highest quality of life yet. Jen is the owner of Parallel Fitness Studio, a Personal Training Studio, voted best fitness centre by the community of Richmond Hill. She is a Kinesiologist alumni from University of Toronto and a Personal Trainer and Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist. Jen has worked with people of all ages, from athletes, to clients with MS, Parkinsons disease, lyme disease, stroke, surgery recovery, injury, joint replacement and arthritis among others. She has an exceptional understanding of not just physical activity, but biomechanics and human anatomy and uses all of that to create workouts that build you up instead of break you down. As a twin mom, she understood first hand postpartum how body aches and pain can affect everyday performance and has been since an advocate of a “less is more” philosophy. She focuses on finding weak, underused muscles that aren’t firing optimally and strengthening those to create a more balanced muscular system. Every workout is dictated by the client’s body and structural needs and not based on protocols or the latest trends. She is totally passionate about health and wellness; and has spent over a decade in this industry educating clients about their bodies and how to work smarter, not just harder. Jen’s proudest accomplishments are her twin girls and the time she went back stage and did a MAT treatment session on Phil Collen, Def Leppard’s Lead guitarist and his wife during their concert in Toronto. In this episode Jen and I chat about: ➤ What is Muscle Activation Techniques? ➤ Comparing MAT to other therapies. ➤ Finding the root cause of pain. ➤ Locating weakness in the body. Psst... It’s not always where you think it is. ➤ How the body begins to overcompensate for muscle weakness.   ➤ The true purpose of exercise. ➤ How an injury manifests. ➤ Workouts that focus on building you up rather than tearing you down. ➤ Comparing social media ‘mom life’ to the real thing. ➤ Dieting regrets. RESOURCES: Website: http://www.parallelfitness.ca/ Jen’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/trainatparallel Facebook: www.facebook.com/ParallelFitness For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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September 13, 2019
The Relatable Vegan with Mario Fabbri the Creator of "Trying Vegan with Mario"
On this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast I had the incredible opportunity to chat with the creator of “Trying Vegan with Mario" Mario Fabbri hosts a cooking show called “Trying Vegan with Mario” where he is on a mission to learn the best plant-based recipes from vegan experts. Trying Vegan with Mario airs on channel 1 in NYC and is streaming on Roku. Growing up Mario’s dad owned an Italian Sausage factory and for a long time he anticipated taking it over. The sausage factory was a big part of his family tradition. At 18 years old he moved from his home in Chicago to Colorado, and at 20 years old, started a video production company filming food commercials for television. Everything was about creating the most ‘droolworthy’ meaty, fried, cheesy food shots to entice people. Mario became interested in vegan food when his business partner lost 100 pounds by eating plant-based. After that he began learning as much as he could about plant-based nutrition. During this time, he had to stop making unhealthy commercials and learn how to spread a healthier message. That’s what inspired Trying Vegan with Mario. The viewers learn about vegan cooking and benefits through his experience. It’s about delicious food that everyone can make. In this episode Mario and I chat about: ➤ How not being able to relate to other vegan content led him to create “Trying Vegan with Mario” ➤ The basics for going plant-based ➤ Easy and delicious plant-based food for everyone ➤ How plant-based nutrition is helping people operate at a higher level ➤ Building a plant-powered business ➤ Letting go of old habits and making room for new ideas ➤ A new approach to Veganism ➤ Constructive ways to give people the tools they need to become plant-based ➤ Following your true passion in life RESOURCES: On Instagram: @mariofabbri_tryingvegan On Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/224593/trying-vegan-with-mario Mario's Website: www.tryingveganwithmario.com For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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August 26, 2019
Coming Hoame to Yourself with Stephanie Kersta and Carolyn Plater
In this Season 2 episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with not one but two amazing guests about their peacefully chic meditation studio in my hometown of Toronto, Canada. Stephanie Kersta MSc, RP and Carolyn Plater MSW, RSW are master's level clinicians in the field of mental health and health with over a decade of experience in private clinical practices, psychiatric, hospital, community and policy levels, and teaching appointments at McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Humber College, Durham College and Ontario Learn.  Together they founded Hoame, North America’s largest modern meditation studio, and with Ease Inc., they utilize their expertise and knowledge in the field of neuroscience, psychology, mental health and wellness to approach mental health education, and corporate health and wellness in fresh, creative and modern ways to disrupt the status quo and create solutions that actually work.  Stephanie or “Steph” is known for her sarcastic sense of humor, is a clinical therapist, certified mindfulness practitioner, and educator and researcher for a number of academic institutions. When she isn’t in a session, or talking the ears off a group of students, you can find her snuggling her rescue pup Hemingway, paddle-boarding at her cottage with her hubby, travelling as much as she can, or cooking some yummy vegan meals for her friends and family. Carolyn, Plater Or “gigs” (short for giggles because she’s always laughing) is a clinical therapist, certified yoga instructor, and educator and researcher for a number of academic institutions. When she isn’t in front of a lecture hall or with a client, you can find her in her yoga room, at the spa, or laughing over a great plant-based meal with her friends and family. Carolyn is also a wannabe voyager having visited over 30 countries and counting. In this episode Stephanie, Carolyn and I chat about: ➤ Accessible meditation for everyone. ➤ Creating a chic meditation space in Toronto, Canada. ➤ The science behind modern meditation. ➤ Reducing stress and anxiety without adverse side effects. ➤ Meditation and a healthy digestive system.   ➤ The one thing that Steph and Carolyn see time and time again on the faces of the people who leave their classes. ➤ How to extend your post meditation feel-good vibes long after class has ended. RESOURCES: Hoame Website: https://hoame.ca/ For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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August 6, 2019
The Secrets to Beautiful Hair, Looking Younger, and Feeling Incredible with Monica Otero
Season 2 of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast is ramping up and this episode is full of juicy tips on how to optimize your health and look great during the process! Monica Otero has found her empowerment and contribution to society, via that of wellness, veganism and health. Her primary focus is guiding people into a state of alkalinity, which improves everything from their outward appearance, to daily thoughts, emotions, and cognitive reasoning. Determining the US as the "Dehydration Nation", with millions of Americans walking around in a zombie like state, she is intent on raising awareness to anyone she can touch. For this reason, Monica uses her knowledge to educate her friends, followers, clients, and anyone who will listen. Through her dedication to her posts, she has influenced thousands of people around the world to rethink what, and how they eat. She is a devout yogi, and has logged over 600 hours of yoga practicing daily, over the past several years. Along with HIIT training, Yoga has changed helped her find true enlightenment, and is the perfect complement to living a cruelty free lifestyle.  Her life has come full circle, and her ambition to help people discover the benefits of living a plant-based diet, is stronger than ever. Her gift of writing and eagerness to spread messages of positivity, allow her to post articles that are written with love and total conviction. Her goal to get people motivated to live a life a positivity, stemming from the food eaten, the body staying hydrated and free of chemicals, is what keeps her passion for true wellness so strong.  In this episode Monica and I chat about: ➤ How to hold your own as a vegan around non-vegan friends and family members ➤ Growing up as a vegan advocate ➤ Learning to take a less aggressive approach to veganism ➤ Why putting labels on everything from plant-based to veganism is causing more harm than good ➤ The one thing in our life that we CAN control, right now ➤ Telltale signs of poor nutrition in a family dynamic ➤ Why you should stop avoiding fruit ➤ Our favourite superfoods ➤ Enhancing beauty with nutrition  RESOURCES: For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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July 25, 2019
Why Many People are Calling Nitric Oxide the 'Miracle Molecule' - with Beth Shirley
Season 2 of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast is moving forward with some talk about a really cool molecule. Coined by some as the ‘Miracle Molecule’  Beth Shirley explains why she is so passionate about nitric oxide.  Beth Shirley has developed expertise as a pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist during a 40+ year career. This experience spans wellness department development and management, dietary supplement integration, new product formulations and integrative medical practice development. Beth provides clinical nutrition services for wellness-focused individuals across the entire age spectrum. Her specialties include stress-induced hormonal imbalance, intestinal dysfunction, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory issues, detoxification, and super-normal oxidative stress. Over the last nine years Beth has spent time working with some of the leading thought leaders in the world of nitric oxide research and through this has developed an in-depth knowledge on the topic and its potential applications in Patient care. In this episode Beth and I chat about: ➤Healing over suppressing symptoms ➤Food as medicine ➤Targeted nutrients ➤Resolving intestinal dysfunction ➤Reversing brain fog ➤Secrets to training like an athlete in less time ➤What nitric oxide is and how it affects the body ➤How to increase nitric oxide with food and supplementation ➤Increasing sexual response with nitric oxide for women  RESOURCES: Berkeley Life website: www.berkeleylife.com  Promo Code: is currently unavailable until further notice.  For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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July 9, 2019
From a Mentally Ill Butcher to a Passionate Vegan - The Complete Lifestyle Transformation of Fraser Bayley
I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Season 2 of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy Podcast then to share this incredible story! In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Fraser Bayley.  Fraser has an unusual story – having gone from being a mentally ill butcher to a passionate vegan advocate, bodybuilder and online strength & nutrition coach. In a struggle to overcome serious mental illness including bi-polar disorder, ADHD (a learning disability) and severe social anxiety, Fraser chose to walk away from the butchery industry for good. He never realized how health, fitness and veganism would then come together as transform his life in many amazing ways. Today Fraser operates an online vegan health and fitness brand called Evolving Alpha with his wife Lauren, which helps other vegans, curious non-vegans & high performing entrepreneurs get, healthy, strong & achieve a higher state of peak performance through a range of plant based, vegan nutrition programs and coaching options. In this episode Fraser and I chat about: ➤ His spiritual journey from butcher to vegan ➤ The truth about where meat comes from, how animals are treated and the bacteria that is found in what’s considered ‘clean’ cuts of meat ➤ Today’s alpha male and how this term is evolving with the help of plant-based nutrition ➤ Why more men are becoming vegan ➤ Dealing with food addiction ➤ Why we shouldn’t be afraid of carbohydrates ➤ Factors that may be sabotaging weight loss on a plant-based diet ➤ Where he gets his protein ➤ Becoming the best version of yourself RESOURCES: Fraser’s website: https://evolvingalpha.mykajabi.com Instagram: @evolvingalpha For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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June 25, 2019
Optimizing Health, Reducing Stress and Reversing Most Chronic Diseases - with Dr. Dean Ornish & Anne Ornish
"All diseases have this one thing in common..." In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with return guest Dr. Dean Ornish who is a pioneer in the plant-based world and his amazing wife Anne Ornish.  Dr. Ornish recently appeared on the Ellen Show talking about how simple lifestyle changes can reverse most chronic diseases, an important topic from his newest book Undoit!. Both Anne and Dr. Ornish received the New York Times Bestselling Author accolade for writing this lifesaving book. Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit 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.  Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” Anne Ornish is vice president of program development at the non-profit Preventative Medicine Research Institute. She created and directs Ornish Lifestyle Medicine's digital platform, including Ornish.com and Empower, an online ecosystem for providers, participants and alumni of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Programs. Anne has over 20 years of advanced training in yoga and meditation and was featured o the cover of Yoga Journal. In this episode Dr. Ornish, Anne Ornish and I chat about: ➤ Chronic stress and how it can manifest into chronic illness and disease ➤ The many ways in which our perspective of stress affects our overall health ➤ Alzheimer’s disease and prevention ➤ Dynamics of stress and how it is possible to change our perspective on what we cannot control ➤ Creating a buffer space in the middle of a high-stress day ➤ Benefits of abdominal breathing ➤ The one thing that all diseases have in common ➤ Loving more ➤ Health issues in men and women related to chronic stress ➤ Why stress can make you look and feel older ➤ Implementing self-care does not mean you're selfish RESOURCES: Dr. Dean Ornish: https://twitter.com/DeanOrnishMD Ornish Lifestyle Med: https://twitter.com/OrnishLifestyle Book: https://undoitbook.com/ Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.   For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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June 11, 2019
Taking Veganism to New Heights - with Jay Brave
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Jay Brave. Vegan Performer.  Consultant.  Entrepreneur.  Empath and Activist   Jay Brave is a creative entrepreneur, broadcaster and activist. His expertise is in business policy and planning, sustainable futurism and critical race theory. He creates multimedia content for his clients as well as via his social channels and websites. Jay has made community-based films in a search for ethnic identity in his remit as the project co-ordinator for the Centre for British African Caribbean Studies (CBACS) and is now head of marketing and communications for The Africa Centre.” In this episode Jay and I chat about: ➤ The ethical side of plant-based living ➤ The inspiration behind his video “Vegan SHUT UP Freestyle“ ➤ Reasons why it’s better to be plant-based ➤ Dealing with negative feedback regarding veganism ➤ How your perspective of the world changes when you go vegan ➤ Raising vegan children ➤ Vegan advocates that inspire Jay ➤ The best vegan restaurants in the world! RESOURCES: Follow Jay Brave on Instagram @jaybrave Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ P.S. Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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June 4, 2019
Taking Small Steps Toward a Huge Life with Confidence - with Diane Randall
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Diane Randall. Diane Randall, M.A., is an author, consultant, college instructor, and professional speaker to busy professionals seeking to strike a healthy, harmonious balance between their work and their “real lives.” She teaches whole life wellness methods via webinars, workshops, as a keynote speaker, and offers private consulting. Diane has shared her insights on life balance, plant-based nutrition, health, and self-care topics with nationally recognized publications, radio shows, and television including the Oprah show.  In this episode Diane and I chat about: ➤ Taking small steps toward a huge life ➤ How she became a globetrotting wellness consultant ➤ How to stay focused on long-term goals ➤ Preventing negative self-talk from getting in the way of achieving success ➤ Discovering and learning to live our life purpose ➤ Not letting fear get in the way ➤ Whole living RESOURCES: Learn more about Diane at www.dianerandallconsults.com Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ P.S. Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
40:53
May 21, 2019
Why it Takes More Than a Healthy Diet to Achieve Optimal Health - with Olivia Kelly
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Olivia Kelly. Olivia Kelly, MPH, began her lifelong expedition in healthcare by starting a fitness training business in her undergrad days at UCLA, where she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. After gigs teaching surfing on Maui and writing for the Rough Guides, her father informed her that she would have to go indoors to earn a living.  A stint working in the first dot com boom for an early internet service provider got her thinking about how to harness social networks and mass communication to inspire healthier lifestyles.   Her writing and communications background led her to a communications director and speechwriter role with a Los Angeles city councilmember, whom she helped position for a subsequent role as U.S. Congresswoman.   It was her experience in the council deputy job that inspired Olivia to study health policy. After graduating from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in 2013, in the department of Health Policy and Management, Olivia worked at UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, spearheading an impact investing project focused on improving population health throughout the lifecourse.   An idea Olivia first developed in one of her MPH courses just wouldn't go away, and, a few iterations later, is what has now become WellStart Health. Olivia is perpetually excited about sharing the innumerable benefits of a healthy lifestyle with others.  Her favorite vegetable is eggplant – yes, a nightshade -- and she loves spending time with her family, running, surfing, skiing, camping, traveling, and cleaning up cereal spills, along with an affinity for Latin American culture. In this episode Olivia and I chat about: ➤ Why a healthy diet alone will not help you to achieve optimal health ➤ Social media’s positive and negative impact on plant-based Living ➤ Celebrity influence on the plant-based movement ➤ Preventing, reversing and dialling back disease ➤ How our culture of convenience is killing us ➤ What is lifestyle medicine? ➤ Why support is so important to healthy living success ➤ The physical, emotional and financial effects of sick employees ➤ How to avoid getting caught up in the nitty gritty details of plant-based nutrition ➤ How to listening to your body RESOURCES: Olivia's Website: www.wellstarthealth.com Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ P.S. Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
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May 7, 2019
Is There Ever a Reason to Give Up on the Vegan Lifestyle? - with Michelle Muench AKA Banana Blondie
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Michelle Muench AKA the @bananablondie108 Michelle is such an amazing person and with her hilarious videos and real talk about all things yoga and plant-based, I quickly became a huge fan of hers. In our conversation, we talked about her more recent YouTube video "I'm No Longer Vegan" and in light of the current trend of some influencers who have left the vegan lifestyle, she answers the burning question: Is there ever a reason to give up on the vegan lifestyle? There's so much packed into our conversation and I can't wait for you to listen! P.S. You have to check out her profile on Instagram because her yoga videos are jaw dropping! To say that she is an inspiration to me and one of the reasons why I decided to give yoga another try is an understatement.  Michelle Muench is a 42-year-old yoga enthusiast, mother of two, and vegan advocate.  She began practicing yoga back in 2000 as a way to deal with chronic back pain.  Since then, it has been her passion to share the many benefits of yoga.   Her website, ThrivingPlantBased.com is where she shares her yoga classes and knowledge of the plant based lifestyle to help people live happier, healthier and more compassionate lives.   In this episode Michelle and I chat about: ➤Her journey to the vegan lifestyle. ➤Michelle’s more recent YouTube video “I’m No Longer Vegan.” ➤Top reasons why some new vegans return to eating meat. ➤Overcoming bloating on the plant-based diet. ➤How and why yoga and the vegan lifestyle go hand-in-hand. ➤How to keep your life-long yoga practice fresh and exciting. ➤How yoga can help reproductive issues like PCOS, endometriosis and Interstitial cystitis. RESOURCES:  Michelle’s website: https://thrivingplantbased.com Instagram handle: @bananablondie108 Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ P.S. Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
32:41
April 23, 2019
The Consequences Tied to Eating Processed Meat and Dairy Products to You and the Animals who Produce it
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the privilege to chat with Dr. Neal Barnard. I have been following Dr. Barnard's work for quite some time and had the opportunity to attend one of his talks with the Physicians Committee in November in my hometown Toronto, Canada and knew that I had to have him on the podcast. Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.   Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 80 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers.   As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted four PBS television programs on nutrition and health, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians,a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students. His research contributed to the acceptance of plant-based diets in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, DC, as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care.     Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.  In this episode Dr. Barnard and I chat about: ➤ His work to develop higher ethical standards in medical research. ➤ The psychological consequences when using animals for research. ➤ How to deepen your compassion for all living creatures and the positive effects that this produces. ➤ What cows really go through to produce dairy products. ➤ Why cheese is so hard to give up. ➤ The connection between certain types of cancers and processed meats. ➤ Are grass-fed and/or lean meats better for you? ➤ What to cut out of your life right now for optimal health benefits. RESOURCES: https://www.pcrm.org/  Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ P.S. Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
32:35
April 9, 2019
Why Medication Should be the Last Resort with Dr. Pam Popper
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the honour and privilege to chat with Dr. Pam Popper, an idol of mine who has been a great resource for me on my journey to plant-based living.  She is a game changer when it comes to advocating for your health and wellbeing, so naturally I had to have her on the show! Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health.  The company offers educational programs for consumer and healthcare providers that facilitate evidence-base, collaborative and informed decision making for health-related matters. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C.  She served as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed Peopleand Making a Killingand appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011.  She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. She is the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.  Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in Food Choices, which was released in September 2016, and is co-author of the companion book for this film. She also  appears in Diet Fiction, which was released in January 2019, and authored the companion book for this film as well. Dr. Popper is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients’ right to choose their health provider and method of care.  She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified twice in front of the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.   In this episode Dr. Popper and I chat about: ➤ Early onset of puberty and the connection to obesity. ➤ Why oral contraceptives are problematic? ➤ Fertility issues. ➤ Cancer risks for women. ➤ Is PMDD a myth? ➤ How plant-based nutrition is playing a huge role in women’s health. ➤ How to get started on your plant-based journey. ➤ The dangers of consuming dairy. ➤ Deficiencies. ➤ Estrogen dominance. ➤ The one ‘drug’ that actually works. ➤ Problems that develop after a hysterectomy and ways to avoid them. ➤ Making medication a last resort. RESOURCES: www.drpampopper.com www.wellnessforumhealth.com Email: pampopper@msn.com Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.  Until next time, stay happy, healthy & plant-based! For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis  website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
37:54
March 25, 2019
The Biggest Killer in North America and the Best way to Prevent and Reverse this Disease with Dr. Dean Ornish
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Dr. Dean Ornish who is a pioneer in the plant-based world.  After recently reading his newest book Undoit! I knew that I had to have him on the podcast. Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit 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.  Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” In this episode Dr. Ornish and I chat about: ➤ Working at a deeper level to prevent and reverse disease and food addiction ➤ Many other early stage diseases ➤ Lifestyle changes that can lengthen our lifespan ➤ One thing that all diseases have in common ➤ What’s better than Viagra? ➤ Gene expression ➤ Managing stress ➤ Dangers of eating red meat ➤ Overcoming food addiction ➤ Depression ➤ Sustainability RESOURCES: Dr. Dean Ornish: https://twitter.com/DeanOrnishMD Ornish Lifestyle Med: https://twitter.com/OrnishLifestyle Book: https://undoitbook.com/ Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.   For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis  website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
35:33
March 12, 2019
The Powerful Benefits of Biophilic Design with Tania De Gasperis
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Tania De Gasperis! Tania De Gasperis is a multi-disciplinary designer with a passion for Futures Thinking. She is currently completing her Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. Her thesis focuses on empathy through nature and the benefits of Biophilia in the built environment. Tania recently co-founded a design company called "Over Under Inside Out" which creates futures driven products. Her first product is a virtual heartbeat for plants and will launch on Kickstarter in February 2019.  She is also a graduate of Y Combinator's 2018 Startup School and an Imagination Catalyst Incubator alumni.  In this episode Tania and I chat about: ➤ Developing empathy through nature. ➤ The benefits of Biophilia in the built environment. ➤ Forest bathing. ➤ Reconnecting to nature in a busy modern world. ➤ How plants help to reduce stress and create calm. ➤ Designing a tranquil environment.   RESOURCES: www.overunderinsideout.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/overunderinsideout/ Tania's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taniadegasperis/ Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.   For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis  website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
20:54
March 5, 2019
The Power of Reiki and Aromatherapy in Your Thirties - with Amy Rempel
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Amy Rempel. Amy Rempel is married, a busy mom with two kids and currently runs two businesses, one as a Holistic Wellness Advocate and she is also in the process of opening up her own online retail store. She has her degree in Communication Studies, is a Certified Exercise Nutritional Advisor, Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner. She is also a best-selling author of “I'm 30, Now What?” and just released her second co-authored book called “On Her Plate”. Amy is a well-versed entrepreneur with 15 years of experience of either running or solely owning a business. She also teaches and trains women who are looking for a change or looking to add a sustainable business model to their current company utilizing essential oils to further their purpose. In this episode Amy and I chat about: ➤ The various healing modalities that are perfect for those entering their thirties and beyond. ➤ Reiki - How to unlock the power behind this technique by opening up to it. ➤ Decoding Aromatherapy - How to chose the right oil. ➤ Amy shares her favourite DIY all-natural cleaner recipe. ➤ How food, fitness and wellness work cohesively to help us thrive. ➤ PMS symptoms. ➤ Reflecting on the past. RESOURCES: Amy's Book:  www.goldenbrickroad.pub (use CODE: Amy20 for 20% off) Amy's Website: www.amyrempel.com 
35:32
February 19, 2019
Finding Freedom through Natural Products that Actually Work - with Ira Green
After being diagnosed with an inflammatory condition, and learning about all of the foods that contribute to inflammatory flare-ups, I still wasn’t entirely educated on the effects of harmful chemicals and how they may be contributing to my condition.  After chatting with a past guest about chemical-free living, I started to really think about what I was putting on my skin and inevitably into my body on a daily basis.  I decided to slowly start making the transition to natural products and figured that my daily clinical deodorant should be the first to go! And so, my quest began…   I was getting pretty discouraged with trying to find a deodorant comparable to my clinical version that is, until I found Freedom.  You can head over to the Jennifer Zee website to read all about my findings but for now I’m super excited because I have the CEO and founder of Freedom Ira Green.   Ira Green is the CEO and founder of Freedom Deodorant. Citing “Mother and Dishwasher” as her occupation right beside “CEO and founder,” she is fiercely loyal and devoted to her daughters and friends.  “A couple of years ago, three of my friends were diagnosed with breast cancer,” recalls Ira. “Their doctor recommended that they use natural cosmetic and hygienic products, including staying away from normal antiperspirant. According to the FDA, antiperspirant is a 'drug'—did you know that? I didn’t, and I decided to never touch it again! Well, that wasn’t so easy. The alternatives didn’t work. They smelled like trees, or had to be scooped out of a pot, or had perfumes in them, or claimed to be 'all-natural' when they weren’t. So I was left with the question of what to do. My answer was to make my own all-natural deodorant in my kitchen, just for me, my daughters and my friends.”  Fast forward two years and Freedom Deodorant is sold at the Four Seasons, Miraval, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton, Anthropoligie and many others. This was done with lots of hard work. Ira never paid influencers or took money from big investors, though that would have made it easier. Freedom is a small company that supports The Caring Place, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Ira has a passion for helping anyone who has been affected by cancer to lead an easier life, and we just had the opportunity to sponsor a couple of kids battling cancer to go to summer camp!”  In this episode Ira and I chat about: ➤ Making natural feel normal and luxurious. ➤ How to determine if a product is actually natural. ➤ The top  beauty and hygiene products lurking in our cupboards that we should replace with a natural version right away. ➤ Top chemicals to avoid. ➤ Women in business. ➤ Finding the right mentor. ➤ Overcoming business disasters. ➤ How to break through tunnel vision to see the impact that we are having on the people around us. ➤ Balancing out good and bad days as an entrepreneur ➤ Women supporting women. RESOURCES: https://freedomdeodorant.com For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit:plantbasedmasterysummit.com
45:03
February 14, 2019
How Plant-based Living is Changing the Bodybuilding Industry with Mark Chapman
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with Pro Vegan Bodybuilder Mark Chapman.   Mark is a 51-year-old pro vegan bodybuilder. He has been vegan for 11 years and was vegetarian for 10 years prior. Mark is also a retired police Sergeant from Southern California and now lives in Central Oregon. He originally went vegan because of the inhumane conditions of animal agriculture. After seeing the enormous health benefits of a plant-based diet he decided that he could never go back. Mark is an athlete ambassador for Switch4Good and sponsored by Gains in Bulk. One of the major questions that I have often wondered about is, if a bodybuilder eating a typical bodybuilders' diet consisting of animal protein, decides to go plant-based and wants to compete as a vegan bodybuilder, how long do you think they should wait before they can actually call themselves a vegan bodybuilder? Do they wait? And is there an element of false advertising? Mark tackles these questions and more while he shares his secrets to looking and feeling his best over 50. In this episode Mark and I chat about: ➤How the plant-based lifestyle helps to reduce inflammation within the body. ➤Feeling your best over 50. ➤The truth about testosterone in the bodybuilding industry. ➤Problems with the typical bodybuilder’s diet and what happens when a bodybuilder goes plant-based? ➤How the average, out of shape, over 45 year-old guy can turn it around and get into the best shape of his life. ➤How being plant-based is giving bodybuilder’s an edge on the competition! Resources: Follow Mark on Instagram: @markthemightyvegan For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit:plantbasedmasterysummit.com
48:52
February 14, 2019
Uncovering and Repairing Hormonal Issues with Dr. Hillary Webster
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Dr. Hillary Webster. Dr. Hillary Webster is a naturopathic doctor who practices in Toronto with a focus on Women’s Hormonal Health. She helps burned-out and exhausted women uncover and repair their hormone and nutrient imbalances to get their world-conquering energy back. After undergoing her own health struggles and feeling frustrated when people told her that her hormone issues were "all in her head", Dr. Hillary embarked on a journey to find a better answer for herself. Today, she is a self-proclaimed Hormone Advocate who helps find better answers for her patients.  In this episode Dr. Hillary and I chat about: ➤ Naturopathic Medicine and the important role that it plays in women's health. ➤ Fatigue/exhaustion - Waking up feeling tired. ➤ Listening to your body. ➤ Brain fog. ➤ PMS, PMDD, and Menopause. ➤ The mind-body connection. ➤ PCOS and Endometriosis. ➤ Is it all in our head? How to begin to deal with hormonal issues. ➤ Infertility ➤ Hormonal testing, thyroid issues, and liver support. RESOURCES: Hillary Webster, ND Naturopathic Doctor www.websternaturopathic.com For healthy tips and energy updates visit https://www.facebook.com/drwebsternd/ Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.   For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis  website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
40:08
February 12, 2019
Making Over Meditation with Founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation Suze Yalof Schwartz
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to connect with Suze Yalof Schwartz, the founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation in Los Angeles, California, the world's first drop-in secular meditation studio.  Not too long ago my husband and I discovered Unplug Meditation on recommendation from my father-in-law and it was the very first time we had ever experienced a drop-in style, group meditation session. We travel often and the 'drop-in fitness class' style is perfect for us, but I had never imagined that this could apply to meditation until we found the Unplug studio.  One thing led to another and I ended up with Suze’s book 'Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers' in my hands and couldn’t put it down.  I knew right then and there that I had to have Suze on the podcast and luckily, she graciously accepted my invitation! Suze was a fashion editor and "makeover guru" working at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour Magazine with regular appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, and more. Once she discovered meditation, she was determined to keep doing it, but she could not find a place to easily learn and practice. After taking hundreds of hours of classes, reading every book possible, and listening to podcasts and lectures from the world's most famous meditation teachers, Suze realized that meditation needed a makeover and she was the one to do it. Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, accessible, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves. In this episode Suze and I chat about: ➤ Trading the glamorous world of fashion for meditation ➤ The unique way that Unplug is reaching busy stressed-out people ➤ Being ahead of the mindfulness trend ➤ How meditation changes the structure of your brain ➤ Why meditation is so addictive (in a good way) ➤ Demystifying the practice of Tapping ➤ What the near future has in store for Unplug Resources: Unplug: Guided Meditation App 30-Day Meditation Challenge iTunes listing Unplug Press Lena George: https://www.unplug.com/teachers-new/lena-george Thank - you for listening.  If you love this podcast, feel free to like, comment and share.  For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: jenniferzee.com/  If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit:plantbasedmasterysummit.com
35:12
January 24, 2019
Can Your Dog go Plant-based? Lindsay Rubin - Vice President of V-dog Weighs In
Can my dog really go plant-based? Have you ever pondered this question? Find out the answer in this episode! Lindsay Rubin is the Vice President of v-dog, a vegan dog food company. In this episode she talks all about advocating for animal rights, what led her to Veganism and how she is leading the V-Dog team into the future of vegan pet food. Visit V-Dog: https://v-dog.com Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
23:25
January 16, 2019
How Plant-based Living is Giving Busy Moms Super Powers - with Emily Wood
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to reconnect with my friend, busy mom and entrepreneur, Emily Wood. Emily and I met during the creation of my plant-based online summit and she was such a fantastic speaker with incredibly valuable information on transitioning to the plant-based lifestyle that I had to have her on the podcast.   Emily is a Registered Dietitian, wife and mom of 2 young, energetic boys that are thriving on a plant based diet. She operates her own coaching business where she helps busy moms revive the energy, vitality, and confidence within by adopting a plant based lifestyle for themselves and their family. She is an instructor for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant Based Certificate Program, and is a proud graduate of the program herself. In this episode we discuss:  ➤Overcoming societal pressures placed on busy moms everywhere ➤How plant-based living can help you have a better relationship with your partner, run your business more efficiently and actually have FUN with your kids ➤Plant-based pregnancy ➤How to help your children transition to plant-based foods (even if they have already started eating highly addictive foods like refined sugars and dairy) ➤Why a daily self-care routine is crucial for even the busy mom and entrepreneur  ➤Advice for female health and wellness entrepreneurs on how to find your most authentic voice to attract the right people to your business ➤Emily shares the one thing that she simply cannot live without (you will love her answer!) Resources: Emily’s website - https://emilywoodrd.com/ Plant Based Lifestyle for Busy Moms - https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantbasedlifestylemoms/ Thank-you for listening to this episode.  If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment.   For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis  website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
36:47
January 10, 2019
Alleviating Stress in Minutes with Chel Hamilton of the Meditation Minis Podcast
In the latest episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with my guided meditation idol! I discovered Chel Hamilton's Meditation Minis podcast while scouring Spotify endlessly to find quick and easy ways to relax and alleviate stress. Being a busy person with a short attention span, I wanted to find guided meditations (under 15 minutes) that also packed the powerful benefits that come with longer meditation sessions. I was thrilled when I found Chel's guided meditations that are no longer than 15 minutes! Naturally I wanted to have her on the show and luckily for me she was super awesome and agreed to share her story and insights with me! In this episode we discuss:  ➤ Letting go of old thought patterns ➤ Why a powerful meditation practice doesn't have to take up a lot of your time ➤ How to begin to notice what you're thinking, to be able to notice what you're feeling, outside of a meditation practice ➤ Identifying your own resistance and fears that could be holding you back from your true path ➤ Investigating the possibilities of opportunity ➤ How to sooth biochemical reactions ➤ Building self-esteem ➤ How to set time aside for yourself to incorporate self-care  Resources: Chel's websites: https://meditationminis.com  https://chelhamilton.com  APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id963597166/ SPOTIFIY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4bSTeVDsXWKQCRptxuZnVQ Chel's Event: Radical Reset: A Journey to Your Essential Self Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019 Details and Tickets: https://chelhamilton.com/events Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast spread the love by hitting the subscribe button, like and comment. **For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
31:14
December 27, 2018
Facing Failure and Using it as an Opportunity for Growth with Leah Rochel Weisberg
As women we can begin to diminish our self-worth with our thoughts and by spreading ourselves too thin on a daily basis. We are often too afraid of failing because of our perception of failure itself and this eventually hinders our self-growth. In this episode, Leah and I talk about facing failure, understanding self-worth, breaking through the mental health stigma that women face, and how to begin to incorporate self-care as a top priority! Resources: Leah Weisberg's website: www.dynamic-health.ca Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my 6-weeks to Thriving with Endometriosis website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
27:07
December 10, 2018
Jonathan Keane Redefines What it Means to be Plant-based
Jonathan and talks about why he left the amateur bodybuilding industry and how his health is better than ever nowadays. We go into the nitty gritty details about what some think is a 'clean' diet and how following the traditional bodybuilding diet left Jonathan with high LDL (bad) cholesterol and other health issues. Jonathan shares his story of becoming plant-based and tells us how his newfound lifestyle has been a game-changer in all areas of his life. With his new e-book and YouTube channel coming soon, Jonathan has an incredible line-up in store for us moving into 2019 and beyond! Follow Jonathan's journey on Instagram: @jonathan_b_keane AND Subscribe to Jonathan's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1hpsxL1CSm0aXlAn8z-vg ---- Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ AND Learn from 20 world-renowned experts with my plant-based online summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
30:19
December 3, 2018
8 Minute Holiday Chaos Calming Meditation
Lately I've been relying heavily on my short little meditations to help set the tone for the day and get me through my busiest time of year. I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my meditations with you to help calm the body and reduce stress in a short but highly beneficial session for even the busiest person out there! If you liked this guided meditation, leave a comment and I'll begin to incorporate more meditations like this one.
09:51
November 23, 2018
How to Overcome Life's Biggest Challenges with Meditation
Charlene Gethons is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher & Mindfulness Coach, a motivational speaker and a therapist. In 2013, an accident prompted her to reexamine her life and a year later, she began her masters program in counselling psychology which she completed in the summer of 2017. It was also during this time that Charlene began her own mindfulness journey and today she helps individuals overcome even their biggest hurdles with a mindfulness approach. In our episode, Charlene talks about her journey and how we can all incorporate a mindfulness practice into our lives to help overcome even our biggest challenges. Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ If you’re like me and have endometriosis then you’re going to want to visit my Holistic Endometriosis Pain Reduction Program website to learn more on how you can begin to reduce pain and thrive with this inflammatory condition: http://jenniferzee.com/jenniferzeeendo/ To learn more about Charlene: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themindfulnessjourney/ https://themindfulnessjourney.com and https://www.instagram.com/themindfulnessjourney/
25:31
November 13, 2018
Health is not a "One Size Fits All" Journey - with Avazera's Co-Founder Shiva Burnett
Shiva is Avazera's co-founder, a mother of two boys, and a health advocate who shares her passion for holistic wellness! Avazera blossomed due to Shiva's personal experience that health is not a "one size fits all" journey. Her dedication to finding alternative sources of nutrition for her then-newborn son's severe eczema and allergies along with her drive for entrepreneurship was Avazera's initial sprout. What she discovered would not only change the way her family viewed wellness but it also sparked her passion to share her experiences with others while creating a line of feel-good wellness products. With her numerous years of executive marketing experience, her vision is to become a global resource that inspires, enriches and facilitates communities globally on their journey to inner and outer well-being. https://www.avazera.com Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ AND Learn from 20 World-Renowned Experts with my online plant-based summit: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
45:54
October 24, 2018
How One Chef is Catering to Everyone's Tastebuds With Plant-based Ingredients
I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Daylon Robinson - An upcoming plant-based chef who is sharing his beautiful plant-powered creations on Instagram: @theguard_envegan. In this episode Daylon talks about how Instagram is changing the way we look at food and how he creates delicious food that caters to all preferences. Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you like this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/
21:10
October 8, 2018
From Corporate Burnout to Bliss with Jennifer Kavanagh
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Kavanagh, the creator of Pura Vida Soul Institute Inc. which is located in Muskoka, Canada. After suffering from my own corporate burnout while still working in a corporate law firm, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Jennifer's beautiful space and found that her 'glamping' style retreat was exactly what I was looking. Since she was so wonderful, naturally, I had to have her on the Jennifer Zee Podcast to find out what led her to create such a beautiful and serene space. In this episode, Jennifer talks about suffering from her own corporate burnout, and the negative side effects that accompany a high stress career. She shares her story of how she went from burnout to bliss and found the perfect place to help others' relax to find their blissful moment. Jennifer also discusses how you can get the most out of a self-care retreat even after it's over. Jennifer's Retreat: http://puravidasoulinstitute.com/
26:11
October 2, 2018
Eliminating Chronic Infections with Gina Bonanno-Lemos
Gina Bonanno-Lemos is the founder of 360 Health Connection, an award-winning author, and the creator and host of the live health event, Your Plant-Based Guide Conference. Gina is dual-certified in Integrative Nutrition and Vegan Nutrition and has shared the stage with world-renowned medical professionals and industry leaders including Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Brooke Goldner, Dr. Joel Kahn, Ocean Robbins, Robert Cheeke, and many others.  360 Health Connection: https://360healthconnection.com/ Your Plant-Based Guide Conference: https://www.yourplantbasedguideconference.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/360healthconnection/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginabonannolemos/  Thank-you for listening to this episode. If you love this podcast feel free to subscribe, like and comment. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/ Click to hear lifesaving tips from Top 20 Plant-based Experts: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com
26:38
September 18, 2018
From Chicken to Chickpeas with Scott Burgett
I'm so exciting to share this interview with Scott Burgett from my plant-based online summit: Mastering Your Life With Plant-based Nutrition. In this interview Scott talks about why he gave up consuming high amounts of animal protein for plant-based protein and is thriving in and out of the gym. Scott talks about taking a new direction in his life by becoming a personal trainer and gets really and honest about the most challenging plant-based paradigms to overcome with his clients, the social challenges he faced going plant-based and how he properly maintained his physique after switching to plant power. Get Scott's delicious recipe mentioned in this episode HERE: http://plantbasedscotty.com/avocado-taco-bowl/ To watch Scott's interview along with 19 other plant-based experts including a 4-time NBA championship basketball player, entrepreneur, wellness master and advocate, philanthropist and vegan, sign up HERE: https://plantbasedmasterysummit.com/
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September 13, 2018
Extending Life and Finding Peace in Belize
Nissrien Barakat talks about how she saw first-hand the amazing benefits of adopting a plant-based diet when she was given an additional 3 years with her mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and only given 3 months to live by doctors. This led Nissrien to continue to educate herself on plant-based living and inevitably leave her career in clinical research to follow her true passion. She made the biggest decision of her life when she moved from Toronto, Canada to Belize, and decided to create a vegan world for herself and to educate others on plant-based living. Niss is now living her dream in beautiful Belize, sharing her story, and helping people find their true purpose in life. This episode is a must listen if you're feeling stuck in one spot in your life right now. To find out more about Serenity Retreats Belize: https://www.serenityretreatsbelize.com/home For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/
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September 4, 2018
Bicep Curls for Your Brain with Sean Finnell
When we think about exercise, we often think about building muscle, and strengthening the heart through cardiovascular training, but very rarely do we put much thought into what goes on above the neckline. Let's face it, we give our brains a workout every second of the day, even in our sleep, right? Not so fast! What if brain training went beyond our regular work week and traditional meditation and actually had the ability to sharpen your edge? And what if you could track the results similarly to tracking how many calories you burn while running on a treadmill? Sean Finnell answers this! As the co-founder and chief experience officer of the new MINDSET brain gym, the world's first performance-driven mindfulness meditation studio, Sean created MINDSET to cater to busy Torontonians looking to sharpen their mental edge, de-stress, and recharge. Thank-you for listening! https://www.mindsetbraingym.com/ Thank-you for listening, let's stay connected - https://jenniferzee.com/
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August 28, 2018
Sustainable Weight Loss with Anthony Masiello
Today on the Jennifer Zee Podcast, Anthony Masiello is here talking about his incredible lifesaving transformation on a plant-based diet. Anthony lived most of his life unhealthy and obese until he finally decided to do something about it for himself, and his family. He switched to a whole-food plant-based diet, and in 20 months lost 160 pounds, reversed all medical conditions, and completely transformed his life! During our conversation, Anthony details his remarkable weight loss story and shares the secrets to a sustainable plant-based lifestyle. He speaks about not only keeping the weight off but living his most powerful life ever! If you're looking to lose weight and become healthier and happier while doing it, this episode is a must listen. To learn more about Anthony: https://www.facebook.com/veggiesfordinner/ - Thank-you for listening to this episode. For more plant-based inspiration, coaching and education, visit: https://jenniferzee.com/
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August 20, 2018
Chemical-Free Living with Jonelle Ward
Do you know how many chemicals you are exposing yourself to on a daily basis? Join me while Jonelle Ward, known as the “millennial-gerontologist,” gives us the straight facts about how we can begin cleaning up and clearing out chemicals from our daily lives. In this episode Jonelle and I discuss: Treating skin conditions, makeup, essential oils, stress, anxiety, depression and cleaning your home with products that actually work without harming yourself. Jonelle combines her passions- geriatrics and chemical-free living- to offer individuals a holistic person-centered wellness experience. Her unique perspectives on aging, combined with her expertise in Alzheimer’s and dementia, have made her a sought after leader in her community. The Link for all products discussed: http://bit.ly/2hIgbl4 Thank-you for listening!
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August 11, 2018
Carolyn Plummer Talks About Food Allergies, Kids and Nutrition
We hear a lot about food allergies, gluten sensitivities and the dangers of consuming refined sugars, so finding products that appeal to everyone and every dietary restriction can be tricky. Luckily, Carolyn Plummer from The Grass Roots Kitchen in Toronto, Ontario has answered our prayers with her amazing and delicious Energy Spheres. Join me in this episode as Carolyn and I talk about food allergies, how the health food industry is evolving, getting your kids involved at meal time and the steps to take when beginning the transition to plant-based nutrition for the entire family.
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July 30, 2018
Episode 1: Rafaella Gerson's Plant-based Transformation
The very first of many Jennifer Zee Plant-based & Happy episodes. I am super excited because this week I had the amazing opportunity to interview a fabulous woman who after the age of 50, decided to adopt plant-based living to take full control over her health and wellbeing. Are you struggling with fatigue and other health related issues and feel that it's time to make the transition to plant-based nutrition? Listen to this motivating and inspirational interview to help make the decision to switch to plant-powered living and begin to take control over your life to be your most powerful self?
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July 23, 2018
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