Embark on a journey to a more compassionate world with host and renowned PBS vegan chef, Laura Theodore, the “Jazzy Vegetarian.” Join Laura for an informative hour of conversations with expert guests – focusing on helpful tips, nutritional guidance, short meditations, stress reduction, and easy-to-prepare vegan recipes for the whole family. Scroll down this page to see this month’s jazzy line up, with links to hear each of our educational and entertaining episodes!
This month on the Jazzy Vegetarian podcast we have an excellent guest line up on Unity Online Radio (scroll down the page to listen, below). Some highlights include nutritional and dietary information, how to live strong and be happy, and plant-powered meal planning with recipes for cooking delicious family meals at home. Tune in and join us!
Be happy, Be healthy and Be well –Laura Theodore
SHOW LINE UP DECEMBER 2020
DECEMBER 3RD –Your Body in Balance with Dr. Neal Barnard: Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, will discuss how foods affect our hormones—and our health—with information from his new book, Your Body in Balance. Dr. Barnard will share the science behind how common conditions—like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems and acne—are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from February 13th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.
DECEMBER 10th – The Healthspan Solution with Julieanna Hever: Co-author of the Healthspan Solution, Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT (The Plant-Based Dietitian)will talk about how to increase your lifespan and optimize your health with plant-based recipes for a longer, more vibrant life. Julieanna will discuss the simple and effective diet that can help to lose weight, reverse disease, reduce or eliminate medication use, and achieve optimal health. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from February 20th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.
DECEMBER 17TH – 5-Ingredient Vegan Recipes with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to make fast, fun, and delicious vegan meals at home—using just five ingredients per dish. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Vegan on a Budget, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from March 12th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.
DECEMBER 24th – The Healing Power of Music with Johannes Linstead: Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” and winner of the “People’s Choice” award in the UK Johannes Linstead will share how music can help us heal, along with tips for embracing a holistic lifestyle. He will discuss how to reduce stress and he’ll guide us through a short, relaxing meditation. Johannes is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and he founded Divine Earth, a humanitarian organization promoting meditation, yoga, holistic living, and the healing power of music. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from April 16th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.
DECEMBER 31ST – Healthy Tips to Start Your Day with Christa Clark: Christa Clark, who runs the award-winning plant-based blog Artistic Vegan, will share how to start each day in a healthier way with recipe ideas, along with diet and exercise tips. Christa is author of The Artistic Vegan Cookbook: An Alchemical Transformation and she is a structural integrator and yoga teacher. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from April 9th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP NOVEMBER 2020
NOVEMBER 5th – Plant-Powered Recipes for Vegans and Omnivores with Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn: Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto, authors of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook will share recipes for satisfying meals, snacks, and treats, designed for both the veggie-curious and longtime vegans. These two longtime friends will also share their “go-to” kitchen tips to make holiday meal planning a breeze. With their popular food blogs, videos, podcast, and cookbooks, Michelle and Toni are two of the most trusted figures in the online vegan community. LISTEN HERE.
NOVEMBER 12th – Vegan Thanksgiving Menus with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to plan, prepare, and serve delicious, plant-based holiday menus designed to please omnivores, vegan, and vegetarians alike. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Vegan on a Budget, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. LISTEN HERE.
NOVEMBER 19TH – Celebrating a Vegan Thanksgiving with Gene Baur: President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur will talk about the warm, nurturing personalities of turkeys, who possess strong personalities, form friendships, and have a wide range of interests. Farm Sanctuary inspires people to think about turkeys differently. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to sponsor a rescued “spokes-turkey” for Thanksgiving instead of eating one. LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP OCTOBER 2020
OCTOBER 1st– What Would Julieanna Do? with Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT: Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, The Plant-Based Dietitian answers questions related to the plant-based diet. Julieanna will talk about notable nutrients, plant-based sources of amino acids, and macro-confusion, along with her guidance for eating healthy on a budget. Julieanna Hever has an MS in Nutrition and has authored five books, and she is co-author of the Healthspan Solution. LISTEN HERE.
OCTOBER 8th – Plant-Based Meal Planning with Jackie Sobon:Jackie Sobon, the powerhouse behind the successful food blog, Vegan Yack Attack, will share tips and recipes from her book “Plant-Based Meal Prep.” Jackie will discuss how to prepare weekly vegan meal plans, in order to streamline your lifestyle. Jackie is the Sweet Treats columnist for VegNews Magazine and she has photographed over ten cookbooks. LISTEN HERE.
OCTOBER 15TH – How to Live Strong and Be Happy with Kedarji: Kedarji is a holistic well-being visionary and he is founder of The Bhakta School of Transformation, an Ohio-based not-for-profit public charity devoted to lasting inner peace and well-being. He will discuss the relationship between the body and the self, how to rid yourself of stress and stick with a healthy diet. Kedarji is a certified holistic healing practitioner and offers holistic and plant-based nutrition coaching, along with meditation and chanting methods for spiritual growth. LISTEN HERE.
OCTOBER 22ND – The Spirit of Life with Niaby Codd: Former stockbroker Niaby Codd saw the light in the darkest hour of poor health and recognized a call to walk a different path. That path led Niaby to be of service to spirit to gently bring through words of wisdom from a higher source. Both a healer and a spiritual medium, Niaby hopes to inspire people to find the power to heal themselves. Niaby is the author of the channeled book “The Spirit of Life” and she is host of “The Spirit of Life in Ibiza” podcast. LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP SEPTEMBER 2020
SEPTEMBER 3rd – Vegan on a Budget with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to be kind to your wallet, your body, and the environment with tips on plant-based protein bargains; buying in bulk; safe and inexpensive non-organic fruits and vegetables; and saving with apps! Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups, Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. LISTEN HERE.
SEPTEMBER 10th – Plant-Powered Dog with Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS: Founder of Plant-Powered Dog, Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS will discuss the health and ethical benefits of feeding plant-based diets to canine companions, along with information about dog-friendly fresh fruits and vegetables. Diana holds a Master of Animal Science degree, is a dog health writer, vegan canine nutritionist, and passionate animal advocate. She is also the creator of She Goes Vegan, a website empowering women to create a compassionate world through veganism. LISTEN HERE.
SEPTEMBER 17th – Vegan for Beginners with Rebecca Gilbert: Founder of Yummy Plants and author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan, Rebecca Gilbert, will share guidance and tips on how to get started being vegan. Rebecca will talk about easy dairy and egg alternatives, what to serve on holidays, and her favorite vegan “mock meat” brands. Rebecca is a former competitive figure skater and she has been a featured speaker at the World VegFestival, Vegetarian Summerfest, the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, and Paris Vegan Day. LISTEN HERE.
SEPTEMBER 24th – Dairy-Free Cooking with Oat Milk with Author, Kim Lutz: Author of The Oat Milk Cookbook, Kim Lutz, will share how oat milk is gaining widespread popularity as a vegan alternative to cow’s milk, due to its delicious flavor and impressive nutrient profile. Kim will discuss food allergies, digestive distress, and other gut troubles, plus lots of tips for using oat milk in recipes. Kim is the author of several cookbooks and she is the creator of the allergy-friendly website Kim’s Welcoming Kitchen. LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP AUGUST 2020
AUGUST 13TH – Cruelty-Free, Healthy Home with Deborah DiMare: Vegan design expert, author, educational speaker and global influencer, Deborah DiMare will discuss how to design an ethical, healthy home space, and how to create safe play spaces for kids. Deborah is also the creator of VeganDesign.Org, and she has been featured on the Today Show, NBC, TLC, and in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. LISTEN HERE.
AUGUST 20TH – Gut Health for Good Health with Alison Tierney: Alison Tierney of Wholesome LLC will discuss the power of nutrition along with a healthy lifestyle to help combat chronic disease. Alison will talk about achieving better health and what we need to do to keep our “gut” happy. Alison is a board-certified oncology registered dietitian, focusing on educating and empowering individuals to take their health into their own hands. LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP JULY 2020
July 2nd – How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off! with Dr. Pam Popper: Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health, Dr. Pam Popper will discuss what to eat, along with strategies that work to help lose weight. She will help us understand the problem with many weight loss plans and why so many fad diets fail. Dr. Popper serves on the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C., and she is author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life. LISTEN HERE.
July 9TH – Plant-Based Eating for Health with Kathleen Gage: Founder of PlantBasedEatingforHealth.com, Kathleen Gage, will discuss self-care in today’s changing world and share tips on how to help minimize your risk of COVID-19 through better nutrition. Kathleen received a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell University in order to help raise awareness about the benefits and compassion of a plant based lifestyle. LISTEN HERE.
July 16TH – When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention with Cylvia Hayes: Certified empowerment coach, spiritual teacher and public speaker Cylvia Hayes will help us look at how we can reinvent our lives, careers and identities while reclaiming peace, power and purpose. Cylvia will share how to manage fear in crisis, release shame and guilt and how we can harness forgiveness. Cylvia is the former First Lady of Oregon, founder of 3EStrategies and serves on faculty in the Sustainability Department of Oregon State University. LISTEN HERE.
July 23RD – Getting Grounded in the Midst of Chaos with Cynthia Occelli: Accomplished author, radio-host, and mentor Cynthia Occelli will discuss how to cultivate self-worth and release self-doubt during these challenging times. She will share tips on becoming grounded and centered, healing and balancing our energy centers and changing our lives by becoming the best version of ourselves. Hailed by President Bill Clinton as an American success story, Cynthia is host of “Self-Centered with Cynthia Occelli” on Unity Online Radio. LISTEN HERE.
July 30TH – Living in Flow with Cara Bradley: Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and authority of body-mind training, Cara Bradley will discuss strategies on how to shift from frazzled to focused and how to experience stillness, settle our nervous system, reduce stress and get vitality. Cara is a former pro skater and has led Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and college sports teams through her signature performance strategies. She is author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and host of the On The Verge podcast. LISTEN HERE.
SHOW LINE UP JUNE 2020
June 4TH – The Truth About Osteoporosis with Dr. Pam Popper: Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health, Dr. Pam Popper will discuss osteoporosis; including what causes osteoporosis, the top plant sources of calcium, and the best ways to keep your bones healthy. Dr. Popper serves on the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C., and she is author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life. LISTEN HERE.
June 11th – Summer Pantry Cooking with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to shift into lighter foods for warmer weather, focusing on recipes and tips that feature summer produce combined with pantry staples. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. LISTEN HERE.
June 18th – Top Picks for Convenient Plant-Based Foods with Rebecca Heaton: Rebecca Heaton is the editor of Live Naturally magazine, focusing on natural and organic eating, along with ideas for healthy, sustainable living. Rebecca will share information on trending plant-based foods and eco-friendly lifestyle tips. Rebecca has been writing about nutrition, health, fitness and wellness for more than 25 years. LISTEN HERE.
June 25th – Building a Healthier Immune System with Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT: Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, The Plant-Based Dietitian, will share how we can eat well in these challenging times, while strengthening our immune system. Julieanna will share her guidelines for readjusting the way we think about food, effective diet tips that can help to reduce the risk of disease and achieve optimal health. Julieanna Hever has an MS in Nutrition and has authored five books, and she is co-author of the Healthspan Solution. LISTEN HERE.
About the Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast:
Now broadcast on Unity Online Radio, each episode features knowledgeable guests sharing innovative philosophies, up-to-date dietary information and expert ideas to help you embrace a happier, healthier and kinder life. The Jazzy Vegetarian podcast previously ran for eight years on the BlogtalkRadio online network. with over 1.2 million listener impressions.
Guests on the program have included: Television superstar and vegan, Emily Deschanel; Emmy nominated actor, director and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.; Dr. Pam Popper; Dr. T Colin Campbell; Rich Roll; Dr. Joel Fuhrman, five-time Grammy nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein; seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter; Grammy nominees, Jim Brickman; and international pop icon, Belinda Carlisle and many more. Learn more and listen here.