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The Chef Bai Podcast

The Chef Bai Podcast

By Chef Bai

Chef Bai aka Bailey Ruskus is a chef, best selling author, entrepreneur, podcast host, activist and holistic nutritionist. The Chef Bai Podcast is a series of short and sweet, snackable episodes about 10-20 minutes long, so that you can tune in on your way to work or whenever! Think of it as a quick hang with Bai! Bai will be sharing her thoughts, feelings, and insights about womens health, current events, clean eating, and her life as an entrepreneur, wife, dog mom, and more! Have a question for Bai that you want answered on the show? Head to www.chefbai.kitchen/podcast and fill out the form.
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Ep. 30: Taking A Chance On Yourself with Hannah Sunderani (Two Spoons)

The Chef Bai PodcastMay 25, 2020

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Can we stop celebrating Thanksgiving already?

Can we stop celebrating Thanksgiving already?

In this episode of the Chef Bai Podcast, Bai dives into the inconsistencies around Thanksgiving as a holiday. She points out the irony of how we as a society, celebrate a day of giving thanks, spending time with loved ones and cooking together, based on a history of exploiting indigenous people. When you uncover the layers of what happened to the indigenous people when the pilgrims came overseas years ago, it’s heartbreaking. Even today, some the most poorly funded, poorly supported communities suffering in the United States are indigenous people. Now is a great time to look into your local indigenous communities and see how you can help give support and love. Bai dares "You" the listener to take a moment and see how we as individuals can give back, give thanks, and give a lil love to those in need of it most.


Bai suggests a crazy concept. Can we stop celebrating thanksgiving?? We can still gather, still cook together, still spend time with family around this time of year, but have it based purely on that. Gathering around community. At the end of the day it’s not about the turkey, it’s about turning off the noise and being present with friends and family. 


The “Thanksgiving holiday” is not only poorly associated with the suffering of indigenous people, it’s also associated with the suffering of over 46 million turkeys that get slaughtered each year in the United states for thanksgiving alone. Not to forget that these massive factory farms which execute these horrific deeds, negatively effect the communities living nearby with environmental pollution from animal waste and/or chemicals, and negatively effect the mental health for workers who operate inside and/or around these slaughter houses and factory farms. With all this harm, there has to be a way to bring more compassion into this time of year.


What do you think? How does the Thanksgiving holiday make you feel? Leave a comment!


Want Bai to highlight something more specific? Go to ⁠⁠⁠www.chefbai.kitchen/thepodcast⁠⁠⁠ and leave a question for Bai. 


Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai


Sponsored By: The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!


Simply go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Only $22 For Lifetime access! (Less than $2/day to join!)


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass "Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day, everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


***Use this code for 50% the challenge at checkout: PODCAST


Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai


Nov 13, 202319:32
The Holiday Challenge!

The Holiday Challenge!

In this episode of the Chef Bai Podcast, Bai wanted to take a moment to stop and offer a new perspective before rushing into this holiday season.

Especially in western society, Bai explains how each year, we as a collective go though this cycle of ending the year with guilty pleasures & overindulgence, and then starting each year anew, just to end it the same way again. This cycle of consumerism during the holidays can be hard on a lot of us, especially the next day when we inflict guilt on ourselves and say harsh things about our own bodies. Instead of having guilt because we decided to over consume the day before, Bai challenges you to be kind to yourself. To look at yourself in the mirror, and give yourself positive feedback and affirmations throughout the next two months even when you don't feel like it. 

She challenges you to be present, and to be aware. To stop and smell the roses and to not punish yourself for enjoying your life. The stress we put on our bodies from negative thoughts can weaken the immune system and be very damaging to the body overall in the long run.

Changing the verbiage and instead of criticizing yourself, trying being your own hype person. If you won’t be your own hype person, who will?? Tune in now!


Sponsored By: The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!

Simply go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Only $22 For Lifetime access! (Less than $2/day to join!)

What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass "Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day, everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


***Use this code for 50% the challenge at checkout: PODCAST


Want Bai to highlight something more specific? Go to ⁠⁠⁠www.chefbai.kitchen/thepodcast⁠⁠⁠ and leave a question for Bai. 


Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!


Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai

Nov 06, 202315:57
Are we having a baby?!

Are we having a baby?!

In this episode of the Chef Bai Podcast, Bai sits down with her husband, Steve and they finally discuss the burning question that Bai receives almost daily, “Are we having a baby?? “ 


It’s a very loaded question that has many parts to consider, and throughout the next 20 minutes Bailey and Steve break down the pros and cons of bringing a new life into this world. With so many things like the environment, the political climate, healthcare, child care, etc to take into account, it’s nerve wreaking to make the leap from partner to parent. That said, it seems our generation is slowly moving away from conventional traditions, of getting a career, finding a partner, settling down in the suburbs, and raising a family.... to something different and something new! 


Bai and Steve challenge the assumption that the next step is always procreation for couples who have been together for an extended amount of time. Rather instead of asking the burning question “are you having a baby?”, to rather ask “what’s next for you two?” Which opens up the conversation in a positive way. It allows for everyone to be seen, heard, and it allows the chance to open up about something that really is important to them, which may or may not be just about kids. Maybe what’s next in the near future are children….but maybe it’s not. 


Tune in now to find out!


Sponsored By: The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!


Simply go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Only $22 For Lifetime access! (Less than $2/day to join!)


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass "Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day, everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


***Use this code for 50% the challenge at checkout: PODCAST


Want Bai to highlight something more specific? Go to ⁠⁠⁠www.chefbai.kitchen/thepodcast⁠⁠⁠ and leave a question for Bai. 

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai

Oct 30, 202321:01
Turning Anger Into Activism
Oct 23, 202326:37
Becoming Your Own Boss

Becoming Your Own Boss

This episode is the most requested show from our audience, focusing on: Entrepreneurship. 


This episode is intended for the people aspiring to become entrepreneurs and to work for themselves. The episode explores the transformative moments that can lead to a pivot in one's life towards a more self-employed one. Bai emphasizes the importance of taking that initial step, even if it feels unconventional or uncomfortable. To feel doubt and to just do it anyways!


There are so many benefits of becoming your own boss, but it also comes with its’ many challenges. Whether you want open your own business, open a cafe, work as a creator, start one on one coaching calls or anything in between, there’s a lot of benefits to work towards a dream of your own. Bai shares her 5 tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur in this world, using her experience and past as inspiration to help others find their groove. 

Tune in now to listen! 


Want Bai to highlight something more specific? Go to ⁠www.chefbai.kitchen/thepodcast⁠ and leave a question for Bai. 


Sponsored By: The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!


Simply go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠⁠⁠⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Only $22 For Lifetime access! (Less than $2/day to join!)


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass "Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day, everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


***Use this code for 50% the challenge at checkout: PODCAST

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai

Oct 09, 202329:02
5 Shifts That Reshaped My Summer

5 Shifts That Reshaped My Summer

Welcome to Episode 1, of "The Chef Bai Podcast".

In this series premiere episode, Bai talks about the five shifts that propelled her summer to a whole new level. She dives into her personal life over the past few months and shares some tips that helped her and her husband to find a new perspective on life.

Bailey touches base on the society's "super skinny" diet culture trends over the years, weight training benefits, getting to work on the things you are passionate about, personalizing your self care routine, relationship breakthroughs, and much more!

Tune in now!

Extra Show-notes: SWEAT App: for weight training

Sponsored By: LightLife Foods

Are you tired of compromising on taste and nutrition? Look no further! Lightlife plant-based proteins have no cholesterol or saturated fat and are here to revolutionize your meals with flavorful plant-based proteins that’ll power you up and never weigh you down. So whether you're a dedicated athlete or simply looking for a healthier lifestyle, Lightlife has you covered. Find LightLife in the produce aisle and discover a world of flavorful, plant-based goodness that will power your best life with every bite.

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us or leave 5 Stars on Spotify!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai

(Rebranded from "The Plant Remedy Podcast")

This podcast rebranding is a series of short and sweet, snackable episodes about 10-20 minutes long, so that you can tune in on your way to work, on your lunch break, or on your hot girl walk!

Oct 02, 202324:21
Ep. 91: Fueling Your Fitness: The Plant-Based Advantage With James Wilks

Ep. 91: Fueling Your Fitness: The Plant-Based Advantage With James Wilks

In this episode Bailey sits down with film producer, vegan activist, and former professional mixed martial artist, James Wilks. James helped create and produce the award winning documentary’ Game Changers” which showcases success stories of athletes that have adopted such plant focused diets, highlights favorable scientific studies, and shows the benefits of plant-based diets for both athletes and non-athletes. Since its release in 2018, James has been huge driving force for enacting awareness of the food system and showing the positive impacts a plant focused diet has on our health, our environment, and on the animals around us. Throughout this episode, Bailey asks James about some of his tips on "how to get into the best shape of your life on a plant based lifestyle". James shares his deep knowledge and expertise about myths around plant based diets; such as plant protein intake, stigmas of carbohydrates, creatine culture, and dairy based protein products like whey powders. The conversation also delves about the vital role of nutrition in comparison to exercise, the connection between mental health and hormone regulation through workouts, and much more. This episode is packed with valuable insights and practical tips for anyone interested in optimizing their health and fitness on a plant-based lifestyle. Tune in to listen now! Highlights of the show:  * Influence of "The Game Changers" Documentary * Plant based protein sources * Digestive issues with whey * Game changers 2 * Stigma of plant based eating * Global impact of animal foods products * Regenerative agriculture & animal agriculture * The Game Changers Institute * Protein, carbohydrates, and creatine * Tips to get into the best shape of your life * Mental health * Hormone regulation with exercise * Green Sports Alliance * Plant based products in 2024 Olympics And much more! This episode is informative, insightful, and fluid. Click now to listen! Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us! Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend! James is currently working on The Game Changer’s 2 documentary which is coming out soon, so keep a look out for it! Find more resources about the plant based lifestyle at the game changers website: https://gamechangersmovie.com A FAN OF OUR 14 DAY PLANT BASED CHALLENGE?   This is the next level and an absolute must! After receiving thousands of requests for a raw program or the next level to "The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge"- The Raw Til' 3 Reset was an obvious choice! It's a no brainer way to take your health journey to the next level and to experiment with cooking plant based and full raw dishes that are tasty and beautiful! https://www.chefbai.kitchen/rawreset   YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE! Inside the Reset Challenge you'll get: - 7 day complete meal plan (fit for 1-2 people) - 2 adaptable grocery lists with accessible ingredients. - Separate grocery list for family style dinners. - 11 exclusive brand new downloadable recipes. - Step by step meal prep guide and everything you need for the week. - Flexibility to change the meal plan for your schedule. - A Facebook community for support and inspo! - 15 video lessons from me! - A daily focus to harness the most out of this reset. Sponsored By: LightLife Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking to increase your plant based protein, LightLife Foods has you covered. Their plant-based Smart Dogs, Smart Bacon and Smart Ground are packed with the flavor you crave without leaving you feeling sluggish.   Find LightLife Foods in the produce aisle at a grocery store near you, and visit their website at www.lightlifefoods.com for recipes, tips, and more! Extra Shownotes: https://gamechangersmovie.com/the-game-changers-2/ https://gamechangersmovie.com/resources/

Aug 03, 202357:44
Ep. 90: Exploring the Dark Side of Ultra-Processed Foods With Health Advocate, Chuck Carroll

Ep. 90: Exploring the Dark Side of Ultra-Processed Foods With Health Advocate, Chuck Carroll

In this episode, Bailey engages in a discussion with Chuck Carroll, the host of The Exam Room Podcast and a passionate health advocate. They delve into the topic of food addiction and explore the link between our chronic diseases and the prevalence of ultra-processed fast food & junk food in our Western society. Chuck shares his personal journey of overcoming food addiction, shedding an astonishing 280 pounds and transforming his perspective on nutrition towards a more plant-based approach. As an advocate for healthy eating, he now inspires others who are struggling with food addiction, offering a message of hope. 


Chuck, who serves as the lead host for The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has had the privilege of interviewing some of the most knowledgeable and influential experts in the food and health fields. His magnetic charisma and wealth of information bring a captivating energy to the conversation.


Over the past two decades, our society has inadvertently constructed a food system filled with excessively high levels of sodium, calories, chemicals, and artificial dyes. The prevalence of fast food options that cater to our fast-paced lifestyles has contributed to a rise in chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, and adult obesity. Bailey and Chuck encourage listeners to reassess their relationship with food and to delve deeper into understanding the origins, production methods, and ingredients of the food they consume. By educating ourselves about the food system, we empower ourselves as consumers. This special episode is not to be missed!


 Highlights of the show: 


  • The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine Podcast
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Kitchen sink salads 
  • Addicting ingredients in fast food
  • Ultra processed foods
  • Childhood obesity and the food system
  • Rethinking our relationship with food
  • Losing weight for healthy metabolism vs diet culture
  • Temporary restrictive diet vs longevity lifestyle 
  • Importance of education on our food system
  • Science of food addiction and withdrawals 
  • Enhancing elderly lifespan with plants

And much more!

This episode is organic, fluid, and inspirational. Click now to listen!

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? 

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai⁠⁠ for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. ⁠⁠“Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”⁠⁠

Jul 10, 202301:25:22
Ep. 89: De-influencing Diet Culture With Bai

Ep. 89: De-influencing Diet Culture With Bai

In this quick solo episode, Bailey sits down and shares some of her feelings on current events going on in her life along as things she's observed over the past few months with her increasing popularity online. Bailey opens up on her thoughts on everything surrounding food such as diet + wellness culture, counting calories, weight gain, body dysmorphia, ethics behind different habits, and much more.

She chats about her experiences as an influencer, entrepreneur, and endo-warrior, and gets intimate with her own health journey. When it comes to her body image, Bai shares what she does currently to help her stay positive and compassionate towards herself. She explains that using tools such as at home testing for blood work and hormone monitoring can be scary, yet one of the most empowering things one can do when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It takes the guessing game out of chronic health symptoms and can give some direction and a way to move forward with our overall wellness journey. Click now to listen in to this special episode with Bai!


Highlights of the show: 


  • Being passionate about food
  • Diet culture + wellness culture
  • Ethical Baselines of different diets
  • Obsession with counting calories
  • Body image + body dysmorphia 
  • Quality vs quantity in food calories
  • The meat and supplement industry connection
  • Atkins diet and high meat diets
  • Your routine = your health
  • Respect for the skin your in
  • Birth control and hormone regulation 
  • Toxicity from scrolling

And much more!

This episode is uplifting, personal, and motivating. Click now to listen!

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? 

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai⁠⁠ for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. ⁠⁠“Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”⁠⁠


Extra Shownotes:

Joi Womens Wellness Comprehensive Blood Panel

Base: At Home Bloodtesting 

Jun 02, 202333:10
Ep. 88: Finding Your Voice Through Activism With Molly Elwood

Ep. 88: Finding Your Voice Through Activism With Molly Elwood

In this episode Bailey sits down with the talented author, writer, editor, and vegan activist, Molly Elwood. Molly is the CEO and founder of the wildly popular “Elwood’s Organic Dog Meat” brand which uses its name and website alone as heart wrenching satire to highlight the downfalls and inhumanity of the animal agriculture industry. What started as a bumper sticker has turned into an rapidly growing instagram account with dog meat merchandise available to purchase, and an ever evolving website that has plenty of satire, resources, tools, downloads, and tips on how to get active in your community.  

This episode starts off with some light hearted conversations about Molly and how she came up with the idea, and then they dive into some of the hard issues when it comes to the meat industry. It’s brands like Elwoods dog meat that are bringing awareness to the collective society on how our food system works and where our food comes from. Inherently we has humans are not cruel, yet the realities of the meat industry and the slaughterhouse is nothing close to humane. Throughout the conversation there are tips on how to get more educated with our food industry and how to become more involved in your local community. You’ll want to tune in for this special episode!

Highlights of the show: 

  • How Elwood Dog Meat was created
  • Heartbreaking realities of small family farms 
  • Cognitive dissonance 
  • Writing your way out of things
  • Tools for discussions with people
  • Dealing with online hate
  • Finding a light in the hard conversations 
  • Different levels of activism 
  • Farming animals vs domestic animals
  • Misconceptions of small family farms vs large farms
  • Grass fed + grass finished labels
  • Meat industry lobbying 
  • Aubrey plaza wood milk backlash

And much more.

This episode is moving, well spoken, and candid. Click now to listen!

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

Want more info about Chef Bai? 

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai⁠⁠ for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. ⁠⁠“Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”⁠⁠

Extra Shownotes:

Elwood Organic Dog Meat 

Vegan Dale: music and food festival 

Smell of Money documentary

May 12, 202301:14:17
Ep. 87: Speaking Your Truth & Holding Your Ground With Miyoko Schinner

Ep. 87: Speaking Your Truth & Holding Your Ground With Miyoko Schinner

In this episode Bailey sits down with vegan activist, entrepreneur, chef, cookbook author, and founder of a wildly successful vegan cheese company, Miyoko Schinner. Miyoko is considered a pioneer in the vegan scene with her development and creation of the vegan food brand that wedged it's way into the dairy alternatives market and caused waves in the dairy industry with it's successful marketing, product quality, and it's commitment to healthy, whole food ingredients. Her company became a force of compassion in a world of animal exploitation, corporate greed, and misleading food labels.

Throughout this convo, Miyoko opens up about the recent events between her and the company she founded back in 2014. She shares her experiences on being a female founder that brought a company from zero to 100, and gives tips for anyone who wants to become a entrepreneur and run their own business. This episode is filled with lots of juicy details about the current events and you won't want to miss it.


Highlights of the show:


  • Hardships for female founders 
  • Miyoko exiting her own company
  • Sexism, discrimination and gaslighting in the workplace
  • Economic democracy  
  • The future of vegan companies
  • Maintaining integrity while growing a business
  • Going against big dairy
  • Crowdfunding and fundraising platforms
  • Imposter syndrome and overcoming it
  • Rancho compassion Animal Sanctuary
  • LEAP (Leaders for Ethics, animals, and the planet)
  • Disassociation from a young age of animals to love vs animals to kill for food

And much more!


This episode is real, raw, and influential! Click now to listen!


Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!


Want more info about Chef Bai? 

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠Chef_bai⁠ for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. ⁠“Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”⁠


Ready to make moves this spring and feel your best ever??

Check out “The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!” 


Simply go to ⁠⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Only $22 For Lifetime access! (Less than $2/day to join!)


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass "Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!



show notes:

Wefunder- crowdfunding platforms

Tierno Tours: Vegan Italy Tours With Miyoko

Vegan Women's Summit

Apr 28, 202301:05:54
Ep.86: Finding Inspiration Through Food Waste With Max La Manna

Ep.86: Finding Inspiration Through Food Waste With Max La Manna

In this episode Bailey sits down with best selling author, content creator, and low waste chef, Max La Manna. Max has spent over 15 years working in the hospitality industry which has fueled his passion cooking delicious food for people all over the world. He took his love for food and funneled it into his social media platforms over the past couple years with his easy-going and delicious plant-based meals that bridge the gap between vegan food and waste-free cooking. 

Max shared his journey into veganism, and some of the challenges he faced going fully plant based, and how ultimately it helped him become more eco-conscious and aware of his overall food waste as a consumer. This led Max into becoming an advocate for low waste cooking, and spreading knowledge on how we can reduce our food waste with tips and tricks within the kitchen. Together Bailey and Max talk about what it’s like creating a successful social media brand, writing a cookbook, and navigating the world in 2023. His newest book, “You Can Cook This!” is now available everywhere books are sold online and at bookstores internationally. 

They chat about:

  • Following your intuition 
  • Hardships of going vegan 
  • Reducing your food waste 
  • Composting (inner city vs countryside)
  • Contacting local government officials 
  • Top 5 wasted foods
  • Hero ingredients
  • Blanching & freezing vegetables for extended shelf life
  • Tips on building a social media following 
  • Being consistent and showing up for yourself 
  • Protecting the earth that we walk on

And much more!

This episode is easy going, relaxing, and light hearted! Click now to listen!


Check out his new and upcoming book now on available on presale: "You Can Cook This"

Love the show? Leave a review on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠ about your favorite part of the podcast to help support us!

Help us spread the love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!


Ready to make moves this spring and feel your best ever??

Check out spring plant based challenge "The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!” 

Simply go to ⁠https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge⁠

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Less than $2/day to join!


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Three 14 Day meal guides including one to go along side my cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 

2. VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass on April 15th @ 10AM PST “From Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


Want more info about Chef Bai? 

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @⁠⁠Chef_bai⁠⁠ for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. ⁠⁠“Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”⁠⁠

Apr 15, 202301:04:01
Ep. 85: Fatal Conveniences with Darin Olien

Ep. 85: Fatal Conveniences with Darin Olien

Tune into this amazing episode where Bailey sits down with podcast host, wellness expert, author, superfood hunter, and co-host of the emmy award winning Netflix documentary-series, “Down To Earth”, Darin Olien. Darin shares his story & history of how he grew up to have such a big passion for nutrition, physiology, plants, medicine, and overall health & wellness. He briefly highlights some of his accomplishments over the years including developing Shakeology, which has grossed over 4 billion in sales for Beach Body since 2008, writing his best selling book, “SuperLife: The five fixes that will keep you healthy, fit and eternally awesome.”, and hosting his wildly popular podcast “The Darin Olien Show”. 


They jump right into the issues of our government with concerns especially with regulatory agencies such as the EPA & FDA, and how ultimately we as a consumer must do our research to make more informed purchases at the grocery or retail store. Darin gives his expertise on the toxins and chemicals in our everyday products, and shares many startling statistics about our clothing industry, our food industry, the plastic industry, and many more. Darin is a wealth of knowledge accompanied with a great sense of humility and compassion, and it shows throughout this interview. You won’t want to miss this episode! 


They briefly talk about:

  • Natures fast food
  • Making plant based more palatable 
  • Traveling to the source: the farmers 
  • Global issues of food, water, and human rights
  • EMF’s, endocrine disrupters, toxins, and chemicals
  • Infertility, cancer risks, and hormonal disruptions 
  • Overall safety of products
  • Hidden dangers in ingredients like natural flavoring and fragrances
  • Baby products 
  • Forever chemicals (PFAS) 
  • DIY natural products 
  • Thrifting and upcycling clothing 
  • Minimizing your exposure 
  • Helping companies make better products 

And much more!


This episode is knowledgeable, enlightening, and organic! Click now to listen!

Check out his new and upcoming book now available on presale: Fatal Conveniences 


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Ready to make moves this spring and feel your best ever??

Check out our spring plant based challenge coming up April 10th and a LIVE masterclass "From Processed To Plants" April 15th @10AM PST!


"The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!” 

Simply go to https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time.

Less than $2/day to join!


What you’ll get with the challenge: 

1. Two meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" + one new meal guide available on April 5th!

2. VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!" + our new masterclass on April 15th @ 10AM PST “From Processed To Plants”

3. Daily food facts, videos, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks, including 3 recipes of the day everyday!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever it’s convenient for you!


Extra Resources:

Darin's Best Selling Book: "SuperLife"

IG: @darinolien



Mar 31, 202301:09:53
Ep. 84: Letting Go To Level Up
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Ep. 83: Reaching A New Edge With Bai & Steve
Feb 09, 202346:01
Ep. 82: On Debunking Animal Agriculture Myths With Adam & Bobby Sud

Ep. 82: On Debunking Animal Agriculture Myths With Adam & Bobby Sud

In this episode, Bailey sits down with cinematographer and event organizer for LA Animal Save, Bobby Sud and Nutrition/Behavioral Wellness expert, Adam Sud. After a brief dive into who Adam and Bobby are and their contributions to the vegan movement, they jump into facing the many harsh and uncomfortable realities when it comes to animal agriculture, diet culture propaganda, and navigating a plant based lifestyle in modern society with a food chain based heavily on animal products. Although in this episode there may be some uncomfortable conversations on where our animal based food products come from, but these can be some of the most important and influencing conversations that can help spread awareness and create change in our food system.  You can follow Adam Sud @plantbasedaddict,or adamsud.com and Bobby Sud @bobbysud, @laanimalsave, or thesavemovement.org

They chat about:

  • What pig vigils are
  • Banning fur in California
  • 4 minute mile mindset
  • Why it’s important to move with love vs hate in activism
  • Breaking down harmful comments on social media
  • Plant based nutrition
  • Consuming diet culture
  • Cultural beliefs of eating animals
  • What humane really means
  • Issues of advertising labels on animal products
  • The power of one individual

And much more!

This episode is educational, moving, and stimulating. Click now to listen.

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Sponsored By: "The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge!”

Simply go to https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time.

What you’ll get with the challenge:

1. Two meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!"

2. VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!"

3. Daily food facts, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!

4. Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks!

5. A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever.


Want more Chef Bai?

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More Resources:

Ep. 75: Heartfelt Deep Dive Into Addiction With Adam Sud 

Association Between Plant And Animal Protein Intake and Overall And Cause Specific Mortality Study 

Dr. Mathew Nagra 

Simon Hill

Jan 27, 202301:34:32
Ep. 81: Longevity On A Budget With Toni Okamoto

Ep. 81: Longevity On A Budget With Toni Okamoto

The Plant Remedy Podcast is back for bi-weekly episodes! Yay! If you are new to the Plant Remedy Podcast, it’s a platform created by best selling author, professional vegan pro chef to hold a space to converse with other chefs, healers, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, professional athletes, and change makers who are making this world a better, healthier, and more aware place. Honestly, why I started this show was to make change, and give people a platform to speak their truth and to inspire others. We get real about controversial topics like reversing diseases through a plant-based diet, climate change, hormonal health, toxicities in our environment, and so much more.

In this episode, Bailey sits down with cookbook author, podcast host, chef, blogger, & founder of PlantbasedOnABudget and FoodSharingVegan, Toni Okamoto. Toni and Bailey jump into this heartfelt conversation about animals, food ethics, veganism, and debunking myths about plant based food being expensive. Toni provides us with her story, her experiences, and budgeting hacks that helped launch her into where she is today. Over the last few years of her growing career, Toni has been featured on the popular Netflix documentary “What The health”, launched a podcast “The Plant Powered People Podcast”, wrote the cookbook “Plant Based On A Budget”, and most recently wrote the cookbook “Plant Based On Budget Quick & Easy” which is on presale now! Receive your copy when it’s available March 7th. Tune in the next hour to listen to this inspiring and motivating podcast. Leave a comment below on your favorite takeaway from this episode.

They chat about:

  • The more digestible side of animals rights.
  • Starting & running plantbasedonabudget.
  • Animal sanctuaries.
  • Building a food brand without funds.
  • Debunking vegan food being expensive.
  • Tips on eating healthy on a budget.
  • Benefits of meal planning.
  • Short cuts in the kitchen.
  • Her new cookbook: “Plant Based On A Budget Quick & Easy” Available March 7th.

And much more!

This episode is encouraging, fun, and lighthearted. Click now to listen.

Sponsored By: "The 14 Day Plant Based Challenge" 

When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time. 

Go to https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge

What you’ll get with the challenge: 

  • Two meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!"
  • VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!"
  • Daily food facts, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!
  • Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond the two weeks!
  • A self paced schedule to take your two week challenge whenever 

We would love to hear your top budgeting hack for saving money at the grocery store. Comment below with your answer!

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Jan 13, 202358:09
Ep. 80: Game Changing Micro-Habits

Ep. 80: Game Changing Micro-Habits

The Plant Remedy Podcast is back for bi-weekly episodes! Yay! We are so excited to kick off Episode 80 with a bang. If you are new to the Plant Remedy Podcast, it’s a platform created by best selling author, professional vegan chef, Chef Bai, to hold a space to converse with other chefs, healers, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, professional athletes, and change makers who are making this world a better, healthier, and more aware place. Honestly, why Bai started this show was to make change, and give people a platform to speak their truth and to inspire others. We get real about controversial topics like reversing diseases through a plant-based diet, climate change, hormonal health, toxicities in our environment, and so much more.

In this episode, Bai shares her insights on what gave her the competitive edge over her life, since the last episode over 6 months ago. Through self awareness, Bai has been able to develop a consistency throughout her life in a sense of micro habits. Such micro habits are little adjustments that one can do in their personal life, work life, and everything in between to help stay ahead of the ball. Tune in, and hopefully you can find some takeaways to help you develop an advantageous groove over your life.

Don’t know where to start? Try with your eating habits, and start to replace junk food with clean whole plant based foods in their whole food forms. Take our 14 Day Plant Based Challenge to kick start the new year on a high note. When you purchase it, you get lifetime access, and you can do it at your own pace at your own time, or you can join us as a community as we start Monday, Jan. 2nd! Go to https://www.chefbai.kitchen/challenge (Only $1 A Day!)

What you’ll get with the challenge:

  • A self paced schedule to take your 2 week challenge whenever it's convenient for you!
  • Two meal guides including one to go along side our cookbook, "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!"
  • VIP Access to our free masterclass "Thriving On Plants!"
  • Daily food facts, and wellness info to help keep you on track of your challenge!
  • Extra resources to motivate and educate you well beyond these next two weeks!

In this episode, Bai shared her 5 micro habits that have changed the game for her the past 6 months.

  1. Consistency- In self care, relationship care, business care, and creating healthy boundaries.
  2. Walking- Fueled my creativity, helped to be more focused, improve digestion, & burned a sweat.
  3. Changing the way she talks about my own body- The narrative to self, cleaning out your closet, unfollowing people who leave you stuck in a comparison trap.
  4. Financial Literacy- Weekly checkins, being neutral and non bias, being open & communicative about money.
  5. Skincare Routine- Being consistent with the morning and night routine, skin cycling, washing face, moisturizer at night, etc.

And much more!

This episode is inspiring, hopeful, & insightful. Click now to listen.

We would love to hear what your top 1,2,3,4, or 5 micro habits that help you keep ahead of the game. Comment below with your answer!

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Want more info about Chef Bai? Follow on IG, TikTok, Youtube, & Pinterest for more recipes, podcast, and wellness info. 

Want to watch instead of listen? Watch this episode and all our other podcasts on the Chef Bai Youtube for more of a visual experience. https://www.youtube.com/chefbai  

Dec 15, 202232:11
Ep. 79: Season 3 Finale - Riding Solo With Chef Bai

Ep. 79: Season 3 Finale - Riding Solo With Chef Bai

In this season finale episode, our host Bailey Ruskus is by herself, speaking from her heart, straight to our listeners. Bai leaves nothing behind & spills her emotions and feeling in this passionate and absolute real podcast episode. She opens up to allow our listeners to hear what it's like to live in the shoes of an endo-warrior, entrepreneur, wife, medical patient, women, and plant based chef. 

Bailey touch base on:

And much more!

This episode is passionate, powerful, and informative. Click now to listen.

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We are excited to announce our on demand free training.

In this free training we will cover:

  • What cycle syncing is and how to sync your lifestyle with each phase of your cycle (it’s a lot easier than you might think!)
  • The most powerful foods for each phase of your cycle (food allergy friendly!)
  • How to manage period pains with food and lifestyle (works with any budget)

Simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen/training to sign up for our on demand FREE training.

Share this information with anyone you know who has painful periods and is looking for more resources on managing their symptoms. Sign up on my website. www.chefbai.kitchen/training

Want more info about Chef Bai?

Follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Jul 29, 202231:02
Ep. 78: Couples Q&A + A Huge Announcement With Bai & Steve

Ep. 78: Couples Q&A + A Huge Announcement With Bai & Steve

ALERT!! ALERT!!

BRAND NEW ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THE PODCAST!! CLICK NOW TO LISTEN!!

In this episode, Bailey sits down with her husband, dog dad, and business partner, Steve Ruskus. This episode is a break from the usual line up of fantastic guests to bring you back into the world of Chef Bai and Steve. Since the last time they were together on the season finale in March 2022, a lot has happened. They dive briefly into their highs and lows for the summer, bike rides, and their newly adopted member of the family. (Hint- She’s cute and cuddly.) Together they hold a honest conversation about the world's current events and share their opinions on women’s rights, mental health, and having vulnerable conversations in all aspects of life. Before this episode, Bai gathered questions from her audience on TikTok & Instagram and held a Q&A for both Steve and herself. At the end the interview, they finally unveil their new upcoming announcement for their free training!

They go over:

And much more!

This episode is natural, fun, and frank. Click now to listen.

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We are excited to announce our upcoming free training available on demand on July 25th. Chef Bai went from 16 years of chronic pain with endometriosis to healing her symptoms and working with women across the globe to do the same, all thanks to the strategies and tools like cycle syncing, which we will go over in the free training.

In this free training we will cover:

  • What cycle syncing is and how to sync your lifestyle with each phase of your cycle (it’s a lot easier than you might think!)
  • The most powerful foods for each phase of your cycle (food allergy friendly!)
  • How to manage period pains with food and lifestyle (works with any budget)

Simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen/training to sign up for the on demand FREE training available Monday, July 25th!

Share this information with anyone you know who has painful periods and is looking for more resources on managing their symptoms. Sign up on my website. www.chefbai.kitchen/training

Want more info about Chef Bai Or Steve? Follow on Instagram @chef_bai or @smilingsurfer.

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Jul 22, 202255:06
Ep. 77: Blending Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science With Kanchan Koya

Ep. 77: Blending Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science With Kanchan Koya

In this episode, Bailey sits down with cookbook author, podcast host, and founder of Spice Spice Baby, Kanchan Koya. Growing up in India, her childhood was immersed with foods packed full with spices, and this lead to her to become a foodie at heart. When she was studying her doctorate in Molecular Biology at Harvard, she began to see the connection and science behind the health benefits of using culinary spices regularly and our overall health. To help spread her love and awareness for spices, Kanchan created Spice Spice Baby as a platform to help educate people about the health benefits of spices. The feedback was impressive and people from all over the world wanted to learn about the powers of the spice box. Throughout this interview, she shares her insight and expertise on holistic remedies for things such as bloating, anxiety, sugar cravings, and much more. Click now to listen!

They chat about:

  • Growing up around spices.
  • Creating and running “Spice Spice Baby”.
  • Connecting ancient wisdom with modern science.
  • The link between spices and your health.
  • Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
  • CCF Tea.
  • Remedies for bloating and heart burn.
  • Using more spices with kids.
  • Curbing sugar cravings & sugar detoxing.
  • Late night eating.
  • Healing anxiety with spices.
  • The importance of the gut and brain relationship.
  • Slowing down the hustle.
  • Reconnecting with ourselves & nature.

And much more!

This episode is friendly, educational, and encouraging. Click now to listen.

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We are excited to announce our upcoming free training on July 25th. Chef Bai went from 16 years of chronic pain with endometriosis to healing her symptoms and working with women across the globe to do the same, all thanks to the strategies and tools like cycle syncing, which we will go over in the free training.

In this free training we will cover:

  • What cycle syncing is and how to sync your lifestyle with each phase of your cycle (it’s a lot easier than you might think!)
  • The most powerful foods for each phase of your cycle (food allergy friendly!)
  • How to manage period pains with food and lifestyle (works with any budget)

Simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen and right away there will be a pop up to sign up, then you’ll get the latest updates on this free training and our ever anticipated offer coming up in 2 weeks!

Share this information with anyone you know who has painful periods and is looking for more resources on managing their symptoms. Sign up with the free pop up on my website. www.chefbai.kitchen

When you sign up, you’ll also get a freebie download that is my “6 easy hacks that you can use through your food, to have a better, less painful period.” 100% free and my gift to the community!

Want more info about Kanchan? Follow on Instagram @chiefspicemama

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”


Jul 14, 202201:10:53
Ep. 76: Habits That Can Transform Your Life With Mary Ruth Ghiyam

Ep. 76: Habits That Can Transform Your Life With Mary Ruth Ghiyam

In this episode, Bailey speaks with founder and CEO of MaryRuth Organics, MaryRuth Ghiyam. MaryRuth Organics was created to help people reach their goals and to achieve their dreams by being empowered to take their health and wellness into their own hands. MaryRuth shares her entrepreneurial journey over the last decade from the beginnings of MaryRuths Organics, to the many achievements and challenges she faced since, and to the secrets that helped her to become successful today. Her ambition and drive for her company is inspiring and uplifting for everyone, especially those who are entrepreneurs or those simply wanting to follow their own passion. She teaches us that creating a healthy and inviting atmosphere for both work-life and home-life, is how we as individuals, can reach our next level to our next highest self. With a thriving supplement business, four kids, a loving husband, and non stop aspiration for helping people, it’s easy to see why MaryRuth is a real life super women. Click now to listen!

They cover:

  • Managing positive company culture.
  • Mental health & human connections.
  • Financial empowerment.
  • Leading a family with kids as an entrepreneur/business owner.
  • Preventing stagnation to battle depression.
  • Pushing ourselves to our next best level.
  • Time blocking and time management.
  • Healing & building momentum with daily habits.
  • Influences we have on those around us.
  • Avoiding burnout.

And much more!

This episode is uplifting, empowering, and positive! Click now to listen.

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A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Mary Ruth Organics! Built on the desire to support others on their health journey and inspired by MaryRuth to learn how people can use nutrition to live longer, healthier lives. MaryRuth Organics is a mission-oriented company that’s passionate about making powerful supplements to support overall health as you grow your dreams into realities. They offer a happiness guarantee because they believe that no one should have to pay for a product they’re not satisfied with; it’s a no-hassle, money-back promise to you. MaryRuth’s Organics believes in making the best supplements for your health by creating products with non-GMO, plant-based, vegan ingredients, with the fewest number of allergens as possible.

For a limited time, our listeners can get one Organic Liquid Probiotic 2oz for free! Just visit MaryRuthOrganics.com and enter code: PLANTREMEDY

Want more info about Mary Ruth? Follow on Instagram @maryruthorganics

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Grab my free download on my website for 6 easy hacks that you can use through your food, to have a better, less painful period. Simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen and right away there will be a pop up. 100% free and my gift to the community.

Jul 08, 202256:18
Ep. 75: A Heartfelt Deep Dive Into Addiction With Adam Sud

Ep. 75: A Heartfelt Deep Dive Into Addiction With Adam Sud

In this episode, Bailey sits down with nutrition, weight loss, and insulin resistance expert, & addiction recovery advocate, Adam Sud. Adam opens up and shares his first hand accounts of addiction, mental health, drug abuse, and his own journey to recovery. He helps us connect the dots when it comes to the standard recovery model and questions the idea in western medicine that nutrition, mental health, and addiction are actually interconnected, rather than all separated. Adam is the founder of the non profit organization "Plant Based For Positive Change" and is an international speaker for plant based nutrition and addiction recovery. 

Bai and Adam share a powerful and inspiring conversation about body image, prescription dependency, suicide prevention, and modern day pressures. With Adam’s experience, he helps bring awareness and compassion for ourselves and for others struggling with chronic mental health issues. You won't want to miss this episode, click now to listen. 

They cover:

  • Growing up on the Standard American Diet (SAD).
  • Personal body image.
  • Bullying in childhood.
  • Using medication/prescriptions recreationally.
  • Ups and downs of medications like Adderall or Ritalin.
  • Suicide prevention and mental health.
  • Experience of checking into rehab.
  • The pleasure trap of modern eating habits.
  • Lack of studies on addiction recovery and nutrition.
  • 10 week study of plant based diet vs SAD diet, for those in recovery.
  • Reevaluating addiction recovery treatments.
  • Addiction vs our identity.


And much more!

This episode is sincere, stimulating, and heartfelt. Click now to listen.

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A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Chef Bai (us)! We are promoting our freebie on the Chef Bai website all about period pain. We are on a mission to help liberate women from their periods. It’s a free download on my website, simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen and right away there will be a pop up.

It’s a free download for 6 easy hacks that you can use through your food, to have a better, less painful period. 100% free and my gift to the community. Click below for our free download:

“6 Food Hacks Heal Your Cycle”

Go to www.chefbai.kitchen for your download.

Want more info about Adam? Follow on Instagram @plantbasedaddict

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Extra Shownotes:

Plant Based For Positive Change Organization 

“The Pleasure Trap” book by Doug Lisle

“Protein-aholic” book by Garth Davis, M.D.

Robert Sud: Animal activist for @laanimalsave

Jun 30, 202201:42:15
Ep. 74: Changing The Narrative Of Aging with Karyn Calabrese

Ep. 74: Changing The Narrative Of Aging with Karyn Calabrese

In this episode, Bailey interviews successful restauranteur, cookbook author, and advocate for holistic therapies, Karyn Calabrese. She is 75 years young and has been predominately raw vegan for over 40+ years. Karyn was first known for opening the longest standing gourmet raw food restaurant in the US, Karyns Raw Bistro. She now runs her holistic wellness center in which she helps people detox and heal their bodies through her detox/cleanse programs, spa treatments, clean product line, longevity workshops, and much more. 

Bailey and Karyn have a kismet conversation on the plant based lifestyle and how it has evolved over the decades. Karyn sheds a positive light on the idea of aging, and questions the narrative of how much power we actually have when it comes to maintaining optimal health. She brings her charm, knowledge, and experience to this interview. You won’t want to miss it!

They chat about:

  • Owning the longest standing raw food restaurant in the U.S.
  • Feeding yourself first: (spiritually, mentally, and physically).
  • Healthy habits with your phone.
  • The baby formula shortage.
  • Changing the narrative on aging.
  • Reality of menopause.
  • Eating raw vegan & detoxing.
  • Erasing the labels that separate us.
  • How alcohol effects the body.
  • Plantbased: (40 years ago vs present day).
  • The power of colonics.

And much more!

This episode is lighthearted, educational, and uplifting! Click now to listen.

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

Help us spread this love! Don’t forget to share with a friend!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Chef Bai (us)! This week we are promoting our freebie on the Chef Bai website all about period pain. We are on a mission to help liberate women from their periods. It’s a free download on my website, simply go to www.chefbai.kitchen and right away there will be a pop up. It’s a free download for 6 easy hacks that you can use through your food, to have a better, less painful period. 100% free and my gift to the community. Click below for our free download:

“6 Food Hacks Heal Your Cycle”

Go to www.chefbai.kitchen for your download.

Want more info about Karyn? Follow on Instagram @karyncalabrese

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Extra Shownotes:

Optimal Health Institute Of San Diego

Jun 24, 202201:10:06
Ep. 73: The Future Of Healthcare with CEO of Base, Lola Priego

Ep. 73: The Future Of Healthcare with CEO of Base, Lola Priego

In this episode, Bailey sits down with CEO & founder of Base, Lola Priego. Lola created Base in 2019 as an alternative blood testing kit for home health care. Using her background of software engineering, she create an app to help connect people directly with blood testing laboratories to a committee of healthcare professionals, all with a science backed at-home blood testing kit. Their mission, to help people find an affordable and easier way to test and translate their blood data to access and measure their health over time. Lola explains the science and story behind Base, and why at-home health healthcare is the future. Lola brings her expertise and knowledge to this convo, along with tons of insightful information on the connection of blood results, nutrition, mental health, and physical health. 

Together they talk about:

  • Her story of creating BASE.
  • The guessing game of doctor “google”.
  • Downfalls of typical healthcare.
  • Blending data, science and health.
  • Personalization & data driven tools for our health.
  • Linking nutrition & mental health.
  • Having accessible at home health care.
  • Brain fog and fatigue associated with vitamin deficiencies.
  • Monitoring stress and anxiety through blood.

And much more!

This episode is motivating, instructive, and authentic. Click now to listen.


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A special thanks to our podcast sponsor BASE. Base is an all-in-one testing plan that measures your blood and baseline to understand what's impacting your diet, stress, fatigue and general health. They are changing the way we learn about our bodies by using blood, so we can stop guessing and start measuring. Their goal as a brand is to stand in the gap and create a new kind of way to track health through at-home blood testing and regular tracking. Meet your new support system, and the future of health.

Go to https://get-base.com

Use this code for 20% off at Base: CHEFBAI20

Want more info about Lola or Base? Follow on Instagram @lolitapriego and @get_base

Don’t forget to follow Chef Bai on IG and Tiktok @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, wellness info, kitchen tips, and her best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Grab our free download: “6 Food Hacks To Heal Your Cycle”

Go to www.chefbai.kitchen for the freebie 

Jun 16, 202257:49
Ep. 72: Vegan Vs Omnivore with Hugo & Ross Turner (The Turner Twins)

Ep. 72: Vegan Vs Omnivore with Hugo & Ross Turner (The Turner Twins)

In this episode, Bailey chats with professional adventurers, advocates for sustainability for the future, and genetic twins, Hugo and Ross Turner. The Turner Twins are British adventurers who have undergone a host of world-first expeditions to some of the most remote places on earth to help people learn about our world. Together, their pioneering spirit has led them to discover some of the planet’s last remaining untouched places, while utilizing new technologies to support and promote a more sustainable future. The Twins have compared various fitness and training methods to highlight any differences in performance and to seek scientific insight. In this interview, Hugo & Ross bring their different perspectives of the world for us learn from, and their passion for testing the boundaries of the human spirit. Enjoy!

Throughout this episode we talk about:

  • Their childhood in England.
  • Growing up as twins.
  • Their 12 week study of the vegan diet vs carnivore diet.
  • Gut bacteria and how it relates to your health.
  • The connection between the food we eat and how we feel
  • Their perspective of the environment from their expeditions
  • Seeing agricultural land first hand in South America
  • Spreading awareness of sustainability
  • Climate change and it’s importance

And much more!

This episode is real, humorous, and insightful. Click now to listen!

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Jun 03, 202201:05:16
Ep. 71: From Fighting Fires To Fighting Heart Disease With Rip Esselstyn (Plantstrong)

Ep. 71: From Fighting Fires To Fighting Heart Disease With Rip Esselstyn (Plantstrong)

In this episode, Bailey sits down with the author of the Engine 2 Diet, the host and creator of Plantstrong foods and the Plantstrong podcast, and an icon for the plant based movement, Rip Esselstyn. Together they talk about the many facets of the plant based lifestyle and helping people become better educated on the importance of diet and movement for their overall health. Rip brings his experiences, expertise, and his passion to this interview and you won't want to miss it! 

They touch base on:

  • Being a Podcast host.
  • His inspiring TED talk.
  • Experience working with firefighters, police, & EMT over the years.
  • The 7 day rescue challenge and Engine 2.
  • Growing up and his childhood with such influential parents.
  • His story of Plantstrong and Plantstrong Foods.
  • Preventing and even reversing heart disease!
  • The number one killer in America.
  • America’s naughty sodium intake.
  • Advice for family and friends that are resistant to change.
  • Reading food labels.
  • Entrepreneurship and Diversification.

And much more!

This episode is straight forward, instructive, and positive! Click here to listen.

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Want more info about Rip and Plantstrong? Follow on Instagram @ripesselstyn or @goplantstrong

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Extra Shownotes:

Fiber Fueled Book

The Pleasure Trap Book

May 26, 202201:23:52
Ep. 70: Natural Wine Debunked With Bai’s Wine Guru, Allison Koerber

Ep. 70: Natural Wine Debunked With Bai’s Wine Guru, Allison Koerber

Bailey sits down with her personal wine guru and sommelier, Allison Koerber in a special premiere episode of Season 3 of the Plant Remedy Podcast. To kick off the new season, Bailey and Alli talk about all things wine, in this mini wine masterclass, while ironically sitting in a vineyard in heart of cabernet sauvignon country, at Stags Leap district in Napa Valley. Throughout this convo, they help answer the many confusions behind wine and help connect the dots with the complexities of wine.

In this episode we go over:

  • Allison’s story which lead her into her passion for wine.
  • Hear about the differences of natural wine, biodynamic wine, and organic wine.
  • Why many wines aren’t vegan, and the how the process works.
  • Old world wine vs new world wine.
  • The history of stags leap district in Napa, and how it became so popular for it’s vineyards.
  • How the regulations work regarding wine here locally in the States and also internationally over the world.
  • How much pesticides are used on conventional wines compared to organic wine.
  • What AVA means, and why they are important when purchasing wine.
  • The truth about “cheap” wine.
  • How the process of wine tasting goes and why they follow a certain procedure .
  • Differences of sparkling wine, white wine, rose, and red wine.

And so much more.

This episode is light, fun, and vivacious, and a great way to kick off the season!

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Extra Shownotes:

The “Bottle Shock” movie

May 19, 202201:09:11
Ep. 69: Season Finale! Micro-dosing, Setting Boundaries, and Mental Health With Chef Bai & Steve

Ep. 69: Season Finale! Micro-dosing, Setting Boundaries, and Mental Health With Chef Bai & Steve

Bai sits down with her husband and business partner, Steve. They catch up with current events and share some insights on the past season of the plant remedy podcast. This last season was full of amazing guests and packed with so much yummy info. Thank you for all our guests and listeners for all the support.

In this episode, Steve starts things off by describing his past two weeks of falling ill to covid and the constant battle of building his immune system. Steve talks about how our nutrition and the food we eat matters so much when it comes to our immune systems. He shows us some examples of what he ate in a day when he was sick that helped build the immune system to heal faster.

Bailey brings up one specific subject that many of our listeners have been waiting for, and that’s microdosing with psilocybin! They share their experiences with microdosing over the past 6 months. It helps people in many ways, and everyones reaction to microdosing is different depending on a variety of factors like age, sex, status, etc. They touch base on the spirituality of psilocybin and how it positively effects your personality, your ego, and past traumas. In our opinion, it changes our perspective on the world we live in, and creates a more lightheartedness to the rough edges of the world.

They talk about boundaries with work and relationships, including both sides of the spectrum. Yes, finding a balance is a never ending chore, but it’s so important to keep some sort of boundary for our own mental health. Now more than ever, our mental health is the most important part for us to keep fully functioning.

Lastly, they share some big news on changes going on in the business. Changes can be rough and unpleasant sometimes, but switching things up can sometimes be the best thing in the long run. Together, Bai & Steve are very optimistic for the future and for the new things coming. This includes our special 2 night event coming up in March 23rd + 24th in our Kitchen Revival Masterclass!

For this two part masterclass we are tackling our kitchens together as a community. This kitchen revival masterclass is a chance to begin the first week of spring with a fresh new and organized fridge and pantry. Together, (including us) we are going to pull everything out from the fridge, toss out expired food, organize produce, and clean up. Chef Bai will teach us tips and tricks on how to keep your fridge fully functioning depending on your household needs. We’ll also go through nutrition labels and food storage tips. If you can't make it, there will be a link to purchase the replay afterwards. Click here for more info. 

This episode is light, happy, and fun. Click here to listen now!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Mala Girl Broths. These amazing broths are Chef made savory superfoods. Prepared from organically-sourced vegetable powders - cool stuff like dulse, moringa, reishi, lions mane, cacao (to name a few). Six flavor varieties, each with its own culinary personality and wellness benefits. Why compromise when you can have plant powered benefits?!  Let Mala Girl adapt to the mood of your tastebuds. We've created the flavor so you don't have to.

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

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Mar 04, 202251:24
Ep. 68: Redefining Diabetes Treatment With Lifestyle, With Cyrus Khambatta PhD.

Ep. 68: Redefining Diabetes Treatment With Lifestyle, With Cyrus Khambatta PhD.

In this episode, Bailey chats with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD who is the Co-founder of Masteringdiabetes. Masteringdiabetes is at the forefront of research into the revolutionary method to reversing insulin resistance in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and gestational diabetes using a whole plant based diet and lifestyle approach.

Cyrus shares some childhood stories of growing up an active healthy adolescent, eating mangos by the box, and playing every sport he could. With no clear signs of anything wrong, later on, in his late college years he noticed negative changes in his body. These changes became worse and worse until one day he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with three major autoimmune diseases. From that point on, his life became a battle for his health.

As someone who was diagnosed with these auto immune diseases, he found after years of searching and researching, that a whole food plant based diet was able to help him control and minimize the harsh symptoms of diabetes even after a very short period. His journey into healing helped push his passion into why he was healing. This lead him into going to school for Nutritional Biochemistry to learn exactly how diabetes works on the body.

This eventually lead him to create the business of Mastering diabetes, which helps consoling people with diabetes and leading people to health with a step by step approach of eating a whole plant based diet. He shares his knowledge of facts about diabetes, reducing insulin resistance, and many more eye opening facts about the connections between all these chronic diseases and our lifestyle.

They go over the history and the current popular trends such as the Atkins diet. Paleo diet, Keto diet, and other low carb/high fat diets. Cyrus gives his expertise on the science of how these diets affect the body over the short term and also over the long term. He also goes over the opposite side of the spectrum of a whole food plant based diets and other high carb, low fat diets. This includes the truths and myths about carbohydrates that many of us hear about everyday.

This episode with Cyrus is amazingly educational, lively, and explanatory!

Want more info on Cyrus? Check out his IG @mangomannutrition

Check out the mastering diabetes website: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Mala Girl Broths. These amazing broths are Chef made savory superfoods. Prepared from organically-sourced vegetable powders - cool stuff like dulse, moringa, reishi, lions mane, cacao (to name a few). Six flavor varieties, each with its own culinary personality and wellness benefits. Why compromise when you can have plant powered benefits?!  Let Māla Girl adapt to the mood of your tastebuds. We've created the flavor so you don't have to.

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

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Feb 26, 202201:26:46
Ep. 67: Impactful Entrepreneurship That Can Unf*ck The World, With CEO Of Pela, Matt Bertulli

Ep. 67: Impactful Entrepreneurship That Can Unf*ck The World, With CEO Of Pela, Matt Bertulli

In this episode, Bailey sits down with Matt Bertulli, CEO of eco-friendly company Pela, which fights for sustainability, waste awareness, and a greener future. Pela was the creator of the Pela case, which is the world’s first compostable phone case. Pela has a vision of a waste free future. They make products made of environmentally sensible materials, that educate and inspire a global community of people who are committed to making a positive impact on our planet.   

Bai & Matt jump right into talking about sustainability and waste from all humankind. Our society is growing larger and with that, is our increase in waste, especially industrial waste. Matt shares his insights on how our waste has potential to be used to our benefit financially. His hope is to create more awareness on our individual waste and how we can minimize it as best we can.   

Matt talks about the connections between sustainability and social equality, and how you can’t talk about one without considering the other. A lot of the worlds industrial waste is expelled and processed in under served communities. Finding these connections in society can bring awareness and with that, actual change.  

Bai and Matt share their opinions about the mass amounts of waste from western countries. This has regards to our food systems, to our resources, and to our individual households. They also touch base on the psychology between waste and the effect it has on the world around us.   Matt explains how the best thing for our health , and the worlds future, is to become more educated with the waste systems of the world collectively. Instead of focusing on methane and carbon, rather to use our daily waste as a better tool to bring awareness to the public of climate change. Climate change is a big misunderstood idea. It is about the limited resources we have on this earth, and how we can’t be wasting them like we have a planet B.   

They talk about the arguments about sustainability and the solutions to the most common questions.  Matt also sheds light on the future with his positive outlook and how we are collectively going towards a greener, more sustainable age.   

Matt explains to us about his amazing and eco friendly phone case product. This case is 100% fully compostable, plant based, visible, and popular. Matt and his team are leading the charge for research in material science for fully compostable materials. His other eco friendly composting product, Lomi, is a 3 liter bin that turns your natural food scraps into dirt/soil overnight and can reduce food waste by 80%.   

This podcast episode is illuminating, natural, and friendly. Can’t wait for you to listen.  

Want more info on Matt?  Check out his IG @mbertulli 

More info on Pela here: https://pela.earth   

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”   

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Want info on our upcoming Self Love Masterclass this February 23rd? Click here 

This class is designed to show you that you can indulge AND slay your health goals. This cooking masterclass is perfect for date night or a night of self love. We will be talking all about self love and setting yourself up for the week ahead. Bai will show you the building blocks of creating a meal plan for your life no matter your lifestyle. Along with this masterclass we will be making lemon risotto, mushroom scallops, and chocolate truffles! 

See you Wednesday 2/23 @ 5:30PM PST for our Self Love & Meal Plans Masterclass! 

Feb 10, 202201:04:56
Ep. 66: Pure Hyper Nourishment For Healing Lupus With Dr. Brooke Goldner M.D.

Ep. 66: Pure Hyper Nourishment For Healing Lupus With Dr. Brooke Goldner M.D.

In this episode, Bailey sits down with physician, published medical doctor, and bestselling author of “Goodbye Autoimmune Disease” & “Goodbye Lupus”, Dr. Brooke Goldner in this amazing conversation. Brooke is an internationally-recognized expert in healing chronic disease with plant-based nutrition.

Brooke shares her story growing up in a family with unhealthy diets and how it contributed to her early diagnosis of lupus at childhood. Shortly after, she was told that she had less than a year to live. After hearing such sad and frightening news, she was told her only chances of surviving would be intense western medical procedures such as chemo therapy or dialysis for the rest of her life.

She learned early on to fight for her health and to fight for her entire life well on beyond her diagnosis. Instead of using the down time to feel sorry for herself, she used it to study, to learn, and to educate. Slowly over years of ups and downs, she learned more about her diagnosis, her symptoms, and her triggers.

Over time, Goldner educated herself enough to graduate and become a doctor to help heal herself and help heal others. The stories she shares are touching and inspirational. Goldner tells us about her life changing moments that helped her learn the power of plant based foods. Some of these pinnacle moments were meeting husband, changing her diet, and seeing how a plant based diet was healing her lupus medically through blood tests.

After she healed herself, she wanted to dive deeper into the actual science of why it worked. Brooke and team focused on the science of why the plant based lifestyle helps heal the body and keep the body functioning at its highest level. This gave her the passion to teach the public and to write her books.

Bai and Brooke also talk about the mental pressures and traumas people go through having a chronic disease. Brooke gives the insights and connections between our physical health and our mental health. Depression, anxiety are inflammatory, your body has a physical response, so going through symptoms from chronic diseases can physically effect your body in harmful ways. Brooke uses this knowledge to help people heal through food, but also changing their thought process to a more positive side along the way.

This podcast is informative, touching, and straight to it. Enjoy!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self.

Use the code:

PLANTREMEDY20 for 20% off both cycle balance & daily harmony on first time orders

PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off cycle balance only on first time orders 

Want more info on Dr. Goldner? Check out her IG @goodbyelupus

She also holds free live Q & A’s and much more Information for the public at goodbyelupus.com

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

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***Podcast Episode was recorded in Oct. 2021***

Feb 03, 202201:15:23
Ep. 65: Heal Your Body With Beans, With Author & Integrative Health Coach, Unique Hammond

Ep. 65: Heal Your Body With Beans, With Author & Integrative Health Coach, Unique Hammond

Bailey sits down with the wonderful Unique Hammond. She is a holistic nutrition practitioner, integrative health coach, bean protocol specialist, and author of “Your Tastebuds are A**holes”. Unique shares her childhood story of growing up in California and what happened in her life that lead her to where she is today.

She talks about her story of falling ill to Crohn's disease symptoms and the tough years she faced. Together Bai and Unique talk about what’s Crohn’s disease is, the symptoms, and the medications western medicine uses to fight it. Over time she was only getting worse and eventually was diagnosed with Crohn’s.

They also touch base on auto immune diseases, endometriosis, and how correlated many illness are. Unique became desperate for answers and began looking into holistic ways to heal. She shares her struggles with her doctors throughout her journey and they talk about the trauma people go through when accessing our medical system with a chromic illness. The toll it does on all our mental health and how tons are silently suffering.

Unique shares her knowledge and history of the bean protocol. How beans helped change her life and helped her manage her pain & symptoms. Over 18 months of following an intense bean protocol, her Crohn’s went into remission. Her story is amazing, and inspirational for anyone who’s ever been told they cannot heal naturally. She lays out ways she stays in remission and the things to stay away from to keep the body functioning properly.

Unique tells us what she’s up to now, which includes health coaching and helping people through the bean protocol. How she helps clients find ways to heal themselves through the power of beans. Beans are full of protein, fat, carbs, nutrients, and vitamins that work wonders with our body when eaten properly and in the right order. She helps breaks this down for us and teaches us how beans changed her life. Lastly, Unique shares information about her latest book, “Your tastebuds are a**holes” which talks more in depth on her journey healing herself of Crohn’s disease.

This episode with Unique is inspiring, optimistic, and natural. We can’t wait for you to listen!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self.

Use the code:

PLANTREMEDY20 for 20% off both cycle balance & daily harmony

PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off cycle balance only

Want more info on Unique? Check out her IG @uniquehammond

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!” If you liked this episode, be sure to leave a review on apple podcasts!

Jan 28, 202201:05:50
Ep. 64: The Safest, Cheapest Way To Eat, For The Longest, Happiest Life With Internationally Recognized Physician, Speaker, & Author Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

Ep. 64: The Safest, Cheapest Way To Eat, For The Longest, Happiest Life With Internationally Recognized Physician, Speaker, & Author Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

In this episode, Bailey sits down with the famously intelligent Dr. Michael Greger, author, physician, professional speaker on public health issues & advocacy of a whole-food, plant-based diet. They chat about his beginnings and what lead him to become a doctor in the first place.

Dr. Greger shares his childhood experience with his grandmother falling ill with late stages of heart disease at 65. Soon after she was taught to change her diet, and with the help of Nathen Pritikin, she lived for another 31 fruitful years. Early on Dr. Greger saw the power of nutrition first hand, and has been passionate to teach others what he witnessed since. Because of his grandmother, he entered into medicine, studied lifestyle medicine, started Nutritionfacts.org, wrote all his books, hold public speakings, and much more.

They talk about the hardships and obstacles people face when trying to adopt a more plant focused lifestyle. They also touch base on the resistance of a healthy, plant focused lifestyle in the medical community, in society, and with loved ones. How it seems like the whole system isn’t set up for making people healthy, rather the opposite.

Dr. Greger dives in and explains about the food system as a whole. The interconnectedness of why things are the way they are. He shows us the flaws of big corporations selling us a trillion dollar industry of processed foods. How the most profitable foods, are usually the worst foods. How the system is set up to incentivize the bad foods, and punish the healthy ones.

They talk about how we as individuals have to take responsibility for our own health and the health of our families now more than ever. That the most important decisions we make is what we eat everyday. Good news is the world is changing at an amazing pace, especially lately. The positive influence of eating plants over the past 50 years is increasing every year in the general public. The science is out there and people are finally listening.

Bai asks Dr. Greger advice on helping show a stubborn family member or friend with a lifestyle created disease, on how to heal with a healthy diet change. They touch base on the negatives of dairy especially the health effects, and how now it’s easier than ever to switch to non dairy alternatives. With a plethora of plant based options, anyone can find something they like, and help bring down the demand for dairy products.

They chat about the many myths of nutrition throughout society and how unfortunately fake myths, have real consequences. That all this unhealthy false information are causing premature illnesses in our bodies. One of the most astonishing things Dr. Greger noticed when asking his patients why they ate the way they ate, was that many didn’t have hard evidence why. Many had heard something from a friend at the gym or read something in a magazine. Dr. Greger believes everyone has to do the research themselves, and to not take anyones word for it. To remember that what you eat everyday is the most important decision you make for your health.

This episode is informative, quick, and witty. Enjoy!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self.

Use the code:

PLANTREMEDY20 for 20% off both cycle balance & daily harmony

PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off cycle balance only

Want more info on Dr. Greger? Check out his IG @michaelgregermd

**This podcast was recorded in November 2021 for Season 2**

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Jan 20, 202233:06
Ep. 63: The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful Of Writing The PlantYou Cookbook & Growing An Audience Of 2 million+ With Carleigh Bodrug

Ep. 63: The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful Of Writing The PlantYou Cookbook & Growing An Audience Of 2 million+ With Carleigh Bodrug

Bailey sits down with Carleigh author and founder of plantyou. She has large online presence with her vegan food blog and has upcoming oil free vegan cookbook coming out this February 2022. They catch up and share insight on the world of plant based living, being food waste conscious, and navigating a platform with over a million viewers.

She shares her story of transitioning to a whole food plant based diet. How in her words, she looks like someone that would be the least likely person to be vegan. She grew up on a farm and grew up surrounded by animal and dairy products her whole life, but when her father became ill, they decided to do research into healthier eating habits. After reading plant based books and watching documentaries, they eventually started swapping out their favorite comfort foods with plant based alternatives. Slowly over time Carleigh grew more and more confident with her cooking.

By 2019 she was fully immersed into plant you and ran the business full time. Carleigh talks about her shift towards a food blogger and cookbook author, and the challenges she faced. Together Bai and Carleigh share their experiences of taking the leap in believing in yourself as an small business entrepreneur. The power and the responsibility that comes with running a full small business on your own.

They talk about going vegan and transitioning to a plant based diet and about the connections you see more in your health, the animals, and the environment when eating plant based. How using resources like watching documentaries and researching into plant based lifestyle can be the best thing you can do for yourself. They feel and see a huge shift in attitude of the general society with regards to plant based recipes. It’s accepted more than ever and there’s more options more than ever.

They touch base on the life of having a large online presence and the negatives such as people making assumptions including about her appearance. They chat about how they don’t feed into all the negativity and explain how important the positive comments are and how they really help spread more goodness. They talk about online bulling and how out of hand it has gotten, especially towards female bloggers and influencers. They talk about how entrepreneurs online should shed more light on the negative comment epidemic going on in the shadows. Talking about this can hopefully help keep people more accountable for their comments. To think before you write it. Spread the positivity.

Lastly, Carleigh gives us the deets on her upcoming new cookbook with 140 recipes! All oil free! All plant based! There’s advice, pantry lists, and nutrition facts on each dish. Go to plantyou.com for your copy. They talk about the experience of finally seeing the first copy of the book in your hands, the non stop work that comes together to write a cookbook, and more. She talks about the personal challenges she overcame to write her book, especially the cover shot. How happy she was with all the positive feedback of writing a cookbook, and the large response she got from just the preorders alone.

The cookbook Plantyou is Available on Feb. 15!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self.

Use the code:

PLANTREMEDY20 for 20% off both cycle balance & daily harmony

PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off cycle balance only

Want more info on Carleigh? Check out her IG @plantyou

If you liked this episode, be sure to leave a review on apple podcasts.

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Jan 14, 202201:05:40
Ep. 62: Eat To Live With 7x New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Ep. 62: Eat To Live With 7x New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. Joel Fuhrman

In this episode of the plant remedy podcast, Bailey sits down with world renowned Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. He is a 7 times New York Times best-selling author and expert on nutrition and natural healing. He focuses on preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods.

They dive into Dr Fuhrman’s early childhood and his history of studying and researching nutrition. His father who struggled with back pain, searched for answers from many specialists and doctors, but never found any real answers to the problem. Just bandages to the symptoms. It was through one book that lead into many more books based on nutrition to heal your body, that he and his father began diving into. That through food, you can change your life. Joel would sit along side his father at a young age and read these books that were focused on nutrition and eating healthfully.

Years later, his father healed himself, and was a new person. Seeing the power of diet first hand, helped drive the passion in Joel on healthy eating and nutrition. Dr. Fuhrman talks about his life from his younger years and his life’s experiences until he went to school to be a physician in specialized nutritional medicine. Once he graduated, he began his journey of writing his findings of the connection between nutrition and health into books.

Bailey talks with Joel about becoming a family physician with a background in nutrition. This way we could do something he enjoyed and help as many people as possible. Through his journey he was able to create a center in San Diego to help people come to as a retreat. For a couple weeks people come and heal themselves and learn better eating habits to take back with them afterwards. Through all these outlets, Dr. Fuhrman has helped over hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Dr. Fuhrman gives his insight and passion on his accomplishments of helping people learn to heal through food. He also talks about the challenges he faced with people individually, with opening a center, writing his books, and much more.

They chat about how people have their beliefs systems around nutrition, food addictions, and the psychology of food. He shares facts on nutrition in America and health statistics that are eye opening. All these unhealthy diets are causing Americas chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and illnesses to skyrocket more than ever.

He shares his insight on salts, oils, sugars, and the benefits of reducing your intake.

Lastly, he shares his answers of having children and dealing with societal pressures. Also, he shares his answers and expertise on high blood pressure including facts that are very promising for anyone on high blood pressure medication.

You won’t want to miss this first episode of the new year!

Want more info on Dr. Fuhrman? Check out his IG @joelfuhrmanmd

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!” If you liked this episode, be sure to leave a review on apple podcasts.

Shownotes:

Eat To Live Retreat- Health resort in San Diego

Fast Food Genocide - Dr. Fuhrman Book

Disease proof your child -Dr. Fuhrman Book

Jan 06, 202201:09:29
Ep. 61: Finding Strength & Resilience In Infertility With Hannah Sunderani

Ep. 61: Finding Strength & Resilience In Infertility With Hannah Sunderani

Hannah Sunderani, founder and creator of Two Spoons App and Plant Based Recipe Blog, sits down with Bailey to catch up on life and talk about recent events in each other lives. All which include the blessings of Hannah being pregnant with her first child which is absolutely amazing! She talks about all the nerves and exciting feelings of becoming a mom for the first time. Hannah retakes us through the start of her journey of deciding to have a baby and the challenges her and her husband faced.

Hannah talks about the time frame she thought getting pregnant would occur was very different than reality. How in movies and stories from friends, it can be portrayed that women just get pregnant easily and then the next step is figuring out all the correct plans from there on. In reality, she found that the challenges beforehand can actually be much more difficult than the steps after knowing your pregnant. She opened up about her vulnerability about trying to conceive, which helped her close friends and family to open up to her and to show their own struggles of infertility. She noticed she was not alone in her journey. That many women and their other halves had many troubles, obstacles, and challenges to overcome to reach their goal of being pregnant.

Hannah talks about her stages of reaching out to a fertility clinic, the process they went through together, and the results they received afterwards. For one moment, everything was fine, and then next moment they were battling uphill against infertility issues. She speaks about this anxiety and pressure within herself, and within her relationship with her husband. On top of this pressure, she explains the hardship of trying to juggle life, work, and pleasure with an unknown timing of becoming pregnant. 

She talks about the feelings she gets around other couples now that she is pregnant. She doesn’t know their story, but she thinks of her journey, and she wishes that she isn’t giving them a painful reminder of their infertility issues, but rather hope that their time will come sooner than later, in one way or another.

It’s a humble reminder that we are all struggling behind the faces we put on in public, and that being open and vulnerable, can be the most human thing we can do to help connect with one another. Hannah has opened up with more friends, family, and even strangers, and found that an overwhelming amount of people are going through similar infertility problems. You will never know unless you open up about yourself.

Afterwards when Hannah and her husband received the great news, she felt more compelled to reach out and to offer her story of infertility, to help support someone who needs to hear it most. The important message she wanted to share was, if you know anyone who is going through infertility challenges, be soft and extra caring. Honestly to not to give any advice, but to just be there to sit down and to just listen. Listening can be the best support that woman or couple needs most.

This episode is a deep, vulnerable, and moving conversation with Hannah and Bailey. Press play and enjoy. 

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self. Use the code: PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off your first month

Want more info on Hannah and Two Spoons? Check out her IG @twospoons.ca

If you liked this episode, be sure to leave a review on apple podcasts. 

*Podcast was recorded in August in preparation for season 2*

THE PLANT REMEDY PODCAST WITH CHEF BAI

Dec 09, 202101:16:10
Ep. 60: Prioritizing Menstrual Health With Lulu Ge

Ep. 60: Prioritizing Menstrual Health With Lulu Ge

Bailey sits down with the amazing and charming Lulu Ge, founder and CEO of Elix healing. Together they talk about their relationship, and why Lulu created Elix. How it all began with her own story of dealing with painful menstrual cycles and trying to navigate herself off prescription birth control. Through her journey she found that western medicine didn’t have the answers she was looking for besides just going back on more prescription birth controls. So, with the insight from her grandfather who ran a hospital in China, she turned to a more holistic approach through medicine from special herbs, superfood tonics, and plants.

Into her journey of using Chinese herbs to help her menstrual cycles, she found her painful symptoms declining and becoming much more manageable even by the first few months. This amazing change helped her gain more confidence with discussing it with her friends and coworkers. Instead of living in pain in silence, she was able to open up her heart and feelings around painful menstrual cycles.

What happened next was alarming for her. The pain that she thought was rare and only hers was actually much more prevalent in her friends and coworkers than she ever imagined. So many women she knew opened up to her and revealed their own cycle problems and situations. Examples of these symptoms were headaches, bloating, cramps, nausea, and many more. Knowing that she was not alone and that many women live in painful silence, made her want to help make a difference and make a change.

She wanted to share her special tonic with her friends, but she found out that her special herbs blend was tailored to her specific symptoms and needs, and really for her only. That every woman is different and depending on their cycle symptoms, body type, and so on, changes the specific herbs needed to help them.

This journey is where Elix began. A way to bring a licensed practitioner to an online experience for any woman, and to access anywhere, especially people living in rural areas. Herbs from ethically sources, advisors from certified professionals, and support from people in the community and all over the world.

Elix has grown exponentially over the last 2 years and has helped over +100,000 women. Everyday they are helping more and more women all over the world and to let them feel empowered with their cycle symptoms, and to feel better supported with their overall health.

This episode is a powerful and special tool to help spread the word on women's health. You won’t want to miss it!

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self. Use the code: PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off your first month

Stay tuned also for their release of a new product in 2022!

Want more info on Lulu Ge and Elix? Check out their IG @elixhealing

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”   


Dec 02, 202157:19
Ep. 59: The Dangers of Dairy With Renowned Plant Based Expert Dr. Michael Klaper

Ep. 59: The Dangers of Dairy With Renowned Plant Based Expert Dr. Michael Klaper

Dr. Michael Klaper, gifted clinician, internationally-recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health, talks about his journey and career into holistic health. He talks about his life long mission of teaching the public, the medical community, and everyone in between about healing themselves from chronic lifestyle created diseases through a whole food, plant based diet.

Bailey and Dr. Klaper dive right into his early childhood of growing up in the midwest and working on a dairy farm in the summers. He gives his honest and heart-moving recollection of working on a dairy farm as a child and how it helped shape his future into entering medicine and striving to become a doctor. He gives his first person accounts as a child on a dairy farm and the procedures of creating and running a fully functioning dairy farm. From the way the cows are inseminated, how the calves are torn away from the mothers right after birth, how male cows are turned into veal, and the connection of dairy and slaughterhouses. They talk about the facts of life of a dairy cow from back then, and the procedures now. How much things have changed, and sadly how much certain things haven’t changed.

They talk about the way the dairy industry has manipulated the general public into believing that dairy is a necessity in diet, how the dairy industry has manipulated the public on how dairy is made, and many more gut wrenching, heart breaking truths of the dangers of dairy.

He also shares insights on how cows have changed into being genetically modified nowadays to produce milk all year around, even while they are pregnant. Cows used to stop producing milk while pregnant for 9 months, but now with the help of scientists, cows now produce milk non stop year round. This causes many natural hormones like many types of estrogens that pregnant mammals have, to be much more present in the milk nowadays, compared to many years ago. With more hormones in the milk, he explains the connection of the rise in irregularities, chronic diseases, and cancers in both women and men in the last 20-30 years. Dr. Klaper shares his expertise on the connection of dairy and health, and how the rise of consumption of dairy products has lead to a rise of diseases and cancers in men like prostate cancers, and in women like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and more.

Dr. Klaper talks about his journey into turning plant based as a western medical doctor, and his own research on how effective a whole food plant based diet helped his health and his clients' health to become healthier from the inside out. They talk about the mass amount of misinformation on nutrition online and the damaging effects it has on the public. Especially with regards to many abnormal, unnatural diets such as the paleo diet and keto diet. These abnormal diets may have short term external changes in weight loss, they are also causing longterm decremental changes internally on the liver, the heart, the blood cholesterol levels, the colon, the arteries, the gut, and much more. Eating mass amounts of animal based foods high in fat, high in cholesterol, are a recipe for heart disease, which is sadly the number one cause of death in the United States.

This episode is raw, real, and honest between both Bailey and Dr. Klaper. You won’t want to miss this one. Filled with tons of info, facts, and resources to help you on your own health journey to healing.

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Use the code: PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off your first month 

Want more info on this topic or on Dr. Klaper? Check out his IG @doctorklaper

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_Bai


Nov 25, 202159:24
Ep. 58: Psilocybin Microdosing for Nervous System Nourishment with Tiffany Hurd

Ep. 58: Psilocybin Microdosing for Nervous System Nourishment with Tiffany Hurd

We're so excited to have Tiffany Hurd on to kick off Season 2 of The Plant Remedy Podcast!

Tiffany, plant medicine mentor, talks about how she entered the world of learning about integrating and using psilocybin on a healthy, intentional way for nervous system nourishment. She talks about her healing process for herself, personal development work, and her journey to her huge awaking. She watched her life change for the better, including her moods, mindset, and quality of her relationships with the procedures of microdosing with psilocybin. 

People who use micro dosing of psychedelics notice subtle shifts in their mindset, body, and health.

Bai and Tiffany, together talk about the process and procedures of micro dosing psilocybin and how it rewires the brain on a neurological level. It helps open up locked/blocked pathways in the brain and in the heart, and allows the body to face these negatives in a positive and constructive therapeutic way. To become vulnerable, and to get through and deal with past traumas, hardships, anxiety, and anything else that is disrupting your life in a negative way.

They talk about the research behind it and how it's becoming more and more increasing accepted in the general public community. This includes the correct way to dose, the correct procedures to follow, and the history of how this healing process has been used for 100’s of years with cultures all over the world.

They touch base on the major differences on recreational vs therapeutic healing with psilocybin. How using small doses for healing can help a majority of people, young or old, no matter where they stand on the spectrum of personal development. How it helps people with anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, ALS and much more, to help people get to the root of their problems. To help heal the sources instead of the symptoms.

Tune into this special episode for that kicks off Season 2 of the Plant Remedy Podcast. 

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self. Use the code: PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off your first month

Want more info on this topic or on Tiffany? Check out her IG @iamtiffanyhurd

Follow Chef Bai on IG @Chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, virtual cooking classes, corporate wellness collaborations, and her newest best selling cookbook. “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”

Extra Shownotes:

Click here for : Rare Footage of 1950’s Housewife on LSD

Nov 18, 202150:33
Ep. 57: We Wrote A Cookbook! This Is How We Did It.

Ep. 57: We Wrote A Cookbook! This Is How We Did It.

In this special episode, Steve (Chef Bai’s Husband) sits down and interviews Bailey about the upcoming cookbook “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!”.

Together they talk all things about the launch of the cookbook, the writing of the cook book, and everything in between. Steve asks Bailey about how her childhood dream of writing a cookbook, and how this process stacked up to her expectations. Also how it was to write a cookbook as a newly married couple, who share their own business together, in the middle of a global pandemic.

They received the first copy/sample of the cookbook about a 2 months ago and how it brought so many emotions. They discusses those feelings of shock, happiness, pride, and gratitude.

Together, working so hard in such a short deadline for this cookbook really pushed the envelope for Steve and Bailey. They chat about the struggles of the photography aspect of the cook book. The ups and downs they went through, the process of creating the props and scene for each recipe, and the relief of finally nailing the perfect shot.

Along with the conversation, they chat about the book launch tour, which they are soo excited for. They will be throwing a party in San Diego on August 18th at 1835 Studios venue @ 6-9PM PST. There will be a vegan food truck (Rollin’ Roots), there will be sponsors from Nova Kombucha and OB Brewery, a local Ocean Beach band, and a raffle including local products like Manakind! You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are on sale now! With your ticket admission you will receive a signed copy of the cookbook, drinks until supplies last, the chance to win an amazing raffle with tons of goodies, and to celebrate with us in person! Yay!

Here’s the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cook-heal-go-vegan-by-chef-bai-book-launch-party-tickets-161350428475?ref=estw

Then Bailey and Steve will travel to Denver in a new sprinter van thanks to @Keencampers to throw a book launch party at Mile High Spirits and Distillery on August 29th 2-5PM MTN! This event is free to the public! If you are nearby, we would love to meet you, celebrate. We will be selling signed copies of the cookbook! Info located below at the bottom of the show notes.

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code: COOKWITHME

PS. Don't forget to pre-order my our upcoming cookbook: "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" In addition, you will receive a free 5 recipe Ebook along with your order. This 5 recipe Ebook with 5 never before seen recipes are a glimpse of what’s to come in the cookbook when it comes out August 31st. Send a screenshot of your order confirmation of our cookbook “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!” To the email- book@chefbai.kitchen You will then receive your instant download of the 5 recipe Ebook!

We are having 2 live in person events and 2 live virtual events. Check out WWW.CHEFBAI.KITCHEN/COOKBOOK for all the info on all the events!

See you in San Diego, Denver, and live virtually on Zoom everywhere!

Jul 23, 202148:39
Ep. 56: Everyday Detox and Non-Toxic Living With Dr. Vivian Chen

Ep. 56: Everyday Detox and Non-Toxic Living With Dr. Vivian Chen

In this episode, Bailey has an amazing and insightful conversation with a brilliant medical doctor in the wellness world, Dr. Vivian Chen. Together the share their experiences with detoxing from everyday chemicals in our home and education on non-toxic living. 

Dr. Chen shares her education from her schooling as a western UK Doctor, and her expertise on helping people find a way to empower themselves through little everyday changes. To focus on lifestyle changes to help heal the body naturally. Western medicine is wonderful, but she sees health through a more integrative approach to help fight chronic diseases. Although there is a pill for every ill, we should address the underlying issues rather than band-aiding over problems. Together they see "Food is medicine" and that we as an individual, we have more power than we are thought to believe when it comes to minimizing toxicity from our life.

Together, they talk about Dr. Chen's story and the driving forces that led her onto this journey of wellness beyond the western medicine approach. A main force was her children. Her daughter had life threatening struggles early on in life with allergies, which had Vivian digging deeper for answers on how to help her daughter.

As they changed her daughters diet, they began to see what the root causes were, instead of the reactions. What began as allergies with dairy, quickly turned into looking at all the toxicity in our conventional food. Which then led to looking at the toxicity beyond food, to our general cleaning products we use in our household, to the daily environment we surround ourselves with, and to the whole world we live in. 

She eventually changed her life, and her family’s life by changing their diets, ridding their lives of toxicity as much as possible, and educating herself and others on the products we use everyday.

She notices very common illnesses among many different people, and she believes it’s coming from many common root sources. She uses the metaphor: if see ourselves as a garden, with many different plants and with soil lacking certain important nutrients, how it’s going to show up will be different in different plants. If we change the soil and replenish it, we will start to see results in all the plants, just like ourselves.

They dive deep into some of the many sources of toxic load and the science behind it. How not to focus on just one toxin, but one all of them in our life. Learning to minimize toxins is an everyday task. Your everyday actions make a huge different. You won't want to miss this episode for all the juicy insights on how to lower toxic load in your household and life overall. You can't avoid toxins, but we can take action steps that absolutely make a difference for our health in the long run. 

Want more tips on non toxic living? Follow Dr. Chen on instagram @plateful.health & head to http://www.platefulhealth.com/

Enjoy this Episode? Leave a comment on Apple Podcasts about your favorite part of the podcast!

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code: COOKWITHME

PS. Don't forget to pre-order my new upcoming cookbook: "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" In addition, you will receive a free 5 recipe Ebook along with your order. This 5 recipe Ebook with 5 never before seen recipes that are a glimpse of what’s to come in the cookbook when it comes out August 31st. Send a screenshot of your order confirmation of our cookbook “Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!” To the email- book@chefbai.kitchen You will then receive your instant download of the 5 recipe Ebook!

We just announced our Book Launch Tour! We are having 2 live in person events and 2 live virtual events. Check out WWW.CHEFBAI.KITCHEN/COOKBOOK for all the info on all the events! 

See you in San Diego and Denver!



Jul 10, 202101:12:27
Ep. 55: Energy Intelligence With Founder & CEO of Rasa, Lopa Van Der Mersch

Ep. 55: Energy Intelligence With Founder & CEO of Rasa, Lopa Van Der Mersch

In this podcast episode, Bailey shares a conversation with Founder & CEO of Rasa (Adaptogen-packed wellness tonics) Lopa Van Der Mersch. Together they talk all about our morning habits/routines that are either helping us nourish our bodies with energy or extract energy from our bodies.  

Lopa explains about Rasa the company which specializes in super functional coffee alternatives and adaptogenic tonics. Lopa breaks down how she came up with the idea to start Rasa and her passion to change how we approach our morning routine. How we need something to nourish us, rather than to extract energy from us. This helped fuel the idea to start the rasa coffee alternatives. It got her thinking.....couldn't we put tons of amazing herbs in this morning ritual that’s fantastic for people's health, stress, energy, libido, mood, and immune system?? Yes!! She worked with professional herbalists on how to find the right balance of herbs that’s safe, delicious, and most importantly, that have these functional purposes.

Together they talk about their experiences with coffee, including the negative ones which fueled an increase in anxiety, irritability, and mid day crashes. One quote she saids is “Coffee borrows energy from tomorrow to feed today.”, which many of us don't think about when we reach for that cup of Joe in the early hours of the day. Coffee spikes your cortisol just like stress which effects our energy all day. 

“If either of us said, I need to have two glasses of wine in the morning, then I’m totally fine” That's what we do with coffee, no one questions it. It creates a significant amount of dependency in the body. Your body gets addicted to it, and stops creating its own cortisol, which creates this burn out later.

So many people now are becoming burnt out from this 0-100MPH with everything now slowly opening back up in this post pandemic life. It's so important to balance our energy levels without being on this hamster wheel of caffeine in the morning and alcohol in the evening. 

Now more than ever, its important to be taking care of yourself, which all starts in your morning and how you start your day. It's in the little things that add up, to eventually help or hurt our mental health overall. One example used was paying attention to your breath, because it is the easiest way to help regulate your nervous system. She also gives suggestions for people who are trying to wean off coffee. 

Lastly, they briefly go over the product itself, the different varieties, the sustainability of the packaging, the adaptogenic ingredients, and the importance of others companies to follow suit. “It really is an offering from the heart. Something that will have impact on the world. Something that will help change peoples lives. Something that will be a fair exchange of energy.”

Whats next for Rasa? They are working on their fully compostable packaging right now, along with more varieties and flavors. You can check out the products and more on instagram @wearerasa 

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code: COOKWITHME

Don't forget to pre-order my new upcoming cookbook: "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!" 




Jun 25, 202101:05:19
Ep. 54: Decriminalizing Nature With Carlos Plazola

Ep. 54: Decriminalizing Nature With Carlos Plazola

In this episode, Bai and Carlos Plazola, founder of Decriminalize Nature sit down together and talk all things plant medicine. 

Carlos is on a mission to help us as humans to reconnect with the plant world and the land we live on. He talks about his life and his path to change the negative stigma against plant medicine like mushrooms, psilocybin, peyote, and more. His goal is to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education, and advocacy. He envisions happier, healthier individuals and communities who have reconnected to nature and entheogenic plant and fungi traditions and practices. 

Together they spark light into the history of ancient cultural traditions around growing food, and the healing properties that our ancestors used from growing their own food. They believe the danger right now is the lost connection and relationship we have with nature. We need this movement, to help us heal nature and ourselves. 

They also touch base on how to allow these medicines to heal our past traumas emotionally and mentally through low dose experiences. Hopefully one day to have a better balance between the ancient ways of wisdom and the new ways of technology. 

Remember the earth is here talking to us, if only we have the focus and patience to listen to her. As Carlos saids it, "Put your hands in the dirt. Find that connection!" 

Whats next for decriminalizing nature? They are helping provide support and momentum to pass a bill in congress in California to help decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature, and improve human health and well-being. 

You can check out and learn more info on instagram @decriminalizenature  

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using code: COOKWITHME

Don't forget to pre-order my upcoming cookbook "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!"

Jun 17, 202155:11
Ep. 53: Spilling The Beans On Big Agriculture With Cool Beans CEO Tyler Mayoras

Ep. 53: Spilling The Beans On Big Agriculture With Cool Beans CEO Tyler Mayoras

In this episode, Bailey talks with passionate impact investor and entrepreneur Tyler Mayoras CEO of Cool Beans, which is a company bringing whole food plant based goodness to the frozen aisle.

They talk about Big agriculture and the health effects, the ineffectiveness of the entire system, and the environmental impacts from meat and dairy. We learn about how veganism is growing and becoming a larger force for good each day more and more. They touch base on soil degradation and animal emissions running into our water, food, and the land we live in. How it affects not just the nearby communities but how these factors influence and change our society on a grander scale. 

They chat about sustainable products like Cool Beans that have a large responsibility to have strong ethics and values against polluting the natural environment. Tyler explains how Cool Beans first came to fruition, where it is now, and where they are expecting to grow. They are all about real ingredients with real sustainable packaging to fill the frozen food isles. 

Of course they talk about beans and the amazing health effects like extra fiber, gut health, and clean plant based protein. Not only are beans good for you, but they are also good for the soil. They help bring back nitrogen back into the soil and help retain that nitrogen for later use. Thus, this  creates more nutrients for the animals in the soil which creates a healthier environment for growing overall. 

What's next for Cool Beans? Trying to reach all underserved communities that struggle with providing easily assessable plant based foods. Lastly, their top goal be in every local gas station and convenient store nationwide. 

You can check out the products and more on instagram @luvcoolbeans 

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code: COOKWITHMAY

Don't forget to pre-order my upcoming cookbook- "Cook. Heal. Go Vegan" 

Jun 09, 202139:47
Ep. 52: Breaking Open With Fallon Lev

Ep. 52: Breaking Open With Fallon Lev

In this episode, Bai sits down and chats with OB resident, yoga teacher, mentor, and heart worker Fallon Lev. 

They briefly chat about hosting spiritual retreats and the amazing magic that unfolds naturally within them. Then they dive deep into the human experience after a life changing event. Just 7 months earlier, Fallon had been hit by a reckless car driving home on her vespa scooter, and thrown from the vehicle, and ended up in the hospital with considerable injures throughout her body. She explains her view of the human experience when life's gifts that we all take for granted, are taken away in an instant. The way she so gracefully speaks of her accident and her journey how to heal mentally, physically, and emotionally are some of the most powerful words you'll ever hear. 

Every single day after this moment, she was flooded with support, love, and words of kindness that helped her get through her toughest moments. Using social media, she was able to connect and begin so many beautiful relationships with her community, near and far. This journey allowed her to open her heart in ways that she never could imagine. By making herself so vulnerable, she was able to break open, and pour her gratitude back through her words. By writing down her feelings and thoughts, she was able to find peace, and tranquility in place of anger and resentment. 

Whats next for Fallon? The future is always unknown, and right now is the only time we can make decisions that can effect our life. Instead of being taken out of the present moment with fear of the future, they chat about how to to slow down and be grateful for the now, otherwise we can miss out on our whole life. To allow all your energy to sit with yourself, and really be in the conversation and in the moment.

She's now on the road of healing, and is slowly working her way back to a full recovery. Her hope is to send love to her body, to her friends, to her family, and back to her community.

You can check out her story and more on instagram at @fallonlev

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code: COOKWITHMAY

May 20, 202154:46
Ep. 51: Expanding The Image Of The Surfer Girl with Elizabeth from Curvy Surfer Girl

Ep. 51: Expanding The Image Of The Surfer Girl with Elizabeth from Curvy Surfer Girl

In this episode, Bai sits down and chats with Elizabeth from Curvy Surfer Girl. They chat about the surfing industry as it stands and the necessary steps it needs to take to become more inclusive to people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities. Elizabeth shares her story of working in politics in Washington DC and how her love for Hawaii brought her from politics to surfing. She also talks about how she is working directly with large swimwear brands to help them find more inclusivity in their sizing and marketing. This episode is incredibly inspiring and will have you wondering if you should take up surfing next! 

You can get in touch with her on instagram at @curvysurfergirl

Get a month free of our virtual cooking classes at www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal using the code COOKWITHMAY 

May 11, 202101:12:08
Ep. 50: The Zero Waste Chef with Anne Marie Bonneau

Ep. 50: The Zero Waste Chef with Anne Marie Bonneau

In this episode, Bai chats with Anne-Marie Bonneau, also known as The Zero Waste Chef! They go deep on topics like the oil industry and its relation to plastic, what Bill Gates is really up to with climate change, the truth behind recycling, how your individual actions matter and how you as an individual can pressure corporations and politicians to make a difference. They also chat about her favorite plant based recipes right now and easy ways to shop zero waste + avoid food waste in your home! Her cookbook, The Zero Waste Chef is now available everywhere books are sold. 

Documentary mentioned in episode: The Story Of Plastic

Instagram: @zerowastechef

Join our cooking + healing membership and get your first month free using the code COOKWITHMAY at checkout. www.chefbai.kitchen/cookvibeheal

May 03, 202101:14:22
Ep. 49: We tried van life.....here's what happened with Steve

Ep. 49: We tried van life.....here's what happened with Steve

In this episode recorded while on the road, Bai and Steve dive into their experience renting a van and trying out vanlife. They talked about how to eat on the road while still being healthy, ideas for an ideal kitchen van build, being vegan on the road and their up's and downs with living in such tight quarters together. If you're curious about #vanlife or want to hear a new take, this episode is for you!

Head to @keencampers Instagram to rent a van in San Diego and be on the lookout for Chef Bai's Vegan City Guides coming soon!

Apr 09, 202145:52
Ep. 48: Fast Fashion, Green Washing and Saving the Planet Through Second Hand and Eco-Conscious Clothing with Madison Moorhead from Apocalypse

Ep. 48: Fast Fashion, Green Washing and Saving the Planet Through Second Hand and Eco-Conscious Clothing with Madison Moorhead from Apocalypse

In this episode, Bailey chats with Madison from the new buy sell trade store in Boulder, CO called Apocalypse. Madi shares her story and her reflections on opening up a store in the middle of a pandemic. They also chat about the horrific human rights issues that surround fast fashion and the green washing that happens in an attempt to cover up the reality from stores like H&M and Forever 21. She sheds light on how to make a sustainable change through your fashion choices and the realties of how and if we can move past the tragic reality of the fashion industry.

Her new store Apocalypse in Boulder is a fresh start for the second hand clothing scene in Boulder as well as a new place for community.

You can find them on Instagram at @disco.apocolypse and at their store: 1813 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302

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Mar 25, 202154:45