Kindness MagazineNov 11, 2019
Interview with Raw Food Guru/Godfather Dr. Doug Graham, best-selling author and 70 y.o. powerlifter!
Chef B, in California, sits down with her mentor, Dr. Doug Graham, who is in England, preparing to jet off to Costa Rica for one of his annual retreats. Chef B is thrilled to let you listen in on her conversation with someone who was a huge inspiration for her current raw eating foray (and the 2 recipe books that she just published on Amazon-- "Back to Nature" is mostly raw, and "Entertaining Au Naturel" is all raw-- search for "Cookbooks by Chef B" on Amazon to find them). Although Chef B has been eating "high raw" (aka mostly raw), whole food vegan since 1991 (and all organic since that was invented in the 90s), eating all raw has been another step up in feeling great, and she is very enthusiastic about it. Hear about the benefits to her digestion, waistline, energy and more. Dr. Graham illuminates the science in his cool, humble manner that is so confident, laid back, and mesmerizing to thousands of followers around the globe. His book, "The 80-10-10 Diet" had a huge impact on our host as well as most raw foodists, and even just folks who want to eat healthier. It's been a best-seller pretty consistently since its inception. It's no wonder that Dr. Graham is a sought-after speaker at all the fruit festivals around the world, as well as many retreats each year in various forms of natural paradise. While he has always been known for being extraordinarily fit (he has been a trainer to world tennis pros and NFL athletes, and more), he just started powerlifting at the age of 60. Now, as he embarks on 70, he is competing in Masters Powerlifting. This guy is incredibly inspirational! Check out his website at www.foodnsport.com for more on him, his books and his retreats.
Overcoming Food Addiction with Chef AJ
Chef AJ is a well-known, best-selling author within the vegan community. Learn many secret from Chef AJ in this fun an informative interview. Did you know she used to be overweight and suffered from health problems from food addiction before she became the skinny, high-energy whole food plant-based favorite chef at every vegan event across the country that she is today? Did you know that she does stand up comedy? Did you know about all of her books and her amazing new YouTube show? Learn about all of this, plus how to deal with food addiction, as well as technology, alcohol, coffee and other popular addictions. All delivered with AJ’s trademark sweet spirit that simply exude kindness. Enjoy!
Anti-Aging and Anti-Depression Advice from the 76-year-young Vegan Mentor
Linda Middlesworth is an aerobics instructor and plant-based nutrition expert. She is known for helping people get fit and healthy, and for creating amazing vegan events in the Sacramento area. A shining example of vibrance and enthusiasm, you won't believe that she's lived three-quarters of a century! But with her life experience has come much wisdom and insight on how to do it right... Enjoy this conversation, and when you're done, check out the YouTube version on the Kindness Magazine channel and join us for a quick and fun workout you can do anywhere! It's all about feeling great, living with kindness for yourself and the world around you.
Rod Coronado: Controversial Kindness Warrior
In this episode, we introduce you to the man, the myth, the legend— Rod Coronado. In his extraordinary life he’s been called many things: animal rights activist, eco-terrorist, fugitive, hero, mentor, and spokesperson for justice for all. Learn about the whaling ships he sank, the animals he rescued from laboratories and fur farms, and the crimes for which he went to prison three times. At the beginning of this episode, there is a short primer on his past, and an excerpt from an interview in 2004, where he eloquently explains his philosophy. In the second half of this episode, we catch up with him 16 years later. Now in his 50s, there are many lessons learned about the most effective ways to express and fight for ideals. Magnetic and brilliant, Rod will touch your heart with his eloquent descriptions of his ongoing work. Lest you leave this episode thinking that the controversy surrounding Rod Coronado is over, we would like to inform you that there is a film coming out in 2021 by Joe Brown called Wolf Patrol. In it you will see a hunter challenge Rod to a fight to the death, and many other similar encounters. Nobody said that a Kindness Revolution would be easy.
Celebrities, Pride, racism, movie making, and little dogs… with love from Raul and Kurt
And now for something totally different from our past episodes… If you think you know what Hollywood life is all about, you might be missing some of the best, and the worst, that the west side has to offer. Grab some herbal tea and settle in for a fun and heartwarming chat with Raul Alonso-Evans and Kurt Evans, the locals behind the super-fun TV show WeHoSports. Our host, Brenda Carey, and former co-host of the show, has a ball gabbing with her old friends as they dish on their new movie, Kurt’s fashion statements, Raul’s health, what Kurt learned from his mother’s death, shocking dilemmas with the police and more! Leave your preconceived notions at the door because no one can resist the charm of these charismatic and entertaining guys! They have a lot to teach us all about living life with greater kindness.
Vegan Military Vet and Bodybuilder on Kindness and Power
Brenda Carey interviews Korin Sutton, 3 time pro bodybuilder and 18 time physique champion, who many will remember from the pages of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine (as well as Men’s Health and many others). Korin is also a former US Marine and former US Navy combat veteran. If anybody understands the worlds of masculine power, it is Korin. While he has excelled in these arenas, he is well aware of the systemic problems of aggression, and has seen first-hand what can happen when power and authority fall into the wrong hands in both military and police forces. As an African American male, Korin has a unique and helpful perspective as we strive to understand how to create a better, kinder society. Korin has taken what he has learned and built a business around making the world a healthier, more compassionate place in his role as a personal trainer and mentor.
Are Yogis bypassing Ahimsa? And... finding bliss in the Era of Corona
Brenda Carey interviews yoga teacher and lilting voice behind the podcast Yoga is Vegan -- Holly Skodis. These two yoga chicks talk turkey about important concepts behind yoga, like kindness for all. Ahimsa is the word we use in yoga, and for some it doesn't travel further than their own mat... We invite all yogis to expand their bliss to touch the lives of all others, as is Yoga's true intention. If you're a seasoned yogi, pull up a mat and join us. If you're new to yoga, or just yog-curious, we extend a warm welcome and explain that yoga is not just about getting limber (oh, but it will get you there and it feels so good!)...
Vegans and the Black Lives Matter Movement
Brenda Carey interviews Will Tucker: champion bodybuilder, owner of Will Tucker Fitness (WTF!) fitness studio in Phoenix, AZ, personal trainer, plant-based sport and health nutrition expert, and all-around great guy. Take a front-row seat as Will and Brenda have a friendly and passionate conversation full of information and insight. Will shares his experience of being black in America, and within the vegan movement, and Brenda learns a great deal in the process. Follow Will on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube @willtuckerfitness. He has an app called Will Tucker Fitness too!
Happy Juneteenth! Black Lives Matter to Us All!
Dr. Benjamin Benulis - Eat Plants and Heal Fast
Ryan Nelson (Champion Super-Heavyweight Bodybuilder) and Ron Ferguson (VHF Magazine Digital Editor) interview Dr. Benjamin Benulis, a vegan athlete and "light-touch" chiropractor who healed himself from autoimmune disease by optimizing his nutrition. Hear his inspiring story in this all-new episode! Check out Episode 1 to hear Ryan Nelson's full story, and please follow us so you can know when we publish our next episodes. We have a lot of exciting content in the works that you won't want to miss!
Ryan Nelson - Super-Heavyweight Bodybuilder
Ron Ferguson (VHF Magazine Digital Editor) and Dr. Benjamin Benulis (Vegan Chiropractor and Athlete) interview Ryan Nelson, a champion Super-Heavyweight Bodybuilder and former Professional Football Player who has become the proud owner of a groundbreaking vegan gym. Hear his full story in this inspirational episode! Please come back for Episode 2 where we turn it around and interview Dr. Benjamin Benulis! You won't want to miss it!