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PYP 126: Jill McKeever on Cooking Speedy-Healthy-Delicious

Jill McKeever is not an introvert, I suspect. I began to form this suspicion when we started our video Skype conversation and I noticed she was wearing fuzzy bunny ears. Plus she hollers “Woot Woot” every time she speaks or hears the words “Instant Pot.” Good thing Jill is preaching the message of healthy cooking… Read More

PYP 114: Miyoko Schinner on Homemade Liberation

If there were a Nobel Prize for food, Miyoko Schinner would be rehearsing her Oslo speech right now. Committed to human health and happiness, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare, her activism tends toward the decidedly delicious. She’s a return guest, having shared her cheesemaking secrets with the podcast a couple of years ago. Read More

PYP 096: Mimi Kirk on Juicing Your Way to Health

Mimi Kirk started experiencing health problems at age 69, and instead of selling her luggage and taking up sudoku, she took matters into her own hands. Mimi adopted a raw vegan diet and started juicing like crazy. Read More

PYP 092: Tracy Russell on Green Smoothies as the Easiest First Step on the Road to Health

On December 31, 2007, Tracy Russell went to bed in mediocre health, lacking energy to exercise, and 40 pounds overweight. The next morning, she made her first green smoothie, and hasn’t looked back since. Read More

PYP 069: How to Keep Kids Healthy Even if They’re in Daycare

Sparked by a situation in my own family, I devoted this episode to supporting parents who send their kids to daycare and still want to feed them well. I reached out to my network of “Here’s how to do it” genius educators and collated the short interviews into this comprehensive and hopefully valuable resource. Read More

PYP 056: Bianca and Michael Alexander on the Journey of Conscious Living

Bianca and Michael Alexander are buddies of mine and co-founders of

Bianca is an EMMY-award winning TV correspondent, as well as on-camera talent for hit shows on Lifetime, TV Guide, and TV One. She’s a certified yoga instructor and energy healer.

Michael is a serial entrepreneur, provocateur and innovator in the areas of sustainability, health and entrepreneurship. He cameos in Conscious Living TV videos as “Vegan Man,” and is a budding organic gardener.

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PYP 045: Kathleen Hale on the Healthy Way to Rebel at Work

Kathleen Hale is CEO of RebelDesk, a company dedicated to eliminating one of the biggest contributors to early death and disability: sitting. Read More

PYP 033: Ronda Collier on Heart Rate Variability and the hidden causes of weight gain and “falling off the wagon”

Ronda Collier is CEO and founder of Sweetwater Health, a technology company that sells a couple of neat little iPhone apps called SweetbeatLife and Sweetbeat. They measure heart rate variability (HRV), which turns out to be a very good proxy for the body’s resilience and health. Read More

PYP 028: Jill Nussinow: The Veggie Queen Demystifies the Pressure Cooker

Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen, has been helping people eat healthy and delicious for over 20 years. As an “alternative” (or, as I prefer to think of her, “renegade”) dietitian, a chef, and a cookbook author and cooking instructor, Jill has helped thousands of people transition to a plant-based diet. Read More