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Detoxing from Dairy with Michelle Cehn and Allison Rivers Samson: PYP 181

michelle-allisonMichelle Cehn and Allison Rivers Samson have spent over a year creating a 12-day program designed to wean participants off dairy – permanently.

In just a few minutes of poking around the Dairy Detox course, I was struck by the overwhelming beauty of it all: the well-designed website, the gorgeously lit and edited videos, the intuitive user experience, and most of all, the inner and outer radiance of the hosts.

I had a bunch of questions for Michelle and Allison. Like, why dairy? Why did you spend an entire year on this project? What software did you use so I can use it for my courses? And so on.

Michelle and Allison represent, for my money, the best face of the plant-based movement: science-based, compassionate, positive, joyful, welcoming, and damn smart. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

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We covered:

  • Michelle's strong-willed vegetarian childhood
  • Allison's genetic “bad hand” and the family ailment-of-the-day conversations
  • “I'll never give up cheese” vs cystic acne as a teenager
  • inner emptiness and unmetabolized emotions
  • the difference between consuming and metabolizing
  • Allison's waves of sadness and grief when breastfeeding
  • “What could be so sad in this perfect moment?”
  • decoding the body's true wisdom from within the swirl of food cravings
  • dairy as a linchpin food category
  • the link between human motherhood and animal cruelty
  • multiple detox routes – via vegan junk food, and the whole foods, homemade route
  • “choose your own adventure”
  • and much more…

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The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

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