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Kathy Freston

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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NY Times Best Selling Author Kathy Freston shares her journey in becoming 'The Veganist' - a knick name Bono himself gave her and hey, if Bono gives you a knick name, you take the knick name. She's written/co-written 9 books, spent time on Oprah, Ellen, Good Morning, America and more, where she's explained her belief of 'leaning in.' What is 'leaning in?' Give a listen to this brand new episode and find out. In equally important good happenings, Kathy is actually our neighbor here in town, I literally bumped into her on line - not online - I'm talking an actual line of people and possibly the greatest thing ever: My husband is kinda her stalker...but in a GOOD way. How do I know it's a GOOD way? Kathy hugs her stalker every time she sees him. That's how I know.


23 Mar 2022

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One Animal at a Time with Kathy Freston | Plant versus Animal Based Foods

Be Sexy Eat Plants

Today we have Kathy Freston, a New York Times bestselling author of multiple health and wellness books, notably The Lean, Quantum Wellness, and Clean Protein. Her advocacy for a more healthy, sustainable, and just food system is inspired by her concern for human health as well as animal and environmental welfare. Kathy appears frequently on national TV, including Ellen, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Talk, Extra, and Oprah, and her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, W, Fitness, and The Huffington Post. Kathy enjoys hiking and biking, is a self proclaimed foodie, will travel almost anywhere for a good plant-based meal, and is obsessed with her adopted mutt, Trixie. Join us in this episode to hear Kathy’s story and big reasons why it can benefit us so much to develop a plant based lifestyle. Her journey 1:08Being aware of animals and slaughter 6:50What changed when she switched 13:05Biggest reasons from her book of being plant based 23:06How you should start 28:16Feeling more clear and aware 33:31Her routine and diet 37:04“I know a lot of people cringe when they say, ‘But where do you get your protein?’ because we hear that all the time, but that’s a genuine question. People really do, they’re worried because Wall Street tells them, all these companies tell them they need to eat a lot of meat and dairy for protein. They really, truly believe that, so I honor that. I take them seriously, and I answer them with as much information in a friendly way as I can because they’re not just being rhetorical.” 22:33https://www.kathyfreston.com/


11 Jan 2022

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A “Choose You Now” Chat with Kathy Freston and Lisa Oz

Choose You Now

A “Choose You Now” Chat with Kathy Freston and Lisa Oz A National Girlfriend’s Day celebration sit-down with two extraordinary women (and previous guests of the show). Kathy Freston and Lisa Oz join us once again and we dig deep on people in our lives, where our inspiration comes from, the best advice we have ever been given, where our inspiration comes from, and so much more. Grab a cup of coffee, tea (or wine, if that is the mood) and enjoy this cozy, candid conversation. Kathy Freston - How to Live a More Authentic, Genuine Life on Purpose: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kathy-freston-how-to-live-more-authentic-genuine-life/id1551880024?i=1000515671678 Lisa Oz - How to Transform Yourself: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lisa-oz-how-to-transform-yourself/id1551880024?i=1000521059083 Send us your questions and comments at chooseyounowpodcast@gmail.comFor more about my Nutrition services and resources, visit me at PlantBasedDietitian.com


1 Aug 2021

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Kathy Freston + Vegan Wines

The Victoria Moran Podcast: Meetings With Remarkable Women

Kathy Freston gives 72 reasons to be vegan, and Frances Gonzalez of Vegan Wines helps us become connoisseurs of the right wines to serve with vegan foods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


20 May 2021

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72 Reasons To Be Vegan with Amazing Author Kathy Freston

The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee

Why be vegan? Best-selling author Kathy Freston has come up with 72 of the best reasons! Everything from better health to better skin to better sex! She joins "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll to talk about the list from her new book, 72 Reasons To Be Vegan, on this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast. Plus, Chuck reports on a massive study showing a strong connection between nitrate-rich vegetables and heart health. Which veggies lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and clogged arteries? Find out as the diets of almost 60,000 people are put under the microscope! — — — 72 Reasons To Be Vegan Order: https://amzn.to/3vbCjI0 — — — Nitrate Vegetables Study http://bit.ly/NitrVegStudy — — — Kathy Freston Twitter: @kathyfreston IG: @kathyfreston Facebook: http://bit.ly/KathyVeganFB — — — Chuck Carroll IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC Facebook: http://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook — — — Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine Schedule Appointment https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed 202-527-7500 — — — Physicians Committee Twitter: @PCRM IG: @PhysiciansCommittee Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook YouTube: https://bit.ly/PCRMYouTube — — — Share the Show Please subscribe and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or many other podcast providers. Don’t forget to share it with a friend for inspiration!


11 May 2021

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124 - 72 Reasons to Be Vegan with Kathy Freston & Gene Stone


Kathy Freston is the vegan spokesperson, Gene Stone is a ghost-writer for humane causes, both are best-selling authors. What happens when they decide to put their brilliance together? A new book—72 Reasons to Be Vegan. Both Kathy and Gene have been on the show before (episodes 83 and 100, respectively), so we dedicated this episode to catch up and chat exclusively about the book. With 72 reasons, there was plenty to talk about. Meant to be an advocacy tool for those already eating a plant-based, we were delighted by the book’s fun-loving nature and fact-based evidence. From dismantling the vegan stigma to what’s really wrong with eggs, Kathy and Gene prove there are plenty of reasons to be vegan.  What we discuss in this episode: - Why Kathy and Gene partnered for the book - 72 Reasons to Be Vegan - The skyrocketing vegan food market and our favorite vegan products - Chicken farming and the egg industry - Personal vegan stories  - JUST Egg - Follow Kathy @KathyFreston and Gene @genestone2022   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/ - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg - Website - https://switch4good.org/

1hr 10mins

5 May 2021

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Ep. 82: Kathy Freston - Leaning Into Plants...Unapologetically


If there’s one person who has put a face on the vegan lifestyle, it would have to be Kathy Freston. Kathy has written nine books including the popular Veganist, The Lean, and Clean Protein, and she’s been an outspoken plant-based proponent in the mainstream media for many years - including popular appearances on Ellen, Oprah, Good Morning America, and The View. Her new book written with last week’s podcast guest, Gene Stone, is called 72 Reasons to Be Vegan and we continue this conversation in her usual approachable and attainable way. And, that’s what we love about Kathy. Her philosophy is ‘progress over perfection’ because, let’s face it, no one is perfect -  and we’re all on a journey towards making ourselves better humans. 72 Reasons to Be Vegan is an extension of the work that she has been doing for years and, judging by her enthusiasm, and her inner and outer beauty, she won’t be stopping anytime soon. Episode and PLANTSTRONG Resources: 72 Reasons to Be Vegan Kathy Freston Website and Resources Join our Life-Altering PlantStrong Retreat in Sedona, AZ - October 11th-16th, 2021 Visit the new PlantStrong website PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - use code: STARTFRESH for a 14-Day Free Trial. Yes, you have to enter a credit card - but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial ends and that’s a click of a button. Enjoy the test drive and get cooking! Theme Music for Episode Promo Theme Music

1hr 4mins

29 Apr 2021

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Earth911 Podcast: Author Kathy Freston on 72 Reasons to Be Vegan

Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear

Author Kathy Freston joins Earth911 to talk about her new book with co-author Gene Stone, 72 Reasons to Be Vegan: Why Plant-Based. Why Now. The book explains the benefits of plant-based eating and exposes the unhealthy, often gross truth about our inhumane industrial meat and dairy complex. Freston explains the health and environmental impacts of the meat and dairy industry in detail in the book and the facts shares here will make anyone think twice before eating a hamburger. But being "veganish" instead of perfectly vegan is a great step for the environment, providing a greater positive impact on an annual basis than switching to an electric vehicle.We also discuss meat and dairy addiction mechanisms that tap into human opiate receptors to make cravings almost unbearable for some people, and Freston recommends adopting a plant-based meat alternative that contains heme proteins, which mimic the iron-rich components of meat and blood without the negative health consequences. There's also plenty to worry about in a pescatarian diet, Freston warns. Not only is the world's fish population expected to collapse by 2048 if current practices continue, the bodies of wild fish are shot through with plastic, mercury and pharmaceuticals that can harm our bodies.But the conversation is not all about bad news. Making the switch to plant-based eating can improve our health, mental acuity, and the planet. Tune in to hear about  72 Reasons to Be Vegan, and check out Freston's previous books, The Book of Veganish: The Ultimate Guide to Easing into a Plant-Based, Cruelty-Free Awesomely Delicious Way to Eat and Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21-Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit.


5 Apr 2021

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Kathy Freston: How to Live a More Authentic, Genuine Life on Purpose

Choose You Now

Kathy Freston Be empowered by New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including the new 72 Reasons to Be Vegan, Kathy Freston, as she_ _shares how wellness is a process, a journey, and a way of orienting yourself towards life and how speaking your truth is a path to leading an authentic life.  Kathy's website: http://kathyfreston.com/Kathy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathyfreston/ Send us your questions and comments at chooseyounowpodcast@gmail.comFor more about my Nutrition services and resources, visit me at PlantBasedDietitian.com

4 Apr 2021

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83 - Transformation Through Food with Author Kathy Freston


Kathy Freston is the epitome of the cool vegan. Her fun, friendly, and effortless style is displayed across her work—from her eight books to her guest appearances on virtually every primetime talk show (including Oprah). In this episode, she reveals how she transformed from a girl who would go hunting with her boyfriend to the vegan spokesperson she is today. From recalling a hilarious dinner party catered by the famous Chef Tal Ronnen to listing off heart-warming qualities of animals, Kathy will charm you throughout the entire episode. What we discuss in this episode: - Kathy’s gradual transformation to a vegan diet - How to talk to others about veganism - Her celebrity encounters with Oprah and chef Tal Ronnen - Making veganism fun and accessible - For Kathy’s work visit her website: kathyfreston.com   Connect with Switch4Good - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood - Website: switch4good.org - Support Our Cause: https://switch4good.org/support-us/

1hr 6mins

15 Jul 2020