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The Jazzy Vegetarian

It's time to jazz up your weekly menu with 3-time Taste Award winning television and radio host, Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian! Jazzy Vegetarian Radio focuses on healthy, tasty recipes, eco-entertaining tips, celebrity interviews, and upbeat music, served up with a bit of fun on the side! Each show speaks to health conscious people of all ages, by reaching out to vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike, who are seeking plant-based food choices. Tune in to Jazzy Vegetarian on National Public Television (check your local listings), featuring 88 half-hour episodes serving up mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare vegan menus for anybody looking for delicious, nutritious food. Laura Theodore is a TASTE award-winning, recognized public television personality, cookbook author and vegan chef. Laura is the on-camera host of the highly successful, award-winning, Jazzy Vegetarian vegan cooking series on public television. Ms. Theodore is author of four vegan cookbooks and she has been featured on The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight (HBO Red Carpet), News 4-NBC, Fox News 8, The Better Show and the WCBS Radio Health & Wellbeing Report. In print, she has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest, PBS Food, Mother Earth Living, and Healthy Aging, among other highly respected news, food and lifestyle-related journals. Laura’s popular PBS show, Jazzy Vegetarian, was awarded a TASTE Award for Best Health and Fitness Program (Food and Diet).

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The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love and Regain Your Health

Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes physician, nutrition expert and bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD. to talk about The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! Laura Theodore's new book, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites, is now available wherever fine books are sold along with her popular book: Jazzy Vegetarian, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious. Jazzy Vegetarian Season One, now airs on the CREATE Channel all across the country. John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years.  Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes. Learn more: http://www.drmcdougall.com

35mins

21 May 2014

Rank #1

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Forks over Knives, with Brian Wendel and Lee Fulkerson

Host, Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  hears about the groundbreaking feature film, “Forks over Knives,” which examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. See a clip here. The film opens in theatres on May 6th, 2011. The storyline traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. I’ll talk with Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer of the film and Lee Fulkerson, Writer and Director. I’ll also welcome Dr. Pam Popper, who appears in the film. Brian Wendel has had a long-time interest in nutrition and health. In the summer of 2008, he read The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and realized that the scientific case that a whole foods plant-based diet could prevent, and even reverse, disease was greater than he had ever imagined. Brian decided the most effective way to bring this message to a broad audience was by feature film. His vision was that it be based on the science and provide a moving experience by exploring personal stories and historical elements. Lee Fulkerson has written, produced, directed or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming, and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious Cine Special Jury Award for Best Broadcast Historical Program. Lee wrote Seven Signs of the Apocalypse, a 2-hour documentary special for History Channel. Lee also wrote or produced 11 episodes of the Biography series for A&E.

34mins

27 Apr 2011

Rank #2

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Successful Weight Loss Strategies, with Dr. Pam Popper

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr Pam Popper, to talk about Successful Weight Loss Strategies. Then we will welcome Tara Sherbert who has been voted top 25 Woman in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal, and Woman of Distinction by Elysian magazine.Need healthy tips, recipes and videos? A subscription to our online streaming channel, Jazzy Vegetarian TV, can be watched anywhere including: iPhone, iPad, Roku, AirPlay, and Chromecast! Learn more: JazzyVegetarianTV.com.Order signed Jazzy Vegetarian books, DVDs and CDs at Jazzyvegetarian.com.Dr Pam Popper, is an internationally known expert on diet, health and nutrition. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine. Dr. Popper is also the founder of The Wellness Forum, one of the most successful companies in the health field worldwide. She and her staff have helped hundreds of thousands of people to achieve or regain their health. Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in the popular new film, Food Choices.Tara Sherbert has been voted top 25 Woman in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal, and Woman of Distinction by Elysian magazine. Ms. Sherbert is Managing Partner of Moxie Investment Funds, TMS Development and SherbertConsulting. She has structured, developed and invested in cumulatively well over 3 billion of real estate.

30mins

6 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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Do Potatoes Make You Fat? - with Dr. Pam Popper

Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes the internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, Dr. Pam Popper to answer the question: Do Potatoes Make You Fat? Why Starchy Foods are Good for You!Autographed copies of Laura Theodore’s cookbooks Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and Jazzy Vegetarian are now available. SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian premiered on September 1, 2014 - full of celebrity guests and celebratory meals!  “Taste” award-winning host Laura Theodore—with help from guests like Dr. Pam Popper and Ed Begley Jr.—shows viewers how to cook easy, great-tasting vegan food for family and friends. Check local listings near you. Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of the popular and riveting new book Food Over Medicine and she part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell. Learn more: www.wellnessforum.com

34mins

1 Oct 2014

Rank #4

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Aging Well with Dr. Pam Popper

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomesDr. Pam Popperwho will teach us how to age well! Dr. Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; including Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis and she has been featured in many documentaries, including the popular film, Forks Over Knives. Dr. Popper is one of the co-authors of the companion book to the film which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

29mins

2 May 2012

Rank #5

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AQUAFABA, the Magic of Bean Water, with Zsu Dever

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes the amazing Zsu Dever, author of the groundbreaking new book, Aquafaba: Sweet and Savory Vegan Recipes Made Egg-Free with the Magic of Bean Water, to share fabulous recipes and tips for making dishes egg-free with the magic of bean water!Be sure to order your signed copy of Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, Laura Theodore’s VEGAN-EASE  at Jazzyvegetarian.comZsu Dever is the author of Vegan Bowls and Everyday Vegan Eats. Hailing from a long line of culinary professionals and restaurateurs, she has been involved in the restaurant business most of her life. She is passionate about teaching new vegans and vegetarians how to succeed with their plant-based lifestyle and sharing the recipes that keep her family happy. She is the mother of three and resides in San Diego, California. Learn more at her blog zsusveganpantry.com.

27mins

9 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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Building Healthier Habits, with Howard Jacobson, PhD

Today Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian, welcomes Howard Jacobson, PhD who is a health educator, author, and broadcaster from Pittsboro, North Carolina. We’ll discuss how to eat healthfully this holiday season while building healthier habits for the new year!A subscription to streaming channel, Jazzy Vegetarian TV, makes the perfect last minute holiday gift! Get access to our most popular seasons (39 full episodes), along with links to all of the recipes from each episode (over 150 recipes in all)! Watch anywhere including on iPhone, iPad, Roku, AirPlay, and Chromecast!Laura Theodore’s books, DVDs and CDs make the perfect healthy and delicious Holidays Gifts! Purchase at AMAZON.com.Howard Jacobson, PhD is a health educator, author, and broadcaster from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is host of the Plant Yourself Podcast and contributing author to Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, MD, and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, by T. Colin Campbell. Howard is also co-founder of the Big Change Program, with Josh LaJaunie. Howard coaches, consults, and speaks on health and fitness for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

33mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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Dr. Pam Popper's Tips for a Healthier New Year

Today, host LAURA THEODORE, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr. Pam Popper to hear the internationally recognized health expert’s best advice for getting on the path to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year. Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; including Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis. She is the Founder of The Wellness Forum Foundation, which offers programming in schools designed to improve children’s health through better nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appears in a new film, Forks Over Knives, which opened in major theaters in May 2011.  She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

32mins

4 Jan 2012

Rank #8

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Why a Plant-Based Diet?

Today I celebrate the premier of Jazzy Vegetarian on National Public Television and the 100th episode of Jazzy Vegetarian Radio! Then I'll chat with Amanda Strombom, who is the president of one of the largest and most dynamic vegetarian organizations in America, Vegetarians of Washington. We’ll talk about how and why you can add more plant-based meal options into your daily diet plan. Along with Stewart Rose, Amanda has coordinated the Seattle Vegfest each year, as well as running monthly dinners, giving free nutrition and cooking classes, producing a monthly newsletter, and writing four books. She particularly enjoys helping people to make the change to a vegetarian diet. Amanda is the co-author of Say No To Meat. Amanda’s new book, Say No to Meat, dishes up straight talk on the facts of a meat-centered diet. With its lively, accessible approach, and over 35 easy recipes to get readers started, this book provides valuable information on key issues and explains why going veg is a fun, smart, and delicious choice.

32mins

12 Oct 2011

Rank #9

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The Gluten and Grains Issue, with Dr. Pam Popper

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, welcomes the internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, Dr. Pam Popper to talk about the Gluten and Grains Issue.A subscription to our online streaming channel, Jazzy Vegetarian TV, makes the perfect healthy, fun and entertaining choice! Get access to our most popular seasons (39 full episodes), along with links to all of the recipes from each episode (over 150 recipes in all)! Watch on iPhone, iPad, Roku, and more! Order: JazzyVegetarianTV.com Purchase at: signed Jazzy Vegetarian cookbooks at Jazzyvegetarian.com Watch Jazzy Vegetarian SEASON FIVE on public television every Monday and Friday, on the CREATE Network! The award-winning season is filled with fabulous guests and plant-based recipes. Check local listings.Dr. Pam Popper is an internationally known expert on diet, health and nutrition. She’s appeared in numerous documentaries including the critically acclaimed Forks Over Knives and she is a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine. Dr. Popper is also the founder of The Wellness Forum, one of the most successful companies in the health field worldwide. She and her staff have helped hundreds of thousands of people to achieve or regain their health. Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in the popular new film, Food Choices. Learn more: www.wellnessforumhealth.com and drpampopper.com

30mins

1 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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John Salley: Wellness Advocate, NBA Champion, TV Host

Host Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  chats with John Salley. John is a NBA champion and TV host who adopted a plant based, (raw vegan) lifestyle. Today HOST Laura Theodore shares her awesome holiday recipes for Yummy Yam & Pecan Casserole and her famous vegan Upside Down Apple Cake. YUM! In addition you’ll learn her super jazzy tips for setting an eco-chic holiday table, along with an entire menu plan to make your party planning easy this season! Musical highlights include a beautiful Joe Beck tune and music from recording star James Rocco. We’ll feature And the Night Stood Still from Rocco’s new CD: It’s Between US. Rocco is a former teen recording artist, former star of Broadway's CATS, former singer with Herbie Hancock. John Salley was a 15-year NBA veteran and the first NBA player to win 4 championships with 3 different teams. After his retirement from the NBA, Salley explored television and film.  John now hosts his own show Game On! airing on Reelz Channel. Watch  Jazzy Vegetarian  on National Public Television!

37mins

16 Nov 2011

Rank #11

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Becoming Vegan

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Brenda Davis, a registered dietitian, who is a leader in her field, an internationally acclaimed speaker and co-author of Becoming Vegan: Express Edition. In addition, Laura will chat about and share holiday recipes with Zel Allen who is author of Vegan for the Holidays, a cookbook that makes the holidays just a little tastier. Laura is celebrating the release of her new book Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites and Jazzy Vegetarian, Season 3, airs on the CREATE channel all across the country! Brenda Davis, is a registered dietitian who has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. Brenda is co-author of eight books including Becoming Vegan: Express Edition,Becoming Vegetarian,the Raw Food Revolution Diet and more. Zel Allen is author of Vegan for the Holidays, and along with her husband, Zel co-publishes Vegetarians in Paradise, a friendly online vegan magazine offering a vast array of resources for the vegan community. The website receives an average of 100,000 visitors monthly from people all over the globe seeking information about the vegan diet and lifestyle.

46mins

13 Nov 2013

Rank #12

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Choosing Food Over Medicine with Dr. Pam Popper

Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes the internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, Dr. Pam Popper to talk about how we can sometimes choose Food Over Medicine and how some drugs can make you worse instead of better. Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites, Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, is now available wherever fine books are sold along with her popular book: Jazzy Vegetarian, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious. Watch Jazzy Vegetarian on the CREATE Channel all across the country. Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of the popular and riveting new book Food Over Medicine and she part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell. Learn more: www.wellnessforum.com

31mins

6 Aug 2014

Rank #13

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Weight Loss Tips with Gina Silvestri

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian will welcome Master Intuitive Life Coach, Gina Silvestri to share “slim-down” tips featuring delicious plant-based recipes! Laura Theodore’s cookbooks are available wherever fine books are sold, including the new book: Jazzy Vegetarian Classics! Then she’ll welcome Gina Silvestri who is a Master Intuitive Life Coach, International Talk Radio Host + Certified Reiki Practitioner with "Proof in the Raw Food Pudding" Life Experience. Seven years ago, she weighed 300 pounds, had 17 official medical diagnoses, + lived on disability insurance. She healed herself naturally, has tripled her business in 18 months + now leads hundreds of thousands of fans, followers and clients through her Live Your Lightest Transformation System. She currently hosts Living Lighter Radio after serving 18 years as a Counselor in her community with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology + the JOY, FUN, WISDOM and VIBRANT ENTHUSIASM she is known and loved

32mins

12 Mar 2014

Rank #14

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Dr. Pam Popper: Protein and the Plant-Based Diet

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr. Pam Popper to hear all about protein! Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; including Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis and she has been featured in many documentaries, including the popular film, Forks Over Knives. Dr. Popper is one of the co-authors of the companion book to the film which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Join us on the Jazzy Vegetarian Cruise and be sure to catch Jazzy Vegetarian on Television too!!

30mins

5 Sep 2012

Rank #15

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Exploring the Plant-Based Diet

Today, host, Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  chats with chef and author, Alan Roettinger to explore ways to move toward a plant-based diet. We’ll also chat about vegan diets with Neal D. Barnard, M.D. who is founder of PCRM, a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. Chef Alan Roettinger has been a private chef for over 28 years, serving a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, from entertainers to presidents. A world traveler, he absorbed elements from many cuisines to synthesize a unique, creative, personal style. Alan’s first cookbook, Omega-3 Cuisine, showcases his ability to bring health and flavor together, offering a wide range of dishes that are simultaneously exotic and accessible to the home cook. In Speed Vegan, Alan has kept flavor and health, but expanded these parameters to include quick, easy, and strictly plant-based recipes. For more information, visit www.alanroettinger.com. Our next featured guest, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research. Dr. Barnard is the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of more than a dozen books, including the Cancer Survivor's Guide. Dr. Barnard established The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization providing nutritional services for cancer patients and survivors.

34mins

16 Feb 2011

Rank #16

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Diet and Depression – Is There a Connection?

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr. Chris Donaghue, PhD, LCSW, CST, to talk about the connection between diet and depression. Dr. Donaghue is nationally recognized as a sex and relationship expert, appearing on Logo TV’s “Bad Sex.”  Laura Theodore’s new cookbook, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites is now available wherever fine books are sold. Laura can presently be seen all acroos America on the Create Channel, every Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM & 2PM EST, check your local listings for times in your area. Dr. Donaghue is a licensed clinical therapist, nationally certified sex therapist and doctor of clinical sexology and human sexuality and he runs his own private practice specializing in individual and couples sex therapy. Dr. Donaghue has been featured in Newsweek, and seen on CNN, OWN, Dr. Drew’s “Lifechangers,” and National Geographic. Dr. Donaghue received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and completed Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. His first book, “The New Sex,” is due out soon.

35mins

23 Oct 2013

Rank #17

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays with Dr. Pam Popper

Host Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  talks about Healthy Eating for the Holidays with Dr. Pam Popper. I’ll share some fabulous recipes for holiday celebrations and chat with Dr. Popper about healthy foods to share throughout the season. Dr. Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books, and she serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine. In addition, is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition.  Dr. Popper has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, and appears in the new film, Forks Over Knives, about diet and health, which recently opened in major theaters nationwide. Dr. Popper is one of the co-authors of the companion book to the film, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

31mins

7 Dec 2011

Rank #18

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“Spring Clean” Your Diet with Dr. Pam Popper

Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr. Pam Popper to hear about how we can spring clean our diets! Look for the companion cookbook to Season Three:  Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites. (You can pre-order it now!) The internationally recognized health expert will give us important information and tips for making changes in our diet for a healthier spring! Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; including Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis and her summer 2013 release Food Over Medicine and she is a co-author of the companion book to the film Forks Over Knives which has been on the New York Times bestseller list. Plus, for a Jazzy bonus recipe LIKE us on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/JazzyVegetarian

34mins

3 Apr 2013

Rank #19

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Superfoods with Dr. Pam Popper

Today we are back live with Season 3 of Jazzy Vegetarian Radio! Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dr. Pam Popper  to hear about Superfoods! The reknowned Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum, Dr. Pam Popper will share information about top superfoods such as flax seeds, sprouts, berries, cruciferous vegetables, and many more! Dr. Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; including Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis and she has been featured in many documentaries, including the popular film, Forks Over Knives. Dr. Popper is one of the co-authors of the companion book to the film which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

32mins

4 Apr 2012

Rank #20