Ask A Vegan

Episode #119: FTC Study on Food Marketing to Children, FDA on food contamination, Diverticulitis

In this episode the following are discussed: FTC Releases Follow-Up Study Detailing Promotional Activities, Expenditures, and Nutritional Profiles of Food Marketed to Children and Adolescents. F.D.A. Offers Broad New Rules to Fight Food Contamination. Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. Genetically Monetized Food. Dark Ecology. Diverticulitis Can…

Episode #117: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain; Restless Leg Syndrome; Inspiring words for healing and eating healthier; Vegan Omelette and Epic Lasagna

Hello, everybody, I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening in the 117th episode of Ask A Vegan. It’s the 2nd of December 2012. I’ve been enjoying counting these episodes. I can’t believe that so many have already happened. I’m not a point where I’ve started to transcribe these podcasts. And I think, ultimately, they are all…

Episode #115: GMO Labeling, November Holidays, More REAL Recipes

TRANSCRIPT: Hello everybody. I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening to the 115th episode of Ask A Vegan. Time marches on doesn’t it? Things just add up. We have so many podcasts now on the Responsible Eating And Living website; over 300 hours of information. I hope from time to time you visit our It’s All…

Episode #113 Multiple Sclerosis, Probiotics, Mushrooms

In a earlier Ask A Vegan Episode 2/5/2012, I spoke about MS. and Dr. Terry Wahls website. In light of a recent NY Times article, A Controversial ‘Cure’ for M.S. Disappointed with no mention of diet in the article I thought it important to discuss the subject again as well as an earlier NY Times…

Episode #112: Wheat Belly, Sick Reasons For Eating Meat

I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. William Davis about his book, Wheat Belly on my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD show last week but we ran out of time and I wanted to talk more about the book. I review it during this ASK A VEGAN EPISODE. Listen to the interview with Dr. Davis…

Episode #110: School Lunches, Exercise Programs, Counting Calories, FTC Green Guides

The following articles and topics were covered in this 110th episode: No Appetite for Good-for-You School Lunches Do Exercise Programs Help Children Stay Fit? GOP bill would repeal Agriculture Dept. calorie caps on school lunches What’s wrong with counting calories. FTC Issues Revised “Green Guides” Will Help Marketers Avoid Making Misleading Environmental Claims F.T.C. Issues…

Episode #105: Egg yolks, Food Safety, Semantics, Cheese, GF Yeast Bread

In this show I discuss the new article Egg Yolk Consumption and Carotid Plaque in the Atheriosclerosis Journal, the Center for Food Safety Lawsuit Targeting FDA along with the infectious disease outbreaks being reported by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention. Inspired by a listener’s comments I talk a bit about semantics. Based on…

Episode #103: Food System Regulation, Weight Status, Blood Tests

Today’s show began with a discussion about regulation. Does our food system need more or less or? I review the “surprising” results of the new Pediatrics report “Weight Status Among Adolescents in States That Govern Competitive Food Nutrition Content”, published online August 13, 2012. Also I present some information on blood tests and things New…

Episode #102: Yes to Labeling!

Prop. 37 is coming up for a vote in California and I talked about the importance of voting “Yes” and who is willing to put in lots of cash to get you to vote “No.” After prerecording an IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interview with Jenny Brown I spoke a bit about her new book LUCKY…

Episode #101: The BIG Picture

In this program I reflect on a number of issues in the news regarding Chick-fil-A, Hazing in the military and Animal Testing. I point out the importance of stepping back and seeing the BIG picture, connecting eating animals, violence and exploitation with the major problems we face today. On the lighter side, I give some…

Interview with Josh De Mattei, Crohn’s Disease and Summer Foods

7/22/2012 Episode #100: I had the opportunity to discuss vegetarian and vegan diets with 13-year-old Josh De Mattei. We had a lively discussion about dairy, where it comes from, soda, sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt, healing, factory farms and green vegetables. After the interview I talked about alternative therapies for Crohn’s disease and some of my…

Breathing, Milk, Fall Gardens, Big Food, Apple Peels

7/8/2012 Episode #98: In this program I discuss Mark Bittman’s recent blog, Got Milk You Don’t Need It, the Public Library of Science, PLoS, Medicine Series on Big Food, Planning Your Fall Garden, a new study on Ursolic Acid in Apple peels for weight loss, and another reminder about the importance of breathing, breathing correctly…

Healthy Eating While Traveling; Corn; New JAMA Weight-loss study

7/1/2012 Episode #97: After spending a week traveling in Cape Cod I share how I ate and what simple dishes I created. I cover some news items, including corn: more corn planted than ever before, heat and droughts may damage crops, GMO corn and summer corn for eating; and a new study from the Journal…

Cape Cod, Lobsters, Hot Dogs, The Vegan Imperative!

6/24/2012 Episode #96: This week’s show is broadcast live from Cape Cod. I’m talking about animal exploitation and the vegan imperative followed by summer, Coney Island, Nathan’s hot dogs and superior vegan alternatives, ratatouille, and while here on the coast, the plight of lobsters and other sea life.

Broccoli, Food Stamps, Tuna, Seeds, Bees

6/17/2012, Episode #95: Under or over the Linden Tree by my terrace, now in bloom and so fragrant I talk about the Supreme Court’s twist on broccoli; food stamps and corporations; mercury in tuna; collecting kale seeds, the benefits of chia seeds: The Seed Experience; honey, beeswax and bee pollen; and the wonders of garbanzo…

Animal Sanctuaries, Egg Replacers, Silken Tofu, Banana Bread

6/10/2012, Episode #94: In this show, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei cover a lot of ground. They talk about attending two Catskill Animal Sanctuary events this week – the 11th Annual Shindig at the Sanctuary and the Barn Raiser Event in NYC, and they go into the purpose of animal sanctuaries. They discuss the…

Walking the Walk, Farm Life in Costa Rica

May 6, 2012: I spoke with my friend Beth Corwin who moved to Costa Rica with her family nine years ago from the U. S. She shares her reasons for leaving the U.S. and choosing Costa Rica, her joys and challenges with living in Central America. For more on Beth Corwin and her family visit…

Going Vegan, Is It Really That Big A Deal?

I reviewed the recent New York Times blog post, The Challenge of Going Vegan, especially the over 1000 responses (and counting) to it. I debunked popular myths and covered the most popular topics including vegans being “preachy”, the connection behind rainforest destruction and soy beans, needing a chef, requiring scientific knowledge to eat vegan and,…

Pink Slime, Pink Salmon, Methyl Iodide and Rhubarb

Listen to the REAL voice of reason on pink slime (lean finely textured beef and ammonium hydroxide); hot dogs; methyl iodide, methyl bromide and strawberries; maple syrup; fish and sodium tripolyphosphate; salmon and canthaxanthin; and deforestation in Paraguay for beef production. The REAL food to try for the week: Rhubarb!

Red Meat; Sleep; Mood Improvements; Fennel and Daikon

March 18, 2012: I reviewed the recent study from Harvard School of Public Health on “Red Meat Consumption and Mortality”, talked about sleep and sleeping pills, improving your mood with veggies; Broccoli Sprouts, Broccoli Juice; and what to do with Fennel and Daikon. I discussed questions recently posed including: What about men and soy? Is…

Glutamate, GE Corn, Sugar and Bioplastics

March 4, 2012: Responsible Eating And Living presents it’s first live broadcast featuring the ASK A VEGAN show. In response to a listener’s question regarding nutritional yeast being an excitotoxin, I talked about glutamate and glutamic acid including MSG, Monosodium Glutamate and other foods with glutamate, whether or not they are healthy or not? Next…