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Backyard Vegetable Garden Tips
Outdoor vegetable gardening is gaining in popularity for many reasons including its mental and physical health benefits. What better way to increase the vegetable varieties in your plant-based diet than to plant them at home? In this episode about how to prepare a vegetable garden, horticulturist, professor and radio guest Paul Zammit offers tips for outdoor vegetable growing. From seeds to soil, this episode will help you plant a successful vegetable garden.
What is a Functional Food?
People are increasingly looking to be proactive in supporting their health and are seeking functional foods. But what are functional foods exactly? In this episode, founder and CEO of functional food brand JOYA, Ruth Elnekave, along with Kate Taylor Martin, owner of superfood café nutbar, provide their insights on this rising product category.
Heart Disease: Prevention and Reversal with Diet
Diet matters in heart disease says Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, also known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, who is interviewed in this episode. A practicing cardiologist, professor, author and the first physician in the world to certify in metabolic cardiology, Dr. Kahn discusses the role of diet in the prevention and reversal of heart disease. Later in the episode, he is joined by Energybits Founder and CEO, Catharine Arnston, to talk about the health benefits of microalgae for heart health.
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