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Alternative Food Network is all about food education and helping you make more informed choices for healthier eating.

From cannabis teas to cookies, more cannabis infused foods are coming to market. In this episode, we take a look at the edibles landscape in Canada post legalization and hear about one company’s journey to becoming a legal manufacturer and curator of cannabis infused food and tea with guests, Olli co-founder Sarah Gillin, award-winning chef Adrian Niman & world-renowned tea sommelier, Richard Guzauskas.

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Listen to Esther Garfin, President and Founder of AFN, being interviewed by Eric Dye of the EPN Enterprise Podcast Network.

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From Barely Surviving to Happily Thriving: Anorexia and My Relationship with Food

Food – the one thing that is supposed to keep us alive is the one thing we’re convinced to avoid… Seems a little odd, doesn’t it? Why does the media constantly encourage us to fear food, and to feel guilty when we fuel our bodies with calories? Why do big, corporate, supposedly “healthy” companies like Weight Watchers encourage us to count every darn “point” or calorie” that we consume? It’s like food has become an enemy to society – and in order to be “our best self” we must carefully monitor every little crumb we put into our body.

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"Super informative! I especially like that the questions asked don't assume we know most of the answers already. The idea that migraines manifest themselves in children as tummy aches really provides a picture of the mind-gut connection. Thank you for this. I really don't like kombucha, but now I'd be willing to give it another try."

- F.V., "Gut-Brain Axis" Podcast Listener

"I am a long time fan and follower of AFN. Thank you for all that you do to help bring health and wellness to your followers."

- Stuart, Fan

"Really informative and inspiring for someone interested in moving in the direction of incorporating a greater proportion of plant based food in their diet. Off to stock up on veg!."

- Jack, "Plant-Based Diet" Podcast Listener