By Karina Inkster
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Myth-busting and evidence-based advice to help you kick butt with your health and fitness - on a vegan diet. Join our movement of No-Bullsh!t Vegans who value critical thinking and want to further our cause using scientific truths, not made-up facts. Meet our expert guests who use science to acquire knowledge about the world and how it works. Learn why some of the biggest trends in vegan health and fitness are completely false and based on misinformation. Your host, vegan fitness coach and author Karina Inkster, sifts through the bullsh!t, so you can focus on levelling-up your health and fitness in ways that actually work.
||ExplicitNBSV 031: Clinical dietitian Seren Wechsler on blood work vegans should get; a spotlight on B12, iron, and zinc; and increasing diversity in and respect of the nutrition field||Long-term vegan and clinical dietitian Seren Wechsler is here to talk about blood work vegans should get, a few specific nutrients including B12, iron, and zinc, and his thoughts on why nutrition professions don’t get respected as they should. Hear...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 030: Scott Shetler on veganism in strength sports, working with elite athletes, and writing books to benefit animal welfare organizations||Scott Shetler talks about his vegan story, training his elite athlete clients, and the books he's written to benefit animal welfare organizations...and why Joe Rogan is completely out to lunch with his views on veganism! Scott has over 20 years of...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 029: What’s the deal with alkaline diets? Does meat cause cancer because it’s acidic? (Spoiler: nope.)||One of the trends in vegan nutrition is the “alkaline diet”, or the idea that we should be eating a balance of “acidifying” and “alkalizing” foods, with an emphasis on those that are “alkalizing”. In this episode, I go through why the...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 028: Nadia Cairns on being vegan in rural Outback Australia, healing from an eating disorder, and kicking ass with strength training||Nadia lives 10 hours away from the nearest city, in the middle of the Outback. She orders her groceries a week in advance, which get delivered by truck. There are no commercial gyms in her town. Her unique situation won’t be shared by a lot of our...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 027 BONUS CONTENT: An unvaccinated child is an at-risk child. Here's why. (Vaccine myths debunked.)||In a discussion with one of our episode 27 guests, an unvaccinated baby was mentioned. It wasn't the main topic of conversation, and it wasn't the guest's own child, but this topic is too important to ignore. I put together a short bonus episode...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 027: Jeffrey Cohan, executive director of Jewish Veg, and Maria Czesznak, registered nurse and health coach [podcast listener interviews]||Jeffrey discusses why a vegan lifestyle is imperative for all Jews and Christians, the Dominion verse in the Bible, and how he’s personally benefitted from a vegan lifestyle. Maria discusses her experience with her family (her partner is a “big...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 026: Pro hockey player Shiann Darkangelo on fuelling her training, travelling as a vegan athlete, and more [podcast listener interview!]||Professional hockey player Shiann Darkangelo joins us today. Shi played college hockey at Quinnipiac University, and has played professionally for the last 3 years. She’s been on the US National team program for 4 years, and recently played for a...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 025: Tiffany Wood on being vegan as a busy student, and Erynn Richardson on using art to spread the vegan word [podcast listener interviews!]||For the month of September, we're featuring interviews with amazing listeners of this show. In this episode: Tiffany shares her incredible story of weight loss (70 pounds!) while in school and on a tight budget, as well as tips for being vegan as a...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 024: Mike Howard on BS in the fitness and diet industries, and how to hone your BS-detection skills||Mike Howard is on the show to talk busting BS in the fitness & diet industry (including keto, paleo, the myth that “calories don’t matter”, and more). We also discuss how you can tell whether a certain fitness or nutrition claim is b******t....||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 023: Izzy Pope-Moore on recovering from major surgery, kicking obstacles in the ass, and busting vegan myths||Izzy Pope-Moore (a real-life vegan superhero) joins us to share her story of veganism, strength training, and kicking major obstacles squarely in the ass. She went through a serious abdominal surgery that involved 9 incisions, and shares her...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 022: 21 listener questions answered! Weight loss, vegan keto, protein powders, supplement timing, why I went vegan, quirky habits, and more||Thanks to some excellent questions from our awesome listeners, I'm covering losing weight on a vegan diet, pre- and post-workout supplements, what I think about vegan keto (spoiler alert: it's b******t), plant-based protein powder options,...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 021: Rachel King on being vegan in the Deep South, handling family events, her history of being a "professional dieter", and strength training||Rachel King is here to talk about being vegan in a *very* un-vegan part of the world, how she navigates family events where nobody else is vegan, her past personal experience as a “professional dieter”, and her current experience strength training..||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 020: Elite strength athlete Matt Terry shares his vegan story for the first time (also: muscle gains, supplementing, and fuelling training)||Competitive strength athlete Matt Terry is here to share his incredible story of veganism for the first time. We also discuss veganism as it relates to strength sports and building muscle, protein, supplementation, and more. Matt hasn’t yet shared...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 019: When comparing ourselves to others can be useful, and how to do so like a scientist (my thoughts on aesthetics, training, and physique)||The idea that it’s always a bad thing to compare ourselves to others is BS. Comparing yourself to others can be extremely useful, if you challenge yourself to think like a scientist. We’re going to use the critical thinking skills used by...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 018: Emma Green on motivation, habits, willpower, cognitive biases, and mindfulness. Oh, and veganism!||Emma Green is a PhD candidate at the University of East London, with a Masters degree in health psychology. She’s also a qualified personal trainer. Emma is vegan herself, but today we’re discussing topics that aren’t exclusive to veganism....||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 017: Dr. Scott Lear on 3 myths about heart disease, nutrition, and exercise||Dr. Scott Lear has been a leading scientist in preventing heart disease for over 20 years. He's a professor in Health Sciences at SFU, and he conducts research into how lifestyle can prevent and manage heart disease. He has heart disease himself, and...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 016: The Vegan Meathead on how to eat to be strong, myths about the vegan strength lifestyle, and why more vegans should be in strength sports||Daniel Austin (The Vegan Meathead) is a 13-year vegan, powerlifting competitor, and member of the international vegan athletic team PlantBuilt. We discuss 5 points: There's no evidence that overcompensating protein consumption on a vegan diet is...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 015: Dawn Joseph debunks the myth that online training is no match for 1:1 training||Dawn Joseph is a Certified Online Trainer who has been in the industry for over 20 years. She works with women in their 30's & 40's who want to be strong and energetic, role models for their kids, and also want to avoid their pelvic floors...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 014: 25 questions from listeners on all things vegan fitness & nutrition||I’m doing something a bit different, and answering 25 questions from listeners. We’ve got incredibly wide-ranging questions about veganism, health, fitness, and nutrition. I didn’t do any prep, so you get whatever pops into my brain. I discuss...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 013: Daniela Reiser on activism, echo chambers and "in-group" mentality, inclusivity, and diversity within veganism||We discuss some extremely important concepts within the vegan movement: the idea of veganism as an echo chamber and "in-group" and why this is a problem, the types of activism that have been shown to work (or backfire), the importance of being...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 012: Vesanto Melina on how to improve your plant-based diet, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' position paper on vegan diets||Renowned vegan dietician Vesanto Melina discusses mistakes vegans make with their diets, why exactly vitamin B12 is important and what it does in our bodies, and the importance of including legumes in your diet (she even puts me on the spot and asks...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 011: Dr. Melissa Reilly on busting soy myths once and for all||Dr. Melissa Reilly is here to once and for all bust one of the most pervasive myths within veganism: the myth that soy is bad. That it causes man boobs in males. That it causes cancer. That it causes infertility or messes with our hormones. Find out...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 010: Jackson Long and Aaron Stuber on bringing sanity back to nutrition science and lifestyle medicine||Jackson and Aaron from Thought For Food Lifestyle are here to talk about why there's so much pseudoscience within veganism, and how we can all work toward bringing back sanity to the movement. We also discuss how Jackson and Aaron fuel their...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 009: The Plant-Powered Dietician on B12, calcium, and staying vegan long term||Sharon Palmer is on the show to bust 3 myths: vegans don't need to supplement B12, vegans don't have to worry about calcium, and the concept that there's no point going vegan because most people don't *stay* vegan. Important points: How to make sure...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 008: Margs O'Farrell on 5 myths about veganism||Badass fitness coach Margs O’Farrell joins us to talk about how to “eat like you give a f*ck - not just about your ethical values, but also about your health!” In doing so, Margs is busting 5 myths about veganism for us. Myth #1: Veganism...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNBSV 007: Dr. Reed Mangels on 4 myths about vegan nutrition for children||Whether you’re currently raising vegan children, whether you want to make the transition to veganism as a family, whether you’re interested in raising vegan children in the future, or whether - like me - you’re just interested in the research -...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 006: Dave Smith on the myth that higher intensity exercise leads to better results||Dave Smith, chosen as Canada's Top Fitness Professional, is on the show to discuss a very pervasive fitness myth: higher intensity training means better results. Learn why this isn't necessarily the case! Also learn why high-intensity interval...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 005: Dr. Anastasia Zinchenko on 5 vegan nutrition and strength training myths (Part 2)||The myths we bust in episode 4: 1. A variety of myths surrounding veganism and protein. 2. Why (and when) eating a 100% whole foods diet might not be the best option for your health and athletic training. The myths we bust in episode 5:...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 004: Dr. Anastasia Zinchenko on 5 vegan nutrition and strength training myths (Part 1)||Dr. Anastasia Zinchenko (PhD in biochemistry, international competing powerlifter and bodybuilder, all-around vegan badass) joins us on the show to bust 5 different vegan fitness, nutrition, and health myths. The myths we bust in...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 003: Meghan Callaway on 3 fitness myths||Meghan discusses: The incessant focus on physical appearance within the fitness industry (even within the “body positivity” movement). How the all-or-nothing mentality is preventing many people from achieving their goals. How an emphasis on...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 002: Melody Schoenfeld on 2 vegan nutrition myths||Myth #1: Vegans don't need to take supplements. Learn why this isn't the case. Myth #2: All proteins are created equal. Learn about the Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score, what protein quality means, and how to make sure you're...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNBSV 001: Why we need this podcast, 4 research resources, and 8 research questions||Welcome to episode #1! I give you a quick run-down of why I think this podcast is necessary. You’ll also get 4 resources to use when you’re doing your own fitness and nutrition research, and 8 questions to ask yourself to evaluate said research.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Loved Episode 2! Great guest!
I predict Karina will soon be one of the giants in the vegan podcasting genre. She brings succinct, hard hitting factual information on how to live a better vegan lifestyle!
Informative & well presented
I'm really enjoying this podcast! Great source for vegan/health related topics without the cringe-inducing pseudoscience hype. Positive, intelligent and full of useful insight.
Easy to Understand, Unbiased
Love this podcast- very easy to follow, scientifically based information on vegan nutrition and fitness