COME ALIVE | Episode 2 – What Causes Disease?

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simple steps to true health & a happy life COME ALIVE Welcome to the Plant Based Academy Podcast, where Nikki and Zuzana share simple steps and building blocks for true health and lasting well-being. Together let’s explore a better path that leads to a healthy future for people and the planet. 02 episode what causes […]

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COME ALIVE | Episode 1 – Now We Begin

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simple steps to true health & a happy life COME ALIVE Welcome to the Plant Based Academy Podcast, where Nikki and Zuzana share simple steps and building blocks for true health and lasting well-being. Together let’s explore a better path that leads to a healthy future for people and the planet. 01 episode now we […]

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#87 Ryan Leier: Life Of A Modern Yogi 

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**PLEASE NOTE**  This podcast was recorded on April 10, 2020 “Everything you do affects everything else. You, and what you do matters” – Ryan Leier  Website Instagram The One Yoga Digital Studio 45 Minute Vinyasa Yoga Class with Ryan Leier The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to…

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#86 Dr. Will Bulsiewicz: How To Restore Your Gut Naturally

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“Instead of covering the problem, together we’ll get to the root cause, fix it, and find out how to prevent it in the first place. With a one-two punch of plant-based foods and easy lifestyle shifts like exercise and meditation, you’ll learn to take back control of the way you eat, look, and feel (because…

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#85 Blake Ward: The Healthiest Clothes on the Planet

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Zuz and I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Blake Ward – the founder of seed. Seed is known for it’s incredibly unique and versatile pant. Transforming the industry – by making the best clothing on the planet locally, naturally and ethically right next door to us in Alberta, Canada.  You will not only…

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#84 The Power of Intuition: How to Connect with Your True Self

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  The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein Understanding what intuition is and learning to use as a part of our lives can be very powerful!  We all have a natural capacity…

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#82: Healthy & Easy Plant-Based Food Swaps

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We are loving the fact that veganism has finally gone mainstream!  We began our plant-based journey back in 1996 when the word “vegan” was mostly idolized by hippies and animal activists. Fast forward to 2020, and with more than 57 million #vegan posts on Instagram, it’s safe to say that this lifestyle is no longer…

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#81: How To Break Free From Diets & Build A Healthy A Relationship With Food

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I had the honours of sitting down with Cara Carin Cifelli and we talked about how we can take a holistic approach to our wellbeing. All of us humans are gifted with “four bodies” the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. However, our society disproportionately focuses on the physical body – size, appearance, and what…

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#80: What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet?

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In this episode, we are going to answer a question that keeps coming our way on a regular basis these days – What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet? The ketogenic diet has become one of the most popular diet approaches in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to fitness gurus claiming that…

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#79: The Game Changers Movie Review

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Hello Friend!  Thanks for checking out our latest podcast episode.  In this episode of the AV Show, Nikki and Zuzana give their opinion on the latest plant-based film The Game Changers. Without going into too much detail and giving the film away Nikki & Zuzana discuss the storyline of Game Changers, parts that they really…

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#77: Self-Care: 10 Simple Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself

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Self-Care has become a trend and buzzword lately – which is great! We are happy more people are becoming aware of the value in attending to their personal needs! However, maybe you hear (or read) the word self-care and think “I WISH!”, the idea of a bath, a spa day or just curling up with…

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#76: Anemia: A Plant-Based Approach To Iron Deficiency


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As health coaches, we often talk with people and even see clients, who struggle with iron-deficiency anemia after adopting a plant-based diet. It’s common to hear people describe just how much better they felt eating this way until the issue of anemia arose, and they were ‘forced’ to return to eating meat and or taking…

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