Link to listen direct: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_100516
Our first guest on today’s show is Irene Rizzo, author of the soon to be released book, The Mountain of Youth. She has been keeping people motivated to stay fit and healthy for 30 years and has been living a plant based lifestyle for 49 years. She is celebrating her 60th birthday this month and contributes her good health and youthfulness to living a lifestyle that she shares in her book. She owns a private Pilates studio in Locust Valley, NY where she coaches clients in Pilates and nutrition.
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Look for The Mountain of Youth on Amazon October 30 — the publication dates coincides with Irene’s 60th birthday.
Our second guest is Mark Reinfeld, founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, and the award-winning author of the 30 Minute Vegan series. He is here to discuss his new book Healing the Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health & Wellness.
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Our final guest is a true man of peace: John Pierre, discussing a very enlightened and practical view of personal safety and women’s self-defense, detailed in his new book, new book, Strong, Savvy, Safe: Empowering Tools for Self Protection and Vibrant Health. He works with people of all ages promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet, physical fitness, women’s safety and empowerment, and the importance of compassion in life. John has been providing free lectures on women’s safety and empowerment for over 30 years in the United Stated and Canada. John will return to our podcast on January 25 to discuss fitness motivation.
John’s very exciting project in the works right now is a sanctuary for farmed animals and for children rescued from human trafficking operations. These children are so fragile and damaged that most aren’t ready for human contact or open yet to human love, but they can relate to animals. This is a huge undertaking, with a healthy fund-raising process pointing to looking for land and breaking ground in the foreseeable future. This is called Living With Harmony, and the website is www.livingwithharmony.org.
Blast from the past! Two of today’s guests have appeared on the program before. Check out Mark Reinfeld’s first appearance in 2012: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_091912; and John Pierre’s from 2013: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_102313.