Karyn Calabrese, who did a swimsuit shoot with 20-something models to mark her 70th birthday, shares her secrets as well as her story as longtime Chicago restaurateur, raw food author, and media personality. We’re then joined by Sande Nosonowitz, author of the new memoir, Oblivious, exploring the vegan journey of a true empath.
Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur, Celebrity Chef and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. For the past 45 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she teaches to hundreds of people each year. She is the embodiment of her teachings as an ageless, elegantly energetic 71-year-old.
The Karyn’s brand includes an intimate, yet sweeping, day spa (Karyn’s Inner Beauty Center and ), an extensive learning center (headlined by a 28-day and 10 day cleanse program), a cookbook, an uncook book and all-natural retail lines spanning wellness supplements, cosmetics and raw cuisine.
For as Karyn herself questions at the end of every day: “If you don’t take care of this, the most magnificent machine you’ll ever be given, where are you going to live?”
Sande Nosonowitz is a master-certified vegan coach, writer and educator. For three years, she penned a column for Living & Being Magazine (part of the USA TODAY network) called ‘Living & Being Vegan,’ and has just published her new book, “OBLIVIOUS; A Vegan Memoir.” Her multi-media presentation, “How Veganism Heals,” has been enjoyed by groups at venues such as The Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Dutchess Community College, The Omega Institute Staff Program, The DrawDown Environmental Program, The Fountains at Millbrook Community Education Series, and coming this fall, The Vassar College Lifelong Learning Institute.
She’s a proud co-founder of the Hudson Valley Vegfest held annually in New York State. Sande is also a certified yoga & meditation instructor who designs a line of yoga & vegan-inspired jewelry that she lovingly calls, “Hip & Holy Bling.”
An activist, teacher, student and animal lover, Sande lives in upstate New York with her vegan husband and plant-based yellow lab, Henry.
OBLIVIOUS; A Vegan Memoir is available on Amazon, and you can learn more about all of Sande’s offerings on her website; www.sundaravegan.com
*Sundara is the Sanskrit word for beautiful, interpreted as inner beauty, flowing from grace and wisdom.
Blast from the past! ~ Ageless women who eat raw food are legion, and we’ve had some of them on the show. Here is my 2013 interview with Mimi Kirk, who won Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 at 70, and who is still beautiful, healthy and strong as an octogenarian.
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