Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, international speaker, organizational consultant, and relationship coach. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows; Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters; and Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation. Dr. Joy has given presentations and vegan advocacy trainings on six continents and her work has been featured in major media outlets around the world, and she is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award – previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela – for her work on global nonviolence. Dr. Joy is also the founding president of Beyond Carnism, co-director of the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy, and co-founder of ProVeg International.
Blast from the past! ~ Back in 2016, I interviewed Michaela Grob, VLCE, founder and proprietor of Riverdel Cheese and Aysha Akhtar, MD, a Double Board-certified Neurologist and Preventive Medicine/Public Health Specialist, who works in counter-terrorism for the U.S. FDA. Have a nostalgic listen at: Vegan Cheese + Animals and Public Health
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And now the good folks of Complement have a new product: Complement Plus. While everyone agrees that B12, vitamin D3, and the essential Omega 3 fatty acids are nutrients people eating plant-based diets (and a lot of other people besides) should not overlook, there are some other nutrients that it’s also easy to be short on, even with a well-chosen diet. To tackle this, Fergusson and Frazier joined forces with Joel Kahn, MD, and together developed Complement Plus, a supplement in tablet form that includes all the nutrients in Complement spray, along with zinc, iodine, selenium, and vitamin K2. Essential for blood clotting, healthy bones, and heart health, the only plant-food source of vitamin K2 is natto, an obscure, fermented soy food and one that is definitely an acquired taste (and smell). To get Complement Plus at a discount, simply go to www.alpineorganics.co (where you can order regular Complement, as well), but this time your discount code will be MAINSTREETVEGAN+.