You can also listen and download the Main Street Vegan Podcast on Unity Online Radio,
|Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health. The company offers educational programs for consumer and healthcare providers that facilitate evidence-base, collaborative and informed decision making for health-related matters. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. She served as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. She is the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.
Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in Food Choices, which was released in September 2016, and is co-author of the companion book for this film. She also appears in Diet Fiction, which was released in January 2019, and authored the companion book for this film as well.
Leah Garcés is the president of Mercy For Animals. She has been fighting for better food and farming systems for nearly 20 years as a leader in the animal protection movement. She oversaw international campaigns in 14 countries at the World Society for the Protection of Animals and launched Compassion in World Farming in the United States. She is the author of Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry from Bloomsbury Publishing. Leah’s work has been featured in many national media outlets including The New York Times, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Vice Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune among others. Leah is also on the advisory councils of Encompass and Rebellyous Foods. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three kids, and two cats.
Blast from the past! ~ Another great episode looked at WFPB eating for health and at animal issues … Back in 2015, I spoke with Danielle Legg about rescuing two chickens from a live market in Brooklyn (how she did it: she asked) and with Garth Davis, MD, bariatric surgeon and author of Proteinalholic. Have a nostalgic listen at: https://tinyurl.com/
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