The Zen of Organic FarmingOn this episode we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center just outside San Francisco. Since the 1970s, these pioneers of the California Organic Farming movement have been utilizing zen practices to harvest surprising crops and produce abundant yields.
Kalani's Big Island Eco Retreat + Watsu HealingReady for a sunny escape? Then come with us on this episode, where we soak up the healing energy of Hawaii's Big Island at the world-famous Kalani Retreat. With daily yoga, Hawaiian dance, conscious movement and meditation classes and delicious farm-to-table vegetarian meals, a visit to Kalani satisfies the body, mind and spirit. The highlight for us? Rejuvenating body work, including a walk on Pele's sacred volcano and a transformational watsu treatment.
Best GF Vegan Pasta Alfredo. Period.
Monastery Style in Umbria: Italy's Eremito HotelUnplug from your daily routine on this episode, and rediscover what's essential with a visit to Eremito Hotelito Del Alma, an eco-chic lay monastery-hotel high in the hills of Umbria's Italian countryside. With architecture dating back to the 14th century, delicious rustic Italian vegetarian cuisine and luxe, "unplugged" accommodations ideal for solo travelers, watch this episode to find out why Eremito is one of the most recognized Design Hotels in the world.
Nutrition, 101: Get Schooled at T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional StudiesWith so many fad diets out there – from Atkins and South Beach to the Paleo/Caveman Diet, it can be hard to tell the difference between proper nutrition and plain old marketing hype. So where do we turn for reliable information? Unfortunately, most medical doctors get less than five hours of nutrition education over the course of their careers, and the FDA’s daily recommendations for nutrition (under the RDA, or Recommended Daily Allowance) have kept the U.S. ranked #1 in health care costs but a mere #38 in health worldwide.
To separate fact from fiction, we met with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of nutrition at Cornell, and his Center for Nutrition Studies in Ithaca, New York. Arguably the top expert in the world on nutrition, Dr. Campbell has spent over 50 years researching the impact of diet on health and disease and has authored New York Times’ bestsellers like The China Study and Whole. Through his 6-week intensive certificate course on plant-based nutrition, he has helped thousands debunk the top nutrition myths and gain a better understanding of how adopting whole food, plant-based diet can ensure the sustainability of both people and the planet. Watch this episode to learn why.