The Svelte Yeti Health and Fitness Podcast
About This Show
The Svelte Yeti Health and Fitness Podcast promotes lifestyle transformation through physical fitness, emotional well-being, and holistic nutrition. We acknowledge the complex bio-psycho-social nature of sustainable change. Our thoughtful commentary and interviews cover the dynamics of addiction, mental health, and the integrative approach to person-centred care. Podcast based out of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. Learn more at www.jerodkillick.ca.
Most Recent Episode
Dairy Is Deadly and Vegan Cheese Alternatives You Will Love
6 days ago
"What we eat, in the end, will either consume us or nourish our existence, nothing in-between."
Dairy Is Deadly?
Cohost Liz Garrett joins the show today to discuss the consumption of dairy and research on the potential health impacts. There is no doubt that dairy consumption has the potential to impact health. Some might even say, "Dairy is deadly!"
Liz and I both share anecdotes from people we know that stopped consuming dairy, followed by a report from a family physician and the cautions he advises patients in his practice. Finally, we review work by Dr. Neal Barnard on the dairy - health connection.
Regardless of your opinion on the connection between health outcomes and diary, it does not hurt to try the overwhelming variety of available cheese substitutes. When you do not allow for animal products in your diet, you consume zero dietary cholesterol. Your body produces its own cholesterol, as you know. If you are predisposed to heart disease (seen in a lipid and cardiac profile ordered by your physician,) ending consumption of animal cholesterol can be life saving.
In the second half of the show, we discuss our favourite analog cheeses, with a focus on local nut cheese producers. You will also find a nut cheese recipe at the end of the show notes, curtesy of "One Green Plant".
Neal Barnard Lecture
Dr. Neal Barnard M.D. is one of the many physicians pioneering the health advantages of eating a plant based diet. He is an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and founder of Barnard Medical Centre.
Much of Barnard's work focus on the connection between health and diet, in particular dairy. Following is a lecture focusing on dairy consumption. He discusses the connection between cheese, and negative outcomes found in increased rates of obesity, lifelong metabolism, and prostate cancer.
Vegan Cheese Alternatives (Solutions)
The number one reason people report for why they would not be able to adopt a plant-based diet, is cheese. It