Talking Tuesday Q & A with the Starch Queens - May 8, 2018

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Carole Klawansky - A 200 Pound Metamorphis

Carole Klawansky hit 349.8 and her BMI was 56.5, class 3 super obese. She has since lost almost 200 pounds and wants to reach a BMI of 22.9 and is almost there! She started struggling with food issues since her early teens and is going to share her story. Questions Tell us about growing up. Did you and your family face obesity issues? Talk about your addictions… What impact did they have on your life? The last time you flew was in 2009...tell me about that experience...and flying at that size What other issues did you have to deal with being that overweight? Before you began your plant based journey….What health issues were you faced with? So how did you learn about being plant based? What made you change? What was your ah-ha moment where the light bulb clicked? Did the doctors support you to change your diet? What did your doctors say or do for you along this journey? Do you have loose skin? Has your skin gone down? What made you want to change? You mentioned that intermittent fasting was a game changer for you… tell me about that! What are you most proud of? Gives a day in the life of Carole…. What do you eat in a day? What advice can you give to those who are just starting out plant based?

Talking Tuesday Q & A with the Starch Queens - Special Guest - Kathy Anderson 7-10-18

Welcome to Talking Tuesday with the Starch Queens You can find our program at Special Guest: Kathy Anderson, a member of Plant Based Chico, CA Kathy joins the Starch Queens on Talking Tuesday to share her journey from being wheel chair bound, making the choice to have bariatric surgery and releasing over 180 pounds and living a plant -based life style. Kathy recently immersed herself into mindful eating, so much so that she’s developed a mindful eating program. We’ll share the link to Kathy’s website in the comments. You’ll find her program very user friendly and easy to follow. Mindfulness Eating Talking Points What are the three different components of the program and how do they work together? How can Mindfulness meditation influence your diet? What are some of the challenges to meditation and how to work through them. Body vs Mind, how can we keep them in balance in the modern world? What is the difference between Happiness and Pleasure? Questions 1. What do you recommend for the beginner who has never meditated? 2. Do you set a time each day to meditate? 3. You recently earned your Forks Over knives plant- based cooking certificate. Do you recommend the course for the average home cook? 4. What was your biggest take away from the cooking course? 5. What do you recommend to people who are considering having bariatric surgery now that you’ve adopted a plant-based lifestyle? Favorite new products Jeanne – Two Summer products from Pure Haven Essentials. Nancy - Zuui make up organic ingredients and no chemicals What book are you currently reading? Nancy: Thin from Within by Joseph J. Luciani PH.D. Jeanne - Breaking the Food Seduction - Dr. Neal Barnard For more information on Mindful eating you can reach Kathy at For more information on the Starch Queens program, check us out at

Gina Car - Healthy Happy Hour - Interviews Jeanne Schumacher

Gina Car - Healthy Happy Hour - Interviews Jeanne Schumacher: During this interview, Gina Car follows Jeanne's plant based journey all the way through the Plant Pure Nation, Plant Based towns and the creation of the Starch Queens Weight Loss Program.

Talking Tuesday - Q&A with the Starch Queens - Sept 25, 2018

Todays topics include Best plant-based documentaries? Fresh or Frozen? What is best to buy? favorite airplane travel foods? How to use ACV for gut health First State to Ban the Sale of Products Tested on Animals Yeah California! Falling back into health letting go of dairy and sugar Letting acidic foods back into your diet “organic,” but what does that really mean Best plant-based documentaries to show? o Animation The Scarecrow Animation By SAMPICS 1) Forks Over Knives (2011) 2) Vegucated (2011) - 3) Eating You Alive (2016) 4) Food Choices (2016) - 5) What The Health (2017) 6) PlantPure Nation (2015) 7) Chow Down (2010) 8) Rotten - Netflix series - 9) Cowspiracy - Fresh vs Frozen Lisa Sin Any thoughts on shopping. I am on disability and get paid the beginning of each month .I tend to have a challenge when it comes to buying fresh veg over canned, Sometimes when I have bought fresh greens some have gone bad from not being able to eat them in time. I'm thinking if it was canned I wouldn't have to worry. It's hard for me to make it stretch . favorite airplane travel foods? The Best Food Is Always Your Food - In other words, CARRY YOUR OWN FOOD WITH YOU! Fruits: My favorite traveling food is the apple. buy bananas at the airports, but they don’t travel as well. Salads: I carry two big disposable containers of salads with me. Sandwiches: Hummus and Baked Tofu Sandwiches Sushi Rolls Nut butter sandwich Instant oatmeal packets Granola bars Hummus wrap Seeds & nuts Fresh fruit Cut up raw vegetables Nut butter into go packets Tea packets Rice crackers Kale chips Unsweetened dried fruit Veggie burger Fruit and nut bars Muffins Plain Baked Potato ask for steamed veggies on the side Bring a simple light weight steamer. Pack it in your carry on. Barely weighs a pound. Favorite hotel foods Contact Your Hotel: Many hotels will be willing and able to prepare for your arrival in advance. Favorite foods to buy at Whole Foods when hoteling in a big city? Potatoes Fruits Oatmeal Engine 2 foods Using ACV to improve gut health Apple cider vinegar is derived from fermented apple juice. contain probiotics, or bacteria that help keep your gut and digestive system healthy. "If you get raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, it contains the 'mother”. That consists of enzymes, proteins, and probiotics which leach into the liquid Since pasteurization removes the mother, any potential probiotic benefit is lost unless you get the raw stuff. Falling back into health summer months can impact your healthy lifestyle by going to barbeques, parties, vacations and so on. Then, how to reset and get back to your healthy lifestyle. How to “reset” How to take the Plant Based lifestyle to the next level of healing. What are the many levels of a plant based lifestyle and how to navigate the best choice to heal your body? Letting acidic foods back into your diet affects your health. The cellular truth. “there is no such thing as moderation” Your cells never sleep and so on. “organic,” but what does that really mean Organic U.S. Department of Agriculture, organic farming practices preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, including pesticides and antibiotics. must receive annual on-site inspections not use genetically modified crops. being organic doesn’t mean a food is healthy. You can now buy pesticide-free potato chips/organic jelly beans, organic Oreo cookies. Junk food is still junk food, even if it was produced organically. review of hundreds of studies found that organic produce doesn’t seem to have significantly more vitamins and minerals. have more nontraditional nutrients, like polyphenol antioxidants, conventionally grown plants given high-dose synthetic nitrogen fertilizers divert more resources to growth rather than defense. This may be why organic berries, for example, appear to suppress cancer growth better than conventional berries in vitro. Conventional produce appears to have twice the levels of cadmium,toxic heavy metals What about pesticide residues? detected in 11 percent of organic crop samples due to accidental or fraudulent use, cross-contamination from neighboring nonorganic fields, or the lingering presence of persistent pollutants like DDT in the soil.

Talking Tuesday Q&A with the Starch Queens - Sept 11, 2018

Question from Fran Batzer: I have a question about supplements for hair, skin & nails. I have been plant-based for 7+ years Now and my nails are weak and have ridges on them. 1. Enjoy foods with silica, like millet and leafy green veggies. Among its many important duties, silica helps deliver nutrients to the peripherals of the body, i.e. hair, skin, and nails. Foods to incorporate: alfalfa, radish, romaine lettuce, burdock root, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, steel-cut oats, millet, and leafy greens 2. Avoid foods that deplete your body of minerals. Trans fats, found in some processed and fast foods, interfere with the body’s ability to absorb healthy fatty acids (like those found in avocados, nuts, and pure plant oils). Think of your healthy fats as moisturizer from the inside-out. Our nails need healthy moisturizing to avoid becoming brittle and susceptible to damage. Sugar, too, can wreak beauty havoc by depleting the body of vital nutrients like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and sulfur. 3. Get enough protein. Hair and nails are made with proteins called keratin. Without enough dietary protein, the body won’t have the proper building blocks to create strong and healthy nails. Fortunately, getting enough protein on a vegan diet can be easy and delicious (as evidenced here.) 4. Be friends with biotin (vitamin B7). Biotin is one of the more well-known hair-skin-and-nails superstars and is often found in beauty products. Biotin in shampoo, for example, may not be as absorbable as dietary biotin, however—so eat up! Oddly, biotins benefits for nails were first discovered when biotin supplements were used to prevent horses’ hooves from splitting! Incorporate berries, spinach, mushrooms, legumes, avocado, and cauliflower. The Plantritian project is starting this weekend. various types of starch there is and that eating potatoes doesn’t have to be your only starch source. 1. Potatoes 2. Rice (brown is better) We can share why 3. Whole Grains a. Wheat b. Oats c. Barley Share different ways to get your starch eating. Baked potato Soups with potatoes Air Fried Potatoes Potato boats Rice in bowls, burritos, salads, Quinoa in salads, soups taco’s, burrito’s. Supplements. • D3 and B12 • why don’t use others and why that is. how we succeed in this lifestyle.

Talking Tuesday Q & A with the Starch Queens - May 8, 2018

In this episode, we discuss Keto diet, sunscreen (issues with Oxybenzone and zinc), washing produce, water filters, washing produce, what happens when you go plant- based and lots more!

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