Nearly every human being struggles with mental health at some point in life, and for many it's an ongoing ever-present battle. In this episode we talk with Jason Wrobel, a vegan cookbook author and celebrity chef who has shifted his focus lately to supporting others along their mental health and wellness journeys. We talk about nutrition and supplements and how they can relate to our mental state and overall wellbeing, and he shares some misconceptions he had when he first went vegan.
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0:09 – Who is Jason Wrobel?
1:07 – Thank You to Our Sponsors: Flora Plant Butter (sustainable vegan butter wrapped in paper instead of plastic tubs) and Cariloha (an eco-conscious and super-comfy bamboo clothing, bedding, and home shop we adore).
5:32 – Welcoming Jason! You can find him here on Instagram.
6:52 – Abundance of Undercover Vegan Food in Los Angeles
8:26 – Jason Wrobel, a Man of Many Talents. Celebrity chef, vegan podcast host (This Might Get Uncomfortable), cookbook author (Eaternity), musician, comedian, mental health and wellbeing enthusiast, and beyond.
9:47 – Being Vegan Before Diversity Was A Thing
10:50 – Falling into A Vegan Research Rabbit Hole
11:57 – Finding Fellow Vegans on the Internet
12:57 – Coming Out as a Vegan to Jason’s Family
16:04 – Making Tasty Plant-Based Food is Activism
17:19 – A Lack of a Vegan Community = Isolation; Search For a Community On Meetup.com
21:22 – Educating Others About Veganism
28:13 – Connecting with Vegans Through Volunteering; SASHA Farm Sanctuary
31:19 – On Mental Health and Vegan Living
40:56 – Jason Now Takes Supplements Seriously
42:46 – No Correlation Between Veganism and Depression
43:35 – Normalize Supplementation and Do Your Research
47:50 – Seek Like-Minded People, Connect With Them
48:54 – Find Therapists, Doctors, Plant-Based Registered Dietitians, to Understand What Your Body Needs
49:28 – Get Help and Support, Nothing Shameful About That
51:38 – Check Out Jason’s Podcast, This Might Get Uncomfortable with Whitney Lauritsen
52:19 – Limit Your Content, Protect Your Mental Space
We are so grateful to have the support of some of our favorite brands this season. Many thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Flora Plant Butter and Cariloha!
Flora Plant Butter is currently our go-to butter because it's packaged so much more sustainably than most other brands. It's also delicious and works the same as dairy-based butter, you can swap it 1:1 in any recipe. It's delicious on hot toast, plant-based pancakes, or vegan waffles, great in this vegan birthday cake, frosting, and savory stir fry dishes. Keep an eye out for their salted and unsalted vegan butters in stores!
Cariloha is an eco bamboo shop with beautiful soft high-quality bedding, bath towels, clothing, blankets, and other home goods. We both have their sheets and towels and LOVE them! They are the softest we've found to date and a great way to give your home a conscious upgrade.
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