120: Living a Simple Vegan Lifestyle with Elana Lavine


Our guest today is Elana Lavine, an LA native who ditched her advertising career to dive into eco-entrepreneurship with her amazing website klean-slate.com. Elana grew up eating a standard American diet, which caused her to suffer from acid reflux at just 16 years old! She was put on medication, the side effects of which she is still dealing with today. This is why she’s now determined to raise awareness of healthy living and natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals. Elana’s lightbulb moment was sparked during an intense and unconventional yoga retreat in Mexico—suddenly everything shifted.

Elana has gone from enjoying late night pizza and early morning vitamin water to feeling comfortable going into a non-vegan restaurant and adapting the menu to suit her plant-based needs. But it’s not about being perfect. It’s ok to have chips from time to time! Rather, it’s about finding your own path to self-healing, and healing the planet.

What you’ll discover in this episode:

  • How a yoga retreat changed Elana’s life, and saved her both physically and emotionally.
  • Why Elana is an advocate of digestive enzymes.
  • Health tips for the super busy.
  • The importance of replenishing your gut microflora
  • Why texture is your best friend when it comes to creating delicious healthy meals
  • Why minerals are vital for your body
  • What dairy and sugar do to the body
  • When to broach the topic of veganism, and when to stay quiet
  • How to make Elana’s No Guilt No Shame Chocolate Smoothie
  • All the gossip from The Food Heals Anniversary Party!!

Elana’s Links:






Our Favorite Moments:

@4:43 Jackfruit is the new meat!

@7:20 Gunk coming out of your feet

@13:46 And their balls were sweet

@14:25 I like things that taste bad for me!

@17:50 Oh you don’t eat sushi? What’s wrong with you?

@26:49 Just take the little purple pill

@33:20 I made myself my guinea pig

@38:46 Give up and eat grass.

@46:30 Ignorance is bliss sometimes

@58:20 Stress stress stress, here’s a pill!


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Show Links:

Skinny Bitch book

Earthlings film

CrossRoads Vegan Restaurant

Vivify – Nutritional blood analysis in LA

Electric Soul Yoga

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About Us:

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

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