197: Taking the Vegan Movement by Storm & Creating Social Change through TV shows, Instagram and Events


Did you know that eating vegan for one day saves one animal a day?

Asher Brown learned this at 9 years old, when he realized that if he could know what a cow might want, it would not want to be eaten. After that day, he’d never eat meat again.


It wasn’t easy being the only vegetarian in his family; his mom worried he might never grow up big and strong without meat (a common assumption among non-vegetarians). But his parents supported him throughout, and at 20 he went one step further, going from vegetarian to vegan.


However, like many of us, he was an apologetic vegan. He didn’t want to make others uncomfortable, didn’t want to be the odd one out or the “awkward” guy at the dinner table.


But then he got hired to make videos for Beyond Meat.


From there he discovered Vegan Instagram, and that he was part of a group of millions of vegans around the world, standing up for the animals in all that they did. He was far from being alone in his veganism, or from being the only one who had to have awkward dinner conversations.


That sparked his move out of the shadows of apologetic veganism and into the light of bold, confident vegan activism.


Asher began speaking at conferences, connecting with other vegans, and working for vegan brands.


All of this action resulted in Brown’s own company, Pollution TV, a content agency that works solely with ethical companies and conscious brands to spread vegan awareness and lead social change. He’s also recently launched a plant-based cooking show with a very unique approach: High Cuisine, where two cannabis-infused chefs cook up vegan dishes, with some surprising results! You can watch the show for free on Go90.com (you know you want to check it out…).


Asher Brown teaches us that being plant-powered isn’t about what you’re giving up, but about what you’re getting in return. We can do so much good in the world, but it comes down to what we choose to put on our plates each and every day.


Choosing plants over meat makes a difference. Asher says, if you care about the world, your health, having enough food to feed the entire planet, social justice: eat more plants. Simple.


Your diet is your chance every day to reflect on yourself, your body, your surroundings. It’s more than just about your meal, it’s about the wider world.



What you’ll learn in Episode 197:

  • Why RIGHT NOW is the best time to change your diet
  • The movie that is going to shake everything up
  • How Asher went from biologist to filmmaker
  • How to raise healthy kids
  • How to avoid being a junk food vegan
  • The scary truth about why you keep eating junk food
  • The shocking facts about marshmallows
  • How to take your health to the next level
  • Clothing: the next vegan frontier
  • How animal sanctuaries help future generations be more compassionate
  • How Asher avoided cholesterol lowering drugs with a natural approach


Our favorite moments:

@6:55 What “High Cuisine” really means

@12:24 My spin is plant-based

@20:53 All the action is vegan

@26:15 We need a broccoli lobby!

@35:06 Goat yoga?

@44:01 Vegan is the greatest party on earth

@48:57 Life is a big party


RISE & BLOOM MASTERMIND & GALA, April 20th and 21st (This Friday!!!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a wellness business, getting more views on your blog, selling a digital or physical product, or becoming an influencer, then sign up now (just 3 days left!). We’ve got the perfect workshop to help you turn day-dreaming into doing!

There are just 4 spots left on our Rise and Bloom Mastermind in Los Angeles.


This is a 2-day high vibe mastermind for wellness entrepreneurs to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. It’ll be an intimate group setting where you will get a chance to set goals and get your business to the next level. Allison, Suzy and Leslie Durso will go through the skills, tactics and tools you need to grow your business:

  • Content creation
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  • How to build partnerships
  • How to sell – whether you’ve got a physical product or a digital product
  • Social media strategies… and MORE!
  • A lunch & learn with amazing vegan chef Leslie Durso
  • This workshop will be tailored to you. We’ll help you come up with the next best steps for your business.


And on Day 2, we’re going to glam it up and head to the Humane Society Gala. Walk the red carpet, eat delicious vegan food, and get emotional over the amazing work animal activists are doing right now. And you’ll get to meet celebrities! This is a great opportunity to network with influencers and spend time with beautiful like-minded people—because it’s all about who you know. You’ll make connections that will skyrocket your business to the next level.


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There are just TWO SPOTS left on our amazing Italian get away. What are you waiting for? The time to book is NOW. Infinity pools, wine, Italian fare, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime… What more could a girl want?


It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, exploring, and building life-long soul connections.


The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and did I mention an infinity pool? And of course, all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! It’s literally the Food Heals Podcast on the Amalfi Coast.

Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info! Or email Allison your questions at info@foodhealsnation.com.

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