221: Secrets to Transform Your Inner and Outer Health with a Plant-Based Minimalist Lifestyle


We’ve got 3 Very Special Guests for you today!


Debi Chew – Plant-Based Nurse and Founder of the Chew on Vegan YouTube Channel


She thought she was too old. She thought it would take too long. But Debi Chew followed her dreams.


After 24 years working in the grocery business she went back to school to become a nurse – she’s been registered since 2009. Who better to be a nurse, healing and taking care of others, than someone who’s been on their own healing journey?


Debi went vegan after watching Forks over Knives. But a year later, she was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis. Her liver was totally shutting down…it got so bad that her gastroenterologist said if she didn’t take the steroids he would put her in hospital. So she took them. But she knew she didn’t want to be on medications for life, and researched alternatives. Through a combination of Chinese herbs and a plant-based diet, she got off the steroids within 6 weeks and took herself back to total health.


Debi set up Chew on Vegan after taking Jason Wrobel’s My Healthy Hustle class. Now her YouTube channel spreads the plant-based message and helps people transition to a vegan diet with tons of easy, simple, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free recipes. Check it out! (Especially the outrageous brownies by salt, sugar and oil-free Chef AJ – guest back on Episode 78). You can email Debi at chewonvegan@gmail.com.



Maša and Michael Ofei – Founder of The Minimalist Vegan


Do you suffer from The More Virus? Most of us do, whether we realize it or not.


The symptoms? Always wanting more – more stuff, more success, more money, more cars, more clothes, more friends. Anyone who’s seen Hoarders knows that you can literally get trapped by your stuff. Always wanting more leaves us less time to actually enjoy life and be content with what we have right now.


Pursuing LESS rather than more gives you the opportunity to discover what really matters to you, and create the space for that in your life. If you want to set up your new business, be an activist or start a blog, then minimalism can free you from unwanted and unnecessary clutter so you have more time to do what you love.


Michael and Maša stumbled on the principle of minimalist living through ZenHabits, a blog about Buddhism and minimalism, and instantly knew they had to make the shift towards living with less stuff…not just for themselves, but for the betterment of the entire planet!


Four years later, they brought their eco-friendly consciousness to their diet. Maša and Michael went vegan overnight after watching Earthlings. It wasn’t easy, but once they’d seen the cruelty they couldn’t go back to eating animals. Their free cookbook is packed with delicious recipes to help you get into vegan eating effortlessly.


Check out their blog The Minimalist Vegan for tips and tricks to transition to a minimalist and vegan lifestyle – so you have more time and space in your life to follow your dreams. You can also read Maša and Michael’s book The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion.


What you’ll learn in Episode 221:

  • Why age should never hold you back from following your dreams
  • The terrifying side effects of steroid medications
  • Why oncologists can’t recommend anything other than traditional cancer treatments
  • Are we wrong to trust our doctors’ recommendations?
  • Debi’s tips for transforming your health, fast
  • How to prevent rapid aging (and look better!)
  • Why your genes do not control your health destiny
  • How to shift your mindset towards conscious consuming
  • How to turn your overflowing cupboards into a capsule wardrobe
  • How to get more time to do what you love
  • How to apply minimalism to your social media and business


Banish Bad Skin For Good


Remember Daisy, from Episode 220?


She grew up with acne and scarring since 3rd grade. After trying product after product, she found out that some of the ingredients in anti-acne products actually made her skin worse. So she created a brand of skincare without harmful or irritating chemicals. Now, her skin is glowing, smooth, and completely gorgeous.


The Banish Kit contains everything you need to banish acne and scars, fade uneven texture and hyperpigmentation, and reduce wrinkles:


  • The Banisher, which works by creating micro wounds in the skin (don’t worry, this is totally painless) and causes the skin to renew itself.
  • Banish Oil, a vitamin C serum containing the most potent form of vitamin C: ascorbic acid.


Banish products are made fresh to order, using only natural ingredients. And if you’re not completely satisfied, there’s a 30-day money back guarantee.


Head to Banish.com and get $10 off your first order with coupon code foodhealsnation. 


Our favorite moments:

@11.30 Trapped in their own stuff

@18:15 Like a superhero

@1:02:32 You can still have that pizza

@1:20:16 What is JOMO?


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