Encore Show: Love for Heart Month with Leading Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, & Vegan Chocolatier Emma Smith

This episode first broadcasted on Feb 14th, 2020. Please enjoy this encore broadcast live on the radio today, February 26th, 2021, playing from Noon to 1pmPST at coopradio.org and at 100.5fm in Vancouver. You can also listen to this show here!

This show is themed for 💗 Heart Month 💗, which is February!

To start the show, we speak with our guest co-host Meghan about her recent dog rescues, Maggie and Franny. Also, animal advocate and actor Joaquin Phoenix has made headlines last weekend in winning the Oscar award for Best Actor, and thus once again using his compelling voice to speak up for the animals in his acceptance speech, broadcasted to millions across the world. We speak on our reactions to this powerful action, and you can see this speech (dubbed “The Speech That Broke The Internet”) here!

Emma Smith, Zimt Chocolates vegan chocolatier

Emma Smith, vegan, raw, organic chocolatier and founder of Zimt Chocolates.

For our first interview, we have local vegan chocolatier Emma Smith on the show to talk about all things sweet and chocolatey! Emma is the founder of our local vegan, organic, and fair-trade company called Zimt Chocolates. You can find Zimt sold at most stores in Vancouver that carry plant-based chocolate, and also, now at the new Zimt Chocolates shop, located at 1336 Clark Drive in Vancouver.

Emma makes chocolate that is good for the planet, good for the animals, and good for your health, and she is here on the show today to delve us into the world of vegan, ethical chocolate, and how we can be more conscious consumers in our food choices when it comes to decadent treats.

Celebrating Heart Month with leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, M.D.

Animal Voices host Alison with Dr. Joel Kahn in Hawaii, pre-pandemic 2020.

For our feature interview today, for Heart Day and Heart Month, we speak with America’s Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn. Dr. Kahn is one of the world’s top cardiologists and has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. But he believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet, and as a 40 year plus vegan himself, he now uses non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols at the Kahn Longevity Center.

Dr. Kahn passionately lectures throughout the U.S. about the health benefits of a plant-based, anti-aging diet, inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition. Dr. Kahn is on today’s show to speak to us about the power of plants to prevent and reverse heart disease and how to be empowered by positive lifestyle choices when it comes to taking charge of your health.

Four months ago, Dr. Kahn made a now famous 4 hour appearance on the popular Joe Rogan podcast, debating vegan nutrition with author Chris Kresser. You can see an hour of that debate on YouTube here: