Will Dugan — From Professional Cyclist to Vegan Waffle Extraordinaire

This week’s show is a good one. Obviously cycling is a huge part of my life and something that has brought me so much pleasure and meaning, and also so much struggle and negativity. Such is the case for so many athletes, amateur and professional alike. If you’ve been a listener of the show for a while, you’ve most likely heard my story of exercise addiction and struggle with restriction and burnout in the sport of competitive cycling many times, which eventually catalyzed my shift to a vegan lifestyle.

Will Dugan shares a very similar story. After growing up riding and racing bikes, Will turned professional with Team Type 1 and immediately began racing all over the world, including Korea and Belgium. He had some really solid results, such as a 2nd place on a stage and 3rd overall at the Tour of Korea. However, he began to fall prey to the pressures of professional cycling, such as insane training regimens and restrictive diets and soon found himself resenting the sport he fell in love with at a young age. This evolved into suddenly quitting the sport and developing a severe binge eating disorder which sucked him into a dark place of depression and anxiety.

Fast forward a few years, and he has transitioned to a vegan diet and launched a vegan Belgian waffle company, known as Vafels, and leads a charity group ride every month called Project Supertraining and has found a new love of the bicycle.

We talk about all of this and more in this epic conversation, in which Will shares some personal stuff (like his battle with binge eating disorder) for the first time publicly. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the conversation, and be sure to let us know what you think!

Be sure to check out my TEDx talk which was just released, and please feel free to share far and wide so we can spread the epic dumps revolution to all corners of the globe: http://bit.ly/epicdumps.

-Jackson

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Show Notes

Connect with Will/Vafels/Project Supertraining:

Vafels: http://vafels.com

Project Supertraining: https://projectsupertraining.com/

Vafels on social media:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/vafelsinc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vafelsvafelsvafels/

Project Supertraining on social media:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/project.supertraining

Related episodes:

Our experience with exercise addiction part 1

Our experience with exercise addiction part 2

Lachlan & Gus Morton

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The Evidence-Based Trio: 3 Nutrients Every Plant Eater Needs

We constantly get questions about what supplements to take if you’re on a plant-based diet, which supplements we take, and why. This is definitely an important and widespread question, and we’ll definitely do a more in depth What’s The Deal style episode on some more supplements and the supplement industry in general, but we wanted to focus on the three primary nutrients of concern for the plant-based population — collectively known as the evidence-based trio —due to their stature and importance in the scientific literature. The science is pretty clear that anyone on a plant-based diet, even if you eat a super healthy one, should be supplementing with these three nutrients due to their physiological importance but also the fact that they are very very difficult to get in sufficient amounts in the plant kingdom. So if you’re curious about what supplements to take on a plant-based diet, these are the Big Three that are pretty much non negotiable. In this episode we go through the data and the science behind them and why they are so important.

Full disclosure: this episode is a collaboration between us and Lightdrop, the new company that Jackson has started working for that produces the product Complement, which is a supplement of these three nutrients. We believe strongly in the science behind the product and use it every day. They are supporting us through the sale of each bottle you buy, and we’re more than happy to spread the word on Complement, which is a vegan product created by vegans which is important in helping the plant-based community thrive. We’re thrilled to announce a very special offer for the listeners of this show: get the evidence-based trio in one, easy to use, and high quality spot with Complement for only $1 per day. Save 10% on the lifetime of your subscription by visiting http://bit.ly/complementtff and use discount code TFF at checkout. Legit.

For all relevant data and resources regarding the information presented in this episode, check out the show notes below to go further down the science rabbit hole to learn more. We just didn’t have time to cover everything! Disclaimer: we’re not medical doctors and the information in this podcast and others is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical treatment or treat or cure any disease. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any significant lifestyle changes.

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Okay everyone. Enjoy the show, and take control of your health and ensure your dialed with these nutrients of concern. PEACE!

-Jackson and Aaron

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Show Notes

B12

  1. http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/vitaminb12
  2. Herbert V. Staging vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) status in vegetarians. Am J Clin Nutr. 1994 May;59(5 Suppl):1213S-1222S.
  3. Herrmann W, Schorr H, Obeid R, Geisel J. Vitamin B-12 status, particularly holotranscobalamin II and methylmalonic acid concentrations, and hyperhomocysteinemia in vegetarians. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jul;78(1):131-6.
  4. Messina M, Messina V. The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1996.
  5. Davis JR, Goldenring J, Lubin B. Nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency in infants. Am J Dis Child. 1981(Jun);135:566-7.
  6. Lloyd-Wright Z, Allen N, Key TJ, Sanders TB. How prevalent is vitamin B12 deficiency among British vegetarians and vegans? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. 2001(Jul):174A.
  7. Hokin BD, Butler T. Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B-12) status in Seventh-day Adventist ministers in Australia. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Sep;70(3 Suppl):576S-578S.
  8. Crane MG, Sample C, Patchett S, Register UD. “Vitamin B12 studies in total vegetarians (vegans). Journal of Nutritional Medicine.1994;4:419-430.
  9. https://nutritionfacts.org/2011/09/12/dr-gregers-2011-optimum-nutrition-recommendations/

Vitamin D

  1. Vitamin D Deficiency. John H. LeeJames H. O’KeefeDavid BellDonald D. HensrudMichael F.Holick
  2. Outila, T. A., KÄRKKÄINEN, M. U. M., SEPPÄNEN, R. H., & Lamberg-Allardt, C. J. E. (2000). Dietary intake of vitamin D in premenopausal, healthy vegans was insufficient to maintain concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and intact parathyroid hormone within normal ranges during the winter in Finland. Journal of the American Dietetic Association100(4), 434-441.
  3. Armas, L. A., Hollis, B. W., & Heaney, R. P. (2004). Vitamin D2 is much less effective than vitamin D3 in humans. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism89(11), 5387-5391.
  4. Trang, H. M., Cole, D. E., Rubin, L. A., Pierratos, A., Siu, S., & Vieth, R. (1998). Evidence that vitamin D3 increases serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D more efficiently than does vitamin D2. The American journal of clinical nutrition68(4), 854-858.
  5. Chan, J., Jaceldo-Siegl, K., & Fraser, G. E. (2009). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status of vegetarians, partial vegetarians, and nonvegetarians: the Adventist Health Study-2. The American journal of clinical nutrition89(5), 1686S-1692S.
  6. Heaney, R. P., Armas, L. A., Shary, J. R., Bell, N. H., Binkley, N., & Hollis, B. W. (2008). 25-Hydroxylation of vitamin D3: relation to circulating vitamin D3 under various input conditions. The American journal of clinical nutrition87(6), 1738-1742.
  7. https://www.foundmyfitness.com/vitamin-d
  8. http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/bones#vitD

EPA/DHA

  1. J S O’Brien, E L Sampson. Lipid composition of the normal human brain: gray matter, white matter, and myelin. J Lipid Res. 1965 Oct;6(4):537-44.
  2. Z S Tan, W S Harris, A S Beiser, R Au, J J Himali, S Debette, A Pikula, C Decarli, P A Wolf, R S Vasan, S J Robins, S Seshadri. Red blood cell ω-3 fatty acid levels and markers of accelerated brain aging. Neurology. 2012 Feb 28;78(9):658-64.
  3. E Sydenham, A D Dangour, W S Lim. Omega 3 fatty acid for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jun 13;(6):CD005379.
  4. A V Witte, L Kerti, H M Hermannstädter, J B Fiebach, S J Schreiber, J P Schuchardt, A Hahn, A Flöel. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids improve brain function and structure in older adults. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Nov;24(11):3059-68.
  5. B Sarter, K S Kelsey, T A Schwartz, W S Harris. Blood docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in vegans: Associations with age and gender and effects of an algal-derived omega-3 fatty acid supplement. Clin Nutr. 2015 Apr;34(2):212-8.
  6. P Y Lin, C C Chiu, S Y Huang, K P Su. A meta-analytic review of polyunsaturated fatty acid compositions in dementia. J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Sep;73(9):1245-54.
  7. F A Muskiet, M R Fokkema, A Schaafsma, E R Boersma, M A Crawford. Is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) essential? Lessons from DHA status regulation, our ancient diet, epidemiology and randomized controlled trials. J Nutr. 2004 Jan;134(1):183-6.
  8. W S Harris, J V Pottala, S A Varvel, J J Borowski, J N Ward, J P McConnell. Erythrocyte omega-3 fatty acids increase and linoleic acid decreases with age: observations from 160,000 patients. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2013 Apr;88(4):257-63.
  9. W Stonehouse, C A Conlon, J Podd, S R Hill, A M Minihane, C Haskell, D Kennedy. DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;97(5):1134-43.
  10. D Benton, R T Donohoe, D E Clayton, S J Long. Supplementation with DHA and the psychological functioning of young adults. Br J Nutr. 2013 Jan 14;109(1):155-61.
  11. J M Geleijnse, E J Giltay, D Kromhout. Effects of n-3 fatty acids on cognitive decline: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in stable myocardial infarction patients. Alzheimers Dement. 2012 Jul;8(4):278-87.
  12. D H Lee, D R Jacobs Jr. Inconsistent epidemiological findings on fish consumption may be indirect evidence of harmful contaminants in fish. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2010 Mar;64(3):190-2.
  13. K Lane, E Derbyshire, W Li, C Brennan. Bioavailability and potential uses of vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids: a review of the literature. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014;54(5):572-9.
  14. http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/omega3

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Optimizing Epic Dump Frequency, Lowering Resting Heart Rate With Diet, and More! | Q&A 010

 

Listen on Google Play MusicLet’s face it. We love answering questions. We don’t claim to know everything, but we’re obsessed with trying to parse out some truths in science, nutrition, exercise, and beyond. This is why we started this podcast. And Q&A’s have always been an integral goal to helping us help the world. So behold! Q&A #10. We have started getting more questions than we can answer at one time, so we apologize if yours didn’t make the cut. We really appreciate everyone that provided questions, and we hope we answered them without being too obnoxious. There’s a lot of great stuff in here, including:

  • best foods and practices for preventing and managing osteoporosis and arthritis
  • how many epic dumps per day is optimal, and what foods lead to the most epic of the dumps?
  • how to talk to young kids about plant-based lifestyles
  • how did we get into exercise?
  • lots more!

Any relevant information or links will be linked below. We hope this episode helps you in some way, and makes you think of other questions to ask! If you want to ask a question, leave a comment on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), in our Facebook group, or by sending us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com. Bathe yourself in knowledge, nerds.

Thank you for listening, now go eat some plants.

-Jackson and Aaron


Show Notes

Osteoporosis/Arthritis info:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/almonds-for-osteoporosis/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/why-do-plant-based-diets-help-rheumatoid-arthritis/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/potassium-and-autoimmune-disease/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Pulses for Your Pulse:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/slow-beating-heart-beans-vs-exercise/

Epic dump frequency:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-many-bowel-movements-should-you-have-every-day/

Rhonda Patrick:

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Clean Meat & Plant-Based Food Tech 101 with Christie Lagally


Listen on Google Play MusicIf you’ve been following the podcast for a while, you know we’re big fans of the idea of using a combo of education and market-based solutions to end factory farming and shift towards eating a more healthy, compassionate, and sustainable diet. We’re also extremely fascinated with the idea of ‘clean meat,’ which is meat created by growing animal cells in a lab to absolutely transform the agricultural system. The Good Food Institute is on the cutting edge of supporting the burgeoning plant-based and clean meat food tech industries. Their mission is to create a more healthy, humane, and sustainable food system and to end factory farming by 2050. We like that goal.

For more on the Good Food Institute itself, definitely go back and listen to our episode with Liz Specht (episode 31) and Emily Byrd (episode 63) or visit gfi.org. This week on the podcast, Jackson sits down with Christie Lagally, senior scientist at GFI, to talk all things clean meat. Clean meat is such a new idea and even newer technology, so there are a lot of questions. We thought it would be helpful for people to get a sort of “clean meat 101” primer episode and talk to Christie, who is an expert in this field. As someone who works directly with the companies starting in this space, Christie is seeing first hand where this is currently, and where it’s going. You may have heard about the deal involving Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other investors bringing $17 million to the clean meat company Memphis Meats, which is huge. This technology quite literally has the potential to change the world.

Christie drops some knowledge on all things clean and plant-based meat, including:

  • the use of fetal bovine serum in clean meat technology
  • the current status and future of this industry
  • the process of how this technology works
  • plant-based food tech innovation
  • a discussion about the new plant-based class at UC Berkeley that Christie designed
  • plenty more!

Hopefully this episode gives you a stronger, more in depth understanding of market based innovation and its place in ending our reliance on factory farming, or gave you something brand new to think about. We believe this is such an important piece of the puzzle for solving the problems of animal welfare, climate change, and human health. It’s a pretty in depth episode, so bust out that notebook and take notes! Huge thank you to Christie and GFI for the work they are doing and for joining us on the show.

-Jackson


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Show Notes

Learn more about the work of GFI: www.gfi.org

Follow GFI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodfoodinstitute/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodFoodInst

Companies mentioned:

Memphis Meats

Hampton Creek

Beyond Meat

Impossible Foods

Field Roast

Further reading:

Mapping the Clean Meat Industry

More on Clean Meat

Details on the Memphis Meats investment deal

“How Startups and Nonprofits are Collaborating to Build the “Clean Meat” Industry

Vegan Mafia

More on the Berkeley class

Sutardja Center @ Berkeley Class

Christie’s talk at IFTNext

Related episodes:

Liz Specht (episodes 11 and 31)

Emily Byrd

Ethan Brown

 

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Vegan 101 w/ Live Planted!

Listen on Google Play MusicThis whole “vegan” thing can be super daunting to people. Restrictive, difficult, radical, etc. are some of the common words associated with removing animals from your diet. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a bit of planning, preparation, and practical focus, shifting to a plant-based diet is actually pretty doable. We decided to go back to basics and team up with Alyssa from the Live Planted Podcast, which is focused on practical vegan living. We went through our favorite pieces of advice for the person brand new to this lifestyle, such as cookbooks, staple meals, and a bit of the basic science and reasoning behind going vegan. We also answered some listener questions from social media! Hope it’s helpful, and if you’re a seasoned plant-eater, be sure to share this episode with someone who is curious or just starting their vegan shift. And if you have any of your own tips or advice that we may have missed, drop us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com. Now go eat some plants already!

-Jackson and Aaron


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Show Notes

Link for TFF survey mentioned in the intro: bit.ly/tffsurvey

Live Planted Podcast

Live Planted on Instagram

Books Mentioned:

Fast and Fresh Vegetarian

Veganomicon

Thug Kitchen

Websites:

Minimalist Baker

Oh She Glows

Emilie Eats

Engine 2

High Carb Hannah

More info on clean meat: http://cleanmeat.com/

Instant Pot: http://amzn.to/2vZU8OA

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How To Travel on a Plant-Based Diet


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Traveling is one of the greatest gifts of life. Exploring different places, cultures, and foods is something both of us are extremely passionate about. But how do you do it if you’re plant-based? Many people don’t believe it’s possible to both eat a vegan diet and travel around the world. Well, folks, in 2017, the times they are a changin’. With so many plant-based options from grocery stores to restaurants around the globe, it’s now easier than ever. Jackson recently returned from a 6 week long trip in Europe, which included an epic cycling portion that tested his plant-based requirements, and has been to Thailand as a vegan. Aaron has traveled all over the world, including Turkey and South America.

In this episode, we give our best tips and advice for eating plant-based abroad. We cover topics like the best technology applications to use, how to book accommodations, and what foods to look for as staples. We also zoom out and talk philosophically for a bit, discussing how we believe you shouldn’t limit the experience of traveling because of fear of losing control of your diet. The focus should be doing the absolute best you can when it comes to remaining plant-based, but that nobody is perfect. Let us know – what are your best tips for surviving as a plant eater while traveling the world? What advice would you give? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com.

Survey time! Please consider leaving your thoughts and constructive criticisms on our podcast survey by clicking http://bit.ly/tffsurvey so that we can improve and refine TFF. We are leaving it open for another week, so get in your response! You’ll also be entered to win a special care package from us!

We were also recently guests on two podcasts: How To Health and Plant Yourself. We definitely recommend going and listening to those interviews for a different taste of TFF on the other side of the microphone!

That’s it from us. Enjoy the show!

-Jackson and Aaron


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Show Notes

Link for TFF survey mentioned in the intro: bit.ly/tffsurvey

Apps mentioned: HappyCow, Vegan Passport

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Random Show #12

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On this Random Show, Jackson and Aaron discuss food preferences for kids, our very different childhoods, Jackson’s existential crisis, and more. This was probably the most fun we’ve had on the Random Show, so we hope you enjoy!

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Random Show #11

Listen on Google Play MusicIn this installment of the Random Show, Aaron and Jackson finally catch up after Jackson’s EuroTrip and discuss topics like minotaurs, real estate, and more. Link to our survey: bit.ly/tffsurvey

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Plant-Based Parenting Series #2 – Birth & Breastfeeding



Listen on Google Play MusicWelcome back to the Plant-Based Parenting Series! In the second installment of the series, Aaron walks you through:

The intense birth experience of his daughter Lilah

The effect of Cesarean Section births on the infant microbiota, how that impacts health outcomes and what you can do to mitigate some of the risks

What it was like to bring a new child home and how they survived sleep deprivation

The myriad benefits of breast feeding according to peer reviewed science and how they managed a supply issue after his wife returned to work  

If you liked the episode, please share it with your friends and/or with other vegan parenting sources as I am sure many people would like to know about the show. If anything was missed that you were really hoping would be covered, please email us at tfflifestyle@gmail.com and Aaron will try to address it in the next show or individually with you via email.


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We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

 

Show Notes

Link for TFF survey mentioned in the intro: bit.ly/tffsurvey

Link for episode #1 of the PBPS: https://www.tfflifestyle.com/tff070/

Link for Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting resource mentioned in intro: VPP

Data on Cesarean Sections and the Infant Microbiota:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967522/  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25668229

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110651/

Probiotics Recommended:

Probiota Infant

Probiotic 123

AAP Position Paper on Breastfeeding: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/3/e827

Other Breastfeeding Sources: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx

Data on Human Milk Oligosaccharides: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22513036

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Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

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Follow Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Music by:

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soundcloud.com/peterkuli

 

Do We Need Carnitine? Preachy Vegan Advice, Enemas, and Gary Taubes | Q&A 009


Listen on Google Play MusicWe’re back with another Q&A! We’ve had a lot of questions lately, so decided to put out another Q&A show a bit sooner than normal. I’m writing this post and putting up the show as I sit in the London-Heathrow Airport on my way back to the USA after such an incredible trip abroad. Feeling the love and gratitude for the experiences I had and can’t wait to do it again someday. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my short recap video of the trip and help support our Mercy For Animals campaign:

For everyone asking about the Plant-Based Parenting Series – stay tuned. Aaron is hard at work on the second part of that series and should be out in the next few weeks. Sorry for the delay, life has been hectic for TFF! We hope you enjoy this Q&A, and thank you to everyone that submitted questions.

Questions answered:
Do we need to supplement with Carnitine? (6:00)
Our take on Sam Harris’ interview with Gary Taubes (11:00)
Advice on explaining the role genetics versus lifestyle in terms of nutrition without being preachy (23:44)
Is Aaron’s dog plant-based? (32:37)
How are you going to make TFF more diverse and applicable to a wider audience? (33:51)
What are your opinions on colonics/enemas? (39:17)

Are you enjoying the podcast? You can support our free content by sharing it with friends and family if you feel like they could get something out of our message. It would also help us out a ton if you left a quick review on the iTunes store, it really helps the podcast grow and reach more listeners (and it only takes 5 min)! If you want to go above and beyond, you can kick us some change by pledging your support on Patreon each month, which is a recurring crowd funding site dedicated to creators like us! It allows us to keep putting out the free content that you’re used to, but helps us to invest more money into improving the quality of the show through better equipment (every penny we make on Patreon goes to bettering our setup to make the content better for you!).

 

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to get the new episode right as it comes out. Also, subscribe our YouTube channel, Thought For Food TV.

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

References:

NF video on Carnitine: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/carnitine-choline-cancer-and-cholesterol-the-tmao-connection/

Sam Harris – What Should We Eat? https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/what-should-we-eat

Vegan Alpletic: http://donate.mercyforanimals.org/veganalpletic

Ian’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChcIKnoaslB_hu3Kvb-CdGA

Gruff’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv4PL_C4fTytNC3GQ77bwPw

Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Follow Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli