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Meatless Muscle: How Badass Vegan John Lewis is Disrupting the System and Fueling Justice with the Power of Plants
13th October 2023 • The Superhumanize Podcast •
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"The conventional American diet is not just killing us but is a silent weapon against communities of color."

This is one of the many bold assertions made by our guest on today's episode, John Lewis, a legit Badass Vegan.

Ever met someone who completely defies the stereotypes? Meet John Lewis—six-foot-six, African American, and built like a Division I basketball player, which he once was. But guess what? He hasn’t had animal protein in over fifteen years.

That’s right, he is the "Badass Vegan"—a term that flips the script on what you'd traditionally expect from someone fitting his description.

John is not just a fitness expert with over two decades of experience in health and wellness. He's a social justice warrior on a mission to wake us up from the societal constructs that keep us fat, sick, and lethargic. In an era where heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are taking lives faster than any gun, John offers not just hope, but actionable advice.

This episode goes far beyond diet plans and exercise routines. We dive deep into food justice, institutional racism, and how corrupt systems are affecting our health.

John is currently directing his first feature-length documentary, "Hungry for Justice," which deciphers the intricate relationships between food, disease, race, poverty, and government corruption.

He has teamed up with the creators of the award-winning documentary "What The Health" to reveal a story of collusion that keeps millions of Americans sick for the sake of billions of dollars.

We'll also talk about John's groundbreaking book, "Badass Vegan: Fuel Your Body, Ph*ck the System, and Live Your Life Right by John Lewis," which offers a step-by-step guide to transform not just your body, but your entire life—and have a great time doing it.

This is not a simple lifestyle plan.

It's a revolution.

This episode is a true wake-up call that's as compassionate as it is compelling. So tune in and get ready to Superhumanize your life, the Badass Vegan way!

In this episode with John Lewis, you'll discover:

-What is the essence of a true Bad-Ass?...03:30

-The "Why" for John going vegan...05:30

-Veganism doesn't fix everything, but it fixes a lot of things...08:00

-How the transition to a plant-based diet affected John's athletic endeavors (for the good)...10:00

-The fallacy of the so-called "blood-type diet"...15:00

-How awareness of animal rights heightens our desire for social justice...16:45

-The downward spiral that results from mindlessly eating whatever the Big Food industry puts in front of us...23:45

-Practical solutions to the problems confronting us by making better choices with our food...28:05

-How to raise awareness of this message to the communities not directly affected by this problem...33:15

-Use any influence you have to spread this message!...38:30

-Dispelling common misconceptions about the vegan lifestyle...42:15

-Prepare the right mindset in addition to preparing your body to live a wholesome lifestyle...47:00

-John's best personal practice...49:05

-And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Badass Vegan website

Badass Vegan: Fuel Your Body, Ph*ck the System, and Live Your Life Right by John Lewis

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