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The Health Science Podcast | Episode 014. | February 08, 2023
014: You Can Have It All If You Can Surrender It All with Victoria Moran
014: You Can Have It All If You Can Surrender It All with Victoria Moran

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A mindful way to healthy living

Growing up in an era where being overweight was the exception rather than the norm, Victoria Moran began her battle with weight and yo-yo dieting from a very early age. Not only did she have her own issues to deal with, but her parents ran a business addressing weight issues for adults.

Realizing her weight was not good for their business, Victoria tried multiple diets that literally brought her to her knees. Finding her way to the rooms of Overeaters Anonymous, she came to realize that there was a spiritual solution to her struggle with food.

Fast forward to today, and Victoria is one of the most recognized names in the plant-based and vegan movement. One of her pathways to success was the Ayurvedic way of eating. The Ayurvedic diet emphasizes eating whole foods as well as mindfulness.

As the founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, Victoria is more committed than ever to assist others in their journey to healthier living both personally and professionally.

In this episode of the Health Science Podcast, Dr. Frank Sabatino digs deep with his long-time friend and colleague, Victoria Moran, about her journey to health, business success and being an inspiration for people around the globe.

Episode Highlights

[02:55]                         From obesity survivor to influencer

{05:00]                         Life as a binge dieter

[07:00]                         Searching for an OA meeting brings her to her knees

[11:00]                         The spiritual depth of addiction                      

[18:45]                        Prayer for Compassion

[21:00]                         Mainstreet Vegan becomes manifest

[26:00]                         The benefits of the Mainstreet Vegan Academy

[33:00]                         How Ayurveda impacted Victoria                  

[37:30]                         Being precisely who you are meant to be

[41:20]                         Acing Age with Ayurveda                   

[45:00]                         Changing from the inside out

[48:30]                         Living with a sense of awe and wonder

[52:30]                         Lessons learned from the Great Wall of China

About Victoria Moran

A whole-foods vegan of over three decades and an obesity survivor, Victoria Moran is listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors. Her books include the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life, The Love-Powered Diet and Main Street Vegan. Featured twice on Oprah and voted “Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50” in 2016, she is the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training and certifying vegan lifestyle coaches, educators, and entrepreneurs. Victoria was lead producer of A Prayer for Compassion, the 2019 documentary exploring food choices and spirituality; and she is a co-founder of the Compassion Consortium, a spiritual center for animal advocates, meeting via Zoom on the fourth Sunday of every month.

A Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher, Victoria has studied yoga philosophy and practice since her teens and uses the teachings of yoga’s sister science, ayurveda, as a health-promoting (and age-erasing) adjunct to her WFPB lifestyle. She lives in New York City.

Instagram: @VictoriaMoranAuthor AND @Victoria Moran 

Facebook: @VictoriaMoranAuthor AND VictoriaMoranPodcastListenersGroup

Twitter:  @Victoria_Moran, @MainStreetVegan, and @MissLibertyFilm

LinkedIn: VictoriaMoranAuthor and MainStreetVeganAcademy

YouTube: VictoriaMoranNYC

About Dr. Frank Sabatino

As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.

Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil, or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress

About NHA

The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.

The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.

The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.

More information:


A one-of-a-kind experience, the annual NHA Conference features top leaders in the plant-based movement. Attendees of the in-person event enjoy 100% no SOS plant-exclusive meals.

To learn more and reserve your spot, visit


A unique benefit of the NHA Conference is the selection of two medical students who receive a full scholarship to the conference.

Contact Wanda Huberman for more information on how to apply for the scholarship. [email protected]

NHA membership

For a very nominal investment, you can enjoy incredible benefits of the NHA membership.

Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine),  the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.

Only $35 a year for basic membership within the United States.

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