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In today’s episode of The Daily Sweat Podcast, Ariana chats with Antonya Raymond, creator of the online platform Abstract Avocado. Antonya provides services for others to find alternative ways to heal, create longevity, and find harmony. Ariana and Antonya discuss dance, easing into a plant based lifestyle and how to up your beauty routine.

Key Points of Discussion 

  • How Antonya uses art in her self expression and work
  • Defining plant based and the associated messages 
  • The signs Antonya picked up on that led her to turn to being plant based
  • Environmental and health benefits of a plant based diet
  • The narrowing of our diversity of foods compared to our ancestors
  • Tips for transitioning into plant based (take it slow!)

Notable Quotables 

“How can we be supportive on the earth that we live on as well as help our own bodies thrive in our health.” 

“Letting go of the ideology that you have to be somebody else or look like someone else.” 

“When our wildlife is down, that causes us to not have good quality air, water…it really does impact us.”

“In about 119 countries across the world, there are 40,000 farms with only 40 food products used and grown on those farms.” 

“Know that food is your fuel and it is also your medicine.”

“You have the power to change those habits.”

Resources Mentioned:


Banyan Botanicals

Connect with Antonya

Website: www.abstractavocado.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/antonya.raymond

Instagram: www.instagram.com/antonyaraymond/

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