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Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier

Endurance athlete and author

Appearing on Saturday at 1pm in the Lifestyle talks room, on Sunday at 1pm in the Nutrition Talks room, and at 2pm at the Book Signing stall


A former professional Ironman triathlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, Brendan Brazier is now a successful performance nutrition consultant, the best-selling author of the Thrive book series, and formulator of the award-winning Vegaline of plant-based nutritional products.

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition, Brendan has dedicated his life to spreading the word about an ethical, environmentally-friendly, and healthy lifestyle through plant-based foods. Brendan currently works with elite athletes all over North America, including athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, PGA, several Olympic athletes, and has been brought on for 2014 as Head of Nutrition for the Garmin Sharp pro cycling team. He has appeared on CTV and CBC in Canada, and NBC, ABC, and FOX in the United States.

Thrive Forward, Brendan’s latest endeavor, is a FREE, personalized online program to help transform your health through plant-based nutrition.


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VegA’s VIsIonARy AnD foRMulAtoR

From a vision, determination, and a serendipitous relationship, Vega was born. Told from the onset that a plant-based diet wouldn’t cut it on the professional Ironman circuit, Brendan Brazier’s nutritional journey began with unpromising results. But his stubborn curiosity prevailed, and after many years of research and personal experimentation, the whole food, plant-based diet he created propelled him to athletic success. Brendan’s daily smoothie evolved into the nutritional shake now known as Vega One when Brendan’s passion for clean, plant-based nutrition inspired entrepreneur Charles Chang to launch Vega to the world. Learn more here.



Thrive Forward - Know Better, Eat Better, Feel Better

Thrive Forward: your FREE, personalized online program to help transform your health through plant-based nutrition. Bringing to life Brendan’s bestselling Thrive series of books, Thrive Forward begins with Clean Eating 101. From there, Brendan guides your journey to optimal health through customized topics most relevant to you—be it energy, stress, body composition, sport performance, easy ways to prepare delicious plant-based meals at home, or even how eat more sustainably.



“I am forever grateful to Brendan... I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning.” - Hugh Jackman, actor

"When I train and need to be at my very best physically and mentally, I turn to Brendan. I highly recommend his book Thrive.” - T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, author of the bestselling The China Study speaking about The Thrive Diet book

"...The Thrive Diet, a guide to vegan diets in sports...has become something of a bible..." - Brendon Burchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Charge


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