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The Plant Trainers Podcast helps you improve your quality of life through plant-based nutrition and fitness. Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim interview top experts in nutrition & fitness, healthy lifestyle, compassion, as well as individuals with their own transformational stories. They are the parents of two kids who share their expertise and personal transformations to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. You’ll find motivation, inspiration and actionable tips to help you to get closer to achieving your own goals. Adam & Shoshana are Wellness Experts, public speakers, authors and nutrition & fitness coaches with over 35 years experience. They help build nutrition and fitness plans for all types of athletes and beginners as well as help individuals alleviate stress in life caused by diet, lifestyle and chronic illness. Show notes, recipes and more at www.planttrainers.com

Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim


    • Sep 20, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 35m AVG DURATION
    • 369 EPISODES

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    Creating Healthy Schools with Adam and Shoshana Chaim - PTP452

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 34:56


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about ways to create healthier more sustainable schools and give great tips on making school lunches. As you can imagine, Shoshana makes sure to have a voice in the decisions that are being made in their children's school. Everything from nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and waste is important to us in our family, and we want our children having those values carried over into their school experiences from themselves and their friends. The tricky part is how to institute change without getting pushback before you even open the door; something she has done somewhat elegantly. Hopefully, by the end of this episode, Adam feels like he understands why Shoshana spends this time at the school instead of with the family.  Please share this episode with any value-driven parents who want to see a change in their children's schools. In this episode we discuss:  Schools committees  Why make the commitment  What vocabulary to use Make a list  How to approach topics Full inclusion School lunches Buying junk and fundraisers Special events The environment Charities 

    Neurogenesis and Brain Performance with Lance Schuttler - PTP451

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 29:16


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Lance Schuttler all about biohacking for neurogenesis and brain performance. Lance is a great speaker and you'll find his explanations easy to follow. We get into many amazing details about brain health and overall happiness. We especially love how many easy ideas he has for better health that you can start doing in your homes for free right now. Find out if your cool shades and helping or hindering your happiness and learn some at home exercises to get your happy hormones going. Of course, we also talk about nutrition for neurogenesis and brain performance. Lance Schuttler graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Health Science and is the CEO and owner of Ascent Nutrition, a unique holistic nutrition company. He's a Contributing Health and Wellness Writer at The Epoch Times. Lance's work also includes the topics of regenerative agriculture, resource-based economies and quantum technologies. In this episode we discuss:  Sunshine Finding Plant-based Brain health Neurogenesis The movie “Limitless” Free things to improve happiness and neurogenesis Sunglasses yay or nay Exercises to improve neurotransmitters and health BDNF & NGF Nutrition for Brain health and mood

    Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior with Ann and Jane Esselstyn - PTP450

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 41:27


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jane Esselstyn and Ann Crile Esselstyn about how to Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior. You probably know Jane and Ann already. They are so much fun to talk to. I give them both a lot of credit. Can you imagine living next door to your mom AND being in biz with her cooking all day long? They are both amazing people, so I'm sure it's easy for them. You'll enjoy hearing them both compliment and riff on each other while they discuss the benefits of a WFPB diet and their new book about being a Plant-Based Woman Warrior.  Ann Crile Esselstyn is a relentlessly energetic and creative advocate for the plant-based, whole-food way of life. She has devoted herself to inventing recipes to prevent and reverse heart disease in support of the research of her husband, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. Ann never stops looking for ways to bring that important agenda to delicious life, devising ever more practical and powerful ways to shop, cook, and engage even the most reluctant eaters in the plant-perfect diet. Jane Esselstyn is a fresh and charismatic voice on the plant-based, whole food diet. She brings her perspective and passion as a long-time health and sexuality educator to creating on-ramps to the plant-based way of life. Jane is an avid and inventive designer of plant-based recipes and the co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her next-door neighbour and mom, Ann. Together they have written their newest book: Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior.  In this episode we discuss:  Family  Kids opinion of being plant-based  The little things adding up What it means to be a Plant-Based Women Warrior Plant based and body image Favourite meals Desserts

    Plant-Based Prep Storage with Pat and Dianne Doyle - PTP449

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 28:21


    In this episode of the Planters Podcast, we talk to Pat and Dianne Doyle about plant-based instant pot prep hacks and mason jar storage. Each of them has a unique cancer journey that led them closer and closer to a plant-based lifestyle. You will find it interesting how they were able to find systems that work for them to save time, make healthy eating easier, and spread those tools to the rest of the world. We learned a little bit about how mason jars can extend the shelf life of foods, both frozen and fresh. You're going to want to listen to all of these tips and tricks. We hope you enjoy the show. Pat and Dianne are enthusiastic advocates of living a Whole Foods Plant-Based (WFPB) lifestyle, who focus on raising awareness of the benefits and teaching new followers how to easily prepare delicious meals. They also believe in the importance of community support and organize events such as WFPB Informational Meetings, food-prep demos, pot luck dinners, jar swaps, and meet-ups. An engineering graduate of Texas, Dianne stepped away from her career to raise her five children. Now, Dianne has earned the certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through eCornell. She is also an avid gardener and has turned her flower beds and most of her yard into fruit and vegetable gardens. Pat and Dianne are proud to be helping people on all channels under the name Plant-Based Dallas. In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based 2 Cancer Journeys Fave meals  The instant pot and the magnets  Mason Jars

    A Natural Approach To Healing with Carl Mason - PTP448

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 31:14


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Carl Mason about a natural approach to healing. Carl is a new friend of ours who we met through the health coaching world. His methods just make sense. It has been wonderful hearing the stories of his clients and their progress. After working with one of our Redox experts, he began to see improvements in his own eye health. He has now incorporated redox into some of his clients' protocols and their bodies are responding beautifully.  Carl has been involved in lifestyle transformation for over 30 years. He has had successful careers in personal training, coaching, design, landscaping and currently, cancer coaching which includes mindset as well as self-sabotage coaching. Carl's own journey through cancer in his mid-20's has led him to discover the value and abundance in a plant-based diet. His extensive studies on how to implement and apply a plant-based and natural approach to healing has helped him improve the quality of life for himself and others. In this episode we discuss:  Finding a plant-based lifestyle His cancer journey Lifestyle and mindset for his clients His blindness  The role of Asea Redox tips for people to have healthier lifestyle

    From Cancer To Boston with Boyd Dunleavey - PTP447

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 28:47


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Boyd Dunleavey about his journey as a two time blood cancer survivor to Boston Marathon runner. He had a life saving stem cell transplant in May 2012 after nearly a year of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His stem cell donor is an American naval serviceman named Nathan Barnes. Nathan was in Japan when he got the call to donate his stem cells to save his life! A year after his last treatment Boyd decided that he wanted to get healthy. A friend took him to Alaska and ran a marathon for him. He came home from that trip, bought a pair of shoes and started running. April 18th 2022 he ran the Boston marathon for the 4th time in person. It was his 10th marathon in 10 years after his life saving stem cell transplant. As a bonus it was his fastest Boston by 7 minutes! In this episode we discuss:  His Leukaemia  Finding running  Stem Cell surgery  The way running helped him  How to start running Meeting his stem cell donor Boston marathon x4

    Holistic Dentistry and Mercury Fillings with Dr. Marc DiNola - PTP446

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 44:18


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Marc DiNola about holistic dentistry and mercury fillings. We are always trying to find new ways to help people who are not willing to go plant-based yet or are already plant based, but still having health issues. We are thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Marc who unpacks what it means to be a holistic dentist and how the mercury in the fillings affects the body while it's in and sometimes when it comes out.  Dr. Marc is the founder of The Dental Wellness Center, which is not your typical dental practice. It's very common for people to suffer from chronic neck, shoulder pain, headaches and insomnia and Dr. Marc has devoted his life to helping people whose oral conditions are affecting their whole health. He has been practicing since 1993 (over 25 years) and licensed by the Dental Board of Maryland. Marc is also a member of several dental associations, including the American Dental Association, Holistic Dental Association, and International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. In this episode we discuss:  Biological dentistry Integrative dentistry The history of filings Amalgam fillings Mercury Mercury Injury Safe Removal Who can have amalgam fillings Iodine Microbiome MTFHR gene Mercury and thyroid Basic nutrition

    Plant-Based Zero-Carbon Restaurants with Louise Palmer-Masterton - PTP445

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 30:14


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Louise Palmer-Masterton all about the vegan restaurant world and zero-carbon menus and labeling. We discuss the importance of supporting vegan restaurants and how you are going to get better quality food there, rather than the omni restaurants. Did you know there are restaurants focusing on less waste and less carbon footprint not just from their takeout boxes but from everything it takes to put the food on the plate? We loved learning about zero-carbon menus and labeling.  Louise Palmer-Masterton is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants - Stem & Glory,  hip and trendy but accessible plant-based restaurants, serving delicious gourmet vegan food from locally sourced ingredients, 100% made on site. She is doing her part in paving the way for zero Carbon menu labeling. In this episode we discuss:  Gratitude for family Compassionate eating Finding food Vegan restaurants in London Vegan and non-vegan restaurants How omni restaurants can change their menus Supporting vegan restaurants Reviews Zero-Carbon menu labeling Consumer driven Stem and Glory menu Cook books

    Vegan Strength with Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers - PTP444

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 31:16


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Sexy Fit Vegan, Ella Magers about vegan strength. She shares her story of finding a vegan - Plant-Based lifestyle and how it helped her stay young, fit and strong. We talk about everything Muay Thai, vegan workouts, nutrition tips and we even get into mindset and the words we use and how it affects us.  An animal lover since birth and a dedicated vegan since the age of 7, Ella Magers is on a mission to transform the culture of the vegan movement from the inside out. Through visionary writing, inspiring talks, and compassionate coaching, she gives modern vegans the tools they need to heal and empower themselves in a world that challenges them at every turn.  For years she struggled with disordered eating, family turmoil, and self-doubt, but her dedication to advocating for the world's voiceless animals drove her forward. Now, she knows that helping her fellow vegans articulate and embrace their own unquenchable passions will both restore them as individuals, and also unite them in their quest to rid the world of animal suffering.  Ella's deepest gift is her ability to shatter patterns that no longer serve. She shows people that there are alternatives, that the comfort of the mainstream can be deadly, and that plant-based living is the quickest path to holistic health. In this episode we discuss:  Big pigs  Daniel Boon  Finding plant-base  Being strong Finding Muay Thai  Vegan workouts  Meals outside the box Tips for eating After workout nutrition  “Busy” and “I have to”

    The Fiber Paradox and Histamine Foods with Dr Will Bulsiewicz - PTP443

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 57:27


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Dr. B.) all about microbiome, fermented foods, the fiber paradox and histamine. IT's always fun talking with Dr. B as he is a wealth of information. One might even say his episodes and full of shit..but we would not want to give you the wrong impression. We talked about how dog kisses and human kisses can help your microbiome. We then get into new research on fermented foods. And see where kombucha is on the list. And we finally got to the topic as planned of histamine. You're going to want to listen to this closely and take notes as there is some great info here. And Find out what is the superfood for histamine reaction.  Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") is an award winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimize their gut health. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and children.  In this episode we discuss:  Dogs and gut microbiome Microbiome and relationships  CRH Gut held hostage  Stress management  Microbiome and getting back into public New research in fermentation  Fermented foods Kombucha yay or nay  Histamine  DAO  Pea sprouts and other legumes  Fiber paradox 

    Water and Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Alan Goldhamer - PTP442

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 45:16


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Alan Goldhamer all about water fasting and intermittent fasting. While Intermittent fasting is what everybody is talking about these days long-term water fasting has been proven to have amazing medical benefits. So we have asked the expert to break down intermittent fasting and what you need to know about it. He explained the difference between intermittent and water fasting and everything you need to know especially when to do it alone and when you need to be medically supervised. We are not recommending that you go on a long-term water fast yourself in your home. We talked about everything from how to adjust your supplements when intermittent fasting to fasting and cancer. Despite talking about fasting, this episode really made us hungry knowing how good the food is at the True North Health Center. Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as massage and body work. He is also director of the Center's groundbreaking residential health education program. More... Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Goldhamer is one of the most pioneering and dedicated visionaries in health today. An outspoken professional who doesn't shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. Dr. Goldhamer was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. He has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients. Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting. He is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. Dr. Goldhamer was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. The first: "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension" appeared in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Its publication marked a turning point in the evolution of evidence supporting the benefits of water-only fasting. The second study: "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension," appeared in the October 2002 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Currently, Dr. Goldhamer is directing a team that is developing a prospective study, incorporating random assignment and long-term follow-up on the cost and clinical outcomes in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure with fasting and a health-promoting diet.  After completing his chiropractic education at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia, where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician. He is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. In this episode we discuss:  SOS free Medications  Radical healing  Fasting Intermittent fasting What is success Everyone should fast  Long term water fasting  What's happening in your body the first few days  Benefits of water fast after 5 days  Fasting and cancer and other diseases  TMA Losing weight  “Breaking fast” When to take your supplements when fasting 

    Plant-Based On A Budget with Toni Okamoto - PTP441

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 36:35


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Toni Okamoto of Plant-Based on a Budget. How cool is that? She has become a plant-based/vegan superstar and we are enjoying making recipes from her book! We talk about what got her into the plant-based world and how the community was everything for her. Of course, we talk about saving time, money, and headaches when planning and making plant-based meals. You know Shoshana loves talking about freezing food and Toni lets us in on a tip about product placement in the grocery stores! Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She's also the author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto's work has been profiled by NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she's a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she's not cooking up a plant-based storm, she's spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA. In this episode we discuss:  Support systems Becoming vegan Veg club Community Saving time Freezing Saving money How to find the cheapest item on the shelf 

    The Power of Green Tea with Kiyomi Koike - PTP440

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 39:10


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Kiyomi Koike about the benefits of green tea. Kiyomi is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to green tea. It is fascinating to hear about the difference between matcha and sencha tea and how they are grown. She shares the power of tea and how it helped her family through the scariest time. You will also learn how to know which tea companies to trust and learn how to make a great cup of tea without ruining the nutrients. For a discount click the link below. Kiyomi, the founder of SEI MEE TEA, is an avid researcher of green tea who began her green tea journey when her husband was diagnosed with cancer after her second child was born. Desperate to help him survive stage III cancer, Kiyomi worked intensively to find a better, more palatable product to be able to provide Bill with the health benefits of green tea.  Bill beat the odds. Bill and Kiyomi thought it was their moral duty to share their discoveries with the public and that's how SEI MEE TEA was born.  Kiyomi has been sharing her knowledge with her customers for almost two decades now with her mission being to offer the best, most enjoyable green tea for your health based on the facts.  The water process decaffeinated Sencha powder she offers is a rare-to-find product with the only ingredient used being certified organic Sencha green tea leaf.  This is the result of Kiyomi working directly with a certified organic farmer in Japan.   In this episode we discuss:  Finding green tea and the family health journey  Components of green tea  Benefits of green  Studies  Matcha and sencha  How to know if your buying quality tea  Tea from China or Japan  Water temperature- myth or truth?  How to prepare the perfect cup  How much tea a day? 

    The Unprocessed Journey with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer - PTP439

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 42:40


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer about furthering the Unprocessed journey. They are the co-authors of the popular book, Unprocessed and it's getting a makeover. Wait until you hear all about the changes in the book and the tips and recipes we talk about during this episode. And wait until you hear what Chef AJ is doing JUST FOR YOU! Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for nearly 45 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which aired on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Her bestselling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry and Own Your Health have received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement. She broadcasts CHEF AJ LIVE! on YouTube and Facebook daily. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Unprocessed will be available  Glen Merzer is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. He has authored or co-authored eleven books with a vegan message. His latest book, Food Is Climate: A Response to Al Gore, Bill Gates, Paul Hawken, & The Conventional Narrative on Climate Change, argues that the only way to reverse climate change is to put an end to animal agriculture. Glen began his career in book-writing as co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy (1998). Glen is also co-author of The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss (2018) and Unprocessed (2011) by Chef AJ, as well as other books advocating plant-based eating. In 2020, Glen wrote Own Your Health (The Book Publishing Company), to which Chef AJ contributed over 75 recipes. Prior to focusing on book writing, Glen had careers as a playwright, screenwriter, and stand-up comic. Glen grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., and attended New College of Florida in Sarasota. In this episode we discuss:  Finding the good in COVID  How they met  The Unprocessed updated SOS free  The pleasure trap  Food addiction

    Powering Your Redox Potential with Shoshana Chaim - PTP438

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 36:00


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with our very own, Shoshana Chaim, all about powering your redox potential. We did do an episode a while back on redox with Aviva and Dr. Zilia Goreshnik. Since then Shoshana has been studying a lot with them and helping people who are both plant-based and not. In fact, some of you are included in that. She helped a plant-based nurse who was sos free and still having huge inflammation in her arm and back. She was able to sleep better, bike again, and get back to work because the inflammation went down in the elbow. our favourite listener experience is a wonderful mom who was told her daughter would have an autoimmune issue for the rest of her life with fevers over 103 every month. Over a year we watched those fevers get less severe and further apart until they were gone and have never returned. She also works with other health practitioners and now health advocates and train them to help others with this redox technology. She feels so blessed to be able to do this work. And We'd love to give any podcast listener a 20 min consult to see how redox may help you.  Shush works so hard and cares so much about her clients. It's wonderful hearing about all their stories. We both value plants in our lives and see what it does for others. But sometimes it's not enough like it wasn't for her only 4 years ago. For some people, like a lot of the people we love, they are not willing (yet) to go plant-based and they need help that is not a bandaid and gets down to healing at the cellular level. Many people like us add it to our routine to be as healthy as possible so they can have a better shot of avoiding things they see others around them getting. And it's amazing how athletes make less lactic acid, have better Vo2 max, work out faster, are stronger, and recover ON TOP OF what a plant-based diet does already. Adam ran over 300 kilometers in one month and Rich Roll used this during his Epic 5 and the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence used this too.  We hope you enjoy this presentation Shoshana gave a few weeks ago and if you have any questions, interest, or want a free 20 min consult, please reach out at info@planttrainers.com or check out the links below. You will need guidance with these products are we assigned to help you when you set up an account with us.

    The Role of Lifestyle on Eye Health with Dr Silvia Odorcic - PTP437

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 41:59


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Silvia Odorcic about the role of lifestyle on eye health. We are so excited to introduce you to Dr. Silvia if you don't know her already. We love finding lifestyle medicine doctors in our own backyard. She is an ophthalmologist, and she breaks down some of the eye health vocabulary you may have been wondering about. You'll love hearing about how a plant-based diet can affect eye health and hear her explanation of how Adam's eye health changed after one of being plant-based. We love how she is on a mission to empower women. Oh, and if you are wondering what foods to eat specifically for eye health, you'll want to listen till the end. You may be shocked.  Dr. Silvia Odorcic is a Toronto-based double board-certified MD, certified in Lifestyle Medicine & Ophthalmology. Her soul mission is to revolutionize the current healthcare paradigm through plant-based nutrition & healthy lifestyle habits. Dr. Silvia transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle 4 years ago after being burned out and it changed her life trajectory! She is a conscious leader who believes that health is our ultimate portal into spirituality & self-fulfillment. She offers 1:1 private mentorship, as well as an evidence-based online Plant-based Nutrition Course for anyone ready to overhaul their nutrition. She recently completed her first solo marathon running purely on plants and is passionate about helping women to blaze their own paths and craft a magnificent legacy as they do. In this episode we discuss: Bell let's talk day  Finding plant-based Medical nutrition education Eye health and nutrition lifestyle Cataracts Macrodedenation Glaucoma Adam's eyes Success stories Foods to eat for your eyes Empowering women

    Understanding GMO and Organics with Jeffrey Smith - PTP436

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 54:52


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jeffrey Smith all about understanding GMO and organics. For as long as we have been in the plant-based world there have been arguments about the dangers of GMO and non-organic foods. So we tracked down the most knowledgeable person we could find to teach us what GMO are, if and why they are dangerous, and to help us understand organic foods more. We covered everything from roundup to glyphosate to how to identify foods in the grocery store.  As a leading spokesperson on GMO health dangers, Jeffrey Smith authored 2 global bestsellers, directed 5 films, delivered 1000 lectures and 1000 interviews in 45 countries, trained 1500 speakers, and organized over 10,000 grassroots advocates. He is now sounding the alarm about the serious, even irreversible hazards from new genetic engineering techniques, which can lead to health and environmental catastrophes. Jeffrey leads the global Protect Nature Now coalition, urging governments to stop the release of all genetically engineered microbes. In this episode we discuss: Finding GMO and Organics What is GMO? Roundup ready How to identify find non GMO -BE (bioengineered, QR) Responsibletechnology.org Is organic sprays dangerous to the world GMO and roundup Illnesses of organic and GMO Glyphosate Is organic worth the money?

    The Impact of Lifestyle on Cancer with Tom Fisher - PTP435

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 44:09


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Tom Fisher all about the impact of lifestyle on cancer. Tom Fisher is a fountain of information when it comes to cancer and lifestyle. We felt like the conversation could have continued forever. He shared with us his health journey with cancer and then we talked a lot about certain nutrients to eat or supplement with and how it affects the body. We dove into sugar, alkalinity as well as other lifestyle factors that can affect cancer growth in the body. Tom Fisher, R.N., B.A., is also a highly experienced Health Coach with over 16,000 clinical hours of working one on one with people with various health challenges. Tom is a Certified Health Educator and stage IV cancer survivor, “now over 21 years cancer-free”. He is currently developing content and health protocols for the Cancer Coach Organization. Tom studied under some of the top integrative medical practitioners in the world. He lectured throughout the United States on health and nutrition. He is a Health Optimization Coaching Academy, “HOCA” instructor. Tom has a unique background in health, having worked with patients in allopathic and integrative medicine and having been through the medical system as a patient with cancer. In this episode we discuss: Love water His health journey and finding plant based Accidentally finding Stage 4 bone cancer Phytonutrients What foods to eat to Alkalinity Wheatgrass, spirulina and chlorella Sugar Lactic acid What is PubMed Lack of minerals Need to supplement Carcinogenic foods Fats and oils Mind body health Recall healing Chinese medicine technique Genetic expression Detoxification

    Daily Routines for Better Health - PTP434

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 25:10


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about our daily routines for better health. We have always had morning and evening routines and they have changed a lot over the years. We share a bit about what we do, what's working, what's not and maybe a bit about what else we would like to be doing. Whether you feel like you've got your daily routine down pat, or feel like there is room for improvement, you'll get some great ideas from this show.  Adam Chaim is a graduate of McGill University and eCornell's Plant-Based Nutrition program. He is a 47 year-old plant-based athlete, wellness advocate, husband, father of two with over 25 years in the health and fitness industry. 10 years ago, after a major wake-up call, Adam adopted a whole foods plant-based lifestyle, which has enabled him to thrive in all aspects of his life. Adam is the co-host of The Plant Trainers Podcast helping people improve their quality of life through nutrition and fitness. Adam has completed several marathons, triathlons, ultra marathons, 10km swim, Ironman Texas & Ironman Louisville. Shoshana Chaim is a Canadian Wellness Expert who works with families to guide them on their holistic journey so they can improve cellular communication and achieve their health and life goals by meeting them where they are. She also teaches her tools to health practitioners and entrepreneurs so together they can make the world a healthier and happier place. She is the founder of Plant Trainers, with an interest in Redox Signalling Technology and Plant-Based Nutrition. Shoshana is the co-host of the popular Plant Trainers Podcast, helping people improve their quality of life through plant-based nutrition. Shoshana is an international speaker and #1 best selling, international author of I Am A Peaceful Goldfish, a picture book that teaches children the importance of mindfulness and taking big breaths in a fun and imaginative way. Her website is shoshanachaim.com. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. In this episode we discuss:  Tomorrow starts tonight Sleep routines Meditation  Supplements for us and the kids Breakfasts Movement and exercise Chores Lunches  Our workday Dinners Time together Evening routines Free 20 minute consult

    Optimizing Fertility Through A Plant-Based Diet with Lisa Simon - PTP433

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 34:47


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Lisa Simon all about optimizing male and female fertility through the use a plant-based diet. But it is more like unpacking some of the preconceived notions around diet and pregnancy and looking at the real answers. What do you need to be eating? Can diet effect male fertility as well as female fertility? What role do saturated fats, carbohydrates, and grains really play? These are things that are hard enough for some to navigate when they are not trying to get pregnant! You'll get a lot of specifics on what to be eating if you've got a baby on the mind or if you are like us and DO NOT want to be more fertile, you'll still have great ideas on what to make sure you're getting day to day. Lisa Simon has worked for the NHS since 2014, specializing in gastroenterology in 2016. She left her full-time post in 2019 to focus on her freelance work but continues to run weekly clinics for the NHS. Her special area of interest is optimizing fertility with a plant-based diet, and she is passionate about providing compassionate care, using all the pillars of lifestyle medicine in order to fully benefit her patients. In this episode we discuss:  Waking up  Finding plant-based for fertility  Adding in more plants or taking out animal products Heme iron and plant iron  Omegas  Saturated fat  Ovarian aging  What men need for fertility and what women need  Iron deficiency and anemia  When to become plant-based  Which nutrients and foods are important to eat when looking to become pregnant for men and women Warnings about iodine and kelp 

    Can We Change Other People with Howard Jacobson - PTP432

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 56:27


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Howard Jacobson about changing other people and if that is even possible. It is always a hoot with Howie. This is his fourth appearance on the Plant Trainers Podcast and we always laugh and have fun. For some, change is no laughing matter, and trying to change others is even more serious. I think at the end of the day, our conversation was about the steps you can take to respectfully model and educate the ones we love about a plant-based diet to help them be ready to decide to change on their own. This episode is for anyone who is plant-based and is struggling to have their family members and the ones they love follow suit.  Howie Jacobson, PhD, is a health coach and an executive coach to clients ranging from startup founders to established and rising Fortune 100 leaders. He is director of coaching at Bregman Partners and head coach at the Healthy Minds Initiative. Howie is the author of AdWords For Dummies; coauthor of Sick to Fit and Use the Weight to Lose the Weight, with Josh LaJaunie; contributing author to Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition and The Low Carb Fraud, both by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; and Proteinaholic by Garth Davis, M.D. Howie's writings have also appeared in Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. He hosts the Plant Yourself Podcast, where he interviews remarkable people engaged in healing at the individual, institutional, and planetary level. In this episode we discuss:  Gratitude practice Finding plant-based Plant-based amnesia  Are we programmed to be lazy? Why people are hesitant to make changes You Can Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Your Colleagues, Employees, Even Family, Up Their Game Critical vs ally Concentrating on values and goals Making a plan Coaching

    A Plant-Based Diet For Heart Rehab Patients with Colleen Montgomery - PTP431

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 36:28


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Colleen Montgomery all about a plant-based diet for cardiac rehab patients and the importance of lifestyle on our overall health. Colleen breaks down some cardiology information for us like what cardiac rehab is, who should be getting it, and what lifestyle changes can be made to improve cardiac health. We discuss statins and why you would want to try to avoid them, how to cautiously get to exercising and we also discuss why children and teens need to start making smart decisions for their health now.  Colleen Montgomery is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Plant-Based Health Coach, and owner of Wellness Within LLC. During her 12 years working with heart patients she discovered the powerful medicinal effects of food and other lifestyle choices. Now, her clients improve their heart health in big ways by combining the most effective behavior change techniques with the healthiest habits on the planet. Share this out with any cardiac patient you know.  In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based Dr Greger and Esselstyn  Didn't wait till she was sick  Cardiac rehabilitation Cardiac risk factors and genetics  Preventing cardiac events Reversal  Marking small changes or being predominantly plant-based  Side effects of statins  Don't stop medications on your own  What to look for to talk to your doctor about reducing meds  Exercise and precautions Tips for teens

    Vitality Foods with MasterChef Contestant Jennifer Helene - PTP430

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:48


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jennifer Helene Popken about vitality plant-based foods and her stint on MasterChef. Jennifer Helene is a wealth of knowledge and always such a pleasure to connect with. I was excited to have her on the show to share her health and nutrition journey that started at such a young age. We talk a lot about vitality food, live food, unlikely breakfasts, and some Ayurvedic practices. We are certain you'll come away from this episode with a new habit. Jennifer Helene was also a plant-based contestant on the very meat-heavy show Master Chef. She shares her experience and we know we are getting the full story as her non-disclosure contract is expired! So stay tuned to the end of the show for all the juicy details.  Jennifer Helene, M.S. is an international expert in health. She is immersed in cutting-edge nutrition, fitness, and spiritual thought leadership. She is a serial entrepreneur and builds programs for health coaching, lifestyle change, and mentoring programs; training the trainers. Former FORD model, MasterChef (FOX TV) cast member, mother, seeker of truth, she runs Purposeful Ventures a company that is helping Moms succeed in revitalizing their life, relationships, businesses, and health. In this episode we discuss:  Meditation  Practice  Finding plant-based Leukaemia  Pre-diabetes  Unlikely breakfasts Good food  Vitality food  Making Squash  Living foods  Ayurveda  MasterChef 

    Creating Eco Friendly Sports Equipment with Troy Akin - PTP429

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:14


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Troy Akin all about creating eco friendly sports equipment and providing a healthier and more sustainable alternative. This guy really impresses us. He found a plant-based lifestyle as a young athlete and quickly devised a plan to make this lifestyle sustainable in order to recover and perform better as an athlete. He didn't want to be one of those people who stopped doing what he loved because he got older and had to deal with aging wear and tear on the body. Then he was able to make the connection between what we put in our body and the sorts of equipment we use, its carbon footprint, and overall health for the planet. There is some cool stuff in this episode and you'll want to share it with all the young athletes (from recreation to pro) that you know. Troy Akin was born the youngest of 3 boys in Northern California. Coming from an athletic family, all he did was play. After graduating from Chapman University where he played #1 Singles and Doubles for the Men's Tennis Team, he moved up to LA to pursue acting. With minor successes he started businesses in social media marketing and consulting, realty and modelling and more. Being a retired college athlete he thought he could play tennis and basketball and volleyball at the same high level forever, but each year it got harder to wake up, it got harder to recover, it got harder to get motivated. Troy was over that lifestyle, so after reading about a plant based diet, he started and now he has been fully plant based and Vegan for 2 years. Everything just got better. After realizing there was a lack of Vegan sporting goods, Troy went down the rabbit hole to realize not only are sporting goods a very leather intensive industry, but it is also toxic for earth. There had to be a better solution. So with Troy's 7+ years of entrepreneurship and marketing background, Eco Sports was created. In this episode we discuss:  Becoming plant based Accidental burger Being a young athlete Recovery The vegan mentality Making the connection to the athletic gear Creating high quality vegan athletic gear

    Having A Kind Kitchen with Dreena Burton - PTP428

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 33:12


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dreena Burton all about her kind kitchen and pressure-free, no stress cooking. First, we catch up with her and see how she and her children navigated plant-based living over the last 6 years while they were teens. Then we talk about ways for making plant-based cooking pressure-free with batch cooking ideas, the use of sauces, and ideas for things to freeze you may not have thought about before. Dreena gives some ideas for home and school lunches as well as shares some of her favourite recipes from her new cookbook Dreena's Kind Kitchen: 100 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day. Dreena Burton is the OG vegan cookbook author. Vegan for 25 years, Dreena is also a mom to three “weegans.” She has charted her journey as a plant-based cook and mother of three through five bestselling cookbooks. Dreena has also collaborated with renowned plant-based physician Dr. Barnard on The Cheese Trap and coauthored their most recent Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes. Dreena's recipes have been featured with groups including PCRM, Forks Over Knives, Blue Zones, and The Food Network. Dreena was also the Culinary Coordinator with The Food Revolution Network's Whole Life Club. Dreena also runs an online kitchen and community. In this episode we discuss:  Plant-based living for your teens Setting foundations  Taking the pressure out of plant-based  The imperfectness of the diet  Batch cooking  Sweet potato magic  What you can freeze - Surprise! School (or home) lunch ideas Dreena's Kind Kitchen cookbook faves  Tips for newbies

    Cool Beans Good For Your Heart with Tyler Mayoras - PTP427

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:50


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Tyler Mayoras all about how cool beans are and how they are not only good for your heart but also good for your health and the health of the planet. Today, over 9.7 million Americans eat a plant-based diet. That is up from only 290,000 in 2004. While Tyler sees a bright future for the plant-based movement, the triple threat of climate change, animal welfare concerns, and meat-associated health risks mean this culinary revolution can't come quickly enough. We cover so many topics from climate change, gas emissions of vegetables, upcycling food, and freezing your own burritos! Tyler Mayoras is giving a glow-up to the world's most under-appreciated superfood: the bean. A passionate impact investor and entrepreneur, he co-founded Cool Beans with a vision of bringing sustainable, whole-food goodness to the frozen foods aisle. Inspired by his journey to a plant-based diet, he's making it easier than ever to eat clean, minimally processed food that's good for your body, your soul, and the planet. In this episode we discuss: How he found plant-based Climate change and animal agriculture 60% of the land being used for animals Food waste and gas emissions Upcycled food Losing 25 lbs Carbohydrates are necessary Lectins What we love about beans Freezing your own burritos Cool Beans

    Successful Meal Systems with Sophia DeSantis - PTP426

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 33:59


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Sophia DeSantis all about successful meal systems and how simple this lifestyle can really be. Plant-based food does not have to be difficult, but without experience or a meal system in place, it can sure feel difficult. We talk all about how to navigate meal time with children, picky eaters, or family members with food preferences as well as a system called component cooking. You will love the meal ideas you get in this episode. Sophia DeSantis is a health coach, meal systems expert and plant-based recipe creator who focuses on helping people feel empowered instead of overwhelmed when it comes to overall health and wellness. Small habits can lead to big changes. Being a teacher for 14 years, and getting her master's degree in education, helped her understand that each person is unique in how they learn, and there is no one size fits all approach. She is now "retired" from teaching and runs a business full time while navigating life with 3 young boys. In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based Pregnancy Meal plan vs meal system Having an off day Picky and preferences Component cooking Success in the kitchen Photography insight Top 3 dinners Snacks lunches

    Plant Trainers Travel Tips and Back To School - PTP425

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 29:33


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we share our Plant Trainers travel tips and back to school special ways to make your life easier. Some of you are back to traveling so we want to give you the best tips for making your plant-based eating super smooth while you're out and about. The worst is when you spend more time trying to figure out what to eat than you do sightseeing or relaxing. And we have a major tip for you for organizing yourself with lunches, dinners, what to make and how to reduce your time in the kitchen. We know that is what it is all about so we put together a bundle that is hard to pass up now that we are all back to school. Shoshana is looking to talk to anyone who has been health coaching or has clients who are still not getting all the results they want to discuss a few ways we have helped our clients here and gotten great results so please email us and set up a time to talk. We are super excited for some of our upcoming guests in the next few months, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a beat! In this episode we discuss:  What we've been up to this summer Super sale on now our own Back To School Bundle What to expect from PTP moving forward Shoshana is looking to talk to anyone who has been health coaching or has clients who are still not getting all the results they want to discuss a few ways we have helped our clients here and gotten great results Any guests or topics you'd like us to cover please email us Tips for travelling Call ahead Use social Easy meals to make with just a microwave and a kettle 

    Never Give Up with Jenni Williams - PTP424

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 17:49


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Never Give Up, we feature the transformation story of Jenni Williams and her path to a healthier lifestyle. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's Plant-Based Journey comes from Jenni Williams who was born and raised in small-town Iowa and relocated to the Peoria, Illinois area in 2009. She's a professional photographer and just completed her bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship. She looks forward to fulfilling her goal of being a trainer for the Dale Carnegie Program. Jenni was recently elected as village trustee for the Village of North Pekin. She and her husband have 3 girls, ages 8, 6, and 2. She is thrilled with how she feels. Jenni has fought weight her entire life and now doesn't have to because of this awesome side effect of being plant-based. Find out the impact that dairy and gluten have had on her family as well. Eating right and working out is transforming her body and she loves it! In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based Losing weight Feeling great Dairy intolerances

    Overcoming Ulcers and Anemia with Marjorie Leon - PTP423

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 13:22


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Overcoming Ulcers and Anemia, we feature a transformation story from Marjorie Leon. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from Marjorie Leon who holds a Master's degree in psychology, is a doctoral candidate in psychology, and is studying obesity and cognition in women.  She has been plant-based for almost 11 years and teaches her community to approach the WFPB lifestyle both in mindset as well as hands-on cooking. Marjorie Leon studied with some terrific mentors, covering nutrition, physiology, habits, and mindset. She feels it is her duty to pass on the information that has helped me so much.  In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based The Atkins diet Ulcers Anemia Overcoming illness

    Reclaiming My Health With Miranda Haes - PTP422

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 14:31


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Reclaiming My Health, we feature Miranda Haes' transformation story. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from Miranda Haes, who is a 46-year-old mother of two, stepmom to one, and married to her husband for just over 21 years. They live on a timber tree farm in SE Iowa, USA. She enjoys being in nature, walking, hiking, yoga, kayaking, camping, reading, and most of all, spending time with her husband and kiddos. Miranda works as a project coordinator for a local watershed in SE Iowa. In this episode we discuss: Finding -plant based Losing over 45 pounds Getting off all meds

    Overcoming Food Addictions with John Brown - PTP421

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 14:20


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Overcoming Food Addictions, we feature John Brown and his transformation story. He started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from John Brown, a high school history teacher. He also helps kids to improve in taking standardized tests. John has participated in National Novel Writing Month (where you write 50k words towards a novel in 30 days) three times since 2009. He also appeared on both Jeopardy (2008) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2011). So we guess he's not bad at trivia! He uses his experience as a self-proclaimed trivia nerd to coach his school's academic quiz team, and he is an aspiring wellness coach. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Losing over 100 pounds Asthma

    Add More Veggies To Your Plate with Angela Montanez - PTP420

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 19:30


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Add More Veggies To Your Plate, we feature Angela Montanez who has lost 120 pounds through diet and exercise.. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from Angela Montanez who has lost 120 pounds through diet and exercise. She was featured in People Magazine's annual “Half Their Size” 2019 and 2018 issue, the Half Their Size 2017 issue, and their 2016 Special Edition. She was also on Good Morning America, ABC News, E! News, Inside Edition, Forks Over Knives success story, Huffington Post, and more. Angela Montanez has spent over 30+ years on a journey toward spiritual and physical healing. She has managed a chronic autoimmune disease for over two decades and was a former Make-A-Wish recipient. She is on the pre-med track focusing on nutrition and integrative medicine. Angela is a multi-sensory intuitive, Bio-Energy healer, and more. She utilizes her healing journey to inspire and influence others to integrate healing foods with an enriching and spiritually healing practice. In this episode:  Finding plant-based Losing 120 pounds Physical and spiritual healing

    BBQ is Good For You with Brian Rodgers - PTP419

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 9:28


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, BBQ is Good For You, we feature Brian Rodgers' transformation story. He started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's Plant-Based Journey comes from Brian Rodgers. Widely considered the world's foremost expert on plant-based BBQ and creator of the first-ever complete line of BBQ sauces & rubs made specifically for this new, healthy food category. He's a respected Pitmaster in the BBQ community dominating competitions with his award-winning recipes year after year. At only age 44, Brian was suddenly diagnosed with SIX life-threatening diseases and labelled morbidly obese. While determined to beat death, he refused gastric bypass surgery and instead relied on his 30 years' BBQ experience and his unique knowledge of plant-based food to literally heal himself. Miraculously, within just 6 short months, Brian was off all medications, reversed all six diseases and had lost an astonishing 120 pounds! In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based Plant-based BBQ Losing 120 pounds

    Miracle Treatment For Migraines with Dr. Leila Dehghan - PTP418

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 9:59


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Miracle Treatment For Migraines, we feature Dr. Leila Dehghan's transformation story. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from Dr. Leila Dehghan, a doctor-turned plant-based nutritionist. After overcoming health challenges through diet, she shifted her professional interests to focus on the power of nutrition. She pursued a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at eCornell and obtained a Master's of Science degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition from the University College of London. Dr. Leila takes a holistic approach to understand her clients' needs and helps them optimize their well-being, and prevent or recover from lifestyle diseases. Dr. Leila is passionate about food justice and health equity and aims to find effective ways to address racial and socio-economic issues that affect health. Her project “Athletes, Food & Diversity” seeks to introduce a plant-based diet to people of the global majority. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Chronic migraines Aches and pains are not part of getting older We all have access to good health Making better choices three times a day

    Losing 77 pounds in 9 months with Olivier Mankondo - PTP417

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 9:18


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Losing 77 lbs in 9 months, we feature Olivier Mankondo and his transformation Story. He started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's plant-based journey comes from Olivier Mankondo, a speaker, author, weight loss, and wellness coach with a passion for self-help books. He empowers people with the knowledge of plant-based nutrition so that they can make good dietary and lifestyle choices. Throughout his talks, he has been able to inspire and change a lot of people. On a side note, Olivier can speak 4 languages including French. He is the author of the book: The Plant-based Nutrition: How It's Going To Change Your Life. In this episode:  Losing 77 pounds in 9 months  Cured of chronic diseases Slowing down the ageing process 

    Ditching Dairy, Diabetes and 150 pounds with Andrea Sereda - PTP416

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 11:45


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, ditching dairy, diabetes and 150 pounds, we feature Andrea Sereda and her transformation story. She started off like most of us in the beginning. They found the plant-based lifestyle at a time where it seemed like there were no other options. For those of you who have been with us a while, you know our summer episodes always provide great content, but are different from our regular show, giving us some downtime in the summer. So sit back and enjoy or get out there and exercise. We would love to hear your thoughts and how you can relate to their story over on Instagram. We'll be back in a few weeks. Today's Plant-Based Journey comes from Andrea Sereda, a plant-based, weight management wiz who has been featured on Global TV and in print (Impact magazine, Forks Over Knives, Chicago Tribune) for her work helping others achieve their Best Weight through the same evidence-based, sustainable, and health-focused practices that resulted in her losing over 150 pounds and keeping it off years ago. She holds an MSW, is a certified nutrition coach and personal trainer, group fitness fanatic, busy mom of four, author of Sprouts in the Kitchen: Plant-based Family Favourites, and founder of Journey Health Studio - a completely online health studio offering 1:1 health coaching, challenge groups, as well as live-streamed and on-demand group fitness classes. In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based What changed Ditching dairy Diabetes Challenges Words of advice

    Bringing Animal Protection Into Schools with Mike Farley - PTP415

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 33:59


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Mike Farley about bringing animal protection into schools. If you have never thought of this before you are going to be blown away. We talk about history books, class trips, dissections, and more! Animals are being exploited right before our children's eyes! You'll hear about what you can do about it, how to make a difference and the Educators For Animals Conference Mike has created that takes place this August.  Mike Farley has been teaching middle and high school Geography for 20 years in Toronto. Over the past decade, he has explored animal protection with his students, including running virtual field trips to animal sanctuaries during the pandemic. Mike is a frequent presenter at conferences in Canada and the U.S. on topics such as human rights, environmental issues, and animal protection. He is currently finishing his graduate degree in Humane Education and working on curriculum projects for the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. Mike is also starting an organization called Educators for Animals Canada that is bringing together educators from across the country who are incorporating animal protection into their school communities. In 2014, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented Mike with the 'Innovation in Geography Teaching' award, the highest honour for Geography teaching in Canada. In this episode we discuss:  The journey Educators for animals conference Animal protection, wildlife and farming industry Backlash from admin Animal exploitation in schools The fur trade Animals in history Educators For Animals Conference Voicing your opinion Students Dissection 

    Plant-Based Juniors with Whitney English and Alex Caspero - PTP414

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 36:52


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with the Plant-Based Juniors, Alex Caspero and Whitney English about plant-based babies and toddlers. We know people are concerned about their babies and toddlers when it comes to eating a plant-based diet. Will they get all they need? What can we give them instead of dairy-based formula? But I was waisted on whole milk. It's almost like we know it's the best thing for us adults, but we second guess ourselves when it comes to the children. Well, Alex and Whitney share some amazing information and tips for making it work...and most of all, what to say to others when they challenge you! These gals are great and you will want to share this show with all plant-based parents or parents to be out there. Alexandra Caspero MA, RDN, and Whitney English MS, RDN are both moms, registered dietitian nutritionists, and founders of Plant-Based Juniors. PBJs is a community for parents and educators interested in properly implementing plant-based diets for children. PBJs is dedicated to filling the gap in credible pediatric nutrition information for plant-based infants and children. They promote an all-inclusive “predominantly plant-based” approach, supporting all families from vegan to vegetarian to flexitarian. Alex and Whitney are co-authors of the new book The Plant-Based Baby & Toddler. We especially love their Instagram feed! In this episode we discuss: Finding plant based Meathead Plant-based Baby and Toddler Formula Moving to milk “Fight fear with fact” How to give information to others. Why soy over pea protein Iron Growth PB3 plate model

    How To Grow Your Plant-Based Business with Violette De Ayala - PTP413

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 38:12


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Violette De Ayala all about how to network and grow your plant-based business. The truth is it doesn't matter if your business is vegan or plant-based or not, but you may be. We want you doing well so you have more money and time freedom to make a positive impact in this world. We talk about the need for failure to grow, how to meet people to network with, and the unique characteristics of Networking groups and what to look for. Violette is a personal friend and mentor and I'm thrilled to be having her on the show. Her ability to see the big picture, connect people together and really listen to her client's needs is inspirational. I hope you find little nuggets today to help you connect with others and achieve more good in this world. Violette De Ayala is a Cuban American serial and social Entrepreneur, Female Founder of FemCity® women's networking groups, and International Best-Selling Author of The Self-Guided Guru© Lessons for Everyday Humans. With a strong background in PR she also Served as part of The White House: Women Environmental Leaders Program and is a former Advisor for City of Miami Mayor's Office for two administrations. She has been featured in various magazines and broadcasts including CTV and People's Magazine and has been the keynote speaker at many widely known events. In this episode we discuss: Needing failure Vegetarian and plant-based Staring FemCity Tips for networking Strategies for meeting new people How to find one that's good for you Where to look

    Giving Back Through Leadership with Rep. Jeremy Gray - PTP412

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 41:46


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Representative Jeremy Gray all about football, leadership, and making change. Jeremy is shaking things up in Alabama being a young rep after exiting the CFL. He is making a change for good across the state but also in his own backyard. You'll hear about how he uses his sports experience and newly found leadership skills to build a community centre to help Opelika children learn and grow in a way they otherwise would not be able to.  Jeremy Gray, better known in the community as Mr. EYG for continuous service to elevate his community and those around him. He is an African American politician, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a former professional athlete. Rep. Gray is currently the Alabama State Representative of the 83rd District, where he serves on the Commerce and Small Business, Health, and Public Safety and Homeland Security committees. He was voted in by his peers as Minority-Whip, and he was appointed to the Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council and Innovate Alabama by Governor Ivey. More info: Rep. Gray was recently nominated and selected to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders). Witty and innovative at heart, Rep. Gray is also the founder of Elevate Your Grind (EYG), Inc., a motivational and clothing brand as well The Curtis House, a nonprofit organization which serves as a resource hub in one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in his hometown of Opelika, AL. Rep. Gray is also a current student at Auburn University with the College of Business pursuing his Executive MBA degree. He has sponsored legislation this year that would allow yoga into public schools, provide matching funds for high-risk high reward tech startups, {AND is a part of many more projects to make Alabama state inclusive for everyone} attract electric bike companies into Alabama, prohibit straight-party voting, make the expungement process easier for those who are seeking a second chance in life, and require schools to provide water stations as well as clean filtered water. Rep. Gray is committed to making Alabama a state inclusive for everyone. Jeremy Gray has received numerous accolades for his community service and leadership. When asked what his ultimate goal is in life, he simply stated “to inspire.” In this episode we discuss: Football career Finding vegan Yoga ban Yoga in sports Sports skills translating to life's success Leadership Opelika Alabama Curtis House

    The Impact of Illness on The Gut with Dr. Vanessa Mendez - PTP411

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 42:17


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Vanessa Mendez all about the gut, inflammation, IBS and the future of medicine. People, we have got to tell you. This is one of the most information packed episodes so you're going to want to listen twice. This is a must share with anyone with IBS and anyone who has had COVID or the vaccine. You need to hear what she tells us about COVID and your gut bacteria. You'll be blown away! Dr. Vanessa Mendez is a double board certified gastroenterologist and internist. She specializes in digestive disorders, which include liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition based-disorders, such as obesity and constipation. Her approach to patients and their diseases is holistic and comprehensive; her goal is not just to treat the symptoms, but to get to the root cause of an ailment and provide lasting relief. All her methods are evidence-based and she is a proponent of lifestyle changes first to promote wellness. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Acne and dairy Crohn's and IBS What is gut microbiome How to eat veggies when you have IBS Food avoidance What feeds good gut bacteria Feeding bad gut bacteria What happens when you take antibiotics Fecal transplant Future of medicine COVID and gut microbiome

    Good Food Gratitude with Hollan Hawaii - PTP410

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 33:22


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Hollan Hawaii about good food gratitude and her personal experiences with her health journey. We love the ideas about how to take your favourite non-vegan foods and not only veganize them, but also healthify them along the way. If you are someone who can’t find a nut milk you like yet, you’ll want to hear what she has to say about finding the store-bought one for you and making your own. Hollan Hawaii is an expert in vegan plant-based food and cleanses. As a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, and mom of three, she has worn many hats in this life. But she knows the one that matters most is her relationship with herself and her body. When those two are aligned, everything falls into place, and she can be a better mother and chef. Hollan has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health. Good Food Gratitude is Hollan’s plant-based lifestyle cookbook that also encourages people to change the way to perceive healthy food. True to her family-friendly beach-inspired lifestyle and aesthetics, Hollan lives on the beautiful garden isle of Kauai and enjoys spending time in the kitchen, with family and friends, and in the rejuvenating waters of the Pacific Ocean. In this episode we discuss:  Coffee Finding plant based  Healing The kids  Listening to your body  Replacing standard American recipes for vegan ones  Addiction to cheese  How to find the milk you like  What you need to know about making your own milk  Good Food Gratitude 

    Endometriosis, Epstein-Barr, and Inflammation with Dr. Sherri Greene - PTP409

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 34:08


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Sherri Greene all about Endometriosis, Epstein Barr, and a plant-based diet. Often, while being interviewed, we are asked what some of our favourite shows are. We absolutely LOVE when we plan a topic for a show and go in a completely different direction. Our Plan with Dr. Greene was to talk about inflammation, but we had no idea it would lead to going in-depth on Endometriosis and looking at Epstein-Barr Virus as a cause of illness. This one is a great one to share! Dr. Sherri Greene combines science, holistic medicine, and empathy gained from her own personal journey to heal chronic pain, to help people shift into optimal health. Classically trained as a podiatric physician and surgeon, Dr. Greene has experienced the miracles that occur when people use a holistic approach — body, mind, and spirit — to heal, rather than being treated for a named disease or condition. Witnessing people shift into better health by making changes to their diet, lifestyle and outlook led Dr. Greene to study complementary therapies, wisdom traditions and to hone her innate intuitive gifts. Her scope of knowledge and compassion offer people hope and confidence that they can heal. Dr. Greene integrates more than 30 years of scientific and clinical experience at top medical institutions with training in complementary medicine including functional nutrition, energy medicine, homeopathy and herbal medicine with Western medicine modalities to help restore peace of mind, body and sense of self. In this episode we discuss: Telemedicine Finding plant-based Endometriosis Signs and symptoms Inflammation Old infections Epstein-Barr Actionable tips

    Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Mari Mitrani - PTP 408

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 33:09


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Mari Mitrani about regenerative medicine, her plant-based journey and her upbringing in lifestyle medicine. Dr. Mitrani shares with us the key concepts that made her different from all her friends growing up and that brought her to be the picture of health now in her 40’s. You will be amazed at what she has to say about drinking water and where you should start today. Get ready for lots of great action steps! Dr. Maria-Ines "Mari" Mitrani is a Physician Scientist & Entrepreneur, she has been Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc and is on the forefront of Regenerative Medicine and passionate about Preventative Medicine. Dr. Mari has been featured on the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, FOX News, WSVN, Univision, Sun Sentinel, Newsnation, Bioprocess & BioSpace. Dr. Mitrani co-founded the American Cellular & Anti-Aging Center in Quito – Ecuador, one of the first Autologous Stem Cell centers in South America and was instrumental in opening additional stem cell clinics in Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. She graduated as a Medical Doctor from Universidad San Francisco De Quito and received her Ph.D. in Neural Therapy from S.O.M.A (Medical Society of Natural Therapies). She completed her Plant Based Nutrition certification from Cornell University a T. Collin Campbell program. She received her Doctor of Acupuncture degree from the Panamerican University of Natural Medicine and was appointed as a Missionary Medical Doctor by The Sovereign Medical Order of The Knights Hospitaller, her background and passion stem from providing international aid to underprivileged and underserved populations. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based 30 years ago Gas emissions Being a teen Questioning doctors on med school Weight training Mental health Regenerative Medicine Where you should start today Water! You’ll be surprised Actionable steps

    Losing 170 Pounds for Life with Daniel Shuman - PTP407

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 29:56


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Daniel Shuman about his transition to a whole food plant-based lifestyle and losing 170 pounds. Dan is a busy dad, of 3 working full time and after years of dieting, he finally was able to shed a needed 170 pounds and keep it off. You will hear him talk about his motivations and inspirations. But maybe more importantly, why this time it was different. He shares the myths and challenges he was able to overcome and how it’s affecting his life today for the better. Dan Shuman is a Husband, father of 3, and Plant-Based professional cook/meal prepper. Daniel was able to regain his health and gain a new appreciation for food and life through adopting Whole Food Plant-Based ideals into his lifestyle. Dan often speaks publicly about his experience in the hopes it will inspire others. He has used Instagram to connect with thousands like himself from all across the world. He has been invited to speak on podcasts, live events, and SUNY Downstate Medical School. Dan is the moderator of the WFPB SOS free WhatsApp chat and the “Kosher WFPB” Facebook group. In this episode we discuss: Finding the plant-based lifestyle What changed? Losing 170 lbs Why this was different from every other diet Myths Biggest challenges Food delivery service

    The Power Of The 80/20 Rule With Peggy Brusseau - PTP406

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 31:10


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Peggy Brusseau all about the power of a plant-based family, the 80/20 rule, and how to NOT become a white bread and jam vegan. And if you stick to the end you will hear Peggy’s secret to making a great soup every single time. Peggy’s story of how she became plant-based/vegan is unique and one we have never heard before on The Plant Trainers Podcast. Peggy Brusseau is a food writer, cook, and committed vegan. She has written or co-written 24 books on cooking and nutrition. THE CONTENTED VEGAN is an essential guide to transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, combining mouthwatering recipes with practical, inspirational, and reassuring advice on making the switch. Peggy has been a vegan for over 30 years, raising her two sons on her recipes. She is often asked for advice by people considering changing their diet. Beautifully photographed throughout, in this book she answers all these questions and more, as well as providing over 200 delicious recipes to inspire you in the kitchen, from breakfasts and snacks, through to easy midweek suppers and celebration feasts. Originally from Minneapolis, she is now based in London in the UK.  In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based/vegan Milking a cow 80/20 Rule White bread and jam vegan? Favorite easy recipes Tips for getting the most nutrients from your food The Secret to the BEST soup

    Plant-Based Hollywood with General Hospital’s Réal Andrews - PTP405

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 37:36


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with General Hospital’s Réal Andrews about Plant-Based Hollywood. He shares the story of how his father extended his life by 15 years by becoming plant-based and how his family is adapting to his son’s new passion for a healthy plant-based diet. He lets us in on how actors are being fed and how popular plant-based a lifestyle actually is. We cover so much more from mindset, addiction, and social circles. Please share with anyone you know. Réal Andrews is an Emmy Award Actor from ABC’s General Hospital. He is a producer, podcast host of  “Getting Real with Réal”, a humanitarian entrepreneur, and has spent 42 years as a fitness expert. He is an action coach, mental wellness advocate, and network marketer. Réal is a cancer survivor, has been sober for 2 years, and is a loving husband, and father of 3. In this episode we discuss:  Diva Dogs When only the middle child is plant-based His dad’s 15 extra years of life The actors are vegan Mindset Being an addict Social circle Adjustment period

    I Am A Peaceful Goldfish with Shoshana Chaim - PTP404

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 24:15


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about my new book, I Am A Peaceful Goldfish that hits bookstores EVERYWHERE TODAY! This is super exciting as we are normally helping others share about their books and 6 years later, Shoshana’s book is finally here. We are hoping to get to #1 best seller on Amazon TODAY, or this week, so if you are looking for a gift for a 0-7-year-old, have an upcoming baby shower, or are simply a collector of amazing books, please head to Amazon and get your copy now. We know some people are donating copies to their local libraries or elementary schools. I Am a Peaceful Goldfish teaches kids and families about playful breathing techniques that we can use to overcome our anxiety and feel calm and grounded. When we are overcome with emotions, our breath—and a bit of imagination—can bring us back to a peaceful place. In this simple story, two children learn how to settle their feelings with imaginative breathing techniques, pretending they are elephants, flowers, even dragons! This charming book teaches even the youngest readers fun ways to be mindful, relieve anxiety, and regain control over their bodies and actions—an essential and easy-to-learn life skill. Stay tuned to hear Dr. Dean Ornish’s endorsement of the book!

    What’s Missing From Medicine with Dr. Saray Stancic - PTP403

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 39:25


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Saray Stancic about her documentary, Code Blue, her book, What’s Missing From Medicine and of course her personal journey with health and a plant-based diet. Her own journey with MS, feeling perfectly fine one day and waking up from a short hospital nap, not being able to move her legs is simply amazing. You’ll be at the edge of your seat hearing Dr. Saray Stancic speak. Saray Stancic, M.D. is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Lifestyle Medicine. She graduated from New Jersey Medical School in 1993 and after completing her fellowship, accepted the position as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley VA in New York. In later years, she served as Translational Medical Leader at Roche Pharmaceuticals where she led clinical trials in the field of viral hepatitis and HIV. In 2012, she left her work in Infectious Diseases to fully dedicate her time to the field of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Stancic's interest in Lifestyle Medicine is rooted in her personal story as a patient living with multiple sclerosis. She is the founder of one of the first Lifestyle Medicine practices in the country, and mentors the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Stancic seeks to spread the power of preventive Medicine on a global scale and bring needed change to how we train physicians. She is Producer of the documentary film; Code Blue, which made its global release on May 26th, 2020. Dr. Saray Stancic released her first book on January 12th, 2021 entitled, What’s Missing from Medicine; Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness. In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based  Multiple Sclerosis Adam’s story  Code Blue, the documentary  Pushback Lifestyle medicine  What’s Missing from Medicine?

    Fast Easy Cheap Vegan with Sam Turnbull - PTP402

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 36:41


    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Sam Turnbull about how to be a fast, easy, cheap and healthy vegan! Her new book has easy recipes that don’t take long and all cost under $10. We’ve made some dishes and we concur...they are indeed everything she has intended it to be...even with organic ingredients most of the time. There are plenty of tips for new and seasoned home chefs. You’ll laugh at Adam throwing Shush under the bus a little here too! This show will inspire you to get out and make some new delicious dishes. Sam Turnbull is the creator of the brand and blog - It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken. As a face for the vegan community, Sam and her recipes have been featured on TV and radio, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. She is the author of the incredibly popular cookbook, Fuss-Free Vegan, published in 2017 and now her new book Fast Easy Cheap Vegan hits bookshelves today! In this episode we discuss:  Comfort food - can it be healthy? Tips for new home cooks and for seasoned vets How to get things creamy without it curdling! How to spend little and gain a lot Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas New book: Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

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