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Podcast title The Plant Trainers Podcast
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Description Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, omni, a runner, into triathlon, ultra-marathon or ready to get off the couch, this podcast will help you along your path. Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim, The Plant Trainers interview top experts in nutrition & fitness such as Rich Roll, Dr. Esselstyn, Julieanna Hever, Michael Greger M.D., Dr. Garth Davis, Chef A.J., Dr. Tom Campbell, Robert Cheeke, No Meat Athlete and so many more. They share many tricks and tips about health, wellness and exercise that busy people and families can implement into their daily routine with ease. They are the parents of two kids who share their transformation to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. Come join them as their journey continues. You’ll find motivation and inspiration and actionable tips in achieving your own goals along the way.
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1. Pressure Cookers To Spice Up Your Life with The Veggie Queen – PTP260
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about pressure cookers and spicing up your life with The Veggie Queen, Jill Nussinow. If anyone knows pressure cookers it’s Jill. She is a top-notch cooking teacher who has used all different types of pressure cookers in her day. She helps us navigate all the vocab from crockpot to pressure cooker to electric pressure cooker. It was a ton of fun learning about all the abilities and buttons on an electric pressure cooker and what types of dishes it can actually make.

And if you’re worried about what is happening to the nutrients of your food, you can find all the answers right here. Since Jill will be coming out with her own spice line in the near future, we talked about...spices! So if you are wondering if quality counts, if they expire, and which ones to consume daily then you’ll enjoy this show even more!

We’d really appreciate if you shared this episode with anyone who does already or wants to cook with a pressure cooker and who loves spices. Don’t forget to tag @veggiequeen1 and @planttrainers in your electric pressure cooker meals Instagram.

Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen™, is a Registered Dietitian who has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for more than 25 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, as well as various events throughout the US and beyond including the McDougall program in Santa Rosa. She is the author of four cookbooks: Vegan Under Pressure, The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes, Nutrition CHAMPS: The Veggie Queen’s Guide to Eating and Cooking for Optimum Health, Happiness, Energy and Vitality and The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment, and, stars in a series of cooking DVDs. Jill frequents local farmers markets in Sonoma County and throughout the world. Her goal is to see everyone leading a healthy, happy life through better (plant-based) eating and cooking. She loves to share the passion and joy of great food.

In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based It’s easy Crock vs pressure electric The buttons Maintaining nutrients Different types of fun things to make in the pressure cooker Quick release Why spices Seasoning plant-based foods How to calculate quantities for dry and fresh spices or herbs Spices 101 Spice maintenance Which spices to use daily Actionable tips for starting to use the pressure cooking Links to things we mentioned:

Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off

School Lunches - A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy

Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen: Website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Instantpot Beginners Veg Support - Facebook group

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

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2. Life is No Yoke with Lenny and Shalva Gale - PTP259
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Lenny and Shalva Gale about how life is no yoke and all things power blenders. If you are plant-based or vegan, chances are you have a blender. Knowing how to use your blender to its full capacity is key. Using a power blender to make soups, smoothies, sauces, and juices are going to save you a ton of time...and even money too. So whether you're cooking for one, a large family, young kids, or mature adults, you’ll get tips and recipe ideas in this show to make life that much easier. And if there is anything we learned that was driven home during this show, it’s to take the 30 seconds to properly wash your container after each use. It’s made a world of difference in our lives already.

Lenny and Shalva Gale, also known as Mr. and Mrs. Vitamix, are the couple behind Life is NO YOKE. They mesh work and life passionately by promoting a daily blend! Lenny left a consulting job and CPA license to start Life is NO YOKE in 2012. Today, Mr. Vitamix spends most of his working hours helping people buy their Vitamix and advocating for a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. His partner in life and biz, Shalva, left a corporate training job and her master's degree in psychology to join Life is NO YOKE full time in 2016. Mrs. Vitamix spends most of her working hours creating with the Vitamix and advocating for reducing our reliance on animal products.

In this episode we discuss: Babies and sleep Vegan and compromise Power blenders The perfect green juice experience The green smoothie Hiding foods for picky eaters Nice cream For the busy on the go people Making baby food Maintenance and cleaning The origin story of Life is No Yolk Dealing with family Actionable tips  Links to things we mentioned:

Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off

Patreon

Life is No Yoke - Website, Instagram, YouTubeFacebook, Twitter

Wendy's Style Frosty

Everyday Green Juice

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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3. Eating You Alive with Sheanne and Dan Moskaluk - PTP258
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Sheanne and Dan Moskaluk from Eating You Alive, about how they healed using a whole food plant-based diet. Sheanne lost 130 lbs and Dan won the battle with stage 4 kidney cancer. They are two healthy energetic souls who are dedicating their lives to making the world happier and healthier by discussing the benefits of eating a whole food plant-based vegan diet as well as animal rights activism. Their story hits us hard and there were tears shed that you were not able to hear or see on the audio recording. Before Shoshana went plant-based she had a ton of weight to lose even 16 months after giving birth and gaining weight could have been an issue.

Had Adam not found his tumor on his kidney, and changed his lifestyle, he too may have actually had a cancer story like Dan. It’s almost like finding a plant-based diet kept us from going down the path they did. But the success is that we are all here today, sharing their story and hearing about the amazing documentary, Eating You Alive (in which they are featured). They are very excited about their trip back to their hometown of Ottawa July 14, for the major Rally called “Nation Rising” which is taking place on Parliament Hill and they hope you can join them there.

In this episode we discuss: Inspiring others Finding plant based Losing weight Getting people to listen to the information Healing from cancer 100 years of data linking animal protein and disease Trial medication or plant-based diet Politics and food policy Congratulating the ones who have made a change Eating You Alive Parliament Hill July 14 Indian Rock’s big message Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor Four Sigmatic Foods. They make drinking mushrooms delicious and easy with a variety of superfood beverages from coffees to matcha to hot cocoa and more! Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 15% off on your order!

Our Instagram

Indian Rock Vegans - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Email --> indianrockvegans@gmail.com

Eating You Alive

Nation Rising Rally - July 14, 2018

The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pipus - PTP242

The Perils of Dairy - John McDougall MD

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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4. Discipline, Change and Family with Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan - PTP257
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan about discipline, change, and family. Jeff is an extremely motivational guy and he actually has a lot in common with Adam. After recognizing the signs that his diet was not supporting his body the best way it could, he made some drastic changes and never looked back. Kicking bad habits, following your destiny and healing is not an easy thing.

Adam and Jeff share some of their insight into what helped them make a very fast change and stick with it long term embracing it as a new lifestyle and everyday reality. Since Jeff has some big guns, we talk about protein and how making the switch to a plant-based lifestyle affected his muscles. And of course, we talked family. We are so grateful for all of you who are sharing these podcasts and leaving us ratings and reviews. They help others find us and help those people propel themselves forward in their health journeys hopefully avoiding unnecessary illnesses and health events in their own lives.

Jeff Morgan was a competitive gymnast for 10 years competing through college. He was fascinated by how certain exercises developed strength and size in different parts of the body. After gymnastics ended, he became certified as a personal fitness trainer and continued his education on how to design his perfect body and help others design theirs as well. As he approached his 40’s, he was suffering from many symptoms of ill health such as Rosacea, intestinal bloating, constipation, joint inflammation, and allergies and no longer recognized himself as that young, fit and clean looking athlete he once was. As a father of 2 magnificent boys he wanted to age powerfully and gracefully for them and now he’s doing just that.

Not only is he helping his family by becoming the strongest, healthiest version of himself, he’s also helping to create positive change for the animals and the environment which are both suffering due to the animal product industries. His YouTube channel Guilt Free TV helps spread information and awareness regarding a vegan lifestyle. He also works for Clean Machine Plant-Based Fitness Nutrition as the Sales Rep for the company and is working to help turn a dirty industry, clean.

In this episode we discuss: Symptoms of needing a change Discipline Making changes Seeing and feeling is believing Bad habits Building muscle with plants Protein and healing Kids and the Plant-based world Sugar Action steps for people to start today… Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor Four Sigmatic Foods. They make drinking mushrooms delicious and easy with a variety of superfood beverages from coffees to matcha to hot cocoa and more! Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 15% off on your order!

Patreon

Jeff Morgan: Website, Facebook, Instagram,

Guilt Free TV - on YouTube

Uprooting The Leading Causes of Death - Nutritionfacts.org

How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. - PTP206

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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5. Time To Unlock Wellness with Dr. Kasey Johnson - PTP256
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Kasey Johnson about how to unlock wellness through plant-based chiropractic care. She’s a fun and energetic plant-based advocate who is a new mom and a chiropractor. So naturally, we combined these traits into an episode to help you understand more about taking care of you and your family’s body beyond exercise and what you eat. The way Dr. Kasey’s body healed allowing her to care for herself and her baby will amaze you. And if you are someone who has considered a chiropractor before, we want to know if you would consider taking your day old child?

Have a listen to Dr. Kasey’s perspective on that and see if it changes your mind. We also cover toxic products, inflammation, and the 60% rule. But we know you are most interested to know if cracking your knuckles is really THAT bad for you. So make sure to listen to the end and please share this episode and tag us so we can give you some props for the shout out! After all, sharing is caring.

Dr. Kasey Johnson is a mom, plant-based chiropractor, author, and podcaster, who hosts The Unlock Wellness Podcast. She is passionate about helping people reach their highest potential by getting to the root cause, whether by improving their nervous system function through chiropractic care, creating less toxic environments, or transforming their health with plant-based nutrition. Dr. Kasey is dedicated to helping families and kids learn about the health benefits of chiropractics at a young age, so she recently published a children’s book that teaches about chiropractics and true health in a fun way.

In this episode we discuss: Becoming plant-based Mastitis Learning nutrition in chiropractic school Making changes is like building a muscle Chiropractic care for babies History of chiropractics since 1895 How chiropractic care can benefit you If you should not be seeing a chiropractor Specialized chiropractic care Running Inflammation Chemicals and toxic environments The 60% rule Exercises for taking care of your body To crack (knuckles) or not to crack? The Unlock Wellness Podcast Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor Four Sigmatic Foods. They make drinking mushrooms delicious and easy with a variety of superfood beverages from coffees to matcha to hot cocoa and more! Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 15% off on your order!

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Dr. Kasey Johnson - Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

The Unlock Wellness Podcast

Maddox's Trip To The Chiropractor by Dr. Kasey Johnson

Find a plant-based doctor in your area

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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6. How To Be A Superhero Dad - PTP255
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, just in time for Father's Day, we talk about superheroes and being a dad. Adam has been called every name in the book, crazy, determined, crazy, dude, dad, Chaim, crazy, obsessed, amazing, role model, athlete, crazy. You get the picture. People cannot understand how he is able to get in as many hours of training that he does, work a full day, have a podcast, coach clients, sit down at the table for dinner with his family every night, and be asleep by 10 p.m.

To Shoshana and to many others this sounds like a superhero. To their kids, he is just that. So in the spirit of Father's Day, Shoshana asks Adam some deep questions to get a better perspective on priority, values, and being the best darn dad he can in hopes that you will either have a better understanding of his mindset and maybe even some inspiration or tips for you to be your very best superhero whether you're a dad or not.

In this episode we discuss: Fears about becoming a dad What changed? The effort to be home for dinner Sacrifice The rough days at work Meditation Strategies for being a calmer person Communication How can dads find more time to spend with their kids Dad-Bros and support Adam’s Dad Role models The Dad’s e-book Actionable tips to stand a little taller in the superhero cape Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor Four Sigmatic Foods. They make drinking mushrooms delicious and easy with a variety of superfood beverages from coffees to matcha to hot cocoa and more! Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 15% off on your order!

#TrainingForLife T-Shirt

5 Life-Changing Tips For Dads: How To Make Time For All You Want To Do In Your Life Even If You Have A Full Time Job & A Family

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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7. Running Across America and Wilderness Therapy with David Chandler - PTP254
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to David Chandler about running across America and wilderness therapy. When we first learned about David, we had a lot of questions. Did he run or walk across America? Did he do it consecutively? Was it self-supported? What was going on with this guy to give him the tenacity to do it? After hopping on the phone for a quick conversation, we quickly learned the David had a lot of strength both in his running abilities and character that we knew we wanted to share with you. From the planning that took place, to the logistics around food and accommodation, to his hopes of bringing attention to wilderness therapy, there are lessons to be taken away from this episode that can show almost anyone that if you want something badly enough, it is indeed possible.

David is a plant-based ultramarathoner. His passions are running, nature and helping others. For the last three years, he has worked as a wilderness therapy guide at SUWS of the Carolinas with kids with mental health and substance abuse struggles. SUWS helps empower kids through the lens of nature and teaches communication and coping skills. As you will hear, David recently spent time running across America. He ran 2900 miles across America from Santa Monica, CA to Wrightsville Beach, NC to raise money for scholarships for low-income students to attend SUWS. He has raised $11,000 so far. David continues to run ultramarathons to raise money for these kids he still works with.

In this episode we discuss:

David Chandler Running for punishment running 🏃🏽 Becoming Plant-Based 🌱Paleo 🐮 Ultra and endurance sports 🏃🏻‍♂️ Running across America From California 🌊 to North California 🏠 The baby stroller  👶🏻 Food 🍎 The deeper meaning 🤔 Wilderness guide 🌲 Nature heals people 🌷 Recovery 😴 Actionable tips for helping yourself and others

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor Four Sigmatic Foods. They make drinking mushrooms delicious and easy with a variety of superfood beverages from coffees to matcha to hot cocoa and more! Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 15% off on your order!

Our Instagram

David Chandler - Instagram, Facebook

David's Fundraiser

SUWS of the Carolinas 

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music and Spotify!

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8. Getting Ready For Triathlon Season - PTP253
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In this episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, we take you back in time to our awesome show on the sport of triathlon. Since the season has already begun and there are so many listeners who are heading into this sport this year we wanted to make sure you didn't miss all these important tips. You can get very overwhelmed with what to do and what to buy, so we simplified it for you in this episode so you don’t get carried away.

We know there are some of you out there who are thinking, I am interested in triathlon, but I missed the last three months of training, so I’ll wait for next year. But the truth is, there is no need to wait. As you will hear in this podcast, there are shorter distances you can get into. As long as you can walk, balance on a bike and swim to save your life or do back crawl, a little bit of planned practice can get you through a tiny intro to the sport. And of course, you can just start training in the three disciplines throughout this season and see how you feel in a few months. If you’re really not ready, you’ve got a head start for the next season.

Since we first recorded this episode a few things have changed. Adam has become a much stronger swimmer than he ever was. This had to do with a bit of correction and some good swim programs Adam designed. But mostly from just putting in the time in the pool. Oh, and he has completed Ironman Louisville (his 2nd) since the recording as well. We forgot to mention that ENERGYbits is something we both used as an energy source and the RECOVERYbits are part of our regime too. They are light, easy to ingest and can be even eaten on the course.

In this episode we discuss: Equipment Types of races Training Fueling with solids and liquids Transitions The course Packing Community Porta potties and all the gross stuff Bike check Starts Rest and recovery Kid’s Tris Choosing a bike Links to things we mentioned:

#TrainingForLife T-Shirt

Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Three Simple Words Changed My Life

Multisport Canada

Subaru Triathlon Series

Ironman

Transition Area Pic

Video – Changing A Flat Tire

Triathlon Blog 101 with DOWNLOADABLE CHECKLIST

Blog of Adam’s stolen bike

Natural Anti-inflammatory Shot Recipe

Body Glide

Speed Laces

Running Hat

Sunscreen

Oakley

Garmin 910XT

Compression Socks

Calf Sleeves

Amrita Gear – use code “PlantTrainers” for 15% off

Bib Race Belt

Rudy Project Helmet

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggles

Nineteen wetsuit

Speedo Endurance+ Swim Jammer

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!

Click here for a list of our services



9. Dementia and The Alzheimer’s Solution with Team Sherzai - PTP252
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Doctors Ayesha and Dean Sherzai, also known as Team Sherzai, about dementia and the Alzheimer's solution. We have them break down dementia and give us all a better understanding of what brain diseases are plaguing us here in North America. Unsurprisingly, we learn that these diseases are spreading throughout the world just like diabetes and heart disease as the fast food culture migrates.

We talk about the ideas around genes, preventing and reversing dementias so people can forget the myths and really understand the facts. Of course, Team Sherzai explains their whole body NEURO plan they use to educate their patients and readers on lifestyle change so that Alzheimer's disease does not have to grab hold of its victims earlier or as forcibly as it does. As we know this affects not just the individual, but their family members who care about them as well. Listening to this episode and making even the smallest change can not only help you postpone or inevitably stop brain diseases from invading your life, but it can help with so many other prevalent diseases as well. This is the protocol for ultimate health.

By 2030 a staggering 75 million people on our planet will be suffering from dementia and that number is estimated to double every 20 years. Please share with this episode with those you know need to hear this important message by emailing it to them directly or posting it on your social media.

As Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, through research and their extensive collective medical backgrounds, work to demystify the steps to achieving long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are also the authors of the much-acclaimed book, The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age. For more information, visit TeamSherzai.com

In this episode we discuss:

Social media is part of the solution and the journey Dementia vs Alzheimer’s disease Brain health Is Alzheimer’s reversible How to flag poor brain health early Who’s at the greatest risk Risk factors Genes Diet Oil   NEURO - Preventative protocol Exercise stress. Good or bad? Focus Is it ever too late? Sleep Retirement homes and food What you can do today

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants – “Let Your Food Be Your Remedy”

Follow Plant Trainers on Instagram

Team Sherzai - Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube 

The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age by Dr. Dean Sherzai & Dr. Ayesha Sherzai

Healthy Minds Initiative

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!

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10. Surviving A Heart Attack and Being Flatlined with Dave Willits - PTP 251
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dave Willits known as the man who survived a heart attack after being flatlined. Dave seemed like a healthy, sporty guy on the outside, but little did he know that he would have to be shocked 11 times to be brought back to life. As you will hear during the interview, Dave’s dietary lifestyle, with an added love for pizza, was a contributing factor to this horrible event.

We have a special place in our hearts (no pun intended) for this episode. It’s just not sexy. What do we mean by that? Well, Dave didn’t have a food addiction. He didn’t have 100+ pounds to lose. He didn’t have a drug addiction. We would never try to take away from the stories of others, including our guests and friends who have come so far and changed so much.

But the truth is, if you can see it on the outside, you know you need to make a change on the inside and these stories are easy to relate to by others in similar physical conditions. But with Dave, a lot like Adam, there were no major outward red flags screaming change your life now, before it’s too late. If you look a certain way in the mirror, it’s easy to think that you are invincible and these devastating events only happen to other people, and not you.

Over 12 years ago we lost a good friend to a heart attack…and on the outside, he was one of the last people of our group of friends who you would think would go off to play floor hockey and never return home again. We want to help others make those changes before it’s too late even if they are not obese, on other medications or suffering from serious diseases. No one deserves to go through what Dave did especially when it is preventable.

Dave Willits is a simple and humble guy. He is out there trying to help others find the plant-based lifestyle. Today he is a single dad of a 22-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter. He’s been the production manager for an automotive manufacturer for 20 years. Prior to that, he was in the pizza business for about 25 years, which may have been a big contributor to the massive heart attack that changed his life forever. You don’t want to miss this story.

In this episode we discuss:

Life before flatlining Looking good on the outside The heart attack His health today Dr. Esselstyn Seeing results Committing to plant-based Actionable tips starting out plant-based Favorite meals Message for the masses

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants – “Let Your Food Be Your Remedy”

#TrainingForLife T-Shirt

Dave Willits – Facebook

A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Essylstyn – PTP208

Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group – PBNSG

The Inspiring & Motivating Josh LaJaunie – PTP207

Weight Loss & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman – PTP209

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

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11. Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World with Matthew Prescott - PTP250
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to the extremely intelligent Matthew Prescott about what to eat to save the world and the social and environmental issues associated with the current food production systems. There is a grave issue on planet earth and there is also a solution: food. We (as a society) have been trained to look away from the when our needs have a negative effect on the environment. This causes individuals to make up or repeat statements like “we will never run out of clean water” or “it takes more land to grow plants for humans than it does to raise cattle for food”.

So today we get to the bottom of these myths, allowing humans to have more intelligent and fact driven conversations about the state of our plant and the food on our plate. Our hope is this will allow the masses to make more informed decisions about what is on the end of their fork, knowing the impact it’s having on local and global levels. Please (press pause) and share this podcast on social media right now as this issue does not only affect you but your children and grandchildren.

Matthew Prescott is the author of Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World. He's an advisor to the Good Food Institute, Senior Director of Food & Agriculture for The Humane Society of the United States, and a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Prescott has spent over a decade and a half sharing his ideas with Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies, consumers, and more.

His work has helped lead to sweeping changes in the supply chains of hundreds of major food companies, impacted countless individuals’ diets, and has been covered extensively by the media: his work has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and countless more; he's been published in FORTUNE, the Washington Post, Barron’s and others; and he was even once a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. He lives in Texas with his wife, the writer Lara Prescott.

In this episode we discuss:

Finding plant-based The water crisis Thinking of yourself first Are we really running out of water? Is eating fish really that bad? Voting with your dollar Land usage to create meat vs plants The three Rs How much trouble is our planet in? Actionable tips for helping the planet Matthew’s Message for the Masses

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants – “Let Your Food Be Your Remedy”

Patreon

Matthew Prescott - Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Food Is The Solution: What To Eat To Save The World by Matthew Prescott

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

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12. Our 5 Steps To Spring Into Summer - PTP249
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Adam and Shoshana help you plan to spring into summer with 5 steps for a healthier you. It really doesn’t matter if you have been sitting on the couch listening to this podcast waiting for the perfect moment to start your health journey or if you listen on your 100km bike ride before your massive plant-based feast. Everyone has something to work on, and we want to help you reach your goals. The key to reaching your potential is setting mini achievable goals along the way. And of course, creating an action plan to help you get to where you want to be.

So take a moment right now to think about what your goal is for the next 3-6 months and listen carefully so you can start constructing this plan to make it a great summer.

If you haven’t already subscribed to The Plant Trainers Podcast, please press pause and do it now. And if you’re listening from your phone, leave us a rating and review now so others can find this podcast and improve their quality of life just like you are.

In this episode we discuss:

Our health challenges Which colors to eat Decluttering Moving Socializing Committing

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants – “Let Your Food Be Your Remedy”.

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Recipes

How To Declutter Your Life with Julie Coraccio - PTP115

Feng Shui For A Healthy Lifestyle with Jess Neary - PTP233

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

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Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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13. The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health with Dr. Linda Plowright - PTP248
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Linda Plowright about the impact of nutrition on mental health. Dr. Plowright has made the strong correlation between eating a plant-based diet and your overall mental health and mental illness. She helps us understand all the differences between specific mood disorders. In today's busy life it seems like everyone spirals out of control every now and then, so being able to recognize the signs of needing help is imperative. You’ll be shocked to hear what she has to say about the microbiome. This is an important episode to share with anyone who is affected by poor mental health or mental illness and their support systems. We do hope you share on Facebook, Instagram or any other form of social media to show your support for those suffering and thriving with mental illness.

Dr. Linda Plowright is a psychiatrist working in London, Ontario. She has a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona College of Medicine and she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario. She is on staff at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) in the Dual Diagnosis Program and at Parkwood Institute in the Operational Stress Injury Clinic. Her professional interests include Integrative Medicine (including nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management), mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, trauma and cross-cultural health.

In this episode we discuss:

Mental illness is not weakness How you know it’s an illness Linda’s dictionary definitions for important mental health issues Does medication work? Rural vs urban Diet/nutrition and mental illness Microbiome and mental health Inflammation Building a healthy brain   Side effects Full team approach Actionable steps for supporting your mental illness Linda’s Message for the masses

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants - "Let Your Food Be Your Remedy"

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Dr. Linda Plowright’s Education Department Email --> cpri.educate@ontario.ca 

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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14. The Impact Of Plastic with The Best Deodorant In The World’s Margaux Khoury - PTP247
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Margaux Khoury, the CEO of The Best Deodorant In The World, about the impact of plastic and deodorant on your body and the environment. We take a look at how not only the ingredients but the packaging of cosmetics such as deodorant can be harmful. We celebrate how there are some companies that are truly looking to maintain integrity when it comes to its consumers’ health, but who also leverage their success to make the world a better place.

Creator and lover of plant-based and vegan companies, Margaux is the founder and CEO of one of the organic, natural and cruelty-free deodorants, “The Best Deodorant In The World”, a company she started out of her kitchen. Its mission is to turn a necessity like deodorant into a force for social impact. Margaux is also an author and certified doula. Margaux understands the importance of eliminating toxins from our lives while living happily and sustainably without harming our bodies, animals or the planet.

In this episode we discuss:

Inspiration for a compassionate life Deodorant vs antiperspirant Conventional deodorant and our body Why is the world best deodorant really better 3 causes - helping children, animals and the environment Challenging others think plastic free Plastic and your body Plastic and the environment What you may not know about plastic Actionable tips for eliminating plastic in your life Message for the masses

Links to things we mentioned:

The Best Deodorant In The World - Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Animal Justice

Water.org

The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pippus - PTP242

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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15. The Big Picture and Changing The Game with Dr. James Loomis - PTP246
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. James Loomis, better known as Dr. Jim Loomis, about the big picture and changing the game. Dr. Loomis lets us in on the big picture of the new film, The Game Changers that he had a role in. This film is not yet available to the general public, but after you hear what he has to say, we know it will be moved to the top of your list of must-sees. We really love how articulate Dr. Loomis is in describing the “health care” system and how he really makes us see things in a practical way.

You’ll find out if there is hope for your doctor to ever get plant-based training, despite their current position on the matter. Having been sick and overweight himself, Jim tells his personal story of getting in shape and gives his perspective on what it really means to be well. You’ll hear if stress has a small or grave effect on your overall health. There is something for newbies, veterans and for those not yet warmed up to the plant-based lifestyle, so please share away on your favorite social media platform.

James F. Loomis Jr., M.D., M.B.A has served as the team internist for the St. Louis Rams football team and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He was also the tour physician for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to the Barnard Medical Center, he practiced internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was also the director of prevention and wellness. Jim was also on the clinical faculty of the department of internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated with honors.

He subsequently completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. In addition, Dr. Loomis received an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified in internal medicine and has also completed the certification program in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. When not practicing medicine, Jim enjoys reading history books, cooking and teaching plant-based cooking classes. He also enjoys running, biking, swimming and has completed numerous half marathons, marathons and triathlons.

In this episode we discuss:

St. Louis Rams, Cardinals and the Symphony Orchestra The Game Changers - The Film “Bro Science” The next generation The true benefits of a plant-based lifestyle Forks Over Knives and his journey Sick care vs health care Who he’s treating now and how he does it Vegan vs Plant-Based Training doctors in plant-based nutrition What does it mean to be well Stress 

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Dr. James Loomis - The Barnard Medical Center, Forks Over Knives

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

The Game Changers

6th Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

Free “Nutrition Guide For Clinicians” App

The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pippus - PTP242 

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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16. Expensive, Weird and Complicated with Victoria Moran and JL Fields - PTP245
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Victoria Moran and JL Fields, the co-authors of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. We discuss some of the basic philosophies people identify with in the vegan and plant-based lifestyle. It’s interesting how individual journeys change people and although an overall goal may always be the same, core values can transform. Of course we talk about food, hacks for chopping food bills and discuss one lucky lobster. We also get into a bit of a debate when it comes to the topic of health and Veganism. You’ll have to listen for more on that.

Victoria Moran is a vegan of over three decades and was voted “PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50” in 2016. Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she’s written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life, and the iconic Main Street Vegan, whose fans include Bill Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres, and which won the “Best of Vegan 2017” contest in the book category. Victoria was featured twice on Oprah, she hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan show on Unity Online Radio. She is also producer of the upcoming documentary from filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson, The Compassion Project.

JL Fields is a newspaper writer, magazine columnist, speaker, culinary instructor, lifestyle coach, activist, and radio personality. She is the author of VegNews Magazine’s 2017 Cookbook of the Year, The Vegan Air Fryer, Vegan Pressure Cooking, and co-author of Vegan for Her and is the founder and director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. She is also a brands consultant for a variety of national companies. JL did her culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and the Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is a Main Street Vegan Academy–certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and a certified Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). She writes and broadcasts from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In this episode we discuss:

The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook Lemon Dijon tempeh and mushrooms Spirituality Vegan values The healthy vegan debate Compassion The 3 myths Chopping your grocery bill vegan = weird The lucky lobster Actionable tips for putting more compassion into their everyday life

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Victoria Moran - Website, Instagram

JL Fields - Website, Instagram

The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You by Victoria Moran and JL Fields

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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17. Lupus, Celiac Disease and Cosmetics with Mandi Dawson - PTP244
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Mandi Dawson about lupus, celiac disease and cosmetics. She has made many changes in her life due to her celiac and lupus diagnosis. She went from a junkier vegan diet to a more healthy, plant-based vegan diet to help battle her health issues. Today she tells us a bit of this story and lets us know about the creams, soaps and makeup we may be putting on our bodies. Mandi shares the effects they have on us and how we can make more compassionate choices for the animals, the world and ourselves. And yes, men, this is for you too! So don't go anywhere and share it with anyone in your life who is not using clean, vegan cosmetics.

Mandi Dawson is a Canadian/British makeup artist and total beauty lover. She was a child model from the age of 1 and was exposed to makeup from a very early age. She is now a beauty blogger at The Beauty Edition. Immediately after becoming vegan, Mandi started to change her focus and bring more attention to a Cruelty-Free and Vegan Beauty/Lifestyle.

In this episode we discuss: Lupus Celiac disease The big 10 Cruelty Free and Vegan symbols Parabens Men’s cosmetics Mainstream cosmetics you can trust Why you need to clean your cosmetic utensils Tooth brushing oral hygiene Oil pulling Actionable tips for starting today Supporting vegan and non vegan companies Actionable tips to start with today to become more conscious about the cosmetics in your home. Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Mandi Dawson - Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

Saying “Goodbye Lupus” with Brooke Goldner M.D. - PTP167

The Hot Detox Plan with Julie Daniluk - PTP191

Joyous Health with Joy McCarthy - PTP061

Oil Pulling for Teeth Whitening & Bad Breath Tested - Nutrition Facts.org

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

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Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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18. Strength Training, Powerlifting and The Mental Edge with Alex Ciccone - PTP243
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Alex Ciccone about strength training, powerlifting and the mental edge. Alex has an amazing presence in the Instagram world and we have been following each other for a while. We were able to meet face to face at the Animal Justice event in December and immediately hit it off.

Today we talked about a few interesting things. We talked about his journey to Veganism, his soccer career and how he got into men’s physique and powerlifting competitions. We hit the topics of nutrition for building muscle as well as the “P” word…protein. Whether you’re 15 or 50 there is something to be taken away in this episode. It’s a good share for anyone who hits the gym.

Alex Ciccone is a vegan lifestyle social media influencer who found his love for spreading awareness soon after going vegan over 4 years ago. His primary reason was for the ethical treatment of animals. Alex provides education and entertainment through different creative content across Instagram, his blog, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat (and coming soon a YouTube channel). Whether it be vegan infographics, news stories, memes and everything between, for Alex it’s about keeping things positive and loving. He wants to not only align with vegan values, but also to reach as many individuals as possible and help in their journey to being or becoming vegan.

Alex has a particular interest in fitness as he grew up playing competitive level soccer. After falling in love with strength training, he became a certified personal trainer. Fitness is a very important part in his story of becoming vegan – as he uses this motivation to debunk the myth that vegans are “weak and malnourished”. That lead Alex to compete in a men’s physique competition as a vegan and pursue powerlifting. At the end of the day it is always about spreading awareness for Alex – to show all the amazingness that the vegan lifestyle has to offer!

In this episode we discuss:

Win, win, win Growing up playing soccer Animal-based protein The vegan journey and people’s reactions The fluffy bunny The mental edge and change Teens and making good choices Complete protein Men’s physique and powerlifting Supplements Creatine Infographics Hunger cues How can parents help? How can teens help? Finding your why

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

#TrainingForLife T-Shirt

Adam on Strava

Our Instagram

Alex Ciccone – WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSnapchat

Vegans Are Weak and Malnourished – 1 Rep Max Test 

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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19. The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pippus - PTP242
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Anna Pippus about the progress being made with the food guide and how it incorporates a more plant-based approach. Anna has been following along and even consulting on the changes happening right now in Canada with regards to the Canadian Food Guide and the Guiding Principles. She fills us in on how these changes are taking place, how it is different from other countries and where the pushback is coming from. She helps clear up the cyber rumors and sets us straight letting us know for sure if the dairy food group is actually going to be eliminated.

We spend some time talking about the connotation for adults and children when foods are called “alternative” and what food taxes are really for. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with some of the advancements you hear about in this episode so share it with your friends near and wide.

Anna Pippus is an animal rights lawyer specializing in laws and policies that impact animals farmed for food. Anna  holds degrees in law from the University of Toronto and psychology from the University of British Columbia. She serves as director of farmed animal advocacy for Animal Justice and strategic advisor for We Animals. Anna frequently speaks and writes about animal rights issues in mainstream media and legal publications. She also talks at universities, bar associations, governmental committees and meetings and community events. Anna is a mother of two and an enthusiastic plant-based cook.

In this episode we discuss: Animal Justice and We Animals Waking up from past food policies Ahead or behind the USA curb? Guiding Principles    “Alternative” foods Will dairy be eliminated? Is this change enough   Will teachers change their ways? How are people going to know the changes? The farm industry the agriculture industry Mindset Food tax Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Anna Pippus: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Canada's Food Guide - Guiding Principles

Find out first from Health Canada - Register Now!

Animal Justice

We Animals

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

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We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

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20. Compassionate Living with The Buddhist Chef, Jean-Philippe Cyr - PTP241
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast to The Buddhist Chef, Jean-Philippe Cyr, about the meaning of compassion and how it extends beyond the food we eat. He explains how Buddhism is the path to vegan eating and how the foods we prepare can affect your overall psyche. Of course we talk about his amazing website and all the videos he produces to make vegan cooking easy for anyone. He points out that people often feel defeated before they even begin because the ingredient lists are too long or the recipe pictures are too beautiful. He hopes to help everyone bring tasty vegan cooking to their homes that anyone will be happy eating regardless of which food groups they normally consume. And you will be really interested to hear what he has to say about soy. Please share this episode on social media as it is “soy” good.

Jean-Phillipe (a Quebec native, just like us) has been Buddhist for over 20 years. He attended the École hôtelière de la Capitale in Quebec City where he excelled in French cuisine and classic techniques. After graduating he apprenticed, among other establishments, at the acclaimed French restaurant Le Saint-Amour. He then continued to evolve as a chef and master cooking techniques in gourmet restaurants in Quebec, including The Capitole, a renowned dining establishment. Now, he shares his passion and what he has learned with all of his subscribers and followers via his website The Buddhist Chef / La Cuisine de Jean-Philippe in which he publishes simple and tasty vegan recipes as easy-to-follow video tutorials! When he’s not in the kitchen, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two dogs.

In this episode we discuss: Making it delicious for everyone Cooking with kids Vegan is the Buddhist way Killing spiders Cooking meat after veganism    So many choices Being intimidated in the kitchen Cookbook pictures - inspiration or defeat? His books and recipes Montreal restaurants His fave recipes Soy Actionable tips to start making good vegan food Links to things we mentioned:

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Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

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La Cuisine de Jean-Phillipe: Ses 100 Meilleurs Recette Véganes By Jean-Phillipe Cyr

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21. Understanding Heart Health with Dr. Jami Dulaney - PTP240
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Jami Dulaney about everything you need to know about heart health and a plant-based diet just in time for February, which is "Heart Month". She walks us through how she embraced a plant-based diet personally and how she brought it into her practice. Dr. Dulaney has literally traded her scalpel for a spatula. She went from doing multiple procedures a day to teaching cooking and plant-based classes. She does this to educate her patients and help them make changes in their lives that will help them have the best chances of avoiding cardiac events. We go through all the vocabulary you keep hearing about heart health to help you really understand what they all mean. We include the important factors about cholesterol, oil and baby aspirin.

Dr. Jami Dulaney went to West Virginia University for undergraduate and medical school. She did her residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She was on the faculty at West Virginia University before moving to Florida to begin her private practice. Dr. Dulaney is very excited about the potential to reverse disease through nutrition and has incorporated nutrition education classes into her primary care and cardiology practice. 

In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Plant-based camps Bringing plant-based to the office Trading the scalpel for the spatula General heart vocabulary explained Procedure or diet...the decision Getting kids started off for good health Cholesterol & oil Baby aspirin and risk factors Marathon, Ironman & plant-based   Charlotte County Plant-Based Nutrition Conference Tips for improving heart health Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness - Podcast

3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant-Based Nutrition Conference

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22. Trail Running with The Rock Creek Runner, Doug Hay - PTP239
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to The Rock Creek Runner, Doug Hay about the ins and outs of trail running. We start off by talking to Doug about his experience in raising his plant-based daughter, Eliza. The support he had from friends, family and doctors is very different from what we experienced. We also get into what you need to know in becoming a trail runner and if you’re already an experience runner you’ll surely pick up some great tips and gems in this one. We cover everything from mindset, gear, distances, expectations and tips that you won’t want to miss.

Doug Hay is an ultrarunner, coach, and lover of all things vegetables. He's the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, a trail and ultra running resource, and the co-host of No Meat Athlete Radio. Doug is fanatical about everything trail running: beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. You can find him on the beautiful trails in the Black Mountains of North Carolina or at @RockCreekRunner on your favorite social media platform.

In this episode we discuss: Plant-based children and pushback Plant-based transition Running recovery Eating what you want as a runner Going the distance (or what distances he has done) Trail running 101 Training for trail runs Rookie tips Trail gear Actionable tips for getting started Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Doug Hay: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Trail Talk by Rock Creek Runner - Podcast

No Meat Athlete

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23. Feeling High Vibes with Yogi Triathlete, Jess and BJ Gumkowski - PTP238
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the Yogi Triathlete, Jess and BJ Gumkowski about high vibes. High vibes is the state we all want to be in - feeling good, moving with the flow of life and being our very best positive selves. We talk about how our exercise, the people we interact with, the food we eat, getting still and the way we talk and think all affect our vibes. Jess shares how she used to be a very low vibe person (she was kind and caring, just not so much to herself) and how she made small changes to be the high energy, positive thinking, trail running Yogi Triathlete she is today. There is a really great connection between the 4 of us on this show and we hope you feel it!

Jess is Head Yogi at Yogi Triathlete. She is a yoga instructor, meditation teacher, multi-time Ironman triathlete, ultra runner and podcaster. Jess is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and author of the Yogi Triathlete Cookbook: High Vibe Recipes for the Athlete Appetite. She credits mindfulness practices and high vibrational eating with creating significant and meaningful changes in her health, career, and relationships; and holds both essential to peak performance in sport and life. Jess has well over a decade of experience working with athletes on body and mind mastery.

BJ is an 11x Ironman triathlete, yoga instructor, podcaster, personal trainer and mindfulness-based triathlon and running coach. His zeal for life is infectious as is his passion for serving those around him in achieving their greatest dreams.

BJ’s mindfulness practice was born out of his darkest night and has since become a focal point of his training. He is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center from Nutrition Studies and is currently one of the top Ironman triathletes in the USA and he’s doing it all on plants.

Together they are on a mission to create a better world by changing the face of athleticism, teaching mindfulness, sharing stories through the Yogi Triathlete podcast and promoting a healthy lifestyle through plant-based nutrition.

In this episode we discuss: What is Yogi Triathlete? Triathlon life - athletes and sherpas Getting into yoga practice Yoga supports triathlon training High vibes Getting still to be a better person Getting still for athletes Meditation Becoming plant-based Mindful eating Vegan dog food Yogi Triathlete Cookbook Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Yogi Triathlete - Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

M21 Mindful Living Challenge

Yogitriathlete Cookbook, High Vibe Recipes for the Athlete Appetite By Jess Gumkowski

Mendocino Coast 50k

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

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24. Strategies For Strengthening Your Family Bond - PTP237
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, Adam and I share the secrets that help strengthen your family bond and a few other techniques we think are pretty great too. Family time builds confidence, trust, connection and memories. As primary and high school teachers we have a deep understanding of children, their personalities and their relationships with their families. Put that experience together with our studies and research and being parents ourselves, we see trends that help keep family ties strong.

Often we see the responsible adults and leaders that develop from many of the holistic practices we are going to talk to you about today. Take time right now to rate how you feel your family is doing as a team and then think about what you want that number to be. We hope some of the ideas we talk about today will help you get to where you want to be and help to strengthen your family bond.

In this episode we discuss: Benefits of creating a family bond Family experiences Meditation Family meetings In the kitchen Exercise Setting examples 1:1 time Actionable tips to start with today Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

The Advantages of Family Time - South University

Meditation For Kids

Influence Your Kids

Keeping Kids Active In The Home

Traveling as a Plant Powered Family

Bring The Family Back To The Table

Can a Family Walk Save You?

The Power of Positive

The Power of Positive - PTP009

Our Family Values - PTP014

Meditation For Families - PTP034

The Power of Positive Parenting - PTP227

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25. Run, Eat & See The World with Ultrarunner Kim Matthews - PTP236
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Kim Matthews, the ultrarunner from Run, Eat, World. Kim was not always a runner, as you will learn in this interview, nor was she always eating a plant-based diet. Just like all of us, she is on a journey. Kim is an Australian ultra trail runner currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She began running in 2008 by signing up for a local 5km event with her husband and has not looked back.

Over the years her distances gradually increased, before finally completing a marathon in 2014. After a six month break to go traveling in 2015, she returned to Australia with two goals: to switch from a vegetarian diet to a plant-based lifestyle and to complete an ultramarathon. The first goal was easy, much easier than expected. The second goal was achieved three months later, a 50 km trail race in Victoria, Australia. This was Kim’s first win in a running event.

One month after the 50 km race Kim and her husband moved to Bangkok, Thailand, where her love for trails and traveling continued to grow. They spent 18 months there before relocating to Vietnam. Since arriving in South East Asia Kim has finished 15 races, 10 of these being ultramarathons. She has been awarded first place in 14 of these races. Her biggest accomplishment to date is being crowned the Asia Trail Master champion of 2017. Kim attributes her success to hard work, luck and, of course, a healthy diet.

In this episode we discuss:

Who is Kim Matthews? Getting started with running Exploring new trails and countries Asia Trail Master Winner Road running vs trail running Getting started with running & ultras Plant-based lifestyle Being vegan around the world Fueling your ultra runs Nutrition and ultras Rapid fire

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Kim Matthews' Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Asia Trail Master

Food Inc.

Happy Cow

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26. Making Cooking Easy For Everyone with Sam Turnbull - PTP235
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Sam Turnbull about making vegan cooking easy for everyone.  A lot of people think they have to eat like a rabbit if they adopt a vegan diet and don't end up making a change despite their understanding that this can make a difference in their health and for the environment. We talk to Sam about how she has “veganized” her favorite comfort foods and made them affordable and simple for everyone. Sam doesn't get wrapped up with fancy superfood ingredients and we can attest that flavor is never compromised with her recipes.

This show is going to give you everything you need for keeping costs down, the ingredient lists short, and it will even get you thinking about what you can make for your loved ones on Valentine's Day this year. We hope you're not hungry now, but you definitely will be by the end of this episode.

Sam Turnbull is the creative voice and vision behind the popular blog It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, author of the cookbook Fuss-Free Vegan, and now a new YouTuber. Growing up in a family of foodies, chefs, butchers, and hunters, (yep, it’s true), Sam was determined to prove that vegan cooking didn't have to be all kale and quinoa. Her easy, comforting, satisfying, and totally non-scary recipes struck a chord with vegans, vegetarians, and even carnivores everywhere. Sam’s first cookbook has been met with rave reviews and is already in its second printing after only one month since being release. She also won the #LoveLentils competition and had the honor of filming a cooking show with Chef Michael Smith.

In this episode we discuss: “It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken” Becoming vegan Following her passion Calling food what it is as opposed to eating “un or mock” Fave recipes from Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized Must have staples for the kitchen Secrets to keeping costs down in vegan cooking Simple recipes Mistakes people make when starting to cook vegan Making cooking easy for everyone The perfect Valentine’s Day menu Actionable tips to start vegan cooking today Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Sam Turnbull’s Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube

Vegucated

Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized by Sam Turnbull  

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27. Understanding Food Literacy with Char Nolan - PTP234
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Char Nolan about understanding food literacy and how it differs in affluent and impoverished areas. If you are not familiar with food literacy yet, you will be. And you’ll want to share this episode with any parent, educator or human you know. But the truth is, food literacy is not just for kids...adults have a big disconnect with food as many don’t understand where it comes from, what effects processing has on our food and how foods affect our health. Let's face it, with the convenience of prepared foods in grocery stores and restaurants (if you can call some of these places restaurants) there is a lack of planning and skill we need to make healthy choices.

Char Nolan is a woman of many hats. She is first and foremost (unofficially) THE Philadelphia plant-based advocate. She is a Rouxbe certified chef, a food literacy educator, eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition graduate and more. She has worked alongside some of the greatest influencers in plant-based nutrition. You’ll get to see her passion about her latest project in our chat today.

Char helps us understand how food deserts and impoverished communities are at a huge disadvantage and how we all need to be food literacy enthusiasts. Stay tuned right till the end to join us in the #plantkindness revolution and help pay it forward.

In this episode we discuss: Finding Plant-Based Commercials on tv Food literacy The origins of food Snap and food deserts Where kids are learning about food Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids How to get kids involved in food literacy at home Getting food literacy into the schools Actionable tips to start with today Links to things we mentioned:

Char Nolan - Instagram, Twitter

Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

 

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28. Feng Shui For A Healthy Lifestyle with Jess Neary - PTP233
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Jess Neary from Nurture with Nature Home Designs on how to feng shui or organize and design your kitchen to help accomplish your health and lifestyle goals. Jess and Shoshana help Adam understand how your physical environment can actually affect your overall state of mind and why it’s important to set up your environment to help you achieve the goals you are looking for. We go through the before and after of our own kitchen makeover based on the recommendations Jess gave us to attain our intentions. We also provide practical tips to organize your pantry and refrigerator to help you make healthier choices. You’ll even learn which colors you’ll want to use as accents throughout your home.

Jess Neary combines her intuition with education and experience with Feng Shui & Interior Design to help families create transformational spaces with Nurture with Nature Home Designs.

Jess’s interests in Interior Design led to an entrepreneur’s path where she offers guidance to others in their journey towards a healthy, wealthy and fulfilling life. Using the home as a catalyst for change, she provides awareness on how our environments can dramatically enhance the flow in our lives and break through obstacles that could be holding us back.

In this episode we discuss:

What is feng shui How does it impact our health Feng shui in the kitchen Creating habits Putting positive energy into the cooking Creating an intention to your space The before and after of us feng ‘shuiing’ the kitchen How to feng shui your pantry The fridge Ideal accent colors Actionable tips for creating better health and better choices in the kitchen Plants in the kitchen

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Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Jess Neary's Website, Facebook, Instagram

Contact Jess here for a FREE copy of the Bagua Map and to schedule a complimentary 30 min consultation.

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

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29. This Is Us Behind The Scenes - PTP232
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In today's episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, we answer your call...drumroll please...this is us behind the scenes! We share the answers to your questions and the information you want to hear about us. As we interview other top experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness and wellness, we often share little tidbits of ourselves, but we try to keep it all factual and relevant to the topics at hand. Through email, texts, Facebook, talks we give and conversations with “real people” we are often asked more personal questions that we don’t always share here.

So we thought that today was a perfect opportunity to share these answers and stories with you today. Maybe this will help you get motivated, take the next step in your journey, realize you are not alone or just get to know us a little bit better. Whatever this episode brings to you today, we realize that you are on a journey and we are so grateful that we are here with you. Thank you for being a part of our tribe and we hope to meet you and get to know you too! So don’t be shy and drop us a line on our social media, website or email.

In this episode we discuss: This is us! Adults and sports Kids and sports What we eat and what we like What Adam is training for How Adam fuels his training Triathlon? Yoga Podcasting Travelling Balancing work and motherhood Adam’s goals as a dad Our big message for today Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Cosmic Kids Yoga 

The Best Homemade Vegan Mac and Cheese Ever!

Sweet Potato & Almond Burgers

Yummy Foods Activity Book by Shoshana Chaim and Adam Chaim

#TrainingForLife T-Shirt

5 Life-Changing Tips For Dads - eBook

Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle - PTP003

Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman - PTP189

The Power of Positive Parenting  with Jon Gordon - PTP227

Amrita Health Foods – get Amrita Bars & use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 15% off

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

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Mary Lou Fusi

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30. The Plant-Based Solution with Dr. Joel Kahn - PTP231
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Joel Kahn about, well, a lot. Of course we introduce you to his new book, The Plant-Based Solution, which covers all subjects plant-based, but we get into some controversial topics too. We look into how hospital food has changed, or stagnated, since we last spoke on episode 91. We also covered the lectin controversy, the carbohydrate debate (that just came up this month) and if there is actually benefit to a plant-based keto diet and if so, how to navigate it.

The highlight of the show was that we actually get Dr. Joel Kahn, known for his sense of humor and co-author of the book “Vegan Sex”, to blush, in discussing the more intimate sexual details. (The truth is I’m blushing just writing/saying it...but the people want to know!!) You know The Plant Trainers Podcast is a family show, but your going to want to listen to the second half without little ears around today.

Joel Kahn, M.D., is a plant-based cardiologist who combines the best of Western and complementary therapies for total healing. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc,” he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and has been practicing invasive, interventional and preventive cardiology since 1990. He is a clinical professor of medicine (cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine and associate professor of medicine at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Kahn received a certification from the University of South Florida in Metabolic Cardiology and became the first physician in the world to complete the program. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kahn has improved the lives and vitality of thousands of patients, taking many of them from chronic health problems to vibrant living.

His passion for education and prevention is recognized by his patients and peer doctors alike. Dr. Kahn’s medical views are published by the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen, among other media, and he is a frequent radio, TV and podcast guest. He was voted Sexiest Male Vegan Over 50 by PeTA and won the Health Care Hero award from Crain’s Detroit Business. His fourth book, “The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health” will be available January 1 2018. And of course he is the owner of GreenSpace Cafe in Michigan.

And please remember that starting on Jan 2 in 2018, The Plant Trainers Podcast will be released Tuesday mornings if you haven’t already subscribed do it now!

In this episode we discuss: Who’s eating at Green Space Cafe What The Health Progress of hospital food in Detroit. The Lectins controversy The carbohydrate controversy of dec 2017 The keto diet ProLon, intermittent, periodic fasting & time restricted feeding Vegan sex The Plant-Based Solution Erectile dysfunction Ingesting your lovers “bodily fluids” is this vegan and is it unhealthy? Tips to improve your sex drive today Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsor, Health IQ. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/planttrainers or mention the promo code “Plant Trainers” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

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Dr. Joel Kahn: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health by Dr. Joel Kahn

The Whole Heart Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn

Dead Execs Don't Get Business by Dr. Joel Kahn

GreenSpace Cafe

Should You Eat or Avoid Lectins - The Doctors Video

ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet

The Skeleton in The Ketogenic Diet Closet: What Virta Health, Mark Sisson, Joseph Mercola and Others Leave Out by Dr. Joel Kahn

Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091

What The Health & Navigating Information with Tom Barbieri - PTP217

How Not To Die with Michael Greger, M.D. - PTP206

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

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Millie Pearson

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Mary Lou Fusi

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31. Eating The Holidays Into 2018 with Amy Longard - PTP230
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Amy Longard about eating during the holidays and making a plan for 2018. Whether you are trying to become 100% plant-based or you would like to clean up your eats, this episode has the information you need. The idea is to start your planning now so when the parties, dinners and vacationioning begins or ends you’ll be on track for the transformation you are looking for. Chances are you know someone who will be able to use the strategies we share in this episode, so please share it with them personally or repost it on your timeline.

Amy Longard is a registered holistic nutritionist and plant-based chef with formal culinary training from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. As a consultant, speaker, nutritionist and chef she is passionate about making it easy and fun to embrace a plant-based diet. Since founding her company in 2015, she has been nominated for the 2016 Faces Magazine Award as Ottawa's Top Nutritionist and the 2017 Danielle Perrault Trailblazer Award for her commitment and involvement in the Canadian holistic nutrition industry. She works throughout Canada and abroad as a chef and speaker.

In this episode we discuss: Staying healthy through the holidays What to do about eating at parties Eating at peoples houses Taking the emphasis off food Creating other traditions Watching the Plant-Based world explode How to start making changes for 2018 5 minute meals Staple foods to have in your pantry Reading food labels   Links to things we mentioned:

The Ultimate Bundle 55 Tips of the Easiest Holiday Meals Ever - Get the FREE PDF

Check out our awesome t-shirts in the PT Shop!

Amy Longard - Website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter

Amy's Plant-Based Breakthrough Nutrition Program 

Chickpea Casserole Recipe

Animal Justice

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

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32. Prescription Lifestyle with Justyna Sanders, M.D. - PTP229
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Justyna Sanders, M.D. about lifestyle medicine and how health is so much more than the food you put on your plate and the weights you lift in the gym. She stresses that there are five key principles that you need to work on in your life to reach optimal health. We tackle the popular questions like: Is IBS real, is organic really that important and how do we know how much we should be eating and of what? This is the episode you need to hear if you want to work towards total optimal health.

Justyna Sanders, MD, is the CEO and Founder of Prescription Lifestyle. After obtaining an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University in Canada, she then went off to complete her Doctorate in Medicine from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland.

As a visionary and advocate for the field of medicine and the health of humanity, Dr. Justyna Sanders created PrescriptionLifestyle.com. Her objective is to provide life-saving information, promote health, wellness and prevention via evidence-based recommendations. Her wish is that this platform will influence the use of whole food plant-based nutrition as medicine, aid in the unification of all evidence-based disciplines of medicine into one system, encourage the use of personalized medicine, focus on "whole-body" health and the underlying causes of disease, but most notably, to revere Lifestyle as Medicine.

Dr. Justyna Sanders' sincere hope is that through her work, she will inspire and empower people to take autonomy of their own health and ultimately aid in the transformation of medicine.

In this episode we discuss: Growing up in Poland Being better off poor on potatoes Constipation and IBS Is IBS real? Whole food plant-based lifestyle vs. plant-based lifestyle Organic is important Whole food plant-based pyramid What is lifestyle medicine Five key principles Environmental effects on our body Total health Actionable steps for taking your health to the next level Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today’s sponsor –> ENERGYbits – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 20% off

Check out our awesome t-shirts in the PT Shop!

Easiest Holiday Meals Ever PDF with the 55 tips for stress free-cooking this holiday season.

Justyna Sanders, M.D. --> Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest

Interactive Food Pyramid

How Not To Die with Michael Greger, M.D. - PTP206

Environmental Working Group

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada


Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

 

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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33. Support Leads To Success with Heather Kaufman - PTP228
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Heather Kaufman about how support was really the ultimate reason for success when her and her husband, Tim, went through various transitions from the Standard American Diet to Whole Food Plant-Based, no sugar, no oil. As you will hear in this episode, there were plenty of reasons for Heather to change her diet and lifestyle, but history predicted that diets were just a fad in the Kaufman household. That is why she dug deep and made a personal connection and the memory of her mother created an urgency to adopt this new lifestyle. But at the end of the day, the respect and support she gave Tim and he gave her allowed them to make a change. Which in turn has become sustainable and really creates a difference in their quality of life.

Heather Kaufman had been dabbling with a plant-based way of eating when a doctor discovered that she had a uterine fibroid that was 14 centimeters long. She then went 100 percent plant-based, ditched the salt, oil, and sugar and started exercising. As a result of Heather's lifestyle changes she is healthy, active, and lives life to its fullest. As a side effect of getting healthy, she has shed 80 pounds and is a competitive runner. Heather had never run a full mile until a few short years ago and is now an ultramarathoner. She is passionate about spreading the message that health comes from your plate and not a number on the scale.

In this episode we discuss:

Life before Plant Based Finding a Plant Based lifestyle The transitions Fibroids Timbits Favourite meals Emotional support of spouses Finding support if you are in your own Races, training and Operation Christmas selfie Actionable tips to start with today to give up the sugar, salt and animal products?

Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today’s sponsor –> Amrita Health Foods – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 15% off

Become one of our Patrons & get our Monthly Motivation Compilation on Patreon

Heather Kaufman - Facebook

The Rantings Of A Former Fat Man with Tim Kaufman - PTP135

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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34. The Power of Positive Parenting with Jon Gordon - PTP227
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Jon Gordon about the power of positive leadership within our own families. How we choose to lead our families have a profound influence on our children’s quality of life. Taking the time to invest in building our relationships with them and building their own leadership skills can give our children an edge for creating a greater impact in their own lives later on. We also explore the role we as parents should be playing when it comes to our children’s extracurricular activities and not just sports.

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 15 books including 5 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First and The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.

In this episode we discuss: Similarities and differences between sports teams, corporation and families How to show up as a leader at home Parents and their influence Helicopter parents Most important thing to do to influence our children How do you show children you love them Family meeting How involved should parents be in their children’s sports Encouraging kids to be their best Focusing on the moment Regrets as a father One last takeaway Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today’s sponsor –> ENERGYbits – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 20% off

Check out our awesome t-shirts in the PT Shop!

How To Show Appreciation & Gratitude with Blake Fly - PTP218

Jon’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus For Kids by Jon Gordon

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:

“Joe”

Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our Plant Trainers Facebook Lives!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on Apple Podcasts – we would be grateful! This will help get our podcast out to others who may enjoy it. We promise to read your reviews and consider your feedback. This show is for you.

Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart Radio or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. We’re also available to Listen on Google Play Music!

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35. The Rawvana Lifestyle with Yovana Mendoza - PTP226
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we finally dive into the raw lifestyle with THE Yovana Mendoza of Rawvana. We have spoken with many raw foodists before on this show, but this time we provide you with the basic foundations you need to know about eating a raw diet especially if it is something you have been considering. Yovana provides all her materials in both English and Spanish in order to help provide resources for those who share her native tongue. Although she was born in America, her Mexican heritage is very important to her. Of course we talk about what a raw diet is, and the different types of sub-raw diets. But more importantly, we talk about practical meals and time-saving ideas to make eating raw at least a bit more accessible to everyone.

Yovana Mendoza, the founder of Rawvana, brings a vibrant and authentic voice to living a healthy, conscious, vegan lifestyle. She flips the standard narrative on its head, emphasizing abundance over restriction. Yovana started her YouTube channel over 4 and a half years ago and now, with over a million YouTube followers, she enthusiastically cultivates a welcoming and inclusive space for those looking to improve their lifestyles and lives. She has been vegan for four and a half years. In her quest for knowledge, Yovana has interned with Dr. Douglas Graham and obtained a certification in the Science of Raw Food Nutrition from the Living Light Institute. She is also a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

In this episode we discuss:

Rawvana Detoxing from food, cigarettes and alcohol Emotional release Influencing the Mexican & Spanish culture Influencing the younger populations What is a raw diet Types of raw diets Eating raw and climate Benefits of a raw diet Downfalls of a raw diet Raw and sleep What about oils? Favorite raw meals How much to eat Sugar and fruit Time-saving tips for eating raw Restaurants Actionable tips for starting a raw lifestyle

Links to things we mentioned:

No Meat Athlete Black Friday Bundle - Deal ends 12pm November 28th!

Rawvana's Webiste, Instagram, TwitterPinterest

YouTube - Spanish, YouTube - English

Rawvana Renewal Guide



36. Diagnosis Dystonia with Tom Seaman - PTP225
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about dystonia with Tom Seaman. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that many people, including ourselves, have not heard of before. We found it interesting to hear Tom talk about his journey that dystonia is taking him on. We believe his story is inspiring to all who find themselves living with chronic pain or who are unable to physically move through life the way they want to. His openness and honesty was raw and we really appreciate how he was able to talk about the emotional trauma that was paired with his physical challenges.

I know that we have said this before, but this podcast must be shared with anyone who could benefit from getting just a glimpse of inspiration or hope because their story is similar to Tom’s. We hope that this podcast will make it into the hands of people who are living undiagnosed with dystonia and that they will be able to make massive changes and find better-coping skills to improve their quality of life.

Tom Seaman is a chronic pain and dystonia awareness advocate, health blogger, motivational speaker, and author of the book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey, a comprehensive resource for anyone living with any chronic condition or other life challenge. He is also a Certified Professional Life Coach in the area of health and wellness. Tom volunteers for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) as a support group leader, for WEGO Health as a patient expert panelist, and is a member and writer for the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network.

In this episode we discussed: What is dystonia? Is it idiopathic? Tom's physical and emotional Journey Escaping the depression Overcoming the physical and mental challenges Depression Where Tom is now? Ideas for managing dystonia (stress, nutrition and exercise) What to expect when reading Tom's book Actionable tips for people who think they may be living with dystonia Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today’s sponsor –> Amrita Health Foods – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 15% off

Become one of our Patrons & get our Monthly Motivation Compilation on Patreon

Tom Seaman's Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blog

Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey by Tom Seaman



37. Handwriting Analysis & Your Health with Jamie Mason Cohen - PTP224
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jamie Mason Cohen about the ins and outs or crosses and dots of handwriting analysis. This is a special episode as it is not like anything we have talked about before. We look at how your handwriting can give you clues into the stressors in your life, and we all know that stress directly affects your health and happiness. Jamie’s expertise in the area comes along with some interesting stories of how people have been able to make amazing changes in their lives after Jamie has looked at their handwriting. You don't want to miss this one, and if you can, get yourself a pen and paper...no typing allowed.

Part personality x-ray machine, and part strengths-analysis strategist, Jamie Mason Cohen is a keynote speaker, certified handwriting analyst and Graphotherapist, who helps people discover their strengths through handwriting.  He works with organizations to understand their employees’ strengths and challenges in order to create lasting change like Sun Life Financial, The Terry Fox Foundation, Broadway Video Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, and more.  

Jamie is a regular relationship expert on "The Social" daytime talk show and his TEDx talk on spotting leadership traits in handwriting has been viewed 1 million plus times.  He is a TED Education-Huffington Post International Award-winning Educator, and a #1 Amazon best-selling author of LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS, Everything I Learned About Teaching, I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  In former lives, he worked for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Executive Producer, Lorne Michaels, directed TV commercials and Sports TV segments, was a high school English teacher and oversaw leadership development for a large private high school in Ontario.

In this episode we discussed: What handwriting analysis is How handwriting analysis can help improve our quality of life What happens when we write Graphotherapy Schools and print How to encourage kids to use handwriting Speed and writing Analyzing your handwriting Jamie analyzes our handwriting Slants, T-bars and more How to strengthen your character through writing A story of handwriting analysis in action  Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today’s sponsor –> Amrita Health Foods – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 15% off

Check out our awesome t-shirts in the PT Shop!

Jamie Mason Cohen's Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS: Everything I Learned About Teaching, I Learned from Working at Saturday Night Live by Jamie Mason Cohen



38. Self-Empowerment with The Bad Ass Vegan, John Lewis - PTP223
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to John Lewis, also known as, the Bad Ass Vegan about self-empowerment. We look into some of the adversity John faced in his life and explore how self-empowerment or mindset helped frame the situations that made him the man he is today. John is a charismatic, passionate vegan who has a good understanding of the need for self-compassion in the ways of nutrition and fitness. We really enjoyed that John was an open book and hope he can inspire you or someone you love to take control of your goals and make some changes, so please share this episode with someone you know will benefit from it.

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1977, John grew up in St. Louis, MO. At a young age of 13 John found himself at 315 pounds, but through hard work and dedication he lost the weight and excelled in football and basketball. He continued his streak of athletic excellence throughout his high school and college years in McCluer Senior High in the heart of Ferguson, Mo. and Harris-Stowe State College. Graduating with a Bachelors degree in marketing, he later went on to pursue his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. John’s education in business coupled with his love for health and fitness gave him the ability to start his venture – Bad Ass Vegan – a health and nutrition company that strives to educate individuals on plant-based nutrition. John’s love for his community brought forth the brainchild of “VeganSmart”, a plant-based protein shake company with a foundation whose mission is to prevent obesity through education, physical activity and plant-based nutrition. He is really excited about his upcoming documentary Hip-Hopocrates...or as you will hear, another name...possibly, in which he is teaming up with the makers of Cowspiracy and What The Health. The goal with their new documentary film is to speak about food injustice through the lens of Hip Hop.

In this episode we discuss: Bad Ass Vegan Getting to 315 lbs at 13 years old Solving the high school obesity epidemic Letting self-empowerment make your choices for you How self-empowerment effects your goals Changing mindset before disaster Dealing with the non-supporters Is mindset innate or learned? Parenting kids to eat well Making choices when you know better Creating a shift in mindset Knowledge is not emotion Upcoming documentary Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today's sponsor --> ENERGYbits - use "PlantTrainers" at checkout for 20% off

John's Webiste, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

VeganSmart



39. Compassion Over Killing with Undercover Investigator, Scott David - PTP222
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Scott David, a retired undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing. That’s right, Scott is like a real life livestock James Bond! We discuss the whole process of how he actually went undercover, to what he did and saw while under employment in various slaughterhouses around the country. Scott also shares how he uses the footage to exploit the cruel practices that he witnesses.

Scott began cutting animal products out of his diet in 2010. After getting his master’s degree in Applied Ecology, he joined an after school education program where he taught students about animals and the environment. He then worked for two years as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing. During this time, he conducted investigations in three different slaughterhouses: Mountaire Farms in North Carolina, Quality Pork Processors in Minnesota, and Superior Farms in California. Now retired from the field, Scott spends his time offering support to Compassion Over Killing's current investigators.

In this episode we discuss:

Compassion Over Killing Getting into animal protection Applying for a job in a slaughterhouse Who's applying for these jobs Fitting in Being scared of being found out What's really happening to the animals What legislation is in place to protect the animals in the slaughterhouses Who's really responsible for the abuse How does it affect workers psychologically What happens with the information in the investigations His biggest successes Ag-gag laws Quality of meat and cutting corners Pork slaughter facility, investigation and Himp Actionable tips for helping fight against animal agriculture cruelty Links to things we mentioned:

Thank you to today's sponsor --> The Save Movement - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Toronto Pig Save, Climate Vegan, iVegan.ca

Compassion Over Killing

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT IN THESE VIDEOS:

Sheer Horror at Superior Farms: Lamb Slaughter Exposed

Hormel: USDA-Approved High Speed Slaughter Hell

Warning: Big-Ag Doesn't Want You To See This Undercover Video

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40. Becoming A Plant-Based Family of 8 with Jessica Dugas - PTP221
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jessica Dugas about her story behind transitioning her meat-grilling husband and 6 children to a plant-based diet. When we first met Jessica, the family was struggling with health issues ranging from ADD, Arthritis and constipation so sever surgery was an option. After years of flirting with the idea of a plant-based diet and embracing a more holistic philosophy, Jessica developed the mindset and found the support she needed to bring the whole family to the Plantiful side! 

Jessica Dugas is the owner of JustDetermined.com and the founding member of the Mom's Online Mastermind community. She is an intuitive empath, a Certified Reiki Master & Teacher, Certified AromaTouch Technique practitioner, Wellness Advocate, entrepreneur, wife, and a plant-based homeschooling mom of 6 beautiful children. She is committed to helping moms reduce the stress and overwhelm in their lives by encouraging them to discover a balance that works for them! As a multi-passionate woman, you can find her serving others through many modalities including, but not limited to, stress-relieving techniques, meditation, intuitive readings, community creation, accountability, essential oil education, and more.

In this episode, we discuss some of the thoughts and actions along with the challenges and triumphs that brought this family of 8 to where they are today. 

In this episode we discuss: Family of 8 Two death in one week What inspired change Medical problems in the family Challenges How all 6 children reacted to Plant-based How else has life changed Mindset Feeding a family of 8 and budget How to avoid picky eaters When people refuse to take action Tips for transitioning a family Links to things we mentioned:

Today's sponsor - Amrita Health Foods - use "PlantTrainers" at checkout for 15% off

Jessica Dugas' Website, Mom Club Online, FacebookInstagram 



41. Corporate Wellness & Creating Your Best Workday with Paul Boston - PTP220
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Paul Boston about the concerns and progressions around corporate wellness. Mental health is an issue that is being spoken about more and more here in Canada and not only that, but corporate leaders are being proactive and doing all they can to keep their employees' minds healthy, ready for change and of course becoming more productive. One of the most interesting items we discuss is the difference between work-life balance and work-life blending. Whether you are just entering the workforce, have been there for years or are actively climbing the corporate ladder, there are some really great takeaways that will help you excel in your life.

Paul Boston is the president of Actus Performance Inc., a human performance development firm. Paul started his professional career working in the fast-paced and demanding world of marketing and advertising with Fortune 500 companies around the globe. At the same time, he started racing at the elite level of triathlons and qualified four times for the World Triathlon Championships and started to discover performance similarities between his athletic and professional career. He then went back to school to study adult training and development, specializing in workplace performance. As an organizational performance development specialist, Paul works with clients to help them understand the fundamental performance values, attitudes and skills people, teams and organizations need in our ever-changing modern-day work world. Paul has published numerous articles and spoken to professional organizations across North America on 21st-century workplace performance.

In this episode we discuss: Plant-based eating for athletes Corporate performance and corporate wellness Handling change in the moment Finding vegan options in the cafeteria Create communication and dialog about making change What are the mental health challenges?   What are the signs? Reactive or responsive Work-life balance vs blending The stigma How to get health and wellness support into your business Myths of corporate wellness Practical skills Links to things we mentioned:

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Wizard of Oddz Charity Event - Get Your Tickets Here!

Paul Boston's Website, Linkedin, Twitter  

Mental Illness - PTP006

Bell Let’s Talk



42. Probiotics & Fermentation with the HappyGutMD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - PTP219
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz the HappyGutMD about prebiotics, probiotics, fermentation and...well...your gut! We share some extremely interesting facts about the foods we eat and how they effect our gut and the role they play on our overall health. We also discuss prebiotics and dive into the good and bad aspects of fermented foods. You’ll be able to hear Dr. B smile from ear to ear when he talks about sauerkraut and gives us the step by step instructions on how to make your own at home.

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI, is a plant-based board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The University of North Carolina. He also received a master's of clinical investigation from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. B has a special interest in nutrition, the gut microbiome and integrative gastroenterology.

In this episode we discuss: Having a secure relationship with others and your health Gut Microbiome, the short version Prebiotics Probiotics Fibre supplements, yay or nay 80,000 tons of food in your lifetime Genetics Blue Zones Probiotic vs Fermented foods Antibiotics Vitamin D The dangers of fermented foods How to make your own sauerkraut Kombucha Kombucha - alcohol, kids & pregnancy

43. How To Show Appreciation & Gratitude with Blake Fly - PTP218
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Blake Fly about showing appreciation and giving gratitude. In Today's society we are inundated with bings, dings, and rings that keep us from really connecting with people. Sometimes we forget to show appreciation towards others, our environment and ourselves. You’ll be inspired to reconsider how you interact with your communities. Blake gives us so many ways to start connecting with people we know and love and who are complete strangers all with the goal of...well...bringing more kindness into the world.

Blake Fly believes that human beings just want to be appreciated. He builds programs to help people in companies and on campuses appreciate themselves and each other. Some of his programs include the Hi5 Run, Train Reaction, Thank U Parties, and My Life Online, an education company teaching kids to be kind online. His innovative methods have gotten him invited to work with companies like Lululemon, MEC, Microsoft and LinkedIN.

Blake is the creator of an annual event called “New Year’s Evolutions: A Night For Entrepreneurs to Celebrate Their Failures and Successes From The Past Year Of Their Life". Blake's work has been featured on CTV, Breakfast Television, The National News, he has shared the stage with CBC’s Rick Mercer. Blake is also a seven time TEDx speaker.

Blake’s family means the world to him and his partner, Emily, is the girl he plans to cook for over the next 75 years.

In this episode we discuss: Thank U Parties Men opening up Hi5 Runs Deliver appreciation in wacky ways How to give more appreciation Creating positive change The power of smiling Overcoming fear Where does fear come from Creating community Appreciative inquiry

44. What The Health & Navigating Information with Tom Barbieri - PTP217
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Tom Barbieri about "What The Health" and navigating the nutritional information and overload that's out there. Society, behavior, research, and documentaries have such an extreme effect on our overall health, yet we are still facing a huge epidemic. We sit down and talk about what we need to be doing about it. Health is not a one size fits all and the more we take the time to understand that, the better we will be able to be motivated and move in the right direction.

As a husband, dad, wellness consultant, personal trainer, USOC certified sport & strength coach, and rational health activist, Tom Barbieri dedicates his passion and education towards helping individuals find their own path to health, fitness, and overall wellness. With a primary focus on behavior and habit change, Tom works with individuals local to his home in Northern Virginia, and also works with individuals and small groups in a virtual format.

When not working directly with his clients, Tom enjoys running, hiking, watching his boys play ice hockey, and working with other motivated advocates in the health and wellness field effectively communicate the importance of individuality in health and wellness, living by the common mantra of progress over perfection.

In this episode we discussed: Progress of Plant Based world Options and choices Behaviour modification Comfort in food Instant gratification on demand society Magic 3 Individuality What The Health Guiding kids through documentaries Stepping in the right the direction Motivation

45. Balancing Hormones with The Hormone Diva, Robyn Srigley – PTP216
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Robyn Srigley better known as The Hormone Diva all about balancing hormones. Now, before you judge...we did talk about hormone issues affecting both men and women. Although the talk was a tiny bit more heavily weighted towards women, we made sure to throw in some really valuable tips for men who recognize that there is an imbalance and how to approach women about it (without getting your head chopped off!). By the end of this show, you will understand what hormones are, how they help the body, what can happen if they are not at their peak and ways to help balance them starting right now, at home.

Robyn Srigley is The Hormone Diva, Holistic Nutritionist and Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach. Robyn’s own journey with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) jumpstarted her passion for helping women replace their anxieties with joy to open possibility in their lives and break free of hormonal imbalance. Robyn runs a successful 1-1 coaching and online program practice where she uses diet, movement, botanicals and a self-love lifestyle to transform the lives of women with PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, Painful Periods and much more.

In this episode we discuss:

Purpose of hormones in the body Men and hormonal Symptoms hormone issues Cravings Adrenals for athletes, men and women Cortisol testing and it means Adrenal fatigue Fatigue Thyroid Methods for balancing hormones When and how to talk to your partner about their hormonal issues How to seek help Sleep, hormones and kids POCS Tips

46. Eating Disorders in Athletics with Chris Hague - PTP215
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Chris Hague about eating disorders in athletics with a focus on high school and college athletes. Often eating disorders are regarded as a feminine disorder found in cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts. But eating disorders within the male athletic population is real and the stigma needs to be let go so these boys and men can stop slipping through the cracks. This is an important show for every athlete, student, parent, teacher and coach out there to listen to. Please share this episode so those in need can get the help they deserve.

Chris Hague is a passionate endurance athlete and coach. Along with his wife, he founded Braveheart Canada, a coaching program dedicated to helping athletes achieve their athletic, health, and life goals through an integrative approach that blends nutrition, psychology, and physiology. Currently, he is completing his Masters of Science in sports psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

In this episode we discuss:

Changing how you look at gratitude Youth athletics Weight loss in high school Skinny≠fast Anorexia and exercise bulimia Dealing with weight Signs of eating disorders in athletics Prevention Individual need for teens, adults and professionals Food logging Tracking Training and mindfulness Expanding your limits

47. Raising Healthy Parents with Sid Garza-Hillman - PTP214
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sid Garza-Hillman about raising healthy parents. This is Sid’s fourth appearance on the show, but his second formal interview. As an extension to last week’s podcast, PTP213: A New School Year & New Beginnings, we thought it would be a good idea to visit Sid’s approach to parenting. The best way to raise happy and healthy children with good values is to better ourselves as men and women first. Parenting is not about control, it’s about being and having a keen sense of values and sticking to them.

For those of you who don’t know Sid Garza-Hillman, he is a podcaster, YouTuber, and the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and his latest book, Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy, and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps coach, teaching people around the world his unique Small Steps approach to healthy living. He is the director for the Mendocino Center for Living Well at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and race director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, horse, dog, and two cats.

 In this episode we discuss:

Bullying in school around food Teachers teaching outside their nutritional training “I have the same struggles, fears and worries as most parents” Not neglecting yourself as a parent “Parenting is an imperfect art” Measuring success as parents Food isn’t the real problem Raising Healthy Parents Actionable tips to start with today

48. A New School Year & New Beginnings - PTP213
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we sit down to talk about a new school year, our family, how we navigate alternative views and values in a mainstream society and new beginnings. We sent our kids off to summer sleep over camp and had a plan in place for keeping our kids vegan and as healthy as possible. Find out how the camp did with our kids. We also talk about ways to start conversations with schools about your family's values to get the most support possible. A new school year means a chance for you to be even more organized and create different or new routines in your household. This show will get you thinking and help you to make some decisions on how you can improve your family’s quality of life for the upcoming school year.

 

In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: "Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science". ~Bruno Bottelheim Plant Trainers update Overnight camp for plant-based and vegan children Getting ready for the new school year, new schools and new teachers Getting back into a routine Changing routines Snack ideas Actionable tips to start with today

49. Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis - PTP212.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we bust the protein myth with Dr. Garth Davis. He is the author of the well known book Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It. Dr. Davis or Dr. Darth Davis, as Shoshana always accidentally calls him, highlights some of the most persuasive research showing links between animal protein, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and the list goes on. There are so many protein myths out there and Garth Davis dispels them all.

Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic and is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures and revisional bariatric surgery. He frequently lectures on the importance of a plant-based diet. Dr. Garth Davis competes in marathons and has completed Ironman Texas, the year before Adam!

In this episode we discuss: Dr. Davis’ moment of gratitude How his career evolved Med school, the medical profession and nutrition How nutrition has changed his practice Is Paleo healthy? Protein and obesity His views on preventing childhood obesity Protein and diabetes Protein and cancer Are carbs OK? High carb, low protein diet Sugar, fruit and fiber What’s the deal with gluten? Consuming oil Proteinaholic

50. Ultimate Weight Loss with Chef AJ - PTP211.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the Ultimate Weight Loss queen, Chef AJ. This show has everything you need to know about calorie density, weight loss and the foods you need to be eating to make the biggest impact. You’ll get her opinion on good fats and carbohydrates. And she’s Chef Aj, so you know you’ll be entertained.

For those who don't know, Chef AJ is a culinary instructor and professional speaker. She is  is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which takes us through her journey from a junk-food vegan with a diagnosis of precancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Chef AJ is also a creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian, and she is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches a monthly seminar featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies, all delivered with comedic panache. 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. 

In this episode we discuss: Comedian-chef-teacher Carbs The ultimate weight loss challenge The red line Calorie Density Food addiction Good Fats Favourite foods to make, eat, kitchen appliance, small appliance, type of pans, things to BBQ Chef AJ answers FB group member, Amy Tan’s question: What is your favorite soup recipe?”

51. The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. - PTP210.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about the Paleo debate with Brenda Davis, R.D. Everywhere you go you hear people talking about how they love their protein and they have to have their protein. Brenda breaks down the Paleo way from a more historical point of view. She walks us through how it is not a sustainable way of life from both a health and environmental standpoint. Want to know if all sugar and carbs being equal? Brenda will straighten you out and to keep it fair, we do discuss the negative consequences of being plant-based.

Brenda Davis is a featured speaker at international nutrition, medical and health conferences in over a dozen countries. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor.

Brenda Davis is the co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with over 750,000 copies in print, in 9 languages. She is a contributing author to a tenth book, "The Complete Vegetarian" and has authored numerous professional and lay articles. Brenda is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands and in 2007 and inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

In this episode we discuss: Carbohydrates The Blue Zones Carbs and sugars created equally? Sugar and cancer What if we were ALL Paleo? The true Paleo diet Comparing today’s Paleo diet to a vegan lifestyle Possible negative outcomes of a Paleo diet Possible negative outcomes of a vegan diet Important aspects of a vegan diet for optimal health Tips for a healthier you

52. Weight Loss & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman - PTP209.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about weight loss and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman from Fat Man Rants. Tim walks us through what it is like to not want to get up in the morning, to getting to the first start line and then taking life by the horns and running with it. Challenged by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, he found a way to keep on moving and enjoy an active life. It all started by just doing a little bit more each day.

Tim Kaufman wanted to regain his health. At over 400 pounds he was unable to perform simple, daily tasks. He had many chronic health issues and was almost immobile. Tim had lost his interest in life and had almost given up. He started to change one small thing at a time. Tim Kaufman is now an athlete that thrives on a plant-based whole foods lifestyle and leads a healthy, happy, productive, and very active life that is free of all medications he was once on. His passion is to spread the message that anyone can transition to a whole food plant-based diet and dramatically change their life regardless of their current situation or size.

In this episode we discuss: Getting to 400+ lbs Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Not caring if you wake up The wake up call Perspective Shifting how you buy food Addiction Doing a little more each day Making it to the starting line Life as an athlete Community Actionable tips to start with today

53. A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn - PTP208.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we are talk to a forefather of plant-based nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. During our talk we ask all the questions you, your family and friends may have about the role plant-based nutrition may have on your health and heart health in particular. Whether it’s moderation, eggs, oils for brain function or osteoporosis, Dr. Esselstyn is firm on his stances and knows the research well.

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. is the author of the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. He is widely recognized for his role in the documentary film, Forks Over Knives. Twenty-four years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn was looking for a way to have his colleagues and himself do more in the way of preventing heart disease. He found the research on plant-based diets to be extremely strong so he and his family adopted a plant-based lifestyle. His family and patients all have a better life because of this.  He lives in the Cleveland area with his feisty wife, Ann.

In this episode we discuss: Coronary heart disease Preventing heart disease Reversing Heart disease Why people who feel healthy should go plant-based All food groups in moderation Oils for brain function Egg whites Different plant-based camps Message to parents who are feeding their children cow’s milk Exercise Chelation therapy

54. The Inspiring & Motivating Josh LaJaunie - PTP207.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the inspiring and motivating Josh LaJaunie. Josh has made a huge dent in the way people down in Louisiana and all over the United States see food. He is a Coonass through and through who ate A LOT, drank, enjoyed the crawfish cookouts and was obese. Now he is a Coonass who is in shape, is inspiring others and was recently on the cover of Runner's World Magazine. Josh talks about his journey from 400 pounds to losing over 200 pounds in an inspiring and motivating way.

In this episode we talk about how Josh got to be 400 pounds, how influential his grandfather was in his life and how running and a plant-based diet just about saved his life. Everyone always wants to know what they can start doing right now to get on their way to better health and Josh LaJaunie does not hold back on any secrets.

In this episode we discuss: The culture in Louisiana Josh LaJaunie’s Bam Bam Finding running Finding a plant-based lifestyle Motivation What you can start doing right now Transitions and food perspective

55. How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. - PTP206.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the man of everyone’s hour, Dr. Michael Greger. He is the author of the popular book, How Not To Die and the genius behind NutritionFacts.org. Dr. Michael Greger and his team read through every scientific study written about nutrition, so we don't have to. He has a funny and effective way of explaining the data, showing the viewers if it was a good study, how it compares to others and in which ways the information may have been bias. But don't be fooled, this is not his day job, Dr. Greger is still a practicing physician, presents about numerous public health issues and is the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

In this episode, we explore that question we hear so often, “But what about fish and eggs” and he shares some information to comfort the plant-based pregnant ladies out there. With his wit and charm, Dr. Greger has some messages for parents and anyone out there who wants to know How Not To Die.

We hope you enjoy the show!

In this episode we discuss: Dr. Greger Heart Disease Pregnancy and a plant-based diet Fish and heavy metals Eggs and choline Yes, it’s perfectly healthy for children to be plant-based Doctors and nutrition education Nutritionfacts.org Understanding research, biases and conflicts of interest The benefits of meta analysis The study with the most impact Stop eating your chinese tea Coffee How Not To Die The daily dozen 15 most common ways to die Physical activity and physical inactivity

56. Will Travel For Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse - PTP205.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Kristin Lajeunesse and how she will travel for vegan food! Kristin started this journey when she decided to hit the road and eat in every single vegan restaurant in the USA. Throughout the show we explore what urged her to do this and of course vegan travel. Many people feel they cannot sustain their values while travelling, but when you are done with this show you will feel like a pro and you’ll rock your plant-based or vegan summer voyages!

Kristin Lajeunesse is founder of and writer for the award-winning website Will Travel for Vegan Food. In September 2011, the New York native began traveling throughout the US in an effort to eat at every single all-vegan establishment she could find. Eighteen of those early consecutive travel months were spent living out of a renovated sports van affectionately named Gerty.

As of July 2014, Kristin met her goal of visiting and eating in each of the 50 states and in April 2015 became a first-time traditionally published author with her memoir: Will Travel for Vegan Food: A Young Woman's Solo Van-Dwelling Mission to Break Free, Find Food, and Make Love. In 2016 Kristin was selected as part of a winning team for VeganTravel.com to embark on an around-the-world journey, documenting vegan food and culture wherein she visited 20 countries. Since returning to the US Kristin is now focused on creating the first nationally televised vegan travel show. A self-employed restaurant marketing strategist and promotional video maker, Kristin has chosen to maintain a location-independent lifestyle indefinitely. She has a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Will travel for food Support systems Getting starting Lifestyle design Leaving a relationship for food Travel If it's vegan I'll eat it Health on the road Tips for travel days, and being away Social media Best cities for vegan dining Maintaining a Mobile lifestyle and supporting herself

57. Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh - PTP204.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Chiti Parikh about gut microbiome and your health. I first met Dr, Parikh at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and she was talking about one of my favorite topics at the moment...poop. I mean microbiome...but poop came up! So, I knew we had to get her on the show to talk about our gut microbiome and bacteria. How to grow the good, shrink the bad and maintain the healthiest body possible. You may have heard of TMAO and Fecal Transplants, so get ready to fully understand what that’s all about.

Dr. Parikh is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College where she plays an active role in medical education, research and patient care. She graduated as an AOA scholar from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. As a board certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, she has co-founded Integrative Health at New York Presbyterian Hospital. This program provides services such as acupuncture, meditation, yoga, nutrition, psychotherapy, and biofeedback.

As an Integrative Medicine practitioner Dr. Parikh focuses on a holistic approach to care that addresses not only physical, but also psychological, social, spiritual and environmental influences on health. By spending more time with patients she creates a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s unique needs and circumstances. By combining cutting edge innovations of modern medicine with the wisdom of eastern medicine, she partners with her patients to attain optimal health and wellness.

In this episode we discuss: Parents’ influence The gut microbiome Skin microbiome Good bacteria Antibiotics Knowing if you have good or bad bacteria TMAO Growing positive and negative microbiome What affects our microbiome Probiotics 101 Foods that support a good system Fecal Transplant 3 actionable tips for a healthy microbiome

58. Searching For Sero with John Rathwell & Tracy Guenard - PTP203.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to John Rathwell & Tracy Guenard about their project, Searching For Sero. Obviously we ask the questions that everyone wants to know...What is sero and how do you manage to live in a van? But we do get deeper when we discuss what really ignited the fire for John and Tracy to hop in a Westfalia and tour Canada and the US. They both lost loved ones which inspired this project with the ultimate goal of funding suicide prevention and helping others find passion and excitement in green exercise. Searching for Sero is a unique approach, looking for people who are happy in the outdoors and who are encouraging others to find their passion and create more sero.

John Rathwell is an internationally published and acclaimed action sports photographer. He has been commissioned by such clients as Red Bull, Outside Magazine, The Enthusiast Network over the last several years, just to name a few. John’s motivation for this project came after his father passed away in 2014 from suicide. His father focused his life on working long hours, overtime and any shift he could take. John watched his father’s lifestyle as he grew up and could see that life needed to be more balanced. Throughout the project, John is hoping to motivate people to put a little more focus on outdoor adventure and hobbies that bring happiness to their lives by sharing the stories and photographs of how others live theirs.

Tracy Guenard is a traditional 9 to 5 worker. She has years of experience working in the fields of criminology and youth intervention as well as business organizational analysis. People’s life choices and behaviours have always intrigued her. Tracy’s interest in Searching for Sero comes from the desire to dig in and understand the human-being in the choices they make. She hopes to grasp these people’s relationship to happiness and how they can play an active role in their mental wellness. What is worth living for? Life! Life is worth living for and Tracy wants to find out the inspiring stories of these people and their passions and share them with you so you also feel that amazement still exists.

In this episode we discuss: The project Green exercise Serotonin   Outdoor sports Planning Feeling like yourself again Wanting to spread mental wellness not illness Understanding the idea of taking care of mental wellness Getting feedback, giving hope How to be a Sero story variety Westfalia Minimalism Funding the project The spectrum of mental health and wellness

59. The Truth About Dairy with Dr. Jennifer Singh - PTP202.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk with Dr. Jennifer Singh on the truth about dairy. There are many MOOO-sconceptions about dairy that have been ingrained in us since we were small children. "A cup of milk with every meal", “Milk does a body good” and “Got Milk” ads have glorified the dairy industry, but it has been at a price. Our health is declining here in North America and as we talk about during this show, the absence of dairy can make a huge impact on our quality of life.

Jennifer Singh is a doctor, wannabe-chef, wife and mom who is passionate about sharing the power of a plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle. Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, she is well-acquainted with the dismal health results of the Standard American Lifestyle. Dr. Jennifer Singh is an Assistant Professor at the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport School of Allied Health, and an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas-Fort Worth School of Health Professions, where she teaches others about Lifestyle Medicine in the Graduate Certificate Program.

Dr. Jennifer Singh uses her medical knowledge, cooking skills, and fifteen years of professional teaching & lecturing experience in medical education to teach groups of all sizes and backgrounds about the life-changing power of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle. She owns Singh Wellness, a Lifestyle Medicine coaching practice in Shreveport. By providing knowledge and support to help clients change their habits, she continues to be amazed by the health results that people can achieve. When not teaching, she makes sure she has no spare time by bouncing between homeschooling her kids, walking the dog, cooking and biking with her family, reading, blogging, and traveling.

In this episode we discuss: Safety Healthcare and hope Converting hope into change The deal with dairy The good components of dairy Casein Lactose Dairy, disease and illnesses Quality of life without dairy Transitioning away from dairy Non-dairy alternatives Homemade recipes Taking to children

 



60. Paleo Protein & Purpose with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis - PTP201.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we sit down with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis for an unscripted, unplanned and unbelievable conversation about the Paleo lifestyle, Protein and having purpose. We recorded this one evening in a hotel breakfast room. The best part of this show is that it was simply a laid back conversation that takes some deep looks on various subjects of plant-based living and research.

This show was pretty funny, if you ask Shoshana. She laughed out loud listening to it walking around the house with headphones on. Despite the humor we all brought, there are some major learning opportunities and takeaways no matter where you are at in your health journey.

For those of you who don't know Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic and is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures and revisional bariatric surgery as well as the author of Proteinaholic and was on The Plant Trainers Podcast episode 042.  Sid Garza-Hillman is the Nutritionist and Programs Director at the Stanford Inn’s Wellness Center as well as an author, speaker and podcast host who was on episodes 189 and 125 of our podcast.

We will cut right into the conversation. It’s not formal in anyway, we just get right into it.

In this episode we discuss: Preaching to the choir? Family feuds What motivates you? Friendly Canadians Fear What made each of us go plant-based Who's funding studies? "Carbs" Low fat Paleo and anthropology Preventative vs early diagnosis Omegas Butter coffee Calcium

 



61. Free T-Shirt Giveaway & A Special Announcement - PTP200.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we come together to bring you episode 200 and to tell you about the free T-shirt giveaway and a special announcement! We are so excited to have reached this milestone. It is because of listeners like you, that we show up every week and put out content that we know inspires you. When we are not recording, coaching clients, teaching students and being parents, we shmooze with potential guests, invite them on the show, plan our conversations, watch them take different turns once we get chatting, edit and prepare show notes just like these! It’s a labour of love and we love it when we get to hear your feedback!

Once you hit play you’ll hear what we think is the coolest part about being the hosts of this podcast, you’ll find out exactly how to get your hands on a brand new Plant Trainers FREE T-shirt, and you’ll hear a special announcement about some upcoming changes around the Plant Cave. So give a listen and take some action.

This week’s question:

There is no question this week. Adam and I just talk about what is on our mind and we have a cool announcement and contest for a free t-shirt!



62. Cholesterol, Genes & Cardiac Wellness with Dr. Robert Ostfeld - PTP199.mp3
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Robert Ostfeld about cholesterol, genes & Montefiore's Cardiac Wellness Program. We break down the different stages of cardiovascular disease from how it develops, what’s happening inside the body and the role medication plays. If you are wondering if you're jeopardizing your health by eating nuts regularly or vegan junk food from time to time, you'll certainly get your answer in this episode. If you know people who think they're destined for a life of cardiovascular events despite their choice in lifestyle, you're going to want to share this show with them.

Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., a cardiologist, is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein. His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education and clinical research. He earned the Outstanding Full Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents; the Program Director's Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology Fellowship; and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.

In this episode we discuss: Montefiore & The Cardiac Wellness Program Educating the public Changing lives Cholesterol Added cholesterol for women Blood pressure Coming off medication Baby aspirin Effects of one junky meal on WFPB eaters Healthy fats Genes Tips

63. 5 Snack Foods To Bring To Social Gatherings - PTP198.mp3
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Snack foods...Ah, the communal gathering of children coming together to enjoy a snack prepared by one family that must meet the allergy requirements of the school, the tastebuds of younglings and respect the nutritional values of all the other families. Wait a minute. There is no way to make every kid happy. It’s unlikely many families have nutritional standards and it may also be hard to meet all those standards. Having said that, more and more families are making changes in their diets whether they are still eating animal products or not. Many families are choosing foods that are less processed and contain less additives...it’s a slow process, but because of people like you that are making an effort to better your lives, liking Facebook posts, sharing podcasts and spreading the word, it’s happening.


At the end of the day I know what it’s like to be the teacher and the parent in this situation. The teacher wants it to be fun for the kids, make it easier for the parents to not have to give snack foods daily and expose the kids to things they would not normally be fed and have them be risk takers. On the other hand, as a parent, it is MY responsibility to feed my child and depending on their age choose what goes into their little bodies. It’s an area of stress because I don’t know what they will be exposed to and then want or even give up other foods because they have tasted fat, sugar and salt on a level they haven’t before.

My child is also gluten free so I know he will often not be able to take part in some of the snack foods. At the end of the day, eating together is a skill we must master, as that experience is always present and maybe your child will come home finally loving clementines!

This week’s question:

Lindsay Asks: "Hey Plant Trainers, I need to send peanut-free, pre-packaged snack foods to my child’s school for the whole class to enjoy. What do you recommend?"



64. Never Binge Again with Glenn Livingston Ph.D. - PTP197.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Glenn Livingston about how to Never Binge Again. He takes us through his own health journey and how binging on chocolate and other commercially designed foods left him overweight and unhappy. In his Book, Never Binge Again, he describes the coaching process he uses to help people stop binge eating and to start having a healthy relationship with food. We talk about his “inner pig” and how visualization and actionable steps helped him in the process of never binging again!

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV.

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Glenn Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

In this episode we discuss: Exercise bulimia Getting to now   The story you tell yourself Visualization What is binge eating, overeating Food addiction Cravings
Tasting that tropical local fruit
Big Foods
Rules and decisions
Will power
Fear and powerlessness vs commitment
Individuality Never Binge Again

65. Turmeric The Spice of Life - PTP196.mp3
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So let’s talk turmeric. Yes the benefits are many. This ancient spice has been used for years for many things because it has so many powers. Before conventional medicine, there were plants. Back in the day, people who suffered from major inflammation, pain and fatigue were often treated with Birch bark (which was like taking ibuprofen) or ginger (which I talk about all the time) or another one of my favorites, turmeric. Today, people are quick to take an Advil or Tylenol to help with inflammation and pain, but do we know the long-term effects of using those over the counter medications?

You can actually buy turmeric in the powder form in most grocery stores these days or you can opt for the actual root in many health food stores. Be cautious when using turmeric as it tends to stain things orange (especially when handling the root).

This week’s question:

Avi asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I have a foodie question for you. I’ve been reading about the benefits of turmeric and was overwhelmed. Where can I buy turmeric and what can I use it with? Basically I just don’t know what to do with it!”



66. Dealing with Emotions & The Short Film "Just Breathe" with Julie Bayer Salzman - PTP195.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about dealing with emotions and the short film "Just Breathe" with Julie Bayer Salzman. We were first intrigued by Julie and her husband Josh's films, "Just breathe" and "Release". As school teachers, we quickly understood that this was more than just a tool for children...it was a lesson for all. In our conversation, we talk to Julie about our emotions and the idea of emotional intelligence. We explore how teaching our children early about being mindful about their feelings can help keep their emotional levels stay strong throughout their lifetime. You’ll be sure to get so many ideas on how you can start to calm yourself and react better in stressful situations.

A lover of powerful stories with rich imagery, Julie spent the first part of her career gaining a solid understanding of the nuts and bolts of commercial production. For over ten years, she produced and oversaw countless commercial campaigns for others before moving into writing and directing projects of her own at Wavecrest Films.

She and her partner Josh Salzman made their directorial debut with “Time & Tide”, a documentary about the impact of globalization and global warming on the tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu. The film garnered numerous film festival awards, screened internationally, and was broadcast in the US on PBS.

Julie's sensitivity to subject and subject matter was fully realized and recognized in the widely celebrated short film “Just Breathe” - a film about the power of mindfulness to transform anger (as articulated by a group of elementary school kids). The unscripted piece was showcased on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday program in April 2015, plays internationally at children's film festivals and has so far been translated into Spanish, Italian, German and Hungarian.

Currently, Julie is raising money to do a series of short films about Mindfulness, as well as a film about toxic breast milk in Inuit women in the Arctic. She is writing an animated screenplay based on the true story of the two homeless dogs she and her family adopted,. Julie is developing commercial projects centered on sustainable and progressive businesses. When she’s not working you can usually find her wandering in the hills with her camera in hand and dogs in tow, hanging out with her tribe or just at home digging in the dirt.

In this episode we discuss: Moments in nature Getting into film Creating positive social impact Commercial positive impact "Just Breathe" Emotions in children and adults Emotional intelligence Mindfulness Expressing emotion How to use mindfulness before reacting Where to start Mindfulness lighting up creativity

67. When Plant-Based Kids Are Faced With Non-Vegan Foods - PTP194.mp3
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What do we as parents do when our plant-based kids are faced with non-vegan foods? Vibeka...this is a doozy! There are so many ways to deal with our kids' choices to eat animal products when they are with friends or other family members. It all comes down to your family values with regards to health, animal rights and also your parenting style. The short answer is as long as you're calm, cool and respectful, there really is no wrong answer, only ones that are more suited for your unique situation. How I may handle my plant-based kids may be completely different from everyone else in the Healthy Plant-Based Families Facebook group!

I really had to think hard on this one and I put together three answers for today. To all the listeners, these answers are not intended to limit you to what I talk about today. They are meant to inspire you to think deeply about how you would handle your plant-based kids and certainly have a conversation around the topic with any other parents or guardians your kids may have. The age of your kids may come into effect here and you may also find that your own personal reaction to this situation will evolve over time. So which are you...Ron, Harry or Hermione?

This week’s question:

Vibeka Asks: "Hey Plant Trainers, How should I deal with my plant-based kids choices to eat animal products when they are with friends or other family members?"



68. Alkaline Water & Ionized Water with Nedalee Thomas - PTP193.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about alkaline water and ionized water with Nedalee Thomas. She talks to us about what alkalinity is and how we can achieve better alkaline levels in our body through certain foods and alkaline water. Nedalee shares her story about how drinking ionized alkaline water took away the arthritic pain from a 20-year knee injury and improved her vision so much that her eye glass prescription had to be reduced twice in four years.

Nedalee Thomas, CEO of www.ChansonWater.com, is the exclusive US importer for Chanson Water USA and seven foreign markets. She is an author, speaker, mother, grandmother, former foster mother, and business woman with a marketing degree and opened her first retail store at 23 years of age. She is also a researcher, with a passion for healthy living. Nedalee also coaches her luxurious budget lifestyle program through her latest launch of www.PrincessPower.com where she also has a podcast. Nedalee believes you can be, do and have anything you desire.

In this episode we discuss: What is alkaline water Foods for alkalinity Alkalinity and health ORP Ionized water Who should not drink alkaline water Understanding all types of water Making alkaline water Drinking enough water

69. Concussion Awareness and Management - PTP192.mp3
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If a concussion is suspected, then concussion awareness and management are key in get you back to activity. A concussion is a brain injury. A person doesn’t have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. Symptoms can often be very subtle. Proper protective gear should always be worn (i.e. helmet for biking or contact sports, mouthguards, etc...). A concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or anywhere else that causes a severe or sudden movement to the head or neck. Getting clearance from a medical doctor should be required prior to the person injured being able to return to participate in the activity.

This week's question:

Ryan asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I think I may have a concussion, but I’m not sure of the actual signs and symptoms. I’m going to the doctor, but I’m sure he will tell me to just take some time off and rest. What should I know about managing my possible concussion?”

Concussion awareness - signs & symptoms:

Confusion, disorientation, Loss of consciousness, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of Balance, Blurry vision, Ringing in the ears, Slow or slurred speech, seeing “stars”, feeling dazed or confused, emotional or personality changes.

Concussion Management & Rehabilitation:

You should never return to play while symptomatic. When someone displays any signs or symptoms of a concussion, one should not return to participate in a game, practice or activity. Make sure that the person is not left alone and monitoring for any negative changes is very important to watch out for. Make sure the person gets checked by a doctor.

Here are 6 steps before returning to activity if you have been diagnosed with a concussion and you must be asymptomatic for 24 hours between each step (these steps are designed for competitive athletes, but anyone with a head injury can follow these guidelines):

No activity, complete rest. Once asymptomatic, proceed to step 2. Light aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary cycling. Sport-specific training (i.e. running in soccer, skating in hockey). Non-contact training drills. Can start resistance training. Full-contact training (after medical clearance). Game play

Remember...the most important thing is concussion awareness and ensuring you are safe to resume activity.



70. The Hot Detox Plan with Julie Daniluk - PTP191.mp3
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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Julie Daniluk about everything we need to know about The Hot Detox Plan. Julie talks to us about how most detox plans are made for people living in warm climates and how people of the north are put at a strong disadvantage by taking part in many mainstream detox plans in the cold months. Not everyone's body can handle those cold wet foods, so Julie tied together her knowledge of the ancient wisdom of both India and China to create this healing plan. Julie was on our show before way back on episode 71 of the Plant Trainers Podcast when we talked about autoimmune diseases, allergies & foods that heal . So after you're done listening to this one go and check it out.

For those of you who don't know Julie Daniluk RHN, she hosts the Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Her award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped over 100,000 people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great and assist their body in the healing process. Her second bestseller, Slimming Meals That Heal, explores why inflammation causes weight gain and how anti-inflammatory superfoods shed pounds without dieting.

Julie's latest book, The Hot Detox, embraces the ancient wisdom of India and Asia, applying the time-tested intelligence of warming up your body's core. Inspired by hot yoga practices and backed by 600 peer-reviewed scientific studies, Julie's detox system will help your body to gently rid many of the toxins you experience in our modern world. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, and is a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show.

In this episode we discuss: What is detox When to detox Warm foods Climate and detoxing Is detoxing for everyone? Ayurveda Can smoothies be part of hot detox For omni and plant-based Omega 3 Top 3 foods to eliminate Cleansing your liver Dealing with acne Cleansing for athletic performance Other lifestyle detox methods Results of the Hot Detox Programme Actionable tips for detoxing

71. 5 Tips For Getting In Your Greens - PTP190.mp3
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Getting your children to eat can be one thing, but getting your family to eat more greens is another. Greens are good for so many reasons. They have powerful nutrients and antioxidants that help fight against obesity, cancer heart disease and more. They keep your body working at at it’s highest levels and it's got fiber that helps you...well...you know! Really, I have about 30 different ways to start incorporating more greens into your diet, but I chose a few that I thought could relate to the masses.

The part that I love about working with individuals is knowing more about their routines and challenges and finding the best ways that work for them. I can tell you this, thinking ahead and being familiar with these amazing 5 tips for getting your greens in will be like second nature for you in no time. Your family may not even notice, but their bodies and health will thank you!

This week’s question:

Robyn asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, How can I get more greens into my family?”



72. Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobso, Josh LaJaunie, Sid Garza-Hillman - PTP189.mp3
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Making choices through mindset is our focus in today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast - this one's a special treat for you! While we were in Marshall Texas for Healthfest, we sat down with Howard Jacobson (from the Plant Yourself Podcast), Josh LaJaunie (you may have seen him on the cover of Runner’s World Magazine) and Sid Garza-Hillman (from the Approaching The Natural Podcast) for an unscripted, unplanned roundtable conversation. You should be warned that we were literally sitting in a warehouse room while it was pouring rain on the tin roof. 

It was very interesting to see the different perspectives of all these great coaches on the subject of mindset. It is clear that mindset, accountability and practical knowledge is something we all feel our clients need more of. Whether you have tried every diet out there, have begun your plant-based journey or are ready to take someone under your wing, we’re sure you’ll find motivation and inspiration about mindset, which will help you and others along with transformation of any kind. We hope you enjoy this show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

In this episode we discuss: Mindset Taking the first steps & not looking at the finish line Staying in the now Breaking up the goal What is debilitating WWID What the heaven Can't Looking at results Finding your why Breaking the circle What do you really want Be awesome and going beyond the status quo Off the rails

73. Knee Pain and What To Do About It - PTP188.mp3
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Knee pain can occur in different parts of the knee and happen for various reasons. The knee is actually the most unstable joint in our body and gets put through an extreme amount of pressure especially when we do activities like running or jumping. Actually, during activities like running and jumping, the knee must withstand forces two to four times an individual’s own body weight. Think about that for a moment. Because of that small fact, the knee is a prime target for injury. 

This week’s question:

Andrew asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I’ve been running a bit lately and have starting to feel some knee pain. I’m not really sure why it’s happening, but is there something I can do about it?”

Exercise Descriptions: Stability Ball Hamstring Curls Begin by lying on your back on the floor with your legs straight, knees slightly bent, heels on top of a stability ball, toes pointed up towards the ceiling. Your arms should be down at your sides, palms down. Lift your hips by pushing down on the ball with your heels; your shoulders, hips and ankles should form a straight line. Roll the ball toward you by pulling your heels in toward your glutes. Keeping your hips off the ground, roll the ball back out to the starting position and repeat. Go for 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps. Perform this exercise using one leg for a greater challenge.

 

Squats

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees slightly and keep your head level. Lower your hips until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor. Pause briefly, then slowly straighten your legs and hips at the same time. Keep your back flat throughout the exercise. Squat only as low as you can with proper technique. You can increase tension by holding dumbbells while doing the exercise. Do 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps.

 

Lunges

Stand with your feet apart, back straight and your head level. Step forward 3-4 feet with your left foot and drop your hips until your back knee nearly touches the floor. Pause briefly, then slowly push back to the start and repeat with the other leg. Don’t bend your front knee beyond your toes. Take it slow. Do 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps for each side.

74. Mind, Body, Spirit & Pain Management with Chris Kidawski - PTP187.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Chris Kidawski about pain management and the importance of the mind, body and spiritual connection.

As a long time strength and conditioning coach you may be surprised to hear about all the mind and spirit development Chris has done and that he teaches his clients to do the same. We talked about the role of strength training and concentrated on pain management both in terms of preventative measures and what to do when you actually become injured. At the end of the day it’s always about self improvement and figuring out the way to stay as healthy as possible throughout life.

Chris Kidawski has been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 18 years. He is the author of two books and is about to publish his third. Chris’ experience has taken him from New York, to Hawaii, and now to South Florida. He has helped high school athletes achieve college scholarships, college athletes get into the pro's, and professional athletes to achieve championship status. Chris has also helped countless others achieve their fitness, and health goals. His mission in life is to never stop opening others lives to endless possibilities!

In this episode we discuss: Love for fitness Spiritual path Developing your mind Mindfulness Dying healthy Strength training Crossfit Managing pain Foam rolling Prehab Strength and conditioning Thera cane & back buddy Massage therapy-yay or nay? Meditation practice The Everspace Magnesium Actionable tips for self improvement

75. Which Nut Butter is Better? - PTP186.mp3
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So, which nut butter is better?

First of all I want to say that I am so proud of Roxann for asking the question about which nut butter is better. She has come so far working with Plant Trainers and for her it’s not just about being told what to do and when...but, she is really catching on to being mindful of the foods she is choosing to surround herself with as part of her health journey. Deciding on a nut butters is something I love to talk about. When people type nut butter, they often make typos and it reads "but butter"...nothing makes me laugh harder. But on a more serious note, the nut or seed butter you choose may have a bigger effect on your but and your health than you think!

So consider these ideas when shopping for nut or seed butters next time.

This week’s question:

Roxann Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, which nut butter is better to use, Peanut butter or other kinds?”



76. Main Street Vegan & Living A Vegan Lifestyle with Victoria Moran - PTP185.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Victoria Moran about living a vegan lifestyle and Main Street Vegan. We discuss the definition of vegan which is possibly more encouraging than you may think. While looking at the development the vegan and plant-based world has made over the last 30 years we see a very big opportunity for a better planet with even more compassionate dietary and lifestyle vegans in the future. The more we expose our children to a life of compassion and plants, the better lives they will live later on. We love Victoria’s tips for becoming vegan and suggest you take the movie weekend advice no matter what stage you're at!

For those of you who don’t know Victoria Moran, she is a vegan of over three decades, an obesity survivor, and the current female winner of “Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50.” Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she’s written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, and the iconic Main Street Vegan. Victoria was featured twice on Oprah; she hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast; and directs Main Street Vegan Academy, the exciting in-person program in NYC that trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators. She is also the producer of Thomas Jackson’s upcoming documentary, The Compassion Project, introducing veganism to people of faith.

In this episode we discuss: Pets The definition of vegan Doing the best you can The norm The coachable moment   Our children Having the meat talk Spiritual connection and food Being helpful in the world When will vegan be normal? Vegan businesses Main Street Vegan Academy Sexiest Vegan over 50 Movie weekend Tips for going vegan

77. Sharing Takeaways From Some Attendees at Healthfest in Marshall Texas - PTP184.mp3
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On today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we skip the “Hey Plant Trainers” question and feature the amazing takeaways from some attendees at HealthFest in Marshall, Texas. Not everyone gets the opportunity to travel and hear experts in the field and be surrounded with like minded people. So we went around recording people's big takeaways from the weekend, hoping you’ll be able to be inspired by them.

We also share some of our thoughts about how we have grown over the weekend and what to do if your are needing just a little more guidance after this weekend. All the speakers were amazing and had so much to offer for people who are just starting on the journey or are looking for that's next step in their overall health and fitness. A shout out goes to everyone who was brave enough to to say yes this weekend to being reordered and sharing their takeaways from HealthFest.



78. The Ripple Effect with Dr. Greg Wells - PTP183.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Greg Wells about the theory of The Ripple Effect. His latest book, The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better comes out April 4th, 2017. We discuss the many contributing factors of this book and how it affects your life.

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions.

Dr. Wells is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance. He also serves as an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children where he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program. There, he and his team explore how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses in children. Previously, he served as the director of sport science at the Canadian Sport Institute and taught elite sport coaches at the National Coaching Institute.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. He has studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, like the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Dr. Wells has had his own personal experience with the challenges and opportunities of adversity and human extremes. Late in his high school career, he broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean and was in a halo brace before undergoing neurosurgery. Told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again, he went on to compete at the international level in swimming. He has competed in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon - 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle - Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique, a grueling 11,000-kilometre event that is the longest bike race in the world.

A sought after speaker on the topic of human performance, Dr. Wells has spoken at top events like TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Sir Richard Branson. Dr. Wells is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games.

In this episode we discuss: Making a difference in India Breaking his neck Overcoming the odds Intrinsic motivation Fearful of failure Olympian Scientist Showing people how to improve their life using science Athletes' biggest challenge The best Athletes' common denominator The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better The most important of the Ripples Broccoli having more protein than steak 1 tsp sugar can help you lose pounds though the year His most meaningful work

79. Will I Only Eat Salads If I Change To A Plant-Based Lifestyle? - PTP182.mp3
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Will I only eat salads if I change to a plant-based lifestyle? One of the most common things we hear from people who are not really familiar with the plant-based world is “what can I possibly eat besides salads and broccoli.” First of all, check out #plantbased on Instagram or scope out @planttrainers on Instagram and you’ll see a whole world of delicious food.

Salads and broccoli are definitely part of the mix, but that should be the case for everyone. Give a listen and find out how we answer this question and leave your mouth watering for more. There are definitely hearty eats in the plant-based world. Once you know how to choose your ingredients, create texture and match up flavors, the world is your...well...oyster mushroom. So if you or someone you know is worried about having to eat salads all the time and always being hungry, then this episode is for you.

This week’s question:

Kelly asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, will I only eat salads and feel hungry all the time if I go plant-based?”



80. Music Therapy For Your Health with Hailey Reiss - PTP181.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Hailey Reiss about using music therapy for your health. Some people think of music as something for the talented or just something to listen to while travelling in the car, but playing and listening to music may have a bigger effect on your overall health than you think. Music therapy is gaining traction not just for the elderly or people with disabilities, but for young folks of all ages looking to do what they can to better their quality of life. Hailey talks to us about how athletes can use music to their advantage while exercising or dealing with injury. Whether you're looking to incorporate music into your life to help with your mental health, meditation or fitness routines, you’ll get inspired in this episode.

Hailey Reiss is the owner of Harmonic Expressions a music therapy company. Hailey completed her Bachelors of Music Therapy at the University of Windsor in 2012. In March 2013 she received her Music Therapist Accredited designation from the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. Since then she has worked with numerous populations in different settings including seniors, adults with disabilities, children with disabilities, infants and children in daycares, child-parent anger management and emotions groups, as well as bereavement. She has therapy experience in both leading groups and one-on-one. Hailey is now in the process of completing her Masters of Social Work through the University of Windsor’s continuing education program for working professionals.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Music Physical changes Pain management Music for training Stress and anxiety Brain chemistry Finding your music Distraction Meditation Brain health Doing something different Autism Music therapy month Adam's surprise Actionable tips for improving your health through music

81. Tips For Overcoming Adversity - PTP180.mp3
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Overcoming adversity can be a very challenging thing to be able to do. We are faced with adversity all the time in our everyday life and it is how we react and deal with it that truly helps define and shape us as people. Some things we can control and others we simply can’t. Focusing on what we can control can help us get through those tough times, along with the four other tips mentioned in this episode.

This week’s question:

“Recently a huge, shocking announcement was made at my place of work that has turned my world upside down. Without much notice, my job may be pulled from right under me. My future with this organization is now in jeopardy and I don’t know how I’ll be able to financially support my family. In times like this do you have any tips to help me in overcoming adversity?”



82. Overcoming Diseases & Giving Back with Shannon Farrell - PTP179.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Shannon Farrell about how she overcame diseases and how she is now giving back. Shannon shares her health history with us, but it’s more like her unhealthy history. She has too many diseases and too many medications to mention here. She was wheelchair bound and a perfect candidate for disability, but neither of those options were acceptable. Shannon walks us through her thought process and in the most inspiring way sends the message to never settle with life if it is not the way you are willing to accept. Today Shannon is an avid runner and monitors doctors, nurses, athletes and organizes groups so everyone can benefit from a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Shannon has over 27 years of experience in the medical field, including 18 years as a registered nurse in a multitude of roles. She prides herself on being a multidimensional health care provider to her patients and shares her vast knowledge obtained during her lengthy career. Shannon is currently an RN at the Beaumont Cardiac Rehabilitation centre in Michigan, in a unit that she helped build up from the ground level with a team of incredible coworkers. While working with patients to achieve their own maximal health and wellness, she realized the importance of her own health and the impact to teach others to live successfully with any type of chronic disease. She has lost over 85 pounds and experienced many benefits of following a healthier lifestyle, including an increase in energy level, reduced pain, and fewer disease flare ups. She enjoys all types of sports and loves supporting her own children at their sporting events. Shannon Farrell is honored to serve as the Volunteer Director of the Small Groups for the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group.

In this episode we discuss:

Steroids, diabetes, lupus and being wheelchair bound Finding plant-based Giving herself a gift The mental game of athletic injury Sidestepping Not accepting disability Leaving things behind Trends with cardiac patients Here and now society Doctors prescribing less drugs and more fruits and vegetables Kids jumping in with the parents   Getting to the children Grassroots education Athletic performance Actionable tips for getting started

83. Is Quinoa A Carb or Protein? - PTP178.mp3
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We loved this question as it was sent to us in the moment of a heated family dispute over whether or not is quinoa is a carb or a protein. We are not really sure who the winner is, but you should really have a good idea about how to go about looking at the question by the end of the 5 minutes.

This is a question that comes up often for many foods. This whole idea of categorizing them into absolutes is damaging to the foods’ reputation and our health. It’s important to look at a food, if it has or has not been processed, what other nutritional value it holds, and what affect it has on a particular person’s body. After all, every-body is different. In this episode we talk about overlap, how not all foods are created equal and how the manufacturing process really changes the value of the food. Let us know who you think won the #debateoverquinoa!

This week’s question:

Sherri asks: “My son and I are having a debate whether quinoa is a protein or a carb?
I know as a vegetarian quinoa is a source of protein.  My son is trying to prove to me that quinoa has equal carbs as a pancake mix or granola bar. I would like to get the facts straight on this debate with him.”



84. Mastering Diabetes with The Mindful Diabetic Robby Barbaro - PTP177.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Robby Barbaro The "Mindful Diabetic" about mastering diabetes. This is really the 411 on all things diabetes. We cover type 1, Type 2, Type 1.5, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. Any question you ever had about sugars, carbs, insulin and fat will be answered for you right now. In the show, Robby talks about a retreat starting March 2nd. We know you missed that opportunity, but stay tuned to Robby’s media outlets for more opportunities coming soon.

A little bit about Robby: he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and has been living this lifestyle since 2006. In that time, while eating pounds of fruit every day, his HbA1c value has never exceeded 6.4%, and his blood glucose has been stable and easy to manage.

Robby graduated from the University of Florida and is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and the founder of Mindful Diabetic. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full time. Robby enjoys exercising regularly, spending time with friends, and sharing his lifestyle on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

In this episode we discuss: Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes 1.5 or LADA Robby's story Having diabetes vs being diabetic Carbs and sugars Cause of type 2 #1 cause of death for diabetics The Ketogenic approach Truth or myth Gestational diabetes Exercise and activity   Mindful diabetic Managing diabetes Mastering Diabetes Retreats Actionable tips

 



85. How Do I Forgive Myself After Binge Eating? - PTP176.mp3
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There are times when we do some binge eating. Times when we eat unhealthy food, when we eat fast food, junk food, call it whatever you want. We live in a fast paced, high impact, hack-oriented society. The pressures put onto us by the society we live in can be tremendous and can influence the decisions we make in a negative way. Sometimes we need to remember that the choices we make do not always define who we are. Forgiveness is a skill many of us need to learn to master. Being able to forgive others is such an important tool to have in our toolbox. Being able to forgive ourselves for the decisions we make is not always an easy thing to do, but an important thing to be able to do.

This week’s question:

Saul asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I ate so unhealthy last night and now I feel sick and gross...How do I forgive myself after binge eating and feel better?”



86. Fuelling Healthy Families with Lean Green DAD Cory Warren - PTP175.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Cory Warren of Lean Green DAD about fuelling healthy families. For some, a plant-based healthy lifestyle seems difficult and for those with families it can seem impossible. Together with Lean Green DAD, we are here to tell you it is possible and it can be done even in your family. We explore how education, marketing and planning can really help in getting and keeping the kids onboard. Cory shares his ideas about conquering social situations as well as some of the other challenges you may face. Of course, you’ll be sure to get lots of actionable tips for your own journey. Be sure to share this podcast with other families looking to create a more Planti-ful lifestyle in their homes.

Cory Warren is a husband, father of three, and vegan athlete who helps busy families eat more plant-based foods! His blog, Lean Green DAD, helps over-scheduled, busy people (mostly parents) maintain a healthy balance of plant-based nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness so they can go the extra mile for their families.

In this episode we discuss: Movie night Ulcerative Colitis & Chronic Illness Family acceptance Kids making choices Education and marketing Social situations Birthday Parties Taking the focus off food Holidays The role of a Dad Tips for busy parents

87. The Microwave To Use It or Lose It - PTP174.mp3
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The microwave is a hard call for so many people. Should we use it or should we lose it? We keep hearing that it is bad for us, but it is SO convenient that we want to hear good news. There are many sites out there that tell their readers the worst news about microwaves, but can they be trusted? Are those sites working off of good research? The question about using the microwave or not is one we do not have an answer for specifically. We hope we provide you with enough information to make informed decisions. As we find more information, we will keep you in the know.

This week’s question:

Margaret asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, does microwaving food change the nutritional value of the food?  I heard that microwaving can change the chemical makeup somehow of the food so that the body can no longer absorb the nutrients.  I also heard that it kills any live enzymes.  Is this true?  Sometimes it is convenient to use the microwave, especially for things like potatoes.  But I have been avoiding it for about a year since I heard this.  I think it is ok to microwave water for tea, but I am not even sure about that.  If you could help me get to the bottom of this, it would be greatly appreciated.”



88. Eating Potatoes For A Year with Andrew Spud Fit Taylor - PTP173.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor, commonly known as that guy who ate potatoes for a year. We talked to him about the Australian diet, how he grew to 300 lbs despite his active lifestyle and of course why he chose potatoes. Andrew tells us about the physical and mental health changes he experiences and how he was able to continue with this one food for so long. This is a great episode for anyone with food addiction or anyone interested in the story behind Spud Fit.

Andrew Taylor is known as the man who embarked on a quest to eat only potatoes for the entirety of 2016. The former junior Australian Champion Marathon Kayaker’s journey started in late 2015 after another failed attempt at dieting. Heavier than before, with clinical anxiety and depression, Andrew realized he was a food addict. The former high school physical education and health teacher with a degree in Applied Science (Human Development) spent six weeks researching ‘the perfect food’ before settling on the humble spud.  Here ‘The Spud Fit Challenge’ was born. Andrew would eat only potatoes for an entire year. The world watched through mainstream media as his weight melted away, health improved and the dark clouds of depression lifted over the course of a year.

Andrew’s first book, The D.I.Y. Spud Fit Challenge: A How-to-Guide to Tackling Food Addiction with the Humble Spud, was co-authored with his wife Mandy van Zanen and has helped many people to break the shackles of food addiction. Andrew now spends his time coaching others through food addiction, speaking, making YouTube videos, working on his own podcast and currently writing his second book.

In this episode we discuss: Getting bigger The Australian diet Mental health & depression Unable to change Parent-teacher night 1 slice of pizza Quitting food Potatoes Overcoming depression Food addiction Failing Tips for overcoming food addiction

89. Our Top 3 Reasons To Attend Live Events - PTP172.mp3
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Thinking of going to attend live events to better your nutrition, health or lifestyle? Not really sure if it’s worth the time, planning and money? Well we think it is. There are so many ways of gathering up information these days: books, Facebook Lives, YouTube, webinars, online summits and more. But none of them really have the feel you get when you attend a live event in person and use all your senses to take in the information.

As you know, we love travelling all over, meeting people and seeing speakers at some of the coolest health events around. So we thought we would motivate you to leave the safe haven of your home and tell you our top three reasons to attend live events and get you travelling! Once you are totally psyched to get out there and meet others like you, rub elbows with the coolest peeps and explore the world (or country) check out the some awesome links below to events like HealthFest and The Raw Cruise!

Who knows, maybe we’ll see you at one of these events really soon.



90. Lifestyle Medicine & Dr. Fuhrman's Health Oasis with Dr. Laurie Marbas - PTP171.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Laurie Marbas about Lifestyle Medicine and Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis. Dr. Laurie was really great to interview. We were wowed by the interesting way she discovered the plant-based lifestyle. She talks about some of the success stories from her practice in Colorado as well as at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis in Boca Raton, Florida. We explore the trials and tribulations of transitioning teenagers to a plant-based diet and the role of acceptance.  

For those of you unfamiliar with Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA, she is a board certified family medicine physician. She has many years of experience using food as medicine and has practiced lifestyle medicine with amazing success helping people reverse chronic disease. She is currently the medical director for Dr. Fuhrman's Health Oasis in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a new medical/clinical model for treating food addiction and chronic disease.

 

In this episode we discuss: Lifestyle Medicine Finding plant-based Coming off medication accidentally Lupus Look for the signs Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis Success stories Transitioning teens and children Podcasting perks Where to start

91. Top 5 Podcasts That Truly Make An Impact - PTP170.mp3
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While I could watch TV, movies or nothing at all, I find that listening to podcasts is a great way to learn while training and the time just melts away. Here are my top 5 podcasts (other than The Plant Trainers Podcast) that I listen to that truly make an impact in my life. 

This week’s question:

Owen asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, other than your own, what are your top 5 podcasts that you listen to?”

 

Here are my top 5 podcasts (in no particular order):

The Rich Roll Podcast

Each week Rich delves deep into all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward thinking, paradigm busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, art, entertainment, entrepreneurship & spirituality. Intimate, deep and often intense, these are not interviews. They are weekly conversations that provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to discover, uncover, unlock and unleash your best, most authentic self.

 

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.

 

The Approaching The Natural Podcast

Sid Garza-Hillman is the author of "Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto". The Approaching the Natural Podcast features conversations and musings on philosophy of health. The Approaching The Natural Podcast explores all aspects of human health including nutrition, movement, mindfulness, art and much, much more...

 

The Plant Yourself Podcast

The Plant Yourself Podcast is hosted by Howard Jacobson who is the co-author of Proteinaholic, Whole and The Low-Carb Fraud. The podcast features interviews with guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition, to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense.

 

No Meat Athlete Radio

Hosted by Matt Frazier and Doug Hay, No Meat Athlete Radio is all about Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running, ultra-running, fitness and training tips, healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests and makes for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.



92. Running The Parks with Bill Sycalik - PTP169.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Bill Sycalik about running the parks. Bill is a plant-based ultramarathon runner and the founder of the National Parks Marathon Project, his full-time effort to run a self-directed, self-managed, self-measured 26.2 miles in all 59 U.S. National Parks. He’s on a mission to bring people together and experience nature through running the parks.

Until May of 2016, Bill was living the typical stressful corporate life as a management consultant in New York City. When he read about the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, Bill thought what better way to experience the parks than covering 26.2 miles in each one. He saw an opportunity to extract himself from the office, promote the National Parks and encourage people to get out and move in nature.

Bill recognizes the value of a plant based diet for high athletic performance but now understands that it is not only what you eat which leads to optimum results in your life. Doing something fulfilling, managing stress, taking breaks and spending time in nature are all equally important. Bill wants to serve as an example to those who might feel trapped by their job, location, or lifestyle including diet, that it is possible to make a change.

Since June 2016 he’s completed 32 trail marathons averaging one every seven days in some of the most beautiful natural places in the world. One of his goals is for someone from the local running community to accompany him on some or all of each run. So far people have joined him at 12 of the parks.

We talk to Bill about the deep meaning behind running the parks and finding purpose in life. He offers his insight on making the decision and planning to create experience in your life when you want to do something outside of normal expectations. Bill still has some running and planning to do and you can join him for a run to show your support.

In this episode we discuss: Taking a break Leaving corporate Limiting beliefs How to know when you're ready Making decisions The parks Challenges Planning First Aid Running with others Nutrition Change

93. Cooking Plant-Based With Poor Culinary Skills - PTP168.mp3
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Cooking plant-based for some people is hard enough because they have poor culinary skills. Changing your routine and learning to use new ingredients and equipment can be very overwhelming for even a seasoned home cook. A lot of people hold back on making healthier choices because they are just too scared of the how. They can’t wrap their head around what to do and what to make. If this sounds like you, I’m calling you out on this one. Just do it. Make a change and if you slip up you slip up. This is how you learn. Trial and error. Let go of the mistakes and look at how you can do better next time. Improving your culinary skills is like learning how to swim.

This week’s question:

Stacey Asks: "Hey Plant Trainers, I am really looking to go plant-based, but my culinary skills are a little embarrassing. How do I keep this from holding me back?"



94. Saying "Goodbye Lupus" with Brooke Goldner M.D. - PTP167.mp3
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Description: In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Brooke Goldner about healing lupus on a plant-based diet. She is a best-selling author, the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com, SkypePsychiatrist.com, creator of the Hyper-nourishing Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery, and is the author of Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kickstart Your Health and Healing.

Dr. Goldner was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Nephritis with stage IV kidney disease at 16 years old and made a startling recovery from her disease at 28 years old using her protocol, which uses supermarket foods. Now, she educates physicians and patients on how to heal and achieve vibrant health using her protocol that has helped many with Lupus and a multitude of other diseases.

Dr. Goldner has starred in videos and documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewash, The Conspiracy Against Your Health, Goodbye Lupus, and Super Healthy Meals for Your Family.  She has appeared on TV, news and media outlets such as, RTVi News, Natural News Radio, Health Conspiracy Radio, Wellness Radio, and has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine.

Brooke’s story is really an incredible one and we dive into all the details in our conversation with her. We experienced all the emotions listening to her talk about her original prognosis to her ability to have healthy pregnancies and two beautiful boys. There are so many good take aways for anyone suffering with Lupus, and we really do hope you share this episode to give others the ability to say Goodbye Lupus.

In this episode we discuss: What is Lupus? The diagnosis Signs and Symptoms Getting sick The role of food in the treatment of Lupus 25 years ago Is pizza the perfect food? Hope and meaning Strokes Finding love Accidentally plant-based No signs of Lupus Getting pregnant Helping others

 



95. Should I Count Calories or Measure My Food? - PTP166.mp3
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Should I count calories or measure my food? Eating a whole food plant-based diet and knowing which pre-made foods are ok gives you the ability to eat to that sweet spot: when you're not too full to stand up, but won’t be hungry again in 30 minutes. Basically, you're free to eat as much as you need to. The amazing thing is that eating can be so simple. We often put way too much energy and thought into what we eat and sometimes for good reason. Counting calories has been used as a weight loss tactic for years and is still being used by many weight loss programs today. Does it work, sure. But do you really want to be restricted to a certain number of calories all day every day?

This week’s question:

Kelly asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, Should I count calories or measure my food?”



96. Creating Community Through Healthfest with Ed & Amanda Smith - PTP165.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Ed and Amanda Smith about creating community through Healthfest. Ed is known as the Vegan Mayor of Marshall Texas. From 2000-2008, Ed was the Commissioner and Mayor and in 2012 he was re-elected once again. Ed is president and owner of Smith Resources, Inc. and has had many other business ventures during his career. Ed has served as an officer and board member on many organizations including the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Legislative Fund and Marshall Firefighters Retirement and Relief Fund.

In 2011 Ed and his wife Amanda formed Get Healthy Marshall, a non-profit organization created for the purpose of educating the local community of the health benefits derived from a whole foods plant-based diet. Each year, Get Healthy Marshall, brings HealthFest to Marshall, a weekend event they co-founded, where individuals from across the country can hear world class lectures from leading experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and fitness, together with cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs.

In an effort to spread the message of a whole foods plant based diet, Ed and Amanda acquired VegWorld Magazine in 2015, a digital interactive online magazine dedicated to promoting a healthy whole foods plant-based lifestyle where Amanda assumes the tireless role as editor.

Today we talk about the inspiration that led Amanda and Ed on this journey and the events that made them the whole food plant-based vegan activists they are today. We explore the challenges and triumphs of creating such a tremendous influence on Texas communities and have a little bit of fun along the way. They share incredible success stories from the citizens of Marshall, Texas. Be sure to listen until the end of this show to find out how you can win 2 free tickets to Healthfest 2017, valued at almost $400 per person.

In this episode we discussed: The vegan Mayor WFPB or Vegan Texas Culture Meeting people where they are at The journey Prostate cancer Forgoing conventional treatment PCRM The immersion program HealthFest VegWorld magazine The Marshall Plan Movie Get Healthy Marshall How to win two free tickets to HealthFest 2017

97. How To Have A Healthier Vegan Diet - PTP164.mp3
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I spend a lot of time thinking about where my overall allegiance lies when it comes to the term plant-based or vegan. I personally prefer not to use labels, but when I’m talking to mass groups on the podcast, in Facebook groups or during my presentations it simplifies what’s already a complicated topic. But that’s a whole other question. In short, if I don't eat a healthy plant-based diet, I will not be the best "me" I can - to raise my children, help animals and the environment. More and more vegans are starting to look into healthier plant-based diets to compliment their already compassionate lifestyles. That’s why I love Crimson’s questions about having a healthier vegan diet. 

This week's question:

Crimson asks: "I've been vegan for a few years, how can I eat more healthy foods. I just need some ideas & inspiration to get started towards a healthier vegan diet."



98. How Culture Influences Health with Brian Hart - PTP163.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Brian Hart, M.Ed. About how culture influences health. Brian is a highly experienced educator with over twenty-five years in the field as a teacher, administrator, and advocate for school change in both the public and private sectors. He is currently working as an educational consultant and program designer for his own consulting company, EVOLV.ED. Specifically, Brian specializes in working with organizations to help them create immersive, hands-on, experiential programs designed to transform thinking and build problem-solving skills.

As well, Brian and his wife, Jane Esselstyn RN, conduct seminars across the nation that help people "wrap their head, heart, and hands" around whole food, plant-based eating. He is a former Outward Bound instructor, wilderness EMT, plant-based chef, teacher, middle school principal, and carpenter. When not carting his kids to and from swim practice or editing their papers, Brian is a committed ultra-endurance athlete with four Ironman finishes to his name, among other run, bike, and ski events. Brian also holds a Rouxbe Cooking School professional certification in plant-based cooking.

Today we talk about how culture influences health, why we choose the foods we do and how it inevitably affects our health. It is really quite fascinating to think about why different cultures and religions eat particular foods. Leaving behind the foods you grew up on is hard. Telling your elders you choose not to take part in those traditional dishes is even harder. Today we look at the connection between food, culture and why we make the choices that we do.

In this episode we discussed: Growing up SAD The culture of sports and junk food Religion, culture & socio-economics Why is it so hard to just make good choices Making good choices Training ourselves Culture of excess Just for one day Social and emotional challenges Our genes “But my grandma…” What about the Paleo people?

99. Getting Back Into A Routine After Taking A Break - PTP162.mp3
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Getting back into a routine after taking a break can be very challenging. You were on a roll, in a groove, things were progressing nicely and then you went away on vacation or simply took some time off because you felt like it. The truth is that the reason for the break doesn’t really matter (unless it was for an injury of course). You were functioning and moving on a schedule. Everything was set up in your schedule and you were following it so well.

It’s quite common to come back from time off and not know where to start or what to do. Getting back into a routine takes guts, takes you being able to put your foot down and get ready to start the grind. Just get started! That’s what we focus on in today’s question.

This week’s question: Ricky asks: “I was away for 2 weeks over the holidays and since I’ve been back, I just can’t seem to get into a routine again. Do you have any tips to help me get back into my fitness routine?”

100. Running Raw To A Compassionate Approach with Tim Van Orden - PTP161.mp3
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In today's episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Tim Van Orden about a compassionate approach to life. Tim Van Orden is an elite athlete turned professional coach, speaker, and writer on a mission to bring peak performance to the masses.

As the founder of the Running Raw project, Tim has spent the last eleven years demonstrating the athletic potential of a simple, plant-based diet. As a result of his tireless engagement, Tim was named U.S. Masters Runner of the Year 4 times by USA Track & Field.

In addition, Tim has won ten U.S. Masters Mountain and Trail Running Championships, including the 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k Championships. Tim also excels in some of the world’s most grueling sports, placing 4th at the World Stair Climbing Championships up the Empire State Building, 8th at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships and 12th at the World Snowshoe Championships. This journey to athletic success has not been an easy one. His story now serves as an example of what’s possible when one embraces their shortcomings. and uses them to full effect.

To accomplish this, Tim has created powerful, motivational tools that allow him to engage at a high level each day, regardless of his mental or physical state. He now teaches these methods to others looking to rise above their challenges and achieve peak results. As a coach, Tim has enhanced his practice with the latest research in biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, psychology, neuroscience and the importance of the mind/body connection as it relates to performance in any endeavor.  

Today we really dive deep into the idea of compassion being the key to change and what drives motivation. We learn more about Tim Van Orden’s journey and how he overcame his challenges in life. We discuss how hard it was for him to embrace his persona and the strength in letting it go. Tim has discovered that it is not your diet that trumps all else in life. If you live a life of compassion all else falls into place, brings you continued motivation and allows you to thrive, moving through the turbulence of life with more ease.

 

In this episode we discuss: National Championships Chasing your upper limits Dunning Kruger Effect Looking at you Mindset Vegan Fundamentalists It’s not about diet, It’s about compassion The brain Depression Baddest philosophy Biochemistry Actionable steps Kristin Neff