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Adam Chaim and Shoshana Chaim share many tricks and tips about health, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle that busy people can implement into their daily routine with ease.

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5 Emergency Snack Kit Ideas - PTP312
In this episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, Shoshana talks all about five emergency snack ideas. It doesn't matter if you're 5, 50, or 95 you like snacks. Sometimes snacks are easy to find when you're out and about but when you're particular about what you put in your body it's a little bit harder. Sure vegan snacks can be found from head to toe of grocery stores these days but the Integrity of the ingredients it's not always what you'd like it to be. So have to listen to this podcast and then take a few minutes the plan of some snacks and decide what your next steps are going to be. It's summer, and people are usually feeling great and want to feel even better. So this is the time to get into a good routine you can take with you past the sunny hot days.
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5 Tips For Eliminating Animal Products From Your Diet - PTP311
In this episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, Shoshana shares 5 tips for eliminating animal products from your diet. Whether you are just starting out with a plant-based or vegan lifestyle or are seasoned and are trying to help others, this episode will provide you with the tools you need. We know how overwhelming it can be to actually say goodbye to meat and potatoes or cheese...trust us we were there too. When you begin to find foods that you do enjoy and your body begins to crave those foods, everything becomes that much easier. So if you are dedicated to taking the steps that you need to eliminate some animal products from your diet, or you've committed to helping someone else do it whether they approve of it or not, this episode is for you.
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9 Breakfast Ideas - Putting The "Fast" In Breakfast - PTP310
In this episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, Shoshana talks all about breakfast ideas and how to put the fast into breakfast. There are two things that have happened to breakfast. The first is that people have stopped eating it as a way to cut back calories to lose weight or because they simply don't have enough time. The second is that people take breakfast a little bit too seriously 7 days a week. Meaning they have a full meal with all kinds of oils, fats, and heavy foods the body just does not need first thing in the morning. While there are certain groups of people that are taking part in intermittent fasting and therefore maybe not eating breakfast at all, the majority of people should be eating breakfast. The question becomes how do you prepare a fast and easy one that doesn't require you to wake up before the crack of dawn? Well, we have got 9 easy breakfast ideas that you could start with today... Well, maybe tomorrow.  Links to things we mentioned: Four Sigmatic Foods Facebook group – Plant-Based Health, Nutrition and Fitness Tips To Get Healthy Food At Home & Variety for Breakfast – PTP068 Breakfast Balls - Recipe The True Test of Breakfast Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes and Waffles - Recipe Banana Muffins - Recipe Watch this podcast in its video form
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Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Clint Paddison - PTP309
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Clint Paddison about ways to heal rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is so prevalent these days and you hear about it all the time even in young children. Clint not only helps people manage their RA but he is a rheumatoid arthritis warrior himself. Despite the severity of the disease, this is a quite fun and entertaining episode. In fact, it's possibly one of our favorite. We explore gender, hormones, and hypothyroidism in particular during this episode. Find out what to stop eating and what to start eating or if you're just learning about how to manage rheumatoid arthritis, if you're are in remission, or seem to be getting your symptoms back, then this episode is definitely for you. You're going to want to share this with everybody you know who suffers from RA. Clint Paddison was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2006 and within two years could barely walk with pain crippling 80% of his body. With bulldog determination, persistence and scientific experimentation, Clint turned his health around and now leads a healthy plant-based lifestyle drug-free. Despite the once-dire medical prognosis, Clint is now the loving father of three young healthy children Angelina, Arielle, and Aiden. Clint has presented a TEDx talk, told his story on US television, written for 'Arthritis Matters' magazine, reached a million people through 'Body, Mind and Soul' magazine and appeared as a keynote speaker (or MC) at many of the biggest health conferences in Australia. Clint is the creator of the scientific-evidence-based ‘Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis’ which is being followed by RA patients in over 60 countries and has dramatically improved the lives of thousands of people with inflammatory arthritic conditions. Many of these people appear as guests on his popular podcast, telling their stories of life-changing improvements to further inspire others. In this episode we discuss: Comedy How Clint found plant-based Transformation of getting life back Rheumatoid arthritis vs osteoarthritis How to test for RA Hereditary vs lifestyle What can contribute to RA Regular RA protocol Prescription medication Finding freedom The gender card Hypothyroidism Coming out of remission Heated oils Detrimental foods The best foods
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Big Change The Film with Jason Cohen - PTP308
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jason Cohen about the impact of change and Big Change The Film. If anyone knows change, it’s Jason. At the age of 27 Jason found himself weighing almost 300 lbs and realized that he had to turn his health around. Over the next 7+ years Jason lost over 120 lbs, has become an athlete, and recently ran the Leadville Trail 100 mile race. He shares his journey with us and you will be surprised at how he created a mindset to lose this weight. It is different than any other transformation story we have heard so far. He is a photographer & filmmaker from Lafayette, Louisiana. Jason is the director/producer of the upcoming documentaries Heavy As Lead and Big Change The Film. Jason also hosts a weekly podcast, Big Change the Film Podcast, where he has interviewed over 100 guests with a combined total weight loss of over 13,000 lbs. Be sure to share this with someone you love today. In this episode we discuss: Gaining weight The plan to lose it Looking in the mirror Time The role of fitness Finding Plant-Based Big Change The Film Similarities between transformational stories Raising a Plant-Based infant
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Stress, Abuse, and Relationships with Dean Ornish, M.D. - PTP307
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Dean Ornish, about Stress, Abuse, and Relationships. Stress is something that affects us all but to varying degrees. Dr. Ornish explains how stress in a family can affect the children as adults. We spend some time on the idea of how children who are abused in one way or another are more likely to become sick as adults and even die prematurely. However, he does have some good advice on how to combat this prognosis that is important for everyone to hear. As we jump into relationships, you may be surprised by his recommendation for public display of affection in front of the children. And you may be surprised by our opinions about going to bed angry. This is a great episode filled with great wisdom. Be sure to share it on your Facebook or Instagram page! Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of six books, all national bestsellers. He has received numerous honors, including the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” Be sure to share this with those you love. In this episode we discuss: How parents stress affects children’s health and development PDA Relationships with parents and premature death The more intimate you are the more erotic it is Pain is a signal not meant to be numbed Helicopter parenting Abuse manifesting into disease The medical downfall of Facebook How to identify the peace Liberation in monogamy Going to bed angry I see you Men and Stress Less Undo It! Love More The Ellen Show
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Impacting The World Through The Greenprint with Marco Borges - PTP306
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Marco Borges about impacting the world through The Greenprint. You’re going to want to listen to his story about dropping out of school and changing direction to creating 22 Days Nutrition and writing his book The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World and the implications that had on his future, or so it would seem. It is interesting how that experience led him to not only working with Beyoncé but being responsible for her becoming vegan. Being selfish comes up so much and you’re probably going to leave this podcast thinking you need more selfish in your life and how it can really help you o your journey. If you want to make a change in your life, the time is now, so go ahead and listen to and share this podcast so others can benefit as well. And we do get to the part where we talk about raising plant-based/vegan kids in today's mainstream society. Marco Borges is an exercise physiologist, founder of 22 Days Nutrition, New York Times Bestselling author, and plant-based living advocate. Passionate about guiding people to develop healthier lifestyles, he has spent the last twenty years as a lifestyle coach and touring the world empowering others with tools for ultimate wellness. In this episode we discuss: Passion The cure Dropping out of medical school Working with celebrities (like Beyoncé) The Greenprint Progression Compassion Why the time is now Be selfish Dying a super slow painful death Family, kids, and school Making a change Favourite meal Kaizen Links to things we mentioned: Father’s Day T-Shirt Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Marco Borges: 22 Days Nutrition, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 22 Days Nutrition Meal Planner Beyonce’s Trainer, Marco Borges, Shares Plant-Based Recipes | TODAY
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Recalibrating A Plant-Based Lifestyle - PTP305
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk All about what to do if you have fallen off that plant-based lifestyle wagon, need to recalibrate and get back to your healthy active self. And don't worry if you haven't yet hit your plant-based lifestyle high yet. There's lots of great information here to help you get there. This year, more than any other year, we are hearing about people who are just not eating as Whole Food Plant-Based or as healthy as they used to. We explore why that might be, that it is okay to be exactly where you are right now, and how to take serious action to get yourself back to being the very best version of you. As you might find when there is no guest on the show, Adam and Shoshana get a little bit silly and banter with each other. We do hope that you find that amusing. Have you wondered what it would do you like to have your own podcast to banter with a co-host or guests? What would it be about? What message would you like to get out to the world? Feel free reply and let us know. In this episode we discuss: Benefits of a whole foods plant-based lifestyle Falling off the plant-based wagon Why it happens Side effects Perfection Tips for people in this rut Goals Action Getting real Planning Links to things we mentioned: Father’s Day T-Shirt Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Meal and Fitness Planning For Busy People – PTP291
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Dropping 150 Pounds and Gaining Muscle with Richard Hubbard - PTP304
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Rich Hubbard about his amazing transformational story from over 350 pounds to a lean, mean, muscle machine. Well, he’s lean, and nice, and having a blast training for his half marathon and building muscles. We ask him some of the hard questions about finally losing the weight, keeping it off and how his vision of himself changed. You’ll hear about his challenges, wins and how he dealt with the reminders of a man who he once was. You’ll love the actionable tips he gives for getting started and keeping it going. So be sure to share this episode with someone you love. And if you have not subscribed or left us a 5-star rating and review...we’d be grateful if you did. Richard Hubbard grew up in northern Connecticut. He wasn't obese as a kid, but definitely overweight. Rich first lost weight when he went to college. At Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, he found himself exercising, walking for long hours over the weekends in New York City. After college, he began having sedentary jobs. He eventually found himself over 350 pounds. He went to the doctor for a physical. The doctor told Rich he was morbidly obese and threatened medication for hypertension. Rich's journey began. He lost 150 pounds and eventually became plant-based, avoiding medication and completely reversed his health problems. In this episode we discuss: Being overweight as a child through university Adult obesity and avoiding the doctor The doctors visit “Morbidly obese” Not wanting to be like everyone else What created the weight gain Courage and fear Internet searching - G-BOMB Why plant-based when there is so much out there? Heath vs aesthetics Challenges in a plant-based journey Building muscle Becoming that thin person Loose skin Surrounding yourself with positive What life is like now Actionable tips for losing weight Eating for health not weight Links to things we mentioned: Father’s Day T-Shirt Patreon Richard Hubbard - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Healthy Living in Connecticut Losing Weight, Gaining Energy: How a Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life - Forks Over Knives Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke – PTP040 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 Nutritionfacts.org Setting Intentions with The Awakening Self Aaron Fisher – PTP284 Childhood Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy with Dr. Mondo – PTP297 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Farm-based Healthcare with Dr. Ron Weiss - PTP303
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Ron Weiss about farm-based healthcare. Have you ever hear that term before? Dr. Weiss’s approach to prescriptions is not what you would get from a conventional medical doctor today, but it’s right in line with what we love here at Plant Trainers. You’ll hear how his dad’s health had a lot to do with him ditching the Medical Building practice and heading out to the farm for a more holistic, lifestyle medicine approach where he can grow his own medicine. And no, we are not talking about the newly legalized drugs here in Canada...we are talking about edible plants you'd find in the grocery store, only better. With tons of research and devotion to evidence-based farming and regenerative organic agriculture, Dr. Weiss and his team is making a new category in the medical field (see what we did there...field…). You’ll want to listen to the end as he shares his 5 pillars of lifestyle medicine that will make you want to book a getaway to see the land or at least get started in your own home today. This episode is great for anyone, so type plantrainers.com/303 into your Facebook and Instagram feeds right now and share away! Ron Weiss, MD is a physician and farmer. He is the founder of Ethos Health, a farm-based healthcare system that connects human health to the natural world and promotes mindful, healthy ways of living. At the center of this system is Ethos Farm, a historic 342-acre working farm in Long Valley, NJ which grows produce using regenerative methods. These “living medicines” are used as part of an evidence-based diet of whole plant foods to reverse and prevent chronic disease. Dr. Weiss, who practices and teaches lifestyle medicine in an old wooden farmhouse right in the middle of the growing fields, is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. In this episode we discuss: New Jersey His plant-based journey His research study in university The impact of his father’s pancreatic cancer Macrobiotic diet Managing disease vs healing patients Using farming to help patients Evidence-based farming and medicine The land and water makes a difference Not all kale is created equal Regenerative agriculture A weird place to treat patients 5 pillars of lifestyle medicine Influencing other doctors   Actionable tips to getting started with plant-based Links to things we mentioned: Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Dr. Ron Weiss - Ethos Health, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Forks Over Knives Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen - PTP069 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP208 Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases with Dean Ornish M.D. – PTP295 Heart Disease Impacts Us All with Dr Shane Williams – PTP296 Nutritionfacts.org Find a 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The World’s Most Powerful Superfoods with Catharine Arnston – PTP302
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Catharine Arnston all about the world’s most powerful superfoods, algae. Catharine has been on the show way back on episode 11 when we talked about the very basics of algae. This time we take it a step further and talk about its properties, the history of why it’s so popular in Asia and we also talk about the new Algae Agricultural Act. We want you to make sure that if you are going to buy chlorella or spirulina that it is pure and safe. Catharine also shares some recipes to help you get in the goodness in fun ways. We personally use Catharine’s ENERGYBits and Recovery bits at home. One of our favourite things to do is chew them up and take selfies.  Catharine is an accomplished CEO and Health Educator. She grew up in Canada and has lived in the USA since finishing her MBA 30 years ago. Catharine founded the algae tablet company ENERGYbits in Boston MA ten years ago after her younger sister in Canada was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would be important for her healing. Catharine helped her sister research what foods she should eat and in the process, learned about the healing properties of plant-based nutrition. This ultimately led Catharine to algae – the most nutrient dense, alkaline plant in the world with vast healing properties, all of which were unknown outside of Asia. Catharine has spent the last ten years researching algae and educating consumers, athletes and wellness professionals about algae and its therapeutic benefits. Now considered the country’s leading expert on algae nutrition, Catharine is a sought after speaker at health, wellness and fitness conferences as well as practitioner and nutrition conferences and is a frequent guest on podcasts and television.   In this episode we discuss: Origin story Shark Tank Spirulina and Chlorella Vitamin K2 Why is it so popular in Asia Algae Agricultural Act, 2019 How to make sure it is pure How ENERGYBits are made Recipes Kids   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYbits Website – discount code for 20% off – use “planttrainers” at checkout Catharine Arnston – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter ENERGYbits Founder Catharine Arnston – PTP011 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Creating A Miracle Metabolism with Thomas Tadlock – PTP301
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Thomas Tadlock all about your metabolism…OK, maybe not your metabolism specifically. He tells us all about his struggles with gaining and maintaining muscle at the beginning of his journey. Then we get into the good stuff. Do you know what your metabolism actually is? Well, he makes it very clear and also tells us all about speeding it up, how it slows down and how to get results. But you want to stay tuned to hear what Thomas’s favourite exercise is…it may surprise you. Thomas has been recognized as one of the top trainers in the USA, with his first personal training company winning the “Best Of” award 7 years in a row, and his second company becoming the largest indoor fitness boot camp in Orange County California.  He has shared the stage with inspirational legends like JJ Virgin, T Collin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, and Anthony Robbins MULTIPLE TIMES. He has successfully led trainings for tens of thousands of individuals, organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide, including professional recording artists, models, and entrepreneurs. He is a #1 Best-Selling author and leading authority on body transformation. More on Thomas: Thomas has appeared on MTV, Bravo, KCal 9, and more. In documentaries, multiple best-selling books, numerous magazines, including VegNews and on multiple magazine covers including the special edition FIT-OVER-40 Issue of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine. Thomas has been a master trainer for many fitness companies and has been featured on numerous fitness DVDs. He has also been sought after and has trained top personal trainers of celebrities like Britney Spears, Oprah, and professional sports teams like the Los Angeles of Anaheim to name a few. He holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion and 8 national fitness and health certifications and has consulted for companies such as Gold’s Gym, Bally’s, Spectrum Clubs, Anytime Fitness, and many more. Thomas is an internationally recognized trainer educator and has authored the weight loss programs for the fitness equipment company behind the hit TV show, “The Biggest Loser.” AND… he is best known in the healing world as the husband who created the life-saving Hyper-nourishment protocol that healed his wife, Dr. Brooke Goldner, of the deadly disease known as Lupus, which has healed thousands of others world-wide of the most debilitating illnesses.   In this episode we discuss: Finding vegan Losing muscle Finding his answer Changing the workout Metabolism The best way for winning a physique contest What’s slowing down people’s metabolism Best veggie nutrition punch Energy Results Getting their life back Surprise exercise challenge Miracle Metabolism: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Quickly Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, and Heal at Any Age   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Our T-shirts Thomas Tadlock – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Vegan Body Revolution Miracle Metabolism: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Quickly Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, and Heal at Any Age by Thomas Tadlock Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke – PTP040 Saying “Goodbye Lupus” with Brooke Goldner M.D. – PTP167 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr T Colin Campbell – PTP286 Optimizing A Plant-Based Diet with Dr. Brooke Goldner – PTP298 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Power of Positive Feedback – PTP300
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about…well…you. You inspire us every day with the power of positive feedback. Whether you are a Plant Trainers Patron, have sent us emails or PMs or listen to most episodes, you give us the strength, will and courage to keep coming back week after week. We break down this podcast into categories, mention a few amazing listeners and social media peeps and most of all, help you apply the power of feedback, be it positive or constructive, into your own life. Of course, you know that you can always send over feedback to info@planttrainers.com, message us on Instagram @planttrainers, on The Plant Trainers Podcast Facebook Page or even leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Of course, you know you’re welcome to leave constructive feedback too…we know you don’t like the way Shoshana says ‘Hummus’ and it’s ok with us…as long as you keep coming back for more. And Thanks again to our Patrons, your ongoing contribution really helps!   In this episode we discuss: 300 episodes Types of shows Gratitude Our listeners Opportunities we’ve had Why we share brands How we are learning A request for feedback Actionable tips   Links to things we mentioned: Work with us Patreon Our Media Page Plant Trainers Full Podcast Catalog Welcome To The Plant Trainers Podcast – PTP001 Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003 Mental Illness – PTP006 Meal and Fitness PLanning For Busy People – PTP291 VegWorld Magazine 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Prescription Medications, Parenting, and ADHD with Dr. Pam Popper – PTP299
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Pam Popper, known for her no-nonsense videos and blogs that busts myths and tells the science-based truth. We get into the idea of ADHD, and how so many children are medicated but more importantly IF that medication is actually working and IF the RISK outweighs the BENEFITS. Do you know that your child can be more likely to abuse drugs if they are on behavior modification drugs? Do you know that there are other lifestyle skills you can apply to get better results without the scary side effects? This episode is really important as we give you an understanding of what questions you need to ask your doctor before starting a medical protocol to protect yourself. We also cover if mammograms are important and if she supports illness fundraisers like “Run for The Cure”. You’ll also find out if Dr. Popper had bad habits and what they were. It will knock your socks off. This is an episode you’d want to share with anyone with school-aged kids, kids with ADHD or someone about to go get their mammogram. Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health. The company offers educational programs for consumer and healthcare providers that facilitate evidence-based, collaborative and informed decision making for health-related matters. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C.  She served as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011.  She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life. Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in the documentary Food Choices, which was released in September 2016, and is co-authoring the companion book for this film.   In this episode we discuss: Bad habits How to find health before you’re sick Supporting illness fundraisers Mammograms Emergency medicine Questions to ask when presented with a drug option How statistics are misquoted ADHD…does it exist? Outcomes of taking meds Incompetent parenting FDA and Drugs Dr. Karl Popper Naturally modifying behaviour Dietary patterns Picky Eaters   Links to things we mentioned: Our Patreon Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Dr. Pam Popper – Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Email Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life by Dr. Pam Popper Treating Drug Addiction Through A Plant-Based Diet with Adam Sud – PTP151 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286   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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Optimizing A Plant-Based Diet with Dr. Brooke Goldner – PTP298
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Brooke Goldner about optimizing a plant-based diet. This is Dr. Goldner’s second time on the show. The first time she talked about how she was able to cure her Lupus. Today we talk about more general nutritional needs for the general public, including pregnant women. Have you ever met or been that person who gets too comfortable in their lifestyle and before they know it, they have processed foods sneaking in? What about that person who should be thriving, but their health is on the decline. Or what about those people who just can’t seem to get enough raw veggies into their diet? Dr. Brooke Goldner is a best-selling author, the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com, GoodbyeLupus.com and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Nutrition Protocol for Lupus Recovery. She is the author of 2 best-selling books, Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing. 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. As a keynote speaker and educator, she delivers her message and training to audiences and organizations across the nation.   In this episode we discuss: Gratitude Saying Goodbye to Lupus Minerals Processed foods and inflammation Not eating enough vegetables Omegas & fats Psoriasis Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D Prenatal and pregnancy Postnatal and nursing Children   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – use “planttrainers” at checkout for a discount! ASEA Via Source Brooke Goldner M.D. – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Saying “Goodbye Lupus” with Brooke Goldner, M.D. – PTP167 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 Dementia and The Alzheimer’s Solution with Team Sherzai – PTP252 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286 The Ketogenic Diet Explained with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP292 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Childhood Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy with Dr. Mondo – PTP297
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Mondo, a weight loss therapist about the one thing that puts yo-yo dieting to an end and makes the change permanent once and for all, and he knows because he has been there. We discuss how being the fat kid is almost like being an illusionist, how emotional eating is something that affects more people then you may think and how gender norms may play into obesity as well. What we found so profound is Dr. Mondo’s message to the overweight person, but also their parents. This show is so important for any parent to hear. So please share by cutting and pasting this link into an email or message for those you love or post it out right on your social media page. Dr. Mondo is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Professor and Academic Researcher who conducted the first psychological research with former contestants of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In his research, Dr. Mondo discovered a lack of addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of weight loss was a key contributing factor in explaining why nearly 95% of people regain all the weight back after drastic weight loss. Dr. Mondo is on a mission to transform how the medical field supports people during weight loss. His online program “Rewriting My Story With Dr. Mondo” is quickly becoming a go-to resource for people to help address this often neglected side of weight loss.   In this episode we discuss: The internet Loving yourself The funny fat kid/guy Being an illusionist Yo-yo dieting The defining moment A long term solution Emotional eating Gender Norms Being intentional with our children for celebration and sadness Smell Addictive personality A message to the kids who are overweight A message to the parents of the “Fat Funny Kid”   Links to things we mentioned: Our Instagram Our T-shirts Dr. Mondo – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  Facebook Live Show, Re-Writing My Story with Dr. Mondo Childhood Obesity – PTP039 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Heart Disease Impacts Us All with Dr Shane Williams – PTP296
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Shane Williams about how heart disease impacts us all, even your cardiologist. That’s because the #1 killer of cardiologists or any doctor is actually heart disease. This is cause for alarm but we know many cardiologists who have it all figured out. We love how Dr. Williams found a plant-based diet. It’s actually quite unique from any other story we have heard before. We guess you can say it was pure chance. We take some time to talk about cholesterol, hypertension, sugars, salt, and oils on some pretty easy to understand terms. He also walks us through his system for helping his patients get on board for compliance with a plant-based diet. This is definitely something you can share with your health care provider as they may be able to relate to his personal story or even duplicate his system. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Dr. W. Shane Williams attended Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St. John’s where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy [BSc (Pharm)] being selected as class valedictorian in 1995. He then completed his 4 year Doctor of Medicine (MD) and 3-year post-graduate fellowship program in Internal Medicine at Memorial as well. He went on complete a 3-year Cardiology Subspecialty Fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and in 2008 moved to Muskoka, Ontario to open his private practice in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He’s lectured at plant-based conferences, hosted many week-long immersion programs locally as well as a 10 day ‘Plant-based Immersion Summit’ in the Caribbean with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn along with other leaders in the field. He’s passionate about bringing this information to as many people as possible so they too can become empowered to both safeguard and improve their health.   In this episode we discuss: The China Study Losing 22 pounds #1 killer of doctors The Canadian plant-based movement amongst doctors Sugars Salt Oils How to help patients learn more about a plant-based lifestyle How to help people learn how to start cooking plant-based Hypertension Cholesterol Is 100% compliance necessary? Importance of changing before they HAVE to How the doctors are accepting higher test results because it’s the norm Message to the teenagers and 20-somethings   Links to things we mentioned: Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Dr. Shane Williams – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Canadian Plant-Based Nutrition Conference – Get Your Tickets Here The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health with Dr. Linda Plowright – PTP248 Effects of Food with The Creator of The Glycemic Index, Dr. David Jenkins – PTP266 Clarifying The Confusion Of Nutrition with Dr. Tushar Mehta – PTP280 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286 Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases with Dean Ornish M.D. – PTP295 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases with Dean Ornish M.D. – PTP295
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Dean Ornish, the pristine innovator of Lifestyle Medicine. He is not only a brilliant doctor but a brilliant man. When they finished this interview Adam turned to Shoshana and simply said “wow”. To think Dr. Ornish almost lost his life before he could figure it all out and help others do the same. Whether you are looking to be happier, have a healthier heart or healthier anything, you will find many tidbits to take away from this episode. And if you’re looking to help with the grassroots movement, listen very carefully to the secrets. Of course, we talk about the 4 components of his new book he wrote with his beautiful wife called Undo It!, which are to eat well, move more, stress less & love more. And you will be quite entertained by the penis test! Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of six books, all national bestsellers. He has received numerous honors, including the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” Be sure to share this with those you love.   In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based in 1972 Happiness Heart disease Reversing a variety of chronic diseases All diseases are the same when you treat the cause How to get to the grassroots (speaking to what is important to them) The penis test Making choices in life Love more and our craving for intimacy The experience of suffering   Links to things we mentioned: Work with us Our Patreon Dr. Dean Ornish – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases by Dean Ornish M.D. and Anne Ornish The Game Changers How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP208 The Big Picture and Changing The Game with Dr. James Loomis – PTP246 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Pros and Cons of Canada’s Food Guide – PTP294
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about Canada’s Food Guide. As you may know, in January (2019) Canada’s Food Guide made some pretty bold changes and statements that we are excited to share with you. And since March is nutrition month (isn’t every month nutrition month around here?) we thought this would be a great time to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t like and what’s really going on behind the scenes. Canada’s Food Guide had not been updated in many years and the way Canadians learned about nutrition was, well, kind of, not with the times. With new updates, Canada’s Food Guide promoted a healthier lifestyle and has become much more well rounded. It takes into account not just eating more plants (this is huge), but increasing water intake as well as the importance of daily movement. Find out our detailed perspective in this episode. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Plant Trainers Podcast without actionable tips…so we have some great swaps you can start using or share with your friends and family! We would love to see you joining the conversations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @planttrainers.   In this episode we discuss: How Canada’s Food Guide has changed Celebrations The main focus of the guide Healthy living Plant-based options Downfalls Eat more plant Easy plant-based swaps you can add in today   Links to things we mentioned: Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Our recipes Canada’s Food Guide – old cover, new cover Learn more about the guide 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Beating Cancer and Losing 300lbs with Justin and Erin Greener – PTP293
 In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Justin and Erin Greener about their transformational story of beating cancer and losing 300lbs. They were both tired of being held down by their weight and the popular diets never worked. Justin and Erin shared the honest details about what it felt like to be obese in their day to day life and how they hit rock bottom before finding plants and losing over 300 lbs combined. They got their kids on board and saw so many different areas of their families health change. Everything from cancer, heart disease, gout, sleep apnea, severe morbid obesity, pre-diabetes, endometriosis, eczema, chronic upper respiratory infections, ear infections, daily migraines, stress, and general unhappiness. We covered convenience foods, tips for eating better, being sick on the inside and out, and a lot more. We know this is going to be a story you really enjoy and please share it out on social media to those you love so they can hear it too and don’t forget to tag us @planttrainers when you do.   In this episode we discuss: Hitting rock bottom Finding cancer and everything else Transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle The difference between being sick on the outside and inside Getting the kids on board Convenience UK Tips for eating better What changed in their lives   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Our Patreon Plant Trainers on Instagram Justin and Erin Greener – Justin’s Facebook, Justin’s Instagram, Erin’s Facebook, Erin’s Instagram Ultimate Weight Loss with Chef AJ – PTP211 Whole Food Plant-BAsed with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286 Meal and Fitness Planning For Busy People – PTP291 After A Cancer Diagnosis, Our Family Went Plant-BAsed and Lost Over 200 Pounds – Forks Over Knives Forks Over Knives – Documentary 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Ketogenic Diet Explained with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP292
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Joel Kahn about the ketogenic diet. The Ketogenic Diet, also known as Keto or putting your body into ketosis, is all the rage right now and has been for a while. We’ve seen friends and family have good short term results, but what are the long term effects this can have on your body. And we’ve heard you, our listeners who are writing comments on the show notes pages, commenting on Instagram, facebook and twitter “What about a plant-based Keto diet.” Is there really such thing? Is it better for you than regular keto? Can it be harmful long term? You all asked, so we got our expert cardiologist on to spread some scientific education. Basically, find out if friends should let friends keto. Please share this with those you love. 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”. And of course, he is the owner of GreenSpace Cafe in Michigan.   In this episode we discuss: What is a ketogenic diet What is ketosis Is a ketogenic diet safe for the average person? What about a plant-based ketogenic diet? Question from Irina: “I still do not understand if plant-based keto is ok or not and if not why so?” Is ketosis good for athletics, illness, longevity?   Links to things we mentioned: Carpool Q & A – #askplanttrainers Our Patreon Dr. Joel Kahn: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Facebook Page – Ban Hospital Food CarciNOgenic The Great Ketogenic Diet Debate – The Doctors 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 ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter Longo The Skeleton in The Ketogenic Diet Closet: What Virta Health, Mark Sisson, Joseph Mercola and Others Leave Out by Dr. Joel Kahn Is the Low-Carb (animal based) Diet a High Coffin Diet? Two More Nails to Consider by Dr. Joel Kahn Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091 The Plant-Based Solution with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP231 Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T. Colin Campbell – PTP286 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Meal and Fitness Planning For Busy People – PTP291
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about planning. Meal and fitness planning to be exact. Many of our listeners want to know now that they have all this amazing information and education on fitness and nutrition, how do they actually apply it to their lives. Well, we each give our own perspective on how to get it done. You’ll be learning a lot about each of us throughout this episode as we sometimes go head to head on what can be done, where people are and how easy it is to just do it. And if you don’t just want to hear what we have to say about how to plan and execute for great meals and workouts, you’ll also get some listener input as well. So share this with anyone, plant-based, vegan or not, because the information is timeless and can help in a variety of areas in your life.   In this episode we discuss: What is planning What’s hanging people up What is the consequence of not planning What can the positive outcomes be Tools for planning Steps for planning Listener’s input Having fun   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Meal Planning Mastery Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen – PTP069 Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr. T Colin Campbell – PTP286 The Birth of Plant-Based Meal Kits with Purple Carrot’s Andy Levitt – PTP287 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Keys To Creating An Unstoppable Relationship with Lori Ann Davis – PTP290
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Lori Ann Davis all about creating an unstoppable relationship and deepening the passion. Whether you’re single, in a new relationship or have 20+ years under your belts, like us, this episode may give you some ideas on how to strengthen that bond with your partner and keep the flame alive. How happy you are can be a predictor of your feelings about your relationship. We also know that exercise can create endorphins. So if you eat a plant-based diet, exercise and take your relationship to the next level, your recipe for a happy life should be Fait Accompli. While most of our shows are family friendly, this one may include language that can be considered…ummm….passionate (but clean)…so listener discretion is advised. Send this out to your partner today and join the conversation over on Facebook and Instagram – @planttrainers. Lori Ann Davis has a unique and passionate approach to love and relationships and believes that everyone deserves and can have the relationship of their dreams. Her mission is to provide you with the skills you need to have the unstoppable relationship you deserve. She has over 30 years experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. She provides relationship coaching to people throughout the world. Her practice spans the spectrum from dating and singles to working through a divorce to renewing long-term marriages. She is the author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life and she is also one of the coaches on the new Radical Dating Show.   In this episode we discuss: Relationship and food basic needs How relationships affect your overall happiness mental and physical Happy singles Having a partner Passion Tips for Deepening passion The 10-second kiss Effort Erections Saying yes or no Tips for new relationships Tips for old relationships   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Via LifeMax Lori Ann Davis – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter He Doesn’t Buy Me Flowers Anymore – Blog Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091 The Plant-Based Solution with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP231 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Eating For Health and Building Communities with Anthony Masiello – PTP289
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Anthony Masiello about his transformation story, building connection through local community events and plant-based parenthood. Just a decade and a half ago Anthony was over 300 pounds, and a new dad faced with the startling reality that watching his kids grow up may not be a part of his journey. We unpack what goals and steps had to be taken to actually change his life and how healthy habits may even be the most important areas to concentrate on. Many of you have told us you feel alone and wish you had meetup groups in your area. Well, this episode will give you the tools you need to start connecting with others with similar lifestyles. We loved connecting with Anthony and know you will enjoy the show. If you know anyone who is trying to lose weight and feels like it’s just not going to happen for them, a loving note and a link to this podcast may be exactly what they need to hear. Anthony Masiello lived most of his life unhealthy and morbidly obese until he finally decided to do something about it for himself, and for his family. In 2006, he switched to a whole-food plant-based diet, and in 20 months lost 160 pounds, reversed a series of medical conditions, and completely transformed his life. Since regaining his own health, Anthony has developed a passion for helping others to do and sustain the same. After more than 20 years working in traditional healthcare, Anthony shifted his professional focus toward prevention and is now a plant-based health coach, speaker, educator, and consultant with certifications in plant-based nutrition, food addiction counselling and is working toward his national board certification in health & wellness coaching using positive psychology. His story has been featured on the Megyn Kelly Today show, on PBS, in The Huffington Post, in the bestselling book Eat to Live, and by Forks Over Knives, Runners World, Plant Pure, and numerous radio shows, podcasts, and articles. Anthony now lives a healthy and incredibly active life with his wife Cathy, and their two sons, Evan and Henry. Anthony believes the truest path to optimal health is to earn it!   In this episode we discuss: Transformational story Gaining weight Insurance policy Over 300lbs without fast food Finding plant-based Small goals without a plan Getting healthy to lose weight Nicknames Motivation Accountability Healthy Human Revolution Creating networks and communities Connecting with others Commitment and passion Family and a plant-based diet Resources for kids   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Anthony Masiello: Website, Instagram, Facebook The Inspiring & Motivation Josh LaJaunie – PTP207 Weight Loss & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman – PTP209 Insulin Shock, Type 1 Diabetes and Reversing Colitis with Josh Turner – PTP269 Plant-strong & healthy living: Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Rethinking Our Mental Health – PTP288
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about mental health. This is something we have done before on the show. Back in 2015, we put out our first episode mental health. Shoshana gave a fairly detailed description of her experience with mental illness up until then. Since then we have discovered that she was actually suffering from PTSD. Our journey together dealing with these issues have not always been easy, but we have learned a lot of techniques that help us and that we can pass onto others. We hope today’s show will remind you that you are not alone, give you some coping mechanisms to add to your toolbox and help fight the stigma that goes along with what can be an extremely isolating set of illnesses. If you’d like to know more about anything we talk about today do not hesitate to reach out and please feel free to share this episode with others who can benefit. Tag your friends and loved ones or share with them our links @planttrainers on Instagram and Twitter or on our Plant Trainers Facebook Page.   In this episode we discuss: Bell Let’s Talk Day Recap of Shoshana’s story pre-2015 Update on our story post-2015 What has changed since then Mental health statistics NLP/EFT Supplementation Doctors and medication How we help ourselves and our clients Mental health coping techniques   Links to things we mentioned: Patreon Via Biome Bell Let’s Talk Mental Illness – PTP006 Hypnotherapy For Sports Performance with Brad Henning, Part 1 – PTP101 Hypnotherapy For Sports Performance with Brad Henning, Part 2 – PTP103 Deep Dark Depression & Eating For Eaternity with Jason Wrobel – PTP137 Music Therapy For Your Health with Hailey Reiss – PTP181 Searching For Sero with John Rathwell & Tracy Guenard – PTP203 Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh – PTP204 The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health with Dr. Linda Plowright – PTP248 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Birth of Plant-Based Meal Kits with Purple Carrot’s Andy Levitt – PTP287
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Andy Levitt, founder of the ever so popular Purple Carrot. Truth, we were not really sure where this episode was going to go, but with Andy’s honest and vibrant personality, we were able to get all the answers we wanted. How did he get the inspiration to begin a fully plant-based meal kit company when he wasn’t even plant-based, yet? How did his Crohn’s play into the picture? Who is consuming the vast amount of plant-based meal kits and why? Is Purple Carrot just preaching to the converted? And then there is the idea of children and how their unique personalities make them a driving force in the world. While this podcast is about information and is not an ad at all, we wanted you to know that we had the opportunity to try a kit while we were down in Florida and it was easy and delicious. We hope you saw the pics on our Instagram Stories. We must say, this was an extremely personable podcast and we hope you feel the love. Please join the conversations happening on social media, specifically @plantttrainers on Instagram and if you are Purple Carrot consumers, please tag us in your posts! After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2012, Andy began incorporating more plant-based meals into his diet to combat his illness. When this lifestyle change literally altered the course of his disease, Andy left his 20+ year career in pharmaceuticals and launched Purple Carrot out of his garage in October of 2014 with the mission to educate people about the power of food as medicine – and to introduce consumers to the health and environmental benefits that stem from plant-based eating. Today, the company is recognized as the first and only 100% plant-based meal kit, delivering fresh pre-portioned ingredients and simple step-by-step guides for people to make delicious, healthy plant-based meals in 40 minutes or less in the comfort of their own home. Working to educate consumers on the 20,000 edible plants available today, Purple Carrot creates six seasonal meals every week that make vegetables the star of the show without being dull or boring. Since launching three and a half years ago, Purple Carrot has established itself as a key player in the $2.2 billion meal-kit space, having experienced a staggering 400% growth since 2017.   In this episode we discuss: Becoming plant-based Crohn’s Mixed family eating styles The birth of Purple Carrot What’s growing faster vegan or plant-based Most consumers of plant-based meals are omnivorous Romaine lettuce Types of meals Tom Brady and TB12 Children being vegan The state of the world With great power comes great responsibility School lunches The future of purple carrot Actionable tips for quick change   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents School Lunches: A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Andy Levitt – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook  Purple Carrot – Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Longevity with 93 Year-Old Irene – PTP055   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Whole Food Plant-Based with Dr T Colin Campbell – PTP286
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with a man who needs almost no introduction, Dr. T Colin Campbell. He is best known for writing The China Study with his son Dr. Tom Campbell who was on the podcast in episode 131 and, of course, we took his course when we first became emerged into plant-based living. This show is really planned by you, our listeners who were kind enough to comment on Instagram and Facebook to share your questions. We talk about cancer, allergies, autoimmune disease, ketosis, osteoporosis, oils, and fat. We needed to soak in as much as we could from this legend and we want you to do the same. Please share this with those you love..or even like a little!!! Find us on Facebook or Instagram @planttrainrs and leave a comment about what you liked the best in this episode. T Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for The China Study – one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” – Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research. Throughout his career, he has confronted a great deal of confusion surrounding nutrition and its effects. It is precisely this confusion that he has focused so much on, in recent years. Dr. Campbell co-wrote The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Vegucated, and PlantPure Nation. He continues to share evidence-based information on health and nutrition whenever given the opportunity. He has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world and he is the founder of the T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.   In this episode we discuss: Gratitude for college Is a plant-based diet for everyone? Can a plant-based diet make you sick? Reductionist ideas Added Oils The fat percentage for children Recurrence of allergic responses New research and new book The power of corporate America Ketosis even when plant-based…yay or nay? Osteoporosis The big message   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Patreon The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II Whole: Rethinking The Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson (Contributor) T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program Forks Over Knives – DVD Forks Over Knives – Netflix PlantPure Nation The Campbell Plan with Dr. Tom Campbell – PTP131 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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10 Hacks To Stay Fit During Travel with Robert Dionne – PTP285
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Rob Dionne all about how to stay healthy and fit while you are traveling. We know we called it hacks…and if you know us we’re not big on hacks, but let’s face it, it makes a sexy headline and we want this info in people’s hands. It does not matter if you are traveling home for the holidays, taking a personal get away with a special someone, on a family vacay or taking that dreaded business trip, these tips will keep you on your game. Want to know if setting intentions really work, how to eat healthy on the road and how to get a workout on a biz trip with no gym in sight? Plant-based, vegan or not, these tips and tricks are for you. So tag us @planttrainers the next time you travel and show us how you’re using these hacks. Rob Dionne, host of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, is a lifestyle and fitness expert based out of Los Angeles. He specializes in helping busy people and entrepreneurs get out from behind their desks and carve out time to create a better quality of life for themselves and their family. You might have heard Rob on other podcasts discussing his views on why the traditional approach to weight loss is a waste of time.   In this episode we discuss: Parenthood Growing up active Being healthy and making time Healthy life after having a baby Healthy habits while you travel Setting intentions vs goals 10 tips for healthy traveling Momentum How to pee on the side of the road Best travel advice   Links to things we mentioned: Our awesome t-shirts Via Source Rob Dionne – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Travelling Healthy – PTP021 The Secrets To Traveling On A Plant-Based Diet – PTP155 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Setting Intentions with The Awakening Self Aaron Fisher – PTP284
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Aaron Fisher all about setting intentions. And before we get into that we reflect on Aaron’s moment of gratitude that brings up many feelings and events from the past. This allows us to reflect on who we were and who we have become. That was a segue into creating meaning around who we want to be and achieve in 2019. Setting intentions is much different than resolutions or goals. We wanted to leave you with some deep thoughts and actionable tips for starting the year off with direct intentions so you can have even more success in 2019. Please share this episode with your friends and families so they can set intentions to thrive in this coming year. Aaron Fisher was born with an innate passion for helping others. In his 20’s he moved to China, created a charity to facilitate schooling for kids in remote towns throughout the country. He has spoken globally at motivational business development seminars and has coached fortune 500 companies like Yahoo and H&M on leadership and personal development skills. In 2014, he co-founded Copper88 – a unique garment embedded with rehabilitation and health attributes. Aaron spearheads the company’s research and development team, driven by a core value system to help people all over the world feel and live better, healthier lives. His philanthropy includes charities like Covenant House, Future Possibilities for kids, and many other socio-empowerment projects. Aaron Fisher is also an established photographer, life coach, and is currently working on his second book titled “Love Letters” with a planned release in 2019.   In this episode we discuss: Being grateful for each moment life happening to you Losing yourself and identity Creating intention from a clean slate Intention, resolutions and goals Having a why First steps in developing a goal with intentions Judgment The 9-minute rule 3 steps for setting intentions for 2019 Bad habits   Links to things we mentioned: Patreon Via LifeMax Aaron Fisher: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Copper 88 – Website, Instagram Happy New Year & Colon Cancer – PTP053 He Shoots, He Scores – Goals! – PTP056 Happy New Year From Plant Trainers – PTP158 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Kickstarting Your Health with The Plant Trainers Podcast – PTP283
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to you about the Plant Trainers Podcast. But seriously, we do. We get a lot of questions like “you have over 250 episodes, where should I start?” and  “what is your best podcast about heart disease? ” So now we made a little bit of an index for you. Why is this valuable you may ask? First of all, if you are new to the show and interested in disease reversal, families, or running, you know exactly where to start. If you have been with us for a long time, you will be reminded of some great shows and you can listen to them again. We know how hard it is to retain all the information, so now you can go back and listen and absorb the information you are ready to hear. And finally, you can share this podcast with a loved one or friend. Maybe plant-based nutrition is not their thing (yet), but running or strength training is. Share those episodes with them and then before you know it they will be learning about plant-based nutrition. So go back and listen to your favorite topics and share away!   In this episode we discuss: Via Source Via Biome Disease Prevention Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212 Dementia and The Alzheimer’s Solution with Team Sherzai – PTP252 Mastering Diabetes with The Mindful Diabetic Robby Barbaro – PTP177 The Big Picture and Changing The Game with Dr. James Loomis – PTP246 Heart Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP149 Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091 Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Jane Esselstyn – PTP123 Digestion Probiotics & Fermentation with the HappyGutMD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – PTP219 Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh – PTP204 Family and Children Healthy Habits In Times Of Change with Dr Pamela Fergusson RD – PTP279 Plant-Based Paediatrics with Dr. Reshma Shah – PTP270 The Truth About Dairy with Dr. Jennifer Singh – PTP202 Cooking Deep Dark Depression & Eating For Eaternity with Jason Wrobel – PTP137 Ultimate Weight Loss with Chef AJ – PTP211 Compassionate Living with The Buddhist Chef, Jean-Philippe Cyr – PTP241 Running Running The Parks with Bill Sycalik – PTP169 Trail Running with The Rock Creek Runner, Doug Hay – PTP239 Running Raw To A Compassionate Approach with Tim Van Orden – PTP161 Bodybuilding Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke – PTP040 Discipline, Change and Family with Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan – PTP257 Competing For Confidence with Samantha Shorkey – PTP275 Strength Training, Powerlifting and The Mental Edge with Alex Ciccone – PTP243 Mental Health Mental Illness – PTP006 The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health with Dr. Linda Plowright – PTP248 Searching For Sero with John Rathwell & Tracy Guenard – PTP203 Transformation stories Eating Potatoes For A Year with Andrew Spud Fit Taylor – PTP173 Overcoming Diseases & Giving Back with Shannon Farrell – PTP179 The Inspiring & Motivating Josh LaJaunie – PTP207 Weight Loss & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman – PTP209 Becoming A Plant-Based Family of 8 with Jessica Dugas – PTP221 Surviving A Heart Attack and Being Flatlined with Dave Willits – PTP 251 Insulin Shock, Type 1 Diabetes and Reversing Colitis with Joshua Turner – PTP269 Adam’s Pick Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189 Shoshana’s Pick The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. – PTP210 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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5 Ways To Reduce Your Stress This Holiday Season – PTP282
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we give you some tips to help you reduce your stress throughout this holiday season. It would probably be easiest to sleep for 3 weeks straight or run away to Costa Rica and live in a treehouse and eat the fruits of the earth…but if it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing. And just because holiday time is not easy, it doesn’t mean it has to be hard. You still have to make meals, go shopping, spend time with family, brave the cold and the snow (if you’re up north)…so today we are going to give you 5 ways that are sure to help you reduce some of the stress you may feel. Some may seem simple, but making sure it happens and actually doing it is going the be the part that makes you put on your thinking caps. And you don’t have to try this all at once. We hate to say it, but you may fail miserably. It’s hard to make changes…so really think about a few little nuggets you can take away and find out how you can implement them. Don’t forget to share this episode with someone you love or even better, snap a pic of yourself listening and relaxing and tag us @planttrainers on social media.   In this episode we discuss: Planning Watch what you eat Exercise Talk Let it go Sleep Taking action   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Our awesome t-shirts Stress Busting – PTP010 Reducing Stress and Detoxing with Drew Taddia – PTP117 Healthy Habits In Times Of Change with Dr Pamela Fergusson RD – PTP279 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Team Unstoppable with Sponsored Athlete Michael DiDonato – PTP281
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Michael DiDonato about his professional and athletic life. Michael has the biggest heart. Despite being a husband, dad, and martial artists, he has dedicated his free time to team up with Kyle Brodeur, who was paralyzed in a car accident years ago. Michael essentially assists Kyle in long distance running and triathlon races using various tools including a custom-made wheelchair Michael custom made for him. The story is quite amazing and the listen will be quite heartwarming and inspiring. We won’t give too much away, but if you know anyone who would consider doing “duo sports” please share this with them. And if you want to know some of Michael’s secrets of how he trains and recovers from and for these races, he shares that too. Michael DiDonato is most passionate about helping people in the special needs community through the running chairs that his company, Southbridge Tool & Manufacturing, builds. He also enjoys racing with his friend Kyle Brodeur. Kyle is physically challenged and wants to experience the thrill of the race through triathlons and road races. They call themselves “Team Unstoppable” where Kyle is the heart and soul…and Michael is the arms and legs.   In this episode we discuss: Birthdays Kyle Brodeur Dick & Rick Hoyt Racing with Kyle Team unstoppable Training Specialized Wheelchairs Benefit for the para-athletes and their family Michael’s Why Covering the costs Keeping your body up to par How redox molecules are helping Mike Assisted athletes or duo spots   Links to things we mentioned: Patreon Via Biome ASEA Athletes Learn more about ASEA here Michael DiDonato – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Hoyt Running Chairs – Website Team Unstoppable – Facebook The incredible story of Dick & Rick Hoyt Making Dreams Come True (Make-A-Wish) with Jennifer Ritter – PTP046 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Clarifying The Confusion Of Nutrition with Dr Tushar Mehta – PTP280
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Tushar Mehta about all the confusion surrounding nutrition. He is extremely talented at analyzing research, deciphering whether or not it is ‘good research’ and explaining the outcomes for all to understand. Dr. Mehta helps clarify some of the confusion people are experiencing around nutrition. We break down the different camps of plant-based nutrition, low fat, low carb, and gluten-free diets, and whether or not to choose almond milk over soy milk and vice-versa. And of course, we look at the clear evidence on the soy debate and whether or not the estrogen in soy can harm our human bodies. Dr. Tushar Mehta studied at McMaster University and then completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. Currently, he practices Emergency Medicine in Greater Toronto Area, Canada. For many years, on an annual basis, Dr. Mehta volunteered in medical camps in the Kutch district of India and currently volunteers with a project in Haiti. In addition to humanitarian projects, Dr. Mehta takes a strong interest in the medical evidence and environmental science regarding plant-based diet and health and is an expert on the subject. He lectures on the topic in Canada and abroad, and is passionate about the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental wellbeing.   In this episode we discuss: Canadian doctors and health practitioners representing Nutrition is confusing Reading scientific papers Objectivity vs subjectivity Which plant-based camp is right? Is it low fat or unlimited carbohydrates? Gluten-free diet Fat and hormones Is low fat really good for you? Oil-free, trans fats, animal fats. Soy milk or almond milk Soy – yay or nay? Plant estrogens Soy and cancer Estrogen in animal products   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Our awesome t-shirts Dr. Tushar Mehta – YouTube video, Reference list, Facebook, Instagram 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Healthy Habits In Times Of Change with Dr Pamela Fergusson RD – PTP279
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Pamela Fergusson RD about maintaining healthy habits in times of change. Whether you are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or have turned 40 more than once you have been through a change in your life and you likely will again. Sometimes change is welcome and easy. Other times it can be stressful, but it usually means our routines and even our environments are changing. So how do we keep our healthy lifestyle values in check? Pamela Fergusson gives us some really great practical ideas, as she has done it all. She became a parent, adopted 3 children at once, moved across the country and so much more. We never know what our journey will look like, so let’s get some great ideas on how to keep with things as we arrive at the different pit stops of life. Why not tag us on Instagram or Facebook @planttrainers of you taking part in a healthy habit so we can all be inspired! Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition, and over 15 years of experience with changing lives through better nutrition. She worked as a lecturer in nutrition at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and Ryerson University here in Canada. Pamela is a member of the Dietitians of Canada Leadership Team on Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Team and the advisory boards of Balanced and Conscious Eating Canada. She has worked as a Dietitian in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia for organizations such as Unicef and the World Food Program and has experience in research and teaching as well as public health and clinical practice. She now has a private practice in British Columbia and loves to spread the message of plant-based positivity. Besides having a love for nutrition, she’s a runner and speed walker who believes in the power of activity to help improve our mental and physical health. She eats a whole food, plant-based diet and loves to cook and bake with her four children.   In this episode we discuss: Giving children Independence Becoming parents Plant-based pregnancy Organic Coping mechanisms for managing stages of change Nurturing the parent relationship Watching documentaries with kids Challenges with older kids and diet Moving across the country Routine Fast cooking Tips for making it work   Links to things we mentioned: Via Source Our awesome t-shirts Pamela Fergusson – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Discipline, Change and Family with Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan – PTP257 Changing Habits with Jonathan Chant – PTP107   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Shopping Tips For The Holidays – PTP278
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about shopping! WAIT! We promise this will be enlightening. It’s kinda like shopping with a mindful twist. We talk about everything about shopping without making this a huge infomercial. With Black Friday and holiday shopping in full swing, we thought we could share some tips on how not to spend your whole paycheck on things you don’t need which can leave you overstressed! Gertrude Stein said, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to go shopping”. Maybe this is your philosophy, or maybe it isn’t, but you’ll need to listen to this episode to see what we think. We also let you in on some of our best purchases we have made over the last few years. We’d love to know what your latest favourite purchase is! Tag us @planttrainers on Instagram or on Facebook and let us know!   In this episode we discuss: Some thoughts about shopping Minimalism Quality Purchases we have been happy with over the years. Kids stuff Plant Trainers top choice items   Links to things we mentioned: Join our newsletter today so you don’t miss out on the incredible bundle coming Friday, November 23rd! Plant Trainers Shop – coupon code “ptp2018″ (expires November 27, 2018) Wireless mouse Frozen Smoothie Bowl (with Beans!) Shoshana’s Mala from Yogi Charms Patreon How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 Life Is No Yoke with Lenny and Shalva Gale – PTP259 (all about blenders) Pressure Cookers To Spice Up Your Life with The Veggie Queen – PTP260 The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton – PTP277 Energybits – discount code “planttrainers“ Four Sigmatic – discount code “planttrainers“ 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton – PTP277
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jeff Chilton about the power of medicinal mushrooms. Well, we tell you, Jeff is a real fun-guy…all kidding aside, by the end of this podcast you will have a “shroom” of knowledge about this very medicinal type of plant. We hit the important stuff like what makes a reishi, cordyceps and Chaga mushroom so spectacular to how to make sure you are really getting your money’s worth and not duped by brand name supplement providers. Find out if mushrooms should be organic. What about that dirt that comes on it? How important is it to clean that off or is it a good source of vitamin B12? We’ll also answer the age-old question: Can you actually get Vitamin D from mushrooms. This is one trip…I mean episode you don’t want to miss. Share it with all your friends, plant-based, vegan or not because – holy shitake, this is interesting stuff. Jeff Chilton, raised in the Pacific Northwest, studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Washington in 1973. In the late seventies, he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation. Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983. In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China. Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.   In this episode we discuss: Nammex An affinity for mushrooms Foraging Grocery store mushrooms Portobello mushrooms Beta-glucan Vit D Organics Quality of mushroom supplements   How to determine if your supplement is really mushroom Cordyceps, Chaga, Reishi   Links to things we mentioned: Work with us – grab a free call today! Our awesome t-shirts Jeff Chilton – Nammex Real Mushrooms Visit www.foursigmatic.com/planttrainers and enter the promo code “planttrainers” for 10% off on your order! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Home Remedies For This Flu Season with Julie Ward – PTP276
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Julie Ward about how to be winning this cold and flu season. Let’s face it there are two kinds of sick days from work, the ones that you are flat on your face and the ones you pretend to be sick to just take the day off. Wouldn’t it be great if you only need to worry about the latter? We are not suggesting you lie to your work, but with these cold and flu season toolbox ideas you’re sure to skip the red nose, running eyes, flemmy cough this season, and if it does sneak up on you…don’t worry. Julie shares plenty of plant-based and vegan remedies. In fact, I was sipping on one as I wrote this introduction. So share away, because no one wants to use their sick days for really being sick. And be sure to tag us on Instagram @planttrainers when you do play hookey! Julie helps others transition to health using a new approach to food and “habit hacks” that help her clients overcome obstacles. As the founder of Fresh Food Alchemy, Julie’s presentations focus on how foods can boost energy, joy and focus. After overcoming her own depression, mood and digestive issues using plant-based wisdom, she brings 25 years of first-hand experience to the table, helping health educators and clients understand that optimal health is possible, and healthy food can taste great! Julie is a plant-based certified ACE health coach with a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. She loves creating new ways to make “healthy” tasty, fun and healing!   In this episode we discuss: Mindset Major causes of cold and flu season Staying protected during cold a flu season Keeping your immune system up Garlic Medication patience Home remedies for cold and flu Tea and broth recipes Essential herbs and spices for cold Scrapes and burns Source your ingredients well   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery VIA LifeMax Julie Ward – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Julie’s special offer for our podcast listeners Natural Anti-Inflammatory Shot 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Competing For Confidence with Samantha Shorkey – PTP275
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Sam Shorkey about competing for confidence. If you have ever wondered what goes into bikini bodybuilding competitions, then this is the right place to be. From mindset to training to nutrition, Sam lets us in on it all. And if you are thinking bikini competition is good for the ego and confidence, then think again…you’ve got to have some pretty thick skin, figuratively speaking, of course. So get ready to hear the ups and downs that have made Sam and some of her clients real winners. Give a share out on your Facebook today!  Samantha Shorkey is the first-ever Vegan World Naturals bikini pro, author, blogger and podcast host of “Jacked on the Beanstalk” and coach to the winner of Bodybuilding.com’s $200K 12-Week Transformation Challenge in 2015, beating out 345,000 other contestants worldwide. Since launching “Jacked on the Beanstalk” in 2013, Sam has been blazing trails and breaking stereotypes in the competitive bodybuilding world proving just how possible it is to get “Jacked On The Beanstock”!   In this episode we discuss: Becoming vegan Bikini competition Confidence Training and winning Nutrition Bodybuilding eating disorders The average person getting results Macros and building muscles Body types Ups and downs of training Bodybuilding for you Pairing   Links to things we mentioned: Patreon Our awesome t-shirts Samantha Shorkey – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Jacked On The Beanstock Podcast Discipline, Change and Family with Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan – PTP257 WTF Where’s The Fiber with The Plant Chics – PTP261   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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A Prayer For Compassion with Dr. Sailesh Rao – PTP274
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Sailesh Rao the Executive Producer of “What The Health”, “Cowspiracy” and the upcoming documentary “A Prayer for Compassion”. Dr. Rao is an extremely calm and intellectual man who has a strong understanding of strategy and possibility. During our time together we learned about the work Climate Healers is doing in creating a world of nonviolence as well as the economic repercussions that can affect a fully vegan world. He gives us some understanding of why we can expect 2026 to see an explosion of plant-eating people across the nations. We hope you find this intriguing. Make sure to join the conversations happening @planttrainers on Facebook and on Instagram around these topics this week. Dr. Sailesh Rao has over 32 years of professional experience and is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated to healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Dr. Rao worked on the Internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. In 2006, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full time, in the environmental crises affecting humanity and has been studying how to reverse them and achieve global sustainability from a systems perspective. Dr. Rao is the author of the 2011 book, “Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies” and the 2016 book, “Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis”. He is an Executive Producer of the trilogy of documentaries “They Don’t Want You To See“, “The Human Experiment” (2013), “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” (2014) and “What The Health” (2017), which explore the systemic causes of human and environmental ill health. He is also an Executive Producer of the forthcoming documentary, “A Prayer For Compassion“. Dr. Rao has over 50 standards contributions to the ATM Forum and the IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD Working Group, 22 peer-reviewed technical publications, 10 U.S. Patent, and 3 Canadian Patents and has received numerous awards throughout his career.   In this episode we discuss: Becoming vegan Himsa is cruel A calm demeanor The internet in the 90’s Shifting the community and creating standards for the internet and humanity Climate Healers Normalized violence and Normalized nonviolence Land, animals, and water Vegan 2026 Making vegan blow up Unemployment and the vegan world The most important reason for being vegan A Prayer for Compassion   Links to things we mentioned: Work with us – grab a free call today! Sea Shepherd Operation Milagro V –> Learn More about the Vaquita Porpoise Wishing Well Farm Sanctuary Dr. Sailesh Rao – Email –> srao@climatehealers.org Climate Healers – Website, Facebook, Twitter Prevent Year Zero Vegan World 2026 The Human Experiment Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret What The Health A Prayer For Compassion Trailer for “A Prayer For Compassion” Main Street Vegan and Living A Vegan Lifestyle with Victoria Moran – PTP185 What The Health & Navigating Information with Tom Barbieri – PTP217 Food is The Solution: What To Eat To Save The World with Matthew Prescott – PTP250   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 your favorite podcasting platform.   Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Future of Sustainable Produce with Alina Zolotareva – PTP273
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Alina Zolotareva about the future of sustainable produce. She tells us about Aerofarms who “planted” their roots in the city of New Jersey.  Alina helps us uncover what we really need to know about our greens. Have you ever wondered what organic actually means? If the food you are paying a premium for can actually be called sustainable? Alina tells us how much produce is actually being wasted from the time it blooms in the fields to when it’s shipped across countries and borders – nevermind the waste in our refrigerators. So now I bet you are thinking….”if it’s being shipped so far, is there any nutrients left in those cucumbers?”…well the answer may just kale you! And as usual, thanks for all your ratings, reviews on Apple Podcasts and interaction on Instagram. If you have not yet followed us @planttrainers, please do it now! Alina Zolotareva, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), leverages her background in nutrition science and public health to translate nutrition science to consumers. That plays a key role in AeroFarms’ mission to combat food deserts and bring fresh, local, nutritious leafy greens to all communities. In addition to marketing and sales, Alina also leads product development, working on the cutting edge of leafy greens innovation in flavor and nutrition. Before AeroFarms, Alina had worked for a culinary nutrition foodservice consulting company based in NYC focused on improving health through great tasting and sustainable food. She has also spent time in nutrition and marketing at Unilever and other local food brands. Alina is a graduate of Cornell University and Presidential Research Scholar with a B.S. with Honors in Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics. She is passionate about all things food and wellness, and believes that the only way great health can be achieved for all people is through food that tastes great–like AeroFarms delicious baby greens!   In this episode we discuss: How to grow fresh food all year round in cities like NYC Aerofarms Organic Industrial farming Why we want to know where our food is coming from The decrease in good farming land Losing nutrient density Food waste (40-76%)! Is it nutrient dense? Pesticides and less waste For everyone or the elite? GMO Dream greens Making the best chooses for your produce Links to things we mentioned: Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Easy Recipes For Busy Parents Alina Zolotareva – Instagram, Twitter AeroFarms – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Dream Greens – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Finding More Gratitude Through Traditions – PTP272
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about finding more gratitude through traditions. Since this episode is coming out the day after Thanksgiving we thought it would be a good time to discuss this topic. Giving thanks and spending time with family doesn’t need to happen one day a year. Sometimes we feel people are simply going through the motions with their holiday seasons or traditions. So today we wanted to challenge you to think outside the box. Take the time to really understand what gratitude is and how you celebrated your Thanksgiving and possibly even come up with new meaningful rituals in your everyday life or during your upcoming celebratory days to help up your levels. We thought that you could think of at least 3 people who you are grateful for and send them this podcast link www.planttrainers.com/272 with a little note of gratitude. Ask them to pay it forward and let’s see how many traditions we can make more “grateful” this season.   In this episode we discuss: What is gratitude? What is “thanks”? Making traditions more meaningful The “practice” Changing traditions The history of Thanksgiving vs tradition Weaving gratitude into celebrations and traditions Creating tradition   Links to things we mentioned: Our Instagram School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy How To Show Appreciation and Gratitude with Blake Fly – PTP218 Becoming A Plant-Based Family of 8 with Jessica Dugas – PTP221 Plant Trainers Recipes Plant-Based Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash   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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Optimizing Your Mitochondria with Colleen Poling – PTP271
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Colleen Poling about nutrients, mitochondria and a plant-based diet. We discuss how to know if a plant-based diet is right for you and some common pitfalls people have when they go plant-based. Many people can eat a balanced diet and thrive, but some people need to pay closer attention to the nutrients they are taking in. And finally, we talk about mitochondria…if your thinking mitoWHAT? Then it’s imperative you find out what it is and why you need to optimize it. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to optimize their mitochondria, so share this podcast on social media or send it through email to a few friends. You can find it at planttrainers.com/271 or by downloading it anywhere you love to listen to podcasts! Want to be a part of the conversation? Find us on social media and comment on the posts.   Colleen Poling is a Registered Dietitian and Vegan Wellness Educator. Colleen has spent the last decade as a leader in the plant-based nutrition space. She is a professional plant-based translator converting vegan nutrition concepts into an easy to digest way, and cracking the code on vegan nutrition for optimal health. Colleen’s transformational workshops and 1:1 nutrition counseling sessions teach individuals how to optimize their health by understanding the hidden and often overlooked components of plant-based nutrition for a vibrant, healthy, long life.   In this episode we discuss: Is a vegan or plant-based diet for everyone How can you know if the vegan diet is for you? The body’s ability to create and absorb nutrients Vitamin K2 Taking time to heal Sometimes needing outside help outside food Mitochondria Foods to help your mitochondria Who is fat good for Risk of not optimizing the mitochondria Actionable tips for making a change in your life   Links to things we mentioned: Contact us for a free consultation Support us on Patreon Colleen Poling: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Veganalysis: The Most Comprehensive Blog Post Available on Examining and Optimizing Your Vegan Diet Get Chlorella and other algae – Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen – PTP069 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206 A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Essylstyn – PTP208 Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212 The Plant-Based Solution with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP231 A Special Episode on The Truth About Superfoods – PTP262 Effects of Food with The Creator of The Glycemic Index, Dr. David Jenkins – PTP266   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Plant-Based Paediatrics with Dr. Reshma Shah – PTP270
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Reshma Shah to talk about the most important thing in the world to many of us…children. WAIT! If you are not a parent or don’t plan to be, we know you’ll learn something that you can share with someone along the way, so please be sure to stick with us. We have been waiting a long time to have Dr. Shah say on our podcast that a plant-based diet can be and is a healthy option for our children. But, there is more to this show than that. Dr. Shah talks to us about breastfeeding, formula, supplements, feeding your children solids, weaning, cow’s milk and so many other questions new parents have. Please share this podcast with any parents you know whether they are plant-based or not. There will for sure be something they can take away from this very informative show. Share it on Facebook, in an email, or on Instagram. Or after you subscribe, leave us a rating and review so others can find this podcast too. We are so glad you are here. Dr. Reshma Shah is a board-certified paediatric physician. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Shah has over a decade of experience in primary care pediatrics and served as an assistant clinical professor at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, a leading children’s hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently cares for patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and is an affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Shah has a strong interest in family health and wellness, with a focus on plant-based nutrition. She completed a certification program in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell as well as a Professional Plant-Based Nutrition Cooking certification through Rouxbe Cooking School.     In this episode we discuss: Farmers market Paediatric medicine The dinner table Letting kids make choices Plant-based children – the benefits Supplements   Prenatal plant-based Plant-based formula and breastfeeding Weaning off breast and formula Picky eaters Prevalence of allergies in children Starting solid foods Iron stores Actionable tips for families who want to be more Plant-Based   Links to things we mentioned: Propelled By Plants Performance Tee Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Dr. Reshma Shah – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition: The Complete Reference on Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. – PTP210 plantbaseddoctors.org   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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Insulin Shock, Type 1 Diabetes and Reversing Colitis with Joshua Turner – PTP269
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Joshua Turner about how going into insulin shock twice actually was the beginning of him taking control of his type 1 diabetes and completely reversing his Colitis. Today Josh is passionate about telling everyone he can that food is medicine and that it saved his ass…well, it also saved his eyes, heart, stomach, and life. His story of when he first became diabetic to gaining over 100 pounds to that week where he had to be brought back from insulin shock twice by the paramedics is more than interesting and inspiring. It is completely emotional. He gained his whole life back and has no one to thank for it but himself and plants, although he would say Josh LaJaunie and his doctor have a lot to do with it. But at the end of the day, he showed up and did the work. What we love about this interview is how Josh is a regular guy, spending his free time trying to make a difference. His story is real as can be and is the story of so many people you know. Whether you know someone who is type one, type two or pre-diabetic, please share this episode with them. Josh is so raw and real and they will for sure be able to find a bit of themselves in this story.   In this episode we discuss: Helping others Growing up and type 1 diabetes Type 1 and type 2 Gaining the weight Wanting to be normal Insulin shock Looking in the mirror Retinopathy Medicine Colitis Making changes Food and exercise   Links to things we mentioned: Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off Patreon Joshua Turner – Facebook, Instagram PlantPure Nation Forks Over Knives What The Health The Inspiring & Motivating Josh LaJaunie – PTP207 Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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From Health Scares to Health Coaches with Dr Kasey Johnson – PTP268
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we share our interview from the Unlock Wellness Podcast with Dr. Kasey Johnson. For those of you who don’t know our full story, you can learn about it today. Here are what her show notes had to say: Episode 133: Shoshana and Adam Chaim are hosts of The Plant Trainers Podcast, and are dedicated to transforming as many lives as possible. They both have such inspiring wellness journeys. When Shoshana was pregnant with their second child, Adam discovered that he had a tumor on his kidney, and was initially told that he wouldn’t make it past 40 years old. This overwhelming situation led Adam and Shoshana to become advocates for their own health and has inspired them to help educate as many people as possible about true health and wellness. They are changing so many lives. Excited to share our conversation!   In this episode we discuss: Adam’s Tumor Adam’s Heart Disease VHL PTSD Getting things back on track The effects of a plant-based diet on 1 subject Living as a Plant-Based family   Links to things we mentioned: #TrainingForLife T-Shirt The Unlock Wellness Podcast – Episode 133 Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003 Keep up with Shoshana and Adam on social media! Instagram: @planttrainers Facebook: Plant Trainers Podcast: The Plant Trainers Podcast Website: www.planttrainers.com 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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Getting Back To School With A Holistic Approach – PTP267
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about how taking a holistic approach to getting back to school can really improve the whole family’s quality of life. Even though we focus on the school year, the 4 pillars of change we discuss can be applied to anyone’s life whether they are parents or not! In our own coaching practice and just like many doctors, we take a holistic approach to health and disease reversal following certain pillars. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could teach our children and ourselves to practice these life skills in order to help avoid unnecessary disease and stress? So share this with every parent, teacher, and administrator you know. And if you take any action after listening to this episode, be sure to document it on social media and tag us @planttrainers across all social media platforms!   In this episode we discuss: Pre-teaching life skills at the start of the school year Meetings Food Schedule Movement Mindfulness Routine Setting examples Actionable tips to start with today   Links to things we mentioned: Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids School Lunches: A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy – eBook A New School Year & New Beginnings – PTP213 School Lunches Made Easy and Healthy – PTP122 Back To School – PTP035 Back to School Snacks – blog 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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Effects of Food with The Creator of The Glycemic Index, Dr. David Jenkins – PTP266
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. David Jenkins, the man behind the glycemic index. Dr. Jenkins’ name is not that famous, but his research is and we see his name being spoken more and more. This is due to his amazing work and speaking engagements within the vegan community. Dr. Jenkins starts his talk with us by reminiscing about growing up in Europe and spending time with his aunt on their property about his love and excitement for all things Christmas. This ended up being the catalyst for him giving up meat and instilling worry and fear about his overall health with his mother. Little did she know, that he would grow up, create the ever-popular glycemic index and reside here, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Jenkins explains how the glycemic and bread index works, how fiber is the answer, what you need to know about diabetes and how pooping on demand is just not weird. His opinion on oil and nuts is quite interesting and you’ll definitely want to hear about his opinion on soy products for women with breast cancer. Dr. David Jenkins is a University Professor, and Canada Research Chair in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicines, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, and a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. He was educated at Oxford University, obtaining his DM, DPhil, and DSc. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Jenkins has served on committees in Canada and the United States that formulated nutritional guidelines for the treatment of diabetes and recommendations for fiber and macronutrient intake under the joint US-Canada DRI system (RDA) of the National Academy of Sciences. He also served as a member of Agriculture Canada’s Science Advisory Board (2004-2009) on the future direction of Canada’s agriculture and agricultural research. He has spent much time working with the food industry to develop products for the supermarket shelf and, for example, helped to initiate Loblaw’s ‘Too Good To Be True’ and most recently their popular “Blue Menu” line of products. His research area is the use of diet in the prevention and treatment of hyperlipidemia and diabetes. He has over 300 original publications on these and related topics.   His team was the first to define and explore the concept of the glycemic index of foods and demonstrate the breadth of metabolic effects of viscous soluble fiber, including blood glucose and cholesterol lowering. His group developed the cholesterol-lowering concept of the dietary portfolio that has entered guidelines in many jurisdictions (e.g. CCS, Heart UK etc.). He believes in the therapeutic value of plant based-diets and that diets have to be environmentally sustainable.   In this episode we discuss: Becoming vegetarian What’s in the hamper The connection between pets and food   The impetus for creating the glycemic index Pooping on demand Enzymes Diabetes The misuse of the glycemic index Running away from carbohydrate Mars Bars Processed foods Oils, Nuts and stole and cardiovascular disease Favorite meal Tofu, soy and breast cancer Shanghai women’s breast cancer study Message for the masses for creating a better world   Links to things we mentioned: Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off Patreon Dr. David Jenkins – Contact info The Vegan Advantage – Dr. David Jenkins Beyond Carnism and Improving Relationships with Dr. Melanie Joy – PTP264 A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Essylsten – PTP208   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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The Impact of Diet on Epigenetics with Gina Bonanno-Lemos – PTP265
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Gina Bonanno-Lemos about the impact our diet has on epigenetics. After spending her entire life struggling with health and hormone issues that left her sick, exhausted, and gaining weight, Gina discovered the power of a plant-based diet. With this knowledge, she healed herself of chronic conditions that once controlled her. We cover so many good topics like epigenetics – from genes and DNA, to systemic issues, sleep distress, mindset and of course food! We all know someone who has accepted their poor quality of health or life as normal. This episode is really for them. Reach out to them, email them the episode, tag them on our Plant Trainers Facebook page or show them the link in our Instagram bio and help them by providing them with our resources. Gina Bonanno-Lemos is the founder of 360 Health Connection, the award-winning author of What The Fork? The Secret Cause of Disease, and the popular e-book, 13 Steps To A Cancer-Free Kitchen. She is also the creator and host of the vegan training program and live health event, Your Plant-Based Guide Conference – the incredibly popular, two-day health conference and mini veg fest held in Costa Mesa, California. Gina is dual-certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Vegan Nutrition Specialist. Through her books, public speaking events, social media platforms, and her vegan training program, Gina educates on the benefits of a plant-based diet and the dangers and disease-causing principles of animal protein. She also uses these tools to raise awareness about animal cruelty and abuse, and the environmental effects of factory farming. When she’s not out changing the world, Gina loves spending time with her family in Southern California.   In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Curing life-altering and life-threatening illness Epigenetics – Genes and DNA Systemic issues Ketogenic diet Foods for children Sleep Destress Mindset Toxins Moving The Plant-Based Guide Conference Actionable tips to start with today to start taking control of your genes   Links to things we mentioned: Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Gina Bonanno-Lemos – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube 13 Steps To A Cancer Free Kitchen – eBook   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Beyond Carnism and Improving Relationships with Dr. Melanie Joy – PTP264
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Melanie Joy about improving relationships and the theory behind Beyond Carnism. Food is something very personal to us. We have been taught the ideology of food just like religion. Dr. Joy helps us unpack why we are so connected to the food we eat and the pets we live with. What we think you will be most interested to hear about is how we can maintain our good relationships or even improve our tarnished relationships around the area of food. As a psychologist and relationship specialist, she has unlocked the important aspects of talking to your partner about becoming plant-based or vegan. And how to keep things happy in a “mixed” relationship, and how not to get divorced!  Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, international speaker, organizational consultant, trainer, and relationship coach. She is the author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, as well as  Strategic Action for Animals and the award-winning book Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters. Dr. Joy has developed and implemented vegan advocacy training for more than a decade, and she specializes in effective communication, organizational leadership, the psychology of social change, interpersonal relationships, and preventing and treating burnout. She has trained vegan advocates and given her acclaimed carnism presentation on six continents and her work has been featured in major media outlets around the world. Dr. Joy is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award – previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela – for her work on global nonviolence. She also received the Empty Cages Prize – previously given to Tom Regan – for her contribution to furthering the cause of animal rights. As well as the Peter Singer Prize for strategies to reduce the suffering of animals. The video of her recent  TEDx talk on carnism is in the top 1% of the most-viewed TEDx talks of all time. Dr. Joy is also the founding president of the charitable organization, Beyond Carnism, a co-founder of ProVeg International, and the co-director of the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA).   In this episode we discuss: Beyond Carnism Carnism is a belief system Defense mechanism Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows Reconnecting with animals Crowding out the animal products Beyond Belief Communication and the process Not getting divorced! Talking to your partner Mixed relationships Respect and influence When the carnivore attacks Actionable tips for strengthening veganism   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 Dr. Melanie Joy – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Dr. Melanie Joy Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters by Dr. Melanie Joy Strategic Action for Animals by Dr. Melanie Joy Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World with Matthew Prescott – PTP250   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Preventing Surgery and Accelerating Recovery with Dr. Douglas Won – PTP263
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Dr. Douglas Won about preventing surgery and accelerating recovery. Dr. Won is a fountain of information on the effects a plant-based diet has on the body’s ability to heal. He wows us with how a plant-based diet can prevent surgery or help people recover better if they do have surgery. His 4 Pillars that he shares goes beyond longevity or feeling great. He tells us about how this affects our stem cells and allows us to live younger longer. And we are excited to share his anti-cancer smoothie! Dr. Douglas Won, director and founder of Minimally Invasive SpineCARE, located in Plano, Texas, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Won is the director of the NeoGen Stem Cell Institute. Chosen as one of America’s Top Orthopedist/Spine Surgeons by Research Consumers’ Council of America, he provides the most comprehensive methods of minimally invasive and endoscopic laser spine surgeries available to treat cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders, and dedicates his spine practice to only minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Won has pioneered some of the most innovative surgical techniques utilizing the healthcare industry’s smallest incisions to avoid traditional, open back surgeries of the neck and spine. Dr. Douglas Won has been practicing regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy for over 11 years.  Plant-Based Nutrition is a key foundation of regenerative medicine and is part of 4 Pillars of Successful Stem Cell Therapy.   In this episode we discuss: Finding plant based Spine surgery How diet can affect the surgery 6 weeks Genes Avoiding chronically significant cancer P.E.A.S. Exercise for a healthy spine Putting your health first Making time Avoid Toxins Stress management Telomeres Plant-based diet and stem cells   How nutrition allows you to live younger longer Food recommendations Actionable tips Anti-cancer smoothie   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 10% off on your order! Our Instagram Dr. Douglas Won – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter NeoGen Stem Cell Institute Super Green Anti-Cancer Smoothie – Recipe How To Sprout Broccoli Seeds – Video A ForeFather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwwell Essylstyn – PTP208    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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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A Special Episode on The Truth About Superfoods – PTP262
In today’s episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, we have decided to play a recording of a Live video Shoshana did a little bit ago all about superfoods! They are exactly that, SUPER. Filled with amazing benefits for the body. But the term has “bean” used as a marketing tool to get your attention. Just because an item on the shelf has superfood written all over it, doesn’t mean it’s a winner for your health. On top of that, many people think they can’t go plant-based because it will just cost too much to keep their pantry stocked with exotic and rare seeds and powders. We don’t give a “guac” what other people say, superfoods can be cheap and readily available in your regular grocery stores. So give a listen to the interactive Facebook Live Shoshana did about these foods we love “berry” much and some “asparagus tips” for using them. Our only regret is that there was not more time to cover some other items like the puns from this introduction. And be sure to check us out on our Plant Trainers Facebook page or @planttrainers on Instagram to get an update on how to find out about our Next Facebook live.   In this episode we discuss: What is so special about these foods? Our top 5 The incredible benefits Potential downfalls How to use them Are they expensive?   Links to things we mentioned: Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids Facebook Live Replay   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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WTF Where’s The Fiber with The Plant Chics – PTP261
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to The Plant Chics Jacque Tarlton and Marzia Prince. They are fun and energetic gals who are both plant-based fitness competitors. Today we talk about what it takes to eat clean whole foods to be the best you that you can be. Fiber takes the stage in a lot of this conversation and they make it clear that you can be sexy and get your fiber too. At the end of the day, it’s about listening to your body and not the advertising out there. It’s really interesting to hear their take on plant-based protein powders as well. We know you’ll be entertained in this episode, so please share it with your friends and ask them to subscribe so others can find this information and start making changes too! Jacque Tarlton and Marzia Prince, aka the Plant Chics, help women rock out with their broc out! The Plant Chics are plant-based coaches who work with women to help them find their food freedom. They work with newbie/wannabe vegans, all the way to pro-level all-star vegans. They’ve worked with leading global brands on custom keynotes and wellness programs. Their programs have helped thousands of women not just survive, but thrive.   In this episode we discuss: How good impacts you Finding plant-based Vegan training Listening to your body Making fiber sexy Fat The advertising industry Adding more fiber into your diet Protein powder   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 The Plant Chics – Website, Facebook, Instagram The Plant Chics Tribe   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Pressure Cookers To Spice Up Your Life with The Veggie Queen – PTP260
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. Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Life is No Yoke with Lenny and Shalva Gale – PTP259
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, YouTube,  Facebook, 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Eating You Alive with Sheanne and Dan Moskaluk – PTP258
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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Discipline, Change and Family with Guilt Free TV’s Jeff Morgan – PTP257
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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Time To Unlock Wellness with Dr. Kasey Johnson – PTP256
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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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How To Be A Superhero Dad – PTP255
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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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! Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Running Across America and Wilderness Therapy with David Chandler – PTP254
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 David’s New Fundraiser – Biking Across America (2019) 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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! Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Getting Ready For Triathlon Season – PTP253
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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Dementia and The Alzheimer’s Solution with Team Sherzai – PTP252
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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Surviving A Heart Attack and Being Flatlined with Dave Willits – PTP 251
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. Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World with Matthew Prescott – PTP250
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. Please subscribe to The Plant Trainers Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Our 5 Steps To Spring Into Summer – PTP249
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 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health with Dr. Linda Plowright – PTP248
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” Patreon Dr. Linda Plowright’s Education Department Email –> cpri.educate@ontario.ca  Mental Illness – PTP006   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Impact Of Plastic with The Best Deodorant In The World’s Margaux Khoury – PTP247
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 #TrainingForLife T-Shirt 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Big Picture and Changing The Game with Dr. James Loomis – PTP246
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. James 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. James 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. Patreon 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Expensive, Weird and Complicated with Victoria Moran and JL Fields – PTP245
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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Lupus, Celiac Disease and Cosmetics with Mandi Dawson – PTP244
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. Patreon 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: “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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Strength Training, Powerlifting and The Mental Edge with Alex Ciccone – PTP243
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 – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pippus – PTP242
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 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Compassionate Living with The Buddhist Chef, Jean-Philippe Cyr – PTP241
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk 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-Philippe (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: 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 Jean-Philippe Cyr: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube La Cuisine de Jean-Philippe: Ses 100 Meilleurs Recette Véganes By Jean-Philippe Cyr   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Understanding Heart Health with Dr. Jami Dulaney – PTP240
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. Patreon Dr. Jami Dulaney: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness – Podcast 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant-Based Nutrition Conference   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Trail Running with The Rock Creek Runner, Doug Hay – PTP239
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. #TrainingForLife T-Shirt Doug Hay: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Trail Talk by Rock Creek Runner – Podcast No Meat Athlete   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Feeling High Vibes with Yogi Triathlete, Jess and BJ Gumkowski – PTP238
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. Patreon 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 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Strategies For Strengthening Your Family Bond – PTP237
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we 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   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Run, Eat & See The World with Ultrarunner Kim Matthews – PTP236
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   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 Kim Matthews’ Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Asia Trail Master Food Inc. Happy Cow 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Making Cooking Easy For Everyone with Sam Turnbull – PTP235
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     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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Understanding Food Literacy with Char Nolan – PTP234
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 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: 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. Char Nolan – Instagram, Twitter Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Feng Shui For A Healthy Lifestyle with Jess Neary – PTP233
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   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 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: “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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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This Is Us Behind The Scenes – PTP232
In today’s episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, we answer your call, 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 in-person conversations, 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: “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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Plant-Based Solution with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP231
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. Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 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 Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Eating The Holidays Into 2018 with Amy Longard – PTP230
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 vacationing 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 – Use “PTPROMO” & get $30 off! (only valid through January 3, 2018) 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!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Prescription Lifestyle with Justyna Sanders, M.D. – PTP229
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: 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! 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Support Leads To Success with Heather Kaufman – PTP228
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 salt, 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, Instagram 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Power of Positive Parenting with Jon Gordon – PTP227
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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Rawvana Lifestyle with Yovana Mendoza – PTP226
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, Twitter, Pinterest YouTube – Spanish, YouTube – English Rawvana Renewal Guide   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Diagnosis Dystonia with Tom Seaman – PTP225
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   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Handwriting Analysis & Your Health with Jamie Mason Cohen – PTP224
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   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Self-Empowerment with The Bad Ass Vegan, John Lewis – PTP223
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 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Compassion Over Killing with Undercover Investigator, Scott David – PTP222
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, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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 Support Compassion Over Killing   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Becoming A Plant-Based Family of 8 with Jessica Dugas – PTP221
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 severe 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: Thank you to today’s sponsor –> Amrita Health Foods – use “PlantTrainers” at checkout for 15% off Jessica Dugas’ Website, Mom Club Online, Facebook,  Instagram   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Corporate Wellness & Creating Your Best Workday with Paul Boston – PTP220
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 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Probiotics & Fermentation with the HappyGutMD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – PTP219
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   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – Website, Instagram Send Dr. B an email: happygutmd@gmail.com UBiome The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh – PTP204   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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How To Show Appreciation & Gratitude with Blake Fly – PTP218
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   Links to things we mentioned: Blake Fly: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter  Blake’s email –> blake@blakefly.com My Life Online 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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What The Health & Navigating Information with Tom Barbieri – PTP217
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   Links to things we mentioned: Tom’s Website Tom’s Email –> tom@tiogawellness.com Endurance Lifestyle with Tom Barbieri – PTP022  A New Food Guide For Canada 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Balancing Hormones with The Hormone Diva, Robyn Srigley – PTP216
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   Links to things we mentioned: Robyn’s Website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest Free Hormone Quiz 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Eating Disorders in Athletics with Chris Hague – PTP215
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   Links to things we mentioned: Chris Hague: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram The Racing Mindcast – Chris’ Podcast  Team In Training 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Raising Healthy Parents with Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP214
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   Links to things we mentioned: Sid Garza-Hillman: Website, Podcast, YouTube Smallsteppers.com – Sid’s 12-week program New Book: Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family by Sid Garza-Hillman Approaching The Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman The Small Step Advocate Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP125 Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189 Paleo, Protein & Purpose with Sid Garza-Hillman & Dr. Garth Davis – PTP201 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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A New School Year & New Beginnings – PTP213
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   Links to things we mentioned: Healthy Plant-Based Families Facebook Group Meal Planning Mastery School Lunch eWorkbook Green Monster Smoothie Magical Milkshake Sweet Potato & Almond Burgers Hot Dogs (carrot dogs) Plant Trainers recipe page Amrita bars – promo code: use “PlantTrainers” & get 15% off at checkout Simple Snack Ideas – PTP030 Back To School – PTP035 Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212
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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Dr. Garth David: Website, Facebook, Twitter Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Dr. Garth Davis The Adventist Health Study The Epic Panacea Study PTP039: Childhood Obesity The Low FODMAP Diet – Stanford Hospital & Clinics Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Ultimate Weight Loss with Chef AJ – PTP211
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Chef AJ’s Website, Facebook, Twitter Unprocessed: How To Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight by Chef AJ The Ultimate Weight Loss Program The Rice Diet Eat More Weigh Less by Dr. Dean Ornish Volumertics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories by Barbara Rolls PhD and Robert A. Barnett Vegans Eat Yummy Food Too TrueNorth Health Centre Instant Pot – To receive a $50 discount, enter “AJ” in the coupon code box Red Lentil Chili – A Chef AJ Recipe Split Pea Soup – A Chef AJ Recipe Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. – PTP210
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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Brenda Davis’ Website Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition: The Complete Reference on Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina Is Kombucha Good For You? 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 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Weight Loss & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Tim Kaufman – PTP209
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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Tim Kaufman’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Forks Over Knives Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP208
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we 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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Dr. Esselstyn’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Forks Over Knives Micronutrients That Improve Heart Health Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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The Inspiring & Motivating Josh LaJaunie – PTP207
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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Josh LaJaunie: Website, Facebook, Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram Power of Positive – Blog The Power of Positive Podcast – PTP009 Rich Roll & Julie Piatt – PTP017 Finding Ultra by Rich Roll Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Skinny Bitch by Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz Forks Over Knives Food Matters Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Hungry For Change The Warrior: David Goggins – Runner’s World Runner’s World Cover Search Winner – Josh LaJaunie 35 Amazing Health Benefits of Running, According to Science Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206
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   Links to things we mentioned: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook NutritionFacts.org drgreger.org  How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To prevent And Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger, M.D. How Not To Die – Trailer Nathan Pritikin WHO and Processed Meat Processed Foods – A Health Nightmare Dr. Greger’s Annual Review Baby and Child Care by Dr. Spock Adventist Health Studies PubMed – Research directory Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Will Travel For Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse – PTP205
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   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Purse King – Vegan Leather Handbags Will Travel For Vegan Food: Website,  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Patreon Do What You Love – Turning passion projects into profitable careers with Kristin Lajeunesse  Kristin’s Book – Will Travel For Vegan Food  Check out the book trailer Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh – PTP204
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   Links to things we mentioned: Order your “Propelled By Plants” t-shirt Meal Planning Mastery Dr. Chiti Parikh’s Website Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Searching For Sero with John Rathwell & Tracy Guenard – PTP203
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   Links to things we mentioned: New recipe book: Easy Recipes For Busy Parents  Searching For Sero: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  John Rathwell Photography John Rathwell on Instagram Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Truth About Dairy with Dr. Jennifer Singh – PTP202
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   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Dr. Jennifer Singh: Website, Facebook  21 Day Plant Powered Party Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook Earthlings – The Documentary Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Paleo, Protein & Purpose with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis – PTP201
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   Links to things we mentioned: Email us at: info@planttrainers.com Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042 The Small Step Advocate Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP125 Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Free T-Shirt Giveaway & A Special Announcement – PTP200
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!   Links to things we mentioned: Leave a rating & review (to win your free t-shirt) Order your “Propelled By Plants” t-shirt Plant Trainers Facebook Page Email info@planttrainers.com Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Cholesterol, Genes & Cardiac Wellness with Dr. Robert Ostfeld – PTP199
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   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Robert Ostfeld: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Montefiore’s Cardiac Wellness Program Montefiore Preventative Cardiology Conference – October 27, 2017 Nitric Oxide & Endothelial Cells – Forks Over Knives Nutritionfacts.org How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051 Forks Over Knives Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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5 Snack Foods To Bring To Social Gatherings – PTP198
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Never Binge Again with Glenn Livingston Ph.D. – PTP197
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   Links to things we mentioned:           Glenn Livingston’s Website, Facebook, Twitter Get a Copy of Glenn’s book for free: “Never Binge Again”   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Turmeric, The Spice of Life – PTP196
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!”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Dealing with Emotions & The Short Film “Just Breathe” with Julie Bayer Salzman – PTP195
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   Links to things we mentioned: Just Breathe – Documentary on YouTube Release – Documentary on Youtube Julie Bayer Salzman – Wavecrest Films, Instagram, Facebook Mindful Schools   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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When Plant-Based Kids Are Faced With Non-Vegan Foods – PTP194
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Alkaline Water & Ionized Water with Nedalee Thomas – PTP193
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   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Nedalee Thomas – Chanson Water, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Concussion Awareness and Management – PTP192
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.   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Hot Detox Plan with Julie Daniluk – PTP191
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   Links to things we mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery Julie’s Hot Detox Online Program  The 21 Day Detox Julie’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube  Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies & Foods That Heal with Julie Daniluk – PTP071   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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5 Tips For Getting In Your Greens – PTP190
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Vegan Egg Salad Meal Planning Mastery  Plant-Based Mock Chicken Salad Mac and Cheese Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Making Choices Through Mindset with Howard Jacobson, Josh LaJaunie & Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP189
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Sid Garza-Hillman Josh LaJaunie Howard Jacobson   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Knee Pain and What To Do About It – PTP188
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. Let’s reduce the risk and avoid knee pain!   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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   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.   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Mind, Body, Spirit & Pain Management with Chris Kidawski – PTP187
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Chris Kidawski’s Website, Facebook Page, Facebook, Twitter Coach Chris “CK” Crossfit Kismet The Everspace: Utilizing the Power Of God and Neuroscience To Create Stillness Within by Christopher J. Kidawski and David Connolly   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Which Nut Butter is Better? – PTP186
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Main Street Vegan & Living A Vegan Lifestyle with Victoria Moran – PTP185
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   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Victoria Moran’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Podcast  Nutritionfacts.org Documentaries: Forks Over Knives, What The Health, Cowspiracy, Everyday Vegan Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Sharing Takeaways From Some Attendees at Healthfest in Marshall, Texas – PTP184
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.   Links to things we mentioned: For some live streaming of the weekend check out the Plant Trainers Facebook Page Get the full Healthfest Live Broadcast Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Ripple Effect with Dr. Greg Wells – PTP183
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Dr. Greg Wells: Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat The Ripple Effect – Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better by Dr. Greg Wells  – (release date is April 4 & available for pre-order)   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Will I Only Eat Salads If I Change To A Plant-Based Lifestyle? – PTP182
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Plant Trainers on Instagram #plantbased on Instagram Power Burgers Recipe   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Music Therapy For Your Health with Hailey Reiss – PTP181
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Hailey’s Facebook Page, Twitter Harmonic Expressions  Canadian Association of Music Therapists Holosync, Lifeflow, OmHarmonics – 3 Binaural Programs Reviewed     Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Tips For Overcoming Adversity – PTP180
Oercvoming 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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Overcoming Diseases & Giving Back with Shannon Farrell – PTP179
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 Farrell 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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Shannon Farrell – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Plant-based nutrition support group (PBNSG) The Rantings Of A Former Fat Man with Tim Kaufman – PTP135 From Motivation to Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 1 – PTP109 The Empty Medicine Cabinet by Dustin Rudolph   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Is Quinoa A Carb or Protein? – PTP178
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.”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Mastering Diabetes with The Mindful Diabetic Robby Barbaro – PTP177
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Robby Barbaro’s Website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter Mastering Diabetes Retreats Medical Medium by Anthony William Forks Over Knives Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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How Do I Forgive Myself After Binge Eating? – PTP176
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Binge Eating Support Groups Binge Eating Disorder Association   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Fuelling Healthy Families with Lean Green DAD Cory Warren – PTP175
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Cory’s social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, YouTube Lean Green DAD Website Cory’s Grocery Guide 10 Days To A Less Defiant Child by Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. Forks Over Knives Mini Crockpot GreeNoodle Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Microwave, To Use It or Lose It – PTP174
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.”   Links to things we mentioned: Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eating Potatoes For A Year with Andrew Spud Fit Taylor – PTP173
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   Links to things we mentioned: Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Andrew’s Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Our Top 3 Reasons To Attend Live Events – PTP172
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.   Links to things we mentioned: Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout The Whole Lifestyle Raw Vegan Cruise   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Lifestyle Medicine & Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis with Dr. Laurie Marbas – PTP171
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   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Dr. Laurie Marbas – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis Dr. Laurie Marbas Podcast – Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher Saying “Goodbye Lupus” with Brooke Goldner M.D. – PTP167 Finding Ultra by Rich Roll Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Top 5 Podcasts That Truly Make An Impact – PTP170
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.   Links to things we mentioned: ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Matt Frazier – No Meat Athlete – PTP015 Rich Roll & Julie Piatt – PTP017 From Motivation To Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 1 – PTP109 From Motivation To Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 2 – PTP111 The Small Step Advocate Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP125     Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Running The Parks with Bill Sycalik – PTP169
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   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Bill Sycalik: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Strava Support Bill – on Generosity.com National Parks Marathon Project Club – on Strava U.S. National Park Service List of all 59 U.S. National Parks National NBC News: Badlands and Beyond: Marathoner Charts Course Through Every National Park Food Addiction – From Addict To Athlete with Dave Wiskowski – PTP085 Live Once Live Wild – A Great National Parks Resource Top 37 Parks To Visit Before You Die   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Cooking Plant-Based With Poor Culinary Skills – PTP168
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Meal Planning Mastery 21 Day Plant-Powered Party   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Saying “Goodbye Lupus” with Brooke Goldner M.D. – PTP167
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   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout Brooke Goldner, M.D. – Website, Facebook, Twitter Smoothie Shred Challenge Goodbye Lupus by Brooke Goldner M.D.   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Should I Count Calories or Measure My Food? – PTP166
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order Should You Count Calories? The Truth About Counting Calories by The Manly Zone Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Creating Community Through Healthfest with Ed & Amanda Smith – PTP165
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   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Plant-Powered Party Healthfest: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout VegWorld Magazine: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram The Marshall Plan Movie Diet For A New America by John Robbins Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP149 Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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How To Have A Healthier Vegan Diet – PTP164
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.“   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Plant-Powered Party   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick                 Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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How Culture Influences Health with Brian Hart – PTP163
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?   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Plant-Powered Party Brian Hart: Website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium Jane’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women Conference – March 11th @ The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – P149 Prevent and Reverse Heart Diesease with Jane Esselstyn – PTP123 The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue by Rip Esselstyn The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn The Progress Paradox by Greg Easterbrook Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sustein  Endothelial Cells Explained The Pleasure Trap by Doug J. Lisle and Allan Goldhammer Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You by Marc Shoen and Kristen Loberg   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Getting Back Into A Routine After Taking A Break – PTP162
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?”   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Plant-Powered Party PTP056: He Shoots, He Scores – Goals! PTP038: Making It Happen   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Running Raw To A Compassionate Approach with Tim Van Orden – PTP161
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   Links to things we mentioned: Tim Van Orden’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Strava A Compassionate Approach by Tim Van Orden Animal Welfare.org, for a cruelty-free lifestyle!   Tim’s suggested reading list: • The Antidote – Oliver Burkeman • Antifragile – Nassim Nicholas Taleb • Beyond Religion – The Dalai Lama • Buddha’s Brain – Rick Hanson • Coming Closer to Ourselves – Pema Chödrön • The Compassionate Mind – Paul Gilbert • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman • Falling Upward – Richard Rohr • Friend and Foe – Adam Galinsky • Grit – Angela Duckworth • How We Decide – Jonah Lehrer • The Marshmallow Test – Walter Mischel • The Mind Club – Daniel M. Wegner • Mindset – Carol Dweck • Mindsight – Daniel Siegel • The Moral Landscape – Sam Harris • The Myth of Freedom – Chogyam Trungpa • The Neurobiology of We – Daniel Siegel • On Human Nature – Edward O. Wilson • The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz • Peace is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh • The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg • Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely • The Pursuit of Perfect – Tal Ben-Shahar   More of Tim’s Suggested Readings: • Radical Self-acceptance – Tara Brach • The Ravenous Brain – Daniel Bor • Rewire – Richard O’Connor • The Righteous Mind – Jonathan Haidt • Self Comes to Mind – Antonio Damasio • Self-Compassion – Kristin Neff • Smart Change – Art Markman • Smile at Fear – Chogyam Trungpa • Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman • Thoughts Without a Thinker – Mark Epstein • Uncovering Happiness – Elisha Goldstein • The Upside of Stress – Kelly McGonigal • Who’s In Charge – Michael Gazzaniga • Willpower – Roy Baumeister • The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal • Your Brain at Work – David Rock   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Connecting With Your Children After Chronic Illness Strikes – PTP160
I have spoken with three separate families this month who have had illness take a parent out of commission. The ill parent wants to be able to spend time with their children and just can’t show up to the same degree as they can’t leave their beds, lift the children or even walk around long enough to spend quality time. Doctors appointment or hospital stays take up a lot of time too. I personally know what it’s like to have a divider between my family and myself and to feel desperate to make up for that lost time. To be healthy we need to look beyond nutrition. We need to nurture our hearts and that is where my teaching and yoga experiences help mend families. Have a listen for my top 4 suggestions for connecting with your children after chronic illness strikes.   This week’s question: Elizabeth asks: “I have been ill and need to connect more with my daughter. What do you recommend?”   Links to things mentioned: Meditation for Families – PTP034  Mediation for Kids – Blog Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eating For Your Body Type with Kathy Smart – PTP159
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Kathy Smart about eating for your body type. Kathy certainly lives up to her reputation as a triple threat in the health and wellness space. She is a registered holistic nutritionist who wrote the best-selling cookbook Live The Smart Way; which is a Cordon Blue approved cookbook and Canada’s 2015 Fitness Presenter of the Year (along side her American Counterpart Jillian Michaels). Kathy Smart is best known as North America’s Gluten-Free expert she is a popular speaker, health and fitness presenter and the go-to media expert in all things health and wellness. In 2015, Kathy launched the much-anticipated Live The Smart Way Expo, her personally branded Canada-wide consumer Expo to a rousing success and is now Canada’s Largest Health and Wellness Trade Show. She was recently awarded the Leading Women Award by the Canadian Government for raising health awareness across the country and was also named a 2015 Winner of the Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award (Ottawa Business Journal). Kathy Smart has been featured around the world as the leading expert in Healthy Gluten-Free living and is a Chatelaine Magazine recipe developer. She was recently named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Social Media Tweeters according to the Huffington Post and has been seen on many TV talk shows. Today we talk to Kathy about fruit. Wait…before you say “what? Fruit” hear us out. Kathy describes her system of comparing one’s body type to fruit in order to decide how they should best eat and exercise for optimal health. Find out what kind of body type category Adam and Shoshana fall into and find out a little more about what kind of fruit you are and what may be holding you back from your optimal health!   In this episode we discuss: Friends Dr. Abravanel How to eat for you body type How to exercise for your body type Pears Apples Bananas Papples! Back to the basics Eat vegetables like it’s your job White vegetables…white potatoes Live The Smart Way Expo Vote with your dollars 3 Actionable tips for a healthier you   Links to things we mentioned: Kathy Smart’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Email Kathy for a FREE copy of her cookbook: kathy@livethesmartway.com Live The Smart Way with Kathy Smart – PTP008   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Happy New Year From Plant Trainers – PTP158
Normally on this segment we answer a listener’s question, but today all we want to wish you all a Happy New Year! We are so grateful for all the listeners, the guests we’ve had on the show, our Patreon contributors and all the amazing things we’ve learned from podcasting with each other. This is the first show going into our 3rd year podcasting! Thanks for taking the ride with us. We never need an excuse to take on a new challenge or make a change in our lives, but often new years seems like the perfect time to do that. So…Happy New Year!   Here are 5 tips for a healthier new year: Be forgiving to yourself. We are not giving you permission to skip every meal and eat bags of chips for lunches daily. We are just telling you to be mindful of your actions. See what you need to learn from that experience and then let it go. Holding on will only keep the negative energy flowing. Ramp up your F&V. If you are not eating 5 servings of fruits and veg a day, then aim for that number. This will keep you fighting off nasty viruses. If you are eating 5, find a few places you can add more in. I always add spinach to soups I have in the fridge. Move. It doesn’t matter if you stretch in your living room while listening to this podcast, run a mile a day or simply walk to the corner or back. Find a way to move your body daily. It does not have to be a “workout!” Count your blessing. Take a look at your situation, family and fiends. Find as many amazing things in your life and be grateful for each and everyone of them. Share your knowledge. Find at least one person and without preaching, give them some inspiration for creating healthier habits themselves. Maybe it’s a meme, or a podcast or a conversation. Either way, spread the love.   Happy New Year!   If you’re looking for some more ideas on how to ramp up your healthy lifestyle in 2017 try one of our eBooks or courses: Meal Planning Mastery – Get organized, save time, save money and enjoy meal time again.  School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy  20 Simple Plan-Based Recipe eBook  Get an action based plan by signing up for a consultation with Adam or Shoshana    Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Miriam Selick Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The 4Leaf Program, Vibrant Health and Sustainability with Jim Hicks – PTP157
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jim Morris Hicks about the 4Leaf Program, achieving vibrant health and sustainability for our planet. Back in 2002, after becoming curious about our “optimal diet,” Jim began to study what we eat from a global perspective and discovered many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority, exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species. Today we talk to Jim about his book The 4Leaf Guide To Vibrant Health, Using The Power Of Food To Heal Ourselves and Our Planet. We discuss how to easily implement the 4leaf guide and the effects a plant-based diet has on our health. We touch on how to get more people understanding the urgency of our planet’s future and how some of the small things we do everyday may not be enough.   In this episode we discuss: Getting into the White House 4leaf Survey 80% WFPB Doctors Heal Thyself, Then Others Sustainability of our ecosystem Who can this planet support and for how long? Getting people to understand Recycling is not enough Big environmental groups who ignore the impact of our food choices when it comes to climate change Actionable tips to start with today   Links to things we mentioned: Jim’s Website, Facebook, Twitter The 4Leaf Guide To Vibrant Health by Kerry Graff M.D. and J. Morris Hicks Health Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks Top Secret Plan To Reverse Climate Change The online 4Leaf Program The online 4Leaf Survey  Plantrician (charity) T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042 Food Choice and Sustainability with Dr. Richard Oppenlander – PTP141  Diet For A New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman Glen Merzer               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Hiding Ingredients in Kids’ Foods – PTP156
The question of hiding ingredients in kids’ foods is one that comes up a lot in our Facebook group, Healthy Plant-Based Families. A healthy family is more than just people who don’t get plagued by illness or who eat well. There is knowledge and life skills that go along with it. I know there have been tons of cookbooks written about being a sneaky parent and getting those greens in places the kids would never look. Give a listen and find out what I really think about hiding ingredients in kids’ foods. Jessica asks “Should I hide ingredients in foods I make so my kids will eat them?   Links to things mentioned: 6 Tricks To Get Your Picky Eaters Eating                    Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Secrets To Traveling On A Plant-Based Diet – PTP155
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about the secrets to traveling on a plant-based diet. People think we are nuts when we tell them we Travel 25 hours south on the highway with two young children. That may not seem like a holiday to some people, but for our plant powered family it’s a fun and healthy one! Sticking to our plant-based way of eating and exercise regimes are challenging, but completely possible on a winter vacation of this kind. So today we are going to share our secrets to traveling on a plant-based diet that will help you as an individual or as a healthy plant-based family whose traveling on a plant-based diet, be ready for everything. If you aren’t fully plant-based, that’s ok! You’ll be able to pick up some great tips in this episode to help make your vacation a healthier and safer one. It’s hard enough packing for vacation, but making sure you stick to your values and health regime is a whole other thing! Hopefully these ideas will give you something you can take away (literally) with you. Let us know what works for you in the comment section below.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “I’m not perfect, but what’s wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is I don’t have to be.” ~ Victoria Moran Preparation Let go of imperfection Food Snack Car ideas Flight ideas Restaurants Making your own food Hotels Fitness exploration   Links to things we mentioned: Power Pancakes – Recipe Happy Cow 20 Health Benefits of Going Vegan, According to Science (+6 Delicious Vegan Recipes) Yelp  Meet Up  Keepleaf Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Is Running In The Cold Outdoors Dangerous? – PTP154
Running in the cold outdoors can be dangerous, especially if you’re not prepared for it. Running and walking are great forms of exercise and actually getting our bodies moving is super important. With the increase of childhood obesity, we need to find more ways to get everyone moving. We can’t afford to allow the weather to stop us. Yes we can run indoors, but what about running in the cold outside during the winter? That’s what this episode focuses on.   This week’s question: Mason asks: “I enjoy running and prefer doing so outside. The weather is getting cold and I’m wondering… is running in the cold outdoors dangerous? Will it cause damage to my lungs?”                   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Food Politics, Responsibility & Education with Andy Bellatti – PTP153
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Andy Bellatti, MS, RD about food politics, responsibility and education. Andy is a Las Vegas-based dietitian and health coach with a plant-centric, whole-food focus. He takes an interest in food politics, deceptive food marketing, and food justice. Andy’s work has been published in Grist, The Huffington Post, Today’s Dietitian, Food Safety News, Civil Eats, among others. Andy is a co-founder and strategic director of Dietitians For Professional Integrity, which is a group that advocates for ethical and socially responsible partnerships within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Andy Bellatti talks to us about some of the wins and challenges the Dietitians For Professional Integrity experience. We tackle food politics and strategize on how we can make a change in our schools, health conferences and hospitals. Andy shares his thoughts on the influences big food companies and their sponsorship of athletes and sporting events have on younger generations.   In this episode we discuss: Dietitians For Professional Integrity Success and challenges Sponsored athletes Making changes in schools Big Food sponsoring nutrition conferences… Educate our young ones to be advocates In-fighting among vegans How vegan advocates can shoot themselves in the foot Actionable tips to start with today   Links to things we mentioned: Andy Bellatti’s Website, Facebook, Twitter Dietitians For Professional Integrity Soda and Snack Food Companies Welcomed at Nutrition Conference – Time Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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5 Tips For Speeding Up Cooking Time – PTP152
These 5 tips for speeding up cooking time could be a game changer for you and your family. Meal time can be a hard time for families. You finished your work day, your kids want your attention and you just want to get a healthy(ish) dinner on the table so you can get the kids showered and put them to bed. And most of all, you want to know your kids are actually going to eat the food you’re working so hard to prepare. Speeding up cooking time by 5 or 10 minutes can mean the difference between getting the kids in bed on time or having to deal with the consequence of overtired monkeys. No one wants that. That’s why I love Amy’s question about how to speed up the process of making dinner. Here are 5 tips that you can start to apply today that will improve your cooking time.   This week’s question: Amy asks “How can I decrease the amount of time I spend cooking each night. Even 10 minutes would help!”   Links to things mentioned: Meal Planning Mastery  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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Treating Drug Addiction Through A Plant-Based Diet with Adam Sud – PTP151
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Adam Sud about treating drug addiction through a plant-based diet. Adam, a 7th generation Texan, formally weighed over 300lbs, was a drug and food addict suffering from severe depression. Through his own journey he discovered how plants can help others like him overcome addiction. Today he is over 4 years sober and weighs 165lbs. He is a certified holistic lifestyle coach and developed a program using plant-based nutrition as a tool for addiction recovery and relapse prevention. We take the idea of drug, alcohol and food addiction as well as depression to a deeper level with Adam. We’ve seen this pattern come up with many amazing transformational stories. All of us need to really understand why this is such a common theme and what role diet really has in the treatment and healing process.   In this episode we discuss: Family Adam’s low point and how he got there ADD, ADHD and Adderall Addiction and Depression Which came first… Rip and Engine 2 My fault Make the change Sober Living Being comfortable being uncomfortable Arachidonic acid Addressing addiction Passion vs addiction Changing nutrition in rehab   Links to things we mentioned: Adam Sud’s Website, Facebook, Instagram The Engine 2 Diet How Not To Die by Michael Greger M.D. The Pleasure Trap, Doug Lise Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery by David Clark         Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Treating Asthma While Continuing To Exercise – PTP150
Asthma is probably the most common chronic disease in children and the prevalence is increasing around the world. Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. Treating asthma is a very interesting concept. While the environment can be the culprit to the cause many times, allergies to animals and foods can also be to blame. Some things, in fact most things, we can control in order to help in treating asthma. If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezy sound in your chest when you breathe, you may have asthma, a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, the passageways that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. But don’t get all caught up in the medication hype. There are other ways to treating asthma and today that’s the focus. If your asthma only appears during exercise, you may be able to make it disappear so you can feel awesome and take those deep breathes you really want to.   This week’s question: Dan’s question: “I have recently been diagnosed with asthma and it effects me especially during exercise. I have inhalers that the doctor prescribed to me, but I really don’t like using them. Is there anything else I can do? I don’t want to stop exercising!”   Links to things we mentioned: Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables Associations of intake of antioxidant vitamins and fatty acids with asthma in pre-school children An apple a day keeps the doctor away…And prevents asthma and beats hiccups!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP149
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we are honoured to talk about how to prevent and reverse heart disease with Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is known for being one of the founding fathers of the plant-based lifestyle and 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-three years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn wanted his peers to do more in the way of preventing heart disease as he found the research on plant-based diets to be extremely strong. He and his family adopted a plant-based lifestyle and he is responsible for so many others following suit with tremendous results. He is 82 years old and he is his wife, Ann are full of energy and spirit. During our talk with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn we cover a lot of the questions and uncertainties out there. So many people seem to hear the research, see others getting results, but just aren’t yet convinced that this is the time to hop on board. We are hoping this conversation today will help you or someone you care about cross that line from uncertainty to taking action. To be able to prevent and reverse heart disease and many other chronic illnesses is a gift that can change the lives of millions of people. Towards the end of the show we talk about an event in The Doctor’s life many people don’t know about!    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   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Esselstyn’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Forks Over Knives Micronutrients That Improve Heart Health Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   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 Podcasts, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Improving Diet and Clean Eating For Kids – PTP148
Sarah’s question about clean eating for kids is one that is rapidly gaining traction. Adults have been playing with the idea of clean eating for a few years. Now that we parents have started to figure it out for ourselves and realize the long term and short term benefits we are ready to let our kids reap the benefits too. As you will hear, this answer is going to be a little bit different for each family depending on where you are in your journey today. There are some families who only use about 10 processed foods per week and others who rarely eat a veggie stick. No worries. No matter where you are in your journey, there are great tips in this episode to get you closer to your goals, help improve your diet and think clean eating for kids.   This week’s question: Sara Asks: Hey Plant Trainers, I want to know more about clean eating for kids. How can I improve their diet?                 Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Over 15 Great Plant-Based Gifts For The Holidays – PTP147
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about over 15 great responsible, vegan, sustainable, plant-based gifts for the holidays. This holiday season we are encouraging you to think outside the box. Reduce your carbon footprint, vote with your dollars and be creative. We know that this time of year can be stressful, so we put together a list of ideas we are considering giving as gifts this year, presents we would like to receive, or just items we think are a good ideas. We’d like to reinforce the fact that not all gifts need to be tangible products. On our list that we share with you today, we provide examples and other options for people looking to help shrink our materialistic society. Open your minds, open your hearts and let’s get shopping to make our friends, family, loved ones and even strangers enjoy this holiday season with some plant-based gifts!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage or a student pay for college.”  ~ unknown Reevaluating your gift giving rituals Plant-based gifts Voting with your dollars Big chains vs small business Donations – time & money Shopping online Subscriptions Gift cards Reading Materials Home & Kitchen Cosmetic & Beauty Food Supporting friends Fitness & athletics Education Make your own   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – 15% discount, use “planttrainers” at check out Casper $50 discount Rouxbe Cooking School PTP133 with John Pierre Living With Harmony – John Pierre’s charity PTP 141 with Dr. Oppenlander Inspire Awareness Now – Dr. Oppenlander’s charity PTP051 – with Michael Greger M.D. Nutrition Facts.org – Michael Greger’s charity VegWorld Magazine Aromatherapy Diffuser Vegan Cuts – Vegan Basket Subscription Tarte Cosmetics Cocoa Canard  Organic Surge               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Difference Between Ceylon Cinnamon & Cassia Cinnamon – PTP146
There are several types of cinnamon and so many benefits that accompany this fine spice. Having to choose the right kind of cinnamon is interesting as many people probably never even realized that there is more than one kind of this spice. That’s right, there is more than one kind. What’s in your pantry? Is it ceylon or cassia cinnamon? That’s the focus of today’s “Hey Plant Trainers” question. The benefits of each type and the differences is what gets covered in today’s show. We also share which is our preferred type of cinnamon!   This week’s question: Here is Joey’s question: “I’ve always really liked cinnamon and just recently found out there are different kinds of it. What’s the difference between ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon and which one should I be eating?”                 Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Poor Sleep, Cortisol & Insulin with Rebecca Boulton – PTP145
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Rebecca Boulton about poor sleep and it’s effects on cortisol and insulin levels. Rebecca is a registered Nutritional Therapist and founder of Simple and Clean Nutrition. She works with women struggling with hormonal imbalances supporting them to improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. She is registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and a member of the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Today we address poor sleep in regards to men, women and children. We take a look beyond just how many hours of sleep we need and what time of night we should be sleeping. Rebecca talks about cortisol and insulin levels and how this pertains to adults sleeping patterns. We hope you have a great night’s sleep after listening to this one!   In this episode we discuss: What happens when we sleep Misconceptions about sleep Do different people require different amounts of sleep? Hours and range Man vs women circadian rhythm Insulin, cortisol and adrenal fatigue Shift work Bedtime routines Sleep apnea Children’s sleep Blue lights Foods and nutrients that promote healthy sleep Melatonin Actionable tips to start with today   Links to things we mentioned: Rebecca’s Website, Facebook Group 7 Day Hormone Balancing Meal PlannerThe Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Top 5 Tips for Eating Plant-Based in Restaurants – PTP144
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, I uncover my top 5 tips for eating plant-based in restaurants that are really simple. Somehow when we are outside the home, it seems harder to make good decisions. So thinking about these tips and marking them down somewhere will help psych you up to continue with your plant-based or clean eating choices. Knowing why you really want to make good choices really helps too. These tips are not just for newbies. They are tips even I still use and they really help me enjoy myself more when I’m out eating plant-based in restaurants and most of all it does not make me feel like I have a huge hat on with jingle bells that screams “LOOK at me, I’m the difficult vegan in the room”. No one wants that! So give a listen to my top 5 tips for eating plant-based in restaurants so you can relax and enjoy yourself next time!   This week’s question: Jeanann Ask: “Hey Plant Trainers, how can I make good choices while eating in restaurants if I don’t want to cause a fuss over ordering things that are different from the actual menu items?”                 Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Most Delicious Meals Made Easy – PTP143
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about some of our favorite most delicious meals made easy. Very often we find people don’t want know what they should eat, they want to know what we eat. Today you’ll get the lowdown. Life is busy and some families just don’t have time for homemade healthy delicious meals anymore. But it is so important because without nutritious food people may begin to become overweight or develop chronic diseases. That has an effect on our children as they see the adults in their family suffering and eventually that way of life becomes their children’s destiny. This is not acceptable. We are here to help you and others prevent that. That’s why we’ll give you some great tips for keeping it healthy, keeping it easy and keeping the time spent in the kitchen to a minimum. And best of all you’ll get to know our favorite delicious meals made easy.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day:”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” ~ John F. kennedy How meal planning helps us How to avoid meal planning Getting meal planning support When we don’t meal plan Tips for meal planning Typical meals for Adam and Shoshana in a day Our favorite easy meals The time we didn’t meal plan Tips for starting today   Links to things we mentioned: Learn How To Make Homemade Sushi – video Dreena Burton’s Falafel Recipe Plant Trainer’s Tahini Dressing  Batch cook these burgers!  Sign up for the Plant Trainers Newsletter 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Remedy Food Atlanta Live, Special Announcement – PTP142
In today’s episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we wanted to share a very special announcement and opportunity for our listeners from Remedy Food Atlanta Live. The Remedy Food Atlanta Live Event is a weekend-long gathering, taking place November 11th-13th at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Returning for its second visit to Atlanta, this one-of-a-kind event features some of the leading researchers, physicians, dietitians, athletes, cookbook authors, and celebrity chefs in the world of plant-based nutrition. In addition to 15 top-notch speakers, this exciting weekend offers early-morning ‘bootcamp’ with trainer-to-the-stars John Pierre (Ellen Degeneres, Pamela Anderson). It also features six huge, delicious, low-fat, plant-based buffet meals, dinner-and-a-movie Saturday night featuring the Atlanta debut of the much-anticipated film Eating You Alive, and an exciting “24-Carrot Culinary Competition” wrapping things up Sunday afternoon. At The Remedy Food Atlanta Live Event, you’ll get to meet some of the awesome guests we’ve had on The Plant Trainers Podcast such as: Michael Greger M.D., The No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier, Brenda Davis, Chef A.J., Jason Wrobel, and Dr. Tom Campbell. *Here’s the BIG announcement! Even if you can’t get to Atlanta, you can still participate with the Remedy Food Virtual Pass. You’ll get all of the education, learning and fun of being at the Live Event—but from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere else with an internet connection)! Check out the new Virtual Pass which is a video live stream that allows you to have the best seat in the house. Your own house, for the full weekend! If you want to go to Atlanta, it isn’t too late. Get your tickets here and use “PLANTTRAINERS” to get a discount at checkout.   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Food Choice and Sustainability with Dr. Richard Oppenlander – PTP141
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Richard Oppenlander. Dr. Oppenlander is a sustainability consultant, researcher, and author whose award-winning book, “Comfortably Unaware” has been endorsed as a must-read by Ellen DeGeneres and Dr. Jane Goodall among others. Dr. Oppenlander’s most recent book, “Food Choice and Sustainability”, has won numerous awards including the 2014 International Book Award and the 2014 Green Book Festival Award and is being used by think tanks and strategists for developing initiatives to advance change. Dr.Oppenlander is a much sought after international lecturer on the topic of food choice and sustainability. He has spoken to the European Parliament  and served as the lead consultant for the documentary films “Food Choices” and “Cowspiracy”. He also serves as an advisor to world hunger projects in developing countries and with municipalities in the United States. Dr. Oppenlander received an honorary award from the Hawaii Senate in April for his pioneering work regarding their food choice and environment connection.  Dr. Oppenlander has spent the past 40 years studying the effects that food choices and sustainability have on our planet and on us. He started an organic plant-based food production company, operates an animal rescue sanctuary (with his wife Jill), and is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Inspire Awareness Now.   Today’s talk with Dr. Oppenlander should revolutionize the way you see food. We have a responsibility to ourselves, to others and to generations to come to start making better food choices and start doing it now. The predictions are startling. At the current rates, our planet is unable to sustain our eating habits. If we continue eating like this, we will see the fall of our ecosystems and further global warming, which means we are literally stealing food from our grandchildren and great grandchildren’s mouths. This is an important message for everyone to hear, so gather your family and friends, give a listen and let us know your #1 take away.   In this episode we discuss: The Hunger Games What the SAD diet doing to our planet Exceeding the tipping points Sustainable and Optimal Relative Sustainability Overpopulation and reproduction Thoughts on Dr. McDougall and what he said This is just another thing for us to do Taking control Actionable tips for making a difference today   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Oppenlander: Website, Facebook, Twitter Food choice and sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work by Dr. Richard Oppenlander Comfortably Unaware by Dr. Richard Oppenlander Inspire Awareness Now Organic Plant-Based Food Production Company Food Choices – Documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – Documentary Animal Welfare.org, for a cruelty-free lifestyle! 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 your favorite podcasting platform.     Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Reducing The Risk of Injury and Staying Pain Free – PTP140
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, I review my 4 most important things to remember when reducing the risk of injury and staying pain free. It doesn’t matter if you’re a triathlete, a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer, a cross-fit person, a weight lifter or any other type of athlete. There are many factors to take into account when it comes to reducing your risk of injury and staying pain free and in this short episode I reveal what I consider to be some important tips to remember to keep you at your peak performance levels.   This week’s question: Rob asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, what can I do to help reduce my risk of injury and keep myself pain free during my training and racing?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!               Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Paleo Diet vs The Vegan Lifestyle with Brenda Davis – PTP139
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Brenda Davis, a registered dietitian, who has been 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. She is the co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with over 750,000 copies in print, in 9 languages: Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, Defeating Diabetes and Dairy-free and Delicious. Her most recent works, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition won the 2014 REAL Best of 2014 Book Award, and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition won the Canada Book Award and was a finalist and received honorable mention in the Foreword Book of the Year Award.   Brenda Davis is a contributing author to a tenth book: The Complete Vegetarian and has also authored numerous professional and lay articles. She 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. Today we talk to Brenda Davis about the topics that keep coming up: Carbohydrates, the paleo diet and the vegan lifestyle. More and more paleo followers are finding their way to becoming plant-based advocates. Many doctors are scaring unhealthy people off of carbohydrates for illnesses beyond diabetes. There are so many people stuck in limbo that need to hear the facts from one of our favorite researchers, presenters and dietitians.   In this episode we discuss: Carbohydrates The Blue Zones Are carbs created equally? Are 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   Links to things we mentioned: Brenda Davis’ Website  Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition: The Complete Reference on Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina Is Kombucha Good For You?  Environmental Working Group               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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What Can 4 Months of a Plant-Based Diet Do For Your Body? – PTP138
We wanted to share Colleen’s story and talk about what 4 months on a plant-based diet or vegan diet can do for your body. Often when we begin to work with people we discuss the length of time we need to commit to each other. Depending on where a person is starting and their level of commitment, they will see different results at different speeds. So today we wanted to put things in perspective. Colleen’s life has changed in just 4 months of eating a plant-based diet and there is no looking back for her. So if you are still on the fence wondering what a plant-based diet or vegan diet can do for you, give a listen.   This week’s question: So many people Ask: “Hey Plant Trainers, can just a few months of eating a plant-based diet really make a difference?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Deep Dark Depression & Eating For Eaternity with Jason Wrobel – PTP137
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jason Wrobel, or J-Wro, who dishes up a sublime fusion of food and humor to help you live to 100. After graduating from the Living Light Culinary Institute and earning certification as Certified Raw Food Chef and Instructor, Jason went on to apprentice with the industry’s finest and most revered talents in New York City, Detroit and Los Angeles. He was the executive Raw Food Chef at the award-winning Café La Vie in Santa Cruz, California. Jason won the inaugural World’s Best Raw Ice Cream Competition in Los Angeles and being the first vegan chef ever to present live at the prestigious Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival. Jason hosts the popular YouTube channel The J-Wro Show showcasing healthy recipes, lifestyle transformation tips and epicurean entertainment. His Cooking Channel television series, How to Live to 100, was the first primetime vegan cooking series in TV history, which taught people worldwide how to prepare easy and nutritious plant-based foods. Jason Wrobel is the author of Eaternity: More Than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life and today we start off talking to him about the uniqueness of his book. Our intention was to talk about the culinary world, but we quickly called an audible just moments before hitting record. Jason and Shoshana have both suffered through incredible bouts of anxiety and depression. We haven’t talked about this in depth on the show since PTP006. So today Shoshana and Jason go where most people dare not go and talk about their darkest moments and how diet and lifestyle help them thrive. It’s important that you understand that what they talk about today is their own experience and they are sharing it to help fight against stigma and help empower others. Any decisions to make changes to your medication or other treatments should be made along side your professional practitioners and not alone.   In this episode we discuss: Finding inspiration Layout of the book Bad, Better, Best Depression Living Libations Vit D Nutra-eval – nutrition assessment Euro-Screen – neurotransmitter screening Top 4 supplements to boost mood J-Wro’s Faves Rouxbe Vegan Chef Culinary Program Remedy Atlanta My Healthy Hustle   Links to things we mentioned: Jason Wrobel’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram The J-Wro Show Jason Wrobel’s video on Depression  Eaternity: More Than 150 Deliciously Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life! by Jason Wrobel My Healthy Hustle – Jason’s New Online Course Remedy Food Live Event – Atlanta – use promo code “PLANTTRAINERS” for 20% off PTP006: Mental Illness               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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How “PCP” Got Me Through Ironman Louisville – PTP136
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, Adam briefly discusses his experiences at Ironman Louisville last weekend and spends more time explaining how PCP (not the drug) helped him complete his most successful swim to date. Adam basically taught himself to swim in 2012 and has really become terrific in the water. From not being able to swim a 25-meter lap to finishing last weekend’s 2.4-mile swim in 1:05 is pretty impressive. The secret to his success in his Ironman swim lies in his PCP Principle. Have a listen and learn more about this principle and how it can be applied to virtually any aspect of anyone’s life! This week’s question: Many people have been asking: “Hey Plant Trainers, how did Adam get so fast at swimming long distances?”   Links to things we mentioned: Three Simple Words Changed My Life – by Adam Chaim IM Triathlons   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!         Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Rantings Of A Former Fat Man with Tim Kaufman – PTP135
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Tim Kaufman from Fat Man Rants. Tim started a journey to regain his health. At 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 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. During the show we talked to Tim about his story and the breaking point that got him to finally want to make a change. He describes his life from the point of not really caring if he wakes up in the morning to making changes just to get to tomorrow. Now, he is checking experiences off his list left and right. Find out what he has to say about getting started and staying committed.   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   Links to things we mentioned: Tim Kaufman’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Forks Over Knives 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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5 Tips For Newly Vegan Girls – PTP134
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer the 5th and last question in our series from April in New Zealand. Here we give 5 Tips for newly vegan girls. Girls just want to have fun, and I think that is exactly what they should do. Girls should feel empowered to make decisions for themselves and explore how fruits, veggies, grains, nuts and seeds make them feel. With the proper guidance and support, girls are able to learn young how to care for their body, mind and spirit in a healthy way that allows them to thrive. If you have a problem with that, I encourage you to take that up with our 6 year old vegan girl! Oh and by the way…this applies to newly vegan girls and newly vegan boys as well! April Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, If you were able to give 5 tips to girls thinking of consuming a vegan diet what would they be?”   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Pillars of Health with Celebrity Trainer John Pierre – PTP133
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to John Pierre, a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others. His expertise is in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement. Sometimes JP is referred to as a “Trainer to the Stars”. Probably because he trains celebrities (such as Ellen DeGeneres), rock-stars, and Fortune 500 Executives. JP has a wide range of clientele, including military personnel, hard-core athletes, and many people with diverse backgrounds and fitness levels. As JP is a pioneer in the area of geriatrics, we take advantage of the conversation to talk about aging. How to slow it down and how to help our older generations age with grace.  He writes more about this in his recent and highly-anticipated published endeavour The Pillars of Health that was chosen by Dr. Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, as a favorite reading choice.   In this episode we discuss: Trainer to the stars, training long term and live-in training The Pillars of Health Nutrition for Anti-aging Stress Essential oils Zinc deficiency Movement Mental Acuity Compassion Living with Harmony – Animal Sanctuary   Links to things we mentioned: John Pierre’s Website Living with Harmony – Animal Sanctuary and Retreat Center JP’s Essential Oils Site Ultimate Weight Loss Program by Chef AJ & John Pierre The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness by John Pierre Strong, Savvy, Safe: Empowering Tools for Self Protection and Vibrant Health by John Pierre and Marina Alexander Longevity with 93-Year-Old Irene – PTP055 Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes – nutritionfacts.org Cruelty-Free Lifestyle.org, for a cruelty-free lifestyle! 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Is Veganism Right For Everyone? – PTP132
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer the 4th question in our series and explore if veganism right for everyone. Is there a difference between veganism and being plant-based? Naturally you can look on the internet and find conflicting results. But when you look at the science – the good research – there may only be one answer. During this show we take health, weight, sustainability and some personal experience into consideration. If you want to look younger, feel fitter and live the best quality of life for as long as possible, give a quick listen to find out why veganism is probably right for you. April Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, How does someone know if veganism is right for them?”   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology! Andrea’s Website: Veggie Craving   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Campbell Plan with Dr. Tom Campbell – PTP131
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Tom Campbell medical director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and co-founder and clinical director of the University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine. You may know him as co-authoring The China Study with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD. He recently published The Campbell Plan, The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study’s Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet. During the show we talk to Tom and see what foods he is feeding his plant-based son and how he gets in all the good fats for brain development. He wanted us to be sure to let you know that, while it wasn’t discussed on the show, Tom uses and recommends a B12 supplement as well. We also get into some of the hot topics in nutrition today such as gluten-free eating, paleo and mediterranean diets. I love how we basically ruined Tom’s chances from ever running for a seat in the government as we ask him about how he would change policy in the USA. This is a great show and we hope you enjoy it!   In this episode we discuss: A plant-based toddler diet Soy Gluten-free The Campbell Plan Mediterranean diet Dementia Paleo CNN/JAMA T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Doctors and Nutritional training “If you were the minister of health/secretary of health…what steps would you take?” Some tips for starting on a healthier journey today   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Vegan Party Tom Campbell’s Website, Facebook, Twitter University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies The China Study by T. Colin Campbell The Campbell Plan by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell Meat-eaters May Have A Higher Risk of Death But Plants Are The Answer – CNN Grain Brain by David Perlmutter Wheat Belly by William Davis               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Is The Plant-Based or Vegan Diet Extreme? – PTP130
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers and third question in this series, we explore the question to is the plant-based or vegan diet extreme? It’s a term that comes up over and over again when it comes to a vegan diet and it can be answered differently every time. Dean Ornish says it best “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open.” Extreme is subjective and values are personal. If you are in for listening to a bit of a rant, check out this show and see what Shoshana has to say about plant-based or vegan being extreme. April Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, Do you think the vegan or plant-based diet is extreme?”   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Becoming Unprocessed with Celebrity Chef AJ – PTP129
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Chef AJ, who has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with Chef AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Chef AJ is also creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian, and 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. We talk about the basics of this program throughout the show. In addition to talking about weight loss with Chef AJ, we grill her on some of her favorites in the kitchen from the foods she makes to the tools she uses to make them!   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?”   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Plant-Powered Party Chef AJ’s Website, Facebook, Twitter Unprocessed: How To Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight by Chef AJ The Ultimate Weight Loss Program The Rice Diet Eat More Weigh Less by Dr. Dean Ornish Volumertics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories by Barbara Rolls PhD and Robert A. Barnett Vegans Eat Yummy Food Too  TrueNorth Health Centre  Instant Pot – To receive a $50 discount, enter “AJ” in the coupon code box Red Lentil Chili – A Chef AJ Recipe Split Pea Soup – A Chef AJ Recipe               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Advice For Girls Who Want To Be Vegan – PTP 128
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we explore question number two in our 5-part series. April from New Zealand wants to hear our advice for girls who want to be vegan. Although the big bulk of advice really does not change from gender to gender or young to old, there are some small details that change when you are a girl. The key here is to be informed and make sure you are being kind to your own mind and body. Then the rest will fall into place. Let us know what advice you have for girl who want to be vegan by commenting below. April Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, What nutrition tips would you give to girls considering becoming vegan?”   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Old MacDonald Had A Vegan Party – PTP127
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we party like it’s 1999. No just kidding. Adam got cute and named this episode Old MacDonald had a Vegan Party. Mainly because there should not be farms making animals for human consumption and old barns should be used to have a big O’l Vegan Party. We talk about our 21 Day Vegan Party which is a program for individuals who are committed to 21 days of plant foods: fruits, veggies, grains, nuts seeds, beans, legumes and processed vegan food if they choose. We talk more about that during the show. Overall we address the reasons people would and should consider a plant-based diet and what research is showing can happen in the body in less than 21 days. We talk about the stakes of not taking care of your body and some signs and symptoms that tell you that you may need to change things up. And of course, we let you in on all the amazing personal touches you or a loved one will receive on the Vegan Party VIP list (That’s very important plant eaters!)   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “In Every failure is the seed for success” ~ Deepack Chopra The stats Symptoms of illness How weight is not a tell tale of health The power of a plant-based diet in just 2.5 weeks Why a vegan or plant-based diet? What’s is the 21 Day Vegan Party? How the vegan party is different How to get our support Actionable tips for starting today   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Vegan Party Nutrition Facts Website http://nutritionfacts.org/video/animal-protein-compared-cigarette-smoking/ Vegan Breakfast Ideas: Monster Smoothie Overnight Oats More great smoothie recipes               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Benefits Of A Vegan Lifestyle – PTP 126
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we kick off a 5-part series about a vegan lifestyle. April from New Zealand interviewed Shoshana for a paper and we thought these questions were just too good not to share. April wanted to know if we think the general public is really aware of the advantages and disadvantages of a plant-based or vegan lifestyle. It’s no surprise that research, education and money came up in this answer. Give a listen and find out how we answered and why! April Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, Do you really think society is aware of the benefits and disadvantages of a Plant-Based or Vegan Lifestyle?”   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Small Step Advocate Sid Garza-Hillman – PTP125
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sid Garza-Hillman, the Small Step Advocate. He is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, host of the Approaching the Natural Podcast, and host of his own YouTube Channel. Sid graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy, and is a motivational speaker, certified nutritionist, and Health Coach, working with private clients all over the world. He is also the Nutritionist and Programs Director at the Stanford Inn’s Wellness Center. Sid Garza-Hillman lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children and recently completed both 50km and 50-mile ultra-marathons. During the show we address the challenges and wins of raising vegan children. There is an abundance of misinformation out there that keeps others questioning the choices the plant-based and vegan community make when it comes to our children. Together, we share a crazy amount of professional and personal experience that will help you make sure your children are living both happy and healthy lives!   In this episode we discuss: Starting your children off as vegan vs transitioning them Challenges for vegan children Nutrition and social pressures Fallacies How to set good examples Responding to questions Being a small step advocate Small changes “Depriving our children” Birthday parties, school lunches Healthy vs happiness Deprivation   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Vegan Party Sid Garza-Hillman’s: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Strava Approaching the Natural Podcast Approaching The Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman The Stanford Inn Vegan Running Retreats Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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So You’re Training To Be An Ironman…Again? – PTP124
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, I explain why I want to do another Ironman and my training for it. I also share some very important factors that will lead to success, not only for this, but in all aspects of life. Am I really crazy for doing another Ironman? They say it’s a good idea to train for at least 6 months for this type of race. I’ve given myself less than 3 months! Am I doomed? It’s not like I haven’t been training at all. I’ve been “training for life” over the past year…since my 50 mile trail run. Listen to this short and find out exactly what I mean. Of course I couldn’t be doing this without the support of my awesome family…I’m so grateful! Audrey asks: “Why would you do another Ironman if you’ve already done one and how did this just happen, shouldn’t you have been training for 6-8 months already?“   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!         Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Jane Esselstyn – PTP123
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jane Esselstyn, a fresh and charismatic voice on the plant-based, whole food diet. She brings her perspective and passion as a long-time health and sexuality educator to creating on-ramps to the plant-based way of life. Jane is an avid and inventive designer of plant-based recipes and the co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her next door neighbor and mom, Ann and also helped write recipes for Rip Esselstyn’s book Plant Strong. Together with her husband and fellow educator, Brian Hart, they have three plant-based children. Jane graduated from the University of Michigan, where she competed nationally as a recruited swimmer and rower, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. In this episode we talk to Jane about the role a plant based diet plays in preventing and reversing heart disease and how this can be applied to younger generations, not just adults. Unfortunately, we find children getting heavier and sicker at younger ages. We discuss the role education needs to play and the role parents need to play. We also discuss the study Jane took part in at the Cleveland Clinic researching health markers in 9-18 year olds. After the show we talked to Jane about her event, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women. We encourage any women planning on attending that event to contact us at info@planttrainers.com as we would love to interview you before you go and when you return. So if you’d like to get on the show, let us know!   In this episode we discuss: The process Born an Esselstyn Children and obesity Plant-Based or American Heart Association Diets Study Parenting and obesity The role of education Curriculum Paleo and awareness How to get started with better foods   Links to things we mentioned: 21 Day Vegan Party Jane Esselstyn – Website, Facebook, Twitter Plant-Based or American Heart Association Diets on C – Article from The Journal of Pediatrics Upcoming events with Jane Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women – Special Event The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr M.D. Plant-Strong: Discover The World’s Healthiest Diet — With 150 Engine 2 Recipes by Rip Esselstyn Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss Forks Over Knives Engine 2 Immersion Programs Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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School Lunches Made Easy and Healthy – PTP122
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we talk about our method for making school lunches much less tedious, monotonous and stressful. Often parents sacrifice healthy lunches for ease. It does not have to be this way. In fact, with just a little bit of effort and following our simple directions in our new eWorkbook, School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy, you will feel like a school lunch-pert and the other school parents will feel your vibes as you drop off your children in the morning. There is nothing like opening a lunchbox at the end of the day and seeing that your healthy meal you prepared was eaten. #WINNING. Everyone Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I’m so tired and frustrated from making school lunches that don’t get eaten. What can I do about it?” So give this podcast a listen and then click on the link below and get yourself a copy of our eWorkbook!   Links to things mentioned: Check out —> School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy Be sure to check in with us and tell us how this eWorkbook has changed your life! Looking for a new and exciting Lunchbox? No problem. Order a Bento Box now from Bentology!   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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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The Power of Hiking with Gerdi Verwoert – PTP121
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Gerdi Verwoert about the power of hiking. Gerdi is a life coach & mountain seeker extraordinaire who helps people who feel stuck in their lives or careers and helps them (re)discover what’s truly important to them so they can live their life with meaning. She’s a former project manager and consultant from the Netherlands with 20+ years experience in the corporate world. At 45 she decided to live her own life with passion and meaning and together with her dog Paco she moved to the (Austrian) mountains. As a mountain hiking guide, Gerdi quickly found she was not just guiding people through the mountains, but also their lives. The powerful combination of coaching and nature, especially mountain hiking, was a path she meant to pursue. Now Gerdi coaches people in her practice »Dare Greatly Coaching« taking them on metaphorical and/or real mountain hikes! Today we talk to Gerdi about the power of hiking, how it opens your mind and what you need to be prepared for the glorious mountains. There is a ton of inspiration in this show for you whether you haven’t been hiking since your cub scouts days or if you’re a pro. Guaranteed you’ll be wanting to schedule a hike soon after listening to this episode on the power of hiking.   In this episode we discuss: Hiking, trekking and trail running The benefits of hiking Connecting with nature, self and others Environmental pollution When to take a break Animals Where to start Basic supplies Safety Training   Links to things we mentioned: Gerdi’s Website, Hiking website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram  “Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Can You Eat Too Much Fruit – PTP120
 In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, find out what Shoshana and Dr. Michael Greger have to say when asked if you can eat too much fruit! In fact, this question of eating too much fruit came to us just days after having this conversation with Dr. Greger while eating lunch at a conference. And yes, he had fruit on his plate. If you know anything about Dr. Greger, you know that he is not one to support moderation. He supports the science. If eating 10 pieces of fruit a day is going to keep you from eating 10 Oreos or handfuls of chips or even 10 pieces of white bread…where do you think the right choice lies? What do you think the right answer will be? Can you eat too much fruit? Nancy Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I would like to know your opinions on fruits. Since i’ve cleaned up my diet, I’ve been eating a lot more fruits (usually around 8-10 pieces of fruits a day, sometimes more…). Now I have everybody and their mothers telling me I shouldn’t eat so much fruits because of sugar. I looked it up online and opinions on this seems to differ. I was under the impression that the body doesn’t store and use natural sugar the same as artificial sugar. What are your thoughts on this?“   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Curing Allergies Naturally with Dr. Steven Hotze – PTP119
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Steven Hotze about curing allergies naturally. Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness as well as Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness. Dr. Hotze is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Hotze Pharmacy. His goal is to change the way women and men are treated in midlife through the use of bioidentical hormone therapy. His 8-Point Treatment Regimen has helped thousands of individuals to get on a path of health and wellness and enjoy a better quality of life in an environment of extraordinary hospitality and guest service. Dr. Hotze appeared on many of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel.   Today we hear how Dr. Hotze’s father changed the way he approaches his profession. Dr. Hotze explains how toxins, food and medicine are responsible for the problems in our lives today. He talks about curing allergies and his perspective is quite inspirational. We talk about what foods to avoid and why we crave what we are allergic to. This is a must listen to show for everyone, especially those with young children or those with allergies in their lives. He lets us in on how to deal with seasonal allergies and eczema.   In this episode we discuss: Poisoning Patients The detoxification of drugs Health is a tripod What are allergies Should you take antihistamines How can you treat allergies without over-the-counter meds Curing allergies Self Neutralizing Rotary diet Eczema Tips to start with today For a free copy of Dr. Hotze’s book, call 281-698-8698 and tell them you’re a listener of the Plant Trainers Podcast. Thanks Dr. Hotze!   Links to things we mentioned: More about Dr. Hotze  Hotze Health and Wellness Center  Dr. Hotze on Facebook, Twitter                Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Self-Experimentation, Gluten-Free or Not? – PTP118
So I just returned from traveling through Europe for about a month and before I left many people asked me how I’d be able to eat over there, enter self-experimentation. Now that I’m back I thought I’d share my experiences with you. As you know, I eat plant-based and Gluten-Free. When traveling this combo can be very difficult…   In this episode we discuss: Plant-based/Gluten-Free My self-experimentation Difficulty with this combo How did I make it work Difference between food over there? How I felt eating gluten during the trip How I felt upon return What will I do moving forward   Links to things we mentioned: Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003 Travelling Healthy – PTP021 Plantpower in Europe – PTP033 Traveling As A Plant-Powered Family   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Reducing Stress and Detoxing with Drew Taddia – PTP117
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Drew Taddia about reducing stress and detoxing. Drew traveled the world as a professional athlete coming from Canada, through the US, and overseas into Australia and Germany following his dreams and passion for baseball. He quickly became the ‘go to’ guy regarding fitness and nutrition as he continually experimented on his own body to find out what foods would help him recover quicker or build muscle more efficiently, how to exercise in order to help him jump higher, run faster and help him stand out on the field. He soon found out stress played a vital role in what he was putting both in and on his body, and that by reducing stress through a plant based diet and avoiding toxins both on and off the field, he could improve as an athlete and stand out from the competition. We talk about how food and environment causes stress in our bodies and how we need to slow down and take a holistic approach to detoxing rather than following a fad. Drew gives some great tips for reducing stress in our lives and we share an amazing giveaway contest too. So be sure listen to this one and take part in the giveaway!   In this episode we discuss: Playing ball Experimenting with food to get that edge Decreasing stress levels Increasing stress levels Physical activity Detox Conventional detoxes don’t work Tips to start with today Contest giveaway   Links to things we mentioned: Drew’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram True Form Life App Exploring Mind and Body Podcast Free 10-day Fitness Challenge FREE Month Membership Giveaway – Click Here For your Chance to Win Finding Like-Minded People with Jason Reagan & Joe Treadaway – PTP093  5-Minute Workouts with Lani Muelrath – PTP099  Losing 200lbs & Becoming An Athlete with Josh LaJaunie – PTP105  From Motivation To Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 1 – PTP109               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Tips to Swap Unhealthy Snacks for Healthy Snacks – PTP116
Many parents, myself included, introduced their kids to healthy snacks and unhealthy snacks that they wish they never had. Chips, cookies and candy is so much more appealing with their toxic food dyes and oodles of sugar. We think it’s cute to give them their first ice cream cone, and let’s face it – it is, but then they are hooked! Uh oh! So in this episode, I help Sarah make a plan for her pre-school and school-aged children to swap the ugly unhealthy snacks for the healthy snacks! Sarah Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, how do I swap out unhealthy snacks for healthy snacks?   Links to things mentioned: Kitchen Swaps & Food Alternatives – PTP077   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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How To Declutter Your Life with Julie Coraccio – PTP115
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Julie Coraccio about how to declutter your life. Julie is an award winning professional organizer, author and lifestyle coach.  She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband Tony and cats Joey and Antonio. Julie is passionate about supporting people in creating the life they choose, deserve and desire through clearing clutter in all areas: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic and more. Julie hosts the popular podcast Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out and is the author of the How to Declutter Your Life online course. Today we pinpoint the key places you can find clutter in your own life. We also discuss how clutter can be physical as well as mental and how clutter has a ripple effect on various levels. It really is quite interesting to hear how lifestyle, health and wellness can be affected by clutter. After listening to this show don’t be surprised if you feel the need to declutter!   In this episode we discuss: Gratitude What is clutter Where do we find clutter Physical clutter creates mental clutter Clutter and health, sleep, nutrition Clutter and athletics Letting go Guilt Learning to say no mindfulness Determining if your things are still needed Clutter prevents people from moving forward in their lives Ego Tips on where to start   Links to things we mentioned: Julie’s Website, Podcast, YouTube 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Which Machine To Get: Elliptical or Treadmill? – PTP114
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question that comes from one of our Facebook group members. Having to decide between an elliptical or treadmill can be a bit of a challenge. Here we cover some of the pros and cons for both. Heather’s question: “My husband and I are turning our spare room into a home gym. We already have a weight bench and probably only have room for one more large piece of equipment. I’ve considered an elliptical or a treadmill, but I’m not sure if those are the best use of the space since they would be used mostly by me. We are mostly focusing on toning/strength training as neither of us has any weight to lose. What would you suggest as our other large piece of equipment? PS – It can’t be something that requires attaching to the ceiling or walls.”   Links to things we mentioned: Treadmill vs. Dreadmill – PTP090 Treadmill or Dreadmill? – Blog   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Small Business Success with Patrick McGilvray – PTP113
 In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Patrick McGilvray about what brings a small business success and the lifestyle that helps support that. Patrick is a plant-based ultrarunner and IRONMAN triathlete. Years ago he found himself unhealthy, overweight, and diagnosed with testicular cancer. He made a conscious decision to start living a better life, so he started running and moving to a vegetarian, and eventually a plant-based, diet. Patrick started his own company in 2013, Focus 5 Design, a creative agency specializing in brand development and design for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He believes that eating a whole-food, plant-based diet is the key to living a healthy and happy life. Patrick talks to us about his story of finding health and as it turns out he and Adam have a lot in common. Then we shift gears and talk about green businesses or any small businesses for that matter. We talk about the challenges and victories entrepreneurs encounter and all kinds of smart tips for good practice when it comes to ethical and sustainable choices leading to small business success. Overall lifestyle may have a bigger impact than you think.   In this episode we discuss: Facing the biggest fear Find out ow diet can affects business How lifestyle can help move your business forward How business owners can benefit from becoming healthier Challenges small business owners face Tips for incorporating an ethical, sustainable or green component to your business How to get designers to understand your message The common lifestyle “it factor” for small business success Rebranding   Links to things we mentioned: Patrick McGilvray: Focus 5 Design, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Email  Focus 5 Design Podcast Grateful Grahams               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Dealing With Negative Co-workers – PTP112
In today’s episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we talk about dealing with negative co-workers and provide some tips on staying positive in the workplace no matter how challenging it may be. Redundant? Maybe. But it’s deserved. Everyone knows one or has been there themselves. The problem is that that negativity infiltrates the workspace and creates a very uncomfortable environment for everyone. While this may not seem like the normal topic for our podcast, the way we feel greatly influences our health, choices and lifestyle. So give this short a listen and let us know what you do to stay positive in the workplace by writing your comment below. David Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, my co-workers are getting quite negative and I don’t want it to rub off on me. What can I do to stay positive and how can I best deal with my negative co-workers?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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From Motivation to Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 2 – PTP111
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we continue our talk with Howard Jacobson about going from motivation to transformation. Howard is a health educator, author, and broadcaster from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is host of the Plant Yourself Podcast and founder of TribeWell.us. He is a contributing author to Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, MD, and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, by T. Colin Campbell. Howard coaches, consults, and speaks on health and fitness for individuals, families, organizations, and communities. If you remember from last week we are hashing out the idea of connecting motivation to transformation. What is a lasting motivator for people to hit and surpass their goals? With Howard’s guidance we explore different options for higher level motivations, how they work, what they look like in practice, and how we can connect with them and use them. If you haven’t yet heard Part 1 of this show, go back to Episode 109 of the PTP and give that a listen first to catch yourself up.   In this episode we discuss: Going from motivation to transformation Pain & pleasure – cost/benefit Pain threshold and instant gratification Limiting factors Diets don’t work Being satisfied with just being average Initiation Overcoming negative thoughts Finding joy in what you do   Links to things we mentioned: Howard Jacobson’s Website, Facebook, Plant Yourself Podcast Losing 200lbs & Becoming An Athlete with Josh LaJaunie – PTP105 Plantpower vs Plantbased – PTP084 Proteinaholic with Garth Davis – PTP042 Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003  Diet For A New America by John Robbins The Power of Fifty Bits by Bob Nease Four Seconds by Peter Bregman Your Survival Instinct is Killing You by Marc Schoen and Kristin Loberg The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz Proteinaholic by Garth Davis M.D. and Howard Jacobson The China Study by T. Colin Campbell Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson Google AdWords for Dummies by Howie Jacobson and Joel McDonald               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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What Is Athlete’s Foot? – PTP110
For many people problems that are related to physical activity such as Athlete’s Foot become common complaints. Learning how to treat these problems and take precautions to prevent them can certainly help in making physical activity more enjoyable. Athlete’s Foot is an all too familiar fungus that pops up in the community centre change rooms and showers all too often. In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we review this common problem, discuss prevention as well as some treatment options for it. Alex’s question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I go to the community centre to swim a few times a week. My friends tell me to be careful because I’m going to get Athlete’s Foot. What is Athlete’s Foot exactly and how can I make sure not to get it?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!       Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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From Motivation to Transformation with Howard Jacobson, Part 1 – PTP109
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Howard Jacobson, PhD. Howard is a health educator, author, and broadcaster from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is the host of the Plant Yourself Podcast and founder of TribeWell.us. He is a contributing author to Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, MD, and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, by T. Colin Campbell. Howard coaches, consults, and speaks on health and fitness for individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Today we try to hash out the idea of connecting motivation to transformation. That is, being healthy isn’t enough of a motivator for most people to actually reach their goals and stay with it long term. With Howard’s guidance we explore different options for higher level motivations, how they work, what they look like in practice, and how we can connect with them and use them. Josh LaJaunie comes up a lot in this podcast as he is a big inspiration for Howard’s thoughts on motivation. In this episode, we mentioned that Josh would be coming on the show soon, but we decided to get him on before we aired this show so you would have a background story to refer to. So if you have not yet listened to PTP105 with Josh LaJaunie, you should consider going back and having a listen to that first. This episode with Howard Jacobson will be a two part podcast as the conversation was just too good to cut short.   In this episode we discuss: Vegan vs plant-based Writing with Dr T. Colin Campbell and Dr Garth Davis Motivation The influence of Josh LaJaunie Waiting for tragedy Wanting to do things vs choosing to do them Behavioral economics Pain & pleasure – cost/benefit Pain threshold and instant gratification   Links to things we mentioned: Howard Jacobson’s Website, Facebook, Plant Yourself Podcast Losing 200lbs & Becoming An Athlete with Josh LaJaunie – PTP105 Plantpower vs Plantbased – PTP084 Proteinaholic with Garth Davis – PTP042 Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003  Diet For A New America by John Robbins The Power of Fifty Bits by Bob Nease Four Seconds by Peter Bregman Your Survival Instinct is Killing You by Marc Schoen and Kristin Loberg The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz Proteinaholic by Garth Davis M.D. and Howard Jacobson The China Study by T. Colin Campbell Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson Google AdWords for Dummies by Howie Jacobson and Joel McDonald               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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What’s More Important, Diet or Exercise? – PTP108
In today’s episode Hey Plant Trainers, we discuss what’s more important, diet or exercise. Which is more important in your life? My problem is that I would hate to have to choose just one. While diet is scientifically proven to be the quickest way to lose weight, not everyone is out just to capture that one goal. It always comes to the bigger picture, a more holistic approach. However, listen to me ramble on for 5 minutes playing both sides and see which answer you agree with more. Josh Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, What’s more important: diet or exercise?“   Links to things mentioned: New Trial Muddies The Water about diet, exercise, and diabetes – Harvard Health Publications   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Changing Habits with Jonathan Chant – PTP107
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jonathan Chant a registered kinesiologist and owner of Fitness For Freedom. His company specializes in making exercise convenient by going to people’s homes to coach and teach them how to exercise and live in a healthier way. In the last 10 years of being a coach he has realized that most people know enough about fitness, but nothing about changing habits in a sustainable way. So his company specializes in working with people to not only to deliver great fitness programming but also nudge them to make healthier choices the other 166 hours of the week.   Jonathan’s method for making change is quite simple, but has a strong impact. We take some time to talk about changing habits and then we launch into Jonathan’s successes and struggles with becoming 100% plant-based. Jonathan is experiencing the same pushback from his wife as we see with many of our clients and their spouses. Find out the tips we leave him with by the end of the show.   In this episode we discuss: Making an impact Jonathan’s special behaviour changing method Ideas for changing habits Managing the daily calendar Prioritizing Jonathan’s challenges with transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle Tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet Partner buy-in for a lifestyle change Managing family get-togethers   Links to things we mentioned: Jonathan on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Fitness for Freedom  Fitness for Freedom Podcast  Skinny Bitch by Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman Cowspiracy The Green Door – Ottawa  The Table – Ottawa               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Getting An Annual Physical – PTP106
Our health is the foundation to everything that we do and therefore our health is important for so many reasons. So how do we know if we’re healthy? Well one way is to visit your doctor for a general health check-up and get an annual physical. Getting your blood tested is a great way to see if your numbers fall within the norm of society. That being said, we do need to remember that everyone is different and the numbers we look at can be off at times. Although generally speaking, blood tests are a very good way to find out if you’re low or high on certain health markers. Today’s question focuses on exactly this topic.   Linda asks: “What are the best numbers to pay attention to for general health? What questions should I be asking my doctor during my annual physical?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Losing 200lbs & Becoming An Athlete with Josh LaJaunie – PTP105
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Josh LaJaunie. He was born and raised in south Louisiana in the Bayou, he’s a coonass, through and through. He grew up hunting, fishing, drinking, eating, playing football, and despite a few attempts at dieting, he found himself tipping the scales at over 400 pounds. Today Josh has lost over 200 pounds and developed a love for running. Josh went from being a sedentary ex-football player to a motivating machine of an athlete. Josh shares with us how culture can play a huge part in forming bad habits and the series of events which led up to his amazing transformation. You can really feel the passion when Josh speaks about motivation and just getting out there to run. His underlying message is simple: Don’t overthink it. If you are not a runner, you are going to want to be one tomorrow!   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   Links to things we mentioned: Josh LaJaunie: Website, Facebook, Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram Power of Positive – Blog The Power of Positive Podcast – PTP009 Rich Roll & Julie Piatt – PTP017 Finding Ultra by Rich Roll Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Skinny Bitch by Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz Forks Over Knives Food Matters Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Hungry For Change The Warrior: David Goggins – Runner’s World               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Drink Lemon Water Everyday – PTP104
Everywhere you turn it seems that there are blogs and posters telling you to drink lemon water everyday. This is something The Plant Trainers have been talking about for years. Finally, it is starting to catch on! I do not think it is good enough to do something, like drink lemon water, just because everyone is doing it or because someone told you it was good for you. So in this episode, I talk about some of the benefits and how much lemon you should actually be using in your lemon water. Make sure to add lemons to your shopping list for your next trip to the store! Randi Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I have started drinking lemon water in the morning. How much lemon and water should I be measuring out?”   Links to things mentioned: When Life Thrown You Lemons…   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance with Brad Henning, Part 2 – PTP103
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we air Part 2 of our chat with Bad Henning, certified clinical hypnotherapist. If you didn’t listen to Part 1, go back to PTP101 and make sure to catch up. Last week you got some of the history of how Brad got involved in hypnotherapy and how it relates to the Martial Arts. And if you remember, Adam is actually under hypnosis during this episode. He can hear everything and talk freely with the exception of one word. The reason he is so quiet is because he’s so relaxed and just enjoying the situation. He does take on more of the podcaster’s role in Part 2, where we pick up more on the anchoring technique and you’ll get some other great tips to help enhance your athletic performance or even get starting with your training through the use of hypnotherapy.   In this episode we discuss: Anchors Rituals Pain relief Motivation Circle of excellence More in Part 1   Links to things we mentioned: Brad’s email Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance with Brad Henning, Part 1 – PTP101 Mental Illness – PTP006               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Remedy Food Live Event Toronto Review – PTP102
In today’s episode of “Hey Plant Trainers” we give you an overview of our weekend at the Remedy Food Live Event in Toronto. We had the privilege of listening to and personally talking to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Tom Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn, Jason Worbel, Chef AJ, Brenda Davis, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Matt Frazier, Dr. Michael Greger, Doug Mcnish, Dr. Doug Lisle, Dr. Garth Davis, John Pierre, the Happy Herbivore – Lindsay Nixon and we also talked football with Dr. Robert Ostfeld. Each of these presenters have their own unique take on the same important message. Plant-based eating is scientifically and indisputably the best path to a healthier world and a healthier you! The weekend would not have been as interesting or special without the people who attended. It was a highlight getting to speak with people (maybe even you) from all over North America and share experiences and views. If you missed this event you should book your next vacation to the Remedy Food Live Event in Atlanta this November. Thank you so much Benji and Claire for putting together an amazing experience!   Links to things we mentioned: Remedy Food Live Event Atlanta – Nov. 11-13, 2016 Use discount code “PLANTTRAINERS” to get 20% off your tickets!   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance with Brad Henning, Part 1 – PTP101
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Bad Henning, certified clinical hypnotherapist. Brad has also been practicing Judo for over 54 years so he is no stranger to hypnotherapy for sports performance. He founded the Markville Judo Club with his late father in 1990 in order to bring affordable Martial Arts to people in Markham. Brad has also been teaching self-defense and anti-rape since 1985 to over 18,000 students. Brad first saw hypnosis on the “Michael Douglas Show” and then again on the “Kung Fu Series” and connected the two. He was originally self-taught in the art of hypnosis and as he was intrigued with hypnotic phenomena without traditional rituals. He began taking courses to become licensed in hypnotherapy to help hundreds of people with many problems like allergies, phobias, athletic performance and he even helped Shoshana with her PTSD. You’ll notice that Adam is quiet for the first part of this episode. This is because he is actually under hypnosis and has lost the ability to comprehend or say a specific word. Listen carefully to see how dances around that specific word. We should’ve videotaped it so you could see the honest confusion on his face.   In this episode we discuss: Influences in hypnosis Adam is hypnotized The athletic edge Concentration & mental focus Being in “the zone” Ways to improve sports performance Controlling negative thoughts and nerves Anchors More in Part 2 Episode 103   Links to things we mentioned: Brad’s email Mental Illness – PTP006               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Thank You – Let’s Celebrate! – PTP100
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we celebrate our 100th episode! We take just a few short minutes to thank you for listening and sharing our journey and look forward to the next 100! For the first time we’ve posted a video podcast on our YouTube channel so you can see us in the great outdoors with our family doing one of the things we love to do as a family. We truly want to once again express so much gratitude for your ongoing support in listening to our podcast. We know there are so many options out there and are thrilled to allow us to be a part of your journey. Thank you.   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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5 Minute Workouts with Lani Muelrath – PTP099
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Lani Muelrath, an award-winning teacher, author, TV host, and top plant-based vegan lifestyle coach. Certified Specialist in Behavior Change, Plant-Based Nutrition, and Mindfulness Meditation Instruction, Lani has been featured on many tv shows and featured in magazines. Presenter for Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, Complete Health Improvement Program, and guest lecturer in kinesiology at San Francisco State University, Lani is Associate Faculty at Butte College where her Lani’s book Fit Quickies has been adopted as required text.  She is the author of the Doctor and Dietitian, The Plant-Based Journey, which was recognized by VegNews as Top Media Pick for 2015, and Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Workouts. Lani helps us understand that we can have successful 5 minute workouts throughout the day and still be fit. She explains the research and idea behind Fit Quickies and how they can benefit almost anyone. We explore why people are unable to find the time to workout and what you can start doing about it today.   In this episode we discuss: Becoming a plant-based fitness expert Finding the time to workout Prioritizing Getting motivated to get fit Triathletes, ultra runners & dead weight competitor Fit Quickies Creating accountability Making good choices over the summer What people can start doing today Body Mass Index (BMI)   Links to things we mentioned: Lani’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Fit Quickies 5 Minute Workouts Fit Quickies – Book The Plant-Based Journey – Book               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Getting Too Much Fiber – PTP098
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we talk about getting too much fiber. Most Americans don’t need to worry about getting too much fiber as they don’t get nearly enough fiber in their diets which leads to all kinds of health problems. In general our society just doesn’t consume enough fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. Fiber is a crucial part of a healthy diet and more people need to be alerted to its necessity.   Andy asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I have recently started transitioning to a plant-based diet and I’m wondering, can I overdo it on my fiber intake?”     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Holistic View of a Chiropractor with Dr. Celia Campoli – PTP097
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Celia Campoli who is a wellness-based, family chiropractor in Vaughan, ON. She is a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX., and is both Canadian and American board certified. Dr. Celia takes a special interest in chiropractic care for women (both pregnant and not) as well as for infants and children. She is also an assistant teacher with Minardi Education, helping doctors and students improve their understanding and certainty of the biomechanics and neurology behind chiropractics and the function of the nerve system. We had a great discussion with Dr. Celia covering the basics, dispelling some of the myths and providing the benefits of seeing a chiropractor. Dr. Celia also leaves us with some great actionable tips that you can do today in your own home to help improve your quality of life.   In this episode we discuss: Becoming a chiropractor What is a chiropractor and who is one for? What does chiropractic help with? Myths Should you crack your back and knuckles? Alternative methods to cracking Chiropractics for athletes Chiropractics for children Lifestyle Preventative medicine Actionable steps   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Celia Campoli – Website Do Doctors Have A Purpose – PTP094               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Fresh or Frozen Fruit and Vegetables – PTP096
Fresh, Frozen and canned…OH MY!When you are shopping for groceries do you buy fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables? Maybe you buy frozen fruit for smoothies, maybe you buy fresh when it is local and in season. Do you freeze your own veggies and fruit? We all have so many reasons for doing what we do. The overall message here is just buy fruits and vegetables, and lots of them. In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we give you some info and tips for buying fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables depending on what stage you’re at in your nutrition and health journey.   Jason asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, Can you guys discuss your thoughts on buying fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables?“   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Finding Motivation with Daniel Lewis – PTP095
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about finding motivation with Daniel Lewis, the funky-bowtie wearing founder of the modern, award winning tea company “T By Daniel” Inc. His crazy outlook on business and his Willy Wonka-like retail tactics have garnered him and his company nation-wide recognition, many awards and honours. Daniel’s success with his retail tea brand have landed him a new exciting title as one of 3 Global Entrepreneurship Week Ambassadors for Canada and also paved the way for him to launch TheMillionearsClub – “How to get the attention of a million ears without being a millionaire!” After being a victim of a nearly fatal stabbing, Daniel decided to make the best of his second shot at life, by turning a bitter situation into an opportunity to help impact and inspire the lives of others in a special way. Daniel talks to us today about motivation for personal life and business, finding our why and of course he leaves us with some tips for strengthening our own motivation to achieve our goals.   In this episode we discuss: Daniel’s story Finding motivation & Drive Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation Cultivating motivation? How to become successful Find your inner character Finding motivation in business athletics, school and life Experiences T By Daniel Actionable tips   Links to things we mentioned: Daniel’s TheMillionearsClub Order some tea or check out Daniel’s site: T by Daniel How Entrepreneurship Gave This Young Tea Master a Second Shot At Life – article from The Prince’s Charities Daniel on Global TV News What is Your Project GO – Motivation Video               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Do Doctors Have A Purpose? – PTP094
In this episode of “Hey Plant Trainers” we don’t answer a listener’s question, this one’s a little bit different. Adam dives into a really important question that many people don’t seem to think about enough: “do doctors have a purpose?”   Over the past few weeks Adam has been wondering if Doctors do really have a purpose. We know what you’re thinking…of course they do. We agree they do have a purpose, but is it clearly defined? Do doctors really know what they’re doing when a patient walks into their office? Is diagnosing a patient just a guessing game? For some reason doctors are looked up to by almost everyone and it seems that whatever the doctor says, the patient follows. When it comes to nutritional advice…is that ok? Adam gets into this very topic and challenges you to leave your thoughts and comments below in the show notes. So what do you think…do doctors have a purpose?   Links to things we mentioned: Subscribe to Plant Trainers on YouTube Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091 How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051 Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Finding Like-Minded People with Jason Reagan & Joe Treadaway – PTP093
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jason Reagan and Joe Treadaway about feeling isolated as a vegan and the best ways to find other vegans or finding like-minded people in your area. We explore ideas that are suitable for introverts and extroverts. Some ideas are pretty clear and simple and others seem to break the boundaries of social rules. We talk about our own experiences with feeling alone and how we found others just like us. Both Jason and Joe live in Texas, but many hours away from each other. Jason Reagan is an author and speaker on creating mental and physical breakthroughs. His primary focus is how to combine maximum fitness with robust internal health while maintaining a well-rounded quality of life. He is the founder of Zen Station, a community center for personal growth, and also Joyfully Nutritious, which is an educational non-profit aimed at informing the public about healthy life choices. Joe Treadaway is a Plant-based Nutrition Specialist certified through the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. His passion for healthy living is fueled by his family and being in the outdoors. It has become Joe’s life mission to educate a generation of parents and children with the objective of eradicating the scurries of the Western diet.  Joe has also spent several years as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Safety Instructor. One thing we all agree on when finding like-minded people is “don’t be an ass”. No matter which path you take, being mean and judgy will get you nowhere!   In this episode we discuss: Feeling isolated as a vegan Virtual friends Learn who your real friends are Ideas for finding like-minded people in your area Introverts and extroverts Social media If you build it… Location, location, location Join the crowd Don’t be an ASS!   Links to things we mentioned: Jason Reagan – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  The Zen Station Natural Grocers Joseph Treadaway – Website, Facebook Meetup.com Planetearthsingles.com Veganpassion.com Veggiedate.com The Most Veg-Friendly Cities in North America – PETA Article How To Deal With Being The Only Vegan You Know – mindbodygreen Article     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Tips For Getting Back Into Fitness – PTP092
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we talk about what it takes to get back into fitness. Grace is right, after taking a long break it IS difficult getting back into fitness. Many of us had very active lives and then somehow we’ve allowed it to slip away. Finding the motivation to get back in the gym, get back on the road or pick up a team sport again is daunting. There are some great tricks to keeping focused and making it happen. I refer back to PTP064 -Motivation for Workouts and Rewards and PTP038 – Making It Happen. It is vital to have some goals set out before you start working out again. Taking 5-10 minutes to WRITE, yes, write out your SMART goals can make a world of difference. Check out this episode for some other practical tips.   Grace Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, It’s very difficult to get motivated and stay motivated after taking a long break from fitness. What tools do you have to get someone started?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn – PTP091
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Joel Kahn about reversing heart disease. Dr. Kahn is a cardiologists whose mission is to prevent 1 MILLION heart attacks over the next few years. It’s very refreshing to have a doctor so dedicated to disease prevention and reversing heart disease. He was the first in the world to complete the Metabolic Cardiology Program from the University of South Florida and is currently a professor at various universities and hospitals. He is the author of the best selling books “The Whole Heart Solution” and “Dead Execs Don’t Get Business”. Many people are not aware that heart disease can be reversed through diet and lifestyle alone. Joel shows us with research and experience that it can be done. The plant-based world is buzzing with information and success in this area. What about saturated fats, oils, food in hospitals? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Joel also leaves us with his life-changing tips that you can implement today. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Becoming a doctor Becoming vegan How a vegan diet can reverse heart disease Is the vegan diet growing in the medical field? Erectile dysfunction The LYDD Diet Changing food in hospitals Oils vs Fats Are saturated fats good for us? Tips on how to stay healthy Greenspace Cafe   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Joel Kahn: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Facebook Page – Ban Hospital Food CarciNOgenic The Whole Heart Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn Dead Execs Don’t Get Business by Dr. Joel Kahn Diet For A New America by John Robbins? Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program For Reversing Heart Disease by Dean Ornish M.D. The Plantrician Project  GreenSpace Cafe  Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042 Processed Meats and Sugar Go Viral – PTP047 Female Sexuality & Erectile Dysfunction with Dr. Alex Chinks – PTP089   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Treadmill vs. Dreadmill – PTP090
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about the value and benefits to owning a treadmill. The treadmill was invented in 1913 and initially designed to help diagnose heart disease and lung disease. Little did they know back then that the treadmill would become one of the top selling and most widely used and recognized piece of fitness equipment in the world. There are so many opinions about the use of the treadmill, some even call it a “dreadmill”. In today’s question we provide some strong reasons that we think the treadmill has an important place as a fitness tool. Here is Mario’s question: “Hey Plan Trainers, I really like to run outside, but it’s getting harder and harder to stay motivated to go out when the weather isn’t good. I’m considering a treadmill for my basement, but I see so many people posting on social media how much they dread the treadmill and call it a dreadmill. Is a treadmill worth the investment or should I just suck it up and get outside?”   Links to things we mentioned: Treadmill or Dreadmill? – Blog The Best Treadmill – Reviews.com   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Female Sexuality & Erectile Dysfunction with Dr. Alex Chinks – PTP089
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we take lifestyle to a place we have yet to go on this show. We talk about female sexuality and erectile dysfunction with licensed clinical psychologist and clinical sexologist, Dr. Alex Chinks. Alex has a private practice in Boston, MA. She explains the difference between sexual and erectile dysfunction for men and explains how women can suffer from sexual dysfunction as well. We also talk about how sex is related to our everyday performance and if having sex before a big race is good thing or a bad one!   Sex is often overlooked as part of a healthy lifestyle but it may be more important than you think. Certain life factors may have an effect on your sex life and on the flip side your sex life, sex drive or other physical factors may be an indicator for physiological or psychological problems. And of course, Alex provides her tips for having a better sex life starting today!   In this episode we discuss: How does one become a Sexologist? Female sexual dysfunction Erectile dysfunction Sex and performance at work and life Sex and athletic performance Is sex exercise? Sex and mental health Food and sex drive Heart disease How much sex should you be having? Rebuilding your muscles after childbirth? Tips for having a better sex life starting today   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Alex Chinks:  Facebook, Email: chinksalex@gmail.com Find a sex therapist near you: www.aasect.org www.americanboardofsexology.com www.therapistlocator.net Doctor’s Picks: Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex by Barry W. McCarthy PhD (Author), Michael E. Metz PhD Coping With Premature Ejaculation: How to Overcome PE, Please Your Partner & Have Great Sex by Barry W. McCarthy PhD (Author), Michael E. Metz PhD Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women by Julia Heiman, Joseph Ph.D. LoPiccolo, David Palladini (Illustrator) Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch PhD         Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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What Are The Best Vitamins For Kids? – PTP088
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, I address vitamins for kids. Of course, I had to begin with what vitamins I do not recommend for kids. I am appalled by some of the bottles I see on the shelves that have more to do with marketing than health. I also take the time to talk about the importance of vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Understanding how they help our bodies is important when deciding that they should be given to our kids. Since we do not eat our veggies that coming from B12 rich soil and most of us do not get ample sunlight throughout the year as we live in cold climates and spend our days in buildings, these two vitamins are quite essential. Of course, every kid needs to be looked at as an individual along with their diet and health history. A good paediatrician or family doctor may have other recommendations for your unique situation when it comes to choosing vitamins for kids.   Here is Lidia’s question: “Hey Plant Trainers, what supplements or vitamins, if any, do you recommend for kids?”   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Lifestyle and Religion – PTP087
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we break down how lifestyle and religion can easily become one. Not only that, we examine how religious beliefs and traditions can sometimes cease to fit into the equation. It’s difficult finding the balance between what you feel is right, what you still want to honour and what family members expect of you. At what point do you put lifestyle over extended family’s values? These are all really hard ideas to decide on and execute with grace. Inevitably, anyone who has undergone a lifestyle shift will have some tough decisions to make.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction”. ~ Diane Grant Lifestyle becomes religion Putting your health above other religious or nonreligious values you grew up with When rules just don’t make sense anymore Hallmark Holidays Family Expectations When to conform and not Putting your health before tradition When to just let go for one day   Links to things we mentioned: Adam’s Journey – YouTube 21 Day Vegan Party               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Iron Deficiency…Do You Have One? – PTP086
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about a possible iron deficiency resulting in fatigue and energy loss. There are 2 types of iron, heme (from animals) and non-heme (from plants). While it may be said that our body may absorb heme iron more efficiently, there are tons of options for iron from plant-based sources. It’s also interesting to note that while vegetarians and vegans have less iron stores than omnivores, they do not have higher incidences of anemia. Here is today’s question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I’ve been vegetarian for a while now and trying to become more vegan yet I find my energy levels fluctuate. That being said, most of the time I feel low on energy. I’ve been told that the reason could be that I’m lacking iron in my diet Could I have an iron deficiency? What are some good sources of Iron from whole plant-based foods that I can add which will boost my energy levels.”   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Food Addiction – From Addict To Athlete with Dave Wiskowski – PTP085
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dave Wiskowski about going from addict to athlete. Dave opens up to us about his struggles with food (food addiction) and alcohol in the past and how he was able to turn his life around in just one evening. While telling his story, he shares his views on how emotions and psychology plays a huge part in transformation. Dave has said “No matter where we find ourselves, we always have the ability to go beyond that point.” He left behind a life of being overweight, sedentary, and potentially chronically ill. He has learned to use love and gratitude to change his life and those around him for the better. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: The Standard American Diet (SAD) Food addiction and alcohol addiction Taking control of food addiction Making a change and the challenges Habit forming behaviors Strategies for dealing with addiction Becoming plant-based Transferring addiction to a positive habit Support of family and friends Becoming an athlete (ultra-runner) Raw diet Fruitarian   Links to things we mentioned: Dave Wiskowski – Plant-Based Ultra Runner  on Facebook Salt, Sugar, Fat – by Michael Moss Forks Over Knives Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Michael Arnstein – Website Rich Roll – Website                   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Plant-Based vs Plant-Powered – PTP084
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question asking for clarification between Plant-Based and Plant-Powered. Although we tend to use the term Plant-Based more often, we could easily use Plant-Powered interchangeably. The focus here is on health and using food as a major source of health and nutrition for the body. Want to know what I believe are some of the differences? Give a listen. Here is the question: “Hey Plant Trainers, what’s the difference between Plant-Based and Plant-Powered?“         Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Vegan Food Is Not Just Salad with Miyoko Schinner – PTP083
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Miyoko Schinner, vegan chef, cookbook author and television cooking show host. She has been promoting a vegan lifestyle for over 30 years. Her newly released cookbook, “Artisan Vegan Cheese” was voted top 5 vegan cookbooks for 2012. Miyoko teaches in the McDougall Program and at major festivals around the country. In fact, we had the privilege of watching Miyoko’s cooking demo at Healthfest in Marshall, Texas last week and we sampled her AMAZING vegan cheeses from Miyoko’s Kitchen. Our intention was to talk vegan cooking with Miyoko, get some hacks for the pantry and about her Japanese heritage. We did get to all that, but we also heard so much about Miyoko’s connection with animals, how animals and humans differ in the way we eat and how we build community around food. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Becoming vegan Goats Vegan challenges Vegan food can be beautiful and satisfying Not giving up fine foods Miyoko’s Kitchen and Creamery Going Raw How animals and humans differ in the kitchen Building community around food Tricks for stocking your pantry Mochi for Strength, Prosperity, Good Health and Happiness It’s Nacho Business   Links to things we mentioned: Miyoko Schinner’s Website, Facebook It’s Nacho Business Adam’s picture in Japan Artisan Vegan Cheese – Book Homemade Vegan Pantry – Book Landscape Gardening – PTP027 Plant Trainers Newsletter               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eating Plant-Based After Weight Loss Surgery – PTP082
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about eating plant-based/vegan after having weight loss surgery, specifically VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy). People are having weight loss surgeries more and more these days, but many of them think that the surgery alone is the solution. After the surgery it is just as important to eat well in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle and lose the necessary weight while staying healthy. Here is Autumn’s question: “Good Day Plant Trainers! I had weight loss surgery (VSG) in June 2015 and then decided to go plant based in November. My weight-loss surgeon is worried I am not getting enough protein (insert eye roll) or omega 3 and told me I must eat salmon 2-3 times per week or I am going to get really sick. I feel better than I ever have & I do not want to eat any animal products! There is so little information out there on people who go vegan/plant-based after weight loss surgery, do you have any info or tips on the subject? The only thing I have noticed is that instead of eating 2-3 large meals a day I graze from 9am-6pm, but on all good stuff my coworkers say my desk looks like a garden or farmers market. So do you think I am doing this the right way? By the way I am down 60lbs have about 45-50 more to go! P.S. Love the podcast!”   Links to things mentioned: Remedy Food Live Events – Get 20% off with code PLANTTRAINERS Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042 Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It, by Dr. Garth Davis How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051 How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To prevent And Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger, M.D.   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Healthfest Roundtable 2016 – PTP081
We spent this past weekend hanging out at Healthfest in Marshall, Texas with some of the greats in the Plant-Based movement such as Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Garth Davis, Dr. Neal Barnard, Chef AJ, Dr. Joel Kahn and many more. Spending time with like-minded people and sharing stories and studies was very refreshing as it energized us even more and gave us incite and more ideas of ways to help more people in our community. Saturday night Adam sat down with B.J. Tucker, Josh LaJaunie, Jonathan Lambert and Dave Wiskowski to summarize their experiences, learnings and achievements since the last year’s Healthfest. It was a very candid and honest conversation that brought out some emotional, inspirational and motivational moments from this incredible group of plant-powered athletes.   Links to things we mentioned: Healthfest – Get Healthy Marshall B.J. Tucker – Real Food and Beyond Podcast, Facebook, Twitter Jonathan Lambert – New Normals Radio, Facebook, Twitter Dave Wiskowski – Facebook Josh LaJaunie – Website               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Kids Getting Physical Activity – PTP080
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we talk about kids, movement and physical activity. Making sure our kids are getting enough physical activity on a daily basis seems relatively easy for some kids and proves to be more difficult for others. As parents, we must understand the meaning of exercise and physical activity for children, offer active opportunities that they’ll enjoy and figure out why your kids may not like to run and play. With obesity and chronic diseases on the rise for adults and kids, it’s important to get them interested in healthy lifestyles as young as possible so it sticks throughout their lives. Pat Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, how do I get my 8 year old to exercise?”     Links to things mentioned: Remedy Food Live Events – Get 20% off with code PLANTTRAINERS   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Type 2 Diabetes & Its Solution with Vince Rountree – PTP079
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about Type 2 Diabetes with Vince Rountree from Eat Plants and Thrive. Vince creates and markets programs that help people treat diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol with food. He has had a successful career as a sales and marketing executive, but wanting more from life Vince pursued his interest in health. This was sparked by his own health issues as we have heard SO many times before. He was able to get his cholesterol on track in just a few weeks of switching to a plant-based diet. His mission is “To help people get better by treating the cause.” Today we concentrate on Diabetes and specifically Type 2 Diabetes. We ask all the questions to help you understand what diabetes is and how a plant-based diet can help. We also hit some key points that people with diabetes and their spouses might fear.  With type 2 diabetes on the rise in North America and across the world, it’s important to get this information out to help people understand that food has the power to hurt you or heal you. We hope you learn a lot today and share this episode with anyone who can benefit from it.   In this episode we discuss: Vince’s story – LDL 170 to 78! Cholesterol What is diabetes? Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes Common myths WFPB and type 2 Diabetes Treating the cause Carbohydrates, friend or foe? Paleo and Atkins Heart Disease Emergency sugars Resistance from family members Never too early, never too late to change Where can a diabetic who wants to be plant-based begin?   Links to things we mentioned: Healthy Plant-Based Families Facebook Group Plant-Based Health, Nutrition ad Fitness Facebook Group Eat Plants and Thrive    Vince Rountree’s ebook: The Power of Food in Reversing Disease   Vince Rountree on Facebook Plant Trainers Recipe Page Kitchen Swaps & Food Alternatives – PTP077 Our Transition To A Plant-Based Lifestyle – PTP003 – (Adam’s Story) Plant Trainers Newsletter         Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Losing Weight Without Exercise – PTP078
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, Shoshana helps Missa tackle the problem of losing weight without any exercise. It’s important to take a look at your diet and recognize what you are doing right and then see how you can make some changes to see what you can do even better. Whether you eat a vegetarian, plant-based, vegan or omnivore diet, there is usually room for improvements that can lead to losing weight. Missa Asks: “Hey Plant Trainers, I am restricted from anything that could elevate my heart rate. How can I lose weight strictly by diet? FYI I am the only vegetarian in a family of 5″.       Links to things mentioned: Remedy Food Live Events – Get 20% off with code PLANTTRAINERS   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Kitchen Swaps & Food Alternatives – PTP077
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about swaps…get your head out of the gutter, that’s not what we mean. We talk about kitchen swaps and food alternatives to make you healthier and more environmentally friendly.  While listening to this one – make sure you have a pen and paper because there are so many awesome tips that we share!   We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” ~Aristotle The power of kitchen swaps & food alternatives Plastic containers Bought lemon juice Kettles Paper napkins and paper towel Plastic baggies Chemical cleaners Drinks: Coffee, Cola, Milk and Wine Snacks: Chips, Chocolate, Cookies/Cakes and Yogurt Spreads: Peanut Butter, Butter, Cream Cheese Miscellaneous: Table Salt, Salad Dressings and Oil Meals: White Rice, Eggs, Ground Meat/Soy Grounds, Cereal, Grains   Links to things we mentioned: Kitchen Tools Blog  Colourful Chocolate Truffles  Orange Chocolate Balls  Hummus Recipe  Tahini Dressing Recipe  Overnight Oats Recipe  That’s Not Breakfast Blog  Coffee Alternatives to Boost Energy – PTP076 Tip for a Healthy Breakfast – PTP068 Vitamix 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Coffee Alternatives To Boost Energy – PTP076
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about finding coffee alternatives to help boost energy. Everyone is looking for an advantage and many use coffee to give them a boost. Is coffee the ideal energy source? Or are there coffee alternatives that could be better? What about using those energy drinks? Here is Eli’s question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I am always looking for foods or beverages I can consume that will give me a boost of energy for a workout or just to keep me focused on a task at hand. I’ve tried coffee many times and find that it usually gets me all jittery and shaken up. Is there something I can consume other than coffee that can give me a boost without those side effects?”   Links to things mentioned: Remedy Food Live Events – Get 20% off with code PLANTTRAINERS Chocolate Almond Energy Cubes Orange Chocolate Balls AmritaBars – 15% discount with promo code “PlantTrainers” ENERGYbits – 25% discount with promo code “PlantTrainers” 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Losing 100 Pounds On A Plant-Based Diet with Benji Kurtz – PTP075
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Benji Kurtz, founder of the not-for-profit organization: Alliance to Repair the American Diet, now known as Remedy Food Project. Benji was obese his whole adult life until he adopted a whole-foods, plant-based diet and lifestyle. After having huge success with this lifestyle he began to educate the public as well as provide continuing education for medical professionals. Teaching them about the growing amount of research that shows that food choice can affect chronic disease in the ways of prevention and reversal. In doing so, he brought the first whole-foods, plant-based live event to Georgia and now to Toronto.    In this episode we discuss: A Plant-Based diet Losing 100 lbs in 1 year Taste buds change The role of fitness Health improvements Quality of life Continuing education for doctors Remedy Food Live Events   Links to things we mentioned: Remedy Food Project – Website, Facebook Register for the Toronto Event and get 20% off with the code: PLANTTRAINERS Forks Over Knives  Power Balls Recipe How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051 Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042  Star McDougallers               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eating Well At A Business Lunch – PTP074
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, Shoshana helps Lisa understand that there are ways to eat well even if your job requires you to be out for a business lunch. Weight loss or maintenance is a part of many people’s lives. There are many ways to order food in all types of restaurants without compromising nutrition.   Here is Lisa’s question: Hey Plant Trainers, I spend a lot of time with my clients and they enjoy eating out. While one often purchases a muffin at a coffee shop the other enjoys a full on restaurant meal. I visit with her twice sometimes three times a week. That means I am eating out at times three times a week. I don’t eat meat and do eat gluten free. My question is how can I maintain my weight or even attempt to lose weight when I am eating out so often. I usually get salads or soup but it’s not always available.   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Creating Magical Moments Through Food with Kelly Childs – PTP073
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Kelly Childs, restaurant, bakery owner and author. Kelly talks to us about what it means to be able to provide people that have food allergies or food preferences the ability to eat in her allergy aware establishments. We talk about the importance of nutrition and responsibility when making food choices. Kelly Child’s is the co-founder and co-owner of Lettuce Love Cafe and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Canada’s 1st (and now crazy popular and award-winning) 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan, peanut-free bakery. The Bake Shoppe made #3 on Buzzfeed’s 25 Sweet Cupcake Shops Around The World To Eat At Before You Die list. This episode will make you hungry!   In this episode we discuss: Getting into the restaurant business Men vs Women’s food preferences and how it’s evolving Allergies Nutritious cupcakes! Kind Food => Kelly’s Bake Shoppe => Lettuce Love Why Vegan? Farm Sanctuary & Because I’m a Girl Her new book Made With Love by Kelly Childs and daughter, Erinn Weatherbie   Links to things we mentioned: Kelly’s Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe – Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  Lettuce Love Cafe – Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Order a signed copy of “Made With Love” or order it on Amazon Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie interview – BMB 25 Sweet Cupcake Shops Around The World To Eat At Before You Die – Buzzfeed               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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What To Eat Before, During & After Exercise – PTP072
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about what to eat before, during and after exercise. This is a very common question and the answer should really be tailored to each individual. Here is Bob’s question: Nutrition seems very confusing. So many people say different things and I’m not sure what I’m supposed to eat before I exercise, during my exercise and after I exercise. What do you eat before, during and after your exercise?   Links to things mentioned: Green Monster Smoothie Orange Chocolate Balls AmritaBars – 15% discount with promo code “PlantTrainers” ENERGYbits – 25% discount with promo code “PlantTrainers” Vega – Energizer, Hydrator, Accelerator   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies & Foods That Heal with Julie Daniluk – PTP071
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Nutritionist Julie Daniluk, RHN, to kick off Nutrition Month. We look at autoimmune disease and how food can serve as medication to heal the body and maybe even bring people into remission. We look at foods for their healing properties as well as how they affect children and adults both negatively and positively. Julie is full of great information, good energy and love and warmth.   Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), 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 the body in the healing process. Her new book, Slimming Meals That Heal, explores why inflammation causes weight gain and how anti-inflammatory superfoods shed pounds without dieting. 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 and Reader’s Digest.   In this episode we discuss: Foraging Julie Daniluk’s story Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune Disease and fibre Healing Autoimmune disease and a leaky gut Children and Autoimmune disease Sugar Developing children’s pallets Julie Daniluk’s top 3 plant-based foods & Worse 3 plant-based foods Ginger and Turmeric Acne Foods from around the world   Links to things we mentioned: Julie Daniluk’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube Julie’s free online Fundamentals of Anti-Inflammatory Program How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Kids Wanting To Become Vegetarian – PTP070
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we take a look at kids who suddenly have the desire to become vegetarian. We always want to support our kids with their decisions, but we also want to make sure they are getting the nutrients and calories they need. Giving our kids responsibility and providing them with ongoing support makes a huge difference in the long run. Here is Lisa’s question: My 9-year-old wants to be vegetarian. What should I be cooking for her?   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen – PTP069
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about Dr. Michael Greger’s Daily Dozen from his latest book, How Not To Die. It was a long process, but Dr. Greger has created a list of foods he makes sure to eat each day and even specifies how many servings to consume. Today, due to popular demand, we review his Daily Dozen for those of you who have not yet read the book, or those of you who have but need a little push to get back into the swing of things. And of course, we will give you tips on how to easily incorporate these foods into your diet and lifestyle.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~ John C. Maxwell Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Serving Sizes How to slip the Daily Dozen into your diet and lifestyle   Links to things we mentioned: How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051 Physical Inactivity – PTP052  3 Easy Tips For Using Fresh Herbs – Blog Overnight Oatmeal, 2 Ways – Recipe Bean Dip – Recipe   Homemade Hummus – Recipe  Berry Bowl – Recipe  Peach Cobbler – Recipe  All About Beans – Blog List of the dirty dozen – EWG How Not To Die by Michael Greger – Book  NutritionFacts.Org               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Tips To Get Healthy Food At Home & Variety for Breakfast – PTP068
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question about getting healthy food at home as well as adding variety to breakfast. Here is Jonathan’s question: I am a High School student and very interested in eating healthy. I’ve been eating mostly plant-based for the past year and I find that I’m just not getting enough food. We are a family of 7, I don’t drive and I find that there just aren’t enough foods (especially fruits) when I want them because my siblings get to them before I do or my parents don’t buy enough of the foods I like. Any ideas as to how I can make sure to have more healthy foods available? I also eat cereal everyday for breakfast…any other ideas for me?   Links to things mentioned: Overnight Oatmeal Green Monster Smoothie   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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Concussions with Cole Grossinger – PTP067
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Cole Grossinger about his experiences with head injuries. Cole is now a student at the University of Western in London, Ontario. After his second concussion he could no longer play for his school’s volleyball team. We are so grateful that Cole talks about his story for the first time in this much detail. The American Academy of Paediatrics has reported that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old has doubled, and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. This is quite scary. Almost everyone we talk to these days has an experience in their family or with a friend who has had a severe concussion. It’s an important subject and we hope you share this podcast so people can not only be more aware about concussions, but really understand that it is not safe to hurry back into the game.   In this episode we discuss: Cole’s athletic career His first concussion in High School Symptoms, treatments, recovery Taking time off school Not hurrying back into the game or into life His second concussion in University Making the decision not to play anymore Filling that void What schools/coaches and parents can do “Sideline Checks” Second impact syndrome and an athlete’s responsibility How certain school regions are dealing with concussion Cole’s message to parents, coaches and athletes   Links to things we mentioned: Cole’s Article  CDC – Heads Up Campaign   Head Case (Stats):  Concussion Rates Double Among High School Athletes: Report Canada Should Follow Ontario’s Lead in Student Concussion Management Policy – The Globe and Mail YRAA’s Concussion Protocol               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Becoming More Plant-Based – PTP066
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we conquer a question that we struggled with early on in our own family’s journey to becoming plant-based. Here is Sari’s question: My husband is ok eating healthy plant-based foods…but there still has to be meat, poultry or fish on his plate every night. How do I get him to be more plant based? Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi Carmen Fanous Emily Iaconelli 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Intermittent Fasting with All Just Choice™ – PTP065
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Mark and Margie Burton who is a Nutritional Therapist from All Just Choice. All Just Choice is a culmination of their life experiences. Early on in their relationship, they recognized their backgrounds and experience were complementary. This synergy enabled them to evolve their methods and philosophies to health, finances and parenting, transforming their own lives. They are passionate about being able to help and support others in their weightloss journey and healthy living lifestyle. Today they talk to us about intermittent fasting. We fire questions at them to try and understand both the benefits and the mechanics of intermittent fasting.   In this episode we discuss: How they got into this field Diets and why they fail Paleo primal blueprint Intermittent fasting (IF) The benefits Time management The mental aspect Choosing the best method for you   Links to things we mentioned: All Just Choice: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Guide  All Just Choice Facebook Group  Moms Creating Healthy Families Plant Trainers Newsletter 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipe eBook   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                 Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Motivation For Workouts & Rewards – PTP064
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer a question that surrounds motivation when it comes time to go to the gym and get your workout done. Here is Jim’s question: I have a routine of going to the gym, but lately it’s been tough. It’s dark when I leave my house and dark when I come home. It’s also quite cold outside and there are days when I just don’t feel like doing my workouts. How can I motivate myself to get to the gym and do my workouts on the days where I just don’t feel like it?   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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A Special Valentine’s Day – PTP063
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about making this Valentine’s Day something really special. After some really great interviews we decided to lighten things up a bit with a fun show. We want to inspire you to think outside the chocolate box this Valentine’s Day and make a difference in your life and the lives of ones you love.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark Holiday Food Gift ideas Experience Taking care of yourself Be kind to your heart Reassessing your resolutions and goals   Links to things we mentioned: Adam’s Blog about his health  Shoshana’s experience with Mental Illness  Get A Grip On Your Time – PTP045 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipe (eBook) Raw 3-Layered Cake Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cake  Colourful Chocolate Truffles  Chocolate Almond Energy Cubes  Other Plant-Based Recipes Giddy-Yoyo Eco-Conscious Solutions – Justin Booth, Giddy Yoyo – PTP032               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eat Cauliflower, Will You! – PTP062
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer one of the most common questions asked. Getting kids to eat certain foods can certainly be a challenge for parents.  When it comes to certain veggies, such as cauliflower, it can definitely be tough.  Here is Rochelle’s question: My daughter won’t eat cauliflower.  What can I do to make her eat it? 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Joyous Health with Joy McCarthy – PTP061
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Joy McCarthy about joyous health; the good, the bad and the ugly of cosmetics and skin care products. Just like what we put IN our bodies, what we put ON our bodies can affect us in many ways. Joy let’s us in on why this is an important matter for both men and women.   Joy McCarthy is a certified holistic nutritionist and founder of the popular healthy living blog (Joyous Health.com). She is the bestselling author of the book: “Joyous Health” and her second book,  “Joyous Detox” comes out in early 2017. Joy is a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, an international speaker, and a featured nutrition expert on many TV shows, blogs and magazines.   She is the founder of Eat Well Feel Well, an integrated holistic nutrition and yoga program. Joy is fiercely committed to clean, toxin-free, affordable personal care products and has a line of natural body care products.   In this episode we discuss: Joy’s story of healthy living Cosmetic products as important as the food you put in your body Side effects of conventional cosmetics What to look for when purchasing body care products What to avoid when purchasing body care products Dirty Dozen for cosmetics Making natural cosmetic and beauty products last longer The “NO POO” method Joy’s cosmetics line Lemon water and apple cider vinegar Making your own products at home What’s up in 2016   Links to things we mentioned: Plant Trainers Newsletter 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipe eBook Joyous Health Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ EWG Website  Joy’s Dirty Dozen for Cosmetics 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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How To Get Better Sleep – PTP060
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer one of the most common questions asked about sleep.  Sleep is often neglected in our busy schedules as most people in society today are over-scheduled, multi-tasking and simply taking on way too many things.  Here is Jessica’s question: I have trouble falling asleep at night.  What can I do? 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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How To Choose A Personal Trainer with Allan Misner – PTP059
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to personal trainer, Allan Misner about the ins and outs of personal trainers. It’s a scary world out there to start training on your own and it’s even scarier choosing from thousands of personal trainers. So today we chat with Allan about why you would need a personal trainer, what makes a good personal trainer and how to choose one that is perfect for you. Allan Misner has been successful in many facets of his life, but during his 30’s he let his health and fitness decline.  After meeting the love of his life, he committed to improving his health, which led him down an entirely new life path.  He became a certified personal trainer and has dedicated himself to helping people over forty get fit and healthy.  He launched the 40+ Fitness Podcast to encourage, educate and entertain people as they move along their journey to better health and fitness.   In this episode we discuss: Allan’s Story 40+ Fitness Reasons why people may be looking to get in shape Steps to training after injury or surgery Importance of a Personal Trainer Qualities of a good personal trainer How to choose a personal trainer Exercising for a great body versus exercising for healthy self Getting started Commitment   Links to things we mentioned: Interview with Dr. Michael Greger  Older Fitness – Website, Facebook, Twitter  8 Things to Look for in a Personal Trainer 40+ Fitness Podcast               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Yoga Claims Backed By Science – PTP058
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer Jamie’s question: I’ve been getting into yoga again and the teachers sometimes make claims about specific health benefits individual postures have. Has the scientific community ever backed up these claims in the same way buddhist meditation has been proven by science to have measurable effects on the brain?   Links to things we mentioned: The New Science on the Health Benefits of Yoga – Huffington Post   Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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The Sacred Art of Self-Care with Sasha Stone – PTP057
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sasha Stone, self-care expert. Over time Sasha became skilled at self-care as a means of self preservation. Taking what she knew through her yoga and meditation practices, she began to teach and empower other women to become more successful in all facets of their lives through self-care rituals. Both men and women will be interested to listen to today’s show and understand how self-care can make you more focused, productive and not only more successful with your relationships and athletics, but in business as well. Let us know what steps you’ll be taking to care for yourself in the comments below.   In this episode we discuss: Sasha’s Journey What is self-care? It’s for Men and Women Mental benefits Physical benefits Productivity benefits Financial benefits Relationship benefits Examples of self-care What about guilt? Having too much to do Avoiding Burnout Where to Start today The Sacred Art of Self-Care   Links to things we mentioned: Sasha Stone’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sasha’s Facebook Group (for women) Sasha on Snapchat: sashamariestone Sasha’s email: sasha@sashamariestone.com Book a discovery session with Sasha               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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He Shoots, He Scores – Goals! – PTP056
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer Sandra’s question: It’s a new year and everyone is making resolutions and goals. Where do I begin when setting my goals?   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!                           Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Longevity with 93 Year-Old Irene – PTP055
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we share a very special interview. While we were down in Florida on vacation Shoshana took some time to talk with her 93-year-old grandmother, Irene Epstein, to talk about longevity. Not so many people are fortunate to live such a long independent life. We wanted to dig deep into the physical and mental activities that can help keep us all sharp as we age. Today’s episode uses some Yiddish vocabulary you may not all be familiar with. So here is a reference for you: Mishpachah – family Bubbie – grandmother Zaidy – grandfather Bar/Bat Mitzvah – coming of age ceremony Nachas – feeling of pride Shabbat – Friday night rituals like Blessing candles, wine and bread Simchas- family celebrations like births, Bar Mitzvahs and weddings We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Who is Irene? Daily routine Diet in Old Poland Diet throughout the rest of her life Exercise Staying active Staying mentally sharp How to deal with disappointment in life Being and staying independent Retirement What keeps her going   Links to things we mentioned: Plant Trainers Newsletter 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipe eBook               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Training with Friends – PTP054
In this episode of Hey Plant Trainers, we answer Jake’s question: It’s a new year and I’m looking for a way to be more active. Some of my friends are doing triathlons, but I don’t swim at all. Should I get into triathlons?     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Happy New Year & Colon Cancer – PTP053
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about colon cancer and a guy named Tony. We had planned to make this one of our short shows and just wish you all a happy new year and send you off to your friends and family, but fate sent us on a different path. We met Tony a few days ago in the grocery store and we needed to call an audible – change our plan. Our conversation with Tony was too valuable not to share with you. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”- Lao Tzu Happy New Year! Colon Cancer Colon Cancer prevention Meeting Tony Tony’s Story The importance of checkups Erin’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, What are some of your good go to plant-based breakfasts?   Links to things we mentioned: Interview with Dr. Garth Davis  Interview with Dr. Michael Greger  Doctors Don’t Know Boo – Blog Cancer.org The Plant Trainers Newsletter  20 Simple Plant-Based Recipe eBook  Overnight Oatmeal, 2 Ways Breakfast Balls Power Pancakes Green Monster Morning Smoothie Other Plant Trainers Recipes     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Physical Inactivity – PTP052
On today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about physical inactivity. In society today people are just not moving enough. The gym is swamped with people before and after work and the hiking tracks are busy on the weekends, but all day long we are simply sitting on our backsides. Our cars and desks are stealing our longevity. We talk about the costs of being sedentary most of the day and what we can do about it. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour Are the gym goers sedentary? Costs of a sedentary lifestyle Benefits of getting moving Tips on how to get moving and reduce inactivity Incorporating spontaneous exercise daily Molly’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, what is the best way to feed my son & family a healthy, GF plant based diet?“   Links to things we mentioned: Ask Me Anything PTP051: How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. Exercise as Medicine – NutritionFacts.org Is It The Diet, The Exercise or Both? – NutritionFacts.org Abstract: Prescribing Exercise as Preventive Therapy Physical Inactivity: A Global Public Health Problem – WHO Time – Our Blog  PTP 045: Get A Grip On Your Time   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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PTP002: Inflammation.mp3
On today’s show, we talk about how food can be a saviour in fighting inflammation.  It is important to understand what inflammation is and how we can battle against it.  Natural, raw or cooked, beautifully rich foods can potentially keep you from popping pills or taking prescribed medication.  We give you some good tips about great foods to consume and tips in preparing meals to help reduce your inflammation. These tips and recipes will hopefully help you get on with your days pain-free and help you be able to recover faster so you can get back to your exercise. We are also excited to have our first official “Hey, Plant Trainers” segment where we will answer a listener’s question. This episode’s question comes from Amy…thanks Amy!  
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PTP001: Welcome To The Plant Trainers Podcast.mp3
Welcome to Episode 001 of The Plant Trainers Podcast! Today’s episode is an introduction to our podcast, our hosts and our format.  
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How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we have the privilege of talking to Dr. Michael Greger the genius behind NutritionFacts.org. If you are part of the Plant Power Revolution, Dr. Greger needs no introduction….but he definitely deserves one. He’s known for his online videos and keeps us up to date with all the research and science being done on nutrition. He uses the hard facts mixed with humor to let the population know the good, bad and ugly on all things nutrition. Aside from nutritionfacts.org Dr. Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. His newest book, How Not To Die, was just released December 8th and has already hit the New York Times Best Seller List! All proceeds from the book help fund nutritionfacts.org. So if you have not bought one yet, click on the link below and do so now! There is something for you in this episode whether you are looking to get to know the man behind the videos, you’re looking for some nutrition information for yourself or you want to know the truth about plant-based pregnancies and raising plant-based children.  As per usual there is a lot of good information in this episode, but it is also quite entertaining. 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   Links to things we mentioned: Ask Me Anything NutritionFacts.org drgreger.org  How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To prevent And Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger, M.D.  How Not To Die – Trailer  Nathan Pritikin  WHO and Processed Meat  Processed Foods – A Health Nightmare Dr. Greger’s Annual Review  Baby and Child Care by Dr. Spock  Adventist Health Studies PubMed – Research directory               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Racing For Steve-O with Sarah Smith Cira – PTP050
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sarah Smith Cira about the “Racing for Steve-O Foundation”. Sarah is a wife and mom of three who was told by doctors that she would never run again. She is deeply devoted to raising money to help the local special needs community become more healthy and active in memory of her father Steve Smith, also known as “Steve-O”. Steve was a triathlon legend. He was a swim coach, high school teacher and World Champion Triathlete.  He is known as one of the most decorated amateur triathletes of all time having completed over 250 triathlons. Some of his amazing accomplishments include being a 12-time Kona Ironman competitor, winning 6 World Championship Titles, ran the Boston Marathon and he was Featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd”. We hope you are inspired by Steve-O’s and his daughter, Sarah’s, stories today and that you enjoy the show.   In this episode we discuss: Who was Steve Smith “Racing for Steve-O Foundation” The 100X100 challenge How Sarah got into triathlon Being told “You’ll never run again and you’ll be wheelchair bound” Finding time to train Training community Working on illness prevention Advice for beginner swimmers   Links to things we mentioned: Racing for Steve-O Foundation Website, Facebook, Twitter Annual Barron Lake Triathlon Healing Back Pain – The Mind Body Connection by Dr. John E Sarno               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Making Dreams Come True (Make-A-Wish) with Jennifer Ritter – PTP049
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jennifer Ritter, CEO of Make-A-Wish Canada. The mission of Make-A-Wish Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We discuss everything from the unique wishes that children choose to the impact it makes on them and their family. Tis the season for giving, and there is really so much you can receive knowing you are making a difference in a child’s life who is so uncertain about tomorrow. It’s not too early to start teaching our young children about philanthropy. We hope you are inspired to make a difference in your community locally or globally whether it be monetary, by volunteering or otherwise. In efforts to bring awareness of this global charity, please take a moment to post a wish you have seen or heard about in the comment section below. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: How Jennifer got into non-profit, charity work What working for non-profit means What is the Make-A-Wish Foundation How does the Make-A-Wish Foundation help children Raising money What kind of wishes Make-A-Wish grants The coolest wishes Giving Back Teaching our children to be charitable Community How we can help   Links to things we mentioned: Make-A-Wish Canada Donate to Make-A-Wish Season For Wishes Make-A-Wish Canada on Facebook, Twitter  Bat-kid Wish Plan an EchoAge Birthday Party Breakthrough Session       Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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5-Time Olympic Medalist Hayley Wickenheiser – PTP048
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to 5-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser. She is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world and is an inspiration to all athletes of any age. It all started for her as a kid growing up in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan when her dad built her a rink in their yard. Fast forward a few years and Hayley earned a Silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and Gold medals in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and most recently at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She was selected to be the flag bearer for the Canadian Olympic Team in the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi.   Hayley shared with us what it’s like to be a female athlete in a male dominated sport. We talked about everything from fostering your children in their own athletic endeavours to what it really takes to make it on the big stage. Hayley is truly inspirational in so many ways. She shares amazing tips for parents of young athletes and validates how important parental support really is. This is a show that your children, nieces and nephews are not going to want to miss! We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: How hockey started for Hayley What girls’ hockey was like when she was young Playing with the boys Support from parents What her schooling was like Is Hayley’s son an athlete? The growth of women’s hockey Hayley’s perspective on nutrition for athletes Electrolytes and hydration Hockey’s impact on her life outside of sport Olympic experience Mantras, rituals, superstitions Advice for girls in sports today Charities and projects What Hayley is doing these days? Wickfest   Links to things we mentioned: Hayley’s Website Wickfest Jumpstart Right to Play KidSport Classroom Champions Ovarian Cancer Canada OneXOne 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Processed Meats & Sugar Go Viral – PTP047
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about two issues that have been in the media lately – red and processed meat & sugar.  Many of you may have heard about these studies going viral before, but we thought it was worth talking about today. It’s important to see the whole picture and to think about it again when it’s not fresh in everyone’s news feeds. This give you an opportunity to interpret the details in an objective manner.   We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well”. ~Alfred Adler The WHO’s statement about red and processed meats The IARC Working Group What is red and processed meat What this means for us Dr. Robert Lustig’s study on sugar consumption The results Not all calories are created equal Sugar in processed foods Reading labels Our FB Moms’ Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, tell us more about sprouting”.     Links to things we mentioned: World Health Organization – Press Release  BBC Report – Processed meats do cause cancer – WHO Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction Unrelated to Calories Clip interviewing Dr. Lustig – What Does 10 Days Without Sugar Do To Our Bodies?  Healthy Plant-Based Families       Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Yoga, Parenting & ADHD with Matt Korsky – PTP046
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Matt Korsky about his plant-powered life. Matt has a lot in common with us as he is also a plant-based coach, athlete and a physical education teacher. Matt talks to us about how being plant-based changed his life from the way he races, does yoga and raises his two young daughters. He shares with us his story of being diagnosed with ADHD and how he used diet and exercise to deal with that. Together we share tips for parents on how to help their children with the challenges of growing up with ADHD.   In this episode we discuss: Matt’s plant-based story Being a plant-based athlete Making choices for the family Yoga and gender biases A Yoga lifestyle ADHD Exercise and diet for ADHD Tips for parents with children who are diagnosed with ADHD Making plant-based eating simple Plant-power coaching Tips for new plant-based peeps   Links to things we mentioned: Free consultation with Shoshana for Moms Moms Creating Healthy Families – Facebook Group Where Do You Get Your Protein – Blog Matt Korsky’s Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook ADHD – CDC Finding Ultra by Rich Roll       Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Get A Grip On Your Time – PTP045
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we’re talking about time. What we’ve learned over the years about being successful in our personal and professional lives is that you need to be able to manage your time. Managing your time can be the key to unlocking your future goals and desires. Today, you may even be able to set a plan to be able to find that perfect someone before your clock ticks out, or maybe be able to afford that new “watch” you’ve been wanting. How you play with your minutes and seconds really do count.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” ~ Kevin Kruse Time in the day The stakes of not organizing your time Setting intentions Plans for the day Accountability Integrity Time and food James’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I’m looking for a fresh, quick lunch recipe with minimal ingredients that have maximum flavour and nutritional value. Do you have any ideas?”   Links to things we mentioned: Subscribe to our Newsletter 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipes eBook – An eBook For You & Your Family Time – Blog  PTP036: Meal Planning with Dreena Burton  Moms Creating Healthy Families – Facebook Group        Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Autism with Amrita Health Foods Founder Arshad Bahl – PTP044
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Arshad Bahl, father of three and founder of Amrita Health Foods. We are so grateful that there are people like Arshad who are willing to talk about their personal family experience. Arshad’s middle child was diagnosed with Autism when he was just 2 ½ years old. Arshad shares with us the challenges and celebrations of taking “alternative” methods for helping his son cope with and overcome this medical condition. Research, trial and error along with support led Arshad and his wife to really allow diet to play a huge part in their son’s therapy. He offers wisdom to any family embarking on this hard yet powerful journey.   Arshad is no stranger to success. He left his lucrative position in a big company to follow his heart. He wanted to make a difference in the world by making allergen-free food that would help his son thrive. Arshad wanted to create a brand that he could be proud of and use himself as an athlete. Arshad talks to us about the decisions he’s made along the way, as well as the integrity and growth of Amrita Health Foods.   In this episode we discuss: Arshad’s story What is Autism Autism and the gut Tips for dealing with behaviour The Autism diet Animal products and Autism Gluten and Autism Other alternative therapies Arshad’s need to make a difference How Amrita Health Foods is unique from other “endurance/energy bars” companies Amrita Bars for kids What’s next for Amrita Health Foods   Links to things we mentioned: 20 Simple Plant-Based Recipes eBook – An eBook For You & Your Family Subscribe to our Newsletter Amrita Health Foods: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter  Organic growth For Amrita Health Foods’ Business Strategy – Westchester Magazine Adam on NYP004: From Illness to Ironman Using Plant-Based Nutrition (Amrita Health Foods Podcast) Get 15% off Amrita Bars by using the code: “PlantTrainers” Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Halloween Tips & Treats – PTP043
In today’s episode we open a can of worms…how to organic-ize and eco-ize Halloween. Children have been going out for halloween for ages, collecting candy and spending weeks on end getting high on the sugar and crashing. Fun for the kids, but not so much for the parents and teachers. But today, more and more parents are spooked by the amount of money spent and the amount of frightening chemicals in the candy. So if you are looking to bury the old ways of halloween and celebrate in a new, sustainable spirit. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Forest Gump The pros and cons of Halloween Costumes Cosmetics Plastic wrapping and other waste Pumpkins FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Good food choices Charity Trick or Treating alternatives Parties Making a plan with your family Fran’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I really struggle with lifelessness and lack of energy so I bought some tubes of energy gel to drink while working out. Each one is 33% maltodextrin, that’s really bad isn’t it? I can’t return them and they were so expensive I really don’t want to bin them but I don’t feel good about using them either?”   Links to things we mentioned: David Suzuki’s Cosmetic Report Fair Trade Your Halloween Kit – Equal Exchange GoGo Quinoa Cookies Yummy Earth Lollipops FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Make A Donation Box – Earth Rangers Our Halloween Blog Chocolate Truffles Recipe Frozen Smoothie Bowl Recipe Switch Witch The Switch Witch – Poem 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 your favorite podcasting platform.   Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP042
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Garth Davis, author of the book Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It – that recently hit the shelves this week. Dr. 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. Davis competes in marathons and has completed Ironman Texas, just like Adam! This interview is quite refreshing as Dr. Davis is up-to-date with all the latest research. He backs up almost every statement he made during the show with the evidence pointing to a plant-based or vegan diet being the solution. He is a man who makes decisions based on good scientific research and experiences with his clients as well as his own health transformation.   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   Links to things we mentioned: Dr. Garth David: Website, Facebook, Twitter Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Dr. Garth Davis The Adventist Health Study The Epic Panacea Study PTP039: Childhood Obesity The Low FODMAP Diet – Stanford Hospital & Clinics       Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna Hever – PTP041
In today’s episode, we talk to The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna Hever. It seems that everywhere you turn you can get a glimpse of Julieanna. She has her own show “What Would Julieanna Do?”, co-stars on “The Chef and The Dietitian” and she has been a guest on multiple shows such as “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Steve Harvey Show”. Julieanna is the author of the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and now has a brand new book, The Vegiterranean Diet.  Julieanna is also the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Her newest endeavor is being the Executive Director of EarthSave, International. Julieanna explains to us how to combine foods for the best absorption of nutrients, the whys and hows of B12 and she shares her thoughts on combatting childhood obesity. It was fun to record with Julieanna as she is so vibrant and knowledgeable. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: A bit about Julieanna’s story Dietitian vs. nutritionist WholeFood Plant-Based success Nutrient absorption The protein myth B12 Fighting childhood obesity Plant-based doesn’t have to be expensive Her favourite recipe Gluten-Free living   Links to things we mentioned: The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna Hever: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram The complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever The complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten Free Vegan Cooking by Julieanna Hever The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever Diet for a new America by John Robbins PTP040: Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke PTP039: Childhood Obesity BBQ Tofu “Wings” – Forks Over Knives by Julianna Hever               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke – PTP040
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the vegan, two-time natural bodybuilding champion and plant-based advocate, Robert Cheeke. He is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. Robert is the best-selling author of the book, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness as well as his latest book, Shred It! Your Step-by-Step Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet. He is also a motivational speaker and has had his picture and writing featured on and in countless magazines. Robert was also on the promotional team of Forks Over Knives and toured with Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn. Robert talks to us about his athletic history on a vegan diet. He shares tips for people just getting into the gym, setting goals,  and how you can start to Shred It today. For the first time in any public forum, Robert shares some breaking news about the direction his career may be heading! We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: How Robert became vegan Inspiration for writing Shred It! A vegan bodybuilder’s diet How to gain weight Calorie counting Robert’s favourite meals A vegan bodybuilder’s lifestyle Being plant-based and competition Robert’s current workout His future plans 5 quick tips to getting fit Setting goals Tips for beginners in the gym   Links to things we mentioned: Moms Creating Healthy Families FREE Breakthrough Session for MOMS Robert Cheeke: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 5 Quick Tips to Get and Stay Fit Article by Robert Cheeke Shred It! Your Step By Step Guide To Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet by Robert Cheeke Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke Forks Over Knives – DVD Forks Over Knives – Website Body For Life: 12 Weeks To Mental and Physical Strength by Bill Phillips         Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Childhood Obesity – PTP039
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we discuss Childhood Obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Month so we thought that this will help get the message out. You have been warned: The stats we are going to share with you today are staggering. Despite the fact that many of us are going to get and stay healthy, there are still many families that need help getting their health to where it should be. In this podcast we share with you WHAT is happening around childhood obesity, WHY this may be happening and How to help keep it from happening in your family and community. We hope that you will share this podcast with anyone who you feel can benefit from it. We are sending out a call to action….Help someone improve their quality of life today. Let us know how you have helped by commenting below. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” ~Moliere Childhood Obesity Facts Why this is happening? Physiological effects Psychological and social effects Effects for adulthood Weight bias Prevention How schools can take action Mira’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I see carrageenan in the non-dairy milks. What is this?”   Links to things we mentioned: World Health Organization (WHO) – Facts on overweight & obesity PCRM – Three-Year-Old Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes BBC – Youngest Toddler with Type 2 Diabetes Raises Concern CDC – Issues of Weight Bias Getting Kids To Exercise Keeping Kids Active Cosmic Kids Yoga Video GoNoodle – for the classroom Daily Physical Activity – Ontario Cleveland Clinic – Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Obese Children’s Risk of Heart Disease Health Families BC – Be Aware & Take Action PTP006: Mental Illness PTP007: Kids Fitness with Vinnie Tortorich 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Making It Happen – PTP038
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about making it happen and making the changes you want to make in your life and sticking to them. We are always trying to improve ourselves and change our habits, but it’s not always easy. On today’s show we will give you tips and share our Three Phases for Change. Throughout the years we have helped many people create new habits and maintain them. We have talked and blogged a lot about the many changes we have gone through ourselves. We know it’s not easy and can be quite scary, especially when you feel your health relies on it. Well, worry no more. We’ll help you make a plan and get to it. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Every expert was once a beginner” ~ Helen Hayes The Three Phases for making it happen: Before, During and After Why? Goal setting: SMART Goals Start Small How to set yourself up for success Accountability Be in the moment Celebrate Be careful of your conscience Rachel’s Question: Hey, Plant Trainers, As a female I am worried about osteoporosis. Can weight training help?   Links to things we mentioned: Schedule Your FREE Breakthrough Session Adam’s YouTube Channel T. Colin Campbell The 4 Keys To Strong Bones Eating Less Meat May Reduce Osteoporosis Risk, Study Shows               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Homeschooling with Julie Piatt – PTP037
Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular in North America. We have all heard of it, but most of us don’t know exactly what it entails and we have many questions surrounding it. In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we speak with Julie Piatt (SriMati). Julie is a plant-based chef, singer, songwriter, yogi, mother of four, and wife. Julie and her husband, Rich Roll, are the coauthor of the family lifestyle book, The Plantpower Way. She helps us answer some of the questions behind homeschooling. Julie has homeschooled four children in many different formats including a hands-off approach. She shares her own perspectives on homeschooling and the benefits and advantages of life experiences. She is currently completing a book about unschooling and we look forward to seeing it published very soon.   In this episode we discuss: What is homeschooling? Different approaches to homeschooling Unschooling Hybrid departments Sir Ken Robinson 6 family model for homeschooling/unschooling Who is homeschooling for? Reasons families choose homeschooling Letting go of our own schooling experiences Learning through life experience Drawbacks of homeschooling Covering the basics Socialization Team sports and other group activities Children being able to follow their interests Creating meaning NOW in the moment to prepare children for a better future Advice for parents wanting to start homeschooling Checking the law in your state   Links to things we mentioned: Julie Piatt: Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Fast Facts on Homeschooling – The National Center For Education Statistics Homeschooling in Canada – Fraser Institute Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk – Do Schools Kill Creativity? Creative Schools by Sir Ken Robinson The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Meal Planning with Dreena Burton – PTP036
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to best-selling author Dreena Burton about meal planning…more specifically for families. She gives us the must know tips for getting organized in a plant-powered kitchen. We discuss maximizing time for dinners, packing lunches and so much more! Dreena has been vegan for over twenty years. She has written five best-selling cookbooks each representing her experiences as a mother and daughter. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate for using the vegan basics to create healthy, delicious foods for the whole family. Dreena has appeared on television and radio, and is a recipe contributor for well-known websites and has written for many creditable magazines.   In this episode we discuss: Dreena’s story Raising 100% plant-powered children Saving time in the kitchen Batch cooking School lunches Family dinners Snacks Family and friends’ favourite recipes Advice for university students Advice for families looking to be more plant-based   Links to things we mentioned: Dreena Burton: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton Dr. Neal Barnard Dr T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program PCRM – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond & Marilyn Diamond Diet For A New America by John Robbins PTP015: Matt Frazier – No Meat Athlete PTP035: Back to School Forks Over Knives 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Back To School – PTP035
In today’s episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about back to school in a holistic approach. After teaching in schools for over 33 years combined, we share some insight into how to prepare your children and family for the school year on an emotional and physical level. We also cover school lunches and dinners as it is always a hot topic for parents who need to find time to pack lunches and make dinners on top of their already busy schedules. Routine is an ongoing theme in today’s show and if you can take the time to make routines for your home, you will have more time for yourself and your family throughout the year.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day:  “We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.“ ~ Walt Disney Routines Independence Emotional well being Budgets Clothing Programming and over-programming Lunch, snacks and dinners Responsibility, preparing and creating more time Communication Maria’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, is there just one thing I can change in my diet that will help me lose a few pounds and keep it off? I have quite a few pounds to lose, but I’m not committed to a lifestyle overhaul right now.”     Links to things we mentioned: Speed Laces Dreena Burton Power Burgers Back To School Snacks Vending Machines in Schools PTP014: Our Family Values PTP019: Back To Life with B.J. Tucker PTP030: Simple Snack Ideas The Calorie Density Approach to Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management – Forks Over Knives     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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast!   Click here for a list of our services
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Meditation For Families – PTP034
In this week’s episode of the Plant Trainers Podcast we revisit the theme of meditation, but today we put an emphasis on meditation for children and families. Children need the opportunity to learn how to manage their stress and have a safe place to be in touch with their feelings. Meditation is a great way to set our children up for success while bringing the family together.  We share some tips for getting started as well as some practical applications you can start in your home today. Please take the time to comment on some meditative techniques that have worked with your family below. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” ~ Winston S. Churchill What is it? Benefits for children Benefits for families tips for beginning children and family meditation meditation techniques for children and families Shari’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I read your post about Almond Breeze. That is what I use. What do recommend I use instead?”     Links to things we mentioned: PTP022: Endurance Lifestyle with Tom Barbieri  PTP018: Meditation and Visualization With Harley Monte  Meditation For Kids How To Make Time For Meditation When You’ve Got Kids – Mind Body Green Meditation As A Potential Therapy For Autism: A Review – Autism Research and Treatment Hoberman Original Sphere – Rainbow The Plantpower Way – by Rich Roll & Julie Piatt Packaging Claims: Don’t Believe It! (Almond Breeze Blog) 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Plantpower In Europe – PTP033
This summer Adam travelled through Europe for 5 weeks. In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we sit down and discuss how he kept up his high standards of plantpower, gluten-free eating. Adam shares some great ideas to help prepare for the trip’s meals before you even head to the airport. He also let us in on his “how to” and “where to” eat ideas while overseas. There are a lot of good resources for your next European getaway. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you” ~ B.B. King Being away from home How to maintain your active and healthy lifestyle Tricks for eating plantpower on vacation How ingredients and pesticides differ in North America and Europe Which countries/cities are easier to eat plantpower style Specific places to eat in Paris, London, Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Florence Harley’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, my doctor has asked me to have a  smoothie every morning. What ideas do you have for me?”   Links to things we mentioned: Find A Spring: A great resource to find a fresh water spring near you! Westcoast Connection / 360 Student Travel: Summer tours & travel adventures for ages 13 to 19 & families. Offers excursions through Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. PTP021: Travelling Healthy Amrita Bars: 15% off using promo code – “PlantTrainers“ Vega: Clean, plant-based nutrition Happy Cow: Free online vegetarian restaurant guide, sorted by country and region, providing vegetarian and vegan restaurant dining and health food store locations. Paris Maoz Restaurant London Berwick St Market Borough St Market Athens Avocado Restaurant Barcelona Mercato del la Boqueria Rome Mama Eat! (Trastevere) Campo De’ Fiori Universo Vegano Gluten Free Translation Card – Italian Italian Society For The Celiac Disease (AIC)  Florence Mercato Centrale Panino Vegano Dolce Vegan Veggy Days Ciro & Sons Recipes from Harley’s “Hey Plant Trainers” question: Green Morning Monster Smoothie  Frozen Smoothie Bowl  Double Berry Coconut Creamsicle Magical Milkshake      Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Eco-Conscious Solutions – Justin Booth, Giddy Yoyo – PTP032
In today’s episode we interview Justin Booth from Giddy Yoyo. Justin, formally from the financial industry, has now gone full throttle within the health food industry. After having what he considers a near death experience due to battles with substance abuse, poor food choices, and negative work environments, he found himself sitting in a hospital diagnosed with 2nd stage kidney failure, jaundice, extreme anxiety and depression. He is now extremely healthy, incredibly positive, and is one of the many dedicated, passionate staff members at Giddy Yoyo. Giddy Yoyo foods are not the same as other certified organic or fair trade products. While their goods are always organic or wild harvested, direct and fairly traded, there are additional attributes that make their products unique. Giddy Yoyo foods are the highest quality most nutrient dense foods available; nourished by mineral-rich soil, fresh water and grown in healthy remote environments. Their products are untouched by genetically modified organisms, the practice of hybridization, and chemical solvents and metals regularly used in the practice of bringing foods to market. Justin helps us understand what all this really means for the environment and for ourselves.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ~ Dalai Lama A bit about Justin Eco-conscious Fair Trade Wild-harvested How to help lower the price of quality foods Karma eating Cocoa vs cacao Chaga mushrooms Giddy Yoyo and it’s products Coffee, chocolate and micro-toxins Sarah-Beth’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers: How much cardio should I be doing vs weight training?   Links to things we mentioned: Giddy Yoyo: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest Giddy Yoyo’s toll free phone number: 1-844-443-9696 The Plant Trainers Fast Fitness Formula               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Stories of Inspiration – PTP031
Inspiration can be found in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes we realize that we are being inspired and sometimes we only notice that it occurred when looking back. The best kind of inspiration is one that is completely unexpected. We have all had our turns to inspire and be inspired. Many of us touch the lives of others in a meaningful way on a daily basis. We don’t always get thanked, but if our intention is to create positive energy and help other people we will always get something back whether we realize it or not. If everyone is continuously inspiring and paying it forward, quality of life will begin to improve.   In this episode we discuss: Adam’s story from graduation Shoshana’s unexpected story from a course Adam & Sammy’s bike ride   Links to things we mentioned: Rainbow Kids Yoga     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Simple Snack Ideas – PTP030
Everyone likes to snack. There is no doubt about that. The kinds of snacks we choose really effect our energy levels and weight gain. There is nothing worse for you than coming home famished and eating every wrong food in site. Keeping healthy snacks on hand and having a plan of what you are going to eat and when, will really help. This short show is dedicated to choosing great snacks!   In this episode we discuss: Water Eat real food! Whole fruits and vegetables make awesome snacks. Combine veggies with homemade hummus or other bean dips Fruits and nuts or seed butters Homemade trail mixed Smoothies and smoothie popsicles Homemade sherbet Salads Mini portion of a leftover meal Amrita bars Homemade crackers Kale chips ENERGYbits High quality chocolate   Links to things we mentioned: Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” for 15% off ENERGYbits – Use “PlantTrainers” for 25% off Chocolate Almond Energy Bars Magical Milkshake Roasted Chickpeas Roasted Squash Seeds Homemade Hummus Chocolate Truffles Breakfast balls (Good for anytime really!) Crunchy Peach Cobbler Green Monster Smoothie Gluten Free Vegan Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Chocolate Chip Cake Back To School Snacks – Blog 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 questions! 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 your favorite podcasting platform. Help us by spreading the news about our totally awesome Podcast! Click here for a list of our services
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Fast Fitness Formula – PTP029
Summer is a time for fitness and a time when many people travel a lot. People head to cottages, take the kids on vacation or make long weekends to go and visit the family. We are more inclined to work out because we feel good and the days are longer. No one wants to waste their summer inside the gym. Today’s short show is dedicated to fast workouts that can be done anywhere. All you need is a bit of space and your body weight.   In this episode we discuss: Consult a physician before starting an exercise program Always stop if you feel any pain Ask for help or research how to do these exercises Importance of breathing Warm up to get the heart pumping and blood circulating Target the main muscle groups in the body Do each exercise 12-15 times without a break (Of course if you need one, take one) Pushups Squats Upright row Plank (so many variations) Lunges Shoulder press Leg raises Dips Water break Repeat 1-2 more times Stretch   Links to helpful articles: Get More than a Beach-Ready Body with 10 The Best Core Exercises 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Morning Routines & Night Routines – PTP028
For some people a morning routine is key. Athletes have rituals they do before taking the foul shot, taking the kick or even beginning the game. It allows them to focus, prepare their body for what they are about to do. Many people believe that having a morning routine gets you ready for your day so you can be productive and creative. The same goes for night time. Taking the time to wind down in a predictable routine gives your body time to adjust and prepare for the best sleep possible.   In this episode we discuss: Making more of our 24 hours Get up earlier University college of London Study Morning meditation, journal, grounding Morning exercise Adam’s morning routines Shoshana’s morning routines Shut out blue light before bed Winding down Evening tea Meditation Preparing your sleeping environment   Links to things we mentioned: University college of London Study – How Long Does It Take To Form A Habit? Blue light blocking glasses Natural Calm   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Landscape Gardening with Abbigail Jewel – PTP027
On today’s show we have Abbagail Jewel, landscape designer talking all about landscape gardening. Abby is a young entrepreneur who is really excited about helping people plan their vegetable and landscaping gardens. She is passionate about eating local and encouraging people to make a connection with the foods they are eating. We talk about the importance of supporting your local CSA and the farmers around you. Abby gives us tons of tips about how to begin, maintain and harvest your own gardens right at home.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” ~ Unknown   Landscape gardening Sustainable agriculture Urban farming Backyard gardens & gardening CSA boxes Most resilient types of vegetables and plants Planting, maintenance, and harvesting The right type of soil and sunlight Compost Start doing today Marlene’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, What about tofu??   Links to things we mentioned: Landkind – Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook The Blue Zones How Much Soy Is Too Much? – Dr. Michael Greger Tofu vs Tempeh – Dr. Michael Greger               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Thai Massage Meets Ayurveda With Jeremy Wulkan – PTP026
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Jeremy Wulkan about Thai massage and all it’s benefits. We also discuss his unique style of Thai massage as he incorporates Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing from India. Jeremy is the founder of Little Budha Wellness, co-founder of Clean Livin’ and an aspiring Holistic Nutritionist. About 9 years ago he chose to become vegetarian for ethical reasons which then he adopted a vegan lifestyle. Years later after becoming very ill due to unknown reasons and the lack of knowledge regarding plant-based nutrition, he spent countless hours doing research and found an extreme passion towards the aspect of health in becoming vegan.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day:“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha Jeremy’s story of becoming plant-based His journey from vegetarian to raw vegan to vegan How he got into Thai massage Yoga & Thai massage Thai massage and it’s benefits The connection of Thai massage and Ayurveda Ayurveda and some of it’s components Carly’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, if you only have 10-15 minutes to exercise, what should you do?”   Links to things we mentioned: Little Buddha Wellness – Website, Instagram Clean Livin’ Life – Website, Instagram An Interview – with Jeremy from Clean Livin’ Jeremy’s Journey – Article Lotus Palm Thai Massage School Ayurveda & Doshas               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Buzz On Bees With Beekeeper’s Naturals – PTP025
In Today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Carly Stein and Daniel Millar of Beekeeper’s Naturals about the bees (not the birds and the bees, honey bees!). Bees are responsible for helping more than ⅓ of our food sources grow. But they are in grave danger. Each year more and more bees and hives are being compromised. Carly and Daniel help us unpack the bee situation. Carly, like many people we know, began her journey through personal illness. She has since found a love for bee products that sparked Carly’s curiosity and set her on a journey to learn more about bees, the benefits of their byproducts and the role they play in our ecosystem. Carly started Beekeeper’s Naturals in 2014 with her first product being an all-natural, Canadian made Propolis spray. She has since grown the company to sell products in over 150 retail locations across Canada. Additionally, Beekeeper’s Naturals has partnered with the Canadian Honey Council and works to raise awareness and funding for various bee related causes. Daniel’s passion for business and interest in law led him to join a Toronto firm as a corporate law associate. However, Daniel is certainly not your average lawyer, his passion for the environment and interest in health pushed him to join Beekeeper’s Naturals and begin his own mission to learn about the bees and raise awareness for the cause of the declining pollinator population. Daniel has always had an interest in wellness. However, after suffering a series of sport related concussions, Daniel began learning about alternative therapies and natural health, which led him to the amazing benefits of bee products and all they have to offer.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day:  “Always do your best, what you plant now, you will harvest later” ~ Og Mandino What is a bee? Characteristics and bee facts The bee crisis Colony Collapse Disorder Pesticides, Neonicotinoids, and GMO Crops Bees help nearly 1/3 of our entire food supply! What can we do to help the bees Propolis Bee pollen Natural medicine and illness prevention Carly’s story Daniel’s story Ryan’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, do you have any tips for getting kids to eat fruits and veggies?”   Links to things we mentioned: Beekeeper’s Naturals – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Natural Beekeeping by Ross Conrad Renee Ricciardi – Blog Interview with Renee Ricciardi on The Effects of Neonicitonid The Benefits of Propolis Study on Propolis in Kids 1-5  Article in Roots Magazine (p.18) Buy Beekeeper’s Naturals products Article About Bees Dying in Ontario               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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The Chakras With Lynton Friedman – PTP024
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about chakra with Lynton Friedman. Lynton is the founder of Sanlyn Wellness here in Toronto. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with over a decade of experience and training. He concentrates on Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Integrated Energy Healing. Lynton explains what chakras are, their connections to our lives and the colours associated with them. We really examine the connection between the energy and the physical world. Lynton gives us many practical ways we can help keep our chakras open, avoiding blockages and illness in our lives.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” ~ Dalai Lama What is a Chakra? The seven chakras Chakra colours Chakra blockages Rhonda’s Question: “What physical activities do you do as a family? I struggle as an adult to make activity part of my daily life. I want to give my children a model of a mom who enjoys exercise and I would love to find things we can do together.”   Links to things we mentioned: The 7 Chakras Sanlyn Wellness Sanlyn Wellness Facebook Page               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Triathlon 101 – PTP023
In today’s episode we let you in on the 411 of triathlons. Weather you are entering your first tri or you are an experienced triathlete, you will find little tricks and tips to get you ready for your next race. We cover everything from choosing the right race for you to packing your bag to rest and recovery. The triathlon community is a great one to be a part of. You may even share experiences with complete strangers you have never dreamed of sharing with even your closest friends. So if you are just getting into this magnificent sport, get ready for a great ride.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ~ John Bingham Equipment Choosing a race Training Nutrition Transition Nothing new on race day! Tapering Learn the course Packing your bag – Checklist The “ewwws” of Triathlons Community Sport Rest and recovery Jason’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, There are so many cool and expensive bikes out there. As a person just getting into triathlons, is it important for me to purchase a tri bike? What do you recommend?”   Links to things we mentioned: 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   Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Endurance Lifestyle With Tom Barbieri – PTP022
In this episode, we have a really great conversation with Tom Barbieri about the lifestyles of ultra and triathlon athletes. We all agree that it takes a village to be able to achieve the healthy and active life you desire. Support and community comes in so many different forms. Tom breaks down some of the key terms he writes about on his Tioga Wellness website. Adam and Tom share their ultra and IronMan experiences and really give us insight into the mindsets needed and emotions felt while achieving these huge accomplishments. They tackle the two most commonly asked questions: Why would you do that and what do you eat?   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing what’s impossible.” ~ Francis of Assisi Tom defines “avid age-group athlete” and “weekend warrior” Using experiences and biofeedback Sustainable fitness Tom and Adam share their triathlon and ultra experiences The feeling of trail running Fuelling for long runs and races Having support from family on race day and during training Heidi’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I use hemp hearts in my smoothies. What else can I use them for?”   Links to things we mentioned: My 50 Mile Trail Run Tom Barbieri’s website: Tioga Wellness, Twitter, Facebook Triathloning For Ordinary Mortals – Steven Jonas MD Amrita Bars – For a 15% discount, use code “PlantTrainers” Generation UCAN Pocket Fuel Artisan Nut Butter Why You Should Love Hemp Hearts Rutabaga Ginger Soup   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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Travelling Healthy – PTP021
In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk about how to travel while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We break down the pros and cons of driving or taking a plane, train or bus. We let you in on our little hacks and secrets that we use while travelling healthy as adults and as a family. Adam travels through Europe every summer and we often take long car rides as a family – sometimes up to 25 hours! We talk about preparation being the key. There is research to do, food to pack and plans to make. It might sound like a lot of work, but it definitely makes our travels less stressful. This prep work will allow you to stick to your health plan while you are away from home. We hope this episode will be helpful to you for your next trip!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” ~ Mark Twain Pros and cons of travelling by cars, planes, trains and busses Planning for stretching, meditation and listening materials (The Plant Trainers Podcast..Wink, Wink) while in transit Hacks for long car rides with kids Researching restaurants and stores Packing snacks and meals as backups Hotel cooking Travel and exercise Ian’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I’m going to Asia soon and was wondering about eating at street vendors or food stalls…is this something I should be worried about or should I just avoid it altogether?”   Links to things we mentioned: Traveling as a Plant Powered Family Blog Happy Cow – Find vegetarian or vegan restaurants or health food stores Trip Advisor – For restaurants, choose what you want using the cuisine button Sitting Is The New Tobacco Amrita Bars – 15% discount code “PlantTrainers” Vitamix Nutribullet Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon: “Joe” Millie Pearson Stu Dolnick Mary Lou Fusi 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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Our Favorite Things That Motivate & Inspire – PTP020
Today we talk about all the great motivations and inspirations that help us on our health journey. We wish this was like Oprah’s favorite things where she gives everything away to her audience members. Unfortunately, it’s not. What we are giving away today is inspiration. We will share what really makes us happy and motivated in our lives that helps us stay healthy. There have been many situations, items and routines that have been an integral part of our health journey and some smaller finds we picked up along the way. They are in no particular order, but they are all important. There are many links in today’s show notes, so make sure to check them out after listening. We hope you enjoy the show.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day:“When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don’t feel so bad.” ~ The Sound of Music Books Documentaries Exercise Travelling Meditation & Journaling In the kitchen Food People & community Max’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, I am thinking about getting myself a bike and starting to bike outdoors. I am 35 years old and play ball once a week with some boys, so I’m not in bad shape, but not in good shape. Do you have any tips for me ?   Links to things we mentioned: Our shop PTP017: Rich Roll & Julie Piatt PTP018: Meditation & Visualization With Harley Monte Brendan Brazier’s Books Finding Ultra by Rich Roll The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll & Julie Piatt Forks Over Knives Garmin GPS Watch Cycleops Bike Trainer Vitamix Top 5 Kitchen Tools Blog Recipies: Farmer’s Pie, Thai Curry Lentils, Reuben Sandwich Amrita Bars – 15% discount code “PlantTrainers” ENERGYbits – 25% discount code “PlantTrainers” Lettuce Love Cafe Doug’s Public Kitchen     Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our NEW FaceBook Group:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are a MOM who is serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.  If you’re a MOM looking to become more plant-based, why not join our Facebook Group?   Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Back To Life With BJ Tucker – PTP019
In this episode we talk to BJ Tucker about his journey from fat to fit. BJ is a plant-based long distance runner and health advocate. He is the father of 5 and works a corporate job. We chat with BJ about his journey that started about 4 years ago when he was tired of being overweight and tired of not being able to walk up a flight of stairs without losing his breath. BJ has since lost 75 pounds on his own and he shares many easy and useful tips for people who would like to lose weight and improve their quality of life. We also talk about the body’s arch-enemy, sugar. We hope you will be inspired, and perhaps jump on the bandwagon and eat real food!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “There is never enough time to do things right, but there is always enough time to do them over!” ~ Anonymous BJ Tucker’s reason for transformation The steps he took to get where he is today What worked and what didn’t Support of family despite two different diets Social media support groups Becoming a runner again Sugar Milk in schools What you can do immediately to help create change in your life David’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, I keep hearing the term “real food” being thrown around. Can you please clarify what this means?   Links to things we mentioned: BJ Tucker’s Personal Blog Real Food and Beyond Podcast Plant Powered (PPNSNG) Facebook Group Health and Fitness The Simple Truth Facebook Page Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Chrostopher McDougall Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Meditation & Visualization With Harley Monte – PTP018
In today’s episode we talk to Harley Monte about meditation and visualization. Harley has been a part of the spiritual community for over 25 years. He leads circles, teaches, speaks at conferences and does private readings. Meditation can have so many different forms and Harley introduces us to his methods. He shares tools on getting started with meditation and gives some great ideas for those who are meditating already. Harley even analyzes one of Shoshana’s visions about her animal spirit guide. We would like to have him back on the show to answer some of our listener questions about meditation, visualization or anything that’s holding you back from reaching your goals. If you have a question, please email us at info@planttrainers.com. We hope you enjoy the show!   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell What is an Intuitive or a trans medium? Protection and white light/divine energy Meditation Setting parameters Visualization How to start meditating no matter what your level How can athletes or people on a quest for a healthier lifestyle use meditation and visualization Shoshana’s elephant spirit guide Hailey’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I would like to get started with meditation. What items do I need to buy before I get started?”   Links to things we mentioned: Harley Monte’s Email: harleymonte@hotmail.com Harley Monte on LinkedIn Shush’s Ikuko meditation bench               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Rich Roll & Julie Piatt – PTP017
In this episode, we get a chance to talk with Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. They are the co-authors of The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-based Recipes and Guidance For The Whole Family. We talk about the tools for making families healthier and how to keep that deep connection with your partner and family through the toughest moments in your life. Rich is a graduate from Stanford University and Cornell Law School and became an entertainment lawyer. He realized that his life was not going in the direction he wanted it to both professionally and health wise and so he made some major changes. He soon became a well known plant-based ultra-endurance athlete competing in Ultraman 2008 & 2009, EPIC5 (5 Ironman triathlons on the 5 Islands of Hawaii) in 2010, and in 2009 he was named one of the top 25 fittest men in Men’s Fitness Magazine. Rich is now a plant-based advocate and motivational speaker. His best-selling book, Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself was a great inspiration for Adam. He continues to inspire Adam and others through The Rich Roll Podcast which has been on the iTunes top 10 list for months.  Julie Piatt was born in Alaska eating wild game her father brought home for her family and later started a career in fashion design. Through the years she has left that behind and has become plant-based and concentrates on her connection with the physical world and spiritual world. Julie is a wonderful musician and plays in a band with her sons. She is a real yogi and has created the Jai Seed cookbook and Jai Release Meditation program which Shoshana uses. She has great artistic talent in many mediums, which can be seen in the beautiful pages of their new book. Together Rich and Julie are leading the charge in the Plantpower Revolution. Their book is set to release April 28, 2015 and can be pre-ordered.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Food is the porthole to the soul…The greatest gift of adopting this new way of eating and living extends way beyond the plate.”  ~ Julie Piatt and Rich Roll, The Plant Power Way Rich & Julie’s journey to The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-based Recipes and Guidance For The Whole Family The role their children played in the making of the book Diet vs lifestyle Where do we find the time? Is it really more expensive? Bringing your children with you on this lifestyle change Your children’s responsibilities Love & relationships Dave’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, What are 2-3 immediate steps I can take to improve my health?   Links to things we mentioned: Order the book: The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-based Recipes and Guidance For The Whole Family Book video trailer The Rich Roll Podcast Join #ThePlantpower Way: Thunderclap Rich’s 1st book: Finding Ultra Mind Body Green Online Course: The Art of Living With Purpose Mind Body Green Online Course: The Ultimate Guide To Plant-based Nutrition Jai Release Meditation Program Jai Seed eCookbook 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 Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart 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
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A Sherpa’s Perspective With Tara Newman – PTP016
In this episode we talk to Tara Newman about what it’s like to be the partner of an endurance athlete. Tara helps smart successful people achieve their big life and business goals without losing their sanity, family and health. She works with clients one-on-one as well as in her small group coaching program titled “From Stuck to Unstoppable”. She also has a business blog, Family Sport Life. Tara is the mom of two and the Sherpa-Wife of an Ironman triathlete. Shush and Tara spill the beans of the good, the bad and the ugly on what really goes into supporting a partner and helping to get them through that Ironman finish line. This is a great show to share with anyone who may be going through the same experience. We love Tara’s tagline: Love deeper, play bigger, and live better.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” ~ Audrey Hepbern Personal performance coaching by Tara Newman The role of a sherpa Making life work during Ironman training Personal goal setting Food preparation ideas Communication is the key! Taking care of yourself Post Ironman blues Words of wisdom for the Ironman’s partner/supporters Suzanne’s Question: Hey Plant Trainers, My husband recently got into long distance biking. He has signed up for a two day race. He trains a lot and I know it will only get longer. I can’t help feel jealous of the time he gets to spend exercising. What advice do you have for me?   Links to things we mentioned: Tara Newman’s website One-on-one coaching with Tara From Stuck To Unstoppable Follow Tara on twitter Join Tara on Facebook               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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Matt Frazier – No Meat Athlete – PTP015
In today’s episode we chat with Matt Frazier of No Meat Athlete. He started out as a university student looking to ambitiously rock a full marathon with some buddies. Despite his delusional goals at the time, he hasn’t stopped running yet. Matt has a website, blog and podcast to help others all over the world create and attain their running goals. There are No Meat Athlete Running groups all over the U.S. and even in Australia. The runners have common nutritional and fitness goals. Matt is also the author of No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self. We hope you enjoy the show. We had a great time recording it.   In this episode we discuss: Our quote of the day: “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” ~ Jimmy Buffett How Matt got into running Why Matt became plant-based Common mistakes runners make How to choose your distance Advice for first time racers and runners Advice for first time trail runners Electronics & Apps Adam’s mom’s question: I’m very concerned about the long-term effects of running such long distances & doing triathlons…I’m worried Adam’s hips and knees will need to be replaced eventually – what are your thoughts?   Links to things we mentioned: Matt’s website: No Meat Athlete No Meat Athlete running groups Matt ‘s Book Matt’s Training programs: Roadmaps Brendan Brazier’s Thrive Metronome App               Don’t forget to contact us at info@planttrainers.com with your question for our “Hey Plant Trainers” segment!   Join our FaceBook Groups:   Do you want to create lifelong healthy eating habits for you or your family? Are you looking to help prevent heart disease, cancer and chronic diseases? Are you looking for guidance with your plant-based nutrition? We can help. If you are serious about getting results, you may be eligible for a FREE 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, where we can help you with your goals NOW. Easily book your session HERE.    Subscribe to Adam’s Journey by clicking here.   We hope you enjoyed this podcast! Please take a moment and leave us a rating and review over on iTunes – 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 iTunes, Stitcher or Player.FM so you will know when we release a new episode. Now 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
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