Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim interview top experts in nutrition & fitness, healthy lifestyle, compassion, as well as individuals with their own transformational stories. They are the parents of two kids who share their expertise and personal transformations to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. You’ll find motivation, inspiration and actionable tips to help you to get closer to achieving your own goals.
Adam & Shoshana are Wellness Experts, public speakers, authors and nutrition & fitness coaches with over 35 years experience. They help build nutrition and fitness plans for all types of athletes and beginners as well as help individuals alleviate stress in life caused by diet, lifestyle and chronic illness.
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A Natural Approach To Healing with Carl Mason - PTP448
31:14In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Carl Mason about a natural approach to healing. Carl is a new friend of ours who we met through the health coaching world. His methods just make sense. It has been wonderful hearing the stories of his clients and their progress. After working with one of our Redox experts, he began to see improvements in his own eye health. He has now incorporated redox into some of his clients' protocols and their bodies are responding beautifully. Carl has been involved in lifestyle transformation for over 30 years. He has had successful careers in personal training, coaching, design, landscaping and currently, cancer coaching which includes mindset as well as self-sabotage coaching. Carl's own journey through cancer in his mid-20's has led him to discover the value and abundance in a plant-based diet. His extensive studies on how to implement and apply a plant-based and natural approach to healing has helped him improve the quality of life for himself and others. In this episode we discuss: Finding a plant-based lifestyle His cancer journey Lifestyle and mindset for his clients His blindness The role of Asea Redox tips for people to have healthier lifestyle
From Cancer To Boston with Boyd Dunleavey - PTP447
28:47In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Boyd Dunleavey about his journey as a two time blood cancer survivor to Boston Marathon runner. He had a life saving stem cell transplant in May 2012 after nearly a year of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His stem cell donor is an American naval serviceman named Nathan Barnes. Nathan was in Japan when he got the call to donate his stem cells to save his life! A year after his last treatment Boyd decided that he wanted to get healthy. A friend took him to Alaska and ran a marathon for him. He came home from that trip, bought a pair of shoes and started running. April 18th 2022 he ran the Boston marathon for the 4th time in person. It was his 10th marathon in 10 years after his life saving stem cell transplant. As a bonus it was his fastest Boston by 7 minutes! In this episode we discuss: His Leukaemia Finding running Stem Cell surgery The way running helped him How to start running Meeting his stem cell donor Boston marathon x4
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Holistic Dentistry and Mercury Fillings with Dr. Marc DiNola - PTP446
44:18In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Marc DiNola about holistic dentistry and mercury fillings. We are always trying to find new ways to help people who are not willing to go plant-based yet or are already plant based, but still having health issues. We are thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Marc who unpacks what it means to be a holistic dentist and how the mercury in the fillings affects the body while it’s in and sometimes when it comes out. Dr. Marc is the founder of The Dental Wellness Center, which is not your typical dental practice. It’s very common for people to suffer from chronic neck, shoulder pain, headaches and insomnia and Dr. Marc has devoted his life to helping people whose oral conditions are affecting their whole health. He has been practicing since 1993 (over 25 years) and licensed by the Dental Board of Maryland. Marc is also a member of several dental associations, including the American Dental Association, Holistic Dental Association, and International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. In this episode we discuss: Biological dentistry Integrative dentistry The history of filings Amalgam fillings Mercury Mercury Injury Safe Removal Who can have amalgam fillings Iodine Microbiome MTFHR gene Mercury and thyroid Basic nutrition
Plant-Based Zero-Carbon Restaurants with Louise Palmer-Masterton - PTP445
30:14In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Louise Palmer-Masterton all about the vegan restaurant world and zero-carbon menus and labeling. We discuss the importance of supporting vegan restaurants and how you are going to get better quality food there, rather than the omni restaurants. Did you know there are restaurants focusing on less waste and less carbon footprint not just from their takeout boxes but from everything it takes to put the food on the plate? We loved learning about zero-carbon menus and labeling. Louise Palmer-Masterton is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants - Stem & Glory, hip and trendy but accessible plant-based restaurants, serving delicious gourmet vegan food from locally sourced ingredients, 100% made on site. She is doing her part in paving the way for zero Carbon menu labeling. In this episode we discuss: Gratitude for family Compassionate eating Finding food Vegan restaurants in London Vegan and non-vegan restaurants How omni restaurants can change their menus Supporting vegan restaurants Reviews Zero-Carbon menu labeling Consumer driven Stem and Glory menu Cook books
Vegan Strength with Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers - PTP444
31:16In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Sexy Fit Vegan, Ella Magers about vegan strength. She shares her story of finding a vegan - Plant-Based lifestyle and how it helped her stay young, fit and strong. We talk about everything Muay Thai, vegan workouts, nutrition tips and we even get into mindset and the words we use and how it affects us. An animal lover since birth and a dedicated vegan since the age of 7, Ella Magers is on a mission to transform the culture of the vegan movement from the inside out. Through visionary writing, inspiring talks, and compassionate coaching, she gives modern vegans the tools they need to heal and empower themselves in a world that challenges them at every turn. For years she struggled with disordered eating, family turmoil, and self-doubt, but her dedication to advocating for the world’s voiceless animals drove her forward. Now, she knows that helping her fellow vegans articulate and embrace their own unquenchable passions will both restore them as individuals, and also unite them in their quest to rid the world of animal suffering. Ella’s deepest gift is her ability to shatter patterns that no longer serve. She shows people that there are alternatives, that the comfort of the mainstream can be deadly, and that plant-based living is the quickest path to holistic health. In this episode we discuss: Big pigs Daniel Boon Finding plant-base Being strong Finding Muay Thai Vegan workouts Meals outside the box Tips for eating After workout nutrition “Busy” and “I have to”
The Fiber Paradox and Histamine Foods with Dr Will Bulsiewicz - PTP443
57:27In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Dr. B.) all about microbiome, fermented foods, the fiber paradox and histamine. IT’s always fun talking with Dr. B as he is a wealth of information. One might even say his episodes and full of shit..but we would not want to give you the wrong impression. We talked about how dog kisses and human kisses can help your microbiome. We then get into new research on fermented foods. And see where kombucha is on the list. And we finally got to the topic as planned of histamine. You’re going to want to listen to this closely and take notes as there is some great info here. And Find out what is the superfood for histamine reaction. Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") is an award winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimize their gut health. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and children. In this episode we discuss: Dogs and gut microbiome Microbiome and relationships CRH Gut held hostage Stress management Microbiome and getting back into public New research in fermentation Fermented foods Kombucha yay or nay Histamine DAO Pea sprouts and other legumes Fiber paradox
Water and Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Alan Goldhamer - PTP442
45:16In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Alan Goldhamer all about water fasting and intermittent fasting. While Intermittent fasting is what everybody is talking about these days long-term water fasting has been proven to have amazing medical benefits. So we have asked the expert to break down intermittent fasting and what you need to know about it. He explained the difference between intermittent and water fasting and everything you need to know especially when to do it alone and when you need to be medically supervised. We are not recommending that you go on a long-term water fast yourself in your home. We talked about everything from how to adjust your supplements when intermittent fasting to fasting and cancer. Despite talking about fasting, this episode really made us hungry knowing how good the food is at the True North Health Center. Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as massage and body work. He is also director of the Center's groundbreaking residential health education program. More... Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Goldhamer is one of the most pioneering and dedicated visionaries in health today. An outspoken professional who doesn't shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. Dr. Goldhamer was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. He has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients. Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting. He is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. Dr. Goldhamer was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. The first: "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension" appeared in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Its publication marked a turning point in the evolution of evidence supporting the benefits of water-only fasting. The second study: "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension," appeared in the October 2002 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Currently, Dr. Goldhamer is directing a team that is developing a prospective study, incorporating random assignment and long-term follow-up on the cost and clinical outcomes in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure with fasting and a health-promoting diet. After completing his chiropractic education at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia, where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician. He is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. In this episode we discuss: SOS free Medications Radical healing Fasting Intermittent fasting What is success Everyone should fast Long term water fasting What’s happening in your body the first few days Benefits of water fast after 5 days Fasting and cancer and other diseases TMA Losing weight “Breaking fast” When to take your supplements when fasting
Plant-Based On A Budget with Toni Okamoto - PTP441
36:35In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Toni Okamoto of Plant-Based on a Budget. How cool is that? She has become a plant-based/vegan superstar and we are enjoying making recipes from her book! We talk about what got her into the plant-based world and how the community was everything for her. Of course, we talk about saving time, money, and headaches when planning and making plant-based meals. You know Shoshana loves talking about freezing food and Toni lets us in on a tip about product placement in the grocery stores! Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also the author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA. In this episode we discuss: Support systems Becoming vegan Veg club Community Saving time Freezing Saving money How to find the cheapest item on the shelf
The Power of Green Tea with Kiyomi Koike - PTP440
39:10In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Kiyomi Koike about the benefits of green tea. Kiyomi is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to green tea. It is fascinating to hear about the difference between matcha and sencha tea and how they are grown. She shares the power of tea and how it helped her family through the scariest time. You will also learn how to know which tea companies to trust and learn how to make a great cup of tea without ruining the nutrients. For a discount click the link below. Kiyomi, the founder of SEI MEE TEA, is an avid researcher of green tea who began her green tea journey when her husband was diagnosed with cancer after her second child was born. Desperate to help him survive stage III cancer, Kiyomi worked intensively to find a better, more palatable product to be able to provide Bill with the health benefits of green tea. Bill beat the odds. Bill and Kiyomi thought it was their moral duty to share their discoveries with the public and that’s how SEI MEE TEA was born. Kiyomi has been sharing her knowledge with her customers for almost two decades now with her mission being to offer the best, most enjoyable green tea for your health based on the facts. The water process decaffeinated Sencha powder she offers is a rare-to-find product with the only ingredient used being certified organic Sencha green tea leaf. This is the result of Kiyomi working directly with a certified organic farmer in Japan. In this episode we discuss: Finding green tea and the family health journey Components of green tea Benefits of green Studies Matcha and sencha How to know if your buying quality tea Tea from China or Japan Water temperature- myth or truth? How to prepare the perfect cup How much tea a day?
The Unprocessed Journey with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer - PTP439
42:40In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer about furthering the Unprocessed journey. They are the co-authors of the popular book, Unprocessed and it’s getting a makeover. Wait until you hear all about the changes in the book and the tips and recipes we talk about during this episode. And wait until you hear what Chef AJ is doing JUST FOR YOU! Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for nearly 45 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which aired on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Her bestselling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry and Own Your Health have received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement. She broadcasts CHEF AJ LIVE! on YouTube and Facebook daily. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Unprocessed will be available Glen Merzer is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. He has authored or co-authored eleven books with a vegan message. His latest book, Food Is Climate: A Response to Al Gore, Bill Gates, Paul Hawken, & The Conventional Narrative on Climate Change, argues that the only way to reverse climate change is to put an end to animal agriculture. Glen began his career in book-writing as co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy (1998). Glen is also co-author of The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss (2018) and Unprocessed (2011) by Chef AJ, as well as other books advocating plant-based eating. In 2020, Glen wrote Own Your Health (The Book Publishing Company), to which Chef AJ contributed over 75 recipes. Prior to focusing on book writing, Glen had careers as a playwright, screenwriter, and stand-up comic. Glen grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., and attended New College of Florida in Sarasota. In this episode we discuss: Finding the good in COVID How they met The Unprocessed updated SOS free The pleasure trap Food addiction