300 episodes

The Plant Trainers Podcast helps you improve your quality of life through plant-based nutrition and fitness.

Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim interview top experts in nutrition & fitness, healthy lifestyle, compassion, as well as individuals with their own transformational stories. They are the parents of two kids who share their expertise and personal transformations to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. You’ll find motivation, inspiration and actionable tips to help you to get closer to achieving your own goals.



Adam & Shoshana are Wellness Experts, public speakers, authors and nutrition & fitness coaches with over 35 years experience. They help build nutrition and fitness plans for all types of athletes and beginners as well as help individuals alleviate stress in life caused by diet, lifestyle and chronic illness.



Show notes, recipes and more at www.planttrainers.com

Plant Trainers Podcast - Plant Based Nutrition & Fitness Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 109 Ratings

The Plant Trainers Podcast helps you improve your quality of life through plant-based nutrition and fitness.

Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim interview top experts in nutrition & fitness, healthy lifestyle, compassion, as well as individuals with their own transformational stories. They are the parents of two kids who share their expertise and personal transformations to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. You’ll find motivation, inspiration and actionable tips to help you to get closer to achieving your own goals.



Adam & Shoshana are Wellness Experts, public speakers, authors and nutrition & fitness coaches with over 35 years experience. They help build nutrition and fitness plans for all types of athletes and beginners as well as help individuals alleviate stress in life caused by diet, lifestyle and chronic illness.



Show notes, recipes and more at www.planttrainers.com

    Going Through A Lifestyle Change with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

    Going Through A Lifestyle Change with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

    In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we bring back one of our classics that put us on the plant-based podcasting map: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. It was an extreme honour. 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. We covered a lot of the questions and uncertainties out there. We hope this conversation 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 just like Adam did. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn 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 and he is his wife, Ann, are full of energy and spirit.  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

    • 35 min
    Deep Conversation with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis

    Deep Conversation with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis

    In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we revisit one of our classics with our friends Dr Garth Davis and Sid Garza-Hillman. We had a blast when we sat down for Deep Conversations with Sid Garza-Hillman and Dr. Garth Davis for a regular everyday conversation we had one night after a day of presenting at a health conference. We had no idea where it was going to go and we ended up talking about the Paleo lifestyle, Protein and having purpose. We hope you feel like you are there with us in that dinning room. Sid Garza-Hillman Sid Garza-Hillman is the author of three books: Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family and Six Truths: Live by these truths and be happy. Don’t and you won’t.  He holds a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, is a public speaker, podcaster (What Sid Thinks Podcast), certified nutritionist & running coach, Oxygen Advantage breathing instructor, and founder of smallsteppers.com. He is the Stanford Inn & Resort’s Wellness Programs Director and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Dr. Garth Davis Dr. Garth Davis, MD  is now a surgeon at the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery. He started his career in Houston, Texas where he established The Davis Clinic and was an assistant professor of surgery at The University of Texas-Houston. This special Dr is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also boarded in medical management of obesity. Dr. Davis is the author of two books: Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and The Expert's Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery. In addition, he starred on a tv show called Big Medicine. Having spent 20 years in the field of surgical and medical weight management, Dr. Davis is a recognized expert in both surgical and medical management of obesity. He believes strongly in the comprehensive management of patients struggling with obesity. He is also a specialist in surgery of the foregut and has expertise in the management of reflux, heartburn, and achalasia. 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

    • 59 min
    Doing What You Love In The New Year

    Doing What You Love In The New Year

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk about doing the things you love the new year. If anything is clear today, it is that there is simply no more time for the things that don’t fill your cup. Understanding your basic needs and real values is a must in life. Showing up for yourself to be who you are meant to be for others is key. We will take you through some tried and tested exercises and share a little bit about what we love to do and what we are leaving behind.  For those of you who are new here, I’m Shoshana Chaim, I am a health expert, redox educator, author, speaker and 8 year running host of this podcast. Right now I’m a leader in the redox education field, teaching other health practitioners and individuals how to address healing in the body, beyond nutrition, deep within the cell and mitochondria. We teach the body to communicate and heal on its own. I also teach those clients and health practitioners to build a business through the joy of healthing others, and I’m looking for 5 new partners before the end of January. Email us for more info.  I'm Adam Chaim and I continue to coach individuals to better health through a plant-based lifestyle and fitness. I am also a high school volleyball coach and teacher helping teenagers develop their skills to navigate life. In this episode we discuss:  Why you need to do what you love What do we each live and value? Actions: What were the 3 best things about 2022? The 3 most challenging moments? What are you most grateful for in 2022? 3 areas of your life do you wish were improved?  What do you truly value most?  Think about your goals, set 1-3 goals no more What can you let go of that is no longer serving you or these goals?

    • 22 min
    Plant-Based Culinary School with Chef Stephanie

    Plant-Based Culinary School with Chef Stephanie

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Chef Stephanie White all about plant-based culinary school. Of course, we start out by asking her to share her plant-based journey. We “BET” you won’t guess how it began. She shares her experience being a vegan in a classical French program and now she is paving the way for a different culinary world including pastries! We could not resist talking to Chef Stephanie about croissants…mmmm. Chef Stephanie is passionate about seasonal and plant-based eating, sustainable practices, food access, and education. With over a decade of professional experience, Stephanie has held various positions in many different establishments, including small businesses, pop-ups, high-end catering, high-volume cookery, and farm-to-table restaurants. She has been integral in the development and launch of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Plant-Based Degree Programs and enjoys helping her students find their passion in the field and encouraging them to persevere.  In this episode we discuss:  Finding plant-based  The bet of a lifetime  Food is connection Being vegan in culinary school  Plant-based culinary school  Vegan pastries  Croissant 

    • 30 min
    Becoming A Vegan Runner with Daniel Puth

    Becoming A Vegan Runner with Daniel Puth

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with the vegan runner Daniel Puth all about the lifestyle as a vegan runner. Daniel is a force to be reckoned with on the course and in life. When he sets his mind to something, he does it. He talks to us about his transition to a plant-based lifestyle, transition to running and how you can get started today. Daniel Puth is 40 years old and immigrated from Germany to Toronto, Canada 8 years ago. After sustaining injuries from soccer, he moved to running and found a new passion for running and endurance sport. He developed a huge interest in fitness and a healthy lifestyle through diet and activities. He started Vegan Running just before his first successful vegan marathon to build, assist and expand the vegan running community as well as exchange experiences. His passion is to run mid and long distances and perform them being plant based. It will be his honor to wear a vegan running singlet in the 2024 Boston Marathon with the long goal to run a new personal best at the age of 42. In this episode we discuss: Grateful for being able to move and run Getting into running Paying attention to the steps Becoming vegan Not limiting but gaining How his running changed Where to start to become a runner? Bringing the running and vegan community together Upcoming Toronto event

    • 30 min
    The Mediterranean Plate with Debbie Adler

    The Mediterranean Plate with Debbie Adler

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Debbie Adler, chef and award-winning cookbook author all about The Mediterranean Plate. Debbie takes us through her journey from vegan to whole-food plant-based. You’ll hear about some misconceptions about whole food plant-based cooking and how to get everything tasting delicious without salt and oil. Your mouth water when you hear some of the recipes from her newest book, the Mediterranean plate. And everything is gluten-free! Debbie Adler is a plant-based chef and an award-winning cookbook author of the critically acclaimed Sweet, Savoury & Free: Insanely Delicious Plant-Based Recipes without any of the Top 8 Food Allergens, and Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery. Debbie is a plant-based cooking and baking instructor with hundreds of students worldwide. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on NPR’s radio show Here and Now. Debbie has been interviewed on a variety of national news stations and her recipes have also been featured in a notable number of magazines and national publications.  In this episode we discuss:  Started a bakery  Found the China study  WFPB misconceptions The Mediterranean diet How to flavour food without salt  Meditation wfpb 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Ella Khozin ,

Very Interesting!

Really enjoyed this podcast, leaves you with lots of insight on complex topics such as diabetes, and explores different perspectives of medicine.

Lior kogan ,

Plant trainers review

Very interesting and deep information into health and nutritious facts that help out the listener to change many problems with their diets and understand how to go about problems had in life with the body.

faroughni ,

Engaging content & knowledgable hosts!

New to a plant-based diet or looking for a community who shares your belief in taking care of our planet while taking care of ourselves - this is the show to tune into!

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