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
A Plant-Based Diet For Heart Rehab Patients with Colleen Montgomery
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Colleen Montgomery all about a plant-based diet for cardiac rehab patients and the importance of lifestyle on our overall health. Colleen breaks down some cardiology information for us like what cardiac rehab is, who should be getting it, and what lifestyle changes can be made to improve cardiac health. We discuss statins and why you would want to try to avoid them, how to cautiously get to exercising and we also discuss why children and teens need to start making smart decisions for their health now. Colleen Montgomery is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Plant-Based Health Coach, and owner of Wellness Within LLC. During her 12 years working with heart patients she discovered the powerful medicinal effects of food and other lifestyle choices. Now, her clients improve their heart health in big ways by combining the most effective behavior change techniques with the healthiest habits on the planet. Share this out with any cardiac patient you know. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Dr Greger and Esselstyn Didn’t wait till she was sick Cardiac rehabilitation Cardiac risk factors and genetics Preventing cardiac events Reversal Marking small changes or being predominantly plant-based Side effects of statins Don’t stop medications on your own What to look for to talk to your doctor about reducing meds Exercise and precautions Tips for teens
Vitality Foods with MasterChef Contestant Jennifer Helene
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jennifer Helene Popken about vitality plant-based foods and her stint on MasterChef. Jennifer Helene is a wealth of knowledge and always such a pleasure to connect with. I was excited to have her on the show to share her health and nutrition journey that started at such a young age. We talk a lot about vitality food, live food, unlikely breakfasts, and some Ayurvedic practices. We are certain you’ll come away from this episode with a new habit. Jennifer Helene was also a plant-based contestant on the very meat-heavy show Master Chef. She shares her experience and we know we are getting the full story as her non-disclosure contract is expired! So stay tuned to the end of the show for all the juicy details. Jennifer Helene, M.S. is an international expert in health. She is immersed in cutting-edge nutrition, fitness, and spiritual thought leadership. She is a serial entrepreneur and builds programs for health coaching, lifestyle change, and mentoring programs; training the trainers. Former FORD model, MasterChef (FOX TV) cast member, mother, seeker of truth, she runs Purposeful Ventures a company that is helping Moms succeed in revitalizing their life, relationships, businesses, and health. In this episode we discuss: Meditation Practice Finding plant-based Leukaemia Pre-diabetes Unlikely breakfasts Good food Vitality food Making Squash Living foods Ayurveda MasterChef
Creating Eco Friendly Sports Equipment with Troy Akin
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Troy Akin all about creating eco friendly sports equipment and providing a healthier and more sustainable alternative. This guy really impresses us. He found a plant-based lifestyle as a young athlete and quickly devised a plan to make this lifestyle sustainable in order to recover and perform better as an athlete. He didn’t want to be one of those people who stopped doing what he loved because he got older and had to deal with aging wear and tear on the body. Then he was able to make the connection between what we put in our body and the sorts of equipment we use, its carbon footprint, and overall health for the planet. There is some cool stuff in this episode and you’ll want to share it with all the young athletes (from recreation to pro) that you know. Troy Akin was born the youngest of 3 boys in Northern California. Coming from an athletic family, all he did was play. After graduating from Chapman University where he played #1 Singles and Doubles for the Men's Tennis Team, he moved up to LA to pursue acting. With minor successes he started businesses in social media marketing and consulting, realty and modelling and more. Being a retired college athlete he thought he could play tennis and basketball and volleyball at the same high level forever, but each year it got harder to wake up, it got harder to recover, it got harder to get motivated. Troy was over that lifestyle, so after reading about a plant based diet, he started and now he has been fully plant based and Vegan for 2 years. Everything just got better. After realizing there was a lack of Vegan sporting goods, Troy went down the rabbit hole to realize not only are sporting goods a very leather intensive industry, but it is also toxic for earth. There had to be a better solution. So with Troy’s 7+ years of entrepreneurship and marketing background, Eco Sports was created. In this episode we discuss: Becoming plant based Accidental burger Being a young athlete Recovery The vegan mentality Making the connection to the athletic gear Creating high quality vegan athletic gear
Having A Kind Kitchen with Dreena Burton
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dreena Burton all about her kind kitchen and pressure-free, no stress cooking. First, we catch up with her and see how she and her children navigated plant-based living over the last 6 years while they were teens. Then we talk about ways for making plant-based cooking pressure-free with batch cooking ideas, the use of sauces, and ideas for things to freeze you may not have thought about before. Dreena gives some ideas for home and school lunches as well as shares some of her favourite recipes from her new cookbook Dreena’s Kind Kitchen: 100 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day. Dreena Burton is the OG vegan cookbook author. Vegan for 25 years, Dreena is also a mom to three “weegans.” She has charted her journey as a plant-based cook and mother of three through five bestselling cookbooks. Dreena has also collaborated with renowned plant-based physician Dr. Barnard on The Cheese Trap and coauthored their most recent Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes. Dreena’s recipes have been featured with groups including PCRM, Forks Over Knives, Blue Zones, and The Food Network. Dreena was also the Culinary Coordinator with The Food Revolution Network’s Whole Life Club. Dreena also runs an online kitchen and community. In this episode we discuss: Plant-based living for your teens Setting foundations Taking the pressure out of plant-based The imperfectness of the diet Batch cooking Sweet potato magic What you can freeze - Surprise! School (or home) lunch ideas Dreena’s Kind Kitchen cookbook faves Tips for newbies
Cool Beans Good For Your Heart with Tyler Mayoras
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Tyler Mayoras all about how cool beans are and how they are not only good for your heart but also good for your health and the health of the planet. Today, over 9.7 million Americans eat a plant-based diet. That is up from only 290,000 in 2004. While Tyler sees a bright future for the plant-based movement, the triple threat of climate change, animal welfare concerns, and meat-associated health risks mean this culinary revolution can’t come quickly enough. We cover so many topics from climate change, gas emissions of vegetables, upcycling food, and freezing your own burritos! Tyler Mayoras is giving a glow-up to the world’s most under-appreciated superfood: the bean. A passionate impact investor and entrepreneur, he co-founded Cool Beans with a vision of bringing sustainable, whole-food goodness to the frozen foods aisle. Inspired by his journey to a plant-based diet, he’s making it easier than ever to eat clean, minimally processed food that's good for your body, your soul, and the planet. In this episode we discuss: How he found plant-based Climate change and animal agriculture 60% of the land being used for animals Food waste and gas emissions Upcycled food Losing 25 lbs Carbohydrates are necessary Lectins What we love about beans Freezing your own burritos Cool Beans
Successful Meal Systems with Sophia DeSantis
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Sophia DeSantis all about successful meal systems and how simple this lifestyle can really be. Plant-based food does not have to be difficult, but without experience or a meal system in place, it can sure feel difficult. We talk all about how to navigate meal time with children, picky eaters, or family members with food preferences as well as a system called component cooking. You will love the meal ideas you get in this episode. Sophia DeSantis is a health coach, meal systems expert and plant-based recipe creator who focuses on helping people feel empowered instead of overwhelmed when it comes to overall health and wellness. Small habits can lead to big changes. Being a teacher for 14 years, and getting her master’s degree in education, helped her understand that each person is unique in how they learn, and there is no one size fits all approach. She is now "retired" from teaching and runs a business full time while navigating life with 3 young boys. In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Pregnancy Meal plan vs meal system Having an off day Picky and preferences Component cooking Success in the kitchen Photography insight Top 3 dinners Snacks lunches
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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.
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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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Lobe this podcast. The variety of episodes keeps me coming back. Keep it up !