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

The Plant Trainers Podcast Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim

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    • 5.0, 94 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

    On The Front Lines of COVID-19 with Dr. Melissa Sundermann - PTP357

    On The Front Lines of COVID-19 with Dr. Melissa Sundermann - PTP357

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Melissa Sundermann about being a plant-based physician on the front lines of COVID-19. She helped us get an eye into what is really going on inside the hospitals during this time and we talked a little about bedside manner and how COVID may change some doctors. She has an important message to help you get your physician on board with Lifestyle Medicine and of course, we do talk a little about her athletic endeavors like running the Boston Marathon 9 times and the impact of nutrition! Dr. Sundermann is a plant-based Internal Medicine physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and has been practicing medicine for the past 20 years. She also has training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Michigan and has completed a Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine based in Washington, DC. She has been featured in several Lifestyle Medicine articles and podcasts as well as an invited speaker for health/medical events. Dr. Sundermann strongly believes in fostering a partnership with her patients and helping to guide them to a healing pathway through self-care utilizing Lifestyle Medicine principles. Her pillars of health include a whole food/plant-based diet, daily movement, exposure to nature, social connection, and a sense of life purpose. She does her best to practice what she preaches and enjoys running, biking, hiking, skiing and spending time outdoors and creating adventures with her husband, 2 college-age children and rescue dog. Dr. Sundermann is a 9x Boston Marathon finisher, 3x Full Ironman Triathlon finisher, and will be running her 4th 50K Ultrarunning event this April to celebrate her 50th Birthday. She truly believes that age is just a number and is passionate about spreading this word to all of her patients, family, and friends. In this episode we discuss:  Family dynamics during COVID  Becoming lifestyle medicine How can we use lifestyle med to optimize lifestyle Will COVID change lifestyle meds  Resources for patients How to get your doctor on board for lifestyle medicine Steps to start now  9-time Boston runner and recovery

    • 45 min
    Fiber Fueled For Better Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - PTP356

    Fiber Fueled For Better Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - PTP356

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with one of our fave gut doctors, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, who is back to talk about fiber in all its sexy glory. You will be astonished to hear some of the facts and figures he shares about gut health, overall health and the lack of fiber North Americans are getting. Do we talk about poop? Well, when don’t we? You will have to share this with others so they learn about short-chain fatty acids, lectins, sugars, and F-goals(ss). Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MCSI is a board-certified, award-winning gastroenterologist and the author of the plant-based gut health book Fiber Fueled. He's a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was a chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He's authored more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals and has been featured in Shape, Women's Health, Men's Health, and on HuffPost. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children. In this episode we discuss: Fiber and immune system What fiber helps with Soluble and insoluble fiber Microbiome Short-chain fatty acid Lectins Is there any disease fiber and plants cannot help? Diversity of fiber The role of water Easing into a plant-based diet with gut issues Acid reflux and GERD 4 weeks Sugars What to eat everyday F-Goalsss Rockstar points

    • 38 min
    How and What To Eat with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise - PTP355

    How and What To Eat with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise - PTP355

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise authors of The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years. Julieanna was on the show in episode 41 and Ray is a first-timer. If you like details and science, you're going to love this one! Here we redefine calories and energy and discuss how to be more nourished and what we need to be eating every day! Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, The Plant-Based Dietitian, has a BA in Theatre and MS in Nutrition, bridging her biggest passions for food, presenting, and helping people. She has authored five books, including the new Healthspan Solution, Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide), and The Vegiterranean Diet, and two peer-reviewed journal articles on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals. She was the host of What Would Julieanna Do?, gave a TEDx talk, and instructed for the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program. She’s appeared on Harry, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. Julieanna is a Registered Dietitian, Co-Founder and Nutrition Director for Efferos, co-host of Science and Saucery Podcast, Home Sweat Home on Facebook Watch, and her focus is on sharing a plant-based diet message of health and happiness. Ray Cronise, BSc, is a scientist-innovator focused on diet and nutrition and co-founder of Lifestyle Reauthored, a lifestyle transformation company. He co-authored Plant-Based Diet (Idiot’s Guide) 2E with Julieanna Hever and is the mastermind behind Las Vegas magician, Penn Jillette’s plant-based diet 100-pound weight loss. He is a former NASA scientist and Matthew Kenney and Blue Lotus Culinary graduate. He’s collaborating with leading academic researchers at institutions such as Harvard and the NIH to publish work at the intersection of healthspan and plant-based diets. He’s been featured in Wired Magazine, TEDMED 2010, ABC Nightline, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, Presto, How I made 100 pounds magically disappear, and The 4-Hour Body. In this episode we discuss: Not defending plant-based Excess vs deficiency Food doesn’t equal energy Superfluous calories People die of overnutrition What people should eat Why we are more reproductive More overnourished people the indeniuisjed Plant-based in the 1700s 6 daily 3’s Vitamins Omegas, Ala, EPA, DHA Metabolism of food

    • 58 min
    Why You Should Grow Your Own Food with James Marin - PTP354

    Why You Should Grow Your Own Food with James Marin - PTP354

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with James Marin about why you should grow your own food and poop. Ok, ok...while we did talk a shiiiiitaki ton about human and animal feces. James was on the show a few months ago, on episode 346 with his beautiful and smart wife, Dahlia talking about leaky gut and SIBO. But since he wears an environmental nutritionist hat as well and has a love for gardening, we brought him back on the show to tell us about the benefits of growing your own food. We talk about doing it for your body as well as everything you need to know about making your own compost and when to eat the bounty after harvesting. Even if you don't have any outdoor space, you’ll still be able to find lots of great takeaways and can grow your own food indoors. James is a Holistic Registered Dietitian, co-founder of Your Gut Connection and co-founder of the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine. He specializes in using whole plant-foods as a form of medical nutrition therapy. James has used his knowledge of food and the environment to help hundreds of his patients prevent and reverse diseases like Gastritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and many more. His approach takes into account transgenerational factors, stress, nutrition habits, environment, and work-life to come up with a tailored approach for each of his patients We know you’ll love this one...enjoy and share. In this episode we discuss: History of gardening Fruit trees Why grow your own food Perennial vs annual Seeding a plant Plants, environment, and microbiome Do you need to clean your toilet bowl? Making your own compost Types of seeds to buy Animal poop and contamination Tricks for washing produce Permaculture Indoor plants and planters When you pick when Should you eat. Gardens encourage children

    • 38 min
    Simplifying Healthy Eating with Talia Pollock - PTP353

    Simplifying Healthy Eating with Talia Pollock - PTP353

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Talia Pollock about plants! Starting your plant-based journey can be very overwhelming. So we break down how to uncomplicate things, plant up some meals you already eat, how to healthify takeout or delivery, and what to make when you don’t feel like cooking. This episode is upbeat and we know you’ll get some good ideas whether you are new to this life or oldies like us! Talia Pollock is an author, speaker, storyteller, plant-based chef, TV personality, and health and empowerment coach. She’s the host of the popular Party in My Plants Podcast and the proud founder of Party in My Plants, an internationally-celebrated wellness platform that helps real, busy, everyday people skyrocket their positive energy to boldly take on the world in any way they wish. Talia’s simple recipes and spunky lifestyle advice have been featured repeatedly on the Dr. Oz Show, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Success Magazine and more. Her first book, Party In Your Plants, 100+ Plant-Based Recipes and Problem-Solving Strategies to Help You Eat Healthier Without Hating your Life will hit kitchen counters and nightstands today, April 21st. She lives in New York with her husband and her Goldendoodle, both of whom love kale and one of whom eats it off the floor. In this episode we discuss:  How plants saved her life Milking almonds stressful beginnings Feeling confident with your choices Upgrading delivery  Healthy eating when you’re home alone Easy meal ideas Healthy-ish desserts What's getting in the way of our healthy habits

    • 36 min
    Eating Disorders and Vegan Buddha Bowls with Cara Cifelli - PTP352

    Eating Disorders and Vegan Buddha Bowls with Cara Cifelli - PTP352

    In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Cara Cifelli about the relationship some women have with food and more specifically, her 10 years of disordered eating and how a plant-based diet was a part of her healing. 💥We do talk about some parts of her story which may be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder before, so please listen with caution. We also make sure to talk about ways to foster good body image and celebrate food by discussing some of our favourite buddha bowls! Cara Cifelli is a passionate coach who guides women into their most confident and vibrant versions of themselves. Cara provides the tools to help women leave behind dieting, disordered eating, and body shame so they can show up more fully in all areas of their life. After struggling with an eating disorder for 10 years, she took her daily pain and turned it into her life's work. She inspires others to leave behind society’s expectations so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. She is a self-taught chef and self-published author, so she knows the definition of hard work and figuring it out. Cara is also the host of the podcast, Love Your Bod Pod, where she talks about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance and rising above diet culture. Her work has been featured on The Feed Feed, Mind Body Green, Veg News Magazine, Elephant Journal, Recovery Warriors and KTLA Los Angeles local news station. Her latest book, Vegan Buddha Bowls is available wherever books are sold! 💥Please remember that this may be triggering for you or anyone who has had body image or disordered eating before. It is not horrific or graphic but can bring up old feelings. So please if you need to sit this one out, we understand. Come join the conversation at @planttrainers on Instagram! In this episode we discuss: Sisterhood  Plant-based journey  Overcoming an eating disorder  How she learned about restrictive diets Eating to feel good and you will look good  The difference between discipline and eating disorder  Italian heritage  Fostering good body image and eating habits  Favourite dishes to make  All about Buddha bowl 

    • 37 min

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