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.
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Optimizing Plant-Based Nutrition with Reshma Shah, MD
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Reshma Shah all about children and how to optimize a plant-based diet. Have you ever wondered how to get them to like new foods? What to do if they insist on eating nothing for dinner? And how to know for sure if they are thriving by only eating plants? Well Dr. Shah fills us in on all the info you need to know to stop being a short-order chef and start letting your children take responsibility in eating what you serve. Share this with any parent, plant-based or not as they will learn a lot! Reshma Shah, MD MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She serves as adjunct faculty for the Stanford Pediatric Integrative Medicine Fellowship and has additional training and certification in plant-based nutrition and cooking. She is the co-author with Brenda Davis, RD of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families, due out November 2020. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. In this episode we discuss: Why would parents want their children to be plant-based? General feeding principles What to feed your child in a day Picky eaters What if they don’t like what you make? How much should children be eating? If and how to say, you've had enough How to know if your child is thriving Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families
They’re Trying To Kill Us with John Lewis
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with John Lewis (BadAssVegan) about his new documentary film he co-produced with Keegan Kuhn called "They’re Trying To Kill Us". We kick off the podcast talking about injustice, inequality, dealing with hate and the Black Lives Matter movement. Then we go into some of the details of the film on how black communities are being targeted creating health conditions throughout North America. As per usual, we leave you with actionable tips on how you can make a difference in this world. You may remember John Lewis from The Plant Trainers Podcast number 223 about self-empowerment. He is an international public speaker, serial entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and activist for the wellness of all living beings. Now he can add author, film producer, and director to his resume. 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. Now John is taking on a new challenge as a film director and book author. In this episode we discuss: Music Injustice The jigsaw puzzle Rivegilde Is vegan classist How to deal with the hate 8% of black Americans don’t have access to... Variety and conditioning Pharmaceutical industry Snap Marketing to targeting back community How to help make a change “They’re Trying To Kill Us"
Exploring Food Combining with Tim James
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Tim James all about living foods and food combining. Food combining is not something we have studied, tried personally, or done with any of our clients before. We did think it was a good concept for people to learn about and continue their own research if it is something they are interested in. If you are someone who finds themselves asking if there could be more to their healing journey, you may find it quite interesting. We know you'll love his 4 Core Secrets, so stay tuned to the end. Tim James is founder and CEO of ChemicalFreeBody.com, a mission-based organization that is passionate about helping everybody to ignite their highest excitement in life by putting themselves and their health first. Tim discovered a new way to view health and nutrition when he visited a world-renowned health institute that specialized in detoxing & nutrition with his best friend Charles, who was being treated for cancer. Ever since, Tim has been striving for optimal health and has completely transformed his life and body, dropping nearly 40 lbs and successfully treating his own health problems! When Charles was considered cancer-free after 2 years, Chemical Free Body was born with the mission to share the power in taking responsibility for one’s own well-being! It's a transformational journey, and individuals have to dig deep to find what works. Tim shares his knowledge with thousands of people to help them transform themselves! In this episode we discuss: Finding plant-based Living foods Soil depletion Growing your own food Food combining Improving digestion Where to research 4 core secrets
Foods To Support Strong Mental Health with Melissa Mondala, MD
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Melissa Mondala all about lifestyle and mental health. You will love to listen to this one. We go through a lot of different lifestyle factors that can affect our mental health in negative and positive directions. It is possible you may be shocked at what she says is the most important way to care for your mental health. Learn what foods Dr. Melissa says are most beneficial and most detrimental for your body. Please do share this out with anyone you know suffering with any form of mental health issues from mood swings to full diagnosis. Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a double board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and Masters of Health Administration. She completed her Family Medicine residency and the first Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship from Loma Linda University Health. She was awarded the Lifestyle Medicine Diplomate/Specialist from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has a special focus on mental health and will be completing her Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship in December 2020. In this episode we discuss: Breathe Finding plant-based Mood What is mental health? Brain fog Foods to support good mental health Foods to avoid for improved mental health Is all sugar created equal? Hydration The one thing
Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease with Dr. Robert Breakey
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Bob Breakey about kidney disease. While kidney disease is not talked about frequently, it does affect 1 in 7 North Americans and can seriously alter one's quality of life as well as longevity. We cover everything from what the kidneys do, to how to find out if you are having kidney issues, to what the prescription is nutritionally speaking. If you find that you are confused about which foods may worsen kidney stones or chronic kidney disease (CKD) you will be extremely clear by the end of this episode. We highly suggest that you share this with anybody who has moderate or severe kidney issues or if kidney disease issues run in their family. And because people who are obese and have other chronic illnesses, they are likely to end up with kidney issues or kidney disease, please send this to them as well. Dr. Robert Breakey is a 5th generation graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and his Board certification with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in October of 2019. Dr. Breakey has practiced Lifestyle Family Medicine in Ann Arbor for 35 years. He is the Chairman of the Board for his multi-specialty medical group: IHA with over 700 providers caring for over 500,000 patients in southeast Michigan. He is also the Medical Director for the “IHA Lifestyle Medicine Institute” and the Chairman of the Board for the “Plant Based Nutrition Support Group” as well as a board member for the national organization: “Plant-Based Prevention of Disease” or “P-POD”. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, rollerblading, white water rafting, scuba diving, hiking and travel. To help support him in maintaining the vitality to do all of this in his mid 60s, he has followed a plant-based lifestyle for the last 43 years. In this episode we discuss: Becoming plant-based Why more people don’t know about plant-based What the kidneys do Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Kidney stones EGFR and kidney function Potassium phosphorous calcium oxalates How to know you have kidney disease Is CKD reversible Should you get your RGFR tested? Tips for best possible kidney function Fibre
Self-Care While Caring For Others with Dawn Renee
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dawn Renee all about self-care and what it takes to care for somebody with a degenerative disease, the toll it can take on the caregiver, and the steps the caregiver could take to keep themselves in their best possible health and energy. Coming from a place of illness and immobility herself, Dawn shares how she rebuilt her health, and the steps she now takes and coaches others to take to make sure caregivers do not fall ill themselves. You will find the tips and resources to be both accessible and actionable. Please share this out with anybody you know who cares for others including parents with healthy children or anyone who has a family member who needs looking after. Dawn Renee a holistic caregiver, Reiki energy practitioner, and the founder of Traveling Caregivers, struggled for most of her life to understand the triggers that were causing her to experience migraines, allergies, Endometriosis, an autoimmune disorder, Diabetes II, Lyme, Epstein Barr, mold exposure, gallstones, and chronic fatigue. Over the past decade with a holistic nature-based lifestyle approach she has devoted her life to uncovering ways to self-care and has found ways to heal from her disorders while holding space for others and helping them find their recipe for self-care, balance, healing, and hope. Traveling Caregivers, a grassroots hope-faith based organization, bridging the gap between self care while navigating a multitude of Caregiving concerns with a holistic lifestyle approach. In this episode we discuss: How dawn went plant-based Being a caregiver for others Signs of burnout Becoming calm Day to day musts for self care What makes you happy For caregivers starting out Resources for caregivers Traveling caregivers