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It's time to shift our mental framework around our health and planet. This podcast is here to plant seeds of opportunity and knowledge in what can lead us into a thriving civilisation. Diving deep into what we as individuals can do to contribute to a clean, green and sustainable future. We look at wholesome approaches to better our health, heal the planet, and nurture all beings.

The Plant Paradigm Tom Simak

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

It's time to shift our mental framework around our health and planet. This podcast is here to plant seeds of opportunity and knowledge in what can lead us into a thriving civilisation. Diving deep into what we as individuals can do to contribute to a clean, green and sustainable future. We look at wholesome approaches to better our health, heal the planet, and nurture all beings.

    Mitch Lower On Barefoot Running & Re-Wilding Your Feet

    Mitch Lower On Barefoot Running & Re-Wilding Your Feet

    Mitchell Lower is a vegan athlete and has been working in the fitness industry for over 5 years now. For the past year he has taken barefoot training and natural living seriously to make his passion for running sustainable. 
    The key topics in today's episode:
    - Nasal breathing
    - Tribes in the Kalahari
    - Natural movements
    - Adapting to barefoot shoes
    - Learning from kids
    - The consequence of conventional shoes
    - Changing your form
    -  Transition slowly
    - Flatfeet and running barefoot
    - Strengthening your feet
    - Running on different surfaces
    - The negatives of barefoot
    - Plant based vs barefoot benefits

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/xYJ7DuUwhlY

    Connect with Mitch:
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thearcadianway/


    Connect with me:
    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee
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    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Laura Reese On Being A Vegan In Politics, Changing Laws & The Future Of Law

    Laura Reese On Being A Vegan In Politics, Changing Laws & The Future Of Law

    Laura Reese is a vegan philanthropist and activist that co-founded an organisation called Agriculture Fairness Alliance. AFA  is a nonprofit advocating for farmers’ use of sustainable practices that halt climate change and lead to cleaner, healthier, and safer environments. AFA aims to level the playing field in federal farm policy so that sustainable and alternative protein-based foods can compete fairly in the free market.
    The key topics in today's episode:
    - Working with politicians
    - About Agriculture Fairness Alliance
    -  Where subsidy's go
    - The monopolised market
    - Shifting the market
    - Farmer equity
    - Dairy farm environmental impact
    - How to keep vested interests out
    - Follow the money
    - Re-wilding land
    - Net Zero by 2050
    - Lowering the cost of healthy food
    - Addressing racism
    - Low hanging fruits in policies
    - Losing faith in humanity
    - Being politically active

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/IG1MQ__IE_c

    Connect with Laura:
    Website | https://www.agriculturefairnessalliance.org/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/agfairnessalliance/
    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/agfairnessalliance/
    Reddit | https://www.reddit.com/user/agfairnessalliance

    My chat with Phil from The Party Pooper Podcast: SPOTIFY
    Connect with me:
    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee
    Subscribe to the podcast:
    Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |
    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Jansen Andre On Being A Vegan Ironman Athlete, Happiness & Love

    Jansen Andre On Being A Vegan Ironman Athlete, Happiness & Love

    Jansen Andre is a vegan Ironman athlete, chef, influencer and all round happy soul. This is Jansens second time on the podcast, since the first time he's come on he's completed 2 Ironman's, a Half Ironman, he's blown up on Instagram and has launched his own podcast called The Awoken Athlete.  You'll find him to be such an inspiring and authentic individual throughout this whole conversation.
    The key topics in today's episode:
    - What it was like doing an Ironman
    - The thoughts in an athletes mind
    - Giving up
    - Summing up his Cairns Ironman experience
    - Regrets for the event
    - Strategy for his next Ironman
    - Comparing yourself to the pros
    - Being hard on yourself
    - Affirmations
    - Nutrition of an athlete
    - Race day
    - Creating recipes
    - Feeling sad and down
    - Social media with a purpose
    - Why people are in your life
    - Setting goals
    -  Rendang Curry
    - Nutrition for an Ironman
    - Being a multi-sport athlete

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/VvLo3GZfFmE

    Connect with Jansen:
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/plantstrongjans/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/plantswithattitude_/
    Awoken Athlete Podcast |  SPOTIFY

    Resources:
    Jansen's first Ironman completion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-fpb_q8Qz8
    Episode 61 (our first chat):  SPOTIFY
    Connect with me:
    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee
    Subscribe to the podcast:
    Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |
    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD On Having A Healthy Heart

    Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD On Having A Healthy Heart

    Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD  is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Lipidology. She founded Whole Heart Cardiology, with the mission of providing patient centred cardiac care, evidence-based nutritional guidance, and personalised lifestyle plans. Nicole is just a great example of what we need more of, doctors that follow and prescribe to scientific evidence. Which is many cases points to plant centric diets in order to foster a healthy physiology.
    The key topics in today's episode:
    - Facts about heart disease
    - Defining a healthy heart
    - Symptoms of an unhealthy heart
    -  How much exercise is good
    - Foods to eat for heart health
    - Sugar in fruit
    - Being up to date with science
    - Why we eat the rainbow
    -  The effect of meat, dairy and eggs
    - How sodium affects your body
    - Raising healthy kids

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/VObv9sJNTLw

    Connect with Nicole:
    Website | https://www.wholeheartcardiology.com/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/nicoleharkinmd/
    Connect with me:
    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee
    Subscribe to the podcast:
    Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |
    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 56 min
    Robert Cheeke On Bodybuilding & Intrinsic Motivation

    Robert Cheeke On Bodybuilding & Intrinsic Motivation

    Robert Cheeke is an OG vegan and has been eating plant based since 1995. He is the bestselling author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, Plant-Based Muscle, and this conversation is backed on his new book, The Plant Based Athlete. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews Magazine’s Most Influential Vegan Athletes and is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. 


    The key topics in today's episode:
    - The Plant Based Athlete
    - Intrinsic motivations
    - Fasting
    - Veganism 25 years ago
    - How building muscle works
    - Making workouts predictable
    - Stretching and mobility
    - How to lose weight
    - Tracking calories
    -  Do what you love
    - Releasing a book

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/4djjwnfaClI

    Connect with Robert:
    Website | https://www.veganbodybuilding.com/
    The Plant Based Athlete Book | AMAZON
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/robert.cheeke/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/veganbodybuildingandfitness


    Connect with me:


    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee


    Subscribe to the podcast:


    Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |


    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Jenny Cameron & Dr Malcolm Mackay On A Guide To A Healthy Plant Based Diet

    Jenny Cameron & Dr Malcolm Mackay On A Guide To A Healthy Plant Based Diet

    Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in medical practice and has a special interest in preventing and managing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions.
    Jenny Cameron is a nutritionist and research librarian in Melbourne. She runs seminars and immersion programs focussing on plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine and provides nutrition consultations and coaching for clients looking to improve their health through optimising their diet and making other healthy lifestyle changes.
    Together the two of them created www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au providing information and resources for those interested in plant based living. They also host immersion retreats, seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.
    The key topics in today's episode:
    - What is a whole foods plant based diet
    - The best nuts to eat
    - Their journey to plant based lifestyles
    - Best way to start eating plants
    - The danger of under-eating
    - Supplements
    - Initial physical changes once changing diets
    - How weight loss works
    - A deep dive into oils
    - How to gain weight
    - How much protein do you need
    - Are carbs evil?
    - When compared to what

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/3GebkUpoP2s

    Connect with them:
    Website | https://drmalcolmmackay.com.au/
    Website | https://www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/
    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/PlantBasedHealthAustralia/
    Connect with me:
    Instagram | @plant.paradigm
    Instagram | @tomsimak
    YouTube | The Plant Paradigm
    Twitter | @plantparadigm
    Website | www.theplantparadigm.com
    Support the show | Buy me a coffee
    Subscribe to the podcast:
    Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |
    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace
    Stay happy,
    Eat plants,
    Peace

    • 1 hr 17 min

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I love to travel, and this podcast is a great way to learn about vegan options in different cities. The episodes are usually quick and to the point. I love that Tom adds different types of vegan restaurants in the episodes, like places to go on a date night or places to go to get the best desserts. This podcast has added quite a few vegan restaurants to my list of places to try while traveling!

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