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A fun and inspiring plant-based podcast from nutrition experts at The Physicians Committee. "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll, who lost 275 pounds, is frequently joined by Dr. Neal Barnard and others to motivate and educate both new vegans and those who have been plant-powered for life. Learn the secrets to radically improving your health as Chuck goes one-on-one with others who have transformed their lives. Dive into the science of a plant-based diet like the effects of eating a single beef hamburger or slice of cheese can do to the body!

The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee Physicians Committee

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9, 1.4K Ratings

A fun and inspiring plant-based podcast from nutrition experts at The Physicians Committee. "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll, who lost 275 pounds, is frequently joined by Dr. Neal Barnard and others to motivate and educate both new vegans and those who have been plant-powered for life. Learn the secrets to radically improving your health as Chuck goes one-on-one with others who have transformed their lives. Dive into the science of a plant-based diet like the effects of eating a single beef hamburger or slice of cheese can do to the body!

    Football Star to Plant-Based Sensation: The Gabriel Miller Story

    Football Star to Plant-Based Sensation: The Gabriel Miller Story

    Gabriel Miller dreamed of running onto the field Sunday afternoons in the fall as a player in the NFL. It seemed as though that dream was on the verge of coming true until a freak injury cut short his college football career.
     
    With one goal snatched away the 19-year-old set a new goal for himself, to be able to walk without the use of a walker. He was facing a lifetime of surgeries and debilitating pain unless he lost a significant amount of weight. There was only one problem. After gorging on the standard American diet for years (and then some) as a football player, he really had no clue how to do it.
     
    Then he had an epiphany. It was one word, really. Plants.
     
    On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, Gabriel joins "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll to share what led him down that healthier path that didn't include countless medical procedures and unrelenting pain.
     
    Although he may not have achieved riches in the NFL, he has found abundant prosperity by sharing his story and helping others overcome their own health obstacles. This is one remarkable conversation.
     
    Plus, Dr. Jasmol Sardana joins the show as Chuck opens up the Doctor's Mailbag to answer your health and nutrition questions.
     
    - Is it better to get too much sodium or too little?
    - Is orange juice actually healthy?
    - Are agave and maple syrup healthier than sugar?
    - Are there foods people with eczema should avoid?
    - What can be used for salad dressing that is low fat and vegan?
     
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New York, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Gabriel Miller
    Book: https://amzn.to/2ZLHwtC
    Twitter: @PlantBasedGabe
    IG: @PlantBasedGabriel
    Web: https://www.plantbasedgabriel.com
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
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    COVID-19 Resources
    PCRM: https://bit.ly/PCRMcovid
    CDC: https://bit.ly/33DXgyF
    WHO: https://bit.ly/33BSeTo
    COVID-19 Global Map: https://bit.ly/CVID19map
     
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Change What You Eat, Change Your Risk of Having a Stroke

    Change What You Eat, Change Your Risk of Having a Stroke

    Every 40 seconds someone in America will have a stroke. That adds up to 800,000 people every year. And of those, 140,000 will die. With those numbers, it’s no surprise that strokes rank among the top five leading causes of death in the U.S.

    But how many lives could be saved with diet and lifestyle changes? More than you would think!
     
    On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, Dr. Vanita Rahman joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss how steering clear of the high fat standard American diet can significantly improve your chances of never having a stroke.
     
    Also, Chuck is joined by a very special stroke survivor who shares how a trip to the gym eight years ago turned into a stay in the hospital and lengthy recovery. Julie Wright is a well known television personality in the Washington, DC area who was in the middle of training for an upcoming race when the stroke hit out of nowhere. She also happens to be Chuck’s wife.
     
    The incident turned her life upside down for months and forced her to closely examine what she was eating. However, she says food was never discussed by her doctors and it wasn’t until she began searching for healthier options on her own that she made the connection.
     
    Plus, Dr. Neal Barnard offers his advice to an Exam Room listener who recently adopted a plant-based diet and wanted some ideas about losing weight besides avoiding high fat nuts and seeds.
     
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    This episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast is sponsored by The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which supports organizations like the Physicians Committee that carry on Greg’s love for animals by promoting plant-based health and working to end animal abuse.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New York, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Stroke Resources
    https://bit.ly/2X7hIpZ
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Julie Wright
    Twitter: @TheJulieWright
    IG: @TheJulieWright
    Facebook: https://bit.ly/JWFbPage
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Twitter: @DrNealBarnard
    IG: @DrNealBarnard
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/DrBarnardFB
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
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    COVID-19 Resources
    PCRM: https://bit.ly/PCRMcovid
    CDC: https://bit.ly/33DXgyF
    WHO: https://bit.ly/33BSeTo
    COVID-19 Global Map: https://bit.ly/CVID19map
     
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    • 54 min
    How To Have The Perfect Plant-Based Cookout

    How To Have The Perfect Plant-Based Cookout

    How can anyone have a cookout without hamburgers and hot dogs? Quite easily!
     
    On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, dietitian Maggie Neola weighs in with “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on the perfect plant-based menu for any cookout, everything from appetizers to the main course! She even has some ideas for ways to grill a delicious vegan dessert! It’s so good that people bypassing beef for the first time are going to love it.
     
    Dr. Jim Loomis from the movie The Game Changers also checks in to talk about a new study that puts plant-based female athletes head-to-head with their meat eating competitors. How do their muscles and endurance compare? Hint: This one shatters “bro science” even though the study was only for women!
     
    Plus, we open up The Doctor’s Mailbag to answer your questions as Dr. Vanita Rahman from the Barnard Medical Center checks in!
     
    Should we avoid tofu since it’s a processed food?  
    How much avocado can be part of a healthy diet?  
    Is it possible to have too little fat in a diet?  
    Is it possible to eat too much fruit?  
    Is someone who has lost a lot of weight, but still has more pounds to go, still at a higher risk for COVID-19?  
    And many more!  
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New York, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Meatless Cookout Recipes
    https://bit.ly/3g5tSHr
    Beans vs Beef Infographic: https://bit.ly/3cNJdKI
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    Vegan Athlete Study
    https://go.nature.com/2WNYqWJ
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Twitter: @DrNealBarnard
    IG: @DrNealBarnard
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/DrBarnardFB
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
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    COVID-19 Resources
    PCRM: https://bit.ly/PCRMcovid
    CDC: https://bit.ly/33DXgyF
    WHO: https://bit.ly/33BSeTo
    COVID-19 Global Map: https://bit.ly/CVID19map
     
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    • 58 min
    Best Foods To Lower High Blood Pressure

    Best Foods To Lower High Blood Pressure

    Half of all adults have high blood pressure. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Since hypertension often begins with the food we eat, a lot of us can experience big improvements by changing our daily menu.
     
    On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by dietitian Susan Levin who shares the best foods to lower high blood pressure! From tomatoes to raisins to kale, Susan will help you make a list of the foods you should be stocking up on. She and Chuck also go over some amazing plant-based blood pressure lowering recipes, including banana bread!
     
    Plus, we open up The Doctor’s Mailbag as Dr. Jim Loomis from the movie The Game Changers answers your questions!
     
    Is it possible to undo all of the damage done to the body from eating a poor diet for years?  
    Can salt be part of a healthy diet?  
    What is the best way to replace oil when sautéing food?  
    Why could someone have high triglycerides while eating a vegan diet?  
    How much protein should a college athlete eat?  
    And many more!  
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New York, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Blood Pressure
    Recipes: https://bit.ly/3693HLo
    Resources: https://bit.ly/3g3pYiv
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Twitter: @DrNealBarnard
    IG: @DrNealBarnard
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/DrBarnardFB
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
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    COVID-19 Resources
    PCRM: https://bit.ly/PCRMcovid
    CDC: https://bit.ly/33DXgyF
    WHO: https://bit.ly/33BSeTo
    COVID-19 Global Map: https://bit.ly/CVID19map
     
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    • 55 min
    Top 5 RED Foods for a Healthy Heart

    Top 5 RED Foods for a Healthy Heart

    One of the best ways you can keep your heart beating at its best is by eating a healthy diet with foods of all colors. Naturally, that includes red foods as well! Quite appropriate for heart health!
     
    On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by dietitian Lee Crosby who serves up the top five healthiest red foods you should be eating to keep your heart pumping as strong as ever! There may be one or two on the list that surprise you!
     
    Plus, we open up The Doctor’s Mailbag as Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Vanita Rahman answer your questions!
     
    Can microwaving food kill the coronavirus?  
    Why is there so much salt in many meat substitutes?  
    Is there anything that can be done to help “super tasters?”  
    My cholesterol is 149 and I’m told that is too low. Is that true?  
    Should you be careful with soybeans because they are high in fat?  
    Does cooking with olive oil pose a threat to your health?  
    And many more!  
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New York, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Twitter: @DrNealBarnard
    IG: @DrNealBarnard
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/DrBarnardFB
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    Lee Crosby
    Twitter: @Veggie_Quest
    IG: @leeatveggiequest
    Web: https://veggie-quest.com
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
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    COVID-19 Resources
    PCRM: https://bit.ly/PCRMcovid
    CDC: https://bit.ly/33DXgyF
    WHO: https://bit.ly/33BSeTo
    COVID-19 Global Map: https://bit.ly/CVID19map
     
     
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    • 50 min
    One Day to Wellness: Nutrition, Cancer, and Erectile Dysfunction

    One Day to Wellness: Nutrition, Cancer, and Erectile Dysfunction

    Nine years ago Bruce Mylrea was diagnosed with prostate cancer. On that day he became a student of health and discovered the enormous role that food can play both in making us well and making us sick. From his studies, an epic road trip with his loving wife Mindy was born! Today, the pair travel the country in an enormous RV covered in fruits and vegetables sharing the knowledge they’ve acquired with all who will listen.
     
    Bruce and Mindy join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to give an update on Bruce’s health.
     
    Mindy also dishes on her new book, The Plant Powered Penis, which was inspired by the couple’s own experience after doctors told Bruce that he wouldn’t be able to perform in the bedroom very well following his cancer treatment. While many others struggled, Bruce and Mindy never really left the honeymoon phase and are still like a couple of newlyweds! Her book centers on her research on how a plant-based diet can improve male performance.
     
    Also, Chuck revisits a conversation with Dr. Steve Neabore about the science of erectile dysfunction which plagues 40% of all men over 40, according to some estimates! What foods can help with erectile dysfunction? Dr. Neabore has the answer!
     
    If you would like to submit a question for the doctor please tweet @ChuckCarrollWLC or @PCRM using the hashtag #ExamRoomPodcast.
     
    Schedule a telemedicine appointment with doctors and dietitians at Barnard Medical Center. Available to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, New York, Missouri, Kentucky, and Massachusetts.
     
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    Bruce and Mindy Mylrea
    Online classes: https://bit.ly/1dayworkshops
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    The Plant-Powered Penis Book
    Order: https://amzn.to/2SW2npU
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    Chuck Carroll
    Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook
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    Physicians Committee
    Twitter: @PCRM
    IG: @PhysiciansCommittee
    Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook
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    Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine
    Schedule Appointment: https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed
     
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Leperez333 ,

A Feel-Good Podcast

This podcast is always upbeat, positive, and full of expert advice to help me experience my best health. I appreciate the variety of speakers sharing their knowledge based on the research. Dr. Barnard is a real leader who cares about his subscribers. Chuck Carroll does a great job serving as the emcee while inserting some great humor. I look forward to each new episode!

CCMLauren ,

Excellent and inspiring podcast!

Whenever my eating habits start to slip, listening to this podcast always motivates me and helps me to remember the WHY behind healthy food choices.

ree7770 ,

Best plant based podcast out there!

This is my all time favorite podcast. If you’re plant based, or even just curious to know more this is the one to listen to! The guests are engaging, and present scientific evidence and information about how to lead the most well balanced healthiest life you can! So informative, thank you for everything!!

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