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Raise your health IQ with a fun and inspiring plant-based podcast from nutrition experts at The Physicians Committee. "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll, who lost 280 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 improving your health from doctors and nutritionists and become inspired by others who have already reclaimed their health! 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!

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Raise your health IQ with a fun and inspiring plant-based podcast from nutrition experts at The Physicians Committee. "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll, who lost 280 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 improving your health from doctors and nutritionists and become inspired by others who have already reclaimed their health! 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!

    Poisoned With Protein? Rethinking A Nutrient Obsession | Dr. Joel Kahn

    Poisoned With Protein? Rethinking A Nutrient Obsession | Dr. Joel Kahn

    Is a protein obsession doing more harm than help to your health? What researchers have discovered about high-protein diets reveals a startling truth that may have you rethink which nutrients to prioritize in your diet.
     
    Dr. Joel Kahn looks at the evidence showing the potential consequences that may arise from protein obsession and what it could mean for your health.
     
    On This Show
    - Protein and heart health
    - Protein and cardiac arrhythmia
    - Protein and bone health
    - Protein and long life
    - Who may need to eat more protein
    - Complete proteins
    - Can plant protein match meat’s effects
    - Is too much plant protein unhealthy?
    - Protein marketing and industry influence
    - And more!
     
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    What: The Power Foods Revolution
    Where: Washington, DC - The National Press Club
    Date: March 26, 2024
    Time: 7:00pm
    Who: Dr. Neal Barnard, Chuck Carroll, Dustin Harder, Stefanie Ignoffo
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    • 55 min
    1 Change = 100 Pounds Lost: The New Life of Shauné Hayes

    1 Change = 100 Pounds Lost: The New Life of Shauné Hayes

    Shauné Hayes has an amazing story to tell! She struggled with her weight for her entire life before turning to a vegan diet and losing 100 pounds!
     
    After dozens of failed diets, struggling with eating disorders, and living in pain, she is thriving! And she attributes it all to her new way of eating.
     
    She says that she still eats the foods that she loves; she just learned how to make healthy plant-based versions. That includes vegan barbecue recipes that originated from the serious barbecue town of Kansas City where she grew up.
     
    Shauné sits down with "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll for an unforgettably inspiring conversation. Together they've lost nearly 400 pounds!
     
    Both are featured in Dr. Neal Barnard's book, The Power Foods Diet.
     
    On This Show
    - Why a vegan diet has worked better than other diets for weight loss
    - Why a plant-based diet helps to keep the weight off for good
    - Overcoming bulimia as a child
    - Reversing the conditions that caused her to live in pain
    - Her new outlook on life
    - Creating new recipes from longtime favorite foods
    - Why she no longer counts calories
    - And more!
     
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    Date: March 26, 2024
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    • 42 min
    Love Sick: How Your Partner Influences Your Health | Dr. Neal Barnard Exam Room LIVE Q&A

    Love Sick: How Your Partner Influences Your Health | Dr. Neal Barnard Exam Room LIVE Q&A

    Can you spouse or significant other make you physically sick?
     
    The joke writes itself, but it’s truly no laughing matter. The answer is yes! And the reasons extend beyond just the day-to-day hiccups of relationships.
     
    Research shows that your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner can have a direct influence on your health. Dr. Neal Barnard, author of The Power Foods Diet, joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to explain how the love of your life is influencing your ability to be healthy.
     
    Dr. Barnard explains that it’s a double-edged sword. While some relationships can become a barrier to being healthy others can work very much work in your favor to build a healthier body inside and out.
     
    To demonstrate how significant the influence your partner may have, Dr. Barnard shares a study examining high blood pressure among couples. If one person has high blood pressure the other is at a significantly higher risk of having it as well! And that’s just the tip of the health relationship iceberg!
     
    In The Power Foods Focus, Dr. Barnard also shares the foods that you should be eating to boost your metabolism and achieve your weight loss goals.
     
    On This Show
    - High blood pressure among couples
    - Your partner’s influence on your risk of heart disease
    - Your partner and your risk of cancer
    - How to encourage healthier habits
    - Minimizing temptation
    - Saturated fat and cholesterol
    - And more!
     
    Dr. Barnard is the author of The Power Foods Diet: The Breakthrough Plan That Traps, Tames, and Burns Calories for Easy and Permanent Weight Loss.
     
    This episode is sponsored by The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which supports organizations like the Physicians Committee that carry on Greg’s passion and love for animals through rescue efforts, veganism, and wildlife conservation.
     
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    • 41 min
    Love Diet: Foods That Love You Back and Heartbreakers Too | Dr. Hana Kahleova

    Love Diet: Foods That Love You Back and Heartbreakers Too | Dr. Hana Kahleova

    Food is a true love story. Some things you eat will love you back with their whole heart. But often the love is unrequited. Despite the devotion you’ve shown the food, it does not love you back. And when that happens you are trapped in a toxic relationship.
     
    Dr. Hana Kahleova has mastered the language of love in terms of nutrition and brings us the ins and outs of the love diet.
     
    She will tell you the foods you can eat that are like love at first sight and those that might show a little more tough love. While those are frustrating at first, in the end you’ll discover they’re giving you the kick in the pants you needed to take your health to the next level!
     
    She also reveals the fruits and vegetables that your health will love the most when she joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room Podcast.
     
    Topics Discussed
    - Sweet love of fruits
    - Tough love of vegetables
    - Toxic relationships from unhealthy foods
    - Healthiest vegetables
    - Healthiest fruits
    - Why whole grains matter
    - Beans are your BFF for life
    - And more!
     
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    • 39 min
    How Sugar Sours the Gut and Messes With Microbiome | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    How Sugar Sours the Gut and Messes With Microbiome | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Sugar can literally hijack your brain and disrupt healthy microbiome. Research shows that sweets come with a painful dark side that can destroy your backside as harmful bacteria thrives on the sugar you eat.
     
    The good news is that there are healthy alternatives that can satisfy the sweet cravings but also help to repair and rebuild your gut health.
     
    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, gastroenterologist and bestselling author of Fiber Fueled, delivers expert insight on the gut-brain axis and how intense sugar cravings can override common sense and drive you to eat endless amounts of empty calories.
     
    Dr. B. joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room LIVE.
     
    In This Episode
    - The effects of refined sugar
    - Artificial sweeteners and gut health
    - Healthy sugar substitutes
    - Sugar’s impact on IBS, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease
    - Leaky gut
    - Fruit and bloating
    - And more!
     
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    • 54 min
    Nutritional Stress and Resiliency with Dr. Columbus Batiste

    Nutritional Stress and Resiliency with Dr. Columbus Batiste

    Nutritional stress is a new term for a lot of people, but it’s affecting your health on a daily basis. It comes from the foods we eat and how we cook them.
     
    Gain a deep understanding of what nutritional stress could mean for you as well and how to overcome it with nutritional resiliency on this episode of The Exam Room Podcast.
     
    Famed cardiologist Dr. Columbus Batiste joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll for deeper look at your health from all angles.
     
    Dr. Batiste is the author of the forthcoming book Selfish: Cardiologist’s Guide to Healing a Broken Heart.
     
    Topics Discussed
    - Nutritional stress
    - Nutritional resiliency
    - The stressful effect of hyperpalatable on your body
    - Foods to decrease stress
    - Foods that increase stress
    - Dr. Batiste’s motivation for healing patients
    - And more!
     
    Bestselling author Carleigh Bodrug from PlantYou also returns to the show for another installment of Five 4! This time she has five tips for saving money and eating healthier at the same time!
     
    Carleigh’s new book, PlantYou: Scrappy Cooking, will be released this spring.
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    Date: March 26, 2024
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    Who: Dr. Neal Barnard, Chuck Carroll, Dustin Harder, Stefanie Ignoffo
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Customer Reviews

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GoodTimberShop ,

Saved my 3lbs daughter and my life!!

4 years ago after many beautifully motivating factors, I transitioned into a whole food plant based lifestyle. I was only 8 weeks pregnant with my only daughter at the time (4 brothers ahead of her) and did not at the start of it ever expect that going vegan was the soul factor that saved both my daughter and my life.
I felt amazing during her pregnancy even while covid started raining down months before she was due in late May 2020. However things took a turn in early March of 2020 when doctors discovered that my daughters placenta had died early (a undiagnosed condition all my pregnancies dabbled with in later stages of my boys pregnancies, never this early or this dire)

My daughter was dying.

I was told in the hospital that I needed to strictly focus on eating as many fruits and veggies I could while on bed rest there while we fought to save her life. The same nurse that gave me that instruction paused and said “I know that’s near impossible with hospital food but please try”
That’s when I told her that I had been plant based nearly her whole pregnancy. She looked me straight in the eye and told me “You may have single handedly saved your own daughters life with that”

I still get Chills.

Long story short, with many other amazing stories in-between, I was then diagnosed with a devestating blood clotting disorder that could kill me and any pregnancy at any moment. My daughter had to be taken out by emergency c-section which nearly killed me. She was a whopping 3lbs but came out a fighter! Never needing oxygen or anything other then a few weeks in the NICU to get her body fat up.

My whole food plant based lifestyle from that point on became far more of a passion to me as I dug further in my education in it and getting my IQ up on this fabulous podcast has been a true JOY in my life! I’ve been a follower for years and it never leaves me feeling less educated or motivated to continue listening and living this lifestyle.

My blood disorder is one that comes with no cure. HOWEVER my blood panels keep coming back normal with zero signs of the condition each test, which leave my doctors and I stunned. I attribute it to my plant-based lifestyle. I will never regrets my decision 4 years ago to be a whole food plant based warrior! It truly is the key to LIVE!
Bonus I’m 60lbs down and have maintained it for 3 years 💪🏼

My daughter is now nearly 4 years old and as sassy as they come, bossing her 4 big brothers around. She is the biggest broccoli lover there ever was!

Thank you for this incredible podcast

I’d love to share my story here if you ever come across my review! Plenty more to that incredible story and others I hold dear to my still beating heart.

GodofRisk ,

Great podcast!

Love listening to ask of your guests! Always learn something new! As a lifestyle medicine nurse care manager, I am wondering why you have never had a nurse who is in the field on your show? We have lots to share. We can really be a helpful partner in helping people create new habits and make lasting lifestyle change!🤗. (But I’m a little bias about the power of nurses)

Map Girl ,

This is one of my favorite podcasts!! WFPB has saved my life!

I always learn so much from this podcast. Also helps me stay on track with reversing my T2D. Was A1c at 10.4. Six months later at 6.1. All by moving to a whole food plant based (low fat) diet. Still a work in progress but am following the Mastering Diabetes plan.
Thanks so much for having such an inspiring and informative show!
Suzann - Escondido, CA

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