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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 sing ...
 
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The link between dairy foods and milk and cancer is undeniable. In fact, multiple studies show that consuming them increases risk of developing breast cancer by roughly 50 percent among women! On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll explores the reason why the hormones, fat and proteins found in milk ...…
 
Dr. Neal Barnard steps into The Exam Room with “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll! Every October it seems as though everything is awash in pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. However, Dr. Barnard explains that sometimes these well-intentioned efforts badly miss the mark. Remember when KFC had a pink bucket of chicken? What about the ...…
 
Dr. Kristi Funk is a world renown breast cancer surgeon who has devoted her life to saving the lives of others and bringing hope to patients by teaching them the benefits of a plant-based diet. The author of “Breasts: The Owner’s Manual” joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to kick off the month-long Let’s Beat Breast Cancer podcast s ...…
 
Dangerous and controversial headlines are everywhere and these headlines can kill! Headline: "No need to reduce red or processed meat for good health!" Sadly, this is cancer causing clickbait and it's putting the health of millions in jeopardy. The risk of cancer, heart disease, and other ailments is very real and this episode has the science t ...…
 
On a bonus episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, we are celebrating a major victory for animals! The lives of hundreds of thousands of mice, rabbits and other mammals will be spared thanks to a new directive by the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency is eliminating all chemical testing on mammals by 2035 and the tests will begin to be phas ...…
 
Are vegans really more likely to have a stroke than meat eaters? In this jam packed episode of The Exam Room Podcast™, Dr. Neal Barnard joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to debunk that myth and take a close look at a recent study that found that to be the case. As you’ll hear, the conclusion was drawn after researchers adjusted dat ...…
 
A doctor has changed her life by adopting a plant-based diet and is now using her experience to transform the lives of her patients. Dr. Vanita Rahman joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to talk about how she overcame her own battle with obesity and why she’s sharing that experience and what she’s learned. Her journey to health began ...…
 
“Someone asked me how could you get as strong as an ox without eating meat? My answer was, ‘have you ever seen an ox eating meat?’” - Patrik Baboumian, record-setting Strongman, from The Game Changers. That is the epiphany of a hulking gentleman who squats the equivalent of five kegs of beer or two and half full-grown panda bears. Baboumian is ...…
 
Put on your thinking caps because this show is all about your brain! Dr. Neal Barnard joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on this episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast to go over the foods you should be eating to keep your brain in tip top condition! You’ll also hear them talk about: - Why a family history of Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t ...…
 
Your brain and your gut are like best friends who are always calling and texting each other. They’re always in communication and can’t live without each other! Gut and brain relationship expert Dr. Leigh Frame joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on this episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast to shine more light on their unique bond. Her f ...…
 
This show is all about weight loss and inspiration! Some believe that when you begin losing weight at some point the scale will simply stop moving. You eat the same and you exercise the same, but the pounds stop coming off. Maybe you exercise even more, but it seems no matter what you try you’re stuck on the weight loss plateau. "The Weight Los ...…
 
Researchers have known for years that red meat is anything but a health food. Dozens of studies have shown that eating it increases the risk of multiple forms of cancer and heart disease. Now, Dr. Joel Kahn joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room™ with three NEW reasons not to eat red meat, some of which might surprise y ...…
 
There’s a good chance you’re addicted to a food even if you’re not overweight! Food can be one of the most addictive substances on the face of the earth. Whether it’s fast food, fried food, chocolate or sweets, our brains crave high fat foods that are loaded with salt and sugar. You’re hooked! It’s a vice that is literally killing us. For those ...…
 
Dr. Dean Ornish joins The Exam Room™ to answer your questions about nutrition! The legendary in lifestyle medicine joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll for a wide-ranging interview at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. Dr. Ornish speaks openly with Chuck about his own battle with depression that nearly claimed his ...…
 
Is the paleo diet healthy? Supporters claim that by eating the way our ancestors did more than 10,000 years ago you will lose weight and get healthy. It’s a diet free of most grains, beans, legumes and potatoes since those foods weren’t available during the paleolithic era. However, there is evidence to suggest certain grains and tubers were in ...…
 
Can eating a vegan diet help your skin? A growing amount of research says yes. Plant-based dermatologist Dr. Niyati Sharma returns to the show to join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll and answer your questions! Can eating chocolate cause acne? What effect does coffee have on the skin? Can eating sugar cause acne? Does dairy cause acne? ...…
 
Prepare yourself for the healthiest three days ever! On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Dr. Neal Barnard as he puts the finishing touches on his big presentation at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. He and Chuck preview the enormous three-day event featuring some ...…
 
People have claimed that eating fish is one of the healthiest things you can do. It’s good for the heart, it’s great for the eyes and is the ultimate brain food. And the fat in fish a modern medical marvel! But are any of those claims actually true? On this episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Dr. Nea ...…
 
The current generation of children will not live longer than their parents if the current skyrocketing obesity trend continues. One out of every five children are now obese, according to the latest statistics, while millions of others are overweight and not far behind. As those numbers continue to rise, so too will the number of children facing ...…
 
“I had a cheeseburger for dinner. Then I finished reading The China Study that night and started a vegan diet the next day.” -Andrew Freeman, M.D. Dr. T. Colin Campbell has devoted his life to nutrition science and revolutionized how many of us, including physicians, view plant-based diets. His research and book thrust the health benefits of a ...…
 
Menopause is inescapable. From hot flashes to mood swings, every woman will eventually feel the effects of the change of life. But making changes to your diet and lifestyle can help make everything much more manageable. Here’s something to consider: Only about 10 percent of women in China and 20 percent of women in Japan experience hot flashes. ...…
 
Did you know that a plant-based diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent? Keep that in mind as esteemed plant-based cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll for a special episode of The Exam Room™ podcast! The pair sat down together at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City to discu ...…
 
If we are what we eat, then how much of our looks are determined by our food choices? According to Dr. Niyati Sharma, quite a bit! On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, the plant-based dermatologist joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss the connection between the food on your plate and the face you see in the mirror. Th ...…
 
Can a dog or a cat be vegan? That’s what we explore on this episode of The Exam Room™! Veterinarian Dr. Armaiti May has been studying plant-based diets and animals for years and joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss her findings. According to Dr. May, dogs and cats have only "nutrient requirements" and not specific "ingredie ...…
 
We continue to unlock the mysteries of gut bacteria and your health, including how it effects weight loss! With advancements in DNA research, we are revisiting what we thought we knew about what’s populating our digestive tract and where new discoveries are taking us. Gut bacteria expert Dr. Hana Kahleova returns to take a deep dive into the la ...…
 
Have you ever gone to the doctor and been given this ambiguous prescription for “diet and exercise?” The exercise part seems straight forward, but for many doctors food remains a medical mystery. That’s a major problem given the fact that poor diet quality has surpassed smoking to become the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. In ...…
 
Rip Esselstyn has quite the story to tell! After retiring as an elite professional athlete and later hanging up the boots as a firefighter, he devoted his life to inspiring and improving the health of so many people through the plant-based Engine 2 Diet. It’s a program born out of his desire to help a fellow firefighter in desperate need of cha ...…
 
It’s not just chicken that you’re eating! On this episode of The Exam Room Podcast™, Dr. Neal Barnard joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss the disgusting truth about chicken being sold in stores. It doesn’t matter if it’s white or dark meat – odds are it’s covered in feces! We know because we hired independent investigators ...…
 
True story: A woman is overjoyed to learn that not only is she pregnant, but that she’s carrying twins. Then doctors make a devastating discovery. One of the children has developed a fatal birth defect and will not survive long outside the womb. The news is soul crushing. But the woman and her husband are determined that their child’s life, how ...…
 
Let's say you're super hungry. Would you feel fuller after eating a veggie burger or a traditional hamburger? You're about to find out! In this episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast, meat and plants duke it out in a head-to-head battle to satisfy hunger. Join "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll as he sits down with Dr. Hana Kahleova to discuss ...…
 
What if the whole world went vegan?! It’s an intriguing question with the answer impacting both our health and that of the environment. Indeed, it is a win-win! In this episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast, Dr. Neal Barnard joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss the enormous environmental implications of adopting a plant-based d ...…
 
Is there a difference between the fat found in an avocado and the fat found in a hamburger? What about the fat from nuts and the fat from bologna? That’s what we’re going to find out on this episode of The Exam Room™ as Dr. Hana Kahleova sits down with the “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to discuss her groundbreaking research on both t ...…
 
Does the Keto Diet really have such a smelly side effect?! A growing chorus of women are claiming that they have developed a very foul odor in an intimate area since going on the high-fat high-protein diet. There are so many stories out there that the Internet is now referring to the phenomenon as “keto crotch.” But are these claims real or doe ...…
 
She was so fired up to go plant-based that she tattooed the word “vegan” on her arm. And that was before all animal products had been eliminated from her diet. She just knew that she wanted to do it. And, boy did she ever! That is Starla Maurer. Her energy is infectious and her zest for life is unrivaled. The fitness instructor thought she was ...…
 
Who wants to grow old?! Anti-aging is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with millions of can't miss gadgets and creams, all promising to wash away blemishes and smooth out wrinkles. There are the countless procedures to keep us looking 20 years younger than the birthdate on our driver’s license. We are terrified of showing our years and fo ...…
 
To say that we are a bacon obsessed culture would be a gross understatement. In fact, 43% of Canadians would rather eat bacon than have sex, according to a 2010 study! Another 25% of adults worried that their significant other loved bacon more than they loved them. Reality check: If you believe that your partner would honestly pick bacon over y ...…
 
What if losing weight doesn’t mean cutting back on portion sizes? Is there a way to really eat more but weigh less? That’s what “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll explores on this episode of The Exam Room™. The concept may sound too good to be true, but Dr. Steve Neabore sits down with Chuck to explore the science behind a plant-based die ...…
 
Food addiction can be as powerful as any drug on the street. In this episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll opens up about a nearly three-decade battle with food addiction that nearly claimed his life. He struggled to “diet” at 420 pounds and experienced withdrawal symptoms when he tried to go without fast food. His ...…
 
When things aren’t working like they should in bed, men should be turning to vegetables and not Viagra, according to numerous studies. Indeed, science shows the lasting cure for erectile dysfunction is more likely to be found in the refrigerator than in the medicine cabinet. In this episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Ca ...…
 
You don’t have to be an Olympic caliber athlete to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet! In this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, find out why athletes from 8 to 80 years old are gaining an edge by taking meat and dairy off the table. “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll sits down with Dr. James Loomis, medical director of the Barnard ...…
 
The latest trend in the NFL isn’t a fancy offense or going for it on fourth down. It’s going vegan! A growing number of the league’s stars — many of them 300 pounds of pure muscle — are turning to a plant-based diet to take their game to the next level. And it’s no surprise given the success they are having. In this episode of The Exam Room, “T ...…
 
Aidan Gallagher is a young plant-based game changer! Not only is he a tv star, he’s also a heck of a musician who is already using his celebrity status to advocate for animal welfare and promote the health benefits of a vegan diet. The 15-year-old is best known for starring on the long-running Nickelodeon show “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn” as ...…
 
Harley Quinn Smith is a budding rock star, up and coming actress, animal welfare advocate and one seriously devoted vegan! She made national headlines recently after encouraging her father, director Kevin Smith, to adopt a plant-based diet following a near-fatal heart attack. Now, Harley Quinn joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll in t ...…
 
Maggie Q is a plant-based megastar! The talented actress, best known for starring in hit TV show Designated Survivor and the Insurgent movie series, joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on location in Los Angeles to talk about keeping it plant-based in Hollywood. Her talents don’t end when the cameras stop rolling. Away from the set, ...…
 
I want to go vegan, but I don’t know how! The concept of a plant-based diet can be so puzzling to someone who has been eating meat and drinking whole milk their entire life! Just figuring out the first step can be so overwhelming that they might throw in the towel before ever trying tofu. Such a shame! In this episode of The Exam Room™, “The We ...…
 
Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll as he revisits the most inspirational figures of 2018. After being diagnosed with diabetes, former star football player Marc Ramirez refused to accept the same fate that claimed the lives of two family members and crippled the bodies of others. He is proof that genetics are not destiny. Josh LaJauni ...…
 
Why does cheese make us fat and why is it so addictive? And is it really true that major fast food restaurants are working with the government to find ways to make us eat as much of it as possible? Dr. Neal Barnard’s revelations about a cheese conspiracy was one of the most talked about shows of the 2018, but there is plenty more where that cam ...…
 
Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart… and that’s not all! In this episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll learns how beans can not only help you lose weight, but also lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer, build muscle and even improve your mood and put a smile on your face! Dietician Lee Crosby reveals h ...…
 
Some call chocolate a superfood. Some just call it super. But is it healthy? This week’s episode of The Exam Room™ is devoted to investigating claims that chocolate can combat everything from heart disease and cancer to high cholesterol and blood pressure. “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll goes one-on-one with dietician Maggie Neola to f ...…
 
What foods are the best to fight a cold and the flu? That’s what this episode of The Exam Room™ is all about! “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll sits down with dietician Maggie Neola to discover that boosting the immune system goes well beyond just a high dose of vitamin C. In fact, Maggie reveals that the more colors there are on your pl ...…
 
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