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INSPIRATION: The Starla & Rick Maurer Story

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 making a change to save her own life, but little did she know that it would be her husband whose life would ultimately need saving. It was their...


Anti-Aging: Eating To Stay Young

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 fork over hundreds of dollars for tiny jars of magical elixirs to keep Father Time at bay. But what if the fountain of youth isn't actually as seen on...


BACON! Health Risks & Plant-Based Alternatives

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 you then it’s time to seriously reevaluate the relationship! But the study also goes to show just how deep our love of bacon runs. In this episode...


Eat More, Weigh Less: Calories & Plant-Based Diets

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 diet and why many stop counting calories altogether once they’ve adopted it. Dr. Neabore also shows how empty the stomach looks after consuming 500...


Food Addiction: Why We Can’t Stop Eating

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 body would ache, and he became filled will anger. At one point, he became so infuriated without his “fix” that he violently punched his fist through...


Vegetables, Not Viagra: Erectile Dysfunction

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 Carroll and Dr. Steve Neabore dive into the cause of the embarrassing problem and explore how a plant-based diet can bring spice back into your love...


How Vegan Diets Help Athletes

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 Medical Center, and dietitian Susan Levin who are co-authors of a new review scrutinizing food and athletic performance. Their findings point to...


The NFL Is Going Vegan

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, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll travels to Nashville to meet up with plant-based celebrity Chef Charity Morgan. The classically trained vegan...


Aidan Gallagher: Young Vegan Game Changer

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 well as the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy” but did you know that he’s also the youngest goodwill ambassador ever appointed by the United...


Harley Quinn Smith: A Vegan To Watch

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 the Hollywood Hills to reveal that he isn’t the only one in the family whom she inspired to go vegan! She also shares her own heartwarming story of...


Maggie Q: Why I'm Vegan

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, she’s quite the extraordinary cook! The way her non-vegan dinner guests react to her plant-based dinners is uncanny and since she adopted a...


How To Go Vegan In 21 Days

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 Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined in studio by Dr. Neal Barnard who reveals just how easy it can be to make the change in just 21 days!...


Best of 2018 - Part 2: Most Inspiring Stories

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 LaJaunie was more than 200 pounds overweight and felt trapped inside of a body that seemed destined for an early grave. But he was able to break free of...


Best of 2018 - Part 1: Cheese Addiction to Carb Obsession

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 came from. Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll as he takes a look back at some of the most newsworthy episodes of the year! In This...


Beans! Good For Your Heart And That's Not All

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 her list of beans with the most fiber and protein. Plus, she shows how you can save hundreds of dollars each year by eating beans instead of beef!...


Health Benefits of Chocolate

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 find out whether floating in Willy Wonka’s chocolate river is the key to a long and healthy life or whether you’ll go down with the candy...


Best Foods To Fight A Cold And Flu

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 plate the better your immune system will function. Red tomatoes, orange sweet potatoes, green kale, blueberries, red grapes, even brown rice can all...


Plant-Based Thanksgiving Guide

In this special episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll sits down to dinner with someone who has never eaten a plant-based meal in their life, let alone for Thanksgiving! We pulled out all the stops for this and had the food catered by Michael Moon of the Washington-based DC Vegan, who whipped up an out of this world feast of veganized classics! Will the plant-based mac and “cheese,” green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie be able to satisfy a...


How Healthy Are Pumpkins?

How healthy is a pumpkin? Super healthy! As it turns out, pumpkins are far more than just something fun to carve on Halloween. You can argue that they’re a nutrition powerhouse packed with vitamins proven to lower the risk of cancer, boost to the immune system, and help promote a healthy heart, lungs, and kidneys. Take a journey with “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to a pumpkin paradise and learn everything there is to know about these delicious fall favorites. He travels to...



What are the scariest foods? You know, the foods that are to be eaten at your own risk! If you’re going to eliminate anything from your diet, these terrifying foods are a great place to start. Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll as he sits down with Dr. Neal Barnard on this special edition of The Exam Room™ to unearth the chilling list. The “Scary Six” foods are guaranteed to put you at a high risk of being six feet under. They’ve all been disturbingly linked to a host of deadly...