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How To Save A Life

4/24/2019
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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, however brief, will have great purpose. Prior to giving birth, they arrange to donate the boy’s eyes, organs, and blood to medical research. And the...

Duration:01:04:29

Burger Battle! Meat vs. Plants

4/17/2019
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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 her study that crowns a king in this burger battle. Dozens of men ate a regular cheeseburger and a veggie burger and asked to rate which one...

Duration:01:28:31

What If The Whole World Went Vegan?

4/10/2019
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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 diet. Thirty percent of total greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to food production with animal products accounting for the majority of that,...

Duration:01:03:06

Fat & Gut Bacteria

4/3/2019
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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 the quality and quantity of fat consumption in a vegan diet. What happened to the health and waistlines of participants over the course of a 16-week...

Duration:01:15:07

Keto Diet: Stinky Side Effects!

3/27/2019
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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 does this stink of a phony urban legend? Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll and plant-based board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Dr....

Duration:01:03:04

INSPIRATION: The Starla & Rick Maurer Story

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:44

Anti-Aging: Eating To Stay Young

3/13/2019
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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...

Duration:01:08:44

BACON! Health Risks & Plant-Based Alternatives

3/6/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:25

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

2/27/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:22

Food Addiction: Why We Can’t Stop Eating

2/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:31:35

Vegetables, Not Viagra: Erectile Dysfunction

2/13/2019
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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...

Duration:01:20:51

How Vegan Diets Help Athletes

2/6/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:30

The NFL Is Going Vegan

1/30/2019
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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...

Duration:01:32:17

Aidan Gallagher: Young Vegan Game Changer

1/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:08:50

Harley Quinn Smith: A Vegan To Watch

1/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:52:42

Maggie Q: Why I'm Vegan

1/9/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:52

How To Go Vegan In 21 Days

1/1/2019
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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!...

Duration:01:04:58

Best of 2018 - Part 2: Most Inspiring Stories

12/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:14:10

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

12/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:52

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

12/5/2018
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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!...

Duration:01:11:09