“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, in The Game Changers.
That is the epiphany of a strongman competitor who lifts the equivalent of two and a half full-grown panda bears. Baboumian is truly one of the strongest men in the world, and he is fueled exclusively by a vegan diet.
On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll goes one-on-one with Barnard Medical Center medical director Jim Loomis, MD, who is featured in The Game Changers documentary. For years he was tasked with keeping athletes healthy as a team physician for both the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise as well as the Rams NFL franchise.
Dr. Loomis reveals the mind-boggling list of foods the average player will eat on game day and how improving their diets could benefit their performances on the field.
He also details how he overcame a series of health issues after switching to a plant-based diet himself. The change was so dramatic that he was able to complete an Ironman triathlon shortly after his 60th birthday!
We also hear from a young man who is trying a plant-based diet for the first time. He is fairly athletic, loves to play sports recreationally, and is looking for a little bit of an edge. So what will he discover? Find out with us as we track his “vegan curious” journey.
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