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  2. Feb 6, 2019

Vegan Diets: Turning Athletes Into All-Stars

You don’t have to be an Olympic-caliber athlete to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet!

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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 interviews James Loomis, M.D., medical director of the Barnard Medical Center, and Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., who are co-authors of a new review scrutinizing food and athletic performance. Their findings point to some of the strongest links yet between diet and post-workout recovery.


Chuck also sits down with a man who is living proof that plant-based eating can help make even the grandest of athletic dreams come true. Eric O’Grey returns to the show after qualifying for the elusive Boston Marathon. After losing 180 pounds and reversing type 2 diabetes, Eric was blowing past runners many years younger than himself en route to punching a ticket to Boston and posting a personal-best time. And what happens to his body after the race is just as remarkable.

The other thing you should know about Eric: A doctor once told him to buy a grave plot because his poor health was driving him to an early death. Talk about changing your life!

Vegan Diets for Athletes! | Better Endurance and a Healthier Heart

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