James Loomis, MD on The Game Changers: pro-athletes on plant-based diets

One of the most pervasive dietary myths is that you need to eat animal protein to be healthy, fit, and strong, especially if you are an athlete.

Most people who still believe this are unaware that there are world-class professional athletes competing at the highest levels who eat 100% plant-based diets, including powerlifters and NFL players.

Enter plant-based MD, James Loomis, the Medical Director of Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Loomis has served as the team internist for the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the tour physician for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He practiced internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was also the Director of Prevention and Wellness. He was also on the clinical faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Loomis is also a featured expert in a documentary that I highly recommend called The Game Changers, produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This film features world-class professional athletes, competing at the highest levels while eating plant-based diets, and shatters the longstanding myth that humans need to eat animal protein to be fit, healthy, and strong.

In our interview, we discuss plant protein vs animal protein, how pro athletes thrive on plant-based diets, how the meat industry influences public health policy, and so much more. Enjoy!

Watch our interview below, or listen to it on the Chris Beat Cancer podcast on iTunes or Spotify.

Show Notes
-How Dr. Loomis discovered plant-based nutrition [1:09]
-Healthcare vs Sickcare [6:05]
The Game Changers documentary [7:10]
-Where does protein actually come from? [13:55]
-How our modern diet and lifestyle choices promote disease [18:40]
-The plant-based diet is an anti-inflammation diet [21:20]
-Salt, fat, and sugar content in food is manipulated to be addictive [26:29]
-Meat, dairy, and egg ads are sponsored by the government [29:11]
-Our government can’t claim that animal products are healthy [32:48]
-Don’t fear fruit! [34:10]
-Vegan doesn’t mean healthy [36:35]
-Understanding culinary literacy [39:40]
-The consequences of a bad diet are delayed [44:24]
-Three fundamentals to changing your diet and lifestyle [45:25]
-Raise your food standards [50:20]
Connect with Dr. Loomis:
Facebook: jamesloomismd
Instagram: @jfloomismd
Instagram: @thedoc&chef
Other resources from the interview:
The Game Changers movie is currently available to watch free on Netflix or rent on Amazon Prime.
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