Category: Athletes

Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

My journey to ditching dairy was probably easier than it was for most people. For starters, I was born with a severe milk allergy. Milk is one of the most common allergens, and the majority of the world cannot digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products. All this to say, most cultures and people live just fine without eating cow’s […]

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Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

On this episode of Awesome Vegans, host Elysabeth Alfano dishes it up in her kitchen with basketball legend, John Salley.  You know the expression everything under the sun?  That’s exactly what Elysabeth talks about with this wellness master, media personality, chef, philosopher and star on the court.  Get comfy and settle in because John and Elysabeth wax prophetic about food […]

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NFL’s Derrick Morgan & Chef Charity Morgan to Keynote Plant Based World

NFL’s Derrick Morgan & Chef Charity Morgan to Keynote Plant Based World

Derrick Morgan, Linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and his wife, plant-based Chef Charity Morgan will present Plant-Based Play Makers as the Closing Community Day keynote on June 8, 2019 at Plant Based World Conference & Expo (PBW). The Expo will be taking place on June 7 – 8, 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Derrick Morgan, […]

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Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

One of the most famous cycling coaches in the world—the coach who literally wrote the bible for cyclists—was in town for a weekend seminar that I was attending. Prior to the Sunday session, we got to ride together. I was thrilled when I took my turn in the paceline riding next to him, asking questions and getting personalized coaching instruction. […]

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Interview with Vegan Athlete, Jeff Cody

Interview with Vegan Athlete, Jeff Cody

Jeff Cody is a fitness trainer (@scotiawest_fitness) on Instagram and a strong advocate of living a vegan, plant-based lifestyle. He is also completing a program to be a Certified Plant-based Nutritionist.  He believes more people need to see the positive side of health and wellness. Here we interview him about his vegan journey. When and why did you go vegan? […]

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New Review Shows Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

New Review Shows Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

A vegan diet may offer a performance advantage to endurance athletes, according to a review published in the journal Nutrients. In response to the increased use of vegan diets by professional athletes, researchers highlighted some of the benefits of plant-based eating that may explain the athletic edge, including leaner body mass, reduced blood viscosity, reduced oxidative stress, and reduced inflammation. […]

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The Game Changers Documentary Adds Lewis Hamilton & Tennessee Titans

The Game Changers Documentary Adds Lewis Hamilton & Tennessee Titans

Filmmaker James Cameron’s much-anticipated documentary “The Game Changers” with a release date of early 2019 will feature two additional plant-powered athletes. The film will feature members of the NFL football team the Tennessee Titans, including linebacker Derrick Morgan, and five-time Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton. The cast also includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rip Esselstyn, Scott Jurek, Tia Blanco, among many others.

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Interview with Amanda Rodgers, Pro Tennis Player and New Vegan

Interview with Amanda Rodgers, Pro Tennis Player and New Vegan

Currently ranked in the top 500 in the world, professional tennis player Amanda Rodgers travels all over the world to play.  We talk to her about her experience after she went vegan this summer. How long have you been vegan and why did you go vegan? I became a vegan July 1st, so i am still fresh. I had been […]

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Is Masculinity is an Anxiety Disorder? Former Chicago Bear, David Carter

Is Masculinity is an Anxiety Disorder? Former Chicago Bear, David Carter

Tough guy and former Chicago Bear, David H. Carter, sits down with Elysabeth Alfano to discuss The Bears, his diet, workouts, food deserts, strength and masculinity.  Maybe it’s not what you think! Enjoy this candid, no-holes-barred conversation with this loveable giant interview from the Switch4Good No Dairy Athlete Summit. David Carter is an inspiration for manly men everywhere.  Listen in, watch […]

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Racecar Driver Leilani Munter’s Fast Track to a Healthier Planet

Racecar Driver Leilani Munter’s Fast Track to a Healthier Planet

What’s the best way to encourage people to gear up and go plant-based?  Give them free Impossible Burgers at your Nascar Tent!  Vegan Strong racecar driver Leilani Munter dishes with host Elysabeth Alfano about population growth, her work with the Oceanic Preservation Society, her favorite plant-based comfort foods and her upcoming last race of the year.  Using her 200 mile-an-hour […]

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