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The Plant Trainers Podcast helps you improve your quality of life through plant-based nutrition and fitness. Adam Chaim & Shoshana Chaim interview top experts in nutrition & fitness, healthy lifestyle, compassion, as well as individuals with their own transformational stories. They are the parents of two kids who share their expertise and personal transformations to a plant-based compassionate lifestyle and beyond. You’ll find motivation, inspiration and actionable tips to help you to get cl ...
 
For questions, email: mitzvotpodcast@gmail.com ****************** This podcast series will go through the list of the Mitzvot. We will learn the Sefer HaMitzvot HaKatzar (“Concise Book of Commandments”), written by Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen Kagan (the Chofetz Chaim). The book is an abbreviated reworking of the Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot that only includes commandments applicable outside of Israel in the post-Temple era. ************************* Podcast Link: https://seferhamitzvot.buzzsprout ...
 
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In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #48, which is to slaughter an animal properly, if one wishes to eat meat. Five forbidden techniques: 1) Shehiyah (שהייה‎; delay or pausing) 2) Derasah (דרסה‎; pressing/chopping) 3) Haladah (חלדה‎; covering, digging, or burying) 4) Hagramah (הגרמה‎; cutting in the wrong location) 5) Iqqur (עיקור‎; tearing) …
 
What is a charm? What are troll formulae? How are narrative charms used to hex and heal? Esotericist and practitioner Carl Nordblom goes deep and shares about this Scandinavian tradition recorded in his tome from Hadean Press entitled “Historiola: The Power of Narrative Charms.” Carl also answers questions from Glitch Bottle supporters on Patreon! …
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Dr. B.) all about microbiome, fermented foods, the fiber paradox and histamine. IT’s always fun talking with Dr. B as he is a wealth of information. One might even say his episodes and full of shit..but we would not want to give you the wrong impression. We talked abou…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Alan Goldhamer all about water fasting and intermittent fasting. While Intermittent fasting is what everybody is talking about these days long-term water fasting has been proven to have amazing medical benefits. So we have asked the expert to break down intermittent fasting and what yo…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Toni Okamoto of Plant-Based on a Budget. How cool is that? She has become a plant-based/vegan superstar and we are enjoying making recipes from her book! We talk about what got her into the plant-based world and how the community was everything for her. Of course, we talk about saving time…
 
What do the terms “energy”, “healing” and “intuition” even mean? How does tapping into different states of consciousness actually allow us to heal ourselves on various timelines and heal others? Peter Mark Adams - author, poet, essayist and professional energy worker - shares about his latest tome, “The Power of the Healing Field”, which comes from…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Kiyomi Koike about the benefits of green tea. Kiyomi is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to green tea. It is fascinating to hear about the difference between matcha and sencha tea and how they are grown. She shares the power of tea and how it helped her family through the scariest time.…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #42, which is to respect one's father and mother. As a general rule, honoring one's parents (positive mitzvah #41) is all of the the positive acts one does to show honor to his or her parents. Examples include, standing up for them when they enter the room, helping them around physically, bringing things f…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer about furthering the Unprocessed journey. They are the co-authors of the popular book, Unprocessed and it’s getting a makeover. Wait until you hear all about the changes in the book and the tips and recipes we talk about during this episode. And wait until you hear …
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #39, which is to fulfill your vows or oaths. This mitzvah is to keep your promises. We have the ability to create other mitzvot, simply by promising to do something. This applies to both vows ("nedarim") and oaths ("shevuot"): Vows are typically on an item or object Oaths are typically related to an action…
 
Who are the Four Regents of the North, South, East and West, bestrewing themselves amongst the pages of grimoires? How can we create spirit thrones to invite these powerful rulers to witness our rituals? Dr. Alexander Cummins - contemporary cunning man, author, historian and poet - shares about his latest tome from Hadean Press, “The Art of Cyprian…
 
How is contemplative mysticism like a wild beast that consumes itself whole on the fires of its own life force? Why will we never understand reality if we hold ourselves as separate observers of reality? Contemplative mystic, esoteric cartographer and author David Chaim Smith shares about his latest tome Black Aether, and how the labyrinth of psych…
 
Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian people have demonstrated incredible courage, heart and inspiration to the world as they resist oppression and fight. That fight includes battling in the realms of art and magic. Ukrainian esoteric artist Nightgrowler joins us from inside Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital city. H…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with our very own, Shoshana Chaim, all about powering your redox potential. We did do an episode a while back on redox with Aviva and Dr. Zilia Goreshnik. Since then Shoshana has been studying a lot with them and helping people who are both plant-based and not. In fact, some of you are included…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #38, which is to give charity to the poor. This mitzvah to give charity is known as giving "tzedaka." The Rambam (Maimonides, or Moshe ben Maimon) (born approx. 1135 CE / died 1204 CE) compiled a list of the eight levels of charity, starting with the highest and most ideal form of charity, working his way …
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Silvia Odorcic about the role of lifestyle on eye health. We are so excited to introduce you to Dr. Silvia if you don’t know her already. We love finding lifestyle medicine doctors in our own backyard. She is an ophthalmologist, and she breaks down some of the eye health vocabulary you…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #37, which is to rest from work on the holiday of Shemini Atzeret. This mitzvah applies to the 22nd day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the year). This is the day immediately after the last and seventh day of Sukkot. Outside of Israel, it also applies to 23rd day of Tishrei. It is called the "eighth day,"…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #36, which is to take the four species during the holiday of Sukkot. What are the four species? Citron / etrog Palm tree branch / lulav Myrtle branches / hadasim Willow branches / aravot When does this mitzvah apply? This mitzvah applies during daytime only, not at night. In the Beit Hamikdash, it applies …
 
What is ‘Ecclesiastical Latin’ also known as ‘Church Latin’? How is the pronunciation different from ‘classical’ Latin? Did the singer/songwriter Sisqó write a lyric about ‘Diphthongs’ or am I just confused? Get ready as we explore the basics of ‘Church Latin’! ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ► ✅In Defense of the Ecclesiastical Pronunciation of Latin | Ecclesiastical vs Cla…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #35, which is to dwell in a sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot. What is a sukkah? It is a hut or a booth, with a minimum of three walls and a roof of sechach, made of branches. In the podcast, we discuss additional details. When is the holiday of Sukkot? Beginning on the 15th day of Tishrei, lasting for s…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #34, which is rest from work on the first day of Sukkot. This mitzvah applies to the 15th day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the year). Outside of Israel, it also applies to the second day of Sukkot, or the 16th day of Tishrei. This holiday is 5 days after Yom Kippur. Other than the date, this mitzvah is…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #33, which is to repent and to confess one's sins. When a man or a woman commits a sin, when they want to repent or do what's called teshuva, they should verbally confess their sin. The confession doesn't have to be in public, but it can be in private, between the person and God alone. In the podcast, we d…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #32, which is to fast on the holiday of Yom Kippur. This mitzvah applies to the 10th day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the year). The Torah states that we should "afflict" our souls on Yom Kippur. Our Sages interpret that to mean that we should fast, that is no food or drink. There are four additional a…
 
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Jeffrey Smith all about understanding GMO and organics. For as long as we have been in the plant-based world there have been arguments about the dangers of GMO and non-organic foods. So we tracked down the most knowledgeable person we could find to teach us what GMO are, if and why they ar…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #31, which is to rest from work on the holiday of Yom Kippur. This mitzvah applies to the 10th day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the year). Similar to Shabbat, the mitzvah is to rest from all melachot (work activities). The podcast on positive mitzvah #20 delves deeper into this topic and defines the pr…
 
What is Hoodoo, and where did the roots of this distinctly American spiritual practice come from? What is a ‘mojo hand’? How can we develop a relationship with herbs and plants and learn from them in our practice? Rev. Dr. Aaron Davis - Hoodoo practitioner, conjuror, rootworker, and teacher - shares about the power of resistance, community and spir…
 
In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #30, which is to hear the sound of the Shofar on Rosh Hashana. This mitzvah applies to the 1st day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the year), beginning at sunrise. Both inside and outside of Israel, the Sages extended this holiday for a second day, so it is observed on the 1st and 2nd days of Tishrei. A s…
 
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