This Is Bananas

This Is Bananas

www.bananiac.com
Welcome to This Is Bananas, hosted by Tino aka Bananiac. This podcast is all about plant based nutrition, fitness, living a vegan life, and other inspirational topics regarding health and wellness. Tino has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and has been a content creator since 2013, interviewing some of the brightest and most inspiring minds of our time. More at: http://www.youtube.com/bananiac Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisbananas/support


#25 Vegan Myths, Diet Tips, & Fitness | Bananiac Interviewed by The Infinite Cup
Nov 10 • 57 min
🎧 Show Notes: http://www.bananiac.com/podcast/bananiac-25 In this episode, I am interviewed by Robby from The Infinite Cup. We had a great conversation about veganism, vegan myths, tips for being healthy on a plant based diet, cycling, spirituality, and…
#24 Living with Type 1 Diabetes | Robby Barbaro
Mar 31 • 51 min
🎧 Show Notes: http://www.bananiac.com/podcast/robby-barbaro-24 Robby is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and the founder of Mindful Diabetic. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, and embraced a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet 4…
#23 Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease | Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Feb 28 • 38 min
In this video, I speak with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, the author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” about the benefits of plant based nutrition and the dangers of eating animal products. 🎧 Show Notes:…
#22 How a Vegan UFC Fighter Eats & Trains | Mac Danzig
Feb 18 • 40 min
MMA fighter, Mac Danzig, talks about how he used to train and prepare himself for professional fights as a former UFC fighter. Mac has also been a long-time vegan and discusses his passion for the lifestyle as well as his transition to a raw vegan diet. 🎧…
#21 Curing Diabetes with Plant Foods | Don Forrester, MD
Jan 24 • 66 min
Don Forrester is a medical doctor with 30+ years of experience in family medicine and preventing and reversing chronic diseases. He is also serves as clinical support for the McDougall Program, a board member for Nutritionfacts.org, and a speaker and…
#20 Being an Animal Activist | Joey Carbstrong
Jan 15 • 65 min
Joey Carbstrong is a popular animal activist and vegan advocate that came from a past of gang violence and drug abuse. Through an interest of living a healthy lifestyle, he was able to change his reality for the better. He later became vegan and learned…
#19 Running Raw Around Australia & Beating Cancer | Alan Murray & Janette Murray-Wakelin
Jan 3 • 49 min
Alan and Janette Murray wanted to inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future. In 2013, they decided to run around Australia,…
#18 Using Capitalism for Veganism | Mark Perlmutter
Dec 20, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, I sit down with Mark Perlmutter to discuss the power of capitalism and what it can do for veganism. Mark is the CEO of a brand new company called VegReady, which delivers plant based meals directly to peoples’ homes. Mark also helped…
#17 Becoming a Pro Skater, Full Time YouTuber, & a Vegan | John Hill
Dec 6, 2018 • 72 min
I had the opportunity to visit 368 Broadway in NYC to meet and talk with pro skater and YouTuber, John Hill. In this episode, we talked about how John got into skating, his thoughts on being a full time YouTuber, and some of the reasons why he became…
#16 Carnivore Diet, Vegan Keto Diet, & intermittent Fasting | Michael Greger, MD
Nov 15, 2018 • 24 min
I sat down with the great Dr. Michael Greger from NutritionFacts.Org at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. In this episode, we talked about his favorite studies, nutrient absorption (animal vs plant based), intermittent fasting, the…
#15 The Pleasure Trap | Doug Lisle, PhD
Oct 31, 2018 • 54 min
Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D. is an evolutionary psychologist and founder of Esteem Dynamics, a new method of approaching human psychology and wellbeing. He is also the author of The Pleasure Trap, the co-host of the Beat Your Genes Podcast, the Director of…
#14 Longevity Lessons from the Blue Zones | Dan Buettner
Oct 26, 2018 • 26 min
Dan Buettner is the author and founder of the Blue Zones, which was a project that looked at regions of the world where people were living the longer than average - Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Loma Linda, California; and Icaria,…
#13 Vegan Model Reveals Diet & Fitness Secrets | Brad de Comarmond
Oct 20, 2018 • 30 min
Brad de Comarmond is a Miami-based model who recently went vegan in January 2018. He is also the co-host of the Vegan 2.0 YouTube Channel, where Brad and Stephen discuss a variety of vegan and nutrition topics. Their focus is to communicate their message…
#12 Vegan Dietitian Debunks Low Carb / Keto Diet | Lee Crosby, RD
Oct 13, 2018 • 25 min
Lee Crosby, is a plant-based Registered Dietitian at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who helps patients lose weight and prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. She is also the creator of Veggie Quest, a plant-based blog full of…
#11 The Truth on Carbs, Meat, Dairy, Omega-3, & Vitamin B12 | Milton Mills, MD
Oct 4, 2018 • 43 min
Dr. Milton Mills is a medical doctor is a medical doctor who works in the Critical Care Department of the United Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mills is an alumni of Stanford University School of Medicine and he finished his Internal Medicine…
#10 Vegan VS Paleo | Dr. Joel Kahn on The Joe Rogan Debate
Sep 29, 2018 • 48 min
Dr. Joel Khan was recently on The Joe Rogan Experience debating with Chris Kresser wether it is healthy to eat a 100% plant-based diet. They covered topics regard saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, vitamin B12, vitamin D, carbohydrates, iodine, and much…
#9 Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Omega-3s, & Heme Iron | Kim Williams, MD
Sep 22, 2018 • 30 min
I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Dr. Kim Williams at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, DC that was hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. In this episode, we covered topics such as…
#8 Vegan Firefighter Breaks 100-Mile Run World Record | Gwen Le Tutour
Sep 14, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, I sit down with Gwen Le Tutour and Katie Adams to talk about Gwen’s World Record breaking 100-mile run in full firefighter gear. We discussed the reasons why Gwen decided to do this run, what his training and nutrition looked like, and…
#7 The Need For Change in the Medical System | John McDougall, MD
Sep 6, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, Dr. John McDougall answers YOUR questions about weight loss, hypothyroidism, eating fats, wether a salt-free diet is healthy, and much more. We also talked about surviving the California wildfires in 2017 and what his retirement plans are…
#6 Making a Vegan Horror Movie: A44 | The Vegan Zombie
Aug 29, 2018 • 33 min
Chris Cooney, aka The Vegan Zombie, is currently making a major motion-picture horror movie called A44 that will have a vegan message suited for the mainstream media. Chris is currently running a Kickstarter campaign trying to raise $80,000 by September…
#5 From Eating Disorder to Riding 600 KM | Katie Kookaburra
Aug 22, 2018 • 35 min
Katie “Kookaburra” Butler is an avid cyclist and a vegan YouTube Content Creator. She posts weekly videos on cycling, nutrition, and living a vegan lifestyle. She has about 20,000 subscribers on her channel and is one of the few women cyclists on YouTube.…
#4 Surviving a Shark Attack & Becoming a Vegan Badass | Paul De Gelder
Aug 17, 2018 • 57 min
In February 2009, Paul was out on a routine training session as a Navy Clearance Diver where he was viciously attacked by a bull shark. Paul lost his arm to the shark and later had to have his leg amputated due to the severe injury. Years later, Paul has…
#3 Plant Based Eating, Calorie Intake, Nuts, & Raw Food Diet | Michael Greger, MD
Aug 3, 2018 • 32 min
Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.Org has always been someone that I looked up to and have been inspired by. He is such a knowledgable medical doctor that is well versed in the research and scientific literature, yet is very down-to-Earth. He publishes…
#2 High Cholesterol Diagnosis & Reversal as a Vegan | The Vegan Zombie
Jul 26, 2018 • 26 min
Chris Cooney, aka The Vegan Zombie, went to his doctor to find that his cholesterol levels were higher than the healthy ranges. On January 2018, his total cholesterol levels maxed out at 192 mg/dL and his LDL cholesterol was 130 mg/dL. As you can imagine,…
#1 The Starch Solution & The Deception of the Meat & Dairy | John McDougall, MD
Jul 18, 2018 • 44 min
I was influenced very early in my nutrition career by Dr. John McDougall. After watching the documentary Forks Over Knives and some of his videos on his YouTube channel, I became so interested in his advocacy for a starch-based diet. Dr. John McDougall is…
This Is Bananas
Jul 7, 2018 • 3 min
Hi everyone, welcome to This Is Bananas. A podcast where we will talk about plant based nutrition, fitness, living a vegan lifestyle, and many other interesting topics regarding health and wellness. My name is Tino but I’m also known as Bananiac. I am a…