Hello and welcome to Episode 56!!
I’m sure most of you realised just from the logo image that The Corinne Nijjer Podcast is the new version of the When Life Gives You Lemons, Go Vegan podcast. Now I’ve spoken about my reasons for rebranding the podcast over on my Facebook pages and briefly in the introduction to todays episode but just in case you missed it I’ll explain a tiny bit more here.
We are a little over a year into this podcast and my goal has not altered, it has always been to create a space for HOPE for people living with chronic disease.
The 55 episodes of this podcast so far have been filled with overwhelming and un-ignorable stories of transformation ‘HOPE stories’ from people all over the world who have recovered from so many different kinds of debilitating chronic diseases after making the commitment to adopting a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet, these stories will always be the focus of this podcast.
My decision to move forward as The Corinne Nijjer Podcast was made for the soul reason that I want as many people as possible to hear these stories and change their lives like the guests on my show. Some people (many ;-) have a negative association with the term ‘vegan’ and I realised that although being vegan is a huge part of who I’ve become along my own plant-based journey, that word might be a deterrent for many people who really need to hear these stories of hope. I want more than anything for people to find HOPE, to feel empowered, to heal, to feel better, to change their lives. I truly believe that when people feel better, the joy they feel ripples out from them and spreads to everyone they meet.
So this podcast will share HOPE stories as usual, but I will also start sharing more episodes featuring guests and experts from all areas of health, healing and wellness on subjects that impact us all such as financial health, relationships, self worth, sustainability, self confidence, mindset, mindfulness and meditation, exercise and fitness and so much more because issues in any of these areas impact upon our ability to be the best versions of ourselves.
This week Tim Kaufman from Fat Man Rants came on the show to share his truly incredible transformation story. Tim was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in his early twenties. He was in chronic pain most of his life. By the time he had reached the age of 37 he was addicted to Fentynal, alcohol, and fast food. At over 400 pounds he was unable to perform simple daily tasks. He had many chronic health issues and was almost immobile. He had lost his interest in life and had almost given up. Tim started a journey to regain his health. He started to change one small thing at a time. He is now an athlete that thrives on a plant-based whole food lifestyle and leads a healthy, happy, productive, and very active life that is free of all medications he was once on. His passion is to spread the message that anyone can transition to a healthy, active lifestyle and dramatically change their life regardless of their current situation or size.
Tim has appeared on Podcasts from around the world and has been filmed for an upcoming movie. He has been featured in Runners World Magazine, Good Morning America, Today, People, The Buffalo Newspaper, and many other media outlets.
Tim uses his platform as an international speaker to educate, inform and motivate people about plant-based nutrition, fitness, addiction recovery, overcoming physical challenges, and emotional and spiritual wellness.
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Thank you so much Tim for coming on the show and sharing your story and thank you all so much for listening and supporting this podcast. I am so very grateful to you all and I hope each week you are as inspired by the incredible guests on this show as I am.