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To look at Geoff Palmer today, there is no obvious trace of a troubled background. Yet, at one point, Geoff lived in a private prison of a dark depression with no apparent way out.
Just three days before his 18th birthday, Geoff Palmer’s father, whom he had a very close relationship with, passed on.
This was the start of descending into an emotional bottom. Soon after, Geoff’s mother and brother passed away taking him deeper into what he describes as a dark hole.
Finding solace in drugs and alcohol, Goeff thought of taking his life almost daily. He felt as if he was merely existing with no clear purpose or direction.
A chance meeting with a man who became a mentor to Geoff, turned his life around. As if a light switch were turned on, Geoff’s addictions disappeared, and his zest for life transformed from the dark hole of depression to one where he gained clarity on his life’s purpose.
His transformation included going from a meat eater to one of having no desire to consume animals in any form.
“I realized I could never hurt animals again and became 100% plant-based instantly,” Geoff states. “I also saw a connection to depression and putting dead energy into my body.”
Embracing a new way of life, Geoff knew his existence was about service.
During this episode of the Health Science Podcast, Dr. Sabatino unpacks Geoff’s journey from feeling lost and alone to being one of the most recognized influencers in the plant-based world, especially for those who have a passion for bodybuilding and fitness.
Together, Dr. Sabatino and Geoff Palmer explore meditation, to supplement or not, the spiritual side of eating a plant-based lifestyle and how to get past the dogma of beliefs that keep people sick.
As the founder of a 100% plant-based company, Geoff pulls back the covers on what his life was like before becoming a voice for the plant-exclusive lifestyle and after.
[03:20] From breakdown to breakthrough
[08:00] The transformation begins
[10:30] Refusing to take the standard life path
[14:00] When science rejects the truth
[16:15] A sweat lodge was the catalyst for flow
[19:00] The hidden truth of healthy food
[25:00] Supplements. Yes…No… Maybe?
[32:30] The myth of where oxygen comes from
[42:00] The confusion on aminos
[46:00] Can a vegan be a bodybuilder?
[47:30] Men, meat, masculinity… the myth
[51:00] Final thoughts
About Geoff Palmer
Geoff Palmer is the CEO and Founder of Haute Science Inc., dba Clean Machine, Plant Based Fitness Nutrition – an all-natural sports nutrition company.
He has over 30 years of experience in the natural foods and supplements industry.
Geoff is a 38 year vegan who is passionate about health, compassion to animals and raising awareness about the care of the planet.
He is an accomplished bodybuilder and the founder of the first 100% vegan bodybuilding competition.
His accomplishments as a bodybuilder include:
- 1st Place Bodybuilding Masters Overall Orlando, FL 2104
- 2nd Place Bodybuilding Masters 50+ Austin, TX 2014
- 1st Place Physique Masters 50+ Austin, TX 2015
- 2nd Place Physique Masters Overall Austin, TX 2017
Geoff is recognized by Plant Based News as the “Top 100 Most Influential Vegans” (#40)
His National and International Industry Awards include:
- 2019 ETC Community Action Award – Clean Machine
- 2018 Supply Side Editor’s Choice Award Finalist – Clean Green Protein with Lentein
- 2018 NEXTY Award Winner – Clean Green Protein with Lentein
- 2017 Eco Excellence Award Winner – Clean Green Protein with Lentein
- 2017 Eco Excellence Award Finalist – Ahiflower Oil
- 2017 Best of British Award Winner – Ahiflower Oil
- 2016 NEXTY Award Winner – Ahiflower Oil
- 2014 Supply Side Editor’s Choice Award Finalist – Clean BCAA
- 2013 Supply Side Editor’s Choice Award Finalist – Cell Block 80
He is a patent holder of “Vegetarian Anabolic Protein Composition”, First supplemental amino acid ratio of human muscle (Humino MAAX® and AARM™).
Learn more about Geoff Palmer at https://cleanmachineonline.com/
About Dr. Frank Sabatino
As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.
Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil, or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress
The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.
The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.
The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.
More information: https://www.healthscience.org/
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Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine), the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.
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