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Our Presenters

Torre Washington is a NASM certified coach, speaker and IFBB Pro competitor. Raised vegetarian and vegan since 1998, Torre built his physique entirely on a Plant based regimen without the aid of supplements since 2009 to 2018. Torre’s training style focuses on physical symmetry and aesthetics. “He disassembles your physique and reassembles it back the way you want it to be” and has therefore become one of the most sought after coaches of celebrities and high end clientele and bodybuilders globally. Torre also advocates for “lifestyle changes” to his global fan base and brings to light the plight of animals and the need to heal mother earth through living a more Plant-Based vegan lifestyle.

Chuck Carroll

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Chuck Carroll lost an incredible 280 pounds to become “The Weight Loss Champion.” At one time, his 5-foot-5 frame once struggled to support the 420 pounds it was carrying around every day. With a 66-inch waist and 6XL shirt, Chuck’s daily diet was a 10,000-calorie fast food feast. Every bite was carrying him closer to an early grave and he knew that if he did not make drastic changes to break a severe food addiction he would be dead before his 30th birthday.

Today he speaks passionately about breaking the fatal food cycle and helping others as host of The Exam Room podcast for PCRM. The show has been viewed an incredible 80 million times on YouTube and Facebook and received more than 12 million downloads on Apple Podcast and Spotify where it has become the #1 ranked nutrition podcast in 79 countries.

Chuck was given the nickname of “The Weight Loss Champion” by former NFL player Adam Carriker after word of his transformation spread throughout the Washington Commanders locker room. Chuck has kept the weight off for more than 13 years and attributes his sustained success to eating a healthy plant-based diet.

Outside of his work on The Exam Room podcast, Chuck is co-founder of the SoSimple Diet where he uses his extreme experiences to help others overcome their own addiction to food. The program features the SoSimple Scale, which he helped develop with Dr. Mickey Witte, a neuroscientist and University of Miami professor. Using more than 20 individual criteria, the scale is able for the first time to rate the likelihood that the most popular fast foods, restaurant meals, snacks and drinks are addictive.

Chuck believes knowledge is power and having the power to make healthier decisions, including eating a plant-based diet, is critical for living a long and rewarding life without the burden of chronic disease.

John Joseph

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After years of abusive foster homes and boy’s homes, and living a life of drugs, violence, and incarceration in New York in the 60’s and 70’s, what’s most compelling about John’s story is how he overcame the obstacles and adversity: his loss of family, his serious addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol. He’s replaced the Iron Bars of the prison system with the Ironman Triathlon as a way to constantly challenge himself physically, mentally, and spiritually.

John is a 10x Ironman and still tours as the lead singer with the world-famous Cro-Mags. He has written several books, including “The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon”, “Meat is For P*ssies”, and “The PMA Effect” (Positive Mental Attitude). As of late John has been clean & sober for 30

years, he’s 40 years plant-based, an athlete and much sought after motivational speaker, having lectured in prisons, drug programs, gang affiliated high schools, and Fortune 500 companies. He's also the co-creator of the documentary series, "30 to Life," he’s a regular on Vice TV and Munchies, his videos going viral with tens of millions of hits because of his no-bullshit approach to health and wellness. John’s been on the Joe Rogan podcast, and many others including the Rich Roll podcast five times.

In 2020/2021 he became a certified life coach and started a new coaching business. His focus and business model is on teaching discipline. Something he knows very well. In fact, even during the midst of the pandemic, during the severe lockdowns in NYC, he trained and completed his 12th Ironman (Cozumel, Mexico), wrote and published two new books, recorded music for a new album, landed a job writing on a TV show, went out to feed the homeless and less fortunate, all while penning his sixth book and training to complete 4 Ironman Triathlons in 2021! For John life is about constantly evolving, it’s about growth and continuously setting the bar high by accepting new challenges. To put it in his words, “Stay tuned – I’m just getting started.”

Dr. James F. Loomis Jr.

James F. Loomis Jr., MD, MBA, received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated with honors. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. In addition, Dr. Loomis received an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified in internal medicine, has completed the certification program in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.


Dr. Loomis has served as team internist for the St. Louis Rams football team and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, as well as tour physician for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to the Barnard Medical Center, he practiced internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was also the director of prevention and wellness. He was also on the clinical faculty of the department of internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Loomis enjoys reading history books, cooking, and teaching plant-based cooking classes. He also enjoys running, biking, and swimming, and has completed numerous half marathons, marathons, and triathlons.

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