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Pam Kropf on Becoming a Plant-Based Trail Momma: PYP 171

pam-kropfPam Kropf is on an inspiring journey of wellness and self-actualization that lacks some of the drama our culture associates with growth and change.

True, she lost her mother to a heart attack when she was just 17. And she suffered from undiagnosed celiac disease until the age of 23.

But all along the way, Pam has been self-experimenting, trying things, learning more and more. And she's come to a pretty instructive place – a plant-based ultra-runner living a simple, natural, joyful life.

I met Pam at Plantstock (where she would have trounced me in the fun run had I been in a competitive mindset), and she agreed to join me on the podcast.

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We covered:

  • her early Italian-American New Jersey diet
  • losing weight in college through running and healthier eating
  • accidentally eliminating dairy because of the undiagnosed celiac disease
  • flirting with, and ultimately maintaining, a gluten-free lifestyle
  • the weirdness of being told by her doctors to drink some other mammal's milk during pregnancy
  • real-life dynamics about raising kids to eat healthy
  • why her daughter stopped eating tofu
  • attending a Dr Michael Greger lecture for Valentine's Day
  • getting into ultra-running and discovering the competitive advantages of a whole food, plant-based diet
  • starting TrailMomma.com to spread the benefits of healthy eating to her runner friends
  • her husband's conversion via Forks Over Knives and Vegucated
  • running as a church – taking time to smell (and photograph) the flowers
  • whole foods to take on long runs instead of gels and powders
  • and much more…

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

Links

Trailmomma.com

Dr Greger's NutritionFacts.org site

Forks Over Knives – documentary

Vegucated – documentary

Pam's Plantstock diary

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The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

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2 comments on “Pam Kropf on Becoming a Plant-Based Trail Momma: PYP 171

  1. Trailmomma says:

    Thank you Howard for this opportunity. My first ever podcast! 🙂 Love the work that you do and the messages you share. Best of luck on your 50k! You got this! Happy Trails!

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