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The Plant-Powered Athelete, Guest Speaker Tim Kaufman via Skype

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Tim Kaufman 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 almostgiven 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 tospread the message that anyone can transition to a healthy, active lifestyle and dramatically changetheir life regardless of their current situation or size. Tim is now racing Marathons, and competing in Triathlons!
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, People, The Buffalo Newspaper, NBC's Today with Megan Kelly, and many other media outlets.
Tim uses his platform as an international speaker to educate, inform and motivate people about plant-based nutrition, addiction recovery, overcoming physical challenges, and emotional and spiritual wellness gourmet food, meet great people, & learn about plant-based nutrition!