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Do you want to live a healthier and more robust life? The key to living a full, healthy, and joyous life lies within the foods we eat—and our relationship to them. Because health isn’t accurately measured by the circumference of your waist or how much you can bench press- true vitality is measured by how you feel, not just physically but deep within.

Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch alongside Baywatch actress and certified health coach, Alexandra Paul, take listeners of all ages on a journey to optimal health and stamina through plant based eating.

Dotsie and Alexandra, who both fought back from severe food addictions in their twenties, interview expert nutritionists, pro athletes, innovative thought leaders, physicians and plant-based celebrities. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to optimize your health and pave a path for a more meaningful life.

So get inspired and join the Switch4Good revolution.

Switch4Good Dotsie Bausch and Alexandra Paul

    • Health & Fitness

Do you want to live a healthier and more robust life? The key to living a full, healthy, and joyous life lies within the foods we eat—and our relationship to them. Because health isn’t accurately measured by the circumference of your waist or how much you can bench press- true vitality is measured by how you feel, not just physically but deep within.

Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch alongside Baywatch actress and certified health coach, Alexandra Paul, take listeners of all ages on a journey to optimal health and stamina through plant based eating.

Dotsie and Alexandra, who both fought back from severe food addictions in their twenties, interview expert nutritionists, pro athletes, innovative thought leaders, physicians and plant-based celebrities. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to optimize your health and pave a path for a more meaningful life.

So get inspired and join the Switch4Good revolution.

    161 - A Weight Loss Story to Embolden Your Journey with Dave Wegener

    161 - A Weight Loss Story to Embolden Your Journey with Dave Wegener

    It doesn’t take a mighty act of willpower to change your life for the better, and David Wegener is proof of that. Dave is a visual arts teacher at a high school in Washington. He grew up overweight and packed on the pounds into adulthood. He identified as a volume eater and loved McDonalds, eventually tipping the scale at over 300 pounds. When his doctor tried to put him on medication for high triglyceride levels, Dave was shocked into action. He started with simple changes—eating a salad here and there and avoiding the drive-thru as much as possible. Eventually, he adopted a plant-based diet, and he lost over 100 pounds. He’ll admit he still slips up every now and then, but that only makes his story more relatable. Dave says if he can do it, anyone can. Here is his story.

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Dave’s relationship to food growing up and in the Air Force
     
    - How he and his doctor came up with a plan to lose weight
     
    - Why Dave didn’t want to pass on his health issues to his kids
     
    - How Dave feels after losing the weight
     
    - How he copes with any cravings to reward himself with food
     
    - Finding a healthy routine during the COVID lockdown
     
    - Influencing others who want to lose weight (without being pushy)
     
    - What he does now to maintain his weight
     
    - Side effects of consuming dairy
     
    - Tips to feel better and eat healthier
     
    - Sample meals
     
    - Get in touch with Dave on his school’s webpage: https://www.tumwater.k12.wa.us/domain/589
     
    - Get your BOGO B12 deal at: puralityhealth.com/SwitchB12
      Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Gut Check with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Gut Check with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    What really happens every time you put food into your body? What is the microbiome? How does it affect us? How important is fiber? What about pre and probiotics? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz answers these questions and more in this riveting episode all about the gut. Think of it as Microbiome 101. Understand the science behind this multifaceted system then learn how to put it into practice by picking up a copy of Dr. Bulsiewicz’s new book, Fiber Fueled.


    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Dr. Bulsiewicz’s new book, Fiber Fueled
     
    - Prebiotics versus probiotics
     
    - The science of how to heal your gut
     
    - The gut/brain connection
     
    - Benefits of fermented plant foods
     
    - The American Gut Project
     
    - Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s nutritarian philosophy  
     
    - Diet Rapidly and Reproducibly Alters the Human Gut Microbiome 2014 study 
     
    - Dr. Bulsiewicz’s website: theplantfedgut.com


    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    160 - The Proof is in the Plants with Simon Hill

    160 - The Proof is in the Plants with Simon Hill

    For Simon Hill, the proof is in the plants. This physiotherapist-turned-celebrity-nutritionist roots everything in science, and he’s established a brand that helps to educate and empower people to live their best lives through an active and plant-based lifestyle. Simon has coached stars such as Chris Hemsworth and worked with professional Australian football teams, but today, this serial entrepreneur and nutritionist is sharing his best tips and explaining the science behind them. Motivated by a love for sport and watching his dad have a heart attack at 15 years old, Simon is passionate about helping everyone achieve better health. Listen in for an educational and practical seminar on plant-based nutrition. 

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Simon’s realization of what he didn’t know about nutrition
     
    - Changing gears from physiotherapist to getting a masters in nutrition
     
    - Watching his Dad experience a heart attack as a teenager
     
    - How genes load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger
     
    - How his vegan brother helped him realize he didn’t have to sacrifice anything as a vegan
     
    - Protein sources and individualized nutrition 
     
    - Omega-3 index test
     
    - LDL and HDL cholesterol and cardiovascular risk
     
    - How our environment normalizes unhealthy foods
     
    - Government influence in the foods we eat
     
    - How to ease into plant-based eating
     
    - Simon’s website: https://plantproof.com/
     
    - Follow Simon on Instagram @plant_proof
     
    - Get your BOGO B12 deal at: puralityhealth.com/SwitchB12
      Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    159 - Weight Loss Success Story with Alishea Basson

    159 - Weight Loss Success Story with Alishea Basson

    Our guest today is living proof that anyone can change their life. Alishea Basson was a mom of four and creeping into dangerous territory in regards to her health by the time she was 30 years old. Severely overweight and plagued with seizures and high blood pressure, Alishea decided she couldn’t live with her emotional eating self any longer. She educated herself on how to eat healthfully and exercise, eventually adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. While her family didn’t support this choice, Alishea stuck with it. Now 125 pounds lighter and full of energy, Alishea is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they can’t. Listen in to learn how this everyday hero made the switch for good, and how you can, too. 

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Alishea’s journey to her rock bottom
     
    - How binge eating stretches your stomach
     
    - How to deal with feelings without food
     
    - Learning what foods are actually healthy
     
    - Transitioning to a plant-based diet
     
    - How to not feel deprived on a whole food, plant-based diet
     
    - Discovering new foods
     
    - Finding a fitness routine that stuck
     
    - How to maintain a healthy lifestyle and parent 5 kids
     
    - How to navigate diet change when your family doesn’t support you
     
    - How to cook plant-based efficiently 
     
    - Sample of what Alishea eats in a day
     
    - Physical improvements Alishea experienced after going WFPB
     
    - Follow Alishea on Instagram @alisheabasson
      Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    158 - New Year Detox with Conscious Living TV Hosts Bianca and Michael Alexander

    158 - New Year Detox with Conscious Living TV Hosts Bianca and Michael Alexander

    Are you stressed? Not taking care of yourself as well as you should? Feeling a bit unfulfilled? It’s time for a detox. You don’t have to jump into a juice cleanse or book a 10-day meditation retreat. Our guests today are here to guide you through the first steps and help you be more receptive to living consciously. Hosts of the longstanding PBS and Amazon prime docu-series, “Conscious Living,” Michael and Bianca Alexander are experts when it comes to injecting a little namaste into the everyday. We discuss everything from detoxing to meditation, breast cancer to sustainable fashion. The duo is extremely grounded and relatable, making the healthier, more sustainable lifestyle seem more accessible than ever before.

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Bianca embracing the storyteller hiding behind her corporate lawyer suit
     
    - Being a professional yet not knowing anything about what makes one happy or healthy
     
    - Michael’s transformation to plant-based
     
    - The detox experience 
     
    - Detoxing as a release instead of a punitive practice
     
    - Baby steps to detox 
     
    - Balancing conscious living with a busy life
     
    - Michael’s documentary on breast cancer, The Cure
     
    - Fashion and sustainability
     
    - thredUp.com
     
    - Conscious Living website: https://consciouslivingtv.com/
      Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    157 - From Spy to Ultra-racer with Leah Goldstein

    157 - From Spy to Ultra-racer with Leah Goldstein

    Hop on your bike, because this episode is a wild ride. Leah Goldstein is an incredible human who knows no limits. Most recently, she gained fame as the first woman to outright win Race Across America (RAAM). She also happens to be 52 and a plant-based athlete. Before Leah’s decorated pro cycling career, she was an elite commando instructor for the Israeli Defense Force, and prior to that, she became a bantamweight national kickboxing champion at age 17. This woman can endure, but she’s also not immune to the pressures of the world. We cover it all—from her time in Israel to the nitty gritty of her RAAM experience. This is an episode that will leave you breathless and hungry for more. 

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Shared stories of pro cycling between Dotsie and Leah
     
    - Leah’s experience in the Israeli Defense Force 
     
    - Dealing with gender discrimination in the police force
     
    - Deciding to leave Israel and become a pro cyclist
     
    - Struggling to excel for the first time at the age of 30
     
    - Eating disorders in pro cycling
     
    - Nutrition in the cycling world
     
    - Leah’s experience racing RAAM: nutrition, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, and saddle sores
     
    - Giving it all you got and suffering as a journey
     
    - Leah’s strict training protocol 
     
    - Getting out of your comfort zone to do the things you want to do
     
    - Leah’s website: https://leahgoldstein.com/
     
    Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 20 min

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