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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
    • 4.8 • 362 Ratings

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.

    Break Free from Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

    Break Free from Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

    Today we are excited to welcome Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D., back to the show again. For those who need a refresher, Susan is an expert in the psychology of eating and has shared so much with us about the science behind food addiction and addiction in general. Susan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, the President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss, and the CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions. 
    On top of that, Susan is a successful published author. We learned about her first book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free on episode 10, but now Susan is back at it again with her newest book, ReZoom. In this episode we discuss different sections of her book, what it means to be addicted to food, the difference between eating disorders and food addiction, why food addiction is the hardest addiction to break, and more.
    “Can a food addict healthily enjoy eating and around their food? Absolutely. When you are in recovery and start thinking of food in a healthy frame, you realize that we are using it in ways that are not the right tool for the job.” - Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson
     
    What we discussed: 
    What it means to be addicted to food What happens when you develop leptin resistance  Eating disorders vs food addiction  Why food addiction is the hardest to break  How to stick with a food plan once you have one in place Why keeping your food whole, simple, and real food is so important  What a “habit stack” is  Can a food addict ever find joy around eating and food again?  Susan’s new book, ReZoom   
    Resources:
    Brightlineeating.com Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good  
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Breasts, Sex & Food with Dr. Kristi Funk

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Breasts, Sex & Food with Dr. Kristi Funk

    Breast surgeons often don’t rise to celebrity fame, but Dr. Kristi Funk gained celeb-worthy attention as both Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow’s breast cancer surgeons. Dr. Funk has infectious positive energy and over two decades of experience in this field. She’s a firm believer in taking control of your health through nutrition and lifestyle, but she’s also incredibly well-versed in the research and science behind this disease. We had her on to chat about her book, Breasts: The Owner’s Manual, confusion about soy, the benefits of a plant-based diet, hormones, and more. Check out the bullet points below to continue to connect with Dr. Funk and her life-saving work.  
     
    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - How she discovered that a plant-based diet could help prevent cancer
     
    - Breast cancer by the numbers 
     
    - Deep dive into revolutionary cancer studies
     
    - Dismantling soy and cancer myths with science
     
    - Cancer-fighting foods
     
    - Bioidentical hormones for menopause
     
    - Cancer-kicking PowWow Podcast
     
    - Dr. Funk’s book, Breast: The Owner’s Manual
     
    - Cancer-Kicking! Summit: pinklotus.com/summit
     
    - Follow her on Instagram @drkristifunk
     
    - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com
     
    - Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good
     
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Healing Addiction through Meditation with Monk Coleman

    Healing Addiction through Meditation with Monk Coleman

    Our podcast guest today is a speaker, life coach, vegan, published author, personal trainer, body-builder, and peaceful change-maker. Monk Coleman joins us today to share some of the love-based wisdom he’s learned through a transformative healing journey. 
    Monk grew up with a single parent and little resources, and he coped with life’s challenges and the painful emotions that come from them by relying on alcohol and drugs. After struggling for years, Joe chose a path of meditation and empathy, and we know that you will learn a lot from his inspiring story.
    Join us in today’s episode to learn how humans are “programmed” starting at birth, why generational trauma is real and powerful, and how being present through meditation can change your life!
    “The more I healed, the more compassion I started to develop within myself. And the love that I always wanted from outside sources, I was starting to get from myself. Nothing outside of me could give me what I was searching for.” - Monk Coleman
     
    What we discussed:
    How humans are “programmed” starting at birth  Monk’s beginnings and how religion affected him Why Monk started to depend on alcohol Why generational trauma is real and powerful   The power of being present & how meditation changed Monk’s life What Kundalini is and Monk’s introduction to it  Why Monk made the switch and went vegan  What Monk eats in a day   
    Resources: 
    https://www.monketernal.com https://www.instagram.com/monk_eternal/ Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good  
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Why Wall Street Loves Investing in Plants with Elysabeth Alfano

    Why Wall Street Loves Investing in Plants with Elysabeth Alfano

    Our guest today is a successful businesswoman, a strategic consultant in the plant-based business arena, and a keen investor. Elysabeth Alfano began her career working with Fortune 500 before running her own international business. Armed with knowledge from Northwestern University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Elysabeth made a name for herself by working with big brands such as IBM-Europe and The Kellogg Company in Brand Management. 
    Over the years her path has turned its course in a plant-based direction, and today she is the founder of Plant-Powered Consulting and co-founder of VegTech. Join us as we speak to her about how she recently made history through a first-of-its-kind plant-based ETF, what investing in a plant-based future means for the stock market, and impact investing. 
    “Our current [food] system is inefficient. If we used our resources better, we could address the problem at hand. And that problem is that we are tasked with making more food that is more nutritious, in a shorter amount of time, using fewer resources, that cause less harm. We have to make that implementation now.” - Elysabeth Alfano
     
    What we discussed: 
    What an ETF is and how history was made recently through the world’s first plant-based ETF  How inflation affects plant-based products  Why investing in plant-based is the future and what that means for the stock market Elysabeth’s journey to veganism  What is impact investing and can the average person do it?  What to know about the label “plant-based” when it comes to investing  Why shipping live and dead animals is cruel and a bad business equation  What big companies are moving in plant-based directions  
    Resources:
    Connect with Elysabeth on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/elysabeth-alfano-8b370b7/
    Listen to the Plant-Based Business Hour - https://elysabethalfano.com/plantbased-business-podcasts/
     
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/
     
    Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com
     
    Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good
     

    • 59 min
    How to Create Change with NYT Bestselling Author Wayne Pacelle

    How to Create Change with NYT Bestselling Author Wayne Pacelle

    In today’s episode, we get to spend time with Wayne Pacelle, one of the leading contemporary animal rights advocates in the world. He is a graduate of Yale University, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and has led efforts to pass 1,500 state laws for animals, more than 100 federal laws and amendments, 30 ballot initiatives, and 500 corporate agreements. 
    If that’s not impressive enough, in his free time he wrote two books, both New York Times best-sellers, titled The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them and The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals.
    Both Alexandra and Dotsie have worked with Wayne on a variety of animal issues, from the Kangaroos are Not Shoes global campaign to the current work Switch4Good and Wayne’s organization, Animal Wellness Action, are partnering on to bring soy milk into U.S. public schools. 
    In today’s episode with Wayne, we discuss exactly how and why Wayne started taking action to protect animals at a young age, why passing laws that protect animals is important, if focusing on “animal welfare” is worth it, and more. You don’t want to miss this action-packed episode!
    “I would rather have millions of imperfect people being active for animals, rather than a couple thousand ‘perfect’ people working for animals. We all should be doing the best we can. But I also don’t want this [vegan movement] to be a club.” - Wayne Pacelle
     
    What we discuss:
    Why Wayne thinks that our social drive includes nonhuman animals  How he started taking action for animals at a young age through direct action  Why protecting animals through policy and law is so important and powerful  Should we be focusing on “animal welfare”?  Why storytelling, when it comes to individual animal lives, is so powerful  The effectiveness of using animal testing for cosmetics and drugs   
    Resources: 
    Animal Wellness Action - https://animalwellnessaction.org
    Wayne’s Books - https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Pacelle/e/B004B1B3O6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
     
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/
     
    Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com
     
    Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Environmentalist Ocean Robbins On Gratitude Practices, Regenerative Ag And Overcoming Challenges

    Environmentalist Ocean Robbins On Gratitude Practices, Regenerative Ag And Overcoming Challenges

    Our guest today, Ocean Robbins, has been a change-maker from a young age and shares his story with us on this episode. His journey began when he was born in a 1-room log cabin, miles away from other people in the middle of the forest in British Columbia, Canada. He watched his family grow most of the food they consumed and lived on less than $500 a year. He eventually moved to California where he was schooled at home and started his first business called “Ocean’s Bakery” at just 11 years old. His creativity didn’t stop there when, at just 16 years old, he founded Youth for Environmental Sanity, known by its acronym YES!. 
    Fast forward to today and Ocean is co-founder & CEO of the 750,000-member Food Revolution Network. He is also the author of the bestselling book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World.  He is the executive producer of the documentary The Need To Grow. 
    On today’s show Ocean talks to us about what it is like raising autistic kids, the science behind the powerful practice of gratitude, why curiosity is so healthy, why our soil is in a state of emergency, and more. Join us for this powerful, honest, and enlightening conversation! 
    “Curiosity is one of the most powerful forces of the universe. We equate not knowing something with weakness. But if you don’t know something, then you have the opportunity to learn something. And if you can learn something, that is life in action.” - Ocean Robbins
     
    What we discuss:
    Ocean’s experience raising autistic kids  The science of gratitude and how it increases your probability of positive experiences  Why curiosity is so powerful  What a healthy education system looks like  How climate change and food production are related  Why our soil is so poisoned and how it hurts us all   How to make sustainable and healthy food choices  What’s the deal with organic produce?   
    Resources: 
    Connect with Ocean - https://www.oceanrobbins.com
    Food Revolution Network - https://foodrevolution.org/author/oceanr/
     
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/
     
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT
     
    Website - https://switch4good.org/
     
    Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com
     
    Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

overby t ,

Can’t wait for my “podcast time”

I listen to your show while getting ready for work every morning and to keep me company while doing household chores, and I love it!!! Such interesting topics and guests! I’ve recently been diagnosed with dairy and egg sensitivities and decided who best to teach me how to avoid these foods than vegans! I love that your show is accessible to everyone! Instead of being preachy, political, or guilt inducing, you are positive, encouraging, and inspiring! I am so glad I found this show, and I’m constantly recommending it to others. 😊

judylara ,

Long time listener, long time plant-based 🌿

I’ve been listening for some time now and, though I’ve been plant-based for 14 years, I am continuing to learn + grow through the help of this pod. Thank you for the many interesting conversations with inspiring people in the community and the wealth of information they all offer. Keep up the awesome work - it’s sure to help others along their journey. :)

Andwenger ,

You had me at the title

I have been working at plant-based while food eating for several months after leaving meat nearly a year ago. I am trying to learn new tricks every day while being gracious with myself. I find the podcast to be helpful in my desire to “switch for good” and am listening to all the past episodes. Thank you!

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