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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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9, 186 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.

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Dr. Vivian Chen: On Allergies, Gut Health, and Food as Medicine

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Dr. Vivian Chen: On Allergies, Gut Health, and Food as Medicine

    What are we really ingesting when we drink cows’ milk?
     
    What are mothers passing through their bodies to their children? What in the world is a dairy allergy?
     
    Dr. Vivian Chen dives into the dangers of dairy and her story of transitioning to a plant-based diet after a battle to diagnose the root of her infant’s feeding problem.
     
    As a double-certified physician, Dr. Chen has seen a host of improvements in her patients when they cut dairy and address their lifestyle.
     
    She’s going to tell you the sneaky ways dairy might be affecting you -- and your children.  
     
    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Defining dairy allergy, and distinguishing it from lactose intolerance. 
     
    - The top four allergies Dr. Chen says mothers should look for.
     
    - Ethnic diversity in allergy prevalence and the difficulty in testing for allergies.
     
    - Delayed vs. acute symptoms and allergies in adults vs. babies.
     
    - Elimination diets to discover the root of your symptoms. 
     
    - The effects of casein metabolizing into casomorphin.
     
    - Follow Dr. Chen at allergyfamilies.com and platefulhealth.com, or on Instagram at @plateful.health.
     
    Connect with Switch4Good  
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    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood
     
    - Website: switch4good.org
     
    - Support Our Cause: https://switch4good.org/support-us/
     

    • 46 min
    76 - Ethics + Business with Treeline Cheese Founder Michael Schwarz

    76 - Ethics + Business with Treeline Cheese Founder Michael Schwarz

    Growing up as a white male in South Africa during apartheid, Michael Schwarz developed a strong sense of right and wrong from an early age. Over the years, this sense of justice found its way into all aspects of Michael’s life—including the way he ate. The result was Treeline Cheese—a luxurious French-style cashew-based cheese company now available in Whole Foods and Kroger grocers nationwide. Michael offers his unique insight on a broad range of topics—from ethics in business to the delicious evolution of his brand and its upcoming products (slices and shreds are coming!). Cheese-lover or not, everyone can take a bite out of this exceptional conversation.


    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Growing up in the times of apartheid 
     
    - Business as a form of activism
     
    - The art of fermenting vegan cheese
     
    - The issue of saturated fat and vegan cheese
     
    - Responsible sourcing of cashews
     
    - How the coronavirus affected business
     
    - Treeline Cheese website. Be on the lookout for Treeline slices and shreds!
    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/

    • 54 min
    75 - An Insider Reveals Dairy's Dirty Secrets with Jessica Strathdee

    75 - An Insider Reveals Dairy's Dirty Secrets with Jessica Strathdee

    Jessica Strathdee worked on a typical dairy farm in New Zealand. The animals were not intentionally abused, and they had access to the open green fields so often associated with the pastoral practice of dairying. However, Jessica’s retelling of her experience on the farm is horrifying. It’s not the farm she worked on—it’s the system. There is no way to obtain cows’ milk for human consumption without participating in truly exploitive acts. Jessica is not an animal-lover, nor is she a bleeding-heart emotional activist. She’s a regular person who thought cows’ milk was perfectly normal, noble even, until her work experience revealed the truth. Now the founder of Mothers Against Dairy New Zealand, she’s using her knowledge of the industry to fight back against the cruel system she was once part of.


    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - The process of dairying in detail
     
    - A day in the life of a dairy farm worker
     
    - The challenges faced by the dairy community
     
    - The moment Jessica realized dairying was wrong
     
    - The slaughter that results from the dairy industry
     
    - Jessica’s unique form of activism
     
    - Mothers Against Dairy New Zealand
     
    Connect with Switch4Good
     
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    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/
     
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/
     
    - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg
     
    - Website - https://switch4good.org/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    74 - Gut Check with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    74 - 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 4 min
    73 - Building a Restaurant Empire With Seabirds’ Stephanie Morgan

    73 - Building a Restaurant Empire With Seabirds’ Stephanie Morgan

    How does a young finance professional pivot careers and establish three successful plant-based restaurants without an ounce of traditional culinary training? Hard work, a can-do attitude, and an unrelenting belief in oneself and one’s mission. It’s been a decade-long journey, but Stephanie Morgan—founder of Seabirds Kitchen—has certainly proved herself as a respected chef and restauranteur. Her food is both familiar and creative—from the plant-based pesto-schmeared grilled cheese to the wonderfully curious pairing of almond butter on housemade beet burger. Stephanie uses her food to advance the plant-based message without even a mention of “vegan” on the menu. After months of begging, we were honored to interview and feature this humble unsung hero.

    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Stephanie’s journey to a plant-based diet (it all started with a Wheat Thin box)
     
    - Seabird’s rise from humble food truck to three successful brick-and-mortar locations
     
    - Behind the scenes of Stephanie’s season of The Great Food Truck Race
     
    - What it’s really like to run a food truck
     
    - Being a leader others respect
     
    - Food as activism
     
    - Check if your alcohol is vegan at http://www.barnivore.com/
     
    - Seabirds Kitchen



    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/

    • 49 min
    72 - Indra Lahiri on Connection, Communication, and Running an Animal Sanctuary

    72 - Indra Lahiri on Connection, Communication, and Running an Animal Sanctuary

    Indra Lahiri is a renowned communicator with a resume that boasts senior-level communications positions at global companies from PNC Bank to Coca-Cola. However, she’s using her superior communication skills to foster a relationship between humans and animals. The founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Dalton, PA, Indra saves and cares for hundreds of rescued farm animals while teaching children and adults alike about the need for compassion, communication, and respect for all lives. Indra is both articulate and grounded, loving and insightful. We learned so much about connection during this discussion, and we could all use a bit more of that right now. 
     
    What we discuss in this episode:
     
    - Indra’s background in communication and how she translates that to running a sanctuary. 
     
    - The need to listen and respect others—both human and animal. 
     
    - Personalities of animals
     
    - The difference between a sanctuary and a zoo. 
     
    - Hopeful Heroes program
     
    - Animal Penpal Program
     
    - Indraloka’s website
     
    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 7 min

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186 Ratings

186 Ratings

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OBSSESED with your podcast! I went completely plant based back in November 2019 and found you right away. You ladies have helped me so much through the way. I have learned so much, thank you for being so inspirational and always bringing great guest on to talk as well. ❤️

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I am constantly learning more than I thought I could already know and understand about WFPB diets and it’s benefits. Thank you for continuing to inspire me on my own conscious journey.

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Episode 18 and on!

Searched for Mark Bekoff on YouTube and ended up coming across this podcast! I love it so far and will continue to listen to it. They both sound like lovely women who I would be friends with!

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