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Switch4Good is a strong and growing coalition made up of dairy-free athletes, trainers, doctors, nutritionists and influencers. Some of us have won Olympic medals and some of us simply take the stairs instead of the elevator. We have all learned that cow’s milk is not a health food and understand that ditching dairy is a straight path towards living a longer, more fulfilling life.

Switch4Good is a strong and growing coalition made up of dairy-free athletes, trainers, doctors, nutritionists and influencers. Some of us have won Olympic medals and some of us simply take the stairs instead of the elevator. We have all learned that cow’s milk is not a health food and understand that ditching dairy is a straight path towards living a longer, more fulfilling life.
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Switch4Good is a strong and growing coalition made up of dairy-free athletes, trainers, doctors, nutritionists and influencers. Some of us have won Olympic medals and some of us simply take the stairs instead of the elevator. We have all learned that cow’s milk is not a health food and understand that ditching dairy is a straight path towards living a longer, more fulfilling life.

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English

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949-232-9070


Episodes

40 - How Plantable is Delivering Plant-Based Freedom

9/18/2019
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When the hold of sugar addiction and habits are so strong, how can we support people through breaking out of their harmful diets? Dr. Nadja Pinnavaia, Doctor of Quantum Chemistry and former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, is proving that it's never too late to change your path and create an impact. She is the founder of Plantable, a meal service that goes beyond food delivery and takes a holistic approach to coaching clients through their transition to a plant-based diet. Her program...

Duration:01:01:04

39 - Your Eating Habits Are All in Your Head with Dr. Stephan Guyenet

9/11/2019
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The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled in less than fifty years. If we are more informed about potential health consequences than ever before, why are more and more adults choosing unhealthy eating habits that lead to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease? Dr. Stephan Guyenet, who has spent more than a decade studying the neuroscience of body fatness, argues that most of us aren’t choosing our eating habits at all. His book, The Hungry Brain, dives into the idea that...

Duration:00:56:58

38 - Living for Forgiveness, Compassion, and Love

9/4/2019
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There are tragic similarities in the trauma of abused children and animals raised for slaughter. Seeing her own pain in the lives of animals being tortured and killed for food is what lead Gianna Simone to make the switch and never look back. Before Gianna was an activist, model, and actress, it was all she could do to survive. After years of violence, she bounced between foster families and ended up in a group home where she found herself sleeping with a knife and skipping school to...

Duration:00:57:24

37 - David Welch, Ph.D., on Clean Meat, Plant-Powered Running, and Saving the Environment

8/28/2019
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With global demand for meat being expected to rise by more than 70% by 2050, and the average American’s beef consumption already generating almost 2,000 pounds of greenhouse gasses annually, we have to find an alternative that people will readily adopt. Non-animal meat products are growing rapidly in availability, but there’s still work to be done. David Welch, Ph.D., is a plant biologist, ultrarunner, running coach, and the Director of Science and Technology at the Good Food...

Duration:00:54:38

36 - Becoming A.W.A.K.E. with Luke Tan

8/21/2019
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If we are what we eat, what kind of person is your food creating? Luke Tan is an author, educator, and fitness coach on a mission to help people reach their ultimate physical and mental potential by using the A.W.A.K.E. Method to live an authentic, plant-based lifestyle. The former bodybuilder is the founder of the Plant Fit Summit, a free online event showcasing plant-based trailblazers, including some of your favorite doctors, athletes, and nutritionists who have been featured on...

Duration:00:33:26

35 - Being a Plant-Powered Olympian, Nutritionist, and Mom with Kara Lang Romero

8/14/2019
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During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Switch4Good aired a commercial featuring dairy-free Olympians to fight the dairy industry’s propaganda that that says milk is the key to performance. One of the world-class athletes featured in the commercial was Kara Lang Romero. Kara is the youngest woman to have represented Canada on their National Women’s Team. She competed in two FIFA World Cups, at the Beijing Olympics, and is now a Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame inductee. She has also been vegan...

Duration:00:53:34

34 - Using Film to Fight for the End of Meat with Marc Pierschel

8/7/2019
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It’s sometimes hard for people to change what they don’t know, and one of the best ways to spread an educational message is through the power of inspiring films. Marc Pierschel is a documentary filmmaker who has been advocating for animals personally and professionally for decades. He created an online vegan store, which still operates today, in 2002 and wrote a German vegan cookbook in 2009. Most recently, he’s the plant-based pioneer behind the films Live and Let Live and The End of...

Duration:00:45:17

33 - Dr. T. Colin Campbell on Killing Cancer and Chronic Disease with Plant-Based Protein

7/31/2019
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If a simple dietary change could limit the destructive effects of cancer, reverse chronic conditions, and heal your body, how quickly would you make the switch? We’ve all been touched by chronic disease, whether we’ve been personally diagnosed or watched a loved one struggle through an illness. Dr. T. Colin Campbell has dedicated his career to proving that a diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence and that prevention is possible. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor...

Duration:00:55:47

32 - From Rock Bottom to the Olympic Podium with Switch4Good Founder Dotsie Bausch

7/24/2019
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The woman behind Switch4Good is a force of compassion who has lifted herself out of pain, into greatness and is now working in pursuit of a kinder world. Dotsie Bausch is an Olympic medalist, two-time Pan American Champion, world record holder, mentor, renowned speaker, and founder of the Switch4Good non-profit. In this very special episode, she steps to the other side of the microphone to be interviewed by her co-host and friend, Alexandra Paul. Dotsie shares her incredible journey from...

Duration:01:15:56

31 - Educating with Empathy with Matt Frazier

7/17/2019
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Like a lot of interesting stories, Matt Frazier’s begins in a bar. A fun challenge between friends to run a marathon, made over a beer, incidentally turned into the start of a lifelong journey for fitness and health. Seven years after his first long-distance run, Matt cut meat out of his diet, hoping that it would give him the final push to qualify for the Boston Marathon -- and he was amazed by the results. Struck by the lack of information available to athletes looking to go vegetarian,...

Duration:00:55:45

30 - Fueling Your Lyfe with Plants with Chris Manderino

7/10/2019
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What can Americans learn from the diets and lifestyles of other countries? Football prodigy Chris Manderino played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and, later, for the Kansas City Chiefs. During his time as a fullback, he was told he needed to gain 40 pounds to stay competitive -- and eating became another full-time job. In 2009, Chris signed with the Bologna Doves, an Italian football team, and considers the dietary culture shock a pivotal point in his health journey. Now the...

Duration:00:53:25

29 - From Living Restricted to Living Abundantly with Mandy Gill

7/3/2019
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Developing a healthy relationship with food is imperative to properly nourish your body and live a fulfilling life. So what happens if, instead, you spend your formative years coping with loss and chaos through restriction and deprivation? Mandy Gill is a super athlete, ultra-marathoner, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 10 Vegan Athletes. After overcoming her eating disorder and finding joy in exercise, she turned to a plant-based diet and got in tune with what her body truly...

Duration:00:45:42

28 - Phil Keoghan: On Adventure, Habits, and Ditching Dairy

6/26/2019
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If you died tomorrow, what adventure would you regret not taking? As the host of The Amazing Race, a bungee jump world-record-holder, and a cyclist who has ridden across the US for charity, Phil Keoghan walks the walk of his philosophy: “Tick it before you kick it.” When Phil isn’t interviewing guests like Dotsie on his podcast BUCKiT, he’s crossing experiences off his own list, including dining atop an erupting volcano and renewing his wedding vows underwater while hand-feeding...

Duration:01:02:09

27 - You Deserve Compassion Too with Jasmin Singer

6/19/2019
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Jasmin Singer, author of the memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough, was vegan long before she was thin. She struggled for thirty years with her weight and, more importantly, a destructive relationship with food. Even after dedicating herself professionally and personally to compassion for animals, she was still missing compassion for herself. She says it was only after she turned her objective from vanity to self-care, and traded vegan snacks for juice fasts, that she was able...

Duration:00:53:59

26 - The Truth About Eating Disorders & Treatment with Dr. Ron Thompson

6/12/2019
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Few illnesses are met with as many misconceptions as eating disorders. They’re often over-simplified with one four-letter word: just. Just eat a cheeseburger. She’s just doing it to lose weight. Dr. Ron Thompson is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and he joins Dotsie and Alexandra in this episode to explain that it really isn’t that simple. Dr. Thompson has served as a consulting psychologist for the Athletic Department at Indiana University...

Duration:00:58:25

25 - Decrease Inflammation and Heal Your Gut with Dr. James Loomis

6/5/2019
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Is your diet keeping you sick? Dr. James Loomis is a whole-foods plant-based internal medical practitioner spreading the message that food is the best way to combat illness and disease. After experiencing a decline in his own health, Dr. Loomis made the switch and saw miraculous results: a significant drop in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure in under three months. He says that most problems that walk into his office can be traced back to inflammation and stress, often resulting...

Duration:00:55:42

24 - Dr. Christian Gonzalez On Holistic Medicine, Clearing Toxins, and Helping Your Body Heal Itself

5/29/2019
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Traditional medicine often prioritizes symptom-relief over addressing the underlying cause of illness. But if we look beyond symptoms and approach our wellness holistically, can our bodies begin to provide their own relief? Naturopathic medicine challenges the traditional standard by working on whole-patient wellness and concentrating on the treatment and prevention of disease by understanding systemic causes. Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a naturopathic doctor who earned his Bachelor...

Duration:01:00:57

23 - TJ Long: On Gut Health, Raw Foods, and Being Powered by Fruit

5/22/2019
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We know that eating plant-based is great for our bodies and the environment, but what about eating fruit-based? Can we really thrive on a raw food diet consisting mainly of fruits? TJ Long is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and fruitarian who says that a diet of living plants is optimal for gut health. After a long journey through addiction to substances and unhealthy food, TJ found himself a junk food vegan replacing alcohol with other vices. With some help from a...

Duration:00:48:07

22 - Dr. Neal Barnard: On Disease, Diets, and Preventative Medicine

5/15/2019
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How would our health outcomes change if we were proactive in treating illness and disease? Is changing your diet an effective way to reverse chronic conditions? Dr. Neal Barnard is a physician, clinical researcher, and advocate for preventative medicine. As the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of more than twenty books, Dr. Barnard is a leading voice in the plant-based movement. When he isn’t lobbying for more sustainable practices in...

Duration:00:57:30

21 - Chef Charity Morgan: On Feeding Plant-Powered Athletes and Cooking What You Love

5/8/2019
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When meat is considered to be an integral part of athleticism and masculinity, how can you convince a team of football players that a plant-based diet is best for their health and performance? Chef Charity Morgan holds a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and is leveraging her artistry in the kitchen to feed dozens of NFL players plant-based, nutrient-rich meals every day. Once players got a taste of the lunches she was making for her husband, Tennessee Titans...

Duration:00:50:22