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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.






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

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...


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

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...


20 - Jane Velez-Mitchell is Speaking Up for the Voiceless

Activism is often marked by speaking up for the voiceless, and that starts by bearing witness to suffering. These are two of the cornerstones of Jane Velez-Mitchell's mission with Jane UnChained, a digital news network dedicated to reporting on animal rights, climate change, food justice, and living cruelty-free. Jane is a former news anchor, two-time Emmy winner, and four-time author with two New York Times Best Sellers to her name, including iWant: My Journey from Addiction and...


19 - Dominick Thompson: On the Masculinity of Compassion, Empathy, and Intention

Society has perpetuated the idea that masculinity is connected to animal consumption and preying on the weak. Luckily, there are men like Dominick Thompson actively challenging that belief. After going to prison more than seventeen years ago, Dominick had an epiphany about what it means to cause harm in the world. He is now a social entrepreneur and activist with an online wellness program, vegan clothing line, and upcoming food product line. Dominick joins us today to discuss...


18 - Marc Bekoff: On Compassionate Conservation and the Emotional Lives of Animals

How does compassion play a role in ecological conservation? In what way does our treatment of animals impact the way we treat ourselves and the planet? Marc Bekoff is an animal behaviorist who argues that turning away from human exceptionalism and theoretical prejudices are the keys to expanding our compassionate footprint and making our conservation efforts more effective. As the author of more than 1,000 essays and 30 books, Marc is a leading voice in the fields of ecology, animal...


17 - Chef AJ Shares How She Lost 50 Lbs and Food Addiction

Not many people can say they’ve played the flute for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, worked as an executive pastry chef, and been vegan for more than 40 years. Chef AJ, a culinary instructor, YouTube host, and author of Unprocessed and The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss, can say all of that and more. Although she has a background in comedy and a long track record of ethical eating, there’s nothing funny about food addiction. Even as a vegan, Chef AJ struggled with overeating...


16 - Tracye Lynn McQuirter: Food Justice, Nutrition, and Enjoying Veganism for Life

Despite the growing acceptance of plant-based nutrition in the mainstream, there are still major disparities in health, food access, and nutrition education for certain demographics. Thirty-year vegan, best-selling author, and public health nutritionist Tracye Lynn McQuirter has spent decades teaching people how to be vegan for life while advocating specifically for African American women and girls. The author of By Any Greens Necessary and Ageless Vegan joins us to discuss health...


15 - Nik Tyler: Compassion Is a Journey with MFA Celebrity Relations Manager

Our diets are forever evolving and never perfect, but if we allow ourselves to have compassion and understand the journey, we can get to a healthier place. Nik Tyler lives this philosophy daily. He’s an actor, vegan, and the Celebrity Relations Manager for Mercy for Animals, the leading farm animal protection non-profit organization. Nik was raised as a vegetarian, taught to honor the Jainism belief of ahimsa or to do no harm. However, he still struggled with sugar and vegan...


14 - Bianca Taylor: On Self-Love, Purpose, and Plant-Powered Strength

How can a vegan lifestyle help heal your mind, body, and spirit? Before becoming a personal trainer certified in plant-based nutrition, Bianca Taylor started her fitness journey as a bikini bodybuilder. Searching for purpose and a sense of control, she instead found herself dealing with depression and a broken relationship with food. One small realization started an avalanche of change. Bianca used the power of plants, with some professional guidance, to reignite her passion for food,...


13 - Matthew Prescott: Save the World with Every Bite

When you hear about the rapid decline of our resources, coupled with the growth of our human population, do you wonder what you can do to help save the planet? Matthew Prescott, author of Food is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World, joins us to talk about a very convenient truth: the world can be saved with every bite. As the Senior Director of Food and Agriculture of the Humane Society of the United States, and as a speaker invited to TEDxUCLA and Talks at Google, Matthew’s advocacy...


12 - Robbie Balenger is Running Across America!

You’ve heard all the myths surrounding plant-based diets: it’s not sustainable as an athlete, or easy when you travel, or fun if you’re a foodie. Robbie Balenger is about to bust all of those myths in one 3,000-mile run across the United States. Robbie first laced up his shoes six years ago to alleviate his stress as a restaurant manager. Since then, his career and running paths have coalesced into a passion for endurance athleticism powered by plants -- and vegan ice cream. He joins us...


11 - 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...


10 - Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson: Managing Food Addiction and Achieving a Healthy Body Weight

Everyone experiences the occasional food craving, but for some, certain foods become a true addiction. Why are some people wired to crave certain types of food so intensely, and how can we break free of it? Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, founder of Bright Line Eating, answers these questions and explains her strategies for managing food addiction and achieving sustainable weight loss. We are fascinated by her method and believe everyone can gain from her knowledge and establish a healthier...


09 - Cyrus Khambatta & Robby Barbaro: Mastering Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet

What actually is diabetes? How is it caused? What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2, and is sugar or fat to blame? Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta answer these questions and more during our chat today. Both were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and manage it with a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet. They’ve teamed up to create Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program to help others feel their best while managing their symptoms. They even tried to help our audio engineer, Michael,...


08 - Giacomo Marchese: On Anorexia, Bodybuilding, and Finding True Health Through a Plant-Based Diet

Giacomo Marchese is a successful natural bodybuilder and coach, but he wasn’t always the epitome of perfect health. After discovering the sport of bodybuilding at a young age, Giacomo became severely anorexic, forcing him to step away from competitions for several years. After overcoming his eating disorder and harnessing a healthier mindset around food and exercise, Giacomo eventually made his way back to what he loves and now coaches others in bodybuilding and general weight loss and...


07 - Agnes Muljadi: Behind the Scenes with a Vegan Ballerina & Influencer

Actress. Photographer. Ballerina. Influencer. Agnes Muljadi has an impressive resume with an even more impressive Instagram following—530K. But she’s not after followers. She’s interested in ethics and serving as a positive role model for young girls. We dive into a number of wide-ranging topics in this episode, from her overnight transition to veganism after a health scare to using her social platform to create positive change and mentor others. We also discuss the raw vegan lifestyle,...


06 - Bill Muir: Breaking Stereotypes and Being Vegan in the Military

Bill Muir, also known as SGT. Vegan, doesn’t make excuses. A vegan since 1992, Bill has traveled to 47 countries, served in the army, and was deployed to Afghanistan, all without breaking his commitment to his cruelty-free diet. Bill completed the brutal basic training on a plant-based diet and went on to become a medic and paratrooper, never wavering from his mission to help others. He now works as an RN at the VA Center of Los Angeles and wrote a book, “Vegan Strong,” to dispel the...


05 - Emily Deschanel: Vegan Actress, Activist, and Mom

You might know her as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on the smash television hit, “Bones,” but today, Emily Deschanel is just playing her cool, laid back self as a mom, friend, and vegan. Learn what goes on behind the scenes of a film set as Alexandra and Emily discuss their experiences as vegan actresses and where they found red carpet-ready and vegan-friendly fashion. Emily also talks at length about her experience raising two young vegan kids and living with a not-quite-vegan husband. We...


04 - Brian Turner: Overcoming Acne and Getting Ripped on a Vegan Diet

Keep your bulk but drop the dairy. Vegan bodybuilder and influencer Brian Turner don’t suffer any loss of gains since switching to a plant-based diet. He attracted social media following after documenting his horrific acne experience as a teen on YouTube. After intense Accutane treatment that ultimately failed, Brian cured himself of his chronic skin condition by ditching dairy, and eventually, all animal products. He’s an animated guy with a can-do attitude, explaining everything from...


03 - Dr. Angie Sadeghi: How to Heal Your Gut With Plant-Based Foods

Poop. It might not be dinner table conversation, but there’s no denying it’s on everyone’s minds. If you ever feel bloated, constipated, or experience more serious digestive issues, it could be due to your diet. Plant-based and board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi walks us through all our burning questions about our gut including colonics, enemas, probiotics, and more. Learn how to become more “regular” and diversify your gut microbiome, so get a pen and paper ready; you’ll...