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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.

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.

Location:

United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

949-232-9070


Episodes

154 - Food is Climate with Author Glen Merzer

12/1/2021
According to Glen Merzer, Al Gore needs to step it up. The comedian-turned-screenwriter has authored several books that center around the plant-based diet and its many benefits. Merzer’s first works focused on health after collaborating with Howard Lyman to write “Mad Cowboy.” In more recent years, Merzer has turned his attention toward animal agriculture and its disastrous effects on climate change. His newest release—”Food Is Climate—” stresses the fact that world leaders, corporations,...

Duration:01:11:57

153 - How Trauma Leads to Disordered Eating with Dr. Carolyn Ross

11/24/2021
Dr. Carolyn Ross, MD, is an eating disorder and addiction specialist. Her approach is unique—trauma, she claims, is the root cause of adult behavioral disorders such as addiction and eating disorders. Two-thirds of Americans experience at least one childhood trauma, and that can manifest itself later in life as binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, and/or drug and alcohol addiction. For Dr. Ross, it’s not about the food at all—it’s about the trauma and how to heal from it. This conversation...

Duration:01:04:20

152 - Revolutionize Your Gut with Gastroenterologist and Author Dr. Alan Desmond

11/17/2021
Got gut issues? We’ve got a doctor on call. Dr. Alan Desmond is a general practitioner and gastroenterologist based in the UK. He incorporates whole, plant-based nutrition to treat the problem, not the symptoms, and he’s seen remarkable results with hundreds of patients. He’s also the author of “Plant-Based Diet Revolution: 28 Days to a Happier Gut and a Healthier You” and serves as an ambassador for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. If you’ve got tummy troubles—from basic bloating to...

Duration:01:17:02

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - The Pleasure Trap with Dr. Jen Howk

11/12/2021
Your therapist is probably counseling you wrong. According to Dr. Jennifer Howk, Ph.D., your past experiences have little to do with the way you are. Dr. Howk practices evolutionary psychology which emphasizes the role of nature in the development of one’s personality. As a former staff member of the prestigious True North Health Center, Dr. Howk is an expert when it comes to the psychology behind weight loss. She challenges popular beliefs surrounding human behavior and makes us reassess...

Duration:01:08:38

151 - Meet NYC’s New Vegan Mayor, Eric Adams

11/10/2021
In this episode, we get political—in a good way. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins us to discuss his journey to the plant-based lifestyle, his meaningful work as a public official, and the responsibility he feels toward improving the wellbeing of his constituents. As a Black leader and former type 2 diabetic, Adams serves as an example that the plant-based lifestyle is not a “white person” thing, but an accessible choice everyone can make to live healthier, more fulfilling lives....

Duration:01:08:16

150 - Evacuating Afghanistan with Animal Hero Pen Farthing

11/3/2021
“We knew the Taliban was going to regain power … we just didn’t know when,” Pen Farthing told us in this episode. A British-soldier-turned animal welfare hero, Farthing founded and managed Nowzad—an animal shelter and clinic in Kabul. He and his staff (many of whom were Afghani women) spent years rescuing dogs and cats, running animal education programs, and administering spay/neuter operations and rabies vaccinations for Kabul’s strays. Farthing made headlines when the Taliban took over,...

Duration:00:42:48

149 - Part 2 : How to Fight Heart Disease with Cardiologist Dr. Monica Aggarwal

10/27/2021
We are back for round two with Dr. Monica Aggarwal. If you haven’t listened to the first episode (#148), go back and listen to her origin story. Dr. Aggarwal takes a different approach to heart health than most cardiologists. Instead of stents and blood-thinners, she uses lifestyle and nutrition as a patient’s first line of defense. Named a New Generation Innovator by Cardiology Today, Dr. Aggarwal is helping people live longer—not just masking the symptoms of heart disease. Everyone has...

Duration:01:19:18

148 - Part 1 : Body on Fire: How to Fight Inflammation with Cardiologist Dr. Monica Aggarwal

10/20/2021
Dr. Monica Aggarwal is the perfect example of what can happen when you don’t take care of your body … she’s also the perfect example of what can happen when you do take care of your body. Living under the constant pressure of defined gender norms in a subspecialty medical profession, Dr. Aggarwal strived to be perfect. After finishing school and experiencing several miscarriages, she had three children in four years and tried to be Super Mom along with her full-time job as a cardiologist....

Duration:01:15:18

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Great Health on the Nutritarian Diet with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

10/15/2021
When dieting doesn’t work, it’s time to stop dabbling in healthy eating. Dr. Joel Fuhruman is a highly respected physician who has made his mark by focusing on nutrition. He is the founder of the Nutritarian Diet which is based on whole, plant-based foods that have been scientifically shown to reduce cancer risk and extend longevity. In his seven bestselling books, you won’t find “cheat days” or “moderation,” and he explains why in this riveting episode. Fuhrman educates us on the...

Duration:01:05:00

147 - Free & Queer with Vegan Travel Writer Calen Otto

10/13/2021
For someone who had no idea what to do with their life after graduating high school, 25-year-old Calen Otto has more purpose and passion than most people twice their age. What started out as a year in Chile as a foreign exchange student led to a ravenous travel bug. At 19, Calen crossed the US on a bike and supported themself by working as they went. They've been to 25 countries, mastered the art of vegan traveling on a budget, and do whatever they can to be an advocate for the...

Duration:01:06:36

146 - Cruelty Free Shopping with Kim Paschen

10/6/2021
How do you know if a product is cruelty-free if you can’t trust the label? According to Kim Paschen—Program Manager for Leaping Bunny—there is no regulated definition for cruelty-free. That means companies who use this label are not held accountable and may very well include ingredients that have been tested on animals. When it comes to compassionate cosmetics that are truly animal-free, things get complicated, but that’s where Leaping Bunny comes in. The certification organization upholds...

Duration:01:01:10

145 - Living Lively with Wunderkind Haile Thomas

9/29/2021
How does a 12-year-old start a non-profit? Haile Thomas will tell you. Now 20, Haile is accomplished beyond her years. Extraordinarily articulate and composed, Haile has been featured on The Food Network, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, the Drew Barrymore Show, and a dozen other talk shows. She’s the founder of The Happy Organization—a non-profit that empowers kids to embrace self-care and plant-based nutrition. She’s also the author of Living Lively—a cookbook with 80 plant-based...

Duration:01:15:48

144 - Find Your Pillars of Health with Dr. Melissa Sundermann

9/22/2021
There are doctors who like to point out your problems and use medication as a bandaid, and there are doctors like Melissa Sundermann. A double board-certified DO in internal and lifestyle medicine, Dr. Sundermann combines Western medicine with a holistic approach to help her patients heal. She’s friendly, empathetic, and empowering. Join in on our delightful conversation with this Michigan-based doc to learn more about lifestyle medicine, tips to implement it into your routine, and how to...

Duration:01:05:53

143 - No More Chronic Dieting with New Vegan Camille Martin

9/15/2021
Camille Martin, RD, was caught in the vicious cycle of binging, restricting, and dieting for years. Her weight would fluctuate, but she was never happy, until she decided to quit dieting and let herself eat. To her surprise, she didn’t gain weight—she lost it. Now a registered dietitian and very new vegan, Camille shares her story and helpful tips to change your eating habits. We also dive into misleading labels on animal products, raising girls to grow up with high self-esteem, and more....

Duration:01:08:08

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Healing Autoimmune Diseases with Dr. Brooke Goldner

9/10/2021
Dr. Goldner was resigned to live out her life in the clutches of lupus—she expected to become disabled by her forties, deal with chronic pain, and never have children. Her perspective changed after meeting her husband and attempting to get trim for a Maui honeymoon. She shocked herself by healing her disease simply by eating a high-raw, whole-food, plant-based diet. For Goldner—and the hundreds of seriously ill patients she has treated since then—it really is that simple. Food can heal. This...

Duration:00:59:23

142 - Plant Based Power with Sports Nutritionist TJ Waterfall

9/8/2021
If you move your body, this episode is for you. TJ Waterfall is a UK-based sports nutritionist who takes a practical approach to fueling with a plant-based diet. In this episode, we cover highlights from his book, “The Plant-Based Power Plan,” and dive into so much more in relation to diet and fitness. Questions about salt, protein, or antioxidants? TJ has the answers. Stay tuned through the end to hear TJ’s answers to our speed round questions. One of his responses will melt your...

Duration:01:18:53

Prevent Diabetes and other Diseases with Endocrinologist Dr. Arti Thangudu

8/25/2021
Dr. Arti Thangudu is a triple board-certified MD specializing in endocrinology, thyroid, and diabetes. She’s also a mom to two adorable young kids and runs her own private practice in San Antonio—Complete Medicine. But she didn’t stop there. Arti is determined to prevail over the rampant diabetes epidemic in her city. With a diabetes rate 6 percent higher than the national average, Dr. Thangudu’s integrative practice is helping patients battle the disease and preventing new patients from...

Duration:01:20:12

140 - Lobbying for Animals with Laura Reese

8/18/2021
Agriculture subsidies have robbed Americans of their right to vote with their dollars. Millions of consumers make conscious choices to not purchase animal products, believing their purchasing decisions are making a small but definitive statement about demand. Unfortunately, the colossal government subsidies that are pumped into the animal agriculture industry keep it alive regardless of demand. When Laura Reese realized this fact, she was angry, and she took action. Laura is the co-founder...

Duration:01:07:04

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Heal Leaky Gut with Dr. Angie Sadeghi

8/13/2021
Most people have a favorite hairdresser or perhaps even a favorite barista … we have a favorite gastroenterologist. This is Dr. Angie Sadeghi’s second time on the podcast—she just has so much knowledge to share! Circle back and listen to Episode 3 for her full backstory, then give this show a listen to learn all about the gut microbiome, how to feed your “good” bacteria, the brain/gut connection, hidden causes of anemia, her opinion on probiotics, and more. Your gut will thank you. What...

Duration:00:00:24

139 - How to be a Conscious Consumer with Healabel app creator Adriane Marie

8/11/2021
The wave of conscious consumerism is growing stronger day by day, but sometimes, it’s a challenge to discern how the products we buy affect our health, the environment, and those used to make it (both laborers and animals included). Adriane Marie has devised a solution to help us all shop smarter and more efficiently. The HEALabel app is the ultimate guide to making conscious consumer choices at the grocer, drug store, and retail shop. The extremely comprehensive tool includes thousands of...

Duration:01:11:29