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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 t ...
 
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Rip Esselstyn is a world record holder, former pro triathlete, best-selling author, firefighter, and founder of Plant-Strong—an organization helping people lead healthier lives through plant-based nutrition. After a career as a pro athlete, Rip transitioned to firefighting at the Engine 2 firehouse in Austin, Texas. It was there that after a friend…
 
Julie Piatt, a.k.a. “SriMati,” is a mystic, yogi, musician, artist, chef, author, and healer. She is also the mother of 4 children and finds the divine in all experiences in life, beautiful and challenging alike. Julie has created over 300 plant-based recipes for a series of bestselling cookbooks and is the author of the plant-based cheese bible, “…
 
Our guest today, Nidhi Gupta, was born and raised in India, but her passion for helping people took her on an expansive journey. After 16 years of rigorous medical training across two continents, she has offered her dream job in 2018 as an attending physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville. As a physician, she saw the severe …
 
We’re coming to you with a dynamic guest: Dani Taylor is a vegan figure competitor and champion. That’s right, she’s a bodybuilder built from pure plants! She’s incredibly healthy and strong now, but she grew up eating a diet that consisted primarily of processed foods and little produce. She reached 210 pounds at 16 years old, but then switched to…
 
In today’s episode, we’re switching things up a bit and coming to you with a mother/daughter team. It’s likely that you’ve heard of the Esselstyns before, as they are powerful leaders in the plant-based movement. Ann Esselstyn is a creative and energetic advocate for a whole-foods plant-based diet and way of life. She specializes in inventing recip…
 
Here at Switch4Good, we are all about embracing change, so for today’s episode, we are ‘switching’ things up on the podcast. Instead of having an expert on our show to inspire all of you in the audience, we’re bringing our inspirational audience onto the show. In this episode, we interview three lovely podcast listeners about their inspiring transf…
 
KRS Edstrom M.S. is a nationally syndicated author, advice columnist, lecturer, and radio host. You may have seen her in publications such as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, or even the Wall Street Journal. It’s more likely, though, that you’ve heard Dotsie mention KRS on the podcast, as KRS has worked with Dotsie on an emotional level for years now …
 
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…
 
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 s…
 
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 an…
 
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 na…
 
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 agree…
 
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…
 
Our guest today, Desiree Nielsen, is a registered plant-based dietitian and national bestselling author. Her practice focus is chronic digestive and inflammatory diseases, and she helps her clients heal with plant-based approaches that lead to optimal health. You may have already heard of Desiree through The Allsorts Podcast, one of her books, or o…
 
We are so excited to have cardiologist, Dr. Columbus Batiste, on the show to have a well-rounded and deep discussion on healthy living. Years ago he embarked on a crusade to educate and empower his patients to take control of their lives, and his passion and knowledge have expanded throughout communities all over the country. After watching his fat…
 
Our podcast guest today has taken her love of healthy food, and her expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and combined them to help people navigate their sexual health. Christine DeLozier is an acupuncturist and herbalist with her own private practice helping males, females, and of all orientations and identities have better sex! She start…
 
We’re guilty of only showing one side of our co-host, Alexandra Paul. We tout her as the remarkable Baywatch star, but her accolades stretch far beyond this mega-hit and far beyond the screen. She’s a humanitarian, animal activist, and Ironwoman. She lives her values every single day, and she’s even received awards for her selfless efforts in the a…
 
Our podcast guest, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Louann Brizendine, joins us on the Switch4Good podcast to talk about why males and females communicate and process emotions differently. In this episode, Dr. Louann talks to Dotsie and Alexandra about her books, The Male Brain and The Female Brain, and how they have helped readers navigate re…
 
Dr. Hana Kahleova is the Director of Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. You may remember her from episode 93, and we were so thrilled to have her back on the show! Her can-do attitude is positively empowering. On this show, we talk about diabetes and what insulin resistance is, in addition to other topics like b…
 
Our incredible podcast guest today, Kate Strong, is a powerful athlete, woman, vegan, and so much more. Kate has been smashing stereotypes around athletes for years now after she began training for a professional athletic career in her mid 30’s. Kate has now secured three Guinness World records in a grueling challenge on a static bike. As if that’s…
 
Our guest today is an expert on all things related to the penis and male reproductive medicine. Although many folks are uncomfortable talking about issues related to the penis, Dr. Arron Spitz normalizes important conversations around it and sexual health. He specializes in male fertility and is a board-certified urologist who has a broad practice …
 
Today we have Kute Blackson on the show, an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. Kute offers a fresh, unique look at spiritual awareness and helps us unlock our own true gifts and greatness. He was born in Ghana, West Africa, and talks to us about his unique childhood in this episode. Kute shares with us how he first spoke at age 8 i…
 
Our guest today, Will Bulsiewicz, also known as Dr. B, is a gastroenterologist who is also the author of the books Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He lost more than 45 pounds when he switched to a plant-based diet and now has his own patients take control of their health, and reverse their own digestive problems, by following his fiber-…
 
Marco Borges brings inspiration and passion to the podcast as he tells us about his own personal healthy habits, practices, and philosophies while encouraging us to create our own. Based in Miami with his wife and four kids, Marco leads a life of example and follows a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Over the past twenty years, Marco has worked with…
 
Our guest today is an actor, dancer, film-maker and director, activist, and so much more. Tonya Kay is a brilliant and vibrant artist whose rebel personality and compassion easily shines through her work. Today on the podcast we get to sit down with Tonya to learn what makes her tick. When dancing burlesque, acting in popular films or talking about…
 
Today's guest is Vikas Garg, the creator and founder of the app abillion, which helps users all over the world create a more sustainable and vegan future. The app allows people to find and review vegan-friendly foods and products no matter where they are. In addition to turning folks plant-based and introducing them to veganism, the app supports ve…
 
Hailed by many as “the Vegan Cheese Queen,” Miyoko Schinner is here to lead the food revolution. A vegan for 35 years and hugely successful businesswoman, Miyoko has become a household name in the dairy-free cheese and butter categories. However, creating incredible cheeses from cashews and oats is only one of her priorities—she wants to dismantle …
 
According to the CDC, about 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year. That’s 1 in every 4 deaths. A staggering 100 BILLION dollars were spent several years ago on stents and bypasses. But how effective are those dangerous, invasive, and costly procedures in improving the patients' quality of life? Is there an alternative…
 
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. It causes kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and blindness in severe cases. As a person with diabetes, keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be exasperating. That's because many things make your blood sugar levels fluctuate, sometimes unexpectedly. So how…
 
New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa, produces approximately 21 billion liters of milk every year, or about 3% of the world's milk production (95% of which are exported to more than 130 countries worldwide). Isn't that great? But wait until you see the impact of dairy farming on the environment. Today we will talk about a fantastic film co-produced …
 
How does a 400-pound cripple living in constant pain become an avid mountain climber and a triathlete? Here to tell his story and inspire everyone that change is possible is Tim Kaufman. Tim was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in his early twenties and lived in chronic pain most of his life. By the time he was 37, he was addicted to Fen…
 
Some oils are advertised as health foods. But no oil is really healthy, not even olive oil. If you don't want to spend your days eating steamed, poached, or boiled food and you think oil-free food is boring, this episode is for you. Today's guest, Chef Del Sroufe, will teach you how to sauté, stir-fry, bake, and roast without oil or butter. With 33…
 
Dr. Hana Kahleova is the Director of Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Through this role, she’s authored over a dozen nutrition studies with a focus on diabetes and meal timing. The results could drastically change your life for good—whether you suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, or “…
 
Imagine living life in constant physical pain, not knowing whether it will get better or worse the next day. Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) isn't always easy. Everyday chores can become a challenge as the disease progresses. Fortunately, there are various treatments and strategies to better manage the condition. Today's guest developed rheum…
 
Many people still believe that what they eat, how they live, their experiences, and even who they share their life with has no impact on their physical health. Today's guest is out to dispel that. Dr. Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Physician, and in case you're wondering if a Naturopathic Physician is a real doctor, Dr. Matthew Nagra is a health p…
 
What image comes to your mind when you think of the word “healthy”? What do you think a “healthy” person should look like? Your views about health and body image are deeply rooted in a mindset you’ve been conditioned into from internal and external influences. Every day you struggle with choices, especially with food and what diet is right for you.…
 
According to WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths. Many cancers can be cured if detected early and treated effectively. Studies have shown that an anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. To help us understand the r…
 
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 wa…
 
Food addiction is one of the biggest addictions on the planet. To some degree, everyone has experienced a struggle with food addiction. But we can't just stop eating. We need food to survive. The question is, what type of food do you consume? Think of your body like a computer and the food you eat as the software. Would you put malware inside your …
 
As human beings, we are addicted to animal products, and it will take a lot of time to make a change. But today’s guest is a creator with a purpose and joins me this week to share their inspiring journey towards making lasting change. Robbie Lockie is a brave soul filled with grit, determination, and the desire to see real change happen. They are t…
 
Today on the show we have the incredible public health hero Dr. Daphne Bascom. Dr. Daphne has decades of meaningful public and population health work under her belt. If you haven’t heard of population health work before, have no fear! We discuss what it is exactly and why it is important with the doctor herself. Dr. Daphne is the Vice President of …
 
It doesn’t take a mighty act of willpower to change your life for the better, and David Wegener is proof of that. Dave is a visual arts teacher at a high school in Washington. He grew up overweight and packed on the pounds into adulthood. He identified as a volume eater and loved McDonalds, eventually tipping the scale at over 300 pounds. When his …
 
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 …
 
For Simon Hill, the proof is in the plants. This physiotherapist-turned-celebrity-nutritionist roots everything in science, and he’s established a brand that helps to educate and empower people to live their best lives through an active and plant-based lifestyle. Simon has coached stars such as Chris Hemsworth and worked with professional Australia…
 
Our guest today is living proof that anyone can change their life. Alishea Basson was a mom of four and creeping into dangerous territory in regards to her health by the time she was 30 years old. Severely overweight and plagued with seizures and high blood pressure, Alishea decided she couldn’t live with her emotional eating self any longer. She e…
 
Are you stressed? Not taking care of yourself as well as you should? Feeling a bit unfulfilled? It’s time for a detox. You don’t have to jump into a juice cleanse or book a 10-day meditation retreat. Our guests today are here to guide you through the first steps and help you be more receptive to living consciously. Hosts of the longstanding PBS and…
 
Hop on your bike, because this episode is a wild ride. Leah Goldstein is an incredible human who knows no limits. Most recently, she gained fame as the first woman to outright win Race Across America (RAAM). She also happens to be 52 and a plant-based athlete. Before Leah’s decorated pro cycling career, she was an elite commando instructor for the …
 
Today on the show we have the legendary athlete, podcast host, author, and all-around wonderful human being, Rich Roll. Rich is a father and husband, but most of you will recognize his grounding voice from his weekly masterclass in personal and professional development—the Rich Roll Podcast. From a promising Stanford swimmer to a desperate entertai…
 
Charlie Engle has run across the Sahara. He’s served time in prison. He’s remained sober from a debilitating alcohol and drug addiction for 26 years. Most of us can’t relate to the feats Charlie has accomplished, but we can all learn from his experiences and his wisdom. In the time of COVID-19, we could all benefit from a bit of self-evaluation. Ch…
 
From raising vegan kids to concerns about GMOs, James Marin is back to provide answers to all of your nutrition questions. James is a Registered Dietitian and an Environmental Nutritionist as well as a dad to a six-year-old. This conversation dives into both kid and adult nutrition as well as the environmental factors we often don’t think about whe…
 
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