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Author: Dotsie Bausch and Alexandra Paul

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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.
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In this episode, we welcome Dr. Rachael Hunter, a distinguished clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology at Swansea University. Dr. Hunter joins us to delve into her groundbreaking research on "Plant-based Recovery from Restrictive Eating Disorders." Drawing from her wealth of experience working closely with individuals grappling with eating disorders, Dr. Hunter offers valuable insights into the transformative potential of plant-based diets in promoting recovery.   Throughout our conversation, Dr. Hunter shares her deeply personal journey, including her courageous battle against Multiple Sclerosis. We explore the intricate connections between nutrition and mental health, gaining valuable insights into how a plant-based diet can nourish not only the body but also the mind and spirit.    “When I was diagnosed, I came across all of this research, and luckily for me, Professor Jelinek had pulled that work together into the Overcoming MS program. So there were dietary recommendations around a whole food plant-based diet, and the program also includes stress management, which is anti-inflammatory. So meditation, mindfulness, and regular exercise. I came across that program, and that was really what led me to change my diet immediately to pretty much plant-based.” - Dr. Rachael Hunter   What we discuss in this episode:  - How plant-based eating can improve one’s relationship with food. - Dr. Hunter’s symptoms before being diagnosed with MS. - The connection between inflammation and MS. - The lifestyle changes Dr. Hunter made after her diagnosis and the results of those changes. - How the human body responds to optimism. - Stress and the nervous system. - The importance of removing toxicity from one’s life.   Resources:  - Overcoming MS: https://overcomingms.org/live-well/circles/ - Instagram: Dr Rachael Hunter (@drrachaelhunter) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/drrachaelhunter/ - Twitter/X: Rachael Hunter 💙 (@drrachhunter) / X - https://twitter.com/drrachhunter - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Today, we're diving into the world of sustainable, mouthwatering cuisine with none other than the culinary visionary herself, Carleigh Bodrug.   Carleigh's journey is nothing short of inspiring. Growing up on a farm where meat reigned supreme, she later discovered the alarming truth about red and processed meats being classified as carcinogens by the World Health Organization. This revelation, coupled with her personal experience of her father's battle with colon cancer, propelled her toward a transformative shift in her diet. Fast forward to today, and Carleigh has become a household name, captivating millions with her blog, Plant You, and her latest cookbook, "PlantYou: Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet."   Now, what sets Carleigh's cookbook apart? Well, it's all about scrappy cooking—making delicious, nutritious meals while minimizing food waste. Ever wondered how to turn those food scraps into culinary gold? Carleigh's got you covered!   So join us as we explore plant-based recipes that not only tantalize your taste buds but also make a positive impact on your wallet and the planet!   “Food waste creates more emissions than the airline industry. So that gives you a scale of how much impact this has. And then sort of your mind goes to, okay, where is this waste coming from? Is it restaurants? Is it grocery stores? Is it happening on farms? And shockingly, the largest percentage is in consumer’s homes. So I felt really, as a plant-based food vlogger, that I needed to talk about this. So, one day, I threw up a candied orange peel recipe, and it was really funny because whenever I put up a video, I kind of walk away from it because I don’t want to know what the first reaction is. I get very nervous. So I walked away from my phone, and I came back to it about a couple hours later, and it had a non-exaggerated million views.” - Carleigh Bodrug   What we discuss in this episode: - How food waste contributes to global warming.  - The destructive power of methane vs. carbon dioxide. - Carleigh’s tips to reduce food waste and save money. - Aquafaba and its uses. - How to make an amazing broth. - Making use of seeds. - How to make delicious vegan bacon. - Growing food from food scraps.   Resources: - PlantYou: https://plantyou.com/ - https://plantyou.com/ - Instagram: Carleigh Bodrug (@plantyou) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/plantyou/?hl=en - YouTube: Carleigh Bodrug - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiE57zg8KxrZpV_eWMjluVA - Twitter/X: Plant You (@carleighbodrug) / X - https://twitter.com/carleighbodrug?lang=en - Facebook: PlantYou - https://www.facebook.com/PlantYouBlog/ - Carleigh’s new cookbook: Scrappy Cookbook - https://scrappycookbook.com/ - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Our extraordinary guest today is a true adventurer at heart. From hang gliding to paragliding, from flying small planes to training for the US Olympic team as a luger, Caroline Paul’s life is a series of thrilling escapades.   As one of the first female firefighters in the San Francisco Fire Department, Caroline faced challenges head-on. Her autobiography "Fighting Fire" chronicles her remarkable 13-year journey with the department as one of 15 women out of 1500 men. She was also the very first woman on the Rescue team, which was tasked with getting people out of collapsed buildings and finding bodies in the bay. These days, she takes to the skies in a gyrocopter, surfs the San Francisco Bay, and zips through the city streets on her electric skateboard – proving age is just a number.   With seven books under her belt, including a New York Times bestseller, Caroline explores the intersection of outdoor adventure and aging in her latest work, "Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking, How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age.”  Through science-backed insights and inspiring stories of women in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even 90s, she shows us that the best adventures lie ahead.   Join us as we discuss Caroline's latest book, delving into the exhilarating world of outdoor adventure and discovering how it enriches our lives as we age. Get ready to be inspired!   “People have come up to me and said it starts as young as 40 or even 30, that our older age is going to be a time of frail bones, cognitive decline. We're going to be boring. We're going to, we're becoming culturally irrelevant. And why this is so dangerous is because, well, first of all, we start pulling back, but second of all, it really makes us dread our own aging journey.” - Caroline Paul   What we discuss in this episode: - The five pillars for fulfilling aging.  - What inspired Caroline to write Tough Broad. - The health benefits of outdoor adventure. - How mindset about aging can predict how we’ll age. - The power and importance of experiencing awe. - How novelty keeps your brain healthy. - What does using GPS do to your memory? - How to unearth your inner explorer.   Resources: - Caroline Paul’s website: Caroline Paul - https://www.carolinepaul.com/ - Her new book: Tough Broad — Caroline Paul - https://www.carolinepaul.com/tough-broad - Her TED Talk: Caroline Paul: To raise brave girls, encourage adventure | TED Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/caroline_paul_to_raise_brave_girls_encourage_adventure - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinembpaul/ - Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/carowriter - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caroline.paul.750/ - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Today, we welcome back Dr. Melanie Joy, a renowned psychologist, author, and advocate for compassionate living. Dr. Joy is the president of Beyond Carnism, a non-profit organization exposing and transforming the invisible belief system that shapes our attitudes toward eating and torturing animals. Her groundbreaking concept, “carnism,” has sparked global conversations about the psychology behind meat consumption and its consequences.   Dr. Joy is also the author of 6 books, and she appeared on our show in episode 52 to discuss her best-seller Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, which unravels how societal conditioning influences our affection for some animals while accepting others as food sources. Today, she’s here to discuss her new book, How to End Injustice Everywhere, and her new website, infighting.org, which addresses internal conflicts within social justice movements and other organizations.   Throughout her career, Dr. Joy’s work has inspired us to question cultural norms and make conscious choices that align with our deepest values.   So, tune in for an enlightening discussion as we examine the interconnected nature of injustice and learn how we can all work together harmoniously toward a future rooted in empathy and equity!   “Over the years, as I've done more work on, you know, talking about carnism, raising awareness about carnism, building out my work on, you know, healthy relationality and relationships. I started to think more and more and more about what the psychology, not just of carnism, but the psychology of injustice more broadly looks like. And so I wrote how to end injustice everywhere really to shed light on the common structure of all unjust systems – patriarchy, racism, you know, classism. They can be smaller systems as well, toxic workplaces, abusive or dysfunctional relationships, and also to shed light on the common mentality that drives them.” - Dr. Melanie Joy   What we discuss in this episode:  - What inspired Dr. Joy’s new book? - The common denominator that all injustices share. - The importance of “relational literacy.” -The formula for healthier relationships. - Changing your intentions to transform your conversations with others. - Tips to stop causing disconnection in your relationships. - How to reduce anger quickly. - The emotion most likely to destroy a relationship.   Resources: - Dr. Joy’s website: Melanie Joy - https://www.melaniejoy.org/ - Instagram: Melanie Joy (@drmelaniejoy) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/drmelaniejoy/?hl=en - Facebook: Melanie Joy - https://www.facebook.com/melaniejoyphd/ - Twitter/X: Melanie Joy (@DrMelanieJoy) / X - https://twitter.com/drmelaniejoy?lang=en - Beyond Carnism: Beyond Carnism - https://carnism.org/ - Her latest book: How to End Injustice Everywhere: Understanding the Common Denominator Driving All Injustices, to Create a Better World for Humans, Animals, and the Planet - https://www.amazon.com/How-End-Injustice-Everywhere-Understanding/dp/1590566866/ - Infighting.org: End Infighting - https://infighting.org/ - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Ever wonder why some people who get exposed to colds or the flu get really ill while others experience mild symptoms or don’t get sick at all? Fortunately, today’s guest is here to provide answers to this mystery. An authority on the microbiome, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, is here to tell us all about the remarkable flora residing in our intestines and how feeding it the right foods can promote health, prevent disease, and even help us with our weight. Dr. Chutkan is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Georgetown Hospital, founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, and author of the books Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, The Bloat Cure, and her most recent book, The Anti-Viral Gut, where she tackles the complexities of intestinal bacteria and how it relates to our immune system. She’s been a featured expert on several media outlets, including The Today Show and CBS This Morning.    If you’re a person interested in strengthening your immune system, or you’ve experienced digestive troubles, or you’re just human, then this episode is definitely for you!   “For a vaginal birth, as the baby’s head crowns, it turns posteriorly to face the tush, and it does that to swallow a mouthful of microbes because that area between the vaginal opening and the anus, that area we call the perineum, is full of microbes. It is one of the most microbially rich parts of the body. So, as the baby is coming out, it swallows a mouthful of the mother’s microbes, and those important microbes become the founding species for the baby’s microbiome. Babies that are born vaginally have that benefit. Babies that are born via C-section don’t get that opportunity, and as a result, they’re colonized with hospital-acquired Staphylococcus aureus.” - Dr. Robynne Chutkan   What we discuss in this episode: - What the microbiome is and how it relates to overall human health - Viruses and human DNA - The microbiome and immunity - Important tips for expecting mothers - Causes of intestinal permeability - The benefits of being in nature on the microbiome  - Tips to improve your microbiome  - The effects of stress on the gut and immunity   Resources: - Website: Dr. Robynne Chutkan - https://robynnechutkan.com/ - Books: Books by Robynne Chutkan - https://robynnechutkan.com/books/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gutbliss/?hl=en - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good - Vote for the Switch4Good podcast here: https://bit.ly/s4gpodcast   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Humans are the dominant species on the planet, but we have lost sight of our connection to, and dependence on, an ecosystem that we have pushed dramatically out of balance and to the brink of collapse.   Today’s guest, Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop, is an Australian environmental scientist, and he is passionate about highlighting the influence of our food systems on climate change. Gerard is currently the executive director of the World Preservation Foundation, but for three decades, he monitored vegetation cover and deforestation as the principal scientist with Queensland Government Natural Resources. He’s also appeared in the excellent documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction, which discusses these issues.   From the carbon footprint of raising livestock to ocean degradation, stay with us for this powerful MUST-LISTEN episode as we discuss the connection between animal agriculture and climate change, learn how our everyday choices have far-reaching consequences, and what we can all do right now to make a difference!   “The old metrics that we use to gauge the ferocity of nature out the window. We’re living now in a new climate, and it’s going to get fast and furious. The climate warming, global warming is actually accelerating. We are in a new world, and this is, I think, what’s going to help us to wake up to the new reality and realize that we’ve got to make some radical changes to how we live.” - Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop   What we discuss in this episode: - How and why the number of climate-related disasters is increasing and the rate of global warming is accelerating? - How the Middle East and Northern Africa became deserts. - Animal agriculture’s role in the 6th mass extinction. - How factory farms are perfect incubators for zoonotic diseases. - How eating plants instead of animals would create a surplus of food for humans.  - How we can make an immediate and powerful impact on the environment. - The importance of forests for our future.   Resources: - Eating Our Way To Extinction: https://www.eating2extinction.com/about/the-cast/ - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - http://bioptimizers.com/switch4good - Vote for the Switch4Good podcast here: https://bit.ly/s4gpodcast   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Around the world, there are tens of billions of non-human animals trapped in the barbaric system of industrial animal agriculture. And unfortunately, that number is increasing. It’s a severe problem, not just for the suffering animals, but for human health and the health of our planet.    Fortunately, there are people dedicating their lives to tackling this issue. And today, we’re joined by one of these remarkable individuals.   Lewis Bollard is a dedicated animal advocate making meaningful change on a global scale. He is the Farm Animal Welfare Director at Open Philanthropy, which is a philanthropic funder addressing important and often neglected causes. Prior to working there, Lewis was the Policy Advisor and International Liaison to the CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.   Join us to hear our illuminating discussion with Lewis as we shine a spotlight on his quest for a more ethical world and his efforts to end factory farming once and for all!    “We chose farm animals just because of the sheer numbers. I mean the sheer scale of factory farming globally in terms of tens of billions of animals suffering. And as you say, I mean it is definitely especially neglected because people don’t pay attention to them. I think that’s partly, I mean, people will say yes because they’re not smart, but I’m skeptical that’s what’s really going on. I think it’s just convenient to not care about them, and it would be really inconvenient to take seriously their interests. I mean, as with you, I think that what ultimately matters is whether they can suffer. You know, I think across all these species, I suspect there’s a lot more going on. I suspect they’re smarter than we give them credit for. But I ultimately think that debate doesn’t even really matter to our moral obligations. We just, shouldn’t torture them. We shouldn’t cause suffering to a being who can suffer.” - Lewis Bollard   What we discuss in this episode: - The eye-opening family trip that changed Lewis’s life.  - Why do people fall off the vegan wagon? - Lewis’s thoughts on alternative proteins and plant-based meats. - How the animal rights movement has evolved. - The most abused farm animals in the world. - Positive changes in the animal rights movement and the potential threat AI poses. - How governments around the world are promoting plant-based diets. - The work Lewis is doing to effect positive change. - Lewis’s advice to those who want to make a positive impact but don’t know where to start.   Resources: - Open Philanthropy: Lewis Bollard | Open Philanthropy - https://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/team/lewis-bollard/ - Lewis’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/Lewis_Bollard - BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: bioptimizers.com/switch4good - Vote for the Switch4Good podcast here: https://bit.ly/s4gpodcast   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
We are very excited to welcome back to the show one of the most visionary minds of our time. He’s an Oscar-winning filmmaker, an award-winning photographer, and a passionate environmental activist. Through his lens, he has captured not only the beauty of our world but also the urgent need to protect it.   From his groundbreaking documentary “The Cove,” which exposed shocking animal abuse in Japan, to his awe-inspiring projects like “Racing Extinction” and “The Game Changers,” Louie Psihoyos has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling to inspire action and ignite change in all of us.   Today, he’s here with us to discuss his new documentary series “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment,” which chronicles the recent Stanford University study that put a group of genetically identical twins on different diets – plant-based and omnivore – for two months to explore how the foods we consume impact the body.   So tune in to this must-listen episode to be inspired and empowered as we explore how what we eat dictates who we are and even what we can become.   “I want to know the truth because I want to defend the truth. I can defend a lifestyle choice of my own, you know, but I’ve been to CAFOs – these, you know, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations –  myself. I’ve been there. I’ve smelled them. You look at these animals; you’re in that horror show that most people can’t get to, but people aren’t making an informed decision about where their animals come from. They’re doing it emotionally. They’re doing it by this bro science. And I want to find out the truth.” - Louie Psihoyos   What we discuss in this episode: - The inspiration for You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.  - Blue zones and longevity. - How telomere length dictates how we age. - Challenges presented during the study. - The exciting health transformation the vegans experienced as a result of the study. - Exposure to and impact of endocrine-disrupting plastics. - Clothes and the environment. - Louie’s exciting upcoming projects.   Resources: - Watch You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment | Netflix Official Site - https://www.netflix.com/title/81133260 - Oceanic Preservation Society - https://opsociety.org/ - Instagram: Louie Psihoyos - https://www.instagram.com/psihoyos/ - How to be a Conscious Consumer with Healabel app creator Adriane Marie - Switch4Good - https://switch4good.org/how-to-be-a-conscious-consumer-with-healabel-app-creator-adriane-marie/ - California Cloth Foundry - https://clothfoundry.com/   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Our remarkable guest today is scientist and acclaimed author Dr. Marion Nestle. She’s a Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and founder of the field of food studies. She’s THE authority on food politics – in fact, she wrote the book on it – and for decades, she has been a transformative figure, working to improve our dietary choices while exposing corporate greed and injustice inherent in the food industry.   Dr. Nestle is the author of a dozen books. She appears in the hit documentary Super Size Me and the new Netflix doc You Are What You Eat, among many others. In 2023, she was awarded the prestigious Edinburgh Medal for Science and Humanities.   So tune in for an illuminating conversation with a crusader who’s dedicated her life to changing our broken food system!   “I finally caught on to agriculture, that you cannot understand why people eat the food they do unless you understand how the agricultural system works. And now everything is a food system. How does the whole system work? Everything about food, from how it’s grown to how it’s transported to how it’s sold to how it’s marketed to how people buy it, eat it, waste it, and all of the sociology that goes with that. So, I went from being a splitter to a lumper. Splitters are – the world divides into splitters and lumpers – and in the beginning, I was a splitter. I was interested in every single nutrient; I cared a lot about every single one of them. And now what I’m really interested in is what the whole system looks like. Because I think if we’re going to encourage people to eat more healthfully, we need system change.” - Dr. Marion Nestle   What we discuss in this episode: - Why Dr. Nestle chose a career path in nutrition. - How, when, and why the obesity epidemic started. - How food companies try to get people to eat more. - The role ultra-processed junk foods play in poor health outcomes. - How the tobacco industry deceived and manipulated the public, and how food companies have adopted the same tactics. - Debunking food myths. - The importance of eating a whole food plant-based diet. - How the food industry influences the dietary guidelines of the United States. - Why you should be discerning about the food you feed your pets. - Dr. Nestle’s lifestyle and diet.   Resources: - Bulletproof coffee review: https://switch4good.org/press_releases/new-review-shoots-holes-in-bulletproof-coffees-health-claims/ - Marion Nestle’s Food Politics blog: Food Politics - https://www.foodpolitics.com/ - Her books: Marion Nestle: books, biography, latest update - https://www.amazon.com/stores/Marion-Nestle/author/B001ILIEEY?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true - Twitter/X: Marion Nestle (@marionnestle) / X - https://twitter.com/marionnestle?lang=en - Instagram: Marion Nestle (@marionnestle) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/marionnestle/   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Over 150 million women around the world are on the birth control pill. And while “the pill” has given women the ability to control their fertility, there are things that every woman should know about its effects, short-term and long-term.    Our guest today - professor, research psychologist, and author Dr. Sarah Hill -  is here to discuss her must-read book This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: How the Pill Changes Everything, where she sheds light on all the ways hormonal birth control affects women – the good, the bad, and the unsettling.    So if you’re interested in learning the truth about how the pill could impact your - or someone you love - brain,  sex life,  choice of partners, or even how it’s shaping our society and culture, tune in to be blown away by the information we discuss in this episode!   “I was at a research talk, and one of my colleagues was giving a research presentation on the effects of early life trauma on the stress response, and he’d mentioned in the presentation that they only looked at the men and their sample from all these people that they collected because most of the women in their study were on hormonal birth control. And everybody knows that women who are on hormonal birth control don’t have a cortisol response to stress. Then, I went up to him after his presentation. I was like, ‘What is it that you said about women on birth control not having a cortisol response to stress?’ And he said, ‘Oh yeah, you know, surprised me too, but they’ve been publishing on this for a really long time and nobody really understands why.’ I felt different when I went off of hormonal birth control. Women have a different stress response when they’re on hormonal birth control compared to when they’re not. Because when you take the pill, it’s gonna change your hormones, and when you change your hormones, that changes everything.” - Dr. Sarah Hill   What we discuss in this episode: - How Dr. Hill’s life changed after she stopped taking hormonal birth control. - The birth control pill and cortisol response.  - The birth control pill’s effect on body weight. - The neurobiological effects of the pill.  - How attraction to your mate is altered by the birth control pill.  - How the pill affects libido and sexual function. - Why testosterone levels are lower in men than at any time in recent history. - Adolescents and the pill.   Resources: - Dr. Hill’s website: Sarah E. Hill, PhD - https://www.sarahehill.com/ - Instagram: Sarah E Hill (@sarahehillphd) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/sarahehillphd/?hl=en - Twitter/X: Sarah E. Hill (@sarahehillphd) / X - https://twitter.com/sarahehillphd?lang=en - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahehillphd2/ - TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdwLAyWHBVs - Her book: This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: How the Pill Changes Everything: 9780593713914: Hill, Sarah: Books - https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Birth-Control/dp/0593713915/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1707092772&sr=1-1   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Today’s exciting guest is a pioneer whose name is synonymous with environmental advocacy – he’s truly the godfather of celebrity environmental activists. In fact, he’s been fighting for the planet for 53 years, and he really practices what he preaches.    Ed Begley Jr. came to prominence as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in the groundbreaking hit series St. Elsewhere, which earned him six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. He has appeared in high-profile films like Goin’ South, Best in Show, Pineapple Express, and hit television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Better Call Saul, and as college professor Dr. Grant Linklater in Young Sheldon.   Today, this acting icon with a passion for protecting our ecosystem has joined us to discuss his revealing and humorous memoir To the Temple of Tranquility… And Step On It, his on-the-set adventures, his struggles with addiction, his health journey, and his extraordinary commitment to our planet.    “People at that point, after I’d been stabbed and found a body in the trash, all this other stuff that happened, people were starting to say what I really wanted them to say when I thought about it later. ‘Poor Ed. All this stuff that’s happened to him. You know what? I don’t blame him for drinking. I don’t blame him. What he’s been through with his mother, finding it out that way, and all this stuff. Let him drink. Let him drink as much as he wants, for God’s sake.’ That was heaven to me that I now had a free pass in my mind to drink more. And, of course, it didn’t work out that way. There’s a price to be paid for that kind of addiction. And I paid for it. For as long as I could tolerate it. One day I couldn’t.” - Ed Begley Jr.   What we discuss in this episode: - His childhood growing up in Hollywood. - What inspired Ed to become an actor? - What was behind Ed’s addictions, and how his addictions affected his life and career?  - How his gambling addiction put his life in peril. - What he went through while trying to get sober. - What inspired Ed to become vegan, and his tips for aspiring vegans? - Treatments he’s undergoing for Parkinson’s. - What inspired him to commit to being an environmentalist, and what measures he’s taken to make the environment better?   Resources: - Begley Living: https://begleyliving.com/ - His book: To the Temple of Tranquility...And Step On It!: A Memoir - https://www.amazon.com/Temple-Tranquility-Step-Memoir/dp/0306832100/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IX4WD45EUXR4&keywords=to+the+temple+of+tranquility&qid=1706485157&s=books&sprefix=to+the+temple+of+tranquility%2Cstripbooks%2C141&sr=1-1 - Instagram: Ed Begley Jr. (@ed_begley_jr) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/ed_begley_jr/?hl=en - Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/edbegleyjr    ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Our guest today, Erin Ireland, is a legend in the Vancouver food scene, first as a food reporter and purveyor of good taste and now as the owner of a renowned vegan bakery in East Vancouver.    When she learned about the cruelty and environmental destruction caused by animal agriculture, she dared to convert her successful nonvegan business – To Die For Foods – into the thriving vegan storefront bakery – To Live For Bakery & Café – with a loyal, passionate following. Now, she’s showing the world how amazing plant-based eats can be and why we should all be eating slaughter-free food.   If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to open and operate a vegan bakery or if you just want to bring your plant-based baking skills to the next level, this episode is certainly for you!   “I was probably the fittest girl on my team, not the best volleyball player, but I was really into the weight room. I knew nothing about nutrition, and I thought that eating animal protein would give me– would help grow muscle. One of my biggest memories of that time was never feeling full. Like, I wondered what it would feel like to be full. I was literally a garbage gut. So I would go out with my team, you know, we’d have pre-meals and post-meals, and they nicknamed me the garbage gut because I would eat everybody’s leftovers. Like, if anybody had some leftover pasta or steak or anything, I wanted it. I was always hungry. And I always look back to that, and I wonder if it’s because I just wasn’t eating– I wasn’t getting enough nutrients. I wasn’t eating very many vegetables. I was eating this, often processed meat, and, you know, I didn’t feel good. Flash forward 10 years; it’s been 20 years now, but I feel so satiated most of the time. I’m full after a whole food plant-based meal.” - Erin Ireland   What we discuss in this episode: - How Erin felt as a college athlete eating a diet high in animal protein. - Her journey to becoming a food reporter and her transition to highlighting vegan and vegetarian dishes. - Erin’s eye-opening experiences on a dairy farm. - Her favorite stories interacting with customers. - How Erin changed her nonvegan recipes to vegan. - Baking tips to veganize recipes and Erin’s secrets for delicious treats. - Her experience opening a vegan brick-and-mortar bakery, and the stellar public response.   Resources: - Erin’s website: Erin Ireland - https://erinireland.ca/ - Instagram: Erin Ireland (@erinireland) • Instagram photos and videos - https://www.instagram.com/erinireland/ - To Live For Bakery & Café: To Live For - https://tolivefor.ca/   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
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 regard 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 educated herself on how to eat healthfully and exercise, eventually adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. While her family didn’t support this choice, Alishea stuck with it.   Now 125 pounds lighter and full of energy, Alishea is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they can’t. Listen in to learn how this everyday hero made the switch for good, and how you can, too.   “Feelings are fleeting. They only come back stronger if you ignore them or push them aside with food. I pushed my feelings down for 30 years and it almost killed me.” - Alishea Basson   What we discuss in this episode:  - Alishea’s journey to her rock bottom - How binge eating stretches your stomach - How to deal with feelings without food - Learning what foods are actually healthy - Transitioning to a plant-based diet - How to not feel deprived of a whole food, plant-based diet - Discovering new foods - Finding a fitness routine that stuck - How to maintain a healthy lifestyle and parent 5 kids - How to navigate diet change when your family doesn’t support you - How to cook plant-based efficiently  - Sample of what Alishea eats in a day - Physical improvements Alishea experienced after going to WFPB   Resources: - Instagram @alisheabasson   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
At the age of 47, our guest today, marathoner, author, and world record holder Dr. Ruth Heidrich, received the terrifying news that she had stage 4 breast cancer. After answering an ad to participate in a cancer and diet research study conducted by Dr. John McDougall, she immediately chose to adopt a whole food plant-based diet and forgo chemotherapy and radiation. Two years later, she was in remission and became the first vegan to complete the Ironman Triathlon.    Dr. Heidrich has since been named one of the ten fittest women in North America, and you might recognize her from her appearance in Forks Over Knives. So, if you want to learn what trailblazing at 88 years young looks and feels like, you definitely want to tune in to this juicy episode as we talk running, cancer, sex, aging, breasts, and, of course, food!   “He says, ‘Okay. I’m going to prove that it’s diet that can either prevent cancer, prevent recurrence, or treat it if you’ve got it.’ And so he explained all this to me, and I’m thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, you know. What am I going to do?’ And I thought, ‘Well, I can always get the chemo-radiation.’ He said, ‘No. No, because when it works they’re going to say it was the chemo and radiation that did it. You cannot have, so you have to make a choice. No chemo. No radiation.’ He pulled out a file drawer and he said, ‘You’re welcome to spend as much time as you want looking at the research that I based this on.’ And he spent a full two hours with me. You know, when was the doctor ever going to do that? Two hours later, I walked out of there a vegan.” - Dr. Ruth Heidrich   What we discuss in this episode: - The importance of movement.  - How Dr. Heidrich discovered she had breast cancer.  - What inspired her to start running competitively? - Why Dr. Heidrich chose a whole food plant-based diet over chemotherapy and radiation. - The immediate positive health changes she experienced when making the sudden switch to a vegan diet. - Dr. Heidrich’s alarming experience with breast implants. - Diet and total sexual fitness for women and men. - Dr. Heidrich’s daily diet and the importance of eating leafy greens.   Resources: - Dr. Heidrich’s website: https://ruthheidrich.com/ - Her books: Ruth Heidrich: books, biography - Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/contributors/ruth-heidrich/   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Today’s guest is Dr. Faraz Harsini. He’s a cultivated meat bioprocessing scientist at the Good Food Institute and the founder and CEO of Allied Scholars for Animal Protection – a nonprofit that supports and mentors student advocates and future vegan leaders for the abolition of cruelty to humans and nonhumans. Dr. Harsini appeared on the podcast in episode 256, in which we discussed his upbringing in Iran as a member of the LGBT community, his advocacy work on college campuses, and a myriad of social justice issues, but the conversation was so powerful, and there was so much ground we didn’t get to cover, especially about his current work, that we had to have him back.    So whether or not you listened to the first part of our interview with him, you definitely want to stay with us as we tackle some serious topical issues that pertain to everyone.   “I guess the reason that I promote a plant-based diet and veganism full-time today is because I did my entire master’s on cancer, and I worked on proteins involving cancer. And the fact that nobody ever mentioned diet at all, like I'm not talking about my research, no one, even those textbooks. And it had to come as a surprise to me when I like had to learn it by myself, and then you looked at it and you realized that every single Cancer Institute in the world says the less meat you eat, the better. Every single Cancer Institute in the world, and some even include Dairy and other types of meat, but when it comes to processed and unprocessed red meat, every single Cancer Institute in the world says the less meat you eat, the better.” - Dr. Faraz Harsini   What we discuss in this episode: - The complete protein myth and why plants are such a powerful source of protein. - What happens when you cook and eat red meat? - The benefits of cultivated meat production. - The dangers posed to humans from animal experimentation. - The cruelty Dr. Harsini witnessed while visiting a dairy farm in Texas. - Dr. Harsini’s thoughts on changing our food system. - The importance of speaking up as a vegan.   Resources: - Dr. Harsini’s website: Dr. Faraz Harsini - ASAP’s website: Allied Scholars for Animal Protection - Good Food Institute: Faraz Harsini, M.Sc., Ph.D. - The Good Food Institute - Dr. Harsini’s Instagram: Dr. Faraz Harsini (@dr_faraz_harsini) • Instagram photos and videos - Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrFarazHarsini - YouTube: Dr. Faraz Harsini - YouTube - Animal Activism Mentorship - https://animalactivismmentorship.com/   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here ★☆★ https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide ★☆★SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD★☆★ https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
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 eating behaviors aren’t a result of weakness or poor willpower but of an evolutionary mismatch between our brain’s ancient programming and our current environment.    Today, he sits down with Dotsie and Alexandra to explain how our brains are hardwired to seek the high-calorie, dopamine-releasing foods that our ancestors relied on and why that works against us in modern society.    You’ll hear how your neurochemistry is influencing your eating habits, why you’re suddenly hungry for dessert after being satiated by dinner, and what you can do to overcome some of these neurological triggers that make it difficult to change the way you eat.    If you’ve ever been frustrated by a craving or your habit of second helpings, don’t miss this episode to hear why. If you want to change your stomach, you need to focus on your head.   “The greater variety of the types of foods that we have available to us, the more calories we will tend to eat at a meal, and we won’t even necessarily feel any more full.” - Dr. Stephan Guyenet   What we discuss in this episode: - Dotsie’s experience at the Plant-Based World Conference & Expo - How convenience, cost, and the palatable seduction of food have contributed to higher rates of obesity - Why do we have a greater eating drive than we did only a century ago? Dr. Stephan Guyenet explains how our ability to concentrate dopamine-releasing ingredients is qualitatively similar to the creation of crack cocaine  - The evolutionary mismatch: How our ancestors' drive to survive is working against us today - What do genetics have to do with our body composition and our penchant for overeating - Why you should focus on diet before exercise if you’re hoping to lose weight - Understanding the two systems of our brain and why activities like exercise require overcoming the effort barrier of System 1 and thinking with System 2 - The fat regulatory system, the starvation response, and why “calories in, calories out” is not as simple as counting numbers on a nutrition label - The two things that slow your metabolic rate and what you can do about them - Simple things you can try to overcome your body’s starvation response and limit your habit of overeating   Resources: - Website: StephanGuyenet.com   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Growing up in South Africa to a family of activists and witnessing the devastating effects of apartheid, today’s guest, Michael Schwarz, had his moral compass set to true north at an early age.    Driven by a profound sense of justice and a desire to combat the deleterious effects dairy has on our planet, he decided to step away from a 25-year career as an intellectual property lawyer and change the food industry by launching Treeline cheese – an independent vegan cheese company.    Michael also appeared in episode 76, where we learned all about his remarkable upbringing, the incredible work his father did as a defense attorney – including the trial of Nelson Mandela, where Michael’s father defended Mandela’s co-defendant and won – and how he made the transition from being a lawyer himself to a vegan cheese entrepreneur.   So if you’re interested in learning what it’s like to run a small vegan cheese company in an era where conglomerates want to take over the industry with cheap knockoffs – and powerful entities like the dairy lobby of Canada are after you – you definitely want to tune in!    “If you look at the products that these larger companies are making, they just aren’t good. Take a look at Kraft’s so-called plant-based Philadelphia cheese. It is basically almost entirely saturated fat. It has no protein. It’s calories and saturated fat. And that’s the bad fat. It’s not olive oil or anything like that. It’s stuff your cardiologist tells you you need to cut down on dramatically, right? I mean, you can eat an entire tub of that stuff and get zero protein. So what does that do to the public’s image of vegan food? Is anyone who’s a nonvegan gonna say, ‘Oh, I’d far rather eat this stuff with no protein, no nutritional value.’ So is that really helping the vegan movement when people look at it and say, ‘This is vegan food?’ Come on. The image of vegan food, I think, is being harmed.” - Michael Schwarz   What we discuss in this episode: - How the Canadian dairy lobby is trying to block Michael’s trademark. - The threat vegan products pose to Big Dairy. - How meat and dairy conglomerates are hurting vegan brands and working to inhibit progress. - Tips for consumers to navigate making purchases that align with their ethics.  - How Michael makes Treeline cheeses more environmentally friendly. - Why it’s important to support smaller vegan brands. - Treeline’s delicious new products and plans for the future.    Resources: - Treeline Cheese: https://www.treelinecheese.com/ - Switch4Good podcast episode 76: Ethics + Business with Treeline Cheese Founder Michael Schwarz - Switch4Good - Steven Colbert clip   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
You don’t get to be 400 pounds overnight. You also don’t completely reverse your diet and become a plant-based expert overnight. Chuck Carroll has experienced both of these extremes, and today he joins us as a health and nutrition advocate and host of the Exam Room podcast. This is for everyone who has an addictive behavior—when moderation simply does not work. Whether it’s an addiction to Taco Bell—like Chuck—or to alcohol or heroine, it’s Chuck’s belief that you can’t cure it, but you can overcome it. His story is powerful, and despite its extremes, everyone can relate.   “Food addiction is like any other thing. If you’re not ready to change, you’re not going to change.” - Chuck Carroll   What we discuss in this episode: - Food and other addictions - His experience at 400 pounds - Weight loss surgery and what comes after - How to eat slow - The public perspective of obesity   Click the link below and support the ADD SOY Act! https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ Send us a voice message. We want to hear from you!  Switch4Good.org/podcast Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good
Our guest today has done whatever it takes to grow the vegan community by working tirelessly in many different avenues. A vegan for over 20 years and a former restaurateur, Lisa DeCrescente is now the director of special projects at Farm Animal Rights Movement, she’s a board member for Sustainable Earth Eating, AND she’s the writer of the powerful, heart-wrenching short film The Next Girl, which has already received a plethora of awards and has a twist of an ending that will leave you floored.   You definitely want to stay with us as we talk about this profound film and hear Lisa’s thoughts on how to be the most effective difference-maker possible!   “I think it’s important to address that there are two purposes here. Yes, this movie is for vegans. This is for people who already know because once they see it, they realize this is another tool they can use to share with people who are just on that edge or who are curious or really need to understand something. And maybe this is a way to approach them differently than other ways they’ve attempted to. Friends, family, coworkers. But it’s also for people who are not vegan because they won’t see a documentary or a film about animals because, at that moment in time, when they think about it, it’s not on their radar. They don’t care, or they think it’s not true. Or they just don’t want to know. They know but they don’t want to know. We find that a lot. Or they’re in denial. Exactly. And I don’t know if we’ll get to those people with this film because if they’re in denial even showing them footage, they’ll say, ‘Well, you know, this is a very, very random thing.’ They don’t realize that this occurs every day all over the world, all the time.” - Lisa DeCrescente   What we discuss in this episode: - How Lisa came up with the concept of The Next Girl. - The conditions dairy cows live in and the abuse they endure. - The fates of male and female calves. - How the treatment of dairy cows is woefully overlooked. - The importance of having a “why” when adopting a vegan lifestyle. - Why Lisa decided to become vegan. - Lisa’s advice for vegans in relationships with non-vegans. - Events Lisa is planning in 2024 and how you can see and support The Next Girl.   Resources: - UnchainedTV link: The Next Girl - The Next Girl website: https://thenextgirlfilm.com/ - Farm Animal Rights Movement: The FARM Team - Planet Series Events: https://planetseriesevents.org/ - Lisa’s contact: lisa@farmusa.org   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
Our guest today is certified Health Coach and Chef Becca Serenity. Becca specializes in helping professionals transform their health so that they can live their best lives.    As a college athlete, Becca suffered from depression, anxiety, and a crippling eating disorder, but after five years of yo-yo dieting and binging, she changed her mindset and took control of her own healing journey. She lost 70 pounds and reclaimed her life. Now, Becca guides others to take their mental, emotional, and physical well-being to new heights.   Becca was also a superstar basketball player at her Arizona high school and was inducted into the Tolleson Basketball Hall of Fame, among many other accolades.  She got a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska, and when she transferred to San Jose State, she set 3-point and free throw records. Today, she’s an assistant basketball coach at Yavapai College in Arizona.     So, if you’re ready to take control of your health and change your relationship with food, you’re definitely going to want to tune in to hear our conversation with the next rising star in the wellness space!   “In the black community, a lot of it you want to be thick. Think of Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj. That’s like the image of a lot of black girls, not speaking for the whole community, but that’s oftentimes what people are striving for. I didn’t strive to be thick, and I didn’t have this aspiration to be super thin. I was really just like, I want to be strong, I want to be lean, you know. And I think that kind of just stemmed from me being an athlete at the time, too. Like it was always having that validation that my body was good enough to be able to play. Because I grew up in West Phoenix, which was, you know, more middle class, lower class, I remember when I would have liked club games out in East Phoenix. There’d be white moms, I’d be like, wow they look so healthy, so vibrant, and like so young, and I didn’t really understand why until I got older. And then I realized, I was like, well, it comes down to, you know, the education, the income, awareness of nutrition and health. And I think that because that is lacking in the black community, then there’s naturally this, maybe not an aspiration to be a certain way.” - Becca Serenity   What we discuss in this episode:  - Becca’s upbringing and diet.  - How a basketball injury in college set the stage for Becca’s struggles. - How Becca counsels players struggling with weight. - Becca’s tips for achieving a healthy weight.  - The importance of removing processed foods from your diet. - How whole foods reignited Becca’s relationship with food. - The importance of mindfulness and how to be more mindful every day. - Becca’s approach with clients and the tools and tips she provides in her 90-day program. - The importance of your environment in achieving lasting change.   Resources: - FREE PDF - How To Never Have to Count Calories Again: https://beccaserenity.com/gift/ - Website: www.beccaserenity.com - Instagram:  Becca Serenity (@officialbeccaserenity)   ★☆★ Click the link below to support the ADD SOY Act! https://switch4good.org/add-soy-act/ ★☆★ Share the website and get your resources here https://kidsandmilk.org/ ★☆★ Send us a voice message and ask a question. We want to hear from you! https://switch4good.org/podcast/ ★☆★ Dairy-Free Swaps Guide: Easy Anti-Inflammatory Meals, Recipes, and Tips https://switch4good.org/dairy-free-swaps-guide SUPPORT SWITCH4GOOD https://switch4good.org/support-us/ ★☆★ JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ★☆★  https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat ★☆★ SWITCH4GOOD WEBSITE ★☆★ https://switch4good.org/ ★☆★ ONLINE STORE ★☆★ https://shop.switch4good.org/shop/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ★☆★ https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ★☆★ https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ ★☆★ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ★☆★ https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT ★☆★ AMAZON STORE ★☆★ https://www.amazon.com/shop/switch4good ★☆★ DOWNLOAD THE ABILLION APP ★☆★ https://app.abillion.com/users/switch4good
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Deepak Singh

awesome podcast guys. Loved every bit of it. I've also done a similar post on the topic https://whatfoodsarethehighestinfiber.com/printable-list-of-high-fiber-foods-top-10/

Jun 18th
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Amalia Zimmerman

Amazing first episode. It's fun, informative, eye opening and engaging. I am so excited for more episodes to drop!

Feb 11th
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