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.
139 Episodes
Kathy Freston is the vegan spokesperson, Gene Stone is a ghost-writer for humane causes, both are best-selling authors. What happens when they decide to put their brilliance together? A new book—72 Reasons to Be Vegan. Both Kathy and Gene have been on the show before (episodes 83 and 100, respectively), so we dedicated this episode to catch up and chat exclusively about the book. With 72 reasons, there was plenty to talk about. Meant to be an advocacy tool for those already eating a plant-based, we were delighted by the book’s fun-loving nature and fact-based evidence. From dismantling the vegan stigma to what’s really wrong with eggs, Kathy and Gene prove there are plenty of reasons to be vegan.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Why Kathy and Gene partnered for the book   - 72 Reasons to Be Vegan    - The skyrocketing vegan food market and our favorite vegan products   - Chicken farming and the egg industry   - Personal vegan stories    - JUST Egg   - Follow Kathy @KathyFreston and Gene @genestone2022   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Gene Baur is a pioneer in the farm sanctuary movement. He began his work in the eighties and eventually developed bicoastal farm animal rescues that save over 1,000 animals a year. Farm Sanctuary does more than just rescue, though. The multi-pronged organization is working on systematic change to find solutions that will not only improve animal welfare but eventually put an end to factory farming. In this episode, Gene enlightens us on the origins of Farm Sanctuary, shares heartwarming stories of animals he has saved, discusses progress and challenges within the animal welfare movement, and admits that the movement needs to do a better job of diversifying its leadership and audience. It’s a well-rounded hour that will keep your attention from start to finish.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The origins of Farm Sanctuary   - How the veal industry is born out of the dairy industry   - The role farm sanctuaries play in public education   - Common diseases found on factory farms   - Issues with “grass-fed” and “organic” animals   - Diet and privilege, the whiteness of the animal rights movement   - Government money funneled into animal agriculture   - Gene’s books: Farm Sanctuary and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life   - Learn more at or follow Gene @genebaur   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Dr. Reshma Shah is a pediatrician, author, and mom who champions healthy food relationships and a plant-based diet. Our conversation spans a number of topics relating to both kids and adults including the 2020 revised US Dietary Guidelines, parenting modeling behavior, family meals, inflammation, and of course, her latest book, Nourish. Dr. Shah is a delight and makes for an educational yet inviting conversation. Enjoy!   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dr. Shaw’s take the revised US Dietary Guidelines   - Parenting vegan kids   - Nutrition for children with ADHD   - The importance of prioritizing family meals   - Modeling behavior and healthy habits at the table   - Nutrition education in medical school   - Easy and delicious meal ideas   - Her latest book, Nourish   - Follow Dr. Shaw on Instagram @reshmashah   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Karyn Calabrese isn’t your typical raw foodist. She built a vegan restaurant empire in Chicago—the first raw vegan restaurant in the country, in fact—and gained fame both through her food and her holistic approach to wellness. At 74-years-young, she maintains her youthful vigor and appearance. She’s not going to tell you to go raw overnight or drop everything and start a juice cleanse. Karyn is all about evolution and progress, not perfection. Even the raw skeptics will finish this episode with an open mind. It’s fun, informative, and opens the door to a healthier way of living.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Gradual habit change   - Benefits of raw food and juicing   - How to take challenges as a way to evolve and grow   - Dr. Ann Wigmore, an early advocate of the raw food movement   - Definition and importance of detoxing    - The delicious variety of raw food   - Karyn’s health and wellness tips   - Karyn’s books, Soak Your Nuts   - Karyn’s website   - Follow Karyn on Instagram @karyncalabrese   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
It’s not often you come across a person who has graced the front cover of Men's Fitness magazine, and it’s even rarer when that exceptionally chiseled person happens to be vegan. In fact, today’s guest, Nimai Delgado, is the only one. Nimai is a former IFBB Pro in the Men’s Physique category, but there’s more to him than just muscles. Raised in a Hari Krishna farming community in the South until he was eight years old, Nimai is insightful, compassionate, and surprisingly relatable. He’s garnered nearly one million followers through his multiple Instagram accounts and uses his fame to teach others about the health benefits of a vegan diet. If it can power his kind of mass, it can certainly sustain the average human. This conversation roams from protein myths to ahimsa, public relationship break-ups to nutrition tips. Go for a walk, get to the gym, or start doing squats—you’ll want to be active when you listen to this show.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Nimai’s relationship with protein and the misconception around macronutrients   - Standard bodybuilding nutrition versus Nimai’s plant-based routine   - Growing up in a Hari Krishna community in the South and the concept of ahimsa   - His very public breakup during the pandemic    - Fitness and nutrition tips for the everyday person    - Finding your “WHY”   - Nimai’s Buddha Bowl recipe   -   - Vedge Nutrition and the role of supplements   - Follow Nimai on Instagram @nimai_delgado   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Dr. Scott Stoll, MD, has a unique perspective when it comes to the medical profession. He views doctors as salespeople. Most can sell you on a prescription or procedure in under ten minutes. He’s selling his patients on prevention. Dr. Stoll advocates for a whole food, plant-based diet to both prevent and reverse common ailments that dramatically affect his patients’ quality of life. Optimum health isn’t a gamble—for the large part, it’s determined by what you put into your body. As he says, “You have to fight with every bite. Every bite matters.” This conversation dives into a number of topics from his plant-based origin story to working with Team USA bobsled athletes, transformative patient stories to hopeful progress being made in medical education. Dr. Stoll is a wealth of resources, and we were honored to spend over an hour chatting with him.    What we discuss in this episode:   - How food can guide our health   - Lack of nutrition education in medical school   - How doctors can inspire hope and lasting change   - Religion and eating patterns   - What to eat while recovering from COVID19   - Transformative patient stories    - Team USA Bobsledding and nutrition   - Dr. Stoll’s book, Alive!   - The Plantrician Project   - The Rodale Institute   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Can you prevent Alzheimers, or are some of us powerless to stop it? Neurologists Ayesha and Dean Sherzai believe you can, and it all comes down to lifestyle. In this episode, the power couple defines preventative neurology so we all can take the necessary steps to avoid crippling diseases such as stroke, Alzheimers, and dementia. And they’re not talking Sudoku puzzles—the foods we eat have an immense power over the health and longevity of our brain. Fortunately, there’s no need to take notes—all of this information and more is available in their new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution. Let’s all do what we can to help ourselves and others live full, healthy lives.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Empowering Afghani women with medical education   - Preventative neurology—how to prevent diseases of the brain with lifestyle   - Defining stroke, dementia, and Alhztimers    - Habit change and culture change   - What does a healthy diet look like?    - Ketogenic diets and neurological diseases   - The importance of exercise   - Their new book, The 30 Day Alzheimer’s Solution   - Their podcast, Brain Health and Beyond   - Follow them on Instagram @sherzaimd   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Buckle up, this conversation is an exhilarating, hour-long ride with plenty of twists and turns to make you think. Evanna Lynch is widely known for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, but today, we get to know Evanna as a person, not her childhood character. She’s a kind but powerful animal activist, eating disorder survivor, podcast host, stage/film actress, and soon-to-be author. Yes, we open with Harry Potter talk, but we also dive into her teenage struggles with anorexia, the idea of perfection, manifestation, cruelty-free beauty, the abundance of veganism, and more. Listen in and lift up your day.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Evanna’s experience as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series   - How the Harry Potter books helped her through her eating disorder.    - The cowardly pursuit of perfection   - The realities of animal testing for beauty   - Her work with Save the Asian Elephants   - The power of manifestation     - Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer     - Free the Animals by Ingrid Newkirk   - Kinder Beauty Box subscription   - Cruelty-free website Logical Harmony   - Evanna’s podcast, The Chickpeeps   - Follow Evanna on Instagram @msevylynch   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
The sunglasses are coming off. Pro poker player Danieal Negreanu is unapologetically transparent from his game strategy to his vegan diet. He’s won over $42 million in two decades of poker playing, and he’s not even close to folding. Daniel made the switch first to a vegetarian and eventually to a vegan diet in his early twenties when his casino lifestyle started to catch up with him. He claims the way he eats now gives him the focus and stamina to endure twelve to fourteen-hour games and multi-day tournaments. He also challenges others to shift their perspective about eating animals—why do we love dogs and eat cows? From psychology to poker strategy, Las Vegas eats to travel foods, this conversion is a delight.   What we discuss in this episode:   - The importance of making a gradual transition to plant-based   - How he started playing poker at 16 years old    - Fundamentals and strategy of poker   - Changing perspectives around the “traditional” way of eating   - What he eats to stay energized and alert during long games   - GTFO It’s Vegan online market   - HappyCow app   - Melanie Joy’s book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -   - Website -
Imagine driving down the highway. You look to your left, and a two-week-old calf is staring at you through the window. The person driving that calf is likely Jason Bolalek—founder of Destination Liberation. He works with dairy farmers in Vermont to surrender their male dairy cows instead of shooting them. Jason transports these calves to animal sanctuaries so they can live out their natural lives in peace. In this conversation, Jason reveals the realities of dairy farming on small, often family-run operations. Listen in, and you’ll find the truth is far different than what is portrayed on the milk carton. What we discuss in this episode:   - How Jason started rescuing calves   - What happens to male calves on dairy farms   - The truth behind small-farm dairy production    - Logistics of transporting cows in cars   - What’s wrong with the dairy system and the money behind it   - Follow Jason’s work on Instagram @JasonBolalek   - The viral video of Jason’s epic 18-hour rescue     - Visit our Switch4Good Facebook page to participate in Jason’s fundraiser   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Dr. Pamela Fergusson, RD, PhD, is a plant-based dietitian with 15+ years of experience that spans several continents. As a super mom of four, she takes a practical, evidence-based, and gentle approach to her consultations with clients, but when it comes to standing for what’s right, she’s not afraid to be vocal. She’s spoken out about dairy advertising to children in Canada, and she’s also written papers to educate other dietitians about working with transgender and non-binary clients. On top of that, she’s a self-published cookbook author, sunflower seed fanatic, and winner of the Toronto Marathon’s speed-walking division. This conversation is fun, informative, and just might incentivize you to start speed-walking.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Progressive changes to Canada’s 2019 Food Guide   - Dairy industry’s influence in Canada   - Dairy advertising to children   - Soy and tofu   - Working with transgender or non-binary clients   - Simple tips to eat healthier   - Keystone habits   - The issues with cashews and benefits of seeds   - Speed-walking   - Pamela’s Sunflower Seed Cookbook   - Follow Pamela on Instagram @drpamela.rd   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Ed Winters—also known as Earthling Ed—is the voice of reason. He represents a new generation of animal activism, one that is level-headed, thoughtful, and calculated. The arguments he presents in favor of going vegan help people understand the common sense behind not exploiting animals, and he always keeps his cool. He’s a YouTube sensation, nonprofit founder, professional orator, and vegan restaurateur in London. Give him thirty seconds to speak, and you’ll hang on his every word.    What we discuss in this episode:   - How Ed Winters became Earthling Ed    - How to communicate intellectually and calmly    - Combatting common arguments to the plant-based diet   - Hunting   - Surge, Ed’s nonprofit   - The broken system of the dairy industry    - Animal agriculture and zoonotic disease   - Ed’s restaurant, Unity Diner   - Follow Earthing Ed on Instagram @earthlinged   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
This week, we’re venturing into territory yet to be explored on this show … soap! We care so much about what we put into our bodies, but few think of what we use on our skin or inside our homes. Lisa Bronner, granddaughter to the iconic Dr. Bronner and spokesperson for the brand, joins us to geek out on all things clean, green, and Fair Trade. From what labels actually mean to how to choose the safest products for your family, Lisa is an encyclopedia of knowledge. Break out your favorite bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap and let’s get to work!    What we discuss in this episode:   - Family history of Dr. Bronner’s   - What do labels really mean: organic, natural, Fair Trade, Regenerative Organic   - When it’s important to buy organic   - Why she made the switch to organic cleaning products   - How to clean your home with green cleaning products   - How to identify clean products and what ingredients to avoid   - Going Green with Lisa Bronner   - Dr. Bronner’s   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
“Get that tofu and smash patriarchy!” Our guest today the prolific author, feminist, and activist Carol Adams. She’s written numerous books on the intersections between feminism and food culture, but her 1990 The Sexual Politics of Meat broke ground on the cross between the oppression of women and animals. This episode covers the mistreatment of dairy cows, objectification of women and animals, white supremacy, naturalizing violence, and more. Adams’ theories are both eye-opening yet relatable, and you’ll walk away from this discussion with a new perspective on ethics.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The intersection between feminism and veganism   - The theory of absent referent in regards to animals   - Masculinity and meat-eating   - Objectification    - Naturalizing violence    - The Sexual Politics of Meat   - The Cow with Ear Tag #1389   - The Pornography of Meat   - Protest Kitchen   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Kimberly Barnes grew up watching the cooking shows with her grandmother. Today, she’s a self-taught food professional on the front lines of food justice. This is a conversation about basic human rights. It’s a conversation about race. And it’s a conversation about taking action. As a self-proclaimed “foodie,” we also lean into lighter conversation and talk about Kimberly’s love for food and her addictive grilled fruit kabobs. If you eat, you need to hear Kimberly’s message.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The flavors of Southern cuisine and soul food   - How to make grilled fruit kabobs   - The intersection of food and social justice   - Food apartheid and its impact on health   - Kimberly’s Black experience    - Food activism and policy change   - Kimberly’s current program, Food Love   - Kimberly’s company, Might Be Vegan   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Today’s episode is all about chicken. Mercy for Animals President and longtime animal advocate Leah Garces educates us on the current state of the chicken industry and how American consumption has changed throughout history. Her advocacy is unorthodox. She’s met with Perdue and countless other chicken farmers and companies to work with the ‘enemy’ and find a compromise to better the lives of animals. She details her work in Grilled: Turning Adversaries Into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry, and we discuss her first-hand experiences on chicken farms in this episode. We also chat about the potential of farm transformations and the advancement of plant-based options. This conversation is riveting, shocking, but ultimately full of hope. Enjoy.    What we discuss in this episode:   - History and current state of the chicken industry   - Conditions on chicken and egg farms   - Negotiating with Perdue and other chicken producers   - The advocacy toolbox   - Leah’s book, Grilled   - Follow Leah on Instagram @leahgarces   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Adam Sud is such an inspiration, we had to have him on the show again. Listen to his origin story in Episode 2, then catch up with Adam’s latest endeavors in this episode. Adam is currently heading a nonprofit and leading a groundbreaking study to determine the effects of a plant-based diet on addiction and recovery. He acts as a guiding light and offers a much-needed reminder that love is the cornerstone of motivation and life itself. We cover a ton of topics in just one hour—whether you’re interested in science or need a bit more compassion in your life, everyone can benefit from listening in to this conversation.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Brief summary of Adam’s addiction and recovery story   - Negativity vs positivity in regards to habit change   - How a plant-based diet can affect addiction recovery   -  The ongoing study on addiction recovery and diet   - The cornerstone of practicing self love and communicating love to others.    - Explaining depression versus grief   - Adam’s nonprofit Plant-Based for Positive Change   - Rip Esselstyn's The Engine 2 Diet   - The study’s GoFundMe   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
There’s no sugar-coating in this episode. We sit down with the Vegan Hip Hop Movement founder Kevin Tillman to talk about racism, white privilege, and how to do better. Always patient and kind, Kevin explains the culture of hip hop and the intersectionality between this music and the vegan movement. We learn about vegan hip hop artists and identify ways to confront our taken-for-granted privileges to usher in a more just society. No matter your background, everyone can benefit from this direct conversation. What we discuss in this episode:   - The history and culture of hip-hop   - Hip-hop as liberation music   - What is a decolonial diet   - Vegan hip-hop artists: Krudas Cubensi “El Vegano”, Ephniko, Stic of Dead Prez   - The Vegan Hip-hop Movement Instagram   - How white people can do better   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Professional athletes know that competitions are won by the smallest margins, and our guest today is helping them win the advantage. As a registered dietitian seeped in research and the booming new field of nutrigenomics, Nanci works with individuals to pinpoint their exact needs to perform at their peak. She’s also a huge component of regenerative (animal-free) agriculture, and she gives us a thorough education during this conversation. Listen in to level up your life—even if you don’t plan on turning pro. What we discuss in this episode:   - Nutrigenomics and diet optimization   - Nanci’s research on caffeine and performance    - The benefits of carbs and performance   - Regenerative agriculture and the issues with animal grazing   - Nanci’s website and Instagram account: @nanciguestrdphd   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto are going to lift you up! Co-authors of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, their friendliness is truly infectious. The duo can make anyone look forward to (rather than dread) plant-based eating with their enthusiasm and helpful nutrition and cooking tips. In this episode, we discuss their own journeys to veganism, eating vegan on a budget, pressure cooking 101, and a lot more! Listen in and get inspired to eat your plants.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Toni and Michelle’s vegan journeys    - How to go plant-based little by little    - How to eat vegan and well on a budget   - Pressure cooking vs slow cooking 101   - Michelle’s 12-day dairy detox   - Their short documentary, 7 Days   - Follow Michelle @michellecehn and Toni @plantbasedonabudget   - The Friendly Vegan Cookbook   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Comments (2)

Deepak Singh

awesome podcast guys. Loved every bit of it. I've also done a similar post on the topic

Jun 18th

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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