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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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Today’s guest was on Episode 43, and we’re so happy he’s on again to talk about his upcoming book and new documentary! From the rough-and-tumble streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to the tropical shores of Miami, Florida, Vegan Badass John Lewis has an inspiring story. Growing up on a diet practically devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables, and weighing in at over 300 pounds when he was just thirteen, John decided to make a change. He immersed himself in basketball and football excellence, changed his diet and his life.  Flash-forward to today and he’s a renowned fitness expert, speaker, author, and director/producer of the documentary They’re Trying to Kill Us. John is also on the front lines of social justice – sharing his passion, infectious energy, and belief in the healing powers of plants to change the world. “We don’t even call them food deserts anymore. We call them nutrition deserts because there is food in these areas, it’s just there’s no nutrition in these areas. So the food that they’re getting is not the most nutritious. I mean, you can find a bodega somewhere, you can find a corner store, you can find a liquor store with snacks in it. So there’s food there, but there’s no nutrition there. And that’s where we’re having all these problems because the options aren’t available.” - John Lewis What we discuss in this episode: John’s new book His suggestions for anyone considering making a switch to a vegan diet How civil rights and human health are connected How he keeps his fitness on track What he eats in a day His favorite recipes His new documentary How impoverished communities are affected by factory farming Resources: Website: Bad Ass Vegan New book: Badass Vegan: Fuel Your Body, Ph*ck the System, and Live Your Life Right Documentary: They're Trying to Kill Us Instagram: J O H N • L E W I S • M.B.A (@badassvegan) • Instagram photos and videos Twitter: Bad Ass Vegan (@BADASSVEGAN) / Twitter Facebook: John Lewis | Facebook Vegan Street Fair: Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles 2023 - Premium Passes & Perks 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  
Our guest today knew her calling at a much younger age than most of us. A fitness enthusiast, environmentalist and outspoken animal rights activist before she was even 15, Ella Magers is today a fitness coach, an author, and the founder of Sexy Fit Vegan. She’s been on a personal quest to help people change their attitudes toward food and wellness, and she has the international following to prove it. Ella was named one of the top 50 trainers in America by Shape magazine and Trainer Of The Month by bodybuilding.com. Armed with a master's degree in social work, certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, extensive training in Muay Thai, and an inherent ebullience, Ella epitomizes what’s possible on a plant-forward diet. And there is SO much more to Ella’s story. This episode is packed with heretofore untold revelations and personal tales from her remarkable life journey!  “That grief felt so different. It was maybe the worst grief of my life, and at the same time, I let myself have it. I let myself be in it. I didn’t eat my way out of it. I didn’t turn to food. I didn’t turn to exercise. I didn’t turn to any of those old unhealthy coping mechanisms. And I say unhealthy because I would have over-exercised. Anything to run: drinking or drugs or anything like that. I just sat in it. And I cried, and I cried, and I cried.” - Ella Magers What we discuss in this episode: Ella’s battle with depression How she freed herself from dependence on pharmaceuticals Her experiences with DMT and how it changed her The pressures of being a fitness paragon Overcoming exercise addiction Her therapeutic experience at a spiritual retreat in Peru How she learned to cope with grief after suffering a monumental loss Resources: Ella's website: Sexy Fit Vegan Ella's Instagram: @sexyfitvegan Hogs and Kisses Farm Sanctuary: Hogs & Kisses The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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  
With childhood obesity reaching epidemic proportions, our guest today, Dr. Leigh Ettinger, aka Dr. Herbivore, is a pediatric nephrologist who has seen firsthand the benefits of a plant-based diet for children. Dr. Ettinger is board certified in General Pediatrics and received his medical degree from Tufts University. He also received his certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell in 2016, and in 2019 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He has a telemedicine practice in New York and New Jersey, where he encourages a plant-centric diet and empowers families to embrace a healthier lifestyle. With so much to unpack regarding weight management and nutrition optimization in children, it’s an honor to have him here with us today so that we can pick his brain!  “By having the people fill up on whole plants, then they’re not hungry. They don’t hopefully feel the need to eat in secret, or they’re not reaching with a craving for something if they’re filling up on starches. I’m a big fan of Dr. McDougall’s The Starch Solution, so, potatoes and bananas especially. I had one dad call me up once, he wasn’t in the visit, and he called me up a week after I’d seen his teenage boy, and he asked ‘what are you doing? Why is my son eating all these bananas? He’s eating seven bananas a day.’ I replied ‘oh, oh really, that’s great. What’s your concern?’ He said ‘it just seems like a lot of bananas. What’s he doing with all those bananas?’ I replied ‘well, how’s he doing?’ He confessed, ‘well, he lost ten pounds.’” - Dr. Leigh Ettinger   What we discuss in this episode: The reason he chose to become a pediatric nephrologist Why he prefers the term “herbivore” over “vegan” How he treats obesity in children The root cause of childhood obesity and why he recommends a plant-based diet The differences between being overweight and obese The risk factors that accompany obesity in children and teenagers How he guides and educates families regarding diet The benefits of telemedicine appointments Resources: Website: Doctor Herbivore Plant-based chef Rebecca Carucci: Powered by Plants Consulting Fitness expert Danielle Medina: Fitnplaymama The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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  
Our guest today is functional medicine practitioner Dr. Peter Kozlowski, and for those who aren’t familiar with functional medicine, you’re in for a real treat. Dr. Koz practices getting to the root of disease rather than treating the symptoms, while also addressing mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Doesn't that make sense?  Dr. Kozlowski has authored two books: Unfunc Your Gut, in which he tackles gut health and the immune system, and his new book Get the Func Out, where he addresses detoxing from heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and mold. Before writing the books, he trained with luminaries such as Dr. Susan Blum, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Deepak Chopra. But what's also intriguing is that his path to where he is was not a straight one. Dr. Koz faced some serious adversity along the way, and we're looking forward to seeing how some of those experiences influenced how he practices medicine today! “We’re all born with a bucket, and we fill that bucket with sugar and bad food and stress and lead and mercury and mold and glyphosate. That bucket eventually overflows into disease. Right? And that’s where most people are presenting themselves to me - when their bucket is full. And then we’re trying to figure out what's in their bucket and what’s filling it." - Dr. Peter Kozlowski   What we discuss in this episode: His personal story and journey to functional medicine His struggles with alcohol Hormonal imbalances, menopause, and toxins The primary toxins he sees and treats An explanation of chelation and heavy metal testing  The symptoms of mold toxicity and how Dr. Koz tests for it His thoughts on supplements and emphasis on diet Resources: Website: Doc-Koz Books: Unfunc Your Gut,  Get the Func Out Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctorkoz/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doc_koz/ The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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  
To talk to today’s guest, you may not guess he’s an extremely accomplished mixed martial artist. Modest, thoughtful, and incredibly insightful, Mac Danzig is a true maverick – a warrior poet and animal rights proponent who defies stereotypes and can wax philosophical about anything from human nature to photography, even skateboarding. A 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he came to prominence while winning season six of the Ultimate Fighter and made his mark in the ring as a dominant grappler and proficient striker. In addition to his success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he appeared in the revolutionary documentary Forks Over Knives, where he discussed the benefits of a plant-based diet and how it affected his health and his career as an athlete. Today, Mac has his own MMA studio where he passes on what he’s learned to a new generation, and we’re really happy to have him on! “When they were telling me that I needed a gram and a half of protein per pound of body weight to two grams of protein per pound of body weight, at the same time, they would be telling me that I could only absorb 20 to 30 grams per digestion cycle. Now how long is a digestion cycle? They say it’s like three to four hours, maybe five. Well, how many hours in the day do we have for me to get two grams of protein per pound of body weight if I’m walking around at 170 pounds? 170 times two. There’s no way I can absorb that.” - Mac Danzig What we discuss in this episode: His childhood and how removing dairy from his diet drastically improved his health The transformative impact working at an animal sanctuary had on him The ways a vegan diet improved his athletic performance His favorite sources of protein Insight into the world of MMA His insights into training for fights His experiences with concussions How he transitioned from MMA to opening his own gym How he approaches the topic of veganism with his students Resources: Mac Danzig gym: Danzig MMA Mac Danzig photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/california4life/ The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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  
Today’s guest is an example of how veganism can have a sweeping impact on your whole life. Born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Fit Vegan Chef Natalie Matthews began surfing professionally at the age of sixteen. But when she started experiencing hypoglycemia, extreme fatigue and severe acne from dairy consumption, Natalie and her husband George were galvanized to learn the transformational health benefits of a plant-based diet. In just one year they were both thriving and free from illness. A professional bodybuilder and graduate from the Living Light Culinary Institute in California, Natalie has published two eBooks titled Puerto Vegan Cookbook and Fit Vegan Kitchen.  Super excited to discuss her many accomplishments, how a plant-based diet has transformed her life, and the myriad ways she strives to inspire others to make positive changes in their own lives! “Having some muscle tissue is gonna improve your fat loss journey. If you have a lot more muscle tissue you can eat more, it’s easier to burn fat, and you’re going to see some shape when you lose that fat. You know, I often get people that are like ‘oh, I lost all this weight and I really don’t like how I feel or look still.’ And I’m like, ‘that’s because you don’t have any muscle underneath.’ So, people are so afraid to get in there in the weights, and I know it can be very intimidating, but, if you combine that with a good diet you can do some serious damage. It’s gonna be amazing!” - Natalie Matthews What we discuss in this episode: Her dietary background and evolution. How a vegan diet improved her health, her surfing, and other remarkable benefits she and her husband experienced. How she transitioned to bodybuilding and thrived on a vegan diet. An explanation of macronutrients and Natalie’s favorite protein sources. Advice on how to change your body composition. Details of her training regimen. Her favorite meal after a show. How she veganized her favorite recipes from her childhood. Her favorite snacks. Resources: Natalie's website and books: https://fitveganchef.com/ YouTube channel: Natalie Matthews - YouTube Instagram: Natalie Matthews IFBB PRO (@fitveganchef) • Instagram photos and videos The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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
She’s a self-starter, she’s an activist, she’s a multi-hyphenate. Today’s guest, Jasmine Leyva, made her directing debut with the groundbreaking documentary The Invisible Vegan, which highlights her own journey with veganism while exploring the unknown history of plant-based eating directly linked to African roots. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it immediately.  Vibrant, eloquent and no-nonsense, Jasmine has appeared in front of the camera, starring in commercials for such brands as American Express, Nissan, Apple and Sony, and behind the camera as associate producer of the NAACP award-winning docuseries Unsung, and producer/writer of the docuseries Being. She’s also producing the forthcoming documentary – Red Alert: The Fight Against Fibroids, which tackles the hard questions around fibroids and endometriosis, which we’re definitely looking forward to discussing today.  “So I saw her and I was just like, wait, she has me by four decades, but I want to be like her, so I asked her what’s the secret, what are you doing? And she told me she eats a lot of raw foods, she follows a plant-based diet, so that’s when I was just like, oh, sign me up because I want to look good in booty shorts. But then after I did it, I got all these other benefits, and I was just like, oh, this is deeper than looking good in booty shorts.” - Jasmine Leyva What we discuss in this episode: Jasmine Leyva’s upbringing and diet as a child History and misconceptions of the African American diet What inspired her transition to a vegan diet and the impact it had on her health and well-being Her inspiration for making The Invisible Vegan Her wisdom on how to spread the plant-based message The impact of diet on fibroids Her exciting upcoming projects! Resources: Jasmine's website: Jasmine Leyva Jasmine's film: The Invisible Vegan  The upcoming documentary Jasmine is producing: Red Alert: The Fight Against Fibroids Jasmine's children’s books: Queen Vegana and Princess Apple: The Magical World of Vegetables & King Vegus and Princess Parsley: Creating a Healthy Kingdom The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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/
Got gut issues? We’ve got a doctor on call. Dr. Alan Desmond is a general practitioner and gastroenterologist based in the UK. He incorporates whole, plant-based nutrition to treat the problem, not the symptoms, and he’s seen remarkable results with hundreds of patients. He’s also the author of “Plant-Based Diet Revolution: 28 Days to a Happier Gut and a Healthier You” and serves as an ambassador for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. If you’ve got tummy troubles—from basic bloating to more serious conditions like IBS—to questions about probiotics and FODMAPS, Dr. Alan Desmond is in.  “As we embrace highly-processed foods and dairy and meat, we are creating the perfect recipe for dreadful digestive health.” - Dr. Alan Desmond   What we discuss in this episode: How processed and animal-based foods affect digestive health How gut health affects other diseases  Practical tips to jump into the vegan diet FODMAPS Non-animal foods that could negatively affect gut health Antibiotics and gut health How to deal with constipation Cravings and the gut microbiome The myth behind the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics  Lactose intolerance, IBS, and other gastrointestinal diseases Alan’s book, The Plant-Based Diet Revolution Follow Pen on Instagram @dr.alandesmond   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  
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 Books: Books by Robynne Chutkan Instagram: //www.instagram.com/gutbliss/?hl=en The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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
Dr. Dawn Mussallem is a board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician at the Mayo Clinic Jacoby Center for Breast Health, where she works with breast cancer patients during and after their diagnosis to heal and thrive using the pillars of lifestyle medicine alongside their conventional cancer treatments. Dawn has many remarkable stories of patient recovery, but the biggest recovery story of all is her own. You see, in addition to being a physician, teacher, wife, and mother, Mussallem is also a cancer survivor and 2021 heart transplant recipient. As of February 2022, she's also a marathon finisher! It's a story you simply have to hear to believe, and her passion and positivity will leave a lasting impact. Not only does she acknowledge her family and faith in this decades-long journey, but she also credits her whole foods plant-based diet with her ability to thrive and train with a renewed sense of purpose and boundless energy. It's a life force she brings both to her life and the lives of the patients she works with on a daily basis.    About Dawn Mussallem, DO Dr. Mussallem is a consultant in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a diagnostic breast specialist at The Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health and serves as Medical Director for Mayo Clinic Florida Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine. Dr. Mussallem is double-board certified, including board certification in Lifestyle Medicine. She has over 25 years of patient-centered clinical wellness experience with international recognition in the field of breast medicine, lifestyle medicine, integrative oncology, cancer prevention, and cancer survivorship, and a uniquely personal experience as a stage IV cancer patient (diagnosed 3 months into medical school), as well as a heart transplant recipient. Dawn shares that her journey as a patient cultivated her boundless energy and deep purpose to help guide patients toward renewed vitality. In 2015, she founded the Integrative Medicine and Breast Health Program at Mayo Clinic Florida, a patient-centered program that works with breast cancer patients during and after a breast cancer diagnosis, introducing them early on to the importance of lifestyle optimization and evidence-based mind-body practices alongside conventional cancer treatments with a goal to reframe the cancer diagnosis as a “teacher of life,” leading patients to discover renewed vitality through healthier living.   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Become an Organ Donor Mayo Clinic News Network Story on Dawn Dawn's Journey from Cancer Survivor to Heart Transplant Recipient Running to a New Beat - Heart transplant recipient to mark 1-year anniversary with marathon 11th Annual Plant-Stock - Reserve Your Ticket Now! To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANTSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, and delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love them! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life.  
Who says you have to be defined by a type 1 diabetes diagnosis? Who says your life can’t continue to be just as rich or fulfilling? Certainly not today’s guest. Lauren Plunkett is a registered dietitian, a diabetes education specialist, a fitness instructor, a dynamic national speaker, a plant-based nutrition advocate, and a shining beacon of positive energy, exemplifying how to live your best life with type 1 diabetes. And she does it all with so much empathy, a keen intellect, and a smile so radiant I swear you could see it from ten miles away. Lauren is also the author of the book Type One Determination, which I love because it’s from the perspective of someone who’s both a patient and an expert, offering applicable strategies to anyone suffering from type 1 diabetes. Some of our listeners might even recognize her name for her contribution to our very own Switch4Good blog.  With her characteristic feistiness, wit, and verve, she’s certainly someone who can teach us all a thing or two about living our very best lives. “You get used to feeling bad. I think a lot of Americans are in that situation. They don’t know what it’s like to feel healthy and they get used to feeling the specific way that they do. And dairy, I think, is one of the finest examples of how fast someone can go from feeling what they do on a daily basis to, ‘maybe I should knock off one of the inflammatory foods, one of the big allergens.’ And when they cut back on milk, it takes a couple of days to say, ‘I feel way better.’” -Lauren Plunkett What we discuss in this episode: The type 1 diabetes symptoms she experienced as a child and how she learned to cope with her diagnosis The truth about insulin and weight gain Intermittent fasting Diabetes and plant-based nutrition The power of a fiber-rich diet The importance of exercise in how it affects diabetes Lauren Plunkett’s sound advice on how to communicate effectively with doctors The benefits of not consuming cows’ milk Resources: Her book: Type One Determination — Lauren Plunkett Health Website: Lauren Plunkett S4G blog article: Ditch Dairy to Better Manage Type 1 Diabetes - Switch4Good LinkedIn: Lauren Plunkett, RDN LD CDCES - Health educator, public speaker, author - LP Nutrition Consulting LLC | LinkedIn The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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
Okay, today’s guest has an incredibly compelling story. He’s someone who truly knows how to turn adversity into opportunity. Uber-successful serial entrepreneur, David Israel, has owned, among other things, a nightclub, a jewelry store, a chain of upscale pawnshops, and a maintenance company. But what’s most interesting, is that in 2011, while enduring the most personally challenging period in his life, he founded POP! Gourmet Foods, taking the snack industry by storm and forming partnerships with globally recognized retailers, nationally and internationally. He was even featured in Oprah magazine multiple times. Then, in 2017, David had an epiphany. The following year he took his passion, and considerable experience, and created the wildly popular company GOOD PLANeT Foods, to address the burgeoning demand for people who want to eat better, healthier, environmentally friendly products.  This is a guest who can probably teach us all a thing or two about making lemonade out of lemons. So get ready for a riveting tale that has all the high-stakes drama of a movie in the making. “The sentence was five and a half, but with good time I’m out in four, which I knew wouldn’t be a problem. And look, it was life-changing. I mean, we all have this idea of who these people are in prison, and it’s what you see on TV, and it’s really not true. A lot of these guys are just victims of their environment or where they grew up and are really intelligent, smart people. I would call them entrepreneurs, they just didn’t know how or didn’t have the opportunity to do things the right way.” -David Israel What we discuss in this episode: How he started with nothing and created multiple successful businesses. His mindset for starting businesses. The powerful life lessons he learned in prison. How he started to POP! Gourmet Foods while he was in prison and turned it into a snack sensation. How he helps formerly incarcerated individuals. The origin and evolution of GOOD PLANET foods. His thoughts on the future of plant-based foods. His leadership style. Resources: https://goodplanetfoods.com/ https://goodplanetfoods.com/where-to-find-us/  https://www.whatsnextwashington.org/ https://www.prisonscholars.org/ The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/  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    
Our guest today is an expert on all things related to the penis and male reproductive medicine. Although many folks are uncomfortable talking about issues related to the penis, Dr. Arron Spitz normalizes important conversations around it and sexual health. He specializes in male fertility and is a board-certified urologist who has a broad practice that includes nutrition-sensitive intervention. He’s outspoken about common problems like erectile dysfunction and delivers important information to us on today’s show that breaks down some of the age-old penis myths.   You may have seen him in The Gamechangers with Dotsie, or even read his book, The Penis Book. Today we have the honor of sitting down with Dr. Aaron Spitz and learning more about his book, the top reasons for erectile dysfunction, the truth about prostate cancer, and so much more. “There are men in their 90’s that have normal, healthy erections. But that is the exception rather than the rule. Given that our bodies are going to gradually deteriorate as we age, including our circulatory system, we can slow that down with our lifestyle. I agree that lifestyle is an important component of sexual health.” - Dr. Arron Spitz   What we discuss in this episode:  The Penis Book and what it is all about  The 5-step plan for penis health  The top reasons for erectile dysfunction  How to overcome “performance anxiety”   How testosterone affects erections  How diets affect the penis and sexual performance  The famous penis scene from The Gamechangers  The truth about prostate cancer  Why Dr. Aaron Spitz chose to start eating a plant-based diet  Why eliminating milk and dairy-based products is so important when it comes to penis health  Separating myths and facts about circumcision  What is the “average” size penis is?    Resources: The Penis Book - https://www.aaronspitz.com/book/ Orange County Urology Associates – https://www.orangecountyurology.com/our-team/aaron-spitz-m-d/ Aaronspitz.com    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
Our guest today, Dr. Sheil Shukla, practices internal medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, but within him beats the heart of a true artist, and it’s apparent in everything he does – whether it’s treating patients or photographing mouthwatering meals that he’s prepared for his 60,000 followers on Instagram. Dr. Shukla is also a contributor at the culinary publication – Best of Vegan. He’s been featured in VegNews, Forks Over Knives, and THRIVE Magazine. And now, with his new book, Plant-Based India, he highlights the wonderful, healing foods of the Indian continent, sharing recipes that he grew up with.  We’re extra excited about this interview today to discuss Indian culture and the potential health benefits of India’s beautiful, delicious cuisine, as interpreted by our guest, Dr. Shukla himself!  “That veganism, that plunge, really inspired me to experiment more with my cooking, and explore other vegetables, explore other fruits that I wasn’t eating, and I found that when I eliminated dairy I included more fruits and vegetables than I ever really ate before, and in fact, I thought my diet was more diverse just by eliminating the dairy, and I haven’t looked back since.” -Dr. Sheil Shukla What we discuss in this episode: The role of vegetarianism and veganism in India. How religion is a factor in Indian cuisine. Dr. Shukla’s diet and upbringing. The treatment of cows in India. The dairy industry in India. Ethical alternatives to ghee. Dr. Shukla’s journey to veganism. Why and how he created his cookbook. Beneficial health properties and vegan substitutions in Indian cuisine. How to identify authentic Indian spice blends. Helpful tips to take exceptional food photos. Resources: His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedartist/?hl=en Northwestern Medicine website: Sheil Shukla, DO | Northwestern Medicine His book: Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE! Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition. Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.  You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/ 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  
*Trigger Warning: I will be discussing weight/size and some tough concepts. This information may be triggering, may lead to cognitive dissonance, and bring up uncomfortable feelings*   In this special episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I discuss weight stigma and weight bias to raise your level of awareness around this important topic. I’ve opened up one-on-one coaching spots for a limited time! Sign up for a free discovery call: Doctoryami.com/coachme Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website, and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition, or growth, consult a doctor.    References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6469873/pdf/nihms-1017990.pdf  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890841/pdf/nt-50-117.pdf  https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2017155.pdf  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-021-00814-5.pdf  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2866597/pdf/1019.pdf  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6092785/pdf/12916_2018_Article_1116.pdf  https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2016/3753650.pdf  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0251566  https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2021.739056/full  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-021-00982-4.pdf  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4381543/pdf/obr0016-0319.pdf  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3577669/pdf/1471-2393-13-19.pdf  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0159659&type=printable  https://christyharrison.com/blog/what-is-thin-privilege  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4236245/pdf/oby0022-2485.pdf  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-weight-game-how-body-size-bias-can-hold-back-health-science/ \   Mentions: Share this episode with 2 people!  VegNews Article about Fat Phobia In Vegan Community quoting Dr. Yami, I’M WITH LIZZO: WHY THE VEGAN ANTI-FAT BIAS NEEDS TO END NOW Body of Truth by Harriet Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Truth-Science-Obsession-Weight/dp/0738218820 My interview with Harriet Brown, “Dieting, Health and Fat Talk”: https://apple.co/3tCW7WY   Follow @fatveganvoice   Organizations: Association for Size Diversity and Health: https://asdah.org/ National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance: https://naafa.org/ Council on Weight and Size Discrimination: http://cswd.org/  Harvard university implicit attitudes test on weight bias:  https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatouchtest.html    Send me an email to yami@doctoryami.com with questions and topics Sign up for my newsletter doctoryami.com/signup   MORE LISTENING OPTIONS Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/vdritunes Spotify: http://bit.ly/vdrspotify   NEWSLETTER SIGN UP https://doctoryami.com/signup   FIND ME AT Doctoryami.com Instagram.com/thedoctoryami Facebook.com/thedoctoryami Veggiefitkids.com   * * * * MORE FROM ME Read - http://veggiefitkids.com/blog Listen: http://bit.ly/vdrpodcast Watch - http://bit.ly/vfkvideos TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX   * * * *   Questions? Email me: Yami@doctoryami.com
From the sultry jungles of Vietnam to the golden dunes of Morocco, to the enchanting café terraces of Paris, today’s intrepid guest has seen it all. And after years of personal and professional experience, World Vegan Travel cofounder, Brighde Reed, wants to share her vast knowledge with you. As a passionate vegan activist, chef, and travel enthusiast, Brighde and her partner, Sebastien, have created a travel company that takes vegans (and anyone curious about veganism) on these incredible tours, in specially selected locations around the world, all while having access to delicious vegan food and luxury accommodations. Additionally, they’ve been featured in such illustrious outlets as the New York Times, Forbes online, and Lonely Planet.  So sit back, relax, and take this amazing journey with us as our next guest enlightens us on the exhilaration, wonder, and occasional pitfalls of exploration! “At the moment, many sanctuaries offer accommodation. This is a great way for them to earn a little bit of money, to support the animals, and it’s also a great way for vegans to support these kinds of places and maybe see some rescued sanctuary animals while they’re on their travels.” -Brighde Reed   What we discuss in this episode: What inspired Brighde Reed’s love of travel Her experiences as a tour guide and living abroad Extensive travel tips for vegans, solo travelers, and traveling on a budget Animal rights in other countries Her favorite destinations Critical travel necessities How to travel sustainably How to beat jet lag How to travel safely   Resources: WorldVeganTravel The World Vegan Travel Podcast Guide to vegan-friendly options: HappyCow Find vegan food and make a difference: abillion For vegans visiting France: https: //vegoresto.fr/ For vegan and vegetarian hotels: Veggie Hotels To stay with locals: Vegvisits Connecting vegans and sanctuaries: The Vegan Stay Current international travel restrictions: Sherpa 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
We’re super excited to introduce today’s guest! Debbie Adler is the very definition of a renaissance woman. She’s been a Wall Street accountant, an actress, a comedienne, a playwright, and a television development executive. But sixteen years ago she found her true calling, as the creator of the very first vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and allergy-free bakery in Los Angeles. Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes caters to everyone from studio heads to Hollywood A-list entertainers. Debbie is also the writer of cookbooks Sweet, Savory & Free and Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats. Her most recent book, The Mediterranean Plate: Plant-Based Recipes Free From Gluten, Salt, Oil & Sugar, will ignite your taste buds while boosting your health and overall well-being. Her cookbook and bakery have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on NPR, and her recipes have been published on popular websites and blogs. What an awesome treat to have her with us today! This episode is definitely for all the foodies out there. “Literally teenagers die of embarrassment. And it’s the truth. They’re so embarrassed in front of their friends to be different. They don’t want to say, ‘well can you make it without this?’ And some of them don’t even carry their EpiPens because they’re embarrassed. And they literally die of embarrassment.”  -Debbie Adler   What we discuss in this episode: What inspired her to open a bakery. How she perfected her recipes. Why Debbie chose to make her products allergy free. Allergies in children. Potential causes and signs of allergies. Tips and ingredients for delicious allergy and sugar-free vegan baking. Food addiction. Creative food substitutions. How Debbie overcame depression and her habits to achieve happiness.   Resources: Debbie Adler’s website Debbie's new book 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
We are so fortunate to have a guest who was with us when it all started. He was our very first guest on the Switch4Good podcast, so it’s only fitting that he should join us for our very special 200th episode. You will even see him on our Switch4Good staff page, that’s how closely we work with him. We’re so thrilled and truly honored to have with us, the esteemed Doctor and vegan activist, Dr. Milton Mills! For those of you who missed our first episode, Dr. Mills earned his medical degree from Stanford University and did his Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He now practices critical care medicine in the D.C. area. Dr. Mills was also the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s lawsuit asking for warning labels on milk, and he also stars in the very excellent documentaries “What the Health” and “The Invisible Vegan.”  Tune in to this very special, must-listen-to episode as Dr. Mills shares his boundless wisdom with us! “Dairy is probably one of the most unnatural products that humans consume. It has been normalized because it has become a widespread cultural practice, but that in no way means that it is normal. Kinds of milk are designed by nature to be consumed by species-specific infants.” - Dr. Milton Mills   What we discuss in this episode: How he started his journey to veganism and the impact it had on his health. The advances Dr. Mills has witnessed in the vegan movement. Why Dr. Mills chose to become a doctor. The myriad reasons human beings are meant to eat plants exclusively. Why bovine lactate is completely unnatural for humans to consume. How bovine mRNA fragments could be responsible for the long-term harmful effects of dairy consumption. The meaning of “dietary racism.” Why dietary racism persists. How BIPOC children are placed at a disadvantage by being forced to consume dairy milk? Dr. Mills’ forthcoming nonprofit.   Resources: Dr. Mills’ lecture regarding meat consumption on YouTube The Invisible Vegan Documentary  What The Health Documentary Dr. Mills’ website Check out Dr. Mills on Facebook The forthcoming documentary   Connect with Switch4Good 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
No matter what your relationship to food is, we all live in a world manipulated by an addiction business model. We’re constantly confronted with ads for foods that have been designed to make us want more, and it began when the tobacco industry started buying up brands like Nabisco and Kraft Foods. Dr. Joan Ifland is an expert in processed food addiction, and her research is both eye-opening and appalling. This is a gripping conversation about the intersections of human behavior, evolution, and modern-day consumer habits.  "Diet-related diseases have surpassed smoking-related diseases as the leading cause for natural death, so I think of processed food like cigarettes." - Dr. Joan Ifland What we discuss in this episode: How the addiction business model applies to food How do we get addicted to food? The overlap between tobacco and food  How to tell if you are addicted to certain foods  Immersion recovery and practical tips to feel better Joan analyzes Dotsie’s relationship with food in a group setting   Resources:  Follow Joan on Instagram Joan’s Website   Food Addiction Education Facebook Group   Connect with Switch4Good 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
“In fact, there was a great study that showed that, in the long term, young children and adolescents who consumed minimally processed soy products had a lower breast cancer risk later on in life than those who did not consume soy products. And I thought that was a great thing to point out because this means that it’s actually healthy throughout the lifecycle, not just when you’re in those years around menopause, but even as children and adolescents it can help set you up for a healthier lifestyle.” - Dr. Gemma Newman Today we are really thrilled to have with us a wonderful soul who truly exemplifies practicing what you preach. A staunch advocate of a plant-based diet and plant-based nutrition, Dr. Gemma Newman, aka The Plant Power Doctor, is a British medical doctor, author of the book The Plant Power Doctor, and host of The Wellness Edit podcast. She has contributed to articles for magazines including Glamour, Zest, and Healthy Magazine. And if that weren’t enough, Dr. Newman is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice, a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and a certified Reiki practitioner. She has appeared in the powerful documentaries Vegan and Eating Our Way to Extinction. And since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, it couldn’t be more opportune to have her with us today to talk about women’s health and how a plant-based diet can be so very impactful! Join us to hear Dr. Newman share her incredible story and provide life-changing, applicable tips!   What we discuss in this episode: How health, compassion, and her husband, impelled Dr. Newman to become plant-based. How recommending a plant-based diet to her patients changed her medical practice for the better. An explanation of PCOS and its symptoms. The positive effects of fiber-rich foods on the digestive system. The inherent dangers of a low-carbohydrate diet. How not all carbohydrates lead to weight gain. How soy phytoestrogens aren’t actually estrogens. How soy is beneficial for hormones and mitigates risks of many different kinds of cancers in both women and men. What inspired her to write her book?   Resources:  The Wellness Edit Podcast Dr. Gemma Newman's Website The Plant Power Doctor Book   Connect with Switch4Good 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
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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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