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.
115 Episodes
We’re talking about the scary C-word today … cancer. Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way or another, and regardless, there is always future risk. Fortunately, our guest today has made it her mission to help people reduce their risk and fight cancer through the power of nutrition. Alison Tierney is a plant-based dietitian specializing in oncology nutrition. She doesn’t just tell her clients what foods to eat (we all know vegetables are good for us) but why certain foods help prevent or treat cancer while others exacerbate it. Understanding the why behind what we eat is crucial in adopting and sticking to healthy habits for life. Listen in for Alison’s sage advice on nutrition, health, and cancer prevention.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The controversy over iron    - PCOS, fertility issues, and a plant-based diet   - Busting the myth around soy and cancer   - The foods that fight or encourage cancer   - Nutrition as a complement to other cancer treatments   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
We’re guilty of only showing one side of our co-host, Alexandra Paul. We tout her as the remarkable Baywatch star, but her accolades stretch far beyond this mega hit and far beyond the screen. She’s a humanitarian, animal activist, and Ironwoman. She lives her values every single day, and she’s even received awards for her selfless efforts in the animal rights and human overpopulation movements. We chat about behind-the-scenes at Baywatch, Alexandra’s struggle and recovery from bulimia, getting arrested during peaceful protests, and the very real problem of human overpopulation. Listen in and get to know our wonderful co-host a little bit better.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Alexandra’s front-lines activism and getting arrested for the cause   - Working as an actress without compromising her values   - Her struggle and recovery from a binge eating disorder   - Her work on human overpopulation and promoting smaller, happier families   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
There’s a strong chance you may have read Gene Stone’s work without even realizing it. Our guest today is a prolific author and ghostwriter with over 50 titles under his belt. From the inaugural Engine 2 Diet book to the inspiring Do Something That Matters memoir of Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, Gene’s work has enabled leading experts in the fields of health, philanthropy, and business to share their knowledge. In this episode, we discuss how his “helper” personality led to this career and how to leverage collaboration to create something powerful and moving. Gene is a delight to talk to, and we know you will enjoy our deep conversation with him. What we discuss in this episode:   - Finding your identity in a hetero-dominant culture   - The ins and outs of ghostwriting    - Gene’s venture into veganism through Rip Esselstyn   - Gene’s latest collaborations: Healthy at Last and 72 Reasons to Be Vegan   - Gene’s website:    Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Dr. Susan Levin is a dietitian on a mission. As the director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Susan not only counsels clients, but conducts and presents research to push public policy in the plant-based direction. She is direct, knowledgeable, and most importantly, effective. In this episode, she shares the science behind why dairy is so bad for us and also gives us a glimpse into how the government and consumers are manipulated by milk’s marketing dollars.   What we discuss in this episode:   - The future of the US Dietary Guidelines   - Myths behind milk: calcium, fat content, and weight loss   - How milk consumption can trigger disease   - Growing popularity of milk in China   - Explaining the power of the dairy checkoff   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
Cardiovascular disease is the global leading cause of death and was responsible for more than 15 million fatalities in 2016.    What would you do to prevent yourself and your loved ones from becoming part of that statistic?   Today’s guest, Dr. Joel Kahn, says it’s as simple as plant-based nutrition.   Dr. Kahn is one of the world’s top cardiologists, a restaurateur, and is known as America’s healthy heart doc. He’s committed to making the world healthier through the preventative and healing power of plants.   He joins Dotsie and Alexandra to discuss the different factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease and the solutions to prevent or reverse early symptoms.    Tune in to hear what this vegan doctor has learned in his almost 40 years of practice, his advice for protecting yourself against fatal disease, and his tips for living a healthier lifestyle.    What we discuss in this episode:   - What disrupts hormone patterns and influences our health?   - How Dr. Dean Ornish’s paper on getting rid of plaque through exercise and a plant-based diet has affected the views of the medical community   - The effects of inflammation and its connection to CVD, as studied and explained by Rudolph Virchow   - Why you need to include high sensitivity C-reactive protein in your routine blood work   - Sugar and Type II Diabetes: Why was Dr. Neal Barnard criticized for his statements in What the Health?   - Dr. Kahn’s diet advice, including using Chronometers and resources from Chef AJ and Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson   - Resources to live a healthier lifestyle, including Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die and his talk at Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group   - Follow Dr. Joel Kahn on Facebook at @drjoelkahn, on Instagram at @drjkahn, on Twitter at @drjkahn, and on his website at    - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:
When dieting doesn’t work, it’s time to stop dabbling in healthy eating. Dr. Joel Fuhruman is a highly respected physician who has made his mark by focusing on nutrition. He is the founder of the Nutritarian Diet which is based on whole, plant-based foods that have been scientifically shown to reduce cancer risk and extend longevity. In his seven bestselling books, you won’t find “cheat days” or “moderation,” and he explains why in this riveting episode. Fuhrman educates us on the fundamentals of health, nutrition, and disease prevention with a fiery energy is instantly motivating. What we discuss in this episode:   - The benefits of GBOMBS    - The connection between nutrition and immunity   - The Nutritarian Diet and battling cancer   - Food addiction   - Understanding how metabolism is affected by food   - The End of Dieting book  Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube -   - Facebook -   - Instagram -   - Twitter -
“The worst thing that I have ever read about a serial killer doing to another human being is being done to animals, but on a mass scale.” Our guest today is an undercover animal investigator, and in today’s show, he reveals the unthinkable. From his decades-long undercover work in the companion animal and factory farms businesses, Pete Paxton educates us on the horrendous and bizarre abuse that gets passed off as “just another day on the job” in these industries. Our commerce-driven society has conditioned us to believe that if we don’t directly kill animals (as in the cases of pets, milk, and eggs), we’re not harming them. This mentality is seriously flawed. Listen in for a heavy dose of reality, and learn what you can do to help correct these injustices.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Why the commercial breeding of dogs means dead dogs in shelters   - Benefits of getting a dog from a shelter   - Understanding the laws surrounding the sale of companion animals   - Companion Animal Protection Society website:   - His undercover work in factory farms   - Pete’s new book, “Rescue Dogs”   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
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.    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   - Public perspective of obesity   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
“Most doctors don’t want to believe that food is that powerful, but it is.” Plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever stars in this episode to educate us about the healing and overall feel-good benefits of a thoughtful plant-based diet. She hits on all of her favorite topics in this hour-long mini seminar on nutrition—from chronobiology to macroconfusion to all of her fun acronyms to help you eat (and feel) the best. This conversation is just a taste of the knowledge she shares in her books—she literally wrote The Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. She knows her stuff, and she shares it all in a digestible, non-intimidating way. This is one episode you’ll want to share with anyone who will listen!    What we discuss in this episode:   - The healing powers of food, including food timing and chronobiology   - Diet for a New America by John Robbins   - Dietary restriction without malnutrition   - Where to get B12   - How to talk to your doctor about nutrition    - Julieanna’s website:   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
Most people have a favorite hairdresser or perhaps even a favorite barista … we have a favorite gastroenterologist. This is Dr. Angie Sadeghi’s second time on the podcast—she just has so much knowledge to share! Circle back and listen to Episode 3 for her full backstory, then give this show a listen to learn all about the gut microbiome, how to feed your “good” bacteria, the brain/gut connection, hidden causes of anemia, her opinion on probiotics, and more. Your gut will thank you.      What we discuss in this episode:   - Check out Dr. Angie’s first appearance on the show, Episode 3   - The dangers of lactose intolerance   - Understanding the microbiome and how to feed your good bacteria    - The brain/gut connection    - How much fiber do you need?   - Do probiotic pills work?   - Hidden causes of anemia    - Institute of Plant-Based Medicine   - Follow Dr. Angie @Angie.Sadeghi   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
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 what 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.     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 genetics have to do with our body composition and our penchant to overeat   - Why you should focus on a 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    - Follow Dr. Stephan Guyenet on Twitter at @whsource and on his website at    Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:
Dr. Hana Kahleova is the Director of Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Through this role, she’s authored over a dozen nutrition studies with a focus on diabetes and meal timing. The results could drastically change your life for good—whether you suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, or “normal” health issues that make you feel less than your best. In this episode, Dr. Kahleova educates us on the power of a plant-based diet, cold showers, and eating two meals a day. If you want to feel better and up your metabolism while doing so, get ready to take notes! What we discuss in this episode:   - Understanding insulin resistance in type 1 and 2 diabetes   - Autoimmune versus allergic response   - Intermittent fasting/eating two meals a day   - The thermic effect of food   - How to activate brown fat and burn more calories   - Dr. Hana’s perspective on the keto diet   - Food and mood   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
A vegan since the 80s, Brenda Davis is the Godmother of plant-based dietitians. In this conversation, she explains how she traversed the relatively new territory of not only being vegan, but being a vegan dietitian. We also go deep into diabetes, the effects certain foods have on the body, orthorexia, and more. Join this joyful discussion—you have your health to gain.  What we discuss in this episode:   - How to find your tribe when you feel like the only vegetarian/vegan   - The removal of dairy as a food group from the Canada Food Guide   - Her work in a groundbreaking diabetes study   - What goes on in the body when someone is diabetic    - How to rebuild your body with whole foods   - Myths (and realities) of eating raw   - Orthorexia and the brain implications of a low-fat diet   - Brenda’s upcoming book, Nourish   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
Say it. Penis. Now that you have a few giggles out, let’s talk about prostate cancer. It’s the third most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. Bruce and Mindy Mylrea join us on the pod today to discuss how diet affects everything … down there. Both are former fitness professionals, and after Bruce was diagnosed with prostate cancer nine years ago, they dedicated their lives to learning more about diet and disease and helping others prevent, manage, and reverse chronic conditions. As Mindy says, “Even if you don’t have a penis, you know someone with one.” From practical nutrition tips to unavoidable giggles, everyone has something to gain from this conversation.  What we discuss in this episode:   - What is the prostate?   - Erectile dysfunction   - How Bruce became a vegan during a flight and dropped his cholesterol 100 points   - The benefits of nitrate-rich produce    - How to love food on a whole-food, plant-based diet   - The China Study   - Bruce and Mindy’s website: One Day to Wellness   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
Smart, relatable, and effective nutrition advice—that’s what you’ll hear on this episode. Special guest Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and she’s done it all. She’s worked with professional sports teams, held staff writer and editorial positions at magazines like Shape and Fitness, written multiple NYT bestsellers, appeared on virtually every primetime talkshow, and runs her own private practice. This expert has nutrition dialed in, and it’s her job to help you get there, too. From diet trends to sports nutrition, Cynthia packs a ton of engaging information into this hour-long conversation.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The link between diet and disease   - Her thoughts on diet trends, including intermittent fasting   - 3 tips on how to start eating more healthfully    - Night eating   - All about pulses: definition, uses, and benefits   - Cynthia’s website:   - Cynthia’s latest book: Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
The woman behind Switch4Good is a force of compassion who has lifted herself out of pain, into greatness and is now working in pursuit of a kinder world.    Dotsie Bausch is an Olympic medalist, two-time Pan American Champion, world record holder, mentor, renowned speaker, and founder of the Switch4Good non-profit.    In this very special episode, she steps to the other side of the microphone to be interviewed by her co-host and friend, Alexandra Paul.    Dotsie shares her incredible journey from the rock bottom of her struggle with anorexia to the Olympic podium as a plant-powered athlete.    You’ll hear the inspiration behind Switch4Good’s work, what convinced Dotsie to make the change herself, the amazing results she saw in her performance, and the aftermath of her groundbreaking anti-dairy commercial.    She also explains how her therapist, KRS Eckstrom, finally made her feel heard as a young woman and the principles of Krs’s “blue dot method” that Dotsie still applies in her life today.    Dotsie’s story is one of healing yourself and, in turn, working to heal the world. Don’t miss it.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dotsie’s childhood, her experience in journalism, and the precursor to her eating disorder   - What is life like when you have and are trying to hide an eating disorder?    - Dotsie’s rock bottom and the moment that made her want to give healing a try   - How KRS Eckstrom changed Dotsie’s life, and the “blue dot method” that Dotsie still taps into today   - The origins of Dotsie’s professional cycling dream and how she went from being a bike messenger to an Olympic athlete   - The exposé that encouraged Dotsie to research animal agriculture and convinced her to stop eating animals overnight   - The incredible changes in her performance and recovery after making the switch   - Dotsie’s groundbreaking commercial and what happened after she rocked the boat for truth   - Switch 4 Good’s Undeniable Truth Tour and other big things they’re doing to advocate for animals and expose the realities of the dairy industry   - Follow Dotsie on Instagram at @veganolympian, on Twitter at @DotsieBausch, and on her personal website at   Connect with Switch4Good
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and its risk factors mirror those of the coronavirus. Dr. Kim Williams, President of the American College of Cardiology and current Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University, explains the overlap between cardiovascular risk and the deathly serious cases of COVID-19. Hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes put us at severe risk for both of these ailments, but there are ways to keep yourself safe. Take a dive with us as we learn more about heart disease, LDL cholesterol, and nutrition-based prevention measures we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from disease. What we discuss in this episode:   - The overlap between coronavirus and cardiovascular disease risk factors   - Dr. Kim’s own experience with the plant-based diet   - The importance of plant-based iron   - The Ornish Diet   - The connection between heart disease and diabetes   - Understanding cholesterol    - How to “SAVE” yourself   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
As an Academy Award-winning documentarian, Louie Psihoyos has seen the world how it really is. He’s seen the best of nature and the worst of humanity, and he uses his art to celebrate the honorable and change the horrific. This conversation spans decades of experience working as a National Geographic photographer, going undercover to make the award-winning film The Cove, and creating the perfect formula to incite change with The Game Changers. His insight will shock you—from the atrocities committed against sealife to the profound impact his films have made. This show will grip you from start to finish.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Men’s health and virility by way of The Game Changers film    - Louie’s eye-opening experience as a The National Geographic photographer   - The nexus between eating animals and spreading disease   - Going undercover with The Cove   - Environmental, ethical, and health issues of eating fish   - The Game Changers film:   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
General Motors no longer crash tests on animals because of Ingrid Newkirk. Spay and neuter clinics came into existence because of Ingrid Newkirk. There is more compassion, empathy, and far less suffering in the world because one woman decided to use her human privilege and speak up. Ingrid—the co-founder and president of PETA—started a revolution. Her rallying cry calls for kindness for all sentient beings, and her message has sprung millions into action. In this episode, Ingrid enlightens us with the extraordinary stories of animals, educates us on the horrendous ways humans exploit other beings, and ultimately gives us hope for a kinder future. Drop any preconceived notions you may have about PETA. Ingrid doesn’t fear monger, bully, or harass. She tells the information as it is, and her message of kindness will win your loyalty to the compassionate cause.  What we discuss in this episode:   - The power of kindness when extended to all animals (humans included) - Ingrid’s latest book, AnimalKind - The ethics of domesticated horses and dogs - Inefficiency and cruelty of animal testing - How Ingrid’s vegan journey began with a birthday lobster dinner - Leaping Bunny website: - PETA’s website: Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
This week on the pod we’re redefining luxury fashion with two emerging icons. First up is Adrian Velarde of Desserto—a Mexico-based company transforming cactus into high-end leather. The new business’s innovative practices sidestep the toxic chemicals used in traditional leather-making and focus on environmental sustainability. Next up the Vora Sisters give us a lesson on ethical fashion, covering topics from the issues with fast-fashion to their own luxury apparel line, Delikate Rayne, that continues to raise the bar in the business. Fashion makes a statement—make sure the one you’re making is an ethical one.    What we discuss in this episode:   - How do you create leather out of cacti   - The sustainability of cacti   - Toxicity of the animal-based leather industry for human and environmental health   - Desserto Website:   - Desserto Instagram:   - What is fast-fashion   - Hidden uses for leather   - The difference between cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly    - Good on You app:   - Not My Style app:   - Delikate Rayne website:   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube:   - Facebook:   - Instagram:   - Twitter:   - Website:   - Support Our Cause:
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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