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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.   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 disfunction    - 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     Links:   - The Penis Book - https://www.aaronspitz.com/book/   - Orange County Urology Associates – https://www.orangecountyurology.com/our-team/aaron-spitz-m-d/   - Aaronspitz.com    Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   - Website - https://switch4good.org/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products. 
Today we have Kute Blackson on the show, an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. Kute offers a fresh, unique look at spiritual awareness and helps us unlock our own true gifts and greatness. He was born in Ghana, West Africa, and talks to us about his unique childhood in this episode.   Kute shares with us how he first spoke at age 8 in front of a congregation of 3,000, and then went on to speak in over 300 venues by age 18. Fast forward to today and he has been featured on Larry King Now, NPR, and more. His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically, and fulfill their true life’s purpose. Don’t miss this inspiring episode!    What we discuss in this episode:    - A teaser for Dotsie’s book   - Kute’s interesting childhood experience and the expectations that came along with his dad’s leadership success    - How we get disconnected from our true selves throughout life   - How to feel our feelings properly    - How Kute helps clients transform on his 1 on 1 coaching trips to India    - Kute’s 3 homework questions he uses to help people live more honest lives   - The difference between surrendering vs accepting    - The Powerful Feminine    - www.kuteblackson.com/reinventseminar   - www.kuteblackson.com    - The Magic of Surrender book - https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Surrender-Finding-Courage-Let/dp/B08MWVKQ4M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HTHFJZ5P4HVD&keywords=the+magic+of+surrender+by+kute+blackson&qid=1652401279&sprefix=the+magic+of+surrender%2Caps%2C434&sr=8-1   - Kute’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kuteblackson/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT    - Website - https://switch4good.org/  
Our guest today, Will Bulsiewicz, also known as Dr. B, is a gastroenterologist who is also the author of the books Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He lost more than 45 pounds when he switched to a plant-based diet and now has his own patients take control of their health, and reverse their own digestive problems, by following his fiber-fueled prescriptions. We first talked to Dr. B in 2020 when he was about to release his first book Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome. During our first episode together he was nervous about how well it would do in a pandemic. Not to our surprise, it very quickly became a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Today we talked to Dr. B about The Exam Room podcast, how to poop properly, and what to expect from the Fiber Fueled Cookbook that is soon to be released. He also answers important health, gut, and fiber questions taken from our Switch4Good Podcast Facebook group. He believes that all health starts in the gut, and we are honored to have him back on the show to explore exactly what that means.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Why Dr. B recently left his medical practice   - The Exam Room podcast    - What to expect from the Fiber Fueled Cookbook   - How the health care system is flawed and why it is a complicated issue   - What “leaky gut” is    - What constipation really is and why it’s important    - What GROWTH means to Dr.B   - How to poop properly    - How to stop counting grams of fiber, and start counting plants instead    - Questions from the Switch4Good podcast Facebook group    - Visit his website - theplantfedgut.com   Connect with Dr. B on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/theguthealthmd/   - Preorder the Fiber Fueled Cookbook - https://theplantfedgut.com/cookbook/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
Marco Borges brings inspiration and passion to the podcast as he tells us about his own personal healthy habits, practices, and philosophies while encouraging us to create our own. Based in Miami with his wife and four kids, Marco leads a life of example and follows a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Over the past twenty years, Marco has worked with some of the world’s more well-known celebrities, guiding them to live plant-based as well. Having studied physiology and biology, he is a well-balanced nutritionist, personal trainer, and coach. He created the groundbreaking “22 Greenprint Laws” which teaches folks how to eat, exercise, and live in a way that is sustainable for them and the planet.  In today’s show we learned about how life changed for Marco during the pandemic, his approach to guiding people into plant-based diets, why examining our own personal habits is important, and how to find our “why” the fuels important change in our lives. He has a can-do and optimistic attitude that can often be rare in today’s world, so you’ll leave this episode feeling energized and ready to make necessary changes in your own life!   What we discuss in this episode:    - Alexandra talks about how she made a mistake when talking about the history of indigenous lands in a previous podcast episode   - Dotsie asks guests to join her on a 22-day journey to rework her relationship with wine    - Good news Marco received during the pandemic and how his life changed during the past two years   - How he instructs people to wade into a plant-based diet when it seems very overwhelming to them   - Why he ended up living a plant-based life and wanting to help others live happy and healthier   - How his Cuban family reacted to his decision to go 100% plant-based and peruse personal training instead of being a doctor    - Why examining our own personal habits can help lead us to the success that we want    - How every meal is a chance to choose health or disease    - How food addiction starts and continues   - The importance of bouncing back from mistakes and changing our habits    - How to find our “why” that can motivate us to change our lives    Connect with 22 Days Nutrition - https://mealplanner.22daysnutrition.com   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   - Website - https://switch4good.org/   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products
Our guest today is an actor, dancer, film-maker and director, activist, and so much more. Tonya Kay is a brilliant and vibrant artist whose rebel personality and compassion easily shines through her work. Today on the podcast we get to sit down with Tonya to learn what makes her tick. When dancing burlesque, acting in popular films or talking about her raw vegan lifestyle, it is clear to see that Tonya is a dedicated and authentic leader. Today we have the honor of discussing her roots and learning about her passion for the arts at a young age. We also talk about what drove a girl from a small town, who had an experience in her family’s slaughterhouse, to living a vegan lifestyle and spreading the message. Tonya gets intimate with us and shares what it was like receiving a cancer diagnosis during the pandemic, and goes even deeper to talk about what that experience was like as a health-conscious raw vegan. Tonya is breaking the rules and paving her own path, fueled by her huge heart and incredibly artistic spirit. Let’s learn all about Tonya!    What we discuss in this episode:    - How Dotsie’s 22-day wine challenge is going   - How Alexandra is working with her cholesterol challenges    - Why did Tonya Kay decide not to go to college, despite being her class valedictorian    - What different US cities taught Tonya about theatre, arts, and life    - What Tonya’s experience was like growing up in a small-town community and working in a slaughterhouse    - Why she ended up going raw vegan and how that intertwined with her mental health and relationships    - How Tonya reworked her relationship with “mental illness”    - What it was like to get a cancer diagnosis during the first quarantine of the pandemic   - What trying alternative cancer-fighting practices is like and what the options are   - What it was like receiving a cancer diagnosis as a raw vegan and how the community reacted to this news    - Connect with Tonya via her website - https://tonyakay.com   - Follow Tonya on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/purerenegade/   - See where Tonya will be performing -https://www.bandsintown.com/a/9250607-tonya-kay   - Dangerous Pinups NFT - https://dangerouspinups.com   - The Journey of Lucy - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15053346/   - Tonya’s acting and filmmaking – tonyakay.com    - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good   -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/
Today's guest is Vikas Garg, the creator and founder of the app abillion, which helps users all over the world create a more sustainable and vegan future. The app allows people to find and review vegan-friendly foods and products no matter where they are. In addition to turning folks plant-based and introducing them to veganism, the app supports vegan animal sanctuaries in real time. Vikas talks to us about how this app is creating positive change through large and powerful ripple effects that start off small.  Vikas was born in India but came to the USA at a young age and puts the “humane myth” about cows used by the food industry to rest for those who are curious about how cows are treated in both countries. He explains to us that although cows are viewed differently in both countries, they suffer the same cruel fates whether they are used by the dairy or meat industries in both places.  Vikas is passionate and about creating a more conscious, compassionate world. His episode today will take you into a deeper understand of how the world is changing through one app, and how we personally can change the world in a meaningful way as individuals and with our time spent on social media.    What we discuss in this episode:    -Vikas’s childhood background and what it was like to move to the USA   -How dairy products are viewed in India and how that view has changed over time   -What happens to cows used by the dairy industry in different cultures    -Vikas’s personal practice of compassion and empathy that he uses each day    -Why and how Vikas started the successful app abillion   -How abillion helps create a conscious vegan world and community    -What is the goal of abillion and how users have changed their lives with the app    -Plant-based food trends and new products for 2022   -Connect with abillion on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abillion/?hl=en    -Check out the abillion app and website - https://www.abillion.com   -Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   -Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/  
Hailed by many as “the Vegan Cheese Queen,” Miyoko Schinner is here to lead the food revolution. A vegan for 35 years and hugely successful businesswoman, Miyoko has become a household name in the dairy-free cheese and butter categories. However, creating incredible cheeses from cashews and oats is only one of her priorities—she wants to dismantle the fear around labeling and create a global market where plant-based cheese is the “real” thing and dairy (if it still exists) is the alternative. She dives into the process of making cheese to the story behind her empire. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.     What we discuss in this episode:   - Visit Miyoko’s Creamery for all of Miyoko’s cheesy products.    - The realities of the dairy industry   - Founding story of Miyoko’s Creamery   - Current Miyoko’s cheese products in the works   - Lawsuit against Miyoko’s Creamy for using the term “butter” to label her non-dairy product.   - Miyoko’s commitment to help dairy farmers transition to more sustainable and profitable industries.    - Grilled Cheese Nation Food Truck Tour   - Check out Miyoko’s first book, Artisan Vegan Cheese   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website: switch4good.org
According to the CDC, about 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year. That’s 1 in every 4 deaths. A staggering 100 BILLION dollars were spent several years ago on stents and bypasses. But how effective are those dangerous, invasive, and costly procedures in improving the patients' quality of life? Is there an alternative? Today's guest is Dr. Dean Ornish, the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. Dr. Dean Ornish has directed revolutionary research proving that lifestyle changes can often reverse or undo the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level. He documented his findings in his landmark book UnDo It! Dr. Dean Ornish studied medicine under Dr. Michael DeBakey, an American vascular surgeon and cardiac surgeon, scientist and medical educator known for his trailblazing efforts in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.  Today, Dr. Dean Ornish is helping people regain their health with his program, The Only Program Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease, which is reimbursed by Medicare from anywhere in the U.S. ’Nuff said! Let's dive into this eye-opening episode and UnDo It!   What we discuss in this episode:    -Dr. Dean Ornish walks us through that pivotal moment when he met Woodstock Guru Sri Swami Satchidananda and how that encounter changed the direction of his life    -How stress increases our predisposition to cardiovascular diseases and the worst thing about being depressed   -Is there something wrong with traditional medicine?   -Dr. Dean Ornish talks about the joy that his work brings, enabling people to have options vs. undergoing costly medical procedures   -How to UnDo It! Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less, Love More   -How comprehensive lifestyle changes influence DNA methylation and gene expression   -Does eating specific foods (sweet potato meals vs. blueberry vs. cheeseburgers) influence cancer genes?   -What hope do we have in getting the message to people about the way we view our health and the overall healthcare system?   -Choosing a plant-based diet - What you gain is so much better than what you give up! Watch The Game Changers, a revolutionary film about plant-based eating, protein, and strength.   -The Ornish Diet - What you include in your diet is as important as what you exclude.   -The Gut-Brain Connection and how our bodies are affected by the food we eat   -Get Dr. Dean Ornish’s landmark book UnDo It! - https://undoitbook.com/   -Connect with Dr. Dean Ornish on Instagram and Facebook   -Check out Dr. Dean Ornish’s website - https://www.ornish.com/   -Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   -Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/    
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. It causes kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and blindness in severe cases. As a person with diabetes, keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be exasperating. That's because many things make your blood sugar levels fluctuate, sometimes unexpectedly. So how does someone with diabetes live a joyful and purposeful life? Let's find out from today's guest, Drew Harrisberg. Drew is an exercise physiologist, diabetes educator, sports scientist, and most importantly – a happy and healthy guy thriving with type 1 diabetes. His background as a health professional and his triumph with managing diabetes has ignited a passion for sharing everything he knows to inspire, empower and enable people to thrive with Diabetes rather than simply live with it. Drew's Daily Dose is his way of empowering people to take control of their health to live a fuller, happier, and healthier life.   What we discuss in this episode:    -Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes – How do they differ?   -The leading cause of insulin resistance and how it affects the body?   -Why is it unhealthy to have too much insulin in the body?   -Drew talks about the time he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and how it impacted his life.   -How does someone get diabetes, and what is it like living with it?   -Drew explains how exercise and diet help manage and control diabetes.   -Keto, Paleo, Plant-Based – Which diets are beneficial for people with diabetes, and why Drew opt to stick with the plant-based diet?   -What does Drew eat on a regular day to support his body's needs as a person with diabetes and an athlete?   -What are the benefits of intermittent fasting to someone with diabetes?   -Drew walks us through his Five Pillars of Health and how he lives a joy-filled life.   -Drew debunks a few Diabetes MYTHS!   -Why Drew enjoys swimming in cold ocean water using the Wim Hof breathing technique?   -Drew happily talks about his funny talking dog DENNIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQEBtq5fQM   -There's a lot more in store for Drew as he pursues his passion for singing and songwriting.   -Book mentioned: Sugar Nation by Jeff O'Connell    -Drew Harrisberg TEDx Talk - The Surprising Lesson Diabetes Taught Me: https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_harrisberg_the_surprising_lesson_diabetes_taught_me   -Check out Drew's website: https://drewsdailydose.com/   -Connect with Drew on Instagram and Facebook   -Follow DENNIS on Instagram   -Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   -Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/
New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa, produces approximately 21 billion liters of milk every year, or about 3% of the world's milk production (95% of which are exported to more than 130 countries worldwide). Isn't that great? But wait until you see the impact of dairy farming on the environment.  Today we will talk about a fantastic film co-produced by a passionate Māori activist Chris Huriwai, co-founder of the animal rights project Aotearoa Liberation League. Chris is a vegan advocate and 3-time world champion for street unicycling. So, why should we care about Chris and this film? MILKED is a documentary filmed by Producer & Director Amy Taylor, which features interviews with high-profile contributors like primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron, and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn. The film reveals the harsh reality behind the seemingly idyllic and green dairy farming tale in New Zealand, uncovering alarming information about the impacts of the industry on the environment and health of the dairy farming community. MILKED presents evidence that we are on the edge of probably the biggest disruption of food and agriculture in history. It points to what New Zealand and other countries can do to prevent the destruction of their environment and change their fate. What we discuss in this episode:    -First, let's hear about Dotsie's amazing work in partnership with Animal Wellness Action to change laws and policies for the animals. She also campaigned for improving the school lunch program to include soy milk in schools.   -Chris talks about his life as a Maori child and how homeschooling shaped his view of the world.   -How did his family react when he moved away from consuming animal products?   -Chris shares what it's like inside Fonterra, the largest NZ dairy farm, and how its dairy farming operation is impacting the water supply in the area.   -What impetus led Chris to make a film, and why focus on Fonterra?   -Did Chris think Fonterra would answer the questions and be open to discussing the issues at hand?    -Is Chris expecting a backlash from Fonterra, and are there claims that the film is attacking the dairy farmers?   -How do cows live in Aotearoa? It looks idyllic and green, but what is the real picture?   -Fonterra exports 95% of its products, and the company is expanding its operations in Indonesia. But what is the true impact of this move?   -Do small dairy farmers benefit from large capitalistic companies? How can they adjust to a different life with the agricultural destruction? What subsidies are available to them?   -What would people walk away with after watching the film?    -What's next for Chris Huriwai?   -Watch MILKED on these platforms - https://milked.film/, https://join.waterbear.com/, and https://www.youtube.com/plantbasednews   -Connect with Chris Huriwai on Instagram and Facebook   -Check out Chris Huriwai’s YT Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisHuriwai   -Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   -Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/  
How does a 400-pound cripple living in constant pain become an avid mountain climber and a triathlete? Here to tell his story and inspire everyone that change is possible is Tim Kaufman. Tim was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in his early twenties and lived in chronic pain most of his life. By the time he was 37, he was addicted to Fentanyl, alcohol, and fast food. Weighing over 400 pounds, Tim could not perform simple daily tasks and was almost immobile. He had lost his interest in life and had almost given up. Losing two people close to their hearts to deadly diseases, Tim's wife feared that he would be the next. That was the turning point for Tim.  He started a journey to regain his health, changing one small thing at a time. As a result, Tim is now an athlete who thrives on a plant-based whole food lifestyle and leads a healthy, happy, and active life free of all medications he was once on. He now helps others find health and happiness with the firm belief that “change is out there for anyone.”    Tim also wrote the following books: -Fat Man's Essential 40 Plant-Based Recipes: Quick and Easy Plant-Based Food (Fat Man's Recipes Book 1)   -Fat Man's Not So Fancy 40 Plant-Based Recipes: Quick and Easy Plant-Based Food (Fat Man's Food Book 2)    -Triathlon Training Journal: 90 Days of Journaling   Tune in to hear Tim's powerful and transformative journey in today's episode.   What we discuss in this episode:    -Tim shares his condition as a child and how it led him to live a life of physical and emotional pain   -What impact would the same diagnosis have on a person excited to live life? Short answer - it would be like a death sentence.   -What was the turning point for Tim?   -Tim remembers his experience with the “juice fast” - the first 3 days felt terrible!   -When did Tim's reliance on drugs end, and what were the challenges in quitting fast food consumption?   -The destructive effects of dairy, the strangest thing about dairy farming, and Tim's relationship with animals before and after becoming vegan   -What attracted Tim to climb mountains?   -Book Mentioned - The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman    -Watch the film - Forks Over Knives Documentary   -FREE DOWNLOAD: FatMan’s Favorites – 80 Quick and Easy Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes   -Join Tim’s Getting Healthy Together Membership Group   -Connect with Tim Kaufman on Instagram and Facebook   -Check out Tim Kaufman’s website - https://fatmanrants.com/   -Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   -Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good -YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   -Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   -Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   -Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   -Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT   -Website - https://switch4good.org/    
Some oils are advertised as health foods. But no oil is really healthy, not even olive oil. If you don't want to spend your days eating steamed, poached, or boiled food and you think oil-free food is boring, this episode is for you. Today's guest, Chef Del Sroufe, will teach you how to sauté, stir-fry, bake, and roast without oil or butter. With 33 years of cooking experience, Chef Del is an expert in oil-free cooking methods. At eight years old, he was creating dishes from whatever he could find in their kitchen. By thirteen, he was flaunting his culinary talents by preparing family dinners.  Chef Del worked at a premier vegetarian restaurant in Ohio, The King Avenue Coffeehouse. He later opened his bakery, Del’s Bread, serving delicious vegan pastries and assorted delicacies. In 2001, he transitioned from his bakery business to start a vegan Personal Chef Service. In 2006, Chef Del joined Wellness Forum Foods as Executive Chef, where he continued the tradition of delivering great-tasting plant-based meals to clients. He also teaches cooking classes and helps people transition to a healthy plant-based diet. Chef Del is the author of Forks over Knives: The Cookbook, a New York Times Bestseller; Better than Vegan, the story of his struggle with weight loss and gain, and how he managed to lose over 200 pounds on a low fat, plant-based diet, The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook and The China Study Family Cookbook which contain flavorful whole food plant-based recipes. What we discuss in this episode:   - Chef Del's colorful cooking career and his plant-based journey in a vegetarian kitchen   - The true impact of health compartmentalization and unhealthy eating behavior   - How to prevent food from burning when you don't use oil   - Healthy substitute for food thickeners, butter, eggs, and cheese and tips to make vegan food more filling   - Chef Del's favorite herbs and spices for that much-needed flavor   - Tips to make veggies, fruits, spices stay fresh longer, what type of milk to use for cooking and baking, how to make a great muffin, black bean brownie, and other delicious plant-based dishes.   - The long and tedious process of writing a cookbook and testing the recipes.   - Book recommendation: Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish's Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly   - Connect with Chef Del on Instagram and Facebook   - Join Chef Del’s FB Group Diet Daze With Chef Del    - Check out Chef Del’s website - https://chefdelsroufe.com/   - Buy Chef Del’s Books   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood   - Website: switch4good.org   - Support Our Cause: https://switch4good.org/support-us/
Imagine living life in constant physical pain, not knowing whether it will get better or worse the next day. Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) isn't always easy. Everyday chores can become a challenge as the disease progresses. Fortunately, there are various treatments and strategies to better manage the condition. Today's guest developed rheumatoid arthritis at age 31, becoming incapacitated by the disease. It was food poisoning that set him on a true healing journey.  Clint Paddison is an Australian comedian, motivational coach, and health strategist with a science background and a giant dose of positive expectations. He was asked to give a TEDx talk on How To Reverse RA Naturally at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. He also spoke to over 200 naturopaths at the International Convention of Integrative Medicine to explain the connection between our digestive system and autoimmune diseases. What we discuss in this episode:   - First, let's listen to an excerpt from Dotsie’s book   - Clint shares his battle with RA and how food poisoning led him to his healing journey   - What you need to know about RA and its symptoms   - The dilemma between taking a drug with adverse side effects and living in pain   - Clint talks about gut health and autoimmune diseases    - What steps can you take to lower inflammation?   - Food and autoimmune disease - the effects of dairy and meat plus fat intake   - How to exercise and move your body even when you are experiencing pain   - The effects of Humira, Methotrexate, NSAIDS, and other drugs for RA   - Book Recommendation - The Enzyme Factor by Dr. Hiromi Shinya   - Watch Clint Paddison's TEDx Talk: https://paddisonprogram.com/clint-paddison-tedx-talk/   - Connect with Clint Paddison on Instagram and Facebook   - Check out Clint Paddison’s website - https://paddisonprogram.com/   - The Paddison Program For Rheumatoid Arthritis - https://paddisonprogram.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/   - Subscribe to The Rheumatoid Solutions Podcast   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
Many people still believe that what they eat, how they live, their experiences, and even who they share their life with has no impact on their physical health. Today's guest is out to dispel that. Dr. Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Physician, and in case you're wondering if a Naturopathic Physician is a real doctor, Dr. Matthew Nagra is a health practitioner who treats people holistically. He follows a scientific and evidence-based approach to treating ailments.  Dr. Matthew Nagra practices Integrated Health in Vancouver, BC. He has a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Victoria and completed his ND training at the Boucher Institute. He has been vegan for over 10 years, is certified in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He regularly shares information regarding nutrition and health across his social media pages. Learn how to live healthier as you listen to this episode with Dr. Matthew Nagra. What we discuss in this episode:   - First things first, Dotsie (Welcome Back!) shares 3 things she learned from her book-writing retreat   - What does a Naturopathic Doctor look for when a patient comes for evaluation compared to what a traditional doctor does?   - The impact of the food you eat, especially dairy products, when you have asthma   - Dr. Matthew Nagra talks about what he learned from the nutrition debates in school and the studies on saturated fat, LDL, collagen, etc.   - Refined sugar vs. fruits – What to do when sugar cravings hit    - What does raw veganism mean, and how does it relate to a healthy diet? With book recommendation - Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets, and Becoming Vegan, both by Brenda Davis   - Do you know the massive difference between butter and olive oil?   - How much sodium does your body need if you are healthy?   - What you need to know about organic food, non-organic food, and GMO   - The upside and downside of eating eggs and plant-based sources of choline   - Watch Dr. Matthew Nagra’s debates with carnivores: Vegan vs. Carnivore Debate: Saturated Fat and LDL-Cholesterol and Debating LDL-Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, and CVD with a Carnivore   - Connect with Dr. Matthew Nagra on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter   - Check out Dr. Matthew Nagra’s website - https://drmatthewnagra.com/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
What image comes to your mind when you think of the word “healthy”? What do you think a “healthy” person should look like? Your views about health and body image are deeply rooted in a mindset you’ve been conditioned into from internal and external influences. Every day you struggle with choices, especially with food and what diet is right for you. What if there's a way to challenge diet culture and have a more peaceful relationship with food and your body? Wouldn't you want to know about it?  This week's guest is Taylor Wolfram, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and private practice owner specializing in vegan nutrition and an anti-diet, weight-inclusive approach to health. She works with adults who are interested in ditching the diet mentality, embracing intuitive eating, and improving their body image. Taylor created the Anti-Diet Vegan Nutrition Online Course. So if you are ready to redefine your standards of health and wellness, this episode is for you. What we discuss in this episode:   - Can you recall the messages you received when you were young? What impact did they have on you?   - How do you disassociate from the ideas you had when you were young?   - The Tenets of Intuitive Eating    - How does the scarcity mentality play a role in your food cravings?   - How intuitive eating and veganism can work together for people who struggle with their relationship with food and care deeply about the planet and animals   - The reality behind whole food plant-based diet, low-fat diet, and other so-called healthy diets   - How do you encourage someone to consider intuitive eating and veganism?   - Food substitution, discipline, and habits as a gateway to healthier eating.   - Connect with Taylor on Instagram and Twitter    - Book recommendation: Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings - https://www.amazon.com/Fearing-Black-Body-Racial-Origins/dp/1479886750   - Looking to learn about vegan nutrition? Try Taylor Wolfram's The Anti-Diet Vegan Nutrition Course - https://www.taylorwolfram.com/anti-diet-vegan-nutrition-course/   - Free videos: Intuitive Eating for Vegans - https://www.taylorwolfram.com/videos/   - Check out Taylor’s website - https://www.taylorwolfram.com/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
According to WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths. Many cancers can be cured if detected early and treated effectively. Studies have shown that an anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer.  To help us understand the role of food in preventing and curing illnesses, specifically cancer, we have Dr. Shireen Kassam, a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and co-author of the book Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions. A certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner, she has immersed herself in the science of nutrition and health and completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition. Her deep interest in the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease led her to follow a whole food plant-based diet. Dr. Shireen Kassam co-founded Plant-Based Health Online, the UK’s first online lifestyle medicine service, and Plant-Based Health UK, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate health professionals on the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition.  What we discuss in this episode:   - What is cancer?   - How much does cancer prevention depend on our lifestyle?   - The WHO said ⅓ of cancer deaths are due to 5 factors. What are these?   - How bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals in water and air contribute to cancer   - Inflammation, IGF1( Insulin-like growth factor 1), and food. How are they connected?   - How do you convince a cancer patient to change their lifestyle?   - What are the top cancer fighting foods?   - To cook or not to cook vegetables   - Is soya good or bad for you?   - What you have to know about alcohol, sugar, fat and how they affect our immune system   - Mediterranean diet vs. plant-based diet. Which is healthier?   - Follow Dr. Kassam - https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedhealthprofessionals/   - Visit Plant Based Health Professionals website - https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/   - Does intermittent fasting help prevent cancer?   - Plant-based online telemedicine practice in the UK   - Sign up to the 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge: https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/21-day-challenge   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
Jessica Strathdee worked on a typical dairy farm in New Zealand. The animals were not intentionally abused, and they had access to the open green fields so often associated with the pastoral practice of dairying. However, Jessica’s retelling of her experience on the farm is horrifying. It’s not the farm she worked on—it’s the system. There is no way to obtain cows’ milk for human consumption without participating in truly exploitive acts. Jessica is not an animal-lover, nor is she a bleeding-heart emotional activist. She’s a regular person who thought cows’ milk was perfectly normal, noble even, until her work experience revealed the truth. Now the founder of Mothers Against Dairy New Zealand, she’s using her knowledge of the industry to fight back against the cruel system she was once part of. What we discuss in this episode:   - The process of dairying in detail   - A day in the life of a dairy farm worker   - The challenges faced by the dairy community   - The moment Jessica realized dairying was wrong   - The slaughter that results from the dairy industry   - Jessica’s unique form of activism   - Mothers Against Dairy New Zealand   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
Food addiction is one of the biggest addictions on the planet. To some degree, everyone has experienced a struggle with food addiction. But we can't just stop eating. We need food to survive. The question is, what type of food do you consume? Think of your body like a computer and the food you eat as the software. Would you put malware inside your computer? Today's guest is Fraser Bayley, a former butcher turned vegan health coach. Fraser looks at bloodwork markers to gauge a client's health status and teaches them to understand how their body communicates. When you truly understand the mechanism of how your biofeedback works, you'll know what vitamins and minerals you could be missing; you can essentially hack your biology to the point where cravings are almost non-existent. Which in turn makes choosing healthier options easier. What we discuss in this episode:   - The challenges Fraser encountered in his teenage years   - Life inside the butchery industry   - What made Fraser walk away from his life as a butchering intern   - Shaking off the need for medications   - How Fraser deals with anxiety and mental health issues NOW   - Understanding BIOFEEDBACK to make better choices   - What many fitness coaches struggle with but they won't always admit   - The HUGE motivating factor that encouraged Fraser to make the complete shift    - Two KEY HABITS that can transform your life    - How The World Peace Diet influenced Fraser’s decision to become vegan   - Is intermittent fasting beneficial for everyone?   - What does Fraser’s diet look like?   - Recommended books: The World Peace Diet, The Untethered Soul, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao   - Read Fraser’s blog: The Mask Of Masculinity’s Missing Chapter - The Meat Eating Mask: https://www.veguplife.com/blog/the-mask-of-masculinity-s-missing-chapter-the-meat-eating-mask   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
As human beings, we are addicted to animal products, and it will take a lot of time to make a change. But today’s guest is a creator with a purpose and joins me this week to share their inspiring journey towards making lasting change. Robbie Lockie is a brave soul filled with grit, determination, and the desire to see real change happen. They are the co-founder of Plant-Based News, an outlet that provides free access to information on responsible consumerism, environmental activism, and plant-based food trends. After some health issues and a few profound experiences in their 20s, they began researching veganism, ultimately following their heart to conscious ethical direction. They join me this week to share the moment everything shifted for them, the problem with the current food and dairy industries, and why everybody has a responsibility to take ownership of their actions. What Robbie has to say is so inspiring; you won’t want to miss this episode! What we discuss in this episode:   - The moment Robbie became a vegan and what led them to do so.   - Why compassion is a central part of life.   - Some of the actions Robbie has taken for themself to make sense of the world.   - Why the current times are a very scary time for medicine.   - The difference between meat and vegan foods and the way they are presented by the food industries.   - Why expressing ourselves and feeling our emotions is so important as humans.   - What was missing in the media and society that drove Robbie to expand plant-based news to how people know it today.   - The problem with the food and health industries and the narratives they push around eating food that is bad for us.   - What Robbie thinks it takes for human beings to be truly happy.   - The film SWINE Robbie created - watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SWINETheMovie/videos?app=desktop&view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0   - Watch The End of Medicine here: https://lockwoodfilm.com/unbound   - Check out AimHi Earth: https://www.aimhi.earth/   - Plant Based News   - Tune in to Robbie's podcast: The Plant Based News Podcast - Follow Robbie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbie_lockie   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: http://puralityhealth.com/SWITCHb12 to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality’s products   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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Deepak Singh

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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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