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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
Born and raised in East Los Angeles and forged in the fires of adversity, cookbook author Chef Babette Davis burst onto the culinary scene with her renowned vegan restaurant Stuff I Eat in Inglewood, California, where the soul food platter is one of the many, many must-try dishes. An ageless paragon of fitness and vibrant health, Chef Babette has legions of social media followers who love seeing her posts of this incredibly fit 71-year-old working out or cooking or even in a bikini. If she’s not preparing delicious dishes in the kitchen of her restaurant, teaching cooking classes, or hosting the competition cooking show Peeled, you’ll find her running stairs all around Los Angeles. Always inspiring. Always funny. Always real. Here are our favorite quotes from Chef Babette in this episode that you don’t want to miss:  “My quality of life when I’m 93 needs to be as awesome as it is today. I am on no medication. I can stand up, put my shoe and my sock on, and balance myself through the entire process, and I can tie it while I’m balancing myself.”  “The human body is incredibly intelligent and responds to the love you give it, or not. And I personally don’t think it’s ever too late to love it.” “Since it’s your human journey, I don’t care how old you are. Since it’s your journey, nobody, nobody, is gonna have the quality of life for you but you, and it’s up to you.”   What we discuss in this episode: How Chef Babette became vegan and how it transformed her health. How timing, when she eats certain foods, has proven beneficial for her. How the books Fit for Life and Mucusless Diet Healing System changed her life. Why she does a juice cleanse three times a year. Her journey from catering in a parking lot to opening her incredibly successful restaurant, Stuff I Eat. How she went from having to convince a predominantly meat-eating community to try her wonderful healthy food, to now having a thriving restaurant with plentiful regular patrons.  Lifestyle choices that keep her healthy and her advice to others on how they can be their best selves and attain longevity.   Resources:  Her exciting new show, Peeled The dishes she most recommends to eat like her. Chef Babette’s book: Cash In On Cashews: 50 plus Desserts using One Nut Check out Chef Babette on Instagram   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
Rip Esselstyn is a world record holder, former pro triathlete, best-selling author, firefighter, and founder of Plant-Strong—an organization helping people lead healthier lives through plant-based nutrition. After a career as a pro athlete, Rip transitioned to firefighting at the Engine 2 firehouse in Austin, Texas. It was there that after a friendly competition, he realized one of his co-workers was on the brink of major health issues. As the son of the prolific Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Rip couldn’t just stand by. He set up the firefighters with plant-based food and the results were astonishingly positive. Since then, Rip created the Engine 2 Diet and the Plant-Strong program to help more people thrive. Rip is one of the most charismatic guests we’ve had on this show and we are so excited to share this episode with you. Enjoy!    What we discuss in this episode: Apps: Cruelty Cutter, HappyCow, Bunny Free, epi App The firefighter lifestyle and Rip’s experience in the firehouse The recovery benefits of a plant-based diet Why nutrition matters more as you age Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s influence on his son, Rip The specifics of the Engine2 Diet.  Plant strong website and Immersion programs Follow Rip on Instagram @ripesselstyn   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/
Julie Piatt, a.k.a. “SriMati,” is a mystic, yogi, musician, artist, chef, author, and healer. She is also the mother of 4 children and finds the divine in all experiences in life, beautiful and challenging alike.  Julie has created over 300 plant-based recipes for a series of bestselling cookbooks and is the author of the plant-based cheese bible, “This Cheese Is Nuts!”. She also co-authored the internationally acclaimed books “The Plantpower Way” and ``The Plantpower Way; Italia” with her husband, Rich Roll.  Julie is known for her "NOT" cheese and created SriMu NOT Cheese to bring delicious plant-based flavors into our kitchens. In this episode, we get to talk to her about healthy living, spiritual development, and of course, plant-based cheese! “In my experience, life is full of challenges and initiations as we go through the human life of becoming. From my perspective, we are all from the one breath, and we came individuated into these different life forms to experience a life of all different flavors to return back to the one breath.” - Julie Piatt   What we discussed: How spirituality has driven Julie’s life  How yoga is a “shelter from the storm”  Religion vs spirituality  Are some people more spiritual than others?  How to fall back in love with ourselves  How Julie met her husband, Rich, and learned how to accept him exactly how he was at that moment Julie’s plant-based cheese line    Resources:  Connect with Julie: https://www.juliepiatt.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/  
Our guest today, Nidhi Gupta, was born and raised in India, but her passion for helping people took her on an expansive journey. After 16 years of rigorous medical training across two continents, she has offered her dream job in 2018 as an attending physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.  As a physician, she saw the severe consequences of wireless mobile devices being overused by her patients. She noticed obesity, sleep disorders, and mental health issues, and realized that she was unable to truly help them until she empowered them with knowledge about wireless mobile device overuse and strategies to mitigate the addictive habits that come along with them. Nidhi Gupta eventually bravely resigned from her dream job and launched Phreedom (Ungrip Devices. Grip Life). Over the last 2 years, the initiative has become an international educational platform touching the lives of her patients as well as various communities, schools, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, technologists, and more. She sure is making changes in a world where we are addicted to our smartphones and usually unaware of the problems that they create in our lives! “I don’t think it is normal for us to hide behind our phones when we get into an elevator and pretend to be busy just to avoid making eye contact. I don’t think it is normal to base our own sense of acceptance and self-esteem on how many people like our posts or follow us on social media. My message is that this is not normal.” -  Nidhi Gupta   What we discussed:  Why Nidhi started with this important work in the first place Can cell phone addiction be as powerful as drug addiction?  Why do we check phone notifications so often even when we know there are none there? The difference between pleasure and joy  How social media affects anxiety and depression  What cellphone dermatitis is  How we can find a life/technology balance   Resources: https://phreedom.net   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/
We’re coming to you with a dynamic guest: Dani Taylor is a vegan figure competitor and champion. That’s right, she’s a bodybuilder built from pure plants! She’s incredibly healthy and strong now, but she grew up eating a diet that consisted primarily of processed foods and little produce. She reached 210 pounds at 16 years old, but then switched to a plant-based diet at 17 and began to lose weight and take her health into her own hands. She eventually found strength training and began to learn more about food. And she only went up from there! Flash forward to today, and she is the co-founder of VeganProteins.com and PlantBuilt.com, which is a nonprofit organization of strength-based vegan athletes who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued animals at farm sanctuaries. Talk about combining your passions together to make positive change! Dani is a Certified Personal Trainer with the AFAA, Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition with Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, and is Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified. She loves to work with women who have always been too nervous to lift weights and dives into that topic on today’s show. Listen to this episode to learn more about this powerhouse, Dani Taylor! “I always try to encourage people to appreciate where their body is at right now, even if it is not ultimately where they want to end up. I promise that there are some really good things about what your body is doing for you, right now, even if you don’t love how it looks.” -  Dani Taylor   What we discussed:  Why Dani went vegetarian and then vegan  How Dani got into weight lifting and exercising  What it was like in the fitness world being vegan when there were few known vegan bodybuilders to look up to  How much protein is too much protein?  How to deal with disordered eating while focusing on and building your body with specific fitness goals  Why women aren’t as likely to weight lift, and what they need to know about weight lifting  Dani’s thoughts on fasting What PCOS is, and how does it affect Dani? Dani’s view on “cheat meals/days”   Resources: VeganProteins.com PlantBuilt.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/
In today’s episode, we’re switching things up a bit and coming to you with a mother/daughter team. It’s likely that you’ve heard of the Esselstyns before, as they are powerful leaders in the plant-based movement. Ann Esselstyn is a creative and energetic advocate for a whole-foods plant-based diet and way of life. She specializes in inventing recipes that have helped countless people prevent and reverse heart diseases. She shares powerful ways to shop, cook, and get even the most spectacle eaters to dive into the plant-based world. As if that’s not enough, Ann is the author of the recipe section of Dr. Esselstyn’s bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her daughter, Jane Esselstyn. Jane has also worked as an educator for 20+ years. She started teaching sex ed to middle school kids and has promoted growth and learning in the fields of science, outdoors, and health education. This mom of three brings clarity and humor to conversations that can be difficult for kids and parents alike.  The work that they do now is a combination of their unique experiences and passions that they have for living a healthy and vibrant life. They also have a new book out, called Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior, which we get to discuss with these plant-based powerhouses on the show!    What we discussed: The radical family history & how they came to plant-based eating Eating disorders & plant-based eating  What “living fierce” means How the vagina benefits from eating plants  Why their new cookbook is so unique  Tips for people new to cooking with plants    Resources: Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good Learn more about Jane and buy the book: https://janeesselstyn.com Learn more about Ann: https://www.forksoverknives.com/contributors/ann-crile-esselstyn/   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/
Here at Switch4Good, we are all about embracing change, so for today’s episode, we are ‘switching’ things up on the podcast. Instead of having an expert on our show to inspire all of you in the audience, we’re bringing our inspirational audience onto the show. In this episode, we interview three lovely podcast listeners about their inspiring transformational journeys that they’ve all bravely undertaken. Today you’ll hear from Jess McKay, someone who has found a way to combine his love of puppets and animal rights in a positive way. You’ll also hear from Mary Cline, a woman who proves that change is possible at any stage of life. Lastly, we sit down with Jim Stark, a man who followed the Standard American diet and ended up with Standard American Health issues. We talk to him about his healing journey through plant-based foods and a willingness to change.  We know that you will walk away from today’s episode simply inspired. And a reminder that you, our audience, inspire us every single day!    What we discuss:  Why feathers used in puppets are a co-product of the meat industry and not a by-product How Jess has impacted the puppet-making industry for the better Why Mary went plant-based during the pandemic while in her 60’s How a plant-based diet helped with Mary’s migraines  How Mary upholds her boundaries around food ethics during outings   Why Jim adopted a plant-based diet  How Jim learned to build up satisfying, plant-based meals over time   Resources: Sign Jess’s petition - https://www.change.org/p/sesame-street-stop-using-real-feathers Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good   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/
KRS Edstrom M.S. is a nationally syndicated author, advice columnist, lecturer, and radio host. You may have seen her in publications such as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, or even the Wall Street Journal. It’s more likely, though, that you’ve heard Dotsie mention KRS on the podcast, as KRS has worked with Dotsie on an emotional level for years now as her therapist.  KRS is a meditative guide that doesn’t work off of a pre-made template. She holds a master’s degree in Health Science and has studied academic and alternative methods of healing for over 20 years. Throughout the years she has overcome alcoholism, agoraphobia, and eating disorders. She’s highly empathetic and tunes into the emotions and feelings that her client is experiencing during their sessions to work through them and process them in a healthy way.  In this episode, KRS does a special mediation with Alexandra to release some blocked energy and guides listeners to do the same. KRS reminds us that although it can be hard to face our unwanted emotions, the act of doing so is so important!   “All addictions are under the same roof and, physiology aside, we use them for escaping discomfort and pains at all costs.” - KRS Edstrom   What we discussed:  What an “empath” is How to protect yourself as an empath Why self-honesty is such a large part of the healing journey  A special meditation with KRS and Alexandra    Resources: Ask KRS at http://www.askkrs.com/  Contact KRS at krs@askkrs.com  Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good     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 we are excited to welcome Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D., back to the show again. For those who need a refresher, Susan is an expert in the psychology of eating and has shared so much with us about the science behind food addiction and addiction in general. Susan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, the President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss, and the CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions.  On top of that, Susan is a successful published author. We learned about her first book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free on episode 10, but now Susan is back at it again with her newest book, ReZoom. In this episode we discuss different sections of her book, what it means to be addicted to food, the difference between eating disorders and food addiction, why food addiction is the hardest addiction to break, and more. “Can a food addict healthily enjoy eating and around their food? Absolutely. When you are in recovery and start thinking of food in a healthy frame, you realize that we are using it in ways that are not the right tool for the job.” - Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson   What we discussed:  What it means to be addicted to food What happens when you develop leptin resistance  Eating disorders vs food addiction  Why food addiction is the hardest to break  How to stick with a food plan once you have one in place Why keeping your food whole, simple, and real food is so important  What a “habit stack” is  Can a food addict ever find joy around eating and food again?  Susan’s new book, ReZoom    Resources: Brightlineeating.com Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com Click on this link to download the abillion app - https://abillion.onelink.me/42TD/switch4good   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/  
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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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