Switch4Good

Dotsie Bausch and Alexandra Paul

Switch4Good is a strong and growing coalition made up of dairy-free athletes, trainers, doctors, nutritionists and influencers. Some of us have won Olympic medals and some of us simply take the stairs instead of the elevator. We have all learned that cow’s milk is not a health food and understand that ditching dairy is a straight path towards li

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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/

Sep 23

68 min

A vegan since the 80s, Brenda Davis is the Godmother of plant-based dietitians. In this conversation, she explains how she traversed the relatively new territory of not only being vegan, but being a vegan dietitian. We also go deep into diabetes, the effects certain foods have on the body, orthorexia, and more. Join this joyful discussion—you have your health to gain.  What we discuss in this episode:   - How to find your tribe when you feel like the only vegetarian/vegan   - The removal of dairy as a food group from the Canada Food Guide   - Her work in a groundbreaking diabetes study   - What goes on in the body when someone is diabetic    - How to rebuild your body with whole foods   - Myths (and realities) of eating raw   - Orthorexia and the brain implications of a low-fat diet   - Brenda’s upcoming book, Nourish   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube: 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/

Sep 16

69 min

Say it. Penis. Now that you have a few giggles out, let’s talk about prostate cancer. It’s the third most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. Bruce and Mindy Mylrea join us on the pod today to discuss how diet affects everything … down there. Both are former fitness professionals, and after Bruce was diagnosed with prostate cancer nine years ago, they dedicated their lives to learning more about diet and disease and helping others prevent, manage, and reverse chronic conditions. As Mindy says, “Even if you don’t have a penis, you know someone with one.” From practical nutrition tips to unavoidable giggles, everyone has something to gain from this conversation.  What we discuss in this episode:   - What is the prostate?   - Erectile dysfunction   - How Bruce became a vegan during a flight and dropped his cholesterol 100 points   - The benefits of nitrate-rich produce    - How to love food on a whole-food, plant-based diet   - The China Study   - Bruce and Mindy’s website: One Day to Wellness   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube: 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/

Sep 9

47 min

Smart, relatable, and effective nutrition advice—that’s what you’ll hear on this episode. Special guest Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and she’s done it all. She’s worked with professional sports teams, held staff writer and editorial positions at magazines like Shape and Fitness, written multiple NYT bestsellers, appeared on virtually every primetime talkshow, and runs her own private practice. This expert has nutrition dialed in, and it’s her job to help you get there, too. From diet trends to sports nutrition, Cynthia packs a ton of engaging information into this hour-long conversation.    What we discuss in this episode:   - The link between diet and disease   - Her thoughts on diet trends, including intermittent fasting   - 3 tips on how to start eating more healthfully    - Night eating   - All about pulses: definition, uses, and benefits   - Cynthia’s website: https://cynthiasass.com/   - Cynthia’s latest book: Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast   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/

Sep 2

66 min

The woman behind Switch4Good is a force of compassion who has lifted herself out of pain, into greatness and is now working in pursuit of a kinder world.    Dotsie Bausch is an Olympic medalist, two-time Pan American Champion, world record holder, mentor, renowned speaker, and founder of the Switch4Good non-profit.    In this very special episode, she steps to the other side of the microphone to be interviewed by her co-host and friend, Alexandra Paul.    Dotsie shares her incredible journey from the rock bottom of her struggle with anorexia to the Olympic podium as a plant-powered athlete.    You’ll hear the inspiration behind Switch4Good’s work, what convinced Dotsie to make the change herself, the amazing results she saw in her performance, and the aftermath of her groundbreaking anti-dairy commercial.    She also explains how her therapist, KRS Eckstrom, finally made her feel heard as a young woman and the principles of Krs’s “blue dot method” that Dotsie still applies in her life today.    Dotsie’s story is one of healing yourself and, in turn, working to heal the world. Don’t miss it.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dotsie’s childhood, her experience in journalism, and the precursor to her eating disorder   - What is life like when you have and are trying to hide an eating disorder?    - Dotsie’s rock bottom and the moment that made her want to give healing a try   - How KRS Eckstrom changed Dotsie’s life, and the “blue dot method” that Dotsie still taps into today   - The origins of Dotsie’s professional cycling dream and how she went from being a bike messenger to an Olympic athlete   - The exposé that encouraged Dotsie to research animal agriculture and convinced her to stop eating animals overnight   - The incredible changes in her performance and recovery after making the switch   - Dotsie’s groundbreaking commercial and what happened after she rocked the boat for truth   - Switch 4 Good’s Undeniable Truth Tour and other big things they’re doing to advocate for animals and expose the realities of the dairy industry   - Follow Dotsie on Instagram at @veganolympian, on Twitter at @DotsieBausch, and on her personal website at DotsieBauschUSA.com.   Connect with Switch4Good   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood   switch4good.org

Aug 28

75 min

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and its risk factors mirror those of the coronavirus. Dr. Kim Williams, President of the American College of Cardiology and current Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University, explains the overlap between cardiovascular risk and the deathly serious cases of COVID-19. Hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes put us at severe risk for both of these ailments, but there are ways to keep yourself safe. Take a dive with us as we learn more about heart disease, LDL cholesterol, and nutrition-based prevention measures we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from disease. What we discuss in this episode:   - The overlap between coronavirus and cardiovascular disease risk factors   - Dr. Kim’s own experience with the plant-based diet   - The importance of plant-based iron   - The Ornish Diet   - The connection between heart disease and diabetes   - Understanding cholesterol    - How to “SAVE” yourself   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube: 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/

Aug 26

61 min

As an Academy Award-winning documentarian, Louie Psihoyos has seen the world how it really is. He’s seen the best of nature and the worst of humanity, and he uses his art to celebrate the honorable and change the horrific. This conversation spans decades of experience working as a National Geographic photographer, going undercover to make the award-winning film The Cove, and creating the perfect formula to incite change with The Game Changers. His insight will shock you—from the atrocities committed against sealife to the profound impact his films have made. This show will grip you from start to finish.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Men’s health and virility by way of The Game Changers film    - Louie’s eye-opening experience as a The National Geographic photographer   - The nexus between eating animals and spreading disease   - Going undercover with The Cove   - Environmental, ethical, and health issues of eating fish   - The Game Changers film: https://gamechangersmovie.com/   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/

Aug 19

78 min

General Motors no longer crash tests on animals because of Ingrid Newkirk. Spay and neuter clinics came into existence because of Ingrid Newkirk. There is more compassion, empathy, and far less suffering in the world because one woman decided to use her human privilege and speak up. Ingrid—the co-founder and president of PETA—started a revolution. Her rallying cry calls for kindness for all sentient beings, and her message has sprung millions into action. In this episode, Ingrid enlightens us with the extraordinary stories of animals, educates us on the horrendous ways humans exploit other beings, and ultimately gives us hope for a kinder future. Drop any preconceived notions you may have about PETA. Ingrid doesn’t fear monger, bully, or harass. She tells the information as it is, and her message of kindness will win your loyalty to the compassionate cause.  What we discuss in this episode:   - The power of kindness when extended to all animals (humans included) - Ingrid’s latest book, AnimalKind - The ethics of domesticated horses and dogs - Inefficiency and cruelty of animal testing - How Ingrid’s vegan journey began with a birthday lobster dinner - Leaping Bunny website: https://www.leapingbunny.org/ - PETA’s website: https://www.peta.org/ 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/

Aug 12

71 min

This week on the pod we’re redefining luxury fashion with two emerging icons. First up is Adrian Velarde of Desserto—a Mexico-based company transforming cactus into high-end leather. The new business’s innovative practices sidestep the toxic chemicals used in traditional leather-making and focus on environmental sustainability. Next up the Vora Sisters give us a lesson on ethical fashion, covering topics from the issues with fast-fashion to their own luxury apparel line, Delikate Rayne, that continues to raise the bar in the business. Fashion makes a statement—make sure the one you’re making is an ethical one.    What we discuss in this episode:   - How do you create leather out of cacti   - The sustainability of cacti   - Toxicity of the animal-based leather industry for human and environmental health   - Desserto Website: https://desserto.com.mx/   - Desserto Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/desserto.pelle/   - What is fast-fashion   - Hidden uses for leather   - The difference between cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly    - Good on You app: https://goodonyou.eco/   - Not My Style app: http://www.notmystyle.org/   - Delikate Rayne website: https://www.delikaterayne.com/pages/chronicle   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/

Aug 5

60 min

You don’t need to experience trauma to feel depressed.   You don’t have to grow up in a certain zip code to be a drug addict, and you don’t have to have obese parents to develop a food addiction.   Adam Sud grew up in a comfortable household with a loving family, yet he experienced all of these things.   After years of Adderall abuse and excessive consumption of fast-food, Adam tried to commit suicide.   Unsuccessful in his attempt, he finally committed to seeking help and discovered the healing powers of the plant-based diet - not just the physical effects, but the mental benefits as well.   Adam lost 160 pounds and titrated off all of his medications, including his antidepressants. Now healthy and medication-free, Adam devotes his life to helping others, proving that no matter how far one has fallen, there is always a way out.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Coping with food as a child   - Adderall addiction   - Steps to recovery   - Losing 160 lbs and becoming a fit marathon runner   - Perseverance and trusting the journey   - Benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet   - How to change your perspective and set a positive mindset   - The Save Movement (@thesavemovement)   - The Pleasure Trap   Connect with Switch4Good   - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood   - switch4good.org

Jul 31

58 min

Chef Suzi Gerber defies the impossible. With advanced degrees spanning from curatorial studies to social psychology, she fuses her well-rounded education to push the plant-based movement forward. While we first talk market trends and consulting, the bulk of this conversation is spent on food. We learn about her unorthodox vegan journey, her ideas on the vegan keto diet, and how she turns watermelon into incredible plant-based escargot. If you’re curious about upping your homemade culinary game or baffled by using vegan and keto in the same sentence, give this episode a listen. We thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and we’re sure you will, too! What we discuss in this episode: - How to make a plant-based “brainfood” latte    - Inside the production and marketing of plant-based food and international food culture   - Chef Suzi’s vegan story   - Gourmet vegan cooking at home   - Vegan Keto 101   - Big Picture Vegan Keto article: https://bigpicturevegan.com/2019/05/29/vegan-keto/   - Her cookbook, Plant-Based Gourmet: Vegan Cuisine for the Home Chef   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/

Jul 29

57 min

In this episode, we get political—in a good way. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins us to discuss his journey to the plant-based lifestyle, his meaningful work as a public official, and the responsibility he feels toward improving the wellbeing of his constituents. As a Black leader and former type 2 diabetic, Adams serves as an example that the plant-based lifestyle is not a “white person” thing, but an accessible choice everyone can make to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We also touch on his experiences while serving 22 years in the police force and get his take on the current social discourse surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. Adams is thoughtful, informed, relatable, and empowering. Get ready to improve your day and listen in to the conversation.    What we discuss in this episode:   - How Adams overcame his severe type 2 diabetes   - Healthy living tips anyone can do   - Child nutrition and the issue of milk in schools   - Meatless Monday in schools   - Politics of food and regulation   - Educating the government about healthy foods   - Overcoming our “isms—” including racism     - Adams’ 22-year experience as a police officer 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/

Jul 22

68 min

Kathy Freston is the epitome of the cool vegan. Her fun, friendly, and effortless style is displayed across her work—from her eight books to her guest appearances on virtually every primetime talk show (including Oprah). In this episode, she reveals how she transformed from a girl who would go hunting with her boyfriend to the vegan spokesperson she is today. From recalling a hilarious dinner party catered by the famous Chef Tal Ronnen to listing off heart-warming qualities of animals, Kathy will charm you throughout the entire episode.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Kathy’s gradual transformation to a vegan diet   - How to talk to others about veganism   - Her celebrity encounters with Oprah and chef Tal Ronnen   - Making veganism fun and accessible   - For Kathy’s work visit her website: kathyfreston.com   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/

Jul 15

67 min

Need a boost? Tara Heaton’s personal story and can-do attitude will rev your motivation and pick you up. Tara is a communications expert and relies on her knowledge of the human brain to help everyone from corporations to non-profits get their message across and achieve success. She believes in taking responsibility, so when her daughter was suddenly diagnosed with a permanent brain injury, she hit the books. Tara explains the interworkings of the brain and offers advice on how to use this knowledge for effective communication. Listen in to this fascinating episode and learn how to up your communication game.    What we discuss in this episode: - Tara’s personal story and dealing with her daughter’s health crisis    - Tips you can use now for more effective communication    - How to help others make the switch to plant-based   - How your brain affects your food choices (and vice versa)   - Tara’s business, En Pointe Communication   - Tara’s book, Talk to the Brain 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/

Jul 8

59 min

Your therapist is probably counseling you wrong. According to Dr. Jennifer Howk, Ph.D., your past experiences have little to do with the way you are. Dr. Howk practices evolutionary psychology which emphasizes the role of nature in the development of one’s personality. As a former staff member of the prestigious True North Health Center, Dr. Howk is an expert when it comes to the psychology behind weight loss. She challenges popular beliefs surrounding human behavior and makes us reassess our deepest thoughts and motivations. Prepare yourself to feel befuddled, enlightened, and empowered during this hour-long conversation.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Reproductive instincts   - What is addiction   - Nature versus nurture   - Practical tips for weight-loss goals   - OCEAN Personality Test   - The Moral Animal    - The Pleasure Trap   - Dr. Jen’s website   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/

Jul 1

70 min

Society has perpetuated the idea that masculinity is connected to animal consumption and preying on the weak.   Luckily, there are men like Dominick Thompson actively challenging that belief.   After going to prison more than seventeen years ago, Dominick had an epiphany about what it means to cause harm in the world.   He is now a social entrepreneur and activist with an online wellness program, vegan clothing line, and upcoming food product line.   Dominick joins us today to discuss the realization he made in prison, the similarities between our culture’s treatment of prisoners and animals, and why we must redefine masculinity as a compassionate trait.   You don’t want to miss this inspiring episode.   What we discuss in this episode:   - How films like The Game Changers and men like Dominick are challenging the connection between meat and masculinity   - The story of Dominick calling out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Instagram: Why it’s important to be assertive and come from a place of love   - Why society celebrates preying on the weak as being manly   - Our experiences with family members in prison, and how Dominick was able to stay optimistic   - The memory that came to Dominick during his first week in prison: How it encouraged him to stop eating meat and inspired his new mantra   - How conditions faced by prisoners compare to our treatment of animals   - The treatment of dairy cows: How researching the dairy industry led Dominick to quit all animals products “cold tofurkey”   - Eat What Elephants Eat: Dominick’s online food program that seeks to make plant-based eating accessible no matter who or where you are   - The transformation Dominick saw after switching for good that made him feel like a real-life superhero   - Follow Dominick on Instagram at domzthompson or on Twitter at @DomzThompson. Check out Eat What Elephants Eat at eatwhatelephantseat.com and Crazies and Weirdos at craziesandweirdos.com   Connect with Switch4Good   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood   switch4good.org

Jun 26

48 min

If everyone had a pediatrician like Dr. Yami, the world would have a much healthier relationship with food. Board-certified Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster is a plant-based physician that brings practical advice and her sunny personality to her private practice in Yakima, WA. She was so generous with her knowledge and time—think of this as your complimentary one-hour consultation on childhood nutrition. But we talk more than just food. Dr. Yami offers advice on how to build healthy relationships with food—for adults and children alike. Whether you have a child or not, everyone will benefit from this joyful and informative conversation. What we discuss in this episode:   - Instilling healthy habits early in life   - How to meet families where they are and transition to plant-based slowly   - Osteopathic medicine and the body’s ability to heal itself   - Prenatal nutrition    - Milk, meat, and child nutrition   - How to foster a healthy relationship with food in your children   - Dr. Yami’s website, Veggie Fit Kids, and her practice, Nourish Wellness   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/

Jun 24

62 min

Brendan Brazier is a pioneer when it comes to plant-based sports nutrition. A professional Ironman-turned-serial-entrepreneur, Brendan discovered the connection between plant-based eating and optimum performance as a teenager in the 90's. In the decades since, he has shown the world what plants can do. Brendan has authored several books under his Thrive brand, launched one of the most recognized vegan sports nutrition companies (Vega), backed dozens of other innovative vegan efforts (such as Beyond Meat), and recently co-founded a zero sugar, probiotic cider (Pulp Culture). His work has educated the masses, and we are honored to have him as a guest. From essential nutrition to stress management and overall self-improvement, listen in to learn from this legend.   What we discuss in this episode:   - The Thrive book series   - Brendan’s famous Blender Drink (the beginning of Vega)   - Holistic approach to health and performance   - How to manage stress—both physical and psychological    - Brendan’s involvement in Beyond Meat   - The Game Changers documentary   - Pulp Culture ciders   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/

Jun 17

52 min

Eric Jackson is a force for good. He is standing up against systematic oppression and empowering the Black community to take ownership—ownership of land, ownership of business, and ownership of their situation. What begins as a conversation about food apartheid in a suburb of Baltimore builds into a larger conversation on the history of class-based inequity and how it is up to the oppressed—not the oppressor—to create social change. In times such as these, it is the actions of people like Eric that will incite systematic change.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Eric’s childhood and how it shaped his current endeavors  - History of food disparity and housing segregation   - What is food apartheid? How is it different from a food desert?   - Baltimore’s Strange Fruit documentary   - Black land and business ownership   - Dietary racism   - Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire   - Papal Bull of 1452 that allowed the enslavement of certain groups of people - Womanist theology   - How non-Blacks can support the Black community without taking away Black sovereignty    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/

Jun 10

66 min

Lindsay Rubin is setting the record straight—dogs aren’t carnivores, they’re omnivores, and they can thrive on a plant-based diet. As the Vice President of V-dog, a vegan dog food company, Lindsay employs both science and strong anecdotal evidence to help us understand what kind of foods nourish our canine companions the best. Anyone skeptical about feeding their dog meat-free food will definitely walk away from this conversation with a changed perspective—especially after hearing what’s in meat-based dog food. Alexandra even gives the minty treats a try, and her reaction may surprise you. Tune in to learn how nutrition can change your dog’s life for good. What we discuss in this episode:   - How dogs are different than wolves   - Lindsay’s personal vegan journey   - What’s really in meat-based dog food    - How to transition dogs to a plant-based diet   - The evolution of V-dog   - V-dog website: https://v-dog.com/   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/

Jun 3

51 min

What are we really ingesting when we drink cows’ milk?   What are mothers passing through their bodies to their children? What in the world is a dairy allergy?   Dr. Vivian Chen dives into the dangers of dairy and her story of transitioning to a plant-based diet after a battle to diagnose the root of her infant’s feeding problem.   As a double-certified physician, Dr. Chen has seen a host of improvements in her patients when they cut dairy and address their lifestyle.   She’s going to tell you the sneaky ways dairy might be affecting you -- and your children.     What we discuss in this episode:   - Defining dairy allergy, and distinguishing it from lactose intolerance.    - The top four allergies Dr. Chen says mothers should look for.   - Ethnic diversity in allergy prevalence and the difficulty in testing for allergies.   - Delayed vs. acute symptoms and allergies in adults vs. babies.   - Elimination diets to discover the root of your symptoms.    - The effects of casein metabolizing into casomorphin.   - Follow Dr. Chen at allergyfamilies.com and platefulhealth.com, or on Instagram at @plateful.health.   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/  

May 29

46 min

Growing up as a white male in South Africa during apartheid, Michael Schwarz developed a strong sense of right and wrong from an early age. Over the years, this sense of justice found its way into all aspects of Michael’s life—including the way he ate. The result was Treeline Cheese—a luxurious French-style cashew-based cheese company now available in Whole Foods and Kroger grocers nationwide. Michael offers his unique insight on a broad range of topics—from ethics in business to the delicious evolution of his brand and its upcoming products (slices and shreds are coming!). Cheese-lover or not, everyone can take a bite out of this exceptional conversation. What we discuss in this episode:   - Growing up in the times of apartheid    - Business as a form of activism   - The art of fermenting vegan cheese   - The issue of saturated fat and vegan cheese   - Responsible sourcing of cashews   - How the coronavirus affected business   - Treeline Cheese website. Be on the lookout for Treeline slices and shreds! 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/

May 27

55 min

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/

May 20

63 min

What really happens every time you put food into your body? What is the microbiome? How does it affect us? How important is fiber? What about pre and probiotics? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz answers these questions and more in this riveting episode all about the gut. Think of it as Microbiome 101. Understand the science behind this multifaceted system then learn how to put it into practice by picking up a copy of Dr. Bulsiewicz’s new book, Fiber Fueled. What we discuss in this episode:   - Dr. Bulsiewicz’s new book, Fiber Fueled   - Prebiotics versus probiotics   - The science of how to heal your gut   - The gut/brain connection   - Benefits of fermented plant foods   - The American Gut Project   - Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s nutritarian philosophy     - Diet Rapidly and Reproducibly Alters the Human Gut Microbiome 2014 study    - Dr. Bulsiewicz’s website: theplantfedgut.com 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/

May 13

65 min

How does a young finance professional pivot careers and establish three successful plant-based restaurants without an ounce of traditional culinary training? Hard work, a can-do attitude, and an unrelenting belief in oneself and one’s mission. It’s been a decade-long journey, but Stephanie Morgan—founder of Seabirds Kitchen—has certainly proved herself as a respected chef and restauranteur. Her food is both familiar and creative—from the plant-based pesto-schmeared grilled cheese to the wonderfully curious pairing of almond butter on housemade beet burger. Stephanie uses her food to advance the plant-based message without even a mention of “vegan” on the menu. After months of begging, we were honored to interview and feature this humble unsung hero. What we discuss in this episode:   - Stephanie’s journey to a plant-based diet (it all started with a Wheat Thin box)   - Seabird’s rise from humble food truck to three successful brick-and-mortar locations   - Behind the scenes of Stephanie’s season of The Great Food Truck Race   - What it’s really like to run a food truck   - Being a leader others respect   - Food as activism   - Check if your alcohol is vegan at http://www.barnivore.com/   - Seabirds Kitchen 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/

May 6

50 min

Indra Lahiri is a renowned communicator with a resume that boasts senior-level communications positions at global companies from PNC Bank to Coca-Cola. However, she’s using her superior communication skills to foster a relationship between humans and animals. The founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Dalton, PA, Indra saves and cares for hundreds of rescued farm animals while teaching children and adults alike about the need for compassion, communication, and respect for all lives. Indra is both articulate and grounded, loving and insightful. We learned so much about connection during this discussion, and we could all use a bit more of that right now.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Indra’s background in communication and how she translates that to running a sanctuary.    - The need to listen and respect others—both human and animal.    - Personalities of animals   - The difference between a sanctuary and a zoo.    - Hopeful Heroes program   - Animal Penpal Program   - Indraloka’s website   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/

Apr 29

68 min

More than 9 billion land animals are raised and killed for consumption every year, just in the United States.    The more people consume meat, the higher the demand, and the more animals are exploited and slaughtered.    But why do we tend to only eat certain kinds of meat? Why are more of us investing in premium pet products at the same time the chicken slaughter rate is continuing to increase?    Today’s guest shares some insight into this phenomenon, which she has coined carnism.   Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, author, and vegan advocate behind the concept of carnism. She’s also a TEDx speaker and recipient of the prestigious Ahimsa Award.   Tune in to hear Dr. Melanie Joy as she joins Dotsie and Alexandra to discuss how carnism is woven into the very fabric of our society. She explains that it’s both institutionalized and internalized, and held up by our social powerarchy.    Learn how carnism creates a defense mechanism that distorts perception, disconnects us from empathy, and how you can fight against it.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Why do we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows? Dr. Melanie Joy explains what carnism is and how it affects all of us   - The experience that made Melanie become vegan   - How people who practice carnism defend themselves   - Veganism isn’t an overnight change: Why awareness is key   - What Beyond Beliefs teaches us about non-vegans’ roles in the solution to ending the consumption of animal products   - The Powerarchy phenomenon, and how people compartmentalize their thoughts toward certain individuals or groups   - Be one of the first to get Melanie’s next book, Getting Relationships Right, coming February 2020   - Follow Melanie Joy on Facebook at @MelanieJoy or at @beyondcarnism, on Instagram at @beyondcarnism, and on Twitter at @BeyondCarnism. Check out her website at www.carnism.org   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube: 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/  

Apr 24

60 min

Looking at Dahlia Marin now, you never would have guessed she grew up unhealthy. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, high cholesterol, and prediabetes at 17, Dahlia’s overwhelming health issues led her to pursuing a degree in nutrition and ultimately healing herself. She met her husband, James, in school and together they developed a plant-based practice to holistically treat their patients. Dahlia is an expert on gut health and raising healthy children from infancy onward. In this episode, we take a scientific deep dive into gut health, managing the microbiome, and infant and early childhood nutrition.     What we discuss in this episode:   - How her unhealthy early lifestyle led to her pursuing a degree in nutrition.   - Comprehensive explanation of what goes on in your gut (and how it may lead to disease)   - The downside to antibiotics   - How food can help or hinder your gut   - How to retrain your gut to digest fibrous foods   - How to raise an infant, dairy-free   - James Marin’s Switch4Good interview    - Dr. Angie Sadeghi Switch4Good interview    - Dahlia’s website   - Michael Pollan    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/

Apr 22

63 min

Growing up, Heather Mitts Feeley juggled soccer balls. Now, she’s juggling three kids under the age of 6 and just as many advocacy projects. A three-time Olympic gold medalist for Team USA, Heather talks in detail about getting into soccer, her Olympic experience, and how she was part of the first wave of professional women soccer players who began pushing for equal pay. We also dive into her home life—what it’s like raising three young kids and navigating a marriage when your spouse isn’t vegan. Whether you’re a sports fan or need some family-friendly meal tips, everyone has something to gain from Heather’s knowledge.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Heather’s rise to the Olympics   - The inequality between men and women in professional sports   - How to raise a family when one spouse isn’t vegan   - Healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas   - Heather’s advocacy projects, such as her work with Victoria’s Law    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/

Apr 15

53 min

Charlie Engle has run across the Sahara. He’s served time in prison. He’s remained sober from a debilitating alcohol and drug addiction for 26 years. Most of us can’t relate to the feats Charlie has accomplished, but we can all learn from his experiences and his wisdom. In the time of COVID-19, we could all benefit from a bit of self-evaluation. Charlie’s advice is sound, attainable, and immensely helpful for anyone who is struggling to overcome a challenge or is simply stuck. Life is a collection of highs and lows and the space in between. It is both beautiful and painful, but we decide how we react to each of these experiences. This episode is exceptionally timely given our current uncertain circumstances, and we hope it inspires you to harness your individual power in dealing with situations not in our control. What we discuss in this episode:   - How our passions and our work remain relevant in the time of COVID-19   - Is running trading one addiction for another?   - The mindset of an addict, how to stay sober, and how to finish when the goal seems impossible   - How going plant-based changed his athletic performance   - The story of his first ultramarathon   - Charlie’s memoir: Running Man   - 5.8 Global Adventure Series   - Running the Sahara film   - Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl    - Free Solo is the Oscar nominated doc with Alex Honnold   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/  

Apr 8

64 min

Dr. Neal Barnard is back! Repeat guest (Episode 22), new information. We probe him for the groundbreaking and life-altering information included in his new book Your Body in Balance. It’s all about managing your hormones through plant-based nutrition because it turns out, our hormones affect our health way more than we ever imagined. Man, woman, adult, or child, this information is applicable to everyone. Listen in to start your journey to better health and to simply feel good again in your body.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dr. Barnard’s latest book, Your Body In Balance   - Recent Harvard review, “Milk and Health”   - Why milk doesn’t build strong bones   - Thyroid issues   - The soy controversy   - Erectile dysfunction   - Dairy complications in children’s health   - Nutrition and its effects on depression and anxiety   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  

Apr 1

64 min

If a simple dietary change could limit the destructive effects of cancer, reverse chronic conditions, and heal your body, how quickly would you make the switch?    We’ve all been touched by chronic disease, whether we’ve been personally diagnosed or watched a loved one struggle through an illness.    Dr. T. Colin Campbell has dedicated his career to proving that a diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence and that prevention is possible.    Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, where he also founded the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program.    He’s the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, has been featured in several documentaries including Forks Over Knives, and has delivered hundreds of lectures worldwide.    You’ve likely heard of the China Project, a comprehensive nutritional study lead by Dr. Campbell which was dubbed “the Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times. The study is the basis of The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health, a book Dr. Campbell co-authored with his son, and which has sold more than 2 million copies.    In this episode, Dr. Campbell joins Dotsie and Alexandra to explain the link between animal products and chronic disease, as he has been doing for more than six decades.    You’ll hear the surprising effect of animal protein on cancer cells, why animal protein is detrimental to our bodies, and the truth behind “low-carb” fad diets.    He shares the evidence he’s accumulated over a lifetime of research to show that making the switch is the most effective way to better your health, fight illness, and prevent chronic conditions.     What we discuss in this episode:   - How Alexandra and Dotsie’s interview with Chef AJ encouraged Alexandra to ditch processed foods, and how she’s feeling one month later   - How Dr. Campbell went from trying to promote animal-based protein to proving himself wrong, and the biggest takeaways from The China Project   - The makeup of animal protein that leads to more cancer, and how we know we can turn cancer cells “off” by switching to plant-based protein   - What do people mean when they call animal-based protein “high-quality protein”? Is it really better for humans?   - The self-fulfilling prophecy of doctors assuming patients won’t comply with a plant-based diet   - How animal protein leads to higher cholesterol, and cholesterol’s role in heart disease   - Dr. Campbell explains the two types of fats and the correct way to incorporate fat into your diet   - Why Dr. Campbell considers low-carbohydrate diets the greatest scams in nutritional science and some surprising facts about the doctor who coined the term “carb”   - Why a whole-foods plant-based diet is ideal, regardless of whether you’re looking for short-term weight loss or long-term health   - Follow Dr. T. Colin Campbell on Twitter at @TColinCampbell, on LinkedIn, and on the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at NutritionStudies.org.   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

Mar 27

55 min

We’ve heard a lot about COVID-19, but instead of panic-driving headlines, we wanted to get the clear, concise facts from an expert. Dr. Michael Klaper has 40 years of patient experience under his belt, and he offered a comprehensive explanation of the current situation—what it is, who is at risk, how to protect ourselves, and its link to animal agriculture. Beyond that, we dive into nutrition strategies for long-term health and why some omnivores may feel less than optimal after making the switch (don’t worry, it’ll get better). Entertaining and informative, this episode is just what we need right now.    What we discuss in this episode:   - COVID-19 and its link to animal agriculture   - How to protect yourself from COVID-19   - Foods to eat for long-term health   - Dr. Klapper’s journey to a plant-based diet 40 years ago   - Why omnivores say they lack energy when first making the switch    - Moving Medicine Forward   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

Mar 25

64 min

Dr. Goldner was resigned to live out her life in the clutches of lupus—she expected to become disabled by her forties, deal with chronic pain, and never have children. Her perspective changed after meeting her husband and attempting to get trim for a Maui honeymoon. She shocked herself by healing her disease simply by eating a high-raw, whole-food, plant-based diet. For Goldner—and the hundreds of seriously ill patients she has treated since then—it really is that simple. Food can heal. This episode is for anyone who struggles (or knows someone who is struggling) with a health issue doctors say they can’t cure, only manage. The message is eye-opening, inspiring, and attainable. It might just save a life.     What we discuss in this episode:   - Autoimmune disease basics   - Dr. Goldner’s self-healing from lupus   - What foods to eat to heal disease   - How to build a healing smoothie   - How to find your “whypower”   - Defining hypernourishment   - Dr. Goldner’s best-selling book, “Goodbye Lupus”   - Smoothie recipes at smoothieshred.com   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

Mar 18

61 min

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

Mar 11

60 min

Sailesh Rao works with systems. He spent 20 years of his career working to bring the internet to life. Now, he’s using his systemic approach to fulfill a pinky promise to his granddaughter—make the world vegan by 2026. To Sailesh, it’s all interconnected—the environment, our health, and the animals—once we install certain systems of normalized non-violence, these global issues can be resolved. Sailesh’s calm, solutions-based perspective and compassionate heart are evident in his work, making his arguments appealing to both the number-crunching crowds and the bleeding hearts. His insights may seem aspirational, but when he breaks them down, the solution seems so simple. We were transfixed by this conversation, and we guarantee you’ll walk away with a greater purpose and intention to do better in the world.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Practical, systematic solutions toward a more sustainable and compassionate future.   - The importance of biodiversity and how to reclaim it.   - What is normalized non-violence?   - His pinky promise to his granddaughter to make the world vegan by 2026   - The problem with “growth culture.”   - Video of Sailesh’s granddaughter, Kimaya: https://twitter.com/AliciaSilv/status/1194772808066203650   - Find Sailesh on the Pinky Promise Tour   - Sailesh’s book, Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis   - Climatehealers.org   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

Mar 4

62 min

Is your diet keeping you sick?   Dr. James Loomis is a whole-foods plant-based internal medical practitioner spreading the message that food is the best way to combat illness and disease.   After experiencing a decline in his own health, Dr. Loomis made the switch and saw miraculous results: a significant drop in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure in under three months.   He says that most problems that walk into his office can be traced back to inflammation and stress, often resulting from the Standard American Diet.   The former internist for both the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams now serves as the Medical Director of the Barnard Medical Center and advocates for using food -- over prescriptions -- as medicine.   In this episode, Dr. Loomis joins Alexandra and Dotsie to explain exactly how what we eat works to either heal or harm our bodies.   You’ll hear why whole foods are the best way to combat inflammation, why manipulation by the dairy industry is so dangerous, and how you can get empowered to critically evaluate medical research on your own.     This is a must-hear episode to understand why eating whole foods is as important as eating plant-based for your health.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dotsie and Dr. Loomis’s experience presenting to athletes in Atlanta and some good signs of progress   - The health crisis that encouraged Dr. Loomis to make the switch and the amazing benefits he saw within three months   - Chronic disease can often be traced back to inflammation and stress. How is the Standard American Diet keeping us sick?   - How a whole-foods plant-based diet will heal your gut   - The lies behind “bro science” and how athletes are working to lead by example   - Busting myths around the obsession with protein and calcium: IGF-1’s connection to cancer, over-consumption of protein lowering the PH of our blood, and why most people become lactose intolerant by age 5   - The science behind inflammation: Why you need to decrease your Omega-6 intake, increase your Omega-3 intake, and eliminate highly-processed foods   - The truth behind the popular Chocolate Milk and Butter studies   - How to better critically evaluate medical and nutritional research, plus suggested resources from Dr. Michael Greger and David L. Katz   - Follow Dr. James Loomis on Twitter at @jfloomismd, read his writing on the Forks Over Knives blog, and find him on the Barnard Medical Center website.   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

Feb 28

54 min

How does a Montana cattle rancher end up on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Capitol Hill as an advocate for organic, plant-based farming? Howard Lyman weaves the captivating story of his life before and after making the Switch4Good. He’s best known for educating Oprah (and her 40 million viewers) about the hazards of mad cow disease back in 1996 which prompted a Texas cattlemen association to sue for “hurting their businesses.” Spoiler alert: the association lost. Despite this massive attention, Howard is a stand-up guy who humbly preaches the need for our society to make a change and do the right thing. To him, that means switching from animals to plants. From a man who has lived as a rancher and a plant-based advocate—his story is both horrifying and hopeful, brutally honest, and truly compelling.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Howard’s appearance on Oprah and the lawsuit aftermath.   - The “standard” of agribusiness versus what Howard eventually set out to do.    - Howard’s transformation from Montana cattle rancher to organic farmer and advocate on Capitol Hill.   - Mad cow and other bovine diseases that can affect humans that consume meat and dairy.   - The common yet gut-wrenching practices of animal agriculture.   - The dire need to make a change for the betterment of one’s health, their family, the animals, and the environment.   - Howard’s resolution to “do the right thing” both in business and his personal life.     - Howard’s book, Mad Cowboy.    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

Feb 26

53 min

Chances are, you probably know a diabetic—you could be diabetic yourself. Between prediabetes, Type 1, 1.5, 2, and gestational diabetes, this disease has unfortunately become a common one. But for many, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.    Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta are the founders of the Mastering Diabetes Program—a concept that relies heavily on plant-based food to better manage Type 1 and prevent and reverse all other forms of diabetes. Both Type 1 diabetics, they reveal their personal stories and their knowledge in Episode 9, and they are returning to share additional insight and helpful tips from their new book, Mastering Diabetes.   A comprehensive yet approachable resource, consider this book the bible on diabetes.    Listen in as Cyrus and Robby explain the root cause of the disease, how to prevent and reverse it, and bust the myths about sugar and low-carb diets.    What we discuss in this episode:   - To listen to the first episode with Robby and Cyrus and learn more about their stories, go back and check out Episode 9.    - The duo’s new book Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetics, and Gestational Diabetes.   - The risk factors surrounding diabetes and how to avoid them.   - A scientific breakdown of what diabetes actually is—including the root cause.    - A low carbohydrate (keto) diet versus a high carbohydrate plant-based diet in regards to managing diabetes and insulin resistance.    - Intermittent fasting.   - The misinformation and myths surrounding the low-sugar philosophy.    - Client success stories of Robby and Cyrus’ program, Mastering Diabetes.   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

Feb 19

62 min

Ask anyone who has been plant-based for more than twenty years, and they all point back to this seminal work by John Robbins—Diet for a New America. But this is not John’s singular claim to fame. He grew up as the sole heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune, but as he was groomed to take over the family business, he became increasingly unsettled by the fact that the company wasn’t selling happiness—in his words, it was selling lies.    Unable to promote a product that endangered the animals, the planet, and one’s health, John walked away from the fortune, adopted a plant-based diet, and began to write. Over the past 40 years, John’s work has changed countless perspectives about the way we eat—forcing readers to wake up to the fact that there is one solution for the problems we face—and that is to go plant-based.    John may not have invented the thirty-second flavor, but he has certainly saved lives.    What we discuss in this episode:   - John’s childhood growing up as the heir to the Baskin Robbins business.   - Growing up surrounded by wealth yet surrounded by morbidly unhealthy family members.   - John’s decision to step away from the family business at a young age and live on $500 a year with his wife.   - The symbiosis of the plant-based solution in regards to the welfare of animals, one’s health, and the environment.   - How John ultimately saved his father’s life by taking an alternative path in life.    - John’s first book, Diet for a New America, that has served as the nexus for countless people who have made the switch to plant-based fuel.    - How commercially produced sweets can affect one’s palate.    - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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

Feb 12

54 min

Eric Lindstrom once ate 68 chicken wings in one sitting. Today, he works full-time in animal advocacy and has written two books on veganism. What changed?   The self-proclaimed carnivore adopted a plant-based diet over a bet with his wife. While he admittedly grumbled the whole time, what was intended to be a 30-day health kick turned into a lifelong passion.   Once Eric discovered that he didn’t have to give up his favorite meaty, cheesy foods, he stopped grumbling and embraced the plant-based way of life.    With his relatable personality and relaxed humor, Eric encourages others to adopt a plant-based diet by illustrating its bounty of delicious options and its accessibility.    A father of two young children, Eric also helps parents navigate a family-wide switch to plant-based.    Tune in for some laughs, insight, and practical tips to make the switch.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Eric’s past as an adamant meat-loving omnivore and his “reluctance” to go plant-based.   - The bet between him and his wife that triggered his overnight adoption of the plant-based diet—and how he only thought it would be 30 days instead of the rest of his life.    - The book that sparked Eric’s curiosity with diet change—Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s The 30-Day Vegan Challenge.   - What to eat if you live in a rural area and don’t have access to alternative foods.   - The bounty of plant-based options available in stores and online including Eric’s favorite products—Tinkyada Gluten-Free Pasta and Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder.    - Basic kid-friendly family meal ideas.    - Eric’s two books—The Skeptical Vegan and The Smart Parent’s Guide to Raising Vegan Kids.   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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

Feb 5

52 min

Not many people can say they’ve played the flute for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, worked as an executive pastry chef, and been vegan for more than 40 years.   Chef AJ, a culinary instructor, YouTube host, and author of Unprocessed and The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss, can say all of that and more.   Although she has a background in comedy and a long track record of ethical eating, there’s nothing funny about food addiction.   Even as a vegan, Chef AJ struggled with overeating sugar and under-eating vegetables.   She joins us in this episode to share how she turned to whole foods, lost 50 pounds, managed her addiction to sugar, and changed the course of her health.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Chef AJ’s experience with disordered eating and treatment   - Chef AJ’s philosophy of eating and the difference between fullness and satiety   - What makes processed foods more addictive?   - How Chef AJ turned her discovery of pre-cancerous polyps into a health opportunity   - What makes a food addict and what are cravings?   - How anxiety and sugar are connected   - What is taste neural adaptation and how long does it take for taste buds to adjust to new diets?   - Why you need to be eating vegetables for breakfast   - How you should be eating the fat in your diet   - Follow Chef AJ on YouTube at ChefAJ, on Instagram at @therealchefaj, on Facebook at facebook.com/chef.aj1, or on her website at chefajwebsite.com. Watch her Tonight Show appearance here!   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

Jan 31

62 min

Although food has incredible healing power, there is more you should be doing to take care of your body holistically.    Beyond helping his patients transition to a whole-foods, plant-based diet to fight disease and improve their guts, James Marin is an expert at bettering health from all angles, including by eliminating environmental toxins.     James is a Registered Dietitian and Environmental Nutritionist who, along with his wife Dahlia, specializes in preventing and healing diabetes, auto-immune diets, gastrointestinal treatments, and pediatric nutrition.    He says that there are three levels of health, all of which work together to keep your body working the way it’s meant to.    He joins Dotsie and Alexandra to explain the different levels of health, the impact the environment has on your body, and what you can do to ensure longer-term health.    You’ll hear his how he treats disease by focusing on the cause over symptoms, why it’s necessary for you to pay attention to GMOs and chemicals in your food, and why you need to be part of environmental activism.    Tune in to hear actionable advice that will empower you to take control over the entire picture of your health.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Is a low-carb diet the best option for Type II diabetics? Hear why James Marin believes treatment needs to go beyond limiting symptoms, plus the hidden dangers of a long term keto diet   - Are all sugars bad? The big difference between processed sugar and sugar you find in whole foods   - James’s plant-based food pyramid that makes it even easier to eat healthfully    - The three layers of health and why we can’t ignore the effects the environment has on our gut health    - Why a vegan diet on its own might not be healing your body, and how you can ensure you’re taking care of all three levels of health   - The secret to washing your fruits and vegetables if you want to avoid dangerous chemicals   - Breast milk as a medium to transfer data: What we’re putting into our bodies when we drink cows’ milk that has bioaccumulated PCBs and PBDEs   - The major difference between selective breeding and genetic modification -- and why the latter is so dangerous    - You can be part of the solution: What you can do to advocate for a healthier future   - Follow James on Instagram at @marriedtohealth, on Twitter at @marriedtohealth, on Facebook at @MarriedToHealth, at YourGutConnection.com, and at MarriedToHealth.com.    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

Jan 29

69 min

In the past several decades, talking about veganism has often been met with discomfort, assumptions, and suspicion.   Or, like in the case of today’s guest, it was met with jokes that you might be in a cult.   The world is continuing to progress and plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular, but there still isn’t enough focus on the big picture of health.   In this episode, Dotsie and Alexandra are joined by Jason Wrobel, an author, chef, and podcast host who focuses on holistic mental health and emotional wellness.   Dotsie got to know Jason at the Remedy Retreat, a weekend of education and inspiration for people who are struggling to take control of their health where Dotsie and Jason both had the opportunity to speak.   Tune in and get to know more about Jason, his journey as a chef who had his own TV show, and how he won his battle over depression.   What we discuss in this episode:   - The exciting thing Jason is working on with the Switch4Good team   - How Jason’s mom helped him make the switch and why we need to get back to cherishing the bonding experience of food   - How Jason gradually eliminated animal products from his diet and the role Dr. Neal Barnard’s research played in his journey   - What led Jason to become a plant-based chef   - His battle with depression and suicide and how he was able to overcome it   - Why you need to watch out for foods that cause inflammation   - Jason’s advice for people who are feeling depressed or suicidal   - Follow Jason Wrobel on Facebook at @JasonWrobelOfficial, on Instagram at @jasonwrobel, on Twitter at @jasonwrobel. Check out his website at https://jasonwrobel.com and his new brand at https://www.wellevatr.com/.   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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  

Jan 22

60 min

Cardiovascular disease is the global leading cause of death and was responsible for more than 15 million fatalities in 2016.    What would you do to prevent yourself and your loved ones from becoming part of that statistic?   Today’s guest, Dr. Joel Kahn, says it’s as simple as plant-based nutrition.   Dr. Kahn is one of the world’s top cardiologists, a restaurateur, and is known as America’s healthy heart doc. He’s committed to making the world healthier through the preventative and healing power of plants.   He joins Dotsie and Alexandra to discuss the different factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease and the solutions to prevent or reverse early symptoms.    Tune in to hear what this vegan doctor has learned in his almost 40 years of practice, his advice for protecting yourself against fatal disease, and his tips for living a healthier lifestyle.    What we discuss in this episode:   - What disrupts hormone patterns and influences our health?   - How Dr. Dean Ornish’s paper on getting rid of plaque through exercise and a plant-based diet has affected the views of the medical community   - The effects of inflammation and its connection to CVD, as studied and explained by Rudolph Virchow   - Why you need to include high sensitivity C-reactive protein in your routine blood work   - Sugar and Type II Diabetes: Why was Dr. Neal Barnard criticized for his statements in What the Health?   - Dr. Kahn’s diet advice, including using Chronometers and resources from Chef AJ and Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson   - Resources to live a healthier lifestyle, including Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die and his talk at Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group   - Follow Dr. Joel Kahn on Facebook at @drjoelkahn, on Instagram at @drjkahn, on Twitter at @drjkahn, and on his website at https://www.drjoelkahn.com/.    - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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

Jan 15

61 min

Investing your money can be a scary and confusing process.    Where should you invest? What type of investments should you make? How can you be sure that your investments don’t contribute to unethical practices?   Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are growing in popularity due to their ease of trading while maintaining diversification benefits. And more ETFs are starting to focus on social good along with financial returns.    A new ETF, VEGN, aspires to tackle the concerns of vegans, animal rights activists, and environmentalists by steering clear of investing in companies that participate in animal abuse, destruction of the environment, and climate change.   Today’s guest, Claire Smith, is part of the team that launched VEGN.   She talks with Dotsie and Alexandra about how she’s using her financial and investment experience to grow the first vegan index on the market.   They discuss what an ETF is, how VEGN differs from the S&P 500, and how you can invest responsibly.     Tune in to hear how Claire is putting her money where her mouth is and how she’s making trading more ethical.   What we discuss in this episode:   - Five easy steps to switch to a plant-based diet   - Claire discusses what the US Vegan Climate ETF is all about   - How well do responsible portfolios perform?   - How the screening process works and what they do with the information   - The development of the index through a quantitative analysis   - What was Claire’s inspiration in creating the company?   - Check out the advisor site at www.beyondinvesting.com and learn more about VEGN at www.veganetf.com.   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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

Jan 8

44 min

Ice hockey is often stereotyped as a white man’s sport. In fact, USA Today claims that the National Hockey League is made up of only 3% non-white players.   But today’s guest helped pave the way to increase that percentage and get more men of color on the ice.   Georges Laraque is a retired professional hockey player, Canadian sports commentator, author, and animal rights activist.   In his 13 years in the NHL, Georges played 695 games, including 57 in the playoffs and two fighting for the Stanley Cup.   Since making the switch in 2009, Georges has steadily contributed to the vegetarian and environmental movements in Montreal.     In this episode, Alexandra and Dotsie speak with Georges about his journey to becoming one of the few men of color to play in the NHL and how shifting to a plant-based diet affected his life and understanding of justice.   Tune in to hear more about Georges growing influence in the vegan, sports, and political communities.   What we discuss in this episode:   - What it was like for Georges growing up as a man of color who wanted to play hockey in Montreal   - Georges’s inspiration for pursuing a career in hockey   - How the documentary Earthlings encouraged Georges to shift to a plant-based diet   - How injustice toward animals is similar to other social inequalities   - Georges’s effect on the NHL community and the plant-based industry as a whole after becoming vegan   - How Georges is breaking down stereotypes of veganism through public speaking   - Follow George Laraque on Facebook at @bgl27, on Instagram at @georges_laraque, and on Twitter at @GeorgesLaraque. Check out his videos on YouTube at @douly27 and listen to his daily radio show at 919sport.ca/animateur/glaraque. Read more about his story on his website, GeorgesLaraque.com.   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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  

Jan 1

64 min

How would our health outcomes change if we were proactive in treating illness and disease?   Is changing your diet an effective way to reverse chronic conditions?   Dr. Neal Barnard is a physician, clinical researcher, and advocate for preventative medicine.   As the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of more than twenty books, Dr. Barnard is a leading voice in the plant-based movement.   When he isn’t lobbying for more sustainable practices in medicine, or being featured in popular documentaries like Supersize Me and Forks Over Knives, you might find him performing music with CarbonWorks.   In this episode, he joins us to discuss the science behind diabetes, how the Barnard Medical Center helps patients go plant-based, and diet’s role in the prevention and reversal of poor health conditions.   What we discuss in this episode:   - How medical school, political movements, and rebellion influenced Dr. Barnard’s worldview   - How addictive food and the power of culture keeps people resistant to dietary change   - The process the Barnard Medical Center goes through to educate patients and encourage them to try a plant-based diet as part of their treatment   - What is really causing diabetes? Dr. Barnard busts myths about sugar, fats, and symptoms vs. the cause of disease   - The surprising connection between diabetes and dopamine activity   - The Cheese Trap and the dangers of dairy: Why casomorphin is in dairy, and why cheese is addicting   - The connection between diet and Alzheimer’s Disease   - Do you need DHA? Is fish oil your only option to get it?   - Dr. Barnard’s role in the McLibel trial   - Follow Dr. Neal Barnard on Twitter at @DrNealBarnard, on Facebook at Neal Barnard, M.D., and on his blog at the PCRM website.   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

Dec 2019

60 min

How can athletes combat debilitating digestive disorders that are keeping them from performing at their peak? Today’s guest is Emilie Tan, speed skater turned endurance ultrarunner and meat-eating IBS sufferer turned plant-based healthy mom.  Like most of us, Emilie ate animal products for most of her life until health conditions starting catching up to her.  Within three months of making the switch, she channeled her newly gained energy into running the 2014 Melbourne Marathon.  In this episode, Emilie sits down with Alexandra and Dotsie to share the major transformation she’s made in her sporting journey, parenthood, and health. Tune in to hear how eating dairy affects your digestive system, the benefits of intuitive eating, and advice for raising plant-based children.    What we discuss in this episode:   - Why Emilie turned to a plant-based diet to stop her IBS   - What happens to your digestive system when you consume dairy   - How Emilie is raising her daughter to be vegan through baby-led weaning   - What Emilie’s doing to ensure her daughter gets all of her nutrients on a plant-based diet   - Emilie’s tips for mothers who are still breastfeeding their babies   - Follow Emilie Tan on Instagram at @emilieendurancerunner. Check out her website at www.emilieendurancerunner.com.   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube: 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

Dec 2019

47 min

Considering how much information is at our fingertips every day, it seems as though more people should be aware of what really happens in animal agriculture.    Even with knowledge being more accessible than ever, people have to be proactive in educating themselves and researching outside of industry bias.   Today’s guest did just that, and transitioned to a plant-based diet after researching how his daily meat products were being manufactured.    Nil Zacharias is the co-founder of the popular site One Green Planet, co-author of Eat for the Planet, host of a podcast by the same name, and the founder of plant-based platforms Spire and 8020 Plants.    After learning the environmental effects of the animal agriculture industry, he made the switch and dedicated himself to helping others do the same.   He joins Dotsie and Alexandra in this episode to talk about his transition to a plant-based diet and why he left his law career to be an ambassador helping people on their own food journey.   Nil believes that many people have yet to make the transition due to errors in communication and understanding, and today he shares his secret to effectively connecting as an advocate.    Tune in to learn more about the environmental consequences of dairy and how you can be part of the solution.   What we discuss in this episode:   - The trigger that made Nil transition from a meat-eater to a plant-based diet lover   - His dairy industry discoveries that opened his eyes to the imposing environmental problems   - The humble beginnings of Eat For The Planet and how it has now become a movement   - How to effectively reach out to people by giving them a path   - Why Nil’s idea of success is not based on the amount of people giving up animal products, but by how many people are shifting to a plant-based diet   - How Spire and 8020Plants can help in a smooth transition for those wanting to switch to a plant-based diet   - Be one of the first to grab Nil’s Eat for the Planet Cookbook, coming January 2020   - Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter at @nilzach and on Instagram at @zachariot. Follow Spire on Twitter at @spireconnection and 8020Plants on Twitter at @8020plants   - To support our mission to educate, inspire, and embolden the world to lean into eating plants instead of baby cow growth food, donate today to spread the word.   Connect with Switch4Good   - Youtube: 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/

Dec 2019

66 min

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