Switch4Good podkast

Switch4Good

Dotsie Bausch and Alexandra Paul

Do you want to live a healthier and more robust life? The key to living a full, healthy, and joyous life lies within the foods we eat—and our relationship to them. Because health isn’t accurately measured by the circumference of your waist or how much you can bench press- true vitality is measured by how you feel, not just physically but deep within. Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch alongside Baywatch actress and certified health coach, Alexandra Paul, take listeners of all ages on a journey to optimal health and stamina through plant based eating. Dotsie and Alexandra, who both fought back from severe food addictions in their twenties, interview expert nutritionists, pro athletes, innovative thought leaders, physicians and plant-based celebrities. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to optimize your health and pave a path for a more meaningful life. So get inspired and join the Switch4Good revolution.

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    161 - A Weight Loss Story to Embolden Your Journey with Dave Wegener

    1:20:18

    It doesn’t take a mighty act of willpower to change your life for the better, and David Wegener is proof of that. Dave is a visual arts teacher at a high school in Washington. He grew up overweight and packed on the pounds into adulthood. He identified as a volume eater and loved McDonalds, eventually tipping the scale at over 300 pounds. When his doctor tried to put him on medication for high triglyceride levels, Dave was shocked into action. He started with simple changes—eating a salad here and there and avoiding the drive-thru as much as possible. Eventually, he adopted a plant-based diet, and he lost over 100 pounds. He’ll admit he still slips up every now and then, but that only makes his story more relatable. Dave says if he can do it, anyone can. Here is his story. What we discuss in this episode:   - Dave’s relationship to food growing up and in the Air Force   - How he and his doctor came up with a plan to lose weight   - Why Dave didn’t want to pass on his health issues to his kids   - How Dave feels after losing the weight   - How he copes with any cravings to reward himself with food   - Finding a healthy routine during the COVID lockdown   - Influencing others who want to lose weight (without being pushy)   - What he does now to maintain his weight   - Side effects of consuming dairy   - Tips to feel better and eat healthier   - Sample meals   - Get in touch with Dave on his school’s webpage: https://www.tumwater.k12.wa.us/domain/589   - Get your BOGO B12 deal at: puralityhealth.com/SwitchB12   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Gut Check with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    1:03:21

    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/
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    160 - The Proof is in the Plants with Simon Hill

    1:21:13

    For Simon Hill, the proof is in the plants. This physiotherapist-turned-celebrity-nutritionist roots everything in science, and he’s established a brand that helps to educate and empower people to live their best lives through an active and plant-based lifestyle. Simon has coached stars such as Chris Hemsworth and worked with professional Australian football teams, but today, this serial entrepreneur and nutritionist is sharing his best tips and explaining the science behind them. Motivated by a love for sport and watching his dad have a heart attack at 15 years old, Simon is passionate about helping everyone achieve better health. Listen in for an educational and practical seminar on plant-based nutrition.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Simon’s realization of what he didn’t know about nutrition   - Changing gears from physiotherapist to getting a masters in nutrition   - Watching his Dad experience a heart attack as a teenager   - How genes load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger   - How his vegan brother helped him realize he didn’t have to sacrifice anything as a vegan   - Protein sources and individualized nutrition    - Omega-3 index test   - LDL and HDL cholesterol and cardiovascular risk   - How our environment normalizes unhealthy foods   - Government influence in the foods we eat   - How to ease into plant-based eating   - Simon’s website: https://plantproof.com/   - Follow Simon on Instagram @plant_proof   - Get your BOGO B12 deal at: puralityhealth.com/SwitchB12   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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    159 - Weight Loss Success Story with Alishea Basson

    1:03:19

    Our guest today is living proof that anyone can change their life. Alishea Basson was a mom of four and creeping into dangerous territory in regards to her health by the time she was 30 years old. Severely overweight and plagued with seizures and high blood pressure, Alishea decided she couldn’t live with her emotional eating self any longer. She educated herself on how to eat healthfully and exercise, eventually adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. While her family didn’t support this choice, Alishea stuck with it. Now 125 pounds lighter and full of energy, Alishea is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they can’t. Listen in to learn how this everyday hero made the switch for good, and how you can, too.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Alishea’s journey to her rock bottom   - How binge eating stretches your stomach   - How to deal with feelings without food   - Learning what foods are actually healthy   - Transitioning to a plant-based diet   - How to not feel deprived on a whole food, plant-based diet   - Discovering new foods   - Finding a fitness routine that stuck   - How to maintain a healthy lifestyle and parent 5 kids   - How to navigate diet change when your family doesn’t support you   - How to cook plant-based efficiently    - Sample of what Alishea eats in a day   - Physical improvements Alishea experienced after going WFPB   - Follow Alishea on Instagram @alisheabasson   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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    158 - New Year Detox with Conscious Living TV Hosts Bianca and Michael Alexander

    1:08:20

    Are you stressed? Not taking care of yourself as well as you should? Feeling a bit unfulfilled? It’s time for a detox. You don’t have to jump into a juice cleanse or book a 10-day meditation retreat. Our guests today are here to guide you through the first steps and help you be more receptive to living consciously. Hosts of the longstanding PBS and Amazon prime docu-series, “Conscious Living,” Michael and Bianca Alexander are experts when it comes to injecting a little namaste into the everyday. We discuss everything from detoxing to meditation, breast cancer to sustainable fashion. The duo is extremely grounded and relatable, making the healthier, more sustainable lifestyle seem more accessible than ever before. What we discuss in this episode:   - Bianca embracing the storyteller hiding behind her corporate lawyer suit   - Being a professional yet not knowing anything about what makes one happy or healthy   - Michael’s transformation to plant-based   - The detox experience    - Detoxing as a release instead of a punitive practice   - Baby steps to detox    - Balancing conscious living with a busy life   - Michael’s documentary on breast cancer, The Cure   - Fashion and sustainability   - thredUp.com   - Conscious Living website: https://consciouslivingtv.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/
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    157 - From Spy to Ultra-racer with Leah Goldstein

    1:20:40

    Hop on your bike, because this episode is a wild ride. Leah Goldstein is an incredible human who knows no limits. Most recently, she gained fame as the first woman to outright win Race Across America (RAAM). She also happens to be 52 and a plant-based athlete. Before Leah’s decorated pro cycling career, she was an elite commando instructor for the Israeli Defense Force, and prior to that, she became a bantamweight national kickboxing champion at age 17. This woman can endure, but she’s also not immune to the pressures of the world. We cover it all—from her time in Israel to the nitty gritty of her RAAM experience. This is an episode that will leave you breathless and hungry for more.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Shared stories of pro cycling between Dotsie and Leah   - Leah’s experience in the Israeli Defense Force    - Dealing with gender discrimination in the police force   - Deciding to leave Israel and become a pro cyclist   - Struggling to excel for the first time at the age of 30   - Eating disorders in pro cycling   - Nutrition in the cycling world   - Leah’s experience racing RAAM: nutrition, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, and saddle sores   - Giving it all you got and suffering as a journey   - Leah’s strict training protocol    - Getting out of your comfort zone to do the things you want to do   - Leah’s website: https://leahgoldstein.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/
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    156 - Rich Roll: Changing, Growing, Thriving

    1:29:35

    Today on the show we have the legendary athlete, podcast host, author, and all-around wonderful human being, Rich Roll. Rich is a father and husband, but most of you will recognize his grounding voice from his weekly masterclass in personal and professional development—the Rich Roll Podcast. From a promising Stanford swimmer to a desperate entertainment lawyer caught in the vicious cycle of alcohol abuse, Rich hit rock bottom and used the power of plants and endurance to catapult his life into one of abundance. Between completing the EPIC5 Challenge to writing his best-selling memoir, Finding Ultra, Rich has amassed a life of experiences far beyond the average lifetime. He now dedicates himself to being a facilitator of growth and wellness through the Rich Roll Podcast, which he launched in 2012. Rich is a true original, a multifaceted individual with a bounty to share, and we cover a mountain of topics relating to personal development, relationships, addiction, and behavior. This episode is a philosophical gem.  What we discuss in this episode:   - Suffering as a teacher / the dividing line between good suffering and bad suffering   - The double-edged sword of the pursuit of “more”    - Alcohol recovery as a process   - Understanding the emotions behind destructive behaviors   - How to make amends and become better   - Relationships/divine love versus transactional love   - Setting healthy boundaries and habits to do what you actually want to do   - Follow Rich on Instagram @richroll   - Use code SWITCH at maxinesheavenly.com/switch for 25% off your cookie order!   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - From Addict to Running Man with Charlie Engle

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    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/  
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    155 - Your Questions Answered by Dietitian James Marin

    1:12:59

    From raising vegan kids to concerns about GMOs, James Marin is back to provide answers to all of your nutrition questions. James is a Registered Dietitian and an Environmental Nutritionist as well as a dad to a six-year-old. This conversation dives into both kid and adult nutrition as well as the environmental factors we often don’t think about when deciding what to eat. James also stays on to answer our listener questions, so stay tuned through the end! What we discuss in this episode:   - Bioaccumulation of harmful compounds through food   - How to heal with each meal   - Kid nutrition and sample meals   - Celiacs and gluten sensitivity   - GMOs and how crop production affects health   - Microbiota health and antibiotics   - How to sanitize healthfully    - Answering your listener questions   - Work with James at https://www.marriedtohealth.com/   - Follow James on Instagram @marriedtohealth   - Use code SWITCH at maxinesheavenly.com/switch for 25% off your cookie order!   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/
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    154 - Food is Climate with Author Glen Merzer

    1:13:52

    According to Glen Merzer, Al Gore needs to step it up. The comedian-turned-screenwriter has authored several books that center around the plant-based diet and its many benefits. Merzer’s first works focused on health after collaborating with Howard Lyman to write “Mad Cowboy.” In more recent years, Merzer has turned his attention toward animal agriculture and its disastrous effects on climate change. His newest release—”Food Is Climate—” stresses the fact that world leaders, corporations, and most individuals aren't doing enough. They’re not going plant-based, and the planet cannot breathe because of it. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly greenhouse gases are or how eating animals specifically contributes to climate change, this conversation is for you. Merzer has done his research, and it’s evident: we’re not fighting against science, we’re fighting against a culture ingrained in animal foods. What we discuss in this episode:   - Glen’s latest book, “Food Is Climate”   - Writing “Mad Cowboy” with Howard Lyman   - How the plant-based diet affects the climate crisis   - Why public figures are afraid to talk about animal agriculture   - Understanding how greenhouse gases affect climate   - Health benefits of plant-based foods   - How to bring about systemic change   - Science versus culture   - Follow Glen on Instagram @glenmerzer   - Use code SWITCH at maxinesheavenly.com/switch for 25% off your cookie order!   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/

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