Switch4Good

By Dotsie Bausch and Alexandra Paul

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Do you want to live a healthier and more robust life? The key to living a full, healthy, and joyous life lies within the foods we eat—and our relationship to them. Because health isn’t accurately measured by the circumference of your waist or how much you can bench press- true vitality is measured by how you feel, not just physically but deep within. Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch alongside Baywatch actress and certified health coach, Alexandra Paul, take listeners of all ages on a journey to optimal health and stamina through plant based eating. Dotsie and Alexandra, who both fought back from severe food addictions in their twenties, interview expert nutritionists, pro athletes, innovative thought leaders, physicians and plant-based celebrities. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to optimize your health and pave a path for a more meaningful life. So get inspired and join the Switch4Good revolution. Visit https://switch4good.org/

Episode Date
Giacomo Marchese: On Anorexia, Bodybuilding, and Finding True Health Through a Plant-Based Diet
49:45

Giacomo Marchese is a successful natural bodybuilder and coach, but he wasn’t always the epitome of perfect health. After discovering the sport of bodybuilding at a young age, Giacomo became severely anorexic, forcing him to step away from competitions for several years. After overcoming his eating disorder and harnessing a healthier mindset around food and exercise, Giacomo eventually made his way back to what he loves and now coaches others in bodybuilding and general weight loss and fitness. His secret weapon? Sleep, hydration, and a plant-based diet!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Giacomo’s struggle with anorexia.
  • How to get enough protein (spoiler, everything has protein)
  • Society’s misplaced obsession with macronutrients
  • Giacomo recommends a blend of pea and rice for the optimum, easy-to-digest protein powder.
  • Giacomo’s go-to meals
    • Dinner: Baked potato, Beyond Meat burger patty, side of broccoli
    • Breakfast: Bowl of oats with fresh fruit
  • Giacomo’s tips to lose weight on a vegan diet:
    • Get enough sleep (7 - 9 hours)
    • Hydration is crucial (¾ - 1 ½ gallons, daily)
    • Eat plenty of vegetables
    • Keep a food journal

Follow and support Giacomo on Instagram @muslesbybrussels and visit his website, Veganproteins.com

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Feb 20, 2019
Agnes Muljadi: Behind the Scenes with a Vegan Ballerina & Influencer
58:13

Actress. Photographer. Ballerina. Influencer. Agnes Muljadi has an impressive resume with an even more impressive Instagram following—530K. But she’s not after followers. She’s interested in ethics and serving as a positive role model for young girls. We dive into a number of wide-ranging topics in this episode, from her overnight transition to veganism after a health scare to using her social platform to create positive change and mentor others. We also discuss the raw vegan lifestyle, sustainable fashion, and how to navigate brand collaborations. You’ll love Agnes’ real, down-to-earth philosophies, and also gain some insight to improve your health and your social media game.

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Increasing stamina with a mostly raw, plant-based diet.
  • Being mindful of what you eat.
  • Being a vegan role model for young dancers.
  • Being an influencer and partnering with brands in line with your ethics.
  • Sustainable fashion and consumerism (for Fair Trade fashion, shop beadandreal.com).
  • Agnes’ favorite restaurant: Au Lac in Fountain Valley and DTLA.
  • Look up your local Pig Vigil at TheSaveMovement.org.

Follow Agnes @artsyagnes on Instagram.

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Feb 19, 2019
Bill Muir: Breaking Stereotypes and Being Vegan in the Military
54:39

Bill Muir, also known as SGT. Vegan, doesn’t make excuses. A vegan since 1992, Bill has traveled to 47 countries, served in the army, and was deployed to Afghanistan, all without breaking his commitment to his cruelty-free diet. Bill completed the brutal basic training on a plant-based diet and went on to become a medic and paratrooper, never wavering from his mission to help others.  He now works as an RN at the VA Center of Los Angeles and wrote a book, “Vegan Strong,” to dispel the “hippie” myth surrounding a vegan diet. Bill proves that you can maintain your health and your ethics no matter your circumstances, and he is working to help others realize this fact.

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Bill’s travel tips: Always have a plan, and use the Happy Cow app to find vegan options near you.
  • Anysoldier.com, a care package website for soldiers.
  • Surviving Army basic training.
  • Bill’s concern with the low-quality food provided at VA centers.
  • Making vegan options more accessible through fast-casual concepts, rather than high-end restaurants.

Follow Bill by visiting his website, sgtvegan.com, on Instagram @sgt_vegan, and pick up his book, Vegan Strong, on Amazon.

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Feb 18, 2019
Emily Deschanel: Vegan Actress, Activist, and Mom
48:55

You might know her as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on the smash television hit, “Bones,” but today, Emily Deschanel is just playing her cool, laid back self as a mom, friend, and vegan. Learn what goes on behind the scenes of a film set as Alexandra and Emily discuss their experiences as vegan actresses and where they found red carpet-ready and vegan-friendly fashion. Emily also talks at length about her experience raising two young vegan kids and living with a not-quite-vegan husband. We had a blast chatting with Emily; despite her fame, she’s so down-to-earth and real. Grab a plant milk latte and join in our fun conversation!

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Feb 15, 2019
Brian Turner: Overcoming Acne and Getting Ripped on a Vegan Diet
47:46

Keep your bulk but drop the dairy. Vegan bodybuilder and influencer Brian Turner don’t suffer any loss of gains since switching to a plant-based diet. He attracted social media following after documenting his horrific acne experience as a teen on YouTube. After intense Accutane treatment that ultimately failed, Brian cured himself of his chronic skin condition by ditching dairy, and eventually, all animal products. He’s an animated guy with a can-do attitude, explaining everything from nutrition and eating patterns as a vegan bodybuilder, to “Bro Science,” to where, exactly, he gets his protein. He also shared his favorite mass gainer shake recipe. For the gym newbies and gym rats, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Brian cured his severe acne by ditching dairy.
  • The serious side effects of Accutane and the issue with Big Pharma.
  • How a vegan bodybuilder (and everyone) can get plenty of protein.
  • Unhealthy bodybuilding eating habits, like binging and experiencing cravings.
  • “Bro-xplaning” and debunking bro science
  • Brian’s restaurant picks: Plant Power Fast Food or Donna Jean in San Diego
  • Brian recommends the HappyCow app or website to find vegan food anywhere you are in the world.
  • Brian’s Mass Gainer “Humerus Smoothie” Recipe:
    • 3-4 frozen bananas, 2 cups other fruit (mix of pineapple, mango, strawberries), a couple handfuls of spinach, splash of almond milk, 2 tablespoons cacao nibs, 1 scoop of Vivo Life protein powder.

Get in touch with and support Brian by shopping at his fitness apparel line, BeyondtheWeak.com, listening to his podcast, Beyond the Podcast, and watching his workouts, recipes, and helpful tips on his YouTube channel.

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Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Angie Sadeghi: How to Heal Your Gut With Plant-Based Foods
01:05:00

Poop. It might not be dinner table conversation, but there’s no denying it’s on everyone’s minds. If you ever feel bloated, constipated, or experience more serious digestive issues, it could be due to your diet. Plant-based and board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi walks us through all our burning questions about our gut including colonics, enemas, probiotics, and more. Learn how to become more “regular” and diversify your gut microbiome, so get a pen and paper ready; you’ll want to take notes!

What we discuss in this episode:

Follow Angie on Instagram @angie.sadeghi or visit her website www.drangiehealth.com

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Feb 13, 2019
Adam Sud: Overcoming Food & Drug Addiction with the Power of Plants
01:00:17

“If there’s something about your life that you don’t like, and there’s something that you can do about, then it’s not a problem. I realized that if I’m the problem, I get to be the solution.” - Adam Sud

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 whole foods, plant-based diet
  • How to change your perspective and set a positive mindset
  • The Save Movement (@thesavemovement)
  • The Pleasure Trap

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Feb 12, 2019
Dr. Milton Mills, MD: Dairy Is Not a Health Food
53:06

“It is absolutely unnatural and unnecessary for adult humans to be consuming the milk of another species. It’s unnatural and it’s unhealthy.” - Dr. Milton Mills, MD


Most doctors receive less than 24 hours worth of nutrition education during their four years of medical school; they prescribe pills and surgeries without first looking at their patients’ diet.

For Dr. Milton Mills, this is not the case. A critical care physician working at an ICU, Dr. Mills is no stranger to patients suffering from advanced stages of chronic disease. His first recommendation? Ditch dairy. He is on a mission to educate the public about the consequences of dairy - to both individual health and that of society. He supports his claims with medical evidence, and we take a deep dive into exactly why dairy is so harmful. He is truly passionate about this topic, and it was a pleasure to sit down with him and learn so much.

What we discuss in this episode:

NutritionFacts.org YouTube for science-backed, easily digestible, and subject-specific videos on health and the benefits of a plant-based diet.

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Feb 11, 2019
Welcome to the Switch4Good Podcast
04:36

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 living a longer, more fulfilling life.

Join the movement at https://switch4good.org/

Or in Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/

Discover more athletes who have made the switch for good

https://switch4good.org/

Our mission is to empower people to take control of their health by eliminating dairy. We employ athlete success stories and indisputable facts to educate the masses about the health hazards of the dairy industry.

We are a united global team of dairy-free athletes, trainers, physicians, nutritionists, and inspirational leaders paving the way for superior health and unparalleled athletic performance through a dairy-free future for all.

Feb 03, 2019