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32 - From Rock Bottom to the Olympic Podium with Switch4Good Founder Dotsie Bausch

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Release Date: 07/24/2019

58 - Listening to Your Gut With Jason Wrobel show art 58 - Listening to Your Gut With Jason Wrobel

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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...

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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...

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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...

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55 - From On the Ice to Behind the Mic with Georges Laraque show art 55 - From On the Ice to Behind the Mic with Georges Laraque

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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...

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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...

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52 - How Carnism Disconnects People From Empathy Towards Animals with Dr. Melanie Joy show art 52 - How Carnism Disconnects People From Empathy Towards Animals with Dr. Melanie Joy

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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.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/

 

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https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood

 

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