32 - From Rock Bottom to the Olympic Podium with Switch4Good Founder Dotsie Bausch
Release Date: 07/24/2019
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. grew up in a comfortable household with a loving family, yet he experienced all of these things. After years of and excessive consumption of fast-food, Adam tried to commit . Unsuccessful in his attempt, he finally committed to seeking help and discovered the healing powers of the - not just the physical effects, but the mental benefits as well. Adam lost 160...info_outline 85 - Chef Suzi on Vegan Keto and New Trends
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...info_outline 84 - Saving the World with Brooklyn BP Eric Adams
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...info_outline 83 - Transformation Through Food with Author Kathy Freston
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: -...info_outline 82 - Exploring the Brain with Tara Heaton
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...info_outline 81 - The Pleasure Trap with Dr. Jen Howk
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...info_outline FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Dominick Thompson: On the Masculinity of Compassion, Empathy, and Intention
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...info_outline 80 - No More Family Food Fights with Pediatrician Dr. Yami
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...info_outline 79 - The Original Vegan Entrepreneur Brendan Brazier
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...info_outline 78 - Fighting Food Apartheid with Eric Jackson
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...info_outline
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.
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
Connect with Switch4Good