LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 65 percent of all humans are cow's milk intolerant. This urgent public health crisis impacts an estimated 30-50 million Americans and has been linked to serious health hazards including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Additionally, the International Food Information Council Foundation reported more than half of Americans feel figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn't eat to be healthier. A new podcast series launched on February 11, 2019 to examine the ties between dairy and unhealthy eating, and to empower its listeners to adopt healthy, plant-based lifestyles.
The Switch4Good Podcast series is co-hosted by Dotsie Bausch, Olympic silver medalist, and Alexandra Paul, a former model, activist, and actress on Baywatch for five years, who recently launched a new practice as a health coach. Switch4Good, which Bausch formally launched in 2018, is a non-profit coalition of athletes, doctors, and coaches who advocate for the benefits of a dairy-free diet and share the often unreported science proving the health dangers of dairy products.
"Going dairy free is a life-affirming choice. It is healthier for our body, mind and soul. It is kinder to animals, humans and the earth's limited resources," said Dotsie Bausch. "By sharing our personal stories and the advice of healthy eating experts, we will continue to show that dairy is NOT a health food and offer help to those struggling with eating disorders. This podcast series is just one more step in our efforts to squash the lies and marketing gimmicks perpetuated by the dairy industry."
The podcast features Dotsie's personal revelations and life experiences as she conquered her own challenges with healthy eating to become a world-renowned, plant-based athlete. Alexandra also shares her journey, from the demands of acting to her current role as a prominent health coach. Joining them during the weekly series are various athletes, doctors, authors, plant-based chefs and health experts from around the country who provide insights on nutrition, athletic performance, and our relationship with food. As the co-hosts and guests examine the unhealthy, addictive and toxic relationship people create with their food, guidance is offered to the audience on physical, mental and emotional healing.
Dr. Milton Mills Featured in Switch4Good Podcast
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 as he unwinds the truth about why dairy is so harmful.
"I think of milk sort of like meth," said Dr. Mills. "You can choose to ingest it for fun and recreation, but in no sense of anyone's imagination can it be considered healthful or good for you." Dr. Mills offers more about his own personal story, and medical expertise, on an episode of the Switch4Good podcast series titled Dairy Is Not a Health Food.
This episode includes:
- Health risks of consuming dairy, including acne, digestive problems, osteoporosis, and certain cancers
- Lactose intolerance and people of color
- Government involvement in the dairy industry and dairy promotion
- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- The Blue Zones
- NutritionFacts.org and other resources for people exploring science-backed, easily digestible, and subject-specific videos on health and the benefits of a plant-based diet
This and future episodes are available for download at www.Switch4Good.org, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all major podcast platforms.
Switch4Good is a non-profit advocacy coalition dedicated to telling the truth about the dangers of dairy. It first launched with a surprise television commercial, aired during the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, that was a direct response to the dairy industry's sponsorship of the United States Olympic Team. Since then, more than one hundred athletes, doctors, allergists, nutritionists and trainers, have joined the Switch4Good coalition to further empower people to take control of their health and performance. The coalition shares personal stories, science-backed health advice and dairy-free recipes to a growing community of fans and followers. For more information, please visit switch4good.org.
About Dotsie Bausch
After conquering habits and addictions that nearly took her life, Dotsie Bausch rode onto the 2012 Olympic podium as the oldest athlete in history in her cycling discipline, a remarkable feat powered by her plant-based diet. Now retired from competition, she pours her passion into compassionate missions to change and save lives. For more information, please visit switch4good.org.
About Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Paul is a licensed health and wellness coach, certified by Wellcoaches Corporation and accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, with a certificate from Cornell University's plant-based nutrition program. Ms. Paul has appeared in 100 feature films and television programs, usually as the first or second female lead. She is internationally recognized for her 5-year starring role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the TV series, Baywatch. For more information, please visit alexandracoaching.com
About Dr. Milton Mills
Dr. Milton Mills is the Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and co-author of PCRM's report on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Dr. Mills serves as the Race & Nutrition Specialist and Board Adviser for A Well Fed World. Whether internist Dr. Mills is practicing at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia or at free clinics in Washington, D.C., his prescription for patients is likely to include some dietary advice: go plant-based. Dr. Mills doesn't limit his message to his patients. He takes it to audiences around the country as well, speaking at hospitals, churches, and community centers.