Sep 18 2022
Dotsie Bausch - Olympic Medallist And Founder of Switch4Good
Dotsie Bausch is a plant-powered athlete, an Olympic medallist, renowned public speaker, podcast host and founder of the non-profit organisation Switch4Good. Her achievements are nothing short of phenomenal. After overcoming an eating disorder and cocaine addiction, her therapist suggested taking up an activity, which ultimately set Dotsie on the path to winning an Olympic silver medal – becoming the oldest athlete in her discipline to ever compete at the Olympics, let alone fuelled by plants!Following on from a successful cycling career Dotsie founded Switch4Good, after becoming increasingly frustrated by the dairy industry’s infiltration of Team USA. Since its beginnings in 2018, Switch4Good has gone from strength to strength by not only helping people ditch dairy for ethical and planetary health reasons but also focusing strongly on food justice issues; campaigning the government to ditch dietary racism within the school system. Dotsie is such a passionate advocate for dietary justice, planet earth and earth’s animals. There’s a fire burning in Dotsie’s belly and her determination to create a better world is contagious. We hope you love this conversation as much as we did!In this episode we discuss:• Dotsie’s background of overcoming anorexia, cocaine addiction and suicide attempts, going on to become a champion cyclist• Her journey to the Olympic podium - as the oldest Olympic athlete in history in her cycling discipline!• Dotsie’s dietary change to veganism while in heavy training• Her involvement in The Game Changers and Personal Gold: An Underdog Story documentaries• The motivation behind establishing Switch4Good and their controversial launch into the world• The amazing work of Switch4Good and their fantastic resources - including the podcast Dotsie co-hosts with Alexandra Paul• Dietary racism within the American school system and current Switch4Good campaigns to change thisTo view all the links to the websites and documents, visit the show notes on our website. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast, leave us a review and share this episode with your friends and family.Please support our work and enable us to deliver more content by buying us a coffee.