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Welcome to the Switch4Good Blog! Bookmark this page as your go-to resource for science-backed articles and interest pieces. From breaking down dairy studies to covering recent industry news, you can rely on these articles to provide both insight and solutions to bring your nutrition game up a notch.

Science & Research

The Harmful Side Effects of Whey Protein

The Harmful Side Effects of Whey Protein

True athleticism isn’t about being stronger or faster—it’s about longevity. Some shine bright and fizzle out quickly, while others can keep going for years. It’s not about how good you are in your prime, it’s about how long you can stay in your prime. Many...

Dairy and Increased Risk of MS

Dairy and Increased Risk of MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nearly one million people in the United States alone. While it may not touch everyone’s life, it can be devastating for both the diagnosed and their families. Identified as an autoimmune condition, MS is a progressive disease in which...

Does Dairy Build Muscle Post-Workout?

Does Dairy Build Muscle Post-Workout?

Lifestyle and niche interest blogs are fun to read (who doesn’t love a good listicle), but they shouldn’t inform your nutrition. An article featured in Women’sRunning.com suggested cottage cheese as an optimal post-workout snack—based on a study with shaky findings...

Athletics & Performance

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) The first time that I broke my wrist was in a 1983 on-ice collision when I was an 18-year-old hockey player. I broke my thumb near the same wrist a couple of years later in a bike race. When I broke the wrist again in 2007...

Plant-Based Diet and Longevity in Sport

Plant-Based Diet and Longevity in Sport

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) While the Fountain of Youth remains a mythical spring of restoration for anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters, many aging athletes are extending their competitive careers by turning to the restorative powers of a...

Alternative Guides

17 Different Plant Milks You Need to Try

17 Different Plant Milks You Need to Try

How many plant milks are there? The answer is limitless! Personally, I opt for the store-bought varieties, but with a cheesecloth or a super nifty Almond Cow machine, you can transform literally anything into a delicious plant milk—from grains to seeds to nuts and...

10 Essential Dairy-Free Cookbooks

10 Essential Dairy-Free Cookbooks

Not everyone can “wing it” when it comes to mealtime, and that’s okay. With the ever-growing trend of dairy-free and plant-based eating, it can be intimidating when looking for a cookbook. Choose from any one of these essential dairy-free cookbooks, and you’ll be set...

Overnight Oat Parfait

Overnight Oat Parfait

By Tanya Flink, Switch4Good Content Manager There was a period in my life when I ate a bowl of oats almost exclusively for breakfast (and sometimes lunch) every day for three years. It's nourishing, satisfying, easy, cheap, comforting, and unbelievably versatile. On...

Powerhouse Plant-Based Salad Bowl

Powerhouse Plant-Based Salad Bowl

This fully loaded salad eats like an entrée. Packed with leafy greens, tender riced cauliflower, crunchy walnuts, and a medley of beans and veggies, this is one nutrient-dense bowl that will take you to Flavortown. It comes together in 15 minutes and travels well,...

Spicy Plant-Based Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese

Spicy Plant-Based Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese

You could buy a number of plant-based cheeses at the store, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one as affordable as this homemade variety. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own cheddar cheese and be in control of the spice level. Dial it down if...

Dairy-Free News

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

Jackie Norman is a former New Zealand dairy farmworker who now volunteers full-time for the advocacy group, Vegan FTA. In this interview, Norman details her 18-year experience in the farm industry and sends a message to everyone—farmers and advocates alike—that we...

How to Do More For Others: Become a Food Not Bombs Volunteer

How to Do More For Others: Become a Food Not Bombs Volunteer

At Switch4Good, our motto is "Live better. Do more. Dairy-free." We are an organization of doers—people who go above and beyond to be the best they can be for themselves and others. During this time, some of us can harness that "doer" mentality and help others live...

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