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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

How to Avoid Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Dairy-Free Diet

How to Avoid Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Dairy-Free Diet

We know that a dairy-free diet provides plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and an abundance of other nutrients, but what about vitamin B12? If you’re not taking a supplement or consuming fortified foods regularly, you’re probably B12 deficient. Don’t worry, you...

Cows’ Milk, Growing Kids, and Childhood Obesity

Cows’ Milk, Growing Kids, and Childhood Obesity

The strong emergence and rapid consumer acceptance of plant milk has left the dairy industry scrambling to win back its former loyal audience. As sales of plant milk creep up to 14 percent of the total retail milk market, the dairy industry has doubled down on old...

Athletics & Performance

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...

Inflammation Hurts More Than Just Athletic Performance

Inflammation Hurts More Than Just Athletic Performance

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) As athletes, we spend time regularly dealing with inflammation. This might take the form of an ice pack on a sore muscle or wearing compression clothing to enhance the recovery process. Inflammation comes with the...

An Interview With World Record-Holding Blade Runner Brian Reynolds

An Interview With World Record-Holding Blade Runner Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds runs a 3:03 marathon, a 1:17 half marathon, and a 16:49 5k. He's a dad, a dairy-free athlete, and also a double amputee. Case of meningococcemia at age four resulted in the loss of his legs, but that hasn't stopped him from earning the world record in...

Alternative Guides

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...

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...

15-Minute Colorful Veggie Stir-Fry

15-Minute Colorful Veggie Stir-Fry

By Audrey Dunham Not your average stir-fry, this recipe incorporates hearty quinoa and protein-packed black beans to provide both substance and ample nutrition. You can customize the recipe to use whatever you have left in the fridge—swap broccoli for cauliflower,...

Dairy-Free News

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...

Tips for Delicious, Satisfying, and Dairy-Free Meals at Home

Tips for Delicious, Satisfying, and Dairy-Free Meals at Home

For many of us, we’re well into two weeks of self-isolation at home. The rare venture to the grocery store has led to guaranteed disappointment as we woefully stare at the empty shelves where toilet paper and our favorite non-dairy creamer once sat. Some of us are...

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