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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 Link Between Dairy, Cancer, and Neu5gc

The Link Between Dairy, Cancer, and Neu5gc

As brands like Yoplait continue to don pink lids in support of finding a cure for breast cancer, the mounting research is constantly leading back to animal products as a major cancer culprit. Oh, the irony. A recent French study (1) analyzed the link between Neu5Gc...

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

Even as an Integrative Physician in my 40s, I love competitive sports and being physically active. I’ve competed in soccer, tennis, cross-country, sand volleyball, and basketball, and I regularly practice ashtanga yoga and rock climbing. Being this physically active...

Study Finds Dairy Sugars Elevate Cancer Risk

Study Finds Dairy Sugars Elevate Cancer Risk

Sugar is the new fat. The days of low-fat and fat-free have been replaced with zero sugar or no added sugar labels on nearly every packaged product we consume. Most experts would agree that sugar additives aren’t conducive to health, but what about the natural sugars...

Athletics & Performance

False Health Claims by Dairy Industry Exposed in New Report

False Health Claims by Dairy Industry Exposed in New Report

Reposted from PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An extensive scientific report revealing the truth behind false claims made by the dairy industry has now been downloaded more than 3,000 times. It was authored by nearly a dozen medical and athletic...

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

In 2009, I was part of a UCLA study of cyclists and triathletes that looked at how endurance exercise impacted bone density, testosterone, and the production of inflammatory cytokines produced during long, frequent periods of exercise. Some of my cycling teammates...

What About Soy?

What About Soy?

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned plant proteins is soy. I hear it in the locker room all the time. Men are refusing to eat soy in any form because they fear growing breasts, or they limit their intake of soy milk, tofu, edamame, and tempeh thinking...

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...

Recipes

Dairy-Free Risotto with Mushroom Scallops

Dairy-Free Risotto with Mushroom Scallops

We love a high-end meal that's simple enough to make on a weeknight. This classic dairy-free risotto is luxuriously creamy and exceptionally delicious. When topped with succulent oyster mushroom scallops, this dish becomes a hearty and nutrient-packed meal. Enjoy with...

Creamy Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole

Creamy Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole

Every year for the holidays, I somehow get put on “green bean duty,” which involves cleaning, stripping, and halving ten pounds of beans for the feast. Inspired by the epic vegan celebrations with my family, this delectable dish has the classic flavor combination of...

Sofritas Tacos with Vegan Queso

Sofritas Tacos with Vegan Queso

This recipe puts a healthy twist on Chipotle's vegan sofritas tacos. Made with seasoned tofu and riced cauliflower, this simple sofritas is easy to whip up and packs a ton of nutrition with each delicious bite. Pair it with a generous drizzle of vegan queso and your...

Dairy-Free News

Dairy-Free (And Other Diets) Explained

Dairy-Free (And Other Diets) Explained

What does it mean to be dairy-free? How is dairy-free different from plant-based, and is that the same as being vegan? Where do vegetarians fit in? Can you be vegan and paleo at the same time? There are so many labels to define our diets, and the terminology can be a...

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

Even as an Integrative Physician in my 40s, I love competitive sports and being physically active. I’ve competed in soccer, tennis, cross-country, sand volleyball, and basketball, and I regularly practice ashtanga yoga and rock climbing. Being this physically active...

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