The Switch4Good Podcast

From Spy to Ultra-racer with Leah Goldstein

Dec 22, 2021

Watch Episode 157 with Leah Goldstein:

Hop on your bike, because this episode is a wild ride. Leah Goldstein is an incredible human who knows no limits. Most recently, she gained fame as the first woman to outright win Race Across America (RAAM). She also happens to be 52 and a plant-based athlete. Before Leah’s decorated pro cycling career, she was an elite commando instructor for the Israeli Defense Force, and prior to that, she became a bantamweight national kickboxing champion at age 17. This woman can endure, but she’s also not immune to the pressures of the world. We cover it all—from her time in Israel to the nitty gritty of her RAAM experience. This is an episode that will leave you breathless and hungry for more. 

 

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Fiber is our Favorite F Word with Diabetes Dietitian & Author Lauren Plunkett

Fiber is our Favorite F Word with Diabetes Dietitian & Author Lauren Plunkett

Who says you have to be defined by a type 1 diabetes diagnosis? Who says your life can’t continue to be just as rich or fulfilling? Certainly not today’s guest. Lauren Plunkett is a registered dietitian, a diabetes education specialist, a fitness instructor, a dynamic national speaker, a plant-based nutrition advocate, and a shining beacon of positive energy, exemplifying how to live your best life with type 1 diabetes. And she does it all with so much empathy, a keen intellect, and a smile so radiant I swear you could see it from ten miles away. Lauren is also the author of the book Type One Determination, which I love because it’s from the perspective of someone who’s both a patient and an expert, offering applicable strategies to anyone suffering from type 1 diabetes. Some of our listeners might even recognize her name for her contribution to our very own Switch4Good blog. 

From Prison Rags to Plant Based Riches with David Israel

From Prison Rags to Plant Based Riches with David Israel

Okay, today’s guest has an incredibly compelling story. He’s someone who truly knows how to turn adversity into opportunity. Uber-successful serial entrepreneur, David Israel, has owned, among other things, a nightclub, a jewelry store, a chain of upscale pawnshops, and a maintenance company. But what’s most interesting, is that in 2011, while enduring the most personally challenging period in his life, he founded POP! Gourmet Foods, taking the snack industry by storm and forming partnerships with globally recognized retailers, nationally and internationally.

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