Be passionate about whatever you’re doing.
This episode is all about the case for better meat.
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living on a working organic farm in New England. She runs an active nutrition practice where she helps people with weight, metabolic, and intestinal issues recover their health through diet and lifestyle. She’s also an author, host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, and the mom of two active kids.
In this podcast, the case for better meat, we cover:
- Why Americans have a complicated relationship with meat
- The reasons why humans need to eat meat
- About the mental health challenges from eliminating meat
- The problems with The China Study
- The diet you should eat to optimize your health
- About the benefits of eating grass-fed
- Why becoming a vegan isn’t better for the environment
Meat is the most polarizing food we have in our culture today.
Meat is something that can kill you or heal you, depending on how you see it. In Western culture, the vilification of meat began with The Seventh Day Adventist. They believed that meat gave you sinful thoughts. So, removing meat was a pure way of living life.
It takes a lot of time to debunk meat myths. Once you understand that meat is good to eat, then you can understand that it’s actually ethical to eat meat. Humans have always had animal-sourced foods in their diet; we are omnivores. When you eliminate meat from your diet, then you need to take supplements. For instance, vitamin A is something that the body prefers from an animal source.
The body sees any animal protein as animal protein.
There’s a massive difference between a vegetarian and a vegan. When we eliminate all animal sources, there will be significant nutrient deficiencies. Plus, there will be enormous mental health ramifications. Mentally, just getting a little liver into your system will positively affect someone’s health.
Then, Diana says that if you want to optimize your health, add meat to your diet. Everyone should eat as large a variety of food that doesn’t give them problems. For Diana, she eats clean and no processed foods, including chicken broth from scratch. Other people are capable of eating junk. There is a broad spectrum of humans. However, the nutrients in animal-based foods are the most nutrient-dense. If you are looking to optimize your health, you need to include animal source foods.
Stay tuned as we talk about the benefits of eating grass-fed meat, why becoming a vegan isn’t better for the environment, and all about Diana’s movie, Sacred Cow.
Diana’s message for the world is to be passionate about whatever you’re doing.