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Meathead Hippie Podcast #46 with Diana Rodgers
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Meathead Hippie Podcast #46 with Diana Rodgers
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“We as humans, are not in control of nature. We are only a small piece of nature and a piece of the food cycle.”

Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts that runs a vegetable and meat CSA. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks and runs a clinical nutrition practice. Diana writes and speaks about the intersection of optimal human nutrition, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and social justice. She is also the producer of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, interviewing experts in the environmental and health movement. Her new film project, Kale vs. Cow examines the environmental, nutritional and ethical case for “better meat’. She can be found on her website HERE.

Content Summary:

5:00 Diana’s Story: Educating Herself First

Certified as both an NTP and Paleo RD, living on a big farm outside of suburbia Boston

13:45 The Connection of Farm Life

“People are finally connecting the dots. If we are going to consume high protein diets, it makes sense to know how those animals were raised.”

17:00 Documentary: Kale Vs. Cow

Mission: Finding the most optimal diet for human health AND sustainability

Reaction to “What The Health” Film

25:00 What Makes a Healthier Animal

The proper treatment for farm animals and how to manage them appropriately with grazing techniques

34:00 Understanding The Circle of Life

“We as humans, are not in control of nature. We are only a small piece of nature and a piece of the food cycle.”

41:00 Tips When Shopping for Meat

Becoming aware of where your food is coming from by getting involved

How to know what to look for when shopping for meat in grocery stores

47:15 The Luxury of Worrying About Longevity

Learning to not take for granted what is on our plates and the access we have to good quality food

51:21 Spirit Animal

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