Sustainable Dish Podcast

In this episode, James chats with Victoria Boron about her journey to reclaim her health, the past, present, and future of our food system, must-read books, and more.

Victoria Boron is passionate about peoples’ metabolic health. When her own health began to fail after gaining significant weight and becoming pre- diabetic, she began searching for answers about nutrition. In doing so, she found a new love for science and human physiology and left her career in the hospitality industry to pursue a career in nursing. She is currently a student at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a minor in biology. She hopes to eventually earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and work to help patients achieve metabolic health.

Victoria, her husband Ben, and their two young daughters live on a small, upstart urban vegetable farm in North Carolina. When not in the throes of day-to-day parental duties, they love to go hear live music, go to the beach, the park, and other outdoor adventures.

Learn more about her and follow her journey here on Instagram.

And click here to view all of the books, podcasts, and resources mentioned in this episode!

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth, one of my favorite “better broth” companies. Their broths and elixirs are not only well-sourced, but they are delicious. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 20% off your first order.

 

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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Marty Kendall of Optimising Nutrition and Nutrient Optimiser, an assessment and program designed to help you identify nutrient deficiencies and guide you through optimizing your nutrition without the use of supplements.

I've followed Marty's program several times and learned how to maximize my diet for optimal nutrient absorption and health.

I first learned about the importance of nutrient optimization through my own journey with Celiac Disease. Having lived undiagnosed for decades, my body thrived once I began understanding how to maximize my nutrition with testing, diligent tracking, and nutrient-dense recipes.

Marty's Nutrient Optimiser assessment and Optimising Nutrition program is a wealth of information for anyone seeking to amplify their nutrition and health.

Tune into this show to hear about my own Nutrient Optimiser challenge and learn more about how you can join the challenge, too.

Check out Marty's blog for more helpful tools, resources, and recipes.

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth, one of my favorite “better broth” companies. Their broths and elixirs are not only well-sourced, but they are delicious. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 20% off your first order

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On this episode of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, we dive deep into the carbon credit market with Megan Parks, the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Grassroots Carbon, a public benefit company that makes it easy to buy and sell nature-based carbon storage.

Carbon credits, carbon sequestration, carbon storage are all growing buzzwords in today's headlines, but what are they and what do they really mean?

Lauren and Megan break down the carbon credit market and what it means for regenerative ranchers and carbon credit buyers now and in the future.

They discuss how transparency and stringent, third-party testing are key to long-term grassland regeneration and carbon sequestration. They also reveal that even though carbon storage is in the spotlight right now, there are many other benefits of grassland regeneration that could become even more marketable than carbon credits in the future.

If you're curious about the viability of the carbon credit market, interested in purchasing carbon credits, or considering selling your carbon storage capabilities on your own land, give this episode a listen.

Check out Grassroots Carbon on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth, one of my favorite “better broth” companies. Their broths and elixirs are not only well-sourced, but they are delicious. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 20% off your first order.


Have you ever wondered what it's like to move from city life to start a farm?

If so, give the latest episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast a listen.

My co-host, Lauren Manning, chats with Christine Dormeier of Heritage Pines Farm in Peyton, Colorado.

Christine grew up in the suburbs, went to undergrad for business, lived in some of the busiest cities in the world, and is now a small farmer.

In the show, Christine shares how nothing in her childhood or education encouraged her down this path, but as a Taiwanese American immigrant, she is working hard to encourage other Asian Americans to become more aware of agriculture and land stewardship.

Lauren and Christine chat about helpful resources for budding farmers and how the draws of living their small farmer lifestyles have helped them weather the cultural and experiential obstacles along their journeys.

This show can inspire aspiring farmers, encourage new farmers, and rejuvenate seasoned farmers.

Be sure to tune in and check out Heritage Pines Farm to learn more about Christine, her husband, Nick, and their small Colorado farm.

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth, one of my favorite “better broth” companies. Their broths and elixirs are not only well-sourced, but they are delicious. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 20% off your first order.

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In this episode of the podcast, my co-host, Lauren Manning, chats with James Rebanks.

 

James is not only an accomplished sheep farmer in England (you may recognize him from his guest appearance in Sacred Cow), but he is also an author and thought-leader on the future of farming.

 

They discuss the past, present, and future of agriculture, our growing disconnection with our food system, and his new book, Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey.

 

If you're curious about farming from a farmer's eyes, tune into this show.

 

Follow James on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to check out his books The Shepherd's Life, English Pastoral, and his latest, Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey.

 

This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth, one of my favorite “better broth” companies. Their broths and elixirs are not only well-sourced, but they are delicious. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 20% off your first order.

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In this episode, I chat with Adam Danforth, a butcher, educator, and James Beard award-winning author. He is an active board member of the Good Meat Project and Chefs Collaborative and through this work, he leads experiential workshops worldwide on butchery and meat science for venues such as Stone Barns Center for Agriculture, the James Beard Foundation Chefs Boot Camp, Google, and the National Bison Association. Adam also consults and provides education to restaurants including Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Bazaar Meat, and Maude. 

We talk about Adam's road from corporate marketing burnout to his career in meat processing and humane butchery. 

We also discuss his latest initiative, ROGUE FOOD UNITES, a nonprofit which meets the immediate and long-term food needs of fire victims in Southern Oregon with comfort food prepared by locally-owned restaurants. Click here to donate.

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On today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Nicolette Hahn Niman about the nutritional, sustainable, and ethical case for meat production.

 

Nicolette is an author, lawyer, rancher, and one of the many environmental experts featured in the film, Sacred Cow.

 

In this episode, we dive into why well-raised cattle actually improve ecosystem function and how removing them from our food system would create a gaping hole for us, both nutritionally and environmentally.

 

Nicolette is a wealth of information and it's always a joy to speak with her.

 

Tune into this episode and be sure to check out her books including the upcoming edition of Defending Beef: The Ecological and Nutritional Case for Meat.

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On today's episode of the podcast, my co-host, James Connelly, chats with Emilia Leese and Eva Charalambides, authors of the book Think Like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics.

They discuss a range of topics including how veganism has evolved, the ethics of a healthy food system, reconnecting with our food producers, and the nuance and intricacies of supporting food sovereignty and peoples' rights to healthy, just, and sustainable food.

Learn more about their book project here.


In this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, about her experience being a vegan for almost two decades and her eventual transition back into eating meat.

 

If you've watched my film, Sacred Cow, you'll recognize Lierre and her story about how it occurred to her while trying to grow a vegan garden that there is no life without death.

 

She could either be a part of the cycle that creates more death or she could be a part of the cycle that creates more life.

 

We discuss this and so much more.

 

If you are vegan or a former vegan (or know someone who is), I encourage you to check out this episode.

 

This episode is sponsored by Teton Waters Ranch, one of my favorite “better meat” companies. Their sausages and hot dogs are 100% grass-fed beef and delicious. Bring hot dogs back to your dinner table and check out all of the amazing products at Teton Waters Ranch.

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On this episode, Diana interviews Shannon Hayes of Sap Bush Hollow Farm.

Shannon is the Chef & CEO of Sap Bush Hollow, as well as the author of several books & host of The Hearth of Sap Bush Hollow podcast. She has written several books about sustainability, including Radical Homemakers and several other amazing books on food. She has a PhD in Sustainable Agriculture and operates a farm and cafe in West Fulton New York.

Diana and Shannon talk about her inspiration for living differently and sharing that with the world and we discuss her community and her deep feelings about how it is part of healing and deserves dedication. 

They dive into Shannon's latest book, available for pre-order here, Redefining Rich, where she writes about what people can do to experience true wealth by stretching and being inventive but also by recognizing what is right in front of us.

If the past year has made you reevaluate life as you know it, the episode is for you!

You can find more information about Shannon at Sap Bush Hollow and her blog.

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I first discovered José López via his Instagram account, @wildquetzal. His content is clear, concise, educational, and I found myself rapidly consuming it as quickly as I could.

This episode is a long-form conversation about his own personal journey to where he is today, how he connects with the natural world to learn, grow, and educate, and his vision to inspire others to reconnect with themselves and observe the "Three Worlds" we are all a part of.

Tune in as my co-host and co-producer of Sacred Cow, James Connolly, interviews López.

Be sure to check him out on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and see his conscious design and marketing work at Kaizen Designs.

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On today's episode of the podcast, I catch up with Dr. Anthony Gustin.

 

We chat about everything from his recent trip to observe the Hadza tribe in Africa, the dangers of refined vegetable oils, misconceptions about carbohydrates and the keto diet, how we might not be able to return to our hunter/gatherer roots, but how we can reconnect and regenerate our connection with our health, land, and this planet, and more.

 

Dr. Gustin is a sports medicine clinician, the founder and CEO of Perfect Keto & Equip Foods, the host of The Natural State Podcast, and the author of the best-selling book, Keto Answers.

 

His youth on a farm in the midwest and personal health issues led him to this path to find optimal health for himself to inspire others to do the same. Through his new project, Joyfield Farm, he aims to set an example that farming can be done ethically, regeneratively, and most importantly: produce the most nutritious food humanly possible as sustainably as possible.

 

If you're interested in the intersection of our personal health and planetary health, give this episode a listen.

 

Learn more about Dr. Gustin on his website and be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Have you ever read a riveting, page-turner of a book about the metabolic theories of cancer?

 

Yeah, me neither...until this one, and in the latest episode of the podcast, my co-host, James Connolly, had the chance to chat with Apple.

 

They dove into Apple's latest book, Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection, and all of the research that was involved in telling this important story of Warburg and his work on cancer.

 

In the book, Apple tells the extraordinary story of Otto Warburg, a Nazi-era scientist who discovered how cancer cells eat.

 

He breaks down the current scientific literature in an easy way and interweaves colorful interviews that make this book hard to put down.

 

By the end, you'll have a better understanding of not just how cancer cells eat, but also what it means for how we should.

 

Give this episode a listen and check out the book here.

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On today's episode of the podcast, I interview Autumn Smith, the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures.

 

She holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and FDN Practitioner, and was an absolute joy to interview!

 

We talk about our health journeys and how she resolved her struggles with IBS, anxiety, and her relationship with food when she started focusing on the quality of her nutrition, not just the quantity.

 

As her health completely transformed, she became driven to make healthy, nutrient-dense products more accessible to her family, clients, and fellow parents.

 

As a dietitian and mom myself, it was great to chat about how out of hand our kids' snack culture has gotten and what companies like Paleovalley can do to help change it. Our kids and our own health are too often hijacked by hyper-palatable, processed foods, and accessible, real food options not only lead to better health and cognition, but they're also delicious.

 

If you've been following me or talk with any of my clients, you'll know Paleovalley's beef sticks are my go-to snack. I always have a few in my purse or car just in case I get in a pinch and need healthy nutrition.

 

Give this episode a listen and check out the show notes for a discount on your own bundle of Paleovalley snacks! They're offering listeners 15% off when you enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH15 at checkout. Click here to try these for yourself!

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In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Pierre Ferrari of Heifer International about creating equitable, resilient food systems.

 

Pierre is the President and CEO of Heifer International, a global network on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.

 

We chat about the importance of livestock to create change from the ground up. A small investment of livestock, alongside mentorship and support, can help families earn a living income, improve their food security and nutrition, protect their environment, empower women, and continuously train the next generation of leaders.

 

Their work is incredible and so is this episode.

 

Learn more about Pierre and Heifer International on their website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

This episode is brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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On this week's episode of the podcast, my co-host, Lauren Manning, chats with Nic Mink, the CEO of Sitka Salmon Shares, a member of Local Catch and the nation’s largest community-supported fishery (CSF) delivering responsibly harvested seafood to the doorsteps of seafood lovers around the country.

Sitka Salmon Shares operates like a CSA (community supported agriculture), providing monthly boxes of wild-caught Alaskan fish and seafood to consumers who pay in exchanges for a share of the season's catch.

Nic is on a mission to change the way the world thinks about fish and describes how he aims to advocate for fishing that is beyond sustainable - fishing that is not only good for the environment, but also the social, cultural, and economical systems of the area.

Nic and Lauren dive into how we can become more involved with the "boat to plate" process of the fish we eat and what we can do to support small fishermen fishing in a healthy, sustainable way.

If you watched the film Seaspiracy, give this episode a listen and learn more about the amazing work Sitka Salmon Shares are doing to ensure a quality, sustainable, and just fish system.

Learn more about Nic and Sitka Salmon Shares on their website, and be sure to follow them on FacebookInstagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Sitka Salmon Shares is by far my favorite fish company. Be sure to visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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On this week's episode of the podcast, my co-host, James Connelly, chats with Bryan Charles of Ketoned Bodies, the nation's first Keto Meal Delivery Company and the only Regenerative Agricultural Meal Delivery company in the country.

 

Bryan became interested in nutrition as a result of his mother’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He believed that food was the cause, and he knew that food would be the cure. His quest for the optimal diet led him to work on a Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition. He's also working towards being a Savory Institute Accredited Field Professional.

 

They take a deep dive into the current food system, why our disconnection with our food is at the root of many of our problems, and how food that is grown in a manner that regenerates the planet will regenerate humanity.

 

Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation between James and Bryan and learn how we can work together to create a healthier life and planet.

 

Learn more about Bryan and Ketoned Bodies on his website, and be sure to follow them on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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On this episode of the podcast, I chat with my colleague, Esther Blum.

 

She’s an Integrative Dietitian, High-Performance Coach, and the best-selling author of Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous. She has helped thousands of women feel and look their best, balance their hormones, eliminate their need for medication, and reverse chronic illness.

 

We discuss everything from nutritional changes throughout a woman's cycle, advocating for ourselves and loved ones in our medical system, and the need for more diversity, food sovereignty, regional appropriateness, and empathy in our food system and dietary recommendations.

 

Esther and I got fired up in this chat and you'll hear our passions throughout this entire show.

 

To keep the energy of this episode alive, Esther is gifting a mini-course, Crush Your Sugar Cravings, and has also generously opened up her calendar for 6 listeners to book a 30-minute Custom Metabolic Blueprint call with her. Visit www.estherblum.com/call to claim your spot.

 

Learn more about Esther, her books, and courses on her website, and be sure to follow them on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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In this episode of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, Lauren talks with John Arbuckle of Singing Pastures. John and his wife, Holly, are 9th generation farmers. In 2016, they started Singing Pastures with their mission to showcase and practice Wildly Regenerative Agriculture.

 

Lauren and John discuss their Maine farm and how they identified the need to do things differently, what they are doing, how they are doing it, and what regenerative agriculture means to them and the food system as a whole. If you're interested in starting a regenerative farm or are new to farming, check out this episode.

 

Learn more about John and Singing Pastures Farm on their website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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In today's episode of the podcast, my co-host, James Connolly, chats with Sean B. Carroll.

Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and film producer. He received a Ph.D. in immunology from Tufts University. He is currently the Andrew and Mary Balo and Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair of Biology at the University of Maryland, Vice-President for Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Executive Director of HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin.

James and Sean discuss the book and the subsequent documentary film, Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works, and Why it Matters. They also discuss Brave Genius: A Scientist, Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures From the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize. The latter book describes the conflict that happens when ideology trumps science in agriculture and the resulting famines in the USSR and China. Lastly, they touch on his newest book, A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You, which explores the role of chance in the development of life.

Be sure to check out this episode and his latest book right away.

To get to know him and his work, visit his website where you can find his books, films, articles, interviews, and more.

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off a premium share.

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In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with my good friend and colleague, Drew Ramsey, MD.

We discuss the most important parts of his latest book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety, and how we can use nutritional psychiatry to help combat our current mental health crisis.

Drew Ramsey, MD, is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

We chat about mental well-being and in the context of the pandemic and overall life. “We’ve all had our mental health challenged in a way that really hasn’t happened to many of us before,” he says, “from losing employment to the profound grief so many families are experiencing to the loss of our social structures and our ability to maintain our connections.”

But nutrition is an oft-forgotten medicine in our toolkits and we dive into the foods and nutrients that we can include in our diets to help us eat our way to better brain, and therefore better mental, health.

Be sure to check out this episode and his latest book right away.

To get to know him and his practice, follow Drew on Instagram, Facebook, and his website where you can read his articles and take his courses.

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off.

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On today's episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, my co-host, Lauren Manning, interviews Glenn Elzinga of Alderspring Ranch.

Glenn Elzinga is a former Forest Ecologist turned Rancher. Glenn and his wife Caryl run Alderspring Ranch, a small artisanal family ranch that has passionately produced award-winning grass-fed, organic beef for over 20 years in the Idaho mountains. Alderspring Cowboys live with the cattle during the summer months, rotationally grazing them over 46,000 acres of certified organic wild permit rangeland, restoring health to ecologically sensitive areas.

In this deep-dive conversation, Lauren and Glenn discuss the carbon sequestration of managed grazing and in-herding, how he manages both the animals and his people to keep his ranch running smooth, how the recent forest fires in the western United States could be mitigated, and more.

If you're interested in learning more about this family operation or curious about working or interning at such an amazing regenerative ranch, visit his website at www.alderspringranch.com. He also offers free courses and education for other producers.

To get to know him and his whole family, follow Alderspring Ranch on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5. It's also brought to you by my favorite fish company, Sitka Salmon Shares. Learn more about it in the show or visit their website here and enter the code SustainableDish25 for $25 off.

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On today's episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I chat with my good friend, Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., who is an internationally recognized leader in ancestral health and functional, integrative medicine. He is the author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine and the founder of The Kresser Institute that helps equip the next generation of functional health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. 

We discuss the current state of our healthcare system, the growing need for health coaches, and what drove him to create his ADAPT Health Coach Training Program.

Enrollment for his next class of the ADAPT Health Coaching Program ends April 1, 2021, so be sure to sign up here and tune in to the show to learn how you can get $1,000 off your tuition!

Direct download: Episode_137_Chris_Kresser.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish podcast, my co-host, James Connolly, interviews Sadie Radinsky.

Sadie Radinsky is the 19-year-old writer and recipe creator behind WholeGirl.com. Sadie starting blogging in 2014, when she was 12, her goal was to educate and empower her fellow teen girls and create a positive community around food. We discussed her new book, Whole Girl: Live Vibrantly, Love Your Entire Self, and Make Friends with Food. Other topics discussed were female empowerment, homeschooling, the pressures on teenagers to go vegan, and our mutual love of Neil Gaiman. 

Be sure to learn more about Sadie on her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.

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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish podcast, I talk to Andrew Smith about his book, A Critique of the Moral Defense of Vegetarianism.

 

We discuss the sentience of plants, the morality of all diets, the impossibility of an animal-free diet, and more.

 

Andrew brings a unique perspective to the ethical case for better meat and is featured in both my film and book, Sacred Cow.

 

To learn more about Andrew and his work, visit his website here.

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.

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Arsen Islamov is a cattle rancher in Kazakhstan. In today's episode of the podcast, we discuss the pastoralist traditions in Kazakhstan, the Soviet invasion, and their reeducation camps. We also discuss the subsequent conversion of rich, pastoral lands to grain and the health consequences of the removal of the traditional diet.

 

His journey into cattle ranching is unique and inspiring, and his stories about the erosion of topsoil due to cropping are reminiscent of our own dust bowl history in the midwest. This conversation is rich in history and lessons that we all can heed.

 

Follow Arsen on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.

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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak to Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumer Association and Regeneration International. We discuss addressing climate change through farming, regenerative agriculture education, and the needed alliance between vegans, ranchers, climate changers, and regenerators.

Mentioned in this episode are:

Organic Consumer Association
Regeneration International
Climate change
Farming as the solution
Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)
Sunrise Movement
Emissions
Animal husbandry practices
Allan Savory
Dr. Mercola
Unite the ranchers, vegans, and vegetarians
Factory farming is the enemy
Degenerate food
Infighting
Challenges of agriculture around the world
Factory farming tycoons and meat cartel
An alliance between vegans, ranchers, climate changers, and regenerators
Meatless Mondays
Regenerative Ag education
Land use around the world

Enjoy the show!

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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with John Kempf about robotics in agriculture, universal basic income, and a new food economy.

 

Be sure to check out John's work on The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast.

 

Also, check out the regen.ag Academy

 

This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.

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I recently aired the Sacred Cow film for select members of the American Grassfed Association. After the film, I was joined by Carrie Balkcom, Dr. John Ikerd, and Greg Gunthorp to discuss regenerative livestock, restoring our soils and repairing our climate, and the nutritional status of our planet from an environmental, sustainable, and ethical perspective.

Enjoy this replay of the live Q&A session where we answer many of your most pressing questions.

Be sure to check the American Grassfed Association and my colleagues Carrie Balkcom, Dr. John Ikerd, and Greg Gunthorp.

Enjoy the show!

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2020 was a year full of devastating news, but author, Judith Schwartz, has a grassroots response to evolving crises, an antidote to despair if you will.

 

She calls it Earth repair, taking this tremendous sense of agency and using it to come together and heal our landscapes and seascapes.

 

In the latest episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, James Connolly interviews Judith where they discuss large scale strategies for restoring soils, vegetation, and even food forest systems – in regions previously plagued by drought, desertification, famine, and poverty – that not only improve food security, economic security, and heal frayed social fabrics, they also increase rainfall, groundwater, and both carbon sequestration and water storage capacities in the landscape.

 

They discuss her previous books, Cows Save the Planet and Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, and also her latest book, The Reindeer Chronicles, which documents large-scale ecological restoration projects in China, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Norway, New Mexico, Hawaii, and elsewhere around the world. Delving into the individuals, communities, and their unique stories.

 

In both this interview and her book, Judith reveals universal patterns of people coming together to heal their environments while also improving their human relationships and quality of life.

 

You may recognize Judith from her interview in the film, Sacred Cow, where she described the role cows play in restoration, but also be sure to check out her books, too.

 

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“Not everyone agrees about how to reform the food system and restore the nation’s health, but one message often rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. From celebrity chefs to home cooks, lots of people seem to have the feeling that our country has lost its way and that returning to the dinner table will get us back to healthy kids and strong families. It’s an alluring message.”

 

This is the conundrum that Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It explores through a granular look at how many of us navigate the daily task of keeping ourselves fed. 

 

Authors Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinnikka Elliot -- a trio of sociology professors from universities across the US -- conducted a variety of interviews between February 2012 and March 2013 with female primary caregivers to learn more about how eating plays out in their households. 

 

Then, between April and December 2013, the authors took an immersive approach and entrenched themselves with the nine families. This included the morning rush, supermarket trips, meal prep, family dinners, and visits to government support offices. The stories unfold from the vantage point of the women in the family, who more often than not shoulder the burden of shopping, meal planning, cooking, and accommodating their families’ divergent dietary preferences. 


From Greely Janson, wife and mother in a middle-class family who finds herself torn between feeding her family the highest quality foods and allowing her daughter to have a “normal” childhood experience, to the Washingtons, an intergenerational family living in a hotel and struggling to make ends meet.

 

Divided into seven sections, the book explores how common foodie-centric phrases with good intentions often leave consumers across the socio-economic range battling a relentless cycle of pressure, guilt, shame, surrender, and hope. Most of these phrases will be familiar to you like, “You are what you eat,” “The family that eats together, stays together,” and “Know what’s on your plate.” 

 

The intimate look at the way these phrases impact each of the nine featured families will have you questioning your perceptions of what makes for “good food policy.” The tales also highlight how the latest food trends often have an impact on so much more than just what’s in your grocery cart, including notions of self-worth, success, and what it means to be a good parent.

 

In the show, we dig into some of the biggest themes addressed in the book, the author’s personal takeaways from their immersive research, and a few solutions that might offer more ubiquitous and meaningful success than simply telling consumers to cook more meals at home.

 

This episode was generously sponsored by my favorite electrolyte drink mix, LMNT. I personally drink 2 per day and recommend to my clients, athletes, or anyone following a low-carb diet or undergoing a stressful period to pay attention to their electrolytes. LMNT is the perfect combination of sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Visit this website for a free sample pack, just pay shipping!

Direct download: Episode_129_Pressure_Cooker.mp3
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In today's episode of The Sustainable Dish, I chat with Ede Fox, aka The Black Carnivore.

 

We talk about how she reclaimed her health with a carnivore or meat-based diet and her creation of an inclusive space for black people and people of color to learn about the carnivore diet, health, and nutrition. We dive into the underlying injustices of a meat-free or less meat diet, how food justice includes access to nutrient-dense foods like meat, and what we can do to help encourage more people to advocate for a meat-inclusive diet.

 

If you're curious about the carnivore diet and how it can be an effective therapy, how diet recommendations for a particular region of people often don't acknowledge systemic injustice of those regions, or how you can get explore the carnivore diet and get involved with the Black Carnivore community, give this episode a listen.

 

Find Ede online on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and The Black Carnivore Podcast, and if you're new to carnivore, check out her coaching services here.

 

This episode was generously sponsored by my favorite electrolyte drink mix, LMNT. I personally drink 2 per day and recommend to my clients, athletes, or anyone following a low-carb diet or undergoing a stressful period to pay attention to their electrolytes. LMNT is the perfect combination of sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Visit this website for a free sample pack, just pay shipping!

Direct download: Episode_128_Ede_Fox_-_Black_Carnivore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

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