Tue, 25 May 2021
Autumn Smith of Paleovalley on healing from IBS & anxiety, navigating kids' snack culture, & growing a "real food" business.
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.
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Thu, 20 May 2021
Pierre Ferrari of Heifer International on Food Security, Food Sovereignty, & the Impact of Livestock in Developing Countries
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.
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.
Wed, 12 May 2021
Nic Mink of Sitka Salmon Shares on Boat to Plate & Connecting Consumers with Beyond Sustainable Fish
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.
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.
Wed, 5 May 2021
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.
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.