Sustainable Dish Podcast

Hannah Thompson-Weeman is the president and CEO of the Animal Agriculture Alliance. Since 1987, the Alliance has been safeguarding the future of animal agriculture and its value to society by bridging the communication gap between the farm and food communities.

Hannah’s work includes developing a plan of action for when protestors strike and fighting misinformation in anti-meat narrative campaigns. 

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And, of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, a discussion community, and much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alec’s Ice Cream, the first and only verified regenerative, organic ice cream and the best-tasting ice cream I have ever had. Plus, they are Certified Humane. Check it out by going to sustainabledish.com/icecream and use code DIANA for 20% off your order. 

Join me September 29 - October 2, 2022, for a fun and informative weekend getaway at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. To learn more, visit sustainabledish.com/events and get your tickets today before they sell out.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com.

Direct download: Episode_207_Hannah_Thompson-Weeman.mp3
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On this “recycled” episode, I am joined by Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability. Lierre shares her story about becoming vegan, the struggles to “do it right,” and her eventual health downfalls as a result.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And, of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, a discussion community, and much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alec’s Ice Cream, the first and only verified regenerative, organic ice cream and the best-tasting ice cream I have ever had. Plus, they are Certified Humane. Check it out by going to sustainabledish.com/icecream and use code DIANA for 20% off your order. 

Join me September 29 - October 2, 2022, for a fun and informative weekend getaway at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. To learn more, visit sustainabledish.com/events and get your tickets today before they sell out.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com.

Direct download: Episode_206_Lierre_Keith.mp3
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Today we are replaying my conversation with Dr. Allen Williams, a rancher and soil health consultant. Dr. Williams explains the connection between soil health and livestock and debunks myths around regenerative agriculture. 

This episode was originally recorded in 2018 but the topics are still relevant today.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, and a discussion community plus so much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alec’s Ice Cream, the first and only verified regenerative, organic ice cream and the best-tasting ice cream I have ever had. Plus they are Certified Humane. Check it out by going to sustainabledish.com/icecream and use code DIANA for 20% off your order. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

 

Direct download: Episode_205_Dr._Allen_Williams_.mp3
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For this episode, I am sharing my interview with Dr. Tony Hampton on his podcast, Protecting Your N.E.S.T.

Dr. Hampton and I discuss regenerative farming versus monocropping and correct the narrative around the impact of livestock on climate change, plus how a high protein diet can improve health.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, and a discussion community plus so much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alec’s Ice Cream, the first and only verified regenerative, organic ice cream and the best-tasting ice cream I have ever had. Plus they are Certified Humane. Check it out by going to sustainabledish.com/icecream and use code DIANA for 20% off your order. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_204_Protect_Your_Nest_Interview.mp3
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Meet Jake Muise, co-founder of Maui Nui Venison. The Maui Nui mission is “to help balance Axis deer populations for the good of our environment, communities, and food system. “

In short, Jake and his team are using this invasive species to create a nutrient-dense food source for the people of Hawaii.

All of Maui Nui’s products are delicious and packed with high-quality nutrients. Plus, the USDA oversees the entire process and inspects each animal before approving it as safe for human consumption.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, and a discussion community plus so much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alec’s Ice Cream, the first and only verified regenerative, organic ice cream and the best-tasting ice cream I have ever had. Check it out by going to sustainabledish.com/icecream and use code DIANA for 20% off your order. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_203_Maui_Nui_Venison.mp3
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My last episode with Frank Mitloehner, PhD was so popular I wanted to have him back on the show to give us an update on what’s going on in the world of beef. Frank is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis and is the director of the CLEAR Center.

This episode is short but it is packed with information. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, and a discussion community plus so much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.




Direct download: Episode_202_Frank_Mitloehner.mp3
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I love discussing meat and protein consumption with other women! Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine physician with a background in Human Nutrition. Her background in medicine and nutrition makes her uniquely qualified to speak about the intersection of the food we eat and our health.

Dr. Lyon supports animal-sourced foods as a part of a healthy diet and encourages her patients to build quality muscle mass as a way to improve metabolism, stave off chronic illnesses, and protect against signs of aging.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Patrons get access to ad-free podcasts, exclusive videos, and a discussion community plus so much more. Go to sustainabledish.com/join to support my work.


Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_201_Dr_Gabrielle_Lyon.mp3
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My long-time friend, Liz Wolfe is on the podcast for a catch-up. Liz has been involved in the health and wellness field for over a decade. She is an author, podcaster, skin care authority, course creator, and self-described “professional question-asker.” 

Listen in as Liz and I chat about where our work has taken us over the years and share real truths about running a business in the online world. Then check out Liz’s podcast, Liz Talks where she covers everything from food to family in a way only Liz can.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.


Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_200_Liz_Wolfe_-_no_ads.mp3
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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine with real, front-line experience in working with populations with limited resources.  Mark has been instrumental in establishing programs that help to level the playing field for these folks.

Listen in to find out more about these programs and about his work in pediatric obesity.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_199_Mark_Cucuzzella_-_no_ads.mp3
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Ben Coerper is co-owner of Wild Harmony Farm with his wife, Rachel Slattery. Wild Harmony Farm is a regenerative operation featured in my film Sacred Cow.

Ben is on the podcast to give us an update on farm operations and new life events since his appearance in the film.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_198_Wild_Harmony_Farm.mp3
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Heartbreak and emotional pain are universal human experiences and emotional well-being is closely tied to physical health.  Florence Williams, author of Heartbreak, approaches emotional pain through a scientific lens by using well-researched methods to heal from the pain she experienced after her 25-year marriage ended. 

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_196_Florence_Williams.mp3
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It’s time for another catch-up with my friend and co-author of Sacred Cow, Robb Wolf.

Robb and I chat about our upcoming projects and the latest topics that have piqued our interest. 

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

 

Direct download: Episode_196_Fireside_Chat_with_Robb.mp3
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Do you want to hunt but don’t know how? Human Nature Hunting is an organization that teaches people hunting and other survival skills in an approachable way. 

Bruce McGlenn, owner of Human Nature Hunting, and his partner, Sarah Long are the guests on today’s show. Bruce is a life-long hunter while prior to meeting Bruce, Sarah was a vegetarian for 12 years. Their story is fascinating and many of my listeners will connect with Sarah’s ongoing journey with pushing her comfort levels.

Human Nature Hunting hosts a variety of courses all year long so if you are looking to improve your hunting skills, check them out.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_195_Human_Nature_Hunting.mp3
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It’s time to get back to basics! It’s easy to get caught up in the latest advancements and headlines related to health and sustainability but one of the simplest things you can do for yourself and the planet is to cook at home. 

In this episode, Cait Mizzi, a functional nutritionist, joins my co-host James Connolly to chat about the fundamentals of cooking and kitchen set-up. They also share tips for making a great home-cooked meal.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_194_Cait_Mizzi.mp3
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Cancer is scary! And given the grim cancer statistics, it is likely that most of us will face our own cancer scare at some point in our lives, making this episode a must-listen. 

Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. is an expert in Integrative/Functional Medicine specializing in the prevention and treatment of cancer. With over 30 years of experience in medical care, Dr. Connealy uses patient-first methodology which requires treatment of the whole person and understanding that each case is unique. 

Tune in to discover the doctor’s advice on the role of healthy lifestyle habits in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Thank you to Dry Farm Wines for their continued support of my work. They have a great selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. And when you visit sustainabledish.com/wine you can check out their latest special offer exclusively for listeners of the Sustainable Dish podcast.


Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_193_Leigh_Erin_Connealy.mp3
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If you loved Sacred Cow or are just passionate about the sustainability movement, you are going to love the new film To Which We Belong. The documentary features farmers and ranchers from around the globe that are turning from conventional practices and embracing regenerative agriculture.

On this episode, my co-host, James Connolly interviews Pamela Tanner Boll, director, and Lindsay Richardson, co-director and producer. 

To Which We Belong is available for pre-order now on Apple TV and will release on Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, GooglePlay, Youtube, and Vudu on May 10, 2022.

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Thank you to Dry Farm Wines for their continued support of my work. They have a great selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. And when you visit sustainabledish.com/wine you can check out their latest special offer exclusively for listeners of the Sustainable Dish podcast.

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_192_To_Which_We_Belong.mp3
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Frédéric Leroy, PhD is back on the podcast to give us an update on the Global Burden of Disease controversy. As many listeners know, he and his team wrote a letter to the GBD authors requesting evidence to show the justification for the 36-fold increase in deaths attributed to meat consumption. After months of fruitless effort to get their letter published, a response was finally received.

Frédéric and I discuss the recent problematic trend in mainstream media of refusing to present dialogue that counters popular “science” in order to promote the anti-meat narrative. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Thank you to Dry Farm Wines for their continued support of my work. Their wines are all-natural and low in alcohol which means less of a foggy feeling the next day. They have a great selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. And when you visit sustainabledish.com/wine you can check out their latest special offer exclusively for listeners of the Sustainable Dish podcast.

Direct download: Episode_191_Frederic_Leroy.mp3
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Alexandra Bregman is a freelance writer, specializing in the art world. Her latest book, The Bouvier Affair: A True Story, centers around, Russian oligarch, Dmitry Rybolovlev, as the alleged victim of a complex art fraud perpetrated by his art advisor Yves Bouvier.

My co-host, James Connolly interviews Alexandra about the connections between the consolidated wealth in the art world and the power the uber-rich have in many aspects of life. This is something we see in the food landscape - the rich and powerful making decisions that trickle down to everyone. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Thank you to Dry Farm Wines for their continued support of my work. Their wines are all-natural and low in alcohol which means less of a foggy feeling the next day. Plus, the non-irrigated vineyards force the roots to dig deep in search of water allowing the grapes to absorb extra minerals. Give Dry Farm Wines a try if you’ve given up on wine because of how you feel the next day or if you are simply looking for high-quality, all-natural wine.  They have a great selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. And when you visit sustainabledish.com/wine you can check out their latest special offer exclusively for listeners of the Sustainable Dish podcast.

Direct download: Episode_190_Alexandra_Bregman.mp3
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Jessie Inchauspe, better known as The Glucose Goddess is on the show today to share science-backed tips and advice on how to improve physical and mental health. 

Her information is based on years of diving into the research and self-experimenting to translate what works into actionable and accessible steps for anyone. Many of the steps are so simple, that you can start doing them today. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Thank you to Dry Farm Wines for their continued support of my work. Their wines are all-natural and low in alcohol which means less of a foggy feeling the next day. Plus, the non-irrigated vineyards force the roots to dig deep in search of water allowing the grapes to absorb extra minerals. Give Dry Farm Wines a try if you’ve given up on wine because of how you feel the next day or if you are simply looking for high-quality, all-natural wine.  They have a great selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. And when you visit sustainabledish.com/wine you can check out their latest special offer exclusively for listeners of the Sustainable Dish podcast.

Direct download: Episode_189_Jessie_Inchauspe.mp3
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My co-host James Connolly turns the tables on the host of the Food and Faith podcast, Derrick Weston after James was a guest on Food and Faith. 

While it seems on the surface that religion may not relate to food and sustainability, Derrick argues that this couldn’t be further from the truth. The bible was written in the midst of an agrarian society with many of the lessons centering around food and feeding people.

Derrick finds that food is often the simplest entry point to difficult conversations. Everyone eats so it is one of the few things that unifies everyone in the world. Listen in as James and Derrick tackle some of the challenging subjects that come up around food and social justice.

Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Direct download: Episode_188_Derrick_Weston.mp3
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Melissa Urban is back on the podcast to talk about the new Plant-Based Whole30. Most of you know the Whole30 as a real-food 30-day challenge that helps you discover the foods that work best for your body. 

Now, Melissa and her team have thoughtfully created a framework to help people that are plant-based, healthfully self-experiment with this way of eating - which I fully support. 


Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Direct download: Episode_187_Melissa_Urban.mp3
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Brandon Howley of Happy Hollow Ranch is back on the podcast to chat with my co-host, James Connolly about life on a working ranch and raising grass-fed, grass-finished cows. Brandon talks about transitioning during COVID, combating misinformation, and going through the recent ice storm in Texas.

Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

A big thanks to  Microbiome Plus+ for sponsoring the podcast. As many of you know, I'm celiac and have very sensitive guts. And I recently tried their pro and prebiotic combo and have consistently felt amazing since taking it. I now highly recommend it to my nutrition clients who need probiotic support. And there's also some pretty solid scientific papers showing how Microbiome Plus can help with Vitamin D absorption and for improving cholesterol levels. So if you're looking for a new probiotic, give it a try for yourself. You can visit sustainable dish.com/biome  and use code DIANA for 15% off sitewide. 

Direct download: Episode_186_Brandon_Howley.mp3
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Lucy Hendricks is a coach, speaker, and co-owner of Enhancing Life Gym in Lexington, KY. Everyone has that friend or loved one who hates the gym, doesn’t like to work out, or only breaks a sweat on doctor’s orders. These folks are Lucy’s specialty. She meets people where they are in their fitness journey and helps people gain strength in order to improve their daily life.

Recently, Lucy has been challenging her members to eat more protein and the results have been amazing. On this episode, Lucy is sharing some of their success stories.

Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

A big thanks to  Microbiome Plus for their support of today's podcast. As many of you know, I'm celiac and have very sensitive guts. And I recently tried their pro and prebiotic combo and have consistently felt amazing since taking it. I now highly recommend it to my nutrition clients who need probiotic support. And there's also some pretty solid scientific papers showing how Microbiome Plus can help with Vitamin D absorption and for improving cholesterol levels. So if you're looking for a new probiotic, give it a try for yourself. You can visit sustainable dish.com/biome  and use code DIANA for 15% off sitewide. 

Direct download: Episode_185_Lucy_Hendricks.mp3
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In this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Pran Yoganathan, a gastroenterologist based in Sidney, Australia. As the director of The Centre for Gastrointestinal Health, he is taking a unique approach to achieving health for his patients.

In our conversation, we get into how healthcare has become disease management, the elitist nature of plant-based diets, the corporatization of food, and much more.

Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if they go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition. 

Direct download: Episode_184_Dr_Pran_Yoganathan_.mp3
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Picture walking into any grocery store and the shelves are filled with a variety of products and foods for you to choose from (at least in the US, Canada, and most of Europe pre-pandemic). It gives you the impression that you have great diversity and choice in what you eat, right?

Our guest on the podcast today is Dan Saladino, a prominent BBC food journalist, who just wrote a book that proves your impression may be wrong. 

Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them is an exploration into how the structure and globalization of our food system have caused a loss of food diversity and traditional food cultures. The resulting food monoculture brings with it staggering costs like a lack of resilience in the face of climate change, pests, and parasites that threaten our health and the health of the planet.

Just take a look at these examples:

The source of much of the world’s seeds is mostly in the control of just four corporations. 

Ninety-five percent of milk consumed in the United States comes from a single breed of cow. 

Half of all the world’s cheese is made with bacteria or enzymes made by one company.

One in four beers drunk around the world is the product of one brewer.

My co-host, James Connolly chats with Dan about why he felt compelled to write a book that shines a light on the issue of food extinction and why it’s currently relevant in today’s world. 

Listen in as they cover:

Dan’s background and how he found the topic of endangered foods

The history of seed hunting and seed saving

The worldwide effects of colonialism

How an accidental American cheesemaker saves an iconic British cheese

Why advanced technology in agriculture isn’t all bad

The impacts of the 2008 economic crisis on agriculture

Episode resources and transcript are available at www.sustainabledish.com

Connect with Dan:

Radio Show: The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4  

Instagram: @dan.saladino

Twitter: @DanSaladinoUK

LinkedIn: Dan Saladino

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if they go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition. 

 

Direct download: Episode_183_Dan_Saladino.mp3
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Do you ever wish that you could know how specific foods impact your energy, sleep, mood, or overall health? And better yet, know in real-time so you can take actionable steps to get the outcome you want? 

A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) might just be the solution you are looking for. For most of their existence, these tools have only been available to those diagnosed with poorly managed diabetes. So, in other words, once there was already a problem.

My guest for this episode, Josh Clemente, who when seeking answers to his own health questions, found this barrier to be frustrating and confusing.  Why should you need permission or wait to have a problem in order to get information about your own body? Josh channeled these feelings and created Levels, a CGM available to the general public.

Josh says “the intention of Levels is to generate metabolic awareness” and understand how all your individual choices affect you and use that to piece together tactics to achieve your goals. 

I don’t typically dedicate an entire podcast episode to a single product unless it is one I truly love. Levels have given me insight into how the foods I eat and the context in which they are eaten, effects me. Plus, it gives me accountability at the same time as liberation. I can eat more carbs than I thought and find ways to fit in occasional ice cream (or tequila!).

Listen in to find out more about CGMs and bio-individuality as Josh and I talk about:

- How Levels started and Josh’s struggle to find out information about his own body

- Why healthcare (or rather, sickcare) needs engineers

- The need for a paradigm shift from one of “symptom care” to one that enables people with feedback to make informed choices

- Why the focus should be on metabolic dysfunction rather than specific diseases

- What leads to metabolic dysfunction and why context matters

- The importance of closed feedback loops in making decisions

- Why you should pair salsa dancing with your margaritas

- What the future holds for Levels

Resources:

Lily Nichols, RD

Robb Wolf

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

Freestyle Libre 

Dexcom G6

Marty Kendall

CDC stats on diabetes

Weitzman Institute Study on CGMs

Gretchen Rubin and The Four Tendencies Quiz

Glucose Goddess

Connect with Josh:

Website: Levels

Instagram: @levels

Twitter: @levels

LinkedIn: Josh Clemente

Podcast: LEVELS - A Whole New Level

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Direct download: Episode_182_Josh_Clemente.mp3
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On this episode on the podcast, we are taking another deep dive into the importance of nutrition for fertility and pregnancy. While women often shoulder the responsibility of all things related to preconception and birth, my guest today, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN says that nutrition in men during this time is just as critical.

For over 15 years, Ayla has been advancing the health and empowerment of thousands of clients, patients, peers, and mentees, at the intersection of nutritional science, functional medicine, and evidence-based holistic solutions.

Ayla and I have a special connection in that as I was completing my dietetic internship, she was one of my preceptors. And I continue to be impressed with all that she has accomplished in her career as a registered dietitian.

Ayla owns and operates Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition multi-clinician practice that specializes in women’s health and infertility. She is also the founder of FullWell, a fertility wellness brand, widely endorsed by a diversity of health practitioners for its quality and education. 

And that’s not all! Ayla founded the Women’s Health Nutrition Practice Group and co-founded the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy with recent podcast guest, Lily Nichols, RD.

Despite her very busy professional life, she has taken time out to chat about all things “real-food” as it relates to pregnancy and fertility. Her passion truly shows as we cover:

- Why preconception nutrition is so important

- The importance of men’s fertility health in preconception

- How oxidative stress impacts men’s fertility health

- Why Ayla started making supplements and how they are different from other supplements on the market

- Important nutrients to look out for during preconception and pregnancy

- The difference in nutrient forms

Even if this isn’t the phase of life you are in or simply not interested in becoming pregnant, this episode still has important takeaways for anyone who uses supplements. Plus, fertility is a sign of health so it’s important to have it even if you don’t use it. 

Resources:

FullWell Supplements

Sustainable Dish Episode 179: Ty Beal, PhD

Alya’s blog post about iron

Sustainable Dish Episode 178: Lily Nichols, RD

Sacred Cow

Nordic Naturals

New Chapter Wholemega

Urban Moonshine Calm Tummy Bitters

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols, RD

Connect with Ayla:

Website: Full Well Fertility and Boston Functional Nutrition

Instagram: @fullwellfertility and @aylabarmmer_rd

LinkedIn: Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, LDN

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition.

Direct download: Episode_181_Ayla_Barmmer.mp3
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I am popping in your feed for a special episode. NYC schools just announced that in addition to their Meatless Mondays, they will now be serving all vegan meals on Fridays.

As you may imagine, I am pushing back hard on this. To discuss the problematic policy and its consequences, I have the perfect guest, Ede Fox - better known as The Black Carnivore.  Not only does Ede promote a meat-inclusive diet but she also knows firsthand the landscape of New York, its politics, and the children that will be directly impacted by this change.

Listen in to find out more about how taking meat out of schools will have devastating effects on some of the most vulnerable kids. 

Connect with Ede:

Podcast: The Black Carnivore 

YouTube: Black Carnivore

Instagram: @blackcarnivore

Twitter: @edefox

LinkedIn: Ede Fox

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

Direct download: Sustainable_Dish_Special_Episode_with_Ede_Fox.mp3
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If you’ve been listening for long, then you know I am a big believer in bone broth. From its gut-healing properties to its nutrient-dense profile, bone broth is always something I have around for sipping or adding to recipes. 

I’ve been making my own broth for years but as we all know, sometimes it's nice to have some stocked and ready-to-go in the pantry. Ready-made bone broth is also a good option for those of us that are time-strapped or maybe just intimidated by the whole broth-making process. Believe me - we’ve all been there. 

My favorite shelf-stable bone broth is Fond and Alysa Seeland, founder, and CEO, is on the show today to talk about her story and why she started Fond Bone Broth. Along with the Fond origin story we also chat about:

- The delicious Fond flavors and how they came to be

- Fond’s setbacks and growth over the years

- Tips and tricks for making broth at home (there’s one that even I didn’t know about)

- The outer and inner results from drinking bone broth regularly

If you are a bone broth evangelist or skeptic, this episode is for you so tune in!

Resources:

Weston A Price Foundation

Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions

Sustainable Dish posts on chicken and beef bone broth

Connect with Alysa:

Website: Fond Bone Broth

Instagram: @fondbonebroth

Twitter: @fondbonebroth

LinkedIn: Alysa Seeland

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode is sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition. 

Direct download: Episode_180_Alysa_Seeland.mp3
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On this episode, I am joined by Ty Beal, Ph.D., a Research Advisor on the Knowledge Leadership team at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). So he is the perfect person to talk about nutrition at the global level including nutrient deficiencies and how best to address those gaps in different populations around the world. 

We were both in Washington DC presenting at a conference and took advantage of a break in our schedules to have a chat. During this episode, Ty shares the highlights from his talk, “Contributions of Animal-source Foods to Healthy Diets for Improved Nutrition,” which is a topic you all know I am passionate about. 

Ty references his presentation slides during the show and each one is pictured in the website show notes with timestamps so you can follow along, plus there is a downloadable pdf to the full slide deck. For those that want to dive deep into the science, there are also links to the studies he mentions.

For those that just want the good news about including meat in your diet, here are the key takeaways:

- Low consumption of meat and other animal-source foods increase the risk of undernutrition

- Animal-source foods contain unique nutrients and are evolutionarily appropriate for humans

- Meat and other animal-source foods are among the top sources of nutrients commonly lacking, especially among vulnerable groups like young children

- Too little animal-source foods may hinder child growth and development and may not be optimal for longevity

- Meat and animal-source foods are important for healthy diets and are compatible with sustainable diets when produced appropriately

- Meat, eggs, and dairy provide unique essential nutrients important for healthy diets

- Consuming too little animal-source foods worsens diet quality, increasing the risk of nutrient deficiencies and ill-health

Additional Resources:

2019 Burden of Disease Study

The Grocer: Red Meat Health Risks Study is ‘Unreliable’, Claim Scientists 

Sustainable Dish Episode 84 with Frédéric Leroy

Eat-Lancet Diet

20 Ways Eat-Lancet’s Global Diet is Wrongfully Vilifying Meat (Sustainable Dish blog post)

White Oak Pastures Beef and Organ Meat Blend

US Wellness Meats Beef Blend  

Lulun Project

Connect with Ty:

Website: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Twitter: @tyrbeal

LinkedIn: Ty Beal

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode was brought to you by my new Sustainavore Course! Are you confused about which diet is best for your health and the planet? Are you feeling frustrated with quick-fix diets and conflicting nutrition information? Check out Sustainavore.  You will learn how to feel confident that the food you’re buying is the right choice for your health and the environment. The course includes over 7 hours of video instruction from me and 60 daily emails full of tips, tricks, and motivation to keep you going - plus lots of bonus material. For a limited time, I am offering special discount pricing so head over to The Sustainavore Course now!


This episode is also being sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition.

Direct download: Episode2017920Ty20Beal.mp3
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Friend and fellow dietitian, Lily Nichols is back to catch us up on what she’s been up to and fill us in on the latest in nutrition research. Since our first episode together, Lily has been busy advocating for updated dietary guidelines, especially as they relate to pregnancy and postpartum. She is the author of two books: Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily is also the co-founder of Women’s Health Nutrition Academy, an organization dedicated to providing continuing education in women’s health.  

In this episode, Lily and I take a deep dive into all things protein. There is a long-held belief in dietetics that as long as you are getting enough total protein in your diet then your amino acid requirements will be met too.  Lily sets the record straight by pointing to new evidence that shows this simply isn’t true. In fact, the need for the full array of amino acids for children is so important, that deficiencies during certain development periods can cause irreversible problems.

There’s so much to cover in this episode that we actually ran out of time so stay tuned as I’m sure to have Lily on the show again.

Even if you are not pregnant or considering getting pregnant, you’re sure to find something interesting in this episode. Listen in to hear us rant about the need for protein and so much more including:

- Why the RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for protein needs an update

- All things B12 

- Cheap nutrient-dense food options

- The need for culturally appropriate nutrition recommendations 

- A thought experiment about the environmental cost of being unhealthy

- Why meat does not have to be grass-fed to be healthy

- Why nutrition professionals need real-world perspective

- Our personal results from continuous glucose monitoring and why everyone should try it

Resources:

Women’s Health Nutrition Academy

Sacred Cow

Research Paper: Animal Source Foods, Rich in Amino Acids Important for Linear Growth and Development of Young Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

US News and World Report “Best” Diets

Levels

Lily’s books:

Real Food for Pregnancy 

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes

Lily’s Articles

Protein Requirements in Pregnancy are Higher Than Previously Thought

Vegetarian Diet in Pregnancy: Nutrients of Concern

Choline in Pregnancy: Folate’s Long-Lost Cousin

Budget-Friendly Prenatal Nutrition Following Real Food for Pregnancy Principles

Why Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines Needs to be Updated

Liver and Organ Meat: Nutritional Benefits & How to Make it Palatable

Connect with Lily:

Website: Lily Nichols, RDN

Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn

Twitter: @LilyNicholsRDN

Facebook: Lily Nichols, RDN

LinkedIn: Lily Nichols, RDN

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode was brought to you by my new Sustainavore Course! Are you confused about which diet is best for your health and the planet? Are you feeling frustrated with quick-fix diets and conflicting nutrition information? Check out Sustainavore.  You will learn how to feel confidant that the food you’re buying is the right choice for your health and the environment. The course includes over 7 hours of video instruction from me and 60 daily emails full of tips, tricks, and motivation to keep you going - plus lots of bonus material. For a limited time, I am offering special discount pricing so head over to The Sustainavore Course now!


This episode is also being sponsored by Levels, a continuous glucose monitor that gives you individualized insight into your metabolism. This is a tool I personally use and recommend to people I work with. It’s helped me figure out what foods spike my blood sugar and which ones keep me level. I can also see how certain tricks like walks after a meal affect my body. Right now Levels has a waiting list of over 150,000 but they are allowing my listeners to skip the line if you go to sustainabledish.com/levels and sign up. Try it out to see how the food you eat affects your metabolism. This is a must-have tool for anyone interested in personalizing their nutrition.

Direct download: Episode2017820Lily20Nichols.mp3
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Jake Marquez and Maren Morgan are the creators of the forthcoming documentary Death in the Garden, which is their journey to “save the world through embracing the cycles of life and death and changing cultural paradigms.”

These two acknowledge the challenge and complexity of the project they have taken on but have pledged to question everything, remain honest, and uphold the highest levels of integrity.  

It’s inspiring to see members of a younger generation not accept black and white thinking or the latest trendy narrative. Jake and Maren challenge the world-saving stories that have been sold as facts like eating a vegan diet, renewable energy, and recycling plastics. Instead, they view the world holistically and refuse to rely on the system that created our problems to solve them.

Jake and Maren have traveled the world interviewing experts in regenerative farming, human nutrition, carbon, soil, human rights, and the list goes on. You may even recognize some of the experts from the Sustainable Dish Podcast, like Lierre Keith and Nina Teicholz.

My co-host, James Connolly, has gotten to know this team as the producer of the Death in the Garden, and now he is interviewing Jake and Maren on what it was like to make the film.

This in-depth conversation covers:

- How James found Jake and Maren

- Jake’s time as a vegan

- Maren’s involvement with humanitarian projects 

- How the film started out about regenerative agriculture and carbon but they realized it needed to be about more

- The problems with renewable energy sources

- Embracing death as part of the story

- How industrial civilization treats life like a commodity

- The next steps for Death in the Garden

Resources:

Interview with Lierre Keith

Interview with Nina Teicholz

Interview with Derrick Jenson

Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson

Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition

30x30

COP26

Thacker Pass

 

Connect with Jake and Maren:

Website: Death in the Garden

Podcast: Death in the Garden

Instagram: @deathinthegarden

Twitter: @death_thegarden

Support their work: substack and Patreon

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode was brought to you by my new Sustainavore Course! Are you confused about which diet is best for your health and the planet? Are you feeling frustrated with quick-fix diets and conflicting nutrition information? Check out Sustainavore.  You will learn how to feel confidant that the food you’re buying is the right choice for your health and the environment. The course includes over 7 hours of video instruction from me and 60 daily emails full of tips, tricks, and motivation to keep you going - plus lots of bonus material. For a limited time, I am offering special discount pricing so head over to The Sustainavore Course now!

Direct download: Episode2017720Jake20and20Maren20.mp3
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We’ve all heard about the microbiome and how important it is to human health. But have you thought about the microbiome of animals? Native Microbials is an innovative company that specializes in optimizing the gut bacteria of animals including cattle, chickens, and even your pets!

My guest today is Mallory Embree, Chief Science Officer at Native MIcrobials. She along with her co-founder, Mike Seely, started Native Microbials in 2015 to produce the next generation of feed supplements to improve the health, productivity, and sustainability of animals with microbes that are native to them.

Mallory’s love of microbes comes across as we chat about:

- How Native Microbials started

- What microbes can do for animals

- What the microbiome actual is

- Antibiotic resistance Native Microbials products can help

- How Native Microbials is different than just a probiotic

- The process for finding the best microbes

- The promising data on reduction in methane production

- How Native Microbials may impact the cell-based meat industry

Resources:

Robert Hungate

Research Paper: The Western Diet–Microbiome-Host Interaction and Its Role in Metabolic Disease

Connect with Mallory:

Website: Native Microbials

Email: mallory@nativemicrobials.com

LinkedIn: Mallory Embree

Instagram: @arksusdaily and @galaxis_native

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Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

This episode was brought to you by my new Sustainavore Course! Are you confused about which diet is best for your health and the planet? Are you feeling frustrated with quick-fix diets and conflicting nutrition information? Check out Sustainavore.  You will learn how to feel confidant that the food you’re buying is the right choice for your health and the environment. The course includes over 7 hours of video instruction from me and 60 daily emails full of tips, tricks, and motivation to keep you going - plus lots of bonus material. For a limited time, I am offering special discount pricing so head over to The Sustainavore Course now!

Direct download: Episode2017620Mallory20Embree.mp3
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