Sustainable Dish Podcast

It won’t come as a surprise that Indigenous cultures are often overlooked in conversations about health and well-being. 

The current anti-meat narrative often demonizes traditional foodways and appropriates sacred rituals and ceremonies of First Nation people into performative, Instagrammable acts or a commercialized product. 

Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins are on a mission to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous health and wellness. As members of Native American tribes, Chelsey and Thosh cofounded Well For Culture, an Indigenous wellness initiative that promotes whole lifeways through ancestral teachings to optimize contemporary Indigenous lifestyles. 

This work is not just for Indigenous people. Everyone can benefit from the Seven Circles, their holistic model for wellness. Their book, The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well, shares the seven interconnected areas of life through lessons from Indigenous teachings and gives practical advice on how to engage with this wisdom. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at

You can also watch this episode on YouTube: Episode 248: Well for Culture

Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connolly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And, of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Global Food Justice Alliance members, and listeners.

GFJA members get early access to ad-free podcasts, free downloads, and you’ll be helping get healthy protein like meat, fish, and eggs to food-insecure kids. Go to to support my work.

A big thanks to the sponsor of today’s show, Paleovalley, maker of one of my favorite supplements, the Organ Complex. It contains all of the benefits of liver, heart, and kidney  - without the taste. You can get 15% off by clicking here:


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