It’s always a pleasure to chat with Justin Mares, who’s a friend of mine and also the founder and CEO of Kettle & Fire bone broth. Today we go deep on regenerative agriculture as a solution to climate issues and health issues. We go into the different ways that animals are raised and how certain methods can actually make them net positive for the planet and for our health.
Justin even makes some great points about how we could actually reverse climate change within the span of a few decades if we could convert 25% of agricultural land to regenerative agriculture instead!
Episode Highlights With Justin Mares
- Why the plant-based isn’t necessarily environment-conscious
- The reason that livestock isn’t the problem behind climate change
- Why we need cows to benefit the environment
- The correlation to the movement away from traditional fats to vegetable oil fats and the negative consequences
- Why we need to break the idea that it saves the planet to avoid meat
- How one study shows that converting just 25% of agricultural land to regenerative agriculture could reverse all climate-related issues
- Why there simply isn’t enough supply of regeneratively raised animals on the market and what it would take to reverse this
- His top health tips, including just hanging from a pullup bar for 3-5 minutes a day
- A reason to consider taping your mouth shut at night (random tip)
- The fringe health things he thinks are worth doing
- How legal psychedelic therapy has been helpful to him
- The importance of natural light exposure for mood, mitochondria, and all aspects of health
- Why many studies are flawed when sampling from a population that just isn’t healthy
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Justin Mares
- Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
- 70: All Bone Broth Is Not Created Equal with Justin Mares of Kettle & Fire
- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
- The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
- The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
More From Wellness Mama
- 396: A Better Way to Connect With Small, Sustainable Farms, and Agriculture With LAEF
- 461: Sam Thayer on Foraging and Wild Edibles for Health, Conservation, and Culinary Uses
- 310: Can Our Soils Heal Us? How Regenerative Agriculture and Home Gardens Can Improve Our Health
- 374: Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat (& Methane Explained) With Diana Rodgers
- 314: Why We Need Meat (& So Does the Planet) With Anya Fernald
- Is Grass-Fed Beef Healthier Than Grain-Fed Beef?
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