This episode is a must listen, I would say, especially for women and moms. I’m here with Diana Rogers, who is a licensed, registered dietician with a focus on real foods. She’s the host of the “Sustainable Dish” podcast, a mom of two, and an internationally recognized speaker on topics like sustainability, social justice, animal welfare, and food policy. She just released a book with a friend of mine, Robb Wolf, called Sacred Cow: The Case For Better Meat. It explores the important role of animals in our food system and takes the controversial position that we actually need cows for the sake of our environment.
Tune in to hear why the issue of methane and climate change is so misunderstood, and why animal protein is important for health for many of us. We may get (a little) “sciency” in this episode, but it’s information we all need more than ever in today’s world.
Episode Highlights With Diana Rogers of Sacred Cow
- The problems with modern farming and why it isn’t sustainable
- Whether the methane cows produce is a really problem for the environment
- What studies show about the health benefits of eating meat
- How regenerative agriculture is changing how we farm (and eat)
- The reason to start eating more protein
- Why any vegan or vegetarian diet has one critical flaw
- Ways to track your optimize your diet
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Sacred Cow: The Case for Better Meat: Why Well Raised Is Good for You and the Planet by Diana Rogers and Robb Wolf
- Cronometer health tracking app
- “More Protein, Better Protein” (Sustainable Dish blog post)
- Charlotte G. Neumann et al, Meat Supplementation Improves Growth, Cognitive, and Behavioral Outcomes in Kenyan Children, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 137, Issue 4, April 2007.
- Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
More From Wellness Mama
- 371: How Eating More Protein Will Transform Your Metabolism w/ Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
- 314: Why We Need Meat (& So Does the Planet) With Anya Fernald
- 133: GMOs, Glyphosate, Organic Food & What’s Making Our Children Sick
- Grass fed Meat vs. Grain fed Meat
- Guide to Healthy Protein Sources
Do you agree with Diana that meat can be good for us and the planet? What are your thoughts? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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