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Looking to improve your health? Live life to the fullest? The key to good health is found in nutrient-dense, nourishing food, not in processed, food-like products. Host and health coach Hilda Labrada Gore conducts down-to-earth interviews with leading health and wellness experts (scientists, doctors, farmers, physical therapists, and more) to uncover practical tips from the past for optimal health today. This podcast is brought to you by the Weston A. Price Foundation, committed to wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts.
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Jul 11, 2016

Vegetarians and vegans are often motivated to avoid animal products out of concern for animal welfare and the environment. Lierre Keith is no exception. As a teenager, she became convinced that abstaining from meat was the best choice. However health concerns quickly ensued once she made that dietary choice. She began to suffer from fatigue, hypoglycemia, irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and more. These initial conditions were followed by longer-term problems including autoimmune and degenerative disc disease. Her own health concerns, and those of others, led her to reexamine vegetarianism. Today, Lierre is passionate and bold when discussing our need for including meat products in our diet, both for our benefit and for the health of the planet. 

2 Comments
  • four and a half months ago
    David Weiner
    Kudos to Lierre for the work that she is doing. I went through a similar change in mindset, in that I had bought into the same ideas, though in my case I became a vegetarian (not a vegan) and didn’t have the health issues that she suffered from. I too came to the conclusion that the vegans did not have the right solution… that we can raise nutritious food ecologically and be healthy as omnivores.

    I am not sure that “capitalism” is the problem, though, if one takes that term to mean the operations of a free market. It may well be that government subsidies and other interventions (e.g. the legal tolerance for the terrible pollution from the CAFO system) have greatly distorted the normal workings of the marketplace and created the Frankenstein industrial food system that we have in place today. So, beyond educating vegans and vegetarians on dietary needs, we must eliminate the numerous government interventions which are propping up our very unnatural approach to farming and animal husbandry.
  • almost five months ago
    Garry Lee
    I love Weston Price..
    Very good talk.