We understand the beauty and benefit of diversity. We switch up our exercise routines. We diversify our investment portfolio. But did you know that it’s a good idea to diversify our diets, as well? Today, Chris Masterjohn makes a strong case for why it’s critical to do so for optimal health. Chris is a health expert and educator, with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He explains in detail his rules of thumb for healthy eating. He give us practical ideas on how to translate the research of Dr. Weston A. Price from head knowledge to the dinner plate. Along the way, he tells stories about traditional people groups’ dietary patterns; he warns us about the dangers of dietary extremes; and he gives us a window into the way he himself eats for optimal health.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- Chris’ “rules of thumb” for good health
- why it’s important to diversify our food sources
- how nutrients are different, even in the same food groups
- how to actually implement Dr. Price’s research in your life
- practical tips and advice for diversifying your food
- the problem with categorizing certain foods as “good” or “bad”
- why plants are not as good a source of calcium compared to dairy products or bones
- the dangers of the carnivore diet
- how there are no people groups who eat animal foods exclusively;
nor are there people living solely on plant foods
- the strange story of isolated peoples who had no access to animal foods
- the importance of eat eating the entire animal, nose to tail
- what to do if your body has specific needs
- what Dr. Price found when he searched for vegan people groups
- the important principle of how distinct our nutritional needs are (both compared to others’ needs and how our own needs change over time)
- Learn about the true diversity of traditional cultures
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price
“Plants that we eat” by Anore Jones
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David Weiner says
Masterjohn’s advice is sensible and practical.
With respect to the carnivore diet, though, I do have to wonder if there is something about our current situation (e.g. the prevalence of GI difficulties, roundup, autoimmune issues) which for many makes plant foods more problematic than they have been in the past.
Daz IronWolf says
No, no, no , NO!!!
I know that you must be scraping the bottom of the barrel for guests (As the more recent podcasts prove), but why have these types of misinformants on who basically distort the wisdom of Weston A Price? Just look at Masterjohn himself! Hardly a physical specimen to behold is he?
Please…if you are able, get Sally Fallon back on. That woman speaks so much truth. We need to steer back on course towards that golden thread as opposed to creating episodes for the sake of it with these latest idiots. They are not only diluting the hard work of the WAPF but are in fact, talking boloni!! Hilda, you even said as much when you questioned his logic for diversity in the diet!! It may surprise anyone reading to know, but humans can thrive on beef and spinach alone!! Seriously!
I’m not going to give most of my book away on here but suffice to say that I will be on your podcast within a year, to steer the ship back towards the light of truth. Throw Masterjohn overboard where he belongs.