Aug 11, 2020
When it comes to this narrative about meat, there are three
elements that tend to get thrown out there: meat is damaging to our
health, it's unethical to eat meat, and meat is injurious to the
environment. There are truths and falsehoods to each one of those
ideas but once you look closer at the health and environmental
parts then the ethical consideration of meat starts getting
interesting. It looks like we have a singular tool that could both
feed humanity and potentially protect or save us from climate
change. - Robb Wolf
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Wellness Force Radio Episode 357
What do you eat for optimal human and planetary
Join Robb and Josh as they explore the quandaries we
face in raising and eating animals—focusing on the largest (and
most maligned) of farmed animals, the cow.
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Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat
We’re told that if we care about our
health—or our planet—eliminating red meat from our diets is
crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for
the environment. But science says otherwise. Beef is framed as the
most environmentally destructive and least healthy of meats. We’re
often told that the only solution is to reduce or quit red meat
entirely. But despite what anti-meat groups, vegan celebrities, and
some health experts say, plant-based agriculture is far from a
In Sacred Cow, registered dietitian
Diana Rodgers and former research biochemist and
New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf
explore this topic in greater depth.
Takeaways from Sacred Cow: A Case for (Better)
Taking a critical look at the assumptions and
misinformation about meat, Sacred Cow points out the flaws
in our current food system and in the proposed “solutions.” Inside,
Rodgers and Wolf reveal contrarian but science-based findings, such
Meat and animal fat are essential for our bodies.
A sustainable food system cannot exist without
A vegan diet may destroy more life than sustainable
Regenerative cattle ranching is one of our best tools
at mitigating climate change. You’ll also find practical guidance
on how to support sustainable farms and a 30-day challenge to help
you transition to a healthful and conscientious diet.
With scientific rigor, deep compassion, and wit,
Rodgers and Wolf argue unequivocally that meat (done right) should
have a place on the table. It’s not the cow, it’s the how!
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[1:30] Sacred Cow’s Message To The World
[15:30] Unintended Consequences Of Changing Nature’s Cycle
[25:30] How COVID-19 Has Impacted The Meat Industry
[35:30] Navigating The Info Wars Of 2020
- Dr. David
Unpacking the side of economics that leads us on a dark road
taking over the market competition.
How government decisions at the local, municipal level in
European countries differ dramatically from the American
The culture war
we see occurring on social media with one person’s ideas pinned up
Robb’s insights on how we can navigate the Info Wars of 2020
on social media and in the mass media to come to the real truth of
what is going on with meat
and the agriculture industry.
Sacred Cow’s action plan in the face of a pandemic
which was published long before COVID-19.
The three talking points surrounding meat in our modern world:
Meat is damaging to our health, it’s unethical to eat meat, and
meat harms our environment.
Why they consider it child abuse in Europe to give babies or
children a vegan diet
as it is
recognized as dangerous for developmental milestones.
[44:30] How Grazing Animals Can Reverse Climate Change
[51:00] How To Make Healthy Food More Affordable & Decrease
Unpacking how we can make healthy food more affordable to help
people stop eating Twinkies, drinking Big Gulps, and finding
themselves in increasing financial
The pilot study he helped create for 40 members of the Reno,
Nevada police and fire department to get healthier and help
decrease exponentially increasing healthcare
through a low carb Paleo diet
sleep, and modified exercise program.
His experience working with the Chickasaw Nation for two years
as he helped to develop some of the infrastructures of their
What he learned from working with the Chickasaw Nation
including the need for a better paying solution similar to a
[59:30] What Lessons We Can All Learn From Sacred
Exploring how people can apply the teachings of Sacred
Cow to their own lives.
What choices families can make to get the most out of the
their meals provide.
The high standards that elitists are making and spreading
about nutrition like "Eat organic
grass-fed food or avoid it all costs" when we should be avoiding
that kind of mentality.
Going over the fact that conventional meat
has a lot of great nutrients in it when we compare it to grass-fed
The hard truth that the only place in the world where
grain-fed meat is cheaper than grass-fed meat is the United States
Diving into the facts and myths about the amount of grain and
water needed to farm cattle
Different categories of water sources and how much we actually
use to farm local cattle vs American grown almonds that we export
[1:08:30] How Regenerative Farming Can Change The World
How regenerative farming is economically very savvy as it
grow more grass and thus more animals.
The trends we are seeing in meat processing plants and the
focus on decentralization
Why it’s so important to fire people up about regenerative
farming and eating organically in order for us to see greater
change throughout the country.
Breaking down how Medi-Share insurance plans
so different and better for us than the traditional insurance model
we’ve been following for decades.
- Why it appears that we’ve really lost the ability to listen to
one another and new, different ideas.
His concerns but also what he’s most excited about when he
looks at the future of life and greater health for the world.
Power Quotes From The
Meat's Great Potential To Help The Planet
"Once you understand that it's going to be very difficult to
properly feed humans without animal inputs and once you appreciate
the potential that properly raised grazing animals have to reverse
climate change, expand our grasslands, and backpedal
desertification, not only could we produce a lot of food but we can
produce an even greater amount as we reclaim areas that have been
turned into deserts." - Robb Wolf
Should I Only Eat Grass-Fed Meat?
"On the organic food front, some people would say, 'Well, if
you can't afford to eat organic, grass-finished meat then don't eat
meat at all.' That's a pretty elitist position to take. Imagine a
family of four that's trying to pull themselves up by their
bootstraps and the parents know how critical nutrition is for their
children's health. Conventionally-raised meat is going to be far
more beneficial than any plant material that you could feed those
kids. At some point, you can't put more grapes, bananas, or sweet
potatoes down a person without getting nutrient deficiencies
relative to just giving them some good, quality meat. Even
conventionally-raised meat spends 70% of its life on grass and it's
pretty much as nutrient-dense as grass-fed meat." - Robb
Moving Forward With Regenerative Farming
"If we can wrap our heads around the need for an agriculture
system that looks more like a natural ecology, then we're moving in
a good direction. If we can look at a piece of land holistically
and see how we can change it to improve the lives of other animals
that live there such as birds, then it's going to be good for
farms. When we create regenerative farms, we will see habitat
restoration, improve the carbon capture of the soil, improve the
water retention of the soil, extend the soil microbiome levels
beneath the ground, and produce nutrient-rich food that could go on
basically indefinitely for the planet. That is the opportunity that
we have with regenerative farming." - Robb
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About Robb Wolf
Robb Wolf, a former research
biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of
Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed
the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via
ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars.
Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of
Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for
the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the
board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, The
Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative and a number of
innovative start ups with a focus on health and sustainability.
Robb holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former
California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb.
Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. Wolf has
provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a
number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the
Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps.
Robb lives in Texas with his wife Nicki and daughters Zoe
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