Steve and I are not dogmatic about “diet.” No judgement here…
We believe everyone has a custom diet that works for them and it’s up to each and every one of us to test and tweak until we figure it out.
In fact, some interesting conversation at the Ancestral Health Symposium brought forth the idea that whether you’re Paleo, Primal, WAPF, SCD, GAPS, Vegan, or Vegetarian… we all have a lot in common.
Most of us are NOT eating the Standard American Diet.
We care about getting healthy.
We care about the environment.
We care about the animals on this planet.
We care about sustainability.
And there’s typically only a few subtle tweaks separating us. Whether that be meat… or properly prepared grains… or sleeping upside down on the ceiling like a bat (?). In many cases, we have more IN common than we don’t have in common.
So, we have the utmost respect for anyone trying to get healthy.
That said, we use the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as the foundation to creating a custom diet that restores gut health. And lately, we’ve had a lot of clients that have:
1) Either been vegan or vegetarian in the past…
2) Decided to transition animal products back into their lifestyle.
So, on this podcast, we decided to have an open discussion about optimal food for gut health, including tips for improving digestion (meat or not).
Note: Before you listen, please know that our current position is based on science, practice and research that a diet including animal products is the healthiest option for humans. Here are a few experts who present balanced positions on why a meat-based diet is optimal for human health: Chris Masterjohn, Mathieu Lalonde and Denise Minger.
We’re looking forward to your feedback in the comments.
On Today’s Podcast, We Cover:
1:12 What Steve and Jordan had for breakfast (in honor of RHR)
2:54 The common traits each of these “healthy diets” share
7:28 Why many people initially feel better after removing meat
10:54 The long-term problems we’re seeing with clients that don’t eat animal products
14:48 What to do about the digestive epidemic we’re seeing (meat or no meat)
18:20 How to transition back to animal products if you’re having long-term problems
28:00 The climactic wrap-up (and an interesting case study)
Thank you again for listening and we look forward to an open discussion in the comments.
Let us know your point of view. Have you been vegan or vegetarian in the past? Did you feel better at first? Did you reintroduce animal products?