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The LLVLC Show (Episode 940): Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life


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In Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer named Diana Rodgers as our guest today. You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

“The number one thing is to just get back to real food. Maybe boneless, skinless chicken breasts from a CAFO farm isn’t the best food to be eating. This is bigger than Paleo.” — Diana Rodgers

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.


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How did you like what you heard from Diana Rodgers about sustainability in today’s show? Give your thoughts on it in the show notes section of Episode 940. Get your own copy of Diana’s book The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food and connect with her at SustainableDish.com. Coming up on Tuesday, we’ll have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy named Dr. Tim Jackson from the “Heal Your Body” blog sharing the amazing work he is doing promoting health. Then on Wednesday, we’ll have Dr. Shauna Young from The No Harm Foundation sharing about her exciting new book Erasing Autism: The Spectrum Balance Protocol.

Here’s the upcoming LLVLC Show episode schedule:
3-31: Dr. Tim Jackson
4-1: Dr. Shauna Young
4-6: Bill Staley and Hayley Mason
4-7: Sally Pacholok
4-8: Dr. Jason Fung
4-13: Dr. Carri Drzyzga
4-14: Zach Bitter
4-15: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
4-20: Dr. Adam Nally
4-21: Pam Killeen
4-22: Nina Teicholz
4-27: Sara Keough
4-28: Nicolette Hahn Niman
4-29: Dr. David Perlmutter
5-4: Jenni Hulet
5-5: Mansal Denton
5-6: David Gillespie

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