The Vegetarian Myth

April 21, 2014
Hosted by Kellie Hill

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Lierre Keith believed in a plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in her book, The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray—not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. She explains to Kellie that the truth is agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct and endangered other species, altered the climate through global warming, and destroyed the topsoil—the basis of life itself. Kellie and Lierre will discuss the steps necessary to save the planet and maintain a healthy diet - our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.

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When we eat well, we live well. When we live well, we have rich, vibrant, rewarding lives. Each week, Kellie Hill teaches us how easy eating well, and living well can be. Join Kellie as she pulls back the curtain on the mystery of how our foods affect our body. Eat Well to Live Well covers topics including our relationship with food, GMO’s, sweeteners, our immune systems, food cravings, and much more. Kellie Hill will have you focusing on eating properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole foods, which will increase both your health and happiness.

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Kellie Hill

Kellie Hill

Kellie Hill received her Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University in Speech Communication and a Bachelor of Science from Kaplan University in Nutrition, Health and Wellness. She has a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certificate from Nutritional Therapy Association. Kellie has earned a Personal Trainer Certificate from American Sports and Fitness Association.

Kellie’s philosophy is that there is no one-size fits all diet. Because of bio-individuality (each one of us is different), most diets will work for some people and not for others. We need to eat nutrient dense, whole foods that have been properly prepared. We need real food, as close to the form it was originally grown and raised in, prepared in a way that preserves or even enhances the nutritional value of the food.

Kellie believes that it is important to investigate how the body is using the food as well as understanding what is happening in the bigger context of an individual’s life. She knows that we are obviously more than what we eat and that can have a very big impact on how the body deals with food.

Kellie is the author of The Right Plan Two Week Fat Loss Program and Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body: 28 days to Better Health Using Nutrient-Dense Whole foods.

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Michele Simon

Michele is a public health lawyer specializing in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to federal action to ban the dangerous products. Her first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, was published by Nation Books in 2006. She lectures internationally on corporate tactics and policy solutions. She has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In 2013, Michele was awarded the National Association of Nutrition Professionals’ Community Award and the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Award of Excellence. View Guest page

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Teeccino

Teeccino is America's #1 Coffee Alternative that comes in 18 flavors that are all caffeine and gluten-free. It was founded in 1994 by Caroline MacDougall. With over 30 years in the herb tea industry, Caroline has formulated a wide variety of herb-based beverages for numerous industry manufacturers. She began her career as a Vice President of Celestial Seasonings in the 1970's and over the next 15 years developed herbal teas and products for Yogi Tea Company, Nature's Herbs, and a variety of other tea companies. In the fall of 1993, Caroline was busy developing herbal teas for the new Republic of Tea line. One morning she awoke to hear herself say, “the next product I‘m going to create is a caffeine-free cappuccino and the name of the product is Teeccino!” Teeccino is sold in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. Teeccino Caffé produces innovative foods and beverages from all natural ingredients that are nutrient-dense, sugar-free, caffeine-free, and non-acidic. The company mission is to inspire and educate their customers to achieve optimal health through providing superior products that promote and support healthy lifestyles. All of their products are created with organic and unrefined ingredients that feed the body the way nature intended. View Guest page

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John Wood

John Wood is the founder of U.S. Wellness Meats. A fifth-generation farmer, John was used to thinking like his ancestors and his neighbors when it came to raising animals. In a nutshell, this old method meant growing the animal on pasture, feeding them grain in confinement for the final four months, and then selling them off to a processor when it was time for them to be harvested. But with a little experimentation, he discovered the old method might not be the only method. In 1997, 1998 and 1999, John raised animals on a 100% forage diet and had the proof he needed: there was another way to get tender and exquisite-tasting beef, lamb, bison, goat and dairy products. Since then, John and the other founding members of US Wellness Meats have been raising grass-fed animals to grow an ever-increasing customer base. You can learn more about US Wellness Meats & their farms at:www.uswellnessmeats.com. View Guest page

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