Join host Joanne Ozug on The Road to Carnivore to learn why you should eat more meat and less plants to create better health. This audio series posits that the further you go down the road to carnivore, the healthier you will be. Sound crazy? All skepticism is welcome. I'm going to challenge the narrative that meat is bad and unhealthy, and invite you to explore the possibility that meat is actually the healthiest food you can eat. Hit subscribe, and get ready for me to answer all your questions and concerns about shifting toward this way of eating. I'll also address the obstacles that come with making changes in your eating, and give you strategies for understanding and conquering any mental and emotional blocks.
Welcome to The Road to Carnivore podcast!
This 13-minute episode gives you an idea of what this entire series will be about, and the many topics that will be covered.
The main argument in this series is that the further you go down the road to carnivore, the healthier you will be. Eat more meat, and less plants, for better health.
Sound crazy? I hear you. I used to believe that plants were the healthiest food and that the more I ate, the better. Meanwhile my health got worse and worse, and ended up in a really bad place.
I didn’t understand why. I was drinking all the green juice and eating lots of salads and raw vegetables because that’s what was supposed to make me healthy. After everything I’ve learned about plants, it makes total sense to me why this type of eating went horribly for me.
I want to challenge the narrative that meat is bad and unhealthy, and invite you to explore the possibility that meat is actually the healthiest food you can eat.
A few of the topics we will dig into in this series:
Why meat is nutritionally superior to plantsThe many toxins and poisons that plants haveHow to overcome food addictionWhy it’s important to realize how insane our modern food environment isThe metabolic benefits, autoimmune benefits, hormone benefits, and other major system benefits to carnivoreWeight loss and fitnessThe environmental angle of meat vs plantsWhy carnivore is actually more affordable than people thinkHow to handle holidays and social eventsHow to transition to carnivore and how to stick with carnivore long termThe nuances between beef, chicken, pork, and other meatsWhy saturated animal fats like butter, tallow, and lard are so greatSee the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-1-introduction-to-the-road-to-carnivore-podcast/
#2 My Story of How and Why I Came to Carnivore
Welcome to episode 2 of The Road to Carnivore podcast!
In this 20-minute episode I share my story of how I came to carnivore and why I eat this way.
I think when most people consider the idea of going carnivore, it can seem completely unimaginable to picture that for your own life.
When you hear about someone choosing to eat only animal foods, the obvious thought is: “Why would someone do that?”
This episode answers that question so you can understand why and how someone would end up eating like this.
See the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-2-my-story-of-how-and-why-i-came-to-carnivore/
#3 Nutrition - Why Meat Is Better Than Plants
Welcome to episode 3 of The Road to Carnivore podcast!
In this 9-minute episode I explain why meat is better than plants from a nutrition perspective.
With the current narrative in food and the dietary recommendations of the US government’s food pyramid, it’s fair to question if eating only animal foods will result in suboptimal nutrition.
You can get the vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and nutrients you need from a carnivore way of eating, and you actually get and absorb way more of these things by not eating plants.
Many plants contain antinutrients, which inhibit the absorption of essential nutrients like iron, calcium, zinc, and more.
Animal foods contain significantly higher amounts of nutrients than plants, and the nutrients are in active usable forms that are bioavailable to us. There are also some nutrients that you can only get from animal foods.
Also, not all proteins are the same in digestibility. Animal proteins are much more digestible and usable for the body than plant sourced proteins.
Bottom line: You don’t need to “eat the rainbow” to get the nutrients you need. A carnivore way of eating gives you the essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats that the body needs to thrive.
See the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-3-nutrition-why-meat-is-better-than-plants/
#4 Plants Are Trying to Poison You
Welcome to Episode 4 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!
In this 17-minute episode we dive into the reality that plants contain toxic compounds and are trying to poison you. It’s not personal; they’re trying to poison the insects and animals that want to eat them too.
Even though the current popular narrative in food is that vegetables are the healthiest thing we can eat, many of the foods that are regarded as the most healthy, like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and turmeric, have some of the highest quantities of plant poisons among the foods we eat.
There are many different toxic compounds in plants, and each one harms different systems in the body.
These plant poisons cause mitochondrial damage, inflammation, gut damage, tissue damage, block vitamin and mineral absorption, dysregulate your hormones, and so much more.
Remember from my story in Episode 2 that it was purely the elimination of these supposedly healthy vegetables that resolved my longstanding health issues. Many of my favorite vegetables were the ones that were highest in plant toxins.
One of the many benefits of carnivore is that you eliminate plant toxins, because you don’t eat plants!
But if you would like to continue eating plants, you can have a big positive impact on your health by choosing the plants that have less toxins in them, such as zucchini, avocados, and olives.
See the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-4-plants-are-trying-to-poison-you/
#5 Food Addiction Is Real
Welcome to Episode 5 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!
In this 18-minute episode we learn about food addiction, and how understanding this is the baseline for changing your eating successfully long term.
Most of the foods we are surrounded by are hyperpalatable foods, meaning they are carefully crafted and designed combinations of carbs, sugar, fat, and salt. These foods are excessively pleasing to our tastebuds and the reward systems in our brain. Think things like brownies, potato chips, fast food, or anything you have a hard time controlling yourself around.
If you do start getting closer to a carnivore way of eating, you’re generally not going to be eating sugar and carbs, so understanding these addictive and hyperpalatable foods is key. A lot of people limit these foods in the beginning using willpower, but that doesn’t last over the long term.
In the episode, I discuss the two main solutions to overcoming food addiction, and which method I have found to work best in my own experience.
See the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-5-food-addiction-is-real/
#6 Today's Food Environment Is Insane - Why this matters
Welcome to Episode 6 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!
In this 14-minute episode we explore and become aware of how insane our modern food environment is.
If you’re someone who has a hard time resisting food, this concept is a revelation because you find out that to some degree it’s not your fault.
We are constantly surrounded by hyperpalatable things to eat and we are constantly prompted to eat. Every occasion is marked with food.
It wasn’t always like this. Snacking was not a thing before the 1950s.
Beginning to understand all the cues and the nature of our modern food environment is key to making changes in your food choices and getting more in control over your food.
One of the beautiful things about carnivore is that you’re eating foods your body understands.
Meat is really tied in with our satiety signals and our body does a good job of communicating when we’ve had enough steak or chicken. We don’t really overeat these things, and we don’t need to try to stop ourselves. Our body understands this food.
See the show notes and resources here: https://theroadtocarnivore.com/episode-6-the-insanity-of-todays-food-environment/
I absolutely love how thought out and well presented this podcast is! Thank you so much for the information!
Clear info about carnivore
Never mind all the other videos, books and podcasts I’ve been referring people to who are curious about how I eat. Joanne explains it all in such a concise, clear and thorough way. And she sounds just like you and me… as surprised about what she found to be true (against the mainstream narrative) about nutrition and health as anyone would be in our current society. I love this podcast! I’m on episode 10 already on day 1 of listening. I love her peaceful & polite way, as well as the short length of each episode.
Such an excellent podcast! Informative and kind. I love how you ask us to be kind to ourselves. You step-by-step step approach is so helpful for those of us that need to take small steps to achieve great goals! I look forward to each new episode and also have a few saved to listen to when I need too! Excellent work!