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Reawakening our instincts for healthy eating

Animals—and people—have instincts that will guide them to eat a very healthy diet if given half a chance. But we also have cultural practices, marketing, dubious government guidelines, degradation of food supplies, and many other impediments to healthy eating. Fred Provenza explores all this and more in his book Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. In this podcast we discuss how wild animals, livestock, and people can find their way through the morass of ever-shifting dietary trends  to a vibrantly healthy diet—and a regenerative food system. Fred will be a speaker at next year’s Regenerate Conference, November 2019.

If you would like to buy the book, Chelsea Green is offering a discount code DTE30 at the online checkout.

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Episode 127 – A vibrant pecan oasis in the desert

Episode 127 – A vibrant pecan oasis in the desert

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Episode 126 – The food-housing nexus

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Episode 123 – The USDA goes after a small sheep farm

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Episode 119 – What is Your Foodprint?

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