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Institutional food sucks! Guest Heretic, Chef Alison Negrin Brings Healthy Food To Healthcare

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Chef Alison Negrin on the Nutrition Heretic podcast talking about institutional food

Chef Alison Negrin on the Nutrition Heretic podcast talking about institutional food

Our guest heretic today is the hardest working woman in nutrition, Chef Alison Negrin a Consulting Chef, Culinary Instructor, Sustainable Food Consultant, and an advocate for Farm to Institution programs. In today's show,  Chef Alison talks about how she became involved in improving institutional food, the challenges involved, as well as the successes and future of nutritious and sustainable hospital menus.

Alison graduated from UC Berkeley with a BFA in fine arts, California Culinary Academy as a professional chef, and the Bauman Institute of Holistic Nutrition with a certificate in nutrition consulting. She is a lifelong learner and has finished various certificate programs to include Cornell University and the Culinary Institute to increase knowledge of nutritional healing. Alison has served on the board of directors for the non-profit organization, Wellness City Challenge for 5 years. The organization works to mobilize community resources to educate communities around health and nutrition.

You can connect with Chef Alison through her website, Chef Alison Negrin & Associates,Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Highlights from today's episode on bringing healthy food to healthcare:

08:12 ~ Chef Alison's aha moment when she knew that something needed to be done to bring real food to healthcare settings.

14:36 ~ Joining forces with Healthcare Without Harm.

19:09 ~ Leveraging cost with sustainable farming methods while working with large food vendors on contract.

23:24 ~ Challenges for finding and retaining hospital chefs, and an innovative solution.

43:16 ~ The changing roles of doctors and hospital leadership in improving hospital nutrition.

49:05 ~ Chef Alison's consultancy services.

53:35 ~ The surprising reason many chefs leave restaurants for hospitals.

Chef Alison Negrin bring healthy food to healthcare on the Nutrition Heretic podcast with Adrienne Hew

Chef Alison Negrin bring healthy food to healthcare on the Nutrition Heretic podcast with Adrienne Hew

Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith

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Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith is on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast This episode isn’t just for farmers. It’s for anyone who depends on farmers to provide food for their families!

Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery. In the first half of our interview, we discussed how farmers need to price their products to stay in business. In today’s conversation, we’ll find out the vital role raw milk plays in the health of Charlotte’s family, which type of cow’s milk is easiest to digest, how to ensure your access to real food and much more.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 Highlights from today's episode:

02:16 ~ Why access to raw milk is important.

09:24 ~ Controversies surrounding meat.

12:52 ~ Running a sustainable milk farm.

20:01 ~ The differences between A1 and A2 milk. Which is easier to digest?

21:45 ~ Why the cream line differs over the year.

25:53 ~ Truth in labeling.

35:13 ~ The controversy around raw milk.

42:55 ~ Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund protecting farmers rights to grow real food.

46:37 ~ Catch Charlotte on PBS Food Forward TV.

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast American farmers are broke, so when today’s guest heretic Charlotte Smith started her grass-based farm, she wanted to make sure she wouldn’t go out of business in two years because she couldn’t make ends meet. She’ll share how she helps farmers to earn a living wage, discuss the controversy over the food that rocked her world and tell us about her involvement in the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Tune in again next week for part two of our interview where Charlotte will discuss how she runs a sustainable milk farm, how she cured her family's health problems with raw milk, and what to do when the US government, big pharma and big agriculture aim to take away your access to the foods you need to stay well.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:33 ~ How to price so you stay in business.

11:33 ~ Why marketing for female farmers is different.

22:43~ Things most farmers are doing wrong.

34:08 ~ The value of relationships with customers.

40:16 ~ How big pharma and grocery stores fit into the mix.

47:37 ~ The top two sacrifices farmers make and why they're ironic.

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The Dangers of Drinking Water

There’s no doubt about it. Water is a healthy beverage, especially when compared to soda, juice or alcohol. But just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean that you can drink as much of it as you want without ill effect. It doesn’t even mean that the recommendation of drinking 8 glasses per day is a wise move.

Sure, everybody talks about “everything in moderation”, but that is rarely followed by water enthusiasts. Over the past decade or so, I have met many, many people who have put themselves into a coma or otherwise exacerbated a health condition by consuming excessive amounts of water — often under the direction of a doctor or self-educated health practitioner with dubious credentials.

The truth is that people are not only drinking too much water, they are drinking the worst kind of water. Water that is too pure is incredibly dangerous to drink. Water almost never exists as simply H2O in nature, it is a complex of many nutrients that come together to create balance in the body.

In my new book, Drowning in 8 Glasses: 7 Myths about Water Revealed, readers are taken on a journey of water drinking habits as viewed from traditional cultures as well as the scientific truths about what water can and cannot do for your body.

Let’s face it. Most of the information we are given about health is fueled by big business and the benefits of water, as we normally understand them, are no different. Bottled water companies have made billions selling us dreams of weight loss, heart health, clear skin, and an overall better life by literally drowning ourselves in more water. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true.

Everybody deserves to know the truth about what they put in their body. If you want to ensure that you get not only the correct amount of water, but the right kind of water in your body, then pick up a copy of Drowning in 8 Glasses: 7 Myths about Water Revealed today for only $2.99 on Amazon.com


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.