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Guest Heretic Nikola Popović Returns To His Rural Roots, Part I

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Nikola Popović

Nikola Popović

This week on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast we find out what happens to your mental and physical health when you work for me. Our Audio Engineer, Nikola Popović, shares with us how listening to episodes while editing the podcast encouraged him to return to the diet of his youth growing up in rural Croatia and how his health improved dramatically as a result.

Listen to the second halfwhen Nikola continues our talk about how his new dietary approach has healed him from mood disorders, reversed tooth decay and his one year anniversary of having no cold or flu.

Nikola Popović is a freelance audio and video engineer, as well as a voice over artist, and his work includes The Nutrition Heretic podcast.  When he's not mixing tracks, he's enjoying life, solving its mysteries, and spending quality time with his family.

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 04:56 ~ What a Croatian rural diet was like in the '80s.

  • 07:36 ~ Why do you think you let go of that way of eating?

  • 18:27 ~ Nikola's turning point and finding his way back to real food.

  • 13:22 ~ How social anxiety can affect your physical health.

  • 26:00 ~ The biggest influence on Nikola's current health.

  • 34:55 ~ How Nikola now sources his food.

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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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Food Waste And Perfection Perception; Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce Is Taking Action

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Evan Hazelett, Nutrition Heretic and food waste One hundred and thirty three billion pounds of food is wasted each year — and most of that comes from us! Consumer demand and ignorance of the law are among the principle reasons that supermarkets dispose of perfectly good produce.

Our guest heretic Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce is doing something about it. Imperfect Produce delivers the freshest, less-than-perfect looking fruits and vegetables to homes throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in California at a fraction of supermarket prices. This isn’t rotten produce, just produce that’s either too small, too big, slightly blemished or otherwise less than optimal for shopkeepers and some consumers.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to choose the juiciest oranges every time, reduce food waste in your own home, inspire others to make use of produce that would otherwise rot on the ground and the best way to store your bananas.

Listen to the end to find out how to get your special 50% off coupon for your first order.

Highlights From This Episode

02:32 ~  Chicken in the trash.

05:20 ~ What's that? A second pet peeve?

07:19 ~ What is Imperfect Produce and how does it work?

12:10~ Imperfect restaurants and chefs charge top dollar.

18:39 ~ What imperfect produce looks like.

24:46 ~ Adrienne argues that imperfect produce does not taste the same as regular.... this may shock you!

31:12 ~ China's food fettish.

34:00 ~ Evan's documentary recommendation "Just Eat It"

42:20 ~ Tricks grocery stores use to make produce more appealing.

44:35 ~ Japan's $360 perfect grapes.

52:36 ~ How to get community groups involved locally.

57:47 ~ Two things you can do to eliminate food waste.

60:04 ~ Tips to reduce food waste in your refrigerator.

Follow Imperfect Produce on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterestt, and Instagram, for lots of funky photos, wonderfully wonky recipes, and ways you can get involved to reduce food waste. 

To see the video Evan mentioned, or to learn more about food waste in the USA, as well as ways to make use of those leftovers, have a browse through these titles:

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How to Get Local In Your Neighborhood; Fast Changes in Food; Guest Heretic Graham Ellis Talks about His USDA Sustainability Grant

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How to Get Local In Your Neighborhood; Fast Changes in Food; Guest Heretic Graham Ellis Talks about His USDA Sustainability GrantHas society lost sight of sustainable living in the name of progress? Jamaicans lose sight of coconuts growing above their heads as diseases of modernization take hold of their population. At the same time, Americans vilify every real food leaving them completely at the mercy of food producers while we watch heart disease, cancer and new diseases skyrocket. Is there a way to re-capture our dietary choices of yesteryear? Guest heretic, Graham Ellis of Pono Solutions Consulting, and president of the Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance describes how his childhood growing up in England not all that long ago is so different from the world we live in today.  His family did quite well eating fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and milk that were not only local, but delivered right to their door on a regular basis. Boy, how things have changed!

The commoditization of food has not only devastated our topsoil, but has raped local economies and deprived people of vibrant health. What can be done to move back to a sustainable society?  Is it possible?  What can you take to move towards this goal?

Listen in as Graham tells us what we can do to recapture our dietary traditions and have a bountiful supply of delicious foods should the supply lines go down.  You'll also learn about his USDA issued grant to help develop sustainability here in Hawaii.

Sustainability is something that will impact us all for the better.  Let's do our part to learn more about how we can do it locally, starting at home:

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.