Do you buy the carnivore theory that plants are trying to kill us and we should avoid eating all plant matter?
What about the vegetarian argument that we should never ever eat meat?
If you take anything away from this show, make it this: always take extremism, hysteria and dogmatism with a grain of salt.
As the blogosphere and personalized RSS feeds have been replaced by superficial social media channels in an algorithmic race to the bottom, the modern internet, it seems, is rapidly devolving into a cesspool that rewards extremism, gimmickry and one-way thinking. But the truth is much more complicated, subtle and nuanced.
So to help us sift through the dogma and fads with a scientific approach, I’m happy to say that returning to the show today is the award-winning public speaker, New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned health expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne.
We’re talking about:
- Why many popular diets are actually increasing nutrient deficiencies
- Secrets to making vegetables taste great so you want to eat more
- Why eating a variety of vegetables and fruits could make you feel happier
- The importance of dietary diversity and eating the rainbow
- How to save money on a nutrient-dense diet
- Surprising findings about the nutrients in canned and frozen foods
- And a whole lot more…
Let’s go hang out with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne.
Where To Find Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
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Before You Go
Here’s just a quick note, in this interview Dr. Ballantyne mentions research findings that say vegetable oils, like canola oil could be healthy, we also talk about corn and a few other things.
Now, when I disagree with someone, which happens not infrequently on the podcast, I really want to honor the guest’s area of expertise, their research, their point of view and their perspective.
There’s something we can all learn from each other.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree or that I’m going out and slamming canola oil or eating GMO corn or what have you, but I think it’s important that we all remain open-minded to different ways of looking at all of this, and we go through some of those today.
So keep in mind that I do make an effort to have people on this show who sometimes disagree or have a different point of view, but I’m not going to get combative and turn this into some sparring match between two dogmatic ideals. It’s important to remain open-minded.
Recognize that sometimes I may be wrong, someone else may be wrong, you may be wrong. And the way that we work through this and learn more is by remaining open-minded.
One of the best ways to learn, I find, is by speaking with people who might have a different point of view, or maybe their research points them in a different direction, and so there’s a lot to talk about, there’s a lot to learn here.
And Dr. Sara Ballantyne also, we’ve hung out on multiple occasions, and it’s great to remain connected to people who have been part of the same ancestral health community and just the world of health in general for many years.
So I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Sara Ballantyne.
If you’d like a different view of canola oil and vegetable oils, make sure to check out some of the interviews I’ve done in the past with Dr. Cate Shanahan and a few others.
And if you’d like to hear more about my personal stance on seed oils, vegetable oils and canola oil, and why I avoid them due to bleaching, degumming, chemical solvents, yada, yada, yada, then use the search bar here on fatburningman.com, the good old fashioned website.
You can use the search bar type in anything you want, a key word like, vegetable oil, canola, etcetera, and you’ll get over 10 years of free articles, as well as over 500 episodes of this podcast where we talk about some of the negative things about those types of oils and fats and why we choose to eat other fats instead.
So, I don’t want to get into that too much right now, but it’s important to mention that we do have different perspectives on the show, I value them, and I really appreciate the work of Dr. Sara Ballantyne. And I hope that you enjoy this interview.
Now, here’s a quick note that came in from Krista. She says:
I want to thank you for having Sara Gottfried on your podcast and other women doctors & nutritionists. Those introductions were a game changer for me. You were way ahead of the curve in supporting women’s bodies in science & acknowledging that women’s hormones are different from men’s and need a different approach when it comes to diet/keto/exercise.
Thank you for sharing your authentic self with the world, it’s had a huge impact on my life.
All my best,
Krista, thank you so much for writing in and sharing that positive feedback with us.
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