How To Fix Our Food System To Save Humans And The Planet (BACKUP)

Episode 95
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It’s time we stopped thinking about the way we eat only in terms of our health—we need to recognize the global impact of food. We need to eat in a way that combines good science with common sense. We need to not just include our health in the equation but also the biodiversity of the planet and our ability to grow food for future generations. So how do we do that? We’ve all been told we should go vegan to save the planet, but even if you don’t eat animals conventional agriculture kills 7 billion animals a year through habitat destruction. Not to mention, massive amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted to produce processed soy foods even if you completely avoid beef. Then people preach Paleo or keto but eat lots of factory-farmed meat, which also produces massive amounts of greenhouse gases, and is not something you want to put in your body. Our food system is fundamentally flawed. That’s why I wrote my new book Food Fix that just hit shelves yesterday! To share all the solutions for creating a food system that helps both our bodies and the planet thrive. I’m really excited to tell you more about it. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy we’re sharing part two of the conversation we started last week, with my good friend and business partner Dhru Purohit as the host. We dig into the problems that led me to write Food Fix and how we can all take action starting today. Regenerative agriculture is one of the most powerful answers we have to fix our broken food system. It’s a holistic land management practice using animals, sun, soil, microbes, and conscious farmers to produce real food without harming our health or the planet. It actually even helps reverse climate change through carbon sequestration (yep, even using cows). In fact, the UN said one of the very few ways we can actually arrest climate change is through regenerative agriculture. Dhru and I break down what this style of farming entails and how it’s being scaled to not only improve the food system but increase farmers’ livelihoods as well. We get into a lot of other fun topics throughout our discussion, too, like how I personally eat and stick to my diet during travel, why I cut back on my almond intake, why we should push for policy changes to protect our kids from junk food ads, and so much more. Food is a human issue, it impacts us all. So whether your concerns lie with the environment, public health, economic stability, education for our kids, or national security, you have to think about food. I hope you’ll tune in to hear more about Food Fix and join me in revolutionizing our food system. This episode is brought to you by Joovv and ButcherBox. I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Now through March 29, 2020, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Plus listeners will get an additional $20 off their first box. All you have to do is head over to

Topics Covered

  • Why veganism isn’t the solution to climate change

    (2:35 - 6:17)

  • What is regenerative agriculture?

    (5:30 - 9:12)

  • The environmental effects an Impossible Burger vs a regeneratively-raised beef burger

    (6:37 - 10:19)

  • The Pegan diet, and my principles for how to eat

    (11:20 - 15:02)

  • Why I’ve cut back on eating almonds

    (15:25 - 19:07)

  • My daily diet and how I practice intermittent fasting

    (17:18 - 21:00)

  • How food pharmacies would save us money

    (26:46 - 30:50)

  • How the food industry tricks consumers and keeps us sick

    (31:43 - 35:25)

  • The good news and positive change in the food industry

    (37:08 - 40:50)

  • Why I wrote my new book, Food Fix, available now!

    (40:52 - 44:34)

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Ep. 95 - How To Fix Our Food System To Save Humans And The Planet (BACKUP)