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122: Chickens… on the Gundry diet?

by | Nov 9, 2020 | 1 comment

“You are what you eat.” I bet you’ve heard that saying hundreds of times before. But when it comes to the food we eat — animals AND plants — we are what THEY eat, too.

So when the plants we eat aren’t nourished with healthy, mineral-rich soil… 

Or when the meat we eat is fed a diet LOADED with lectin-filled grains, antibiotics, and hormones…

It can have a HUGE effect on OUR health — including on our weight and energy levels!

But, my guest today says it doesn’t have to be this way. According to him, there’s a BETTER way to farm that’s not only good for YOU, but that’s also good for the animal — and for the planet.

Dan Walter is the founder and head farmer at Pastured Steps in Midlothian, Texas. And he’s done something few farmers have done before: He’s raised one of the world’s FIRST lectin-light chickens! And I’ve tried one and both my wife and I really loved the taste. 

On today’s episode, Dan and I discuss what’s wrong with conventional agriculture, why a bigger bird ISN’T necessarily better, and what exactly IS in that cheap chicken at your local supermarket.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The TRUTH about how most chickens are raised (and the biggest problem with 99% of the chicken sold in the U.S. today) (8:00)
  • Why bigger is NOT better when it comes to chickens and other farm-raised animals (9:30)
  • The TERRIBLE ingredients that are hiding in your meat products – and why they’re destroying your health (12:40)
  • Why I cringe when patients say they eat “organic” salmon (and which type to buy instead) (14:00)
  • How different farming techniques can DRAMATICALLY change the way your food tastes and how it FUELS your body (17:00)
  • How these lectin-light chickens go WAY beyond supporting your health (20:00)
  • Why the prettiest orange at the market is probably the one that tastes the WORST (20:45)
  • The three types of animal feed and how they uniquely affect YOUR health (24:40)
  • The disappointing truth about foods labeled “non-GMO” – and how to TRULY avoid dangerous chemicals in your food (25:20)

Mentioned on this episode: 

Pre-order you lectin-light chicken here

Dan Walter’s website 

Dan Walter’s Instagram 

If you liked this episode you may also enjoy: 

Are we addicted to chemicals in soil?

Mark Hyman on our broken agriculture system

Antibiotic resistance: should YOU worry?

Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?

Episode Transcript: 

Dan Walter Transcript

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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