My guest on today's show eats raw.
And I'm not talking raw kale and carrots, but rather raw meat.
She eats raw meat. A lot.
Yep, that includes raw dairy, raw eggs, raw beef and even raw chicken.
Her name is Melissa Henig, she is a health coach and nutrition enthusiast who leads what she calls a “raw lifestyle” and in her new book “Raw Paleo: The Extreme Advantages of Eating Paleo Foods in the Raw“, she makes the claim that raw foods are powerful medicine and offer a distinct health advantage over cooked foods.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-What made Melissa start eating raw meat…[8:05]
-What a typical day of raw eating looks like for Melissa…[10:00]
-Why Melissa says our brain and nervous system need raw fat specifically…[12:30]
-How you can prepare raw chicken safely…[21:35]
-If you need to be concerned about parasites in raw meat…[24:11]
-Why Melissa says probiotics in raw meat are naturally detoxifiers…[27:00]
-Why many probiotic capsules can have some issues…[35:35]
-Whether raw meat is really higher in amino acids…[42:30]
-How raw protein may be easier to digest and does not impose a load on the kidneys…[46:00]
-Why Melissa eats a small cube of raw cheese through the day…[49:55]
-Whether the avidin in raw egg whites depletes biotin in your body…[52:45]
-Melissa's take on the idea that “cooking” is what set humans apart and allowed us to have a bigger brain and smaller gut…[41:30]
-Whether Melissa cooks *any* foods…[57:05]
-And much more!
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Melissa or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.