August 3, 2021
Phillip Meece created the Carnivore Bar: a convenient, high-fat snack or meal replacement made with pure beef! (Sea salt optional.) His mission is to make high-energy, whole-food, animal-based nutrition more portable for even the strictest carnivores among us. It’s one of my favorite products!
A United States Army veteran, Phillip served as a combat medic in Afghanistan. His experiences with food and health in that environment ― along with his childhood in Mongolia ― have led him from health to sickness and back again.
In this free-flowing chat, Phillip and I discuss his life, his work, and the history and future of natural health through lifestyle. And since he’s a medic, Phillip drops lots of truth backed up by SCIENCE!
You can support Phillip’s work ― and get some Carnivore Bars for yourself ― at https://carnivorebar.com/.
Thanks for watching or listening, and see you again soon!
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00:48 Phillip’s childhood in Mongolia as the son of missionaries, and how their traditional fatty animal foods improved his health.
2:25 Returning to the USA at age 10, gaining excess weight and suffering from asthma, allergies, and more.
2:41 Starting CrossFit, eating a Paleo diet, and experiencing major health improvements during college.
3:17 Graduating into the Great Recession and trying to maintain this new, healthier lifestyle.
5:08 Joining the military as a medic to stay fit, but finding the lifestyle unexpectedly unhealthy.
11:17 The Carnivore Bar as a solution to the problem of finding high-quality, shelf-stable nutrition, even for some of the most sensitive people out there.
17:41 How the tradition of pemmican helped to shape the Carnivore Bar.
22:00 The art and science of selecting and rendering fat from different parts of the animal.
24:57 Balancing complex knowledge and pragmatic simplicity in communication and life.
26:21 The Carnivore Bar’s high standards, and why a processed-food development company could NOT improve upon it!
29:12 How the science behind a carnivore-diet can recontextualize highly-politicized issues like climate change, and even what is considered essential to life.
35:09 Chewing the fat about fat!
40:16 The Carnivore Bar’s higher-protein and honey versions, available for pre-order for a limited time at https://carnivorebar.com/product/high-protein-box/
40:37 Phillip recommends Carnivore Snax as an alternative to processed jerky.
42:33 The true value of the Carnivore Bar as a reliable source of clean nutrition; securing an animal-based lifestyle in today’s uncertain world.
50:33 Corporate and government narratives, so-called conspiracy theories, and making sense of the current sociopolitical climate.
54:15 Topsoil, land quality, and the future of agriculture.
56:57 Scientific arguments supporting keto and carnivore lifestyles.
01:01:02 Phillip and I discuss our artistic backgrounds and how they affect our lives.
01:02:28 The impact of health on one’s entire existence, philosophically and practically.
01:05:21 Why quality is more important than quantity in every area of life.
01:09:19 The prevalence of misinformation around meat and its impact on health and the climate.
01:09:51 Unhealthy versus healthy fats and their impacts on diabesity.
01:14:34 A pragmatic approach to measuring health.
01:16:10 The modern demand for convenience and its impacts on nutrition.
01:19:05 Seed oils/vegetable oils and the history of monopolies milking profits from industrial waste.
01:26:26 Liberty, the human spirit, and the future of meat!
01:29:17 Phillip’s thoughts on crypto ― and why he had to reluctantly stop accepting Bitcoin as payment.
01:31:25 Facing the truth and thinking for yourself in every aspect of life.
01:35:43 Phillip’s initial hurdles starting the carnivore diet as a busy medic in 2018.