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This is my EPIC conversation with Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth. I was starstruck. And so very thankful for her sharing her story. I KNOW you’ll find a ton of value in it! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend live, we had a great showing!

In this conversation, Lierre walks us through her journey starting with her decision to go vegan, what her 20 year experience was like, the symptoms she experienced, her transition back to eating meat, and so much more!


Main Symptoms

As you watch this conversation, here are the main symptoms she experienced, and relatively early on, for you to pay attention to

  1. blood sugar handling
  2. loss of menstrual cycle and fertility at a very young age
  3. degeneration of muscle, bone, and connective tissue

Time Stamps for your convenience :)

  • 00:00:36 introduction to Lierre Keith
  • 00:02:53 the beginning of Lierre’s story
  • 00:10:54 “what was your experience like? and when did you start to notice things were off?”
  • 00:12:58 blood sugar handling issues on vegan.
  • 00:22:20 loss of menstrual cycle and fertility on vegan. hormone talk.
  • 00:25:15 bone, cartilage, and connective tissue degeneration as little as 2 years vegan.
  • 00:29:01 gastroparesis on vegan. poor stomach function due to low stomach acid.
  • 00:33:17 watching other vegetarians and vegans having such a hard time “sticking with it.”
  • 00:38:32 first experience eating meat. and the doctor that changed it all.
  • 00:44:18 realization that for something to live, something else has to die – ON ANY DIET.
  • 00:47:14 the problem with agriculture.
  • 01:02:27 how civilization strips the earth of resources.
  • 01:10:53 “what advice you give to someone that’s trying to navigate the nutrition realm that’s being bombarded with the mainstream narrative around plant-based?”
  • 01:17:58 a new hope, there’s still time. rewilding.
  • 01:25:40 how to support Lierre!, the vegetarian myth, bright green lies, her website and more.


Resources Mentioned:

🟢 The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

🟢 article What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie by Gary Taubes

🟢 book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes

🟢 find local meat and producers at

🟢 Weston A. Price foundation


Connect with Lierre:

🟢 her website where you can see upcoming talks and appearances

🟢 Twitter

🟢 facebook



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Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach