Kathy Freston Is The Queen of Clean Protein

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“Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth.”

Kathy Freston


Where do you get your protein?

Notwithstanding rising mainstream awareness that a plant-based diet provides more than enough protein for optimal health and athletic performance, every vegan continues to constantly weather this refrain.

So let’s put the issue to bed, once and for all.

To walk us through the myths, truths and half-truths when it comes to this hotly debated macronutrient, I sat down with the doyenne of all things vegan, my friend Kathy Freston.

Returning to the show for a second appearance  (Kathy first appeared in RRP #109 in the Fall of 2014), Kathy is a wellness activist and 4-time New York Times bestselling author whose books include of  The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness. Her newest offering, co-authored with former podcast guest Bruce Friedrich (RRP #286), is entitled Clean Protein, a comprehensive primer on all things protein with everything you need to know to get lean, gain energy, stay mentally sharp.

A media darling, Kathy is ubiquitous. Her Oprah Winfrey Show appearance inspired the great Ms. Winfrey and her entire staff of 378 to go entirely vegan for 21 days. In addition, she has been featured on Ellen, Dr. Oz, The View, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, The Martha Stewart Show, Extra and on the pages of Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, and W.

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This is a conversation about the future of nutrition. It’s about the industry interests that compromise transparency and confuse consumer choice. It’s about the truth behind protein and the looming future of culture-grown, so-called clean meat.

But most of all, this is a conversation about how to eat right, live well & be kind to yourself and the world we share.

Podcast favorite Dan Buettner’s better half (although Dan is a pretty good half himself), I adore Kathy and everything she is about.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.

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Show Notes

Check out Kathy’s latest book: Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet* with Bruce Friedrich

Background, Context & Reference

Notable Books by Kathy Freston

Notable People Discussed

Related Podcasts You Might 

Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Shawn Patterson for graphics; and Michael Gibson for videography. Theme music by Ana Leimma.

*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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