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E95: Eating with Awareness and Compassion rather than Unconscious Conditioning: Dr. Melanie Joy
7 days ago
Are you confused about what kind of diet to follow? Harvard educated psychologist Melanie Joy helps shed light on this controversial issue and how to choose a path that creates better health and aligns more with our basic human values. She even has tips for meat eaters to support a more sustainable lifestyle in a non-judgemental way. Dr. Joy explains how carnism, an invisible belief system or ideology that conditions us to eat certain animals affects all of our lives. Listen to this episode as we discuss taking back your power by choosing what you want to eat and making this a better planet regardless of your diet. Find Out More About Melanie Here: Carnism.orgMelanie Joy on Facebook@DrMelanieJoy on TwitterMelanie Joy on LinkedIn In This Episode: [02:52] - Melanie talks about why she wrote her new book, especially given the fact that she already has a book about carnism. Stephan then explains how his and his wife’s differing dietary choices have created tension in the past. [04:40] - What are Melanie’s top tips for someone in a situation where your partner has made different choices about their diet, specifically if one person is a vegetarian and the other isn’t? As she answers, Melanie also explains what carnism is. [06:39] - Melanie coined the term “carnism” herself, she explains. She also explores her background in studying the topics surrounding the choice to eat meat. [10:11] - How can you get through someone’s defense mechanisms regarding food, and effect change in their diets, without making them feel attacked, ashamed, or helpless? [13:46] - Melanie shares some examples of carnistic defense mecha