#4-Rob Avis: A Permaculture Engineer's Perspective on Diet

1h 5m | Oct 29, 2020

In this podcast my colleague, co-author and friend Rob Avis shares his insights, on peak energy/food, intermittent fasting, bioregional diets and how a permaculture approach to your diet can help you to heal yourself, and heal the planet.

Rob and his wife Michelle are the founders of the globally-recognized and award-winning design, consulting, and education company, Verge Permaculture. For the past decade they have helped more than 1000 students and a growing number of clients to design and/or create integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. I often refer to Rob as an Amateur Holistic Nutritionist, and if you watch the video you will see why!

In this podcast Rob shares his wisdom on:

  • His health transformation from a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Diet"
  • How insulin was the original root cellar and why it makes you eat until you hate yourself
  • Bioregional Probiotics: The most important thing you can grow in your own back yard
  • Why peak oil, peak energy, peak phosphorus could equal peak food
  • Intermittent fasting
  • How a pig is a cross between a coconut tree and olive tree
  • The prime directive of permaculture
  •  Selfishness intelligence: how do we meet our needs while enhancing the biosphere.
  • How he ate his way into not wearing glasses anymore, and eliminating his hypoglycaemia
  • His 5 step process for experimenting with his personal optimal diet
  • And so much more!

▶️ My farm

▶️ My consulting and book

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