Learn from Ashleigh VanHouten on ways to eat Offal

130- Reasons Why You Should Eat Offal with Ashleigh VanHouten

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

October 8, 2020

I'm sure you've heard stories from your grandparents about the liver and onions they had to eat while growing up. It seems that over the years, our society (at least in America) has slowly faded out the consumption of organ meats, typically because "it sounds gross".

But from what the research suggests, the organ meats is where the majority of important nutrients lie. If you watch animals in the natural world, they feast on organs first before the heavier muscle sections of the body. That is so they get the nutrients needed to survive.

We have changed that in our society to eating the rich protein, and sacrificing other important nutrients. Ashleigh VanHouten will teach us how we can add organ meats back into our diet without it tasting terrible.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Some myths about women and weight lifting
  • The basics of the carnivore diet
  • The health benefits of organ meats and important nutrients you receive from organs
  • Ways to incorporate organs into your diet


  • [1:45] Who is Ashleigh VanHouten and what is her role in the health and fitness world
  • [3:15] Ashleigh has done a lot of different fitness experiences including bodybuilding
  • [4:15] When she was bodybuilding, did she follow a paleo template or a traditional bodybuilding meal template
  • [7:00] What is the backbone of the carnivore diet
  • [9:45] How hard is it for women to put on "bulk"
  • [14:30] How much protein should women be getting each day
  • [17:15] When looking at food, what does 100g of protein look like in a steak
  • [19:30] Can you get all your nutrients from just meat, or do you need to supplement with other foods
  • [22:00] What are the benefits of Offal and how to make it taste great
  • [28:30] One of the easiest ways to get started with organ meats is to get it ground into ground beef
  • [31:30] Where can you go to get organ meats
  • [34:30] 3 different ways to prepare offal
  • [36:45] Final thoughts about eating meat and eating organs

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • Get It Takes Guts: A Meat-Eater's Guide to Eating Offal- Learn More
  • Listen to Episode 118 To Learn More About How Meat Isn't Damaging the Planet- Listen Now
  • US Wellness Meats is a great option to get some organ meats- Learn More

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Ashleigh VanHouten

Ashleigh VanHouten shares different ways to eat offal

Ashleigh VanHouten shares different ways to eat offal

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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