Carnivore Bar Creator Phillip Meece: A Veteran Making Keto Nutrition Convenient!


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Phillip Meece created the Carnivore Bar: a convenient, high-fat snack or meal replacement made with pure beef! (Sea salt optional.) His mission is to make high-energy, whole-food, animal-based nutrition more portable for even the strictest carnivores among us. It’s one of my favorite products!

A United States Army veteran, Phillip served as a combat medic in Afghanistan. His experiences with food and health in that environment ― along with his childhood in Mongolia ― have led him from health to sickness and back again.

In this free-flowing chat, Phillip and I discuss his life, his work, and the history and future of natural health through lifestyle. And since he’s a medic, Phillip drops lots of truth backed up by SCIENCE!

You can support Phillip’s work ― and get some Carnivore Bars for yourself ― at

Thanks for watching or listening, and see you again soon!



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00:48 Phillip’s childhood in Mongolia as the son of missionaries, and how their traditional fatty animal foods improved his health.

2:25 Returning to the USA at age 10, gaining excess weight and suffering from asthma, allergies, and more.

2:41 Starting CrossFit, eating a Paleo diet, and experiencing major health improvements during college.

3:17 Graduating into the Great Recession and trying to maintain this new, healthier lifestyle.

5:08 Joining the military as a medic to stay fit, but finding the lifestyle unexpectedly unhealthy.

11:17 The Carnivore Bar as a solution to the problem of finding high-quality, shelf-stable nutrition, even for some of the most sensitive people out there.

17:41 How the tradition of pemmican helped to shape the Carnivore Bar.

22:00 The art and science of selecting and rendering fat from different parts of the animal.

24:57 Balancing complex knowledge and pragmatic simplicity in communication and life.

26:21 The Carnivore Bar’s high standards, and why a processed-food development company could NOT improve upon it!

29:12 How the science behind a carnivore-diet can recontextualize highly-politicized issues like climate change, and even what is considered essential to life.

35:09 Chewing the fat about fat!

40:16 The Carnivore Bar’s higher-protein and honey versions, available for pre-order for a limited time at

40:37 Phillip recommends Carnivore Snax as an alternative to processed jerky. 42:33 The true value of the Carnivore Bar as a reliable source of clean nutrition; securing an animal-based lifestyle in today’s uncertain world.

50:33 Corporate and government narratives, so-called conspiracy theories, and making sense of the current sociopolitical climate.

54:15 Topsoil, land quality, and the future of agriculture.

56:57 Scientific arguments supporting keto and carnivore lifestyles.

01:01:02 Phillip and I discuss our artistic backgrounds and how they affect our lives.

01:02:28 The impact of health on one’s entire existence, philosophically and practically.

01:05:21 Why quality is more important than quantity in every area of life.

01:09:19 The prevalence of misinformation around meat and its impact on health and the climate.

01:09:51 Unhealthy versus healthy fats and their impacts on diabesity.

01:14:34 A pragmatic approach to measuring health.

01:16:10 The modern demand for convenience and its impacts on nutrition.

01:19:05 Seed oils/vegetable oils and the history of monopolies milking profits from industrial waste. 01:26:26 Liberty, the human spirit, and the future of meat!

01:29:17 Phillip’s thoughts on crypto ― and why he had to reluctantly stop accepting Bitcoin as payment.

01:31:25 Facing the truth and thinking for yourself in every aspect of life.

01:35:43 Phillip’s initial hurdles starting the carnivore diet as a busy medic in 2018.

01:38:17 Outro.

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