Carnivore-Keto and Naturopathic Parenting ― Franklyn Espinoza


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Franklyn and I met 25 years ago as pudgy high-school metalheads. I was always the heavier one, and grew heavier still. But by the time I’d lost the weight as a full-adult carnivore, Frank had developed a “dad bod.” To be stronger and live longer for his family, Frank sought better health and found it in a “carnivore-keto” lifestyle.

In this free-flowing convo, we discuss how eating meat and minimizing plant foods has healed Franklyn on multiple levels. This change has shaped how he raises three children with his supportive, naturopathic wife. Frank tells us not just how, but why they do what they do!

We share irrefutable anecdotes and debunk the anti-meat agenda! Frank also names a bunch of carnivores and other influencers he recommends for lifestyle insights.

This non-stop episode has something for parents, health nerds, conspiracy theorists, and probably anybody else who cares as much as they do ― about anything!

I’m very proud of Franklyn and his family, and know that you’ll get something out of his story. Frank is always good for solid advice or a corny joke. My fellow metalhead has truly gone full-dad.

This chat was an hour and a half! Yet it flies by every time I hear it.

A list of topics and timestamps is included below.

Thanks for hanging out with us!







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00:57 The basics of Franklyn’s “carnivore keto” diet. 02:35 Frank asks me about head cheese! 03:11 Frank asks me about collagen peptides. I talk about the benefits of eating skin. 06:07 Keto-labeled products, processed foods, etc. 07:32 The benefits of cutting spices and sweeteners. 09:38 How Frank introduced more meat into his children’s diet. 13:56 The low nutrient density of “fluff” like keto bread and empty carbs. 15:46 How Frank found a carnivore diet, from me to Dr. Shawn Baker and beyond! 16:38 Preparing non-carnivore food for the family ― and fighting temptation! 19:12 The importance of educating oneself mentally and spiritually ― knowing why you do this. 19:56 The addictiveness and health dangers of sugar. 24:40 Overcoming the endless dietary misinformation in our industry-led culture. 27:30 Weighing the benefits and harms of animal vs. plant agriculture/foods. 33:06 Why Frank only goes for wild-caught seafood. 34:38 The challenges of ordering meat at restaurants and fast-food joints. 37:47 Comparing the quality of common name-brand supermarket chains. 39:05 Duck eggs, ostrich eggs, and other big poultry talk. 41:09 The delights and dangers of pork rinds, cracklins, etc. 43:10 How Frank began his carnivore diet ― twice. 49:32 Frank’s transformation from over 250 lbs to 201. With before-and-after pictures! 50:57 The keto treats Frank used to eat (and sometimes still serves the kids). 52:13 How carnivory encourages culinary experimentation. 52:43 Frank’s approach to intermittent fasting. 55:20 The importance of regular adequate sleep and a morning routine. 57:33 Frank’s experience indulging in keto treats ― and why he had to stop. 59:00 Going from 2MAD to OMAD. (No snacking! He says why.) 1:04:42 Debunking the climate change anti-meat agenda. 1:06:52 The benefits of hunting for your own survival. 1:08:50 Managing willpower around family and their forbidden-for-you foods! 1:10:49 How Frank’s exercise routine has changed over the years. 1:12:00 The benefits Frank’s seen incorporating more meat into his omnivorous family’s diet. 1:15:52 The importance of studying the true science of health to combat persistent untruths. 1:19:12 Why sugar is Frank’s number-one enemy. 1:20:59 How Frank’s views as a Catholic align with his views on ancestral living and evolution. 1:25:26 Outro ― and thanks to my Patreon supporters!

Frank’s Shout-Outs:

Dr. Shawn Baker

Lady Carnivory

Carnivore Yogi

Laura Spath

Steak and Butter Gal

Dr. Paul Saladino

Health Coach Kait

Strong Sistas

The book I mentioned:

The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz

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