Latest in Paleo
About the Show
Latest in Paleo is a health news program, with commentary and analysis that aims for the intersection of the scientific evidence and evolutionary clues. Media headlines and reporting on health topics can be superficial and plain wrong...let's take a closer look.
Episode 146: Red Meat, Cancer, and WHO?
October 31st, 2015
1 hr 50 mins
cancer, carcinogens, eternal summer, gordon hempton, processed meat, shinrin yoku, silence
On today’s show, we take a good look at the recent WHO evaluation of red and processed meats, which resulted in them being classified as carcinogens by the IARC. What exactly did they say? What do the classifications mean? Did the media get it right? What are the takeaways? All that, plus “Eternal Summer” in the Shinrin-yoku segment, “More than you think” in the Moment of Paleo, and compelling "Thoughts About Silence" in the After the Bell segment.
Episode 145: Denise Minger's Low-fat History Lesson
October 18th, 2015
2 hrs 4 mins
ancel keys, caldwell esselstyn, carbosis, denise minger, dietary guidelines, kempner rice diet, lester morrison, low fat, nathan pritikin, roy swank, vandana shiva, whole foods
Special guest Denise Minger joins me to discuss her latest, epic blog post titled, IN DEFENSE OF LOW FAT: A CALL FOR SOME EVOLUTION OF THOUGHT. Topics include: the history of the low-fat diet, the Kempner Rice Diet, Lester Morrison, Roy Swank, Nathan Pritikin, Ancel Keys, whole foods diet vs. low-fat, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's cardiovascular disease studies, the reversal of heart disease, the dietary guidelines, holism vs. reductionism, "carbosis," as well as Denise's new consulting offering. There are Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments, too.
Episode 144: The Unfolding Mystery
October 8th, 2015
1 hr 3 mins
Happiness, denise minger, high fat, inuit, omega 3, sandrine thuret, shinrin yoku
On this week's show: The Inuit diet & Omega 3s; why high-fat diets may lead to overeating; study says it was easier to be skinny in the 80's; and 4 rituals that will make you happier. Also, recommendations for an epic article to read, products to buy, a documentary to watch, and a book to read or listen to. There are Shinrin-Yoku, Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments, too. Enjoy!
Episode 143: Nature Deficit Disorder
September 27th, 2015
1 hr 33 mins
bj miller, denmark, gmo, iron, meat, satiety, shinrin yoku, trans fat
This episode’s News & Views segment features a new study that suggests eating iron-rich food makes us hungrier; the results of Denmark’s trans fat ban; the WHO is set to make controversial recommendations about eating meat; and even more reasons to dislike the GMO industry. Plus, we have a Shinrin-Yoku update, a Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segments, too. We kick things off with documentary and book recommendations. Join us at the crossroads!
Episode 142: Paleolithic Porridge
September 12th, 2015
1 hr 23 mins
Gary Taubes, archaeology, dean ornish, gmo, grains, low carb, low fat, potatoes, shinrin yoku, yuval noah
On this episode: documentary & book recommendations; more archaeological evidence of Paleolithic grain consumption; GMO potatoes approved in America; Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Study turns into Dr. Ornish vs. Gary Taubes. Also, a Shinrin-Yoku update, a Moment of Paleo, and an excellent After the Bell talk featuring the author of Sapiens.
Episode 141: Moore & More
August 31st, 2015
2 hrs 1 min
Paleo diet, butter, carbs, cookbook, david suzuki, fat, gut bacteria, jimmy moore, keto, leana wen, microbiome, pharma, shinrin yoku
On this episode of Latest in Paleo: Best drug ad ever; Jimmy Moore’s new Keto cookbook; Paleolithic diet included carbs according to new study; the fat vs. carbs study; and the Danish butter study. There’s a documentary series recommendation, a book recommendation, a Shinrin Yoku Update, a Listener Question about restoring gut flora after antibiotics, a Moment of Paleo, an After the Bell segment about what your doctor won’t disclose, and a bonus clip at the very end! Enjoy!
Episode 140: Killer Kale Theory
August 15th, 2015
1 hr 43 mins
coca-cola, junk food, kale, longevity, minimalism, nature, spicy food, supplements, trans fat, vitamin d
On this week's show: Coca-Cola strikes back; junk food in the checkout lane; food manufacturers insist on keeping trans fats; the killer kale scare; spicy foods linked with increased longevity; and more bad news for Vitamin D supplementation. Plus: a documentary recommendation, an audiobook recommendation, growing and raising food at the Coppola home; a Moment of Paleo (Consistent Time in Nature) and an After the Bell (Minimalism) segment, too.
Episode 139: The New Ancestral Diet
July 31st, 2015
2 hrs 2 mins
ancestral diet, anti-inflammatories, antinutrients, calorie density, carl sagan, fiber, nutrient density, plant-based diet, protein, richard aiken, salicylic acid, whole foods
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Richard Aiken, M.D., Ph.D. He is a medical doctor, a practicing psychiatrist, and he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering. His latest book is The New Ancestral Diet. We discuss plant-based, varied, whole-food diets; lifestyle, the evolution of taste and flavor, salicylic acid in the diet, anti-inflammatories, anti-nutrients, fiber, calorie density vs nutrient density, protein in the diet, and much more including Dr. Aiken's restored ca. 1830's cabin. Also enjoy a Moment of Paleo segment along with an After the Bell segment featuring Carl Sagan.
Episode 138: Bigger, Cheaper, Faster
July 16th, 2015
1 hr 16 mins
artificial colors, artificial flavoring, artificial food, david h. newman, dorito effect, obesity, shinrin yoku, trans fat
Today's show features a report on average American body weight in the 1960's vs. today; The Dorito Effect; big food and artificial flavors & colorings; America's latest trans fat ban; and a Shinrin Yoku update. Plus, we have audiobook and documentary recommendations, a Moment of Paleo (What's Missing?), and an After the Bell Segment (The Truth that Lasts).
Episode 137: Jared Stone's Sacred Cow
June 30th, 2015
2 hrs 5 mins
alan watts, beef, grass-fed, jared stone, mindfulness, spontaneity
On this episode, we are joined by Jared Stone. We discuss his adventure that began with purchasing 420 pounds of beef from a local rancher and ultimately took him through a journey of culinary reward, better health, and mindfulness. Moment of Paleo: Beginner's Mind. After the Bell: Alan Watts on Spontaneity.
Episode 136: Vegan Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn
June 15th, 2015
1 hr 33 mins
Paleo diet, ancel keys, cardiology, chimamanda ngozi adichie, disease, fat, heart health, joel kahn, north karelia project, the daniel plan, vegan
On this episode, we welcome Dr. Joel Kahn to the show. He is a decorated cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Dr. Joel is a proponent of using lifestyle choices to prevent and even reverse heart disease. We discuss diet and dietary fat, heart health, The Daniel Plan, The North Karelia Project, Ancel Keys, commonalities between Paleo and Vegan diets, and much more.
Episode 135: Ancestral Health with Jamie Scott & Anastasia Boulais
May 24th, 2015
2 hrs 6 mins
Transportation, anastasia boulais, ancestral health symposium, ellis emmet, epigenetics, jamie scott, maori, obesity, sustainability, wellness
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Anastasia Boulais and Jamie Scott all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s a medical doctor and he is a workplace wellness consultant—both are founding members of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand. We discuss: active transportation, workplace wellness, the Maori, obesity in the West, the present “state of Paleo,” sustainability, epigenetics, the upcoming Ancestral Health Symposium in NZ, and much more. After the Bell, it’s Kiwi Ellis Emmet talking about adventure.
Episode 134: Hunger and Obesity with Stephan Guyenet
May 7th, 2015
1 hr 52 mins
dan buettner, disease, food, history, hunter-gatherers, ideal weight, legumes, longevity, meat, obesity, stephan guyenet, whole health source
On this episode, we are joined by Stephan Guyenet. He is a former obesity researcher who holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology as well as a degree in biochemistry. He is the host of the popular blog, Whole Health Source. We talk about hunter-gatherer populations, the history of food and disease in America, whether legumes are Paleo, how much meat should be in our diets, and also the Ideal Weight Program that he helped to create. After the Bell it's Dan Buettner on Living to 100.
Episode 133: Normal...and Blue Zones
April 20th, 2015
1 hr 34 mins
blue zones, brain health, chronic cardio, david epstein, dieting
On this episode: a book & documentary recommendation; promoting brain health; illegally thin runway models; Blue Zones; and a new look at chronic cardio. Plus, a Listener Letter about “the dieting mind;” and an After the Bell segment featuring David Epstein.
Episode 132: Tribal Ties
March 30th, 2015
1 hr 35 mins
dave hemstad, david suzuki, dean ornish, loyalty, myopia, pete evans, plant paleo, shirnin yoku, sushi, tribalism, trust
On this episode: a Paleo book is recalled because of potentially dangerous recipes; Dr. Dean Ornish slams high animal protein diets in a NY Times Op-Ed; the alarming rate of new cases of myopia; from vacant lots to Shinrin Yoku. Plus, Plant Paleo, comedy from Dave Hemstad, sustainable sushi, a Moment of Paleo about tribal ties, trust, and loyalty; and David Suzuki After the Bell.