Latest in Paleo

Health news viewed through an evolutionary lens.

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.


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Episodes

  • 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
    archaeology, dean ornish, gary taubes, 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
    butter, carbs, cookbook, david suzuki, fat, gut bacteria, jimmy moore, keto, leana wen, microbiome, paleo diet, 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
    ancel keys, cardiology, chimamanda ngozi adichie, disease, fat, heart health, joel kahn, north karelia project, paleo diet, 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
    anastasia boulais, ancestral health symposium, ellis emmet, epigenetics, jamie scott, maori, obesity, sustainability, transportation, 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.

  • Episode 131: The Hidden Label

    March 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 42 mins
    addictive foods, biomimicry, cooking, diabetes, janine benyus, labeling, longevity, rewilding, sauna, sunshine

    On this episode: the most and least addictive foods; the "ingredients" that don't make it onto the label; sauna bathing increases lifespan for men; time in the sun prevents diabetes. Also, we touch on some rewilding. There's a Moment of Paleo segment about simplicity in food. After the Bell features an excellent TED Talk about Biomimicry.

  • Episode 130: Just One Thing...

    February 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 27 mins
    cholesterol, dietary guidelines, inactivity, lard, mark plotkin, obesity, stool transplant, tallow, uncontacted tribes

    On this week's show, life in 10,000 B.C., new dietary guidelines for cholesterol, a stool transplant gone wrong, a new study on obesity vs. inactivity. In the Listener Questions segment: is tallow and lard a 'whole food?' In the Moment of Paleo segment: You Can't Do a Single Thing! After the Bell, it's Mark Plotkin on uncontacted tribes of the Amazon.

  • Episode 129: Heart Healthy Paleo

    January 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 31 mins
    david mcraney, fair food, heart health, michael pollan, paleo diet, sitting, vitamin b12, vitamin k2, whole foods, willpower

    On this episode: Fair food in Australia & via Michael Pollan; a Heart Healthy Paleo Diet study, plus more Paleo Diet in the news; why standing may not necessarily be the solution to too much sitting. In the Listener Mail segment: why I’m trying to get fats from whole foods only; whether I’m concerned about vitamin B12 & K2 levels; and tips on how to get kids to eat healthy. We discuss the role of willpower in the Moment of Paleo. After the Bell, it’s David McRaney explaining how we miss what’s missing.

  • Episode 128: Truth Bomb

    January 14th, 2015  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    diet debate, exercise, frank lipman, joel kahn, mark hyman, michael greger, paleo diet, whole grains

    On this episode, we dig into a popular recent study that tells us eating whole grains increases life expectancy; we look at whether there is validity to a claim that the Paleo diet erases the benefits of exercise, as explained by Dr. Michael Greger; I recap my 4 1/2 years of eating Paleo, offer a critique of the current direction of Paleo, and I answer a listener's questions about my current Paleo eating framework. After the Bell, it's a diet debate between three doctors: low-carb/high-fat, plant-based whole food, and Vegan.