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 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.
Episode 127: Bite the Bullet
December 24th, 2014
1 hr 39 mins
archaeology, bulletproof diet, denise minger, paleo diet, paleo tv, vegan, weight gain
On this week's show we cover some contentious topics including the recently released Bulletproof Diet; the archaeological view of Paleo diets; and weight gain. We discuss the continuing evolution of my diet as my weight drops into the 160s. Also, we take a brief look at a new Paleo TV show in Australia. The Moment of Paleo is my best sales pitch juxtaposed against high octane brains and upgraded marketing. After the Bell, it's Denise Minger who says Paleo can learn from the Vegans.
Episode 126: Tamiflu Season
December 8th, 2014
1 hr 18 mins
campfires, fire, flu, food industry, kirk parsley, longevity, mediterranean diet, raw milk, sleep
On this episode of Latest in Paleo, we discuss a new study indicating that the Mediterranean Diet leads to a longer life, a couple of new food industry products, a raw milk study, flu season, and a new study about campfires. The Moment of Paleo segment is about taking a "sensitive" approach to food. And After the Bell features a TEDx talk about sleep.
Episode 125: Can't Fool Nature
November 22nd, 2014
1 hr 15 mins
alzheimer's, low carb, maasai, memory, paleo, pegan, positive thinking, psychology, richard feynman, shawn achor, supplements, vegan
On today’s show: Healthy low-carb diets: fact or fiction? What is the Paleo-Vegan diet? Can supplements assist with memory improvement and Alzheimer’s prevention? Why are the Maasai being handed an eviction slip? We also talk a bit about the late physicist Richard Feynman. In the Moment of Paleo segment, does nudging the world in a better direction matter? And After the Bell, we close with a TED talk about the psychology of positive thinking.
Episode 124: Mismatch Theory
November 9th, 2014
1 hr 8 mins
bpa, brain games, cognition, donnie vincent, ebola, gut bacteria, hand sanitizer, hunting, microbiome, pharma
On Episode 124 we cover the latest research on brain games and how working irregular shifts affects cognitive ability. Also, what exactly is a healthy gut microbiome? What happens when you use hand sanitizer and then handle cash register receipts? Plus, we discuss why the WHO is blaming pharmaceutical companies for the latest ebola outbreak. Then, in the Moment of Paleo segment, we further the discussion on mismatches. And, in the After the Bell segment, Donnie Vincent talks about what hunting means to him.
Episode 123: Two Degrees
October 26th, 2014
1 hr 29 mins
aging, babies, dr. oz, green coffee, hunter-gatherers, longevity, michael pollan, self-sufficiency, sleep, soda, teenagers
This week’s news stories: Soda linked to rapid aging; Green coffee study made famous by Dr. Oz has been retracted; we’ll talk about sleep for teenagers, camping, and hunter-gatherers; a new study suggests hunter-gatherers were smarter than we previously thought. Also: self-sufficiency, Babies, what we might learn from one airline disaster, and Michael Pollan After the Bell.
Episode 122: Hairy Pigs, Blue Blockers, and Animism, Oh My!
October 15th, 2014
1 hr 30 mins
animism, artificial sweeteners, cooking, dan gilbert, gut bacteria, happiness, mark bittman, microbiome, paleo diet, rewilding
On today's show we have a rewilding update; we discuss recent media coverage of the Paleo lifestyle (pro and con); a study indicates that artificial sweeteners can disrupt the microbiome and lead to metabolic disorders; we cover Mark Bittman's thoughts on home cooking; and also an interesting idea about how fire has made us who we are...and it's not just cooking. The Moment of Paleo segment is titled Animism and Generalities. And After the Bell, it's a TED talk called The Surprising Science of Happiness.
Episode 121: Stress & the City
October 2nd, 2014
1 hr 20 mins
brain, nature, self-talk, stress, trevor herriot, urban cities, walking
On today's show we discuss the topic of stress and how living in urban cities appears to affect our brains. A recent study shows that people who were raised in cities versus rural areas process stress differently. Another study examines the mental benefits of walking in nature. We talk about how our self-talk and tendency to over-generalize can cause us mental distress. And, a recent report by the World Wildlife Fund indicates that animal populations around the globe are also under stress...and dying at a fast rate. The Moment of Paleo segment is called "Becoming You." And, the After the Bell segment features a TEDx Talk, "Nature as Source Code."
Episode 120: The Diet Wars
September 19th, 2014
1 hr 25 mins
alan watts, anxiety, depression, det wars, diet, fruit, hunger-gatherers, longevity, low carb, low fat, paleo diet, vegetables
On today’s show: The Diet Wars — National Geographic’s coverage of hunter-gatherer diets and how they may be unlike The Paleo Diet; Low-carb vs. Low-fat studies; fruit and vegetable intake and longevity; and a study that tells us about a potential treatment for anxiety and depression with no known side-effects. The Moment of Paleo is titled, “Hurray for Our Side!” and the After the Bell segment features Alan Watts.
Episode 119: Rewild Your Gut
September 3rd, 2014
1 hr 5 mins
allergies, cravings, gut bacteria, hadza, microbiome, rewilding, sylvia earle
On this week’s show we dive into the micro and consider the implications for the macro. We look at the current state of gut research via the ABC’s Catalyst program ‘Gut Reaction’ in which the Hadza play a big role. Plus, two additional gut flora studies: one dealing with a potential cure for food allergies and the other dealing with food cravings. There’s a Moment of Paleo with some thoughts on biomes and rewilding. After the Bell it’s Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Episode 118: Rewilding Without Matches
August 21st, 2014
1 hr 18 mins
claire dunn, george monbiot, kalahari, my year without matches, rewilding
On this week's show, we feature a conversation with guest, Claire Dunn. She is the author of "My Year Without Matches," which she wrote after spending a year living simply in an Australian forest. She tells us about the experience and how it has affected her. Plus, you'll hear wise words from an indigenous Kalahari leader and also from George Monbiot who talks about rewilding our world.
Episode 117: Jimmy Moore On Ketosis
August 11th, 2014
1 hr 41 mins
dietary guidelines, jimmy moore, keto clarity, ketosis, low carb
Jimmy Moore and I discuss the ketogenic diet described in his new book, Keto Clarity. Jimmy tells the story of his public testimony regarding the American Dietary Guidelines, and he addresses some of my reservations regarding long-term ketosis.