November 30th, 2016 | 47 mins 24 secs
alcohol, energy drinks, gut bacteria, microbiome, rebecca newberger goldstein, research, steven pinker, stroke, weigh regain, yo-yo dieting
This week's episode of Latest in Paleo features News & Views on the latest energy drink research and an energy drink case that may have put one man in the hospital; new research suggests alcohol consumption may help prevent strokes; and why researchers believe yo-yo dieting and weight regain could be related to alterations in the gut microbiome. The Moment of Paleo segment offers food for thought about how measurements color our perceptions. And the After the Bell segment features a Socratic dialog about reason and morality.
November 22nd, 2016 | 57 mins 50 secs
feasts, food restriction, gut bacteria, holidays, krispy kreme, microbiome, sarah susanka, weight loss, whole milk
On this week's holiday episode our News & Views segment starts at Krispy Kreme to see if we can extract any good take-aways from the recent class-action lawsuit filed against the chain. Then, it's on to a recent study about what happens when you don't feed your gut bacteria...what do they eat instead? The segment is rounded out with coverage of recent research on whole milk for kids and a new—somewhat strange–non-pharmaceutical weight-loss pill. The Moment of Paleo segment offers thoughts on restriction and upcoming holiday feasts. And After the Bell features a talk about life's invisible feast. Enjoy the show!
September 27th, 2016 | 2 hrs 2 mins
blue zones, dan ariely, decision making, gut bacteria, italy, meredith rhodes, microbiome, obesity, roland denzel, stress, wearable fitness trackers, wearables
Meredith Rhodes and Roland Denzel join us to discuss News & Views. Stories include: the effectiveness of wearable fitness and diet trackers, what the gut microbiomes of obese kids tell us, whether stress erases the benefits of a healthy diet, and what we can learn from a new Blue Zone identified in southern Italy. The Moment of Paleo segment throws around ideas about working to get ahead. After the Bell features Dan Ariely, professor of economics, discussing whether we are really in control of our own decisions.
February 22nd, 2016 | 1 hr 46 mins
appetite, brain health, cochrane collaboration, exercise, fiber, gut bacteria, microbiome, pharma, protein, satiety, the overview effect
On this episode of Latest in Paleo, we look at recent research regarding dietary fiber, indicating benefits to health and appetite control. One study suggests the lack of gut microbiome diversity seen in people who don't eat much fiber may be passed down to future generations. And finally, is the fiber hype entering fad territory or is it legit? We also take a look at claims a Cochrane Collaboration co-founder has leveled against the pharmaceutical industry; he says they fit the definition for organized crime. This is really a must-listen segment.
Also this week, we feature a Human Movement Update after the News & Views, and we look at which exercises might be most effective for the brain. The Documentary Recommendation, Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segments all relate to The Overview Effect; how seeing things from a higher level can drastically change our thinking. Enjoy the show!
December 13th, 2015 | 1 hr 11 mins
awa, gut bacteria, hunter-gatherers, indulging, microbiome, portion sizes, robert sapolsky, stress, victorian diet
In the News & Views segment: The Victorian Era Diet; study sheds light on portion sizes; gut bacteria tell us when we’re full. In the Hunter-gatherer segment: the Awa. The Moment of Paleo explores ideas around indulging on holidays. And After the Bell features a talk about making stress work for you. This talk complements the National Geographic documentary recommendation at the beginning of the show featuring Robert Sapolsky. Enjoy the show!
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!
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.
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.
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.
June 24th, 2014 | 1 hr 26 mins
dietary fat, dr. oz, exercise, fasting, fat, gut bacteria, michelle obama, microbiome, wade davis
On this week's show, I have an excellent documentary recommendation; we discuss the TIME Magazine article about dietary fat (and point out the elephant in the room that they virtually ignore); we talk about Dr. Oz's appearance before Congress and their idea of creating a Master Brand List to help with weight loss; Michelle Obama says her Ivy League education did not prepare her to make food choices for her children, and I suggest why that is irrelevant; then, we discuss a new study about the benefits of a 72-hour fast; also, we cover a story about how exercise might improve the condition of our gut microbiomes. In the Moment of Paleo we discuss the Possible and the Impossible. And, After the Bell, we'll hear a presentation about why we should preserve the indigenous populations around the world.