December 14th, 2016 | 59 mins 1 sec
archaeology, health goals, laura carstensen, life expectancy, life extension, longevity, neil degrasse tyson, optimism, paleo diet
This episode's News & Views includes the latest stories and research about America's declining life expectancy data, how optimism may extend life, and the latest archaeological clues about the Paleolithic Diet. The Moment of Paleo segment offers ideas about how to think about longevity in the context of your own health goals. And the After the Bell segment offers more longevity food-for-thought from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Laura Carstensen.
November 1st, 2016 | 1 hr 43 mins
diabetes, fasting, fasting for women, insulin levels, jason fung, jimmy moore, longevity, the complete guide to fasting, weight loss
On today's show, we are joined by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, co-authors of The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-day, and Extended Fasting. We discuss Jimmy Moore’s current 21-day fast attempt, whether fasting is safe, fasting's track record, the benefits of fasting with regards to weight loss, diabetes, insulin levels, and longevity. Other topics include fasting for women, issues people may experience when fasting, and various methods of fasting. You'll also learn how Dr. Fung and Jimmy Moore implement fasting in their own lives. Then, we have have more food-for-thought dessert in our Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments. Enjoy the show!
October 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 38 mins
aging, antinutrients, blue zones, calorie restriction, hunter-gatherers, legumes, longevity, loren cordain, oil, paleo diet, plant foods, potatoes, protein, staffan lindberg
Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins us on today's show. Dr. Cordain is widely regarded as the father of the modern Paleo approach to diet. We discuss everything from whether the diet should be standardized, the high-protein component of Paleo, how data about hunter-gatherer dietary patterns were collected and analyzed, why the Paleo Diet restricts legumes and potatoes, the role of plant foods, anti-nutrients, the consumption of oils, aging and longevity, calorie restriction, the Blue Zones, and much more. He is the author of The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, The Paleo Answer, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, many other books, and several research papers. Whether or not you've previously heard Cordain speak or lecture, you'll come away from today's show with new information. There is also a Moment of Paleo and a talk by Staffan Lindberg After the Bell.
October 11th, 2016 | 1 hr 27 mins
eat to live, fat, joel fuhrman, longevity, nutrient density, nuts, protein, seeds, starch, the end of dieting, whole food
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is our guest on today's show. We talk about fat, protein, longevity, what foods should be eaten daily, why nuts and seeds are important, why he doesn't recommend eating too much starch, and so much more. He's written several best sellers, including Eat to Live and most recently The End of Dieting. He's also appeared on several PBS specials, published research, and was once the number 3 pairs figure skater in the world. He calls his diet Nutritarian, with immense focus on nutrient density from whole foods. He doesn't fit neatly into any of the popular diet camps. This episode is information-dense, as Dr. Fuhrman answers my many questions with great detail. Enjoy the show!
March 25th, 2016 | 1 hr 56 mins
fasting, intermittent fasting, jason fung, longevity
On this episode, I discuss my recent 5-day fast: how it went, what I learned, and whether I'll be doing it again. In the News & Views segment, we discuss a CNN article about fasting and longevity as well as a NY Times article that indicates intermittent fasting is becoming more widely accepted. You'll learn about a 450-lb man who did not eat food for over a year and reduced his body to a normal size. In the Moment of Paleo, I offer some ideas about when less is more. And After the Bell features a Dr. Jason Fung presentation about fasting as an important health tool. Enjoy the show!
January 11th, 2016 | 1 hr 36 mins
cancer, fast mimicking diet, fmd, labeling, longevity, nature, robert waldinger, shinrin yoku, stress
Today’s show starts with a special announcement along with documentary and book recommendations. In the News & Views segment, we cover the latest in food labeling news and the Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD), which is designed to slow aging and reduce cancer risk. In the Shinrin-yoku Update, we talk about nature as medicine. In the Moment of Paleo, we explore how our ‘shoulds’ could lead to stress. After the Bell, we hear a presentation about what really makes for a good life.
November 12th, 2015 | 1 hr 35 mins
andrew solomon, junk food, longevity, mortality rates, nature, shinrin yoku, sugar, superhuman
In this episode's News & Views, we look at a study that says junk food's not so bad; another study that says sugar is toxic; and a disturbing report that shows mortality rates are on the rise for middle-aged white Americans. In the Shinrin-yoku segment, we look at stats about how much time kids are spending in nature. Our Moment of Paleo is about expectations. After the Bell features writer Andrew Solomon. Plus, a "superhuman" documentary and a book recommendation, too.
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.
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.
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.