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.
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.
February 29th, 2016 | 1 hr 23 mins
acellular carbs, ancestral health symposium, cdc, cellular carbs, high fat, ian spreadburry, newcastle diabetes research, paleo diet, sleep, weight loss, whole food
A recent study on low carb, high fat (LCHF) diets led to a prominent researcher issuing warnings about the Paleo diet, calling it dangerous, and this rippled out in the media. On this episode, we take a look at that study and show why it is so misleading and why some researchers are calling for a retraction. In other news, a new study shows major health benefits from just a little weight loss, and the CDC tells us 83 million American adults don't get enough sleep. There is also a recap of the Newcastle research, which every diabetic should be aware of.
The Moment of Paleo furthers the theme of small changes, big impact. There are new book and documentary recommendations. The After the Bell segment features Dr. Ian Spreadburry's excellent talk for the New Zealand Ancestral Health Symposium further strengthening the proposition that whole food delivers good health—if you don't know the difference between acellular and cellular carbs, you will after this talk, and you'll be glad you do. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.