November 9th, 2016 | 55 mins 59 secs
discipline, election, health, impulsivity, instant gratification, long hours, sleep, stress, will power, work
On this week's News & Views segment we discuss how long work hours can affect health, the importance of sleep and how it affects food choices, and how various levels of impulsivity are related to fast food consumption. This leads to examining the difference between will power and discipline in the Moment of Paleo segment. And the After the Bell segment features a talk that delves into what our desire for instant gratification may predict about us. Notably, our discussions may also be useful for some in dealing with post-election stress.
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.
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.
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!
November 29th, 2015 | 1 hr 22 mins
calmness, evolution, nature, shinrin yoku, stress, thankfulness
Today's show opens with documentary and book recommendations. Then, in the News & Views segment: Study suggests healthy diets must be individualized; how the Western diet is derailing evolution. In the Shinrin-Yoku Update: How access to nature affects communities; disturbing losses in the Amazon. We have a Moment of Paleo segment on risk and thankfulness. To close things up, the After the Bell segment is about how to staying calm and make better decisions when we know a stressful situation is coming up.
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."
July 21st, 2014 | 1 hr 6 mins
alan watts, artificial food, cafeteria man, exercise, fitness, milk, stress, taco bell
On today's show, we start off with a trailer to a pretty cool looking food documentary; we talk about further 'advances' in the artificial food industry...this time, it's man-made cow's milk; Taco Bell is jumping on the protein bandwagon and being associated with the Paleo diet; we discuss the connection between food and stress; and finally, we take a look at the latest findings regarding youth fitness levels. The Moment of Paleo segment is called 'Stressing Over Food'; and it's Alan Watts After the Bell.
May 5th, 2014 | 1 hr 8 mins
coca-cola, meat, obesity, research, robert sapolsky, stress, values
On this week’s show: What happens when Coca-Cola funds obesity research? Is healthy obesity really a myth? What is second-hand stress? Does eating meat off the bone make kids misbehave? In the Moment of Paleo we discuss valuing life. And in the After the Bell segment, Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses what makes us human.
November 24th, 2013 | 1 hr 15 mins
athletics, diabetes, gmo, gut bacteria, human food project, labeling, longevity, micriobiome, nuts, ritz crackers, statins, stress, trust
On this week’s show we discuss the GMO labeling vote, the statin controversy follow-up, athleticism and diabetes, prolonging life with nuts, The Ritz Cracker Deficiency, human food and the microbiomes of hunter gatherers. There is a Moment of Paleo that touches on the ideas of trust in corporations and others. After the Bell there are 4 excellent clips for your enjoyment.