April 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 19 mins
david suzuki, junk food, mark bittman, processed food, real food, sugar, ultraprocessed food, whole foods
In this episode's News & Views segment, we cover recent research that reveals ultra-processed foods make up more than 50% of the American diet, while whole foods and minimally processed foods combined make up only 30 percent. We also talk about how sugar plays into the processed-food diet. Then, we consider what happens when animals and plants are raised on "junk food diets." The Moment of Paleo segment is about the real-food movement. Also covered: Canada's 30 x 30 Nature Challenge, a new book recommendation, and Mark Bittman in the After the Bell segment delivering a talk called What's Wrong with What we Eat?
March 10th, 2016 | 1 hr 14 mins
cancer, colon cancer, david kallin, packaging, screenings, ultra hiking, waiting, whole foods
A review of cancer data has Canada changing its guidelines on colon cancer screenings, while in other cancer news a study has the medical community asking whether living with cancer can be better for patients than curing it. Also in the News & Views segment, Whole Foods changes it's mind about replacing nature's packaging for oranges. Also, a new study looks at how mimicking a Paleolithic lifestyle—in the woods with no shelter—might affect metabolic health. In the Moment of Paleo the topic is waiting...is it really so bad? Today's documentary & book recommendations and After the Bell segment are each about ultra hikes along mega trails. Enjoy the show!
October 18th, 2015 | 2 hrs 4 mins
ancel keys, caldwell esselstyn, carbosis, denise minger, dietary guidelines, kempner rice diet, lester morrison, low fat, nathan pritikin, roy swank, vandana shiva, whole foods
Special guest Denise Minger joins me to discuss her latest, epic blog post titled, IN DEFENSE OF LOW FAT: A CALL FOR SOME EVOLUTION OF THOUGHT. Topics include: the history of the low-fat diet, the Kempner Rice Diet, Lester Morrison, Roy Swank, Nathan Pritikin, Ancel Keys, whole foods diet vs. low-fat, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's cardiovascular disease studies, the reversal of heart disease, the dietary guidelines, holism vs. reductionism, "carbosis," as well as Denise's new consulting offering. There are Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments, too.
July 31st, 2015 | 2 hrs 2 mins
ancestral diet, anti-inflammatories, antinutrients, calorie density, carl sagan, fiber, nutrient density, plant-based diet, protein, richard aiken, salicylic acid, whole foods
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Richard Aiken, M.D., Ph.D. He is a medical doctor, a practicing psychiatrist, and he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering. His latest book is The New Ancestral Diet. We discuss plant-based, varied, whole-food diets; lifestyle, the evolution of taste and flavor, salicylic acid in the diet, anti-inflammatories, anti-nutrients, fiber, calorie density vs nutrient density, protein in the diet, and much more including Dr. Aiken's restored ca. 1830's cabin. Also enjoy a Moment of Paleo segment along with an After the Bell segment featuring Carl Sagan.
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.