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  • We're back for round 2 with the one and only Dr. Sean O'Mara! We get into much greater detail than last time on things like visceral fat, physical markers of disease that track better than certain blood markers, the importance of physical appearance, optimal thriving diet for humans, and much more like how to lose visceral fat, how to heal your brain, the importance of sprinting, why we don't revere our elderly as much anymore, immune system, the microbiome, avoiding viruses, and beyond. This is a really great one and I'd recommend catching it on YouTube (embedded below) so you can see all the great visuals he shares with us. Here are the photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cwvqtgz6g5snopf/AAByOIUZdPnpER4XmgnoG1cYa?dl=0 Dr. Sean O’Mara is a Performance and Longevity MD/Researcher, Speaker , and 2016 NSF Grant Recipient. He runs MedCon Wellness - A unique Executive and Professional Athlete practice innovatively exploiting both science and nature along with proprietary technology to achieve "Best In Class" results in Reversing Chronic Disease as well as Human Performance Optimization. They are dedicated experienced physicians, researchers, PhD's and Coaches coordinating their work to improve client's health. They have developed their practice after years of medical and scientific research as well as years of ultra-high-end concierge medical care. They maintain an exceptionally small practice for clients to ensure an incomparably high level of service. They operate a Non-Profit to return excess profits to continue what we believe is critically important: the continued Reversal of Chronic Disease and Human Performance Optimization. Very few physicians today are concerned with either of these but it is his passion. It is the only Executive Health practice in the world to have received a National Science Foundation grant awarded in 2016 for their work on Reversing Chronic Disease. GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org Just to remind everyone, I don’t have any sponsors. So far I’ve turned them all down so I can remain independent from any outside interests. I have my own beneficial products and services we offer at Http://Sapien.org and http://nosetotail.org to support the show, the film, myself, and my great team. I make a lot less money this way, but it’s a lot more satisfying to not have to rely on anyone else or promote any other products. However, it only works if people support Sapien and Nose to Tail. Luckily we have amazing things to offer. Sapien is the health platform I’ve built with my business partner Dr. Gary. We have a practice in Woodland Hills, CA as well as an online program anyone in the world can join if they’re serious about weight loss and disease reversal using diet and lifestyle. You can find out more about the program at http://Sapien.org You can also get the free Sapien Food guide there. Another thing we’ve got going is the Sapien Tribe. We have a growing community of people who are living this lifestyle and dominating life. I know that sounds pretty bro-ey, but it’s what is happening. People have gone from a life of mediocrity or even ill-health to being in top shape, reversing their chronic disease, having great body composition, and not getting sick anymore! Tribe members also get all the extras like the bonus episodes of this podcast, the extended show notes, the private members area, and special access and live Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and me. You can find that at http://sapien.org as well. You can also get the Nose to Tail meats at http://nosetotail.org where we ship grass finished, ethically and sustainably raised beef, buffalo, pork, and chicken to your door. It’s all raised in Texas and ships out each week to the 48 contiguous states. Our specialty products include ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in. I don’t know of anyone else getting all these organs mixed in like we do. I think it’s the best and tastiest way to eat the fresh organs to get the ultimate in nutrient dense, bioavailable nutrition. We also have high omega 3, low omega 6 pork and chicken. We feed them a special gluten free, non-GMO feed that makes their meat and fat very low in PUFAs. I can go on forever about how great this stuff is, but just check it out for yourself at http://nosetotail.org SHOW NOTES [5:45] Recap on his introduction and how he got into this industry. [10:05] LDL cholesterol. [17:05] Why our elderlys’ health has gone so downhill in the past generation. [19:25] What he recommends for diet in general. [26:25] Immune system and the gut microbiome. [35:35] How he transformed his health to where he is now. [44:45] Explanations and analysis of his visceral fat MRI’s. [51:35] Sprinting and its effect on visceral fat. [1:00:05] The physiology of scarring and how it works depending on your health. [1:06:45] Comparing today’s doctors to the doctors of old. [1:15:05] One of his client’s results after a 7 day fast. [1:18:35] His sprinting tips and routines. [1:21:05] Blood flow restriction training. BUY THE MEAT NosetoTail.org Support me on Patreon! http://patreon.com/peakhuman Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-post Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg

  • Hello beautiful people, welcome back. This episode is a special one and I won’t do a whole intro. I’ll just let you know there’s 3 different interviews starting with one of the original grass fed, grass finished ranchers in America who I partnered with to do Nose to Tail. He called in on the phone and the sound quality wasn’t great, but his story and information are spot-on. Really great stuff from a 76 year old rancher who really knows health and is living proof of what happens when you eat meat in a healthy way.

    He’s really into the Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio and keeping the ratio near 1 to 1 like we would have ancestrally. He’s been onto this about 20 years before anyone else. This is really awesome stuff.

    The next interview starts 19 minutes in and is with my South African business partner Gary I make the Nose to Tail biltong with. This is the traditionally made South African beef product that is kind of like jerky but a lot better. It is air-dried for 7 days instead of dehydrated at high heat in a matter of hours like jerky. We also don’t use any sugar or other preservatives or curing agents. We use all the good fat instead of trimming it off like other people do. We’re developing a dried sausage version with liver and heart. It will be the first of its kind in the world!

    The final interview 39 minutes in is with Tommy who makes the regeneratively grown beef tallow body care products. He makes them all by hand and uses nothing but a few natural ingredients. He’ll talk about the origins of beef tallow as soap throughout human history and why using animal fat on your animal body is so beneficial.

    Really interesting stuff here with all 3 interviews that you won’t hear elsewhere. Without further ado, let’s jump in.

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    SHOW NOTES

    [2:30] How Ted got into the grass fed beef business. [5:00] The importance of omega-3 ratios for combating chronic diseases. [8:30] The ratios of omega-3 comparing Nose to Tail and other grocers. https://www.nosetotail.org/fresh-meat/ [13:00] The balance of eating lots of high quality omega-3 foods and not so much omega-6 heavy foods. [19:45] Introduction to our biltong processor in South Africa. https://www.nosetotail.org/biltong/ [21:30] The difference between biltong and beef jerky. [26:00] The difference between our biltong compared to competitors. [31:30] Everything you need to know about our new product, Droewors. https://www.nosetotail.org/product/traditional-droewors-air-dried-beef-sausage/ https://www.nosetotail.org/product/peri-peri-droewors-air-dried-beef-sausage/ [39:00] The backstory of how Tommy got into manufacturing beef tallow body products. https://www.nosetotail.org/body-care/ [42:00] The history of the use of beef tallow for skin care/soap. [44:20] What we should look out for when purchasing body care products. [46:30] The importance of saturated fats on our skin. [47:40] Difference between natural fragrances and essential oils. [51:40] Some insight into our new deodorant that will be coming out soon. [54:20] Where are all of our new body care products sourced from?

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    Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. He has also recently just written his new book The Genius Life.

    Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

    From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

    Go check out his website to learn more: https://www.maxlugavere.com/

    SHOW NOTES

    [6:10] His background and story of how he got into the industry. [13:20] Some of the dietary principles that he believes in. [19:10] Plants in a nose to tail diet https://iog.publichealth.uga.edu/2017/08/19/renzi-hammond-lutein-cognition/ [23:10] Buying organic vs conventional [24:20] High sugar fruits. [27:20] Jogging for exercise vs resistance training. [34:00] Leverage stressors to fight your own stress. [37:50] Nasal breathing. [42:50] Hot therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262976/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25705824/ https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30275-1/fulltext [46:00] Cold immersion therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4094425/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049516300026 [51:20] The importance of not coddling the elderly. [57:20] Use of diet/exercise to prevent mild cognitive impairment or progression.

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  • Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist who has been involved in the nutrition industry for the past 17 years. His early work involved hands-on Research and Development in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. He is a frequent lecturer on the human microbiome at medical and nutrition conferences and health summits and a regular expert guest on national and satellite radio. He is also a founder of Microbiome Labs, a company dedicated to researching the microbiome and providing research-based probiotics for patients.

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    SHOW NOTES

    [4:10] What we know about the Microbiome.

    [6:10] There’s 40 trillion microbes in and on our body.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43674270

    [10:00] Microbes in the gut are messengers.

    [11:40] 80% of immune health is in the lining of the gut.

    https://www.health24.com/Medical/Flu/Preventing-flu/your-gut-is-the-cornerstone-of-your-immune-system-20160318

    [13:40] Our digestive tract is outside of our body.

    [17:10] Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are linked to severe COVID cases.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dmrr.3377

    [22:30] Inflammation is the root cause.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4579563/

    [27:20] A non-inflammatory diet builds a resilient immune system.

    [31:20] Strategic dietary changes shift our food options.

    https://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22971-organic-meats-demand-continues-to-grow

    [35:40] Alternative or natural medicine is growing.

    [39:40] Stress is a potent disruptor of the microbiome.

    [44:40] Fleeting exposure is the best protection against a virus.

    [47:10] Herd Immunity is a long term protection.

    [51:40] Filth and germs are critical for the immune system.

    [56:40] Antibiotics save lives, but they’re over-prescribed.

    [1:01:50] Gluten creates an immune response in everybody.

    https://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-gluten-have-any-effect-on-non-celiacs/

    [1:05:00] Alzheimers is a result of inflammation.

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00407/full

    [1:11:10] Probiotics can cure leaky gut. https://microbiomelabs.com/home/press/microbiome-labs-publishes-study-on-megasporebiotic-in-the-treatment-of-ibs/

    [1:16:40] Spore-based probiotics are evolutionarily supported.

    [1:21:10] Fermented meat and vegetables contain beneficial microbes.

    [1:26:10] Dietary variety and nose to tail nutrition is beneficial.

    [1:28:50] We can change our gut microbiome.

    [1:32:20] Yes, you can eat onions despite their sulfate content.

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  • Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.

    He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the calluses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.

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    [6:15] How he started his journey. [9:45] The world’s biggest problem is inertia and the need for empowerment. [16:15] Joel’s ways to improve your immune health [19:45] The issue of living in a very sterile environment [29:00] Be a part of the microbial system. [35:25] Soil health and climate change. [44:15] 75% of the reason for the wildfires is mismanaged land [47:45] Methane and livestock. [59:15] His thoughts on man made beef. [1:06:15] Food waste in modern agriculture and food industry. [1:19:15] The importance of integrating our food systems, nation wide. [1:25:05] The true cost of running his farm and its ethical practices.

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  • Dr. Michael Rose is one of the world’s leading scientists in aging, biological immortality, and human evolution. He is Director and Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.

    He has been doing research for 40 years and published over 275 Academic publications and authored 10 books including Does Aging Stop? and Evolutionary Biology of Aging

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    [4:20] How he got into evolutionary biology. [10:00] The force of natural selection declines with adult age. [27:50] Why we should eat an ancestral diet, especially as we age. [34:00] The importance of sticking to ancestral diets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-9S8M78iRY&list=PLkl7B_X7mCo7SQD1RqcwsDe-TF0yLkcXG&index=11 [39:40] Drugs and supplements to help with DNA transcription. [46:00] Autoimmunity, modern agriculture, and seed oils. [58:00] Theories for how our brains grew so exponentially. [1:02:40] How caloric restriction affects aging. [1:07:00] Caloric restriction led to a longer living, robust “super fruit fly”. [1:19:00] What his diet looks like and what he suggests. [1:24:00] The importance of living in a tribal setting. [1:26:00] Addiction to food and substances.

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  • Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children.

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    SHOW NOTES:

    [5:05] How Dr. Steven Lin connects dentistry and Functional Medicine. [7:05] How dentistry is a bit of an isolated industry in the healthcare setting. [10:00] Your dental health is the window to your health. [13:35] How he heard about Weston A. Price. [16:35] History of Weston A. Price. [26:35] Conflict of interest for what Weston Price found and researched. [35:35] How proper nutrition can help with proper mouth, jaw, and teeth formation. [43:35] Fermented foods for mouth health. [45:35] How sugar depletes calcium in the oral environment and leads to infections in the mouth. [56:55] How sleep is affected from oral health. [1:03:35] Tongue posture.

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  • Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst is a research geochemist and physical chemist with the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is an expert on polyunsaturated fatty acid physical chemistry and biophysics, and together with colleagues has made dramatic advances in the field of paleonutrition and brain specific-nutrition; most importantly to understand the remarkable essentiality of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; omega-3). Dr. Broadhurst has also published extensively in the fields of medicinal plants, environmental remediation utilizing plants, and natural diabetes prevention and cure. She has been a consultant, author and educator for the natural products industry for 25 years.

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    SHOW NOTES

    [12:10] How different indigenous cultures ended up landing in different continents. The Epigenetic Emergence of Culture at the Coastline: Interaction of Genes, Nutrition, Environment and Demography [19:00] How people knew they needed nutrition from certain foods. [21:20] What he focuses on in his research. [29:10] The importance of DHA from animal sources. [34:25] Finding large amounts of shells throughout the South Africa coast and what it means for paleoanthropology. [44:25] The issue with militant veganism. [46:50] Veganism is and should be an adult choice. [49:40] Plant foods are still important for our health. [1:04:50] There used to be good reason for processed food, but not so much anymore. [1:09:10] Aquatic Ape Theory. [1:25:10] DHA Aquatic Theory. Rift Valley lake fish and shellfish provided brain-specific nutrition for early Homo Brain-specific lipids from marine, lacustrine, or terrestrial food resources: potential impact on early African Homo sapiens [1:30:10] The problem with Paleoanthropology industry. [1:33:00] The importance of putting effort into what you consume. [1:36:50] More arguments and support for the aquatic ape theory. [1:41:10] Physiological arguments for human elements for long term adaptations for an aquatic environment.

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  • Wow what a response to the first part with Mary! I’m so glad everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. So much more great stuff in our part 2. Stick around until the end - everything she has to say is valuable.

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    [4:00] The truth of what a blue zone’s diet looks like. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3051199/ [10:00] Don’t eat any processed foods and eat very seasonally. [15:50] Plant toxins in nightshades. [21:50] Intuitive eating. [27:10] Autoimmunity from non nutrientive amino acids from plant foods. [28:00] Infertility for lions in zoos. [31:00] Mental illness usually has a physical cause as well. [34:10] Ovaries have thousands of insulin receptors on them. [37:50] Losing your cycle from estrogen dominance and being undernourished, especially in a vegan diet. [39:50] Ways to help with low testosterone. [44:15] How to choose a diet that works for her patients. [50:20] The microbiome is always the first thing she looks into. [1:03:10] Lifestyle activity shifts the microbiome as much as the diet. [1:04:30] Weston A Price and how it affected her research. [1:08:50] What a diet that most people would do well on looks like. [1:12:30] Eating low variety foods and keeping it seasonally. [1:16:10] The best ratio for plant and animal foods in a diet. [1:21:30] Salt and spices in ancient civilizations. [1:25:40] PUFAs. [1:29:30] The importance of having a healthy microbiome on the skin.

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  • We’re back for season 8 of the podcast. I took an unannounced break to work on the Food Lies film and make sure I’m getting top quality episodes and guests. I really don’t want to just crank these out each week just for the sake of having an episode to release. I am constantly reading books, watching lectures, reading scientific papers, and previously going to conferences to seek out the best guests the world has to offer. Our guest today, Mary Ruddick, is just that.

    She is a nutritionist, teacher, and author of books and online educational programs. People come to Mary to resolve their otherwise impossible health conditions. She teaches them tools they can implement to rebuild their own immune systems, nervous systems, holobiome, and microbiome and once again take control of their health.

    Mary specializes in rebalancing the microbiome by addressing nutritional and epigenetic aspects that underlie various physical and mental health disorders. She is a specialist in the fields of autoimmunity, histamine intolerance (MCAD), mental disorders, and nervous system disorders that include dysautonomia, seizure disorders, and autism.

    She’s been a nutrition professor, she’s travelled the world living with and observing other cultures and native-living tribes, she’s worked for big organizations teaching them about diet and lifestyles for disease prevention, she’s miraculously cured her own ailments that had her bed-bound for years and years, and so much more. I’ve been talking to her for months and am ready to call her the Sherlock Holmes of Health. She’s the real deal so I really hope you listen to this episode in entirety. We even have a part 2 coming out next week.

    So I hope everyone got a chance to catch up on the back catalogue of episodes during this little break. I’m so happy to hear all the great life transformations taking place, especially when people go back to listen from episode 1.

    Alright, so another reason I don’t need to crank out episodes each week is I don’t have any sponsors. So far I’ve turned them all down so I can remain independent from any outside interests. I have my own beneficial products and services we offer at Http://Sapien.org and http://nosetotail.org to support the show, the film, myself, and my great team. I make a lot less money this way, but it’s a lot more satisfying to not have to rely on anyone else or promote any other products.

    However, it only works if people support Sapien and Nose to Tail. Luckily we have amazing things to offer. Sapien is the health platform I’ve built with my business partner Dr. Gary. We have a practice in Woodland Hills, CA as well as an online program anyone in the world can join if they’re serious about weight loss and disease reversal using diet and lifestyle. You can find out more about the program at http://Sapien.org You can also get the free Sapien Food guide there.

    Another thing we’ve got going is the Sapien Tribe. We have a growing community of people who are living this lifestyle and dominating life. I know that sounds pretty bro-ey, but it’s what is happening. People have gone from a life of mediocrity or even ill-health to being in top shape, reversing their chronic disease, having great body composition, and not getting sick anymore! Tribe members also get all the extras like the bonus episodes of this podcast, the extended show notes, the private members area, and special access and live Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and me. You can find that at http://sapien.org as well.

    You can also get the Nose to Tail meats at http://nosetotail.org where we ship grass finished, ethically and sustainably raised beef, buffalo, pork, and chicken to your door. It’s all raised in Texas and ships out each week to the 48 contiguous states. Our specialty products include ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in. I don’t know of anyone else getting all these organs mixed in like we do. I think it’s the best and tastiest way to eat the fresh organs to get the ultimate in nutrient dense, bioavailable nutrition. We also have high omega 3, low omega 6 pork and chicken. We feed them a special gluten free, non-GMO feed that makes their meat and fat very low in PUFAs. I can go on forever about how great this stuff is, but just check it out for yourself at http://nosetotail.org

    I can’t wait to share the new whole food products we’re developing that will be out soon. Follow @eatnosetotail on Instagram or Twitter for updates. We’ve got some exciting stuff coming. You can also follow me on any platform if you search for Food Lies. I’m putting out all kinds of info each week and we have some good discussions going on there. Youtube as well. A bunch of great videos to check out.

    So that’s all for now. Thanks for listening and sharing this show and any of the other content. Please give this podcast a review in the podcast app or on iTunes. Check out Sapien.org and NoseToTail.org and most importantly listen to this great info from the nutrition genius, Mary Ruddick!

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    [4:45] Her experiences in a blue zone island, Icaria, Greece. [10:50] The importance of being very local and seasonal with your food. [17:15] How the elderly stay so healthy in Icaria. [21:35] The importance of having purpose and responsibilities in life. https://www.pnas.org/content/111/46/16331 [25:15] How opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria damages the microbiome. [30:35] Her educational background and how she got into her career. [33:45] How the gut affects the nervous system and mental health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6893818/ [38:15] How she reverses Schizophrenia and Autism with dietary and holistic health at her clinic. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/gaps-diet https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325046 https://www.nature.com/articles/mp201493 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20683204/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5006292/ https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/5/872.full [45:35] Her 8 year journey through a severe illness. [55:55] How meditation and implementing a daily routine helped her recover from her severe nerve damage from Pott’s Disease. [1:00:35] How she used the Weston A Price and GAPS diet to help her recover from her illness. [1:14:05] How the release of stress chemicals from eating food in a stressed environment can lead to issues. [1:22:05] The link between zinc deficiencies and eating disorders. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2600063/ https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/130/5/1493S/4686425

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  • Hey hey everybody, hope you're ready for another information dense episode. We have Dr. Paul Saladino back on to dive deep on how insulin resistance develops. This is a perfect follow up to Dr. Ben Bikman on the last episode explaining to us how insulin resistance and other problems with insulin are the root cause to almost all chronic disease. It’s also a great follow up to the many guests who have been talking about the dangers of industrial seed oils, euphemistically known as vegetable oils, and high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids also known as PUFAs in our diet.

    I was thinking about this after we finished recording and thought I could have made a few more points and perhaps made this analogy. Maybe the disease process is like a hammer and a nail. You need both to create something. Either on their own might not be enough. Refined sugars and refined grains would be the hammer and the high PUFAs are the nail. Either one doesn't cause insulin resistance on its own. There’s examples of populations eating high carb but not getting insulin resistance (although most of this is whole food carbs). But these people aren’t getting a ton of seed oils (possibly zero) in their diet. And there also are examples of people potentially consuming a high amount of PUFAs (like one of the Blue Zones here in the Los Angeles area, Loma Linda) where they avoid a lot of animal products and presumably use vegetable oils as the guidelines dictate.

    These people have many other great lifestyle factors and remain thin over their life and they tend to have a disproportionate amount of centenarians. They do all the healthy behaviors to remain thin like avoiding sugars, processed foods, alcohol, and staying active. So basically these people never overstuff their fat cells and start the process of insulin resistance that maybe the high PUFAs would have then been there to cause the real damage. If you have all the other bases covered maybe you can get away with more PUFAs in your diet. There’s some epidemiology that suggests this as well.

    I’m not saying this is ideal at all, and likely it’s best to reduce seed oils as much as possible. I also am just theororizing here. It’s interesting to think about the many factors that play into this complex process nobody has definitively solved because there always seems to be some counter-evidence to every theory and I want to take it all into consideration and not just blame things on a single villain.

    Please listen to this episode and let me know what you think. I’m on all major social media platforms if you search “food lies” and try to message everyone I can back.

    Before we jump in I’ll do my new thing of mentioning my conflicts of interest. I believe I have none because I take no outside funding or advertising dollars for any products. I do have a company called Nose to Tail that you can find at http://NoseToTail.org where we deliver grass fed and grass finished beef and buffalo and high omega 3 and low omega 6 chicken and pork to your door. This is all raised here in America and not brought in from Australia or New Zealand like some other companies.

    I also am partnered with doctor Gary here in Los Angeles where we have a program to reverse and treat chronic disease and obesity. We see patients in clinic at Evolve Healthcare and online as well. You can find out more at http://Sapien.org or http://sapienprogram.com

    For those who are a little further down the healing road and want to connect with other like minded individuals and thrive instead of just survive, we have the Sapien Tribe. There’s a bunch of extra features you get there like the exclusive videos, extended show notes, Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and I where you can get your health questions answered, the private feed area, and more. You can check some of it out for free at http://tribe.sapien.org We are running out of our special lifetime membership offers - they're more than half gone. Get in today and be part of the tribe for life. You also get the bonus episodes of this podcast.

    Today in this bonus episode I talked to Paul about the coca-cola funded lobbying and real conflicts of interest, the calorie in - calorie out equation, and what other things factor into the equation besides food. Joining the Tribe is really a win-win for all parties. Members get a whole bunch of perks and features and it also makes all the content creation possible on our end. Go to http://Sapien.org and find out about all these things I mentioned.

    Without further ado, here’s Paul.

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    [10:40] How and why PUFAs are the true enemy of the chronic disease crisis. [16:10] Carbohydrates do not cause insulin resistance. [21:40] Difference between a processed and unprocessed carbohydrates. [26:10] Why having too much linoleic acid is bad for your health. [34:40] Studies that show the mechanisms behind why linoleic acid is responsible for metabolic dysfunction. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9488997/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0952327812001469 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2643423 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23386268 [46:10] How our body uses our fat cells for communication and signaling. [51:10] The negatives of linoleic acid and benefits of stearic acid. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05614-6?fbclid=IwAR17XRTHYulrCpvlQ_0eo-m71Pu3I3BkPwHHSRvOiHixmf9tdH6HmvjxPDk https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25222131/ [58:10] When you give your cells PUFAs your cells remain insulin sensitive, when you give them saturated they become insulin resistant. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Hegele/publication/10954408_Elevated_serum_C-reactive_protein_and_free_fatty_acids_among_nondiabetic_carriers_of_missense_mutations_in_the_gene_encoding_lamin_AC_LMNA_with_partial_lipodystrophy/links/54de5a940cf2510fcee384c2/Elevated-serum-C-reactive-protein-and-free-fatty-acids-among-nondiabetic-carriers-of-missense-mutations-in-the-gene-encoding-lamin-A-C-LMNA-with-partial-lipodystrophy.pdf [1:07:40] The importance of nose to tail foods in an animal based diet. [1:12:45] The plant toxicity spectrum. [1:15:40] Paul’s thoughts on longevity, mTor, and intermittent fasting.

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  • Hello everyone! Welcome back. Today we have everyone’s favorite Dr. Ben Bikman for another engaging discussion. My name is Brian Sanders and I’m creating the Food Lies film which we’re actively working on daily. I’ve been doing social media, youtube videos, and podcasts over the last 3 years as we’ve produced the film. I’m on a mission to spread health knowledge since I lost both of my parents about 6 years ago.

    Now I’ll act like I’m giving a presentation at a scientific conference and give my disclosures - I take no money from any company, organization, or industry. I support myself with my business partner Dr. Gary treating patients with diet and lifestyle and getting them off of medications with the Sapien Program.

    Also with my company http://NoseToTail.org I started after finding out the true health of animal foods that are grass fed and finished, organic, ethically and sustainably raised. We sell grass fed and finished meat from our farm in Texas to the 48 contiguous US states. That’s at http://NoseToTail.org

    With the Peak Human patreon where people throw in a few bucks to support the content production and keep me from taking on advertisers. And the Sapien Tribe where members get extra content, materials, and interaction with myself, health Coach Becker, and Dr. Gary. THe program and Tribe can be found at http://sapien.org

    And also with Grass Fed nose to tail products that we’ll be releasing soon. Follow Food Lies on social media or join our newsletter on Sapien.org to get notified when these amazing whole food products go live. You can also follow sapien.store on instagram. We’re even doing grass fed beef tallow all natural body care products. I’m excited to announce all of these soon!

    So instead of taking a dime from any product or advertiser or worse, I’ve developed my own products I am creating in small batches with the highest quality ingredients. Products that I believe in and across the board benefit people’s life and health.

    If you choose to buy these, then great. If not, that’s completely ok and I hope you’ll find local farmers and artisans to purchase quality goods from.

    About this episode today. Ben Bikman has a Ph.D in Bioenergetics and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. He is currently an Associate Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology at BYU. His lab research (Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism) focuses on what molecular mechanisms mediate and cause metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. He is especially well versed in how insulin and ketones work as key drivers of metabolic function. He regularly publishes his research in peer-review journals and presents at international science meetings.

    His new book is called Why We Get Sick and I’d recommend it to everyone. It gets at the root of almost all modern chronic disease - insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. We talk today about this at great length.

    He can speak on so many other things as well, which he did in the my first episode with him Peak Human #57. I highly recommend people going back and starting with that one, it’s one of the most popular episodes of all time. While you’re at it you might as well listen to all the other episodes starting from the beginning. This is how people are changing their life just by walking around listening to free info I’ve carefully curated.

    Anyway, please enjoy this episode with Dr. Ben Bikman and join the Spaien Tribe at http://Sapien.org to get the exclusive bonus part of this episode where we discuss the ultimate longevity diet. So happy to get the great Doc Bikman to weigh in on this.

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    [13:40] Overlooking insulin resistance and only looking at glucose. [20:50] Why glucose shouldn’t be the main clinical marker. [24:25] Conditions and chronic diseases related to insulin resistance. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3877124/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00392-013-0577-y [28:00] Why modern medicine focuses on glucose more than insulin. [34:00] What insulin does and how it develops into hyperinsulinemia and eventually insulin resistance. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4164890/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02573821 https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-3-7 https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/53/9/2375 [39:50] Personal fat threshold. [47:20] The benefits of fermenting carbohydrates. [51:10] Why women tend to live longer than men. [58:40] A calorie is not a calorie. [1:05:45] Body set point. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4989512/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6917653/ https://www.health.harvard.edu/diet-and-weight-loss/lessons-from-the-biggest-loser [1:12:25] The best protein source for humans is undoubtedly animal protein. [1:18:40] His thoughts on veganism. [1:22:10] Four lifestyle changes that you can implement to help control insulin resistance.

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    Hello my friends, we’re back at it with another super interesting episode. I’m Brian Sanders and I’m creating the much anticipated Food Lies film. You can follow along with the progress as well as get daily valuable content on the latest health info, pertinent studies, nutrition news, and my diagrams and graphics making sense of the complicated and conflicting world of nutrition. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and join the now 100K people who are staying tuned into the latest and greatest info. Just search any of those platforms for “Food Lies” and you’ll find me.

    Today I’m talking to Rob Tuncks who’s an Australian farmer and former telecommunication company owner. He sold his business, retired at 30, and now produces grass fed lamb as well as other plant and animal food products. He has very insightful experiences with food systems and the morals we have placed upon them because he has experience growing both plant and animal foods he is acutely aware of the vast amount of deaths required to grow the staple crops so much of the world relies on. He also studies food systems on a world scale to investigate the enormous caloric need to feed 7.7 billion people and how we can accomplish that.

    We’ve been talking for many months about some of these issues and I think there’s so many challenging and important questions that need to be answered here. Some of his views are a bit hard to swallow. Some are necessary to acknowledge and address. Some make our broken food system make much more sense. He also could very well be wrong about some of these things. I think there’s some great solutions using holistic farming methods using plants and animals together. Humans are pretty intelligent and adaptable when we have to be.

    Instead of my usual announcements, I’m just going to encourage people to go to http://sapien.org to discover all the great things we have going on. No matter where you are on your health journey, we have resources and free things to help you on your way. We also have a link there for the Nose to Tail grass fed and finished meat. This is my company, I’m not promoting someone else’s service. Everything we’re doing at Sapien and Nose to Tail is created by us and for the specific purpose of getting humans healthier. We have the Tribe there with the special features, the Sapien Program, and more info about the Food Lies film as well. Just go to http://sapien.org and get everything there.

    I want to thank the community for being great and pushing this all forward. I love hearing your stories of success, so keep sending them in. Keep sharing this podcast and writing the reviews. And keep up your healthy living. Let’s grow old together. Enough out of me, please enjoy this interesting interview with my Australian pal, Rob Tuncks.

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    [13:15] Animal death from monocrops. https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/07/how-many-animals-killed-in-agriculture/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK208754/ [17:25] Increased biodiversity when rotational grazing increased animal life, soil health, etc. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5574735/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285796177_Grazing_as_a_tool_to_maintain_biodiversity_of_grassland_-_a_review https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314261725_A_biodiversity-friendly_rotational_grazing_system_enhancing_flower-visiting_insect_assemblages_while_maintaining_animal_and_grassland_productivity [25:15] Debunking antibiotics and the negative stigma on feedlots. [33:25] Difference between ruminant animals and pigs/chickens when it comes to soil health. [40:15] The corruption and conspiracy of how the food pyramid started. [45:05] Using the whole animal for food and other industries. [1:00:05] A majority of food waste is from plant foods. [1:08:45] The evolution of humans hunting with wolves/dogs. [1:20:15] Stress of an animal and how it affects the meat quality.

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  • Hey everyone, welcome back. I have a great one this week. Dr. Mindy and I had a really fun discussion while she also dispensed a lot of useful info. We covered the science and benefits of fasting in great detail along with all kinds of tips and tricks for pulling short and long fasts off successfully. We also talk about how healthy periods of time spent not eating are. This should not be considered fasting - it should just be normal. What’s not normal is eating from when you wake up until you go to sleep. We covered a lot on the gut microbiome and immune health as well. You’re going to love her.

    Dr. Mindy Pelz is empowering people all over the world to believe in their body’s own healing abilities through fasting, diet variation, removing chemicals from the body, and so much more. Dr. Mindy is a recognized leader in the alternative health world and is the founder of Family Life Wellness, her local clinic that is made to speed up healing and maximize performance. She is also the founder of the Reset Academy, a private group where she and her team help people implement the principals of fasting, keto, and diet variation into their daily lives. She is the host of one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and the author of three best-selling books, The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen. She also has a great youtube channel.

    Alright, so the announcements for this week are simple. We have the Sapien Tribe lifetime memberships available for a bit longer at the deeply discounted rate. This community is all about building relationships with likeminded people who are going to help you with your diet & lifestyle practices. I know it’s not alway easy to live like a homo sapien in this modern world so we have a virtual community of people and resources to help you do so. We also have the bonus episodes of this podcast, extended show notes, Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and I, and more. Check it out at http://sapien.org

    If you're serious about losing a significant amount of weight or fixing health programs you can join our Sapien Program. We have some special rates for that as well as we get it going. You can find out more at http://sapien.org and also get the free Sapien Food Guide there. It breaks down the Sapien diet principles and provides a super easy to use visual meal guide and shopping guide. Get that for free at http://sapien.org

    Get your grass fed and finished meat delivered to you from http://nosetotail.org We have a ranch in Texas sending out top quality nose to tail meat, organs, and even marrow and broth bones. Please share this podcast with a friend and give it a review in the podcast app or iTunes. Make sure to start back at episode 1 if you haven't been listening from the beginning, people have been calling this a free college course on nutrition. I’d have to agree - I’ve had over 90 of the world’s top nutrition, human evolution, and environmental doctors and scientists on the show and can’t tell you how much valuable information is in these episodes.

    Please enjoy another great one with Dr. Mindy!

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    [6:40] Feast famine cycling. [8:00] What she recommends for new/first time fasters. [10:40] The various stages of fasting and how it affects your body. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1934590918301632 https://www.sciencealert.com/fasting-for-just-24-hours-boosts-the-regeneration-of-stem-cells-study-finds-intestine-longevity http://news.mit.edu/2019/ketones-stem-cell-intestine-0822 [30:00] Her experimentation with the carnivore diet. [34:10] A weekly fasting routine she recommends (5:1:1). [39:40] How to implement a 3-5 day water fast. [42:00] How our immune system and microbiome is so important against the fight with COVID-19. [46:40] How our diet can truly affect our immune system and viral spread. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2237 [49:30] Metabolic syndrome, Toxicity and COVID-19. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coronavirus-is-attacking-the-navajo-because-we-have-built-the-perfect-human-for-it-to-invade/ [55:10] Women’s health and aging. Her website https://drmindypelz.com

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  • Hi friends, thanks for joining me for another episode of Peak Human, I’m Brian Sanders and I’m creating the much anticipated Food Lies film. You can follow along with the progress as well as get daily valuable content on the latest health info, pertinent studies, nutrition news, and my diagrams and graphics making sense of the complicated and conflicting world of nutrition. Which really should be quite simple if we used some common sense, knowledge of human evolution and our ancestors, and meld that with the new science that’s coming out daily. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and join the now 100K people who are staying tuned into the latest and greatest info. Just search any of those platforms for “Food Lies” and you’ll find me.

    Today I’m talking to Dr. Glenn Livingston who’s a clinical psychologist, food addiction specialist, and even worked for the food industry for many years giving him an inside look at their shady practices. He was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, and many other major media outlets You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio.

    Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

    I really enjoyed this conversation because I’ve had countless guests covering what we should eat and why, but there’s an entirely other side of the story that's rarely addressed: what happens when you have all the right knowledge but eat the wrong foods or go on binges anyway? This really may be half the battle (or more) for a lot of people. Please make sure to listen carefully to this one as there’s a lot of practical and actionable info he gives out.

    If you’d like more help with what to eat, why, and maybe most importantly how to stick to the plan, please look into our new Sapien Program at http://Sapien.org we’ve got our program led by Dr. Gary and our lead health coach and myself that will help change your life. We’ve got your back. You can get the free Sapien Food Guide there if you just want to get started on your own.

    We also have some lifetime memberships left for the Sapien Tribe. There’s a lot of exclusive perks for our members including our zoom calls with Dr. Gary, Coach Becker, and myself. All of this is at http://sapien.org

    Lastly, we’ve got the grass fed and finished beef and buffalo and high omega 3 pork and chicken at http://nosetotail.org That’s delivered to your door in the 48 contiguous states. Our best selling and unique product is the Primal ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in. It’s a great way to get the most nutrient dense and delicious meat into that body of yours. Regular ground beef tastes watered down after you’ve tried this stuff. That’s at http://nosetotail.org

    Let’s get onto the show. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for reviewing it on the podcast app. And most of all, thanks for listening and being healthy and awesome people. I love interacting with everyone on Instagram and social media and there really is something special about the community we’re creating together. Hope everyone enjoys this one with Dr. Glenn.

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    [7:30] His experience working for big food and big pharma. [11:10] Where the addictive food response really comes from. [28:40] Hedonic hunger. [30:40] Emotional components to cravings. [31:50] What healthy eating really is. [33:40] How to master using your willpower to your advantage. [1:00:10] Downside to individualism. [1:07:00] His opinion on one meal a day (OMAD). [1:11:00] Why we need rules instead of guidelines. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/never-binge-again/202007/stop-emotional-eating-without-deep-dive-your-past#:~:text=In%20one%20such%20study%20researchers,circle%20and%20avoid%20the%20square. [1:12:40] What he offers on his website (including his free book) https://neverbingeagain.com/

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  • Hey there everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend. Los Angeles tried to cancel it by closing all the beaches, the one place that would assumably be safe to spend some time outdoors with friends and family and soak up some vitamin D, so I spent some time in beautiful San Diego where people enjoyed the independence and freedom America fought for.

    Today I’m talking to Dr. Briana Pobiner who is a paleoanthropologist and works at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HIstory and put together the Hall of Human Origins. Her research centers on the evolution of human diet (with a focus on meat-eating), but has included topics as diverse as chimpanzee carnivory and cannibalism in the Cook islands. She has done fieldwork in modern ecosystems, conducted excavations, and studied fossil collections in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Indonesia, and Romania and has published many scientific papers on these topics. Additionally, she serves as an Associate Research Professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University. For more info see https://naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/briana-pobiner

    We go through the entire history of human meat-eating starting with when we split off from our ancestors 6-7 million years ago. We even get into chimp hunting and meat-eating as well. If you are a member of the Sapien Tribe you’ll get the bonus part of the episode where we cover cannibalism. Pretty wild stuff here.

    We still have some lifetime memberships available at a deep discount. This is funding all the content we are making at sapien.org that will only increase in the future. We are completely community powered and I’d like to keep it that way.

    If you are ready to lose some serious weight you can also find out about our new Sapien Program at http://sapien.org We are offering a 10 week program that will change your life. We have all the materials and information to educate you, as well as health coaches to guide you in your journey. The info is all out there, but we have done the work to make it simple and actionable and keep you accountable. We have a special price for the program for a limited time. You can find out more at http://sapien.org and grab our free Sapien Food Guide there as well.

    Of course there’s always the grass fed and finished meat at http://nosetotail.org and you can help us out by giving this podcast a review on itunes or the podcast app and sharing it with family and friends. Like I always say, I’d strongly recommend going back and starting with episode one or working backwards to the beginning. Now please enjoy this episode with Dr. Briana Pobiner.

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    [5:35] Her experience in field work. [8:00] Different forms of research and history we can look into to learn more. [11:00] The importance of looking into modern hunter gatherers. [15:00] Chimps and how they hunt monkeys. [18:35] The timeline of how animal scavenging and butchery evolved for early humans. [28:10] What is leftover when free ranging predators would hunt and eat prey. [33:05] Some limitations of research into paleoanthropology and aspects of her research. [37:35] Aquatic sources of food for early humans. [40:35] Her take on the modern carnivore diet. [45:05] Increase in meat consumption as well as brain and body size.

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  • Well hello again Sapien people. I’m really excited about this episode. I feel like I’ve found another gem from the far reaches of the globe. Aviaja is of Inuit descent and was born in Greenland where she continues to do her research. Her work revolves around the 98% animal-based diets of the native people there. SHe also is a public speaker and activist for the preservation of their native animal-based diet which is being jeopardized by anti-meat activists and plant-based ideals of the government recommendations. They are trying to get people to eat industrialized plant-based foods that have to be shipped into their country instead of eating their natural diet.

    She’s a microbiologist with a Ph.D. in microbial ecology and bioinformatics. She’s been researching the microbiology of Greenland and the broader Arctic through large amounts of DNA sequencing data, also called metagenomics. She’s particularly interested in studying traditional Greenlandic foods eaten by the inuit.

    We get into all kinds of interesting topics, especially around fermented foods, which are mostly animal foods in her culture. You’ll want to make sure to stick around for this entire interview.

    A few quick announcements - get the free Sapien Food guide on the new http://sapien.org site. It’s like a cheat sheet to being healthy for life. It breaks down the Sapien principles and gives a visual guide of what to eat.

    You can also learn about our Sapien Program there if you’re ready to make some serious changes in your life. Our program educates you on how to be healthy for life and lose weight in the process. It’s backed by Dr. Gary and our health coaching team. You can join us in our clinic Evolve Healthcare in Los Angeles or anywhere in the world. That’s at http://sapien.org

    You can also join the tribe there. This is for people who already have sorted out their health but are looking for more and to be part of the special community we’re growing. We just had a private Zoom call last week where Dr. Gary and I answered member questions live. It was really great and we record these and share them to the tribe after as well. We have a limited number of lifetime memberships available at a deep discount at http://sapien.org

    That’s it! You can always get the grass finished meat from our ranch in Texas delivered to your door at http://nosetotail.org and please share this podcast with family and friends and give it a review. Really appreciate all of you - here’s Aviaja Hauptmann.

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    Two great articles that discuss the works of Aviaja and what she has learned over the years. There are also many links for you to dive deeper into her publications and research!

    https://womeninthearcticandantarctic.ca/women-in-the-arctic-profiles/profiles-a-b/aviaja-lyberth-hauptmann/ https://fivemedia.com/articles/she-wants-to-ignite-a-diet-revolution-in-greenland-we-eat-from-nature/

    Link to a talk she did on “How the Microbes of Greenland Lead the Way to Better Food, Health and Economy in Greenland”

    https://video.ku.dk/secret/35282234/e97b9be7b2c6f150bc7d12cc725c7d53

    Aviaja stays active and provides updates with her work on her Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/agreenisland/

    [4:45] Her work in metagenomics. [8:20] The impact of straying away from traditional foods and eating imported foods. [14:10] There is a much bigger picture than just what nutrients go into your body. [17:10] Food and sustainability. [21:35] The difference between eating an animal completely fresh and from a grocery store. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227819 [25:10] A high fiber diet does not guarantee a healthier, more diverse gut microbiome. [37:10] The importance of connecting to the resources required to eat the food that we eat. [40:30] What we can do to improve our regenerative way of living. [44:45] The importance of accepting opposing truths. [1:13:00] What happens when we move away from a traditional/ancestral diet? [1:18:30] Her current and future plans on research.

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  • Hello everyone, we’re here with another fresh episode of Peak Human, hot off the press. I’ve been recording these each week and posting them within a few days to make sure they’re current and relevant. For those of you who are new to the show, I’m Brian Sanders and I’m creating the Food Lies film which we are trying to finish by the end of the year. We got slowed down a bit due to the current state of the world, but are actively working on it daily.

    I also work with an internal medicine physician, Dr. Gary Shlifer here in Los Angeles where we treat patients with diet & lifestyle instead of rushing to medications. In fact, our goal is to remove as many medications as possible which we successfully do across the board. We have just launched the Sapien Program where people can radically change their life with our physician supervised diet & lifestyle program that includes, videos, written materials, visual resources, and health coaching. You can learn more about it and get the free Sapien Food Guide at http://Sapien.org Anyone in the world can take part in this program if they are serious about losing weight and dedicating themselves to a change. We’re all about making it fun, delicious, sustainable, and enjoyable. This isn’t about counting calories, being hungry, or needing tons of will-power.

    We also have the Sapien Tribe for people who have already made diet & lifestyle changes and are looking to further their knowledge and keep themselves motivated, accountable, and up to date on new info. It’s an amazing group of people that help each other grow. We also have a ton of perks like our private members area, private Zoom community meetings, extended show notes of the podcast, and unlisted video resources on meal prep and exercise routines. You can also find out about this and join at http://sapien.org

    Get in on the ground floor of this community and be a founding member for life with a deep discount on a lifetime membership. We are running out of these limited spots. We’re building something special together.

    Brian Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor in San Diego. Dr. Lenzkes received a BS in Biology from UC Irvine, and an MD from USC Medical School. He practices root cause medicine and has moved away from the standard insurance-based medical system to a Direct Primary Care model to better serve his patients. He also speaks around the country on the benefits of diet & lifestyle-based medicine.

    We speak today on the future of medicine. Not only does this of course rely on root cause medicine and diet & lifestyle intervention, but aligned incentives, new technology, and a collaborative model. This includes wearable technology such as CGM or continuous glucose monitors, smart blood pressure cuffs, smart scales, and more. Things will really make sense concerning our current nightmare of a healthcare system after listening to this episode.Once again please go to the new version of http://sapien.org to get the free Sapien Food Guide, learn about http://NoseToTail.org grass finished meat delivery service from our ranch in Texas, and to join the Sapien Tribe. Thanks so much for supporting this podcast with a review and sharing it with friends and family! Now here’s my friend, Dr. Brian Lenzkes.

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    [8:25] Dr. Brian’s own health journey. [13:45] Bigger tests/biomarkers to look at. [20:55] Cardiac disease and insulin levels.

    https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/news/type-1-diabetes-and-heart-disease-linked-inflammatory-protein

    [22:15] The difference between the direct primary care model and normal medicine. [28:35] The issues with westernized medicine. [31:15] The power of community and positive peer pressure. [34:35] Incentivizing better health and results for doctors towards their patients. [50:35] Benefits of being metabolically healthy and flexible. [58:15] Finding the correct amount of “moderation” in relation to your own health and goals. [1:02:45] Different technology and wearables to improve your health. [1:10:25] The best and most valuable things Dr. Brian has learned throughout his journey and experiences in the field. [1:15:25] What Dr. Brian offers at his practice and his services. https://lowcarbmdsandiego.com/

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  • Hello again beautiful people! I hope everyone is doing well. Since I can’t ask how you’re doing, I’ll just skip straight to myself. I’m getting loaded with vitamin D daily and chowing down on Nose to Tail meat like it’s my job. It actually kind of is my job. My pool and gym are back open and things are looking good from where I’m standing. I hope people listening can say the same. Let’s try to keep that attitude positive!

    I’m talking to my new pal Dr. Phil Maffetone today who’s a super interesting guy with a long career doing amazing things. He first tried running his body on fat back in the 70s and has been one of the leaders in the world getting athletes fat adapted to achieve peak performance.

    During his two decades in private practice and beyond, Dr. Maffetone has been a respected pioneer in the field of complementary medicine, bringing the latest advances to health-care professionals around the world. He is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician and author in the field of nutrition, exercise and sports medicine, and biofeedback.

    He’s worked with athletes in almost every sport at the highest levels including professional and olympic athletes.

    Dr. Maffetone’s research has been reported in newspapers, magazines and other media around the world, including Huffington Post, The Today Show, Men’s Health, CNN, Readers Digest and The Atlantic magazine. He’s also published over 20 books since 1980. I think I’m just going to stop with his achievements already and get on to a few quick announcements.

    We’re finally officially launching the Sapien Program for those who want to seriously improve their health with a physician supervised program, our video series, and other written and visual materials. We also are offering personalized health coaching to guide you through and keep you accountable. If you're not ready for all that you can grab our free Sapien Food Guide at http://sapien.org

    And if you're already on the right track you can join the Sapien Tribe to connect with us on a deeper level and get bonus content, extra resources, our private weekly Zoom meetings with Dr. Gary and others, and our private members area. This is all just getting going and we’re getting a lot of sign ups to the special limited lifetime membership at a deep discount. Find out about all of this at http://sapien.org

    Otherwise just share this podcast with a friend, go back and listen to the great episodes all the way back to #1, review it on the podcast app or itunes, and don’t forget about http://NoseToTail.org we’re shipping grass finished meat out weekly from our small ranch in Texas. I’ve been eating the primal ground beef with all the organs mixed in a lot lately and now regular ground beef tastes watered down. You gotta check it out.

    Well that’s it so now it’s time for my interview with Dr. Phil Maffetone which I really enjoyed. We had such a good time we went for over 2 hours and then recorded even more bonus content for the Sapien Tribe members at the end. So much great info in this one - please enjoy!

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    [9:05] Sugar is the new tobacco. [18:35] What is overfat? https://philmaffetone.com/overfat-pandemic/ [26:45] Overfat, normalfat, and underfat. [33:05] Being overfat makes us more vulnerable to chronic diseases and infectious diseases. [37:25] How quickly can we fix this overfat problem? [45:05] His first experience with the keto diet. [54:45] You can't out exercise a bad diet. https://philmaffetone.com/why-some-runners-struggle-with-weight-loss/ [58:55] Waist to height ratio. [1:05:35] His thoughts on oils and grains. [1:09:05] Who are at high risk from the COVID-19. Check out this article with cited research from Dr. Maffetone to learn more in depth https://philmaffetone.com/covid-19-whos-most-at-risk/ [1:12:15] How essential your immune system is for preventing sickness from viruses. [1:19:45] How the COVID-19 works against your immune system. [1:25:05] Current thoughts and news on COVID-19. [1:44:20] Prevention in modern healthcare is not what it used to be.

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  • Hello everyone, welcome back. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on dairy, grains, food processing, and what humans evolved to eat. This is a very nuanced topic so I wanted to do a thorough podcast with probably the best person in the world to speak on this, Dr. Bill Schindler. We frame this whole conversation around a recent New York Times opinion piece called “The end of meat is here” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/opinion/coronavirus-meat-vegetarianism.html

    This is an absurd article that uses the coronavirus era we’re in as a way to propose that the human race should not eat meat anymore. It’s a strange notion that we’d stop eating the most important food in human history, a super food that literally made us human. I usually wouldn’t pay much attention to such a thing, but it was a good way to frame our discussion and expose all the errors the author made. It’s always fun to debunk these type of things but there's not always time for each and every one that keeps popping up. This episode should also go a long way to clear up many aspects of meat-eating and a proper human (or should I say Sapien) diet.

    Dr. Bill Schindler is the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College where he is also an associate professor of archaeology and anthropology. Two years ago he co-hosted the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. He spent a year abroad recently continuing his hands-on research and professional development by immersing himself and his family with indigenous and traditional groups around the world to learn about their food and diets. As an experimental archaeologist and primitive technologist his specialties are in recreating technologies of the past to better interpret our ancestral diets. His current focus is learning how to translate the outcomes of that research into something meaningful for modern day diet and health and is working to fuse lessons from our ancestral dietary past with modern culinary arts to create a food system that is relevant, accessible and meaningful to modern Western life.

    Stay tuned for the Sapien Tribe bonus podcast with Dr. Bill if you are a Sapien Tribe member. If you aren’t a member yet, we have a limited time offer for a lifetime membership at a steeply discounted rate. You can do this at http://Sapien.org We’re giving a whole bunch of exclusive content and special features to members of the Tribe. It’s going to be a much more comprehensive version of the Patreon. Members will get the extended show notes, the bonus episodes of the podcast each week where I spend some more time with the guests, and a lot more. You can see all the perks at http://Sapien.org

    This is our new way of powering all our efforts instead of taking outside money or advertising outside products. We want to be as transparent as possible and not be influenced by any other interests.

    So support us there, get the grass finished meat delivered to your door at http://NoseToTail.org

    And share this podcast and give it a review. Thanks so much everyone, we’re all in this together! Please enjoy this episode with Dr. Bill Schindler.

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    SHOW NOTES

    [18:05] Plants were not made on earth to feed us. [29:15] Bill explains why we should include animal sources in our diets. [39:30] How to make bread much more digestible. [51:55] Food processing of the past makes food very safe, nutrient dense, and bioavailable. [55:15] Milk is a food that if treated the right way, can be one of the most nutritious foods possible. [1:00:05] Infants and how they are able to digest milk. [1:09:55] Why cheese in the US is usually not real. [1:18:55] The benefits of making food from scratch. [1:30:55] Animal agriculture and global warming. [1:41:35] The amount of food that can come from animals if we eat them differently. [1:44:20] Bill’s experience in Kenya.

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