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Peak Human is a curated audio series taking an unbiased look at health & nutrition. With so much conflicting information available, filmmaker and health coach Brian Sanders sifts through the dogma and provides a framework that unifies all nutrition and dietary habits that lead to optimum health. Wo…

Brian Sanders - Filmmaker of Food Lies & Health Coach

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    Part 167 - Kate Deering on How to Fix Your Metabolism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 107:42

    Kate Deering brings 25 years of experience in the holistic health and wellness space, along with a robust and tested approach to healing someone - nutritionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.  With a dense background in sports performance, biochemistry, and physiology, Kate has recently shifted her thoughts on what “true-health” meant, focusing on a more root-cause, holistic approach towards optimal health, while also writing the book “How to Heal Your Metabolism” She often is associated with the likes of Ray Peat and Jay Feldman, embracing fruit, sugar and carbs as a natural and fundamental source of energy, focusing on the underlying issues that leads to intolerances in handling carbohydrates. Kate's Instagram   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [0:10] - Recap of the discussion between Kate and Jaime Seeman   [4:40] - What is the Ray Peat Diet and Bioenergetic philosophy [9:10] - Stress and energy production [15:50] - Why burning fat may be stressful to the body [22:05] -Long-term stress levels and Type 2 Diabetes [33:15] - OMAD and Protein levels and general macro advice [45:15] - Digestion and nutrient bioavailability [51:55] - Cholesterol - does it matter? [54:30] - Stress, The GI system and exercise [59:20] - Blood sugar, hormones and fruit [1:09:37] - What are the most nutrient dense foods? [1:14:28] - The context of different carb types in the bioenergetic philosophy  [1:19:40] - Food logging vs “Intuitive Eating”, and overeating  [1:31:40] - Does this approach make sense ancestrally?   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  

    Part 166 - Dave Asprey on How to Navigate the Crazy Modern World

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 89:30

    Dave Asprey is the  “Father of Biohacking”, a 4x New York Times Bestselling Author,  the founder of several companies such as Bulletproof and Upgrade Labs, as well the host of the award-winning podcast The Human Upgrade.  Dave's mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age, working with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance.   BUY THE MEAT   SHOW NOTES: [1:20] - Freedom, Rights and Handed-Down Wisdom [10:50] - Consciousness and Food [16:10] - Making Money and Promoting your Brand - Dave's Take [19:30] - How food affects the speed your brain works [24:00] - Conspiracy theories and purposeful lying, and rational action  [31:40] - Are CEOs trying to destroy the world or do good? [38:00] - Where should we get fats from? [44:30] - Grass-finished meat, Ancestral Eating and Nutrient Density [53:40]  - Plant vs. Animal foods and a dietary framework [1:00:20] - Eat these and stop doing what makes you weak [1:04:20] - The absurdity of “The China Study” and nuance around food [1:08:30] - Dave's thoughts on protein, collagen and digestive enzymes   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube:   Follow along:

    Part 165 - Jay Feldman on Are You Producing Maximum Energy From Your Diet?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 105:22

    Jay Feldman is a health coach, independent health researcher, and host of the Energy Balance podcast. He has degrees in neuroscience and exercise physiology and is devoted to using his knowledge and experience to help people heal from all manner of disease, dysfunction, and difficulty losing excess body fat. To work with Jay you can find him at   GET THE MEAT   SHOW NOTES: [1:02] - Jay's background and beginnings in nutrition, exercise and health [6:30] - The basis of disease and energy metabolism [9:30] - Insulin resistance, glucose and Jay's stance on low-carb diets [16:30] - Fructose and fatty liver disease  [21:05] - Types of carbohydrates, fruit juice and a discussion on glucose spikes  [31:20] - Why Jay recommends eating every 3-5 hours [43:35] - General advice for the general population and carbohydrate addictions [52:48] - Overeating, hunger signals why very fat people cannot access their stored energy [53:35] - Gut health and common issues that occur [1:02:00] - Jay's thoughts on paleo and other ancestral diets  [1:08:40] - Fat or carbs for fuel? Which is better [1:14:45] - Stress: the good and bad types [1:19:01] - “Why do I need to eat breakfast?” [1:24:56] - Are PUFAs the worst part of the Standard American Diet? [1:31:00] - Is the Bio-Energetic way of eating ancestrally appropriate?   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  

    Part 164 - Farmer Angus on Feeding (and Saving) the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 81:03

    Part 163 - Jayne Buxton on The Great Plant Based Con

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 87:47

    On this episode, Brian speaks with the renowned author and journalist Jayne Buxton. Jayne had published several books, non-fiction and fiction, on various subjects, but had a strong passion for regenerative agriculture, nutritional research and advocacy for animal products.  She is the author of the recently released book, The Great  Plant-Based Con, which is discussed today.  Jayne is also an ambassador for The Real Food Campaign and The Public Health Collaboration, while also having written for publications such as The Guardian and The Independent.   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [3:00] Jayne and Buxton speak on their books/film and what inspired them to start that path [5:15] - Brian and Jayne share their experience with the USDA scientist David Klurfeld  who blew the whistle on the WHO study which demonized Meat  [9:25] - The high-level view of plant-based arguments  [14:10] - Diving into the nutritional differences in omnivore and vegetarian diets and their relation to health [29:30] - the ramifications of Ancel Keys and the demonization of saturated fat, cholesterol and their association to heart disease  [49:40] - The propaganda and narrative behind the environmental arguments in the plant-based agenda  [1:12:00] - Where the globalization behind the plant-based agenda is leading to [1:17:00] - Getting the book and moving forward   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:

    Part 162 - L. Amber O'Hearn on Should Humans Eat Mostly Fat and the Rest Meat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 92:46

    Amber O'Hearn has an eclectic background, with academic publications in several fields including theoretical mathematics, cognitive psychology, computational linguistics, and more recently, evolutionary nutrition and biology. She has been studying and experimenting with low-carb, ketogenic diets since 1997, and is particularly interested in evolutionary constraints and interspecies differences. Amber has been eating a nearly plant-free diet since 2009 Ambers Website    BUY THE MEAT   Support me on Patreon!   Preorder the film here:     SHOW NOTES [1:00] - Amber's background, history, education and interests related to nutrition and a long-term carnivore lifestyle [9:00] - Amber's introduction in 2009 to keto and carnivore through pregnancy [15:45] - Plant antinutrients and health [24:40] - Carnivore + Fruit and Ray Peat  [34:35] - “Zooming out” on Plants vs Meat studies and the risks vs costs  [42:45] - Plant compounds, antioxidants and oxidative stress [53:00] - Ineffectiveness of RDA's based on individual diets and vitamin deficiencies  [1:03:15] - mTOR, Valter Longo, and longevity diets [1:14:30] - High fat diet vs. high protein  [1:20:35] - Can the Carnivore community fall into the vegan community nutrient deficiency trap?   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube:   Follow along:

    Part 161 - Dr. Frederic Leroy Unravels 100 years of the Anti-Meat Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 107:30

    Specializing in the science and application of animal foods in society and nutrition, Dr. Frederic Leroy is a food scientist, technologist and professor at the University of Brussels. With a dense background in peer-reviewed journals, academic boards, and nonprofits,  Dr. Leroy currently is an advocate for a deeper, more nuanced discussion of the importance of animal products, an understanding our our historic relationships with them, and the current war against them in western cultures.  Frederic's Twitter Page Watch on YouTube: Dr. Leroy's slides:   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES   [4:10] - Brian and Frederic discuss how the overall health of a society relates to diet and nutrition and how modern fake food plays into them [12:15] - How fake meat corporations are trying to make animal agriculture industry disappear  [15:30] - Our connection to butchering, modern animal butchering and how they play into our separation to our ancient ways of living [26:50] - Diving into sensationalism in DailyMail articles since 2000 around Meat  [32:50]- Why nuance and context always matters when speaking about foods and specifically meat [35:50] - Do we need meat? Is it fundamental to health? [47:20] - How meat, animal foods, and our relationships to animals provided security for hunter-gatherer communities interactions with animals is changing: slaughtering, butchering, consumption [1:108:30] - The hierarchy of our modern society and the agendas to form mobs, embrace authority, and subvert power  [1:22:00] - How our view of death has changed and its role in our our view of meat/animal products [1:29:00] - How to have a societal and individual relationships with animals that are healthy for you, the community and the earth     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  

    Part 160 - Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 84:59

    Kara Collier is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and a co-founder of Nutri-Sense, currently leading their team of dieticians to using their continuous glucose monitoring systems to help individuals properly manage their glucose and metabolism. She graduated from Purdue University, previously worked at the Memphis VA medical center as a clinical dietician at Providence Hospital and in a management role at Nutritionix   Use code “PeakHuman” at Nutrisense for $25 off a CGM     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [0:30] - Kara details her past and what motivated her to get involved with healthcare, metabolic health and Nutrisense and [5:00] - How using a continuous glucose monitor can increase your awareness of how foods affect your glucose levels, energy, mood etc. [14:30] - How your body adapts to lower levels of carbohydrates in diet and its effects [16:30] - Detailing glucose and its role in metabolism [20:30] - What is a Continuous Glucose Monitor, what it tells you and who might benefit from using it [25:05] - Why Hemoglobin A1c is not the only indicator of your metabolic health and what can make those results less reliable [34:15] - Why its very hard and uncommon for the traditional healthcare system to prescribe beneficial testing as preventative care [41:10] - Lipids, LDL, HDL, Trigs and how their levels affect overall health [48:15] - Lifestyle factors and basic nutrition guidelines to maximize glucose response and metabolic health [58:00] - How Sleep and Alcohol affect glucose response and health [1:11:00] - How larger meals, like an OMAD format, affects your glucose response and metabolism [1:16:00] - Do we know if eating a bunch of fruit and sugar is good/bad?   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube:   Follow along:

    Part 159 Patrick Theut on the Miraculous Reversal of Heart Disease

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 100:25

    Patrick Theut is a biochemist and engineer who has successfully managed to reverse his coronary artery disease. He has invested over 16,000 hours of study into the cause of heart disease. He has developed theories and protocols on how this disease is developed, how to stop it from progressing, and protocols to even reverse it. Vitamin K Website The ancestral health & events center in East Austin is getting closer to becoming a reality! Email Brian at to get involved. We're looking for anyone from members to investors!   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [3:50] - Patrick details his life-changing scare with a high Coronary Artery Calcium score [14:04] - Why he thinks a MMR jab negatively affected his life [24:30] - Patrick's mission to get high quality vitamin K to solve his heart disease [29:45] - Why Patrick thinks that conventional western medicine doesn't routinely test for CAC and other root cause issues [40:00] - A breakdown of Fats, Lipids, hormonal health, and the importance of LDL [57:50] - Brian and Patrick Discuss healthy diet and lifestyle factors [1:20:00] - What to do once your get a CAC score [1:27:45]  - The “hydra” of heart disease   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE Follow along:

    Part 158 - Dr. Tyna Moore on The Secrets to Living a Long & Pain-Free Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 68:38

    Part 156 - Jessica Thompson, PhD on How Eating Animal Fat & Marrow Made Us Human

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 97:31

    Specializing in human evolution and the aspects revealed through the analysis of ancient animal bones, Jessica Thomspon is a leading voice in paleo-anthropology, evolutionary theory and hunter-gatherer ethnography. She is a professor at Yale University and also leads the Malawi ancient Lifeways and Peoples Project in Malawi, in central Africa, to develop and interpret the evolutionary history in the area during the last Ice Age. Jessica thompson PhD website: The ancestral health & events center in East Austin is getting closer to becoming a reality! Email Brian at to get involved. We're looking for anyone from members to investors!   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [0:30] - Dr. Jessica speaks about getting back on campus at Yale University and her specialties research in the field of anthropology [5:40] - Jessica's take on where and when we started as a human species [10:10] - What is the difference in diet, structure, etc. between humans and primates split around 7+  million years ago? [16:40] - Diving deep into tool marks on bones and what we can learn from them [24:40] - Jessica shares her opinion on the nuance of why our evolutionary adaptations that make us human occurred [36:10] - Did protein or fat change human evolution? [55:22] - The importance that megafauna played in our evolution and how they played into cooperation and competition in populations [57:05] - Jessica shares her thoughts on adaptations to the type of energy we consume such as milk, fat, etc. as it relates to the genes/skills that get passed down [1:01:00] - The massive shift in our modern diet in the short time frame, causing massive implications in long-term health [1:09:19] - Jessica weighs in on the role of animal products on evolution and our current health [1:17:30] - Jessica's thoughts on longevity and  biological anthropology   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE Follow along:

    Part 156 - Keith Norris on Becoming Healthy & Free in Our Crazy Modern World

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 79:13

    Keith Norris is an author, speaker, and the founder of Paleo f(x), the world's premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, spirituality, entrepreneurship and everything in between, which is happening on the 29th of April  through May 1st.   

    Part 155 - Dr. Malcolm Kendrick on The True Cause of Heart Disease? The Unifying Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 83:49

    Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is a General Practitioner in Medicine from Scotland, and focuses the bulk of his research and writing on cholesterol, atherosclerosis, stress, and the myths around them. He is an outspoken critic of the cholesterol focus of heart disease, overprescription of medications, and the dirty plays of statistics that some doctors use to increase their gains at the expense of their patients and general population. He is the author of three books, The Clot Thickens, Doctoring Data, and The Cholesterol Con, and runs the website   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [0:50] - Brian and Malcolm chat about Malcolm recent book, The Clot Thickens, and a brief overview of heart disease, its history and Malcolm's thoughts on it  [10:01] - Malcolm details the nuance of atherosclerosis, endothelial cells, and damage to blood vessels  [19:40] - Malcolm's thoughts on using LDL as a risk factor for cardiovascular events [31:20] - Myths and facts around cholesterol and its role in physiology [36:00] - Diving deep into Malcolm's thrombogenic hypothesis of heart disease, blood clots and endothelial pathology, Sickle Cell disease and Diabetes [59:21] - Nitric oxide, how it's benefits were found and how to increase it  [1:04:21] - How stress correlates to increased risk of cardiovascular disease [1:08:45] - Malcolm's thoughts on lifestyle, diet, and relationships that help or hurt your chances of adverse cardiovascular events  [1:14:30] - How Malcolm's thoughts on these topics have changed or cumulated over the years   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:

    Part 154 - Zoe Harcombe PhD on the Upside Down World of Health Policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 90:31

    Zoe Harcombe, PhD is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her areas of interest/expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and obesity. She regularly is interviewed on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.   She has a BA and MA from Cambridge University (economics/maths) as well as a Ph.D. in public health nutrition. Her thesis title was “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The full document is available to site members here.   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [1:30] - Zoe's background and why she wrote her thesis on the lack of evidence for the introduction of food guidelines [4:30] - Cutting calories and why it doesn't work to focus on it  [10:40] - Brian asks Zoe how to properly lose fat [16:30] - Zoe's take on low carb and what she thinks we should be eating  [27:40] - Zoe's take on animal vs plant foods in relation to nutrition and protein content [39:30] - Zoe's take on the Food Pyramid and how we got into this awful situation  [50:05] - Power dynamics in society and how it relates to our approach towards kids' health in western societies [1:07:40] - Zoe's thoughts on the World Health Organization and The Great Reset [1:20:50] - How this conversation ties into the ostracisation on red meat and the organizations behind it   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:

    Part 153 - Dr. Michael Ruscio on All Things Gut Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 70:49

    I had a great talk with Dr. Michael Ruscio today on all things gut health! Dr. Ruscio is Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, clinical researcher and author [1, 2]. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he is a committee member of the Naturopathic Board of Gastroenterology research division.    

    Part 152 - Josh Trent on the 5th Pillar of Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 89:43

    I usually talk about the 4 pillars of health which I focus on most - diet, sleep, a form of exercise, and sun/outdoors. Josh has been studying what I'm calling the 5th pillar which is the mind/body/spirit stuff that includes stress, breathing, emotional intelligence, etc. I had a great time recording this with him at his home in Austin. We did an hour in the sauna and a cold plunge afterwards!   Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE a Breath & Wellness Program.   Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.   Josh and Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.   Josh has dedicated his life to supporting humanity coming together as one.   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES [1:28] - Josh's Background and journey to Wellness Force  [8:15] - Brian's asks Josh to help us understand the spiritual, mental and emotional side of well-being  [22:00] - The Art, Science and Technique  of Breathwork [35:16] - How Past Trauma and Breathwork are related [44:45] - Tips for better breathing posture  [50:30] - The Beginning, Middle and End of Breathwork [57:00] - Looking at Breathwork through an Ancestral Lense [1:01:10] - Josh and Brian's thought son Psychedelics [1:10:00] - The trap of being uncomfortable in our modern life [1:15:45] - What the BREATHE: Breathe and Wellness program and Why Breathwork is so powerful to Josh   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:

    Part 151 - Dr. Nick Nwabuaze (The Fittest Doc) Practical Strategies to Improve your Health & Body

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 90:43

    Dr. Nwabueze is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who focuses on helping his patients fix the root cause of their stress and poor health. He completed medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and finished his  internship and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois. He currently uses a mix of resistance training, nutrition coaching, and lifestyle management to form long term relationships with his clients, improving their overall health and happiness through Steady MD, using the Direct Primary Care modality. Find him on Instagram and other social media platforms @thefittestdoc     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES [1:45] - Dr. Nick's Background and Beginning [5:52] - Brian and Nick's thoughts on “Movement is Medicine” [10:50] - How Movement plays into Fat Loss [19:45] - How everything that we put our body through (food, exercise, work) is all stress and how we hormetically get stronger and fitter long-term [23:30] - How and why you should measure Body Composition  [32:30] - Brian and Nick's Workout Routines [43:25] - Nick's Mindset on Diet and Nutrition [51:25] - How Dr. Nick works though obesity, obese clients, and mainstream views around obesity [1:21:00] - How Dr. Nick practices medicine with SteadyMD and why he loves it Reach Nick here on SteadyMD   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  

    Part 150 - Richard Perkins on the True Diet of Our Ancestors and Replicating this in Sweden

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 93:48

    Richard Perkins is a worldwide leader in the regenerative agriculture space, an author, educator, and farmer. He lives in Sweden with his family on a holistically managed and integrated farm producing a variety of animal and plant foods for his family and community. His practices have taught him how humans must have provided food for themselves for the lion's share of history. From his decades of experience combined with the scientific literature and other accounts around the world, it's apparent they were eating locally & seasonally and relying on nose to tail animal nutrition for the majority of their calories. Please enjoy this episode! GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:

    Part 149 - Chris Masterjohn, PhD on Analyzing the Hidden Data You're Not Hearing About

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 85:39

    Part 148 - Dr. Chris Palmer on Incredible Cases of Diet & Lifestyle Reversing Depression, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 80:12

    Part 147 - An Insider's Look at Public Health Guidelines and the Medical System - Dr. Chris Dan and Dr. Gary Shlifer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 69:33

    In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Chris Dan and Dr. Gary Shlifer to talk about the shortcomings of the medical system and current public health guidelines. Both of them have experienced frustration with the modern medical system, especially as it relates to the pandemic and the prevention of chronic disease.   We discuss the chaotic and confusing public health guidelines over the past 2 years as well as the importance of metabolic health on our immune health. Dr. Chris Dan exposes some of the biggest problems with the healthcare system and explains why he left the hospital.   Dr. Chris Dan is currently a family medicine board certified physician who worked as a full time Hospitalist in Los Angeles County for the past four years. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCI and studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. During his time as an inpatient physician, he saw the shortcomings of the current medical system in prevention of chronic disease and will be moving on to work outpatient with a focus on returning people to metabolic health.   Dr. Gary Shlifer is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in preventative care, nutrition/metabolism and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Gary brings his robust experienced with hospital inpatient medicine to his outpatient primary care practice in order to help prevent and cure disease in his patients. He is the founder of Evolve Healthcare in Los Angeles, a multi-specialty integrative medicine clinic focused on disease prevention and lifestyle optimization.     SHOW NOTES [7:20] Dr. Chris Dan's background [10:50] The problems with inpatient medicine [17:10] Why the medical system is a numbers game [23:10] Chaotic & confusing pandemic guidelines [27:10] Why generic drugs are discouraged [32:40] How COVID affected healthcare workers [39:40] The corporate & bureaucratic structure of healthcare [44:10 Healthcare doesn't make money on healthy people [49:40] The “diabetes diet” in hospitals [54:30] Why Dr. Chris Dan left the hospital [59:50] What's the biggest problem in healthcare? [1:03:10] What you should do if you don't want to burden the healthcare system   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!  Follow along:  

    Part 146 - How a Norwegian Farmer Changed the Mind of the World's Most Powerful Anti-Meat Activist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 76:01

    Today's episode features a farmer from Norway named Raymund. Raymund is truly a hero because he hosted Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen at his farm where he educated her on the benefits that animal agriculture can have on our ecosystem. Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen is a very well known environmental activist and the founder of EAT which recommends a mere 14 grams of red meat per day as part of a "Planetary Health Diet."   As you'll learn in this episode, Raymund convinced her that meat and animal agriculture are a sustainable and essential part of our food system. Throughout this episode, we discuss many of the problems with our modern food system. In fact, Raymund runs a decentralized food system in Norway called REKO which connects farmers directly to customers. We are hoping to bring something similar to Texas and eventually all over the United States.   Learn more at     SHOW NOTES: [6:15] How Raymund knows Gunhild Stordalen of EAT Lancet [10:30] Meat is required for a healthy diet and planet [15:00] What Raymund told Gunhild Stordalen [20:35] Problems with the Planetary Diet [26:40] How consumerism is wasteful [30:20] Why big corporations hate a decentralized food system [37:00] Our changing food & spending habits [40:00] The industrial farming of salmon [43:50] Why raising pigs is so difficult [47:00] How Raymond built a sustainable farm [53:30] Why you should spend more on food and less elsewhere [56:30] Everyone needs their own farmer, not their own doctor [1:01:20] How cities destroyed our food system [1:06:30] Our modern food system is a failed experiment [1:12:45] Vote with your dollar by eating local   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!    Follow along:   

    Part 145 - Dr. Bill Schindler on How to Eat Like a Human, How to Detoxify Plant Foods, and Why Eat Nose to Tail

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 68:16

    Dr. Bill Schindler is back for another great episode! This is his third appearance on the podcast, so be sure to listen to our previous episodes. After 10 years of hard work, he is excited to announce the release of his new book: Eat Like A Human. He was trained as an anthropologist and more recently as a chef. His work focuses on extracting the most nutrition possible from food, so we cover a wide range of fascinating topics and stories. Dr. Bill Schindler is an internationally known archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef. He founded and directs the Eastern Shore Food Lab with a mission to preserve and revive ancestral dietary approaches to create a nourishing, ethical, and sustainable food system and is an adjunct associate professor of archaeology at University College Dublin. His work is currently the focus of Wired magazine's YouTube series, Basic Instincts and Food Science, and he co‑starred in the National Geographic Channel series The Great Human Race, which aired in 2016 in 171 countries. Dr. Schindler has also been featured on CNN, Maryland Public Television, NPR's Weekend Edition and Here and Now, as well as on such podcasts as Milk Street Radio, Peak Human, and The Academic Minute. Dr. Schindler's work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the London Times, among other publications. Visit his website! -   SHOW NOTES [4:20] His background, travels, and new book: Eat Like A Human [9:00] How an animal-based diet made us human [12:30] Why humans are omnivores [19:40] The healthiest, most nourishing diet possible [22:40] Humans eat nose to tail, not just meat [26:00] How hunting fueled our massive body & brain growth [30:00] Why we should be wary of plant foods [36:30] Brian and Bill's shocking oxalate stories [44:30] How do we detoxify different plant foods? [49:00] The most and least toxic parts of a plant [54:50] Modern convenience disregards tradition & detoxification [1:00:30] The most rewarding part of hunting [1:05:00] Learn more! -   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!    Follow along:   

    Part 144 - Mark Schatzker on How to Conquer Your Cravings and What Makes Us Overeat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 75:45

    Part 143 - Dr. Gary Shlifer on Immune Health & Public Policy - A Doctor's Controversial Take

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 70:25

    Part 142 - Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on Healing Millions w/ Animal Based Diets, Reversing Mental Disorders, and the GAPS Diet

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 118:30

    Today's guest is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who is the creator of the GAPS diet. The GAPS diet aims to solve an array of health conditions and chronic diseases by healing the gut. She has helped millions of people through her GAPS nutritional protocols and she shares a lot of her wisdom with us in this jam-packed episode! We discuss the gut-brain connection, processed foods, glyphosate, children's diets, modern diary, and much more! Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride holds a degree in Medicine and Postgraduate degrees in both Neurology and Human Nutrition.  In her clinic in Cambridge she specialized in nutrition for children and adults with behavioral and learning disabilities, and adults with digestive and immune system disorders. Dr. Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998.  As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she was acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families.  She realized that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject.  In her clinic, parents discuss all aspects of their child's condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience.  Her deep understanding of the challenges they face puts her advice in a class of its own. Learn more about her protocol! -   SHOW NOTES [05:35] Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) [11:05] What happens when you have abnormal gut flora? [15:15] Every bite of food from the supermarket is full of glyphosate [19:45] Your health is rooted in your gut microbes [25:15] Our brain development hinges on our gut health [34:00] Do we overeat foods because of gut problems? [39:45] The main problem with processed foods [33:30] The deleterious effects of high insulin [47:15] The actual cause of heart disease [49:35] Why does everyone want treats? [53:15] How to fix a child's diet [57:15] Why meat stock is beneficial for children [1:02:25]  Is meat stock better than bone broth? [1:07:45] Autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia & the GAPS diet [1:11:30] What is the GAPS protocol? [1:18:15] What foods are GAPS-approved? [1:25:45] Humans can't live without animal products [1:31:35] Vegetables – a modern human invention? [1:38:15] What about fruit & honey? [1:44:45] Is modern dairy healthy? [1:49:15] The best type of dairy [1:52:35] How she was raised in the Soviet Union   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!    Follow along:   

    Part 141 - Dr. Fred Provenza on the Hidden Nutrition in Meat and the Ancient Wisdom That Animals and Humans Have Forgotten

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 108:56

    Part 140 - The Great Carbs vs. Fat Debate. How to fuel yourself after your baseline of animal protein w/ Dr. Jamie Seeman & Kate Deering

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 68:28

    In this episode, I sat down with Kate Deering and Dr. Jamie Seeman for a fun discussion on nutrition and our metabolism. This was a great, civilized conversation between two people who have different approaches to nutrition. They both agree on a lot, including the importance of eating real foods, especially animal products, and avoiding highly processed foods like seed oils. They both have a great deal of experience in the department of women's health and the effects of lifestyle on hormonal health. Kate Deering is a respected personal trainer and holistic nutritional, exercise, and lifestyle coach. With more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, she prides herself on her out-of-the-box methods that support metabolic health and improve health and body function. Kate has committed her life to finding the answers to optimal health, a high metabolism, and true happiness. Her own journey to health and happiness became the foundation of her teachings and helped her understand why health is not established with dieting and over-exercising but with self-love and an increase in cellular metabolism—usually achieved with eating more and working out less. She is the author of the book: How to heal your metabolism and on instagram @katedeeringfitness Dr Jaime Seeman is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. Born and raised in the state she played collegiate softball for the Cornhuskers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences. She then went on to graduate medical school and completed her OBGYN residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She currently is in private practice at Mid City OBGYN offering a full range of services in obstetrics, gynecology, robotic surgery and primary care. She is a fellow in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona School of Medicine. She is a board certified ketogenic nutrition specialist and has a passion for fitness, preventative medicine and ketogenic therapy not only in her medical practice but in her own life. You can find her on instagram @doctorfitandfabulous SHOW NOTES: (7:45) Kate's take on nutrition – the bioenergetic view (9:45) Dr. Jamie Seeman's nutrition strategy (14:05) Why context matters & metabolic flexibility (17:30) What's our preferred fuel source? (19:45) Is ketosis a stressful state? (22:30) Glucose vs. Fat and ATP production (26:00) How to start out with a pro-metabolic diet (30:30) Problems with low fat diets (34:30) Why we may want more carbs (38:20) Concerns with Glycemic variability (41:00) A low body temperature and the thyroid (45:30) What constitutes a healthy metabolism? (50:15) Women & chronic dieting (51:20) Why not let the body produce its own glucose? (56:00) The modern world creates chronic stress (1:00:00) Is red meat a superfood? (1:05:00) The problem with cruciferous vegetables   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 139 - Chris Irvin & Brian Sanders on Making Sense of Calories, Hunger, Diets, Bad Epidemiology, Vegan Propaganda, and True Human Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 90:25

    This is an interesting episode that features Chris Irvin, M.S. who actually interviewed me on his podcast: Keto Answers. Chris is a health researcher, writer, and educator focusing on the impact of low carb and keto diets on health and human performance. Chris has a master's degree in exercise and nutrition science and spent his time in graduate school studying and conducting ketogenic research. Chris is the creator of the brand The Ketologist, which is known for producing social media infographics and educational health content. He is the author of Keto Answers, Mommy Do I Have to Eat This?, and is the education manager at Perfect Keto. Check out his website:  In the episode, we discuss what happened over a 40-year period that changed our food industry to this day, the problem with nutrition epidemiological studies, why a plant-based diet bias exists and how that's negatively affecting us, why counting calories is ineffective and what to focus on instead, satiety signals, and so much more. You'll also hear more about my story, Food Lies and how this differs from other nutritional documentaries out there. SHOW NOTES (4:40) Brian's background (7:35) Where Brian likes to eat in Austin, TX (9:04) How Brian came up with his tagline for Food Lies (10:04) Brian's approach in Food Lies (10:52) The science on ancestral nutrition principles and how it applies today (12:51) What happened during a 40-year period in our history that's still impacting us today (14:40) Gary Taubes' thoughts on what went wrong (17:48) Vitamin K activating vitamin D (18:15) The inherent problems with epidemiological studies (19:53) An interesting nutrition study on kids and obesity rates (21:20) The plant-based diet bias and why this exists and how it's still being perpetuated today (24:17) Why are people continuing to use epidemiological studies if they have problems? (24:55) The impact of Big Food getting involved in our food system (27:35) How bad hospital food is nutritionally and why it's like this (30:33) Why we're in this mess (32:29) What can we do to fix this problem? (40:22) What's the story with calories? (44:42) The satiety levels in food and why this should be more of a focus (49:59) Is it true that obese people have poor appetite signaling hormones? (53:21) The problem with counting calories (54:38) Protein satiety signaling (56:58) The difference between carbs and fats for satiety (59:31) Does the glycemic response and blood sugar play a role in satiety? (1:06:07) Why high omega-6 and seed oil consumption are the biggest problem (1:11:30) The problems with seed oils (1:12:20) Metabolic status and taking daily habits into consideration (1:16:59) More about Brian's documentary Food Lies, including why he started this project, what he hopes to achieve with it, and more (1:19:25) What would success look like for his documentary? (1:24:46) Brian also shares whether he's been censored on social media for his work on his documentary (1:29:32) How you can support Brian's work and his documentary Food Lies   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!    Follow along: 

    Part 138 - Saving the World with Meat - Can We Feed the World or Should We Feed Our Community?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 80:50

    Part 137 - Dr. Al Danenberg on Beating Terminal Cancer, Ancestral Diet, and Your Dental Health Starting w/ Diet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 95:34

    Dr. Al Danenberg or “Dr. Al” as he's known by his friends, patients and community, consults with patients all over the world (virtually via Zoom or Skype) regarding animal-based nutrition, lifestyle, oral & overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut and immune system. After a terminal cancer diagnosis, Dr. Al developed a plan that evolved into his Unconventional Cancer Protocols, combing in-depth research of ancestral nutrition & lifestyle changes with his knowledge from 44 years of as a periodontist. Now, he focuses on helping others like you regain control of their health.  Visit his website! - Join us! - Subscribe for tomorrow's newsletter! -   SHOW NOTES: [6:45] His background [12:50] An MRI revealed that he had terminal cancer [17:50] Why he went into a hospice ready to die. [20:10] How he landed on the carnivore diet [24:00] The paleolithic ketogenic diet [27:35] Male Dentists & Multiple Myeloma [30:50] The FDA's stance on mercury dental fillings [33:50] Toxins and our metabolism [37:50] Metabolic flexibility & the immune system [38:50] Our diet includes the water we drink [41:35] What kind of water does Dr. Al drink? [45:20] Is SOLE water better than filtered water? [50:40] All disease starts in the gut. [54:20] What causes gum disease and tooth decay? [58:50] Why spore-based probiotics are ancestral. [1:00:50] Dental health starts in the gut [1:03:50] How dental plaque protects our teeth [1:08:50] Gut problems manifest in the mouth [1:10:40] Ancestral diets for dental health [1:13:35] Stress can lead to dental problems [1:15:50] How to clean your mouth properly [1:19:25] Manuka honey works as toothpaste [1:21:50] How to get rid of bacteria on the tongue [1:25:00] How to solve bad breath. [1:26:00] Why we should be in ketosis sometimes [1:31:40] Why metabolic flexibility is important right now   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:    

    Part 136 - Stan Efferding on Diet Advice From the Master Dieter - Cut Through the Diet & Muscle Building BS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 115:06

    Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder.  Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years. Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and nutrition and training techniques. He has appeared in many magazines and writes for Muscular Development, Flex Magazine and Power Magazine. Stan is also a successful Entrepreneur having built three different start-up businesses into multi-million dollar companies.   SHOW NOTES: [1:00] The best diet is the one you can stick to. [3:40] Stan's dietary strategies. [6:25] Vertical Diet criticisms. [12:00] Less inflammatory foods. [15:00] What is the vertical diet? [19:45] Why Stan chooses steak over chicken. [22:00] The importance of seafood. [24:40] Why Stan likes starchy carbohydrates and potassium. [29:00] Satiety and weight management. [33:00] The difference between health and fitness. [35:45] Sugar, flour, and oil are the main problem. [40:30] Eat well. Feel Satisfied. [42:30] Compliance comes down to satiety. [45:00] More exercise doesn't mean more weight loss. [47:50] Weightlifting is more important than cardio. [51:00] Hit each muscle twice a week. [53:40] How many reps should you do? [57:00] Are carbs better for muscle growth? [1:03:00] Physiological and psychological effects of carbs. [1:10:30] Stan's monthly blood tests. [1:13:30] Sifting through dietary dogma. [1:20:00] Are vegetables overrated? [1:22:00] Get a gram of protein per pound of body weight. [1:24:00] Do kids need vegetables? [1:29:20] Why Stan doesn't like seed oils. [1:35:25] Eat 1 dorito if you don't have an appetite. [1:38:00] The dietary guidelines fueled the food industry. [1:42:00] The seed oil debate. [1:45:00] Everyone wants to blame one thing for obesity. [1:46:30] Rapid fire tips for success.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 135 - Bobby Gill on How Cows Can Save the World - Debunking Vegans with Regenerative Agriculture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 91:42

    Bobby leads development and communications for the Savory Institute - a global non-profit facilitating the large-scale regeneration of the world's grasslands to address the root cause of food, water, and climate security. Since 2009, the Savory Institute has influenced management on over 39 million acres of desertifying grassland through its global network of 50 regional Hubs that train and equip farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities to utilize the land-regenerating potential of Holistic Management within their cultural and ecological context. Savory's new Land to Market program and Ecological Outcome Verification protocol connect verified regenerative supply to philosophically-aligned industries, bringing awareness and accessibility to products whose ecological footprint are a net positive for the planet. Watch Bobby's TEDx talk: “It's Not the Cow, It's the How”   SHOW NOTES: [6:50] Bobby used to be a biomedical engineer. [9:00] Nature is beautiful and fulfilling. [10:50] The tall grass prairie & ruminants. [14:10] Perennial roots dig deep for nutrients and water [16:10] We are an ecologically illiterate society [19:10] Healthy land requires grazing herbivores. [21:10] Only one-third of global agriculture land is arable [25:10] It's not the cow, it's the how. [32:10] Sometimes feeding grain to cattle makes sense. [38:10] Developing nations rely on livestock. [40:30] Follow the money. [46:10] Is big industry keeping people sick for profit? [49:50] Major hurdles for farmers and ranchers. [52:10] The system isn't set up for nature-based practices. [56:10] The system incentivizes the industrial route. [1:00:10] Outcome-based regenerative practices [1:04:10] Ecological Outcome Verification. [1:07:10] The future of Nose To Tail. [1:10:10] The brittleness scale. [1:15:20] Overgrazing vs. Undergrazing. [1:21:10] After 70 years, Noble Research Institute went 100% regenerative. [1:24:10] The science supports regenerative agriculture. [1:28:10]   GET THE MEAT!  GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!    Follow along:   

    Part 134 - Dr. James DiNicolantonio on What Minerals (And Foods) To Eat for Peak Human Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 63:19

    Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of The Salt Fix, Superfuel, and The Mineral Fix.  A well-respected and internationally known scientist and expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars.  Dr. DiNicolantonio serves as the Associate Editor of Nutrition and British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society.  He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of several medical journals.  He has shared his expertise on The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and international news media outlets.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! Try the Lumen device! Click here or use the code “foodlies” to get 10% off!   SHOW NOTES: [5:20] His new book: The Mineral Fix [6:10] Micronutrients run the show. [8:20] How to manage nutrient density [10:40] Calcium and magnesium in animal foods [14:50] How to offset acid retention from animal foods [17:20] Should you add baking soda to your water? [19:30] What are the safest plant foods? [21:05] The ratio of minerals to heavy metals [23:40] Best dietary sources of copper [25:45] Ancestral meats, like bison, are extremely nutrient dense [27:15] Chronic disease depletes minerals like copper [30:00] Why is copper so important? [34:00] Oysters & the immune system [36:20] Why don't animals have mineral issues? [38:10] The free-radical theory of aging [42:20] His list of superfoods [46:00] Plain water vs. Mineral water [51:30] Heat acclimatization & salt intake [53:50] Fermented foods, seaweed, and fortification [57:15] Magnesium, sulfur, and chromium     GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 133 - Peter from Hyperlipid on Are medical professionals giving the absolutely wrong advice?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 105:03

    Peter Dobromylskyj is a veterinarian who was trained at the Royal Veterinary College within London University. He is very well-respected in the nutrition world for his blog, Hyperlipid, where he dives deep into the science behind what we should be eating.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! 15% Redmond salt, toothpaste, Re-Lyte, etc   SHOW NOTES [1:20] His background as a veterinarian. [2:30] The massive difference between science and medicine. [5:40] John Yudkin's work. [10:30] Saturated fat vs. Polyunsaturated fat. [18:00] Are medical professionals giving the absolutely wrong advice? [28:00] Problems with the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity. [31:30] Can you eat plenty of fruit and honey if you're not consuming linoleic acid? [36:00] Peter's blog Hyperlipid and his overarching ideas. [41:30] You can't just be hungry forever. [49:00] Why Peter loves rodent studies. [55:00] How much linoleic acid should we be consuming? [1:00:00] Can insulin sensitivity make you fat? [1:05:00] Insulin resistance is your body's way of protecting you. [1:11:00] Nobody has all the answers. [1:16:30] Free fatty acids & ketogenic diets. [1:26:40] Macros become less important when linoleic acid is eliminated. [1:29:00] The carnivore trap. [1:35:30] Feeding the world with animal products.     GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 132 - Ben Greenfield on Biohacking vs. Ancestral Hacking, Ketogenic Lessons for Athletes, Alcohol intake, and the Ultimate Diet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 64:14

    Part 131 - Cynthia Monteleone on How to Be Fast and Fit Over 40 on Steak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 87:46

    CM (Cynthia) Monteleone is a World Champion in the 400m, a mom of 3, and author and a Metabolic Analytics Practitioner. It was no coincidence that when Cynthia decided to become the best in the world, she chose Charles Poliquin to study under. Her mentor shared his knowledge and encouraged her to keep up the fire for learning and achieving. Cynthia gets tremendous results because of her passion: which is to help others thrive. MAM Maui Metabolics grew out of this mission to encourage others to become their own superhero warrior self.  When winning the gold, she ran faster at age 43 then she did as a Division I collegiate track athlete! She attributes this to learning how to alter epigenetics to favor delayed aging, healthy biomarkers and exceptional athletic performance. After listening to and consulting on hundreds of client cases, (everyone from Olympians to the neighbor next door)  she is adept at reading patterns and using her knowledge and experience to solve health and performance puzzles with easy protocols. She lives in Maui with her husband and 3 children.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [5:10] Her background and education. [13:40] Her mission with her clients.  [16:25] Using carbs over fat for exercise performance. [26:10] Endurance training, gastrointestinal stress and overtraining.  [32:40] Running barefoot and the benefits of sprinting.  [39:40] Issues with plant based diets. Presence of Bacteria in Spontaneous Achilles Tendon Ruptures  Chronic inflammation is a feature of Achilles tendinopathy and rupture  [43:40] Prevotella bacteria from carbohydrate consumption.  COVID-2019-associated overexpressed Prevotella proteins mediated host-pathogen interactions and their role in coronavirus outbreak  Gut microbiota and Covid-19- possible link and implications  [46:40] Injuries and plant based diets. [48:50] Red meat and hormone balance.  [55:20] The negative connotation of red meat.  [59:40] Introduction to Margaret, Cynthia's daughter.  [1:18:10] Protein shake trick for mood swings. [1:20:30] Her blood work and her doctor's opinion on it.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 130 - Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD - Is Sleep the Foundation of Health?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 94:34

    Doc Parsley (Dr. Kirk Parsley) served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group's first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004.  Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare's expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doc Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. Before we jump in I'll give you my disclosures. I take no outside funding or sponsorships for this podcast or any of my work. The only thing supporting it is my company that I started well after I understood the health benefits of including quality animal foods in our diet. In other words I have no outside interests influencing the information I present and I am not creating this content to sell my products. My foundational belief is that animal foods are healthy so I connected with the best producers around the country to help people purchase them. We raise them humanely and sustainably. We don't use additives or curing agents. Everything is all natural. We use the animals nose to tail.  We have products such as primal ground beef that includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen for all the amazing nutrients and none of the hassle or taste you may not be used to. That's at We ship boxes straight to you and have free shipping options. We also have biltong if you want grass finished meat on the go. This is a traditional South African meat snack that's air dried, soft, and delicious. We have body care products made from beef tallow and only a couple other natural ingredients. We also have seasonings to go along with these wonderful products and make cooking that much easier. Make a custom box today at and take advantage of the free shipping options. That's how these interviews are all possible along with all the other content we produce on youtube and social media. Thanks for supporting the ranchers, my other producers, and my team. The other way you can take advantage of this win-win-win situation is at where we have the Sapien Tribe. It's a private members community where you get the extended show notes for these podcasts, discounts on NoseToTail products, zoom calls with Dr. Gary and myself, and a lot more. There's also the Sapien Program if you'd like some help making a lifestyle change. Go to to find out more. Now onto the show!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [4:15] His background and work experience as a Doctor for Navy Seals. [11:00] Sleep drugs and their mechanisms of action. [21:35] A deep dive into sleep cycles. [29:45] The processes that occur when you go to sleep. [39:15] Sleep apnea. [42:45] Decline in performance with loss of sleep. [53:45] Sleep genetics. [1:01:00] We can't cheat nature and evolution. [1:07:55] How to improve deep quality sleep. [1:19:05 Caffeine consumption. [1:27:00] Biphasic sleep and waking up in the middle of the night.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 129 - Stephanie Seneff, PhD - Is Glyphosate Slowly Killing Us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 86:58

    Hey friends, thanks for tuning into Peak Human. I'm Brian Sanders, the creator of the much-anticipated Food Lies film. Things are going well with the post production so thank you for your continued support on Indiegogo and your patience. My guest today is Dr. Stephanie Seneff who has been studying the effects of glyphosate for almost 10 years now. She has put together TONS of science about why it's bad for you and the environment, even though it's marketed as safe. Of course Monsanto has led you and regulators to believe this. The tricky part here is that it supposedly doesn't affect human cells, but it does affect all the billions of bacteria in your microbiome and the soil biome. She'll get into all the details in this episode so listen on, my friend! Stephanie Seneff, PhD is a senior research scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. Her new book, Toxic Legacy, explores the harmful effects of the herbicide glyphosate on our health and the environment. Her book is backed by shocking evidence that points the finger at glyphosate as being responsible for many debilitating chronic diseases. While at MIT, she received four degrees: a bachelor's degree in biophysics as well as a M.S., E.E, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science. She has also written dozens of peer-reviewed papers on the effects of drugs, nutritional deficiencies, toxic chemicals, and diet on our health. Get her book! Before we jump in I'll give you my disclosures. I take no outside funding or sponsorships for this podcast or any of my work. The only thing supporting it is my company that I started well after I understood the health benefits of including quality animal foods in our diet. In other words I have no outside interests influencing the information I present and I am not creating this content to sell my products. My foundational belief is that animal foods are healthy so I connected with the best producers around the country to help people purchase them. We raise them humanely and sustainably. We don't use additives or curing agents. Everything is all natural. We use the animals nose to tail.  We have products such as primal ground beef that includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen for all the amazing nutrients and none of the hassle or taste you may not be used to. That's at We ship boxes straight to you and have free shipping options. We also have biltong if you want grass finished meat on the go. This is a traditional South African meat snack that's air dried, soft, and delicious. We have body care products made from beef tallow and only a couple other natural ingredients. We also have seasonings to go along with these wonderful products and make cooking that much easier. Make a custom box today at and take advantage of the free shipping options. That's how these interviews are all possible along with all the other content we produce on youtube and social media. Thanks for supporting the ranchers, my other producers, and my team. The other way you can take advantage of this win-win-win situation is at where we have the Sapien Tribe. It's a private members community where you get the extended show notes for these podcasts, discounts on NoseToTail products, zoom calls with Dr. Gary and myself, and a lot more. There's also the Sapien Program if you'd like some help making a lifestyle change. Go to to find out more. Now onto the show!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [5:30] Her introduction to glyphosate.  [12:30] How is glyphosate still being used? [17:10] How many diseases start in the gut? [20:30] Processed foods drive micronutrient deficiencies. [22:30] Get out in the sun without sunscreen or sunglasses. [25:10] The importance of cholesterol and sulphate. [29:30] Getting a tan protects us from sunburn.  [34:30] The shikimate pathway.  [39:00] Animal foods limit our exposure to glyphosate. [40:30] Glyphosate is driving the celiac epidemic. [48:30] The connection between virus deaths and glyphosate. [52:30] Glyphosate impairs many enzyme processes.  [56:30] How glyphosate mimics glycine in our body.  [1:00:00] Epigenetic effects of glyphosate.  [1:02:30] Glyphosate depletes our soil. [1:06:00] Glyphosate was made to clean metals off pipes. [1:11:40] The problem with aluminum. [1:15:30] Tips for avoiding glyphosate and heavy metals. [1:21:20] Why sulfur is so important.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 128 - Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC on a New Paradigm Of Heart Disease

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 93:56

    We actually are filming a bit more for the Food Lies documentary in a few weeks at a great ranch in Oklahoma. I can't stress enough the lengths we are going to to make this the absolute best film possible. We need a mic-dropper, jaw-dropper, kale shake dropping film. ANything less won't work. It won't reach the mainstream. It won't reach Joe Cheeto out in Ohio. It won't reach the vegan in the coffee shop with the soy latte in Santa Monica. It won't reach the hilarious jokesters at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health with their comical EAT Lancet funded diet for planetary health with more added sugar and 3x the seed oils than meat. Well it probably will never reach those bought and paid for fake scientists anyway. But we are going to make it that good where someone there might watch it and realize they're living a lie and will quit their Kellogg's and Coca-cola funded position. Really interesting new paradigm on how the heart works and how atherosclerosis and other problems developed based on a bunch of research he's looked at. I don't think anyone's put it together like this before in one model like he's done. Very intriguing stuff. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and The Heart: Our Most Medically Misunderstood Organ. Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies Get the best meat around at Only 3 lifetime memberships left at Special price on the program at GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [8:35] His background. [14:30] His past involving Type 1 Diabetes and poor metabolic health.  [17:45] A brief history on the evolution of mitochondria.  [21:10] The Metabolic Theory of Cancer.  [23:40] The Autonomic Nervous System.  [34:00] Chronic stress and the issues it can create.  [39:45] Anatomy and physiology of the heart and how blood flows. [52:45] The 4th phase of water.  [56:15] Free radicals.  [59:30] How to mitigate excessive free radicals/oxidative stress.  [1:06:00] How the heart reacts to clots and ruptures.  [1:09:00] The surprising benefits of LDL and cholesterol.  [1:12:10] Angiogenesis of the heart and surrounding arteries. [1:16:45] Main interventions to prevent heart disease. [1:18:30] Different ways we can get heart attacks. [1:20:20] His own experience with a heart attack and western medicine.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 127 - Dr. Pran Yoganathan on Gut Health & Chronic Disease, Human Gut Evolution, and Plant vs. Animal Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 81:16

    Hello, everyone! Thanks for sharing this podcast and giving it a review on the podcast app or itunes. I'm Brian Sanders and I'll encourage you to also work your way back and listen to all these episodes of Peak Human or start back at episode 1. I'd additionally encourage you to check out to check out our grass finished meats, tallow-based body care products, and more. YouTube version: Today I'm talking to Dr. Pran Yoganathan who is a Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal endoscopist based in Sydney. He aims to empower his patients to embark on a journey of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”. Dr. Pran has a special interest in conditions such as Gastro-oesophageal Reflux (GORD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and abdominal bloating. He takes a very thorough approach to resolve these issues using dietary manipulation In conjunction with an accredited highly qualified dietician rather than resorting to long-term medications. We talk about many of the main chronic diseases we face today on the worldwide scale and how gut health and your diet contribute to these. Anyone with a stomach and/or who eats food should find interest in this episode. Hopefully both. We talk about animal vs. plant based diets, meat and cancer, how the human gut evolved, the necessity (or lack thereof) of fiber, protein amount, meal timing, GERD and heartburn, gout, personal fat threshold, height of populations in relation to their diet, and much more. You'll like this episode if you're a fan of meat. You'll also like the aforementioned if you like meat and hopefully you enjoyed this silky smooth transition into some brief words about my company. This is how I have turned down all advertisers to this podcast. I'd rather steer clear of even the possibility of “strings attached” as they say. The one foundational belief I have in health and nutrition is around the ethical and sustainable production of animal foods and the inclusion of these in your diet. I work with many great producers here in the United States to produce and ship top quality food and body care products straight to you with no middle man. You can find all of our offerings at I'll make a deal with you so I don't bore listeners who already know about them. I'll get straight to the episode if you promise to just check out the site for 2 minutes. You will? OK thanks, just hit the pause button and we'll get straight into this episode with Dr. Pran Yoganathan.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES:   [2:50] His experience and background.  [7:35] The correlation between gut health and chronic disease.  [11:15] Triggers for gut intestinal permeability.  [13:50] Best ways of eating to have a healthy gut.  [17:35] Some issues that may occur to the gut from a plant based diet.  [19:50] Animal based diets to heal the gut.  [24:20] Does meat cause cancer? [29:20] How the gut evolved through the years to favor more animal based food sources.  [37:35] What is the optimal fuel source for our gut and body? [43:20] Is fiber necessary in high amounts? [49:10] How important is animal protein in your diet? [52:30] Timing and consistency of meals. [56:30] Resistance training to improve metabolic health.  [58:20] Personal fat threshold in differences in nationalities and ethnicities.  [1:04:20] The correlation of height and protein consumption in different nationalities.  [1:12:00] Gerd and Gout.     GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 126 - Dr. Ben Bikman & Dr. Ted Naiman Discuss Competing Ideas on All Things Health (AKA Ben & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 89:03

    Welcome back, friends! I'm Brian Sanders and this is the Peak Human podcast. I'm also the owner of where you can get all kinds of properly raised meats and the creator of the Food Lies film. We continue to work on the film daily and are just as desperate to finish it and get out to the world as you are. I know it's taking longer than expected, but we are making something truly special and there are a lot of factors we're dealing with. It will be worth it, trust me. This episode today is very special and a long time in the making. I got the top 2 audience favorites on one podcast. This nutrition stuff is so complex, it's never enough to get one side of the story so I thought I could at least get 2. I try to stay out of giving my opinions in this one. Perhaps 3 would be a crowd. We talk about so many interesting topics such as the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity, the alternatives to this. The personal fat threshold, the insulin model of disease which is separate from how one becomes overweight. Satiety and how it fits into this. The processing of foods and how it plays in. Basal insulin vs. bolus. THe satiety vs. calorie theory.  Also the big PUFA debate - are they as bad as they're made out to be? I think they are, but these 2 don't seem to think there's anything uniquely problematic with them other than they supply empty calories and we eat way too much of them. So they do think you should cut them out. I try to not interject much. I'm not trying to insert myself too much into these discussions. I have all kinds of guests on with differing opinions to expose people to all the angles of this complex nutrition world. I think something particularly with these guys and PUFAs, especially omega 6, is that they haven't spent the time to really dig into these details enough. They have busy lives and are focused on other areas of health. Just an idea. Really we're looking at the mystery of what goes on with food we eat and it's role in disease and/or obesity (which are independent of each other). Everyone should be interested in this to some extent. Maybe not to the level of a 90 minute podcast into some of the small details, but these are important questions that need to be answered.  Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and utilizes engineering principles when dealing with complex systems such as human health and nutrition. Dr. Ben Bikman is a researcher and professor specializing in metabolic function, insulin resistance, and the drivers of metabolic disorders. He has a PhD in bioenergetics, he did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and he's currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [1:00] The 4 steps of insulin resistance.  [3:00] A deep dive into how insulin resistance spreads throughout the body.  [8:00] Hypertrophy and Hyperplasia of fat cells. [14:00] Carbohydrate insulin model. [27:00] How refined food plays a role in obesity. [31:45] How processing, cooking, and pulverizing our food can lead to different hormonal reactions. [42:20] Differences between basal and postprandial insulin.  [46:00] Obesity is a function of insulin and excessive energy intake  [56:00] Are PUFAs truly as bad as they are portrayed to be? Soybean Oil Is More Obesogenic and Diabetogenic than Coconut Oil and Fructose in Mouse: Potential Role for the Liver [1:09:40] How refined fats and carbs affect satiation and brain chemistry. [1:18:20] A recap and discussing Brian's Uganda trip.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:    

    Part 125 - Stephan Van Vliet on the Cutting Edge Science Proving Meat is a Health Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 91:02

    Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Peak HUman podcast, I'm Brian Sanders and I hope everyone is doing well and eating a Sapien diet and living that Sapien lifestyle. I guess I'll clarify what that is. Many people are already doing it without realizing it - I'm just trying to give it a name. It's really just what seems to be the natural human diet. It's a framework and isn't the same for everyone and changes based on many factors such as where you live to where you are in your life or health journey. It's based on whole foods, ancestral principles and food preparation techniques. It focuses on the best, most bioavailable, nutrient dense nutrition which is from animal foods. It incorporates the least toxic plant foods. It's not carnivore, keto, paleo, or Whole 30 but has elements of these. I hate to have labels but none of the other dietary labels fit what I believe is a pretty basic framework for human nutrition. The lifestyle component is big as well and includes all the natural ways humans have always stayed healhty like getting outdoors and adequate sun, sleep, a form of movement, and so on.  This is such a cool episode because Dr. Van Vliet's research is a brilliant intersection of 2 topics that should be near and dear to the hearts of everyone listening - how animals are raised affects the nutrient profile of the meat and how this in turn affects human health. He uses cutting edge science to go beyond the 3 macros, or 13 vitamins & minerals listed on nutrition labels, to up to 70,000 secondary compounds found in food. He also is working on a much-anticipated study (maybe only to me and those listening) which is randomized controlled and looks at red meat in the context of a healthy diet! How cool is that! This is what we've all wanted for so long. Compare eating red meat in the context of a whole foods diet compared to eating it with a bunch of processed foods that would be thought of as a Standard American Diet. Get ready to meet your new best friend in the nutrition research field. I'm so glad Dr. Van Vliet is doing this research and that he spent a solid 90 minutes with me exploring much of it. Get ready for a good one! Dr. Stephan van Vliet is a human nutrition scientist at the Duke School of Medicine. Dr. van Vliet earned his PhD in Kinesiology and Community Health as an ESPEN Fellow from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received post-doctoral training at the Center for Human Nutrition in the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine. Dr. van Vliet also holds a Masters in Nutrition Science.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES: [5:15] His background and education.  [8:50] Research into Metabolomics. [17:00] A deep dive into the metabolomics of faux meat and real meat. [23:50] Why the quality of your calories matter.  [28:30] The importance of having a healthy dietary pattern. Cohort Profile: The 45 and Up Study  Nurses Health Study: Healthful and unhealthful plant-based diets and the risk of coronary heart disease in US adults  The Oxford Vegetarian Study: an overview Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2 | Cardiology | JAMA Internal Medicine Lifestyle and reduced mortality among active California Mormons, 1980–2004  [40:30] His work with animal instincts and how they eat. [42:30] How the health of soil, crops and livestock are all intertwined.  [51:10] Animal instincts on what they need to eat to be healthy.  [58:10] Animal's special ability to eat and digest what we can not. [1:05:00] The importance of biodiversity on a rotational grazing pasture.  [1:13:50] Is there such a thing as “the best diet”? [1:17:30] Combining plant and animal foods to offset some of the negatives of the other.  [1:27:10] Why is it better to eat nose to tail?   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 124 - Brad Marshall on Why We Store Fat & What To Do About It

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 100:59

    Welcome back, friends! I’m Brian Sanders and this is the Peak Human podcast where I talk to the world’s leading health experts, doctors, researchers, and regenerative agriculture experts about how to live your best life. Please start back at episode one or at least try to work your way backwards - each episode is a valuable piece of the puzzle. Please also give this podcast a review on the Apple podcast app so we can reach more people. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Brad Marshall who’s a great guy who raises low PUFA hogs and has a lot to say about PUFAs vs. saturated fat. Brad adds to the great lineup of guests talking about the dangers of these unstable polyunsaturated fatty acids. He’ll get deep into the science on why they are bad for humans and why they are what’s to blame for many (or most!) health problems and chronic disease. You won’t want to miss this one! Brad’s work is based on his understanding of molecular biology, his love of food history and cooking and his experience in agriculture. To that end he has a genetics degree from Cornell University and a Culinary Certificate from The French Culinary Institute. After college he did cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and did bioinformatics for The Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project before leaving professional science. For the previous 15 years he has raised rotationally grazed hogs and run a retail butcher shop and USDA inspected meat processing plant. Brad has written extensively about meat processing and meat science including Disastrous Trends In American Bacon. He is also a student of culinary history and historical diets. He goes deep down a rabbit hole in the middle of the episode on the electron transport chain and goes into some pretty esoteric stuff. I hope we don’t lose anyone for these 12-14 minutes. Some people may really appreciate learning how the body produces energy down to this level, but if that’s not you, then feel free to skip ahead. There’s a lot of valuable info we cover after this part so make sure you finish off the episode. At my company Nose to Tail we also raise low PUFA, high omega 3 ratio pigs. We do chicken as well. Check that out at We also have the primal beef which is by far our best seller. It has liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed into the grass finished ground beef and tastes spectacular. I keep getting reports of how people’s kids love it maybe even more than they do themselves.  Our seasonings are available with your custom box. I use them every meal actually. I always put the ranch in yogurt as a sauce but I’ll also use the fresh catch on smoked oysters, the primal on any and all meats, and a new thing I did was put the thai seasoning on baked sweet potatoes. That was something special. They are fresh ground and have no fillers or funny stuff.  I just got my new batch of biltong and droewors in. Biltong makes beef jerky a thing of the past. It’s air dried so it’s softer, uses no sugars or preservatives, has extra grass fed healthy fat on it, and of course tastes amazing. We have 5 flavors to try so try them out today at  We also just added a custom cutting board with the Nose to Tail logo etched in. Use it as your plate or just chop up our fine meats on it. All of our boxes have free shipping options whether for the fresh meat or the other products.  For everything else we’re doing check out Join the newsletter there for our weekly roundup of the best content from around the web including our own original articles and videos. That’s all at Now please enjoy this episode with my pal Brad Marshall.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES: [5:50] His education and background. [6:50] His mission to make high quality pork products low in polyunsaturated fat. [12:50] What he thinks is the reason for the recent obesity and chronic disease issue. [22:30] Mammals, hibernation/torpor and polyunsaturated fats. [34:40] Leptin, SCD1 and CPT1. [39:00] Reaction oxygen species, the electron transport chain and hydrogen peroxide. [49:20] How Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are good for your metabolism. [55:30] His own experimentation trying to get rid of his mono/polyunsaturated fatty acids. [1:01:00] His weight loss story using the Croissant Diet. [1:12:30] Satiety and leptin. [1:14:50] Insulin, saturated fat and lipolysis. [1:21:20] Fasting, weight loss and metabolic changes. [1:28:40] How metabolic rate and body temperature has plunged since 1919. [1:33:10] A recap from Brian and Brad.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 123 - Keith Littlewood on Fixing Thyroid Problems, Raising Your Body Temperature, Having a Higher Metabolism, Putting back on Weight, and Sleeping Better

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 88:26

    Hello everyone! I’m Brian Sanders and welcome back to the Peak Human podcast. Don’t forget to start back at episode 1. This is that kind of podcast. It’s not something I do each week with random people to create content so I can advertise people’s products. It’s a health journey I’ve been on for years where I talk to the best and brightest from around the world. The only products or services I talk about to support the show are my own that I have created with the best people I can find to provide great value to you and your friends & family as well as my own. Those are at But onto my guest today. This may be a hard one for some people to handle who are triggered easily by differing opinions. I talk with Keith today about adding carbs back into your diet. Many people have found so much success removing them from their diet, this may sound counterintuitive. However, some people may be having problems after going too low carb for too long. If you’re not one of these people, then feel free to skip this episode. But if you have cold hands or feet, low body temperature (which I had and didn’t really know), wake up in the night, are a female who has lost their period, don’t sleep well, or have some other problems, you may have low thyroid problems. One way people have cleared up some of these issues is eating more whole food carbs, honey, fruit, sweet potatoes, etc.  He is in a different dietary camp that does agree that PUFAs and seed oils are the enemy, saturated fat is fine, and eating nose to tail including things like liver and oysters is great. BUt they also believe carbs are good for the thyroid and do question fasting and extended keto diets.  Really don’t want to be dogmatic about diets so I wanted to have Keith on to talk about this strategy. I’ve seen it work for some people in the carnivore world that went a bit overboard, for example. I have been raising my body temperature and presumably my thyroid function by eating more carbs at night after my brief, intense workout.  Keith Littlewood has been involved in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry for over 20 years and after working for a variety of organisations delivering training and rehabilitation strategies around the world. He is passionate about delivering services that resolve pain, energy, digestion, sleep, mood and other hormone related issues to get people functioning at their best.  He has a masters of science degree in endocrinology with distinction, researching the accuracy of thyroid stimulating hormone in the face of mounting pollution, stress and nutrition factors and is currently getting his PhD.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [1:00] His background and emphasis on the thyroid function. [5:05] Criticisms of functional medicine. [8:00] Thyroid protocols and tests.  [14:30] How temperature can indicate healthy thyroid function or not. [24:10] His thoughts on sugar consumption. [37:30] How environmental pollution can affect the thyroid.   [40:20] How to protect yourself from environmental pollutants.  [44:20] How calorie restriction and keto diets can affect the function of the thyroid.  [54:40] Glucose monitors and spikes/dips in blood sugar levels. [57:00] Possibility of omega-3s causing damage to the brain? [1:06:10] Heart rate and thyroid function. [1:12:50] Vitamin A and thyroid function.  [1:15:25] Carrots, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, and caffeine. [1:19:00] Do you need to have a fast metabolism?   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 122 - Nicolette Hahn Niman on Defending Beef - Uncovering Why it’s Blamed for Health & Environmental Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 89:58

    Welcome back everyone! So sorry for the little break in the action. I’m doing a lot of things these days - some might say too many. We got back from filming on the east coast and an amazing event with Dr. Bill Schindler at his food lab. You can catch the presentation by Dr. Cate Shanahan on the Food Lies youtube channel. For new listeners I’m Brian Sanders and this was for my documentary Food Lies and this film tour should be our last. We still don’t have a release date for the film, but we’re in post-production and working on it daily. My guest today is the great Nicolette Hahn Niman who is a California rancher, lawyer, and writer. She has authored two books about sustainable livestock farming: Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms, and Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production. I read her book years ago, but she’s just releasing a new and improved version that I got a pre-release copy of. It is available July 13th but you can pre-order it on (find the link in the show notes) She’s a really interesting person who is a great voice sticking up for beef and sustainable ag. She also has an interesting story about her own relationship with beef that we cover at the end! It’s cool to hear her take coming from her background as an environmental lawyer. All of her peers are definitely on the other side of this issue! But guess what, they happen to be wrong! And she’s a beef producer herself, so she knows the full story.  I also happen to be somewhat of a beef producer with my company Nose to Tail. Years after learning of the superior nutrition of red meat and other animal foods I decided to partner with some great ranchers and get quality products out to the united states. You can find us at Our most popular product which is in very high demand is the primal ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in. Such an easy and delicious way to get the extra nutrition from the organ meats in your diet. Hopefully we’re not sold out when you check us out.  We also added a liver stick to our product line which is under the biltong tab. Biltong is a traditional South African way of curing meat without any preservatives or sugar. The stick version of this is called droewors. We just ran a 2nd batch of this with liver mixed in. It’s way better than our first test batch. It tastes really good and has a nice texture. It’s almost impossible for me to come up with a healthier product you can eat on the go. This is another limited run so get it while you can at Check out the superb body care products made from beef tallow there as well along with our freshly ground seasonings to go with the meat! In other news, the Cows 4 Kids campaign is ending soon. Go to to pitch in some money for us all to buy some cows for some of the villages in Africa we visited. Mary talked to the director of the Maasai school and he was ecstatic to hear about the funds we are raising. He is going to make a whole event of it and is contacting some media outlets.  There’s also for everything else. We have the program for people ready to change their life with diet & lifestyle, the Sapien Tribe, and more information on the Sapien diet. I’ll stop talking about it - just go to to check it all out. You can link to everything there including the Food Lies film website. Now onto the show!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [0:45] Her book “Defending Beef” and what it is all about. [2:45] Her background and how she got into her line of work. [7:10] How cattle started to get a bad name in most households.  [10:00] Profit in the ‘processing’ of food. [17:40] How reports and studies about pollution from cattle and livestock were overblown and off figure. [27:45] The Importance of being familiar with the messiness and danger of nature. [37:20] How cattle/livestock are NOT the cause of poor health and pollution that many try to claim. [42:10] Processed foods such as refined grains and sugars are the true problem. [50:30] Importance of soil, no till for crops, and carbon sequestration in regenerative agriculture. [56:00] Food is more nutrient rich when growing in more biologically diverse and healthy soil. [1:01:00] How the bartering system of animals, plants, and soil all work together.  [1:05:50] How we make our food systems full of life again. [1:15:10] Her backstory of how she did not eat meat for 33 years but now she does.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 121 - Marty Kendall on Protein Confusion, Flawed Rodent Research, Nutrient Density, Satiety, and Insulin

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 90:22

    We’re back with Marty Kendall, my nutrient density brother from another mother! I’ve been following his work since we recorded our first episode 2.5 years ago and he’s always doing something interesting and informative. We cover a very interesting “scandal” in the rodent nutrition study world. I won’t spoil the details but it really is a shame these researchers took out this certain data, because all the other work they’ve done is spot-on. We also hit all my other favorite topics in this one like nutrient density, satiety, insulin, personal fat threshold, the nutrient leverage hypothesis, and a whole lot more. GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [5:40] His background and how he got into the nutrition world. [9:50] The Protein Leverage Hypothesis and obesity.  [17:25] The Mice Study and protein consumption. [31:20] Satiety and nutrient density. [48:30] Why a low protein diet is definitely something you don't want to implement. [55:40] The importance of avoiding eating carbs and fats together.  [59:00] How you can still lose fat on a high carb diet.  [1:07:20] How insulin affects your body fat levels. [1:11:00] Personal fat threshold and how insulin plays a role. [1:14:10] Why obese people are still hungry while they have so much stored energy in their body. [1:19:00] Antinutrients and autoimmune issues. [1:25:00] Wrap up and what he has in the works.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 120 - The Datoga, Chagga, and Transition to Village & City Living in Africa - Our Experience in Tanzania & Uganda (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 66:10

    Here we are at the end of the 4 part Africa series with my amazing friend Mary Ruddick. If you haven’t listened to the previous 3, I’d suggest going back and starting at the beginning. I’d really recommend doing this for this entire podcast series. It’s designed as an educational journey through the complex, conflicting world that is nutrition, health, food, the environment, and more. This episode covers the rest of our journey including the Datoga tribe, the Chagga on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the transition of all the native living populations into the villages and then into the city. It’s a very clear decline in health as they do so. Make sure to watch this video interview on the Food Lies youtube channel to see all the photos and videos from our trip. I went back and added them all in and you’d also get to see Mary’s smiling face as we talk!  There’s a bunch of great presentations and videos on the Food Lies youtube channel as well. You can see the Game CHangers DEBUNKED film, the Food Lies trailer, and a lot of short highlights from interviews that will go into the film. You’ll hear us talk about Cows 4 Kids which is the organization Mary and I started after seeing the lack of animal foods in the diet of many of the tribes we visited, especially with the youngest people who need them the most. You can go to and click through to the Indiegogo campaign there. We already are over 60% of our campaign goal through all the generous contributions to the cause. 100% of the money is going to purchase animals for the school children.  Mary and I had a great Zoom call with one of our big contributors who put almost his whole covid relief check in. He said he didn’t ask for it, didn;t need it, and would rather see it go much further to help the communities in need. Check out what we’re doing at Also support the show and my team by checking out what we’re doing at We have boxes of grass fed and finished beef, buffalo, and lamb that’s shipped out to the 48 US states. We also have the low Omega 6 PUFA pork and chicken. Our other specialty is the ground beef with organs mixed in - it’s extra special because it has the liver, heart, kidney, and spleen. Most people stop at the liver and heart. Our skin food is back in stock. It almost sold out immediately when we got our new batch. It’s that good, I’m telling you. It’s really a great deal as well because a little goes a long way. I still have barely dented my jar. It’s made from regeneratively grown beef tallow and is all hand made. You can add on our freshly ground seasonings and biltong as well. Biltong is a south african traditional beef snack with no sugar, nitrates, or other wacky stuff. It really saved me on the long flights to and from Africa - I don’t think I’d have made it without my Nose to Tail biltong.  So thanks for sharing this show with a friend, giving it a review on your podcast app, and being part of the Sapien community! For everything Sapien including being part of the tribe go to And now please enjoy this episode with Mary Ruddick.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES:   [4:40] An introduction to the Datoga (Tatoga). [8:40] The 5 step process for grains not used as much by the Datoga.  [10:15] The Datogas’ abundance of health compared to some other tribes. [11:05] Antinutrients and the importance of detoxifying them. [13:50] Gluten and the problems it can cause. [15:20] Issues that can come from eating nightshades. [20:35] Differences of allergies in the tribes. [24:40] General health of the Datoga (Tatoga). [29:45] Introduction to the Chaga (Wachagga). [32:15] Banana beer and fermentation. [35:30] The Chagas’ housing and way of life. [37:10] The diet of the Chaga. [40:15] The incredible hospitality we experienced from the Chaga tribes. [44:00] The traditional huts and living conditions of the Chaga. [46:10] Salt consumption between the differing tribes.  [48:15] Agricultural based tribes whose health almost mirrored those from the US. [53:30] Some high level closing thoughts from Brian and Mary. [59:10] Richard’s update on his weight loss journey.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 119 - The Batwa (Pygmies) of Uganda - What We Learned From Our Time with Them (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 58:29

    Hello my friends, it’s time for another episode with the wonderful Mary Ruddick on our journey through Africa. This episode we make it over to Uganda and travel 10 hours to the Bwindi impenetrable forest to visit the Batwa tribe, better known as the Pygmies. This group used to live in the forest and hunt & trap animals and eat all natural foods until 1991 when they were forced off their land by the government. They now have to rely on corn and beans and other crops and are losing their health and their culture. The group we stayed with are mixing in with the other people in the village and are definitely losing their heritage. It was great to visit them while that’s still possible. I don’t know how many more years they’ll be around. You’ll definitely want to listen to this one and hear about the 120 year old great, great, great, grandmother dancing and stomping around with her (youngest) 91 year old daughter. We also got to trek in the forest and hang out with the few remaining mountain gorillas which was another once in a lifetime experience. At the end we talk about how the modern foods and oils are coming into the cities in Uganda and it’s causing some big problems that are going to be devastating if it continues. Mary and I mention our new organization to help groups like the Pygmy, Maasai, and Chagga that we visited get back to their ancestral diets. It’s called Cows4Kids and we do exactly that! Go to and learn more and click through to the Indiegogo page that just launched today. We’re putting in our own money to buy cows, goats, pigs, and chickens for these communities but are opening it up for others to do the same. This is not like a normal non-profit where there’s all kinds of middlemen and administrative stuff. It’s just us and you directly buying animals for the specific communities we visited. Mary is going to simply take whatever funds we raise and buy that many animals for each group.  She knows many other groups personally who are in need and we can expand if people support the project. These people are not getting enough nutrition from animal foods and having a cow and chickens can supply them milk and eggs year round that will vastly change their health trajectory.  What I’m most excited about is seeing the difference between the groups we support and neighboring villages who only have the corn flour, oil, and sugar, for example. This is all the Maasai school we visited had for their meals all day. If the community (and the world) see the differences in the health of the kids that get something as simple as milk in their porridge each day compared to those who didn't, maybe people will wake up, change their thinking, and stop dropping off sacks of grains for aid and get some cows instead! Go to and support the project along with us. You can click through to the Indiegogo campaign there or search for cows 4 kids. Thanks everyone, we’re very excited to get more of the animal foods they wish they had back in their diet. If you want to get some quality animal foods for yourself there’s where we ship out boxes straight from our ranch in Texas to your door. We’ve added great products like biltong (which is a sugar free and additive free grass fed jerky), skin care from beef tallow which is absolutely amazing, and seasonings. There’s free shipping options as well and that’s at Also go to for everything else. You can book something with Dr. Gary, join our Sapien program if you’re ready to make some significant changes in your health and/or want to lose weight, or join the Sapien Tribe to get all the bonus content, private Zoom sessions with myself and Dr. gary, and much more. That’s Now it’s time for the show with Mary Ruddick and the Batwa of Uganda! Make sure to watch the video version on the Food Lies youtube channel for the photos and videos from the trip. You won’t want to miss the 120 year old lady dancing!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [1:00] Their trip to Uganda to see the Batwa (Pygmies) tribes. [9:30] Origin story of the Batwa and other tribes.  [12:15] The incredible health of the Batwa women.  [19:00] What their diet and lifestyle is like.  [23:20] How they capture their animals and how often they eat meat. [25:20] The economic hardships they have been experiencing. [30:30] The current politics of Uganda. [38:20] General health of the Batwa. [41:40] Transition to city life. [48:30] Some closing words from Mary. [50:00] Sneak peek into the new project Cows 4 Kids.   Follow along:  

    Part 118 - Rob Stuart on Complete Skin Health - Reversing Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and More w/ Diet & Lifestyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 69:54

    Hi there, everyone! This is your host Brian Sanders founder of,, and creator of the upcoming Food Lies film! We’re back with a little break from the episodes with Mary on our trip to Africa for an awesome episode on skin health. This is an important topic to many people and should not be missed by anyone. The skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to be cared for like any other organ. Luckily it’s a lot easier to care for because it’s hanging out on the outside. But this makes it hard to take care of because - you guessed it, it’s on the outside. Luckily, like almost everything I cover here on this podcast, you can heal your skin with a good diet. It’s pretty amazing how important your diet is to every system and part of your body. We also talk about some other techniques like cleansing and washing and skin care products. Spoiler alert, the skin care products are made from beef tallow and I have them available on You can also make your own beef tallow skin care products if you have the time and interest. I had a great time talking to Rob Stuart and he’s a real pro at helping people clear up issues such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and More. He’s got a big youtube channel where he makes a ton of helpful videos on the topic and also works with people directly.  Before we get to the episode I’ll just mention a few other things we make at You can make a box of items and get free shipping anywhere in the 48 contiguous states if you hit the minimums. Other than the skin food and soap products we have the biltong - which is soft, air-dried grass fed meat with no curing agents like nitrates or sugar. The droewors is the stick version of this which some people like even better. So far the peri peri flavor is a crowd favorite. We also have the seasonings which are very unique. Other than them not having sugar, fillers, or anything else other than fresh herbs and spices, I have neglected to mention possibly the biggest secret to why they’re so good! They are all freshly ground. This is not the case with any other mass produced seasoning available in stores. I teamed up with some great guys that make this themselves and get the ingredients in their whole form and grind it fresh for each batch we make for Nose To Tail. This makes a huge difference in the taste.  Of course we have our staples - the primal ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in as well as the low Omega 6 chicken and pork. We feed these animals a special diet so they have an unparalleled omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. Make a box now at  For our health program and tribe go to This is the best place to go to start your health journey or continue it. The Sapien Program is 10 weeks and will give you everything you need to get going along with a health coach. This is backed by Dr. Gary at Evolve Healthcare in Los Angeles but it can be done anywhere in the world. The tribe is the private community with all the perks, bonus features, and Nose to Tail discounts for members. Find that also at Thanks for supporting these things so we don’t have to take outside sponsors. I really take pride in turning down all the offers I get each week. Thanks for sharing with a friend, giving the show a review on itunes or the Apple podcast app, and don’t forget to start back at episode 1! Please enjoy this one with Rob!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES [4:35] His backstory with skin issues. [8:25] How going from Vegan to adding in animal foods changed his health. [15:35] Trigger foods for skin problems. [20:35] Best foods for your skin. [25:35] His opinion on dairy. [30:05] His lean gains from going from vegan to eating animal foods. [34:35] How to improve your lifestyle factors. [39:35] Importance of sleep and sunlight.  [45:05] The importance of having a healthy gut microbiome.  [54:35] How to clean and moisturize your skin properly.   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

    Part 117 - The Hadza of Tanzania - What We Learned From Our Time with Them (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 62:27

    Hello friends, we’re back for another African adventure.  I implore you to watch the youtube version of this interview on the Food Lies youtube channel. I spent a very long time adding in all the photos and videos that we reference throughout this episode. It would be a shame to not see all of the visuals. You can even watch it on 2x speed if you click on the settings icon on the video. I even put in a recording of the song the Hadza sing to us (the full recording closes out the episode). Some of it is a bit graphic, I’ll warn you! We got to spend time with 2 different Hadza  groups which was very key in understanding more about their health and habits. Seeing 8 tribes or communities in total across Tanzania and Uganda was also paramount to our observations. Getting as many data points as we could really helped give us a well-rounded look at these cultures. Even this was just scratching the surface, however. We just got this one window into their lives and it would be ideal to come back at different times of the year and see even more groups. I don’t want to spoil any of the stories, but I’ll say we had some epic adventures going on long hunts with them and eating very nose to tail. Speaking of nose to tail, that’s what my company is called. We have premium meat, snacks, and body care products from sustainable ranches at My other company is called Sapien where I work with Dr. Gary Shlifer to help people lose weight, reverse disease, and improve metabolic health. You can find more at This is how this podcast and most of my work is possible. I have these 2 businesses that offer products and services I 100% believe and have developed from scratch or with people who are the best at what they do. I turn down all other advertising and partnership offers. Even though I leave a lot of money on the table, I think this is the best way to be unbiased with my content. By supporting Nose to Tail and Sapien you are getting a great win-win! You get top-quality products, and I can continue to pay for all the content production. We have something for everyone from grass fed and finished meat delivered to your door, to the air dried beef snacks, to the freshly ground seasonings, to the body care products. These are all at and there’s free shipping options for all products if you put together a box. Plus we have the Sapien Program that I mentioned earlier and the Sapien Tribe if you want to get more involved in the community. You get all the bonus content, Zoom calls, and perks including a perpetual Nose to Tail large discount. Find it all at You can still support the film on Indiegogo - you can click through from and you can also support the show at no cost by sharing with family and friends and giving it a review on itunes or the APple podcast app. It all really helps! Thanks so much and please enjoy this next adventure with Mary Ruddick and I!   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   SHOW NOTES   GET THE MEAT! GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE!   Follow along:  

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