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Latest in Paleo 122: Hairy Pigs, Blue Blockers, and Animism, Oh My!

October 15, 2014 |

On today’s show we have a rewilding update; we discuss recent media coverage of the Paleo lifestyle (pro and con); a study indicates that artificial sweeteners can disrupt the microbiome and lead to metabolic disorders; we cover Mark Bittman’s thoughts on home cooking; and also an interesting idea about how fire has made us who we are…and it’s not just cooking. The Moment of Paleo segment is titled Animism and Generalities. And After the Bell, it’s a TED talk called The Surprising Science of Happiness.

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Latest in Paleo 121: Stress & the City

October 2, 2014 |

On today’s show we discuss the topic of stress and how living in urban cities appears to affect our brains. A recent study shows that people who were raised in cities versus rural areas process stress differently. Another study examines the mental benefits of walking in nature. We talk about how our self-talk and tendency to over-generalize can cause us mental distress. And, a recent report by the World Wildlife Fund indicates that animal populations around the globe are also under stress…and dying at a fast rate. The Moment of Paleo segment is called “Becoming You.” And, the After the Bell segment features a TEDx Talk, “Nature as Source Code.”

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Latest in Paleo 120: The Diet Wars

September 19, 2014 |

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On today’s show: The Diet Wars — National Geographic’s coverage of hunter-gatherer diets and how they may be unlike The Paleo Diet; Low-carb vs. Low-fat studies; fruit and vegetable intake and longevity; and a study that tells us about a potential treatment for anxiety and depression with no known side-effects. The Moment of Paleo is titled, “Hurray for Our Side!” and the After the Bell segment features Alan Watts.

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Latest in Paleo 119: Rewild Your Gut

September 3, 2014 | 4

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On this week’s show we look at the current state of gut research via the ABC’s Catalyst program ‘Gut Reaction’ in which the Hadza play a big role. Plus, two additional gut flora studies: one dealing with a potential cure for food allergies and the other dealing with food cravings. There’s a Moment of Paleo with some thoughts on biomes and rewilding. After the Bell it’s Dr. Sylvia Earle.

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Latest in Paleo 118: Rewilding Without Matches

August 21, 2014 |

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On this week’s show, we feature a conversation with guest, Claire Dunn. She is the author of “My Year Without Matches,” which she wrote after spending a year living simply in an Australian forest. She tells us about the experience and how it has affected her. Plus, you’ll hear wise words from an indigenous Kalahari leader and also from George Monbiot who talks about rewilding our world.

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Latest in Paleo 117: Jimmy Moore On Ketosis

August 11, 2014 |

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On this episode of Latest in Paleo, Jimmy Moore and I discuss the ketogenic diet described in his new book, Keto Clarity, co-authored with Dr. Eric Westman. Jimmy tells the story of his public testimony regarding the American Dietary Guidelines, and he addresses some of my reservations regarding long-term ketosis. The After the Bell segment features Dr. Stephen Phinney.

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Latest in Paleo 116: Free the Radicals

July 31, 2014 |

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On this week’s show we talk about some very important information about antioxidants and supplementation along with some interesting news about exercise and endurance fitness. Lots of conventional assumptions are challenged. In the Moment of Paleo, we throw around some ideas about stories and narratives. And After the Bell, there are 2 segments: a cardiologist on endurance training + several doctors talk about the benefits of walking.

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Latest in Paleo 115: Mas Loco

July 21, 2014 |

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On today’s show, we start off with a trailer to a pretty cool looking food documentary; we talk about further ‘advances’ in the artificial food industry…this time, it’s man-made cow’s milk; Taco Bell is jumping on the protein bandwagon and being associated with the Paleo diet; we discuss the connection between food and stress; and finally, we take a look at the latest findings regarding youth fitness levels. The Moment of Paleo segment is called ‘Stressing Over Food'; and it’s Alan Watts After the Bell.

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