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Who is Angelo?

I am your host here at the Humans Are Not Broken blog. You might remember me from The Latest in Paleo Podcast which ran from 2010 to 2016. Since 2010, I’ve maintained a normal body composition after being obese for most of my life. There is no magic bullet when it comes to doing this, and, for me anyway, it’s been all about paying attention to the basics. This means eating a mostly whole food diet, incorporating physical movement into everyday life, prioritizing sleep, spending time in nature, etc.

For a long time, I paid very close attention to health news and research in attempt to get closer to the truth about health, fitness, and diet. After a certain point—several years in my case—my return on investment started diminishing rapidly. Now, I find myself in the phase of my health journey where I’m far more focused on practicing what I know.

There has been an interesting contradiction at play: For most people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle means less sitting, less screen time, and less obsession with minor details. Hence, my health podcast was at odds with my own health goals.

So, with all that said, I can also confidently say, I’m always in learning mode. That’s just how I’m wired.

My philosophy can be summed up with the phrase, human beings are not broken, by default (huh? what does that mean?). My interests include walking and hiking, minimalism, learning new skills, exploring the Pacific Northwest, motorcycling, and more.