Latest in Paleo

Latest in Paleo

Latest in Paleo is a weekly podcast that delivers the latest health and fitness news from a unique perspective where scientific evidence intersects with evolutionary clues.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


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#123: Two Degrees

October 26, 2014 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week’s news stories: Soda linked to rapid aging; Green coffee study made famous by Dr. Oz has been retracted; we’ll talk about sleep for teenagers, camping, and hunter-gatherers; a new study suggests hunter-gatherers were smarter than we previously thought. Also: self-sufficiency, Babies, what we might learn from one airline disaster, and Michael Pollan After the Bell.


#122: Hairy Pigs, Blue Blockers, and Animism, Oh My!

October 15, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

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.


#121: Stress & the City

October 3, 2014 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

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."


#120: The Diet Wars

September 19, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

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.


#119: Rewild Your Gut

September 3, 2014 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

On this week’s show we dive into the micro and consider the implications for the macro. 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.


#118: Rewilding Without Matches

August 21, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

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.


#117: Jimmy Moore On Ketosis

August 11, 2014 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

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.


#116: Free the Radicals

July 31, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

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.


#115: Mas Loco

July 21, 2014 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

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.


#114: Just Shocking

July 9, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

On today’s show: A grilling tip for healthier meat; a look at research that suggests people prefer pain to being alone with their thoughts; a recent study about how protein may help us lose weight; we talk about findings that suggest people who avoid the sun have higher mortality rates. The topic of the Moment of Paleo is remaining ourselves. And, in the After the Bell segment, we’ll hear an excerpt from the National Geographic documentary, America Before Columbus.