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.

#148: Derailing Evolution

November 30, 2015 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Today's show opens with documentary and book recommendations. Then, in the News & Views segment: Study suggests healthy diets must be individualized; how the Western diet is derailing evolution. In the Shinrin-Yoku Update: How access to nature affects communities; disturbing losses in the Amazon. We have a Moment of Paleo segment on risk and thankfulness. To close things up, the After the Bell segment is about how to staying calm and make better decisions when we know a stressful situation is coming up.

#147: Face to Face

November 12, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

In this episode's News & Views, we look at a study that says junk food's not so bad; another study that says sugar is toxic; and a disturbing report that shows mortality rates are on the rise for middle-aged white Americans. In the Shinrin-yoku segment, we look at stats about how much time kids are spending in nature. Our Moment of Paleo is about expectations. After the Bell features writer Andrew Solomon. Plus, a "superhuman" documentary and a book recommendation, too.

#146: Red Meat, Cancer, and WHO?

October 31, 2015 at 9:30PM • 1 hour 50 minutes

On today’s show, we take a good look at the recent WHO evaluation of red and processed meats, which resulted in them being classified as carcinogens by the IARC. What exactly did they say? What do the classifications mean? Did the media get it right? What are the takeaways? All that, plus “Eternal Summer” in the Shinrin-yoku segment, “More than you think” in the Moment of Paleo, and compelling "Thoughts About Silence" in the After the Bell segment.

#145: Denise Minger's Low-fat History Lesson

October 18, 2015 at 5:15PM • 2 hours 4 minutes

Special guest Denise Minger joins me to discuss her latest, epic blog post titled, IN DEFENSE OF LOW FAT: A CALL FOR SOME EVOLUTION OF THOUGHT. Topics include: the history of the low-fat diet, the Kempner Rice Diet, Lester Morrison, Roy Swank, Nathan Pritikin, Ancel Keys, whole foods diet vs. low-fat, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's cardiovascular disease studies, the reversal of heart disease, the dietary guidelines, holism vs. reductionism, "carbosis," as well as Denise's new consulting offering. There are Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments, too.

#144: The Unfolding Mystery

October 8, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

On this week's show: The Inuit diet & Omega 3s; why high-fat diets may lead to overeating; study says it was easier to be skinny in the 80's; and 4 rituals that will make you happier. Also, recommendations for an epic article to read, products to buy, a documentary to watch, and a book to read or listen to. There are Shinrin-Yoku, Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments, too. Enjoy!

#143: Nature Deficit Disorder

September 27, 2015 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

This episode’s News & Views segment features a new study that suggests eating iron-rich food makes us hungrier; the results of Denmark’s trans fat ban; the WHO is set to make controversial recommendations about eating meat; and even more reasons to dislike the GMO industry. Plus, we have a Shinrin-Yoku update, a Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segments, too. We kick things off with documentary and book recommendations. Join us at the crossroads!

“As long as we have our senses, even just one, we have at least the possibility of accessing what makes us feel human, connected.” —BJ Miller

#142: Paleolithic Porridge

September 12, 2015 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

On this episode: documentary & book recommendations; more archaeological evidence of Paleolithic grain consumption; GMO potatoes approved in America; Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Study turns into Dr. Ornish vs. Gary Taubes. Also, a Shinrin-Yoku update, a Moment of Paleo, and an excellent After the Bell talk featuring the author of Sapiens.

#141: Moore & More

August 31, 2015 at 9:00PM • 2 hours 1 minute

On this episode of Latest in Paleo: Best drug ad ever; Jimmy Moore’s new Keto cookbook; Paleolithic diet included carbs according to new study; the fat vs. carbs study; and the Danish butter study. There’s a documentary series recommendation, a book recommendation, a Shinrin Yoku Update, a Listener Question about restoring gut flora after antibiotics, a Moment of Paleo, an After the Bell segment about what your doctor won’t disclose, and a bonus clip at the very end! Enjoy!

#140: Killer Kale Theory

August 15, 2015 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

On this week's show: Coca-Cola strikes back; junk food in the checkout lane; food manufacturers insist on keeping trans fats; the killer kale scare; spicy foods linked with increased longevity; and more bad news for Vitamin D supplementation. Plus: a documentary recommendation, an audiobook recommendation, growing and raising food at the Coppola home; a Moment of Paleo (Consistent Time in Nature) and an After the Bell (Minimalism) segment, too.

#139: The New Ancestral Diet

July 31, 2015 at 11:00PM • 2 hours 2 minutes

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Richard Aiken, M.D., Ph.D. He is a medical doctor, a practicing psychiatrist, and he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering. His latest book is The New Ancestral Diet. We discuss plant-based, varied, whole-food diets; lifestyle, the evolution of taste and flavor, salicylic acid in the diet, anti-inflammatories, anti-nutrients, fiber, calorie density vs nutrient density, protein in the diet, and much more including Dr. Aiken's restored ca. 1830's cabin. Also enjoy a Moment of Paleo segment along with an After the Bell segment featuring Carl Sagan.