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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#129: Heart Healthy Paleo

January 30, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

On this episode: Fair food in Australia & via Michael Pollan; a Heart Healthy Paleo Diet study, plus more Paleo Diet in the news; why standing may not necessarily be the solution to too much sitting. In the Listener Mail segment: why I’m trying to get fats from whole foods only; whether I’m concerned about vitamin B12 & K2 levels; and tips on how to get kids to eat healthy. We discuss the role of willpower in the Moment of Paleo. After the Bell, it’s David McRaney explaining how we miss what’s missing.


#128: Truth Bomb

January 14, 2015 at 7:00PM • 2 hours 27 minutes

On this episode, we dig into a popular recent study that tells us eating whole grains increases life expectancy; we look at whether there is validity to a claim that the Paleo diet erases the benefits of exercise, as explained by Dr. Michael Greger; I recap my 4 1/2 years of eating Paleo, offer a critique of the current direction of Paleo, and I answer a listener's questions about my current Paleo eating framework. After the Bell, it's a diet debate between three doctors: low-carb/high-fat, plant-based whole food, and Vegan.


#127: Bite the Bullet

December 24, 2014 at 9:30PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

On this week's show we cover some contentious topics including the recently released Bulletproof Diet; the archaeological view of Paleo diets; and weight gain. We discuss the continuing evolution of my diet as my weight drops into the 160s. Also, we take a brief look at a new Paleo TV show in Australia. The Moment of Paleo is my best sales pitch juxtaposed against high octane brains and upgraded marketing. After the Bell, it's Denise Minger who says Paleo can learn from the Vegans.


#126: Tamiflu Season

December 8, 2014 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

On this episode of Latest in Paleo, we discuss a new study indicating that the Mediterranean Diet leads to a longer life, a couple of new food industry products, a raw milk study, flu season, and a new study about campfires. The Moment of Paleo segment is about taking a "sensitive" approach to food. And After the Bell features a TEDx talk about sleep.


#125: Can't Fool Nature

November 22, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

On today’s show: Healthy low-carb diets: fact or fiction? What is the Paleo-Vegan diet? Can supplements assist with memory improvement and Alzheimer’s prevention? Why are the Maasai being handed an eviction slip? We also talk a bit about the late physicist Richard Feynman. In the Moment of Paleo segment, does nudging the world in a better direction matter? And After the Bell, we close with a TED talk about the psychology of positive thinking.


#124: Mismatch Theory

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

On Episode 124 we cover the latest research on brain games and how working irregular shifts affects cognitive ability. Also, what exactly is a healthy gut microbiome? What happens when you use hand sanitizer and then handle cash register receipts? Plus, we discuss why the WHO is blaming pharmaceutical companies for the latest ebola outbreak. Then, in the Moment of Paleo segment, we further the discussion on mismatches. And, in the After the Bell segment, Donnie Vincent talks about what hunting means to him.


#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.