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.



#152: Reverse Diabetes

January 31, 2016 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Today's show begins with new documentary and book recommendations. The News & Views segment features stories about the new USDA guidelines, beating diabetes vs. managing the disease, and why beards are good for your health. In the Shinrin-Yoku segment, thoughts on nature therapy "going mainstream." In the Moment of Paleo segment, we explore tweaking self-talk and inner dialogs. After the Bell we feature a talk about introversion.


#151: Should Be

January 11, 2016 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Today’s show starts with a special announcement along with documentary and book recommendations. In the News & Views segment, we cover the latest in food labeling news and the Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD), which is designed to slow aging and reduce cancer risk. In the Shinrin-yoku Update, we talk about nature as medicine. In the Moment of Paleo, we explore how our ‘shoulds’ could lead to stress. After the Bell, we hear a presentation about what really makes for a good life.


#150: Katy Bowman on Movement as Nutrition

December 22, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

This episode features guest Katy Bowman. We discuss movement as nutrition, integrating vs. compartmentalizing what is important in our lives, finding ways to move, doing what works for you and then looking for (and adding) what's missing, the meaning of 'you are how you move,' and much more. After the Bell, it's Erwan Le Corre talking zoo humans at NASA.


#149: No really, celebrate!

December 13, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

In the News & Views segment: The Victorian Era Diet; study sheds light on portion sizes; gut bacteria tell us when we’re full. In the Hunter-gatherer segment: the Awa. The Moment of Paleo explores ideas around indulging on holidays. And After the Bell features a talk about making stress work for you. This talk complements the National Geographic documentary recommendation at the beginning of the show featuring Robert Sapolsky. Enjoy the show!


#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