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.



#135: Ancestral Health with Jamie Scott & Anastasia Boulais

May 24, 2015 at 7:00PM • 2 hours 6 minutes

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Anastasia Boulais and Jamie Scott all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s a medical doctor and he is a workplace wellness consultant—both are founding members of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand. We discuss: active transportation, workplace wellness, the Maori, obesity in the West, the present “state of Paleo,” sustainability, epigenetics, the upcoming Ancestral Health Symposium in NZ, and much more. After the Bell, it’s Kiwi Ellis Emmet talking about adventure.


#134: Hunger and Obesity with Stephan Guyenet

May 7, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 52 minutes

On this episode, we are joined by Stephan Guyenet. He is a former obesity researcher who holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology as well as a degree in biochemistry. He is the host of the popular blog, Whole Health Source. We talk about hunter-gatherer populations, the history of food and disease in America, whether legumes are Paleo, how much meat should be in our diets, and also the Ideal Weight Program that he helped to create. After the Bell it's Dan Buettner on Living to 100.


#133: Normal...and Blue Zones

April 20, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

On this episode: a book & documentary recommendation; promoting brain health; illegally thin runway models; Blue Zones; and a new look at chronic cardio. Plus, a Listener Letter about “the dieting mind;” and an After the Bell segment featuring David Epstein.


#132: Tribal Ties

March 30, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

On this episode: a Paleo book is recalled because of potentially dangerous recipes; Dr. Dean Ornish slams high animal protein diets in a NY Times Op-Ed; the alarming rate of new cases of myopia; from vacant lots to Shinrin Yoku. Plus, Plant Paleo, comedy from Dave Hemstad, sustainable sushi, a Moment of Paleo about tribal ties, trust, and loyalty; and David Suzuki After the Bell.


#131: The Hidden Label

March 3, 2015 at 5:15PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

On this episode: the most and least addictive foods; the "ingredients" that don't make it onto the label; sauna bathing increases lifespan for men; time in the sun prevents diabetes. Also, we touch on some rewilding. There's a Moment of Paleo segment about simplicity in food. After the Bell features an excellent TED Talk about Biomimicry.


#130: Just One Thing...

February 14, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

On this week's show, life in 10,000 B.C., new dietary guidelines for cholesterol, a stool transplant gone wrong, a new study on obesity vs. inactivity. In the Listener Questions segment: is tallow and lard a 'whole food?' In the Moment of Paleo segment: You Can't Do a Single Thing! After the Bell, it's Mark Plotkin on uncontacted tribes of the Amazon.


#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.