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.



#174: Energy and Reason

November 30, 2016 at 7:00PM • 47 minutes

This week's episode of Latest in Paleo features News & Views on the latest energy drink research and an energy drink case that may have put one man in the hospital; new research suggests alcohol consumption may help prevent strokes; and why researchers believe yo-yo dieting and weight regain could be related to alterations in the gut microbiome. The Moment of Paleo segment offers food for thought about how measurements color our perceptions. And the After the Bell segment features a Socratic dialog about reason and morality.


#173: Balloon Belly

November 22, 2016 at 7:45PM • 57 minutes

On this week's holiday episode our News & Views segment starts at Krispy Kreme to see if we can extract any good take-aways from the recent class-action lawsuit filed against the chain. Then, it's on to a recent study about what happens when you don't feed your gut bacteria...what do they eat instead? The segment is rounded out with coverage of recent research on whole milk for kids and a new—somewhat strange–non-pharmaceutical weight-loss pill. The Moment of Paleo segment offers thoughts on restriction and upcoming holiday feasts. And After the Bell features a talk about life's invisible feast. Enjoy the show!


#172: Catch-22

November 16, 2016 at 3:45PM • 49 minutes

On this week's News & Views we cover: NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, Celebrex, and Naproxen; new research that suggests high HDL is not heart protective; and how worrying about health can actually affect your health. The food for thought continues in the Moment of Paleo segment, which explores the things we cannot do when we must do them. After the Bell features a talk by Alan Watts on the topic of Double Binds.


#171: Discipline vs. Will Power

November 9, 2016 at 8:30PM • 55 minutes

On this week's News & Views segment we discuss how long work hours can affect health, the importance of sleep and how it affects food choices, and how various levels of impulsivity are related to fast food consumption. This leads to examining the difference between will power and discipline in the Moment of Paleo segment. And the After the Bell segment features a talk that delves into what our desire for instant gratification may predict about us. Notably, our discussions may also be useful for some in dealing with post-election stress.


#170: Complete Guide to Fasting

November 1, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

On today's show, we are joined by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, co-authors of The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-day, and Extended Fasting. We discuss Jimmy Moore’s current 21-day fast attempt, whether fasting is safe, fasting's track record, the benefits of fasting with regards to weight loss, diabetes, insulin levels, and longevity. Other topics include fasting for women, issues people may experience when fasting, and various methods of fasting. You'll also learn how Dr. Fung and Jimmy Moore implement fasting in their own lives. Then, we have have more food-for-thought dessert in our Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments. Enjoy the show!


#169: Whole in the Wall

October 23, 2016 at 6:15PM • 58 minutes

On this week's show, we discuss some of the latest research and findings in our News & Views segment. Our stories are about how the soda industry plays politics to advance its agenda, whether salt is good or bad in the human diet, and whether calcium supplements pose a heart-health risk. The Moment of Paleo segment offers ideas about how we can think about areas of our lives, by analogy, based on what we know about whole foods vs. processed foods and supplements. In the After the Bell segment a truly thought-provoking talk about how we create ourselves with our thoughts.


#168: Dr. Loren Cordain—The Paleo Diet

October 19, 2016 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins us on today's show. Dr. Cordain is widely regarded as the father of the modern Paleo approach to diet. We discuss everything from whether the diet should be standardized, the high-protein component of Paleo, how data about hunter-gatherer dietary patterns were collected and analyzed, why the Paleo Diet restricts legumes and potatoes, the role of plant foods, anti-nutrients, the consumption of oils, aging and longevity, calorie restriction, the Blue Zones, and much more. He is the author of The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, The Paleo Answer, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, many other books, and several research papers. Whether or not you've previously heard Cordain speak or lecture, you'll come away from today's show with new information. There is also a Moment of Paleo and a talk by Staffan Lindberg After the Bell.


#167: Dr. Joel Fuhrman

October 11, 2016 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is our guest on today's show. We talk about fat, protein, longevity, what foods should be eaten daily, why nuts and seeds are important, why he doesn't recommend eating too much starch, and so much more. He's written several best sellers, including Eat to Live and most recently The End of Dieting. He's also appeared on several PBS specials, published research, and was once the number 3 pairs figure skater in the world. He calls his diet Nutritarian, with immense focus on nutrient density from whole foods. He doesn't fit neatly into any of the popular diet camps. This episode is information-dense, as Dr. Fuhrman answers my many questions with great detail. Enjoy the show!


#166: Fat Genes Skinny Jeans

October 3, 2016 at 5:15PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Liam Bowler and Carrie Forrest join us to discuss News & Views. We start with three very interesting stories centering around genetics: anxiety's link to metabolic disorder; the 'fat gene' and weight loss; and the latest research on the 'thrifty gene hypothesis.' The Moment of Paleo segment furthers some of the themes discussed during the news segment and revolves around boxing ourselves into various narratives. After the Bell features Jennifer Douden, one of the inventors of CRISPR, a genome editing tool.


#165: Outsourcing Your Motivation

September 27, 2016 at 3:45PM • 2 hours 2 minutes

Meredith Rhodes and Roland Denzel join us to discuss News & Views. Stories include: the effectiveness of wearable fitness and diet trackers, what the gut microbiomes of obese kids tell us, whether stress erases the benefits of a healthy diet, and what we can learn from a new Blue Zone identified in southern Italy. The Moment of Paleo segment throws around ideas about working to get ahead. After the Bell features Dan Ariely, professor of economics, discussing whether we are really in control of our own decisions.