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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#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 Oz has been retracted; we’ll talk about sleep for teenagers, camping, and hunter-gatherers; a new study suggests hunter-gatherers were smarter than we previously thought.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.


#119: Rewild Your Gut

September 3, 2014 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

On this week’s show we dive into the micro and consider the implications for the macro. We look at the current state of gut research via the ABC’s Catalyst program ‘Gut Reaction’ in which the Hadza play a big role. Plus, two additional gut flora studies: one dealing with a potential cure for food allergies and the other dealing with food cravings. There’s a Moment of Paleo with some thoughts on biomes and rewilding. After the Bell it’s Dr. Sylvia Earle.


#118: Rewilding Without Matches

August 21, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

On this week's show, we feature a conversation with guest, Claire Dunn. She is the author of "My Year Without Matches," which she wrote after spending a year living simply in an Australian forest. She tells us about the experience and how it has affected her. Plus, you'll hear wise words from an indigenous Kalahari leader and also from George Monbiot who talks about rewilding our world.


#117: Jimmy Moore On Ketosis

August 11, 2014 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

On this episode of Latest in Paleo, Jimmy Moore and I discuss the ketogenic diet described in his new book, Keto Clarity, co-authored with Dr. Eric Westman. Jimmy tells the story of his public testimony regarding the American Dietary Guidelines, and he addresses some of my reservations regarding long-term ketosis. The After the Bell segment features Dr. Stephen Phinney.