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.



#66: Take Over

March 5, 2013 at 12:00AM • 57 minutes

In today's show, you'll enjoy a bit of beautiful sound from Sweet Stem Farms. We'll talk about the new book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Then, Dr. Oz calls it his most important show ever about cholesterol...see what he and his guests have to say. We'll also talk about carbohydrates, fat, and Coca-Cola. After the Bell it's Allan Savory and Dr. Timothy Leary.


#65: Too Good at Paleo

January 29, 2013 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 22 minutes

In today's show, I announce my new blog: Humans Are Not Broken. You'll hear some candid heart-to-heart from me regarding the current state of Paleo and where I see myself headed with regards to future content. Lucy sings. Coca Cola acknowledges the problem of obesity in America, and they tell us that only a fool would believe Vitaminwater is healthy. You'll get to ask yourself whether you're getting too good at Paleo. And you'll hear perhaps the most inspiring TEDx Talk you've heard so far this year, from a 93-year old weightlifter.


#64: Paul Jaminet, Perfect Health Diet

December 6, 2012 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

On this episode of Latest in Paleo, I thoroughly enjoy talking with Paul Jaminet of PerfectHealthDiet.com. After the intro, I try my hand at a little storytelling, and then dive into the interview. Paul and I discuss:

  • the principles of the Perfect Health Diet
  • how it differs from other flavors of Paleo
  • the weight-loss version of the PHD
  • the causes of obesity
  • ideal carbohydrate intake
  • combining fructose and omega 6s
  • when a ketogenic approach is right
  • why "gourmet" foods are best
  • disease avoidance
  • hypothyroidism
  • circadian rhythms
  • supplementation
  • what's new in the new edition of PHD
  • ...and much more!


#63: Snake Oil

October 25, 2012 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Great to be back! I had a lot of fun with this episode, and in it you'll hear me express some skepticism about some of the people and products entering the Paleo scene as it gets larger. Topics covered include: Frankensteer, how fast food is designed to keep you hungry, cattle being fed candy, doctors prescribing drugs to healthy kids, Kennewick Man. Also, recommendations to a friend with bowel issues. We talk about fake gurus in the Moment of Paleo. In the After the Bell segment, we'll hear about the weight epidemic and what doctors don't always know about the drugs they prescribe.


#62: Mythbusters

August 15, 2012 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

We cover a lot of ground this week. Everything from drug advertisements, to food myths about calories and beef. We talk about diet soda makes people fat, and the favorite foods of U.S. presidents. In the Paleo Land segment we talk with my daughter, Ayla, about 2 of her Paleo books: Paleo Pals & Eat Like a Dinosaur. After the Bell, we have an excellent clip featuring Gary Taubes and another featuring a family of 11 who lived in a small RV, having dropped out of 'normal' society.


#61: Balancing Act

August 7, 2012 at 1:00AM • 56 minutes

This week we talk about nutrition, fermented foods, calories, almonds, supplements, and much more with Diane Sanfilippo of the Balanced Bites blog and podcast. Diane is releasing a new book called "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole Foods Lifestyle."


#60: The Race

July 2, 2012 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 8 minutes

In the news, we hear wheat farmers react to Bill O'Reilly's suggestion that the United States government sponsor a "Beware of Wheat" public service announcement. New York City's health panel considers banning large sodas...and more. We discuss what the meat industry is feed cattle. Where does your Vitamin C come from? There was 'anti-freeze' in some cereals when they were pulled from the shelves. What does it mean when a product claims that it is 'natural' on its label? We talk about how Americans are spending their grocery dollars and whether the Paleo Diet could be the answer for the future. Finally, a new study looks at mental illness and vegetarianism. In Paleo Land, Marks Daily Apple tells us how we can potentially answer questions about the primal or Paleo approach. The Moment of Paleo is about The Race to the Bottom, as it relates to food. There are two After the Bell segments this week.


#59: By the Numbers

June 10, 2012 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

In this week's show, we cover a lot of news. NYC taking about banning large sodas, and Colbert chimes in. Bill O'Reilly debates Jon Stossil on government's roll in health awareness...O'Reilly gives up wheat, too. Stacy Toth of PaleoParents.com appears in Woman's World Magazine. Going Paleo is covered on TV news. Study touts benefits of the hunter-gather lifestyle. Calcium supplementation linked to heart disease. Too much Vitamin D correlates with increased mortality. Good cholesterol may not be so good after all. Plus stories about gluten, obesogens, nutrient density on the Oz show, and Gorilla Biscuits. In the moment of Paleo, some thoughts on the popularity of Paleo. And after the Bell -- a portion of an excellent new interview with Dr. Loren Cordain. Bonus: Rub Some Bacon it!


#58: Weight Weight Don't Tell Me

May 31, 2012 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 8 minutes

In this week's show, we feature an opening with George Carlin riffing on food advertising. Then, we discuss the recent HBO documentary, "The Weight of the Nation." Sugar, omega 3s and saturated fats have been in the media big time, and we talk about why. Then we weigh in with Dr. Emily Deans regarding sugar, fat, and cognitive functioning. Next, it's J. Stanton at Gnolls.org discussing nutritionism and n=1 experimentation. We also have a Moment of Paleo segment and an After the Bell featuring Dr. Satoshi Kanozawa, an evolutionary psychologist.


#57: The Truth is Funny

May 15, 2012 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

In this week's show, we take a look at some of the drugs being fed to conventionally raised food animals. Then, it's a New York Times op-ed versus Joel Salatin...is sustainable meat a myth? A few astonishing stories about obesity, including brides opting for tube-feedings. We've got a Moment of Paleo about precision in the Paleo Approach, and our After the Bell segment rocks, with a TEDx talk by Stephan Guyenet and an axorexic's point of view on the tube feeding fiasco.