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.



#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.


#164: Sweetening the Research

September 20, 2016 at 5:00PM • 2 hours 2 minutes

Evelyn Kocur and Meredith Rhodes join me, Angelo Coppola, in the News & Views segment. Stories include: the sugar industry's influence on research, David Katz on the Paleo Diet, alcohol and exercise, and how daily cannabis use might affect BMI. The Moment of Paleo segment covers trust in the media. After the Bell features Dr. David Agus' new strategy in the war on cancer.


#163: Sedation by iPad

September 9, 2016 at 5:00AM • 2 hours 17 minutes

Glenn Whitney and Darryl Edwards join your host, Angelo Coppola, to discuss News & Views. Stories include: how screens act as sedatives for children; the latest trends in obesity in the US; a recent study about Paleo and heart disease; and the evolution of risk in dogs and wolves. The Moment of Paleo segment offers ideas about the folly of seeking chronic motivation. After the Bell features a recent presentation by Stephan Guyenet about the relevance of calorie intake.


#162: Dr. John McDougall

August 7, 2016 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

On this episode, Dr. John McDougall takes us on a near-50-year journey as a doctor, educator, and even a 15-year stretch as a radio talk show host. He explains his dietary positions, and why he believes the human diet should be based on starch. While Dr. McDougall doesn’t consider himself a vegan, he recommends no meat in the diet and explains why (his answer may surprise you). Dr. McDougall also holds strong opinions with regard to medical screenings, and he discusses these views as well. Listen in for an audio experience I hope you’ll enjoy.


#161: Forrest

July 1, 2016 at 2:00AM • 50 minutes

In this very special and personal episode of Latest in Paleo, you'll be immersed into the story of two births, my children Lucy Namaste and Benjamin Forrest. This episode features actual audio recording from the NICU, operating room, and other intimate moments.

You'll also catch previews of upcoming episodes featuring Dr. John McDougall, former pro soccer athlete Yuri Elkaim, Dan Pardi of Dan's Plan, and author Clark Strand. So, join me at the crossroads and tune in to Episode 161.


#160: PaleoFX

April 30, 2016 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

On today’s show, the CEO of PaleoFX, Michelle Norris, joins us. You'll learn how and why she got started with Paleo (kicking and screaming the whole way). What the PaleoFX conference is and what attendees can expect from the upcoming event in Austin, Texas. She also fields questions about the future of Paleo and any risks or challenges for the community that she sees coming down the road. Also in this episode, experience a somewhat different format and discover the future lineup of guests, including Dr. John McDougall, next time on Episode 161. In the After the Bell segment, we have a PaleoFX presentation by Dr. Rhonda Patrick.


#159: Real Food for Plants, Animals, and Humans

April 18, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

In this episode's News & Views segment, we cover recent research that reveals ultra-processed foods make up more than 50% of the American diet, while whole foods and minimally processed foods combined make up only 30 percent. We also talk about how sugar plays into the processed-food diet. Then, we consider what happens when animals and plants are raised on "junk food diets." The Moment of Paleo segment is about the real-food movement. Also covered: Canada's 30 x 30 Nature Challenge, a new book recommendation, and Mark Bittman in the After the Bell segment delivering a talk called What's Wrong with What we Eat?


#158: The Potato Hack, Weight Loss Simplified

April 3, 2016 at 6:00PM • 57 minutes

On today’s show, guest Tim Steele tells us how a short-term, all-potato diet can be used as a successful weight loss tool. In addition, you'll learn about potato history, antinutrients, satiety, resistant starch, and more. Tim recently published a book, The Potato Diet: Weight Loss Simplified and it is available on Amazon in print and kindle formats. There is also a Michael Pollan documentary recommendation (one you may have missed) and in the After the Bell segment, we’ll hear more about all-potato diets.


#157: Fasting

March 25, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 56 minutes

On this episode, I discuss my recent 5-day fast: how it went, what I learned, and whether I'll be doing it again. In the News & Views segment, we discuss a CNN article about fasting and longevity as well as a NY Times article that indicates intermittent fasting is becoming more widely accepted. You'll learn about a 450-lb man who did not eat food for over a year and reduced his body to a normal size. In the Moment of Paleo, I offer some ideas about when less is more. And After the Bell features a Dr. Jason Fung presentation about fasting as an important health tool. Enjoy the show!