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Peak Human is a curated audio series taking an unbiased look at health & nutrition. With so much conflicting information available, filmmaker and health coach Brian Sanders sifts through the dogma and provides a framework that unifies all nutrition and dietary habits that lead to optimum health.

World renowned doctors, researchers, and journalists are interviewed to find out what is the true human dietary framework that we should all be eating to live well and free of chronic disease. It is based around principles of nutrient density and uses a combination of ancestral health and modern science.

It is produced ad-free to support the documentary 'Food Lies' (FoodLies.org)

Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living Brian Sanders - Filmmaker of Food Lies & Health Coach

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    • 4.7 • 97 Ratings

Peak Human is a curated audio series taking an unbiased look at health & nutrition. With so much conflicting information available, filmmaker and health coach Brian Sanders sifts through the dogma and provides a framework that unifies all nutrition and dietary habits that lead to optimum health.

World renowned doctors, researchers, and journalists are interviewed to find out what is the true human dietary framework that we should all be eating to live well and free of chronic disease. It is based around principles of nutrient density and uses a combination of ancestral health and modern science.

It is produced ad-free to support the documentary 'Food Lies' (FoodLies.org)

    Part 102 - Joel Salatin on Regenerative Ag, Forest Fires, Immunity Secrets, Fake Meat, and Wasting Plant Foods

    Part 102 - Joel Salatin on Regenerative Ag, Forest Fires, Immunity Secrets, Fake Meat, and Wasting Plant Foods

    Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.
    He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia.  Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products.  When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the calluses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.
     
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    SHOW NOTES
    [6:15] How he started his journey. [9:45] The world’s biggest problem is inertia and the need for empowerment. [16:15] Joel’s ways to improve your immune health [19:45] The issue of living in a very sterile environment [29:00] Be a part of the microbial system.  [35:25] Soil health and climate change. [44:15] 75% of the reason for the wildfires is mismanaged land [47:45] Methane and livestock.  [59:15] His thoughts on man made beef. [1:06:15] Food waste in modern agriculture and food industry.  [1:19:15] The importance of integrating our food systems, nation wide. [1:25:05] The true cost of running his farm and its ethical practices.  
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Part 101 - Michael Rose, PhD Can Humans live until 200? Does Aging Stop?

    Part 101 - Michael Rose, PhD Can Humans live until 200? Does Aging Stop?

    Dr. Michael Rose is one of the world’s leading scientists in aging, biological immortality, and human evolution. He is Director and Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.
    He has been doing research for 40 years and published over 275 Academic publications and authored 10 books including Does Aging Stop? and Evolutionary Biology of Aging
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    SHOW NOTES
    [4:20] How he got into evolutionary biology.  [10:00] The force of natural selection declines with adult age. [27:50] Why we should eat an ancestral diet, especially as we age. [34:00] The importance of sticking to ancestral diets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-9S8M78iRY&list=PLkl7B_X7mCo7SQD1RqcwsDe-TF0yLkcXG&index=11  [39:40] Drugs and supplements to help with DNA transcription. [46:00] Autoimmunity, modern agriculture, and seed oils. [58:00] Theories for how our brains grew so exponentially. [1:02:40] How caloric restriction affects aging. [1:07:00] Caloric restriction led to a longer living, robust “super fruit fly”. [1:19:00] What his diet looks like and what he suggests. [1:24:00] The importance of living in a tribal setting. [1:26:00] Addiction to food and substances.  
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Part 100 - Dr. Steven Lin on Proving the Superiority of Native Animal-Based Diets Using Modern Science & Dental Health

    Part 100 - Dr. Steven Lin on Proving the Superiority of Native Animal-Based Diets Using Modern Science & Dental Health

    Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    [5:05] How Dr. Steven Lin connects dentistry and Functional Medicine. [7:05] How dentistry is a bit of an isolated industry in the healthcare setting. [10:00] Your dental health is the window to your health.  [13:35] How he heard about Weston A. Price. [16:35] History of Weston A. Price. [26:35] Conflict of interest for what Weston Price found and researched. [35:35] How proper nutrition can help with proper mouth, jaw, and teeth formation. [43:35] Fermented foods for mouth health. [45:35] How sugar depletes calcium in the oral environment and leads to infections in the mouth.  [56:55] How sleep is affected from oral health. [1:03:35] Tongue posture.  
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Part 99 - Leigh Broadhurst, PhD on How to Feed Your Brain and How Our Brains Doubled in Size

    Part 99 - Leigh Broadhurst, PhD on How to Feed Your Brain and How Our Brains Doubled in Size

    Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst is a research geochemist and physical chemist with the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is an expert on polyunsaturated fatty acid physical chemistry and biophysics, and together with colleagues has made dramatic advances in the field of paleonutrition and brain specific-nutrition; most importantly to understand the remarkable essentiality of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; omega-3). Dr. Broadhurst has also published extensively in the fields of medicinal plants, environmental remediation utilizing plants, and natural diabetes prevention and cure. She has been a consultant, author and educator for the natural products industry for 25 years.
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    SHOW NOTES
    [12:10] How different indigenous cultures ended up landing in different continents. The Epigenetic Emergence of Culture at the Coastline: Interaction of Genes, Nutrition, Environment and Demography [19:00] How people knew they needed nutrition from certain foods. [21:20] What he focuses on in his research. [29:10] The importance of DHA from animal sources. [34:25] Finding large amounts of shells throughout the South Africa coast and what it means for paleoanthropology. [44:25] The issue with militant veganism. [46:50] Veganism is and should be an adult choice. [49:40] Plant foods are still important for our health. [1:04:50] There used to be good reason for processed food, but not so much anymore. [1:09:10] Aquatic Ape Theory. [1:25:10] DHA Aquatic Theory. Rift Valley lake fish and shellfish provided brain-specific nutrition for early Homo  Brain-specific lipids from marine, lacustrine, or terrestrial food resources: potential impact on early African Homo sapiens  [1:30:10] The problem with Paleoanthropology industry. [1:33:00] The importance of putting effort into what you consume. [1:36:50] More arguments and support for the aquatic ape theory. [1:41:10] Physiological arguments for human elements for long term adaptations for an aquatic environment.  
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Part 98 - Mary Ruddick, CNC Part 2 - Gut Microbiome, Finding a Healing Diet, Mental Illness, Plant vs. Animal Foods, Holobiome, and More!

    Part 98 - Mary Ruddick, CNC Part 2 - Gut Microbiome, Finding a Healing Diet, Mental Illness, Plant vs. Animal Foods, Holobiome, and More!

    Wow what a response to the first part with Mary! I’m so glad everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. So much more great stuff in our part 2. Stick around until the end - everything she has to say is valuable.
     
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    SHOW NOTES
    [4:00] The truth of what a blue zone’s diet looks like.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3051199/  [10:00] Don’t eat any processed foods and eat very seasonally. [15:50] Plant toxins in nightshades. [21:50] Intuitive eating. [27:10] Autoimmunity from non nutrientive amino acids from plant foods. [28:00] Infertility for lions in zoos.  [31:00] Mental illness usually has a physical cause as well. [34:10] Ovaries have thousands of insulin receptors on them. [37:50] Losing your cycle from estrogen dominance and being undernourished, especially in a vegan diet. [39:50] Ways to help with low testosterone.  [44:15] How to choose a diet that works for her patients. [50:20] The microbiome is always the first thing she looks into. [1:03:10] Lifestyle activity shifts the microbiome as much as the diet. [1:04:30] Weston A Price and how it affected her research. [1:08:50] What a diet that most people would do well on looks like.  [1:12:30] Eating low variety foods and keeping it seasonally. [1:16:10] The best ratio for plant and animal foods in a diet.  [1:21:30] Salt and spices in ancient civilizations. [1:25:40] PUFAs. [1:29:30] The importance of having a healthy microbiome on the skin. GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Part 97 - Mary Ruddick, CNC (Sherlock Holmes of Health) on Reversing Disease, Debunking Blue Zones, Lifelong Health, and Ancestral Eating

    Part 97 - Mary Ruddick, CNC (Sherlock Holmes of Health) on Reversing Disease, Debunking Blue Zones, Lifelong Health, and Ancestral Eating

    We’re back for season 8 of the podcast. I took an unannounced break to work on the Food Lies film and make sure I’m getting top quality episodes and guests. I really don’t want to just crank these out each week just for the sake of having an episode to release. I am constantly reading books, watching lectures, reading scientific papers, and previously going to conferences to seek out the best guests the world has to offer. Our guest today, Mary Ruddick, is just that.
    She is a nutritionist, teacher, and author of books and online educational programs. People come to Mary to resolve their otherwise impossible health conditions. She teaches them tools they can implement to rebuild their own immune systems, nervous systems, holobiome, and microbiome and once again take control of their health. 
    Mary specializes in rebalancing the microbiome by addressing nutritional and epigenetic aspects that underlie various physical and mental health disorders. She is a specialist in the fields of autoimmunity, histamine intolerance (MCAD), mental disorders, and nervous system disorders that include dysautonomia, seizure disorders, and autism. 
    She’s been a nutrition professor, she’s travelled the world living with and observing other cultures and native-living tribes, she’s worked for big organizations teaching them about diet and lifestyles for disease prevention, she’s miraculously cured her own ailments that had her bed-bound for years and years, and so much more. I’ve been talking to her for months and am ready to call her the Sherlock Holmes of Health. She’s the real deal so I really hope you listen to this episode in entirety. We even have a part 2 coming out next week.
    So I hope everyone got a chance to catch up on the back catalogue of episodes during this little break. I’m so happy to hear all the great life transformations taking place, especially when people go back to listen from episode 1. 
    Alright, so another reason I don’t need to crank out episodes each week is I don’t have any sponsors. So far I’ve turned them all down so I can remain independent from any outside interests. I have my own beneficial products and services we offer at Http://Sapien.org and http://nosetotail.org to support the show, the film, myself, and my great team. I make a lot less money this way, but it’s a lot more satisfying to not have to rely on anyone else or promote any other products.
    However, it only works if people support Sapien and Nose to Tail. Luckily we have amazing things to offer. Sapien is the health platform I’ve built with my business partner Dr. Gary. We have a practice in Woodland Hills, CA as well as an online program anyone in the world can join if they’re serious about weight loss and disease reversal using diet and lifestyle. You can find out more about the program at http://Sapien.org You can also get the free Sapien Food guide there. 
    Another thing we’ve got going is the Sapien Tribe. We have a growing community of people who are living this lifestyle and dominating life. I know that sounds pretty bro-ey, but it’s what is happening. People have gone from a life of mediocrity or even ill-health to being in top shape, reversing their chronic disease, having great body composition, and not getting sick anymore! Tribe members also get all the extras like the bonus episodes of this podcast, the extended show notes, the private members area, and special access and live Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and me. You can find that at http://sapien.org as well.
    You can also get the Nose to Tail meats at http://nosetotail.org where we ship grass finished, ethically and sustainably raised beef, buffalo, pork, and chicken to your door. It’s all raised in Texas and ships out each week to the 48 contiguous states. Our specialty products include ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in. I

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Helsey22## ,

First Class Podcast

This podcast is very high quality! Brian is a great interviewer and the calibre and variety of guests are excellent! If you want to learn about nutrition and how to improve your health, this podcast is a must. Highly recommended.

Luke J.M ,

Highly recommend

If you want to improve your health and quality of life then I highly recommend this podcast!

Paulie Owen ,

you can trust this podcast

I've listended to countless podcasts and interviews on health and nutrition ... in my opinion this one has the right answers. Trust in what people ate before obesity and diabetes: meat and vegetables.
Start by listening to episode 2: Dr. Ted Naiman

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