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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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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 85 - Stu Philips, PhD on How to Lose Fat While Gaining Muscle, How Much Protein to Eat, and Busting Protein Myths

    Part 85 - Stu Philips, PhD on How to Lose Fat While Gaining Muscle, How Much Protein to Eat, and Busting Protein Myths

    Welcome back, everyone! I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and got a chance to soak up some sun, get some vitamin D, see friends and family, and eat some glorious meats. I know I did. 
    If you're new to this podcast, I’m Brian Sanders and I'm making a film called Food Lies that goes to the beginning of human history to find out what we should be eating. We go through all the bad science that has led us astray, the new science that vindicates ancestral eating, and we even get into how we can eat meat in a not only sustainable way, but one that it is regenerative to the environment. All of these topics have been covered in the now 84 episodes of this podcast, so please start back at episode 1.
    Today I’m talking to Professor Stu Phillips who is one of the world’s leading authorities on protein and muscle science. He shares vital information in this interview on long term health, short term health such as fat loss and muscle gain, as well as combating the multitude of protein myths out there.
    Professor Phillips is the director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), director of the  McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. In addition to being a full Professor in Kinesiology, also Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition particularly in older persons.
    While we’re on the topic of protein we all know the best sources are from grass finished, well-raised animals. Luckily that’s what we specialize in at http://NoseToTail.org that’s a little typographical humor for you there. You can get our extra-nutritious meat from our family farm in Texas delivered to your door as long as you're in the 48 contiguous United States. Our signature product is the Primal ground beef which includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen, all without the hassle of incorporating them yourself. It also tastes great. I like to add a little seasoning to mine, but even if you don’t, it just tastes like a richer beef flavor. We have boxes that include a variety of cuts including the primal beef, sausage, beef bacon, and our premium boxes include bone meal for calcium (which you can add into the ground beef or use in bone broth), sardines (for more calcium and magnesium, among other things), and whole cod liver pieces in cod liver oil for vitamin A, D, and others. This is the full nutrient spectrum here! You even get marrow bones. Check out our great meats that are also great for the land at http://NoseToTail.org while supplies last. We’re still selling out each week so check in often!
    And now please get your steak ready for this protein info extravaganza with Professor Stuart Philips.
     
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    SHOW NOTES
    [6:50] Why protein is important for fat loss.  [8:00] How protein makes you feel full.  [12:20] Thermic effect of protein. [13:20] Recommended range of protein.  [18:05] Quality of protein matters.  [24:50] Difference between weight lost and fat loss. [35:10] What do you need to gain muscle?  [47:30] Low protein diets. [51:25] How to age gracefully and strongly.  
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    Part 84 - Dr. Paul Mason on Fiber Myths, Gluten, Lectins, Salt, Blood Pressure, Carnivore, Microbiome, and COVID

    Part 84 - Dr. Paul Mason on Fiber Myths, Gluten, Lectins, Salt, Blood Pressure, Carnivore, Microbiome, and COVID

    Hi again everyone, another week has begun! We’ve slipped into season 7 without a break in the action. There’s no time for a pause, there’s so many interesting people to talk to. If you're new to this podcast, I’m Brian Sanders and I'm making a film called Food Lies that goes to the beginning of human history to find out what we should be eating. We go through all the bad science that has led us astray, the new science that vindicates ancestral eating, and we even get into how we can eat meat in a not only sustainable way, but one that it is regenerative to the environment. All of these topics have been covered in the last 83 episodes of this podcast, so please start back at episode 1.
    Today Dr. Paul Mason and I get into a wide variety of topics including salt, blood pressure, lectins, gluten, intestinal permeability, the microbiome, fiber myths, autoimmune issues, animal based diets, and we end on how this all lines up with staying healthy and protecting yourself from viruses like COVID-19. Get out your notepad for this one!
    Dr. Paul Mason is a Sport Exercise Medicine Physician Specialist. He obtained his medical degree with honors from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He works with a variety of patients from the general public to elite athletes from teams such as the Penrith Panthers, Sydney FC, and the Australian Men’s Waterpolo team. He also presents at conferences around the world.
    Become a producer of the show on Patreon by searching for Peak Human there or going to http://Patreon.com/peakhuman This show is made possible entirely by listeners like you. I really appreciate this model and us making it happen as a team with only a few bucks here and there.
    Find out about everything else at http://Sapien.org and join the newsletter there to stay in tune with the new announcements and other special features we’re offering to the Sapien tribe.
    Everyone knows about the great meat we deliver at http://NoseToTail.org by now. We’re selling out each week so jump on it Friday midday to Sunday night to make sure we can get it out Monday or Tuesday morning. 
    Here’s Dr. Paul Mason
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    SHOW NOTES
    [2:00] Australian dietary guidelines about sodium intake. [3:45] Optimal ranges for biomarkers. [14:20] Debate on saturated fat vs polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs). A great video done by Dr. Paul Mason covering the 4 buried studies regarding the saturated fat vs PUFAs debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lJPjsuftmQ  [26:10] There is no such thing as one diet that works for everyone.  [29:30] Intestinal permeability and gluten.  [39:15] Lectins and its effects on the body.  [49:00] Diet should depend on metabolic health and autoimmune issues. [59:30] Fiber myths. [1:04:30] Fiber is essentially a waste product. [1:07:30] The gut microbiome and internal health. [1:16:30] Insulin resistance and COVID-19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31142858  
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    Part 83 - Ivor Cummins on Vitamin D, the Immune System, Severe COVID Cases, and Locking People in Their Homes

    Part 83 - Ivor Cummins on Vitamin D, the Immune System, Severe COVID Cases, and Locking People in Their Homes

    Hey there friends, hope everyone is well. I’m on a vitamin D roll over here with another great guest talking about how it is a central part of almost every system in our body, including (and maybe most importantly these days) our immune system. Again I want to stress that D is not a vitamin, but a pre-hormone. I know talking about vitamins can make many people’s eyes glaze over. I am kind of one of these people actually. I think we can get all the vitamins and minerals we need from the food we eat and if we’re eating an ancestral, nutrient dense diet then we don’t need to supplement or worry about this kind of thing. 
    But vitamin D is different. Just like our bodies expect ancestral foods, we also expect an ancestral environment. Humans lived outdoors for all of history. Is it surprising at all that when we live and work indoors for the vast majority of the day this might not be ideal? 
    This interview also covers the link between vitamin D and the coronavirus. This is very striking and we go into even more studies and correlations on this. Tying this all together, we get into the efficacy of the lockdown. Ivor has been tracking this data for the last couple months. Nobody is minimizing the tragic deaths or saying the lockdown didn’t help in many ways, but maybe there is a smarter way to do “smart distancing” instead of blanket mandates for everyone in the country.
    Maybe forcing people to be locked in their homes might actually weaken their immune system. Maybe it would have been better for people to get sunlight and vitamin D this entire time considering we have good data showing the virus isn't really transmitted outdoors. Maybe there are many unintended deaths from these lockdown measures. Maybe there was a different way to go about things once we initially reacted. These are all interesting questions and it’s great to live in the United States where you are free to ask these questions.
    Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI PMP completed a Biochemical Engineering degree in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions. His career specialty has been leading large worldwide teams in complex problem-solving activity. 
    Since 2012 Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. A particular focus has been on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. He shares his research insights at public speaking engagements around the world, revealing the key nutritional and lifestyle interventions which will deliver excellent health and personal productivity. He has recently presented on heart disease primary root causes at the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). He has also debated Irish Professors of Medicine on stage, at the annual conference of the Irish National Institute of Preventive Cardiology (NIPC).
    Before we start I’ll just mention a few other things. If you're new to this podcast I’d start at episode 1. It’s best to experience the whole journey and soak up the valuable information from each hand-picked guest. You also should know about http://NoseToTail.org where we deliver grass finished, sustainably raised beef, buffalo, lamb as well as our one-of-a-kind high omega 3 pork and chicken. This is special stuff that is not only beyond organic and humanely raised, but is fed a special diet so that the meat has an extremely high omega 3 to omega 6 ratio. It’s in high demand so we can only sell the bacon 1 package at a time. Our other signature product is the primal ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed. Very tasty stuff. I’ve seen and heard of so many kids chowing down on this stuff and enjoying it immensely. They don’t mind the organ taste at all and I think have an intuitive sense for the superior nutrition it provides.
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    Part 82 - Dr. Joel Gould on Vitamin D, Sunlight, the Immune System, and Coronavirus

    Part 82 - Dr. Joel Gould on Vitamin D, Sunlight, the Immune System, and Coronavirus

    Hello, hello! What a beautiful day it is to be alive and well. I hope everyone is getting outside and getting some sun each day if they live someplace where that is possible. If not, at least getting outdoors and getting some exercise will have a ton of other benefits. 
    Today’s podcast is all about vitamin D and how it relates to human health and the immune system. Living a healthy lifestyle, avoiding metabolic disease, eating nutrient dense animal foods, and getting responsible sunlight all play into your vitamin D status. Even some supplementation can be sometimes very necessary and beneficial. I posted another great study out of Indonesia on the correlations between vitamin D status and deaths from COVID-19. They are very striking and everyone should check them out on social media on my Food Lies accounts. Just search for “Food Lies” on any platform.
    I’ve been talking to Joel about this vitamin D stuff for about a year now and have been tracking it over the past 6 weeks during the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been trading information and it was good to see that some good data has finally been coming out. I kept mentioning getting outside and getting sun exposure but didn’t want to post anything definitive until the science was clear. I think we’re getting to that point now with multiple studies from multiple countries. Even Dr. Gary has been reporting extremely low levels in all his patients who are having bad cases of COVID. I’d also like to point out that the logo for my company Sapien is a sun. I couldn't think of a better representation of everything that represents healthy humans. 
    Dr. Joel Gould is a dentist with 30 years of experience in Canada and the United States. He is on the forefront of revolutionizing modern dental approaches by furthering his knowledge on science, technology, and the human body. He has been featured for his innovative work on network TV such FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He launched His unique “Sleep Restoration” program in 2016, focusing on organic, non pharmaceutical solutions for insomnia and sleep apnea. Dr. Gould’s new book The Modern Epidemic set to be released this summer lays out a new health paradigm based on sleep and breathing, and natural regeneration, founded on ancestral health, and evolution.
    Before we jump in I want to make sure everyone knows about http://NoseToTail.org where we ship 100% grass finished beef and buffalo, and high omega-3 pork and chicken to your door. This is all raised beyond organic in Texas. Our primal ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen is flying out the door these days. Get while you can, we only process animals every 2 weeks. There’s so many nutrients in this tasty ground beef that are hard to get otherwise. You can make a custom box at http://nosetotail.org and get free shipping if it’s 20lbs or more.
    You can also support this podcast and everything else I do at http://patreon.com/peakhuman I’ve been able to scrape by without taking on any advertisers or outside money for any of my ventures so far and really want to keep it that way. The Food Lies film, the Food Lies youtube channel, and all my social media is powered all by the community. I have yet to take a cent from another company. That’s http://patreon.com/peakhuman or click through http://sapien.org where you can find out about all the projects I’m working on including the health technology. We’re still looking for doctors, healthcare providers, and health coaches to work with us. You can add yourself to the waiting list at http://sapien.org
    Thanks for sharing this podcast and reviewing it on iTunes and the Apple podcast app! Really appreciate all of you and all the inspiring messages of positive health journeys! Now let’s hear some more great information about vitamin D from Dr. Joel Gould.
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    Part 81 - Dr. Michael Eades on What Humans Evolved to Eat & What Happens When You Stray From That

    Part 81 - Dr. Michael Eades on What Humans Evolved to Eat & What Happens When You Stray From That

    Welcome back everyone! Thanks for tuning in and I hope you are putting your health first during this time. In case anyone is wondering, I'm working on the Food Lies film daily and we’re still trying to get it out in the fall right when everything is hopefully back to normal. You can still preorder a copy on Indiegogo and also get great extras like the special features or the Eat Meat shirt. We just sent out the new batch of shirts last week and have about 20 left if people want to jump on those. That's on http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-post and search for Food Lies Post or click through http://FoodLies.org
    Today Dr. Mike Eades joins me for a really great and comprehensive interview. I’ve been following his work for many years and always enjoy his presentations that can be found on YouTube. We got to hang out all weekend in Denver a little ways back and I got to see another of his amazing presentations live talking about what humans evolved to eat and what happened as we strayed away from that diet. It’s shocking stuff and sure to ruffle the feathers of every single mainstream doctor, dietitian, and nutritionist around. We go over this and much of his other work in this interesting episode.
    Dr. Michael Eades is a physician and the author of 10 books in the fields of health, nutrition, and exercise over the last several decades––among them the New York Times best seller Protein Power and The Protein Power LifePlan which laid out one of the first nutritional concepts of the paleo lifestyle. Since 1986 Dr. Eades has been in full time practice of bariatric, nutritional, and metabolic medicine.
    Become a producer of the show on Patreon by searching for Peak Human there or going to http://Patreon.com/peakhuman This show is made possible entirely by listeners like you. I really appreciate this model and us making it happen as a team with only a few bucks here and there.
    Find out about everything else at http://Sapien.org and join the newsletter there to stay in tune with the new announcements and other special features we’re offering to the Sapien tribe.
    Everyone knows about the great meat we deliver at http://NoseToTail.org by now. We’re selling out each week so jump on it Friday midday to Sunday night to make sure we can get it out Monday or Tuesday morning. 
    Here’s Dr. Mike Eades
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    SHOW NOTES
    [5:05] Some noted evidence of meat eating since the dawn of man until now from Dr. Eades. [13:30] Our brains are our weapon. [20:20] Hunter gatherers’ health vs agriculturists. [26:05] How the Egyptians’ wheat based diet destroyed their health. [40:20] Eades’ take on the history of obesity in the US. [49:35] How PUFAs play a role in the obesity crisis. [55:30] How PUFAs affect the Reverse Electron Transport. Watch this presentation for a deeper dive with graphics to help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIRurLnQ8oo [58:10] The role incretins play in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Watch this presentation if you want to dive deeper and see the graphics that go along with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMO-5mq3crU [1:11:30] Why he advocates alternate day fasting. [1:12:55] His experimentation with a continuous glucose monitor.  
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    Part 80 - Dr. Nadir Ali on Why Plant Sterols Are Bad, LDL Can Be Good, and ApoE4 Does Not Mean You’ll Get Alzheimer’s

    Part 80 - Dr. Nadir Ali on Why Plant Sterols Are Bad, LDL Can Be Good, and ApoE4 Does Not Mean You’ll Get Alzheimer’s

    Hello, hello my healthy friends! Here’s some news for you - I don’t have Sars-CoV-2. I did the antibody test at Evolve Healthcare with Dr. Gary who co-founded Sapien with me. He has some tests if anyone is nearby. I just did it because I was curious. I haven't felt the slightest bit bad or even coughed yet in 2020 so it’s not because I had any symptoms. Still doing my living room workouts and sprinting 5 days per week and eating nose to tail.
    You can get your own official http://nosetotail.org grass finished, American raised, beyond organic meat at http://nosetotail.org We actually have a bit left this week. Usually we sell out by Tuesday night but you can still order if you get a jump on it. It’s the best way to support food producers directly. I’m sure people have heard about processing middlemen jacking up prices and disrupting the supply chain to grocery stores. I’ve still seen grocery store shelves empty all while meat sold by producers is at bargain basement price. It’s messed up. Support your local farms or get it online from us and we’ll ship it straight to you. The primal ground beef is the best seller and it includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen making it a true superfood.
    Stay in touch by getting on the newsletter at http://Sapien.org there will be some special content given out there. There’s also a bunch of special content for Patreon supporters at http://patreon.com/peakhuman Remember this is a community powered show and if you’re getting value from this podcast and have gotten healthier or lost some weight, maybe you can put a little wind in the sail to keep this boat goin!
    The Food Lies film editing is going well. I just had a good meeting today reviewing some of the footage. We’re shipping out the new batch of “Eat Meat” shirts this week so get them while you can at http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-post and support the film!
    Dr. Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He has several years of experience using the Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) diet in the treatment of metabolic disease, diabetes, and heart disease to improve the quality of cholesterol. He and his team organize free monthly diet seminars at the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors. 
    All of his work and presentations are fantastic - please check them out on youtube. Until then you can get to know him a bit in our 2 hour interview. He’s got so much good info in his noggin we just kept talking, even with the 30 minutes we did before we started recording. Please listen closely to this one! Here’s Dr. Nadir Ali.
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    SHOW NOTES

    [0:40] How Nadir Ali got into his journey of the low carb lifestyle. [4:35] Becoming metabolically healthy in many cases can actually lead to your LDL cholesterol to rise. [11:35] The history of why much of the science community wrongly thinks LDL cholesterol is bad. [21:45] Phytosterol, the toxic cholesterol from plants. [23:35] The role of cholesterol in our brains. [25:30] To be able to feed the brain you must be able to absorb highly nutritious foods quite quickly. [34:30] Why Dr. Ali thinks we need to stop demonizing insulin.  [45:40] Why a vegan diet is most likely not the most optimal diet. [50:55] Why phytosterols are bad for you. [56:10] What you need to know about PcSK9 and how it regulates cholesterol.  [1:01:25]** [1:03:05] The paradox of some ethnicities where they are not obese but not healthy either. [1:06:12] Personal fat threshold. [1:10:20] Why fasting and feasting is such a beneficial practice. [1:19:10] How adiponectin c

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