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Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD Paul Saladino, MD

    • Medicine
    • 4.8 • 1.5K Ratings

Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

    Controversial Thoughts: Is there one optimal diet for all humans?

    Controversial Thoughts: Is there one optimal diet for all humans?

    Would you be surprised if my answer was "no?" ... You are very different than other people you know, some might even say you are a snowflake, "one in a million..." 😂 And that's basically true... The diet that's ideal for you is different than mine and different than what your brother/sister/mom/dad may find to be best for them... BUT! I do believe there are 2 major overarching principles that will help guide you on your journey to discover YOUR OWN ideal diet. I discuss both of these in this video and share an incredible story of improvement in psoriasis with a carnivore diet as well as a recent paper looking at the harms of seed oils in states of critical illness! Don't miss this episode of Controversial Thoughts! #theremembering

    • 16 min
    Did we evolve as carnivores? With Miki Ben-Dor

    Did we evolve as carnivores? With Miki Ben-Dor

    Miki is a rock star.  He’s got a Ph.D. in archaeology and is affiliated with the department of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.  He researches the connection between human evolution and nutrition throughout human prehistory.
    Link to first podcast with Miki: https://heartandsoil.co/pages/video-did-we-evolve-as-carnivores-or-omnivores-miki-ben-dor-phd 
    Time Stamps:
    0:09:39 Introduction with Miki Ben-Dor
    0:12:29 The evolution of the human trophic level during the Pleistocene
    0:26:29 Humans are on a spectrum of omnivorous mammals
    0:34:49 Evidence that we have evolved to become a specialized carnivore
    0:40:29 Our specialization to absorb heme iron
    0:42:29 Stomach acidity: more proof that we are meant to eat meat
    0:46:24 In order to consume enough plant material, primates must spend a large portion of the day gathering and eating
    0:49:29 The quality of a proper human diet takes a lot less time to eat and digest
    0:52:49 Humans are "fat hunters"
    1:00:29 Humans "shut down regions of the genome" to accomodate a high fat diet (presumably animal fats) while chimpaneezes open regiojs of the genome to accomodate a higher sugar diet
    1:05:34 The human shoulder joint is perfectly designed to throw
    1:09:09 The counter argument: we have genetic adaptations to consume starch and sugar
    1:16:09 Was the majority of the decline in megafauna was due to the human hunting of these animals?
    1:20:39 We can get plenty of quality omega-3's from eating large, fatty, ruminant animals
    1:26:39 There is a hiearchy for human food sources; meat is on top, followed by fish, and then plant sources are at the bottom
    1:35:29 "Carnivore" essentially means that us humans were eating animal-focused throughout our evolution, but not only animals - The evolution of the human trophic level during the Pleistocene
    1:39:39 The plants you will find in the supermarket today is not at all what our ancestors would have eaten, but the meat is generally the same
    1:41:29 Our brains have been shrinking over the last few thousand years
    1:48:39 Closing thoughts with Miki: what can we take away from all of this information?
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Controversial Thoughts: How to tank your Testosterone!

    Controversial Thoughts: How to tank your Testosterone!

    Want to know how to raise your Testosterone? Don’t miss this video! 
    In it I discuss a recent meta-analysis (summary of 6 interventional studies) showing that low-fat, higher fiber diets lead to lower testosterone levels (and lower estrogen levels in women, along with a higher rate of anovulation/menstrual irregularities)!
    You know, low-fat, high fiber diets like a plant-based diet that’s claimed to be “healthy” for humans these days…
    No thanks. I’ll keep eating my organs, meat, and animal fat and getting the unique nutrients needed to make proper sex hormones. 
    Welcome to #theremembering
     

    • 25 min
    Who is Paul Saladino? Sevan Matossian interviews me!

    Who is Paul Saladino? Sevan Matossian interviews me!

    This episode is a bit different than my usual content. My friend, and former crossfit luminary, Sevan Matossian came on to interview me! We talk about my life, and many of the formative experiences that shaped who I am today. No punches were pulled in this episode and I spoke as authentically as possible about challenges, failure, and a few things I am proud of. I also talk about relationships, why I am still single, if I ever want kids, what I am doing in Costa Rica and other random but personal topics. 
    I hope you enjoy this “opening of the kimono” (as Tim Ferriss might say). Thanks to Sevan for interviewing me, I certainly enjoyed getting the chance to tell some of my story. Love you all. 
    Time Stamps:
    0:11:30 - Introduction
    0:13:30 - Am I a real doctor?
    0:16:40 - Where I was born, my age, ethnicity, sign, and background as a child
    0:25:40 - Society forgets that doctors and government figures are people just like us
    0:28:30 - Doctors are mainly just operating off of guidelines
    0:30:30 - My story of being in and out of hospitals and being stubborn with my medical diagnosis'
    0:43:05 - What was school like for me?
    0:47:30 - What would I do if my child was experiencing a delay in puberty?
    0:49:25 - Did I partake in the "skater" activities as a child?
    0:52:20 - Was elementary school easy for me?
    0:57:40 - I went to a private high school because I was fearful of public school
    0:59:30 - Would I ever be interested in doing spiritual drugs like LSD or DMT?
    1:08:50 - We cannot be without our phones for just 15 minutes
    1:10:40 - Do I workout every day?
    1:12:10 - Did any friends of mine from junior high transition over to high school?
    1:14:20 - Do I have any close friends now?
    1:19:00 - Friendship and community are incredibly important for us
    1:21:45 - What did I eat as a kid?
    1:26:00 - Was I ever overweight as a child?
    1:29:30 - Was I afraid of going to medical school?
    1:36:40 - My experience with cars
    1:39:45 - When did I first start messing around with my diet?
    1:46:20 - Why did I stop following the vegan diet?
    2:00:50 - When did I first begin incorporating more animal foods into my diet, and especially organs?
    2:08:30 - What was I doing to make money during residency? And does money motivate me?
    2:13:25 - Do I struggle with putting my reputation on the line?
    2:20:10 - Did I think I would get kicked out of residency when I started putting out my own information?
    2:25:00 - I know that many more people will benefit through my podcast and the Carnivore Code rather than pursuing conventional practices
    2:27:45 - Do I have any grey hair? Girlfriend? Kids in the future?
    2:38:35 - Sevan's last question for me: is there anyone in my life who really inspired me?
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    • 2 hr 44 min
    Why you can't get pregnant

    Why you can't get pregnant

    Chances are you or someone you know has had trouble conceiving…
    Over the last few decades, rates of both female and male infertility are rising at a striking pace…
    What’s causing this and how do we correct it? 
    Find out in this week’s episode of Controversial Thoughts, available everywhere!
    And join us @heartandsoilsupplements this month for our 30 day #AnimalBased challenge, at #AnimalBased30.com.
    This is what #theremembering is all about!

    • 14 min
    Are we “civilized to death?” With Chris Ryan, PhD

    Are we “civilized to death?” With Chris Ryan, PhD

    Christopher’s work has been translated into over twenty languages, and featured just about everywhere, including Netflix, HBO, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Times of London, Playboy, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. Chris has been a featured speaker at TED, SXSW, The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House, the Portland Comedy Festival, the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, and is a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, the Duncan Trussell Family Hour and many other podcasts. He’s provided expert testimony in a Canadian constitutional hearing, won a coveted AVN award (best non-sex performance, Marriage 2.0) and appeared in dozens of documentary films and television shows.
    Time Stamps: 
    0:10:09 - Podcast begins
    0:10:29 - The story of Bryan Stevenson
    0:14:34 - It is easy to become blind to how unhappy we have become in our modern world
    0:19:29 - Charles Darwin, oceanic explorers, and how it applies to our modern world
    0:21:09 - Most people prefer to live the indigenous, uncivilized life
    0:29:09 - The Hadza did not want to change the way they were living
    0:31:54 - The uncivilized life isn’t necessarily easy, but it seems “right”
    0:35:24 - When the information that supports your view is easy to accept, and information that challenges your view is difficult to accept
    0:39:39 - We are addicted to "modern day drugs”
    0:41:54 - Animals in a zoo are told how lucky they are to be in a zoo
    0:45:54 - We have demonized nature as a modern society
    0:48:34 - Body contact and sexual exploration and repression results in less violence
    0:51:29 - The story of how Chris Ryan met Jeff Leach and shifting our microbiomes
    0:57:04 - Recommending a corn flakes diet to decrease sexual desires in humans
    1:02:09 - Most chronic disease and violence began with our beginning of agriculture
    1:05:09 - Our ancestors were always armed with weapons in some form or another
    1:07:39 - Most researchers haven’t actually spent time with hunter gatherer tribes that they write and talk about
    1:14:39 - How humans are like grasshoppers; consuming and destroying everything in our environment
    1:22:29 - The Indian-mango trap: a metaphor for our civilization
    1:31:19 - Rats living in an unnatural environment made unnatural choices; rats that live in a natural environment made natural choices
    1:35:19 - Question for Chris Ryan: how do we create a natural environment for ourselves and move forward to find happiness and health?
    1:43:09 - What is the most radical thing Chris Ryan has done recently?
    1:45:19 - Wrapping up with Chris Ryan
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    • 1 hr 46 min

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Giac the ish ,

Fascinating Podcast

I love that Paul has had Steven Gundry and Steven Lin on the podcast because I’ve read both their works and wanted to see where Dr. Saladino stood with them. Love the details and research reviewed. Keep it up.

Amsam33 ,

Refreshing

It is so refreshing to have an actual science based, rational, calm and real discussion about diet. I saw the episode on the Doctors and it was embarrassing to the medical profession. A true debate, backed with true data, leads to growth and common ground. Thank you for standing firm in this and giving us a place to grow, learn and get healthy! Blessings to you all!

Daewon Sean ,

Good debates

I respect you for having the friendly debates and really enjoy the discussion. It really demonstrates how challenging nutrition is and how much we still don’t know.

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