Dr. Anthony Gustin chats with Dr. Bill Schindler, an anthropologist, professor, chef of the Modern Stone Age Kitchen, and author of Eat Like a Human.
Dr. Schindler has dedicated his career to researching ancient humans and spending time with indigenous hunter-gatherer tribes to learn how to optimize our modern-day diets.
Even though our basic nutritional requirements have stayed the same for the last 3,000 years, we’ve lost our ability to eat instinctively and listen to our senses. Just think about it: we’re the only species on the planet that needs help learning what to eat, how much to eat, etc.
So Dr. Schindler shares his ideas about how to follow the instinctual practices our early ancestors used to extract the most nutrition from our diets and return to our natural states of health.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
Why we’re the only species that intellectualizes eating the right foods What it means to be a fully-nourished human How to approach vegetables in your diet with intention Which foods Dr. Schindler completely removed from his diet to reverse damage and transform his life What type of bread Dr. Schindler considers the “safest” to eat The importance of eating animal fats and organ meats (in moderation) How grocery stores and modern food manufacturing destroyed our natural food instincts Why the emotional satisfaction, social connections, and cultural ties to our food are just as “nutritious” for our bodies as healthy foods
Tune in to tap into the science of our evolution through nutrition now!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Bill Schindler’s Instagram Dr. Schindler’s Twitter Dr. Schindler’s book - Eat Like a Human Dr. Schindler’s website Dr. Schindler’s restaurant - Modern Stone Age Kitchen Dr. Schindler’s nonprofit - Eastern Shore Food Lab Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution by Frances D. Burton