1 hr 33 min

Episode 60: William Davis - Your Gut and Your Health Keep Talking

    • Society & Culture

William Davis is a cardiologist and an author who has written both the best-selling book "Wheat Belly" and his most recent, "Super Gut." During our conversation, Bill talks about the human microbiome, the role of the gut as the "second brain" in the human body, how a modern diet and a modern microbiome may be contributing to common ailments of civilization like inflammation and depression, his suggestions for healthy eating and lifestyle, and what supplements he suggests people consume to improve their microbiome.
Nothing is more important to human flourishing than one's health, and Bill offers some original insights and under-the-radar options that people may want to consider. He discusses the role of antibiotics in our culture, bacteria and endotoxemia, and gives advice for healthy living.
I know that outside-the-box tinkering with my own lifestyle has dramatically improved my own health through mitigating stress, getting adequate sleep, eliminating or significantly reducing certain foods, and doing daily rigorous exercise that includes heat or cold exposure. Healthy people are happy people and good citizens, and I think we should be open to tinkering with our habits and foods to maximize our well-being. And perhaps one or two ideas from this conversation might resonate with you, and help you in your own life.
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(00:00) Introduction
(02:47) Getting involved in x-risk
(13:27) What is existential risk?
(19:10) What would an existential event look like?
(23:23) The x-risk of AI
(26:40) The x-risk of biological threats
(30:30) "The Precipice"
(31:28) How Vasili Arkhipov likely saved humanity
(37:28) The Future of Life Institute
(40:35) The x-risk of nuclear weapons
(44:12) The risks of climate change
(50:55) 1 in 6 chance of human extinction this century
(53:35) Is it unethical to have children?
(1:00:28) Actions people can make to mitigate x-risk
(1:02:14) Do x-risk issues cause Huw depression?
(1:04:13) Should people become "preppers"?
(1:06:40) Huw's advice to deal with x-risks
(1:10:25) Leaders in the x-risk community
(1:12:30) Advice for mindset and attitude
(1:15:20) Sources of hope and optimism

William Davis is a cardiologist and an author who has written both the best-selling book "Wheat Belly" and his most recent, "Super Gut." During our conversation, Bill talks about the human microbiome, the role of the gut as the "second brain" in the human body, how a modern diet and a modern microbiome may be contributing to common ailments of civilization like inflammation and depression, his suggestions for healthy eating and lifestyle, and what supplements he suggests people consume to improve their microbiome.
Nothing is more important to human flourishing than one's health, and Bill offers some original insights and under-the-radar options that people may want to consider. He discusses the role of antibiotics in our culture, bacteria and endotoxemia, and gives advice for healthy living.
I know that outside-the-box tinkering with my own lifestyle has dramatically improved my own health through mitigating stress, getting adequate sleep, eliminating or significantly reducing certain foods, and doing daily rigorous exercise that includes heat or cold exposure. Healthy people are happy people and good citizens, and I think we should be open to tinkering with our habits and foods to maximize our well-being. And perhaps one or two ideas from this conversation might resonate with you, and help you in your own life.
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Support this podcast via Venmo
Support this podcast via PayPal
Support this podcast on Patreon
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Show notes
Leave a rating on Spotify
Leave a rating on Apple Podcasts
Follow "Keep Talking" on social media and access all episodes
------------
(00:00) Introduction
(02:47) Getting involved in x-risk
(13:27) What is existential risk?
(19:10) What would an existential event look like?
(23:23) The x-risk of AI
(26:40) The x-risk of biological threats
(30:30) "The Precipice"
(31:28) How Vasili Arkhipov likely saved humanity
(37:28) The Future of Life Institute
(40:35) The x-risk of nuclear weapons
(44:12) The risks of climate change
(50:55) 1 in 6 chance of human extinction this century
(53:35) Is it unethical to have children?
(1:00:28) Actions people can make to mitigate x-risk
(1:02:14) Do x-risk issues cause Huw depression?
(1:04:13) Should people become "preppers"?
(1:06:40) Huw's advice to deal with x-risks
(1:10:25) Leaders in the x-risk community
(1:12:30) Advice for mindset and attitude
(1:15:20) Sources of hope and optimism

1 hr 33 min

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