Robb Wolf is on fire! The Paleo movement founding father shows why he is one of true thought leaders of modern times with an assortment of breakthrough insights and aggressive challenges to stuff that ain’t right. It’s refreshing, it’s inspirational and it makes for an absolutely fantastic show.
We start with a check-in on Robb and his family’s incredible journey from Northern California to Nevada to Texas and soon off to establish a new home in Montana or thereabouts. Robb also describes his longtime passion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how he applies age appropriate modifications to his training regimen.
Then Robb challenges the widespread fascination and popularity of intermittent fasting, saying that most data suggesting caloric restriction promotes longevity comes from animal studies where they restrict nutrient-deficient processed food. Of course one will live longer with less junk food! On the flip side, there is research to suggest that eating more species-appropriate food and being more active, especially preserving lean muscle mass, can extend lifespan! There’s an awesome takeaway point for peak performance and longevity: “Lift more weights and eat more protein if you want to perform better and live longer/”
Robb is not afraid to call BS when inclined. He describes how disgraced ex-CrossFit founder Greg Glassman delivered inappropriate programming that caused Robb to sustain a severe back injury in 2005. He calls royal b******t hoax on the hallowed Blue Zones book and lifestyle movement, citing recent research that the Blue Zone population pockets happen to be pockets of poor birth record keeping and high rates of pension fraud. Robb is skeptical about our potential for increasing supercentenarian-ism, saying even today’s healthiest specimens might want to be satisfied with living well to 90 or 100. When Dave Asprey’s often-repeated boast of living to 180 was mentioned, he went on record saying with Dave’s wacky biohacking techniques he’ll be lucky to hit 70. I tend to agree when I heard Dave say a few years back that because he was so busy running a business and being a family man, that he wrote one of his books working for months between the hours of 3am and 7am--of course utilizing his favorite devices, tricks and substances to give him superhuman productivity.
If you are new to ancestral health and haven’t heard of this guy, Robb is a former research biochemist and two-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. He and co-author Diana Rodgers released their book, Sacred Cow, in 2020. which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked Healthy Rebellion Radio podcast, books and seminars. He’s known for his direct approach and ability to distill and synthesize information to make the complicated stuff easier to understand.
We explore the insights in Robb’s book, Wired To Eat, about balancing appetite and Robb discusses his landmark five-year project with Diana Rodgers called Sacred Cow, which became a popular book and documentary film.
Get ready for some wild, controversial and surprising insights with this hard hitting and memorable conversation with Robb!
Brad’s guest today pulls no punches in bringing out some real misunderstandings being presented out there in the community. [02:02]
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Robb is into Brazilian jujitsu which is keeping him in very good shape as he ages. [10:40]
How can the aging process be delayed by physical activity? Robb talks about how he’s dealing with a severe back injury. [17:41]
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