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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 106 - Dr. Sean O’Mara on the Most Important (and Little Known) Marker of Health, the Key to Strong Leadership, and How to Look Like a Model in 7 Days

    Part 106 - Dr. Sean O’Mara on the Most Important (and Little Known) Marker of Health, the Key to Strong Leadership, and How to Look Like a Model in 7 Days

    We're back for round 2 with the one and only Dr. Sean O'Mara! We get into much greater detail than last time on things like visceral fat, physical markers of disease that track better than certain blood markers, the importance of physical appearance, optimal thriving diet for humans, and much more like how to lose visceral fat, how to heal your brain, the importance of sprinting, why we don't revere our elderly as much anymore, immune system, the microbiome, avoiding viruses, and beyond.

     

    This is a really great one and I'd recommend catching it on YouTube (embedded below) so you can see all the great visuals he shares with us.
     
    Here are the photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cwvqtgz6g5snopf/AAByOIUZdPnpER4XmgnoG1cYa?dl=0

     

    Dr. Sean O’Mara is a Performance and Longevity MD/Researcher, Speaker , and 2016 NSF Grant Recipient. He runs MedCon Wellness - A unique Executive and Professional Athlete practice innovatively exploiting both science and nature along with proprietary technology to achieve "Best In Class" results in Reversing Chronic Disease as well as Human Performance Optimization. They are dedicated experienced physicians, researchers, PhD's and Coaches coordinating their work to improve client's health. They have developed their practice after years of medical and scientific research as well as years of ultra-high-end concierge medical care.

     

    They maintain an exceptionally small practice for clients to ensure an incomparably high level of service. They operate a Non-Profit to return excess profits to continue what we believe is critically important: the continued Reversal of Chronic Disease and Human Performance Optimization. Very few physicians today are concerned with either of these but it is his passion. It is the only Executive Health practice in the world to have received a National Science Foundation grant awarded in 2016 for their work on Reversing Chronic Disease.

     

     

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    Just to remind everyone, I don’t have any sponsors. So far I’ve turned them all down so I can remain independent from any outside interests. I have my own beneficial products and services we offer at Http://Sapien.org and http://nosetotail.org to support the show, the film, myself, and my great team. I make a lot less money this way, but it’s a lot more satisfying to not have to rely on anyone else or promote any other products.

     

    However, it only works if people support Sapien and Nose to Tail. Luckily we have amazing things to offer. Sapien is the health platform I’ve built with my business partner Dr. Gary. We have a practice in Woodland Hills, CA as well as an online program anyone in the world can join if they’re serious about weight loss and disease reversal using diet and lifestyle. You can find out more about the program at http://Sapien.org You can also get the free Sapien Food guide there.

    Another thing we’ve got going is the Sapien Tribe. We have a growing community of people who are living this lifestyle and dominating life. I know that sounds pretty bro-ey, but it’s what is happening. People have gone from a life of mediocrity or even ill-health to being in top shape, reversing their chronic disease, having great body composition, and not getting sick anymore! Tribe members also get all the extras like the bonus episodes of this podcast, the extended show notes, the private members area, and special access and live Zoom calls with Dr. Gary and me. You can find that at http://sapien.org as well.

     

    You can also get the Nose to Tail meats at http://nosetotail.org where we ship grass finished, ethically and sustainably raised beef, buffalo, pork, and chicken to your door. It’s all raised in Texas and ships out each week to the 48 contiguous states. Our specia

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Part 105 - Nose to Tail Eating, Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio, PUFA Problems, Fatty Beef Snacks, and Beef Tallow Body Care

    Part 105 - Nose to Tail Eating, Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio, PUFA Problems, Fatty Beef Snacks, and Beef Tallow Body Care

    Hello beautiful people, welcome back. This episode is a special one and I won’t do a whole intro. I’ll just let you know there’s 3 different interviews starting with one of the original grass fed, grass finished ranchers in America who I partnered with to do Nose to Tail. He called in on the phone and the sound quality wasn’t great, but his story and information are spot-on. Really great stuff from a 76 year old rancher who really knows health and is living proof of what happens when you eat meat in a healthy way.
    He’s really into the Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio and keeping the ratio near 1 to 1 like we would have ancestrally. He’s been onto this about 20 years before anyone else. This is really awesome stuff. 
    The next interview starts 19 minutes in and is with my South African business partner Gary I make the Nose to Tail biltong with. This is the traditionally made South African beef product that is kind of like jerky but a lot better. It is air-dried for 7 days instead of dehydrated at high heat in a matter of hours like jerky. We also don’t use any sugar or other preservatives or curing agents. We use all the good fat instead of trimming it off like other people do. We’re developing a dried sausage version with liver and heart. It will be the first of its kind in the world!
    The final interview 39 minutes in is with Tommy who makes the regeneratively grown beef tallow body care products. He makes them all by hand and uses nothing but a few natural ingredients. He’ll talk about the origins of beef tallow as soap throughout human history and why using animal fat on your animal body is so beneficial.
    Really interesting stuff here with all 3 interviews that you won’t hear elsewhere. Without further ado, let’s jump in.
    Find everything here: http://NoseToTail.org
    SHOW NOTES
    [2:30] How Ted got into the grass fed beef business. [5:00] The importance of omega-3 ratios for combating chronic diseases. [8:30] The ratios of omega-3 comparing Nose to Tail and other grocers. https://www.nosetotail.org/fresh-meat/  [13:00] The balance of eating lots of high quality omega-3 foods and not so much omega-6 heavy foods. [19:45] Introduction to our biltong processor in South Africa.  https://www.nosetotail.org/biltong/  [21:30] The difference between biltong and beef jerky.  [26:00] The difference between our biltong compared to competitors. [31:30] Everything you need to know about our new product, Droewors. https://www.nosetotail.org/product/traditional-droewors-air-dried-beef-sausage/  https://www.nosetotail.org/product/peri-peri-droewors-air-dried-beef-sausage/  [39:00] The backstory of how Tommy got into manufacturing beef tallow body products. https://www.nosetotail.org/body-care/  [42:00] The history of the use of beef tallow for skin care/soap.  [44:20] What we should look out for when purchasing body care products. [46:30] The importance of saturated fats on our skin.  [47:40] Difference between natural fragrances and essential oils. [51:40] Some insight into our new deodorant that will be coming out soon. [54:20] Where are all of our new body care products sourced from? Find everything at http://NoseToTail.org
     

    • 58 min
    Part 104 - Max Lugavere on Using Acute Stress to Fight Chronic Stress

    Part 104 - Max Lugavere on Using Acute Stress to Fight Chronic Stress

    This is a Sapien podcast preview episode - subscribe to the Sapien podcast on your podcast app and watch the video version from our new studio on the Food Lies youtube channel.
    The new products are live on NoseToTail.org
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
    Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. He has also recently just written his new book The Genius Life. 
    Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. 
    From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
     
    Go check out his website to learn more: https://www.maxlugavere.com/ 
     
    SHOW NOTES
     
    [6:10] His background and story of how he got into the industry.  [13:20] Some of the dietary principles that he believes in. [19:10] Plants in a nose to tail diet https://iog.publichealth.uga.edu/2017/08/19/renzi-hammond-lutein-cognition/  [23:10] Buying organic vs conventional  [24:20] High sugar fruits.  [27:20] Jogging for exercise vs resistance training.  [34:00] Leverage stressors to fight your own stress. [37:50] Nasal breathing. [42:50] Hot therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262976/  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25705824/  https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30275-1/fulltext  [46:00] Cold immersion therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4094425/  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049516300026  [51:20] The importance of not coddling the elderly.  [57:20] Use of diet/exercise to prevent mild cognitive impairment or progression.  
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    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Part 103 - Kiran Krishnan on the Immune Health, Herd Immunity, Viral Exposure, Microbiome, Gut Health, and More!

    Part 103 - Kiran Krishnan on the Immune Health, Herd Immunity, Viral Exposure, Microbiome, Gut Health, and More!

    Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist who has been involved in the nutrition industry for the past 17 years. His early work involved hands-on Research and Development in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. He is a frequent lecturer on the human microbiome at medical and nutrition conferences and health summits and a regular expert guest on national and satellite radio. He is also a founder of Microbiome Labs, a company dedicated to researching the microbiome and providing research-based probiotics for patients.
     
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
    SHOW NOTES
    [4:10] What we know about the Microbiome.
    [6:10] There’s 40 trillion microbes in and on our body.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43674270 
    [10:00] Microbes in the gut are messengers.
    [11:40] 80% of immune health is in the lining of the gut.
    https://www.health24.com/Medical/Flu/Preventing-flu/your-gut-is-the-cornerstone-of-your-immune-system-20160318 
    [13:40] Our digestive tract is outside of our body. 
    [17:10] Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are linked to severe COVID cases. 
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dmrr.3377 
    [22:30] Inflammation is the root cause.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4579563/ 
    [27:20] A non-inflammatory diet builds a resilient immune system.
    [31:20] Strategic dietary changes shift our food options.
    https://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22971-organic-meats-demand-continues-to-grow
    [35:40] Alternative or natural medicine is growing. 
    [39:40] Stress is a potent disruptor of the microbiome.
    [44:40] Fleeting exposure is the best protection against a virus.
    [47:10] Herd Immunity is a long term protection. 
    [51:40] Filth and germs are critical for the immune system.
    [56:40] Antibiotics save lives, but they’re over-prescribed. 
    [1:01:50] Gluten creates an immune response in everybody. 
    https://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-gluten-have-any-effect-on-non-celiacs/ 
    [1:05:00] Alzheimers is a result of inflammation. 
    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00407/full 
    [1:11:10] Probiotics can cure leaky gut. https://microbiomelabs.com/home/press/microbiome-labs-publishes-study-on-megasporebiotic-in-the-treatment-of-ibs/ 
    [1:16:40] Spore-based probiotics are evolutionarily supported.
    [1:21:10] Fermented meat and vegetables contain beneficial microbes.
    [1:26:10] Dietary variety and nose to tail nutrition is beneficial.
    [1:28:50] We can change our gut microbiome. 
    [1:32:20] Yes, you can eat onions despite their sulfate content.
     
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    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Part 102 - Joel Salatin on Regenerative Ag, Forest Fires, Immunity Secrets, Fake Meat, and Wasting Plant Foods

    Part 102 - Joel Salatin on Regenerative Ag, Forest Fires, Immunity Secrets, Fake Meat, and Wasting Plant Foods

    Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.
    He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia.  Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products.  When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the calluses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.
     
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
    SHOW NOTES
    [6:15] How he started his journey. [9:45] The world’s biggest problem is inertia and the need for empowerment. [16:15] Joel’s ways to improve your immune health [19:45] The issue of living in a very sterile environment [29:00] Be a part of the microbial system.  [35:25] Soil health and climate change. [44:15] 75% of the reason for the wildfires is mismanaged land [47:45] Methane and livestock.  [59:15] His thoughts on man made beef. [1:06:15] Food waste in modern agriculture and food industry.  [1:19:15] The importance of integrating our food systems, nation wide. [1:25:05] The true cost of running his farm and its ethical practices.  
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Part 101 - Michael Rose, PhD Can Humans live until 200? Does Aging Stop?

    Part 101 - Michael Rose, PhD Can Humans live until 200? Does Aging Stop?

    Dr. Michael Rose is one of the world’s leading scientists in aging, biological immortality, and human evolution. He is Director and Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.
    He has been doing research for 40 years and published over 275 Academic publications and authored 10 books including Does Aging Stop? and Evolutionary Biology of Aging
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
    SHOW NOTES
    [4:20] How he got into evolutionary biology.  [10:00] The force of natural selection declines with adult age. [27:50] Why we should eat an ancestral diet, especially as we age. [34:00] The importance of sticking to ancestral diets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-9S8M78iRY&list=PLkl7B_X7mCo7SQD1RqcwsDe-TF0yLkcXG&index=11  [39:40] Drugs and supplements to help with DNA transcription. [46:00] Autoimmunity, modern agriculture, and seed oils. [58:00] Theories for how our brains grew so exponentially. [1:02:40] How caloric restriction affects aging. [1:07:00] Caloric restriction led to a longer living, robust “super fruit fly”. [1:19:00] What his diet looks like and what he suggests. [1:24:00] The importance of living in a tribal setting. [1:26:00] Addiction to food and substances.  
    GET THE FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE! http://Sapien.org
    GET THE MEAT! http://NosetoTail.org
     
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    • 1 hr 39 min

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