If you’ve ever struggled with your health or diet, wondering why in the world you keep getting colds, cavities, or a few extra pounds despite doing everything you can to take care of yourself, OR if you’ve ever struggled to maintain your energy through the day - despite cup after cup of bulletproof coffee, then THIS is the interview for you!
Today we interview John Durant, a modern caveman, bio-hacker and life-hacker, and author of the outrageously popular Paleo Manifesto.
We’ll talk about what’s Paleo, why the name has such a bad wrap, and why the caveman diet and nutrition, just may be for us.
We’ll discuss it’s biological origins, zoo animals, ancient man, Harvard evolutionary biologists, the Torah, Bible and Moses, and perhaps everything but the Ten Commandments.
We’ll learn why we may have been so much healthier BEFORE the agricultural revolution, but why it’s not too late to turn back the clock and get healthier now.
It’ll be a fascinating look at our health, and why our diets aren’t serving us. We’ll look at what does work and why, and simple ways we can begin to shift our health and energy levels today.
We’ll also look at why our germophobic society isn’t serving us, and why a healthy gut, means a healthy mind.
We’ll look at agricultural diets, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, raw food diets, gluten and gluten-free, fermented foods, the ethical treatment of animals and much, much more.
We look at myths, dogma, addiction and societal demands, and how we can mindfully move past this to make our own choices, and discover our own healthy eating habits.
This is one interview that will leave you better equipped to make healthy choices to feel better about your body, your energy levels, and even a clearer mind, TODAY.
Show Intro Transcript:
Today we have a very australopithic guest on our show.
His name is John Durant, and he’s been called a professional caveman, though I guess that’d be a Neanderthal. John Durant is an author, entrepreneur, venture investor, and yes, modern caveman.
His first book, The Paleo Manifesto, advocates using our evolutionary history to combat the global epidemic of chronic health problems.
He has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR Morning Edition, CBC, Der Spiegel, and The Colbert Report. He has spoken at Google, Harvard, and The Nantucket Project and has been rated one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness by Greatist.
He’s also the founder of Wild Ventures, a venture group specializing in consumer health products & technology.
Prior to becoming a professional caveman, he studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard. He thinks you should try a polar bear swim, intermittent fasting, and bone marrow.
For myself personally, I’ve been going down this caveman road for years without realizing it. I wrote a best-selling books on barefoot running, barefoot walking and connecting with the earth, and still go barefoot wherever I can even in the snow, I’ll also jump in freezing water no matter the temperature, and I’m always asking, what would ancient man have done?
I’ve called myself a tinkerer, or what John would call a hacker, or a bio-hacker, continuously asking questions and experimenting on ourselves.
One area I’m fascinated with is diet. For myself, I’d been nearly a lifelong vegan or vegetarian until recently.
For the last three years, I was even a fully raw vegan. But at that point I was getting fracture after fracture, until I had my bone density tested and found it through the floor. Fortunately, at the time, I had felt this strong calling to try eating differently and had been drawn to the benefits of bone broth.
Since then, I’ve made my way back up the food chain, and now call myself a vegetarian with meat-eating tendencies.
But we’ll be talking with John about this, about what Paleo is, about what a great caveman diet is, a farmer diet, an industrial diet, and even about why vegan or vegetarian, may not be the way to go.
I think it’ll be a fun and fascinating talk, one which may have you questioning your own food choices and habits, and asking, what would caveman do?
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