Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living

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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' (

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Part 162 - L. Amber O’Hearn on Should Humans Eat Mostly Fat and the Rest Meat?
Amber O’Hearn has an eclectic background, with academic publications in several fields including theoretical mathematics, cognitive psychology, computational linguistics, and more recently, evolutionary nutrition and biology. She has been studying and experimenting with low-carb, ketogenic diets since 1997, and is particularly interested in evolutionary constraints and interspecies differences. Amber has been eating a nearly plant-free diet since 2009 Ambers Website    BUY THE MEAT   Support me on Patreon!   Preorder the film here:     SHOW NOTES [1:00] - Amber’s background, history, education and interests related to nutrition and a long-term carnivore lifestyle [9:00] - Amber’s introduction in 2009 to keto and carnivore through pregnancy [15:45] - Plant antinutrients and health [24:40] - Carnivore + Fruit and Ray Peat  [34:35] - “Zooming out” on Plants vs Meat studies and the risks vs costs  [42:45] - Plant compounds, antioxidants and oxidative stress [53:00] - Ineffectiveness of RDA’s based on individual diets and vitamin deficiencies  [1:03:15] - mTOR, Valter Longo, and longevity diets [1:14:30] - High fat diet vs. high protein  [1:20:35] - Can the Carnivore community fall into the vegan community nutrient deficiency trap?   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube:   Follow along:
Part 161 - Dr. Frederic Leroy Unravels 100 years of the Anti-Meat Agenda
Specializing in the science and application of animal foods in society and nutrition, Dr. Frederic Leroy is a food scientist, technologist and professor at the University of Brussels. With a dense background in peer-reviewed journals, academic boards, and nonprofits,  Dr. Leroy currently is an advocate for a deeper, more nuanced discussion of the importance of animal products, an understanding our our historic relationships with them, and the current war against them in western cultures.  Frederic’s Twitter Page Watch on YouTube: Dr. Leroy's slides:   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES   [4:10] - Brian and Frederic discuss how the overall health of a society relates to diet and nutrition and how modern fake food plays into them [12:15] - How fake meat corporations are trying to make animal agriculture industry disappear  [15:30] - Our connection to butchering, modern animal butchering and how they play into our separation to our ancient ways of living [26:50] - Diving into sensationalism in DailyMail articles since 2000 around Meat  [32:50]- Why nuance and context always matters when speaking about foods and specifically meat [35:50] - Do we need meat? Is it fundamental to health? [47:20] - How meat, animal foods, and our relationships to animals provided security for hunter-gatherer communities interactions with animals is changing: slaughtering, butchering, consumption [1:108:30] - The hierarchy of our modern society and the agendas to form mobs, embrace authority, and subvert power  [1:22:00] - How our view of death has changed and its role in our our view of meat/animal products [1:29:00] - How to have a societal and individual relationships with animals that are healthy for you, the community and the earth     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  
Part 160 - Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation
Kara Collier is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and a co-founder of Nutri-Sense, currently leading their team of dieticians to using their continuous glucose monitoring systems to help individuals properly manage their glucose and metabolism. She graduated from Purdue University, previously worked at the Memphis VA medical center as a clinical dietician at Providence Hospital and in a management role at Nutritionix   Use code “PeakHuman” at Nutrisense for $25 off a CGM     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [0:30] - Kara details her past and what motivated her to get involved with healthcare, metabolic health and Nutrisense and [5:00] - How using a continuous glucose monitor can increase your awareness of how foods affect your glucose levels, energy, mood etc. [14:30] - How your body adapts to lower levels of carbohydrates in diet and its effects [16:30] - Detailing glucose and its role in metabolism [20:30] - What is a Continuous Glucose Monitor, what it tells you and who might benefit from using it [25:05] - Why Hemoglobin A1c is not the only indicator of your metabolic health and what can make those results less reliable [34:15] - Why its very hard and uncommon for the traditional healthcare system to prescribe beneficial testing as preventative care [41:10] - Lipids, LDL, HDL, Trigs and how their levels affect overall health [48:15] - Lifestyle factors and basic nutrition guidelines to maximize glucose response and metabolic health [58:00] - How Sleep and Alcohol affect glucose response and health [1:11:00] - How larger meals, like an OMAD format, affects your glucose response and metabolism [1:16:00] - Do we know if eating a bunch of fruit and sugar is good/bad?   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube:   Follow along:
Part 159 - Patrick Theut on the Miraculous Reversal of Heart Disease
Patrick Theut is a biochemist and engineer who has successfully managed to reverse his coronary artery disease. He has invested over 16,000 hours of study into the cause of heart disease. He has developed theories and protocols on how this disease is developed, how to stop it from progressing, and protocols to even reverse it. Vitamin K Website The ancestral health & events center in East Austin is getting closer to becoming a reality! Email Brian at to get involved. We're looking for anyone from members to investors!   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [3:50] - Patrick details his life-changing scare with a high Coronary Artery Calcium score [14:04] - Why he thinks a MMR jab negatively affected his life [24:30] - Patrick’s mission to get high quality vitamin K to solve his heart disease [29:45] - Why Patrick thinks that conventional western medicine doesn’t routinely test for CAC and other root cause issues [40:00] - A breakdown of Fats, Lipids, hormonal health, and the importance of LDL [57:50] - Brian and Patrick Discuss healthy diet and lifestyle factors [1:20:00] - What to do once your get a CAC score [1:27:45]  - The “hydra” of heart disease   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE Follow along:
Part 158 - Dr. Tyna Moore on The Secrets to Living a Long & Pain-Free Life
Part 157 - Jessica Thompson, PhD on How Eating Animal Fat & Marrow Made Us Human
Specializing in human evolution and the aspects revealed through the analysis of ancient animal bones, Jessica Thomspon is a leading voice in paleo-anthropology, evolutionary theory and hunter-gatherer ethnography. She is a professor at Yale University and also leads the Malawi ancient Lifeways and Peoples Project in Malawi, in central Africa, to develop and interpret the evolutionary history in the area during the last Ice Age. Jessica thompson PhD website: The ancestral health & events center in East Austin is getting closer to becoming a reality! Email Brian at to get involved. We're looking for anyone from members to investors!   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [0:30] - Dr. Jessica speaks about getting back on campus at Yale University and her specialties research in the field of anthropology [5:40] - Jessica’s take on where and when we started as a human species [10:10] - What is the difference in diet, structure, etc. between humans and primates split around 7+  million years ago? [16:40] - Diving deep into tool marks on bones and what we can learn from them [24:40] - Jessica shares her opinion on the nuance of why our evolutionary adaptations that make us human occurred [36:10] - Did protein or fat change human evolution? [55:22] - The importance that megafauna played in our evolution and how they played into cooperation and competition in populations [57:05] - Jessica shares her thoughts on adaptations to the type of energy we consume such as milk, fat, etc. as it relates to the genes/skills that get passed down [1:01:00] - The massive shift in our modern diet in the short time frame, causing massive implications in long-term health [1:09:19] - Jessica weighs in on the role of animal products on evolution and our current health [1:17:30] - Jessica’s thoughts on longevity and  biological anthropology   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE Follow along:
Part 156 - Keith Norris on Becoming Healthy & Free in Our Crazy Modern World
Keith Norris is an author, speaker, and the founder of Paleo f(x), the world’s premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, spirituality, entrepreneurship and everything in between, which is happening on the 29th of April  through May 1st.    BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE TICKETS   He and his wife also recently wrote a book, Primal Uprising, The Paleo f(x) Guide to Optimizing Your Health, Expanding Your Mind, and Reclaiming Your Freedom Keith and Michelle’s book Primal Uprising  Paleo f(x) tickets and teaser video   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [0:00] - Brian and Keith catch up and chat about when they first met and Paleo f(x) [10:02] - Keith speaks his mind on living in “bubbles” and the different types that exist in areas, the ideologies that go along with it and Brian’s own bubbles [14:40] - Neuro Linguistic Programming - what it is and how to use it for more success [23:15] - Willpower, Nutrient Density, Anthropology and Vegetarianism  [47:30] - Redpilling, Food Guidelines, and Effective thinking  [1:01:00] - Censorship and confronting the establishment by beginning with yourself     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  
Part 155 - Dr. Malcolm Kendrick on The True Cause of Heart Disease? The Unifying Theory
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is a General Practitioner in Medicine from Scotland, and focuses the bulk of his research and writing on cholesterol, atherosclerosis, stress, and the myths around them. He is an outspoken critic of the cholesterol focus of heart disease, overprescription of medications, and the dirty plays of statistics that some doctors use to increase their gains at the expense of their patients and general population. He is the author of three books, The Clot Thickens, Doctoring Data, and The Cholesterol Con, and runs the website   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES: [0:50] - Brian and Malcolm chat about Malcolm recent book, The Clot Thickens, and a brief overview of heart disease, its history and Malcolm’s thoughts on it  [10:01] - Malcolm details the nuance of atherosclerosis, endothelial cells, and damage to blood vessels  [19:40] - Malcolm’s thoughts on using LDL as a risk factor for cardiovascular events [31:20] - Myths and facts around cholesterol and its role in physiology [36:00] - Diving deep into Malcolm's thrombogenic hypothesis of heart disease, blood clots and endothelial pathology, Sickle Cell disease and Diabetes [59:21] - Nitric oxide, how it’s benefits were found and how to increase it  [1:04:21] - How stress correlates to increased risk of cardiovascular disease [1:08:45] - Malcolm’s thoughts on lifestyle, diet, and relationships that help or hurt your chances of adverse cardiovascular events  [1:14:30] - How Malcolm’s thoughts on these topics have changed or cumulated over the years   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:
Part 154 - Zoe Harcombe PhD on the Upside Down World of Health Policy
Zoe Harcombe, PhD is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her areas of interest/expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and obesity. She regularly is interviewed on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.   She has a BA and MA from Cambridge University (economics/maths) as well as a Ph.D. in public health nutrition. Her thesis title was “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The full document is available to site members here.   Zoe has also offered 50% a year membership to her amazing website where you get all of her articles. My listeners can use this code PH2204   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   SHOW NOTES [1:30] - Zoe’s background and why she wrote her thesis on the lack of evidence for the introduction of food guidelines [4:30] - Cutting calories and why it doesn’t work to focus on it  [10:40] - Brian asks Zoe how to properly lose fat [16:30] - Zoe’s take on low carb and what she thinks we should be eating  [27:40] - Zoe’s take on animal vs plant foods in relation to nutrition and protein content [39:30] - Zoe’s take on the Food Pyramid and how we got into this awful situation  [50:05] - Power dynamics in society and how it relates to our approach towards kids’ health in western societies [1:07:40] - Zoe’s thoughts on the World Health Organization and The Great Reset [1:20:50] - How this conversation ties into the ostracisation on red meat and the organizations behind it   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:
Part 153 - Dr. Michael Ruscio on All Things Gut Health
I had a great talk with Dr. Michael Ruscio today on all things gut health! Dr. Ruscio is Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, clinical researcher and author [1, 2]. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he is a committee member of the Naturopathic Board of Gastroenterology research division. His high quality probiotics:  
Part 152 - Josh Trent on the 5th Pillar of Health
I usually talk about the 4 pillars of health which I focus on most - diet, sleep, a form of exercise, and sun/outdoors. Josh has been studying what I'm calling the 5th pillar which is the mind/body/spirit stuff that includes stress, breathing, emotional intelligence, etc. I had a great time recording this with him at his home in Austin. We did an hour in the sauna and a cold plunge afterwards!   Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE a Breath & Wellness Program.   Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.   Josh and Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.   Josh has dedicated his life to supporting humanity coming together as one.   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES [1:28] - Josh’s Background and journey to Wellness Force  [8:15] - Brian’s asks Josh to help us understand the spiritual, mental and emotional side of well-being  [22:00] - The Art, Science and Technique  of Breathwork [35:16] - How Past Trauma and Breathwork are related [44:45] - Tips for better breathing posture  [50:30] - The Beginning, Middle and End of Breathwork [57:00] - Looking at Breathwork through an Ancestral Lense [1:01:10] - Josh and Brian’s thought son Psychedelics [1:10:00] - The trap of being uncomfortable in our modern life [1:15:45] - What the BREATHE: Breathe and Wellness program and Why Breathwork is so powerful to Josh   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:
Part 151 - Dr. Nick Nwabuaze (The Fittest Doc) Practical Strategies to Improve your Health & Body
Dr. Nwabueze is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who focuses on helping his patients fix the root cause of their stress and poor health. He completed medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and finished his  internship and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois. He currently uses a mix of resistance training, nutrition coaching, and lifestyle management to form long term relationships with his clients, improving their overall health and happiness through Steady MD, using the Direct Primary Care modality. Find him on Instagram and other social media platforms @thefittestdoc     GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE     SHOW NOTES [1:45] - Dr. Nick’s Background and Beginning [5:52] - Brian and Nick’s thoughts on “Movement is Medicine” [10:50] - How Movement plays into Fat Loss [19:45] - How everything that we put our body through (food, exercise, work) is all stress and how we hormetically get stronger and fitter long-term [23:30] - How and why you should measure Body Composition  [32:30] - Brian and Nick’s Workout Routines [43:25] - Nick’s Mindset on Diet and Nutrition [51:25] - How Dr. Nick works though obesity, obese clients, and mainstream views around obesity [1:21:00] - How Dr. Nick practices medicine with SteadyMD and why he loves it Reach Nick here on SteadyMD   GET THE MEAT FREE SAPIEN FOOD GUIDE   Follow along:  

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759 reviews
Aren72 2022/03/05
Eating crow
It never ceases to amaze me how often my innate directional sense of finding relevant and fundamentally important information is so alarmingly bass ac...
E b d 2022/05/31
Give It A Try
Brian appears to be trying his best to share the good news with people everywhere, give his podcast a listen with an open heart. God Bless y’all. And...
jes? 2022/05/28
Please put time stamps
If you’re going to list the 50 topics and questions you cover in an episode, why not provide your listeners with time stamps? Not everyone wants to li...
SDmillion 2022/05/23
Shame on you for your covid pandemic denying.
You should have come on ICU rounds with me in NYC in mar/apr 2020 when we had to convert our entire 1100 bed hospital to a Covid hospital with freezer...
Pavlov0929 2022/04/15
No go
Teh Cheezy 2022/02/15
I recently started listening to this podcast and I’m about 17 episodes in. I’m really enjoying all the information about human appropriate diets from ...
Blondy55466 2022/01/11
Favorite podcast!
Brian is a terrific interviewer and gets the best guests. Can’t wait for the movie!!
LisaIsHereForIt 2022/01/06
Truly incredible insights
Peak Human has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable idea...
Julia Fae 2022/01/06
Steadfast & Flexible
I love that your journey is always steadfast in energy and open to change. The flexibility you show is inspiring. People so often get on one train of ...
Barton Scott 2022/01/04
Great host, Point of view
Brian is always adept at really listening, being deeply interested, and yet maintaining a healthy level of skepticism that serves these interviews wel...


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