Mar 8, 2023
Brian once again sits down with Miki Ben-Dor, a paleoanthropologist affiliated with Tel Aviv University. He specializes in the association between nutrition and evolution in humans, with a particular focus on reconstructing the Paleolithic diet. He conducted the study titled The evolution of the human trophic level during the Pleistocene (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajpa.24247) and is the author of the 2023 book Live Paleo Style which can be purchased on Amazon.
(06:47) The top two principles that the hunter-gatherers of the past lived by was autonomy and equality.
(15:44) What most people call the “paleo diet”, Miki simply calls our “natural diet”.
(31:24) Sharing is common in all nomadic hunter-gatherer societies.
(46:14) Those who continue to push the high-fiber, low-meat lifestyle are doing so disingenuously.
(1:15:40) Brian and Miki recap just a few pieces of evidence that humans evolved to be high-trophic-level carnivores that do best when they primarily consume meat and fat
(1:30:00) Meaning is found in helping others.