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

Feb 12, 2020

Hey, hey, how is everyone doing out there? Spectacular I assume. Not many updates this week. I’m just working away on the Food Lies film and the new interviews we got. You can still support it on Indiegogo by clicking through - it’s a community powered project and we’ve taken no outside money at all. Just from the beautiful people like you listening.

I’m working on more videos for Patreon supporters. If you go to or search for Peak Human there you can support the show, get the extended show notes that are super useful and really add up to entire eBook on nutrition, and get the private videos on cooking and working out as well.

Speaking of eBooks, Kristi and I are actually creating a Sapien eBook and 10 week program for complete info on what the Sapien diet and lifestyle is and how to implement it in your life. Look for it soon on

Lastly just a quick mention of where you can get the grass finished, pasture raised, beyond organic, high omega-3, regenerative farmed meats. It’s grown here in the US (not shipped in all the way from New Zealand like some other meat box services) and delivered to all 48 states. We use the whole animal so boxes come with all kinds of cuts including the ground beef with liver, heart, kidney, and spleen mixed in, as well as the bones for marrow and broth. I’m all about the high omega-3 ground pork breakfast sausage these days. It's already seasoned and you can fry up the most delicious patties with some eggs and maybe a little cheese. If you ever liked fast food breakfast, you’ll think it was gross compared to this meal. You can get it with or without the organs mixed in. We feed the pigs and chickens a special feed (which is pretty expensive) to give them this high omega 3 to omega 6 ratio. It has been independently tested and it blows conventional and even organic pork out of the water. That’s at

Now onto this awesome panel discussion! We covered a bunch of stuff including why is fat not bad, but actually good? Why are the Dietary guidelines wrong and what’s stopping mainstream adoption? Is sugar a drug? Why carbs are actually worse than protein/fat for health. Insulin, longevity, and if there are any downsides or myths about these types of diets?

I’ve had Ben and Jaime on the podcast already, so you should already know who they are, or I’d recommend going back and listening to their episodes. I say this a lot, but I really recommend going back to episode 1. And please share with friends and family. People send me a lot of messages about how beneficial this podcast is for people new to these topics. They share it and they get hooked!

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a British Cardiologist who’s making waves around the world. I’ll give him a full intro when he comes on the podcast in a couple weeks. We have awesome footage of this panel that will make it to the Food Lies youtube channel soon! Until then, here’s the 3 brainiacs and their wise words!

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We have three guests with us today from the Metabolic Health Summit. Dr. Aseem Malhotra is becoming one of the most influential cardiologists in Britain and a world leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He is successfully leading the campaign against excessive sugar consumption. The award-winning NHS cardiologist has successfully motivated leading academics, the media and politicians to make sugar reduction a health priority in the UK by publishing commentaries in the BMJ and mainstream media.
Ben Bikman is a professor of pathophysiology and biomedical science at BYU in the physiology and developmental biology department and teaches in pathophysiology. His research focuses on molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. He has a Ph.D in Bioenergetics at East Carolina University and did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders.
Dr. Jaime Seeman (M.D. FACOG) is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with a background in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science. She is also a current Fellow in Integrative Medicine and a Board Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist. She did her undergraduate training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a collegiate athlete for the Cornhuskers receiving many awards and honors. She then continued her education at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. She is a wife and mom to three little girls.
  • [4:00] Dietary fat consumption has no effect on spiking insulin.
  • [5:25] The obsession/fear with LDL cholesterol.
  • [6:50] Saturated fat does not cause heart disease.
  • [7:05] Jaime Seeman explains how women need adequate amounts of fats for proper hormonal function.
  • [8:56] Does dietary saturated fat increase plasma saturated fat?
  • [10:38] The fats correlated to heart disease is from consumption with starch, sugar, and alcohol.
  • [12:30] What is hyperinsulinemia and what is its role in these metabolic issues? 
  • [14:29] Insulin resistance is at the root of cardiovascular disease.
  • [16:00] Jaime Seeman’s experiment with wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). [23:20] Keys to longevity and how they relate to insulin.
  • [26:25] The importance of resistance training and protein intake for women especially. 
  • [27:20] The more you dampen insulin signaling, the longer life is extended.
  • [31:10] Importance of exercise and protein for the elderly population.
  • [32:10] Kidney issues and consumption of protein?
  • [33:25] There are essential amino acids and fatty acids, but not carbohydrates.
  • [34:15] The ketogenic/low carbohydrate diet is very sustainable contrary to what some people may say.
  • [35:35] The sources of the fat we consume matter. 
  • [37:20] Is sugar a drug?
  • [41:50] How can we get this information into the mainstream and get the masses to adopt these practices?