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

Apr 8, 2020

Hello again my friends, hope you continue to stay healthy and sane in these tumultuous times. I did another livestream with a health professional and just uploaded it to youtube. This time it was with an ICU nurse working in the COVID unit in a hospital in the downtown LA area. This goes along with my posts on social media where I made an inquiry for anecdotes of super healthy individuals getting severe cases and ending up in the hospital. I had a lot of interesting comments from that post, including people accusing me of one thing or another. I don’t know where they're getting any malicious ideas from. 

I actually really want to know if there are people in our health community experiencing severe cases. So far I have heard of none. People mentioned 2 Spanish soccer players who seemed healthy and there were 2 reports of people in their 40s where the commenter assumed they were healthy. I still haven't heard of anyone who actively focuses on their health and actually engages in healthy lifestyle behaviors on a daily basis dying or going to the ICU. I only hear about people eating a Standard American Diet who aren't yet diagnosed with an actual disease. I want to prove myself wrong here. I don’t want to be lulled into a false sense of security. But so far it seems that the supposedly “healthy” people ending up in the ICU are 40+ obese males.

My nurse friend Rylee confirmed this in our livestream in her limited sample set, and everything that people sent me seemed to confirm this as well. There were reports of thin people getting it, I’ll admit. But this spurs the discussion - are thin people always healthy? NO way! Many commenters even expounded on this telling stories of how messed up they were healthwise even when outwardly they looked in shape. 

So I’m not saying just because you're overweight you're unhealthy or just because you're thin you're healthy. I’m also not saying you're going to avoid a severe COVID case just because you are healthy. There was one anecdote of a healthy person on a low carb diet who qualified for a major triathlon. I don’t know much more about his diet or health status other than someone reporting this, but I won’t sweep it under the rug. There’s always outliers here. We don’t know everything about this virus obviously and I’m by no means the expert. I’m just trying to get people to focus on the thing they DEFINITELY have control of in these crazy times - their own health. 

Focus down on keeping yourself metabolically healthy, do home workouts, and keep your nutrient density super high with every meal! Get some fresh air and some sun, stay positive, and have some control in your life by doing these things. Enough out of me, let’s get to the episode.

Dr. Chris Knobbe is an esteemed eye physician and surgeon  in Boulder, Colorado and currently leads the Cure AMD Foundation. Cure AMD Foundation seeks to spread the message regarding his research that AMD (Age-related macular degeneration) is caused by “Westernization of the diet”. Luckily, he has a theory that macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness, is not only preventable but also treatable with the implementation of an ancestral diet. He came to this conclusion when he left his full-time practice to commit his time to numerous years of full-time investigative research on nutrition. He now shares his breakthrough findings on this and the harms of industrial seed oils through presentations across the country as well as scientific papers and books. You can learn more at 

He did an amazing presentation in Denver recently and has really brought a lot of new information to the table when it comes to the industrial seed oils being the root of all evil! I’m not even exaggerating that much. Populations can be healthy on almost any diet on the planet until the high omega 6 seed oils come into the picture. These go along with processed foods of course, and the refined grains and sugar. But maybe the seed oils are the real X factor. Long time listeners will be familiar with this concept from episode 20 with Tucker Goodrich who did an eye opening interview on this same topic. Go back and check this one out and make sure to start at episode 1 to get the full download of all this super valuable health  info.

So make sure to balance your omega 3s to omega 6s and definitely don’t eat oxidized vegetable oils which are even worse - the ones they use in deep fryers that are reused and kept at super high temperatures. You can get super high omega 3 to omega 6 ratio pork and chicken at We have a bit left and will be restocking friday. Pork and chicken have gotten a bad rap in our health community, and rightly so, because they are usually super high in omega 6 compared to omega 3. At Nose to Tail we feed our animals a special (and expensive) diet that’s super high in omega 3 which makes the meat have an unmatched omega 3 content. Our beef also has a great ratio, as does all beef that’s solely grass fed and finished. Get all the organ meats mixed in as well with our primal ground beef. Get it while it lasts at

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  • [7:07] Chris’s battle with arthritis and how he fixed it.
  • [9:12] Processed seed oils are the major culprit for many chronic diseases.
  • [10:12] Westernization of our diets.
  • [17:42] The rise of seed oils and why they are so harmful.
  • [21:42] Why omega-6 linoleic acids are so bad for us.
  • [25:12] The prevalence of heart disease and how seed oils play a huge role.
  • [33:12] In 2010, seed oils represented 32.5% of the standard american diet.
  • [34:32] Four major problems from vegetable oils.
  • [36:32] What it means when a molecule is proxidative.
  • [40:37] Omega-6 fats drive insulin resistance by breaking down the electron transport chain of the mitochondria.
  • [46:52] Toxicity and how it relates to seed oils.
  • [50:57] There is no relationship between total cholesterol and heart disease.
  • [52:47] LDL cholesterol, heart disease, and lifespan.
  • [54:22] 80% of all olive oils are often adulterated with cheap seed oils.
  • [58:52] Anecdotes of tribes who ‘should’ have chronic disease but are actually some of the healthiest.
  • [1:10:37] Why Chris is a fan of a low-carb diet.
  • [1:14:42] AMD is the third leading cause of blindness in the world.
  • [1:18:22] How diet affects AMD.
  • [1:21:17] How aging and genetics plays less of a role in AMD than some professionals think.
  • [1:25:24] Vitamin A, D, K2 deficiency are all driving AMD.