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

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

Part 203 - Dr. Joel Kahn Thinks You Should Go Vegan

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

Dr. Joel Kahn is a cardiologist, integrative medicine practitioner and promoter of plant-based nutrition. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist.




  • (16:52) According to Dr. Khan, if you suffer from heart disease, consider a plant-based diet based on science.

  • (20:38) We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 20s and 30s.

  • (31:00) We have more than enough data that a human can live through their reproductive years on a huge variety of diets.

  • (47:08) To assess whether or not you’re on the right path, assess your own cardiovascular status.

  • (59:54) 30-40% of heart attacks, strokes, and early deaths are due to genetic factors, completely regardless of nutrition and lifestyle.

  • (1:09:50) Examine whether or not your lifestyle is working for you. Don’t just assume it is.


Part 202 - Stephan Guyenet, PhD on Why Do Humans Overeat?

Wed, 13 Sep 2023

Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. is an obesity researcher and health writer whose work ties together neuroscience, physiology, evolutionary biology, and nutrition to offer explanations and solutions for our global weight problem. He received a B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Washington. He is the author of the popular health website, Whole Health Source, and is a frequent speaker on topics of obesity, metabolism, and nutrition.





  • (11:16) Our brains determine our food intake and regulate our energy expenditure, in a way that works best in our ancestral environment, but not in our modern environment.

  • (24:33) We consume calories for many reasons, hunger being just one of them. Likewise, satiety is just one of many reasons we stop eating.

  • (34:40) As a rule of thumb, eat a diet of omnivorous whole foods that are lower in calorie density.

  • (49:56) Fiber is not an essential nutrient.

  • (58:35) Nutrient-to-energy is important to health, but once you have adequate intake, there’s not much benefit in taking in more.

  • (1:04:46) Most people in the US are more susceptible to obesity than others. Whether or not they actually become obese comes down to the environment they choose.

  • (1:15:31) Blood pressure, on a genetic level, doesn’t typically change as one gets older.


Part 201 - Brad Kearns on Finding the Holy Grail of Diet & Lifestyle

Thu, 31 Aug 2023

Brad Kearns, 58, is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record setting professional Speedgolfer, #1 USA-ranked Masters age 55-59 track & field high jumper in 2020, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete.

He has written twenty books on diet, health, peak performance, and ancestral living, and is a popular speaker, retreat host, and face of the Primal Blueprint online multimedia educational courses. In 2017, The Keto Reset Diet became a New York Times bestseller, and briefly ranked as the #1 overall bestselling book on Brad also hosts the B.rad podcast




  • (09:56) We know what’s possible. Now let’s shoot for optimal.

  • (21:22) Processed foods disrupt our appetite and satiety hormones, prompting us to overeat.

  • (33:02) Injuries are a sign of overdoing it.

  • (40:56) Homo sapiens are built for near-constant everyday movement.

  • (47:38) Always ask “what’s optimal” instead of just “what’s possible”.

  • (59:54) Raw forms of high-toxin natural plant foods is a potentially problematic category of nutrition.

  • (1:08:26) Our main nutritional challenge is energy toxicity.


Part 200 - My biggest impact fat loss & health tips

Wed, 16 Aug 2023

This episode features the synthesis of my learnings after doing 200 episodes over the last 5.5 years with many of the world's top doctors & scientists in the health field.

Get 80% of the results with 20% of the effort. I've dedicated my life to learning from the best and distilling things down to actionable insights that make it easy for you to get results. 

Today my sister interviews me in an episode packed with useful info.





  • (10:52) The only nutrition plan you’ll be able to stick with for the long-term is the one that you enjoy following, and is both nutrient-dense and complete.

  • (24:58) Food Lies was originally a documentary that turned into a six-part series.

  • (29:43) The Sapien Center can be described as a work-from-home health-focused community that makes the journey to health and longevity sustainable and fun.

  • (36:36) Ancestral health combines how humans traditionally ate with modern medicine to prevent and treat chronic disease.

  • (49:25) The main problem with binge eating dietitians and the fat acceptance movement is that they do not understand that there are differences in food.

  • (57:34) Nutrient calories are not the same as energy calories.

  • (1:07:25) Cholesterol is foundational to hormonal health.



Part 199 - Tucker Max on Raising Your Own Food, Providing for Your Family, and the Future of Freedom

Wed, 09 Aug 2023

Tucker Max has written four New York Times Best Selling books (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He co-founded Scribe Media, the premier professional publishing company that has helped people like David Goggins, Tiffany Haddish and Dan Sullivan publish their books.

He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. 

He currently lives on a ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas, with his wife Veronica and five children on a homestead ranch where they raise animals, grow their own food, and create sustainable and redundant systems to be self-sufficient. They also helped start an alternative school with their community.





    • (14:30) Consuming content endlessly from media personalities is not all that different to binging soap operas.

    • (22:56) Whether or not you develop type 2 diabetes does depend on genetics, but a huge, often-overlooked factor is how your diet looks.

    • (25:51) To Tucker, Waldorf is the ideal homeschooling curriculum for its heavy emphasis on student-led education.

    • (40:15) “The only reason hospitals aren’t cesspools of death is because nurses keep it together.”

    • (44:37) True sovereignty over your family’s livelihood comes down to owning your own sources of food, water, and power.

    • (50:08) Don’t be an oldschool doomsday prepper. Control your inputs.

    • (53:43) Taking responsibility for your livelihood—for your food, water, and power, education, and health—creates a sense of urgency in your life.

    • (1:00:35) The COVID-19 crisis taught Tucker to ask himself the two-part question: “What do I believe and why do I believe it?”

    • (1:11:25) Creating your own society starts with the actions you take.

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