Alan Levinovitz stops by the podcast to discuss his controversial book The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat.
Here's what we talked about:
3:25 – Why a philosopher and religion professor wrote a nutrition book and how food and religion have more in common than you might think!
8:15 – Are modern times really so bad? The myth of paradise past and how food technologies might be helping us more than they hurt.
11:15 – What paleo is, what it isn’t, and why “eat in moderation” doesn’t work.
12:50 – Where is the science? Why it’s so hard to get clear evidence on food and nutrition and whether or not we’ll ever have any answers.
19:25 – Science vs. sensationalism: mis-reporting in the media and what the scientists really have to say about their nutrition studies.
24:48 – Is it really just the gluten? The real reasons people might feel better off gluten and how to figure out if it will make you feel better, too.
28:44 – All about the nocebo effect and how your mind might be a bigger problem than the gluten.
33:15 – When “too healthy” becomes unhealthy and why we sometimes stick with something that doesn’t really work for us anymore.
38:05 – The problem with getting ahead of the scientific evidence. Plus, why the truth about food and nutrition probably isn’t as exciting as some people would lead us to believe.
45:35 – Does morally good = physically good? Why we associate feeling good with being “bad.”
50:30 – The money and marketing behind nutrition: figuring out who really has your best interest at heart and why being an equal opportunity skeptic might be good for your health.
56:19 – Are we addicted to health? What holistic health really is, How Alan finds balance in his own life, and what he’s up to next!
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