Alan Levinovitz stops by the podcast to discuss his controversial book The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat.
Here are my notes!
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!
Click the PLAY button above to listen to the entire episode.
Want the Written Version? Join The Transcribe Tribe for FREE transcripts!