John Durant, Biohacking Caveman

John recently released his first book – The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health – in which he advocates using evolutionary principles to combat the global epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.

All animals, human or otherwise, thrive when we mimic key elements of our natural habitat. From diet to movement to sleep, this evolutionary perspective sheds light on some of our most pressing health concerns.

On the show we discuss:

  • Apes, OCD and ‘natures’ diet
  • Jewish hygienic codes and modern medicine
  • Great ‘ Experiment‎ ‘ Britain and the industrial revolution
  • Industrial food and health
  • Biohacking your way to health and wellbeing

Olympic weightlifting, Cross-fit, Nutrition, & … Grammar?

How do these topics intersect? Find out and join Michael as he interviews Greg Everett, co-host of The Paleo Solution podcast, owner of Catalyst Athletics, co-founder of The Performance Menu, and author of “the best book available on Olympic weightlifting”: Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches.

The Fat Burning Man

Michael’s guest in this podcast is Fat Burning Man (and renaissance man) Abel James.  He’s an author, coach and host of the popular Fat Burning Man Show podcast. Abel, a recovering vegetarian – explains his lifelong journey leading him to the truth about the conventional wisdom concerning nutrition. Now, through his podcast and  Lean Body System he is dedicated to spreading the word to help curb our country’s growing health crisis caused largely by poor nutrition.  Also an accomplished musician, Abel is the author of The Musical Brain which explores the evolution of Music, its ubiquity in our lives, and how it intertwines with human psychology.

Ancestral Health Symposium 2012

August 9-11 the Ancestral Health Society will hold its second annual symposium. Co-founder of AHS, Brent Pottenger makes his second appearance (click here for the first) with Michael and gives a preview of the event. It will be held at Harvard Law School in conjunction with the Harvard Food Law Society. AHS is investigating how to harness the wisdom of our ancestors to solve modern health challenges. Registration will open March 1 for AHS members and March 2 for the public. Learn more at

Ancestral Health – an evolutionary perspective on modern health challenges

What can we learn from our ancestors about how to optimize and improve human health? Are some of our modern chronic diseases created by the mismatch between the conditions in which humans evolved and our present agriculture and technology rich world? In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk explores these questions (and more!) with the co-founders of the Ancestral Health Society (AHS), Aaron Blaisdell, Ph.D. & Brent Pottenger, MHA. Learn more about this growing grassroots movement investigating the science-based solutions found in our human history – and watch video presentations from the recent AHS symposium – at .