Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf

March 16, 2017

In 2010, with his New York Times Bestselling book The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf presented the answers that enabled me to recover my health. His podcast of the same name launched my business and connected me with the incredible partners who helped shape NBT into an online clinic that has now helped over a thousand athletes achieve optimal health and performance.

In his new book, Wired to Eat, Robb carefully examines the neuroregulation of appetite as this is necessary for eating enough to be healthy, but not so much that we see weight gain and the plethora of Western degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration and type 2 diabetes.

Robb's primary goal with this material is to remove the guilt and shame many people feel around making changes in their food and movement. We STILL need to do the work, but if we understand this may legitimately be a challenging process, we can avoid the sense of failure and self-loathing. Mixed into all this Robb talks about sleep, photoperiod, stress, digestion, the gut microbiome, autoimmunity. It’s a lot of material, but we think it covers most situations and will be helpful whether one is struggling with weight or is a top tier athlete.

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Here’s the outline of this interview with Robb Wolf:

[00:00:41] Robb’s first book was The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet (2010).

[00:01:31] The Paleo Solution podcast.

[00:01:51] Amelia Luker, RN, is my ultra hard working employee #1 who makes much of the NBT of the magic happen.

[00:02:44] Marty Kendall has a fantastic website and Facebook group both named Optimising Nutrition.

[00:04:25] Sign up for our weekly highlights email.

[00:05:35] The first book was so successful, why write a second?

[00:06:38] Customisation was lacking in the original approach.

[00:07:21] Whole30.

[00:08:09] We are wired to eat.

[00:10:52] Most health and fitness books are ghostwritten.

[00:12:55] Why not a retreat, or a training course, or self-publish?

[00:13:56] Tucker Max: Book in a Box.

[00:14:46] Reno Risk Assessment Program (explicit).

[00:15:45] Lorain Cordain and Gary Taubes.

[00:15:53] Dr Jim Greenwald.

[00:16:30] 22M savings, 33:1 return on investment.

[00:17:04] Dr Gerald Reaven.

[00:18:51] Workman's comp 1.5M cost?

[00:21:20] Train the trainer.

[00:24:06] Biomarkers to identify “the dead man walking.”

[00:24:46] William Cromwell, MD, Discipline Director, Cardiovascular Disease at LabCorp.

[00:25:26] LDL-P.

[00:27:14] Ivor Cummins (aka The Fat Emperor), and the late Dr Joseph Kraft.

[00:28:29] Book pre-order bonuses.

[00:30:12] Thrive Market.

[00:32:16] The Paleo Diet is “more misunderstood than a goth kid in Arkansas.”

[00:32:41] Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

[00:34:29] Zeevi, David, et al. "Personalized nutrition by prediction of glycemic responses." Cell 163.5 (2015): 1079-1094.

[00:37:39] Glucose challenge in hunter gathers.

[00:38:58] Does one size fit all for glucose tolerance?

[00:40:56] Chris Masterjohn, PhD.

[00:46:00] The septic patient. See Robb’s talk at UCSF.

[00:46:32] Lipopolysaccharide (LPS).

[00:50:58] Straub, Rainer H., and Carsten Schradin. "Chronic inflammatory systemic diseases An evolutionary trade-off between acutely beneficial but chronically harmful programs." Evolution, medicine, and public health 2016.1 (2016): 37-51.

[00:54:52] Managing complexity.

[00:57:08] Photoperiod.

[00:58:27] Crossfit and martial arts.

[00:59:56] What should I do when I grow up?

[01:00:18] Myers-Briggs personality test.

[01:01:39] Economic risk tolerance.

[01:02:34] Physician's assistant.

[01:04:58] Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine.

[01:05:11] Kresser Institute.

[01:06:10] Rheumatoid arthritis.

[01:07:33] f you own a gym or other business and would like to sell copies of Wired To Eat you can pre-order in bulk! Please send email to hello@robbwolf.com with “Bulk order” in the subject line for details.

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