How Ancient Wisdom Helps Us Thrive

Learn why our modern diet’s failing us, and what we can do to get more energy, feel better, and have healthier bodies today! We talk with John Durant, Professional Caveman and Author of The Paleo Manifesto

If you’ve ever struggled with your health or diet, wondering why in the world you keep getting colds, cavities, or a few extra pounds despite doing everything you can to take care of yourself, OR if you’ve ever struggled to maintain your energy through the day – despite cup after cup of bulletproof coffee, then THIS is the interview for you!

Today we interview John Durant, a modern caveman, bio-hacker and life-hacker, and author of the outrageously popular The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health.

He has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR Morning Edition, CBC, Der Spiegel, and The Colbert Report. He has spoken at Google, Harvard, and The Nantucket Project and has been rated one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness by Greatist.

He’s also the founder of Wild Ventures, a venture group specializing in consumer health products & technology.

This is one interview that will leave you better equipped to make healthy choices to feel better about your body, your energy levels, and even a clearer mind, TODAY.

We’ll talk about what’s Paleo, why the name has such a bad wrap, and why the caveman diet and nutrition, just may be for us.


Key Topics:

  • biological origins of Paleo
  • what inspired John to head down the caveman path
  • what you can learn from zoo animals, ancient man, Harvard evolutionary biologists
  • the Torah, Bible and Moses and how certain rules in religious texts came to be
  • why we may have been so much healthier BEFORE the agricultural revolution
  • why the standard American diet and even seemingly healthy diets aren’t serving you
  • simple ways you can begin to shift your health and energy levels today
  • why our germophobic society isn’t serving us
  • fermented foods and why a healthy gut, means a healthy mind
  • agricultural diets, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, raw food diets, gluten and gluten-free
  • the ethical treatment of animals
  • how you can mindfully move past myths, dogmas, addiction and societal demands
  • becoming aware of your own biological limitations and discovering your own healthy eating habits.


John Durant Online: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Wild Ventures: advisory and angel network specializing in consumer health products and technology


Book by John Durant:

The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health by John Durant


John’s Recommended Reading:

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan


Other References:

Dr. Daniel Liberman: paleoanthropologist at Harvard University and chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

Skeletal Bio Lab: Dr. Daniel’s lab at Harvard with the “really cool treadmill” mentioned in show

Dr. Dennis Bramble: with Dr. Liberman, published article in the British science journal, Nature, titled “Born to Run”

Thrive Market: “Costco meets WholeFoods” makes living a health conscious life easier with best-selling natural and organic products at 25%-50% off retail


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