Despite What You’ve Been Told, Cows Can Save The World – Brian Sanders

Film maker Brian Sanders, the man behind the feature length documentary 'Food Lies' and host of the Peak Human podcast looks at the history of our dietary guidelines, the epidemic of chronic disease and obesity that followed, what the new science is telling us humans should actually be eating, and how to eat that food …

Let Them Eat Dirt – Why Dirt & Microbes Could Be Good for Us

Have we become too clean? Brett Finlay discusses whether we have taken our war on germs a step too far, the research on tailored diets to address diabetes and obesity, fecal transplants for IBS, how microbes play a part in atherosclerosis, heart disease, strokes, depression, body odour, even jet lag. The gut-brain axis, autism, ADHD, …

Has Meat Become a Scapegoat for Vegans, Politicians & the Media Because of Bad Science?

Frédéric Leroy, Professor of Food Science and biotechnology at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, presents a very informative lecture concluding that meat has effectively become a scapegoat for commercial and environmental advocates, much of which was based on bad science. Speaking at a lecture at the University of Auckland, Professor Leroy discusses how this scapegoating came about …

Fake Meat and the Rise of the Plant Based Burger

Veganism and to a lesser extent, vegetarianism, collectively rebranded as “plant based” eating is growing at an exponential rate, especially among millennials. This unprecedented growth has attracted the attention of high profile celebs such as Bill Gates who has invested in one of the many plant based or “fake meat” successes, the Impossible Burger. The …

Liver – Love It or Hate It, Here Are Some Facts

Liver is possibly the most nutrient-dense food in the world. Conventional belief is that micro nutrients are most highly concentrated in vegetables and some fruits. While this is true, their micro nutrient content doesn’t always beat what is found in liver as they are apparently more bio available from animal sources. As an example, Vitamin …

Anthropologist Debunks the Paleo Diet-Dr Christina Warinner

This poorly titled lecture by Christina Warinner, an archaeological anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma who, for the past ten years has been researching our food in the past by looking at the dental calculus of ancient human remains and using this to go back in time to calculate what our ancestors ate. For someone …