Interviews, Debates, and Discussions
These are my conversations with others.
The Ancestral Health Debate
Nick Hiebert and I debate the value of ancestral health as a heuristic, covering arguments around antagonistic pleiotropy and past failures in the development of artificial diets.
Mathew Crawford: Fraud in the Military's Health Database?
Crawford has uncovered what seems to be a smoking gun that someone altered the 2016-2019 data of the DMED database to hide an explosion of ill-defined health problems in 2021.
Jessica Rose: VAERS, Myocarditis, COVID Vaccines, and So Much More
Dr. Jessica Rose is a Canadian researcher with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Immunology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also holds a PhD in Computational Biology from Bar Ilan University and 2 post-doctoral degrees: one in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one in Biochemistry from the Technion Institute of Technology. She was also accepted for a 2-month program as a senior researcher at the Weizmann Institute prior to completion of her latest post doctoral degree at the Technion.
COVID Conversations | Gabriela Gomes on Herd Immunity
Gabriela Gomes is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Strathclyde Glasgow and corresponding author of the recent paper, "Herd immunity thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 estimated from unfolding epidemics," one of the papers arguing that the herd immunity threshold is on the order of 10-20% in the European communities they studied rather than the 60-80% more commonly cited, and she's here to talk about herd immunity and COVID-19.
The Carnivore Debate Part 2
In part 2 of The Carnivore Debate, we cover the philosophy of the carnivore diet and the potential pitfalls of carnivore and keto.
The Carnivore Debate Part 1
Dr. Paul Saladino, Carnivore MD, and I sit down to talk about the carnivore diet.
Weston Price and Beyond
In this episode, Hilda Librada Gore of the Wise Traditions podcast interviews me about the work of Weston Price, dental researcher extraordinaire and pioneer of nutritional anthropology. In the second half, we talk about how to condense what we’ve learned since Price’s time about nutrition into some practical rules of thumb that can help us achieve the best diet to meet our nutritional needs.
Chris Kresser on Unconventional Medicine
In this episode, I interview Chris Kresser!
We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, and everything he is doing over at the Kresser Institute, including his new health coach training program. Chris is changing the face of medicine with his new paradigm. Listen in to find out why I told him that in the 2020 presidential debates, I expect the candidates to be debating how many jobs Kresser created over the last four years.
You can buy his new book, Unconventional Medicine, on Amazon.
If you’re interested in becoming a health coach, or if you already are one and wish to undergo his new training to get his functional medicine perspective, you have up until June 3 to enroll. You can sign up here.
Why You Need Glycine: A Panel Discussion
Glycine can you sleep, stabilize your blood sugar, improve your joint health, keep your skin beautiful, and do much more. It’s a little amino acid with a big impact on your health.
This episode is a panel discussion between Dr. Chris Masterjohn, Alex Leaf of Examine.Com, and Vladimir Heiskanen, covering everything you need to know about glycine.
Nutrition in Medical School — Do Doctors Learn Enough
Episode 39 is a panel discussion between me and three panel members who are either finishing medical school now or are recent graduates of medical school. We discuss the current state of nutrition in medical school, whether and how it should change, what doctors and future doctors should do to obtain a deep understanding of nutrition, and what patients should do to obtain high-quality, nutritionally focused medical care.
Stephan Guyenet and I Talk About the Hungry Brain
Stephan Guyenet made a book! The Hungry Brain is available now, and in episode 34, Stephan and I talk all about it.
Stephan is a long-time friend and colleague. He has a PhD in neuroscience, and studies the role of the brain in controlling the food we eat and the other behaviors we engage in that affect our body composition and risk of obesity. His book lays out how the brain makes these decisions and what we can do to outsmart these deeply rooted instincts in today’s challenging environment.
We begin by talking about what makes us fat, why we are now fatter than ever, why our environment affects some of us so much more strongly than others, and what we can do about it on both an individual and societal level. Then we move on to the book: what you can get out of reading it, why Stephan decided to write it, and the process he used during the three years of research, writing, and publication. In the last part, I get Stephan’s advice for people who want to follow a similar career path, and ask Stephan how he sees his career evolving now that he’s left academia but has stayed so intimately involved with science.
Life After Academia With Guillermo Ruiz
Guillermo Ruiz of 3030Strong, a rising soon-to-be ND in the ancestral health community, interviewed me about my decision to leave academia and what I’ll be doing to bring you value come January. Since the roots of this decision lie deep in self-reflection, we trace the story all the way back to the struggles I had in elementary school and high school, and my experience “unschooling” as a teen. Then we get into the key factors that made me do all the self-reflection and make the big decision and the things that motivate me and inspire me going forward. We conclude by getting into the nitty gritty practical aspects of exactly what I’ll be doing when I fully transition to self-employment.
Career Decisions: A Conversation With Brady Holmer
This episode is totally different. In the wake of my decision to leave academia, Brady Holmer, a first-year PhD student in exercise science, reached out to me to interview me for career advice. He made it a goal to interview one expert in his field or a related field to gain insights for his own career path, and since I had just announced a massive transition in my own career, it was the perfect time to hit me up.
Wait a second, I thought. If this would be useful to Brady, maybe it would be all the more useful if we had the conversation on the podcast! Thus, here in episode 27, I have my first guest: Brady Holmer. But I don’t interview him. He interviews me.
Well, I do interview him a little. Call it a conversation. Enough with the intro. Here it is!
Your guest, Nick, was completely obnoxious, impatient and rude. It made listening to a debate painful. I appreciate your patient points, Chris, but less impatient and overly aggressive guests would be much more enjoyable to listen to.