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Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living

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Peak Human is a curated audio series taking an unbiased look at health & nutrition. With so much conflicting information available, filmmaker and health coach Brian Sanders sifts through the dogma and provides a framework that unifies all nutrition and dietary habits that lead to optimum health.Worl… read more

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Part 163 - Jayne Buxton on The Great Plant Based Con

June 29th, 2022


On this episode, Brian speaks with the renowned author and journalist Jayne Buxton. Jayne had published several books, non-fiction and fiction, on …

Part 162 - L. Amber O’Hearn on Should Humans Eat Mostly Fat and the Rest Meat?

June 8th, 2022


Amber O’Hearn has an eclectic background, with academic publications in several fields including theoretical mathematics, cognitive psychology, …

Part 161 - Dr. Frederic Leroy Unravels 100 years of the Anti-Meat Agenda

June 1st, 2022


Specializing in the science and application of animal foods in society and nutrition, Dr. Frederic Leroy is a food scientist, technologist and …

Part 160 - Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation

May 25th, 2022

Kara Collier is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and a co-founder of Nutri-Sense, currently leading their team of dieticians to using their …

Part 159 - Patrick Theut on the Miraculous Reversal of Heart Disease

May 18th, 2022


Patrick Theut is a biochemist and engineer who has successfully managed to reverse his coronary artery disease. He has invested over 16,000 hours of …

Part 157 - Jessica Thompson, PhD on How Eating Animal Fat Marrow Made Us Human

April 27th, 2022

Specializing in human evolution and the aspects revealed through the analysis of ancient animal bones, Jessica Thomspon is a leading voice in …

Part 156 - Keith Norris on Becoming Healthy Free in Our Crazy Modern World

April 20th, 2022


Keith Norris is an author, speaker, and the founder of Paleo f(x), the world’s premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, …

Part 155 - Dr. Malcolm Kendrick on The True Cause of Heart Disease? The Unifying Theory

April 13th, 2022


Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is a General Practitioner in Medicine from Scotland, and focuses the bulk of his research and writing on cholesterol, …

Part 154 - Zoe Harcombe PhD on the Upside Down World of Health Policy

April 7th, 2022

Zoe Harcombe, PhD is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her areas of interest/expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and …

Part 153 - Dr. Michael Ruscio on All Things Gut Health

March 30th, 2022

I had a great talk with Dr. Michael Ruscio today on all things gut health! Dr. Ruscio is Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, clinical …

Part 152 - Josh Trent on the 5th Pillar of Health

March 24th, 2022


I usually talk about the 4 pillars of health which I focus on most - diet, sleep, a form of exercise, and sun/outdoors.

Josh has been studying what I'm calling the 5th pillar which is the mind/body/spirit stuff that …

Part 151 - Dr. Nick Nwabuaze (The Fittest Doc) Practical Strategies to Improve your Health Body

March 4th, 2022


Dr. Nwabueze is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who focuses on helping his patients fix the root cause of their stress and poor health. …

Part 150 - Richard Perkins on the True Diet of Our Ancestors and Replicating this in Sweden

March 1st, 2022

Richard Perkins is a worldwide leader in the regenerative agriculture space, an author, educator, and farmer. He lives in Sweden with his family on a …

Part 148 - Dr. Chris Palmer on Incredible Cases of Diet Lifestyle Reversing Depression, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia

December 22nd, 2021

In this episode, I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Chris Palmer who uses diet and lifestyle changes to improve the lives of people suffering …

Part 147 - An Insider’s Look at Public Health Guidelines and the Medical System - Dr. Chris Dan and Dr. Gary Shlifer

December 15th, 2021

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Chris Dan and Dr. Gary Shlifer to talk about the shortcomings of the medical system and current public health guidelines. Both of them have experienced frustration with the modern …

Part 146 - How a Norwegian Farmer Changed the Mind of the World’s Most Powerful Anti-Meat Activist

December 8th, 2021

Today's episode features a farmer from Norway named Raymund. Raymund is truly a hero because he hosted Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen at his farm where …

Part 145 - Dr. Bill Schindler on How to Eat Like a Human, How to Detoxify Plant Foods, and Why Eat Nose to Tail

December 2nd, 2021


Dr. Bill Schindler is back for another great episode! This is his third appearance on the podcast, so be sure to listen to our previous episodes. After 10 years of hard work, he is excited to announce the release of his …

Part 144 - Mark Schatzker on How to Conquer Your Cravings and What Makes Us Overeat

November 23rd, 2021

Today’s episode features Mark Schatzker who just released his new book: The End of Craving. Back on episode 69, we discussed another one of his amazing books: The Dorito Effect. While many people are arguing about the …

Part 143 - Dr. Gary Shlifer on Immune Health Public Policy - A Doctor's Controversial Take

November 17th, 2021

Today's guest is my good friend Dr. Gary Shlifer who has a clinic in Los Angeles and is not afraid to speak his mind on the current public policy …

Part 142 - Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on Healing Millions w/ Animal Based Diets, Reversing Mental Disorders, and the GAPS Diet

October 27th, 2021


Today’s guest is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who is the creator of the GAPS diet. The GAPS diet aims to solve an array of health conditions and …

Part 141 - Dr. Fred Provenza on the Hidden Nutrition in Meat and the Ancient Wisdom That Animals and Humans Have Forgotten

October 19th, 2021

Today's episode features Fred Provenza, PhD who is a long awaited guest on this show. If you've listened to previous episodes, you may recognize his name. We've discussed his research many times on this podcast …

Part 140 - The Great Carbs vs. Fat Debate. How to fuel yourself after your baseline of animal protein w/ Dr. Jamie Seeman Kate Deering

October 13th, 2021


In this episode, I sat down with Kate Deering and Dr. Jamie Seeman for a fun discussion on nutrition and our metabolism. This was a great, civilized …

Part 139 - Chris Irvin Brian Sanders on Making Sense of Calories, Hunger, Diets, Bad Epidemiology, Vegan Propaganda, and True Human Health

October 6th, 2021


This is an interesting episode that features Chris Irvin, M.S. who actually interviewed me on his podcast: Keto Answers. Chris is a health …

Part 138 - Saving the World with Meat - Can We Feed the World or Should We Feed Our Community?

October 1st, 2021

In this episode, we talk about how we're going to feed the world. That's the question that's on everyone's mind. And while most people are talking …

Part 137 - Dr. Al Danenberg on Beating Terminal Cancer, Ancestral Diet, and Your Dental Health Starting w/ Diet

September 22nd, 2021


Dr. Al Danenberg or “Dr. Al” as he’s known by his friends, patients and community, consults with patients all over the world (virtually via Zoom or …

Part 136 - Stan Efferding on Diet Advice From the Master Dieter - Cut Through the Diet Muscle Building BS

September 15th, 2021


Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over …

Part 135 - Bobby Gill on How Cows Can Save the World - Debunking Vegans with Regenerative Agriculture

September 8th, 2021


Bobby leads development and communications for the Savory Institute - a global non-profit facilitating the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands to address the root cause of food, water, and climate …

Part 134 - Dr. James DiNicolantonio on What Minerals (And Foods) To Eat for Peak Human Health

August 31st, 2021


Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, …

Part 133 - Peter from Hyperlipid on Are medical professionals giving the absolutely wrong advice?

August 25th, 2021


Peter Dobromylskyj is a veterinarian who was trained at the Royal Veterinary College within London University. He is very well-respected in the …

Part 132 - Ben Greenfield on Biohacking vs. Ancestral Hacking, Ketogenic Lessons for Athletes, Alcohol intake, and the Ultimate Diet

July 28th, 2021

Ben Greenfield is human performance consultant, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of 17 books, including the widely popular titles

Part 131 - Cynthia Monteleone on How to Be Fast and Fit Over 40 on Steak

July 21st, 2021


CM (Cynthia) Monteleone is a World Champion in the 400m, a mom of 3, and author and a Metabolic Analytics Practitioner. It was no coincidence that …

Part 130 - Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD - Is Sleep the Foundation of Health?

July 14th, 2021


Doc Parsley (Dr. Kirk Parsley) served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports …

Part 129 - Stephanie Seneff, PhD - Is Glyphosate Slowly Killing Us?

July 7th, 2021


Hey friends, thanks for tuning into Peak Human. I’m Brian Sanders, the creator of the much-anticipated Food Lies film. Things are going well with the post production so thank you for your continued support on Indiegogo …

Part 128 - Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC on a New Paradigm Of Heart Disease

June 30th, 2021


We actually are filming a bit more for the Food Lies documentary in a few weeks at a great ranch in Oklahoma. I can’t stress enough the lengths we …

Part 127 - Dr. Pran Yoganathan on Gut Health Chronic Disease, Human Gut Evolution, and Plant vs. Animal Food

June 23rd, 2021


Hello, everyone! Thanks for sharing this podcast and giving it a review on the podcast app or itunes. I’m Brian Sanders and I’ll encourage you to also work your way back and listen to all these episodes of Peak Human or …

Part 126 - Dr. Ben Bikman Dr. Ted Naiman Discuss Competing Ideas on All Things Health (AKA Ben Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

June 15th, 2021


Welcome back, friends! I’m Brian Sanders and this is the Peak Human podcast. I’m also the owner of where you can get all kinds of properly raised meats and the creator of the Food Lies film. We continue …

Part 125 - Stephan Van Vliet on the Cutting Edge Science Proving Meat is a Health Food

June 9th, 2021


Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Peak HUman podcast, I’m Brian Sanders and I hope everyone is doing well and eating a Sapien diet and living that Sapien lifestyle. I guess I’ll clarify what that is. Many people are …

Part 124 - Brad Marshall on Why We Store Fat What To Do About It

June 3rd, 2021


Welcome back, friends! I’m Brian Sanders and this is the Peak Human podcast where I talk to the world’s leading health experts, doctors, researchers, …

Part 123 - Keith Littlewood on Fixing Thyroid Problems, Raising Your Body Temperature, Having a Higher Metabolism, Putting back on Weight, and Sleeping Better

May 26th, 2021


Hello everyone! I’m Brian Sanders and welcome back to the Peak Human podcast. Don’t forget to start back at episode 1. This is that kind of podcast. It’s not something I do each week with random people to create content …

Part 122 - Nicolette Hahn Niman on Defending Beef - Uncovering Why it’s Blamed for Health Environmental Problems

May 12th, 2021


Welcome back everyone! So sorry for the little break in the action. I’m doing a lot of things these days - some might say too many. We got back from filming on the east coast and an amazing event with Dr. Bill Schindler …

Part 121 - Marty Kendall on Protein Confusion, Flawed Rodent Research, Nutrient Density, Satiety, and Insulin

April 14th, 2021


We’re back with Marty Kendall, my nutrient density brother from another mother! I’ve been following his work since we recorded our first episode 2.5 …

Part 120 - The Datoga, Chagga, and Transition to Village City Living in Africa - Our Experience in Tanzania Uganda (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

March 31st, 2021


Here we are at the end of the 4 part Africa series with my amazing friend Mary Ruddick. If you haven’t listened to the previous 3, I’d suggest going back and starting at the beginning. I’d really recommend doing this …

Part 119 - The Batwa (Pygmies) of Uganda - What We Learned From Our Time with Them (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

March 24th, 2021


Hello my friends, it’s time for another episode with the wonderful Mary Ruddick on our journey through Africa. This episode we make it over to Uganda …

Part 118 - Rob Stuart on Complete Skin Health - Reversing Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and More w/ Diet Lifestyle

March 17th, 2021


Hi there, everyone! This is your host Brian Sanders founder of,, and creator of the upcoming Food Lies film! We’re back with a little break from the episodes with Mary on our trip …

Part 117 - The Hadza of Tanzania - What We Learned From Our Time with Them (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

March 12th, 2021


Hello friends, we’re back for another African adventure. 

I implore you to watch the youtube version of this interview on the Food Lies youtube channel. I spent a very long time adding in all the photos and videos that …

Part 116 - The Maasai of Tanzania - What We Learned From Our Time with Them (w/ Mary Ruddick, CNC)

March 10th, 2021


Welcome back from the break everyone and welcome to season 9 of the Peak Human podcast! I’m Brian Sanders and I’m back from Africa with some stories! What an epic journey! I went there with Mary Ruddick, her boyfriend …

Part 115 - Dr. Cate Shanahan Tucker Goodrich on the True Cause of Disease and How We Know This

February 5th, 2021


Today is a special show that I really enjoyed with 2 guests - Dr. Cate Shanahan and Tucker Goodrich. I had Tucker on years ago for episode 20 and he laid out the entire case against seed oils which was very compelling. …

Part 114 - Kyle Mamounis, PhD on Extreme Diet Experiments, the Cause of Metabolic Disease Insulin Resistance, and the Problem with Nutrition Science

January 28th, 2021


We jump in the weeds pretty quick but it gets better as it goes on. This is an interesting one with a scientist who’s studying mice and looking at how different fats affect disease. Kyle was on a mission to find “the …

Part 113 - Ben Pakulski on How to Overcome Your Genetics (and Past), the Most Efficient Way to Build Muscle, and How to Eat

January 20th, 2021


Welcome back everyone! I’m Brian Sanders and this is Peak Human - the podcast where you start back at episode 1!

I met Ben at our Toronto MeatUp in 2019 and really like him - maybe it’s because he eats pretty similar to …

Part 112 - Judy Cho, NTP on Healing the Gut with Animal Based Diets

January 13th, 2021


Welcome back to show everyone, I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope everyone is starting back at episode 1 to make sure to catch all the great info. This is supposed to be an audio series on health & nutrition …

Part 111 - Dr. Gabrielle Lyon on Living Long Strong with Muscle Mass, Protein, and Not Believing The Meat Myths!

January 6th, 2021


Dr. Lyon practices muscle-centric medicine which focuses on the most important organ in the body! She received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine …

Part 110 - Robb Wolf on Freedom, Censorship, Germ vs. Terrain, Protein Lifespan, Seed Oils, Seafood, and Electrolytes

December 30th, 2020


This interview has been a long time coming. I’ve always loved everything Robb has been doing over the years. He’s been doing great work in this space far before I had a clue about health. It was a treat to dive deep …

Part 109 - Morley Robbins on The True Nature of Disease Down to the Mitochondrial Level and the Complex Orchestra of Crucial Vitamins Minerals

December 17th, 2020


Morley Robbins is the creator of The Root Cause Protocol.

Morley (aka. “Magnesium Man”) is one of the foremost experts on Magnesium’s role in the …

Part 108 - Michael Crawford, PhD on Seafood and Human Evolution, Mental Health, and Magical DHA

December 9th, 2020


Hello, hello everyone, it’s time for another great guest on the Peak Human podcast. I’m Brian Sanders the founder of,, and creator of the Food Lies film that I continue to work on daily while I …

Part 107 - Dr. Jason Fung on the New Cancer Paradigm What You Can Do To Prevent It

December 2nd, 2020


Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. graduated from the University of Toronto and completed his residency at the University of California, Los …

Part 106 - Dr. Sean O’Mara on the Most Important (and Little Known) Marker of Health, the Key to Strong Leadership, and How to Look Like a Model in 7 Days

November 18th, 2020

We're back for round 2 with the one and only Dr. Sean O'Mara! We get into much greater detail than last time on things like visceral fat, physical markers of disease that track better than certain blood markers, the …

Part 105 - Nose to Tail Eating, Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio, PUFA Problems, Fatty Beef Snacks, and Beef Tallow Body Care

November 11th, 2020


Hello beautiful people, welcome back. This episode is a special one and I won’t do a whole intro. I’ll just let you know there’s 3 different …

Part 104 - Max Lugavere on Using Acute Stress to Fight Chronic Stress

October 28th, 2020


This is a Sapien podcast preview episode - subscribe to the Sapien podcast on your podcast app and watch the video version from our new studio on the Food Lies youtube channel.

The new products are live on

Part 103 - Kiran Krishnan on the Immune Health, Herd Immunity, Viral Exposure, Microbiome, Gut Health, and More!

October 21st, 2020


Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist who has been involved in the nutrition industry for the past 17 years. His early work involved hands-on …

Part 102 - Joel Salatin on Regenerative Ag, Forest Fires, Immunity Secrets, Fake Meat, and Wasting Plant Foods

October 14th, 2020


Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.

He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, …

Part 101 - Michael Rose, PhD Can Humans live until 200? Does Aging Stop?

October 7th, 2020


Dr. Michael Rose is one of the world’s leading scientists in aging, biological immortality, and human evolution. He is Director and Professor at the …

Part 100 - Dr. Steven Lin on Proving the Superiority of Native Animal-Based Diets Using Modern Science Dental Health

September 30th, 2020


Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a …

Part 99 - Leigh Broadhurst, PhD on How to Feed Your Brain and How Our Brains Doubled in Size

September 23rd, 2020


Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst is a research geochemist and physical chemist with the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, USDA Agricultural …

Part 98 - Mary Ruddick, CNC Part 2 - Gut Microbiome, Finding a Healing Diet, Mental Illness, Plant vs. Animal Foods, Holobiome, and More!

September 16th, 2020


Wow what a response to the first part with Mary! I’m so glad everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. So much more great stuff in our part 2. Stick around until the end - everything she has to say is valuable.



Part 97 - Mary Ruddick, CNC (Sherlock Holmes of Health) on Reversing Disease, Debunking Blue Zones, Lifelong Health, and Ancestral Eating

September 9th, 2020


We’re back for season 8 of the podcast. I took an unannounced break to work on the Food Lies film and make sure I’m getting top quality episodes and guests. I really don’t want to just crank these out each week just for …

Part 96 - Dr. Paul Saladino on PUFAs, Insulin Resistance, Visceral Fat, and Longevity

August 12th, 2020


Hey hey everybody, hope you're ready for another information dense episode. We have Dr. Paul Saladino back on to dive deep on how insulin resistance …

Part 95 - Dr. Ben Bikman on The Root Cause of Chronic Disease and What to Do About It

August 5th, 2020


Hello everyone! Welcome back. Today we have everyone’s favorite Dr. Ben Bikman for another engaging discussion. My name is Brian Sanders and I’m creating the Food Lies film which we’re actively working on daily. I’ve …

Part 93 - Dr. Mindy Pelz on the Ultimate Superpower: Immune Health and How to Increase it w/ Food, Fasting, and the Gut Microbiome

July 22nd, 2020


Hey everyone, welcome back. I have a great one this week. Dr. Mindy and I had a really fun discussion while she also dispensed a lot of useful info. …

Part 92 - Glenn Livingston, PhD on Binge Eating, the Reptilian Brain, and Mastering Your Relationship with Food

July 15th, 2020


Hi friends, thanks for joining me for another episode of Peak Human, I’m Brian Sanders and I’m creating the much anticipated Food Lies film. You can …

Part 91 - Briana Pobiner, PhD on Meat-Eating Throughout Human History

July 8th, 2020


Hey there everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend. Los Angeles tried to cancel it by closing all the beaches, the one place that …

Part 90 - Aviaja Hauptmann, PhD on Traditional Inuit Animal-Based Diets Fighting the Plant-Based Agenda That’s Killing Her People

June 30th, 2020


Well hello again Sapien people. I’m really excited about this episode. I feel like I’ve found another gem from the far reaches of the globe. Aviaja is of Inuit descent and was born in Greenland where she continues to do …

Part 89 - Dr. Brian Lenzkes on The Future of Medicine, Aligning Incentives, and Fixing the Broken Healthcare (Sickcare) System

June 23rd, 2020


Hello everyone, we’re here with another fresh episode of Peak Human, hot off the press. I’ve been recording these each week and posting them within a few days to make sure they’re current and relevant. For those of you …

Part 88 - Dr. Phil Maffetone on the Overfat Pandemic, Improving Your Immune System, and the Benefits of Running on Fat

June 17th, 2020


Hello again beautiful people! I hope everyone is doing well. Since I can’t ask how you’re doing, I’ll just skip straight to myself. I’m getting …

Part 87 - Dr. Bill Schindler on Meat Human Evolution, Should Humans Eat Dairy or Grains, and the Real Story of Food Processing

June 9th, 2020


Hello everyone, welcome back. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on dairy, grains, food processing, and what humans evolved to eat. This is a very …

Part 86 - Cate Shanahan, MD on Unlocking Your Body’s Fat Burning Potential, Sinister Seed Oils, and Corona Thoughts

June 2nd, 2020


Hey, hey! How’s everyone doing? We’re living in some strange times. I really hope we find a way to end racism in the US and the world and I hope …

Part 85 - Stu Philips, PhD on How to Lose Fat While Gaining Muscle, How Much Protein to Eat, and Busting Protein Myths

May 27th, 2020


Welcome back, everyone! I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and got a chance to soak up some sun, get some vitamin D, see friends and family, and eat some glorious meats. I know I did. 

If you're new to …

Part 84 - Dr. Paul Mason on Fiber Myths, Gluten, Lectins, Salt, Blood Pressure, Carnivore, Microbiome, and COVID

May 20th, 2020


Hi again everyone, another week has begun! We’ve slipped into season 7 without a break in the action. There’s no time for a pause, there’s so many interesting people to talk to. If you're new to this podcast, I’m Brian …

Part 83 - Ivor Cummins on Vitamin D, the Immune System, Severe COVID Cases, and Locking People in Their Homes

May 12th, 2020


Hey there friends, hope everyone is well. I’m on a vitamin D roll over here with another great guest talking about how it is a central part of almost …

Part 82 - Dr. Joel Gould on Vitamin D, Sunlight, the Immune System, and Coronavirus

May 6th, 2020


Hello, hello! What a beautiful day it is to be alive and well. I hope everyone is getting outside and getting some sun each day if they live …

Part 81 - Dr. Michael Eades on What Humans Evolved to Eat What Happens When You Stray From That

April 28th, 2020


Welcome back everyone! Thanks for tuning in and I hope you are putting your health first during this time. In case anyone is wondering, I'm working on the Food Lies film daily and we’re still trying to get it out in the …

Part 80 - Dr. Nadir Ali on Why Plant Sterols Are Bad, LDL Can Be Good, and ApoE4 Does Not Mean You’ll Get Alzheimer’s

April 22nd, 2020


Hello, hello my healthy friends! Here’s some news for you - I don’t have Sars-CoV-2. I did the antibody test at Evolve Healthcare with Dr. Gary who …

Part 79 - Dr. Sean O’Mara MD, JD on Measuring True Health, Visceral Fat, and Are All Calories Created Equal?

April 14th, 2020


Hey everyone out there in quarantine land, how’s everyone doing? Hopefully you’re holding strong and eating nutrient dense Sapien foods instead of …

Part 78 - Chris Knobbe, MD on Vegetable Oils: The Hidden Killer

April 8th, 2020


Hello again my friends, hope you continue to stay healthy and sane in these tumultuous times. I did another livestream with a health professional and …

Part 77 - JP Sears on Food Religion, Plant Medicine, Awakening, Humor, Health, and Happiness

April 1st, 2020


Hello friends. Hope everyone is faring well in these challenging times. Hopefully this episode lightens the mood and lifts people’s spirits a bit. My …

Part 76 - Pulmonary doctor treating COVID on the front lines in NYC - Dr. Lina Miyakawa

March 27th, 2020


Hey everyone, we got a special episode here. My friend Dr. Lina Miyakawa is with us today live from New York City. She’s a pulmonary ICU specialist …

Part 75 - Dr. Aseem Malhotra on Our Absurd Obsession with LDL, Hospitals Required to Serve Junk Food, and Banning Sugar

March 25th, 2020


Hello, hello everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and properly sequestering themselves in their own homes. The big thing I’m focusing on and I hope other people are as well, is keeping myself healthy and …

Part 74 - Full Coronavirus (COVID-19) Actionable Advice Info w/ Dr. Katelyn Kalstein Dr. Gary Shlifer

March 17th, 2020


Special episode on the Coronavirus COVID-19 with actionable advice and full info download.

Dr. Katelyn Kalstein is a Naturopathic Doctor and new …

Part 73 - Alex Leaf, MS, CISSN on Some New Ideas on Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and the Carnivore Diet

March 11th, 2020


Hello good people, we have a fun one today covering a lot of things. We covered so much we didn’t even get to all the stuff I initially wanted to talk to Alex about. He had 2 good blog posts on Time Restricted Feeding …

Part 71 - Allan Savory on How to Save the World

March 4th, 2020


Allan Savory was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa at the University of Natal, BS in Zoology and Botany. In the 1960s he made a …

Part 70 - Dr. Tommy Wood on How to Maintain a Healthy Brain and Body Into Old Age Crush Life in the Present

February 26th, 2020

Holy smokes were coming in strong with season 6. This one with Dr. Tommy Wood is pretty special. We also have the legendary Allan Savory next week. …

Part 69 - Mark Schatzker on the Hidden Secrets of Which Foods Are Killing You

February 19th, 2020


Hi there friends. This is Brian Sanders who’s name and photo is now featured on the cover of this podcast. I’m the guy who’s making the Food Lies film which has taken up much of the last 2 years of my life. I’ve …

Part 68 - Dr. Ben Bikman, Dr. Jaime Seeman, and Dr. Aseem Malhotra Give a Health Masterclass

February 12th, 2020


Hey, hey, how is everyone doing out there? Spectacular I assume. Not many updates this week. I’m just working away on the Food Lies film and the new …

Part 67 - John Molly from The Biggest Little Farm on Feeding the World with Regenerative Practices

February 5th, 2020


Hello there beautiful people, I’m just getting back from an extraordinary weekend at the Metabolic Health Summit. I’d highly recommend it next year …

Part 66 - David Montgomery, PhD on The Foundation of Human Environmental Health - The Soil: Regenerative Farming Growing a Revolution

January 29th, 2020


Hello there, we’re back for Season 6! I can’t wait to kick this off and I’m really sorry it took so long to arrive. I had a million things going on working on the Food Lies film back home in Hawaii and also when I got …

Part 65 - Mike Mutzel, MS Proves the Safety Effectiveness of Ketogenic Carnivore Diets, Fasting, Metabolism, Autophagy More

December 19th, 2019

Welcome Back! I'm about to takeoff to Hawaii to work on the Food Lies film with the amazing Director, Jay. I got to do this podcast in person with …

Part 64 - Did James Wilks Get Anything Right Against Chris Kresser? With Paul Saladino MD

December 10th, 2019


Alright everyone, I’m fired up about this one! Dr. Paul Saladino was up in LA yesterday and we recorded some gold here. We spent the weekend digging …

Part 63 - Gabe Brown on the Little Known Truth About Cows, Crops, the Environment, and Our Future

December 4th, 2019


Hello, hello good people, I hope you all had a joyous Thanksgiving. I certainly did with some friends up in Seattle for a SAPIEN style dinner, finishing the Game Changers DEBUNKED film, having the awesome Meat-Up and …

Part 62 - Dr. Jaime Seeman on Body Composition, Hormones, Thyroid, Women’s Health, and Meat

November 20th, 2019


Hey, hey, we’re back. Let’s get straight to it. I gotta get back to working on the Game Changers DEBUNKED film. Please support that on or click through the show notes. …

Part 61 - Dr. Joan Ifland on How to Conquer Food Addiction, and the Behavioral, Emotional, and Mental Component of Eating

November 13th, 2019


Hello everyone, welcome back to the time of week where I get to share another fantastic guest with you. I try to get all kinds of thought leaders and experts covering a wide variety of topics that pertain to your …

Part 60 - Dr. Ted Naiman on Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness SOLVED: The P:E Diet

November 5th, 2019


Hello, hello beautiful people, how great is it to be alive and well in 2019? I’m Brian Sanders and this is Peak Human where I talk to the leading …

Part 59 - Ken Berry, MD on Why You Shouldn’t Take Advice From a Fat Doctor, Fatty Meat Keto, and Egyptian Mummies

October 30th, 2019


Hello. We’re back. I’m Brian Sanders and I’m excited to share another great episode with you lovely people. Dr. Ken Berry is the author of the great …

Part 58 - Dr. Cate Shanahan on the True Human Diet, Why Athletes Fail on Vegan Diets, and Bringing Nose to Tail Animal Foods to the NBA

October 23rd, 2019


Hello there Sapien Tribe! That’s right, we’re a tribe now. This is very fitting to me and we have a lot of great people leading the way. I’m going to make pages for each of them on

I’m talking about …

Part 57 - Dr. Ben Bikman on the Secret Tool for Burning Fat, How to Eat Protein Properly, and Metabolism Mysteries Explained

October 16th, 2019


Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, boy and girls. Season 5 is here. I took a short break to collect some more interviews and put out a few episodes …

Part 56 - Nina Teicholz on Meat, Butter, Bread, Cholesterol, and Fat: How Did We Get Them So Wrong?

September 18th, 2019


Hello, hello healthy people. Have you been eating a sapien diet recently? Are you feeling better than ever? Or is it just me? Many people are probably doing it without even realizing it. It’s basically just a high …

Part 55 - Dr. Anthony Jay on Decoding your DNA, Avoiding Male Feminization, and Epigenetics

September 12th, 2019


Hey everyone out there in podcast land, we’re back for another great episode. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Anthony Jay this week. He’s probably best known for his book Estrogeneration where he explores how …

Part 54 - Chris Masterjohn, PhD Questions Carnivore

September 6th, 2019


Alright everyone, we’re back, Brian Sanders here with another episode of Peak Human where I talk to the leading experts around the world about health, nutrition, exercise, and how to live a long and healthy life. I’m a …

Part 53 - Dr. Sara Place on The Real Impact of Beef on the Environment

August 28th, 2019


Hey hey, what’s going on healthy friends? Is everyone eating densely and moving intensely? People have been saying I should make shirts or stickers …

Part 52 - Dr. Zsofia Clemens on How to Cure Almost Any Modern Disease Without Medicine

August 21st, 2019


Alright, we’re back! We got Dr. Zsofia Clemens from Paleomedicina in Hungary. They’re doing groundbreaking stuff over there curing all types of diseases mainstream medicine believes are incurable. And you know what - …

Part 51 - Vinnie Tortorich on Fat: a Documentary and Where We Went Wrong in Nutrition Health

August 14th, 2019


We got Vinnie Tortorich in the house for some not nutrition talk, his film FAT, my film Food Lies, and the crazy world that is our little health space we occupy.

We actually almost made Food Lies together before we …

Part 50 - Fredrik the Sami Reindeer Herder Live From the Arctic Circle

August 8th, 2019


Live, from the arctic circle, please welcome Fredrik Prost. This is such an interesting episode. One day I’m watching epic nature shows from NatGeo about a group of people subsisting in the freezing arctic tundra on …

Part 49 - How to Lose Half Your Body Size, Conquer Food Addiction, Fix Your Skin, Gain Libido, and More

July 31st, 2019


Are you guys ready for this? This episode is 7 months in the making and has a ton of interesting takeaways. We have ex-679 pound Jeff, a fruitarian …

Part 48 - Dr. Gary Shlifer on The Flawed Medical System, Nutrition Dogma, and Solutions Through Ancestral Principles

July 24th, 2019


And we’re back from Canada with amazing footage in hand. The film tour was a huge success. I posted a bunch of stuff from Tara’s farm on Instagram that you have to check out I’m @food.lies and she is @slowdownfarmstead. …

Part 47 - The Great Meat Debate w/ Mark Sisson, Dr. Paul Saladino, Dr. Shawn Baker

July 18th, 2019


Ohhh man we have a special one today, everyone. I didn’t want to release this as a podcast but hey, why not? I had some of the superheroes of meat eating in one film studio, so I had to take advantage of this …

Part 46 - Alyse Parker (RawAlignment) on Going From Vegan Celebrity to an Animal Based Diet

July 11th, 2019


Hey Hey welcome back. Thanks for listening and thanks for all the kind words about this podcast. I get tons of messages and emails weekly and the stories of change are inspiring. It helps to keep me going and put in the …

Part 45 - Miki Ben-Dor, PhD on The Humans Eating Fatty Meat For All of History

July 4th, 2019


Alright we have a special episode today. We’re lucky to hear all about Miki’s new paper looking at the complete story of our dietary past and humans being high-trophic level carnivores. He gave me a sneak peak at this …

Part 44 - Keith Baar, PhD on How to Live Long Live Strong

June 27th, 2019


Aaand we’re back! Season 4 is coming in hot with some great guests and some more interesting formats. I have some special episodes coming up like the meat-eating heroes panel that we filmed for Food Lies with Mark …

Part 43 - Dr. Dale Bredesen and the End of Alzheimer’s, How YOU Can Prevent it, and Hope for All Degenerative Diseases

May 30th, 2019


This is an interview I’ve been looking forward to for years. Dr. Dale Bredesen is shaking up the medical world by showing that Alzheimer’s actually can be prevented, treated, and sometimes even reversed. This is really …

Part 42 - Abel James the Fat Burning Man on Ancestral Eating, Optimal Living, and Diet Wars

May 23rd, 2019


Hello again, my friends. Welcome back, I’m Brian Sanders and this the podcast that you just turned on and don’t need a reminder on what it’s called. But maybe you need a reminder of my name because I didn't put it on …

Part 41 - Dr. Frank Mitloehner Dismantles Every Myth You’ve Ever Heard about Cows, Methane, Climate Change, Animal Welfare, The Environment, Meat Eating, and More

May 16th, 2019


You guys are in for a treat. Dr. Frank Mitloehner is about to destroy every argument every anti-meat propaganda spewing know-it-all has ever let slip from their quinoa-loving lips. I’d list them all to get you fired up, …

Part 40 - Paul Saladino, MD: Animal Food vs. Plant Food, The Conclusion

May 10th, 2019


We’re back for the conclusion of this mighty animal vs. plant food discussion. Paul is a beast on this science and I think it’s really interesting to …

Part 39 - Paul Saladino, MD on Everything You Thought You Knew About Food Might Be Wrong

May 2nd, 2019


Wow. Get ready for this one, everyone. Paul and I have been talking constantly for weeks and we have something special for you. This is a 2 part, 4 …

Part 38 - Chris Bell on Family, Addiction, Carnivore, Life, Documentaries

April 25th, 2019


Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I’m the founder of and the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies.

Today we have fellow filmmaker and neighbor of mine, Chris Bell. We’re making …

Part 37 - Sally Norton, MPH on Oxalates, Plants Hurting Your Health, and Never Eating Spinach Again

April 18th, 2019


Sally Norton has a degree in nutrition from Cornell University and a Masters of Public Health from the UNiversity of North Carolina. She managed a …

Part 36 - Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Zach Bitter on Fat Adapted Running, Fine Tuning Your Body, and Helping the Community

April 11th, 2019


Today we have a double header with 2 great figures as well as athletes in the low carb community.

Zach Bitter is the 100 mile American record holder …

Part 35 - Dr. Thomas Seyfried on Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, More Effective Therapies, and Treating it Without Toxicity

April 3rd, 2019


Dr. Thomas Seyfried is  a Professor of Biology at Boston College, and received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of …

Part 34 - Dave Feldman on a New Way to Look at Cholesterol, Increasing Health Markers with Fat, and Lowering LDL with a Bad Diet

March 27th, 2019


Dave Feldman is a senior software engineer, lipid and cholesterol investigator, and self-experimenter. He’s done a ton of tests on himself over the …

Part 33 - Mark Sisson on Metabolic Flexibility, Ancestral Health, and How to Live Long Drop Dead

March 20th, 2019


Today I’m talking to the legendary Mark Sisson. For many people, including myself, he’s the person who got them interested in ancestral health and sent them down a path of feeling great, losing weight, curing problems …

Part 32 - Stephan Guyenet, PhD on the Brain Controlling Body Fatness, Your Food Environment, and Low Carb Controversy

March 13th, 2019


Today we’re talking to Stephan Guyenet who has a degree in biochemistry and a PhD in neuroscience. He’s spent over 12 years in the neuroscience research world studying neurodegenerative disease and the neuroscience of …

Part 31 - Dr. Jeff Volek on Carb Intolerance, Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, and Personalized Nutrition

March 6th, 2019


I talk to a lot of great people on this podcast but this may be the man who really knows this stuff at the deepest level and most qualified to talk about fat adaptation and ketogenic diets & therapies. He has been …

Part 30 - Dr. Tro on the Psychology of Obesity, Losing 150 Pounds (and how to do the same), and Not Even Knowing Why He Was Fat

February 27th, 2019


Welcome back, everyone. I’m working hard to make each episode very informative and get great guests that bring something unique to the table. I go for quality over quantity. I love having guests with new messages and …

Part 29 - Dr. Gary Fettke on the History of the Anti-meat Agenda, Disinformation, and Being Silenced by his Medical Board

February 20th, 2019


Season 3 is in full swing with worldwide leaders in their field talking about the latest science of nutrition and health.


To catch people up I’m …

Part 28 - Dr Ryan Lowery on the Benefits of Being Fat Adapted, Life Extension, and Positivity

February 14th, 2019


Aaaaand we’re back! Thanks for waiting patiently for season 3. We have an all-star lineup of guests and many interviews already in the can ready to be released.

To catch people up I’m Brian Sanders and I’ve quit my job …

Part 27 - Sally Fallon Morell on the Wise Traditions of our Ancestors Weston A. Price

December 19th, 2018


Sally Fallon Morell is the director and co-founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation. She’s spent the last 20 years doing amazing work to promote the wise traditions of our ancestors and their farming, preparation, and …

Part 26 - Tara Couture on Nutrient Dense, Ancestral, and Optimal Eating, Farming, and Life

December 5th, 2018


Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a …

Part 25 - Layne Norton on Carbs vs. Fat, Metabolism, and Personalized Nutrition

November 29th, 2018


Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a …

Part 24 - Dr. David Klurfeld on Meat NOT Causing Cancer, Bogus Vegetarian Scientists, and Balanced Nutrition

November 14th, 2018


Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a …

Part 23 - Pete Evans on Making The Magic Pill, The Paleo Way, and Colluding Dietitians

November 7th, 2018

Today I had the pleasure of talking to celebrity chef, filmmaker, and all around great guy, Pete Evans. He co-hosts the #1 show in Australia, My …

Part 22 - Marty Kendall on Nutrient Density, Satiety, and Rethinking Diabesity

November 1st, 2018


Marty Kendall is an engineer, a speaker, and a writer. He’s analyzed a bunch of data and built some cool, free technology. He’s also brought a lot of …

Part 21 - Gabor Erdosi on Food Processing, Hunger Signaling, and the Gut

October 24th, 2018


Gabor is a food scientist with a masters in molecular biology. He lives in Hungary and is one of these engineers slash scientists who I love talking …

Part 20 - Tucker Goodrich on Vegetable Oils Being at the Heart of Modern Disease

October 17th, 2018


Tucker Goodrich is a Wall Street tech extraordinaire and nutrition science enthusiast. After doctors and the healthcare system let him down in severe and avoidable ways, he took his health into his own hands and …

Part 19 - Craig Maria Emmerich on Fat Being the Preferred Fuel

October 10th, 2018


Today we have Craig and Maria Emmerich who have a long history of contributing to the low carb community. They have done a ton of health consulting, …

Part 18 - Mikhaila Peterson on the Carnivore Diet, Mental Health, and Vegan Propaganda

October 3rd, 2018


Today we have a rare in-studio podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. You may have seen here on the news or in articles (where she is being attacked). Her and her dad Jordan Peterson eat an all meat diet which the mainstream …

Part 17 - Dr. Bill Schindler on Food, Our Ancestors, and How We Became Human

September 26th, 2018


Dr. Bill Schindler is the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College where he is also an associate professor of archaeology and …

Part 16 - Luis Villasenor on Implementing a Keto Diet Building Muscle

September 20th, 2018


Luis is a smart and level-headed guy that doesn't get caught up in a lot of dietary dogma. He has been helping people lose weight and get in better shape for many, many years. He’s the cofounder of an awesome community …

Part 15 - Dr. Georgia Ede on the Shocking Facts of Plant Foods

September 11th, 2018


Dr. Georgia Ede is a psychiatrist, researcher, and an advocate of nutrition and diet as an alternative approach to standard medications. She’s also a speaker and writer and although has spent much time working and …

Part 14 - Dr. Bret Scher on Debunking Low Carb Studies and Recommending Fat as a Cardiologist

August 29th, 2018


Ok everyone, we’re back early! The Harvard studies and researchers need debunking. Low carb diets reduce lifespan? Coconut oil is pure poison? I’ve had enough of this insanity. Not only is Monsanto funding a lot of …

Part 13 - Gary Taubes on Nutrition Science; How Much We Know, How Little We Know

August 13th, 2018


Today we’re hearing from Gary Taubes who I got a chance to interview for Food Lies a couple months ago when he was in LA. Gary is an investigative science and health journalist who for the past 20 years has been …

Part 12 - Peter Ballerstedt on Cows Being Essential to Environmental and Human Health

August 7th, 2018


Today we have Peter Ballerstedt who has a Phd in forage production and utilization. He’s also an expert in ruminant nutrition (this means cows, sheep, bison, etc.) He travels around the US and world giving lectures on …

Part 11 - Lierre Keith on the Moral, Nutritional, and Environmental Superiority of Eating Meat

July 26th, 2018

One of my favorite humans I have never met in person, Lierre Keith, shares a ton of information with us today. We talked for almost 2 hours and …

Part 10 - Unifying Theory of Nutrition Conclusion

July 23rd, 2018


You may be wondering what happened to that plant based couple I talked to in episode 1… well they haven’t withered away from their poor diet just yet. Just joking it isn’t too bad and they seem to be pretty savvy with …

Part 9 - Amy Berger on the Antidote to Alzheimer's

July 19th, 2018


We’ve got Amy Berger here to tell us about your noggin and how to keep it working well. She’s got a masters in human nutrition, she’s a certified nutrition specialist and a nutritional therapy practitioner, and an …

Part 8 - Ivor Cummins on Changing the Cholesterol Narrative

July 16th, 2018


Hello everyone! Wanted to do an update on the Food Lies film: we’re shooting at low carb USA in San Diego in a couple weeks with Ivor and a couple other doctors, including the preeminent researcher in this field (along …

Part 7 - Denise Minger on Questioning Nutrition Dogma

July 10th, 2018


Denise is a joyful ball of energy and talent. She speaks at conferences, writes books, and is an all around great person. I love her view on things …

Part 6 - Dom D’Agostino on Keto, Carbs, and Cancer

July 5th, 2018


Today we have the mighty Dom D’Agostino who is at the forefront of the science behind why low carb diets work and specifically the more extreme form of a low carb diet you’ve probably heard a lot about lately - the …

Part 5 - Zoe Harcombe on the Weird and Backwards World of Nutrition

July 2nd, 2018


Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Zoe Harcombe has a PhD in public health nutrition, she speaks at conferences around the world, she’s wrote many books, and she’s a true gem. She currently lives in rural …

Part 4 - Dr. Shawn Baker on Human Evolution, Meat, and Healing Yourself Through Diet

June 28th, 2018

For many this man needs no intro, he’s the savage carnivore orthopedic surgeon who deadlifts 700 something pounds. He’s lighting up Instagram and twitter these days as the unofficial president of the carnivore movement …

Part 3 - Prof. Tim Noakes on Dietary Misconceptions Finding the Truth

June 25th, 2018


Today we have Professor Tim Noakes and I gotta say I was so excited to interview such a highly respected and world renowned scientist and researcher.

He has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has …

Part 2 - Dr. Ted Naiman on Lifelong Health

June 21st, 2018


Our first guest is the great Dr. Ted Naiman. Maybe you know who that is, maybe you don’t…. But I’ll just say, listen to the man. Some of this may be new to people who aren’t total nutrition nerds - but just know it’s …

Part 1 - The Unifying Theory of Nutrition

June 19th, 2018


This episode gives you a complete look at nutrition. Learn what to eat, what not to eat, and why. Learn how basically all chronic diseases come from us moving away from the foods our ancestors ate (you know, the ones …

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June 1st, 2018


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