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katherine-nilbrinkKatherine Nilbrink‘s resume is too long and varied to cover here.

Highlights: avid athlete, advanced degrees in evolutionary biology, work as a fitness trainer and with Reebok,  Culinary Therapist and Sustainable Living Consultant for a residential eating disorder treatment facility, Healthy Eating coordinator for Whole Foods Market, instructor at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and really smart person.

In this conversation, we cover:

  • what Katherine discovered about nutrition from her studies of early homonid mastication (i.e. ancient chewing)
  • the implication of the unusual human set of teeth
  • why our ancestors ate a lot more plants than animals, and the problems with the paleo interpretation of science and history
  • her research career as a holistic fossil hunter
  • the link between the human butt and the “24/7 Open for Sex” sign that differentiates humans from other primates
  • Katherine's triggers to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet
  • the effect of her diet on symptoms of menopause
  • the scientific evidence that eating for optimal nutrition is neither complicated nor difficult
  • the importance of tuning in to our own bodies
  • wild edibles – the free and incredibly nutritious food literally lying on the ground
  • her work as an instructor at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • why “detoxing” from an unhealthy lifestyle can do more harm than good – unless you do it right
  • and much more…

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