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PYP 076: Katherine Nilbrink on Evolution, Diet, and the 24/7 “Open For Sex” Sign

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.

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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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Links

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The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

 

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