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296 Ancestral Diets and the History of Food, Nutrient Dense Foods, Fusing Ancient Technologies with Modern Culinary Techniques, Foraging, Nose-to-Tail Butchering and Cooking, Fermentation, Food Evolutions, Bill Schindler, PhD., Ashley James, Learn True He: "It's not about eating like cavemen, it's about learning to eat like humans again."

296 Ancestral Diets and the History of Food, Nutrient Dense Foods, Fusing Ancient Technologies with Modern Culinary Techniques, Foraging, Nose-to-Tail Butchering and Cooking, Fermentation, Food Evolutions, Bill Schindler, PhD., Ashley James, Learn True He: "It's not about eating like cavemen, it's about learning to eat like humans again."

FromLearn True Health with Ashley James


296 Ancestral Diets and the History of Food, Nutrient Dense Foods, Fusing Ancient Technologies with Modern Culinary Techniques, Foraging, Nose-to-Tail Butchering and Cooking, Fermentation, Food Evolutions, Bill Schindler, PhD., Ashley James, Learn True He: "It's not about eating like cavemen, it's about learning to eat like humans again."

FromLearn True Health with Ashley James

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113 minutes
Released:
Oct 1, 2018
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Podcast Episode

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1. Dr. Schindler just returned from a year-long sabbatical leave to work on a food project called: Food Evolutions - here is a link to a website with information: www.foodevolutions.org 2. Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College: http://www.washcoll.edu/departments/eastern-shore-food-lab/about-dr-schindler 2. Dr. Schindler's website: http://www.ancestralinsight.com/about   Ancestral Diets http://learntruehealth.com/ancestral-diets Ancestral diets contain a lot of nutrient dense foods. But the modern diet has overtaken the real essence of how food should be prepared and eaten. There is a lot to learn about how ancestral diets can benefit us. So, to expound more on the components of ancestral diets, we’re learning all of that from Dr. Bill Schindler, my guest on this episode. Connecting With Nature Dr. Bill Schindler grew up in the coast of New Jersey. He narrates that his parents worked hard to connect him with nature and outdoors like hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and camping at a very early age. Dr. Bill Schindler didn’t take any pleasure in killing, but there was something about being a part of the entire process that drew him in at a very early age. Dr. Bill Schindler also spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking with his mother. He also battled with weight issues until high school. However, taking up wrestling was an exercise that helped Dr. Bill Schindler maintain his weight. Despite that, Dr. Bill Schindler still didn’t feel healthy and felt there was still something wrong with his diet. “I was stuck in that rut trying to figure out what I should be eating by looking at the nutritional components of food. And I would chart out my weekly diet to the gram of every single nutritional component of food that I had access to understanding,” recalls Dr. Bill Schindler.  College Years Dr. Bill Schindler continued wrestling in college. But then he also developed an eye disease called keratoconus. He went blind and ended up failing at school. It was not long before Dr. Bill Schindler had a cornea transplant. Eventually, he got back into college at the College of New Jersey and wrestled again. After college, he went further by pursuing a Masters’ and Ph.D. degree. “My journey towards health for a long time was always focused on that which I got from books and magazines, doctors and nutritionists. Nothing felt right. One thing that felt right to me was when I was a part of the entire process,” Dr. Bill Schindler said. Looking For A Deeper Connection Dr. Bill Schindler soon realized he wasn’t satisfied with purchasing a gun and ammunition for hunting. He felt there was something about it that’s too cold and distant. He wanted a deeper connection, so he focused on learning how people in the past hunted. Dr. Bill Schindler then learned how to make his bows and arrows. That led him to archaeology, particularly experimental archaeology. He also went on to teach classes at a university. “During that time, there was a major transformation in my life that made me who I am now. And that’s having children,” shares Dr. Bill Schindler. “Almost every pre-historic technology that I spent my life learning about has something to do with food. I realized that that was the key to making an impact on my family.” Ancestral Diets When we talk about ancestral diets, there are components to consider like prehistoric technologies, behaviors regarding food, food acquisition, and processing. Dr. Bill Schindler says ancestral diets was almost always focused on increasing the nutrient density or bioavailability of the nutrients in our food. Between five and seven million years ago, Dr. Bill Schindler said our earliest ancestors first stood up and became bi-pedal. The size of our gut impacts how well we digest our food and how well we absorb that food that’s been broken down. “On the other hand, the food processing today are focused on other things like storage, shipping, and shelf life and usually at the expense of nutrients. I realized how import
Released:
Oct 1, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode