The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is proud to bring you FIFTEEN EXCLUSIVE interviews of the leaders of the Paleo and Ancestral Movements.

The SECOND Ancestral Food Summit includes 11 hours of exclusive content!!



From Joe Salama, publisher of The Paleo Miracle book series, coauthor and publisher of The Tao of Paleo, and Board Member of The Paleo Foundation:


So I went to a paleo conference a few years ago….and it was truly an amazing experience. I got to learn so much about so many topics, my mind was blown. And then it hit me: Not everyone can afford to disappear from their obligations, fly across the country, and spend a few nights in a hotel, and pay for the registration fee to attend something like that - these events can easily cost over $1,000. BUT there are so many who could benefit from getting the latest and most current knowledge - if they could only afford it.

Then I was approached by The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund with the idea of bringing high quality and up-to-date paleo and ancestral knowledge to everyone, regardless of where they are, make it affordable, and let them watch it at their own pace - so they could stop, rewind, take notes, or come back and finish later if they want.


And thus The Ancestral Food Summit was born.


Among the many topics our gurus cover are:

  • Immune reactivity of gluten on *everyone*
  • How protein powder supplementation is NOT contributing to your muscle-building
  • How overtraining affects cortisol and insulin
  • The advantage of process/experience based exercising vs. goal based exercising
  • How to be paleo while carrying your baby, while breast feeding, and while raising a newborn
  • How to feed the baby paleo
  • How to talk to your doctor about paleo
  • What most people who eat paleo are doing wrong
  • Nutrient deficiencies in the mainstream Paleo community
  • Why we should ALL consider recording what we eat
  • A more intelligent and lesser known approach to the two-sided calories in/out debate
  • How to get your family paleo
  • Resistant starch, and supplementation of potato starch vs. eating real food
  • The optimal carbohydrate intake amount and optimal sources
  • Ketosis! Ketosis! Ketosis!
  • What e-centric training is and why it is essential for you to know in order to get stronger
  • How most injures occur during exercise
  • The importance of bone broth
  • Difficulties and fallacies with current methods of vitamin D testing
  • What lifestyles have a tendency to result in low D
  • The biggest hurdles people have to learning how to just play
  • The lesser-known but nonetheless vital components of the paleo lifestyle
  • How sustainable paleo really is for our planet
  • The health advantages of barefoot walking
  • Why not everyone should eat a paleo diet
  • How to find a paleo doctor
  • How to troubleshoot migraines
  • Trends in and criticisms of The Paleo Movement and how we can best contribute
  • Changing mainstream medicine


(see detailed descriptions of each interview below)







(Note: The Ancestral Food Summits are only viewable online - there are no physical products or downloads)


This ridiculous value is available NOW for only $49 USD!


THE BEST PART: Half the profits from your purchase go directly to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund!



See what people have said about The Ancestral Food Summit:

"Due to work and school commitments, I was unable to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium this year. The Ancestral Food Summit provided me with convenient access to exclusive interviews with some of the best and brightest leaders in the Paleo community. I was able to update my knowledge on diverse topics ranging from fitness to micronutrient supplementation to effectively spreading the message of the ancestral health lifestyle.

The interviews included practical information that I will be able to translate into making positive changes, not only in my own health, but in that of the patients that I serve. Whether you are new to the ancestral health movement or you are a seasoned member of the community, you will benefit from the valuable information included in the Ancestral Food Summit—all while supporting a great cause!"

- Katy Haldiman, Registered Nurse & Nutritional Therapist, San Rafael, California


"The information in these insightful and concise interviews is absolutely invaluable to anyone interested in following the paleo lifestyle. The price point represents tremendous value for what is essentially a priceless resource: the knowledge that will guide you to a happier and healthier life."

~ Jason Goldberg, Bridgewater, New Jersey


"I am finding it hard to believe that these brilliant minds and all of this information is in one easy place. I really got a lot out of listening and I consider myself a Pro in this industry. I CANNOT relay enough how information-rich this series is and how valuable it is. If you want to fully understand your body, you have to watch these. I'd easily pay quadruple for this information."

~ Cinnamon Prime, Life Coach- Mindset, Paleo Nutrition and Fitness, Dallas, Texas


“The Ancestral Food Summit is all about the truth about our health, the way our body functions, and the way we should nourish it in order for it to serve us well.  They say that one hour of a conversation with a wise person is worth more than a lifetime of reading. Joe Salama has done a great job by offering us so many hours of priceless information. It is one of the best videos I have watched, as it is the product of knowledge, experience, trial and error.

I feel like this Summit has the power to change life and influence the world for the better. It will inspire you to take action, to take better care of yourself and to realize the importance of health and quality nutrition in our daily lifestyle. It will help you realize that healthy living is simple and approachable for all of us, as long as we have the courage to get out of the frame of the well-known and discover the different, the real.”

~ Ines Subashka, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sophia, Bulgaria


"The amount of exclusive content these interviews contain is amazing. The candid one on one, well one on two format with each guest is great. Anyone who didn't get a chance to attend a paleo conference in person will surely appreciate the candid nature and the wide variety of information each of the interviewed guests provide from their unique and extensive expertise."

~ Tim Swart, All In Paleo, Los Angeles, California


"I am so happy that these videos are available. With a busy professional and personal life, I cannot always break away to paleo conferences and events, so these interviews are a great way to keep caught up. The interviews are lively and jam-packed with juicy content. A must see!"

~ Brent C.J. Britton, Attorney, Speaker, and Author, Tampa, Florida


Our Experts:

All interviews were done by Joe Salama and Polina Sayess, MD. Joe is publisher of The Paleo Miracle book series, coauthor and publisher of The Tao of Paleo, and Board Member of The Paleo Foundation. Dr. Sayess is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician currently working in New Hampshire and a member of Physicians and Ancestral Health.


Nora Gedgaudas

discusses the effect of insulin-triggering food, relying on carbs vs. fat for energy, overtraining, excess protein, gluten reactivity, and the paleo movement generally 

(Total time: 42 minutes)


Nora Gedgaudas, a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet” is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life and Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.  She is also a highly successful experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, television and film.

Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free, along with numerous free articles and a location on the homepage, where anyone can subscribe for her free newsletter. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist.

Topics Covered:

  • When she met the Inuit and how it affected her life and understanding of nutrition
  • Our natural craving for nutrient-dense foods
  • The effect of insulin-triggering food on our reproduction, lifespan, and disease
  • Her book Primal Body Primal Mind
  • The effect of excess protein in undercutting fat-burning
  • Overtraining and the effect on cortisol and insulin
  • The effect of burning fat vs. sugar during workouts
  • The negative aspects of relying on carbohydrates for energy
  • Addictive nature of carbohydrates
  • The damaging effects of gluten on *everyone* regardless of reactivity
  • The best way to analyze gluten reactivity
  • The role of a damaged or disregulated hypothalamus in fatigue
  • The focus of her book Rethinking Fatigue
  • What we are doing right as a movement
  • Paleo as a threat to multinational corporations
  • The need for a unified message
  • The effects of fragmented philosophies and the commercialization of paleo
  • Talks about the paleo movement generally and her high fat % approach



Mark Sisson - audio only

discusses most common pitfalls paleo/primal people make and how to overcome them, calories, fat, meat, resistant starch, the overconsumption of paleo foods, how to enroll your family into the paleo/primal lifestyle

(Total time: 28 minutes)

Health and fitness expert Mark Sisson is the bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and several other Primal Blueprint-branded books, and one of the leading voices of the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog,, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles and take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. From its humble - and controversial - beginnings in 2006, Mark's Daily Apple has grown into one of the highest-ranked health information resources on the Internet, with 1.6 million unique visitors each month. Mark, 61, has a BA in biology from Williams College and is a former world-class endurance athlete, with a 2:18 marathon and a fourth-place finish in the Hawaii Ironman World Triathlon Championships.

Topics Covered:

  • Biggest challenges in the paleo/primal community
  • Calories in/calories out
  • A more accurate way to gauge calories
  • The relationship between calories and stored fat
  • The overconsumption of fat in the paleo community
  • The need for paleo/primal people to record what they eat
  • The overconsumption of nuts
  • The resistant starch trend
  • Supplementing potato starch vs. eating real potatoes
  • The consumption of meat and going overboard
  • The need to identify the best point to stop eating
  • Protein supplementation and why it is unlikely that it ever contributes to muscle development
  • Counting calories
  • The need to schedule play time
  • Mark's preferred way to play
  • Gym time vs. play time
  • What he thinks of the trend toward focusing on re-enactment of Paleolithic times
  • How to promote the paleo/primal lifestyle within your family
  • How to know when to stop pushing some to change
  • The best way for each of us to advance the lifestyle




The Paleo Mom

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D.

discusses autoimmune diseases, and challenges and solutions for paleo pregnancies and paleo mommies

(Total time: 59 minutes)

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook.


Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26. She spent the next four years doing medical research in the fields of innate immunity, inflammation, critical care medicine, gene therapy and epithelial biology before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Sarah’s decision to give the world of medical research a break when her first daughter was born was inspired both by the profound influence of her own mother during her upbringing and by a recognition that her health was not going to accommodate any attempts at finding balance between a high-powered academic career and her desire to be a fully-engaged parent. At the time her first daughter was born, Sarah was morbidly obese and suffered from over a dozen immune- and autoimmune-related diseases.


After her second daughter was born, Sarah discovered the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health, including contributing to her 120-pound weight loss! Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and an autoimmune skin condition called lichen planus. In fact, Sarah was able to discontinue six prescription medications, some of which she has been taking for 12 years, within two weeks of changing her diet! The dramatic improvements in Sarah’s conditions convinced her never to revert to her previous eating habits. She quickly became a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for the Paleo lifestyle, which led to the creation of her blog:

Topics Covered:

  • Background in medical research and how she got into paleo
  • Being a researcher and a mom
  • Her venture into low carb and discovery of thin not being equal to healthy
  • Early struggle with auto-immune diseases
  • How her blog evolved
  • Issues which come up for paleo moms who are thinking about pregnancy and how to deal with them (is it safe?, managing autoimmune diseases during pregnancy, dealing with morning sickness)
  • Issues that come up during lactation & after pregnancy
  • How to manage health post partum and the importance of it
  • How to manage stress post partum and the importance of it
  • What to feed the baby
  • Alternatives for low milk supply
  • How to make your own breast milk
  • Best first foods and watch to watch for re: sensitivities
  • Adding fruit to the baby’s diet
  • The challenges of getting the entire family paleo and how to deal with them
  • Paleo baking and the important role it can serve
  • Various food ideas to feed the family and the health impact of each
  • Challenges with husbands who aren't paleo and not supportive, and how to win them over
  • Advice for parents of divorced families when they disagree on food choices



Darryl Edwards

discusses paleo fitness and primal play and how it is much more than it appears, his certification, the importance of increasing access to paleo, and what the food and fitness movements can learn from one another

(Total time: 1 hour)

Darryl Edwards, author of the book Paleo Fitness, is the founder of Fitness Explorer Training - a certified personal trainer and paleo nutritionist who lives in London, England.

A former computer scientist working as a consultant for Microsoft (as well as many of the world's leading investment banks), Darryl became passionate about helping others after watching his own health transform after adopting a primal/ancestral approach to health & fitness. He decided that instead of solving computer algorithms, he should dedicate his life to tackling some of the obstacles that beset many individuals wanting to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

He fuses many influences, from martial arts, strength/conditioning, parkour and dance to conduct sessions that focus on play, inner strength and movement which he calls a 'Primal Playout.'

His work has featured in magazines such as Men's Fitness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness, Men's Health and Top Santé in Europe, he is also a regular presenter at conferences such as PaleoFX, Ancestral Health Symposium and PrimalCon in the US.

Darryl can be found at his blog, The Fitness Explorer (, where he documents his experience with a paleo lifestyle.

Topics Covered:

  • What is play?
  • How he uses play with his clients
  • Process/experience based vs. goal based
  • His primal play sessions
  • The psychology of play
  • Masking the sophistication of the programing in his play sessions
  • What primal play is and his vision for it
  • The difference between primal play and paleo fitness
  • Upcoming certification process
  • The importance of immersion
  • Darryl’s musical and magician careers
  • Future projects for Darryl Edwards
  • How to get the paleo lifestyle more mainstream
  • The biggest hurdles people have to learning how to play
  • The importance of accessibility
  • What the food and fitness movements can learn from one another
  • Criticism of the paleo food movement



Paul Jaminet

discusses paleo trends, extreme paleo, developing the Perfect Human Diet, ketogenic eating, resistant starch, potato starch, and supplementation

(Total time: 24 minutes)

Paul Jaminet, author of The Perfect Health Diet, was born in San Diego, California, grew up in Connecticut, received degrees in philosophy and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and became an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He left physics to become a software entrepreneur during the Internet boom, and now provides strategic advice to entrepreneurial companies while pursuing research in economics.

Paul's experience overcoming a chronic illness taught him the importance of diet for health, and motivated him to share what he learned in seven years of research. Paul is an active blogger at

Topics Covered:

  • His background
  • Paleo trends and extreme paleo
  • Delicious diet vs. nutritious diet
  • The optimal diet and how he developed it
  • The benefits of a ketogenic diet
  • Genetic mutations as the exception to the Perfect Health Diet
  • Common nutritional needs of animals
  • What resistant starch is and why it is important
  • Sources of resistant starch
  • The pluses and minuses of supplementing with potato starch
  • Benefits of ketones
  • Neurological benefits of resistant starch
  • Brain limitations on performance



Jimmy Moore

discusses dietary guidelines, ketosis, fat phobia, how to lose weight, and his book Keto Clarity

(Total time: 56 minutes)

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss success enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular Livin' La Vida Low- Carb blog and host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin' La Vida Low- Carb Show. He has interviewed well over 700 of the world's top health experts and dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible so they can make the right decisions about their health. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they can often be found playing Frisbee golf in their front yard.

Topics Covered:

  • Background
  • When he testified in Washington about dietary guidelines
  • School lunches and the trend to remove meat
  • His book Keto Clarity
  • Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis
  • Stretchability of long term ketosis
  • Fat phobia and satiety
  • A few little known secrets about Jimmy
  • Ketogenic diets and libido
  • Seth Roberts' death
  • Weight vs. health
  • Advice for someone who wants to lose weight
  • Judgement vs. support in the paleo community
  • The Low Carb Cruise
  • Elitism of the movement
  • How to get the paleo message to more people
  • Signs that we are winning as a movement



Keith Norris

discusses e-centric exercise, training effectively and efficiently, avoiding injuries, and the ancestral movement

(Total time: 55 minutes)

A lifelong athlete known for his passion and energy, Keith Norris is Efficient Exercise's most fiery powerhouse. Keith's immersion in fitness and strength training began at the age of 15 as a member of San Antonio's Powerhouse Gym, legendary for launching the careers of such athletes as Ms. Olympia Rachel McLish, Lori Bowen-Rice and Jeep Swenson. His interest expanded to include athletic rehabilitation while playing football for Texas State.

After a distinguished military and corporate career, Keith walked away from a cushy gig in the pharmaceutical industry to join Efficient Exercise to focus on personal training. Since then, Keith has become a thought leader on paleo nutrition and his blog, Ancestral Momentum - Theory to Practice, is consistently ranked as one of the Top Fitness Blogs and in top 20 by BreakingMuscle.

In addition to working with clients, Keith actively participates in the management of Efficient Exercise fitness studios and advises and develops staff responsible for programming and personal training activities as well as being a founder of PaleoFX Symposium.

Topics Covered:

    • Background
  • Who his clients are
  • Training those who have no time to train
  • What e-centric loading is
  • The phases of movement
  • The maximum force differential between concentric and e-centric movements
  • The importance of e-centric training and its role with different fitness goals
  • What an e-centric exercise device looks like and how it functions
  • How injuries typically happen and how to avoid them
  • The hard-wired shutdown signal that causes someone to fail and quit, and how it can be overridden
  • How PaleoFX and The Paleo Movement are growing and among which sectors
  • How the Paleo Movement is limited
  • The importance of accessibility of the paleo message
  • Challenges facing proliferation of the movement
  • How to encourage and develop Paleo physicians and the difficulty in breaking into mainstream medical
  • The best way to be and spread paleo and the need to avoid the dogma





Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D.

discusses vitamin D, calcium, the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, and reversing the negative effects of work on health

(Total time: 44 minutes)

Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D., is creator and author of, a web site dedicated to extolling the benefits of traditional, nutrient-dense, cholesterol-rich foods and to elucidating the many fascinating roles that cholesterol plays within the body. Chris is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and is a perennial speaker at the annual Wise Traditions and Ancestral Health symposium conferences. He has published seven first-author, peer-reviewed publications. He obtained a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois where he is studying interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. The opinions he expresses in this interview represent his independent analysis and do not necessarily represent the positions of the University of Illinois.

Topics Covered:

  • Background & discovering Weston A. Price
  • The functional network of vitamins A, D, E, and K
  • Proper distribution and absorption of calcium
  • Difficulties and fallacies with current methods of vitamin D testing
  • What the average person’s readings should be
  • What lifestyles have a tendency to result in low D
  • Supply and demand for calcitriol
  • Some signs of insufficient D and too much D
  • Best real food sources of A, D, E, and K
  • Competitive Ballroom Dancing
  • How he is reversing some of the negative health effects of working so much
  • A Unified Theory of Health and the importance of that perspective


Dr. Cate

Dr. Cate Shanahan

discusses her book Deep Nutrition, nutrient deficiencies in the Paleo Community, and implementing ancestral eating with the L.A. Lakers

(Total time: 47 minutes)

Catherine Shanahan, MD is science director of the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, consultant for Mark Sisson's Primal BluePrint certification program, board certified Family Physician and author of the underground classic Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, and the easy-to-read executive summary of holistic nutrition, Food Rules: A Doctors Guide to Healthy Eating. She is also a Cornell trained genetic researcher with over two decades of clinical experience. Dr. Shanahan became an advocate for healthy living when she began to observe dramatic changes in the bone structure, immune-system hyper-reactivity, and behavioral development across generations of patients in the same family.

Dr Cate wants to empower her patients and her readers with the knowledge to lose weight, get healthy, and have healthy children by following principles of traditional nutrition. She has received many thank you letters from around the world written by readers who have astounded their friends, family, and their doctors and been taken off chronic prescriptions.

Topics Covered:

  • The effect of excess glucose in the body
  • The benefits of raw milk
  • Discovering WAPF
  • How she became inspired to write her book Deep Nutrition
  • The Four Pillars of healthy cuisine
  • The benefits of fresh animal food, fermented food, meat and joint tissue, and organ meats
  • The Primal Advantage Program she is working on with Mark Sisson
  • The most common problems with body systems that she sees when she reviews her clients hormonal results
  • The reason she sees nutrient deficiencies in the Paleo community
  • The importance of burning both fat and sugar
  • The worst vegetable oils
  • How she started working with the LA Lakers
  • How she implements her nutritional choices with the Lakers
  • The challenges she has delivering healthy foods to the Lakers and how the Lakers react to the ancestral food
  • The performance improvements she has seen from implementing Ancestral eating with the Lakers
Dr. Kaayla

Dr. Kaayla Daniel

discusses libido, soy, butter, salt, dairy, and how veganism was constructed as an anti-libido way of eating

(Total time: 61 minutes)

Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, is The Naughty Nutritionist® because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. Dr. Daniel earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas, is Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.


In 2005, Dr. Daniel received the Weston A. Price Foundation's Integrity in Science Award. Dr. Daniel's book The Whole Soy Story:The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food, has been endorsed by leading health experts, including Drs. Russell Blaylock, Larry Dossey, Nicholas Gonzalez, Joseph Mercola, Kilmer McCully, Doris J. Rapp, and Jonathan Wright.


Dr. Daniel has been a guest on The Dr.Oz Show, NPR's People's Pharmacy, ABC's View from the Bay, Discovery Channel's Medical Hotseat and PBS Healing Quest. She has been quoted heavily in the media, including San Francisco Chronicle, London Observer, London Guardian, Toronto Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Bon Appetit, Men's Health and Glamour.


Online, Dr. Daniel has been featured prominently as an "Inner Circle" expert on, the world's leading dietary and natural health website, and is a featured blogger on Psychology Today's website Dr Daniel has also spoken at numerous professional conferences, including BoulderFest, Wise Traditions, the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP), and Charles Poliquin's Bio-Signature.


Based in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Daniel is a nutritionist in private practice, the mother of two children, and an organist, ballroom dancer, firewalker, karate student and practitioner of yoga.

Topics Covered:

  • Dietary cholesterol and body cholesterol as risk factors for heart disease
  • Top foods to increase the libido
  • Fertility and sexual performance issues
  • Best saturated fat foods sources
  • The return of butter
  • The importance of saturated fats in our diets and the functions of it in our diets
  • Bacon as a health food
  • Nitrites and nitrates in foods
  • Salt, the unfounded fears, and taste enhancers - Iodine and iodine deficiency
  • Preferred sources of meat
  • The dangers of soy for babies, post menopausal women, men, and hypothyroidism
  • Soy in Asian cultures - Comparison of US vs. Asia re: diseases
  • How different governments treat soy
  • Developmental diseases linked to infant soy formula, effect on infant boys
  • Dr. Daniel's book The Whole Soy Story
  • Soy and breast cancer
  • Phytoestrogen effect on human body
  • Dairy intolerances, A1 vs. A2 cow milk
  • Dairy and libido
  • Veganism as an anti-libido diet
  • Deficiency in vitamins among vegans
  • The importance of nose-to-tail eating
  • Bone broth, the benefits, vitamins, minerals, the importance of collagen, and the book she coauthored with Sally Fallon, Nourishing Broth



Kendall Kendrick

discusses stress, sex, improving sleep, and many rarely discussed aspects of the ancestral lifestyle

(Total time: 46 minutes)


Kendall Kendrick

discusses stress, sex, improving sleep, and many rarely discussed aspects of the ancestral lifestyle

(Total time: 46 minutes)

After 16 years in radio as an on-air personality, Kendall’s experience in radio led her to create a voiceover company. In 2012, she added food policy to her credentials while researching, creating, and successfully implementing programs within local schools to bring all children access to healthier foods. Her passion for optimal health, nutrition, and helping others culminated in the commencement of a health and wellness blog, Primal Balance, and the completion of a certificate in nutritional therapy from Nutritional Therapy Association.


During her tenure in the ancestral health community, she’s made a variety of professional contributions including writing, hosting the popular Born Primal podcast, and motivational speaking. Kendall has been a guest speaker at health symposiums in cities across the country including Berkeley, Atlanta, and Austin. She has also co-led and spoken at wellness retreats in Jamaica. She has created a practice dedicated to helping people live a holistic life through healthy eating practices, lifestyle, mindfulness, and empowerment. In her public speaking role, Kendall discusses perfectionism recovery, letting go of control and shame, finding balance, and creating a fulfilled, peaceful life. Kendall is a mom to four girls including a set of twins and lives with her husband and daughters on an urban farm in Charlotte, NC.

Topics Covered:

  • Background
  • The impact of and need to manage stress
  • Chronic stress and fatigue
  • What meditation and mindfulness really mean
  • Ways stress can be managed
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Things we have difficulty dealing with in the paleo movement
  • The importance of paying special attention to digestion
  • Getting into parasympathetic mode
  • The importance of community in health
  • The role and importance of play
  • Fitness and finding the right thing for you
  • Dangers of overtraining
  • Time management
  • Hormonal therapy
  • How to sleep better
  • How to motivate yourself



Stephanie Welch

discusses sustainability of the paleo movement and the importance of going barefoot

(Total time: 47 minutes)

Stephanie Welch of is a humanist, barefooter, and ancestral health advocate in Boston, MA. After a long and winding academic road including degrees in Classics and Art History which failed to lead to a viable career, she changed course and began independently studying health and wellness with a fervor like never before.


Stephanie decided to learn about human bodies in the most experiential and hands-on way possible: By becoming a professional massage therapist. Subsequently, in 5 years practicing massage therapy in a clinical setting and studying and applying such diverse topics as biomechanics, nutrition, and neuroscience, she has developed a powerful big-picture, evolutionary biology-based perspective on preventative health care.

Topics Covered:

  • Background
  • How she became aware of people’s most common physical problems and how she figured out the etiology
  • The importance of negative feedback from being barefoot in teaching us how to walk
  • The importance of biofeedback in movement and posture
  • The role of the unconscious brain in optimizing movement
  • The challenges and practicalities of going barefoot
  • The amount of the brain devoted to sensory information from the hands and feet
  • Sustainability and how evolution favors nutrient density
  • The ethics of eating meat and the importance of feeding animals their species-specific diet
  • The UN report on the need to go vegan for sustainability
  • The natural order of things, monocultures, biodiversity, and sustainability
  • The effect of modern methods of farming on resources
  • Allan Savory and The Savory Institute, its work, and its success
  • How to communicate with children about food
  • Teaching children self-sufficient responsible eating without giving them or having emotional stress in the process
  • How important the climate change aspect is and how it is addressed by going paleo
  • Alyssa Rhoden and capacity estimates for grasslands needed to support a meat-eating culture
  • How to become more sustainable


Dr. Frassetto

Lynda Frassetto, M.D.

talks about various paleo diet studies conducted, their results, PCOS, and blood pressure

(Total time: 37 minutes)

Dr. Lynda A. Frassetto is an associate clinical professor and researcher at UCSF Medical Center, an internist, and a kidney specialist. She also serves as an associate program director for the adult General Clinical Research Center at UCSF, where she helps researchers run clinical trials and conducts her own research on the long-term effects of diet on diseases associated with aging.

Frassetto earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut in 1983. She worked as an emergency room doctor at the State University of New York's Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and as a hospitalist at the University Medical Center in Fresno before completing a nephrology fellowship at UCSF in 1989. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 1993. She is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Frassetto has spearheaded many studies which document the efficacy of the paleo eating template on health and disease.

Topics Covered:

  • Background
  • Studies she conducted with a paleo eating template on: blood pressure, cholesterol, type II diabetes, and changing the blood acid content of our body
  • Why not everyone should eat a paleo diet
  • Kidney failure and the paleo diet
  • Protein consumption with those who have kidney failure
  • Future research plans
  • Her study about paleo and PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • The relationship between blood pressure and sodium intake
  • Sodium intake, blood pressure, and kidney failure
  • How much salt we should eat, which type of salt is best, and the differences
  • The relationship between weight and blood pressure
  • How paleo helps blood pressure
  • Why paleo is not a fad
  • How we can grow the movement
  • Government funding of research


Dr. Henriksen

Dr. Rick Henriksen

Discusses the realities of being a paleo doctor, motivational interviewing, and how to discuss paleo with your physician.

(Total time: 33 minutes)

C. Richard Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P., is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in preventive care with a focus on nutrition and improved lifestyle. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science and health. After finishing his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he returned to Salt Lake City to complete his family medicine residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Henriksen currently teaches medical students in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In his leisure time, Dr. Henriksen enjoys attending sporting events, and actively participates in individual sports, including triathlons, cycling, CrossFIt and hiking. Dr. Henriksen is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Topics Covered:

  • Background and how he came into the world of paleo
  • Parameters on doctors giving nutritional advice
  • How much training is given about nutritional advice in medical school
  • How the evolutionary framework has enhanced all different types of patients
  • How he integrates paleo into his practice of medicine
  • Increasing food awareness among his patients
  • What FODMAPs and saccharides are
  • How to introduce your knowledge to other people and how to do motivational interviewing to be more successful at it
  • Examples of motivational interviewing
  • How to find a doctor who will support your ancestral lifestyle
  • How to approach your existing doctors about your ancestral lifestyle
  • How his Mormon directives relate to his paleo approach
  • Being religious and believing in evolution
  • How paleo affects his medical practice


Dr. Turknett

Josh Turknett. M.D.

talks about migraine triggers, the role of macronutrients in migraines and neurodegenrative diseases

(Total time: 40 minutes)

Josh Turknett, MD, is a 2001 graduate of the Emory School of Medicine, a board-certified neurologist, and a clinical researcher in the areas of migraine, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Turknett maintains a busy neurology practice in Atlanta, GA, and has been recognized twice by as one of America's most compassionate doctors. He lives in the metro Atlanta area with his wife Jenny, their two children, and an ever-expanding collection of banjos. Jenny Turknett has a background in baking, catering, and event planning. She currently works as a freelance food writer and restaurant critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives in the greater Atlanta, GA, area with her husband Josh, their two children, and an ever-expanding collection of kitchen gadgets.

Topics Covered:

  • Background and how he got into paleo
  • His book The Migraine Miracle and what it is about
  • Nitrates and nitrites
  • Why changing a diet may permit you to eat more of the trigger food without any issue
  • Migraine triggers as disruptors of homeostasis
  • Challenges he has with expectations caused by conventional treatment
  • How receptive his ancestral message has been
  • Whether ketogenic benefits are sustainable
  • The role of carbs in migraine management
  • Melatonin
  • How his patients have responded to his approach
  • How patients can talk to their doctor about implementing his approach
  • How to potentially slow down Alzheimer's and Parkinson's from progressing
  • His feeling about aluminum and fluoride
  • Acupuncture, music therapy and other alternative approaches
  • Correlations between neurological degenerations/disorders and non-ancestral foods
  • Fruit and fructose; which fruits are actually surprisingly low in fructose
  • The role of physical activity in neurological disorders
  • A message for future and existing physicians