Have you ever heard that dramatically under-eating or chronically starving yourself will lead to increased longevity?
I’ve seen multiple media reports claiming that undereating by 20% or 30% of your daily caloric needs will add years to your lifespan.
Thankfully, it’s not true. In fact, starving yourself of food, especially protein, could actually reduce your lifespan.
So what are the lifestyle practices that actually drive longevity?
To help separate fact from fiction, I’m thrilled that returning to the show today is our good buddy Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, powerlifting champion, and now a 2x New York Times best-selling author, co-host of Healthy Rebellion Radio, and the co-founder of DrinkLMNT Electrolytes.
In this interview with Robb, we’re chatting about:
- Why fasting too much may negatively impact performance and longevity
- Why cows and pasture-raised animals are good for us (and the planet)
- What happened when Google’s algorithm skewed search results and put independent health authors like Robb and me on the naughty list
- How our free speech and First Amendment rights were sacrificed when Big Tech invested in Biotech
- Why decentralization and Web 3.0 will save the internet
- And tons more…
Let’s go hang out with Robb.
Family Friendly Note: As usual, Robb uses some colorful language in this conversation, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some of you have written in over the years and said that you really appreciate the podcast being family friendly, having that clean tag so that you can listen with your family around, kids around or anyone else, you can listen in the car, you don’t have to throw your earbuds in or put your headphones on in order to listen to it in a public place, that sort of thing.
Some other people have written in and said, “Why are you bleeping what people are actually saying?”
We don’t want censorship on the show, and we’ve never intended to censor anything in any of these conversations. So what we’ve decided to do is we’re going to keep the audio podcast with the clean tag with family-friendly language.
And if you want the audio, then you can listen with your family around. I always appreciate listening to you folks and knowing where you’re coming from, so make sure that you subscribe on YouTube and Rumble, and anywhere that you listen to podcasts.
Where To Find Robb Wolf
Robb is also co-founder at DrinkLMNT.com bringing you tasty zero-sugar electrolyte drink mixes perfectly suited for folks who follow a wild, keto, low-carb or paleo diet. Our favorite flavors are Grapefruit, Orange, Mango Chili, Chocolate Salt and Citrus Salt.
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Robb is a 2X New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. And along with Diana Rodgers, he co-authored the book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet.
Robb Wolf: Regen Market is this outfit that aggregates food from eastern Washington, Idaho, all of Montana and plugs it into like the Greater Bozeman area. But they kind of exist beyond that. So like, CSA boxes in some cases… and they have a beautiful technology infrastructure that helps to just get producers plugged into consumers. And so I’ve been devoting a lot of time just like hanging out with those folks and kind of brainstorming around that. So RegenMarket.com is who those folks are. I’m only involved in like an advisory role, but I’m really, really passionate about that.
'I feel like cows and properly raised grazing animals are actually a climate change and food security solution, not a liability.' ― Robb Wolf @robbwolf Click To Tweet
Robb Wolf: I’m still duped into posting on Instagram every once in a while, but I think I’m going to do a really hard reset on that pretty soon because I feel like it’s just kind of pissing into the wind.
Before You Go
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And just so you know in advance, we’re going to be taking a few weeks off from our normal podcast publishing schedule this fall to take a road trip back up north to the mountains of Colorado, meet up with a few friends, maybe see a few leaves, eat some good food, take a little time to rest and recover.
But never fear, we’ll be back with a kick butt lineup of new guests, especially as the New Year hits.
Along those lines, we’ve also been publishing to other platforms and putting out a lot of shorts from past episodes of the show.
And while I’m at it, I might as well mention that also, I’ve been putting out a lot of music recently, some of my past shows from decades ago, newer ones as well, I’ve got some cover songs there.
The best way to find that is by going to my Abel James music channel on YouTube, and hopefully you’ll find a lot of stuff that you enjoy.
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What did you think of this interview with Robb Wolf? How do you support healthy aging? What are your favorite things about getting sunshine? What are your thoughts on creating a decentralized system? Drop a note in the comments below!