In Episode #194, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Professors David Raubenheimer and Stephen J. Simpson. For over thirty years, David and Stephen, leading researchers from the University of Sydney, have been studying how nature can teach us about the science of healthy eating: how and why we eat, how appetites are fed and regulated, and how, in the end, it all comes back to five appetites.
Topics covered include how Steve and David’s ‘Eat Like the Animals’ project came about, the findings from their study on the dietary patterns of locusts, the process by which signals are released that create an appetite for protein, the negative health outcomes of consuming ultra-processed foods and reducing protein intake, what happens when you overconsume protein, the importance of protein quality, and the changes in our protein requirements as we age.
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