153 – Longevity, the human condition, Sacred Cow, and viable food solutions with guest Robb Wolf
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Returning guest (from 11yrs ago!..linked below) Robb Wolf is author of The Paleo Solution, Wired To Eat, and co-author of Sacred Cow. We discuss the nature of futurism and how increased longevity, even indefinite lifespans, will likely remain in the realm of science fiction, due to the complexity of biological systems, especially the human brain. Also, external events as well as psychological factors need to be considered. How much grief can humans cope with over eons of time? In the meantime we have the major societal problem of becoming disconnected from nature and cycles of life and death, which leads to further downstream problems. Bill Gates and others steeped in top-down systems of control, tend to believe that humans can disregard ancestral health principles in favor of designed, synthesized foodstuffs. In turn the informative documentary film (and book) “Sacred Cow” shows the ongoing movements protesting the use of animals for food and other values, thus marginalizing bottom-up perspectives on sustainability. Specialization in the marketplace can present challenges to our connection with nature and systemic health, especially via digital social media with polarizing algorithms. The “mean green meme” (critiqued by Ken Wilber) coupled with cancel culture further hinders integration. Still, a regenerative model of farming and ranching can sustain the world’s nutritional needs, while revitalizing topsoils, whereas Big Ag corporatism is unsustainable. Jiu Jitsu principles can be instructive for such societal challenges. Lastly, humans are best suited for consuming whole, unprocessed foods, but individual results with plants may vary.
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