In this episode I discuss primal eating with nutritional goddess and primal nutrition expert Nora Gedgaudas. Nora talks about a pivotal time in her life. She lived among wolf packs in extremely remote regions of Northern Canada. There she witnesses the Native Inuit peoples who have continued to eat primarily as their ancestors have. High saturated fat and small portions of plant life and little processed foods. She observes their exceptionally good health and this makes her question everything she has ever believed about nutrition and “ideal diets.” During this time (because of lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables) she is also adapts a similar diet and loses 25 lbs. This experience sets her on a quest to learn about how and why our ancestors ate the way they did and how those principles could unlock the key to true vitality and a life of freedom of dis-ease. Nora reveals key components that must be part of every diet to optimize fertility as well as damaging misinformation that is wreaking havoc on the hormonal health of men and women.
About Episode Guest
Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.
Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film. Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free download. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. Her latest book Primal Fat Burner was released in January 2017 by Simon & Schuster (Atria).
Nora’s colorful and diverse history includes time spent as a professional musician, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal fitness trainer, work in veterinary medicine and also in the field of wildlife science–even having spent a full summer living less than 500 miles from the North Pole with a family of wild wolves studying their behavior up close.
In 1991 Nora traveled to Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic archipelago to assist the world-renowned and preeminent wolf biologist, Dr. L. David Mech in behavioral research of an extremely remote family of wolves on the High Arctic tundra over the course of a summer. Exposure to Inuit culture at Resolute Bay and the experience of living in what was ostensibly an “Ice-Age-like” environment sparked new thinking in Nora about the widely accepted (and largely negative) ideas officially sanctioned and popularized about meat-based diets and dietary fat (in particular). Some years later, Nora stumbled across a book that radically revolutionized her dietary views and inspired a whole new life trajectory. This book was entitled: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price.
Nora’s special highly dimensional brand of broad expertise includes brain health, neurotechnology, nutrition and mental health, autoimmunity, thyroid health, adrenal health and dysfunction, food sensitivity issues, ancestral (Paleo) diets and fat-based, ketogenic dietary approaches to optimized wellness. She is also becoming a recognized voice in the area of shamanistic study and human consciousness. Today Nora is a highly experienced and sought after nutritional consultant, international speaker and educator, and is widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film.