Food is Information

j. gulinello Mar 01, 2020
Science can be messy and humans make it worse!


I refuse to allow scientific debate and nutrition to become personal like some groups will. I am a nutrition student. I don't identify with a diet. I am diet agnostic! I have changed my philosophy and dietary habits over the years based on science, N=1 experiments and my understanding of the human body.
This tendency for people to become entrenched in dietary camps and live in echo chambers is dangerous and is the enemy of progress. If your goal is to live the healthiest and longest life possible, I am with you. If your desire is to be correct or to prove a moral superiority...I have no time for you.


The origin of our fear of specific foods is rooted in places you wouldn't believe. As humans, we have a tendency to believe the message that is most often repeated and repeated the loudest. Understanding this will help us dig through what is real and what is imagined....
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SAPIEN Podcast Ep.10 - I'm Vegan & Thriving - Terri Buryanov

sapien podcast Jan 04, 2020

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I did a podcast with a vegan!

Terri Buyanov came over when she was passing through LA and I got to pick her brain and see how she’s doing and how she thinks,

She’s only 1.5 years in so let’s see what happens!

So far she seems like she’s doing great and says her diet was already healthy before and she just cut the last bit of animal foods and felt better.

Super interesting to me because I’ve never heard of this before... I’ve heard of every story but this one...

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep9 - Vitamin D, Sleep, & Avoiding Sickness - Dr. Joel Gould

sapien podcast Dec 24, 2019

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Dr. Joel Gould is a wealth of knowledge on many aspects of living an optimal and ancestrally accurate life. Ongoing advancements in science, technology, and understanding of the human body ensure that dentistry is an evolving field of medicine. In his 25 years as a practicing dentist in Canada and the United States, Dr. Joel Gould has been at the forefront of this evolution.

Dr. Gould launched a dynamic new practice concept, which he calls Modern American Dentistry. Begun at his flagship Manhattan Beach office in California, he has also expanded his practice to a 2nd location in Woodland Hills.

There's a lot going on in this episode and we're sure to have him back to dig into more of it! Please enjoy the episode!

Find out more about Dr. Gould's dentistry practice here:

And follow him on Instagram here:

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep8 - Reversing Type 2 Diabetes + Life Success w/ Rory Douglas

sapien podcast Nov 21, 2019

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Rory Douglas has over 20 years of experience in the Entertainment and Investment industry empowering entrepreneurs to pursue their purpose. He transitioned from Entertainment to the Financial Services industry as a Financial Educator and High Performance Life Coach where he leads and mentors countless amount of people including CEOs, CPA, Attorneys and several six-figure earners who run their own organizations. “The average American is 1 to 2 paychecks away from being homeless and 1 and 3 are in debt”, says Douglas who is traveling all around the world speaking with Youth & Community Organizations, Colleges and Universities, Corporations as well as Ministries and Non-Profits.

Today, he supports individuals in answering the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it? Douglas is a Master Coach who combines life coaching with the principles of spiritual psychology. He is passionate about supporting...

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep7 - Diet & Exercise SOLVED w/ William Shewfelt

sapien podcast Nov 13, 2019

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What a treat to have William Shewfelt over to talk with Dr. Gary and I at Evolve Healthcare! William is the co-author of the new book The P:E Diet along with Dr. Ted Naiman. He also is played the red Power Ranger and is shredded!

This book is a game changer. I'd suggest anyone listening to buy it immediately. They really break down diet and exercise into the most simplest terms and give you actionable advice that will benefit absolutely anyone.

Find the book at and find out more about William on Instagram

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep6 - Live Life to the Fullest w/ Pete Evans

sapien podcast Nov 08, 2019

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Had such a great time hanging out with Pete Evans last week! He was in the states filming for his 2 new films which I can’t wait to see.

He’s such an enlightened and positive guy - he’s really changed my thinking just from hanging out with him for a couple days.

If you’re not familiar with him, he’s a celebrity chef in Australia with an award-winning TV show, the filmmaker of The Magic Pill and The Paleo Way on Netflix and is an all-around awesome guy!

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep5 - How Not to Die w/ Chris Kelly

sapien podcast Oct 17, 2019

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Super excited to share this episode of the SAPIEN podcast with the brilliant Chris Kelly. Chris is the co-founder of a former pro athlete, a software developer, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.
He's doing amazing things analyzing bloodwork using machine learning and predictive algorithms. He's helping people change their diet and lifestyle and find true health!

We went long on this one because he is a fountain of knowledge. You can check out his fantastic podcast here. Why not start with the episode that he came down to interview me for!

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep4 - In Sara's Kitch w/ Sara Motamedi

sapien podcast Oct 09, 2019

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Today we’re here with me, Brian Sanders from the Food Lies film and Peak Human podcast, Yaniv who’s a film and TV producer and a co-founder of SAPIEN, and Dr. Gary Shlifer, the owner of Evolve Healthcare. We are speaking with the wonderful Sara Motamedi.

Sara is a Wife & Mother, Celebrity Chef, Recipe Developer, Baker, Food Blogger, Hell’s Kitchen Contestant & Winner Sara Motamedi is fun, creative, and has a larger-than-life personality that is matched only by her amazing skill in the kitchen…making mouth-watering, gourmet-style recipes that fit every taste and every budget. Learn more about Sara @insaraskitchen,, and In Sara’s Kitchen on YouTube.

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep3 - Animal-Based Diets: Sapien vs. Carnivore

sapien podcast Oct 01, 2019

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Coming hot off of the big studies and NY Times article, we have this highlight from Dr. Paul Saladino!

I also recap the story of the food industry conference and the crazy vegan lady who wasn’t even vegan, improvising on stage in front of 500 food company execs, eating fermented shark and half-developed duck embryo, and subsequent food poisoning!

We filmed with Paul a few months ago and recorded this podcast at Evolve with Dr. Gary.

Enjoy the controversy at the end when things get heated! Sapien VS Carnivore diet wars have begun!.

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SAPIEN Podcast Ep2 - Ancient Homo Sapiens in a Modern World w/ Yaniv Fituci

sapien podcast Sep 20, 2019

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Today all 3 SAPIEN show members talk about how to live in a modern world with all the conflicting things around us. Our ancient genes want us to live as we have for 99% of our history. The modern world has a different plan.

Brian Sanders, Dr. Gary Shlifer, and Yaniv Fituci cover this and way more live from Evolve Healthcare in Los Angeles.

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