The organizers of the Ancestral Health Symposium sure have done an amazing job putting together the "Woodstock of Evolutionary Medicine." When I was first approached way, way back when, I was more than a little skeptical. But looks like they’ve pulled it off. That’s quite a list of luminaries in the Paleo, Primal and Evolutionary Fitness universe and I’m honored to be a part of it, though I’m not so sure about following Tom Naughton, a professional comedian.
It’s fine though. I have until August to come up with the funniest joke the world has ever heard, just in case Tom gets any ideas about being anything other than dry and boring.
Friday, August 5th
7:50-8:00 Aaron Blaisdell – Welcome to the AHS!
8:00-8:30 Boyd Eaton – Historical perspective and future directions
8:35-8:55 Dr. BG – Microbial husbandry
9:00-9:20 Pedro Bastos – Dairy
9:25-9:45 Kevin Boyd – Darwinian dentistry
9:50-10:10 Mark Cohen – The effects of cultural evolution on human health
10:30-10:50 Loren Cordain – Origins and evolution of Western human diet
10:55-11:15 Art DeVany – The competition within
11:20-11:40 John Durant – Personality types and food
11:45-12:05 Andreas Eenfeldt – Evolution of a diet revolution
12:05-1:05 POSTER SESSION, LUNCH, AND Q&A MINGLING W/ PRESENTERS
1:10-1:30 Frank Forencich – Neo-paleo lifestyle
1:35-1:55 Lynda Frassetto – Paleo diet clinical trial results and benefits
2:00-2:20 Stephan Guyenet – 21st century human health possibilities
2:25-2:45 Richard Jacobson – Vitamin D & diseases of aging
2:50-3:10 Lierre Keith – The vegetarian myth
3:30-3:50 Erwan LeCorre – Natural movement
3:55-4:15 Don Matesz – Modern digestion & elimination: Evidence for ancestral nutrition
4:20-4:40 Melissa McEwen – Urban forager
4:45-5:05 Matt Metzgar – Economics of the Paleo Diet
5:10-5:30 Tom Naughton – Bad science (*Add 10-minute break sometime near here)
5:35-5:55 Richard Nikoley – Self-experimentation: the best science
6:00-6:20 James O’Keefe – Organic fitness: How to train like a hunter-gatherer
6:25-6:45 Guy-Andre Pelouze – Ancestral health from the perspective of a cardiothoracic surgeon
6:50-7:10 Keith Norris & Skyler Tanner – Efficient exercise; personalized training
7:15-8:00 Movement sessions (It will be light outside and cooler in LA at this time of day)
8:00-9:00 “Meet the Authors” – Book signing event open to everyone with food/drinks
Saturday, August 6th
7:50-8:00 Aaron Blaisdell – What’s planned for the day!?!
8:00-8:30 Staffan Lindeberg – Food and Western Disease
8:35-8:55 Robert Lustig – The trouble with fructose
9:00-9:20 Brent Pottenger – Ancestral Health Insurance (AHI)
9:25-9:45 Seth Roberts – What foods make my brain work best?
9:50-10:10 Mark Sisson – What’s next? Next steps for the movement
10:30-10:50 Craig Stanford – Great apes and the evolution of human diet
10:55-11:15 Nell Stephenson – Paleo eating in practice
11:20-11:40 Waziyatawin – Restoring indigenous health through tradition
11:45-12:05 Robb Wolf – The Paleo Solution
12:05-1:05 POSTER SESSION, LUNCH, AND Q&A
1:10-1:30 Vivian Shelton – Evolutionary Bariatrics
1:35-1:55 Jen McCabe – Micro-lifestyle design choices
2:00-2:20 Doug McGuff – Body by science
2:25-2:45 Mary & Michael Eades – TBA
2:50-3:10 Richard Feinman – TBA
3:30-3:50 Nora Gedgaudas – Primal mind: diet and mental health
3:55-4:15 Kurt Harris – Neolithic agents of disease
4:20-4:40 Bryce Lee – Ancestral health in the military
4:45-5:05 Daniel Lieberman – TBA
5:10-5:30 Nassim Taleb – TBA
5:35-5:55 Gary Taubes – Sugar and cancer
5:55-6:00 Aaron Blaisdell – Closing remarks
6:00-7:00 Movement sessions
7:30-10:00 Dinner gathering for all Presenters, Staff, and Volunteers
I hope to see a lot of you there. There’re only 244 tickets left, so go put a big dent in that number.
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