In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps one of the most important things for us to consider in order to protect ourselves is to be as healthy as possible. I’ve sought to do this myself through physical training, mindfulness practice, getting the right amount of sleep, and of course, a proper diet. To address the latter component, I’m joined in this episode by fellow archaeologist, Dr. Bill Schindler, who has taken a unique approach to the way he and his family eats by studying the diets of our ancient ancestors.
Dr. Schindler is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Throughout his tenure as an archaeologist, he has studied primitive technologies and various aspects of prehistoric food acquisition, storage, and consumption. He believes that gaining a better understanding of prehistoric life could help us address some of the issues that we face today. And that the lessons learned can be implemented into the diets of modern humans.
This is a pursuit that has taken him all over the world! He’s traveled to remote areas in Asia and Africa and has interacted with different cultures to learn about their traditional foodways. He’s also traveled for media purposes and was featured as a host for National Geographic’s television series The Great Human Race. Now, he seeks to take what he’s learned and share it with others through in-person workshops and virtual on-demand courses.
In this episode, Dr. Schindler tells us more about his story. Talking about some of the places that he’s had the opportunity to travel to, and the amazing people that he’s met along the way. We also take a deep dive into the diets of our ancient ancestors and discuss ways that you can implement the lessons learned into your own lives to optimize your own health and wellness!
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Also, go check out his daughter’s bread-making business, Rise by Brianna! Dr. Schindler also has a book coming out in November 2021, titled Eat Like a Human: Nourishing Foods and Ancient Ways of Cooking to Revolutionize Your Health. Which is now available for pre-order!
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