Episode #10 - An Interview with Stephan Guyenet


Stephan Guyenet, continues his mission to advance science as a writer, speaker, and science consultant.  His book, The Hungry Brain, released on February 7, 2017, is a fascinating look at the brain's role in weight regulation.  His current consulting clients include the Open Philanthropy Project and the Examine.com Research Digest.  He also helped co-design a web-based fat loss program called the Ideal Weight Program.

After earning a BS in biochemistry at the University of Virginia, Dr. Guyenet pursued a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Washington, then continued doing research as a postdoctoral fellow.  He has spent a total of 12 years in the neuroscience research world studying neurodegenerative disease and the neuroscience of eating behavior and obesity.  His publications in scientific journals have been cited over 1,400 times.

Dr. Guyenet lives in the Seattle area, where he grows much of his own food and brews a mean hard cider.*

On this episode, we discuss his new book The Hungry Brain, and we go deep into the neuro regulation of appetite, the problem with eating highly refined and highly palatable foods and we even discuss the problems of eating Paleo baked goods. 

*The claim that Dr. Guyenet makes a mean hard cider has not been subject to peer review.