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Glenn Livingston, PhD on Binge Eating, the Reptilian Brain, and Mastering Your Relationship w/ Food

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Glenn Livingston, PhD - Peak Human Podcast


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Hi friends, thanks for joining me for another episode of Peak Human, I’m Brian Sanders and I’m creating the much anticipated Food Lies film. You can follow along with the progress as well as get daily valuable content on the latest health info, pertinent studies, nutrition news, and my diagrams and graphics making sense of the complicated and conflicting world of nutrition. Which really should be quite simple if we used some common sense, knowledge of human evolution and our ancestors, and meld that with the new science that’s coming out daily. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and join the now 100K people who are staying tuned into the latest and greatest info. Just search any of those platforms for “Food Lies” and you’ll find me.

Today I’m talking to Dr. Glenn Livingston who’s a clinical psychologist, food addiction specialist, and even worked for the food industry for many years giving him an inside look at their shady practices. He was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, and many other major media outlets You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio.

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

I really enjoyed this conversation because I’ve had countless guests covering what we should eat and why, but there’s an entirely other side of the story that's rarely addressed: what happens when you have all the right knowledge but eat the wrong foods or go on binges anyway? This really may be half the battle (or more) for a lot of people. Please make sure to listen carefully to this one as there’s a lot of practical and actionable info he gives out.

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Let’s get onto the show. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for reviewing it on the podcast app. And most of all, thanks for listening and being healthy and awesome people. I love interacting with everyone on Instagram and social media and there really is something special about the community we’re creating together. Hope everyone enjoys this one with Dr. Glenn.


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