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Layne Norton, PhD and The Great Diet Debate

Layne Norton, PhD - Peak Human Podcast


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Layne completed a BS in Biochemistry and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, honing his intellectual skills under Dr. Donald Layman, one of the foremost researchers on protein metabolism and fat loss in the world. He has also enjoyed success in bodybuilding, winning a natural pro card in 2006. He is the founder of BioLayne. He created the company to provide ethical, science-based coaching that synthesized real world experience with evidence based protocols. In his coaching career he has turned over 70 people pro and reshaped the way that countless people think about nutrition.

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(9:51) There is no “one-size-fits-all” prescription in the fitness and nutrition space.

(19:50) There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” foods.

(24:15) Nuance is king in the fitness and nutrition space.

(31:36) Don’t sweat the carb/fat debate.

(49:01) Layne doesn’t claim to be an arbiter of truth; but, he’s all for intellectual honesty.

(1:03:00) Brian and Layne debate on common points of contention in nutritional science.

(1:22:30) It’s much easier to live an unhealthy life today compared to just three decades ago.

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