Thursday, April 21: 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Pacific Time) | Opening Keynote
Eating Like a Human in the Modern World
with Dr. Bill Schindler
Conversations about food are filled with a dizzying array of perspectives on what our diet should look like. Vegan or carnivore? Vegetarian or gluten-free? Keto or Mediterranean? Fasting or Paleo? With daily promises about new ingredients or diets that can “do it all,” we are left feeling confused and insecure about our food choices. But the secret to becoming healthier, losing weight, living an energetic life, and healing the planet has nothing to do with counting calories. The answer is simply re-learning how to eat like a human. Drawn on cutting-edge science and a lifetime of first-hand research, including drinking cow’s blood milkshakes and butchering yak with Mongolian herders, Dr. Schindler takes us back millions of years to explain how the technologies we developed to prepare our food over millions of years literally built us as a species and remains the key to regaining our health in the modern world.
About Dr. Bill Schindler
Dr. Bill Schindler is the author of Eat Like a Human: Nourishing Foods and Ancient Ways of Cooking to Revolutionize Your Health and is an internationally known archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef. He founded and directs the Eastern Shore Food Lab with a mission to preserve and revive ancestral dietary approaches to create a nourishing, ethical, and sustainable food system through his family’s business, the Modern Stone Age Kitchen. His work is currently the focus of Wired magazine’s YouTube series, Basic Instincts and Food Science, and he co-starred in the National Geographic Channel series The Great Human Race, which aired in 2016 in 171 countries.