Episode #19: Brent Pottenger, medical student and founder of the Ancestral Health Society, comes on the show to discuss his philosophy to health.
We talk about thinkering, experimentation, ancestral health and the future of medicine.
Guest BioBrent Pottenger
Brent is a medical student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree from the University of Southern California (USC). As an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis, he studied human physiology, financial management, and contemporary leadership.
He enjoys reading, exercising (Ancestral Fitness), thinking, eating (healthy), discussing ideas, sleeping, and playing sports (soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf, primarily).
In this episode we discuss:
- What the hell “epistomecrat” means
- Brent’s m=1/n=1 “thinkering” concept
- How the Ancestral Health movement started
- The importance of paying attention to individuals & biochemical individuality
- The possible routes to improving current healthcare practice
- Can we bridge the gap between prevention and medical treatment
- The best piece of advice Brent ever received
Links & Resources
- Brent’s blog: Healthcare Epistemocrat
- Brent’s Twitter page (go send him a Tweet saying how you enjoyed the interview!)
- Ancestral Health Society
- Seth Roberts