• Your life and health are your own responsibility.
• Your decisions to act (or not act) based on information or advice anyone provides you—including me—are your own responsibility.


I’m Back, and My AHS 2012 Bibliography Is Available

I’m back!

First, I would like to thank everyone who attended my presentation at the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium, “What Is Hunger, and Why Are We Hungry?” The crowd was both high-powered and appreciative of my work, the Q&A session was constructive, and I’m looking forward to discussing the facts I presented in greater detail. However, I don’t think it’s productive to open that discussion until the video is available.

Meanwhile, as promised by my slides, the bibliography for “What Is Hunger, and Why Are We Hungry? – J. Stanton” is available at this link.

I can’t possibly enumerate everyone I met there—or even just those with whom I had the pleasure of speaking at length—but I must acknowledge a few people individually:

  • Miki Ben-Dor, for his gracious acknowledgment of my contribution to his excellent presentation “Man the Fat Hunter”, and for being one of the few people with whom I can discuss evolutionary critiques of the agricultural and industrial socioeconomic system — subjects that I believe should be brought to greater prominence at AHS13.
  • Seth Roberts, for leading off my Q&A session with a productive dialogue, and for the subsequent fascinating discussions.
  • Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, for more great questions at the Q&A, their gracious acknowledgment of my contribution to “It Starts With Food”—and for the delicious dinner, which also allowed me some quality time with Anastasia Boulais and Jamie Scott.
  • Stefani Ruper, John Durant, Todd Becker, and Mark Sisson, for reasons each knows.
  • Ned Kock, for covering so much ground in the limited time we had available. We needed more.
  • Paul Jaminet, for everything. I wish I could have joined you for drinks on Saturday, but the NPR interviewer kept me busy for well over an hour!
  • The AHS team on-site—especially Aaron Blaisdell, Carlos Andres Toro, Katherine Morrison, and Beth Mazur.

I’ll be catching up on my backlog of unanswered comments and emails over the next few days.

Meanwhile, the wildflowers have been disappointing this year, due to a dry spring (unlike last year, which was spectacular)…but the riding has been excellent due to a few minor but welcome rain showers.

Click here to watch in HD (recommended).
Chase-cam by my friend Jeff.

Live in freedom, live in beauty.



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  • Beth@WeightMaven

    JS, it was a real pleasure chatting with you! I’m looking forward to meeting again at future paleo-fests ;).

  • Danny J Albers

    Beautiful riding video J. You obviously find the same spiritualistic pleasure on your riding trails as I find on my running trails.

    Something about the forests, hills and landscapes and only your own muscle to traverse it.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • Anastasia

    What a great riding tune too. Now I feel like dusting off the cobwebs on my bike. It was a pleasure to get to know you.

  • Jamie

    JS… I hate you – for making me question why I ever sold my MTB. Between you posting videos and Dallas sending me pics, I feel the urge to go play in the dirt. Luckily I can get my speed fix on the roadie at least.

    It was awesome hanging out, shooting the breeze, and chatting over dinner. Let’s not leave it too long before we do it again.

  • Pauline

    Good to see you writing again. When bloggers go hunter/gathering and sharing of information at these health symposiums tribal gatherings they are all greatly missed. Your voice of reason and sensibility is appreciated by those of us who love love love the science of it all, even the controversial science.

  • E.C.

    Gorgeous video of what looks like a fun ride – I’m glad you shared it with us =)

    I can’t wait until my broken toe is mostly mended and my husband and I can go hiking again… (looks at toe and points to the video “Step it up toe, we have adventure waiting for us”)

  • Dr. Curmudgon Gee

    just when i was getting depressed (summer is over, days are shorter), then both of you & Paul Jaminet are back. (i almost wept. XD). fun video.

    (aka pam)

  • jennifer

    YAY! welcome back!

  • Paul, jennifer, Dr. Gee:

    It's great to be back!


    Thank you for all your work at AHS.


    Absolutely.  I also hike and backpack, but the videos aren't nearly as interesting!


    Cobwebs on your bike?  You're doing it wrong! 😀  And the pleasure is mine.


    If you ever make it to Tahoe, I can show you that ride.  (Among others.)  And as I said to Anastasia, the pleasure is mine.


    I'm fine with controversy as a natural result of doing science — opposing hypotheses can't both be correct in every aspect!  What I try to stay out of is controversy for its own sake.


    It was a great day!  In that video I'm riding about as well and as quickly as I ever ride.


  • Carl

    “The Knoll Credo” is now one of my favorite books.

    Happy your back and looking forward to future posts.

    I was thinking you would’ve had a parachute on that bike ride. Wicked close to that edge, lol.

  • Carl:

    Being close to the edge is part of the fun!  There are a couple places where you have to dismount and walk because of landslides…some of them are technically passable, but the penalty for failure is high enough that it's foolish to try.

    I'm glad The Gnoll Credo spoke to you, and that I was able to share Gryka's life with you.  Help make more gnolls by telling your friends about it!  (The sticker offer still stands.)


  • E Craig



  • E Craig:

    Thanks for alerting me!  However, the above link is now dead.

    Here's the update, with links to both the Youtube and Vimeo versions, the bibliography, and so on.


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