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Netflix’s You Are What You Eat: A Twin Study Director Louie Psihoyos

Feb 21, 2024

We are very excited to welcome back to the show one of the most visionary minds of our time. He’s an Oscar-winning filmmaker, an award-winning photographer, and a passionate environmental activist. Through his lens, he has captured not only the beauty of our world but also the urgent need to protect it.

From his groundbreaking documentary “The Cove,” which exposed shocking animal abuse in Japan, to his awe-inspiring projects like “Racing Extinction” and “The Game Changers,” Louie Psihoyos has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling to inspire action and ignite change in all of us.

Today, he’s here with us to discuss his new documentary series “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment,” which chronicles the recent Stanford University study that put a group of genetically identical twins on different diets – plant-based and omnivore – for two months to explore how the foods we consume impact the body.

So tune in to this must-listen episode to be inspired and empowered as we explore how what we eat dictates who we are and even what we can become.

Listen to Episode 270 with Louie Psihoyos

What we discuss in this episode:

  • The inspiration for You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.

  • Blue zones and longevity.

  • How telomere length dictates how we age.

  • Challenges presented during the study.

  • The exciting health transformation the vegans experienced as a result of the study.

  • Exposure to and impact of endocrine-disrupting plastics.

  • Clothes and the environment.

  • Louie’s exciting upcoming projects.


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