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Contributors

Dan Pardi, MS – Passionate about food, movement, and sleep. Interested in developing low-cost, high value health solutions. Also interested in anthropology, evolutionary biology, exercise and inactivity physiology, cognition, neuroeconomics, decision making, circadian biology, epistemology, gastronomy, food culture and politics, agriculture, sustainable practices, and dogs. Activities include mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, dancing, and long walks with my headphones.

Larry Carter, PhD – A student of the liberal arts; he is a scientist whose research spans fields of biology, psychology, economics, pharmacology, and psychiatry. An Assistant Professor who studies addictive behaviors and serves as an advisor to industry and the FDA. He hopes to improve health by changing the environments in which we live.

J.D. Moyer – Blogs at jdmoyer.com about health, nutrition, spirituality, and “systems for living well.” Topics have included extreme diets, ancestral/traditional diets, how a dietary change reversed a chronic illness, how artificial light affects sleep patterns, spiritual practices for people who believe in evolution & the scientific method, personal genome analysis, hormone regulation, motivation & mood, and a number of other topics. J.D. also produces music and co-manages Loöq Records (an electronic music label).

Stephan Guyenet, PhD – A postdoctoral obesity researcher at the University of Washington.  Stephan has a long-standing interest in health and nutrition, including how human evolutionary history can inform today’s diet and lifestyle choices.  His current research focuses on the role of the brain in obesity and metabolism.  Stephan has presented his research at a number of professional and lay science conferences, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Ancestral Health Symposium, and TEDx Harvard Law.  He is a published author in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals, and the sole author of the diet-health weblog Whole Health Source.  He received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Washington.

Samara Pardi – Samara’s passion for cooking developed at an early age. She grew up in a small beach town where her family grew their own vegetables, got pastured eggs from neighbors, pastured meat directly from local farms, and seafood right from the dock from local fisherman. Her farther is an avid chef and involved Samara in the kitchen since she was old enough to see over the counter on a stool. By her early teens she was making full meals for her family and friends and has been cooking daily ever since. Most recently, she spent nearly a decade in the digital advertising industry in Silicon Valley, yet food always remained her passion. At the end of 2011, she decided to dedicate her career to all things food: procurement, preparation, nutrition, community outreach, writing and sustainable, healthy product design. In this time, she has created a food / lifestyle blog called ‘The Daily Avocado’ and contributed to the Dan’s Plan’s food-focused content in the form of recipes and cooking guidance. She completed a course on community-supported kitchens at Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley, CA, a business that sells prepared food that aligns with the Weston A Price philosophy. Her mission is to develop content, products and educational materials that harmoniously connect her love for food preparation, food cultures, food craftsmanship and healthy families and communities. Samara Pardi earned a fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.