Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen… here is the much-anticipated interview with Dr. Jack Kruse: neurosurgeon, epic biohacker, cold thermogenesis guru, weight loss success story, and (in)famous Paleo rockstar. Unless you’ve been… living in a cave… you’ve noticed that Dr. Jack has recently ruffled some feathers and caused a powow in the Paleosphere.
Wait, what does a neurosurgeon have to do with cavemen?
For the edification of those of you who don’t know him, Dr. Jack Kruse has a pretty cool story. Yes, he is a board-certified neurosurgeon – a rockstar when it comes being fist-deep in brains – who practices in Nashville, Tennessee. But he’s no normal doc. He gave up his post as a top neurosurgeon because he decided his profession – and he – wasn’t doing the job. Several years ago, pushing 350 pounds, his own health was in question. As he says in the podcast:
“I was no good example for my patients. All you had to do was look at me – I was a complete fatass. And I said, you know, In order for me to change the culture of medicine, I have to first change the culture of Jack Kruse. And that’s what I did: I changed me. I became the change I wanted to see in my profession.”
So he left his post to start his own practice and promptly biohacked himself with leptin and cold thermogenesis to lose over 150 pounds without exercise. He decided to launch a blog (check it out here) to disseminate his theories and protocols, which in only 8 months has soared to being one of the top 100,000 in the world. He even snuck past