About Frank Forencich


Frank Forencich is an internationally-recognized expert on health and human performance. As an engaging speaker and movement teacher, he brings a unique, "long body" perspective to the human predicament and offers practical solutions for some of the most pressing problems of our age.



  • B.A. Stanford University: human biology and neuroscience, 1979
  • Member: Council of Directors of the True Health Initiative
  • Black belt rank in karate and aikido
  • Contributor: Paleo Magazine 2012-2016
  • Travelled to Africa on several occasions to study human origins and the ancestral environment
  • Named by Experience Life magazine as one of “Five Visionaries leading the charge to better health, and a healthier world.”
 Frank with Kalahari bushmen in Southern Africa

Frank with Kalahari bushmen in Southern Africa



Understanding the Long Body: The Power of Habitat and Tribe in Human Health Frank Forencich

Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 "Ubuntu: a paleolithic perspective on human community and health"

  • Ancestral Health Symposium, 2016
  • Clif Bar, 2014
  • Ido Portal Movement Camp, Singapore 2013
  • Google, 2012
  • Ancestral Health Symposium, Harvard, 2012
  • Dr. Robert Conn Heart Conference, 2011
  • General Electric, 2011
  • Ancestral Health Symposium, UCLA, 2011
  • Stanford University Institute of Design: 2009 - 2011
  • TEDx: Pearl River, Hong Kong, 2010
  • See also: Honoring the Long Body: Exuberant Animal and the Deep Ecology of Being Human: Review of the October 2015 training in Leavenworth, WA: Paleo Magazine Online by Ray Sylvester