Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms

This one was weird for me.  I am immensely skeptical of any alternative treatments or medications, but there is some really interesting evidence that reishi mushrooms could help prevent cancer, and that they may help your immune system.  Also if you want to purchase some FourSigmatic mushroom products and support this website, use this link. You’ll get 10% off and I get a very small commision which helps me support this website. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms”

Scientific Nutrition Update 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds

This episode is all about the health benefits of walking, and quite frankly they took my breath away.  This is such a small intervention for frankly huge health outcomes.  Walk and walk now.  Like seriously.  One of the easiest things you can do.  Hat tip to Dr. William Lagakos Ph. D who started me down this research rabbit hole.  Check out his site here. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds”

Scientific Nutrition Update 17: Dietary Fiber, Gut Bacteria, Short Chain Fatty Acids, and Type 2 Diabetes

Today’s episode was fun because in order to record this I had to learn a whole bunch of new material to understand it.  I love when that happens, because it shows me that even when I have been in a field like this for a while I can still learn new things like about short chain fatty acids. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 17: Dietary Fiber, Gut Bacteria, Short Chain Fatty Acids, and Type 2 Diabetes”

Scientific Nutrition Update 16: On Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking awaits Time Travelers

This was a hard episode to record.  I greatly admired Stephen Hawking and his work.  He was a man who fundamentally reimagined the cosmos, who could understand the implications of entropy of a black hole changing with respect to surface area of the event horizon rather than volume.  But he was also a man who never lost his love of humanity, and his faith that they could be great.

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Scientific Nutrition Update 15: Omega 3’s, Something Fishy

Today’s episode is about an example of a well done study in contrast to the one we discussed in episode twelve.  In it we discuss some of the issues with Omega 3’s, and especially why they seem not to be beneficial for cardiovascular disease.  I’ve previously written about some of their other weird effects. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 15: Omega 3’s, Something Fishy”