Scientific Nutrition Update 32: Low Carb Diets, Glycogen, and the Week 1 Effect

This episode is basically a rant about something that frustrates me that I see all the time in online low carb dieting and ketogenic diet groups.  People do not realize how much of the initial weight loss with low carb diets is water weight. Script (remember I ad-lib and go off script): For today’s episode … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 32: Low Carb Diets, Glycogen, and the Week 1 Effect

Scientific Nutrition Update 31: Blue Blockers

This episode was inspired by Dr. William Lagakos of Calories Proper and his work on circadian rhythm and blue light.  Basically I had to determine whether there was enough evidence in the literature to justify my wearing these incredibly ugly glasses. Script (Remember I ad-lib and go off script a lot): For today’s episode we are going … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 31: Blue Blockers

Scientific Nutrition Update 30: Cordyceps Mushrooms

Today we are discussing the cordyceps mushroom, another medicinal mushroom like the chaga mushroom, the lion's mane, and the reishi mushroom.  They all have significant and sometimes surprising health effects. Script (Remember I ad-lib and go off script a lot): For today’s episode we are going to talk about the cordyceps mushroom which like the reishi in episode … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 30: Cordyceps Mushrooms

Scientific Nutrition Update 29: Calorie Restriction and Longevity

Today's episode is a deep dive into the science of living longer, specifically whether significantly cutting calories may help with living a longer life.  There is one of my longest and most in depth episodes so buckle up and let's go. Script (Remember I ad-lib and go off script): For today’s episode we are going … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 29: Calorie Restriction and Longevity

Scientific Nutrition Update 28: Garcinia Cambogia is a Scam

I have discussed garcinia cambogia before but figured you guys deserved a podcast about it.  It is however still definitely a scam. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about garcinia cambogia, which is another one of those much-marketed weight loss supplements.  This is gonna be a quick one because it is an easy one … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 28: Garcinia Cambogia is a Scam

Scientific Nutrition Update 27: Nitrates

Bacon

Today's episode is all about nitrates.  It was inspired by Meathead Goldwyn's post over at Amazing Ribs.  People have falsely linked this compound to cancer so I wanted to do some mythbusting today. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about bacon, wait no, well kinda, we are talking about nitrates, a preservative in … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 27: Nitrates

Scientific Nutrition Update 26: Chaga Mushrooms

We are back on mushrooms again! Just like the reishi or the lion's mane chaga mushrooms are another medicinal mushroom with really interesting potential health effects.  May be an effective anti-cancer, antioxidant, immunostimulant, and more. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about chaga, which is another medicinal mushroom like the reishi we discussed in episode 21 … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 26: Chaga Mushrooms

Scientific Nutrition Update 25: Glycolysis

The full glycolysis pathway

This episode is all about starting to teach the basics of biochemistry.  In this case we are looking directly at the glycolysis pathway.  If you really don't care about the underlying science feel free to skip this episode. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about glycolysis.  This is one of those occasional … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 25: Glycolysis

How to Make a Tropical Rum and Tequila Fishbowl

https://youtu.be/fV_t4i6Chwk This was a fun one.  I was bored yesterday, so I decided to free-style mix a tropical fishbowl cocktail as a form of wish-fulfillment when the weather is still this cold.  Video has some problems, but this is a great recipe for a cocktail. Rum and Tequila Tropical Fishbowl This is a delicious and … Continue reading How to Make a Tropical Rum and Tequila Fishbowl