Scientific Nutrition Update 49: Trans Fat and Rage

I have written about trans fats before, but in this episode I wanted to focus more narrowly on a potential link between trans fats and aggression. Script (remember I-adlib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about a really interesting study I found today.  This one is about a potential link between trans fats and … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 49: Trans Fat and Rage

Scientific Nutrition Update 48: Saturated Fats

  I have written about saturated fats before but there are still many dietary recommendation agencies that are obsessed with them and I cannot figure out why. Script (Remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about saturated fats.  That’s right, the most commonly villainized dietary fatty acids, saturated fats.  They are often claimed … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 48: Saturated Fats

Scientific Nutrition Update 46: Open Journals, Open Data, and Open Review

In this episode I discuss why I think open journals, open data, and maybe even open review are important if we want science to continue to progress. Script (remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about why open journals, data, and peer review matter.  As someone who spends hours each day … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 46: Open Journals, Open Data, and Open Review

Scientific Nutrition Update 45: Magnesium

This episode was a request from Al Boulley, who was curious about the effect of certain minerals on human health, and in this one I focused in on magnesium.  Magnesium may have benefit for depression, anxiety, insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, and even testosterone. Script (Remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 45: Magnesium

Scientific Nutrition Update 44: Arginine Precursors, Macrophages, and Recovery

  This episode is a request from a fan of the site.  They wanted to know whether arginine precursors may help with recovery by interacting with macrophages.  This is a little bit heavier science than many of my episodes, but it was interesting to me and I hope it will be interesting to you too. … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 44: Arginine Precursors, Macrophages, and Recovery

Scientific Nutrition Update 43: Nicotine

This episode is a special request from my good friend Jeff Jenkins.  He is a dip user and was curious about the health effects of nicotine and so this episode is focused on that. Script (Remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about nicotine.  One of the most highly addictive compounds … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 43: Nicotine

Scientific Nutrition Update 42: Football and Heart Disease

Before I start what is likely going to be one of my controversial episodes, I need to make it very clear that I love football.  I played for a decade and coached for seven years.  However, there is emerging evidence of a link between football and heart disease.  On a more personal note, several of … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 42: Football and Heart Disease

Scientific Nutrition Update 41: Creatine

Creatine is a popular supplement used by athletes and weightlifters to improve their athletic performance.  It has been shown to be effective in improving strength and sprint performance and may also improve your intelligence. Script (I ad-lib and go off script, listen to the podcast for the real version): For today’s episode I am going to … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 41: Creatine

Scientific Nutrition Update 40: Reproducibility Crisis

The reproducibility crisis is in my opinion the biggest crisis facing medicine right now.  Many of the studies that are integral in medicine have either never been replicated or when replication was attempted it failed.  This is important because these studies are used to inform policy and treatment decisions. Script (Remember I ad-lib and go … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 40: Reproducibility Crisis

Scientific Nutrition Update 39: Resveratrol

  This is my longest episode I have done so far.  In it I discuss my favorite polyphenol, resveratrol.  It is commonly found in wine and for a long time was thought to be the primary contributor to many of the health benefits of wine.  This episode is actually the main episode, which is only … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 39: Resveratrol