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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a little bit longer than normal, and then a bonus section where I focus a bit more technically on three of the proposed cellular mechanisms for resveratrol. In it I discuss a paper I wrote, and if you would like to read the paper you can find it in the Scientific Nutrition Group on Facebook. Without further ado, see why this is my favorite polyphenol, and why I continue to quixotically yell about how we are not mice.
In this episode I get to rant about something I have always found very interesting, the placebo effect. This effect is so much larger and more important than is often realized. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 36: The Placebo Effect”
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. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 30: Cordyceps Mushrooms”
I have discussed garcinia cambogia before but figured you guys deserved a podcast about it. It is however still definitely a scam. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 28: Garcinia Cambogia is a Scam”
I may have taken too hard of a stance on alternative medicine and supplements. SOME of them do seem to have beneficial health effects. Lions mane mushrooms seem to fall into this category, as they are anti-cancer, antioxidant, pro-brain, and a potent nootropic.
There might be something to these mushrooms, just like the reishi I talked about before.
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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”