Yesterday we got to discuss one of my favorite effects in health the placebo effect. It is a fascinating window into the effect that our psychology and our mindset has on our health. Today we are looking at the opposite effect, which is called the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect is when you actually get worse or develop side effects from a substance that should be inert and it is a really cool effect.
And here we go again. Liars on the internet are trying to take advantage of people again. I won’t bury the lede, magnetized water has no demonstrated health effects in humans and is a waste of your money. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 33: Magnetized Water”
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. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 29: Calorie Restriction and Longevity”
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. Continue reading “How to Make a Tropical Rum and Tequila Fishbowl”
First things first gotta give credit to this technique to J. Kenji Lopez Alt, check out his article on this technique here.
So what is balsamic mayo? It is mayo made with balsamic vinegar, specifically I used white balsamic mayo, because the flavor is less overpowering. This is a spread that adds a great depth of flavor to sandwiches, especially those with beef or pork, and can in my opinion still work great in a potato salad.
Simple, easy to execute, and super impressive if you don’t repeatedly use the word mayo to your guests. Continue reading “How to Make Balsamic Mayo”
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”
Internet health experts are making some interesting claims again. Silicon dioxide is a natural compound. It’s literally sand. It’s commonly used because it can help prevent certain things from clumping. There was a claim made here that it has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. I got curious so I decided to look up that study and see if it actually applied for this. Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: Silicon Dioxide”
This article is meant to introduce you to the general concepts of intermittent fasting.
This article shows how intermittent fasting can be helpful for weight loss.
This article shows the evidence that intermittent fasting increases insulin sensitivity, an important measure for people with diabetes or those trying to avoid it.
This article shows the research connecting intermittent fasting to improved cardiovascular health.
This article discusses the myriad benefits of fasting on the brain.
This article shows the non link between fasting and cancer prevention.
A simple and refreshing cocktail, that stays healthy.
- 2 Oz Whiskey
- 1/2 Lime
- To top Club soda
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add the whiskey
- Squeeze in half a lime (or lemon) and drop it in the glass
- Add club soda to top
- Stir and enjoy
Okay weight loss is hard. Everyone who has ever done it before knows this. Last week was a huge weight loss week for me, however the combination of stress, and a different schedule meant this week I rebounded a little bit. However, this gives me a chance to pontificate for a minute about some of the interesting things I have observed at this point. (Remember you can track progress here) Continue reading “Weight Loss Update”