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

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 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 … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms

Scientific Nutrition Update 12: Beans and Heart Disease and Cancer and P Hacking

This is my single favorite episode of this podcast that I have ever made.  In it I discuss a recent study about beans, and use it to explain some of the problems with nutritional science.  Check this one out:   Study here Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about the magical fruit, that’s … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 12: Beans and Heart Disease and Cancer and P Hacking

Scientific Nutrition Update 8: Effects of Alcohol both Good and Bad

This is a topic that is near and dear to the hearts of my friends and I.  In this episode I discuss the health benefits and health risks of alcohol, and there are a surprising number of benefits.  I have written about this before.  And as always the episode and script is right below the fold. … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 8: Effects of Alcohol both Good and Bad

Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer

Cancer Fasting

UPDATE: I NO LONGER ENDORSE INTERMITTENT FASTING AS A WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.  PLEASE SEE HERE. Introduction to Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health Intermittent Fasting and the Brain We have already done a good job of analyzing many of the potential health and physiological effects … Continue reading Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer