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 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 38: Tequila and Weight Loss (Science Reporting Sucks)

Today we get to talk about my favorite liquor, tequila.  Actually we are going to talk about how the vast majority of science reporting is absolutely worthless, but we are going to use the fact that people keep saying tequila helps with weight loss to accomplish that.  Now in episode 8 I previously discussed the health effects … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 38: Tequila and Weight Loss (Science Reporting Sucks)

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 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 23: Coffee

A small cup of coffee

This episode is all about one of my favorite drugs, coffee.  Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed mind altering substances, full of a huge number of compounds with various health effects.  Coffee seems to have pretty incredible health benefits, and seems quite safe.  This is one you are going to want to share … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 23: Coffee

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