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 25: Glycolysis

The full glycolysis pathway

This episode is all about starting to teach the basics of biochemistry.  In this case we are looking directly at the glycolysis pathway.  If you really don't care about the underlying science feel free to skip this episode. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about glycolysis.  This is one of those occasional … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 25: Glycolysis

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 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 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds

This episode is all about the health benefits of walking, and quite frankly they took my breath away.  This is such a small intervention for frankly huge health outcomes.  Walk and walk now.  Like seriously.  One of the easiest things you can do.  Hat tip to Dr. William Lagakos Ph. D who started me down … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds

Scientific Nutrition Update 13: Weight Loss and the Whoosh

This episode is all about an interesting weight loss effect in which the pounds will seem to whoosh off over night and what causes it. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about one of those little peculiar things that can happen when you are losing weight called the Whoosh.  Have you ever … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 13: Weight Loss and the Whoosh

Scientific Nutrition Update 11: What is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

This episode is all about that awful feeling in your legs the day after a workout that makes you feel like you may never stand again.  Episode and script are right below the fold. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  That’s the feeling two days … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 11: What is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

Scientific Nutrition Update 9: Hack Your Cardio with High Intensity Interval Training

In this episode we again discuss something I have talked about before and that is High Intensity Interval Training.  High Intensity Interval Training is one of the few actually useful and interesting exercise hacks I have ever come across, because it lets you do so much more in less time.  As always script and episode is right … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 9: Hack Your Cardio with High Intensity Interval Training

Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1

So there is a new health documentary out on Netflix called What the Health and it is meant to be a treatise on the importance of diet for health.  It's not exactly that.  It is more accurately a beautifully done vegan propaganda film with shoddy science and even worse knowledge of how statistics work.  I do … Continue reading Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1

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