Scientific Nutrition Update 23: Coffee

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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 with the coffee consumers in your life.

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Scientific Nutrition Update 10: My Experience With a 40 Hour Fast

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In this episode I discuss my experience with a longer 40 hour fast.  Audio quality is a little bit wonky on this one and I’m sorry for that.  Now remember fasting can be a sign of disordered eating, if you are worried you may be falling into disordered eating patterns or if you have an eating disorder please seek health.  This is the number for a hotline that can help: 1-800-931-2237

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Scientific Nutrition Update 7: Frequently Asked Questions About Intermittent Fasting

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Welcome back, today we are discussing frequently asked questions about intermittent fasting.  If I don’t answer your question in this episode, remember you can always call in with the Anchor app and leave me a message with a question and I’ll answer it for you.  Just click here and you’ll be able to leave me a message with your question for me to answer.  The full script and episode for this episode is right below the fold. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 7: Frequently Asked Questions About Intermittent Fasting”

Scientific Nutrition Update 6: How to get Started Intermittent Fasting

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Okay first things first, I said I was going to include a link for you to get this chapter of my book for free so here you go:

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Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1

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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 need to give the filmmakers prop, What the Health is very effective at evoking an emotional response.  I’m going to take my time here and do a mini series wherein I interpret every important claim made in the movie and see if it valid. Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1”

Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer

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Cancer Fasting

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 of intermittent fasting, but what we have yet to address is whether or not it may have any effect on what may be the scariest disease of them all, cancer.  Even with the advancements in care, cancer is still a terrifying and often confusing disease, however it is possible that intermittent fasting may have beneficial effects. Continue reading “Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer”

The Intermittent Fasting Brain

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Could intermittent fasting benefit the brain?

An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health

We have already shown some of the interesting features of intermittent fasting.  However, we are now trying to assess whether or not it may be beneficial for the long term health of your brain.  Whether or not there may be a special fasting brain.  With the incredible prevalence and destructive ability of neurodegenerative diseases it is important to look for methods and techniques that can promise an improved long term mental health deserves consideration.  The problem with any potential fasting brain is that it is hard to test in humans due to the length of study that would be necessary.  So we are going to need to look at studies done on other mammals, always remember these are not a perfect analogue, but still could give us a useful view into the fasting brain. Continue reading “The Intermittent Fasting Brain”

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?

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An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight-Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?

We have already established that intermittent fasting seems to have some interesting effects.  The new question we must consider is whether or not is has the potential to stop the number one killer in the United States cardiovascular disease.  Millions of people suffer from this disease, and it is one of the single largest contributors to emergency room visits.  If there was evidence that intermittent fasting could help with this disease it would make a massive difference in terms of lives saved. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?”

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?

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An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight-Loss

Type 2 Diabetes is an incredibly damaging disease that causes a huge amount of damage to both life and to our national healthcare expenses.  Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.  It has annual costs of $245,000,000,000.  This is a huge problem for our nation and for 29.1 million people.  There was early on some evidence in rats and mice that intermittent fasting could help with insulin sensitivity and potentially with diabetes, and the question is whether or not that same effect is seen in humans. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?”