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”

Scientific Nutrition Update 1: Obesity as a Disease of Addiction

I finally did it guys.  I launched my podcast.  It is going to be a short 5-10 minute daily look at something I find interesting.  New studies in nutrition and health, ideas I have, things I noticed in things I’ve been reading.  Basically whatever I feel like.  Every once in a while I’ll do a Q&A episode where I answer any questions you guys have, and when I can I will get people to interview to do longer episodes.

This episode discusses my thoughts after listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast with Dr. Maté who is an addiction specialist.  (Here)  In it he discusses obesity as a disease of addiction, and that concept is what I discuss in this podcast.  As always let me know what you think.  This is a new experiment for me and all feedback is welcome. Just click read more to listen to this one. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 1: Obesity as a Disease of Addiction”

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?”

Alcohol and your Health: The Boozy Truth

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IF YOU ARE WORRIED YOU MAY HAVE A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM, PLEASE SEEK TREATMENT.  IT IS A SERIOUS DISEASE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES.  ALWAYS REMEMBER I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND THIS INFORMATION IS GIVEN FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

When you first start to lose weight, one of the most common pieces of advice is to completely eliminate it from your diet, that it does nothing for your health, and will only serve to stall your weight loss.  However, what if alcohol actually was not as bad for you as is often described?  And what if even more shockingly alcohol was associated with a lower incidence of obesity? Continue reading “Alcohol and your Health: The Boozy Truth”

Garcinia Cambogia: Scam

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Note: This is not medical advice.  I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.  Always consult with a medical professional before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Garcinia cambogia is a fruit.  I’ve heard the fruit tastes good.  Feel completely free to eat it if you would like.  It becomes a scam when people attempt to market it to people as a weight loss supplement.  We are going to play a game called what does the literature say. Continue reading “Garcinia Cambogia: Scam”