The reproducibility crisis is in my opinion the biggest crisis facing medicine right now. Many of the studies that are integral in medicine have either never been replicated or when replication was attempted it failed. This is important because these studies are used to inform policy and treatment decisions.
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. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 25: Glycolysis”
In this episode I discuss five tools that can help you tell good studies from bad studies. This was a fun one to record, and I hope you enjoy. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 22: Good and Bad Studies”
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 10% off and I get a very small commision which helps me support this website. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms”
This episode exposes my biggest frustration with science right now, the complete and total disregard for good research practices, and the huge amount of fraud in science. It is honestly disturbing how prevalent this is.
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This was a hard episode to record. I greatly admired Stephen Hawking and his work. He was a man who fundamentally reimagined the cosmos, who could understand the implications of entropy of a black hole changing with respect to surface area of the event horizon rather than volume. But he was also a man who never lost his love of humanity, and his faith that they could be great.
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:
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”
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”
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?”