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The Science of Nutrition Podcast
29 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
10 Simple Habits to Improve Your Health in the New Year
We're back with another episode designed to help you focus on making sustainable changes in the new year. In this episode, I outline 10 simple, specific habits that will improve your health if you execute them consistently. Tune in, pick a few habits, and start making positive changes to your life!
26 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Mindset Tips for Making New Years "Resolutions" that Last
A new year provides new opportunities for change, growth, and development. While most people set out with the best of intentions, the vast majority of people fail to make sustainable changes through their New Years resolutions. In this episode, I am going to give you 7 tips to help you approach your health goals with a new mindset that will help to set you up for lasting change in 2022. Make sure you tune into this one, maybe a few times to help set you up for success in 2022. I mentioned on the podcast that I am going to be hosting a discuss on the Wisdom app. This is a new platform that is designed to connect people with experts directly through voice chat. It seems like a pretty cool app and they invited me to try it out. If you want to join the conversation I will be doing a live Q and A to help you get ready for the New Year on December 19th. You can follow me and get notified at the link below. https://joinwisdom.audio/dr_adrian_chavez
36 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Identifying Tools of Misinformation
When I first started working online, I joined several marketing programs to learn how to build a business. Through those experiences I learned some of the insider tactics for "persuading" people and in this episode I break down some of those tactics to help you to identify them when they are being used on you.
25 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Pseudoscience of Stool Testing
Welcome back! Stool tests have become increasingly popular as a way to assess our microbiome. However, stool testing is not all that it is cracked up to be. In this episode we are going to discuss 4 reasons why stool testing to assess our gut microbiome is a waste of money. Here is the link to the dad's program
18 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
How to Escape the All-Or-Nothing Mindset
Lack of consistency is a major barrier for many people that holds them back from reaching big long term fitness goals. One of the major drivers of this lack of consistency is the all-or-nothing mindset. The not where you "cheat" on your diet and then decide to just throw in the towel... On this episode, I want to help you reframe this perspective and offer an alternative approach towards looking at your health and fitness. Tune in to find out more.
32 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
The Unpopular Truth About Fasting Health Claims
Fasting quickly became one of the most popular nutrition topics over the last 5-10 years. Several studies have been published showing that fasting may be beneficial for a range of health conditions. However, there is a big elephant in the room that many proponents of fasting aren't talking about... Which changes the way that we should think about fasting and its health benefits. Tune in to the show to find out more.
15 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
A Simple Question to Ask Yourself to Help You Make Better Food Choices
Sometimes asking the right questions can be a powerful driver of change. Today on the show we are going to talk about an important question that you can ask yourself every time that you eat can help be more mindful about the nutritional choices that you are making. Asking yourself this question every time you eat and making sure that your choices align with your values can help lead you in a positive direction with your health. Make sure you tune in to learn more.
43 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Are Seed Oils Harming Your Health? Separating Science From Story-Telling
Look out sugar, we have a new top villain in town: Seed Oils. Seed oils have quickly jumped into every wellness influencers top lists of demonized foods and I want to discuss whether or not there is a good reason for this. Seed oils include oils such as corn, canola, and safflower that are high in a particular type of fat omega-6 fats, that many people claim contribute to chronic inflammation within the body. On this episode we are going to examine the scientific evidence for these claims and discuss how story-telling can play a large role in shaping public perception about a food.
26 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
SNP 1: Nutrition is a Science, Not an Opinion
Welcome back everyone!! In this episode we discuss why I have decided to rename the podcast and then we spend some time talking about the importance of science when it comes to nutrition. We also discuss the different forms of evidence when it comes to nutrition from anecdote, to case studies, to cell culture and animal studies, to epidemiology and randomized controlled trials. Tune in to learn more about the foundations of nutrition science. Follow me on Instagram here
15 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Do Artificial Sweeteners Destroy Our Metabolism and Microbiome?
In this episode we are going to talk about a topic that is a lot more controversial than I realized: artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners have been used as an alternative to sugar for decades and over the years various claims have popped up about their safety and potential negative health effects. Today, we are going to review some of the science examining those claims and discuss whether these can be a part of a healthy diet or if you should avoid these food additives as much as you can. Tune in to find out more. References: Review Paper 2020 On Health and Microbiome Effects of NNS https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128012383621621?via%3Dihub Review Paper on Non-nutritive Sweeteners and Gut Microbiome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363527/#!po=37.5000 Meta analysis of randomized trials of NNS on glucose https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-018-0170-6 Randomized Double Blind Trial on Gut Microbiome https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33171964/ Artificial Sweeteners and Gastric Cancer https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33691824/
16 minutes | May 19, 2021
Examining Claims in Favor of a Carnivore Diet
In this episode of the podcast, I am going to talk about one of the most popular growing trends in the nutrition space: The Carnivore Diet. In this episode we cover: Why People Are Trying a Carnivore Diet How People Are Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle on a Carnivore Diet Why the Carnivore Diet Might Cause Food Intolerances How the Case for Carnivore is Based on Exaggerated and Misleading Claims Tune in to find out more.
23 minutes | May 10, 2021
Are You Eating Enough Fruit?
In this episode, we are going to be covering a topic that I never expected to be a topic of controversy in nutrition: Fruit. When it comes to fruit there are a lot of low carb diet proponents who have demonized fruit and claimed that it "is fattening" and can have negative effects on our metabolism. As a result, I have seen more and more people in my practice avoiding fruit. To help you better understand the benefits of fruit consumption and debunk those myths and misinformation around fruit. In this episode we cover these dive deep into these three points: Evidence for the health benefits of fruit consumption overall Why fruit is beneficial to our health and some specific examples of fruit compounds that have health benefits Who the small groups of people are who may really benefit from limiting fruit consumption Make sure you tune in to learn more. Studies Referenced in this Episode Long Term Studies on Fruit Consumption Blueberries Effect on Oxidized LDL Follow me on social media: Instagram Facebook
32 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Stop Focusing on the Small Things When it Comes to Nutrition
In this episode, we are going to talk about something that I see all too often - over obsession with variables in nutrition that DO NOT MATTER. We will talk about the important big picture items that you want to be focusing on along with many of the small details that a lot of people get caught up in that won't really move the needle. To get the greatest result with the least amount of effort, you want to be placing your focus on the big picture items and not pay much attention to the small things. In this episode, I show you how. Tune in if you want to learn more.
45 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
The Truth About Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Welcome back to season 2 of the Your Nutrition Prescription Podcast. In this episode, we break down the controversial topic of saturated fat and heart disease. In this episode, we are going to discuss some of the evidence in support of limiting saturated fat intake as well as the counterargument. We dive into the nuances of this topic to help you better understand whether or not saturated fat is something that you should be concerned about. Tune in to hear more. References/Further Reading LDL Particle Number as an Established Risk Factor for Heart Disease Role of Apo-B Containing Lipoproteins in Heart Disease Review of Randomized Trials Showing Lower Heart Disease with Reduced Saturated Fat Consumption Studies Referred to in the Show: Flow-mediated dilatation is impaired by a high-saturated fat diet but not by a high-carbohydrate diet Study that Showed Inter-Individual Variation in Response to a High Fat Diet
40 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
YNP 372: A Review of Dietary Approaches for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nutrition can be one of the most useful therapeutics for helping to manage IBD. Yet most people with IBD receive very little guidance regarding nutritional changes and many are left to do their own research to help determine what dietary changes may provide them with the most benefit. In this episode, I am going to review the science for the use of various popular nutrition approaches to IBD including the Gluten & Dairy Free Diets, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Low FODMAP Diet, Autoimmune Paleo Diet, and the IBD Anti-Inflammatory Diet. We will discuss which of these diets holds promise and which are probably not very useful and cover some overarching lessons that I learned from my hours and hours of research on this topic. If you are someone struggling with IBD, you don't want to miss this episode. Show links: Schedule a 30 minute discovery call with me Previous episodes to listen to for further information: Butyrate episode References A Overarching Review of Nutrition and IBD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6502201/ Case Series on SCD Diet for IBD https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26210084/ Review Low FODMAP Diet for IBD https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28244679/ scholar AIP diet for IBD Pre-Post Trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5647120/ Plant Based Diet IBD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382506/
17 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
YNP 368: Why The Flawed US Dietary Guidelines Are Not Responsible for the Declining Health of the US Population
The US dietary guidelines have historically provided some generic advice that is under strong influence by industry funding. Many people like to blame the US dietary guidelines for increases in cardiovascular and metabolic health problems in the US. In this episode, I want to give you my thoughts on this discussion and explain why many people who blame the guidelines are just plain wrong. Tune into this episode to find out more.
24 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
YNP 360: Three Risk Factors for Heart Disease That You Can Easily Measure Yourself
I like to talk about measuring risk factors for chronic disease in the blood just as much as the next person. But, I think that THE MOST important risk factors for heart disease require no blood work or doctors visits. Today on the show, I share those risk factors with you. Tune in to find out more. Research Articles Referenced: Changes in Fitness Fitness vs. Fatness Anxiety and CVD Body Fat Distribution
12 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
YNP 357: The Role of Inflammation in the Development of Heart Disease
Today on the show, I discuss how inflammation contributes to the development of heart disease. I also talk about why it is NOT the only factor and why despite what many low carb nutrition experts are claiming, lipoproteins still matter. Tune in to find out more: Linked Research: Review of the role of oxidative stress and vascular inflammation in heart disease Inflammation and Lipoproteins and Their Relation to Heart Disease Mechanisms of LDL Oxidation
23 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
YNP 356: Revisiting the Organic Food Discussion...What Are The Proven Benefits of Organic over Conventional?
There is a lot of debate around the organic versus conventional food discussion. On one side of the fence many health practitioners strongly suggest that you HAVE to go all organic all of the time to be healthy. While on the other side, other practitioners say there is no benefit to going organic. Just like with everything in nutrition, this discussion is not that simple and it deserves a more lengthy discussion and examination of the evidence. Today on the show, I am going to review some of the research that looks at the differences between organic and conventionally grown foods and give you some practical tips for making decisions about when to go organic and when you might just want to save your money. Important Links: Previous episode on Organic Food Sign up for my online dispensary (practitioner code 111313) to get 15% off of the highest quality nutritional supplements
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
YNP 347: Why Grains and Legumes ARE NOT Inflammatory Foods That Everyone Needs to Avoid
Have you been told that you should avoid grains and legumes because they are inflammatory? Well, I am here to challenge that thinking and I want to share some evidence with you (linked below) to support my stance. Tune in to the episode to learn why these foods are most likely good for your health and why restricting them in favor of alternative nutrition sources is probably not the ideal approach for living a long and healthy life. If you enjoy this podcast, I would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes and go leave a rating and review for the show. If you have already left a rating and review and you want to take it a step further, please share the show on your favorite social media platform. Here is the research that was discussed in the show: Meta analysis on whole grains Meta analysis on legumes Meta analysis on carbohydrate quality and fiber
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