Scientific Nutrition Update

Scientific Nutrition Update

Bennett Tomlin
I am the founder of Scientific Nutrition and the author of The Optimized Guide to Intermittent Fasting and I want you to live a healthy life. In this daily show you will get a 5-10 minute update on something new or interesting in the world of health, fitness, or nutrition.


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19: Caffeine


19: Caffeine

19: Caffeine
This piece is all about one of my favorite drugs: caffeine. A nootroopic, performance enhancing drug, that has helped me write a book and stay awake in awful meetings. It is beautiful.
March 20, 2018
18: Fraud in Science
This episode is meant to discuss the prevalence of fraud in science, and briefly part of the reason this is such an endemic problem. Unfortunately I do not have a solution.
March 19, 2018
17: Dietary Fiber, Gut Bacteria, And Type 2 Diabetes
This episode is all about a brand new study in science that posits a mechanistic link between fiber consumption, gut bacteria, and alleviation of Type 2 Diabetes.
March 16, 2018
16: On Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was a great and gentle man who gave us a better understanding of both the nature of the cosmos, and the beauty of humanity. He is one of the truly great men, and we all should mourn the passing of this incredible man, but always remember how Hawking would say "Life would be tragic, if it weren't so funny". I believe he would want us to fight life and light and joy despite this.
March 15, 2018
15: Omega 3's, Something Fishy
This episode is all about a new meta-analysis that just came out challenging many people's assumptions about Omega 3 fatty acids.
March 14, 2018
14: Raw Water and the Ways it Will Kill you
Warning: This episode contains significant vulgarity Raw water is mostly just a few people on the west coast, but I still want to address this before it becomes a more serious issue. Do not drink raw water, you are risking your health for no benefit. Do not do it. Anyone trying to sell it to you is a charlatan, a quack, or a snake oil salesman. They do not deserve a penny of your money.
March 13, 2018
13: Weight Loss and the Whoosh
This episode is about why you sometimes wake up and see your weight loss has just accelerated and jumped down several pounds.
March 12, 2018
12: Beans and Heart Disease and Cancer and P Hacking
This episode is about the entire reason this podcast, my website, and everything else I do exists. Basically most nutritional science is awful. This episode explains my problems with one particularly problematic study and why nutritional science is such a struggle.
March 9, 2018
11: What is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)?
In this episode we discuss some of the current theories about what delayed onset muscle soreness is and how it develops, and also some ideas about how to help manage it.
March 8, 2018
10: My Experience with a 40 Hour Fast
In this episode I discuss my experience with a longer 40 hour fast, and some advice on how to deal with it. Remember though that this kind of behavior can be dangerous, here is the number for an eating disorder hotline in case you are worried you may have or are developing an eating disorder: 1-800-931-2237
March 8, 2018
9: Hack Your Cardio with High Intensity Interval Training
In this episode I discuss one of the most interesting ways to increase your return on investment in cardiovascular with high intensity interval training
March 6, 2018
8: The Effects of Alcohol on Health both Good and Bad
In this episode I discuss the health effects of alcohol both positive and negative
March 4, 2018
7: Frequently Asked Questions about Intermittent Fasting
In this episode I discuss frequently asked questions about intermittent fasting, like what breaks my fast
March 3, 2018
6: How to Get Started Intermittent Fasting
In this episode I take you through the steps to get started and progress in intermittent fasting
March 2, 2018
5: What is Intermittent Fasting?
In this, part 1 of a 3 part introduction to intermittent fasting I explain what it is and why it is not a silver bullet diet. I also explain why it is still my favorite diet technique
March 1, 2018
4: Trend Line Dieting
Today we discuss a way to master the cruelty of the scale, and gain control of your weight using a technique from John Walker, the founder of Autodesk
February 28, 2018
3: How to Gain Weight with Only a Little Fat
In this episode we help out another friend of mine to gain weight. This time though he doesn't need it to be quick, so we can try to minimize fat gain.
February 27, 2018
2: How to Gain Weight Quickly
In this episode I discuss five simple rules to remember if you want to gain weight safely. Remember to never start a diet without medical supervision
February 26, 2018
1: Obesity as a Disease of Addiction
In this brief episode I discuss a couple of paradigm shifts in my thoughts on obesity after listening to Tim Ferries’ podcast with Dr. Mate
February 25, 2018

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