“Science is political,” The Food Medic podcast, S4 EP7 (part 1): INFERIOR: How Science Got Women Wrong

The Food Medic, Dr. Hazel Wallace’s podcast, is a new one to me, and I’ve been digging into the archives to learn more and give it a try. The conversation I want to highlight today is with journalist Angela Saini, who got interested in the history of sexism in science whilst researching menopause. Apparently, thereContinue reading ““Science is political,” The Food Medic podcast, S4 EP7 (part 1): INFERIOR: How Science Got Women Wrong”

There is Nothing Magic about Kale

For the love of whatever you find holy, please do not force yourself to eat 2 pounds of kale a day. Don’t convince yourself that there’s something magical about confining your eating to a 6-hour window. Don’t talk yourself into thinking it’s rational to cut out all fat, all fruits, all dairy, all starchy carbohydratesContinue reading “There is Nothing Magic about Kale”

Red Flags That a Fitness Professional is Full of Crap

Ah the holidays, when folks experience all the fun and anxiety associated with unrestrained exuberance paired painfully with social obligation and familial tension. Out of this miasma may rise within us a strong desire to take control, to reset, to cleanse or to start afresh. (And to completely mix the metaphor), thus enters the emotionalContinue reading “Red Flags That a Fitness Professional is Full of Crap”

Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

I’m in holiday baking mode, and some of my family is choosing to be dairy free at the moment, so I developed this recipe to have something on the cookie platter for them. This is vegan and can be made gluten free if you know someone with celiac. (I have low tolerance for the folksContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies”

“Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols

I wandered off into the Barbell Medicine archives this weekend and found this interview with Greg Nuckols of Stronger by Science. It’s a fun interview, with deep thoughts about the Arkansas countryside, the nature of epistemology (how do we know what we know?), and how to deal with the ever-present false information in the healthContinue reading ““Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols”

“Lead with fear,” Sigma Nutrition Radio, Ep. #401: Quack Asylum – Part 2: Greger, Berg & Saladino

This episode of Sigma Nutrition Radio and the previous one are a celebration of 400 episodes of the podcast! They are a ton of fun and worth listening to, at a minimum to hear Alan and Danny giggle fiendishly as they listen to clips of quackery in their natural habitat. I wanted to highlight theContinue reading ““Lead with fear,” Sigma Nutrition Radio, Ep. #401: Quack Asylum – Part 2: Greger, Berg & Saladino”

“I’m trying to help the evil empire,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 132 -Where Does Bro Science Come From?

Wooboy. Take a breath, weed through the SNES stories and nostalgia, and find your way to the connections Eric and Omar see between what we think we know right now and how it’s influenced by when we enter into a particular world of information. And THAT, to me, is the main message of this episodeContinue reading ““I’m trying to help the evil empire,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 132 -Where Does Bro Science Come From?”

“A tactic that always works,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep.130–We Were WRONG

If you start this week’s Iron Culture Podcast ready out of the gate for an in-depth discussion of how they’ve changed their minds on particular lifting and nutrition topics, you’re going to have to sit back and relax a bit. The introduction takes over 20 minutes! I’m not complaining. Obviously, I love Omar’s style. ItContinue reading ““A tactic that always works,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep.130–We Were WRONG”