Ever opened up a study and thought "This isn't written in English--what the heck does it mean"? Us, too!
Hi, we're your hosts Lindsay (BSc, Biologist, Research Course Instructor) and Leesa (MSc, Health Writer, Research Nerd). We casually take a crack at translating some impressive new health science into . . . English and share what we learn along the way. #SciComm #SciLit
Mom was right-eat your broccoli (sprouts)
We all know to eat our veggies, especially broccoli-but why? Let's take a look at the power cruciferous veggies hold and how we can boost those nutrients to the extreme.
The real deal about real (vs. ultra-processed) food
This fantastic RCT study is a direct comparison of the effects of an unprocessed food diet and an ultra-processed food diet. Can you guess the results?
The Vitamin D Debate
After so much debate in the media and among scientists, we thought it was time to discuss Vitamin D and its impact on COVID. We take a look at a recent observational study and break down the data. Lots of fantastic takeaways-as always!
Just to be safe, eat a bit of dark Chocolate
Chocolate, is it all its cracked up to be? Lets look at the research, but just to be on the safe side you better get some dark chocolate to snack on while we discuss this.
Cutting Edge Health Hacks
Take a quick look at 4 recent publications and how we can use these facts to make the best changes to improve our health. Adding colourful produce, strength training, fibre, and bone health all star in this episode.
To Eat or Not to Eat, or Just to (Intermittent) Fast
Intermittent fasting has been practiced for centuries in many cultures and is known to benefit health. Calorie restriction is also well known to benefit health, but is one better than the other? If you want to improve your health , should you focus more on one? What is the difference between the two? Is one easier than the other? So many questions, and we have the answers!
Join us for Episode 8 where we talk about all things fasting and calories with lots of take home tips you can start using the next time you want to eat...or not...