6 episodes

Have you ever wanted to know more about nutrition but felt overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on the internet? You're not alone.

Join NHS surgeon Dr Joshua Wolrich and lawyer-turned-current nutrition PhD Alan Flanagan as they aim to cut through the state of nutritional discourse whilst encouraging collaboration between different healthcare professionals. Whether you're a layperson that wants to understand if celery juice can actually cure your eczema (spoiler; it can't) or a GP who wants to know what the current research is about low-carb diets for diabetes, this podcast is for you.

Cut Through Nutrition Dr Joshua Wolrich

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 239 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to know more about nutrition but felt overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on the internet? You're not alone.

Join NHS surgeon Dr Joshua Wolrich and lawyer-turned-current nutrition PhD Alan Flanagan as they aim to cut through the state of nutritional discourse whilst encouraging collaboration between different healthcare professionals. Whether you're a layperson that wants to understand if celery juice can actually cure your eczema (spoiler; it can't) or a GP who wants to know what the current research is about low-carb diets for diabetes, this podcast is for you.

    The Socio-Economic Elephant in the Room

    The Socio-Economic Elephant in the Room

    It wouldn't have been right to conclude Season 1 without having dedicated an entire episode on the impact that socio-economics has on nutrition and health. It's a huge barrier to people both receiving and implementing any well-meaning advice that may be given, and one that needs to be acknowledged.

    Relevant references for this episode can be found in the full show notes.

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    Thank you for joining us for our first season of the Cut Through Nutrition podcast! We hope this may be a solid base to come back to as we move forward.

    The TL;DR of a Healthy Diet

    The TL;DR of a Healthy Diet

    Talking about the pitfalls and the problems with nutritional discourse can often make it feel like nutritional science doesn't know anything. Fortunately, that's just simply not true.

    In this episode, we discuss the current evidence around what actually constitutes a healthy diet, and what evidence-based simple advice might look like. Join us for the TL;DR of all nutritional science. No pressure Alan.

    Relevant references can be found in the full show notes.

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    You Are Not What You Eat (identity politics and flat-earth thinking)

    You Are Not What You Eat (identity politics and flat-earth thinking)

    In this episode, we discuss how identity politics are making the conversation around nutrition harder, and why we must do everything in our power to champion agnosticism when it comes to our food choices.

    We also discuss how to identify common nutritional fallacies, including the appeal to authority, appeal to nature, appeal to ignorance, exception fallacy and the single cause fallacy.

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    A Beginner's Guide to Nutrition Science

    A Beginner's Guide to Nutrition Science

    Join us this week as we unpack some of the important differences between biomedical and nutrition science, helping to further explain why the phrase 'Food is Medicine' might be misguided.

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    'Food is Medicine'; benign statement or harmful rhetoric?

    'Food is Medicine'; benign statement or harmful rhetoric?

    "I mean it’s just food, right? Where's the harm?"

    If we’re going to make a podcast with the intention of addressing the current state of nutritional discourse, there's nothing more appropriate to start with than the phrase, 'Food is Medicine’.

    In this first episode of season 1, we discuss how the phrase came to be; why it's become so trendy; and whether it's helpful or harmful to furthering the public perception of nutritional science*.

    Tune in again next week as we unpack some of the important differences between biomedical and nutrition science which will help further explain why this phrase is misguided.

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    (please note that at 27:39 'East Asian' should have been 'South Asian')

    *We are both aware that the use of this phrase can be an important part of eating disorder recovery; the purpose of this discussion is not to diminish that.

    Welcome

    Welcome

    In this first trailer/episode, we introduce ourselves and explain a little about why we think the current state of nutritional discourse needs to change.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Lotty-nutrition ,

Interesting and informative

I’ve always been interested in nutrition and read extensively on the subject. I’ve always questioned which of the advice and information out there is false or misleading and wondered how there could be such a gap in help figuring out what is worth listening to. Your podcast not only filled that gap but discussed the issues surrounding nutrition that makes it so inherently complicated. You both come across as very knowledgable in your respective areas. Less interrupting of each other and on occasion more concise summaries would improve it but overall very good content.

FionaNZ ,

Please make another season!

This was such an interesting, educational and clever series, would love another season at some stage!

wheeze stinch ,

Who is this podcast aimed at?

I wonder is this podcast aimed at doctors, and those within the field of medicine, or is it trying to educate the general public? Some of the ideas/concepts referred to, for example, the Dunning-Kruger scale need explaining. I also don’t think the topics are introduced in a succinct way and discussions are not anchored with real, tangible examples. While some of the ideas are interesting the format is unclear and needs a better structure.

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