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Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

    #342: Are Vegan Diets Superior for Health?

    #342: Are Vegan Diets Superior for Health?

    In this episode Alan and Danny discuss the nutritional science research on vegan diets and human health. Some of the concepts covered include: defining “plant-based” diets, examination of various intervention trials comparing diets, veganism across the lifestage, benefits of a vegan diet, nutrient considerations and lots more.
    Show Notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode342

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #340: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 4) – Diana Rodgers, RD & Robb Wolf

    #340: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 4) – Diana Rodgers, RD & Robb Wolf

    Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf are the co-authors of Sacred Cow, a book exploring the important role of animals in our food system.
    Diana is a Registered Dietitian living on a working organic farm in New England, where she runs an active nutrition practice. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues. She’s just completed work on the new book and film project, Sacred Cow.




    Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and a New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author (for both The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat). Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program.
    Show notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode340/

    • 55 min
    #339: Prof. Corinna Hawkes - Food Policy, Food Systems & Public Health

    #339: Prof. Corinna Hawkes - Food Policy, Food Systems & Public Health

    Professor Corinna Hawkes has been working for the past 20 years with UN agencies, governments, NGOs and academia at the local, national and international level to support the design of more effective policies throughout the food system to improve diets and prevent malnutrition in all its forms.
    She is currently Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK, a Centre dedicated to shaping a more effective food system through education, research and engagement with the world of food policy.
    In 2018 she was appointed Vice Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce by the Mayor of London.
    She was a member of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems and the Lancet Commission on Obesity.
    Corinna has worked at the World Health Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the University of Sao Paulo and as Head of Policy and Public Affairs at World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Framework which tracks policies to promote healthy eating worldwide.
    Show notes: sigmanutrition.com/episode339

    • 52 min
    #338: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 3) - Alex O' Connor

    #338: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 3) - Alex O' Connor

    Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog; platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and debates in an accessible format. He is currently reading for a degree in philosophy and theology at St John’s College, Oxford University.
    Alex is an impassioned animal rights advocate and religious critic, regularly discussing these topics on his online platforms. He has spoken at conferences internationally and has engaged in debates on ethics and philosophy.
    Show Notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode338/

    • 51 min
    #337: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 2) – Prof. Paul Thompson

    #337: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 2) – Prof. Paul Thompson

    Professor Paul B. Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, where he serves on the faculty in the departments of Philosophy, Community Sustainability and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics.
    He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has held posts at Texas A&M University and Purdue University.
    Thompson’s research and teaching has focused on ethical and philosophical topics in food and agriculture.
    Show Notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode337

    • 33 min
    #336: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 1) – Andrew Chignell, PhD

    #336: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 1) – Andrew Chignell, PhD

    Andrew Chignell is a professor at Princeton, with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values. He was previously an associate professor at Cornell and a professor at University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from Yale.
    Chignell’s work to date focuses on Immanuel Kant and other modern European philosophers, philosophy of religion, the moral psychology of hope and despair, and the ethics of belief. He also has an interest in food ethics, and recently co-produced (with Will Starr at Cornell) a Massive Open Online Course on “The Ethics of Eating” for EdX.org.

    • 49 min

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