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Thinking Nutrition is all about presenting the latest nutrition research in plain language and then translating this into what it means for your health. Dr Tim Crowe is a career nutrition research scientist and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. Tim has over 25 years of research and teaching experience in the university and public health sectors, covering areas of basic laboratory research, clinical nutrition trials and public health nutrition. He now works chiefly as a freelance health and medical writer and science communicator.

Thinking Nutrition Dr Tim Crowe

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Thinking Nutrition is all about presenting the latest nutrition research in plain language and then translating this into what it means for your health. Dr Tim Crowe is a career nutrition research scientist and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. Tim has over 25 years of research and teaching experience in the university and public health sectors, covering areas of basic laboratory research, clinical nutrition trials and public health nutrition. He now works chiefly as a freelance health and medical writer and science communicator.

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): can nutrition supplements slow its progression?

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): can nutrition supplements slow its progression?

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. AMD is a progressive disease seen as damage to the retina, which can lead to permanent central vision loss and even blindness. Good nutrition is important for eye health. And for many years, a range of nutrients have been specifically promoted as having a role in helping to protect the eye from AMD progression. Much of the evidence to support the role of nutrition in AMD has come from observational research. But there have been some long-term clinical trials using specific nutritional supplements that give a clue to what may work. In this podcast episode, I profile the results from a follow-up study to one of the biggest intervention studies in this area.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Nutrition supplements and AMD in the AREDS2 trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35653117 Episode transcript
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    • 11 min
    Can probiotics help treat eczema in adults?

    Can probiotics help treat eczema in adults?

    Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions with atopic dermatitis being the most common form. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by itching and recurrent eczema patches. Up to 20 percent of children can be affected by atopic dermatitis, but even in adults, it is far from uncommon with prevalence rates of between 1 and 3 percent. One growing area of study in the cause and treatment of atopic dermatitis is the role of the gut and skin microbiome through its effects on our immune system. One area of interest is the role of probiotics in treating eczema. And while much of the research here has been on infants and children, there has been a growing evidence base for adults as well. And that’s what I’ll be exploring in this podcast.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Systematic review of probiotics in adults with atopic dermatitis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35670101Episode transcript
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    • 8 min
    Intermittent fasting: an update on the weight and metabolic health benefits

    Intermittent fasting: an update on the weight and metabolic health benefits

    It was my second ever podcast episode released way back in February of 2020, but it has proven to be the most popular. It was titled The User’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting. Now, it is time to revisit the topic of intermittent fasting with an update on the clinical evidence for how fasting stacks up for its effects on body weight and metabolic health compared to other ways of eating. And that’s what I’ll be exploring in this episode by profiling the results of a recent review on this topic.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Review of intermittent fasting vs calorie restricted and unrestricted diets https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35586738Episode transcript|
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    • 15 min
    ‘Eat the rainbow’ really is good health advice

    ‘Eat the rainbow’ really is good health advice

    Advice to ‘eat the rainbow’ has been circulating in the nutrition sphere for some time. And no, it is not a call to action to get more Skittles in your life. Instead, it is all about choosing a variety of fruits and vegetables primarily based on their colour. Red, blue, orange, purple, yellow and green are the important colours here. And those colours occur because of the presence of a family of different polyphenol and other phytonutrient and other phytonutrients naturally found in foods. It is those coloured pigments that could explain many of the health benefits from eating these foods on your longevity, body weight, blood lipids and risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In this podcast episode, I’ll explore the science behind ‘eating the rainbow’.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Review of colourful pigments in fruits and vegetables and health https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/27/13/4061/htmEpisode transcript
    To access the full episode transcript, go to the following link and select the individual podcast episode and then click on the ‘Transcript’ tab https://thinkingnutrition.buzzsprout.com
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    • 7 min
    Turning up the heat on chillies and their health benefits

    Turning up the heat on chillies and their health benefits

    If variety is the spice of life, then for some, a hot chilli dish is the ultimate way to add spice to life. But outside of the Mexican fiesta party happening inside your mouth and the waterworks from your sweat glands, could there be some benefits for your health? It's time to turn up the heat on chillies as I look at the science and health benefits linked to eating them.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Effects of capsaicinoids supplementation on metabolic syndrome https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77983-2Effect of capsaicinoids on sports performance https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijspp/16/4/article-p464.xmlEpisode transcript
    To access the full episode transcript, go to the following link and select the individual podcast episode and then click on the ‘Transcript’ tab https://thinkingnutrition.buzzsprout.com
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    • 9 min
    Will BCAAs give you the muscle gainz?

    Will BCAAs give you the muscle gainz?

    Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a popular sports supplement with bodybuilders and athletes. But you don’t need to look for them in a bottle as our diet naturally contains them as part of the amino acid building blocks of protein. With claims of increased muscle protein synthesis, decreased muscle protein breakdown, enhanced endurance and less muscle soreness, they seem to be an essential supplement that no athlete can do without. In this episode, I’ll look at those claims and explore the evidence. TL;DR – save your money on BCAA supplements and just eat a variety of high-protein foods which is what athletes pretty much do already.

    Links referred to in the podcast
    AIS fact sheet on BCAAs https://www.ais.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/1000417/36182_Supplements-fact-sheets_BCAA-v4.pdfEpisode transcript
    To access the full episode transcript, go to the following link and select the individual podcast episode and then click on the ‘Transcript’ tab https://thinkingnutrition.buzzsprout.com
    Connect with me
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    Facebook: Thinking Nutrition
    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Molboll82 ,

Makes my week better. Makes me better.

I absolutely love Glennon, wife, and sister. It feels like the family I’ve always wanted. I’ve grown so much listening to these three brutally honest, brilliant, and hilarious women. I love and appreciate the shows where it’s just the three of them chatting but also enjoy the guests. Thanks for making a difference in my life and giving me something to look forward to every week.

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Love this show!

Audience here in China!
I have always been fanatic about nutrition but find few shows that are really evidenced-based and scientifically well explained. I love how this show relates each piece of the information to sound academically peered reviewed research.

Each episode is very specific and focuses on its main topic. The length of each one is perfect for listener to grab the theme and not be overwhelmed. Also suitable for binge listening 🥳

Kateedoyle ,

Quick, evidence based nutrition podcast

Dr Tim Crowe was my professor during my nutrition degree and am so glad to find this podcast - short and sweet and evidence based, very balanced perspective too!

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