120 episodes

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 • 47 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.

    Foods and fertility: how dietary patterns can influence fertility

    Foods and fertility: how dietary patterns can influence fertility

    What we eat is increasingly recognised as an important element in influencing fertility. With almost one in six couples experiencing fertility problems, knowing more about lifestyle factors such as diet that can alter this has major consequences. Most research in this area has focused on specific nutrients or food groups. But we don’t eat foods or nutrients - we eat whole diets which are described as dietary patterns. In this podcast episode, I profile new research into the area of dietary patterns and fertility to see what clues it can give to an optimal ‘fertility diet’.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Dietary patterns and fertility in two large cohorts https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/116/5/1441/6747661Episode transcript
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    • 10 min
    This is your brain on food porn (and how it can promote healthier eating)

    This is your brain on food porn (and how it can promote healthier eating)

    Food porn is all about posting and engaging with photos of desirable and stylised food on social media. And those digital images can do real things to our brains. Researchers are now digging below the surface level of social media trends and are exploring how the sharing of food porn images can influence the food choices we make. In this podcast, I look at how that influence can help nudge us in the direction of better food choices.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Can food porn prime healthy eating? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-022-01139-wAssociation between indulgent descriptions and vegetable consumption: twisted carrots and dynamite beets https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2630753Episode transcript
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    • 10 min
    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): what role does diet play?

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): what role does diet play?

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common forms of IBD. In recent years, research into the role of diet in the cause and treatment of IBD has been gaining traction. In this podcast episode, I look at some of that evolving research into potential dietary triggers linked to causing IBD as well as possible treatments for managing IBD with diet.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Review of diet for IBD https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-021-01051-9Faecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of IBD https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2020.574533/fullEpisode 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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    • 12 min
    Keto for athletes: its effect on performance and body composition

    Keto for athletes: its effect on performance and body composition

    For decades, carbohydrates have been at the centre of sports nutrition guidelines to help maximise physical performance and maintain muscle glycogen levels. But interest in an alternative approach, that being very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets, has been growing for some time. With the dual aim of reducing body fat and enhancing the use of fat as a primary fuel source during exercise, there are plenty of glowing social media testimonials attesting to the benefits of this way of eating for athletes. But the research evidence for some years has been painting a very different, and often, opposing picture. And that’s what I explore in this podcast episode when I look at the findings of a recent systematic review on the topic of how the keto diet performs on exercise performance and body composition in athletes and trained individuals. 
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Effect of a ketogenic diet on performance and body composition in athletes and trained individuals https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35757868Episode 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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    • 10 min
    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
    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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    • 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
    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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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 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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