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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 • 34 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.

    Let food be thy sunscreen

    Let food be thy sunscreen

    You are what you eat. This is more than a trite phrase, as this mantra may have some direct relevance to the area of skin protection from UV sun damage. And here, it is the carotenoid family of vitamin A precursors which give many fruits and vegetables their vivid rich red, orange and yellow colours that could be getting into our skin to prevent the oxidative damage from the sun. In this podcast, I’ll look closer at those carotenoids and profile the latest research on how they could protect your skin. And as an extra reason for why you may want to eat more of these foods, I’ll explain why they could even help you get a date. 
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Review of carotenoids in skin protection https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/phpp.12690Change in skin tone from eating more fruits and vegetables over 6 weeks https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300405 Carotenoid skin colouration and attractiveness https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Fruit-over-sunbed%3A-Carotenoid-skin-colouration-is-Lefevre-Perrett/6e81e0652bcc638acb9f16401b82bc2dfbaed856Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
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    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 15 min
    Plant vs animal protein for the muscle gainz

    Plant vs animal protein for the muscle gainz

    Going ‘all in’ on plant foods is a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down. But for those who are all about the muscle gainz for their sport and health, should you be concerned that your hard-won muscle growth is being compromised because you’ve embraced a mostly plant-based life? In this podcast, I’ll delve into the key differences between animal and plant-based proteins, the main supplements on the market for each, and profile the latest research on how people fare for muscle growth when weight training on a vegetarian versus an omnivore diet.
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Differences between vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27854281High-protein plant vs animal protein diet for resistance exercise https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33599941Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
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    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 12 min
    Turmeric: super spice or super overhyped?

    Turmeric: super spice or super overhyped?

    Turmeric has been used in traditional Asian cultures for thousands of years as both a spice for cooking and for medicinal uses. Now medical science is backing up many of the traditional health claims made about turmeric and the compounds it contains. In this podcast, I investigate the turmeric story, outline why the focus seems to be on the bioactive compounds such as curcumin contained in it, what the research says about the many health conditions linked to it, and give you some guidance on the different supplemental forms available. 
    Links referred to in the podcast
    Systematic review of curcumin and arthritis 2016 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27533649Systematic review of curcumin and osteoarthritis 2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34017975Curcumin and turmeric and effect on blood lipids https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29020971Curcumin and effect on exercise https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32282223Curcumin and depression meta-analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31423805Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
    Facebook: Thinking Nutrition
    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 12 min
    Is adrenal fatigue a thing?

    Is adrenal fatigue a thing?

    Are you tired and worn out all the time? Are you always feeling tense and anxious? Do you crave salty foods? Then you could have adrenal fatigue. Well, that is to say, you could have it if it was actually recognised as a legitimate medical condition. In this podcast, I’ll explain what your adrenal glands do, look closer at the alternative health diagnosis of ‘adrenal fatigue’ and compare that to known medical conditions that do affect your adrenal glands.

    Links referred to in the podcast
    Systematic review to substantiate if adrenal fatigue exists https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27557747Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
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    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 10 min
    Why I do this podcast

    Why I do this podcast

    For this week’s podcast, it’s a break in the normal episode format. Instead, this episode is a bit of self-reflection where I’ll answer many of the common questions I get asked about this podcast and why I do what I do.
    Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
    Facebook: Thinking Nutrition
    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 8 min
    ‘Feed a cold, starve a fever’: fact or fiction?

    ‘Feed a cold, starve a fever’: fact or fiction?

    You’ve probably heard the popular advice to ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ many times over when you’ve come down with a cold or the flu. But is there any truth to this advice? That’s what I’ll explore in this podcast. 
    Connect with me
    Instagram: doctimcrowe
    Facebook: Thinking Nutrition
    Twitter: CroweTim

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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!

J Fishtail ,

What a gift!

Finally a short and sweet, evidenced based nutrition podcast! Appreciate all the good work from an RD in Seattle.

Ginsoakedgirl ,

Favorite podcast on Nutrition

Episodes are to the point, and topics will touch upon decades worth of research that’s conveyed clearly and concisely. I appreciate unbiased, science-based podcasts, and so this is my favorite podcast on Nutrition. The author seems passionate rather than pretentious, and has good content. Oh and the voice is nice I think, too.

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