28 episodes

The world’s top scientists explain the latest health, nutrition, and gut health research and translate it into practical advice to improve your health & weight. Join ZOE Science & Nutrition, on a journey of scientific discovery.
Hosted by Jonathan Wolf.

ZOE Science & Nutrition ZOE

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 243 Ratings

The world’s top scientists explain the latest health, nutrition, and gut health research and translate it into practical advice to improve your health & weight. Join ZOE Science & Nutrition, on a journey of scientific discovery.
Hosted by Jonathan Wolf.

    Heart health and aging: Do our blood vessels hold the secret to long life?

    Heart health and aging: Do our blood vessels hold the secret to long life?

    60,000 miles long. That’s the length of the tube system inside us that transports blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the cells in our body.
    If these tubes fail, the result can be fatal. In some cases, it’s a heart attack. In others, it’s a stroke, where the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, and brain cells are damaged or killed.
    Heart attacks and strokes are a major cause of death in developed countries - but we can take action to reduce the risks.


    In this episode, Jonathan speaks to a world-renowned physician, scientist, and speaker to gain insights into how looking after this magical pipework could slow down aging.


    https://drwilliamli.com (Dr. William Li) is a world-leading specialist in blood vessels and preventative health and the author of countless papers on the topic, who possesses the gift for communicating this complex subject in terms we can all understand.



    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to http://joinzoe.com/podcast (joinZOE.com/podcast) and get 10% off your personalized nutrition program.


    Timecodes:
    00:00 - Intro
    00:09 - Topic introduction
    01:34 - Quickfire questions
    04:17- Why do blood vessels matter?
    05:28 - How do blood vessels link to heart health?
    09:15 - Elasticity of blood vessels
    13:51 - Can we reverse the stiffening and blockage of blood vessels?
    19:58 - Does food damage the blood vessels?
    24:40 - Does high blood pressure affect blood vessels?
    29:36 - How do aging and diet affect blood vessels?
    34:16 - Data on reversing blood vessel damage
    39:00 - How is aging linked to blood vessel health?
    41:53 - Summary
    43:05 - Goodbyes
    43:21 - Outro


    Episode transcripts are available https://joinzoe.com/learn/category/nutrition/podcast (here).


    Follow William: https://twitter.com/drwilliamli (https://twitter.com/drwilliamli)


    Get William’s book https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Beat-Disease-Science-Itself/dp/1538714620 (here).


    Follow ZOE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ (https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)


    This podcast was produced by https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate Productions).

    • 44 min
    Gas & Bloating: the causes & how to stop it

    Gas & Bloating: the causes & how to stop it

    Most of us are familiar with the unpleasant feeling of being bloated. It can happen after eating specific foods or when you experience slower bowel movements. Sometimes, it can be a symptom of an underlying health condition.
    To take a closer look at issues related to gas and bloating, we’ve invited a special guest this week: superstar gastroenterologist and Zoe’s US Medical Director Will Bulsiewicz.
    In today’s short episode of ZOE Science and Nutrition, Jonathan and Will ask: what are the main causes of gas bloating and how do we stop it?


    Follow ZOE on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ ( https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)

    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to joinzoe.com/podcast and get
    10% off your personalised nutrition program.

    Studies referenced in the episode:
    Burden of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey of Over 71,000 Americans + Am J Gastroenterol + https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6453579/ (here)
    Abdominal bloating is the most bothersome symptom in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C): a large population-based Internet survey in Japan + Biopsychosoc Med. + https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4893246/ (here )
    Sensation of bloating and visible abdominal distension in patients with irritable bowel syndrome + Am J Gastroenterol + https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11774947/ (here)


    This podcast was produced byhttps://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ ( Fascinate Productions).

    • 13 min
    How your food choices affect the planet

    How your food choices affect the planet

    Our planet is overheating. Human society is creating too much carbon dioxide, stopping the sun’s warmth from escaping back into space. As earth gets hotter, its ice caps are melting, causing sea levels to rise, and submerging entire communities. Floods, droughts, and wildfires are already becoming much more common.
    Some effects of climate change are now irreversible, but there is still hope, and adjusting what we eat might play a bigger part than you’d imagine.


    In this episode, Jonathan speaks with a pioneer in science who will help you understand how your eating habits affect the planet, so you can make informed decisions about the foods you eat and how you prepare them.


    http://sarahbridle.net (Sarah Bridle) is a professor of food climate and society at the University of York in the United Kingdom. She is on the vanguard of a new field, and her research carefully measures the exact effects of the foods we eat on climate change.



    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to http://joinzoe.com/podcast (joinZOE.com/podcast) and get 10% off your personalized nutrition program.


    Timecodes:
    00:00 - Intro
    00:10 - Topic introduction
    01:34 - Quickfire questions
    03:14 - Why does climate change matter?
    05:40 - Why does food matter for reducing climate change?
    07:44 - Understanding how different foods affect the climate
    11:32 - Do I have to go vegan to help stop climate change?
    13:14 - Are all meats equal in terms of their climate impact?
    16:20 - How do by-products of animals impact climate?
    17:22 - Carbon footprint of milk alternatives
    19:51 - Is a baked potato good for the planet?
    21:42 - Other things that impact climate change to consider
    23:33 - Food miles vs air miles?
    26:48 - Are avocados killing the planet?
    28:05 - Avocados’ water consumption
    28:44 - Packaging
    34:34 - Food waste
    35:20 - Can a sustainable diet be affordable?
    36:39 - 3 things to do to reduce your impact on climate change
    38:58 - Summary
    40:22 - Goodbyes
    40:49 - Outro


    Episode transcripts are available https://joinzoe.com/learn/category/nutrition/podcast (here).


    Follow Sarah: https://twitter.com/sarahbridle (https://twitter.com/sarahbridle)


    Get Sarah’s book https://www.amazon.com/Food-Climate-Change-without-hot-ebook/dp/B0873WWT6W (here).


    Follow ZOE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ (https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)


    This podcast was produced by https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate Productions).

    • 42 min
    High cholesterol foods: what really happens when you eat them?

    High cholesterol foods: what really happens when you eat them?

    Cholesterol in our food has a bad reputation. Many of us think of it as something to try to cut it out of our diet completely. Yet new research could redeem eggs and other cholesterol-rich foods.
    In today’s short episode of ZOE Science and Nutrition, Jonathan and Sarah ask: what happens when you eat high cholesterol foods?
    Follow ZOE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ (https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)
    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to joinzoe.com/podcast and get
    10% off your personalised nutrition program.


    Studies referenced in the episode:
    Hyperlipidemia as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease + Prim Care. + https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3572442/ (here)
    Dietary cholesterol provided by eggs and plasma lipoproteins in healthy populations + Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care + https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16340654/ (here)
    The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Reverse Cholesterol Transport: A Review + Nutrients + https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5691715/ (here)



    This podcast was produced by https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate Productions).

    • 13 min
    How to make your body clock work for you

    How to make your body clock work for you

    In today’s world, we increasingly live our lives late into the night. Whether it's work obligations, socializing, or being glued to a screen, we ignore the sun's rise and fall.
    But most of us are unaware that a clock is ticking away inside us.
    It uses light to keep time and tells us when to sleep and eat. Should we listen? Or is this biological clock simply a relic from a past time?
    In today’s episode, Jonathan speaks to a leading authority to unravel the latest science that reveals that this body clock, or circadian rhythm, has a dramatic impact on our health, weight, and mental wellbeing:


    https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/russell-foster (Russell Foster) is an Oxford University scientist who has dedicated his life to studying circadian rhythms. He’s a world leader in the field and the author of Lifetime: the new science of the body clock.



    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to http://joinzoe.com/podcast (joinZOE.com/podcast) and get 10% off your personalized nutrition program.


    Timecodes:
    00:00 - Intro
    00:12 - Topic introduction
    01:23 - Quickfire questions
    02:30 - What is the biggest myth about our body clock that drives Russell crazy?
    03:19 - What are circadian rhythms?
    06:41 - Why do they matter to us?
    10:32 - How does your body sync its clock?
    14:07 - How does the circadian rhythm influence sleep?
    15:18 - What happens if we don’t live alongside our circadian rhythms?
    21:26 - What should night workers do?
    26:45 - Does your circadian rhythm change when going through menopause?
    29:42 -Is there a circadian rhythm for our gut?
    33:12 - Will it damage our long-term health to continuously be awake by our small children?
    35:15 - Summary
    36:14 - Goodbyes
    36:36 - Outro






    Episode transcripts are available https://joinzoe.com/learn/category/nutrition/podcast (here).


    Get Russell’s book https://www.amazon.com/Life-Time-Science-Revolutionize-Health-ebook/dp/B092RVSK1C (here).


    Follow Russell: https://twitter.com/oxscni (https://twitter.com/oxscni)


    Follow ZOE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ (https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)


    This podcast was produced by https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate Productions).

    • 37 min
    Artificial sweeteners - worse than sugar?

    Artificial sweeteners - worse than sugar?

    Artificial sweeteners are everywhere. Not only in diet soft drinks but in many foods that you wouldn’t expect. You’ve probably eaten some today without realising.
    Sweeteners have been around for over a hundred years yet remain the subject of much debate. It's hard to know how they stack up next to the alternatives.
    In today’s short episode of ZOE Science and Nutrition, Jonathan and Sarah ask: are artificial sweeteners worse than sugar?
    Follow ZOE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe/ (https://www.instagram.com/zoe/)


    If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to https://joinzoe.com/podcast (joinzoe.com/podcast) and get
    10% off your personalised nutrition program.
    Studies referenced in the episode:
    Stevia Leaf to Stevia Sweetener: Exploring Its Science, Benefits, and Future Potential from The Journal of Nutrition https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/148/7/1186S/5049670?login=false (here)
    Chronic Intake of Commercial Sweeteners Induces Changes in Feeding Behavior and Signaling Pathways Related to the Control of Appetite in BALB/c Mice from Biomed Res Int https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5896338/ (here)

    This podcast was produced by https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate Productions).

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Momskated ,

Love this podcast

Just discovered Zoe’s podcast this summer and have been a regular follower since. The guest scientists easily break down their data into layman’s terms, all with a casual attitude and humor. There are no “must do your everyday dietary needs this way only.” It is so refreshing to hear one size does not fit all and each person’s individual preferences are valid and could be due to certain food sensitivity.

QuakerSeattle ,

Adding Years to my life

I am positive that with you research and information I have definitely added years to my life. Thank You. MIND BODY and SOUL Larry A Wyatt

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Very informative

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