Diet Science

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Sinopse

Diet Science is a fun 7 to 8 minute weekly program with insights and straight scoops on today's health and diet issues from Dee McCaffrey, CDC. Dee is an Organic Chemist who lost 100 pounds, nearly half her body weight, and has kept it off for 20 years by staying away from processed foods. She's the author of The Science of Skinny, released by Perseus June 2012, and The Science of Skinny Cookbook, which was released December 2014.

Episódios

  • How Chromium Helps Blood Sugar Control

    How Chromium Helps Blood Sugar Control

    19/04/2021 Duração: 13min

    Chromium is a mineral found in foods that enhances the action of insulin to lower blood sugar levels. Listen in this week as Dee explains the role of chromium and what foods and supplements can help increase intake for blood sugar control. Link to purchase Chromium Picolinate supplement: https://amzn.to/2QEcmle Link to purchase Glucose Tolerance Factor supplement: https://amzn.to/32s9FWE

  • What are Digestive Enzymes and Why Do You Need Them?

    What are Digestive Enzymes and Why Do You Need Them?

    11/04/2021 Duração: 20min

    Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in various places within the digestive system. If you're not producing enough of them, digestion is impaired, and you won't be well nourished even if you have a healthy diet.  Listen in this week as Dee explains how digestive enzymes work and why supplemental enzymes might a good idea. Link to purchase Digestive Enzyme Supplement: https://amzn.to/3wHR4UJ

  • Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Pu·erh Tea

    Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Pu·erh Tea

    28/03/2021 Duração: 08min

    A form of fermented tea, known as Emperor's Pu·erh tea, has been used for over 500 years in China as a medicinal tea.  Recent studies show that it contains compounds that naturally lower cholesterol.  Listen in this week as Dee explains the chemistry of this tea and how to use it safely to lower cholesterol levels. Link to purchase Pu-erh Tea: https://amzn.to/31p5FpB

  • What is Zonulin?

    What is Zonulin?

    01/03/2021 Duração: 07min

    In 2000 researchers discovered a molecule called zonulin that is created in the gut when gluten is present and triggers intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut)--even in people who do not have Celiac Disease. Listen in this week as Dee discusses zonulin, its role in the body, and how it may be affecting your health.

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Diabetes, Weight Loss and More!

    Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Diabetes, Weight Loss and More!

    22/02/2021 Duração: 10min

    What makes broccoli and spinach so healthy? One particular compound found naturally in these foods is alpha-lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant.  Listen in this week as Dee explains the various foods and other sources of alpha-lipoic acid and the roles it plays in metabolic health such as managing blood sugar, blood pressure, weight loss and more. Link to purchase Alpha-Lipoic Acid: https://amzn.to/3bxkyuK

  • Quercetin Quenches Inflammation, Allergy Symptoms, Viruses and More!

    Quercetin Quenches Inflammation, Allergy Symptoms, Viruses and More!

    15/02/2021 Duração: 08min

    Quercitin is one of the most abundant and powerful antioxidants found in foods and created naturally in our body.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses the many ways quercitin works to boost your health! Links to purchase Quercitin: https://amzn.to/3ampaV9

  • The Benefits of Peanut Butter

    The Benefits of Peanut Butter

    01/02/2021 Duração: 10min

    Whether creamy or crunchy, peanut butter packs some health benefits. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the nutritional power of peanut butter, and some cautions you need to be aware of. Links to purchase Dee's recommended Peanut Butter: https://amzn.to/3bOAvOE

  • A Little Bit of Lucuma has Huge Benefit

    A Little Bit of Lucuma has Huge Benefit

    25/01/2021 Duração: 09min

    The dried powdered version of a fruit native to Peru has a long list of health benefits in addition to being a delicious low glycemic sweetener.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses the many ways lucuma powder can sweeten foods and boost your health. Links to purchase Lucuma powder

  • Boost Your Health with Berberine

    Boost Your Health with Berberine

    18/01/2021 Duração: 13min

    More than 4,000 studies have documented the impressive health benefits of a natural plant compound called Berberine--everything from weight loss to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, to improved immunity and digestion.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses what Berberine is and how it works to boost your health. Link to Berberine for Improved Immunity and Blood Sugar Support: https://amzn.to/3il74VE  

  • A Nut That Cleans Your Clothes??

    A Nut That Cleans Your Clothes??

    29/12/2020 Duração: 10min

    Soap nuts are not actually nuts and don't actually contain soap---but they're all the rage as a non-toxic alternative to laundry detergent.  Listen in this week as Dee explains the chemistry of soap nuts and how they work to clean your laundry. Links to purchase soap nuts: https://amzn.to/37SHTq5

  • The Yummy Benefits of Yacón Syrup

    The Yummy Benefits of Yacón Syrup

    06/12/2020 Duração: 11min

    The syrup produced from the yacón root is well known for its sweet taste and health benefits. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the nutritional and therapeutic properties of yacón and how it can aid in weight loss and blood sugar management. Link to purchase Yacón Syrup: https://amzn.to/337R6rs

  • Tiny Tiger Nuts Provide Huge Health Benefits

    Tiny Tiger Nuts Provide Huge Health Benefits

    22/11/2020 Duração: 10min

    Meet the tiger nut--a trendy superfood with a tiger-striped exterior that's not actually a nut.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses what tiger nuts are and why eating them offers some hefty health benefits. Link to purchase Tiger Nuts: https://amzn.to/3kVQXh9

  • What is Citric Acid, and Is It Safe?

    What is Citric Acid, and Is It Safe?

    08/11/2020 Duração: 09min

    Citric acid is one of the most common food additives and is also used in cleaning products, medicines and beauty products.  Listen in this week as Dee explains what exactly citric acid is, the upsides and the downsides of consuming it.

  • The Benefits of Beef Tallow

    The Benefits of Beef Tallow

    25/10/2020 Duração: 09min

    Centuries before the invention of Crisco, tallow (or beef fat) was considered a healthy and delicious fat for cooking, baking and more. Listen in this week as Dee explains the health benefits of tallow, and why this fat is not to be feared. Link to Purchase Beef Tallow: https://amzn.to/344k0K7

  • A Banana a Day Keeps the Heart Disease Away

    A Banana a Day Keeps the Heart Disease Away

    18/10/2020 Duração: 09min

    Research reveals that eating bananas every day could help prevent heart attacks and strokes.  Listen in this week as Dee explains the nutritive powers of bananas, and why regular consumption of their nutrients is important for many aspects of your health.

  • In Defense of Potatoes

    In Defense of Potatoes

    11/10/2020 Duração: 12min

    Potatoes have been banished from many people's diets due to myths about their effects on health. Listen in this week as Dee puts an end to the nutrition myths surrounding spuds and explains why you may want to save some space on your plate for their many health virtues.

  • Is Duckweed a Reliable Source of Plant-Based Vitamin B12?

    Is Duckweed a Reliable Source of Plant-Based Vitamin B12?

    04/10/2020 Duração: 11min

    Vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin for cardiovascular and neurological health, but it is also the only vitamin that is not recognized as being reliably supplied from plant foods, leaving vegans to rely on foods fortified with synthetic vitamin B12 or take supplements.  However, researchers at a Florida-based company say they have discovered active forms of vitamin B12 in water lentils (aka duckweed) grown on their private aquafarm.  Listen in this week as Dee explains how this could be an exciting discovery for the plant-based food community, but cautions are still in order.

  • Monk Fruit: Is it Worth the Hype?

    Monk Fruit: Is it Worth the Hype?

    27/09/2020 Duração: 10min

    Monk fruit sweetener, aka Luo Han Guo, is a zero calorie sugar alternative that has taken a prominent place among sugar-free devotees and those with diabetes.  Listen in this week as Dee explains that not all monk fruit sweeteners are created equal, and how to ensure you're getting the best of its health benefits. Link to Dee's article on Monk Fruit

  • The Good and Bad on Oxalates

    The Good and Bad on Oxalates

    21/09/2020 Duração: 11min

    Oxalates are compounds found in many healthy foods and can also be made within your body, but some people may need to minimize their consumption.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses nutritional strategies that help minimize the bad and maximize the good on oxalates.

  • The Benefits of Vitamin B6

    The Benefits of Vitamin B6

    30/08/2020 Duração: 14min

    The term “vitamin B6” makes it sound like it’s only one nutrient, but the term refers to a group of six related compounds that have similar activity and very important roles in the way our body functions. Listen in this week as Dee discusses this important vitamin and why you may need more of it in your diet. Link to Dee's Article "The Benefits of Vitamin B6"

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