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SNR #185: Trent Stellingwerff, PhD – Nutrition Strategies for Endurance Sports

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreShare this episode on Facebook Episode 185: Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sports Institute discusses nutrition for endurance sports, carbohydrate periodization and raceday fuelling. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Trent Stellingwerff, PhD Trent is an applied sport physiologist with a specialization in the area of performance nutrition. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at …

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Impact of Dairy on Disease Risk & Health

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Estimated Reading Time = ~ 30 – 35 minutes Key Question: What is the impact of dairy on human health and risk of chronic disease? Context Recent years have seen an exponential increase in interest in exclusionary diets for ethical, moral, and/or environmental considerations. The dairy industry has come under particular scrutiny for both environmental reasons, and ethical/moral concerns related to industrialised or intensive farming practices. Within this important conversation, however, has been a tendency to conflate the the impact of dairy on health with these wider considerations. This results in a problematic discourse where the environmental and ethical considerations …

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Nutrition & Immune Function

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Estimated Reading Time = ~ 30 minutes Important: This article makes no claims about eating to prevent COVID-19 or to improve resistance to SARS-CoV-2. This article is for educational purposes to clarify the relationship between nutrition and immune function, so that the reader can more easily identify pseudoscientific claims that are circulating on this topic What is Immunity & Immune Function? Across the general population it is acknowledged that one’s immune system is important in order to keep us healthy, primarily by preventing or limiting infection. However, what is meant by immune function, and especially how that relates to diet …

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#329: Diet & Inflammation

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreGet Sigma Synopsis Emails In this episode we discuss: Today’s Topic in Focus: Inflammation & Diet Defining inflammation Acute vs. chronic inflammation Local vs. systemic inflammation Does inflammation “cause” chronic disease? Does a poor diet cause chronic inflammation? Are some diets “anti-inflammatory”? Specific nutrients and claims of causing inflammation: PUFA, sugar, dairy, wheat, etc. Links: The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) Sydney Diet Heart Study Commentary on: Minnesota Coronary Experiment I Have a Question! Today’s Member Question: “Is the carcinogenic …

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Podcast Transcripts (Members Only) As a member, you get access to full transcripts of each Sigma Nutrition Radio episode. To download/view the PDF file, just click on the episode you’re looking for below. Ep 325 Kirk Parsley Ep 324 Fatima Cody Stanford Ep 323 COVID19 Ep 322 Dominic Munnelly Ep 321 LDL Causality Debate Ep 320 Hannah Ritchie Ep 318 Chris Melby Ep 316 Michael Grandner Ep 315 Samia Mora Ep 313 Fergus Connolly Ep 312 Allison Brager Ep 310 Meeta Singh Ep 309 Ciaran O Regan Ep 308 Robin Tucker Ep 307 Stephan Guyenet Ep 306 Daniel Davey Ep …

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Red Meat & Human Health

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Estimated Reading Time = ~ 30 – 35 minutes Red meats are distinguished as ‘unprocessed’ or ‘processed’. The distinction between unprocessed and processed meats is an important aspect of evaluating the evidence related to health outcomes. Unprocessed meats includes mammalian muscle meats, from beef, lamb, mutton, veal, pork, goat, or game meats (venison, duck, etc.). Processed meats are defined by preservation or flavour-enhancing methods, including salting, curing, smoking, and industrial processing. Prevailing guidelines, including national health regulatory bodies and international organisations, recommend reducing red meat consumption, and limiting processed meat intake. The exact amounts may differ: Both US and Irish …

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The Scale Paradox: A Comprehensive Guide on Using Bodyweight Data

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This is a guest post by Kevin Garde. For more info about Kevin, see the section below this article. Intro When it comes to the world of health and fitness, it is hard for many people to escape the notion that the number we see on a body weight scale provides the most important data point to being healthier and happier. And there is no shortage of conflicting views and controversy when it comes to opinions on the usefulness of scale weight. On an individual level, it often evokes a sense of negativity; as the displayed number leaves many both disheartened and demotivated. …

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SNR #215: Andy Galpin, PhD – Science to Practice, Technology and Adaptation to Stress

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreShare this episode on Facebook Episode 215: Dr. Andy Galpin of CSU Fullerton talks about blending evidence and practice, as well as the potential beneficial and detrimental roles of technology for making training decisions. How to Listen Listen on Spotify Listen on iTunes (iOS) Listen on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Andy Galpin, PhD Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. Andy spent 4 years studying the structure …

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Revistando El Gluten: ¿Me Puedo Comer Ese Sandwich? (Español)

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He sido un poco duro con el gluten en el pasado. De hecho, demasiado duro. Quizás debido al alto porcentaje de reportes anecdóticos de gente sintiéndose mejor cuando eliminan el gluten como principal componente de sus dietas, confieso que me pude haber apresurado a pensar que seguramente era el gluten. Para alguien con un trasfondo en ciencia, este fue un error que no debió cometerse. Pero bueno, al menos prueba que soy humano y no el robot lector de investigaciones que a veces puedo parecer a mis amigos. Irónicamente sin embargo, por los últimos dos meses me he parecido a …

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Could Creatine Be an Effective Treatment for Age-Related Loss of Muscle?

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This is a guest post by Lee Bell. Lee has a MSc in exercise physiology and is a consultant lecturer, speaker and content writer. He is a published academic and professional writer and has delivered talks at a number of conferences including the COPA Growth medical conference in London. He is also involved in primary sport science research with other sport scientists across a number of institutions and is currently looking into neck health strategies in Rugby. He has lectured in sport science for a number of years and has also delivered training to hundreds of personal trainers and coaches as master …

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Sparring Methodologies: To Spar, or Not To Spar, That is the Question (Part 2)

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[IMPORTANT NOTE: As the title implies, this is Part 2 of a series. This piece can be read in isolation but a much better overall picture could be gotten by first reading Part 1 which can be found here. ] The Dark Side of Hard Sparring I wasn’t fucking around when I chose the title of this series; “to spar or not to spar, that is the question”. I did so for a very specific reason. The original line that I was playing off is of course perhaps the most famous line of all of the Shakespearean literature: “To be, or not …

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PDF Transcripts of SNR Episodes Ep 347 Kathryn Bradbury Ep 344 Martin Caraher Ep 343 Causality in Nutrition Ep 337 Paul Thompson Ep 336 Andrew Chignell Ep 335 Kyra Bobinet 2 Ep 334 Austin Baraki Ep 331 Roy Taylor Ep 330 Eric Trexler 2 Ep 329 Diet and Inflammation Ep 328 Meeta Singh Ep 327 David Dunne Ep 326 Krista Scott-Dixon Ep 325 Kirk Parsley Ep 324 Fatima Cody Stanford Ep 323 COVID19 Ep 322 Dominic Munnelly Ep 321 LDL Causality Debate Ep 320 Hannah Ritchie Ep 318 Chris Melby Ep 316 Michael Grandner Ep 315 Samia Mora Ep 313 …

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SNR #116: Prof. Kevin Tipton – Nutritional Support for Injuries, Protein Metabolism & Optimal Protein Distribution

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreEpisode 116: Professor Kevin Tipton from the University of Stirling discusses nutritional interventions for injured athletes, protein intakes, and the importance of protein timing and distribution for maximal anabolic response. Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Professor Kevin Tipton  He is an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. He recently served on the National Academy of Science’s, Institute of Medicine, Committee for …

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SNR #78: Greg Nuckols – “Bulking”, Recovery & How Stress Affects Your Gains

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreEpisode 78: Powerlifter Greg Nuckols of Strengtheory is on the show to discussing eating to gain weight and strength, recovery strategies, the importance of sleep and how stress affects your gains. Greg Nuckols  Furthermore, he’s had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous record holders, champion athletes, and collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches through his job as Chief Content Director for Juggernaut Training Systems. His passions are making complex information easily understandable for athletes, coaches, …

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Is There a Benefit to NOT Being Gluten-free?

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With this post I’m going to finish up talking about gluten for a while (“about time!” I hear you say). In the previous three posts, I’ve pretty much laid out all I think needs to be said on the topic for the moment. But there’s one point remaining that I’d like to give my thoughts on. Some readers have made a point something along the lines of: While gluten sensitivity is in the minority on a population level,  I as an individual could still have a problem with consuming gluten-containing grains. Even if I’m not sure (i.e. not symptomatic). They have the …

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Gluten Revisited: Can I Eat That Sandwich?

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If you like this, please share! Click here to share this article on Facebook I’ve been pretty harsh on gluten in the past. Overly harsh in fact. Perhaps owing to the high percentage of anecdotal reports of people feeling better when wheat was removed as the main staple of their diet, I’ll confess that I may have been too quick to think it was surely the gluten. For someone with a background in science, this was a mistake that should not have been made. But hey, at least it proves that I’m human and not merely the research-reading robot that it may …

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Making the Cut, Part III: Supplements for Combat Sport Fighters

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Supplementation. This could be a 4-part series in itself. However, I’ll skip on some details to get to: which supplements actually work which don’t and which are actually worth investing in. A brief point to consider before I go into this: If you don’t have the foundations discussed in part I in place, don’t worry about supplements. Sort those foundations out first. Ok, let’s start with what supplements can enhance training performance. Here’s the ones that are actually going to work: Supplementation for Performance Creatine Most effective supplement out there. Most researched supplement out there. It works. It’s safe. Take it. Don’t believe …