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#340: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 4) – Diana Rodgers, RD & Robb Wolf

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf are the co-authors of Sacred Cow, a book exploring the important role of animals in our food system. Diana Rodgers, RD Diana is a Registered Dietitian living on a working organic farm in New England, where she runs an active nutrition practice. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues. She’s just completed work on …

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#339: Prof. Corinna Hawkes – Food Policy, Food Systems & Public Health

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Corinna Hawkes Professor Corinna Hawkes has been working for the past 20 years with UN agencies, governments, NGOs and academia at the local, national and international level to support the design of more effective policies throughout the food system to improve diets and prevent malnutrition in all its forms. She is currently Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK, a Centre dedicated to shaping …

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#338: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 3) – Alex O’ Connor

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Alex J. O’Connor Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog; platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and debates in an accessible format. He is currently reading for a degree in philosophy and theology at St John’s College, Oxford University. Alex is an impassioned animal rights advocate and religious critic, regularly discussing these topics on his online platforms. He has spoken at conferences …

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#337: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 2) – Prof. Paul Thompson

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Paul Thompson, PhD Professor Paul B. Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, where he serves on the faculty in the departments of Philosophy, Community Sustainability and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has held posts at Texas A&M University and Purdue University. Thompson’s research …

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#336: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 1) – Andrew Chignell, PhD

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Andrew Chignell Andrew Chignell is a professor at Princeton, with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values. He was previously an associate professor at Cornell and a professor at University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from Yale. Chignell’s work to date focuses on Immanuel Kant and other modern European philosophers, philosophy of religion, the moral psychology of hope and despair, and the ethics of belief. …

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#335: Kyra Bobinet, MD – Systems, Dietary Behaviour Change & the Iterative Mindset

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH Dr. Bobinet received her Masters in Public Health at Harvard University, specializing in Healthcare Management, Technology-enabled Behavior Change, and Population Health Management. She received her medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. She has also studied in Dr. BJ Fogg’s Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford. Kyra has founded several healthcare start-ups, spanning behavior health, population health, and mobile health. She has designed behavior change programs, big …

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#334: Austin Baraki, MD – Potential Harms of Screening, Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Austin Baraki, MD Dr. Austin Baraki is an Internal Medicine Physician, based in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his doctorate in medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also works as a strength coach and puts out information via Barbell Medicine. In this episode we discuss: What do we want from a screening test? What criteria …

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#333: Diet & Immunity

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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: Immune Function & Diet Innate and adaptive immune response How does body composition impact immune function? Will a calorie deficit or fasting decrease immunity? Vitamins A, C, D. Supplementation with zinc: yes or no? Eating “to support the immune system” Exercise and immunity Environmental factors in infancy Links: Sigma Statement: Nutrition & Immune Function I Have a Question! Today’s Member Question: “The immune appears malleable in …

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#332: Prof. Sam McConkey – COVID-19: Public Health Response, Clinical Presentation & Socioeconomics

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Samuel McConkey, Prof. Sam McConkey is a doctor and researcher specializing in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Currently he is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also a Consultant in General Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Beaumont Hospital Dublin. Previously Prof. McConkey was a Research Fellow in Infectious Disease …

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#331: Prof. Roy Taylor – Diabetes Remission, Very-low Calorie Diets & the Twin Cycle Hypothesis

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Roy Taylor, MB ChB, MD Roy Taylor is Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at the University of Newcastle in the UK. There he is also director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre. Prof. Taylor is an Honorary Consultant Physician at Newcastle Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Since publishing his “twin cycle” hypothesis of type 2 diabetes in 2008, Prof. Taylor and colleagues have published several fascinating studies with potentially large implications …

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#330: Eric Trexler, PhD – Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress & Exercise Adaptations

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Eric Trexler, PhD Eric Trexler is Director of Education at Stronger By Science, where he co-hosts the SBS podcast. He also is one of the four contributors to the MASS Research Review. Eric has a prolific background in exercise science research, with more than 30 publications to his name by the time he completed his PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill. In this episode we discuss: Antioxidants, free radicals, reactive oxygen species (ROS) …

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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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#328: Meeta Singh, MD – Sleep, Immunity & Mental Health

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice here Guest Information Meeta Singh, MD Dr. Meeta Singh is a board-certified sleep medicine doctor and is currently the service chief of the sleep medicine at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine sub-specialist. In …

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#327: David Dunne – Behavioural Science in Nutrition

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice here Guest Information David Dunne David’s a Performance Nutritionist with a track record in developing and delivering nutrition programmes to elite athletes, teams, Olympians and sports legends – all over the globe. He has worked in elite sport with PGA Tour golfers and various teams including Harlequins (rugby union), Bradford Bulls (rugby league) and Queens Park Rangers (soccer). David is currently completing PhD out of Liverpool Johns Moores University in the …

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#326: Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD – Adaptability & Autonomy in the Nutrition Coaching Process

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice here Guest Information Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon is a former university professor and researcher who now designs curriculum for Precision Nutrition. She focuses on helping people make meaningful change through the Precision Nutrition Coaching and coaching Certification programs. Krista is also the author or co-author of several books, with the latest being Why Me Want Eat: Fixing Your Food Fuckedupitude. In this episode we discuss: Not mistaking the metrics …

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#325: Kirk Parsley, MD – Stress, Sleep & Anxiety During a Pandemic

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice here Guest Information Dr. Kirk Parsley Doc Parsley is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from 2009 – 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of …

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#321: Dave Feldman & Alan Flanagan – Debating LDL Causality & the “Lipid Triad”

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice Guest BioDave Feldman Dave Feldman is a software engineer and runs the Cholesterol Code website. In 2015 Dave adopted a low-carb high-fat diet, which improved his overall health. However, upon seeing his LDL-cholesterol skyrocket, he set out learn all he could about blood lipids and health. Dave has gained prominence as a “LDL-skeptic” and promoter of his “lipid triad” hypothesis. This lipid triad relates to a situation where one sees high LDL-C, …

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#294: Nicola Guess, PhD, RD – Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes Nutrition

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreFind the podcast on your app of choice Guest BioNicola Guess, PhD, RD Nicola Guess is a Registered Dietitian with a PhD in the dietary management of prediabetes from Imperial College London. She is currently Head of the Nutrition Unit at Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) in Kuwait. Nicola is a research fellow at King’s College London where her research focuses on the role of diet in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. She has a particular interest in …

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SNR #265: Lessons From Experts – Prediabetes, Autophagy, Relative Energy Deficiency and Carbohydrate Periodization

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreAbout This EpisodeThe Sigma Live Sessions include four topic discussions on: 1) Dietary Interventions in Prediabetes & Diabetes – Nicola Guess, PhD 2) Fuelling Elite Sport Performance, Carbohydrate Periodization & Pracitioner Experiences – James Morton, PhD 3) Relative Energy Deficiency & Female Athlete Triad – Kirsty Elliot-Sale, PhD 4) Fasting for Health? Longevity, Autophagy and More – Martin MacDonald, MSc Full interviews: Kirsty Elliot-Sale, PhD – Energy Availability, Menstrual Disorders & RED-S James Morton, PhD – Fuelling Elite Sport: …

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SNR #253: Listener Q&A

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreDanny answers questions submitted by podcast listeners. To submit yours, go to sigmanutrition.com/question