SNR 149: Mike Israetel, PhD – Evidence-Based Healthy Eating Principles

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Episode 149: Mike Israetel, PhD discusses the hierarchy of nutritional factors that have an affect on health, how this differs from just body composition goals and how to avoid getting married to any one diet method.
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Guest Bio

Mike Israetel, PhD

Mike Israetel is currently a professor of Exercise Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well consulting nutritional and training for elite strength and combat athletes around the world. Mike is the head science consultant for Renaissance Periodization, where he has authored and co-authored a number for books. He has a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University, and on the sporting side has experience as a competitive powerlifter, grappler and bodybuilder.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Hierarchy of nutrition factors that impact health
  • Evidence-base on dietary fat, saturated fat, grains and other nutrients
  • The false idea that “restriction is bad”
  • Pointless arguments over terms like “clean eating” and “junk food”
  • How to better communicate ideas to the general population without making them over-simplistic

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