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Nutrition and Diet (Audio)

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Cancer has a major impact on our society with approximately 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. diagnosed during their lifetimes. This programs looks at the role of diet and health, with diets high in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages, tr
The world is facing a health crisis due to increasing rates of obesity and diabetes, and the consequences of this pandemic will accumulate over the coming decades. Simultaneously, climate change is accelerating and is already having devastating
It can be difficult to resist eating food when it is all around us. As the pandemic forced many people to work from home, having easy access to your kitchen can increase the temptation to eat more. Ashley Mason, Ph.D., UC San Francisco psychia
Everybody (and every body) is unique. Genetics, metabolism, environment and routine all play a role in determining a person's weight. But staying healthy isn’t always easy in the best of times, and the COVID pandemic has caused many of us to ex
Neuroscientist and author Darya Rose discusses how practicing mindfulness allows us to interrupt our frequently-used autopilot mode. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37533]
Mushrooms play a crucial role in our natural ecosystem, they have been used medicinally by indigenous cultures for centuries, their nutritional value and hearty fiber make them an excellent meat substitute for chefs, and the mainstream medical
What is the link between inflammation, depression and nutrition? Mark Rapaport, MD, shares recent research on N-3 fatty acids and how they impact conditions such as depression. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medici
Can virtual classes help seniors with fall prevention and staying fit? What are the impacts of diet on inflammation and mental health? Jeanne Nichols, PhD, and Mark Rapaport, MD, detail their respective work in mental and physical well-being. S
Humans are unusual in that we depend on shared foods, especially among families and friends and between potential mates. Food sharing occurs between healthy individuals and those that are infirm or elderly. We also differ from other great apes
Millions attempt some form of diet yet only a small fraction achieve permanent weight loss. Neuroscientist and writer Darya Rose discusses the power of habits as a much needed alternative to dieting. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public
It's possible to be well-fed, but undernourished. Chris Kresser talks about the two forms of Vitamin A and an issue with food labels. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37416]
It's possible to be well-fed, but undernourished. Chris Kresser discusses the sources of Vitamin D and ideas behind supplementation. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37415]
An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that food, like drugs or alcohol, can have addictive qualities. Ashley E. Mason, PhD, explores how the reward system, located inside the human nervous system, can unduly affect people's appetit
Marion Nestle, Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition at New York University, discusses the U.S. food industry being in a highly competitive environment where profits are paramount and public health is not a priority. Series: "Excerpt
How can parents make healthy eating part of their already busy schedules? Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi share simple tricks they have learned as working moms to foster healthy eating habits at home. Series: "Staying Sane: Tips for Parenting i
Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this excerpt, he discusses the development and function of ketosis and its similarities to fasting. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [H
You can't fix healthcare until you fix health. You can't fix health until you fix the diet. You can't fix the diet until you know what's wrong. Endocrinologist Robert Lustig discusses health problems related to the consumption of corn-fed cattl
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Sherri Shafer discusses the importance of carbohydrates in the daily diet. Shafer then offers a plan for how much protein, fat and carbohydrate would be healthy in a day. Series: "Mini Medica
Microbiome expands the genetic and functional capacity of its human host. Susan Lynch explores how the gut microbiome responds differently to a plant based diet and to an animal based diet. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health
Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this talk, he looks at obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease and the historical effects of the 1980's push of low fat diets. He also looks at c
1 in 9 US households are food insecure. Dr. Hilary Seligman looks at the impact of food insecurity on health across the lifespan. Food insecurity and health are tightly connected. SNAP reduces food insecurity and also the health impacts of food
Obesity is at the root of silent epidemics such as type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Laura Schmidt explores the causes and solutions, taking lessons from tobacco: reducing the availability of harmful substances reduces consu
We live in a society that is obsessed with weight loss and dieting. Weight stigma and fat-shaming pervade our everyday lives– turning eating into something that is no longer an enjoyable act, but one of scrutiny and stress. Driven by a love for
Bones are dynamic and continue to rebuild themselves, even as we age. Bone remodeling is supported by a healthy diet and by regular physical activity. Join Vicky Newman, MS, RDN to learn more about dietary choices that help calcium stay in our
Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Dr. Sarah Kim explores the way the body digests carbohydrates and its effect on the pancrea
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