Nutrition and Diet (Audio)

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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
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, explains what food labels and doctors mean by a serving size of meat. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34447]
Every part of the Moringa plant is edible - leaves, pods, seeds, flowers, even its root. The feathery leaves alone pack a powerful protein punch – nearly 30 percent by dry weight. Legumes don’t even have that much protein, nor all the essential
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, discusses the fat content of the different cuts of poultry. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34450]
Marion Nestle (NYU) and Laura Schmidt (UCSF) discuss nutrition policy and research, scientific conflicts of interest, the upcoming Dietary Guidelines, global food systems and more in this conversation about the food industry's influence on scie
Four leaders in food policy and law discuss troubling trends of food insecurity, poor diet, chronic disease and obesity along with novel strategies that can be implemented locally and globally. Panelists: Kelly Brownell, Duke University; Laura
Too much protein is the same as too many calories. Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, explains how the body stores excess protein. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34452]
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian at the UCSF School of Nursing, discusses the consequences of fat-free trends. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34446]
The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that h
The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that h
An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that food, like drugs or alcohol, can have addictive qualities. Food addiction is a disease which causes loss of control over the ability to stop eating certain foods. Three people share their
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