Diet Doctor Podcast
#100 - Bipolar disorder and keto diets

#100 - Bipolar disorder and keto diets

June 28, 2022

Bipolar disorder is a common and devastating mental health condition. Emerging evidence suggests a ketogenic diet can be a highly effective add-on therapy. We explore the practical and scientific aspects of keto diets for treating bipolar disorder.

#99 - Food addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman

#99 - Food addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman

June 9, 2022

Food addiction is controversial in medicine. But Dr. Vera Tarman explains how food addiction is just like any other harmful addiction and provides advice about how to overcome it.

#98 - Coronary calcium scores

#98 - Coronary calcium scores

May 24, 2022

Coronary calcium scores have become one of the most important tests for determining your cardiac risk. Dr. Agatston and I discuss how to use these tests and what you can do about the results.

#97 - Global nutrient adequacies

#97 - Global nutrient adequacies

May 10, 2022

It may surprise you to learn how many people fail to eat a diet that is nutritionally adequate. Ty Beal, PhD and I discuss what this means and the implications for individuals and societies.

#96 - Protein quality

#96 - Protein quality

April 26, 2022

In your quest to eat the right amount of protein, it's important to know that animal protein is a more bioavailable source than plant protein. You can still meet all your requirements with plant sources, but you’ll have to be more aware and deliberate in your choices.

#95 - A critical review of veganism

#95 - A critical review of veganism

April 12, 2022

There seems to be a rise in calls for more of us to eat a vegan diet. But do the benefits that advocates claim — better health, ethics, and environmental impacts — hold up to scrutiny?

#94 - Brain and weight gain

#94 - Brain and weight gain

March 29, 2022

Your brain is likely the most important driver of weight gain. That doesn’t mean it’s your fault, but rather, there is a “genetic-environment mismatch” that makes your brain work against you. Here’s what you can do about it.

#93 - The original environmentalists

#93 - The original environmentalists

March 15, 2022

The way we grow and produce our food can either help or harm our environment. In this episode, we hear from two ranchers and a farmer who are committed to growing food while also helping our environment. They are the original environmentalists.

#92 - The science of weight loss

#92 - The science of weight loss

March 1, 2022

Why do we have an obesity epidemic, and how do we correct it? We explore these questions with researcher Kevin Hall, PhD, who has dedicated his career to finding an answer. 

#91 - The challenge of nutrition science

#91 - The challenge of nutrition science

February 15, 2022

Nutrition science is hard. That’s the reality. But we can still use it to inform our decisions about what we should eat. To do so, we need to know how to value different types of research. 

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