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Author: Dr. Adrian Chavez

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If you are overwhelmed with all of the conflicting information in nutrition this is the podcast for you. On this podcast, Dr. Adrian Chavez, who has a doctorate in nutrition and years of experience working with over 1,000 clients, helps to break down the science and practical application around popular topics in nutrition to help you make more informed decisions about nutrition and your health. Weekly episodes include research breakdowns of specific nutrition topics along with practical takeaways, Q and A episodes, myth-busting, and interviews with subject matter experts.

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Send us a Text Message.Today, we have another Q and A episode, in this episode we discuss :Liver supplements: are they worth taking?The new Netflix Hack Your Health Documentary Alkaline Water and Purported Health Benefits Creatine Supplementation: Should You Take It?Multivitamin Episode 5 Supplements That May Be Worth Taking Episode Creatine Instagram post Creatine SupplementNutrition Mastery Blueprint Discounted Course Offer
Send us a Text Message.I was having a discussion with a friend recently and a discussion came up that I've had quite a few times before. He asked me, which is more important: exercise or nutrition? And in my typical fashion I gave an incredibly long-winded response that didn't provide an answer to the question, but appeared to be helpful nevertheless. So on this episode I am going to give you my take on this discussion and explain whether I think exercise or nutrition is more i...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of the show. Today, I have a simple, practical episode where I discuss 10 nutritious foods that you may want to include in your diet. My approach to nutrition is focused on meeting your nutrition needs and maximizing the health promoting potential of the diet. One of the ways to do that is by adding in more nutrient dense foods that have shown to have positive effects on health. Today on the show I discuss 10 foods that have some strong r...
Send us a Text Message.A report was published by the American Cancer Society with some updated statistics and this report led to a number of headlines that have caused some concern for a lot of people. Many headlines highlighted the fact that there are over 2 million cancer cases in the US, more than ever before. Others highlight the increasing cancer rates among young people. As we all know headlines can be misleading, so I brought my friend Dr. Krystle Zuniga on to the show to discuss ...
Send us a Text Message.Many people are considering plant-based diets for health, environmental, or ethical purposes. So this week I brought my friend Dr. Matthew Nagra to the show to discuss plant-based diets. Dr. Nagra is a long-time Vegan and also a Naturopathic Doctor who is very well versed in the science of this topic and does a great job of presenting the research about plant-based diets accurately. On this episode we discuss: Main reasons why one would consider adopting ...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of the podcast! On this episode, I have a special guest Dr. Idrees Mughal on the show and we are going to be tackling one of the most persistent myths in nutrition: The Alleged Harmful Effect of Seed Oils.In this episode, we discuss: Why seed oils have been demonized online so muchDo seed oils cause inflammation?Are they easily oxidized?Are they responsible for the obesity epidemic? Will cutting them prevent sunscreen? And ...
Send us a Text Message.I am so excited to welcome a very special guest to the show today Dr. Arti Thagudu. Dr. Thangudu is a triple board-certified physician and is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid disease the founder of Complete Medicine, a direct care endocrinology practice based out of Texas, and Hey Healthy, a company providing accessible and supportive diabetes and hormonal care for self-insured businesses. Dr. Thangudu is a wealth of information on a variety of ...
Send us a Text Message.PLANTS ARE KILLING YOU AND SUCKING NUTRIENTS FROM YOUR BODY!! This is a common claim among "animal-based" diet proponents and it has caused a lot of confusion for people. So on this episode of the show I want to discuss the topic of anti-nutrients and toxic substances found in plant foods. In this episode we discuss What the different compounds are that are classified as "plant toxins" What foods these foods are found in How to reduce our exposure to these ...
Send us a Text Message.Today we have another Q and A episode for you and we are going to be covering the following topics: How to choose the right milk for your nutritional needs Whether or not it is nutirtionally better to choose whole wheat pasta vs. regular options The dangers of storing rice impoperly Microplastics and our health Tune into the show to hear more. Remember if you want to have your question answered in a future Q and A episode you can submit your qu...
Send us a Text Message.On today's podcast we have special guest Dr. Nisha Patel. Dr. Patel is a physician who is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and who has been studying these medications as well as prescribing them to her patients for years and she shares her insight about all things weight loss meds. In this episode we discuss: The types of weight loss medications that are available How those medcations work When someone would consider us...
Send us a Text Message.Do you want to have more energy and perform better in your day-to-day life? Eating to improve performance is the topic of the show today with my friend Pat McCarthy who is a performance nutritionist who works with elite athletes today he is sharing some takeaways from helping athletes perform better and helping us apply some of these strategies to our own lives. On the show we discuss: Why performance nutrition isn't just for athletes Pre-workout nutrition for be...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of the show. Today we have another Q and A episode where we are going to discuss the following 5 topics: The Faster Way to Fat Loss Program Whether I recommend "counting macros" or not My take on oat milk and if I think it is "healthy" Tips for meeting nutritional needs if you have a hard time eating veggies And how to reduce salt intake while maintaining flavor of foods If you want to submit a questions for a future Q...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to the Nutrition Science Podcast, today I am going to be interviewing one of my colleagues Dr. Taylor Arnold to discuss kids' nutrition. Taylor and I met while we were getting our PhDs and she is an amazing resource for child nutrition. Most of this conversation is going to be centered around picky eating as this is the issue that came up the most when I brought this topic up. In this episode you will learn: Why picky eating is usually mo...
Send us a Text Message.Do you feel like you know what you should be doing, but can't seem to make changes that stick? Are you always able to make a little bit of progress, but then end up sabotaging your efforts? Or maybe you don't experience these things, but you are a coach who has clients who just can't seem to implement the changes that you recommend. If so, then you don't want to miss this episode. Today on the show, my friend Dr. Kasey Jo Orvidas joins us to discuss&nb...
Send us a Text Message.Hypertension, aka high blood pressure, affects about 1in adults 3 worldwide or nearly 2 billion people. High blood pressure is referred to as a silent killer because it doesn't cause many symptoms but slowly damages the heart and blood vessels eventually contributing to heart disease, kidney disease, vision loss, sexual dysfunction. Fortunately, there are several evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies for helping to lower blood pressure and we are going to ou...
Send us a Text Message.Do you have a "dream body" that you want to acheive? Do you see people online and think "I wish I could look like that"? Well today on the podcast we are going to talk about the side of things that you don't see... I have my friend Dr. Ashley Dwyer on the show is a fitness competitor and pharmacist turned health coach who is going to share her own story of chasing her dream body and how it damaged her health and her relationship with her body and food and how that has i...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to the show. Today we have a Q and A episode and we are going to be covering 4 topics that came in: The Anti-spike supplement that was just released by Glucose Goddess Do we really need to get 10,000 steps per day for health? What are the nutritional changes that need to be made as someone ages? Blood type diets, is there any validity to them? To get your question answered in the next Q and A episode, you can go to my Paypal...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of The Nutrition Science Podcast. On today's episode I have am interviewing Michelle Yates, MS, RD. Michelle is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping spread awareness and provide support for individuals dealing with disordered eating habits. In this episode we dive into Michelle's story and discuss how she had body dysmorphia and disordered eating habits from a VERY young age, how she realized that she had a problem, and ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the podcast, we are discussing the gut microbiome. The gut and the microbiome have gotten a lot of attention over the last 10 years and for good reason. Our digestive system plays a vital role in our overall health and dysfunctional digestion can lead to a variety of health problems. One of the most fascinating aspects of our digestive health is the microbes that live in our gut which refer to as our "gut microbiome". These communities of microb...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of the podcast! Today we are going to be doing another Q and A and we are discussing some topics that I have been getting a lot of questions about recently. We are going to cover: Stool testing and whether it is worthwhile Athletic Greens supplement Electrolyte Powders You Are What You Eat Netflix Docu-series Here is the multivitamin episode that I referenced in the show Sholud You Take a Multivitamin?
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Rosemary Luna

My husband and I enjoy listening to your podcast! Thank you so much for all your advice!

Feb 17th
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