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Cut Through Nutrition

Cut Through Nutrition

Author: Dr Joshua Wolrich & Alan Flanagan

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Have you ever wanted to know more about nutrition but felt overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on the internet? You're not alone.

Join NHS surgeon Dr Joshua Wolrich and lawyer-turned-current nutrition PhD Alan Flanagan as they aim to cut through the state of nutritional discourse whilst encouraging collaboration between different healthcare professionals. Whether you're a layperson that wants to understand if celery juice can actually cure your eczema (spoiler; it can't) or a GP who wants to know what the current research is about low-carb diets for diabetes, this podcast is for you.
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Welcome

Welcome

2019-06-0900:29:147

In this first trailer/episode, we introduce ourselves and explain a little about why we think the current state of nutritional discourse needs to change.
"I mean it’s just food, right? Where's the harm?" If we’re going to make a podcast with the intention of addressing the current state of nutritional discourse, there's nothing more appropriate to start with than the phrase, 'Food is Medicine’. In this first episode of season 1, we discuss how the phrase came to be; why it's become so trendy; and whether it's helpful or harmful to furthering the public perception of nutritional science*. Tune in again next week as we unpack some of the important differences between biomedical and nutrition science which will help further explain why this phrase is misguided. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review and subscribe! (please note that at 27:39 'East Asian' should have been 'South Asian') *We are both aware that the use of this phrase can be an important part of eating disorder recovery; the purpose of this discussion is not to diminish that.
Join us this week as we unpack some of the important differences between biomedical and nutrition science, helping to further explain why the phrase 'Food is Medicine' might be misguided. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review and subscribe!
In this episode, we discuss how identity politics are making the conversation around nutrition harder, and why we must do everything in our power to champion agnosticism when it comes to our food choices. We also discuss how to identify common nutritional fallacies, including the appeal to authority, appeal to nature, appeal to ignorance, exception fallacy and the single cause fallacy. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review and subscribe!
The TL;DR of a Healthy Diet

The TL;DR of a Healthy Diet

2019-07-1500:58:406

Talking about the pitfalls and the problems with nutritional discourse can often make it feel like nutritional science doesn't know anything. Fortunately, that's just simply not true. In this episode, we discuss the current evidence around what actually constitutes a healthy diet, and what evidence-based simple advice might look like. Join us for the TL;DR of all nutritional science. No pressure Alan. Relevant references can be found in the full show notes. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review and subscribe!
It wouldn't have been right to conclude Season 1 without having dedicated an entire episode on the impact that socio-economics has on nutrition and health. It's a huge barrier to people both receiving and implementing any well-meaning advice that may be given, and one that needs to be acknowledged. Relevant references for this episode can be found in the full show notes. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for joining us for our first season of the Cut Through Nutrition podcast! We hope this may be a solid base to come back to as we move forward.
Comments (5)

Charlotte Natalie

So I've listened to all your podcasts twice and agree with nearly everything you both say. The one thing I don't agree with is a common misconception, that cutting back on meat is better for the environment. However importing foods in plastic to compensate for cutting out that food group negates the environmental benefits. Sourcing local IN SEASON foods including sustainable meat and dairy is fundamentally more environmentally friendly. Please stop with the give up meat to save the environment rhetoric and encourage those people to source foods locally to them, it's also usually cheaper than the supermarket, also using butchers and green grocers cuts down significantly on food waste and plastic packaging use, because you buy what you need not what sized packet is available on the shelf in the supermarket. Apart from that I've loved your podcasts and I cannot wait for the second series.

Nov 27th
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Caroline O'Connor

Literally spamming people with this episode. Loved it!

Aug 5th
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Sara Sylvestre

One of the most informative and thought-provoking podcasts I've listened to. Thank you for exploring the intersections of nutrition with other aspects of lived experience and for explaining the nuances of nutrition research.

Aug 4th
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Charlotte Budd

good idea for a podcast but their voices are very monotone. . . found myself not listening to what they are saying!

Jul 3rd
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Daniel Hawkes

Excited for this. 👍🏻 found randomly through Castbox.

Jun 17th
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