Nutrition

Is Olive Oil the Best Oil? w/Mike’s Mom Maria

Episode 9 Notes: Mike’s mom, Maria Farr, is a certified olive oil judge and sensory panelist. With all the recent focus on fats in our diets, we decided to bring her on to help educate us – and you – on a particularly tasty fat. Our questions went something like this: What does “extra virgin”…

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Is All the Fake Sugar Hate Just Fake News? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Episode 5 Notes: We get started by talking about what’s becoming a pretty uncommon experience for a lot of people: Actually leaving your house to watch a movie. Wrapping up a run of nutrition and diet-related episodes, we talk about a group of substances that are common in a lot of people’s diets at this…

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What is (Dietary) Fat and Why Does It Make Everything Delicious? with Eric Helms, PhD

Episode 4 Notes: Our fourth episode takes a look at the final macronutrient: fat. We spend a few minutes discussing the documentary “Transformer” about Janae Marie Kroczaleski…and our small part in it. We also discuss streaming services and how hard it is to get everything we want to watch in one place these days. Then,…

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What is the Glycemic Index (and should it make us eat some kinda way)? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Episode 3 Notes: In our third episode, we take a side step from carbs into the glycemic index – the potential impact of differing amounts of carbs in foods. We kick things off with a quick discussion about the inherent strangeness of making friends with people we’ve never met in person.  Shifting to this week’s…

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What Are Carbohydrates (and Why Is Everybody So Mad at Them)? w/Eric Helms

Our second episode is a look at a second macronutrient: carbohydrates. After a quick discussion about the fact that we’re probably both HSP (Highly Sensitive People), we talk about some of our goals for the show and ways that you can get involved. We run down some of our basic “knowledge” about carbs, but were…

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