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Nutritional biochemistry

Learn more about nutritional biochemistry, including metabolic pathways, fuel partitioning, mitochondrial metabolism, and relationships between diet, health, and disease.

Nutritional biochemistry

#167 – Gary Taubes: Bad science and challenging the conventional wisdom of obesity

Doing a background analysis is the hard, relentless, rigorous grunt work of science. It’s endless and thankless, because if you do it right, all you’ll do is prove that you were wrong all along.” —Gary Taubes

Nutritional biochemistry

Are continuous glucose monitors a waste of time for people without diabetes?

Some experts suggest CGMs are useless for nondiabetics. I disagree.

Nutritional biochemistry

#165 – AMA #24: Deep dive into blood glucose: why it matters, important metrics to track, and superior insights from a CGM

“Hyperinsulinemia on an [oral glucose tolerance test], even in the presence of normoglycemia, is the canary in the coal mine.” —Peter Attia

Nutritional biochemistry

What gives Rice Krispies their pop and my related experiment

Explaining the Snap! Crackle! Pop! to my sons

Nutritional biochemistry

#157 – AMA #22: Losing fat and gaining fat: the lessons of fat flux

“If we didn’t understand fat flux, there would be no flux capacitor and Marty might still actually be in the past.” —Peter Attia

Nutritional biochemistry

#156 – Jake Muise: Humanely harvesting axis deer while alleviating its impact on Hawaii’s vulnerable ecosystems

“If you can successfully harvest an axis deer with a bow, you can do almost any other animal on the planet.” —Jake Muise

Nutritional biochemistry

#153 – AMA #21: Deep dive into olive oil, high-intensity exercise, book update, and more

“Think of diets like drugs…no one would ever believe that there is one drug that should be used by everyone for everything.” —Peter Attia

Nutritional biochemistry

#149 – AMA #20: Simplifying the complexities of insulin resistance: how it’s measured, how it manifests in the muscle and liver, and what we can do about it

“If you’re in the business of wanting to live the healthiest life you can live, which means longer and better, you’ve got to be insulin sensitive, full stop.” — Peter Attia

Nutritional biochemistry

Do I really need 8 glasses of water a day?

Questioning the 8 x 8 rule

Nutritional biochemistry

Should we still be worried about MSG?

I recently bought a food product that had a “no MSG” label on the front of it. This strikes me…

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