*CAUTION – Explicit Language in this episode*
Confused about supplements? Struggle to understand nutrition science? Constantly bombarded by conflicting headlines about which diet is better than another?
How do we make sense of all this information when the noise-signal ratio is so disproportionate?
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Kamal Patel who is the co-founder and director of Examine.com. The world’s largest unbiased, internet site that peer reviews academic literature on diet, supplements and nutrition knowledge to give the most uncoerced information you can find anywhere. A site that I have personally used during my masters, recommended and supported throughout my nutrition journey.
Kamal holds two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, in business and in public health, he’s published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium, as well as on a variety of clinical research topics. He’s also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, on nutrition in low-income areas, and on mindfulness meditation.
There are SO MANY things we talk about in this pod that I’ve decided to split it up into 2 parts. The amount of information we talk about is quite overwhelming to listen to, but trust me it’s worth a good listen and there are so many insights I picked up on from Kamals wealth of knowledge:
- Circadian Zeitgebers
- Non diet Paleolithic perspective
- How misinformation and bias starts from the Research labs
- Multivitamins, fish oil, vitamin D
- Supplements and Lifestyle for Stress, Sleep, Anxiety and
- Nootropics and Adaptogens
- The Placebo effect
- Brain and Cognitive enhancing supplements, green tea, choline, berries, fish oil
- Supplements for Vegans – B12, choline, creatine, carnosine, fatty acids
- Collagen for arthritis and skin
- Contaminants in supplements
- How to choose supplements
- The precautionary principle with supplementation
- Corona Virus supplements – Zinc, elderberry, Vitamin D, Garlic, Vitamin C
- Health tracking, wearable devices and investigations
- How often research makes Kamal change his mind