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#86 Nutrition Science Series (Part 1 of 3) Why Everything About Nutrition Could Be Wrong with Professor Tim Spector


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Is everything we have been told about nutrition wrong? And have we questioned prevailing dietary dogma enough? Are we asking the right questions in nutrition science and if not, how do we rectify it?

Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals is my guest this week and we dive into these questions and more.

He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the Covid Symptom study app. This free tool has been used by more than 4 million people in the UK, US, and Sweden. The app identified new symptoms of the disease and risk factors as well as monitoring its progress to warn health authorities. 

He has published four popular books- including the best-selling Diet Myth and more recently, Spoon-Fed, a Sunday Times bestseller that I think is absolutely fantastic.

On the show today we talk about:

  • Why the calorie in calorie out dogma is entirely flawed
  • Why salt may not be the prime suspect
  • The approach to pesticides we should take
  • Artificially sweetened beverages
  • Practical suggestions for how to live healthier
  • What the future of personalised nutrition could hold

 

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Summary

Thanks again to Tim for taking the time to come onto the show and share his insights on nutrition with us – it was a great conversation and another amazing guest!

I really hope you enjoyed the episode and do check out Tim’s website and social media pages that are all linked here.

Also, I mentioned Tim’s books above and do check those out too – they’re a brilliant read and full of super interesting information – Diet Myth and, Spoon-Fed, a Sunday Times bestseller that I think is absolutely fantastic.

 


Guest: Professor Tim Spector

Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is also an expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome and started the famous UK Twin Registry in 1993. He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the Covid Symptom study app. This free tool has been used by more than 4 million people in the UK, US, and Sweden. The app identified new symptoms of the disease and risk factors as well as monitoring its progress to warn health authorities. The app is sponsored by the Welsh Government, NHS Wales, the Scottish Government & NHS Scotland.

Through his work he has been given many awards and prizes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has published over 900 scientific papers and is ranked by Google as being in the top 100 most cited scientists in the world. He has published four popular books- including the best-selling Diet Myth and more recently, Spoon-Fed, a Sunday Times bestseller. He writes health blogs, which have been read by more than ten million people and appears regularly in the media all around the world.


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