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COVID-19 Worst Case Scenarios, Infection Fatality vs. Case Fatality Rates, Antibody Testing, and the Asian Response with Dr. Spencer Wells

The GeneFood Podcast

Release Date: 05/01/2020

Infants Before iPhones, Parental Infants Before iPhones, Parental "Set and Setting," and the Histamine Bucket With John O'Connor

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Although it isn't often talked about, one of the biggest health challenges adults face is the arrival of a newborn baby. In this episode of the Podcast, John discusses strategies he's cooking up to make the arrival of his new daughter as smooth as possible, including the habits he's planning on changing to make room for a new baby. Notably, we discuss whether using a smart phone and caring for an infant match well. Also explored is the concept of parental "set and setting." Usually described in the context of hallucinogenic drugs, mindset (set) and setting (physical location) would seem to...

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Using Whole Foods to Control Inflammation and Support Methylation with Amanda Archibald, RD show art Using Whole Foods to Control Inflammation and Support Methylation with Amanda Archibald, RD

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Most of the conversations surrounding MTHFR and methylation focus on supplements. In today's episode, we spoke with Amanda Archibald, RD from The Genomic Kitchen about her whole foods approach to personalized nutrition and, specifically, methylation.  Podcast listeners can get 15% off a  with code PODCASTGF. 

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Orthorexia, Clean Keto, PPARA genes, Cholesterol Hyper-Responders, and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art Orthorexia, Clean Keto, PPARA genes, Cholesterol Hyper-Responders, and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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Many of us have found great benefit in building a personalized health regimen, but how much health and wellness information is too much? Should we tune into nutrition conversations, like this one, only for as long as we need to to learn what works for us, or is there a benefit to continually staying on the "cutting edge?"  In today's show, we discuss Orthorexia, a condition defined by unhealthy obsessions with health and wellness, and specifically food. People suffering from orthorexia take clean eating too far, transitioning a healthy instinct into an unhealthy obsession.  Later...

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Fasting Mimicking Diets, Cancer Prevention, Autophagy, and Reviewing Prolon with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art Fasting Mimicking Diets, Cancer Prevention, Autophagy, and Reviewing Prolon with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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There are a million fasting protocols out there, but some have better research behind them than others.  Dr. Valter Longo, head of longevity at the University of Southern California, is a giant of gerontology and cancer research. His fasting protocol, called the fasting mimicking diet, is designed to help "everyday Joes" safely implement a 5 day fasting protocol from the comfort of home.  In this episode of the podcast, John and Kristin discuss John's recent experience with Dr. Longo's fasting mimicking diet plus the purported benefits, which include cellular regeneration, cancer...

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Choosing an Omega 3 Supplement, Dirty Cannabis, Beef Censorship and More with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art Choosing an Omega 3 Supplement, Dirty Cannabis, Beef Censorship and More with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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In today’s episode, we discuss how to find high quality omega 3 supplements in light of research which shows that many fish oil products contain oxidized fats, label inaccuracies, and even saturated fats. Other topics include a new crackdown on beef recipes and the surprising problems with the carbon footprint of the cannabis industry.

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The Alcohol Show: Mezcal vs. Red Wine, Resveratrol, Biodynamic vs. Organic, Sulfates, Portion Control and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art The Alcohol Show: Mezcal vs. Red Wine, Resveratrol, Biodynamic vs. Organic, Sulfates, Portion Control and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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Many of us had that “occasional” cocktail with a little more frequency during the past year. There is no doubt that alcohol is fun, but is it healthy? It's unlikely that alcohol carries many tangible health benefits, but as with most things, the dose makes the poison. Is a nightly glass of wine with dinner truly deleterious to health, or a harmless vice? Does drinking red wine carry any health benefits? What about additives in wine? Is Mezcal the healthiest alcohol on the planet when consumed in moderation? In this episode of the podcast, we discuss all things social drinking. We dive...

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The Meat Debates: Meatless Schools, Human Eating UFOs, and the CAFO Dilemma with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art The Meat Debates: Meatless Schools, Human Eating UFOs, and the CAFO Dilemma with Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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Is eating meat healthy? If so, how much should we consume? Should kids eat meat at school? Is it ethical to eat meat raised in concentrated animal feeding operations, otherwise known as CAFOs? Of all the heated disagreements in the diet wars, the meat debate is probably the biggest and most intense. Even state governments have gotten into the fray, with Colorado and Nebraska creating their own meat free and meat celebration days respectively. In today's episode of the podcast, we discuss the move towards meatless school lunches in cities like Lyon, France, the health impact of eating meat,...

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Intermittent Fasting: Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Disease Risk? With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art Intermittent Fasting: Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Disease Risk? With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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With the purported health benefits ranging from greater mental clarity, to cardiovascular health, and even longer life, fasting is all the rage these days. Intermittent fasting, or time restricted eating, is one method of fasting commonly used as way to get started with a fasting regimen, but can intermittent fasting be done wrong? How much fasting is too much? And what about the studies which link skipping breakfast to an increased risk for several illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer?  In this episode of the podcast, John and Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, Chief Nutrition...

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Omega 3 and Mental Health, Nutritional Psychology, the Protein Ammonia Link, Lectin, Mycotoxins and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD show art Omega 3 and Mental Health, Nutritional Psychology, the Protein Ammonia Link, Lectin, Mycotoxins and More With Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

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Many of us know firsthand that there is a significant link between the foods we eat and our mental health. Whether it's a food sensitivity, nutrient deficiency, or just loading up on too much of a good thing, a growing body of scientific data teaches us that food and mood are connected. The field of nutritional psychology explores how nutritional inputs change symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other common problems we face in our fast paced lives. In today's show, we are joined by Gene Food's Chief Nutrition Officer, Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, to discuss the latest research on eating for...

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DNA Diets vs. The Microbiome, The Future of Personalized Nutrition, and The Value of Simplicity with Mariette Abrahams, PHD show art DNA Diets vs. The Microbiome, The Future of Personalized Nutrition, and The Value of Simplicity with Mariette Abrahams, PHD

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The personalized nutrition revolution is here, but which factors are most important? Will nutrigenomics shape the future of a personalized approach to food or is the microbiome more important? How can we make sure clinical research takes into account underrepresented communities and people of color? We discuss all of these topics and more with our guest Mariette Abrahams, RD, PHD. Mariette is the founder of Qina, a platform dedicated to helping consumers and brands better navigate the growing world of personalized nutrition. Mariette is a sought after keynote speaker, consultant, and educator...

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More COVID-19 discussion. Dr. Spencer Wells returns to the show to discuss the dropping COVID-19 infection fatality rate, possible economic forecasts and the outlook for a vaccine. This is not an episode for the faint of heart!