Nutrition, Pregnancy, and Omega-3s

  [mp3] FYI: My co-host Carrie Dennett has written a series of great posts on nutrition and pregnancy on NutritionByCarrie.com. You should definitely check them out. Now on to the post… The thing about proper nutrition when you’re pregnant is the following: It’s DAMN IMPORTANT. For instance, not getting enough folate/folic acid during pregnancy can …

Trans Fat Alternatives

[Trans-Fat Alternatives and Organics mp3] Today’s episode is a discussion about the types of fat currently being used in food manufacturing and the restaurant industry to replace trans-fatty acids. We also discuss a recent meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine about organic foods. Carrie has written a great piece outlining the issue in …

Eggs and Heart Disease

[Eggs and Heart Disease mp3] What’s the deal with eggs? It seems that some foods like eggs and margarine are on a perpetual pendulum with the media and, by extension, public opinion. Some days the egg is vilified as a harbinger of heart disease, while other days everything is coming up roses for the little …

Lipids, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis

[Lipids, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis mp3] Today’s guest is the venerable Dr. Michael Rosenfeld, cardiovascular disease researcher and college professor extraordinaire. Most of his studies focus on atherosclerosis and the myriad factors that influence it. Aside from being a pain-in-the-ass to pronounce, what exactly is atherosclerosis? Before discussing the etiology of the disease it is important …