#34: Matthew Bowen – Weight Loss Strategies, The Research Process, & Bias in Funding

Matthew Bowen

This is episode 34 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we’re going to interview Matthew Bowen, a diabetes researcher working on his Masters in Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan with a focus on nutrition and the endocrine system. Matthew also looks at the effects of intermittent fasting on Type 2 Diabetes.

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Episode 34 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • What are successful weight loss strategies? Low-carb, high-carb, etc?
  • How can people figure out what they should do to lose weight?
  • Is there value to cycling the various diets?
  • Does it come down to calories?
  • Are there particular problems with people’s diet mentality and how can people avoid them?
  • What about ketogenic, very low-carb diets?
  • What about chronic high blood sugar levels?
  • What about ‘moderation’? What does moderation even mean?
  • What’s your take on Intermittent Fasting? Who is it good for and when?
  • What about potential problems from Intermittent Fasting in women?
  • How much truth is there to all of the hormone speak in the diet world?
  • What’s it like to be a researcher? Can you talk about bias, funding, researching, publishing?
  • Can diet cure disease? What about sugar causing cancer or diabetes?
  • Can you sum up diet and exercise advice for the average person?
  • What’s up with your blog? What was your article Diets of Exclusion about?
  • If you could suggest positive advice to the fitness industry, how can the industry do better?
  • Is sugar evil?
  • At a high level, what causes diabetes?

Show Notes

The Porcelain Doll Diet http://dyenutrition.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/the-porcelain-doll-diet/

Diets of Exclusion http://dyenutrition.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/diets-of-exclusion/

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/

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