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Food as Medicine - is it or isn't it?

Season 1, Ep. 119

This is an argument that rages on in the world of nutrition and medicine. In this episode I look at what food is, what it does to us in terms of our health and the mechanisms behind it and give you my verdict on whether I consider it to be medicine or not.


Ultra processed foods - review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10899807/


Protein benefits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-reasons-to-eat-more-protein


Blue Zones diets: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-is-the-blue-zones-diet


Herbs and spices with health benefits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-healthy-herbs-and-spices


Akkermansia mucinophilia in IBD: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/immunology/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2022.1089600/full


T Reg cells - what are they?

:https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2022.878382/full


Apples and their in vitro benefits: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490512/


The all important Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (now a therapeutic target for big pharmaceutical companies): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221323172300023X


Short chain fatty acids and heart disease: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24388214/#

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