How do “they” know what your “recommended daily allowance” is? Are diets truly evidence based? What’s the difference between a wet lab and a dry lab? In this episode, Graham and Ray reply to an actual listener question, as Rashi on Facebook wants to know how to navigate the confusing world of recommended diets. Yes, we talk about nutrition while eating pie and drinking whiskey. We also rename our “Didja Know That” segment to “The Facts and The Furious” because, you know, we’re clever and stuff. And our “Is This Still A Thing” segment is renamed “The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge”, in honour of Jorge Luis Borges.
Graham’s impression of a howler monkey was wayyyy off. Here‘s how one actually sounds.
- “Status of nutrition education in medical schools”
- “What Do Resident Physicians Know about Nutrition? An Evaluation of Attitudes, Self-Perceived Proficiency and Knowledge”
- “Nutrition education in U.S. medical schools: latest update of a national survey”
- “Science and Pseudoscience in Adult Nutrition Research and Practice”
- “The Truth About Nutritionists”
- “How an 1836 Famine Altered the Genes of Children Born Decades Later”