The 200th episode of the Nutrition Diva podcast was released this month. I took the opportunity to reflect back on some of the hot topics and controversies that I’ve covered over the last four years. Although the podcast is not intended to focus on weight loss, the topic comes up frequently…in particular, fact-checking the never-ending stream of diet fads and fictions. In the Nutrition Diva newsletter, for example, a reader wants to know whether cold drinks slow weight loss, as “someone” once told her. I also dedicated an episode to medium-chain triglycerides (or, MCTs) and their potential as a weight loss aid.
But there’s still lots to talk about besides weight loss. For example, whether it’s safe to drink bottled water that’s past its expiration date. Or, how to know whether “nightshade vegetables” are causing your joint pain. Or, how the latest behavioral research can help improve your family’s eating habits.
Finally, for those who like a little “diva” with their “nutrition,” here’s a little clip from a concert I did this summer in North Carolina, with the incomparable Amy Klosterman on piano.