This episode addresses the concept of using and applying nutrient density as an effective factor in the battle against obesity with expert diet and nutrition researcher, Dr Zoe Harcombe.
* Please note this is an audio only recording (but still worth a listen)
Dr Zoe Harcombe is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the field of diet and health. Her key areas of interest/expertise are public health dietary guidelines (especially dietary fat), nutrition and obesity.
Zoe earned a BA and MA from Cambridge University and was the first pupil from her state school to have graduated from Cambridge. She was voted college student president by her peers while there – only the second female president in over 630 years.
In 2016, Zoe was awarded a PhD in public health nutrition. The title of her thesis was “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”
Zoe is the author of several best-selling books, including The Obesity Epidemic, The Harcombe Diet and Why do You Overeat? She is a regular speaker at leading conferences and is a sought after expert whose research capacity and ability to dispel dietary myths and fallacies has helped cement her excellent reputation.
Episode 21 with Dr Zoe covers a fascinating range of dietary themes that will certainly bring greater understanding to your personal dietary journey, including:
- The importance of our relationship to food in the weight management battle
- A scientific definition of nutrient density
- How do commonly marketed ‘health’ foods measure up in terms of nutrient density?
- What metabolic effect do low nutrient, processed foods have upon the body?
- Dr Harcombe’s views on isolated oils, such as olive oil and coconut oil, that are marketed as ‘healthy’.
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