Kickback Science With Dr. Luke

Dr. Luke

Just a few guys and a dog that want to live long and healthy lives. Kickback Science with Dr. Luke is an educational yet entertaining podcast where the team kicks back and breaks down the science related to the hottest topics in the world of health, fitness, nutrition and more.

Through engaging conversations and a chill atmosphere, "Kickback Science" aims to empower listeners with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the often confusing landscape of health and wellness. Whether you're a seasoned health enthusiast or just starting your journey, this podcast provides a simple, evidence-based approach to living your best life.

So kick back, relax, and tune in to "Kickback Science with Dr. Luke" for a dose of fun, informative discussions backed by solid science.

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Diet Series Matchup #2: Vegetarian vs Flexible Dieting!
1w ago
Diet Series Matchup #2: Vegetarian vs Flexible Dieting!
Welcome to another matchup of the Kickback Science Diet Series! This week's matchup is; Vegetarian vs Flexible Dieting. In this episode, we talk a lot about the research surrounding meat intake. Is meat good/bad? Is red meat better/worse? Why the nutrition industry has failed you when it comes to the interpretation of the literature, and some crazy stuff that seems to be happening behind the scenes within the industry itself.We also talk about flexible dieting. How it works/doesn't work for some people, and how you could potentially utilize the approach to meet your dieting goals.And of course, we pick a winner at the end of the matchup, which is entirely based on the available evidence suggesting benefits/risks of the various dieting approaches.REFERENCES:7th Day Adventists study on meat intake: https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/148/8/761/69260 THE OH SO CLASSIC 2012 RED MEAT AND MORTALITY PRESS RELEASE FROM HARVARD!!!  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/red-meat-consumption-linked-to-increased-risk-of-total-cardiovascular-and-cancer-mortality/RCT of different types of meat on CVD risk: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002916522011492?via%3DihubRestricted diets are more associated with eating disorders: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666301904453?via%3DihubSystematic review of meta analyses showing that meat is NOT harmful to our health (the article that cause a lot of controversy among the "non meat" folks: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M19-0622Meat intake has no risk, as long as you have additional fruit, vegetables, and specifically fiber!: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32751091/Study from Italy showing that meat intake REDUCED mortality risk: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34849845/Potential corporate ties within the nutrition industry: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2759201Crazy email from the "plant based" community to the Cheif Editor of the Annals of Internal Med: https://www.foodpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/Annals-letter.9-30-19.pdftop 10 foods consumed in the US: https://www.health.harvard.edu/nutrition/top-10-sources-of-calories-in-the-us-dietHarvard complaining about the 2019 studies regarding red meat and the lack of health risks associated: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2019/09/30/flawed-guidelines-red-processed-meat/
Is a Plant Based Diet Healthy?!! DIET SERIES MATCHUP #1!! Vegan vs. Carnivore!
Mar 31 2024
Is a Plant Based Diet Healthy?!! DIET SERIES MATCHUP #1!! Vegan vs. Carnivore!
Tune in for part 1 of a science showdown between the Vegan diet and the Carnivore diet. In this episode, we explore all the research related to the vegan diet. We cover the benefits, risks, protein intake, dairy consumption, and A LOT MORE!! Next week we will do the same for the carnivore diet, and then pick a winner!REFERENCES:nitrogen balance study: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/14/3159plant vs milk protein effects on muscle protein synthesis: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022316623086625?via%3Dihubexercise adaptation on a vegan diet with 1.6g/kg protein intake: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-021-01434-9Study from "you are what you eat" documentary: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2812392Iron deficiency on a vegan diet: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1559827616682933Milk and dairy are NOT bad for you:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2161831322002034?via%3Dihubhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002916522013065?via%3Dihubhttps://www.nmcd-journal.com/article/S0939-4753(20)30044-2/abstractIntake and adequacy of the vegan diet. A systematic review:   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2020.11.035Soy protein supplementation is not androgenic or estrogenic: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29591-4Therapeutic Potential of Volatile Terpenes and Terpenoids from Forests for Inflammatory Diseases: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21062187Co-consumption of Vegetables and Fruit, Whole Grains, and Fiber in combination with meat, does not increase risk of cancer https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12082265Backlash Over Meat Dietary Recommendations Raises Questions About Corporate Ties to Nutrition Scientists https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.21441Rigid diets associated with eating disorder symptoms in women https://doi.org/10.1006/appe.2001.0445The Immunomodulatory and Anti-Inflammatory Role of Polyphenols https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10111618
LETS GET HOT! The health implication of SAUNA use with Dr. Luke!
Mar 23 2024
LETS GET HOT! The health implication of SAUNA use with Dr. Luke!
Kickback as we break down the science related to sauna utilization! Learn the incredible health implications that come from heat exposure. We discuss the beneficial effects of the dry sauna, infrared sauna, and hot tub. You’ll be amazed at the amount of positive (and he lack of negative) health outcomes that heat exposure can provide. After this episode you’ll have the knowledge on how to utilize the sauna to achieve your health goals!RESEARCH STUDY CITATIONS:Sauna improves soreness and muscle recovery - https://doi.org/10.5114/biolsport.2023.119289Sauna may help with pain - https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000017092Heat exposure improves sleep (when done 90 minutes prior to bed) - https://doi.org/10.1177/089198879600900203Sauna PRIOR to exercise results in an impairment in resistance training - https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/abstract/2002/08000/the_effects_of_acute_heat_exposure_on_muscular.4.aspxSauna improves mood, relaxation, sleep, etc - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2019.03.012Heat exposure is basically identical to exercise https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-47.2.184Sauna improves muscle protein synthesis - https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/physiology/articles/10.3389/fphys.2020.00839Sauna can improve endothelial function in people already at risk of coronary artery disease - https://doi.org/10.1016/S0735-1097(01)01467-XCombining sauna with exercise is better than doing wither on their own - https://doi.org/10.1080/07853890.2017.1387927Response of plasma endorphins, prolactin and catecholamines in women to intense heat in a sauna. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00691246Sauna improves cardiovascular and mortality risk in men. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8187Sauna improves cardiovascular risk and mortality in women - https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1198-0A single bout of sauna (30 minutes) improves blood pressure, arterial function, and other blood-based biomarkers - https://doi.org/10.1038/s41371-017-0008-zSauna decreases the risk of Alzheimers and dementia - https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw212Sauna improves arterial function - https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487317737629Sauna increases immune cells and plasma/blood Volume - https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1186-1716Heat improves endurance performance - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2006.06.009Heat improves body composition and increases bone mineral density - https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094458