What causes cardiovascular disease (Lipid Series – Part 1) | Dr Thomas Dayspring

If you’re a long-time listener of The Proof, you’ll know that I have a deep passion for better understanding heart disease and communicating this knowledge alongside the world’s leading scientists. This personal interest is one that I’m sure many listeners will share; almost everyone has either personally struggled with cardiovascular health or knows someone who has. […]

The science of ice baths, brown fat and metabolism | Susanna Soeberg, PhD

In Episode #250, I’m joined by Susanna Søberg, PhD to examine the science of cold water exposure. “Cold water immersion has a lot of potential as a preventative tool to lower stress and lifestyle diseases.” Ice baths and other forms of cold water exposure have gained a huge amount of traction in the past few […]

Is pink salt worth the cost?

Does pink salt live up to the hype? I really hate to do this to my pink salt lovers, but I’m sorry; it seems Pink Salt is a little overrated! Before you get upset, please know if you like the taste and can justify the cost go for it. Pink salt is still salt, and […]

Biology of aging and tips to slow it down | Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

In Episode #249, I’m joined by biologist Dr Matt Kaeberlein for a deep dive into biological aging. “If we can understand and eventually modify biological aging, we can have an impact on all of these different functional declines and diseases that go along with old age.” Humans have long been interested in the phenomenon of […]

Fact-Check: Paul Saladino on seed oils

Welcome back to another round of fact-checking social media influencers. I’ve been creating these fact-checks to combat misinformation and provide perspective on what I see are some of the most common claims gaining traction.   Recently psychiatrist Dr. Paul Saladino posted a video defending his claims about seed oils after Instagram fact-checked his video and flagged […]

Is soy safe for men?

Here’s the truth about soy for men. Soy foods are often demonized as being hormone disruptors in men. If you’ve hung around long enough on the socials, I’m sure you’ve heard tofu, soy milk, edamame, tempeh, and so forth are the perfect recipe for tanking your testosterone. I’ve even heard statements as extreme as “eating […]

Nutrition & Exercise tips for Women | Stacy Sims, Phd

In Episode #248, nutrition scientist and exercise physiologist Dr Stacy Sims joins me to examine the scientific literature on nutrition and exercise for women, providing tips for women across all stages of life. “Women are not smaller men.” There is a vast gap in the literature when it comes to studying the effects of exercise […]

Does LDL particle size matter?

“It’s not about the amount of LDL; it’s about the size of LDL.” Perhaps you’ve heard this claim? The idea here is that if you have large fluffy LDL, it doesn’t matter if your total LDL is high. It’s currently a very popular argument in some corners of the socials, especially those that promote carnivore, […]

Food, politics, and the environment | George Monbiot

In Episode #246, I’m joined by writer and environmental activist George Monbiot to critically examine the role of our food systems. “The global food system is as great a threat to earth’s systems as fossil fuels are – if not more.” On The Proof, we are consistently working towards building a comprehensive picture of human well-being. […]