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Nutrition Science, Part IV – Moving Forward: Improving the approach

It is important to note that the assumptions discussed in the last article are not arbitrary to the biomedical model, but legitimized through common sense in the context of a given research topic (32). A common-sense approach to nutrition, therefore, is one which can legitimize a modified approach to scientific inquiry into diet-disease relationships. Although […]

Nutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition ScienceNutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science, Part III – The Awkward Fit: RCTs and Nutrition Science

In the second part of this article series we discussed the utility, limitations, and misconceptions related to the prospective cohort design for nutrition science. As discussed in part I, the reductionist biomedical model and its gold standard randomized controlled trial (RCT) is ill-equipped for studying complex dietary patterns in a way that can effectively inform […]

Nutrition Science, Part II: The Prospective Cohort Design

Nutrition Science, Part II: The Prospective Cohort Design

In the first article in this series we discussed the history of nutrition science and traced its evolution alongside the biomedical model. We also introduced the discussion of nutritional epidemiology in comparison to the “gold standard” biomedical trial design: the randomized controlled trial. In this second article, we’ll discuss the utility, limitations, and misunderstandings about […]

Nutrition Science, Part I: How Did We Get Here?

Nutrition Science, Part I: How Did We Get Here?

To anyone versed in biomedicine, the so-called “hierarchy of evidence” is well-established and unquestioned. The randomized ,double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard trial design, because it offers the ability to randomly allocate a treatment, minimize potential sources of bias, and compare the exposure or intervention of interest to a placebo. There is absolutely […]

When Logic Fails: Part 1

Take home points: I wrote an article titled Aches & Pains wherein I contrasted the traditional biomedical approach to pain with the modern biopsychosocial approach, which accounts for the complex interactions between biological, psychological, and social factors in the human pain experience. I discussed examples of how these issues influence the practice of clinicians including […]

How To Measure Your Waist Circumference Correctly

If you’ve been paying attention to our latest podcasts, articles, Q/A’s, and other content then you’ve likely heard us discuss the importance of waist circumference in determining who is a good candidate for weight gain and who could stand to lose a bit of weight. Waist circumference is a quick, low-cost piece of data with […]

Navigating Potholes: My Back Pain Experience

Navigating Potholes: My Back Pain Experience

I will spare you my lengthy back pain origin story and set the scene in 3 bullet points: It’s not a fun trip; I don’t suggest it. But if you’re already on it, hopefully learning from my experience can help to make yours a more pleasant one. Who knows, you might even be able to […]


Fear, Catastrophizing, and Training

Introduction Regular followers are likely familiar with our interest in a “biopsychosocial” approach to both training and injury, particularly the modifiable psychological factors that can have significant effects on performance, recovery, and subsequent adaptation. One important phenomenon we discuss frequently in the context of acute injury and persistent pain is catastrophizing. Catastrophizing is a complex […]


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