Durga Gawde ‘Pills the Beans on Gender Fluidity | Vitamin Stree

You know the way the world thinks is there’s a man and men are supposed to be this way and then there are women and they’re supposed to be this way, but there are so many beautiful people in the middle that are just ignored. I am Durga Gawde and I am here to spill […]

The 10,000 Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

Okay, let’s go. [LAUGH] My name is Byamba I am four time world sumo champion. Every day I eat lots of healthy food to stay strong. [SOUND]. [LAUGH] [SOUND] [MUSIC] In professional sumo, after the practice we eat rice and you know, like, before I have some fish but the main dish is, like, Chankonabe. […]

‘The Kids Menu’: Documentary Filmmaker/Director Joe Cross Interview – Kids Nutrition

If I drove across country and I took my film crew and I went and, you know, interviewed a thousand people, and I asked them one question, you know, “Are fruits and vegetables good for you?” I’m not gonna find a single person who says no, everyone’s gonna say yes. The real problem isn’t about […]

Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

If you eat just one carrot every day, that provides all the vitamin A you need to survive. But in some parts of the world, that’s not easy to come by. There are an estimated 250 million preschool-aged children who are vitamin A deficient. Most of them are in Africa and Southeast Asia, like here […]

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte and the crew of Seeker are on a mission to bring attention to changing ocean ecosystems. But along the way, Ben’s internal ecosystem will change too, presenting scientists with a unique opportunity to show just how much our environment affects the millions of microbes swimming within us. JARRAD: The human microbiome […]

Vitamania: What is a Vitamin?

– Vitamins are chemicals that are essential for life. Without them, we get sick and we can die. Our bodies can’t make vitamins by themselves, so we usually get them from our food. So far, 13 vitamins have been identified and although they share a name, these are very different molecules, and they do very […]

Why is Nutrition Science so Complicated?

Consider the following sequence of events: -In 1945, an 82 day long battle between US Marine and Army forces and the Imperial Japanese Army was fought in the prefecture of Okinawa. This battle was considered one of the bloodiest in the pacific and resulted in the death of almost 150,000 Okinawans, roughly a third of […]