Time Stamps, Sources, and Links
Recommendations and good vibes (0:20)
- Lyndsey – Bottoms movie
- Davie High fight club news report
- Greg – Telemarketers docu-series
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History of RDAs and Government Micronutrient Recommendations (14:53)
- The 100-Year History of Vitamins – Supplement Facts – Better Nutrition
- Vitamins Come to Dinner | Science History Institute
- Are We Well Fed?: A Report on the Diets of Families in the United States (Miscellaneous Publication No. 430)
- The History and Future of Dietary Guidance in America – PMC
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
- Dietary Reference Intakes Development | health.gov
- History of Nutrition: The Long Road Leading to the Dietary Reference Intakes for the United States and Canada
Understanding Micronutrient Targets and the DRI Framework (37:13)
How EARs, RDAs, and LTIs are Determined (59:52)
- EFSA publication on calcium, used as an example
- Figure showing data used to define calcium DRVs (from this article)
General discussion of the implications of imprecise research and large inter-individual variability (1:21:21)
- Note: I was right about magnesium, and wrong about calcium. Calcium carbonate is the more common version in supplements (not oxide). Chelated calcium is generally a bit better than calcium carbonate, but the difference between calcium carbonate and chelated calcium isn’t NEARLY as large as the difference between magnesium oxide and chelated magnesium.
The relative imprecision of micronutrient tracking (and WHY micronutrient content can differ so much within a single food) (1:49:30)
- Why labeling error generally doesn’t matter much for calorie (and macronutrient) tracking: SBS article – Nutrition Labels Are Inaccurate (and the Math Behind Why It Doesn’t Matter)
- Variable vitamin C content in spinach
- Slightly higher nutrient levels in similar foods in Germany than the Netherlands
- Soil health and nutrient density
- Many roles of vitamin C in plants
- MacroFactor knowledge base content on selenium
- Selenium uptake in plants
- Regional selenium differences in the US
- Regional selenium differences in China
- Selenium intake and diabetes
- Selenium and cancer
- General selenium content
- Omega-3 content in farmed vs fresh salmon
- Generally high vitamin A levels in the livers of numerous arctic predators
Why it can be challenging to track your micronutrient intake in the first place (2:22:27)
Wrap-up and conclusions (2:28:39)
Depressing final thought (2:35:49)
Cool, less depressing final thought (2:42:16)