In our first hour, Marc David
, author of The Slow Down Diet, Eating for Pleasure, Energy and Weight Loss
challenges the idea of calorie controlled dieting. He highlights the presence of neurons in the gut as evidence that digestion is a complex process involving the whole person, in which mood and setting are important. Could this explain why reductionist science never seems to work out what is a healthy diet and what not...?
In our second hour we hear two radio shows on the placebo effect from the BBC Radio 4 series, Bad Science
on the placebo effect. He starts by narrating on the history of the double blind trial. Then he reports on a wide variety of surprising results, establishing that different colors of placebo work better for different illnesses and that brand name placebos (or brand name aspirin) works better than generic ones.Thanks to Coutney Coop Radio for The Deconstructing Dinner Podcast ★ Join the Discussion about this episode