Episode 3: Christopher Gardner, Ph.D. - The issue with RCT's

DR. Christopher Gardner, Ph.D.

In our conversation, we talk about the importance and difficulty in research with balancing scientific rigor and generalizable data, and hence some of the challenges with running nutrition research studies. We discuss the different nutrition aspects he's examined in research, as well as the "what to eat/what not to eat"common ground in varying dietary regimes.

Dr. Christopher Gardner is a professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and for the past 25 years has been studying different nutritional aspects of health and disease; running rigorous and generalizable nutritional research studies. His goal is to help individuals eat for optimal health, so he not only looks into what foods to eat and which to avoid, but also what motivational factors are inherent in making these dietary choices, as well as how to encourage the best choices. 

In our conversation, we talk about the many different nutrition aspects he's examined in research, the "what to eat/what not to eat" common ground in varying dietary regimes, and the main challenges with running nutrition research studies.