Episode 49 - Danny Lennon (Part II) - An Unbiased Look at Artificial Sweeteners & Gluten
By David Nolan
In this episode, David is joined by Danny Lennon of Sigma Nutrition. Danny has a formal scientific background in academia, completing a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork. During this time Danny researched vitamin D, directly under the world-renowned researcher Professor Kevin Cashman. In addition to that research, Danny took classes in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, micronutrient interactions and physiology. Previous to this Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in biology and physics education and spent a year teaching these subjects. As well as producing media content, Danny also works as a performance nutritionist to professional MMA fighters, professional boxers and competitive powerlifters. He has consulted several teams in a number of sports. He also has an online coaching service that helps a wide array of clients with nutrition related issues. In this episode, David & Danny discuss: Are artificial sweeteners a cause of weight gain? Are artificial sweeteners bad for our health or gut microbiota? Is gluten something that should be excluded from our diets?