ask theory, dex macalintal, bakit ang hirap magpaliit ng tiyan

FlipScience proudly presents its very own podcast, Ask Theory!

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format.

Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual Taglish conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 1:  Bakit Ang Hirap Magpaliit Ng Tiyan?

“New Year, new me.”

If I had a peso for every single time I’ve read or heard that line, I would have… a lot of pesos? Point is, each time we replace our calendars, we tend to treat it as an opportunity to start some sort of change, or change something about ourselves that we don’t like. And for many people, at the top of that list is shedding some unwanted, er, squishiness—specifically, around the midsection.

The debut episode of Ask Theory focuses on lifestyle medicine, and features Dr. Dex Macalintal. He’s a double board certified professional, both as a nutritionist dietitian and a doctor of medicine. He’s also very active on social media, giving free medical advice, debunking health myths, and sharing how he treats Chronic Degenerative Diseases using a food and lifestyle-first approach.

We talked about fad diets, common misconceptions on health and fitness, and why it’s so difficult to lose belly fat. I bet my high school self would have loved to listen to this.

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 001: “Bakit Ang Hirap Magpaliit Ng Tiyan?” here:

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.