are exogenous ketones right for you?

the truth on benefits and side effects of exogenous ketones and how to make endogenous ketones at home

are ketones insulinogenic and does it matter?

There has been a lot of hype around the interwebs lately about exogenous ketones and whether they are health promoting, particularly for people with conditions that relate to excess insulin such as diabetes, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, cancer, epilepsy, obesity etc. Exogenous ketones are becoming trendy, particularly in the low carb scene! A couple of … Continue reading are ketones insulinogenic and does it matter?

the alkaline diet vs acidic ketones

Whether you think eating alkaline foods is useful or woo woo junk it appears that metabolic acidosis is a thing. Metabolic acidosis seems to be interrelated with insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, and retention of muscle mass. To prevent metabolic acidosis, it appears prudent to ensure that your body has adequate minerals to enable your … Continue reading the alkaline diet vs acidic ketones

vegan vs keto for diabetes… which is one optimal?

I recently watched the Mastering Diabetes teleseminar on ketogenic diets with high hopes of picking up some gems of wisdom from the rising stars of the plant-based diabetes community. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed with what I heard. I shared my frustration on Facebook. Robb Wolf suggested I put together a response to some of the … Continue reading vegan vs keto for diabetes… which is one optimal?

how much protein is too much?

Now that fat is out of the spotlight, the focus for many in low carb and vegan circles has turned to protein as the macronutrient that needs to be avoided for health, good blood sugar control and longevity. At the same time there are still are plenty of ‘meat heads’ who say that their ‘brotein’ … Continue reading how much protein is too much?

why do my blood sugars rise after a high protein meal?

Complex issues often require more detail than you can pack into a Facebook post. One such area of confusion and controversy is gluconeogenesis and the impact of protein on blood sugar and ketosis. Some common questions that I see floating around the interwebs include: If you are managing diabetes, should you avoid protein because it … Continue reading why do my blood sugars rise after a high protein meal?

is there a relationship between macronutrients and diet quality?

Q:  To achieve optimal health, diabetes control and longevity you should: Eat more fat to burn your body fat. Follow a Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF). Eat more protein and lift heavy. Drink Bulletproof Coffee. Fast more. Decrease protein and eat more fat bombs. Take exogenous ketones, butter and MCT oil to boost your blood ketones. … Continue reading is there a relationship between macronutrients and diet quality?

how optimize your diet for your insulin resistance

Lately, I’ve seen a number of common themes come up at low carb conferences and online.  The contentious questions tend to run along the lines of: I did really well on a low carb diet initially, but my fat loss seems to have stalled. What gives?  What should I do now? If protein is insulinogenic … Continue reading how optimize your diet for your insulin resistance

the complete guide to fasting (review)

Considering the massive amount of research and interest in the idea of fasting, not a lot has been written for the general population on the topic. Brad Pilon’s 2009 e-book Eat Stop Eat was a great, though fairly concise, resource on the mechanisms and benefits of fasting. Martin Berkhan’s LeanGains blog had a cult following … Continue reading the complete guide to fasting (review)