Nutrient Density 101

Lots of people talk about nutrient density, but few know what it means or how to quantify it.  This article clarifies a number of common misconceptions about this important topic and details how you can identify the most nutritious foods tailored to your needs. Outline What is nutrient density? Why is nutrient density important? Will […]

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Optimising Paul Saladino MD’s nose-to-tail carnivore diet

It’s great to see Paul Saladino MD thriving on a nutrient-dense nose-to-tail carnivorous diet.   I’m really excited that Paul is talking about the importance of nutrient density in a carnivorous context.  Paul is “on a quest to find the human user manual”, which is something I can identify with.   There are plenty of benefits of […]

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Nutrient Optimiser Mission Statement

Our mission To leverage technology, data analysis and innovative insights to enable individuals to optimise their food choices quantitatively. What do we do? We enable people to optimise their nutrition to achieve their goals. Our goal  To start a movement of people who quantitatively optimise their nutrition (Optimisers).   What do we mean by “nutrition”? “Nutrition” […]

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What it takes to get (and stay) ultra-lean!

I recently came across a couple of interviews with Ivan Gavranic, who managed to get crazy lean/ripped/shredded and stay there! Not many people see less than 5.9% on a DEXA scan, let alone be able to maintain it! While this is probably not something you want to try to achieve, I thought it was a […]

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Manifesto for Agnostic Nutrition

In days gone by, humans saw things that they didn’t understand as mysterious or magical.   We formed religions and worshipped deities (like the sun, earth, fire, thunder and rain) that gave us nourishment and sustained us. Today, we have moved on from many of these deities as we gained more knowledge about the sun, rain, […]

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Do we need meat from animals?

Nutrition can be confusing.  The fact that there is so much passionate disagreement over what constitutes an ‘optimal human diet’ suggests that we still have a lot to learn.    One of the earliest Biblical conflicts and the first murder involved revolved around whether an animal vs grain sacrifice was more appropriate (i.e. Cain vs Abel).   […]

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The most powerful levers in nutrition

Popular nutrition enthusiasts typically focus on the one magic factor that will fix your ills.   vegan carnivore keto plant-based blood type low carb low fat “It worked for me.  It’s the only way, and it will surely work for you!” Meanwhile, both public health messaging and click bait-hungry media is awash with confusion. Every […]

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Optimising your identity from the inside out

Buying a surfboard doesn’t make you a surfer. Just like having a piano lesson doesn’t make you a pianist.   Similarly, buying a pair of sneakers doesn’t make you a runner.   But as we start to practice these skills we begin to look a bit more the like people who possess these identities: a […]

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Top tips from successful Optimisers

If you want to succeed it can be helpful to learn from those who have already been successful. We asked the Optimisers from the first challenge what advice they would give someone starting out on the journey.  Here’s what they said: Plan ahead.  Know what you are going to eat for at least one day […]

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What’s YOUR why?

If you’re going to succeed at anything other than conforming to “normal” you need to look inside to find your “why”.   We surveyed the Nutrient Optimiser Facebook Group about why they wanted to be an Optimiser.   Their responses were too good not to share. I want to be an Optimiser because… I want […]

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