What are Normal, Healthy, Non-Diabetic Blood Sugar Levels?

Tracking your blood glucose with a continuous glucose monitor or a regular glucometer can be not only fascinating but also helpful in guiding when and what you eat.  However, while there are established criteria that diagnose metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes, there is sparse data on optimal metabolic health and the glucose levels …

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The Personal Fat Threshold Model of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Obesity

Carbs trigger the release of insulin, which makes you fat.   Right? No.  Not exactly. After some fascinating discussion in a private chat group that we’re both in, Dr Ted Naiman created his ‘insulinographic’ to elucidate the personal fat threshold and the adipose-centric theory of diabesity.  When I shared it, it prompted some great discussion …

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Keto Lie #4: Protein Should Be Avoided Due to Gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and other successful versions of a lower-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, and Carnivore is the misguided fear that ‘excess protein’ keeps ketones low and insulin high through the process of gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore broadcasted the idea that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and, …

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Blood Sugar, Insulin and What to Eat for Each Phase of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle

The fluctuations in hormones, cravings, and appetite that occur throughout a woman’s monthly cycle are fascinating and mysterious – not just for guys, but for most women as well!   In the days leading up to menstruation, women often experience an increase in cravings, appetite, blood glucose, and insulin levels.  This is sometimes accompanied by water …

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