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“high protein” vs “low protein”

In a recent Facebook thread Richard Morris of 2 Keto Dudes fame said: The lipophobics and the aminophobics are both talking past each other at strawmen.   The hysteria is not just humorous, it’s confusing and turning away novices.   This phony controversy causes people to recommend insane amounts of protein at BOTH ends of the spectrum. Protein tends […]

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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 […]

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analysis of what a nutritionist eats and hospital food

An article in Business Insider, “A Nutritionist Shares Pictures of Everything She Eats in a Day”, caught my eye recently.  I thought it would be interesting to run the numbers to see how the food diary logged by this nutritionist compared to the four hundred or so meals that I’ve analysed. Check out the original […]

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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 […]

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curried egg with cows brain

Considering how very nutrient dense offal is, it’s been surprisingly hard to find organ meat recipes that do really well in the nutrition ranking because so many of the recipes are ‘diluted’ with lots of sweet stuff to mask the taste. That is, until Tristan Haggard sent me their long awaited ‘ketogenic edge cookbook‘. Tristan […]

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no carb foods

For most people, the optimal dietary approach seems to include a balance of plant and animal-based foods.  Some people prefer more (or all) plants due to ethical or religious reasons, while others prefer to avoid vegetables and grains. Some people just don’t like veggies, while others struggle to digest plant fibres and find relief from […]

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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 […]

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nutrient dense diabetic friendly vegan foods

Eating plant-based foods can be a great way to improve nutrient density and reduce the amount of highly insulinogenic processed carbohydrates in your diet. This article looks at how we can optimize a plant-based diet for nutrient density as well as diabetic friendly by reducing insulin load. Finally, we will look at whether adding additional […]

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