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Why we really get fat (response to the Stephan Guyenet Gary Taubes debate on Joe Rogan Experience)

If we really want to get to the root cause of an issue, we need to be inquisitive. We need to keep asking ‘why’. Only once we’ve adequately defined the problem and established the root cause can we design an effective solution. Inspired by the recent Joe Rogan debate between Taubes and Stephan Guyenet (which […]

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The carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis vs the adipose centric model of diabetes and obesity

I recently shared Dr Ted Naiman’s latest “insulinographic” that attempts to explain the adipose centric theory of diabetesity. It created some great discussion as well as some confusion, so I thought it would be worth an article to unpack the critical insights about how insulin really works in our body and what we can do […]

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How to use insulin index of food for better diabetes management

This article tells you all you need to know to use the insulin load of your diet to optimise your blood sugars and insulin levels.

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How much protein do you need on keto ?

There is a lot of confusion about ‘excess protein’ and whether you can have too much protein on keto. Insulin and protein are used to build and repair your muscles, organs and the other important parts of your body.  This is an important and beneficial use of protein and insulin. Foods that contain the harder […]

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How to optimize your diet for insulin resistance reversal

Lately, I’ve seen a number of common themes come up at low carb conferences and online about insulin resistance reversal.  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? […]

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Optimising protein and insulin load

“Low carb”, “ketogenic” or “nutrient dense” mean different things to different people. Defining these terms numerically can help us to choose the right tool for the right application. Decreasing the insulin load of your diet can help normalise blood glucose levels and enable your pancreas to keep up. However, at the same time, a high […]

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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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energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

In Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat he talks about the dilemma of optimal foraging theory (OFT) and how it’s a miracle in our modern environment that even more of us aren’t fat, sick and nearly dead.[1] But what is optimal foraging theory[2]?   In essence, it is the concept that we’re programmed to hunt and […]

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Data Driven Nutrition – Beginners Guide

Warning: This post is a celebration of how data analysis can help us understand how to optimise our nutrition to suit different goals.  It may contain novel ideas based on large amounts of data.    I was flattered when Chris Green (@heuristics) recently posted a graphical presentation of the food insulin index and my nutrient […]

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insulin load… the greatest thing since carb counting?

how to manage the insulin load of your diet for better blood glucose control and weight loss

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