The Carb-Insulin Hypothesis vs Protein Leverage Hypothesis of Obesity

I’ve recently been having some ‘robust discussion’ on social media around what I think amounts to the Carb-Insulin Model vs the Protein Leverage Hypothesis of obesity and diabetes.  I wanted to unpack and juxtapose the similarities and differences between the two models and explain why I feel the protein leverage hypothesis is a more elegant, …

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Menopausal Weight Gain: The Problem and Solution Explained

Menopause—the cessation of monthly hormone cycles, bleeding (menses), and egg releases (ovulation) that often occurs in a woman’s forties and fifties—is often met with dread.  The hormone changes during a woman’s transition into menopause (i.e., perimenopause) cause mood swings, changes in body temperature, unpredictable bleeding, energy fluctuations, and ever-feared weight gain.  Understanding and addressing menopausal …

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How to Optimise Type-1 Diabetes Management (Without Losing Your Mind)

When it comes to optimising metabolic health and blood sugar management, there are many similarities between how to approach Type-1 Diabetes, Type-2 Diabetes, or other conditions related to poor metabolic health.  Because people with Type-1 Diabetes must constantly measure and actively manage their blood glucose and insulin, we can learn a lot from how their …

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Personal Fat Threshold Model of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Obesity vs the Carbohydrate Insulin Model

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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The Real Reason You’re Insulin Resistant and The Macros to Reverse It

There are many misconceptions about insulin and how to optimise it.  Many in the low-carb and keto communities believe the best way to reverse insulin resistance is simply to swap carbs for fat and even avoid protein!  However, the reality is a little more complex.  While switching your carbs for fat may help you manage one …

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