How do the Biggest Trends in Nutrition Influence The Way We Eat Today?

On hearing the phrase “nutrition trends”, most people think of keto, vegan, paleo, plant-based or carnivore.  But these are really just short-term fads, not significant trends.  Even Google Trends shows how these trendy diets come and go. While we can’t predict the future, the best way to understand where we’re headed is usually to look …

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Micronutrient Balance Ratios: Do They Matter and How Can I Manage Them?

Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of Nutritional Optimisation is the nutrient balance ratios.  If you’ve used Cronometer or Nutrient Optimiser, you’ve likely noticed the micronutrient ratio dials like these at the bottom of your summary chart and wondered what they mean. You may have even wondered how on earth you could get them …

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All About the Micros Masterclass [Micros Masterclass FAQ Part 1]

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions from Optimisers as they embark on their quest of Nutritional Optimisation.   So, in response, we’ve mined the data for answers and documented the most important and interesting findings in this FAQs series.  The interaction between micronutrients and satiety is fascinating.  We hope you enjoy learning …

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Cheap Nutrient Dense Foods on a Budget… Optimised for YOUR Goal

With both a viral pandemic and an international financial crisis unfolding, identifying nutrient-dense foods to support healthy immune function with limited funds is a hot topic.   While we received lots of interest and positive feedback on our recent article looking at cost-effective nutrient-dense foods, several people asked, “what about keto/low carb?”, “what about fat loss?”, …

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The Eight Nutrients You Need for Optimal Immune Function (and the Foods and Meals that Contain Them)

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) looming large, we are certainly living in interesting times!   With no vaccine on the horizon for many months or years, it’s more important than ever to prioritise foods that contain the nutrients that your immune system needs to fight off COVID-19 when you are exposed.  Data from China indicates that those who …

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Optimal Nutrient Intakes (ONIs) for Satiety and Health

While the Dietary Reference Intakes define the minimum amount of nutrients to prevent acute diseases due to the deficiency of essential nutrients, you’re probably more interested in the nutrient intakes that will maximise your health. This article summarises the Optimal Nutrient Intakes (ONIs) that you can use as a stretch target to optimise your health.   …

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Vitamins for Weight Loss and Satiety: Which Ones and How Much Do You Need?

The dietary supplement industry is worth $125 billion per year and is set to reach a massive $210 billion by 2026.  Vitamins are big business, marketing to the hopes and dreams of people who want to improve their health, lose weight and compensate for a poor diet.   But which (if any) of these vitamins actually help? …

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