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the Nutrient Optimiser Score

It’s natural to want to see how we compare with others to learn how we can keep improving.  We want to be better than yesterday. This article gives an overview of the Nutrient Optimiser Score and what it takes to get to the top of the Nutrient Optimiser Leaderboard. If you fancy a little “healthy […]

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how to maximise nutrient density

We surveyed the Nutrient Optimiser Facebook Group to see what they wanted to learn more about. Overwhelmingly, the most requested topic was nutrient density. Given that nutrient density is the central component of the Nutrient Optimiser algorithm, it’s the perfect place to start this educational series. Managing nutrient density ensures you get all the micronutrients […]

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redesigning nutrition from first principles

In a sea of nutritional gurus, theories and conflicting opinions, have you ever wondered, “What should I eat to optimise my blood sugars, weight and health to feel great and thrive?” If your answer is “yes,” you’re in luck! This article sets out a bold proposal and methodology to redesign nutrition from the ground up […]

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The nutrient-dense Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF)

The Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) is regarded by many to be the most effective way to lose body fat while preserving muscle and avoiding rebound binge eating due to nutrient deficiencies. First developed in the 1970s, the PSMF has seen various permutations in weight loss clinics and the bodybuilding community. While the specifics vary […]

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how much protein is too much?

Now that fat is out of the spotlight, the focus for many in low carb and vegan circles has turned to protein as the macronutrient that needs to be avoided for health, good blood sugar control and longevity. At the same time there are still are plenty of ‘meat heads’ who say that their ‘brotein’ […]

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is there a relationship between macronutrients and diet quality?

Q:  To achieve optimal health, diabetes control and longevity you should: Eat more fat to burn your body fat. Follow a Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF). Eat more protein and lift heavy. Drink Bulletproof Coffee. Fast more. Decrease protein and eat more fat bombs. Take exogenous ketones, butter and MCT oil to boost your blood ketones. […]

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personalised nutrition… how to tweak the moving parts

There are a number of moving parts when it comes to optimising nutrition to suit your personal situation and goals. General nutritional recommendations are standardised for simplicity.    However simple and standard doesn’t always work for everyone, particularly if you aren’t average, or don’t want to be average. Just like people come in different shapes and […]

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nutritious high energy density foods for athletes

If you’re an athlete, the “problem” with nutrient-dense foods like non-starchy vegetables and organ meats is that it can be hard to get enough fuel to support your activity. Foods designed for athletes are energy dense but are not nutrient dense but rather are fast burning foods that don’t contain a lot of essential nutrients. […]

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micronutrients at macronutrient extremes

In the previous article, Which Nutrients is YOUR Diet Missing?, we looked at the micronutrients that you might be lacking when following popular dietary strategies such as vegan, Paleo, keto, or zero carb. As a follow-up, I thought it would be interesting to look at the effect on essential micronutrients if we define our dietary […]

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