What is Nutritional Optimisation?

Nutritional Optimisation is the process of optimising your food choices to align with your goals and by giving your body what it needs. Unfortunately, most “nutritional advice” revolves around avoiding “bad foods” and other “bad things” in the food we eat (e.g. calories, fat, saturated fat, carbs, cholesterol, plants, animal, etc.).   Even in the …

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What the most popular COVID-19 pandemic prep foods are doing to our immune system

COVID-19 is generating so much data!  While fascinating, it can also be depressing and stressful. With many of us in lockdown, we feel helpless watching the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths mounting every day.    But rather than trying to predict the future and debate things we can’t control, I thought it might be interesting …

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COVID-19: What we do and don’t (yet) know and how to reduce your risk

The COVID-19 pandemic is a monumental example of the limitations of sound-bite driven media.   Although there is a constant stream of hype, paranoia, political positioning and finger-pointing over the past weeks, there has not been a lot of discussion about what we can do to move forward in a balanced manner.   We all have a …

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Analysis of Optimising Nutrition Recipe Series (22 books!)

After working intensely over the last six months working with Saskia Lesser to create a series of twenty-two recipe books tailored for different goals, I thought it would be interesting to see how they compare in terms of various parameters, including: nutrient density, protein,   fat, carbohydrates, energy density, and  the protein: energy ratio. Why did …

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Optimal foods and meals to support your immunity (includes free recipe book)

Nutritional Optimisation just became real. With a global pandemic on the rise and no vaccine in sight, having a well-nourished immune system, a healthy body composition and better than average metabolic health has suddenly become a priority for a LOT of people. People who haven’t run for years are taking to the streets to try …

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The eight nutrients you need for optimal immune function (and the foods and meals that actually 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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The Optimal Nutrient Intake Score: Your ultimate measure of diet QUALITY (regardless of quantity)

Ever wished someone would create a single score to measure quality, ensure you are getting the essential nutrients you need (rather than just avoiding “bad foods”) and help you manage satiety, so you don’t need to worry so much about food quantity? I give you the Optimal Nutrient Score! Overview This article defines how we …

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