Manifesto for Agnostic Nutrition – Beyond Belief-Based Named Diets.

In days gone by, humans interpreted the things they didn’t understand as mysterious or magical.   We formed religions and worshipped deities like the sun, earth, fire, thunder, and water that nourished and sustained us. Over the centuries, empirical data and a deeper scientific understanding have filled in many of our knowledge gaps.  As we have gained more knowledge …

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Nutrient-Dense Meals and Recipes

Looking for nutrient-dense meals and recipes? Look no further than Optimising Nutrition! Our recipes are packed with nutrients and flavour, so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your meals.

How the Biggest Trends in Nutrition Influence How We Currently Eat

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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Keto Lie #6: Food Quality is Not Important. It’s All About Reducing Insulin and Avoiding Carbs.

People in Ketoland like to point out ‘there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate‘. However, the reality is that many nutrient-dense foods that happen to contain some carbohydrates are also loaded with essential nutrients that are harder to find when carbs are reduced.  We do need some essential fatty acids. However, the actual …

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Low Energy Density Foods and Recipes: Will They Help You Feel Full with Fewer Calories?

One question we often get is: “will low energy density foods and meals help me eat less to lose weight?”  The short answer is yes.  Low energy density foods are hard to overeat and can help you feel full in the short term.  However, the full answer is a little more nuanced. Satiety – or …

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Blood Sugar, Insulin and What to Eat for Each Phase of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle

The fluctuations in hormones, cravings, and appetite that occur throughout a woman’s monthly cycle are fascinating and mysterious – not just for guys, but for most women as well!   In the days leading up to menstruation, women often experience an increase in cravings, appetite, blood glucose, and insulin levels.  This is sometimes accompanied by water …

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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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