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keto… do you want some more?

key points “Keto” is booming!   But there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly constitutes “optimal ketosis”. Most of the magic of ketosis occurs when you burn your own body fat rather than eat more dietary fat or consume exogenous ketones. If your goal is weight loss or diabetes management, chase lower blood […]

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are ketones insulinogenic and does it matter?

There has been a lot of hype around the interwebs lately about exogenous ketones and whether they are health promoting, particularly for people with conditions that relate to excess insulin such as diabetes, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, cancer, epilepsy, obesity etc. Exogenous ketones are becoming trendy, particularly in the low carb scene! A couple of […]

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which nutrients is YOUR diet missing?  

I recently took a look at which nutrients might be missing from various popular dietary approaches in preparation for a recent on nutrient density.  At a population level, the chart below shows the proportion of the US population that are deficient in various micronutrients.  Many people are not getting enough vitamin D, vitamin E, magnesium, […]

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curried egg with cows brain

Considering how very nutrient dense offal is, it’s been surprisingly hard to find organ meat recipes that do really well in the nutrition ranking because so many of the recipes are ‘diluted’ with lots of sweet stuff to mask the taste. That is, until Tristan Haggard sent me their long awaited ‘ketogenic edge cookbook‘. Tristan […]

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a fresh perspective on nutrition

Warning: This post is a celebration of how data analysis can help us understand how to optimise our nutrition to suit different goals.  It may contain novel ideas based on large amounts of data.    I was flattered when Chris Green (@heuristics) recently posted a graphical presentation of the food insulin index and my nutrient […]

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optimal meals for therapeutic ketosis

Therapeutic ketosis, which involves reducing the insulin load of our diet to increase fat burning, is an exciting adjunct therapy for a range of chronic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and dementia.  A more aggressive ketogenic approach can also be implemented in the early stages of a low carb dietary approach to minimise blood sugars and strip excess […]

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Jimmy Moore’s keto eggs

During his yearlong n=1 ketosis experiment Jimmy Moore in 2012 didn’t give too much away about exactly what he was eating. What was he doing to keep his blood glucose consistently low and ketones high?  Could this help me lose some weight or perhaps my type 1 diabetic wife normalise her blood glucose levels Jimmy did […]

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the most ketogenic foods

Ketosis occurs when the body’s glucose stores and insulin levels are low and the body increases its use of fat for fuel.  The insulin load of a food is related to its carbohydrate, protein and fibre content. Calculation of the percentage of insulinogenic calories enables us to prioritize of foods with a lower insulin demand which will lead […]

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