does insulin resistance REALLY cause weight gain?  

Many people believe that insulin resistance causes obesity. But as you’ll see in this article, it may very well be the other way around. Excess body fat appears to drive insulin resistance.  But first, your fat cells need to be insulin sensitive to fill and expand beyond your Personal Fat Threshold. Once your adipose tissue […]

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optimising Dr Shawn Baker’s carnivore diet from first principles

A recent article looking at Dr Baker’s carnivore diet identified some micronutrient gaps.  This article looks at how we could make some small tweaks to fill these gaps and help him stabilise his blood sugars and naturally boost his testosterone levels.    Rather than making radical wholesale changes that you probably won’t stick to, the Nutrient […]

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Dr Shawn Baker’s Carnivore Diet: a review

Interest in the controversial carnivore diet (a.k.a. zero carb) diet is booming! After trying low carb, paleo, and keto, for some people cutting out all carbs and plant foods is the next logical step in their nutritional journey, hopefully towards optimal health and diabetes control.   But, to some, this sounds counterintuitive! Could eating only […]

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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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how much protein do I need on keto?

There is a lot of confusion about ‘excess protein’ and whether you can have too much protein on keto. Insulin and protein are used to build and repair your muscles, organs and the other important parts of your body.  This is an important and beneficial use of protein and insulin. Foods that contain the harder […]

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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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micros > macros?

Most of the time, when it comes to nutrition, we like to think in terms of macronutrients. Carbs. Fat. Protein. Fibre. Simple! But maybe too simple? In the good old days, before your food was grown in nutrient depleted soil and the creation of nutrient-poor processed frankenfood, we just ate food.  We didn’t have to […]

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