Personal Fat Threshold model of insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity

I recently shared Dr Ted Naiman’s latest “insulinographic” that attempts to explain the adipose centric theory of diabetesity. It created some great discussion as well as some confusion, so I thought it would be worth an article to unpack the critical insights about how insulin really works in our body and what we can do …

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Does protein raise blood sugar?

gluconeogenesis... why do my blood sugars rise after high protein meal?

There is a lot of controversy and confusion over gluconeogenesis and the impact of protein on blood sugar and ketosis. I want to shed some light on protein, insulin, and how high protein meals impact your blood sugar. Some common questions around the interwebs include: If you are managing diabetes, should you avoid protein because …

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How to engineer your nutrient dense diet – Definitive Guide

There’s a lot of talk about nutrient dense diet and “superfoods”, but what do these terms really mean?  Which foods actually give the most nutritional bang for your calorie buck?  That is, which foods provide the most nutrients for the least number of calories? Some approaches to quantifying nutrient density (e.g. Joel Fuhrman’s Aggregate Nutrient …

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energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

In Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat he talks about the dilemma of optimal foraging theory (OFT) and how it’s a miracle in our modern environment that even more of us aren’t fat, sick and nearly dead.[1] But what is optimal foraging theory[2]?   In essence, it is the concept that we’re programmed to hunt and …

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