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Redesigning nutrition from first principles

In a sea of nutritional gurus, theories and conflicting opinions, have you ever wondered, “What should I eat to optimise my blood sugars, weight and health to feel great and thrive?” If your answer is “yes,” you’re in luck! This article sets out a bold proposal and methodology to redesign nutrition from the ground up […]

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Choosing the right sized low carb band aid

This article identifies nutrient dense low insulin load foods that can help to stabilise your blood glucose levels and allow your own pancreas to keep up. Once you normalise your blood glucose and lose some weight the progressive addition of nutrient dense low energy density foods may help continue your weight loss and improve your […]

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How to use your glucose meter as a fuel gauge

Intermittent fasting has helped many people lose weight, lower their blood sugars and reverse type 2 diabetes without the hassle of tracking food.   But, sadly, for many others, fasting doesn’t provide the benefits they had hoped for over the long term.   While fasting has many benefits, when we get REALLY hungry, most of us gravitate […]

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Balancing diet and diabetes medications

High blood glucose levels (glucose toxicity) and high insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia) are both bad news for your health. The highest priority in the treatment of diabetes should be to reduce foods that require large amounts of insulin. Over reliance on medications can lead to ‘learned helplessness’, meaning that people do not use a dietary intervention […]

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what is a ‘well formulated ketogenic diet’?

While everyone uses fat for fuel to some degree, a ketogenic diet aims to reduce insulin levels to a point where ketone levels are high enough to be measured in the blood, breath or urine. [1] In starvation, insulin levels plummet with glucose levels coming down and ketone levels increase progressively. According to Dr Steve Phinney’s chart […]

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