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The carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis vs the adipose centric model of 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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Is the acetone:glucose ratio the Holy Grail of tracking optimal ketosis levels?

There are different ways to track optimal ketosis levels at home. Today, I wanted to compare different methods and find out which one is the best for you. Key points The real magic of ketosis seems to occur in a lower energy state. High levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones (BHB) can be a good sign, particularly […]

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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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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung

Optimising Nutrition’s review of The Obesity code by Jason Fung

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How to use your blood sugar meter as a fuel gauge

Chronically elevated blood sugar levels can be a sign that you are eating too much and/or too often. You can use your blood sugar to help you refine your meal timing to optimise your weight and blood sugar levels. Delaying your next meal allows your body to use up the stored energy in your bloodstream, liver and […]

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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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How to calculate insulin dosing for type 1 diabetes (including protein and fibre)

How to calculate insulin dosing for type 1 diabetes (including protein and fibre)

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optimal ketone and blood sugar levels for ketosis

why tracking ketones may just be a waste of time.

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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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