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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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Does insulin resistance cause weight gain?  

Insulin resistance and weight gain go hand in hand. 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 […]

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How to optimize your diet for insulin resistance reversal

Lately, I’ve seen a number of common themes come up at low carb conferences and online about insulin resistance reversal.  The contentious questions tend to run along the lines of: I did really well on a low carb diet initially, but my fat loss seems to have stalled. What gives?  What should I do now? […]

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Nutrient dense foods for weight loss and insulin resistance

I found a number of people that were using a combination of the optimal foods for diabetes and nutritional ketosis and the optimal foods for weight loss lists.  So I thought it would be useful to combine the two approaches into a single list of foods for people who want to lose weight but who were still somewhat insulin resistant. optimal […]

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4 Key Symptoms of High Insulin Levels

A wide range of the major health issues that we face in the western world appear to be associated with high levels of insulin (hyperinsulinemia). More people have impaired insulin sensitivity but wouldn’t know it just from looking at their blood glucose levels. Insulin sensitivity is influenced by a wide range of factors including food, infections, fasting […]

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Do meat and dairy cause insulin resistance?

Will red meat and dairy foods spike your insulin?

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How to harness the power of the insulin index of foods

A detailed look at the strengths and weaknesses of the food insulin index data to optimise your blood sugars, insulin and weight loss.

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