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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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Optimal ketone level for ketosis

key points “Keto” is booming!   But there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly constitutes “optimal ketone level for 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, […]

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Vegan vs Keto For Diabetes

I recently watched the Mastering Diabetes teleseminar on ketogenic diets with high hopes of picking up some gems of wisdom from the rising stars of the plant-based diabetes community. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed with what I heard. I shared my frustration on Facebook. Robb Wolf suggested I put together a response to some of the […]

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Nutrient density at macronutrient extremes

In the previous article, Which Nutrients is YOUR Diet Missing?, we looked at nutrient density and the micronutrients that you might be lacking when following popular dietary strategies such as vegan, Paleo, keto, or zero carb. As a follow-up, I thought it would be interesting to look at the effect on essential micronutrients if we […]

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Nutrient deficiency in YOUR diet  

I recently took a look at which nutrients might be missing from various popular dietary approaches in preparation for a recent on nutrient density.  At a population level, the chart below shows the proportion of the US population has a nutrient deficiency in various micronutrients.  Many people are not getting enough vitamin D, vitamin E, […]

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insulin load… the greatest thing since carb counting?

how to manage the insulin load of your diet for better blood glucose control and weight loss

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Antonio C. Martinez II’s type 2 diabetes reversal

Can fasting improve blood glucose levels and reduce the need for diabetes medications?  Antonio Martinez was eager to find out, so he set out on his own n = 1 experiment.   Antonio is an Attorney at Law (Martindale Hubbard Distinguished Rating and in The Legal Network Top Lawyers in New York) and businessman who […]

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Fibre on a ketogenic diet

High fibre foods are often high in carbohydrates which can be problematic for people with diabetes or those trying to achieve ketosis. People aiming for a low carbohydrate diet often avoid all carbohydrates, including fibre, however this may not be optimal for gut health or overall nutrition in the long term. This article highlights nutrient […]

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Fine tuning your diet to suit your goals – Darth Luiggi

It looks like Luis Villasenor is doing something right. Luis (aka Darth Luiggi who runs the Ketogains Facebook Group) has been on a ketogenic diet for more than 14 years! Here are a couple of video interviews where Luis explains his approach. He is also very active in coaching the more than 7000 Ketogains members […]

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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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