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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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can you eat too much fat on a ketogenic diet?

Eating a low carb, high fibre, moderate protein diet will often naturally lead to elimination of processed high carb foods, increased satiety and reduced energy intake.  Reducing insulin will then allow stored body fat to be used for fuel. However if someone was trying to lose weight I would not recommend emphasising dietary fat once […]

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fibre… net carbs or total carbs?

Looking at the foods sitting above the trend line the chart below it appears that the foods with the greatest insulin response compared to what would be predicted by carbohydrate and protein tend to be the ones that are more processed such as ice-cream, baked beans, pancakes and Jelly Beans. On the lower side of […]

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Nutrition for athletes and the metabolically healthy

Most people, once fat adapted, will do fine on a high fat ketogenic diet  and not need additional carbs to be able to exercise. Learning to be metabolically flexible (i.e. using both fat and carbohydrates for fuel) can be a major advantage for an athlete. Athletes and may benefit from increasing carbohydrates around competitions to […]

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