Nutritional biochemistry

Gravity and insulin: the dynamic duo

Last week I wrote about how carbohydrates are effectively a performance-enhancing substance, at least for certain performances in certain people. …

Nutritional biochemistry

What do anabolic steroids, EPO, and carbohydrates have in common?

Before getting to this week’s post, if anyone didn’t see the 60 Minutes segment on Sunday about the toxicity of…

Understanding science

If low carb eating is so effective, why are people still overweight?

I find myself getting asked this question, or some variant of this question, with increasing frequency as I speak and…

Ketosis

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part II

You’ll recall from last week’s post I did a self-experiment to see if I could learn something about the interplay…

Ketosis

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part I

I embarked on a self-experiment last weekend to see if I could better understand the interplay between the different types…

Nutritional biochemistry

How do you make that ice cream you keep talking about?

By popular demand: The Peter Attia Ice Cream.

Nutritional biochemistry

Do calories matter?

In a word, yes.  But, technically this is the wrong question.

Nutritional biochemistry

Why Weight Watchers is actually a low carb diet

Invariably I get asked the question, “If carbohydrates are so bad, why did [so-and-so] lose weight on the [such-and-such] diet?”,…

Nutritional biochemistry

How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?

This week I’d like to tackle one of the most important questions that I get asked.  However, before getting to…

Nutritional biochemistry

What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?

Once you realize how harmful sugar is (by sugar, of course, I mean sucrose and high fructose corn syrup or…

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