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Hormones – insulin

Nutritional biochemistry

Hey Peter, what does your daughter eat?

If there’s one question I get asked often, it’s this one.  And I understand why.  Anyone who knows me, and…

Nutritional biochemistry

How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?

Many of you have asked this question over the past few months, and I’m sure many more of you have…

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. …

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…

Understanding science

Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?

On January 11, 2012, an article was published in the NY Times Health blog section titled, “Exercise hormone may fight…

Nutritional biochemistry

Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?

Any discussion on the culpability of poor nutrition as the cause of our health woes begins with a discussion on…

Nutritional biochemistry

What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)

Note to readers: This post was written in December of 2011.  PLEASE do not ask me why I eat ‘this’…

Ketosis

Is ketosis dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis,…

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