Proportion of Insulinogenic Calories

Another great post from Marty Kendall via Optimising Nutrition which looks at the insulinogenic response of foods to allow you to be better prepared at the supermarket. He also offers a breakdown of the ideal foods to eat to help target your specific low carb goal.

The Link Between Sugar, Insulin and Dementia

An interesting article posted on looking at the links between sugar intake and the development of dementia. In the Framingham Heart Study, researchers from Tufts University analyzed blood samples from 840 participants and found high levels of a hormone called adiponectin in the 159 participants who subsequently developed dementia.

“Leaky Gut Syndrome” May Be the Cause of Several Diseases

Daniela Drake writing for ‘The Daily Beast’ explores how increased intestinal permeability could be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more. In the article she looks at the work of Harvard researcher Alessio Fasano, a scientist that Professor Tim Noakes believes should win the next Nobel Prize.

The Most Ketogenic Diet Foods

A great post written and researched by Marty Kendall which analyses the insulin index of a range of foods to determine which are the most and least insulinogenic. Following this analysis, you can then calculate the ‘proportion of insulinogenic calories’ to help identify foods to prioritise on a ketogenic diet or improve your blood sugar control.

Dr. Dean Ornish blasts high-protein diets

Published 23rd March, 2015. Dr. Dean Ornish published an op-ed piece in The New York Times titled ‘The Myth of High-Protein Diets’ which relied heavily on the observation of epidemiological studies to try to imply causation. This follow-up by Dr. Michael R. Eades analyses the article and finds that simply citing statistics and providing references does not equate to sound science.

Flaxseed: Examining the Research

Confused about eating Flaxseed on a Low Carb diet? Low Carb Dietician Franziska Spritzler has delved into research on Flaxseed to provide a breakdown on the pros and cons of consuming a seed that is extremely low in carbohydrates.

Restricting Fructose Consumption May Reduce Liver Fat Accumulation

Published in Endocrinology Advisor, March 6th 2015. A study suggesting that restricting dietary fructose, but not calories, in obese Latino and African-American children may decrease liver fat and the conversion of sugar to fat in the liver. The results from this study demonstrate that the detrimental effects of fructose can be reversed by reducing fructose consumption.

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