• 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.


  • Debate: how low can you go? The low-down on the low carbohydrate debate in type 1 diabetes nutrition

    Published in ‘DiabetesVoice’ June 2013, Volume 58, Issue 2. A well-balanced debate between Franziska Spritzler (Clinical Dietician) and Carolyn Robertson (Certified Diabetes Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist) on the use of a low carbohydrate diet in the management of diabetes.


  • The Link Between Sugar, Insulin and Dementia

    An interesting article posted on dgiwire.com 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.


  • Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management

    Published in Nutrition, January 2015. This study offers 12 points of evidence showing that low-carbohydrate diets should be the first line of attack for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and should be used in conjunction with insulin in those with Type 1 diabetes.


  • “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.