Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis, Keto, Ketogenic... These key words seem to be popping up everywhere, from recent journal articles to fad diets to health blogs, but this concept is anything but new. This week we are putting ketosis under the microscope, examining the peer-reviewed research and the fads.

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

As a type 1 diabetic who loves a good IPA, I often get asked how alcohol affects blood glucose. The answer I give is not what most would expect.Alcohol does not equal CarbohydratesMost people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol itself to act as sugar and raise blood glucose.  Many alcoholic beverages contain [...]

Is Alcohol Both a Stimulant and a Depressant?

Is Alcohol Both a Stimulant and a Depressant?

The other day I was drinking with a bunch of friends and discussing the effects of alcohol, and one such friend tried to convince me that hard alcohol differs from wine and beer  not only in alcohol content but also in that it acts as a stimulant rather than a depressant.  This rang slightly off, but I [...]