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.
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 [...]
You've just finished a huge Thanksgiving meal. Some of you are stuffed to nauseous status, others are stuffed to guilty status. Now I'm going to speak to the guilty feeling folks right now: Stop feeling guilty. Accept it for what it is. If you're feeling extremely full, go on a family walk, or just pass [...]
Nutritional information is a misleading term. In practice, posting nutritional information is posting the amount of calories in particular food. Nutrition, however, is not solely based on the amount of calories in a certain food. There are two essential modern approaches to nutrition: the caloric approach and the micronutrient approach. Increasingly, the micronutrient approach, which [...]