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.

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The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

Carbohydrate counting is the first thing taught to those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but is it really an effective way to monitor blood glucose?

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 Carbohydrates Most people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol to act as sugar and raise blood glucose. What they fail [...]

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

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 [...]

Not all Kilocalories are Created Equal

Not all Kilocalories are Created Equal

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 [...]