Category Archives: Insulin resistance
DCI has been shown to work orally at least in PCOS, Type 2 diabetes, & general insulin resistance, both in human studies & anecdotally. Anecdotally, d-pinitol (Inzitol) is getting some attention in athletic/bodybuilder circles. d-chiro-inositol One of the central studies … Continue reading
Yesterday on an email list I’m on, someone mentioned d-chiro-inositol (DCI) (part of the B-vitamin group), which I’d never heard of before, but which plays a part in carbohydrate metabolism as some sort of helper to insulin. It turns out … Continue reading
John Berardi’s rule for the carb content in a “gourmet” nutrition meal is simple: “[the meal] must offer you carbs only if you ‘deserve’ them.” And you only deserve higher carb meals only when you’ve exercised.
Rather to my surprise over the past few months, I’ve become convinced that eating a ketogenic diet (in which body energy is mostly supplied by free fatty acids & ketones derived from body fat, rather than glucose from carbs), at … Continue reading
Being who I am, I have continually been mucking over the past few months with my nutrition. In this context, “being who I am” means that I can go geek with just about anything that interests me. So, when I … Continue reading
I don’t really have problems much with food cravings, not after two years of eating a low-glycemic diet & being sure I don’t skip breakfast. And I haven’t had a big sweet tooth for even longer than that. Nor have … Continue reading
Using John Berardi’s Precision Nutrition program to tweak my diet.
I was attracted to Precision Nutrition by John Berardi’s discussion at his website of insulin resistance & insulin sensitivity. In my own research on insulin resistance, prediabetes, & Type 2 diabetes, I learned a few months back about how fat … Continue reading
I just want to provide some basic definitions to illustrate the terms that I’m using & how I understand them, & to try to state my basic understandings as clearly as I know how to. Anabolism: The phase of metabolism … Continue reading