Food processing lowers glycemic index

Food processing lowers glycemic index

A new study suggests that ultra processed foods have lower glycemic index than minimally processed foods. At first, this seems the opposite of what we would expect. Does that mean ultra processed foods are healthier than we thought? Or does…

Bipolar disorder and keto diets – Diet Doctor Podcast

Bipolar disorder and keto diets – Diet Doctor Podcast

Bipolar disorder is a common and potentially devastating mental health condition affecting up to 5% of adults aged 18 to 29. Lifestyle therapies are a potentially powerful yet underused treatment modality. Matt Baszucki, Dr. Iain Campbell, and Dr. Chris Palmer…

Ketones help with sleep deprivation performance

Ketones help with sleep deprivation performance

A new study reports following a ketogenic diet improves cognitive performance after being awake for 36 hours straight. This may have important implications for our daily lives, and is more data to suggest ketones have a powerful impact on our…

Does lifestyle improve risk with diabetes?

Does lifestyle improve risk with diabetes?

A new study claims lifestyle intervention shave no benefit for reducing heart events in people with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, that is a very misleading headline that needs clarifications. Let’s get into the details so you can see why you…

Weight loss reduces cancer risk

Weight loss reduces cancer risk

A new study reports weight loss with bariatric surgery reduces cancer risk. But can we achieve similar results without surgery? A new medication tirzepatide shows similar weight loss to surgery with more than 20 kilos lost. But what about lifestyle?…

Is keto diet better than Mediterranean?

Is keto diet better than Mediterranean?

A new study suggests a whole foods keto diet and a mediterranean Plus diet are similar for blood sugar control. But there are some interesting differences between the diets that may make keto look better for blood sugar control. The…

Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial

Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial

Low-Carb Elderflower Cordial step by step. This easy homemade elderflower syrup is sugar-free and so refreshing! Enjoy this sweet, flowery and tangy syrup with a glass of iced sparkling water for the ultimate summer beverage. Recipe, macros, substitutions and tips…

Foods that help you eat less

Foods that help you eat less

Can certain food groups help you eat less? Yes! They are called higher satiety foods, and a new observational study adds to the science showing higher protein, higher fiber, lower energy density, and lower sugar or hedonic foods likely work…

Food addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman – Diet Doctor Podcast

Food addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman – Diet Doctor Podcast

We all have to eat. But our modern food environment is far removed from that of our ancestors. Our disordered food environment can set that stage for some people to develop a food addiction. Dr. Vera Tarman and I discuss…

Resistance training is key to body composition

Resistance training is key to body composition

We all know exercise is important for health. But we have also heard “you can’t out run a bad diet.” Now a new study shows that resistance training is the most important factor for improving lean mass, and combined with…