Category Archives: FAQs

Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Low Energy

If you’re still in the first few days (or week) of Phase 1, low energy is perfectly normal. The more insulin resistant you are, and more you’ve been relying on sugar-fuel, the more difficult the first few days of Live It NOT Diet! are going to be. Try to think of it as reassurance that…

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Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Bloated After Meals

Feeling bloated after meals usually means you’re having trouble digesting the foods you’re eating. As your body is struggling to breakdown and access the nutrients from the large bolus of food sitting in your gut. In most cases, this stems from low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) and/or an inadequate secretion of digestive enzymes.  A diagnosis that…

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Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Best Tests for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Dementia

After last week’s post, and my Heart Disease Deception video I’ve had many questions regarding the best tests for determining your cardiovascular risk.  And similarly, what biomarkers to look at when trying to assess your insulin sensitivity, and risk of diabetes and dementia.   So, along with Ignoring Your Cholesterol Number, here are the tests…

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How Urgent is Post-Workout Protein?

As demonstrated in a 2012 meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, combining protein supplementation with resistance training clearly enhances strength and muscle for participants of all ages and experience levels. But what doesn’t seem to be clear, is when that protein should be consumed in relation to an exercise session.  With strength coaches,…

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Why Carbs Are Best Consumed AFTER Exercise

Though the national food guide may tell you otherwise, fruit and starchy vegetables are not for everyone.   As sure, they’re light years ahead of grains and beans, but for an obese, insulin resistant, sedentary individual it’s just MORE sugar that they DON’T need. For a relatively lean person with a good level of carbohydrate tolerance…

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Why Supplement Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiency is likely an issue for you, as it is for many. Regardless of whether or not you’re eating a high-quality diet and following a flawless stress-free lifestyle. This is because magnesium-rich foods don’t provide much magnesium. And generally speaking, even the Nutrition Nazi’s are lucky to get 15-20% of the daily requirement –…

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But What About The China Study?

No matter how much information I share proving that animal products are essential (and a ‘lack of’ detrimental), I commonly encounter this: “But What About the China Study?” For those that have never heard of My Vegetarian Manifesto…Oops! I mean The China Study; Dr. T. Colin Campbell uses observational data from 65 countries in China…

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