Hyperinsulinemia: the condition we are not looking for

Hyperinsulinemia is a condition characterised by elevated insulin levels in the blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels by facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells. When insulin levels are consistently high, it can indicate that the body is struggling to maintain proper blood sugar control, whichContinue reading “Hyperinsulinemia: the condition we are not looking for”

Should you track your food?

Tracking your food can feel confronting. Suddenly there is no hiding from the habits and behaviours that we can easily avoid if we don’t think about it. That’s why it is one of the most valuable tools that you have at your disposal for understanding what’s stopping you from meeting your nutrition related goals. When researchContinue reading “Should you track your food?”

Fat oxidation and Blackcurrant extract

Full Disclosure: ‘I have partnered with CurraNZ (www.curranz.co.nz), the blackcurrant health & fitness supplement company to do a series of blog posts on the science behind the benefits of NZ blackcurrants. This content is sponsored to the extent that CurraNZ has paid for my time to review the research, the copy/opinions here are my own.’ OurContinue reading “Fat oxidation and Blackcurrant extract”

Myocarditis – some things to consider

All medications have side effects, and some medications are worse than others. Some people are going to be more affected by the side effects than others too. It’s no longer considered sensationalist to talk about the known side effects of the COVID vaccine. Dr Ashley Bloomfield here in NZ sent a letter to all generalContinue reading “Myocarditis – some things to consider”

Cold Thermogenesis FTW

If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately you’ll see that I’ve been embracing the cold. This is always so much easier in Summer, but I’ve taken on the challenge of doing it across the winter months. While I’ve been a fan for a while, I was inspired during Anzac weekend when my mate Ash told me that heContinue reading “Cold Thermogenesis FTW”

Exercise: when is there too much of a good thing?

I spend a lot of my time convincing people to exercise more. However, there are definitely people need to cut back on the amount of exercise they do. I’ve got a few thoughts on this, and wanted to pop them down. Anyone that knows me at all will know that I totally enter this campContinue reading “Exercise: when is there too much of a good thing?”

Your brain on creatine

Creatine is an organic acid that is synthesised from the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine. It is also derived from diet, particularly from foods containing meat and fish. It is synthesised in brain to a limited degree, but brain levels are primarily maintained by dietary intake levels, delivered from blood stream into the brainContinue reading “Your brain on creatine”

Active people: frontfooting your nutrition

I am an endurance athlete and like many of you I train early in the morning as it’s where I feel the best and it gets the job done. However, like many of you I don’t like a lot of food in my stomach before going out, so I typically avoid eating anything. The problemContinue reading “Active people: frontfooting your nutrition”

Cognitive decline (and what might matter)

Something I heard in a podcast this week literally stopped me in my tracks. I had to rewind the 30 seconds before to make sure I heard that right. I had had some idea of the risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and certainly am familiar with the literature on the increasing prevalence of itContinue reading “Cognitive decline (and what might matter)”