Sep 2010 25
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I don't normally feature other people's articles, but today I'm making a well-deserved exception for Jame's Kreiger's excellent series on insulin. James takes all these common insulin myths and tears them to shreds:

  • Carbohydrate is the sole trigger of insulin release;
  • Replacing carbs with protein means low insulin;
  • Insulin makes you fat;
  • Glucagon is a "fat-burning" hormone;
  • Insulin increases your appetite;
  • Insulin injections cause weight gain in diabetics, therefore natural insulin causes weight gain in non-diabetics;

Learn why these simplistic tenets are a load of cobblers right here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

If you are a low-carber, get ready to experience some major cognitive dissonance. For the rest of you, get ready to experience that cool feeling of having learned something new, insightful and useful.

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