Monday, October 20, 2014

Preview of The Science of Running Economy

I don't normally release my articles before they're complete, but I thought the conclusion I reached on how the cushioning of shoes changed running economy was interesting enough to give you a preview. (Note that this page will be a detailed analysis of the scientific research that's available, and I'll create a more friendly article with practical advice based on this research.)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Medium Chain Triglycerides and Epilepsy, Running and Weight Loss

MCT is widely misunderstood, which is not surprising given it has such strange properties. This article looks at MCT in detail, including its use in the Ketogenic Diet, exercise performance and possible benefits for Alzheimer's, plus the digestive problems it can cause. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Ketogenic Ratio

The Ketogenic Ratio seems simple (ratio of fat to carbs+protein), but there are quite a few subtle details, from the restriction on net carbs, to body fat burned and subtle details like rounding errors on food labels.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Critical Review of Keto Clarity

While I believe that the Ketogenic Diet has huge potential benefits, I believe it's also clear that it's a difficult diet and one with a number of health risks. There are few good books on the Ketogenic Diet, and so I had high hopes for "Keto Clarity". However, I was sorely disappointed with both its writing style (rambling, disjointed, contradictory), and it's content. I've posted a short review at

Friday, October 3, 2014

A review of Island Boost, PowerBar Performance Energy Blend, & PocketFuel Energy Shots

I've reviewed another energy gel (Island Boost), plus two that are almost energy gels (PowerBar Performance Energy Blend, PocketFuel Energy Shots), but only 1 of the 3 might be worth getting.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What are "Net Carbs" and should Sugar Alcohols be included?

Net Carbs is a simple idea (carbs less fiber), used by all Ketogenic Diets (except “Keto Clarity”). However, while the Atkins Diet also subtracts sugar alcohols, most Ketogenic Diets don’t. I try to explain this simply while giving the science to back it up.