Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Understanding The (Peak) Training Effect used by Garmin and Suunto

The (Peak) Training Effect used by Garmin and Suunto is not a simple concept, and it's important to understand the limitations (like why a brisk 3 mile run has a higher training effect than running 100 miles). I've written up a simplified explanation at

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Ketogenic Diet as a Cancer Treatment

The Ketogenic Diet may help with the treatment of cancer, and the benefits may be particularly important for brain cancer as it’s so hard to treat. This article reviews the available science, which is currently at an early stage and based on animal studies and human case studies. However, the research looks promising and human trials are underway.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Classifying Low Carbohydrate Diets

There are lots of definitions of 'low carb', so this overview looks at the range of diets from slow carb and paleo, through Atkins and on to Ketogenic diets including MAD, LGIT and even Protein Sparing Modified Fast.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Health risks of the Ketogenic Diet

While there are many benefits of the Ketogenic Diet, there are also many serious health risks. These can all largely be mitigated with appropriate testing and supervision, but anyone considering the diet should understand the downsides.