Type 1 & PWO Carbs

The fact you are type 1 and able to get off all exogenous insulin means your beta cells are damaged but LIKELY able to produce a minute enough amount of insulin to keep your basic functions working. A ketogenic diet is often helpful as the ketones are backfilling what glucose was generally providing previously, but largely sparing you the need for exogenous insulin...

By |2016-07-01T15:30:06-05:00July 1st, 2016|Talk to Me Johnnie|0 Comments

Dextrose

Dextrose is the name of a simple sugar chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar) that is made from corn. In many cases dextrose is used in food products as a sweetener, but it also is used extensively for medical purposes. Since dextrose is a “simple” sugar, the body can use it rapidly for energy...

By |2016-01-12T21:46:25-05:00January 12th, 2016|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|3 Comments

Fructose

John - I was at your most recent CrossFit Football certification and during the nutrition talk you cautioned us about over-consumption of fruit and more specifically fructose. Can you go into more detail on why I should be weary of fructose ? Interesting you should ask...I happen to re-working the nutrition portion of the CrossFit Football certification for this weekend in San Francisco…food selection and limiting of fructose is high on my list. The [...]

By |2013-02-04T19:11:42-05:00August 22nd, 2010|Diet, FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie|30 Comments