The new year is approaching and several of you are going to set out to have a fit and healthy 2017. You will hit 2017 strong and ambitious, but, unfortunately, may burn out a few months into your new program. Instead, think of 2017 as a transformation, a lifestyle change, and start putting together your […]
This is a guest post on insulin load by Michael Alward Insulin Load – An Introduction When I first adopted a low carb eating plan, I remember countless questions on low carb support groups as to how to count the carbs / net carbs of various processed food products (on this particular day, it happened […]
In this post we will examine the “glucose ketone index” as a biomarker for tracking metabolic health. We will also explore some of the primary use cases for tracking the glucose ketone index including cancer treatment, weight loss, metabolic disease management and athletic performance. Lastly, we will demonstrate how you can use Heads Up Health […]
This week I had the opportunity to speak with Hobie Simons, a Heads Up Health user who happens to be doing some really cool self-tracking with the ketogenic diet. What really caught my attention was the way Hobie correlates the ketogenic ratio of his meals with his level of ketosis. If you’re not sure what […]
Blood sugar testing is a relatively simple process that can reveal a wealth of valuable information about your health. From early detection of diabetes (and pre-diabetes) to healthy weight loss and stable energy levels, we recommend that all Heads Up Health users complete some basic testing to understand their blood sugar.
For those who are looking to reap the benefits of a ketogenic diet, tracking ketone levels can be a helpful part of the process. Testing for ketones in blood is considered the most accurate method, but the test strips can be expensive and the testing process requires piercing the skin for a drop of blood, which […]
In this post we will take a look at how Heads Up Health can help you successfully navigate the challenges of initiating and maintaining a ketogenic diet.
In this post we will explore the high fat diet and how you can start testing if for yourself. We propose that rather than focusing on “reducing fat” and “cutting calories,” you should consider a focus on eating foods that promote stable blood sugar. Healthy and stable blood sugar holds the key to weight loss, […]
At the start of 2016, I decided to resume my own n=1 experiment on the ketogenic diet. I’d tested this diet briefly back in October 2015 and had some encouraging results. Most notably, I lost weight, my fasting blood sugar came down, I had incredible amounts of energy and my mental acuity and performance felt […]
Adopting a paleo-based diet and lifestyle can have tremendous benefits on your health. Improved body composition, increased energy levels, improved blood pressure and blood sugar, improved digestion and a diet that can be highly effective for managing chronic conditions (auto-immune, thyroid conditions, diabetes, hypertension and more) are just a few examples. If you are considering […]