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Everyday Wellness

May 29, 2021

I am excited today to be joined by Marty Kendall. Marty is an engineer who seeks to optimize nutrition using a data-driven approach. His interest in nutrition began eighteen years ago to help his wife Monica gain better control of her Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, he has worked to develop a systematized approach to nutrition tailored for a wide range of goals. Marty has been sharing his learnings at and has developed Nutrient Optimiser and Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional optimization. 

Monica was only ten years old when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She suffered decreasing control of her health until she and Marty met about fifteen years later. When they got married, neither Monica nor Marty knew anything about managing diabetes. Marty had no idea what he was getting into, but he learned quickly and found a doctor who taught them both a lot by turning their situation into a maths game. That intrigued Marty and motivated him to strive towards having healthy pregnancies by managing the numbers. Be sure to stay tuned today to hear Marty’s story and learn about his data-driven approach to good health. 


  • Marty shares the story of how he and Monica learned to control her diabetes by managing the numbers.
  • Marty talks about the first step he took in helping to support his wife before she started riding the keto wave.
  • Different people process macronutrients differently.
  • Marty discusses the problems he had when he tried to optimize food choices for people with diabetes.
  • Marty talks about the nutritional dogma that contributed to many metabolic diseases that we see currently in westernized countries.
  • What energy toxicity represents.
  • Marty provides an overview of the carb insulin index.
  • Why you should check your blood sugar when you feel hungry, and not after you have already eaten.
  • Whether or not you should avoid eating when your blood sugar rises more than thirty.
  • Marty gives his take on biohacking devices like CGMs and glucometers.
  • Using your blood sugar as a fuel gauge.
  • Marty talks about how insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance influence people’s fat threshold.
  • Marty describes some of the more common nutrient deficiencies.
  • How Marty’s Nutrient Optimiser app blows away dogma and helps people select the right foods for their nutritional requirements.
  • Navigating eating out.
  • Marty reveals his recommendations for overcoming emotional eating, weight loss and insulin sensitivity, protein intake while on a maintenance diet, and gaining more muscle mass.

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Marty’s Offers:

Data-Driven Fasting Challenge

High Protein: Energy Recipe Book

Fat Loss Recipe Book

Book mentioned:

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss