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
OptimisingNutrition.com and has developed Nutrient Optimiser and
Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional
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
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN
- Marty shares the story of how
he and Monica learned to control her diabetes by managing the
- Marty talks about the first
step he took in helping to support his wife before she started
riding the keto wave.
- Different people process
- Marty discusses the problems he
had when he tried to optimize food choices for people with
- Marty talks about the
nutritional dogma that contributed to many metabolic diseases that
we see currently in westernized countries.
- What energy toxicity
- 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
- 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
- Marty talks about how insulin
sensitivity and insulin resistance influence people’s fat
- 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
- 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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