Category Archives: Low carb

3 Ways to Reduce Body Fat Without Really Trying

Within the current context of worldwide obesity and the associated problems with diabetes, I thought a hot topic would be the 3 instances where I tried a new diet experiment and accidentally (!!) lost body fat. I’m assuming the lost pounds were mostly fat, because … Continue reading

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Rethinking Paleo – the good, the bad and the ugly

Just the other day, I ran into this mostly great blog post by one of my favorites, Stephan Guyenet, that discussed a 2012 study supposedly comparing a Paleolithic diet with a conventional coronary care diet. In this case, I have to disagree with both … Continue reading

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Yet Another Journal Study that Will Obfuscate Rather than Clarify

A friend sent me a journal link to evaluate and now I have to rant! The journal article was reporting the results of a study comparing the effect on diabetic blood sugar control of a low-carb ketogenic vs a low GI … Continue reading

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What Is the Best Diet for Managing Diabetes?

This is really part 2 of a “catch-up” series on what I’ve been researching and thinking about recently that started with yesterday’s, “What Do I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Then?“. For anyone trying to manage their pre- or … Continue reading

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My Current Diet Experiment – Surprising Weight Loss Continues!

— Good Carbs, Bad Carbs? My latest diet experiment was started in response to the lab tests  that concluded my previous diet experiment because despite a significant reduction in sat fat, my LDLc number didn’t really budge (actually, it went up … Continue reading

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ApoE4, Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease … and The Lipid Hypothesis?

So much to blog; so little time! I want to continue with discussing the Plant Positive slide 33 from my last post, but I have more pressing personal concerns that are taking my attention. I didn’t mention it when I … Continue reading

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My Current Diet Experiment – Surprising Weight Loss!

This experiment was started in response to the lab tests  that concluded my previous diet experiment: My thought at the moment is, the prudent experiment would be to raise my carbs even a little further (safe since my A1c is … Continue reading

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Thyroid Labs Update – Well Thyroid / Sick Thyroid?

To rule out the possibility of human error, my thyroid function was retested a few days ago, with a test for antibodies added to rule out or confirm autoimmune thyroid disease. Here’s the result:

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Holy Shiitake! Look at these lab values!

The lab released these last night. Looks like the wild and crazy ride my cholesterol numbers have been on for the last year might be explained by …

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