Monthly Archives: June 2013

LDL – Not Quite Ready to Change My Paradigm

StethoscopeReader Peter commented recently:

Ever consider changing your paradigm, as we long-term lob carbers are using markers levels for general populations who eat mostly SAD.
Instead of measuring and interpreting SAD bio-marker levels as proxies for probable risk, why not actually verify if you have the disease itself. For example, (hat tip to Dr. Rakesh Patel) carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measures occlusion or arterial plaque buildup in one’s carotid artery. According to a quick Google, a CIMT runs about $200.

An NMR runs about $100 and Lipid panel $60.

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The Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Cholesterol Part 4

Cholesterol Part 4


After more than 30 days of increasing my carb intake it looks like my cholesterol numbers have all improved.  At this point I haven’t bothered to check my blood ketones because I know that I’m out of ketosis.  I’ve been trying to keep my carb intake to around 100 gm per day.  Sometimes I go over and sometimes I go under, but on average it’s around 100 gm.

When I last left off in Part 3, I was still trying to piece together the possible causes for my sky high cholesterols despite being in ketosis.… Read More

The Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Thyroid Hormone Part 2

ThyroidIn light of the recent discoveries during my n=1 experiment with nutritional ketosis regarding my cholesterol (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), thyroid hormone (Part 1), and skin rash, I decided to take a break from nutritional ketosis to see what would happen.

We’ve already seen that the addition of carbs back into my diet made my rash go away (it’s been a few months out and still no rash, yay!).

I took another blood test to see if my thyroid hormone levels would change.… Read More

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