Monthly Archives: July 2013

Low Carb and High Cholesterol from Around the Web

Great article by Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, a blog I follow daily, discussing potential reasons for elevated LDL in people who eat Primal (a paleo low carb variation).  Potential explanations include:

  • Weight Loss
  • Micronutrient deficiency
  • Grazing all day
  • Activity levels that don’t match carb intake
  • Not moving frequently at a slow pace
  • Not lifting heavy things

An interesting point is his description of the role iodine and thyroid hormone plays in the expression of LDL receptors and subsequently LDL-C which pretty much is in line with everything I’ve been reading about.… Read More

Where I’m At

VietnamThe posts haven’t been as frequent lately because I’ve been waylaid by a couple of events in succession that have really thrown me off my game and involved a lot of carb eating and self inflicted stress.

  • Trip to Asia – Went on vacation and visited Taiwan and Vietnam.  It is pretty much impossible to eat paleo OR low carb in asian countries since staple foods include rice, noodles, dumplings, and various other items wrapped in flour-ed goods.  Since I wanted to partake in the culture I decided to embrace the whole ‘when in Rome…’ idea.
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