Monthly Archives: January 2014

Minor Setback

2014-01-03 00.17.04Prior to leaving for Italy, I suffered a minor setback by fracturing my left index finger while training in BJJ.  It was just a freak accident.  We weren’t going hard.  We weren’t uncontrolled.  I just planted my hand, shifted my weight, and felt a ‘pop’ in my hand.

Since I was still able to flex it, I simply taped it up and continued to train.  I knew something was wrong when my hand didn’t have any strength and I couldn’t grip anything with vigor.  I thought, at worst it was just a sprained ligament or strained tendon, but later on in the day it swelled up massively and I couldn’t move it at all.… Read More

Cyclic Ketogenic Diet and Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid GlandCyclic Ketogenic Diet and Thyroid Hormone

Brief Summary:

Recently I completed a 10 week experiment doing a variation of a cyclic ketogenic diet called the Carb Nite Solution, which basically entails eating strict low carb (less than 30 gm per day) with one 6-8 hr window of massive carb loading per week.  At the end of this experiment, before going on a trip to Italy, I had a series of fasting labs drawn.

So far we’ve looked at my:

I’d now like to explore my thyroid hormone levels (if you want to learn more about the basics of thyroid physiology I go into it briefly in one of my earlier posts).… Read More

Cyclic Ketogenic Diet and Blood Glucose, HbA1c, Fructosamine, and Insulin

Blood glucoseCyclic Ketogenic Diet and Blood Glucose, HbA1c, Fructosamine, and Insulin

Brief Summary:

Recently I completed a 10 week experiment doing a variation of a cyclic ketogenic diet called the Carb Nite Solution, which basically entails eating strict low carb (less than 30 gm per day) with one 6-8 hr window of massive carb loading per week.  At the end of this experiment, before going on a trip to Italy, I had a series of fasting labs drawn.

So far we’ve looked at my:

Now I want to go over the labs reflecting my glucose control.… Read More

Cyclic Ketogenic Diet and Testosterone Levels

testosteroneAt the end of my Carb Nite Solution experiment, which is a type of cyclic ketogenic diet, right before we went to Italy, I obtained a panel of labs which I plan doing a series of posts about.

I most recently wrote about my low Vitamin D levels.

Before going into my testosterone while following this cyclic ketogenic diet, here are some basics from my previous testosterone results when I was solely doing nutritional ketosis:

The best resource I found actually came from a website called, “The Art of Manliness.”  He had a whole series of posts dedicated to testosterone (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, and Part 5).Read More

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